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Speakers Cheryl Najafi, Cheryl Style With her signature wit and creativity, Cheryl inspires hosts to infuse their own personal style, humor and whimsy into any occasion. Most people put all of their efforts into celebrating big events, but she believes it's the little things in life that nurture us. Her book You're So Invited comes out in May 2012     Collin Searle Collin is the social media manager at Intermountain Healthcare. Collin has spend the last 6 years being a student of social media and building social awareness campaigns in the healthcare and technology industries. … [Read more...]

It’s National Crafting Month! (Ticket Giveaway)

Dear friends, This is a bit more of a love letter or a thank you note than a regular old post.  It doesn't have fancy photos or a pretty project, but I want you to know that it is from the heart. Putting on a conference of this nature has been more work than I ever could have imagined and as the date draws closer the pace becomes even frantic. Every once in a while I think to myself, what the heck have I started? Fortunately, I have the most wonderful friends working with me and providing more support than you can imagine. I couldn't pull this off without the help of Char, Becca, Jen, … [Read more...]

Queen Bee Market Vendors Announced

The Queen Bee Market at SNAP! could be the death of me...For reals. I am an impulse shopper, spender of the worst kind and shopkeeper's dream. I fear I am in for it. Anyone else have this issue when it comes to handmade? Mique, from The Queen Bee Market, has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we have a phenomenal market at SNAP! I am just dying over the amazing list of shops she has lined up for us! AbodeAllora HandmadeCait. Create.ChocolateKateCinnamon SticksCreme de la GemsCut It OutD & A HomeEarth Cookie CreationsFunky Vintage LovelyGalactytesHoop-La EarringsJeannette … [Read more...]

More Great Speakers Headed to SNAP!

A few items of business to take care of today... Hotel Update I was advised late last week that our room block is sold out at the Springhill Suites. As of Tuesday morning, there were only three rooms left even at the regular rate. If you haven't booked, do it now! If you’re looking for an alternative, the closest option is the Hampton Inn. It’s located just north of Thanksgiving Point, about a 3 minute drive or a 15 minute walk. There are still rooms available for a reasonable price, but they also expect to sell out for the weekend. Ticket Sales Several have asked about number of attendees … [Read more...]

Cast Your Vote and Send One Lucky Winner to SNAP!

With every speaker announcement that we make and every commitment that is secured behind the scenes, SNAP! becomes just a touch more REAL. At this point I am pretty much giddy with excitement, how about you?! Giveaway Remember the other day when we posted about our January giveaway? It was a bit more of challenge than our, leave a comment to win...We really wanted the ticket to go to someone who cared. Well, now you can help us determine who that ticket winner will be!  Take a look at the entries below and cast your vote! We've still got a couple ticket giveaways on the way … [Read more...]

We’ve Added More Speakers to the SNAP! Line Up!

Are you starting to wonder when we're going to run out of awesome SNAP! announcements? Well...maybe never and it's certainly not today. We're excited to be bringing you another super-fun group of speakers for this April's event! And after reading this you're looking to join the excitement, please purchase your tickets by Friday before they increase in price! Courtney Dial, Pizzazzerie Courtney is a well-known stylist and party design and decor writer. Her first book with Gibbs Smith Publishers is set to hit shelves Spring 2012! Courtney’s work has been seen in HGTV.com, Pawsh Magazine, … [Read more...]

Queen Bee Market & Ticket Giveaway

Remember how I said we were going to have a ticket giveaway posted on the site last week? Well, let's just say the end of my work week, coupled with site issues sort of blew that one out of the water... BUT, it's here today. Along with a few other important conference-related issues. Read on... Queen Bee Market When we launched SNAP! last spring, one of the elements I was most excited about was the involvement of The Queen Bee Market. Queen Bee is one of the premiere handmade markets in the Western United States and brought tremendous credibility to our event right from the beginning. I … [Read more...]

Speaker Announcement: Oh Snap! We’ve Got Photo Classes

Last week as we talked goals, it became a very apparent that one of the goals everyone had in common was to take better photos. In fact, the 101 Must Take Photos post has quickly become one of the site's most popular posts! In light of that, we're excited to share two more speakers for this April's conference. Please welcome professional photographers Kristen Duke and Emilie Ralph. Kristen Duke is a lifstyle and portrait photographer based in Austin, Texas. Her goal is to capture the joy in life. Kristen believes that a site with bad photos is just not a website. She has been sharing photo … [Read more...]

Happy New Year! (and a little housekeeping)

Happy New Year friends! We're excited to be back from the short holiday break and ready to jump into 2012! With that said, we have a few housekeeping items that need to be taken care of... Please help us in welcoming our speakers. We've announced just about half and will continue making announcements through January. Congratulations to the winners of our 12 tickets of Christmas giveaway! Heather at Just Lovely Things  Caroline at Sweet Caroline Kellie at Nest of Posies Jennie at Craft-O-Maniac Summer at Sumo's Sweet Stuff Nancy at Loves to Create Charlie at Attempting Aloha  Kimberly at … [Read more...]

SNAP! Speakers

Did you catch our first speaker announcement last week? If not, you really ought to check it out...What a great group! We're excited to introduce you to several more amazing speakers today...   Becki Crosby, Whippy Cake Becki is the rockabye mom sporting the just-rolled-out-of-bed look with a posh twist that makes you wonder if she did it on purpose. She wears stripes with polka dots and white after Labor Day. She’s short on time and long on love, so she needs her fashion to work for her. This need gave birth to her company Whippy Cake.   Beckie Farrant, Infarrantly … [Read more...]