Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bathin' Beauties!!

Hiya Friends!  I think I jinxed the weather yesterday by talkin' smack, LOL--cuz it was COLD & RAINY all day yesterday!!  But back to the 60's and sunny tomorrow so all is good on the homefront.  I am happy to say that I am catching up on my deadlines slowly but surely, so I can breathe just a bit now!  I've got a fun & elegant project to share with you today that features something I'm totally addicted to (and no it's not Cherry Coke, which we all know I'm a big fan of, lol)!  I found these soaps last fall on Etsy and have bought many for myself and as gifts--they're all natural, beautiful and come in so many yummy scents!  You can find them at Bare Bumm Bath HERE on Etsy!  I have a different one each month in my shower that is ONLY MINE--I don't share soap--EWWWW!  Do you have that fetish too?  I keep liquid soap everywhere including the shower because I don't like to touch bars of soap that others have wiped their cooties on, LOL--yes I AM anal like that!  Hubby just laughs, but he knows better than to touch my soap that I keep in a special container, hee hee!  Oh well we've all got our things that we're weird about right, LOL!


-The Dirty Dozen DT reveals the new fan club gallery tomorrow on SCS--it's all about vintage!  Some of the projects I made are my MOST FAVE I've ever done, I'm really proud of them :o)

-I get a lot of questions about photographing my projects (how, why, with what) so I created a pdf file with pics and info for you on how I get this all done and it's on my Color Me Creative Main Site HERE in the Resource Section!  Not that I'm a master by any means, but I can do the basics, lol!

-Class 4 is almost done for my Online Copic Classroom and it's up now for pre-registration (discounted pricing) if you're interested HERE (click Classroom Tab and page down) for a class description, pricing & supply list!  For the first 3 weeks I'm taking $3 from each Class 4 registration plus $100 of my own money and donating it to a great cause--this time it will go to UNICEF which I think is a brilliant & wonderful charity that serves this great big world we live in!  They educate, rescue, feed, give medical aid and help to those in need around the WORLD and you know your money is being used wisely.  I think it's so important to give back and if you've followed me regularly you know I pick different charities every now & then to support (past ones have been women's shelters, children's charities and animal rescue groups).  Once monies are collected I'll post the receipt/invoice to Unicef here on the blog for all to see--hoping for a good tally!!  There is a lot of need here in our country and around the world!  And if you don't buy a class but would like to donate some $$ email me and we will add you to the group funds!!

Bathing Beauty

So today I have my day-late Try It Out Tuesday project for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design--the challenge was to use embossing (dry or wet)!  I pulled out a NEW Lockhart stamp that I have been anxious to use from this last collection called "Phalaenopsis" which is a kind of orchid.  I'm not real good at growing somewhat tempermental houseplants, so while I love them I do not own any, lol!  I created a pretty little gift set that includes a pretty-soap box.  The papers are from GCD (a new fave of mine) called "Paris Nights"--love it so much I went & ordered more for my stash!!

For the card I distressed some of the paper edges for a slighty romantic, vintage look.  The flowers are stacked Primas and then I added pearls I made with my Viva Decor Pearl Pens (black & cream) to the centers and along the oval frame of the image, and on the orchid a bit.  The fun black swirls were made with my Slice Machine (Vintage Findings cartridge)--gosh I love that lil' machine, and highly recommend it if you're Cricut challenged (or space challenged) like myself.  Oh and for my embossing I embossed the pale pink cardstock on the front with my Cuttlebug "Asian Folder".  The border trim was done with a new MS border punch!

I LOVE great smelling soaps that make your skin soft and organic is even bettah!  I found these fabulous soaps that are handmade, all natural by Bare Bumm Bath on the Etsy site and they are wonderful for you and for gifts.  I measured out the soap (this one is White Tea & Ginger) to create a custom gift box for the soap.  The top was created with these cool new EK Success punches that punch out tags and swirls at the same time (this is journal plate & flourish) ---LOVE THEM (I'm singing can you hear me, lol)!  The sentiment is from a PTI set and then I used my Viva Decor Pearl pens to accent the lid and used my MS border punch to create the trim around the lid.  (if you want the dimensions of the gift box let me know--but some of the soaps are different sizes just so you know)

This is a close up of the soap from Bare Bumm Bath at Etsy--this is White Tea & Ginger which is a fave of mine (love rain kissed leaves too)!  They come in different shapes and sizes and are really yummy!  I wrapped the bottom and sides of the soap in wax paper for cleanliness (they come packaged in cute glassine bags tied with ribbon).

The image was colored with Copics, the pot got a coat of diamond glaze and then I've sprinkled stickles all over for some sparkle.  I created a soft background with W00 & R00 around the plant.

Hope you all enjoyed this project I made today & I'll see ya later!


  1. oh very chic creation suzanne !!!
    hugs coco

  2. Very elegant! Really love the swirls, and those pearls...from a pen! I need to have one of those!
    Hugs to you,

  3. What a brilliant idea! So elegant!

  4. What a beautiful and elegant gift set! Love it!

  5. So exquisite! Wonderful gift ensemble!
    Angel Hugs,

  6. Oh my gosh, Suzanne.....this is gorgeous!!! Love the card, and the soap sounds yummy. My daughter-in-law loves homemade soaps, so that would be a real treat for her, great suggestion!! Your card, though, is just fantastic, I love the colors and the fact that you used your Slice. I have one, and love mine.

  7. So very pretty. Love the black, white and pink combo. I love orchids and have even gotten them to bloom but that was another lifetime when plants were my babies.

  8. Love the card! Colors are very elegant and serene! Going to check out the soap!

  9. Beautiful gift set, Suzanne :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  10. The soaps sound heavenly....I already bookmarked the site on Etsy and will be sure to buy some soon!

    (I am such a "Girlie Girl" and LOVE that kind of treat)...thanks for sharing!!

    I love your "gift box" ROCK!!!


  11. Beautiful (of course). The soaps sounds great can't wait to try and to give away as gifts.

    Do you mind letting me know what size you usually make your cards. You get a lot of mats and embellishments on them and they always look so balanced. You can contact me at

  12. This is GORGEOUS, Suzanne! I love how you did the background (can't wait for things to calm down at my house so I can learn this technique in my class!) All your extra touches really brings out your amazing coloring on this beautiful image! Thank you for such wonderful inspiration!


  13. I saw this last night, but was too tired to investigate. So I saved it and OMG this card and gift are beyond exquisite to look at. And the scent sound like a scrumptious scent. Whoever gets this gift will truly know they are very special!

  14. PS - Suzanne, I just went to Bare Bumm Bath and ordered 3 soaps. Can't wait to receive them! Thanks!


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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