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Monday, June 28, 2010

Stampin' Soap

I wanted to show you the results of my "Making Memories" magnetic stamp set purchase.  I found this fabulous tip on the Addicted to Soap Blog.  I've tried stamping my soap before using my hubby's leather stamps, but it was really hard to put words together...letter #1 ~STAMP!~  ....letter #2 ~STAMP!~....letter #3 ~STAMP!~   Let me just say right now that I do NOT possess the patience for such an endeavor!

The stamp set is pretty cool, although I am going to have the hubby glue the letters onto a wooden block for me.  It will be more stable and hopefully the letters won't shift around at all.  There are several of each letter, so I may be able to get more than just one stamp out of this set.  Maybe next time I'll break down and have a custom stamp made, but this was so cheap compared to that! (Michael's has 40% off their stamps and stamp sets now!)

I liked the way this photo looked so much that I put it on my website header.  BTW, I'm going to try to go without "tweaking" the website for a month.  Can you even imagine that?  It's going to take a lot of "grrrrr" on my part,  but I have realized what a gigantic waste of time it can be.  I'm just never satisfied, I guess. 

Ready to make some new colored (naturally) soap.  I received my alkanet root powder, and my carrot tissue oil and boy I am just so excited to try them!  Hopefully my coconut oil will be in tomorrow, and I can get back to soaping.  I'll post my experiments soon...my ideas have really been percolating!

Happy Skin, all! 


Courtney R Beard said...

Looks Great! Hubby is going to try and help me make a custom stamp using sculpey and a resin cast . . . who knows who will win - us or the craft material!

Amy Warden said...

I saw that post about the stamps too! Still have the page bookmarked, but I've already had a custom stamp of my company logo made and I just don't have the time to stamp all of my soaps with it! Yours looks great!

TheSoapSister said...

Courtney, please let me know how the custom stamp project works. I would love to experiment with something like that someday. I thought about carving wood, but I don't know if that would work. Plus, I might hurt myself! : )

TheSoapSister said...

Amy, I think a stamp is the way to go. I have no idea what I would put on a logo, and the way I change my mind I might spend a small fortune trying to decide! : )

Courtney R Beard said...

I will let you know for sure! Our idea is following along from this tutorial http://www.tortugasoaps.com.au/customstamp.htmlI don't want to use plaster of paris though, that's why we are going to try the sculpey instead.

Jennifer Young said...

Oh my god!!!! I absolutely love it!!!!!! xo Jen