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Thursday, April 18
 

10:00am

SNAP! Registration presented by Lowe's
Thursday April 18, 2013 10:00am - 4:00pm
Amber Room Museum of Ancient Life

11:30am

SNAP! Newbie Meet & Greet sponsored by 3M/Scotch(R)

It's easy to feel a little nervous the first time you attend SNAP! Join Cindy (Skip to My Lou), Kami (No Biggie) and April (Funky Vintage Kitchen) to learn a little bit more about what to expect in the next couple of days, what to watch out for and while you're at it, meet some of our other first-time attendees. 



Thursday April 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:30am
SpringHill Suites-Back Outdoor Patio

11:30am

Tulip Festival Shuttle

Enjoy a complimentary pass and shuttle ride to Thanksgiving Point's Tulip Festival.  Last pick up will be at the Visitor Center at 12:45pm. 


Thursday April 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:45am
None

1:00pm

A Personal Journey with Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint

Join Lisa Rickert, CEO and Creative Director of Annie Sloan Unfolded, as she takes you through a tour of her New Orleans home and the different surfaces within that have been simply and beautifully transformed with the use of Chalk Paint® decorative paint – from elegant furniture and mirrors, a gorgeous fireplace mantle, lightly distressed and waxed kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, and an aged multi-colored tin ceiling. Then recreate one of Lisa’s favorite finishes using Chalk Paint® and Soft Wax.



Thursday April 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Rose Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

1:00pm

Basic Blogging Tips for Online Success

With more than two blogs created per second, how can you make yours stand out in the crowd?

In this session you’ll learn the principles that Amy (The Idea Room), Sarah (Thrifty Decor Chick) and relative newcomer Desiree (The 36th Avenue) have employed to take their blogs well beyond the 1 million visitor mark despite being in a crowded niche. 

 



Thursday April 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Theater Museum of Ancient Life

1:00pm

Understanding Google+

With more than 500 million registered users and well over 230 million active users, Google+ is becoming a key player on the social scene. 

Join Carolina (Always Expect Moore) and Colleen (Just Paint It) to become comfortable on the social medium that allows you to improve your SEO, make important connections and grow your influence with out the worry of being bombarded with the nonsense pervasive on other large social channels. 



Thursday April 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Velvet Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

2:30pm

Break
Thursday April 18, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Amber Room Museum of Ancient Life

3:00pm

Hands On Workshop Sponsored By Thanksgiving Point

Join a Thanksgiving Point expert as they walk you through making a fun project. 


Thursday April 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Emporium (Emporium Building)

3:00pm

Learn the Two Secrets the Best Photographers Already Know

Why do SLR cameras have all those buttons? Learn which buttons are most important and why. Learn how to capture great images indoors, even with challenging indoor lighting. Whether your windows are small, your windows are in all the wrong places, or you're a night owl who likes to take photos in the middle of the night, Emilie will teach you a simple formula that works in every home. This class will focus on capturing an entire room, photographing smaller craft projects and how to use window light. 

 



Thursday April 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Velvet Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

3:00pm

What a Brand Wants

With the thousands of sponsored posts going live each day, how do bloggers maintain a trustful relationship with their readers, what are brands looking for and how can brands integrate themselves successfully into these conversations?

Learn what brands are looking for in a blogger, whether it be social media savvy, authenticity or style. 

 

 



Thursday April 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Rose Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

3:00pm

Pinterest Power

Though short on commentary, Pinterest has a language all of it's own. Join Pinterest experts Michael (Inspired by Charm), Jamielyn (I Heart Naptime) and Heather (Whipperberry), who have a combined Pinterest following of almost 10 million, to learn the language of Pinterest. 

In this session learn how to compose photos to maximize your Pinterest traffic, how to brand your photos in order to increase your Pinterest traffic, how to brand your Pinterest profile and blog in order to increase your Pinterest following and how to make more money through Pinterest.



