Soap Guild Ticket Winners Announced

It’s been a little more than a week since we announced our Soap Guild Ticket Giveaway. I know everyone has been waiting patiently to see who won. With hundreds of inspiring stories to sift through, making a choice was not quick and was not easy. With the help of the Bramble Berry team, we finally reached a consensus.

We’re excited to announce Dawn of Horsin’ Around Soap as the winner of our ticket. Dawn’s commitment to volunteering in her community and her desire to help other women start small businesses is inspiring! Dawn’s soaps are bright, fun and full of color, and her packaging is elegant and professional. Take a look at some of them below:

And now… the twist no one saw coming! When we announced we had a Soap Guild ticket to give away, another soaper who couldn’t attend the conference came forward and said she wanted to give her ticket away as well. From the long list of incredible stories, the soaper chose Gates of Burly Stone Soap Co. as the recipient of her ticket. Gates and his partner Maurice make manly (some may even say “burly!”) bars of soap, and although they started making soap only 9 months ago, we all have high hopes for them. Take a look at their soaps below:

Thanks again to everyone who shared their stories with us — we wish we could have given everyone a ticket! The conference isn’t until May, but we’re already excited to hear about Dawn and Gates’ take on all the soapy workshops and presentations. Thanks again to everyone who shared their stories, and congratulations to our winners. Happy soaping!

21 Responses to “Soap Guild Ticket Winners Announced”

  1. Pooja says:

    Congratulations to both Dawn & Gates for winning their tickets ! I am sure they will have a great time at the conference :) looking forward to hearing their conference stories too.

  2. We are thankful & completely stoked to have won our ticket. Like Anne-Marie said, we haven’t been doing this for too long and we’re looking at this as a chance to get our business off the ground with a bang!

    We’d like to give a special thank you to Angel from Luxe & Luve. She was the generous soul who donated her ticket. Don’t worry, Angel – we’ll represent!

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Gates!

      We are so happy that you are able to attend the conference, we can’t wait to hear all about it! It was so nice of Angel to give away her ticket, I love how supportive the soaping community is :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

    • Angel says:

      Hi Gates,

      You are very welcome. My only stipulation is that you have LOTS and LOTS of fun. I’m sure you will represent well. :)


  3. Monica says:

    Congratulations to the lucky recipients and kudos to Brambleberry and Luxe & Luve for your generous giveaway.

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Have a great time for all of us! :)

  5. Joan says:

    How wonderful for you both! You will have such a great time with all the other soapers!!

  6. Cindy Perrell says:

    Congrats to Dawn on winning a life time opportunity to the soap maker’s conference! Anne-Marie, you made a great choice! Since there were so many of us worth this opportunity, it must have been a hard choice to pick JUST one! Thanks for giving us the opportunity!
    Dawn, we’re looking forward hearing all about it!
    And pictures too! Have an AWESOME time!

  7. Cindy Perrell says:

    Congrats to Gates for getting a chance to go! Thanks Dawn for giving another soap maker a opportunity to go! Gates, I’m looking forward hearing all about this conference and pictures too! After reading this blog once again, I realized what actually happened..
    Again, have a wonderful time!

  8. Angel says:

    Congratulations to both Dawn and Gates. You guys are in for an awesome treat. Learn, have fun, and enjoy that Tuscon weather.

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Angel!

      I would love some of that Tucson weather right about now :). I can’t wait to hear about their experience!

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  9. Lesli says:

    Congrats to all!

    And I have to say I love the Burly Stone web site. You guys have personality to spare.

    See you at the conference!

  10. Vicki says:

    Congratulations to both winners! You both sound very deserving…enjoy!!! BTW, love the Burly Stone, all guy, line of soaps! Very creative and your enthusiasm is inspiring, maybe someday I will get up the nerve to start a business, not enough time with my “real” job right now though. :(. I think Burly Stone is unique from any other soap companies out there and the marketing is great so I think you guys will succeed! Best of luck on your grand opening!

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Vicki!

      I totally agree, Burly Stone has such a unique perspective in the soaping community :). I can’t wait to hear all about both winners experiences!

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

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