Guest Designer- Julie Odil

Hello friends- I have a special surprise for you all today! I have a Guest Blogger, Designer and fellow friend joining us today.  Julie is a very talented and creative designer.  She is very inspiring and always shares her creative mojo with the rest of us. Be sure to check out Julie and her awesome Blog HERE I had asked several Guest Bloggers to help me out by sharing some fabulous inspiring summer projects with all of us and I can’t wait for you to see what my friend has in store for you! Take it away Julie!!!

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Awhile ago, my good friend Madge asked some of her scrappy friends if anyone wanted to guest design on her blog.  I, of course, said, “sure!”. Then, a week or so ago, a sign up document showed up — very official looking — I signed up, and suddenly, my day is here!  Thanks, Madge, for the chance to be featured on your lovely blog, Madge’s Scrappin Lounge with you and your uber talented friends!  I am honored!

It is berry season here where I live.  In Northwest Wisconsin, few things get us as excited as fresh strawberries.  Well, maybe a Packer win, catching fish, and a good beer, but strawberries rate right up there, too.  The season is short, but when they’re ripe, we’re picking, cleaning, jamming, jellying, baking, and anything else we can think to do with berries.  In this case, I’m crafting berries.  After all, it’s berry season!

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These berries in their berry carton are treat boxes.  I tucked my favorite year-round treat inside (chocolate), and gave them to a friend celebrating a birthday.  I found this cutting file at My Scrap Chick, and cut them out with my Silhouette Cameo.

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Here’s a couple close-ups of the strawberry treat boxes. All the card stock on these projects is from Close To My Heart.  The designer paper is Echo Park Dots & Stripes 12×12.

No gift is complete without a card, so I made a Strawberry Shaped card to match the carton of strawberries:

July 10, GD card

I found this in the Silhouette Design Store.  The sentiment is a stamp from Close To My Heart.  There’s also a bit of Timeless Twine on there.  Madge and I first met through 3 Girl JAM, so I just HAD to throw a pretty crinkle ribbon bow of 3 Girl JAM Sterling ribbon, from the Celebrations Bundle on here.

I’ll leave you with one more view of those yummy strawberry treat boxes…

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Again, I want to thank Scrappin’ Madge for the opportunity to guest design for her.  If you are ever in need of inspiration, head to  Madge’s Scrappin’ Lounge.  She never runs short of scrapping mojo!