Monday, November 5, 2012

A Bramble Berry Christmas part 4

And now for the last two...


Sleigh Ride  I liked this scent right off (and I love the name!) but it has steadily grown on me until this just might be my favorite scent of all, but it's so hard to pick an absolute favorite!  It's spicy, but it reminds me of mulled apple cider.  (I just checked the scent description to see what the listing said--orange, green apple, with mint and cloves--no wonder I guessed cider!)  Bramble Berry did a perfect job of noting any discoloration that would occur with some scents.  Since I had a heads-up this one would turn to a tan, I kept it simple, just adding a ultramarine violet swirl and a smattering of glitter. 
























Gingersnap  This one smells really and truly edible.  How edible?  By complete coincidence, I decided to make ginger crinkle cookies the same day that I planned to make this batch of soap.  When I was finished with my day's projects, two floors of my home smelled deliciously similar. 



I didn't need to insulate after all--my first ever "volcano!"






I made these by filling an old plastic juice concentrate container with the soap.  I cut it into slices the next day. 







 I then frosted them with some unscented soap and finished them off with cookie sprinkles.  (I labeled the drying soap cookies to keep a hungry Mister from a sorry surprise if he wasn't paying attention.)  I love them so!!  And I think they will make perfect guest soaps.

I'd like to thank Bramble Berry SO much for sending me this fun project.  My friends and family have been identifying their favorites, so they'll be going to some very happy homes.  And with what's left, I'll be surprising some customers with an extra little Christmas gift.

Heads-up, 10th Ave. customers--you can look forward to these sampler kit fragrances appearing in my 2013 Christmas collection!  (And I haven't ruled out a last-minute Christmas soaping binge, either, so stay tuned.  I just may take advantage of the GIVEMBER50 code, too and a chance at a $50 gift certificate!)

12 comments:

  1. Those both look and sound so yummy! Great creativity - fun, Amy!

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  2. OMG AMYYYY those Gingersnap soaps are so frickin adorable!!! You outdid yourself, I really love them, and I love both of those fragrances too. (I just ordered my second bottle of Gingersnap last week, hehe)

    P.S. So far my Sleigh Ride white, red and green swirled soap hasn't discolored at all. I remember I asked about the discoloring of the FO on BB's facebook page a few months back because of the notation on their website and the fact that their loaves of Sleigh Ride soap for sale are bright white... and one of their CS replied that it doesn't discolor and that actually needed to be removed from the FO description but it never was. *shrug*

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    1. Well, I'm scratching my head over this....you can see that mine did discolor. I used the same recipe that I did with all the rest of these (and most of my soaps this fall/winter). And I did notice the soaps on the BB website were white. Well, maybe I hit the one in a million recipe that discolors!!

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  3. Love the swirls in the Sleigh Ride soap, Amy, and the Gingersnap soaps look edible. It was a good idea to label the soaps so no one mistook them for cookies! BB's Gingersnap is a favorite around here, too, and it's one of my mom's favorite scents.

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    1. I am REALLY hemming and hawing over some of these scents, especially the gingersnap. I just don't know if I want to wait until next fall for more of this!!

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  4. I bet it smells super duper delicious in your house right now!
    Good job, especially with the gingersnap soap. just georgeous!!

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    1. The cookies are long gone, but the cookie soaps still smell so good!! Thanks!

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  5. Beautiful soaps Amy! I especially love the cookies, what a clever idea! I love Gingersnap too, it's my favourite gingerbread fragrance :)

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    1. Thanks, Cee Gee! One thing I really like about the cookie soaps is their size--not too big. It's definitely a new favorite scent for me, too.

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  6. Loved the cookie soaps too! Was looking at your Facebook photos - so proud to see you still eat vegemite on crackers. Let me know if you need more. Jeanette xxx

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  7. *GASP* ESP still lives! I was making definite plans regarding a Christmas care package for you just yesterday. Thanks--I will let you know when I hit a vegemite crisis! (It's Christmas music season--do you know where your Bucko and Champs is??) :D

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