Scrapbooking Events – Downers Grove, Buffalo Grove and Aurora, IL.

Our Buffalo Grove and Aurora Scrapbooking Events are no-frills crops designed for those watching their budget, diet or who just like the freedom to choose their own meals and crop at a spectacular weekend!


Downer’s Grove Events – $85

  • OttLight High Definition Light at Every Table (2018 events only)
  • 23″x17″ Self-Healing Cutting Mat At Every Table
  • 1 Table Per Scrapper
  • Breakfast Saturday (Hotel Room Guests Only)
  • Breakfast Sunday (Hotel Room Guests Only)
  • Raffles
  • Complete Library of Cricut Cartridges Free for use
  • FREE Scrapbooking Products available for use
  • Enjoy a great massage at special retreat rates!

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Cathy’s Cozy Crops – No Frills Buffalo Grove $65

  • We will have a full library of Cricut Catridges available.


Cathy’s Cozy Crops – Aurora  $85
We have added a New No-Frills Date & Special Pricing For 9/14-16/18.
Please See the Registration Page!

  • 23″x17″ Self-Healing Cutting Mat At Every Table
  • 1 Table Per Scrapper
  • Games & Prizes
  • Complete Library of Cricut Cartridges Free for use
  • Free Use of Expression Machine (Please bring your own mat)
  • Free Use of Embossing Folders
  • Free use of stamps and inks
  • Free Use of Punches
  • Soft drinks, coffee & tea available free all weekend
  • Snacks
  • Breakfast Saturday (Hotel Room Guests Only)*
  • Breakfast Sunday (Hotel Room Guests Only)*
  • Enjoy a great massage at special retreat rates!
  • Scrap Room Open Friday 12pm to Sunday 5pm

* The hotel asked us to remind our guests to please make hotel room reservations at least 30 days prior to an event in order to get the room discount, free breakfast, etc. You must use our link or be sure to mention you are with us when you call to make the reservation! If you book via ARP, AAA,, etc, you will not be guaranteed a room discount or free breakfast. Please read your own discount plan to find out what it may offer if you book through them. We highly recommend booking your room through our site of by use of our code provided.  Thank you.


CLICK-HERE  For Event Hours, Location, Pricing & Hotel Information

CLICK-HERE  To Register For A Scrapbooking Event



See what they're saying about us

  • Finally made it to my first scrap event (an all day scrap). Cathy is so nice; she does an amazing job putting the whole event together! My group had a blast!
    Ashton M
  • Great time at the September retreat-creativity flowed, fun time, great organization, relaxed atmosphere! Definitely planning to attend again!
    Donna W
  • What a great weekend! Plenty of supplies to use, friendly people and yummy cookies! Oh yeah, and I'm getting some long overdue scrapbooking done too. :) Thanks Cathy!
    Lorrie W
  • I feel blessed to have been a part of such a wonderful weekend. Always a good time!
    Suzanne E.
  • Absolutely fun time! Cathy makes it relaxing and fun to go to a real retreat. The only work is hauling in all your tools of the trade. Must join one of these!
    Suzanne V
  • Love Love Love scrapping at A Passion for Scrappin' weekend retreats!!!
    Dana T
  • At Cathy's retreat you are never alone, upon arrival until you leave, you are surrounded by people who share the same passion as you....SCRAPBOOKING! Cathy is always an arm lengths away and it's a 24 HOUR crop. That's important to me bc I kinda stay up late.......whatever you need it's here. Come check it out :)
    Jenny G
  • Always a 5 star event!! Thanks Cathy for another great time!! My mind thanks you also!!
  • Love love love this retreat! Always fun, always super productive! Cathy is awesome!!
  • Had a GREAT time. I can't believe how much I got done! Cathy you did a wonderful job. Best scrap weekend I've ever been to!! Can't wait to come again!!
  • I had so much fun. I so enjoyed meeting everyone there! Cathy, you are the best hostess! Thank you for everything!
  • Another wonderful scrap booking weekend!
  • Having the best time with my Scrappin' Sisters BFF at the retreat!!!!!! Thanks for the good time Cathy and friends!!!
  • OMG, we had a blast! My friends and scrapped from Friday noon non-stop. By saturday night (3am) I started to see "doubles". But I got my second wind when I won the "who done it" game! Who would ever think that someone could win awesome scrapping supplies at 3am in the morning! I couldn't go up to my room because we were having so much fun, I didn't want to miss anything! You did a fantastic job of making your retreat so much fun but yet informative as well. I learned a lot about some of the new tools and products coming out. Thank you so much and we will definitely be back again and again!
    Terri M
  • "We love attending your retreats. We specially like the fact that it is large enough to meet lots of great women yet small enough where you give us personal attention and we feel like a family! We have been to many retreats where there are a huge amount of scrappers and felt like we were "lost in the shuffle". You also don't "nickel and dime" us like some others will. Oh, and the food is great too! Can't wait till the next retreat!"
    Marsha & Diane
  • "Everything exceeded my expectations! I can't wait to come back!"
  • "This weekend has been wonderful and your retreat is by far the best I have ever been to. Every detail has been thought of & you do a wonderful job of making each guest feel welcome. We will definitely be back."
  • "I attend several retreats a year from small to medium to huge. Your retreat is by far my favorite. The event is well organized and planned. The games are interactive and fun. The prizes have been wonderful. The atmosphere is relaxed. Everyone is friendly and interacts with one another. At other retreats I've been to people stay to themselves. At your retreat, I never felt like anyone is a stranger. We laughed hysterically all weekend! Thank you."
    Melissa G