Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative making cards!

Dabbling in Mixed Media and my VERVE Story!


Hello Friends,

Hope your doing well and enjoying your day!

I have been wanting to dabble again in Mixed Media and over the last

couple of days snuck in some time to finally do it!

I got my Inspiration from a new to me Challenge called Time Out Challenges.


Here are 2 other photos!



Over at Time Out Challenges they asked us to CASE Donna Mikasa

with our own twist.

Here is her beautiful card!


I decided to see what other challenges I could combine it with and I was

lucky enough to find 2 more!

The Paper Players is playing Tic Tac Toe this week and

I used Any shade of Pink, Patterned Paper and Birthday!


The Pink Elephant is Anything Goes this week!


I love both of these Blogs and have been a fan for a very long time!

Now some details about my card!

First thing I did was spray my paper with some Ranger Rick Funky Fuscia ink spray.

I sprayed way to much…LOL… so I took my CM circle cutter and cut out the

circle with the biggest bold blotch and backed it with some yellow paper instead.

 So that yellow circle is actually cut out the front of the card and not on top.

Next, I took my white embossing paste and my square stencil and went to work.  So fun!!

After it dried, I sponged SU-Daffodil Delight around the edges and down some of my raised squares.

The Elegant flower stamp you see is from Verve and I have to share with you my

Verve story! I want to give a HUGE Shout Out and

thank you to Julee Tilman-owner of Verve.

 I lost my very first and favorite flower stamp that is on my card

and made mention of it very casually on FB, when someone asked how often

do you clean up your creative space?  My reply was that if you don’t clean up your

desk every so often in between cards that you will risk losing your favorite stamp.

Julee saw this message on someone else’s FB wall

and told me she would be happy to send me another one for FREE!  

Isn’t that GREAT customer service!!!!!!

 I was so happy when I got it in the mail days later!  

My hubby thought I was NUTS!  Getting excited over a single stamp!

So that is my little VERVE story!!

That is why I will always Shop VERVE!!!!

Anyway back to my card details…lol.

I doubled up my flowers with some pop dots after I fussy cut them out.

Then I stamped my VERVE birthday sentiment, added my ribbon, candy dots and I was done.

I am pretty happy with it!

Thanks for sticking with me for this long post!

have a fantastic day, and go check out all the blogs I have mentioned!

You will be glad you did and if you don’t have any Verve stamps…well

what are you waiting for I have linked them up as well!

Happy stamping,


11 thoughts on “Dabbling in Mixed Media and my VERVE Story!

  1. Your card is so bright and cheery. It is an absolute delight with all those fantastic colors and fun flowers.

  2. Beautiful mixed media card. I love that flower too and enjoyed reading your Verve story. Julee is great I love using Verve stamps and dies, especially the flowers. I too was surprised when I received my special hand made card by Julee during my recent loss and hospitalization. I always have to brag about it to everyone.

  3. Fabulous mixed media card. Beautiful color combination too 🙂 ~Sophia

  4. Oh WOW, Nancy! This card is so FAB and so FUN, love the colors and the embossing paste and you Verve story! How fantastic! Love this!

  5. What a stunning Mixed Media card, so many lovely details to look at. Great colors too. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

  6. What a great MM-card! Love the background you made! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  7. This is amazing! I love how you interpreted the inspiration card!!! SO very creative….and yes, I think Julie is outstanding in her field!!! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

  8. Hi Nancy, I loved reading how you made this card. I do love the mixed media cards but just can’t get the style right so it is good to learn from others. I especially like the spray background and the texture the embossing paste gives and I love that yellow flower. So pleased you found our challenge and hope you join us again at TIME OUT x

  9. This is so pretty! Love all the texture and splatters. So glad you’re enjoying your stamp! Thanks for the kind words about Verve! 🙂

  10. Wow! What a beautiful and vibrant card! I love the colors, and the texture is absolutely awesome! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  11. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Nancy! I love all of the texture. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! 🙂

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