Wow. We are humbled, grateful and excited about the many individuals who have applied to participate as speakers at SNAP!
Going through the 200 plus applications that we received, creating classes and developing the perfect panels has taken far more time than we had imagined.
Though we still have speakers to extend invitations to and confirm, we know you’re anxious to learn who will be joining us.
So without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to the first group of speakers who will be joining us next April. We anticipate making additional announcements as early as next week!
Amy Anderson, Mod Podge Rocks
I run Mod Podge Rocks, a site all about glue. I am a 34-year-old transplant from Seattle living in Atlanta, Georgia. I have been knitting for 18 years, sewing for longer and decoupaging for just a few. I do all of these things on a daily basis, or at least as much as I can.
Ana White, Ana-White (Knock-Off Wood)
Ana White is a mother and homemaker from Alaska. She is also the author of Ana-White.com, a blog helping millions build furniture with simple techniques, basic tools and off the shelf lumber. She has been featured in several publications, contributes to HGTV.com, and is due to release her first book in the Summer of 2012.
Ashley Hackshaw, Lil Blue Boo
After spending 6 years in Investment Banking and getting an MBA in between, Ashley decided to pursue her passion in the creative world. Now she runs the successful Lil Blue Boo clothing line and clothing pattern line and DIY website. Ashley also writes daily for Babble.com’s The New Home Ec.
Brittany, Pretty Handy Girl
Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl) writes a blog of tutorials empowering people to complete their own DIY project. From a young age, her father and mother taught her and her two sisters that they could do anything. Their childhood home was always under construction, so they learned about home improvement and home repair first hand.
Cindy Hopper, Skip to My Lou
From hosting a shrimp boil and sewing gifts to celebrating holidays, you will find it all at Skip To My Lou.
Cindy uses her formal training in Art Education and practical experience as a mother of three to celebrate the joy of creating.
Emily Allison, Decor Chick
I’m just a girl who likes pretty things and continually strives to decorate our home to reflect our family. I want to encourage women to be brave and use those power tools (and spray paint) to create spaces they will love, instead of just living with mediocre. I have learned a lot about me and finding my style since I started blogging.
Gina Luker, Shabby Creek Cottage
A mom of two girls, Gina is the founder of The Shabby Creek Cottage blog & online shop. Along with her husband (aka Mr. SCC), she shares her tips & tutorials on creating a custom home for a fraction of the budget on her blog and offers a line of handmade home decor.
Maggie Whitley, Gussy Sews
My name is Maggie Whitley, but you can call me Gussy. I’m the owner & designer of a blog, as well as a handmade shop, both called Gussy Sews. On my blog I share my adventure of quitting my day job in May 2010, about 18 months after I taught myself how to sew. I live in Minneapolis, MN with my hubby, Zack and our puppy, Bauer.
Heather Mann, Dollar Store Crafts
Heather Mann of Dollar Store Crafts specializes in transforming inexpensive materials into stylish and simple craft projects. She hosts a weekly Twitter chat for aspiring bloggers in the DIY/Craft niche (#crafterminds, Mondays at 1pm Pacific), and mentors bloggers at Crafterminds.com. She is also co-host of the craft show “Get a Little Creative.”
Kari Sweeten, U Create
Kari Sweeten is the owner and editor of Ucreate, a hobby blog which features the latest tutorials and trends from talented crafters around the world. She comes from a creative line of women and has been a “crafty gal” most of her life. Kari has been an entrepreneur since 2002 when she started a scrapbook-based business called Sisters By Design, LLC.
Lindsey Cheney, The Pleated Poppy
i’m lindsey cheney. i am married to an incredibly supportive husband and am mom to 3 littles. my days are full of sewing, trying to enjoy home schooling, crafting, snuggling, avoiding the laundry and sneaking bites of chocolate. i am also the fabric-hoarding, late-night working girl behind the pleated poppy.
Stacy Risenmay, Not Just a Housewife
I am the stay at home mom to 4 little boys which is perfect since I was a tom boy growing up. I have been decorating, building and refinishing furniture, and painting for over 11 years. I just started blogging about it in September 2010. I love power tools, Home Depot, and gardening.