Friday, May 28

Outside the Box - Art Challenge

 A couple of months ago I discoverd these soaps from  Pure & Natural, & One.  The cool recycled paper packaging & the awesome smell hooked me. I bought 4 of them!  Well, life got busy & they sat in my studio collecting dust, until today. 
 I got them down, began to play, & then I got an idea....

Are you up for an art challenge?
I've never hosted a blog party, swap or challenge before, but these little boxes inspire me! 
I would love to see what you would do with them. If you want to accept my challenge, here's the skinny.
Get yourself some of this soap either at Target, or here, or here.
We'll post our creations on June 28.
Embellish & alter your box in your own personal style.
No postage, no pressure, just take a picture & show it off!
Grab my button & link to this post so everyone else can play along. I'll have Mr. Linky set up the day before our reveal.

Update:
I am going to Target to buy a bunch of the soaps. If you can't get it on your own, I'll send you a bar for $6.   Just email me your information.

64 comments:

Paula -Teaberry Cottage said...

This looks like a lot of fun. I will check out Target this week. Hope you have a great weekend.

C'est Magnifique said...

Oh yes, I wanna play! That looks like a lot of fun and I like it that there is no postage! LOL!

Tania

Annesphamily said...

Lovely soap. Thanks. Happy weekend!

Kari said...

Sounds like fun! I'm in.

Thespa said...

If I can find some of this soap this weekend I'll see if I can come up with something. The sounds like fun! Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

I am SO IN my Texas friend...
This sounds like LOTS of fun!!!!

I'll have some fun embellishing the box but I have a huge feeling that I'm really REALLY going to enjoy the soap during my bubble baths ~ wooo hooo!!!
:)
Did I grab the right button???

Beth Leintz said...

Way to go- I'm so glad you decided on a party- it'll be fun.

...and did you know that the box you sent me isn't soap- it's this wonderful smelling lotion bar- I'm hooked!

The Feathered Nest said...

I'm IN girl!!!! I am so in love with this wonderful box....now, what can I do, hmmmmmmm ~ this is a great idea Lisa!!! I'm going to love seeing everyone's version too.....have a great holiday weekend sweetie, hugs and love, Dawn

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What a lovely idea!
But we don't have any soap packaging remotely like THIS in New Zealand.

Enjoy your fun challenge girls and I'll look forward to seeing the posts at the end of June!

Maybe next time!!
Thank you for sharing.

Debby said...

Well "POOH"..I would love to play darn it, but we don't have Target in Canada and it looks like the links only ship to the US...SIGH!!!! I will look forward to all the beauties when completed. Sounds like a fun challenge.
Debby

Jane said...

This sounds like a fun challenge. I'll go see if my Target has the soap.
Jane

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

It's me again....I SWEAR that button wasn't up when I commented last night...I may have been drinking...but not THAT much! ;)

I'M SO EXCITED!!!!
So many thoughts are swimming in my pea sized brain pool...

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Sounds like a Fun Creating Party ~ have to head to Target..... Count Me In!

Rebecca said...

Hi Lisa
I am in... I will check out my target and see if they have them.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
Blessings
Rebecca

Zuzu said...

Wow, Lisa, I don't think I'll be able to participate, but I love your idea! I'll be sure to come by on party day to see what everyone has created!
And thank you for your sweet comment over @ my blog. My goodness, I was blushing. :) Glad to hear you all had fun camping!
Hugs!
Zuzu

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Should be fun to see what y'all come up with.

And I sincerely hope that after your clas, I'm one of the "y'all's" and not sitting on the un-crafty sidelines like I usually do! ;-)

XOXO,
Anne

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet,
thanks for your invitation,I will love to participate, --what a sweet challenge, Lisa.
And how fun to see what everyone else comes up with.
Happy sunday, sweet, - big hug, and love.
Dorthe

Lori said...

that sounds like a fin idea...i will have to see if i can get my buns over to target so i can play too...

Lori said...

you know i meant to say "fun" don't you...LOL...

RACHELLE said...

You are super fun! i'm in! any excuse to go to target!


:) hee hee

xoxo shell

gypsylemonade.blogspot.com

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Ohh Lisa ~ what fun !! Okay are you wiping the Target on Precinct Line out :)
I forgot about those but remember when you bought them that I loved them ~~
I wanna play too so count me in ~
xoxo
Lori

Elizabeth said...

Just found your beautiful blog from
Fiona & Twig.
What a fun idea! I'm in! I will check out Target this weekend. I grabbed your button and I'm a new follower.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Elizabeth

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a cool idea, Lisa! Yeah, I'm in! That will be a lot of fun!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Lots of hugs,
Julia

Karen Valentine said...

I'm in, I'm in, I'm in!!!! I really need to flex my creative muscles with something I can actually make with my hands instead of the computer!!! This is a fabulous idea my friend!!!

xo,
Karen

The Tin Rabbit said...

Hi Lisa...This is such a wonderful idea! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Hope you have a great holiday! Hugs,Ann

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Lisa:
I just finished writing my post about your event (for Monday's blog post). I'll be playing along for sure!
Thanks for being our hostess!
xoxo
Donna

PS. I hope you're enjoying your holiday weekend.

Claudia said...

I'm so tempted to do this, Lisa. I'm very inexperience with this kind of thing AND I'm away from all my stuff! Maybe my challenge can be to do something with a few little things I find here and there....

xo
Claudia

Claudia said...