Thursday April 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Theater Museum of Ancient Life

4:30pm

Break
Thursday April 18, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
None

5:00pm

Farmer's Market Reception sponsored by Lowe's

Before dinner, please join Lowe's for a fresh Farmer's Market meet and
mingle. Celebrate the start of Snap! by connecting with friends new and
old while enjoying a lemonade bar, veggies, fruits and cheeses straight
from the farm to table.


Thursday April 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Show Barn Thanksgiving Point

6:00pm

Opening Dinner & Keynote sponsored by Lowe's

Thursday April 18, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Barn Thanksgiving Point

8:00pm

Break
Thursday April 18, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Show Barn Thanksgiving Point

9:00pm

A Handmade Pajama Party

Thursday April 18, 2013 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Show Barn Thanksgiving Point
 
Friday, April 19
 

8:30am

Breakfast Break sponsored by World Market

Enjoy coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and snacks courtesy of World Market. 


Friday April 19, 2013 8:30am - 9:00am
Show Barn Thanksgiving Point

9:00am

Keynote

Friday April 19, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Show Barn Thanksgiving Point

10:00am

Break
Friday April 19, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Amber Room Museum of Ancient Life

10:30am

Learn How to Self-Publish Successfully

Have you ever wondered, "How can I create and publish my own ebook?"  Heidi and Maria will walk you through their personal journey of being accomplished self-published authors.  Get expert tips and trips from what they've learned navigating through the world of self-publishing. 



Friday April 19, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Rose Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

10:30am

Upholstery Magic

The first time Brooke (All Things Thrifty) reuphostered a chair she was a nervous wreck. Fast forward to 2013. She is well-known for her upcycling skills and is ready to share her favorite tips and tricks when selecting fabric, tools, furniture, along with how to deconstruct a piece and then put it all back together. 



Friday April 19, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Utah Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

10:30am

Advanced Monetization

This advanced monetization class will cover everything from diversifying your money making efforts, as well as working with sponsors, pitching companies and utilizing an ad server to effectively make the most from your blogging efforts.

Beckie (Infarrantly Creative) will share her tips and tricks for leveraging your social presence and talent to turn your passion into a thriving business.

 



Friday April 19, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Theater Museum of Ancient Life

10:30am

How to Do It All: Tips & Tricks for Juggling Blog, Family & Home

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to do for your blog, shop, DIY/craft projects and still need to take care of kids, husband and home? We have all been there!

In this session you will gain inside secrets from experienced bloggers who have found ways to make it all work. Becky (Organizing Made Fun) and Lisa (The Pennington Point) will encourage you and spark your ideas for staying on track and not feeling like your blog is taking over your life.



Friday April 19, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Velvet Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

11:30am

Lunch with beverages sponsored by Duck Brand
Friday April 19, 2013 11:30am - 1:30pm
Amber Room Museum of Ancient Life

12:00pm

Tulip Festival Shuttle

Enjoy a complimentary pass and shuttle ride to Thanksgiving Point's Tulip Festival.  Last pick up will be at the Visitor Center will be at 1:00 pm. 


Friday April 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
None

12:00pm

Brown Bag Chat & Workshop sponsored by Minwax

Grab your lunch and join author-craftsman Bruce Johnson for a walk through the world of wood refinishing and restoriation. Bruce will provide you with the tips and tricks to create or update beautiful pieces for your home with Minwax wood care and finishing products. 


Speakers

Friday April 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Theater Museum of Ancient Life

1:30pm

DIY Lighting & Electrical Tutorials sponsored by Lowe's

Are you sick of "dirty" lighting like Hollywood strip or boob lights? Learn how to get rid of the R-rated lighting and replace it with new and/or used light fixtures!

Brittany and Sandra will teach you the basics of wiring and how to work with outlets and switches and ceiling fans. They will also share how to update existing fixtures and where to shop for new ones. 

 



Friday April 19, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Utah Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

1:30pm

Working with Google Sketchup

Do you have a DIY idea, but you're not sure it will work? Perhaps you're having trouble visualizing how your idea might come together?

Join Rayan (The Design Confidential) and learn how to sketch up your project in a professional manner using a free drafting graphics program, along with basic carpentry and construction skills. You will never have to scrap your project mid-stream because of a miscalculated error again!

