Follow Along with us @Snapconf

Hey guys!  I am busy with the Snap Conference which starts on Thursday! Wahoo! I can’t believe that it has come already!  I am so excited to be able to meet a few of my readers there.  I would love to know who to keep an eye out for if you are coming so that I can be sure to meet you!  If you are coming can you just leave your name and blog link below so I can know who I am looking for?  Thanks!  Looking forward to it!


Whether you’re participating in the Snap Conference this week, or you want to follow along and “listen in” from home, you may want to be aware of the following ways to connect.

  • Please watch the schedule for class times and updates. We anticipate having recap posts up for select classes at the end of each day. You might consider following the blog to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
  • Follow along on Facebook to get the latest information and to catch fun photos.
  • Follow @snapconf and the official conference hashtag #SNAPConf
  • Watch for photos popping up on our Pinterest page.
  • Join the SNAP! Flickr group and share your SNAP! photos with the community. 


    We are going to be holding a couple of online @Snap Giveaways for you to participate in from some of our amazing Snap Sponsors.  Here is the first Snap Giveaway!  Be sure to check in with the Snap Blog for the upcoming giveaways this week!


I am going to be speaking on opening night….(deep breath)! I am more of a behind the screen kind of a girl…so this will be interesting!  But I will be sharing my little “speech” back here after I get back from Snap for any of you who may be interested!

Don’t have a ticket to Snap? But want to come and meet some of your favorite bloggers and shop the amazing Queen Bee Market?  The doors are open to the public both Friday and Saturday. Do a little meeting and greeting…shopping and visit the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival!!  Sounds like some great GNO fun to me! Check out the amazing Queen Bee Market Vendors who will be at Snap!




Want to know who is sponsoring Snap!?


So if you weren’t able to make it to Snap this year…you can still party with us this week!  Hope you enjoy it!  Now I have to run and figure out which of my “cute” shoes I can actually wear and comfortably walk around in all weekend!  Yes…it is a priority!

Tulip Festival Giveaway

I am excited to be able to share a great SPRING giveaway for all my Utah locals! (and for those of you who may be able to travel here)! As many of you know I have been helping to plan the SNAP Creativity Conference here next week at Thanksgiving Point in Utah.


We have been so lucky to be able to hold this conference at this amazing venue. While we are there, Thanksgiving Point will be hosting their annual Tulip Festival. Every attendee at SNAP! will be getting a ticket to the festival. But since many of you here will not be at SNAP!, I thought it would be fun to be able to give some one some free tickets to see the tulips. Who would like that?


The annual Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival, is spread throughout the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the Tulip Festival is an awe-inspiring sight that is redesigned each year to create a new display.

The Tulip Festival runs April 13th through the 28th (closed Sundays) and features “more than a quarter-million tulips in nearly 100 unique varieties and 70 different colors spread across 55-acres of 15 themed gardens.”


Not only is that a whole lot of flowers for your viewing pleasure…Thanksgiving Point has many different events during the festival. Click on the link for a full list of the available Tulip Festival Festivities!

The Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival hours are 10am to 8pm Monday through Saturday and tickets can be purchased at the Thanksgiving Point Gardens.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $6 for children aged 3-12. Entrance is free to Thanksgiving Point members and children under 2 years.

Want to win some tickets so you can see it for yourself? It’s easy! Here are the details:


One winner:

4 tickets to Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival!!

To Enter:

Main Entry:

Leave a comment on this post telling us why you would love to win!

Additional Entries:

1.  “Like” Thanksgiving Point on Facebook leaving a comment that you did.

2.  Follow The Idea Room on RSS or Google Friend Connect.

3.  Share this giveaway and leave a comment telling me where and how you shared it.




*Entrants must be U.S. residents and 18 years or older to participate.

This giveaway will close on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:00 pm MT.

The winner will have 48 hours to claim their winnings or another winner will be chosen.

I was also given 4 free tickets to the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival to enjoy with my own family.



You guys probably know by now from some of my past posts, that I am a member of the Snap! Conference TeamSNAP! The Conference is a three day blogging conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.  It will be held at the beautiful Thanksgiving Point from April 19-21, 2012 right during the peak Tulip time.


Jen from Tatertots and Jello and I are teaming up and are heading the Blogging and Craft Track of the Conference.  I just love Jen and am so excited to be able to work with her and the other team members.  We have a lot of great things in store for those in attendance.


We have been working hard behind the scenes gathering together speakers and panelists, which happen to be some of the most talented faces in the blog and craft world.

We have announced several of them and still have a few more announcements to make.  Pretty exciting right?  We are in the process of finalizing some great classes and hands on DIY workshops.  Stay tuned for further information and details about the classes and DIY workshops that we will be offering.


I am also really excited that there will be an amazing handmade Snap! Market.  The Queen Bee Market (who is owned and run by Mique Provost from 30 Days) will be an exciting addition to our Snap! Conference and will offer a wide variety of unique handmade items for sale.  If you are the owner of a handmade shop and would like to be a vendor, you can apply here.  But you need to hurry as space is limited. The Queen Bee Market is only accepting applications through January 31, 2012.


We would love to have you join us either as an attendee or a Market vendor…or both!  Just a reminder that the cost for a full conference ticket will be increasing this Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. Please take advantage of the lower price this week

Want a chance to win a ticket to SNAP!? Head on over to the SNAP! Blog and you can enter for a chance to win a free ticket to the conference.  The giveaway ends on Friday, January 27, 2012.

