Road trip recap: Adventures at SNAP! Conference (and a few winners announced)

Last week’s destination — SNAP!, a conference for craft, DIY and lifestyle bloggers. The three-day event was packed with classes, events, meals, mingling, and making friends. Today I’ll share a few SNAP! snippets, though I was there to work so I missed a lot. On the other hand, I got to meet more than 200 creative, friendly and enthusiastic bloggers and tell them all about STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam and many other products sold by FloraCraft. I’ll show you around . . .

SNAP! 2013 was held at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah.

You can’t miss the landmark tower at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah.

The amazing Tauni Everett and her crackerjack team of volunteers are the masterminds behind the SNAP! Conference. It’s held at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah, about 35 minutes outside of Salt Lake City. It’s nestled in the mountain ranges and the scenery is gorgeous.

The Red Barn at Thanksgiving Point is where we dined at SNAP!

Dinner and evening activities were held at the Red Barn at Thanksgiving Point.

My first stop — the exhibit space on the second floor of the Museum for Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point.

Dinosaur mural on the wall of the Museum for Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, UT.

A dinosaur mural on the side of the Museum for Ancient Life.

After setting up the FloraCraft booth, I made a quick trip down the road to the IKEA store to pick up a few things. I’m not sure which one was more exciting – the IKEA store or the views.

The IKEA store came in handy when setting up the SNAP! booth.

How pretty is this setting?

The conference ran Thursday through Saturday. I spent my days in the FloraCraft booth, along with other exhibitors like Lowe’s, World Market, MinWax, DecoArt, Cricut, Duck Tape®, Annie Sloan and Scotch Tape.

The FloraCraft booth at SNAP! Conference 2013.

I’m set up and ready to go!

Thursday night was the Pajama Party, and we organized a make & take for the bloggers. Everyone had a chance to make a Ruffled Felt Cupcake.

Pajama party fun at SNAP! with Eileen Hull, Jen Hadfield, and FloraCraft

PJ time! Sizzix designer Eileen Hull, Jen from Tater Tots & Jello and me, ready for the Pajama Party.

Jamie and Becky from The Crafting Chicks show off the Ruffled Felt Cupcakes they made with FloraCraft.

Jamie and Becky from The Crafting Chicks show off their Ruffled Felt Cupcakes.

Another night, SNAP hosted the Queen Bee Handmade Market. Notice the SNAP! logo? FloraCraft made the logo from STYROFOAM Brand Foam.

Queen Bee Handmade Market at SNAP!

There were handmade gifts and decor galore at the Queen Bee Handmade Market.

The Waffle Truck visited Thanksgiving Point while we were there, and served up amazing waffles!

The Waffle Truck visited the SNAP! Conference.

Waffles? Yes, please!

SNAP! also coincided with the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point Gardens. After packing up the booth on Saturday, I grabbed a quick, 45-minute break to see a few highlights of the Tulip Festival. The gardens and the setting were exquisite, and I finally had a few minutes to relax.

SNAP! Conference was held during the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point.

SNAP! was held during the Tulip Festival.

Thanksgiving Point Gardens at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, UT.

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Point Gardens.

Tulips from the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah.

Tulips!

Speaking of tulips, FloraCraft designer Dondi Richardson made the tulip centerpieces for the tables at SNAP!

DIY Tulips Centerpieces from SNAP! match the colors of the SNAP! logo.

Dondi made these colorful tulips to match the SNAP! logo.

Though the days were long, it was worth it to meet so many inspiring bloggers, and to share in their energy and enthusiasm. I am looking forward to keeping in touch with everyone I met.

Shifting gears to last week’s Road trip recap, today I’m also announcing the winners of the three Better Homes & Gardens gift packs. Winners of the books and magazines are Jessica Weyrowske, Laurie and Joan. Congratulations! This is “first come, first serve” so please contact me and let me know your preference, 1 – 3, for the three collections. Thank you!

Don’t forget this week’s Earth Day giveaway, too.

Thanks for joining me at SNAP! today. Which bloggers inspire you?

Happy crafting.

Sharon

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11 Responses to Road trip recap: Adventures at SNAP! Conference (and a few winners announced)

  1. Pingback: A crafty week and the prettiest, Coffee Filter Flower Wreath | Crafts 'n Coffee

  2. Great to see our friend, Eileen Hull of Sizzix, with you here! She’s one talented gem!
    Laurel Lee Pollard, New England Paper Crafts
    “The 411 on Paper Crafts in New England”

  3. Jill Fritz says:

    Such a great wrap up post, Sharon! I loved getting to meet you in real life! Can’t wait until next year!

  4. LisaM says:

    What a fun trip. Looks like loads of fun….the cupcakes are too cute!

  5. It was so nice to meet you at the FloraCraft booth! My hubby was so excited by the cute little Starbucks via on your business cards since he’s the coffee drinker in our house :)

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Heidi. What a fabulous conference! So glad you stopped by the booth, and thank you for your time. We’ll keep in touch. Sharon

  6. Debbie Kaste says:

    Great photos, Sharon. Looks like you had a good time at the conference. LOVE yours and Eileen’s P.J.’s!!! How fun:)

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