 



Friday April 19, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Velvet Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

1:30pm

1:30pm

Printables with POW!

Learn how to create printables that can become POWerful long-term traffic generators for your blog.

Aimee and Bettijo, from Paging Supermom, will share design tips, software information, formatting, hosting, etiquette and how to increase traffic with simple free printables. 

 



Friday April 19, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Rose Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

2:30pm

Break
Friday April 19, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Amber Room Museum of Ancient Life

3:00pm

How to Paint Anything

Diane (In My Own Style), Natalie (Natty by Design) and Lindsay (Makely School for Girls) have painted just about everything. Learn from their testing and experimentation just how latex, oil, marine, chalk, floor and spray paint work and how/where to use them. 



Friday April 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rose Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

3:00pm

Branding for Bloggers

Let's face it, with hundreds of thousands of blogs emerging every day, branding is more important than ever. Developing a look or a logo is a start, but it takes more than that to establish a truly respected brand - an asset that extends well beyond the blog, shop or product. 

Join personal stylist Becki (Whippy Cake) and designers Lisa (Moxie Pear) and Lara (Less Cake More Frosting) to learn the ins and outs of establishing a solid reputation and the ability to differentiate yourself both in person and online.



Friday April 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Theater Museum of Ancient Life

3:00pm

How to Effectively Use Affiliate Links

Generate consistent income on your blog through affiliate marketing. 

Jessica (The Mom Creative) will take you through a brief overview of what affiliates are, how to determine the right program for you, how to incorporate links into your content and learn what performs well on your blog. 

 



Friday April 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Velvet Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

4:00pm

Break
Friday April 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
SpringHill Suites Marriott

5:00pm

Dinner sponsored by Cricut
Friday April 19, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Show Barn Thanksgiving Point

6:00pm

Girls' Night Out at the Queen Bee Market sponsored by Cricut
Friday April 19, 2013 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Show Barn Thanksgiving Point
 
Saturday, April 20
 

9:00am

Advanced SEO

Content is king, but keywords are key...Key to any successful online site. 

Learn advanced techniques for driving traffic to your site, without losing the tone and style your site's readers have come to enjoy, with Dennis (The Next Corner). 


Saturday April 20, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Theater Museum of Ancient Life

9:00am

Quick & Easy Editing with Photoshop Elements

Beautiful photos strengthen and deepen the stories you tell. Bring your precious photos to life with simple edits in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

In this class Jessica (Jessica Sprague) will teach tips and tricks that will benefit you forever. Leave class with the confidence and skills to create beautiful photos every time. 



Saturday April 20, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am
Velvet Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

9:00am

Succulents & Terrariums

Succulents and terrariums are popping up everywhere, taking center stage in gardens, home decor, parties and weddings. 

Learn how to work with these hardy plants with Cynthia and Margee (Conservation Garden Park) and take home your own miniature terrarium in a necklace. 



Saturday April 20, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am
Rose Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

9:00am

How to Plan, Launch & Grow a Handmade Business

Running a small business is a LOT of work. Join successful entrepreneurs Amy (Amy Cornwell), Diana (Livy Love Designs) and Kate (Vintage Rose Wraps) to learn how to create a successful handmade business. 

Learn the ins and outs of daily operations, the process of selling wholesale and private labeling, as well as going to market. 



Saturday April 20, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am
Utah Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

10:30am

Break
Saturday April 20, 2013 10:30am - 11:00am
Amber Room Museum of Ancient Life

11:00am

Be More Powerful with Ana White Sponsored by Ryobi

Learn to use power tools safely, easily and effectively with Ana White. Ana teams up with Ryobi Tools to share her best tips and tricks using her favorite power tools to help you put more power into your crafting and DIY.  

Over $1500 worth of tools will be given away to attendees, including a mitersaw and stand, cordless nailer, drills, kreg jig and much more.


