Monday, June 28, 2010

A Soap Box full of Secrets...

I know a place...

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A special "secret" place full of beauty and wonder.

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A place so beautiful on the outside and so worthy of holding the beauty within it.

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A place that's so "secret"...

only a few know how to unlock the happiness that is inside.

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Only those whom have the same heart and the same mind...

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know the REAL secret...

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By any chance...

Do you and I share these things enough to see the beauty together?

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If ART and BEAUTY is

in your heart and in your mind...

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for it will only be then that I can share my "secret" place with you.

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Hopefully you will see the beauty that's inside my "secret" little box...

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and appreciate all of the happiness that it has to offer.

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It is not only filled with the potential to satisfy my need of ART and BEAUTY...

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 but it's also filled with memories and friendships that I will forever cherish.

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There you have it...

My special little "secret" place.

:)

This post was an Art Challenge hosted by

 Lisa of Tarnished and Tattered

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She asked us to THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX and decorate a BOX of SOAP.

Simple enough, right?

This was fun, not mention it smells wonderful too!

Please party hop (click here) and peek at the other wonderful attendees that joined up with Lisa today.

And most of all, thank you for coming to see

~ My Soap Box full of Secrets ~

67 comments:

Geralyn Gray said...

Love this Jodie!!!!!

Linda Robinson said...

Jodie, your soap box turned out beautiful... I love it.. Can't wait to see the rest of them.. I wished I would have played along.

Hugs, Linda

Crazy4Art4U said...

I love it! Where on earth did you find that little handle? It is really lovely...
Nice to meet you!
have a beautiful day,
Beth

LiLi M. said...

Ah this is so creative: the most beautiful vintage supplies that even smell good! Love this! Have fun today!

ps love the quote ' i am the author of the life i create' too!

FILIGREE MOON said...

Jodie, this is gorgeous. And once again, your writing magically invites us to read along. Love the mystery and the reveal of the contents of your fabulous creation! I am so fortunate to have met you this weekend at Paper Cowgirl. You are absolutely beautiful and delightful, talented, funny and lots of fun! Have a great week! ~ Angela

MosaicMagpie said...

This is truly a work of art and the words that went along with it, drawing us in and on. Great job Jodie, I enjoyed see it.
Debbie

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

This beauty is just overflowing with happiness, girl! It's a REAL treasure box and you have to hide it pretty well since now everybody knows about it.
I'm happy to hear that you are off work this week. So you have lots of time to play :-).
Big hugs and love,
Julia

Boxwood Cottage said...

Your box turned of very pretty Jodie, I especially love the handles and of course all the little artsy treasures inside!
Carola xoxo~

Diana said...

Jody;

This is truly beautiful!
Diana

Jamie said...

Jodie!!!! Everything looks wonderful!!!! I love all the secrets in your soap box:) It was so wonderful getting to hug you in person! Love, Jamie

Charlene said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Of course I knew I would! That is so pretty but, the inside is full of tresure indeed! Thanks for sharing your seceret with us. What time did you get home? You looked so tired when I left Vendor Night. I figured you were not long for being there either. And they still had 2 hours to go. I was pooped! I had so much fun being with you during Paper Cowgirls! And I can't wait for us to be together again at Chantal's. I wish I had more special camera sessions with you (I posted about how you helped me) because so many of my photos this weekend seem fuzzy. HUGS!
Charlene

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Jodie......Your posts are simply the BEST!!

Xo

Jo

Thespa McLaughlin said...

A wonderfully altered soapbox. Love it! We have a similar style and similar taste. I love all those wonderful baubles inside. They are great!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Oh, I do know what that place is and you found it! Did you make this for the swap? I soooo love it!!!

Mona @ la la by mona said...

It's beautiful! It makes me want to open it and dig through the treasure!!

DeeDee said...

Jodie..you are so very creative...I do share with you the ability to open this box...the treasures are real, the friendships are real..there for the truth is real...

Love it...

DeeDee
http://deedescraftspot.blogspot.com

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Jodie,
First, in the order in which it appeared, my computer was trying to block me from entering your sight, is there something I should know before going any further?! Ha ha!

But truly....oh my! I can't decide which I love more, your presentation leading up to the unveiling or the actual creation. Both are just way way way creative. Your imagination and humor and sweetness is such a breath of fresh air! Loved all those goodies in the secret box as well as that handle on the side...such an inspiring piece! Xo, Sue

Kari said...

That almost made me cry!! LOVE LOVE the idea of a secret and if you don't understand why these items are precious you will not even see them! Your box AND presentation was just stunning!!

Sandy Michelle said...

