Soap Challenge 2013 – Leopard Spotted Soap Link-Up

This is it! The final link-up for the 2013 Soap Challenges! I am so excited to see all the leopard spotted soaps out there! I know this was a difficult challenge because I certainly haven’t mastered it yet. It’s such a fabulous concept – especially since animal prints are definitely “in” right now!

Here is my cutting video of the Lavender Leopard Soap:

For those of you who enjoy learning new techniques, I will have an announcement about a new Soap Challenge Club very soon! My thoughts so far are to host one challenge per month. More details to come!

Now it’s your turn!

Bloggers: Create a post about your leopard spotted soap – with photos of course! You can describe how you picked your scent and colors, any problems you may have encountered or advice you might have. Please include a link back to my blog in your post (either the home page, or this post should work nicely!). When you link to your post, be sure it’s the link to the actual post, not just your blog link. Otherwise, when someone clicks on it later, and you’ve made more posts, they won’t be able to find the one you wanted to link with.

Facebook business page photos:
Upload your photo(s) into a photo album, and write a descriptive caption on the photo you are linking up to this post, including the scent you used and any other information you care to share. To link the photo, click on it, then copy and paste the URL into the “blog post URL” blank at the top. In the next step, it will show your photo, and you will need to select it. (If you press the “crop” button instead, you can adjust what the thumbnail of your photo will look like.)

YouTubers: You can create a link to a YouTube video of your soap! UPDATE! If you upload a photo of your soap as your YouTube profile photo, it will show up in the link-up! If you don’t have a profile photo, I believe you can still upload a photo from your computer and use your video as the link. Starting on your video page, click the “share” button and copy the URL. You can use this URL for the “blog post URL” blank. If you have a photo in your profile, you should be able to select it. If not, you can either ignore all the tiny blue boxes and click the “direct image URL” tab across the top and paste the URL of your youtube video in the blank again and hit the “submit query” button OR click “upload from computer” and select a photo from your hard drive.

Uploading a photo from your computer: If you don’t have a blog or business page on facebook or a youtube video, you can still upload a photo from your computer. UPDATE: Put YOUR NAME in the “blog post URL” blank and go to the next step. It will give you an error message, but it will still work! Just click the tab across the top that says “upload from computer” and you will be able to browse your files and upload a photo. I will remove the dead link ASAP.

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  1. I’m really looking forward to seeing your soap,Amy!
    Just want to officially thank you for this great job you have done for us all – great experience and so fun! I surely won’t miss next one you will host!

  2. A huge thank you Amy for the soap challenges. These were definitley challenges for me. I know you put a lot of effort into this because I know it was a lot of work for me! But fun work! I ended up getting sick inbetween the last challenges so I’m a little behind, but us soapers percevere and I will finish the last two challenges! It’s amazing the gratification one gets when the soap turns out gorgeous and then how upsetting it can be when they don’t. LOL! But in the end the learning process is priceless. Learn and grow, right? Thanks again Amy!

  3. I somehow missed your cutting video the first time – great soap Amy! I love the tone-on-tone spots and the top swirl is so pretty! Looking forward to hearing more about the SCC!

  4. Amy, thanks so much for having this challenge. While it was fun, fun, fun, it was still a “challenge”. I picked up a few new techniques and tricks. Participating in this reminded me of why our handmade soaps are so special. Creating a masterpiece takes time, patience and practice and each one of the submissions is nothing short of that. I enjoyed seeing the work of my fellow soapmakers and the interaction. I can’t wait to do it all again!

  5. You got a couple of happy faces in there – how fun! Your soaps always look fabulous Amy. You’ve pushed my soap making once again to another level, and I thank you so very much for that. Looking forward to learning more about the Soap Challenge Club!

  6. Thanks for the challenges again this year Amy. I learned a few things and enjoyed working on something I might not otherwise try. Looking forward to “The Club”. 🙂 I loved your purple colors and while it might not look like a leopard, it was still very pretty!

  7. Thanks Amy for hosting the Soap Challenge! I have enjoyed making the soaps. It was a great motivator to step up and do something new and fun. I love the idea of a once a month soap challenge!

  8. Soap Challenge Club, how exiting!
    Thank you Amy for hosting these four soap challenge. It has been so much fun, even if one challenge was almost too much for me 😀 All techniques was new for me and I have to say that I´m so proud of myself doing all of them. It has also been so fun getting to know soap makers from around the whole world.

  9. I love the fact that while my soap didn’t turn out exactly right, I think I figured out why. So this is definitely a technique I will try again, and maybe make two changes. 1) Bring my “Spot” colors to a thicker trace before pouring. 2) maybe use a squeeze bottle for the inside of the spot for better control and less of a flat ribbon type pour. Thank you! I would have never tried this without the challenge.

  10. I almost didn’t link my photo, because I wasn’t very happy with my soap – but it’s what I made, and I shouldn’t be ashamed of it! I’ll do better another time.

    I’m excited to hear about the Challenge Club – I’d already resolved to set myself a one-a-month new-or-as-yet-unmastered technique goal after this ended, and I think I’ll still try to do that in addition to whatever you come up with. Fun times!

  11. Thank you Amy for the challenges, I really had a lot of fun. Can’t wait to the next challenges!! Big kisses and take care of yourself!

  12. Thanks so much for putting this all together Amy, I’ve really enjoyed it, it’s been wonderful seeing all the beautiful soaps, meeting new people and trying new techniques, thanks again:)

  13. Had to stop in to say THANK YOU AGAIN for hosting this! I realize how much time and effort goes into videos, and thinking this stuff up, and then posting all of it and WOW! You really put a ton behind this and I had so much fun participating I HAD to say thanks a million! Can’t wait to see whats next 🙂

  14. Shoot.. I was super busy at work and thought the link up was open until today. I missed it. Oh well… thanks for the challenge Amy. You totally rock!! 🙂

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