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Thursday, October 11, 2018

PLEASE Bring A Cup w/A Lid

Just a reminder: 

We are no longer supplying cups for coffee/water, etc. Please be sure to pack a cup with a lid for use in the crop rooms during the weekend!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Album Embossing Options

We are very glad to have Michelle Humphreys embossing albums during our weekend! To help you plan on what album parts to bring to the Sheraton, here are the dies she has to offer and a copy of her order form. Michelle will be taking orders Friday only, beginning at 6 pm in the 2nd floor Petoskey room.  Please contact Michelle if you have any questions – her contact info is listed on the order form.




order form

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Early Bird Pricing Extended!

The holiday weekend threw us for a loop – you, too?  It’s ok – you still have time to save $20 if you have your registration postmarked by Friday, Sept. 7th!

If you want to attend the weekend (or have any questions) and need to connect with an organizer, please contact either Kathy, Debi or Lisa by clicking the links below:

Kathy Birchfield at

Debi Evans at

or Lisa Graham at

October Weekend

Monday, August 13, 2018

Early Bird Pricing Ends Soon!!

Please be sure to have your registration postmarked by September 1st to take advantage of the Early Bird pricing & save $20!!

The retreat organizers have sent out information but if you’re not on a mailing list and want to attend the weekend (or have any questions) please contact either Kathy, Debi or Lisa by clicking the links below:

Kathy Birchfield at

Debi Evans at

or Lisa Graham at

October 2018 Weekend at the Novi Sheraton

Tentative Dates for 2019

THESE ARE NOT FINALIZED but are most likely the dates we’ll be scrapbooking at the Sheraton in 2019.  When the contracts are signed & the dates are booked (hopefully by the end of this week)we’ll post them on the right side of the blog under “Future Camp Crop-A-Lot Dates.”

November 15-17 NEW

March 15-17

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Scenes from March 2017

Congratulations to Denise, our Spring Queen of the Crop!! 

Denise was treated to a basket full of goodies that included hand made items for the layouts she planned on working on during the weekend, favorite snacks and more!

Everyone loves door prizes!!  

Congratulations to Amy, our Fall 2018 Queen of the Crop!!0187105c3b7cb9457b557967ba8c5132ac1e8e3b63

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Menu for Spring 2018

* Denotes Gluten Free

Other items may be gluten free as well but we’ve asked the hotel to make sure these denoted items are gluten free.



Garden salad*

Build your own taco bar with ground beef* & refried beans*

Chips & salsa

Cinnamon tortillas with vanilla sauce

Iced Tea & assorted sodas


Breakfast – anytime in the snack room

Yogurt* & various breakfast breads.


Soup & Salad Buffet

Minestrone soup

Build Your Own Chicken Caesar Salad

(Gluten free chicken strips)*

Seasoned potato chips

Chocolate mousse

Coffee, Tea & Lemonade


Pasta Salad

Chicken Piccata
Wild rice pilaf
Chef's choice of vegetables

Coffee, tea & assorted soft drinks

Assorted desserts



Scrambled eggs,* bacon,* potatoes* & fresh fruit,*

assorted pastries.  Tea, coffee & juice


Build your own sandwich

Assorted breads, lunchmeats* & cheeses*

Grilled veggies*


Iced tea & lemonade