Speakers

Saturday April 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Show Barn Thanksgiving Point

11:00am

How to Make Google Love Your Blog

In this session, the author of SEO For Creative Bloggers™, Court Tuttle, will detail three fixable issues that are causing serious, negative impact on the Google traffic of many bloggers who are in creative niches. Court will also explain and provide a simple, straight-forward plan that will help your blog to perform better in Google by increasing your quality and relevancy scores fast.



Saturday April 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Rose Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

11:00am

Instahance Your Online Presence with Instagram

With 40 million photos uploaded every day and 8,500 likes per second, Instagram is one of the most popular social tool available. 

Join Instagram experts (Rhonna, Rhonna Designs), Shelley (House of Smiths) and Susan (Freshly Picked) to learn the ins and outs of Instagram use and how to make your photos stand out. 



Saturday April 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Theater Museum of Ancient Life

12:30pm

Ready, SET…CREATE! with Lowe’s

Ready, Set…CREATE! Lowe’s is putting your DIY skills and creativity to the test with some friendly competition. Ten teams of five will have about 60 minutes and a selection of our favorite DIY products to showcase their creative ideas.  Not only will winners earn bragging rights, but they’ll take home some fun Lowe’s prizes to share with their readers! Due to space and time restrictions, this event is limited to 50 attendees. (Non-participating attendees can grab their lunch from the break area and cheer on their favorite teams.)


Saturday April 20, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Show Barn Thanksgiving Point

12:30pm

Lunch with beverages sponsored by MailChimp
Saturday April 20, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Amber Room Museum of Ancient Life

2:30pm

Importing, Organizing & Editing with Lightroom

Lightroom is the key to what industry experts are calling the new digital workflow. Learn with Brooke and Kirsten exactly how to import, organize and edit with this simple software, creating photos that will make your site stand out above others. 



Saturday April 20, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Rose Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

2:30pm

Parties That Wow!

Learn how to create extraordinary events for less with Michelle (Maddycakes Muse) and Mariah (Giggles Galore).

This hands-on workshop will show you how to use a variety of inexpensive items to put the “wow” in your parties without breaking the bank. We’ll explore the planning, budgeting and implementation of an event that gives you the maximum “bang for your buck.”



Saturday April 20, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Velvet Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

2:30pm

Taking It to the Next Level: Working with Virtual Assistants

Spend more time creating and less time on menial every day tasks - the busy work that takes away for the real purpose of your business - by hiring a personal assistant. 

Alissa and Skye will cover when it's time to hire an a virtual assistant, what tasks are best handled by a VA and how to find the perfect assistant for you!



Saturday April 20, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Utah Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

4:00pm

Break
Saturday April 20, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
None

4:30pm

Pattern Drafting for Every Sewing Level

Have you ever wanted to learn flat pattern-drafting but don't feel like you know where to start?

Join Elizabeth and Liz (Simple Simon & Co.) for an introductory class on flat pattern-drafting using your own measurements. In this hands-on class you will learn to understand flat patterning as well develop skills to make a pattern for yourself. You will leave class with a full-sized pattern for a pencil skirt that is specific to your body measurements to ensure a perfect fit. All sewing levels welcome!

 



Saturday April 20, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Utah Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

4:30pm

Poppy Seed Projects Crafting Tips & Tricks

Our most popular hands-on class of 2012 is back! 

Creating on-trend decor for your home should be simple and affordable. Poppy Seed's goal is to help make that happen for everybody, whether you are craft challenged or DIY savvy. Kim and Holly will show you how to get great results and end up with something you will be proud to show off.  

This hands-on class will give you the chance to try out some of Poppy Seed's favorite crafting techniques and go home with one of our latest projects! 

 



Saturday April 20, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Rose Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

4:30pm

Object Photography

Saturday April 20, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Velvet Room Thanksgiving Point Restaurant Building

5:30pm

Break
Saturday April 20, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
SpringHill Suites Marriott

7:00pm

Dinner & Keynote sponsored by Minwax

Saturday April 20, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Show Barn Thanksgiving Point

9:00pm

Closing Party sponsored by Homes.com & ForRent.com
Saturday April 20, 2013 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Show Barn Thanksgiving Point