About Us

Crafters Dream Retreat has been a dream of friends Cheri and Cristiana for a while and in 2022 they decided to make it happen.

Cheri and Cristiana are both huge fans of scrapbook weekends and events like CKU. With these events becoming increasingly scarce, they want to fill a missing piece of the crafting experience in the Houston area.

Cheri brings 15 years of scrapbook event planning experience to Crafter’s Dream Retreats. In 2007, she created Kaitlyn’s Crop to raise funds for the Kaitlyn Vallery Foundation, set up in her memory of her daughter Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn’s Crop has grown from a one-day crop with 75 croppers to a four-day event, with 400 registered crafters coming to the 2023 weekend. From the first crop in 2007, Cheri has put her heart and soul into the planning of the crop down to the smallest detail. She works hard alongside her team, to make sure Kaitlyn’s Crop is the best crop ever and that everyone who attends goes away with a full heart.

Cristiana joined the Kaitlyn Vallery Foundation in 2014 and has been involved with scrapbooking event planning since then. But her love for these types of events started years before. She loved going to scrapbooking events; on her return she was happy and energized. Even though being a full-time mom of 4 was very fulfilling she realized that women need time to fellowship with other likeminded women and spend hours being creative without lots of interruptions. It was then when she felt the tug in her heart to do this and reach as many women as possible.

Together they will bring attention to detail, the individualized touch and all the extra sparkle that people have come to expect at Kaitlyn’s Crop but on a smaller scale. Their goal is to curate weekends with scrapbook designers and a small group of crafters in an intimate learning space where we all get to know each other better and create beautiful projects

“if you got a dream, chase it .. ‘cause a dream won’t chase you back”. Here’s to chasing our dreams