today was lovely ~ sizzix shape store


So much going on right now in this life.
Feeling so motivated to just go for it and attend to so many things that are calling my heart.

jeanne oliver ~ creativity takes courage

Had a beautiful friend recently steer me in the direction of Jeanne Oliver's "Creativity Takes Courage' series on her blog. You know when you know you need something but you don't know what it is that you need and then someone speaks into you and shows you what you need and so you go there? yeah. That is what this is. So thankful for this. Now to find time for me.

In other news...
I am so excited to be attending and teaching at this event!
daydream ~ the event

If you are local to Chicago-land...or just need an excuse to make a visit, registration ends on September 1st. It is going to be a beautiful event hosted by two most beautiful ladies, Maggie and Sarah. Hope to see you there.

And today...
today was lovely @sizzix @jamiepate #sizzix #digital

I simply want to share a card made with the Spring Today die cut collection I have available over at
because i like it.
and i want to show off my cuts.
and even though i should have named them something other than Spring Today. (note to self)

today was lovely @sizzix @jamiepate #sizzix #digital
but that title just does not matter…
because these cuts are versatile enough for any theme.

today was lovely @sizzix @jamiepate #sizzix #digital

this card is a bit interactive as a glassine bag is attached to the front of the pattern paper and holds a tag for the message.

today was lovely @sizzix @jamiepate #sizzix #digital

this card is for a dear friend who even today as i write this has been a balcony person to me. do you know what a balcony person is??? 
well, that will have to wait for another post i suppose.

today was lovely @sizzix @jamiepate #sizzix #digital

Today's card is brought to you by one of my newest cut files found at the Sizzix shape store:

my Spring Today digital die cuts.

Here are the details:
I took the flourish and separated the stems out a bit so as to not make the shape so wide. that was glued to the top of the glassine bag.

then the today was sprayed with adhesive and layered over the stems. because i can’t help myself, i have just got to layer.

when i brought the butterfly into the software for my eclips i copied and repasted several of them and then just resized at whim. these were then cut out on white card stock. then i sprayed them first with Seafoam Color Shine…too lite.
then with Teal Color Shine…just perfect. hot glued these delicate cuts to the front of the card in a random and haphazard fashion. 
slipped a scrap of book paper into the glassine bag. attached a stash of seam binding to a manila tag and wrote my words on there and slipped into the bag, which is glued to the background paper.

jmpgirl designs | digital die cuts Spring Today #sizzix @jamiepate

These cuts are available to purchase as a collection, or as individual cuts.