Vistaprint makes awesome, quality, business cards!
But again, I highly recommend SNAP to anyone out there thinking about attending a blog conference!
As I mentioned in my post last week, SNAP was held at Thanksgiving Point.
It was a beautiful venue with lots of space for all the 325+ Bloggers that showed up for a weekend of learning and fun.
But Tauni didn’t do it alone.
She had her “Snapettes” to help her out!
Let’s see if I can list them all:
Becca, Lara, Amy W., Stephanie, Kendra, Shelley, Jen, Mandi, Amy, Jessica, Mique, Char, Kami, Brittany
The decorations were super cute!
Fluffy balls in the SNAP colors as centerpieces and Mobiles and Lanterns hanging from the ceiling.
Xyron was awesome enough to give all of us attendees a hole punch and ring to keep all the business cards on that we would be collecting over the few days. Definitely came in handy!!
Like I said before, I loved seeing all my friends again and then meeting new ones IRL.
I always enjoy seeing Alison from Oopsey Daisy.
I LOVED finally meeting Michele from The Scrap Shoppe.
So fun to see Shelley from House of Smith’s again.
Great seeing Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous again.
Mandi from Vintage Revivals is just as adorable in real life as on her blog.
Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl shared some great tips in her session.
Loved visiting with Char from Crap I’ve Made and Jen of Tatertots and Jello again this year.
And Lara from Less Cake, More Frosting is always so fun to be around!
My roomies and me with the adorable Alison from Oopsey Daisy.
And I can’t forget to include some photos of the views of the mountains across from Thanksgiving Point.
Like I said in the beginning, SNAP was awesome and I would highly recommend it to any of you that could not make it this year. There are so many different sessions to learn new things that you are sure to discover something new to help you out on your blog, in your handmade business, and more. And who doesn’t love seeing and meeting new friends?!
Next week, I will share the items from our AWESOME, PACKED FULL swag bags and what I purchased from The Queen Bee Market. Oh yeah… and what I won! 😉
Right now, I am driving to Utah to attend the SNAP conference!
I’m very excited to see all my bloggy friends again and then finally meet some IRL.
I will be tweeting, facebooking, and instagraming while I am there if you want to keep up in some way.
And once I get back, I will be sure to share a full recap with all of you!
If you are going, let me know!
I would LOVE to meet you! 🙂
I really hope that I will be able to share some good news with all of you sooner rather than later!
Ok… onto the fun stuff!
I told you in my Creative Estates Recap post that I would write a post for all the fun swag I received and what I won.
Here’s a shot of all the business cards I collected while there.
I know I could have received MANY more. There were some people I just forgot to ask for their card and many others that I didn’t get to meet.
(image from The Daily Blarg)
Here’s a shot of all the Creative Estates swag with the cute little box it came in.
Here’s a closer look.
-Mini notecards and envelopes from LifeStyle Crafts
-Pick Me Up tool from Silhouette
-Some Mod Podge and DecoArt paint
-Felt Flower Headband from Craftee McGee
-And an awesome Necklace from The Vintage Pearl
Here’s the Swag from the GNO dinner.
-More Mod Podge and DecoArt paint
-Cute flower earrings from Lil Luna
-Cute yellow flower hair clip from Funky Polka Dot Giraffe
-Adorable head wrap from Vintage Rose Wraps
-Another adorable headband with interchangeable flower from My Creation Corner
-Cute nail file
Now I mentioned before I was lucky enough to win not one, not two, but THREE giveaways the whole weekend.
Here’s what I won.
Thursday night at the Cupcake and Cocktail social I won this fabulous headband with interchangeable flowers from Two Lilies Boutique.
Then Friday morning at the Conference I won this camera strap cover from SheyB.
And the BIGGEST Mama-Jama win of the weekend was this Bad Boy!!
OH YEAH!! That’s totally a Silhouette machine!!! 🙂
I was pretty darn excited but boy was it a pain to get home on the plane. I had numerous notes in my luggage letting me know they opened it up to see what was inside. And I don’t blame them since this probably looked like a bomb to them on the x-ray! lol
I haven’t had time to play with it yet, (I know what you’re thinking! I’ll get to it soon.) but as soon as I do, I’ll let you all know how it is.
It was so fun to go and apparently I had a lucky weekend!
I highly suggest going to a blog Conference at some point!
