Wednesday, June 30

Soapbox Reveal!

Thank you to everyone who accepted my challenge to alter this cool soapbox!

In case you didn't get a chance to see them all.....

Here they are!

It turned out just as I'd hoped.

Each box as amazing,

& as different

as the artist who created it!
Everyone in the house was inspired to make thier own.

Lily made a wallet,

Owen made a clock,

I'm not sure what Philip made, but he had a blast doing it!
My child handler  niece Chelsea studies theater & art in college.

I really love hers!
And to anyone who didn't get a chance to finish their box.
Please, don't worry. 
Life's way too short to worry about swaps, challenges & things. 
Art & blogging is fun, not meant to be pressure. 
Thanks for playing with me~


trash talk said...

I like your style girl. If you can't make it fun while you're making it...then why bother.
There is some amazing talent out there and imagination out the wazoo! To sum it up in 3 words...Fab U Lous!

Janet Ghio said...

I think this was the best idea! I never got to target to buy the soap!! The ones that are finished turned out great!!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Awwww Liseeeee you are so sweet !!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

How wonderful of you post everyone's finished project on your blog, Lisa! I think I made it to visit everyone, but this was really a nice touch, my friend.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...


THANK YOU for hosting such a creative and inspiring event. Plus, I really enjoyed seeing some AMAZING creations and I got to meet some really talented people!
ALL THANKS TO YOU LISA for putting us all together :))) for your child handler...I mean "child whisperer"...she's like THE BEST! Art must certainly run through your blood girl!

Lily...did Mommy fill your wallet with the money she owed you for sorting her buttons?

And Philip, I just love your collage! Are those the buttons that Mommy makes you sort? Where's your money?

And sweet Owen...I know why you made the clock. It's a HUGE hint to let Mommy know that it's TIME she pays you for sorting her buttons.

Geez those darn kids!!!! Can't you see the signs?

Love you.
Thank you.
You are amazing. and blogging IS fun. Let's not sweat the small stuff :)

Dyche Designs said...

Those look fantastic, I bet everyone had so much fun creating them.

sissie said...

Hi Lisa,
Can you believe all the uber talented bloggers out there. Wow,
the boxes all look great and so many different styles!
Your children are budding artist for sure, just like Mom.

By the way, I finally got to see a photo of you on Anne's blog and I gotta tell you girl, you are as cute as a red speckled pup on a purple steam boat! You are a doll!

I just love your sweet smile and your personality just shines through. I am so glad that our paths have crossed and I cherish our friendship.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

So glad you showed us all the boxes! I saw some but I love them and it was wonderful. Maybe next challenge I might even give it a whirl.

Terri said...

These are among the best soap boxes that I have challenge!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Lisa, these are just amazing, and each so different! I'm going to have to go back to look at your mosaic again. I love how you praise and honor your children, you're a great momma!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Mine was just way too awesome to share with everyone. I didn't want the rest of the participants to feel all inferior and inadequate when they saw how theirs looked next to mine, so I decided not to post mine.

Yeah, right.
As IF.


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I didn't enter the soap box challenge, but I have one sitting on the desk and it finally came to me what I want to do. I was amazed at all the inspiration in all the designs. When I get mine finished...I will post and let you won't be amazing...but I will do my best!!

Maija said...

Great insipration!!! I loved looking at these and seeing what people came up with!! I still have to try my hand at one!

Laurie said...

Kudos to everyone who played along! It is an amazing collection of art and expression. 'Makes me happy to know there are so many enthusiastic, talented friends out there!

barbara r-g said...

i am amazed every day how creative the world is. how a simple box can inspire so many unique creations. i love bloggin more and more each day. inspiration is just a log in away. thank you and everyone out there.

June said...

I love every single one of them. I think your little budding artists are the sweetest ones.
hugs to you!

marie said...

This was a wonderful idea! I loved seeing all the different ideas. Thanks for showing them all off on your blog. I haven't visited all of them yet ~ but now I can't wait to get back to the visiting!

Lululiz said...

I am always amazed at the creativity and diversity of people, the enormous variety just leaves me open mouthed with wonder.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, what talent... the boxes are all so different, and all so pretty!!! Thanks for posting them. I had visited some of them, but didn't have time to check them all out. Blessings~~~Daphne

Diana said...


Thank you so very much for the challenge! It's funny how a door opens just when you need one...thank goodness I went through the threshold... I 'll be following you along. Your babies are so beautiful! Happy Fourth of July!!!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

That really looked like fun Lisa...I loved seeing everyone's creations! The kids too! You have a generous spirit and sweet lovely to visit here...
:) said...

Your kids' projects look like actual finished projects. My little one just smears paint and cuts things. I don't know when the art sense kicks in and the tools become more than toys. Looks like your kids are on their way.

Thanks for showing all the boxes from the challenge together. I think I'd gotten around to see them all, but its nice to see them all in one place. What an array of styles!


Lana of Honeysuckle Lane said...

Each and every one has its own style and is beautiful! Now I will have to go see if I can find a soap box like that somewhere. ;)

Susan said...

The boxes are all amazing and Philip's is beyond adorable!

rustandruffles said...

Great project idea Lisa!!! The kids did an adorable job!
Happy day!

Tammy said...

I LOVE that you did this and so enjoyed seeing each of the talented artist's pieces...GREAT JOB!!! WAY TO GO!!!

Prior said...

How fun! Some really cool ones, for sure! Lezlee

夏夏Hsia said...

oh~i really like your blog!!!!!!!!
full of gorgeous pictures and artworks!!

Dorthe said...

Lisa, sweetie--
Thanks for showing all the great and very special boxes,-so sweet of you.
I so very much enjoyed to be a part of your challenge,-and had fun ,fun,fun.
And loved the 3 last participants wonderfull boxes,-easy to see you are their mom,-and the one from your niece, is absolutely gorgeus,too.
Love and hugs,sweet ,-from a grandma,that longs to create :)

Rebecca said...

Hey Lisa
Loved the challenge and had fun with those little boxes not to mention the soap I get to use now.
Thanks so much for inviting us and thanks for posting this... nice to see them all together. I think I might even get the other box and try some of the other idea's-I love the cutout box that looks like a shadow box.
I hope you have a fun fourth with those little darlings of yours!

Anonymous said...

Wow - I really enjoyed seeing all these, Lisa! Wonderful project with so many great results!
Have a Happy 4th!!!

Storybook Woods said...

Wow, what creative, amazing ways to use a soapbox. I love to see what others can do. It humbles me. Clarice

Beth A. from Songbird Hill said...

There are definetly some talented ladies out their in Blog land! So glad you share this with us!