December Flushing Trip

So I’ve finally had time to take a moment and tell you all about my Winter Cricut Workshop in Flushing, Ohio.

Welcome cake

I have to be honest here, when I first thought of the idea to do something like this, I was super excited, but once I started planning it I became nervous. There were so many questions that could only be answered by doing it, and until it was over my stomach was in butterflies.

As it turns out, there was nothing to worry about. It went fabulously well. So well, that I’m definitely going to be doing it again.

There were five ladies who attended, and although they didn’t all know each other, by the second day it was as if they were old friends.

Rosie and Jennifer

Each one had their own scrap table all to themselves to scrap all day and night, and then we had a dining area set up so that if they wanted to take a break from scrapping (can you imaging??) they could do so.


The house is located in Flushing, Ohio. For those of you not familiar, Flushing is about 20 miles away from Wheeling WV. It’s a small town, rich in history and one step in the Stratton House Inn will prove it. Stratton House Inn was the home of two generations of Quaker millers — and today their famous Whole-Wheat Self-Rising Pancake Flour is a special treat for all guests of Stratton House Inn. We enjoyed them while were there and in the words of one of the ladies they were the “best pancakes I’ve ever had”. Can’t beat that can ya?

Larna arrives

The event started with everyone’s leisurely arrival on Wed night where they were welcomed with my buckeye cake (a chocolate cake topped with peanut butter fudge, followed by chocolate icing, not usually decorated with a Cricut, but it may become a tradition!), and a light meal. Once everyone got settled in, there was no stopping the scrapping. We even got some snow while we were there, and we could just sit in our pajamas and watch!


We did Christmas cards, gift tags, and even learned about SCAL, in addition to the projects everyone chose to learn on their own.

Gift tags

We ate delicious home cooked meals (the highlights were chicken tortilla soup, baked oatmeal, and an ever so tender braised all day pot roast), and just sat around in our pajamas doing what we loved best. It was an awesome time, and I encourage everyone to keep an eye out because we are going to do it again. Keep checking back for more details, or if you are in the area and have a group that’s interested in doing a private crop, contact me and I’ll be glad to set something up!

Group shot

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

3 Responses

  1. cvansyckle Says:

    I’m so jealous…I’m in Arizona and too far away!! It looks like everyone had a blast and all the food sounds sooooo yummy!! Love the Cricut Cake – LOL!! What a Wonderful Crop you did!!

  2. scrapmom49 Says:

    Looks like everyone had a lot of fun. Hope to make the next one!

  3. moolilkm Says:

    It was a GREAT time and the food was fabulous. Looking forward to when I can do it again!!!!

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