Be back this evening with a fun Easter basket tutorial.
No? Well, you are gonna hear about it anyways! 🙂
(Warning: this is picture HEAVY!)
First off, I HAVE to share with you the FABULOUS bag that I got to take to Creative Estates.
Kellie from the Blog, This Blessed Nest, has an etsy shop Bag Full of Posies and she makes the most adorable bags. So I had to get one with my blog name on it to sport it at a blog conference. And everyone LOVED it just as much as I do.
Thursday I flew in and was lucky enough to fly the whole way with Kristen from Ladybug Blessings. I was so thrilled to fly with someone there that way I wasn’t completely alone, letting my nerves calm down.
Once we arrived in Phoenix, Kristen and I went our separate ways and I met up with my awesome roommate, Gina from Hiya Luv.
Me with Alison from Oopsey Daisy and Lauren from The Elephant’s Trunk at the Cupcake and Cocktail Social.
From left to right: Becca (Blue Cricket Designs), Gina (Hiya Luv), Lauren (The Elephant’s Trunk), Lauren’s mom, Trish, Chrissy, (Hoot Designs), Alison (Oopsey Daisy), Jennifer (Scissors and Spatulas), and me.
They shared some excellent tips.
The cupcakes were delicious! And the name tags, table settings, and menu cards were so cute!
I then sat through a session about bringing your personality out through your blog with Char (Crap I’ve Made), Shelley (House of Smith’s), and Stephanie (The Daily Blarb) and they were HIL-AR-IOUS!!! It was so fabulous!
I got to meet so many of my favorite bloggers while attending this conference. It was AWESOME!
Top Row: Alison (Oopsey Daisy), Lara (Less Cake, More Frosting), Shelley (House of Smith’s)
Middle Row: Char (Crap I’ve Made), April (Funky Vintage Lovely), Amy (Positively Splendid)
Bottom Row: Katie (Food, Wine, and Mod Podge), Jen (Tatertots and Jello), Michelle (A Little Tipsy)
Saturday afternoon Jen from Tatertots and Jello put on a little painting class. This is what I created. Not my best work but it was the best I could do with the time allotted.
Saturday Night a few of us snuck out to do dinner on our our and celebrate Chrissy’s Birthday.
Photo Courtesy: Oopsey Daisy
Ali (aPearantly Sew), Me, Alison (Oopsey Daisy), Trish, Chrissy (Hoot Designs), Gina (Hiya Luv), and Lauren (The Elephant’s Trunk).
Photo Courtesy: Oopsey Daisy
It was so fun meeting other Allison/Alison’s. 🙂
I loved meeting everyone IRL but I still didn’t meet everyone that I wanted too. All well- maybe next year! But it was so cool to see if everyone was the way they seemed on their blogs and with everyone I encountered, it seemed that way.
I know I am missing stuff. It was a whirl wind weekend.
I got LOTS of fun goodies in the swag bags and won 3 giveaways! 🙂
And one of those wins was something AWESOME!
I will have to write up a post just dedicated to all the swag and wins itself.
But if you didn’t get to go to Creative Estates this year, here is some fun news for you.
Creative Estates 2012 will in in Salt Lake City, Utah next April!
This time tomorrow, I will officially be on a plane headed out to AZ for Creative Estates.
I’m all packed (totally over packed) and ready to go.
Got a fun new bag with my blog name on it (I’ll show you a pic of it when I return), got business cards made, got my hair cut and colored, and spent 3 hours in my closet figuring out what to wear!
I can’t wait to learn some new things and of course see my “friends” from around the big world of blogging in real life! It will be so cool actually meeting people face to face after getting to know everyone through their blogs.
I will be sure to take LOTS and LOTS of pictures so I can come back and tell you ALL about it!
If you are going, let me know!
I’d love to meet you!
While I am gone, I have some lovely ladies guest posting for me so be sure to stop by and show them some love!
Also, the Catch a Glimpse Party will be going on as usual! There just won’t be Feature Friday post and of course, I won’t have time to visit and comment. Sorry!
I also want to apologize for not commenting on everyone’s links from last week. It has just been crazy this past week. Travis went out of town for training and then I was gone this past weekend as well so time completely got away from me! I will do better- promise! 🙂
I hope you all have a fabulous rest of the week and weekend!
I’ll see you Tuesday!