Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama Nation

Daily Soap Porn
Peppermint Bliss

a photo from my personal collection

It's an ObamaNation! I hope everyone can do their all in helping get the country jump started. We all need to move to make positive, constructive changes. If it's from helping your local sundries store out your mom & pop stores. Help fellow mankind today...Pay it forward!
Blessing for a brighter tomorrow

Monday, January 19, 2009

Snow Snow

Daily Soap Porn
24Karat Carrot & Buttermilk

There is so much talent out there...this craft amazes me...
It's snowing here in the Upstate. I'm watching history right before my eyes.
booking 2 birthday parties today! These Princess Spa Parties are so much fun! when I figure out the exact graphic elements I'm going to post a party pic.

Blessings my Soap Aficionado'dians :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Calling ALL Artisan Soapmaker's - CONTEST Begins-

Welcome to the Soap Aficionado! A place where artisan soap maker's, hobbyist, soapmaker's and soap porn lover's of all kinds can unite.

We're very pleased you're here and very inspired to be a part of this awesome folk crafting specialty called, SOAPMAKING. Whether your just checking out the soap porn or submitting your entry! Thanks so much for your visit.

-Calling ALL Artisan Soapmaker's-
Soap Artisan Calendar
Contest Begins 1/16/09 Ends 3/16/2009.
Time to get the recognition you deserve and have your artisan soap spotlighted in our beautiful First ever 2010 Soap Aficionado Calendar submit your work today!

Anouncing our 1st annual Artisan Soap Calendar contest Volume I due for publication in fall-winter 2009. Winner's will be selected in Spring of 2009. Upon notification of winning, you will also be notified of the month your soap will be spotlighted. You will also be presented with a beautiful certificate highlighting your artisan accomplishment. FYI- All calendar's will be published on recycled paper.

All contest entrants must provide the following below information or submission will not be accepted. Please double check your entry due to an already overwhelming response to our contest!
I will begin to post photo's in February so everyone can see the beauty that's out there in the soap artisan community. Polls will also be posted with an area for comments.

Simple Rules

Show us Your Skills :)

March 16, 2009 is your deadline to enter!
(Voting will open here to the industry on January 16, 2009)

Show us what you’ve got!
Soap Aficionado is looking for the best soap photo for our First Annual Calendar.
The best submissions will appear in our Soap Aficionado Calender and on The winning photograph will grace the pages of the calender and receive an award graphic, as well as a free copy of the calendar issue.

How To Enter
To enter the competition, contestants must submit:
All questions, photo within the entry form below.
(submitted via upload within the form below)
You agree that the photo you are submitting is entirely your own work.
Only one entry per person/company. (so give us your best!)
By entering this contest, you agree that Soap Aficionado may use your photo, and name for our calendar and/or promotional purposes without any payment.
Entries must be submitted before midnight on Sunday the 16th of March 2009.

Artisan soap photo must include the following information:

1. Soap of Name
2. Soap Scent, Color, and Method of soaping (method being MP, CP, HP,) no acronyms spell out your soaping method please
3. Soap's Type (medicinal, luxury, organic, wild-crafted, natural)
4. Soap Inspiration (brief inspiration of why or how you made your soap or color etc.,)
5. Soap's State of origin or Country
6. Soap photo ( jpg. or gif format's ONLY)
7. Month you would prefer your soap spotlighted in?
8. Soap's Ingredients
9. Soap's ingredient vendor's (if more than one please include all vender's names) 10. Soap's availability for retail, wholesale, hobbyist, or Not For Sale)Information to be emailed along with your name, email address, and website. A website is not mandatory to enter.

Entrants photo submission will win a free calendar and a spotlight ad on their artisan soap for it's selected month.
With this announcement we are receiving offer's and other winnings will be listed here as the contest gets underway!

Good Luck everyone!

January - December spotlight will be chosen by Guest Judges. Judges are from the industry trade. 12 Artisan Bar Soaps will be chosen.

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Any question?? email me at the above address :)

Coming Soon

Monthly Newsletter
Soap of the month (have your soap & talents spotlighted)
Soap Quotes
Ingredient of the month
Q & A with Spotlighted Artisan
Soapmking Knowledge & Education
Highlights on Spa Trends
and much, much, more!

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