Aww I love what you wrote. Your secret place is just divine!

Sandy xox

Theresa said...

I love it, Jodie! Truly gorgeous and the precious trinkets inside make it perfect!

I hope you are enjoying your day!

HUGS!

Honey Lamb and I said...

It turned out really cute! Wish I would have had time to have done this. I was in another swap that was about to eat my lunch. Now I have to sick kiddos that are miserable. Love your box and may have to do one on my own now! ~Shelley O.

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Oh my sweet Jodie,
Thank you so much for not only accepting my challenge, but coaxing others to play too! You are too much, you get home from our crazy weekend & make that awesome box in no time flat! I see my binoculars that you stole from Jamie!! LOL See a lot of other treasures that remind me of our time together. I love the handle, love the image, love the inspiration & of course LOVE LOVE the way you photograph everything. You really have a gift sister. Most of all, love you! My life is so much better now that your in it! Lisa
PS That comment is a little stalker-ish. Thought about deleting it. Oh well.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

how beautiful and precious!

Donna

Janet Ghio said...

I love the box yuor made. This was the neatest challenge. I wanted to participate, but was gone on vacation--I still might try it on my own. Great idea!

marie said...

I love this one! Especially the little handle. You are all so talented!

TinyBear said...

Oh Jodie - your box is wonderful and I love how you have filled it with goodies. Absolutely stunning.
xo Tina

Dorthe said...

Jodie, my oh my,
I`m in with the understanding girl, -love your box, and the idea, with all the secrets,and sweet memories, inside,-and the special idea of making this box a "secret" place of your own.
So wonderfull, and gorgeus.
Love and hugs, form DK-
Dorthe

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Girl....I see so many treasures in that box that you stole right out from under my nose in Jamie's room..... {pout}

;-)

You KNOW that I love ya, Lord I miss you! And that box is drop-dead gorgeous.

Send me the info on the school sale, I'm comin'!

XOXO,
Your lovin' LURD sista!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Jodie, You write as beautifully as you create! I love this Secret Box and all the treasures inside! And the little handle is perfect! Hugs, Ann

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Oh Jodie ~ That is Beautiful, Your Little Box of Magic.... The outside is InCrediBle ~ with that Red Design, I Love it.....

Crystal said...

You did a wonderful job with not just your soap box, but the presentation. Our world is so much about our perception and the perception of others around us, that it can only be seen by the same kind of hearts :) Love all your treasures in the box too. Thanks for sharing.

madrekarin said...

Jodie- That is really stunning! I love all the treasures that yoru box holds. I can see this making a little child happy for hours. :)

Jane said...

You created a beautiful little treasure box. The outside is just gorgeous with all the details that you are so good at and the inside is a just a fabulous treasure trove of goodies. I love all of the little trinkets and treasures.
Jane

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh sweet Jodie, this.is.beautiful!!!!! I love your wonderful treasure box...filled with sweet trinkets that remind you of precious friends! Gorgeous job girl ~ I loved finally hearing your voice the other day!!!! One day we'll all get together and have a hootin' hollering time ~ hugs and love, Dawn

vintage girl at heart said...

Fabulous as only you can create!!!
You always post so very eloquently with your photographs!!!
You should be writing articles for magazines!!!
Can't wait to hear about your Paper Cowgirl weekend!!
Blessings~

Rebecca said...

Hi Jodie
You are so clever girl! Loved this post... and of course loved what you did with the box and everything in it!
Blessings
Rebecca

Kris Pare said...

So pretty Jodie! I love the 'secrets' treasure box. Thank you so much for stopping by; I appreciate it!

Calsidyrose said...

Hey Ms. Jodie!

I messed up--I didn't read all the directions! I thought I was signing up for something else on Lisa's blog.

I didn't do the soapbox challenge (I was out of time! My bad!).

Thanks for stopping by "El Rancho Not So Grande," though!

Your Soapbox is so beautiful. Love the details in your photos.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Jodie:
You made a stunning transformation to this box. I love what you did and all the "you" that you added to it. Thanks so much for sharing your clever work and inspirational words.
xoxo
Donna

Beth A. said...

Jodie! This is sooo pretty! Girl you've got the touch when it comes to makin' things pretty!

Debby said...

Hi Jodie, oh my gosh how I love your special "secret" treasure box, it is just amazing! I adore all the special little treasure you have hidden inside, so beautiful and the handle is perfect. Loved reading your post!
Missed seeing you in blogland, but I bet you had the most incredible weekend, can hardly wait to read about it.
Hugs,
Debby

trash talk said...