If you’ve already registered, you can go and  grab a button for your site.


And finally, every Thursday at 10:30 am MST the SNAP! Team hosts a fun twitter party.  This is a great way to meet some SNAP! Team members and people who will be attending the conference and just others who enjoy joining in with us.  We chat about various topics and always have a great time.  We would love for you to come and join us. 

Don’t know how to participate in a Twitter Party? No problem. Follow this link and there is a great tutorial to teach you how to join in the fun.

Phew! That was a lot of information! I am happy to answer any questions you may have or direct you where to go for an answer! Thanks so much!  I have heard from a couple of you that are coming and I am so excited to be able to meet you!

Thanksgiving Craft–Soap Bottles

I have made a couple of other versions with the Monogrammed Hand Sanitizer and the Happy Hands version. These are so simple and inexpensive to make…who doesn’t love a that combination?

Thanksgiving Craft Soap Bottle gwm

You will need the following supplies:

A Bottle of Hand Soap or Hand Sanitizer (I buy mine from the Dollar Store)

A sheet of Transparency Film

Goo Gone (to remove sticky label)

Copier or Laser Printer


Thanksgiving Craft Soap Bottle awm


1. Remove the label(s) from your bottle.

2. If there is any sticky residue left, you can easily remove it using some Goo Gone.

(I picked mine up from Home Depot)

Thanksgiving Craft Soap Bottle bwm

3. If your bottle has an insert inside you can remove it with some tweezers.

Thanksgiving Craft Soap Bottle cwm

4. Print out the Thanksgiving Soap Insert here.

5. Print it using a laser printer onto your transparency film.

Thanksgiving Craft Soap Bottle dwm

If you do not have a laser printer you will need to print it out and then copy it onto your transparency film. If you do not do this your ink will end up running and falling off into the soap or the hand sanitizer. You can take it and have it printed at your local copy store as well.

Thanksgiving Craft Soap Bottle ewm

6. Measure your bottle and cut your transparency so that it will fit into the bottle. Be sure to measure it on the top and bottom so that it sits where you would like it to…INSIDE THE BOTTLE!

7. Roll your transparency backwards and slide it into the top of the bottle. Push it into place so that it sits right against the front wall of the bottle. You can use the soap dispenser pump to push it into place.

Thanksgiving Craft Soap Bottle hwm

That’s it! Pretty easy right?

These are great for a quick and easy gift or to use in your own home to help remind you of the reason for the season!

Thanksgiving Craft Soap Bottle fwm

Giveaways—Snap! and Amy Butler Pattern

 *This giveaway is now CLOSED! 

 Snap! is giving away one all inclusive ticket to SNAP! The Conference. In Salt Lake City, April 19-21.

This ticket giveaway is the first of only four ticket giveaways that will be hosted on the SNAP! blog this year.

Here’s how this contest is going to work. You blog about why you would like to attend SNAP! The Conference and why you deserve a free ticket.

Link your entry up beginning Wednesday, May 11

Then  beginning on Saturday, May 21, we are going to allow the online community to vote

(encourage your friends/readers/etc. to stop by and vote for you)

for the individual they think should win the full conference pass. Voting will close Wednesday, May 25 at midnight MST.

Visit Snap! The Conference site for more details!



And, last night I was able to meet Amy Butler

amy butler blogger meet up

(I stole this photo from Tauni!  Thanks Tauni!)

(from left to right starting in the back: Kami, Tam, Me, Tauni, Amy Butler, and Jen

front row: Lara, Char and Becca)


Yes…THE Amy Butler!  She has the most adorable fabric!  And last night she came to The Material Girls Quilt Shop and a few fellow bloggers and I were able to meet at the store and meet Amy.   She is so sweet and I was able to purchase one of her fun patterns and have her sign it.  And I thought it would be fun to give it to one of my fabulous readers today!


We are going to make this a quick giveaway.  It will end tomorrow on May 12, 2011 at 10:00 MST.  To enter simply leave a comment…any comment!  One entry per person please!

Introducing Snap! creativity at you fingertips

I am SO excited to finally be able to share with you some exciting new!!  No…not THAT :)! 

If you are a craft, party, creative, or home DIY and decor related blogger and/or have a handmade business and want to learn how to:


*grow in numbers

*increase your sales

*enhance your creativity

*meet and rub shoulders with other like minded people

*and learn how to do what you do…only better…


No matter how big or small you think you are…EVERYONE is invited to come and:





and enjoy…


Snap…The Conference

Snap is a new conference that is going to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 19-21, 2012!


I know!  So exciting.  I have been bursting with the need to share this with you and now I finally can!

Snap! has been created by an team of creative women of which I am privileged to be a small part of!


You will not want to miss being a part of this COMMUNITY of CREATIVITY!


So save the date and start making plans so that you can be sure you are able to attend.

I will be there and would love to meet you.

I know for many of you it is so easy to hide behind the screen,

but you will not regret stepping out of your comfort zone and coming out to join in the fun and learn ways to be do what you do better!

And I can say this because I have been there.

I am normally a shy person and have found that by stepping out of my comfort zone,

I have been able to make some amazing new connections and friends from this little blog of mine!


Be sure to stay tuned with the Snap Website to stay update on some major announcements that will continue to be forth coming.

You can also follow along with Snap! on Twitter and  Snap! on Facebook .


Oh Snap!!  It’s going to be so much fun!

Tickets for Snap are on sale now.


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