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2024 Spring Retreat Cancelled

We are so sad to announce there won’t be a 2024 Spring Retreat. 🙁 This decision was not easy for us to make but is necessary given recent developments in our personal lives. Over the past few months, unforeseen family obligations and significant life changes have arisen, requiring immediate attention and presence. As much as we were looking forward to our retreat and the opportunity to laugh and connect with you all, we must prioritize family and personal responsibilities at this time. We are hopeful we can schedule our 2024 Fall Retreat if things have settled a bit. In the meantime, we hope you are still making time for yourselves to craft and fill your buckets. Thank you for your understanding and support. We

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Photos from Fall Retreat

Fall Retreat was so much fun! We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. We loved seeing your creativity, your kindness toward each other, and your enthusiasm for all things crafty! Here are a few highlights. Our theme was “Born for This” and Esther hit it out of the park with the beautiful decorations. We felt the crowns and stars were the perfect complement to the theme. And we always have to throw in a little “Ruby Bucket-ness” as well. This year our fundraiser was for a sweet family that recently lost their vibrant daughter in a tragic car accident. Thank you so much for helping us spread love and kindness.  Welcome gifts in the Ruby trunk!

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Schedule for Fall Retreat 2023

Retreat is just two short weeks away! Can you feel the excitement? We have some amazing classes planned, our vendors are gathering all their creations for our much anticipated boutique , and we are adding the finishing touches to make retreat as special as possible. Here is a look at the schedule of events. Friday night we have a fun surprise planned. You don’t need to bring anything for it but yourselves. 🙂 We still have a few class spots left. If you haven’t had a chance to sign up yet, check them out here. If you have registered for retreat, you should have received an email with a private link to sign up for classes. Please reach out if

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Class Registration Coming Up

Class registration for the Ruby Bucket Fall Retreat begins Monday, September 18th. We have great classes and they always sell out quickly! Choices include scrapbooking layouts, cards, jewelry, and a wood project. You must be registered for the retreat to sign up for classes. Those who are registered will be sent a special link at 7:00 a.m. Monday, September 18th.  Hurry…..you don’t want to miss out! Early Bird pricing is still available through September 25th.   Register for Retreat

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Deadlines for Fall Retreat

Do you feel Autumn in the air? Fall Retreat is sneaking up on us and we don’t want you to miss out on these important deadlines: Dates to Remember:  Class Registration Starts 9/18/23Special Hotel Rate Ends 9/19/23 (check your email for a link)Early Bird Pricing Ends 9/25/23   Remember, you must be registered for retreat in order to sign up for classes. We hope you will join us October 20-21! Register Here

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Meet Our New Teachers

We are so excited to welcome two new teachers to our lineup for Fall Retreat! You may recognize these cute ladies since they have been attending Ruby Bucket for a few years. They are both so talented and we can’t wait for you to see what they have planned for their class. Jeanine Jeanine has loved decorative painting for more than 40 years.  She has added beading, stamping, and chalking to her repertoire.  She loves to create something wonderful from raw materials.  Jeanine has sold her craft creations in booths, taught classes in painting, taught greeting card creation as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for over 15 years, and has gifted crafts here and abroad.  Her favorite snacks are licorice and

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It’s Who You Are

I was given the name Esther Janet Jensen when I was born. I was named after two amazing, strong women. My first name, Esther, came from Queen Esther in the Bible. I remember a few years ago when my friend Heather said, “You must be such a great person to be named after Esther in the Bible. That is such a huge name to live up to. If I was named after Esther, I would feel like I could never do anything wrong or make a mistake.” My eyes got really big and I remember thinking, “Well great, thank you very much!! Now I feel like I will never measure up or be good enough no matter what I do!”

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Cards for Kindness

This year at Spring Retreat, we decided to change things up a little bit for our charity event. We are thrilled to support the Cards for KindnessÂź initiative at Scrapbook.com! Since our theme at retreat is “She Designed a Life She Loved,” we thought this went perfectly with the mission of Cards for KindnessÂź which is “a handmade card for anyone who needs it.” Cards for KindnessÂź is a global initiative that centers around uplifting others and spreading happiness to anyone who could use an emotional boost, cheer, or a reminder of how loved they are. Volunteer card makers from around the world send in handmade cards. Then, Cards for KindessÂź distributes those cards to organizations that support people in

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Retreat Schedule for Spring 2023

Can you believe Spring Retreat is just two short weeks away? The schedule is posted below and we are finishing up all the special details. Friday night we are having a Crafty Creation Showcase, which will be so much fun! We would love for you to bring your favorite handmade creation to show and tell about. It can be something you have created, an item someone else has made and given to you, or a meaningful heirloom passed down. We can’t wait to hear about your favorite treasures. We still have a few class spots left. If you haven’t had a chance to sign up yet, check them out here. If you have registered for retreat, you should have received

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Spring Retreat Classes are Here

We always love announcing our classes for retreat and this Spring is no exception! Take a look to see what our talented teachers are offering. If you have registered for retreat, you should have received an email with instructions on how to sign up for classes. If you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late. Just click the button below. We would love to have you join us! Retreat Registration Class Information

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