Can You Case It? Just Because!

Hello Everyone,

It’s time for another Can You Case It color challenge.  Amber came up with these awesome colors.

cyci #146

I paired the CYCI color challenge with the Watercooler Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

WWC104 - Kath's Sketch Challenge


For the card I did this week, I used card stock, and matching inks for the jewel colors.  I also colored some of our printed paper with our ink.

just because done


Here is a close up of the inside of the card.  I cut the 6 x 6 paper in two inch strips.  After I colored it, I cut a 1/2 inch strip of this, and adhered it to the inside CS.

just because in


The black and white printed paper is from our Bloom This Way Mini Catalog.  It is called Sweet Spring.  To get the colors on the paper I used our sponges and ink and rubbed in a circular motion until I got the shade of color I wanted. In the picture below you can see what the black and white paper looked like before I began adding color.

The first color I used was Sweet Berry.

just because sweet


The next color I added was Turbo Teal.  This is also the color CS I used for the card base.  I love it that our CS, Inks, Ribbons, and accessories all match so perfectly.

just because turbo


The next colors I used were Tangerine Tango and Lemon Drop.

just because tang


I just love the way the colored paper turned out! What do you think?

Here is a close up of the flower.  You can see the Sparkle Drop and Sparkle Dust really well.

just because close


I love the overall look of this card.  I hope you like the idea of adding color to printed paper and that you will try it.  🙂

just because done

Other products I used:

Oval Die with perforated die

Just Because Bundle,

Sparkle Drops, colored with Sweet Berry reinker

Sparkle Dust

and the best Black Ink, our Black Licorice.

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There is A Lot going on with Fun Stampers Journey this month. 

February Special!  It’s called “The Satin Finish”!

 FSJ is offering 20% off all solid satin ribbons in the FSJ color family. These are the perfect finishing touch for our projects.  I love my ribbon!   It’s elegant and classy and you get 20 yards.  Stock up now.   

The New February Bloom Box is Totally GORGEOUS! I Love BUTTERFLIES!!!

It features the stamp set called “Bold Wings”.  Remember,  When you sign up for the Bloom Box, you get your kit delivered right to your door with your stamp set and supplies to make four projects including a booklet that is filled with tips and techniques (you will need to supply the ink and a few other accessories).  To start your subscription, simply go to and put in the order number KO-0001.  It’s so much fun getting these boxes in the mail every month!

The most exciting thing coming is something NEW called “Richard Presents” – A Virtual stamping event This is BRAND NEW !

The very first ever, “Richard Presents” is called “Spring into Summer Online Event”.  Join Richard and the Journey Crew LIVE on March 25th for an online interactive event!  You can be in the comfort of your own home or plan a stamping party with your friends!   If you decide to do it, you will want to register BEFORE February 15th so you get the EARLY BIRD pricing!  So here are the details…

WHO:  You and all your friends gather for a day filled with crafting fun

WHAT:  Spring Into Summer Online Crafting Event

WHERE:  In the comfort of your own home no matter where you live  – if you sign up with me, no matter where in the US you are, I will have giveaways and fun things for you to participate in even though you are on the other side of the country!  You are included.  If you are local to me and attend my event (location to be announced), you too will be included in all fun activities!

WHEN:  Saturday, March 25th from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time – ONLINE!


  1.  If you register from February 1 to February 15th you will get EARLY BIRD pricing; if you register from February 16th to March 6th, you will pay full price (see below for pricing)
  2. Go to my website
  3. Order the kit BD-0235 – the kit includes TWO full stamp sets that are in the UPCOMING mini catalog (not even out to the public yet which means you are getting a SNEAK PEEK!), TWO ATS’s, one 6 x 6 printed paper pack from this collection and FOUR beautifully pre-cut card Kits with embellishments to craft along with Richard during the event.  March 6 is the last day to register but you WANT to register before February 15th to get EARLY BIRD PRICING.  (I will post  an additional supply list for things you may need like adhesives)!

HOW TO ATTEND the event on March 25th, and COST:

  1. Early Bird cost:  $75 – Register between Feb. 1-15
  2. Regular cost:  $99 – Register between Feb 16 – March 6
  3. Tax and 10% shipping will be added to the cost of your bundle purchase registration.
  4. Materials will be shipped the week of March 6th!!!

….and our recruiting/starter Kit Special – $50 Journey Dollars are yours to use on your kit

If you are interested in joining my team, there is a super special going on right now.  If you pick the Amaze Kit or the Platinum Kit, then enter the code JMWJB50 to get the $50 discount on your amazing starter kit!



Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will leave me a comment.

If you haven’t already, I hope that you will head over to CANYOUCASEIT? and check out the awesome Design Team Member’s creations!    When you get there, subscribe so that you will know every two weeks when a new challenge comes out……And don’t forget to like our  FB page as well!

It’s easy and fun to play along……Here’s how:  create your card, save to your computer, post to a public board like pinterest if you don’t have a blog.  Go to CYCI?,  scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and click on link your image. Fill in the blanks, upload your card, and that’s it. EASY PEASY!!    🙂    Don’t forget to link your card back to the CYCI? page.

Happy Stamping, and Create Awesomeness Everyday,