I always say my only talent is surrounding myself by talented people and this just proves how good I am at doing just that. Jodie, it's 2die4 gorgeous and you my darling crazy cajun, blow me away with your eye for detail.
Debbie

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Ohhhh I spy some lovely treasures hehe ESP that knob!!! Big hugs
toodles
Sarah

Ps
love ya and miss ya already!!!

Miss Sandy said...

Jodie,

Thank you for sharing your secret treasure box. It is just stunning and whispers of whimsy and wonder!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jodie,

I adore your sweet soap box full of secrets ~ what a lovely idea.

I hope that you are having a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

Beth Leintz said...

The collage on the outside of your box is great, but opening it up is a treasure chest of all our favorite things- love how you used the little chain to make a clasp, too.

The Homesteading Apartment said...

So lovely! It's amazing how something of such beauty could be created by using a simple soap box (: Very inspiring!

I just became a follower and look forward to coming back for future posts (:

~ Michele

BellaRosa said...

Jodie amor, from the moment I started reading your post, I knew I was in for a special treat, your way of writing always draws me in, your the every true storyteller that I more than merry follow along the pathway of your beautiful stories! Your box is just gorgeous! I loved everything that you used to embellish it, I read that you did it really quickly, you must be truly creative or as I chose to believe...you were listening to your heart, because all your lil treasures that you chose, made me smile the whole time I was looking at them, each one was lovely and inspiring to you as it is to us that you shared it with! I love visiting you and seeing what beautiful new treasures and stories you are sharing with us and I love your emails and comments, as soon as I see your name, I get a big smile and I haven't even read it yet...but that is you...don't EVER change! :) Besos, Rose

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Miss Jodie...your creation is simply lovely! When I looked inside I gasped...such wonderful little treasures! I could stare all day!! I have to tell you I thought of you often in Aruba everytime I heard Bon Bini!! It's origin has a bit of creole in there!!

xoxo Sandi

Sandy Navarro said...

Absolutely FabUlous! You continue to top yourself every freak'in time! I can't wait to hopefully see ya next year and pick your brain on the 6hr drive to Round Top! LOL I REALLY need to know what's in there!

Love ya!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Just gorgeous, Jodie, love all the goodies inside!
xo,
Debra

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Where do you find boxes and handles like this, Jodie? I need one of these for some treasures. Love yours.

AmyB said...

Ever so lovely! Your photo and narrative "reveal" was wonderful too. It is amazing that kindred craftswomen can congregate on the internet!

clustres said...

Practically perfect in every way! I love that tiny handle!

cindy said...

Absolutely freakin beautiful!!!! Love that bit of pretty red, and the wee handle....its just amazing. I bow to your awesomeness honey! :)

-c
yappingcat

sweetpea said...

wow jodie, you are one talented lady. love your soap box to pieces. and thanks so much for your comment on my b~day post, you made my day!

hugs,

shelley

C'est Magnifique said...

Your soap box full of secrets is stunning, I love it!

Tania

NanE said...

Jodie, I love your box and as always, it is made even more "artful" by your wonderful creative description. You are truly a wordsmith.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

LOVE THIS!! oh, my gosh, this is the first time i've had the pleasure of visiting your blog and i am blown away.
your soap box melted my heart - absolutely beautiful, jodie, and your words were wonderful.

I have been so blessed by meeting you and I hope becoming friends because i think you're precious.
I will be following your blog and I hope that we can stay in contact - that's why i'm giving you my email address *knowing you're dying for it*.
polkadotbarn@gmail.com
(i'm assuming you've misplaced my card. Or, did i give you one?! LOL)

T's Daily Treasures said...

I cannot believe that is a soap box. Girl, I said it before, genius! I don't know how you do it, but every single time, you come up with something beautiful and spectacular. :) Tammy

virginiasvignettes said...

Hi JOdie!....I just LUV,LUV,LUV, this! your box is just Great!...I love how you did the chain and the flower...Then all the goodies inside!....mmmmm,luv it!And a Big hug and thankyou to youfor your sweet comments!Smiles to Ya...virginia...:)

Stella said...

Breathtaking and beautiful; love it!

Veronica said...

Beautiful secret place :)

Laura said...

You have created something so special and beautiful Jodie.
Here is what I think.

YOU ARE THE TREASURE!

Laura Belle
White Spray Paint

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

So beautiful Jodie! I love your story... and yes yes I do see the beauty inside of that box!

xoxo

The French Bear said...

Jodie, that is freaking awesome!!!! Sorry, I was so excited when I saw that!!! I love it, looks so pretty and way too cool!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I had to come back to take another look at all the treasures in your beautiful box!