479-531-8518 (between the hours of 9am and 8pm Central
Croppin' Train; c/o Dora Poage; PO Box 982; Bentonville, AR 72712-0982

Imagine a weekend devoted exclusively to you and your favorite hobby... SCRAPBOOKING!


Monday, January 8, 2018

Girls & Dolls Valentine Party

Hobby House invites your favorite girl and her 18" doll to our Girls & Dolls Valentine Party! The girls will enjoy a light luncheon (menu to be announced), then some crafting for themselves and their dolls. There will a photo booth, and digital images will be supplied to you electronically afterwards. We are limited on space, so must ask that no other children be brought to the event. There will be space provided for one adult per child, with a beverage and snack for those adults wishing to stay. 
Sunday, February 11, from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Hobby House (213 NW A Street - Bentonville). $20 per child; pre-payment required.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Spring 2018 Croppin' Train Scrapbook Retreat

Our next big Retreat is May 4-6, 2018 (National Scrapbook Week-end), at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. We open the doors at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, and close up at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. You can crop as late as you want to; we open on Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m.
Your hotel stay, breakfast (Saturday and Sunday) and dinner (Friday and Saturday) are all included in the cost of the Retreat.
Single - $388
Double - $265
Triple - $230
Quadruple - $215
Crop only (all week-end) with no hotel or food - $140
Friday only (no food) - $40
Saturday only (no food) - $70
Hotel rooms have 2 Queen beds. Mini-fridge and microwave are not in all rooms, but we do request them when needed.
Each person has their own 6' or 8' table to crop at. We bring all of our stamping and scrapbooking tools for you to use, including, but not limited to: Cricut Expressions, over 100 cartridges, over 300 stamp sets, inks, over 100 punches, embossing powder, heat gun, light box, crop-a-dile, Big Shot, Cuttlebug, embossing folders, and dies.
We also have a Boxcar Store, where you can purchase card stock (American Crafts textured), designer papers (BoBunny, Photo Play, etc.), paper collection kits (Simple Stories, Echo Park, Photo Play, etc.), adhesives, stickles, glitter paste, and other embellishments.
We supply a Welcome Aboard goodie bag, along with two project kits and, for those that pay full registration early, an Early Bird scrapbook kit. A non-refundable $50 deposit will hold your spot at the Retreat. The Early Bird registration (full payment) deadline is March 26; otherwise, full payment is due by April 23.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

GIRLS NIGHT OUT - Cookie Decorating with Bentonville Baking Co. (October 18, 2016)

WHAT:  Girls Night Out at the Hobby House with Bentonville Baking Co.
WHEN:  Tuesday, October 18;  7:00 p.m.
COST:     $40 per person (see PayPal link or call 479-531-8518)
WHERE:  Hobby House - 213 NW "A" Street

If you've always wanted to try your hand at decorating shaped sugar cookies, here's your chance!  Gwen and the Gang from Bentonville Baking Co. will be at the Hobby House on Tuesday, October 18, with cookies, frosting and tools for you to get started with this fun hobby.  We will also have a Popcorn Bar and beverages to take care of the before and after munchies.  Not only will you take home a batch of beautifully decorated cookies, we'll also provide a few packaging ideas to take you through the Fall / Winter holiday season. 

We have a seating limit of 18 for this fun evening, so grab a friend or two, and sign up right away to make sure we have spots for you!  You can use the PayPal link to the right, or call us at 479-531-8518.

Sunday, August 28, 2016


Thanks to all for your patience as we’ve been working on the details for a new Croppin’ Train Fall Retreat venue.  Here we go….

WHEN:  December 2-4, 2016

WHERE:  Best Western Inn of the Ozarks - 207 W Van Buren – Eureka Springs


               $265.00 per person, based on double occupancy

               $230.00 per person, based on triple occupancy

               $215.00 per person, based on quadruple occupancy

               $388.00 per person, based on single occupancy

               Crop only – all week-end (Dinner Friday and Saturday, no Breakfast, no sleeping room) - $140.00 per person

               Friday Crop Only (Dinner, no Breakfast, no sleeping room) - $40.00 per person

               Saturday Crop Only (Dinner, no Breakfast, no sleeping room) - $70.00 per person

               Sunday Crop Only (no food) - $35.00 per person

FOOD:  Dinner Friday and Saturday night – INCLUDED with full week-end registration

               Breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning – INCLUDED with full week-end registration


               No form to fill out!

