Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Play in our Current (June 2017) Challenges

Click the images below to find our current challenges, along with beautiful inspiration from our design team and guest designers.

Congratulations to our May Sponsor Prize Winners!

We'd like to thank everyone who participated in our May challenges, and a HUGE thank you to our generous sponsors!

Randomly selected from our players who were placed Under Surveillance:
Winner of the Altenew gift certificate - Maria Ashmarina
Winner of the Cut Shoppe gift certificate -  Linola
Winner of the Maja Design collection - ZevaseNa
Winner of the Stamp Perfect prize from Cat's Meow - Brenda B
Winner of the Swirlydoos store credit - Sharon Fritchman

Randomly selected from all of our players who solved our April Case Files:
Winner of the FabScraps prize pack - Polina
Winner of the Scrapmatts prize pack - Piia Hiltunen

Aussie Apprentice winner:
Winner of the Scrap Matrix gift certificate - Barb Holmes

To claim your prize, please send a me a private message with your email, mailing address, and phone number via the CSI Facebook Page by July 15.

Under Surveillance - May 2017 Case Files

Thank you to everyone who participated in our May challenges. We have chosen our favorite layouts from the May Case Files.

Congratulations to all of our players who are highlighted! You can grab your badges here.

Here are our favorites from Major Case File No. 229. Here's a reminder of the Case File they used:

Tell your story. It's our tagline, and here at CSI, it's one of our missions to get our members to delve deeper into journaling--to document the meaningful bits and pieces that make up our lives. We would like to shine a special spotlight each week on a member who did an exceptional job telling their story. And we'd like to thank Scrapbook Fantasies for donating a wonderful prize to our Star Witness for each Case File.

Star Witnesses, please send me your mailing address via private message on our CSI Facebook page for your prize.

Gunilla R
We love how Gunilla embraced the repetition Testimony clue, where she celebrated the joys of becoming a student, and we also appreciated how she tucked more lengthy journaling of this special day into the polka dot bag. Such a fun way to include more of the story!

For each Case File, three of our favorite layouts will be chosen to feature as our "Most Wanted." There were so many wonderful submissions, we couldn't resist adding a few more to our Most wanted list.

And a few more that caught our eye...

And here are our favorites from Case File No. 230. Here's a reminder of the Case File they used:

Lisa Lucchese
Lisa's heartfelt story of losing her sweet Biskit touched our hearts, and her beautiful, sad journaling made us feel the depth of her pain at losing this lovely pet. We love that her journaling takes center stage, along with the darling photo of her pup. Thank you, Lisa, for sharing this piece of your heart.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Case File No. 232 - Deadline: June 30, 2017

We've got an awesome new Case File for our June mid-month challenge!

Don't forget that you still have the whole month for our superhero-themed Major Case File too. 

So, are you ready for the new challenge? Grab you forensics kits, CSI players, and get ready for some serious sleuthing as we open Major Case File No. 232.


We're mixing it up this month with our Case File themes. School's over for many students, and they're headed off to summer camps. With that in mind, we've got a delightful, outdoorsy Case File inspired by this [crime] Scene by Canadian children's book author and illustrator Elise Gravel.

Remember to scroll all the way down to the bottom of this reveal post for RGB codes, color descriptions, and more detailed explanations of the Evidence and Testimony prompts.

For our Russian players, Detective Anastasia has translated our Case File into Russian:

We're so excited to have nine generous sponsors this month! Our sponsors are among the best in the crafting industry, offering unique and trendy products. CLICK HERE to read more about these generous sponsors and the prizes they're donating.

We are thrilled to have the design teams from Imagine Crafts and Scrapmatts joining us as Guest Detectives. We also have a team of Special Investigators, chosen from our players: Denise A, Elisabeth Hatlen, and Penny Lee. Please check out Major Case File No. 231 to read about these special ladies.


So...are you ready for some serious inspiration? 

Here is how our Special Investigators creatively solved the Case File:

And this is how the CSI Detectives expertly cracked the case:

Janet's blog

Nicole's blog

Carrie's blog

Debbi's blog

Tracee's blog

Debbi's blog

Ginger's blog

Ginny's blog

Lisa-Marie's blog

Patty's blog

Magali's blog

Nina's blog

Sandra's blog

Laura's blog

Vivian's blog

Sylvia's gallery

Taru's blog

Gail's blog

Jennifer's blog

Our Guest Detectives from Imagine Crafts imaginatively cracked the case:

Jowilna's blog

Elina's blog

Kyriakos' blog

Nadine's blog
Alison's blog

The talented team from Scrapmatts solved the Case like this:

Lizzy's blog

  • 229.237.200 – celadon green
  • 67.109.134 – dark cadet blue
  • 240.0.15 – bright red
  • 255.255.255 - white
  • 141.113.109 – dark brown
  • Woodgrain background
  • Wood accents
  • Mesh
  • Animals
  • Trees, foliage
  • Mushrooms
  • Stitching
  • Buckles
  • Fringe
  • Starburst shape
  • Label
  • House
  • Leather/vinyl
  • Enamel dots
  • Topic: Document something about the outdoors.
  • Prompt Idea: Find a prompt at Carry On Tuesday.
  • Presentation: Tuck your journaling inside a pocket
  • Writing Format: Write your journaling in the form of a field guide. Here and here are some ideas.
  • Inspiration Words: camp, explore, carry--use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title.

We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
The deadline for completing this Case File is Friday, June 30, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Be sure to link your layout using the link tool in the sidebar, and mention the Evidence and Testimony clues you used in your post. Also, please include your name and country.
We can't wait to see what YOU create!