Monday, September 30, 2013

The SNAP! Conference: Why we love it, why you should go, and how you might win a ticket.

Guess what!?  We have super exciting news from another of our fabulous sponsors: The SNAP Conference.  One of you will be able to pop this little button into your sidebar, because you'll be....

SNAP! Conference
One lucky SoCal Social atendee is going to go home with a ticket to the 2014 SNAP Conference!  (A $350 value!!!)  You might actually win a ticket before you can buy one, since tickets don't go on sale until October 24th at 9:00 MST

The 2014 SNAP Conference will be held April 24 - 26 at the Little American Hotel in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah.  There will be amazing speakers, panels and work shops, fantastic creative bloggers, great food and an over-all phenomenal experience.

Tauni Everett is the charming genius behind SNAP.  I think she's the Willy Wonka of conferences (but without the oompa loompas and that creepy boat that goes too fast in the chocolate river.)  She creates a warm and wonderful experience for her guests and thinks up all sorts of fun touches and details.  Last year we had a crafting pajama party, for crying out loud!

Be sure to check out the blog post on the SNAP website for the full details on the venue and registration.  We have been to the SNAP Conference both years of its existence and we have October 24th at 8:00 am (PST) on our calendars to make sure we get our tickets to this year's.  There is a $100 discount for the first 50 tickets sold if you use the promo code: FIRST50.  (Of course maybe you won't need to worry about that because you'll already have WON your ticket at the SoCal Social.)

Tauni is an awesome supporter of the SoCal Social and we are so excited that she is donating a ticket to SNAP!  Now here is an important detail for the ticket giveaway:  It is non-transferable... do not enter the raffle if you will not be able to travel to Salt Lake City and attend the conference in April.  You won't be able to let a friend use it if you can't go, you can't sell it, etc.  With that in mind, please look into whether or not the trip will be feasible for you before entering the raffle on October 19th.

Good luck, and maybe we'll see you in Salt Lake City in April!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sponsor Hightlight: Amy Cornwell Designs

I have a confession. I am all about gorgeous jewelry! If that's you too - then you will LOVE Amy Cornwell Designs!

I can personally vouch for the beauty and quality of Amy's jewelry, since I own several pieces myself. (I may be addicted. just sayin.)

It is all so pretty and stylish - in addition to being super high quality!

Amy has just released her Fall Collection and it is AMAZING. Here are a few of my favorites.

So gorgeous right?!

One of Amy's best sellers is this True Love Ring. I love this one too! I wear mine everyday.

Amy makes everything from rings to necklaces, earrings, charms, and more! Take a look at these pretty leather cuffs -

You are definitely going to want to head over and take a look all around the store! Amy also writes a blog, you can follow along with her adventures and get info on the shop as well!
In fact, if you hurry over, she is having a giveaway to celebrate her new collection! It's only open for 3 more days so you want to scoot on over there and enter!

You can find Amy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest too! Oh and she has an Instagram shop too - you can get some great deals on her cute jewelry there! So go visit and say hi!

We are so excited that Amy is a part of the SoCal Social this year!

Friday, September 13, 2013

SoCal Social: The Ribbon Retreat

We are so excited to welcome back The Ribbon Retreat as a sponsor for this year's SoCal Social!

The Ribbon Retreat Logo
The Ribbon Retreat is one of my go-to sources for online fabric and ribbon shopping! They have a really fabulous selection of both and I know I can always find what I need at a great price!
Designer Fabrics
Let me show off some of my favorite finds!
They carry so many pretty ribbons! They have everything from simple satin to gorgeous Jacquards!
They also have a huge selection of fabrics!
And that isn't all of it!

You'll also want to check out and follow The Ribbon Retreat blog. They post tutorials all the time for sewing, ribbon and crafting projects! Really fun stuff.

They also have patterns, notions, hardware, and lots more! Make sure you head over and look around - you will find lots of fun things for your upcoming projects!

You can keep up with The Ribbon Retreat on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest - and if you subscribe to their newsletter you get all kinds of sale info and coupon codes! Sweet!

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

SoCal Social Ticket Giveaway!

We are sooo excited about this year's SoCal Social!

We are lining up fabulous sponsors this year and we have some new shops to bring you as well for the Swag Walk - it is going to be a blast!

The fun is right around the corner and to celebrate we thought it would be a great idea to have a Ticket Giveaway!

You can enter here to win a Ticket for One to the SoCal Social!
And yes, if you have already purchased your ticket, we will refund you. We're nice like that. ;)

If you're not sure what The SoCal Social is, you can check out this post for lots of info, as well as our FAQ page.
If you can't wait to Register - you can do so here. There aren't many tickets left so don't wait too long. We'd hate for you to miss out!

You can enter on the Rafflecopter Widget below - we can't wait to see you at the event!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Make sure you check back often here at the blog, we are going to be bringing you info about some of our sponsors starting later in the week!

Good Luck!