Yesterday I had a total blast at Monique's “Christmas in July” National Scrapbook Day Crop! Yeah, it was not yet July and not really NSD but hey, it's what you make it, right? There were tons of games, Christmas decor, yummy snacks and food, and even Christmas dinner with ham and turkey! It was a total blast and I am glad that my friend Aprile invited me – it was great to spend more time with friends Aprile, Maria, Kathie, and Pattycake as well as make some new friends.

A large part of the day was spent on challenges and games. First we had to decorate a paper ornament. There was one winner for each category: Most Bling, Judge's Pick, and Most Non-Traditional. Aprile won Most Non-Traditional and I won the Judge's Pick. Kathie won Most Bling–our little group really cleaned up!

Little did we know that another challenge awaited us–the IRON SCRAPPER Challenge! You know the show, The Iron Chef, on the Food Network. We each got a box of Mystery Scrapbooking Ingredients to decorate a paper tree with. It was difficult to say the least–I decided to make a hat out of my stuff–a hat for Aprile's hat wearing doggie!

And guess what? I won the challenge and was “crowned” the Iron Scrapper, with a chef hat and everything!!

After that I got some scrapping done–7 whole pages with titles, journaling, and everything, which was nice since I haven't gotten too much “me” stuff done at crops lately. I used to do like 30 pages at one 12 hour crop and now I am lucky to do one at a 3 day retreat!

I had a total blast and can't wait to do it again. Monique really knows how to put a crop together, that's for sure. And thanks Aprile for the pics and for the invite. It was great! Tomorrow I will scan and upload my pages.

Until then, happy scrapping!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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3 thoughts on “I am the Iron Scrapper

  1. Can’t wait to see the picture of Itty wearing that hat! His little head is going to fall over.

    Posted on July 1, 2009 at 8:59 am
  2. sounds like fun

    Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:56 am
  3. that is hilarious! I love the hat! of course you won. So fun getting caught up on your blog!

    Posted on July 8, 2009 at 3:10 pm