Reserve your spot with only $50.00 – PayPal, Credit or Debit card, Check

Call (479-531-8518) or email (

Checks should be made payable to “Croppin’ Train” and sent to P.O. Box 982 – Bentonville, AR 72712

Early Bird Registration:  October 16 (full payment)


               Secret Scrapper - sign-up by November 2; information to be sent out November 4

               Exchange Station

               Garage Sale will be held at the Hobby House (date to be announced)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

"Fall" 2016 Retreat

It looks like our "Fall" 2016 Retreat will become a "Winter" 2016 Retreat.  We were unable to secure space at the Embassy Suites, so, instead have been looking at Eureka Springs.  Right now, we are looking at December 2-4.  Once we finalize everything, we will provide details for location, pricing, etc.  We hope to have details available in early August.  Stay tuned....

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Hobby House

The Hobby House is located just one block off the Bentonville Square, we have 10 twin beds and, more importantly, ten 6’ tables with office chairs on wheels! That’s right – no sharing required!

Everything you need to enjoy a hobby-filled week-end! Bedding, towels, kitchen for cooking (or just re-heating!), internet, and a well-stocked crafting supply area (all the items we take to our weekend retreat will be here). You just have to bring your comfy clothes, those fuzzy slippers, and your personal crafting supplies.

The Hobby House can be all yours from 9:00 a.m. on Friday to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday – come and go as you like. Take a short walk to the Square to enjoy the dining and shopping available – or just spend a few quiet moments contemplating your next project. There is a new Neighborhood Market across the street too. We will come by at some point over the weekend and open the Boxcar Store (for crafting supplies). It is located within the Hobby House.

Weekend rental fee is $510.00 (up to 6 people) – Each additional person (up to a maximum of 10) is $85.00 per person. All prices will have 13.5% tax added to them. You can add Thursday and/or Monday for only $28 per person, per day. It is only $50 to hold your weekend.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

2016 Croppin’ Train Hobby House Schedule

Please bring adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors and score tool to all classes unless noted otherwise.
* Bring a friend to class, someone that has never been, and cost is only $15 each.
Jan 5th – Spinner Card Class – 5 projects for $15
Jan 12th – Advanced “Card” Class – 3 projects for $15
Jan 15th to 17th – Hosted Crop. 10am Friday to 3pm Sunday. 4 meals. $100 plus tax.
Feb 9th –Card Class – 5 projects for $20*
Feb 23rd – Advanced “Card” Class – 3 projects for $20*
Feb 26th to 28th – Cut Loose Crop. 10am Friday to 3pm Sunday. All about Silhouette/Cricut. We will teachdifferent projects/techniques. $125 plus tax.
Mar 1st –Card Class – 5 projects for $20*
Mar 18th to 20th – Retreat at the Embassy
Mar 29th –Card Class – 5 projects for $20*
Apr 1st – Anniversary Crop 5pm to midnight. No cost. Details to come.
Apr 5th – Advanced “Card” Class – 3 projects for $20*
Apr 12th - Envelope Album Class taught by Keri
Apr 19th - Bible Journaling taught by Keri
May 10th –Card Class – 5 projects for $20*
May 20th to 22nd – Hosted Crop. 10am Friday to 3pm Sunday. 4 meals. $125 plus tax
May 24th – Advanced “Card” Class – 3 projects for $20*
Jun 14th –Card Class – 5 projects for $20*
Jun 24th to 26th – Christmas in June Hosted Crop. 10am Friday to 3pm Sunday. We will teach several
projects. $125 plus tax
Jun 28th – Advanced “Card” Class – 3 projects for $20*
Jul 12th –Card Class – 5 projects for $20*
Jul 26th – Advanced “Card” Class – 3 projects for $20*
Aug 9th –Card Class – 5 projects for $20*
Aug 23rd – Advanced “Card” Class – 3 projects for $20*
Aug 26th to 28th – Hosted Crop. 10am Friday to 3pm Sunday. 4 meals. $125 plus tax.
Sept 13th –Card Class – 5 projects for $20*
Sept 16th to 18th – Cut Loose Crop. 10am Friday to 3pm Sunday. All about Silhouette/Cricut. We will
teach different projects/techniques. $125 plus tax.
Sept 27th – Advanced “Card” Class – 3 projects for $20*
Oct 11th –Card Class – 5 projects for $20*
Oct 21st to 23rd – Retreat at the Embassy
Oct 25th – Advanced “Card” Class – 3 projects for $20*
Nov 1st –Card Class – 5 projects for $20*
Nov 8th – Advanced “Card” Class – 3 projects for $20*
Nov 15th – Turkey Day Projects
Dec 1st – Last Minute Christmas Cards Class – 5 projects for $20*
Dec 2nd to 4th – Semi hosted crop (no meals) $100 plus tax.
Dec 6th – Gift Giving class (boxes, gift card holders, etc.)
Dec 8th - Class

Dates subject to change