This was the first year for the conference, and the Snap team couldn’t have done a better job of organizing a conference that was informative yet intimate, on trend yet totally relevant. I took so much away from that weekend, and I know I can speak for the vast majority of attendees when I say that I am already looking forward to going back again next year!
The venue they chose for the event, Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, was absolutely breathtaking. The tulips were in full bloom, and the bright colors juxtaposed against the majestic mountains in the background was simply stunning!
Before I go any further, I have to take a minute to thank my sweet mom for accompanying me to the conference. She actually flew in from New Mexico to meet me in Utah for the sole purpose of taking care of 6-month-old George while I attended sessions and networked with my fellow bloggers. It was the general consensus of the other attendees that I have the best mom ever!
I have been fortunate enough to attend a few other conferences in the past, but I can say without hesitation that none has had more of an intimate, meaningful feel than Snap. As cheesy as this sounds, the moment I walked through the door on Thursday night, I felt a sense of warmth and belonging that truly fed my soul.
To be surrounded for three days by like-minded creative types was incredibly motivating!
Top Left: with Kari from U-Create, Emily from Decor Chick
Top Right: with Emily from Decor Chick, Jen from Tatertots and Jello
Bottom Left: with Kaysi from Keeping it Simple, Michelle from A Little Tipsy, Alison from Oopsey Daisy, Summer from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Bottom Right: with Cassity from Remodelaholic, Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl
Bottom Left: with Bev from Flamingo Toes
Bottom Right: with Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous, Tam from Sew Dang Cute
I was horrible at taking enough pictures of the weekend, and there are so many others not pictured here that truly enriched my Snap experience! Love you ladies!
Of all of the things I took away from Snap, I think the whole experience can be summed up in one phrase:
The creative blogging community is full of precious, amazing people.
We are wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters and friends. We are from the North, South, East and West. But despite these differences, we are united by the desire to help others harness their unique creative potential. Incredible!
And, to end on a funny note: This photo was taken in the tulip gardens on site, and I was trying to capture a photo of the mountains in the background. Unbeknownst to me until I downloaded the pictures yesterday, I happened to capture this funny little guy walking like an Egyptian in the foreground. Hysterical!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
I’ve seen so many positive recaps of the SNAP Conference…it makes me want to start looking for a sponsor right now so I can attend next year. 😉 Great photos, and you DO have a wonderful mom! I don’t think my mom would ever travel like that for me!
How awesome is your mom?! So cool she flew out to watch your son. Amy, I LOVED meeting you…I think I hugged you a gazillion times. You are just so darn likeable and it was awesome to finally meet you.♥
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
You’re right-that last picture is great 🙂 Sorry I never got a chance to bump into you last weekend–I actually saw you introducing yourself to some people at the Market on Friday but I was seriously walking out the door with my sister. I figured I’d see you again Saturday, but alas 🙂 But it was a fun weekend, huh!
So glad I finally got to meet you! You are truly wonderful, and I wish we could have chatted more. Next year, right??? xoxo
I bet that was fabulous and inspiring!! GORGEOUS pictures!!!
kami @ nobiggie.net says
It was so fun to see you Amy! I wish we had more time together! Your mom is the best mom ever to come up, so sweet!
Your yellow dress…positively splendid Amy! I loved it!
Alison @ Oopsey Daisy says
It was SO fun to hang out Amy!! XOXO
I just adore you and loved getting to hang out with you. And yes you have the best mom ever! 🙂
ellie g says
I love you, I love you, I love you. And I could just bawl that we don’t have pics. Just seeing your beautiful face for a second helped me calm and feel better. I don’t wanna be in charge anymore. I just want to hang out in my jammies with my friend Amy. And yes, your Mom is adorable.
Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com says
I ADORE you my friend. My biggest regret of the conference was I didn’t take pictures. I am so sad!!! It was so much fun to see you. I think you are so talented and wonderful!!!
Tam @ Sew Dang Cute says
Amy I aboslutely LOVE you!! So glad we got to finally meet. You are every bit as fabulous as I thought you would be (your mom and Jack too)!!! Love you my friend! XOXO, Tam