That should be 'inexperienced' - when will I proofread before I post?

madrekarin said...

Well, count me in! I got my soap today at Target and now I'm waiting for my creative wheels to turn. I love this idea, by the way. :) Now to go peruse your blog as it is new to me.

Sherry Goodloe said...

This should be fun :) I've placed the button & link on my blog and will pick up some of that soap this week.

Thanks for hosting the challenge.

Have a great remainder of the week!

Jenni at Vintage Songbird said...

I'm SO participating in this! I've posted it on my blog and really look forward to the creative challenge! Thanks!

vintage tickled pink said...

count me in too! just hope i can find the container. diane vintagetickled pink

Joy Lett said...

Not to be a party pooper- but I cannot support Target because they do not support the USA Military or their families. Hopefully the soap can be gotten somewhere else.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Lisa~it was such a pleasure to have you stroll by for a visit and especially leaving me with such a sweet comment. I always enjoy getting to know new friends.
I look forward to seeing how you repurpose the soap boxes.
Will you be posting links to those who will be participating, I'd love to see everyone's designs?

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Shopgirl said...

I am a newbie to your blog, you know Dawn, no one like her...she gets the word out when it comes to
reaching out and sharing. I would love to do your challenge....I will be at Target tomorrow.
This should be fun...Mary, Idaho

Crazy4Art4U said...

Have dutifully posted the badge and link on my blog! This is going to be fun, out to pick up the soap, hopefully, tomorrow from our Target. Thanks for hosting this challenge! Hmmmmm, perhaps I should think about hosting a challenge this summer too, never have done it before either but they are so much fun, and all the wonderful creations that come out of them...

WW said...

I would really love to do this swap. Unfortunately when I went to Target today, they didn't have any. Did you need cash, or do you have a paypal account I can pay you through?
Let me know.
Wendy W

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Haven't been to Target in ages {used to live there when my children were young!} but will put it on my errand list. This should be a fun challenge!

Rebecca said...

Hi Lisa
OK can't find the boxes at my target... Is there a name on the soap so I can call around?
What section did you find yours in?
How are you? Hope all is well.
I have been sick again but feeling better.
Maybe I should just get these from you, what do you think, do I have time?
Have a good night
Blessings
Rebecca

Linda B said...

Cool idea! I love thinking outside the box;) If I can find them in my Target, I'll play:D

Cheryl said...

Eeek... that soaps expensive. It had better come with a hunky man in a speedo holding a luffa at that price!

Lucy - By the Hill said...

This sounds like great fun! No Target for me here in Canada so I'll have to pass although I have to see if any of my friends are hopping over to do some cross border shopping in the next week or so.......ya nevah know!

DeeDee said...

Hey I found me some at Target..so count me in too...the sweet honey smells so good....

now what shall I do for this...ummm

thanks I always love a challenge and I love to recycle too...thanks for hosting,,I got you linked from my page

Pati said...

I have NEVER ever done anything like this, but would love to try! You remain my favorite! Pat

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

I would love to join and play along. Count me in.
Michele

Kris Pare said...

Count me in! AND the soap is divine. I also bought the lip tune up with shea butter--utter divine!

lma1028 said...

Hi Rebecca,

I found you through Dawn at "The Feathered Nest." Sounds like a fun challenge to me, I love boxes. I Did my shopping at Target and found the products. Smells great. I've added the callenge link to my blog.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Sure sounds like a lot of fun but no way do I have the time...I am so far behind on my PC stuff that I'll be working on it from now until then. But I'll add your button to my blog to help spread the word.

Fabric Art said...

This challene sounds like fun, must it bee a soep box exactly as you show - we don't have these in Denmark, or can I use another soap box, if I can I would love to participate.
Anni

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

This looks to fun! Came over from the feathered nest...
Really need to get back to blogging and this may be the inspiration...well afer we get back from target that is!

DeeDee said...

Oh Oh ! I have mine done and I love,love,love it....thanks for the challenge...see ya ont he 28th

Sandy Michelle said...

I'll be joining in as I recieved one as a gift. I will be posting about it soon!

Sandy xox

prashant said...

The sounds like fun! Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.
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Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

How did I MISS this post!?! Hope Target still has them! I love a challenge!

xxoo

Fabric Art said...

Thanks Lisa for visiting my blog and for nice comment,and thanks for letting me know that I can participate in this fun and wonderful challenge.
Anni

kandeland said...

count me in...I just altered one! such fun! xo natalea

Thespa McLaughlin said...

I made a special trip to Target this weekend to find "One" soap. I didn't want to say I would join until I was sure I could get a box. It was a bit pricey but I loved the scent of the Pure Olive Oil soap and the feel of it was extraordinary! It's so smooth and soft, now I have to buy more! LOL. I made something this weekend with the box and will be posting it on the day of. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kelly Lish said...

This looks like so much fun-please count me in! I'm heading to Target today!

Maria said...

I would love to participate, will have to see if my Target has the soap...fingers crossed!

Roxie said...

I think I will participate too...When I was child the was a soap called "Sweetheart" and I used to make stuff out of those boxes all the time! This is like deja vu! :)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'm ready to roll, all done with a week to spare.

Jeanie said...

I'm going to try to get my creative act together for this one. Hopefully back to you with an entry -- or at least to check out everyone else's!

Maria said...

Found the soap and I added the link to my blog!

Diana said...

I'm In! Yea!!!!