Apr 17, 2012

I'M GOING TO SNAP!!!

SNAP CONFERENCE 2012


Tomorrow I'll be journeying to the beautiful land of Utah for the
 3-day SNAP Conference for crafter/bloggers! 
 This will only be my second conference like this and I am BEYOND EXCITED! 

Before I get carried away with telling you about my previous experiences with this kind of event,
I just want to say how excited I am to travel in my 
NEW CAR
2012 ENCLAVE – with Premium Group IN QUICKSILVER METALLIC
These are some great girls and I know we'll have an awesome time
being cooped up for 10 HOURS in the car!  haha
We're armed and dangerous with cases of coke and Costco-sized bags of treats!



My 'outfits' have been layed out for days,
business cards are ready,
and I'm almost finished with some little SWAG of my own for my roomies.
I have a few more little things to finish up today
THEN I'M READY TO GO!


I get to room for a few nights at the gorgeous Thanksgiving Point
 (which is also where SNAP is being held) with my roomies
yet-to-meet-but-just-know-she's-awesome Danielle from SugarBlossomBoutique
and my very own daughter Shelby (who is already in Utah going to school )

I can't believe we are lucky enough to be at Thanksgiving Point during the tulip festival!

Gonna take a MILLION pictures!




CREATIVE ESTATES 2011
 It was just about a year ago that I attended the 3-day Creative Estates crafter/blogger conference here in Chandler, AZ with my dear friend, Rachele.....and it was super amazing!
(Do I get the award for being the last to blog about Creative Estates 2011???)
Many of the same attendees to CE'11 will also be at SNAP (but not Rachele...*insert frown*)
 and I am so happy and excited to see them again!


JUST BEFORE THE CONFERENCE:
Before I even got to last year's conference I got the chance to meet
some amazingly talented and sweet ladies...
read about the unexpected way we met.

I had no idea that I was among blogger royalty!  


OTHER BLOGGER ROYALTY 
WHOM I MET AT THE CONFERENCE:


I'm like a SUPER big fan of her hair accoutrements....as seen in my hair right here!  lol


A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Bloggers!
I followed Stephanie on Twitter for at least a year before this conference 
for the sheer fact that she AMUSES me!

The organizers of last year's wonderful event

Some of the new friends we made from Trendy Trinket, Rachele, and
new friends Lori and Anna (from my pre-conf experience)

Happy Ladies!


GET OUT!  We get to keep all of this???
This brings new meaning to SWAG!!!


Rachele and I like to show off our tallness!  LOL

I have lots more photos somewhere, but I'm in the midst of switching computers 
and I'll be danged if I can find them.  :s






Two months later, some of the ladies I met at Creative Estates '11 
put on another amazing event for us local Arizonan's.
Much smaller event...just a one night dinner/crafting/eating extravaganza!
It was super fun!

ARIZONA GIRL'S NIGHT OUT

Again I got to attend with the super gorgeous and tall Rachele. 
 I think she's bending down so I don't look so short (I'm 5'9"...lol)



DOOR PRIZES....I won a SUPER AWESOME scrapbook kit....so perfect for me!



Can you believe these EDIBLE centerpieces.  
So gorgeous I didn't want to eat one, but I succumbed and they were SO DELICIOUS!
Baked by the talented baker/decorator Joanna!

Great food and MORE RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME SWAG!
Is it any wonder I've learned to love these events?  
The gifts are SO LOVELY!

The cake boxes were filled to the brim with SWAG 
and a box was waiting at each place setting when we arrived.
Nice touch!


Pic 2:  Super gorgeous and ever classy Destiny from A Place For Us
Pic 3:  Rachele


Thanks to these ladies for organized such an amazing evening!
did I forget anyone?
Did Kristy from The Diary of Dave's Wife help too?  Or was she just there?
See, if I didn't wait a year to write it down I then maybe I could remember the details.  *sigh*  Sorry!  lol


So, that's it for my previous blogger get-together's.
I'm sure besides SNAP, there will be others in my future!
I love hanging out with and learning from all of these very classy and very talented women!




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