Last month, I had the opportunity to present a podcasting roundtable at an amazing conference called Snap! for creative bloggers and content creators in Salt Lake City, Utah. I had a great time and I’m going to share some of the fun with you in this post.

One of the great things about going to conferences (as I mentioned in this post) is that I get to meet some of my favorite crochet bloggers in person! At Snap!, I got to see Jessie from Jessie At Home again (we met last year at Stitch N’ Pitch). I also met Tamara from Moogly, Erica from 5 Little Monsters, Brittany from Whistle & Ivy, and Alexis from Persia Lou, as well as Carrie from Red Heart.

From left to right, Tamara from Moogly, Jessie from Jessie At Home, Carrie from Red Heart, and me at the Chinet booth at Snap! Photo via Jessie At Home.
From left to right, Tamara from Moogly, Jessie from Jessie At Home, Carrie from Red Heart, and me at the Chinet booth at Snap! Photo via Jessie At Home.

As you can imagine, with an audience this crafty, the organizers and sponsors had to bring their A game to decorate their booths and at meals. Here are a few of my favorite displays from the conference.

Place settings at the dinner sponored by Chinet | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Place settings at the dinner sponored by Chinet.
Project inspiration in the Sizzix booth | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Project inspiration in the Sizzix booth.
Hashtag love at the Michaels booth | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Hashtag love at the Michaels booth.
Lots of cool DIY equipment at the Ryobi booth | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Lots of cool DIY equipment at the Ryobi booth.

The sponsoring and exhibiting brands also shared samples with us bloggers. You know I love free stuff, but this is free stuff with a purpose! I’ll be sharing projects with you over the coming months featuring some of these great freebies I got at the conference.

A selection of product samples | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
A selection of product samples from exhibitors, sponsors, and other brands on site.

In addition to classes on blogging, writing, working with brands, and getting your business organized, there were also hands on, crafty classes. Erica from 5 Little Monsters and I took a sewing class together. I didn’t actually finish my basket, but it’s off to a great start!

How to Make a Fabric Basket class | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground CrafterMany of the booths also had “make and take” projects so you could try out different products.

Here's my "make and take" project from the Therm-o-Web booth | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Here’s my “make and take” project from the Therm-o-Web booth.

I also got a special speaker gift to keep me inspired all year round.

Snap Roundtable Speaker gift from WallsNeedLove | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Snap Roundtable Speaker gift from WallsNeedLove.

Did I mention the parties?

Jessie from Jessie At Home, me, and Tamara from Moogly at the Uber Doors/Cents of Style Party. Photo via Jessie At Home | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Jessie from Jessie At Home, me, and Tamara from Moogly at the Uber Doors/Cents of Style Party. Photo via Jessie At Home.
Awesome gift bag from the Instax/Heidi Swapp party | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Awesome gift bag from the Instax/Heidi Swapp party.

I needed a little help from my new friends to figure out how to use the Instax camera. (Thank you, Jessie, for moving my index finger off the viewfinder!)

Brittany from Whistle & Ivy and Alexis from Persia Lou, bravely posing for my first Instax photo | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Brittany from Whistle & Ivy and Alexis from Persia Lou, bravely posing for my first Instax photo.

As if all of this excitement wasn’t enough, there was also the option to have a “secret sister.” I was the recipient of some great secret sister gifts from Hilary from Pulling Curls.

One of my secret sister gifts from Hillary at Pulling Curls| Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
One of my secret sister gifts from Hilary at Pulling Curls.

I had a great time collecting gifts for my secret sister, Jessica from Mad in Crafts. You can get the free crochet pattern for my final gift to her here.

I can’t wait to go back next year to see some of my bloggy friends and meet new people!

My Travels: Snap! Conference
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