SNAP recap

Snap-Conference-Date-Logo I think I’m probably the last of 300 bloggers to finally get my post on about SNAP – but I’ve never been quick on the draw 🙂 First and foremost, I gotta give a standing ovation to the gang that put it together. SNAP was one of the best experiences that I’ve had in the 3 years I’ve been blogging. I’ve been to a handful of conferences now, and these girls really knew how to work it out.

IMG_6531 Let me admit: I never go to enough classes. You’d think since I paid my own way to go that I’d be in every class scribbling down copious notes on every word. I’m a slacker, though. I did go to one class on how to work with publishers, since I’d really like to start thinking about writing a book soon. Like a real book. It’s a pipe dream, but a girl’s gotta have dreams, right? So instead of scurrying to grab a seat for every session, I took the time to get to know other bloggers. That’s my favorite part.

room 211 Back row, left to right: me, Lisa P., Karen, Lisa L. Front row, left to right: Heather, Ana & Amanda

Along with my favorite people, Lisa P, Lisa L, Karen, I also spent the majority of my time with our new friend, Amanda.

head shot Here’s where I gotta stop and say THANK YOU to Amanda for taking a new headshot of me. I’ve never, ever had a decent one – I’m simply not photogenic. She spent for-ev-ah working with me to get a shot that doesn’t make me cringe. Mr. SCC is in love with it, so that works for me 🙂

IMG_6550Like always, I never get enough photos. I did get tons of the gorgeous tulips that were everywhere, though! So many that the scent was divine… heaven must smell like tulips in bloom…

ruthie header So what did I do? I talked. And talked. And talked. I met Ruthie from What’s Cooking with Ruthie, and heard her heartwarming story of how her grandmother inspired her to start her blog.

we love citrus I also met Ana from We Love Citrus. We spoke right after my session on taking your creative business to the next level, and I instantly fell in love with her. She’s funny & smart and just plain amazing.

shabby nest Finally, after a long time of being blogging buddies, I finally got to meet Wendy from The Shabby Nest. She’s a girl after my own heart, and I’m so happy that we finally got to be real friends (and not just “imaginary” ones!)

sewing loft From the day I arrived, I was really excited to see Heather from The Sewing Loft. We’d met briefly at The Creative Connection last year, but not long enough to really get to know each other. Karen (aka The Graphics Fairy) connected us again and I am so glad that she did. We had a great breakfast & got to spend a bit of time together, and I can’t wait to work with her soon.
Soooo… to recap: I didn’t get my school girl on, but I did make a batch of new friends.

Oh! and to finish off SNAP I got my groove on dancing with all my homegirls like Traci, Rhoda, Becki, Shelley, Brittany, Jen & so many others.

Here’s to next year… I know it’s gonna be ah-maz-in’!
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About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. Lookin’ good, Gina!! That head shot is stunning, my friend. 🙂 I’m glad you had a good time and am super happy to hear that you thought it was so good. I thought it was spectacular and am ready for next year already. 😉

  2. I absolutely LOVE that headshot! I’m glad you had fun at Snap! 🙂

  3. You said it so well….it was a great conference. I would do it next year in-a-heartbeat. You are beautiful! Lisa~

  4. Gina… it was SO nice to meet you at Snap! What a fun time and thanks for the feature too! Love ya girl

  5. it was so amazing and joyful and refreshing and fun to spend time with you and “the girls”. thank you for being you. I’m constantly inspired and in awe of who you are! xooxoxxo, lisa

  6. It bears repeating that your new profile pic is stunning! It was great to see you again, of course. 🙂

  7. The profile pic is beautiful. You have eyes that tell me you are a sweet girl! I, too, do not have a good photo of myself, either.

    I am glad you had great girl bonding time. Whether you attended classes or not, girl time always rejuvenates the soul and will make you more motivated and inspired once you get home.

    I am hoping to go to my first conference (Haven), but it is sold out and I am on waitlist. If I don’t make it this year, I WILL make it next! I guess God will let me know if it is meant to be or not. My husband has been out of work for three months due to back problems and I am sure there are better places that I could be spending the money, but no where I would rather spend it!


  8. I love love LOVE that photo of you! And it sounds like you had an absolute blast! Welcome home! Now git ta work. 🙂


  9. I think that photo of you is beeeeeutiful! I loved meeting you and am looking forward to seeing you again soon! xoxo

  10. Thanks for the love 🙂 xoxo, ana

  11. I am so glad we had time chat and connect at this conference but truth be told- it went by way too fast!!
    Lovin’ the new profile pic!

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