Saturday, October 28, 2017

Play in Our Current (October) Challenges

Click the images below to find our current challenges, along with beautiful inspiration from our design team and guest designers. Both challenges stay open until the end of the month.





Congratulations to Our September Sponsor Prize Winners


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

Randomly selected from our players who were placed Under Surveillance:
Winner of the FabScraps prize pack - Libeeti Frenkel
Winner of the Maja Design collection - Linola
Winner of the Swirlydoos store credit - Lisa Moen

Randomly selected from all of our players who solved our August Case Files:
Winner of the gift certificate from CSI - Carolyn Haswell
Winner of the Scrapmatts prize pack - Marit

Randomly Selected from our American players:
Winner of the prize from Cat's Meow - Carol A

Aussie Apprentice winner:
Winner of the Scrap Matrix gift certificate - Judy W

Star Witnesses:
Winners of the Scrapbook Fantasies prizes - Judy W and Kylie gW

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 November 30.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Under Surveillance - September Case Files

Thank you to everyone who participated in our August challenges. We have chosen our favorite layouts from the August 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. 237. 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.

Judy W
What a darling photo and a wonderful page to commemorate this adorable child's school day! We love the clever way Judy chose to make a little flap that opens up to hold her story:




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



For each Case File, three of our favorite layouts will be chosen to feature as our "Most Wanted."

Libeeti Frenkel

Lisa


And a few more that caught our eye...

Linola

Carolyn Haswell




And here are our favorites from Case File No. 238. Here's a reminder of the Case File they used:





Kylie gW
We were touched by the honest, heartfelt journaling on Kylie's striking layout and admire the unique design and meaningful details in her page. Thank you for sharing your heart, Kylie!



Gunilla R



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Case File No. 240 - Deadline: October 31, 2017

We're back with our mid-month challenge, and we've got a sweet new Case File for you! Don't forget, our first October challenge stays open for the whole month 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. 240.

CASE FILE

We're mixing things up in October with the themes for our Case Files. Did you know that October 15th is National Cake Decorating Day? We found a lovely and delicious Scene by English artist Lynn Horrabin. Our journaling prompts give you lots of options, so don't think you have to scrap a birthday.


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:


Правила на русском языке вы можете прочитать здесь.


SPONSORS

We're so excited to have eight 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.


GUEST DESIGNERS
We're delighted to have Lisa Moen join us as our Special Investigator this month! Lisa's has been playing with us recently, and her work caught our eye. 


Hello! My name is Lisa Moen and I have been scrapping for 20 years. My husband Greg and I live in central Wisconsin. We have 2 children- Sierra is a sophmore in college and Austin is a senior in high school. These 3 are the subjects of most of my layouts. Besides scrapping, I enjoy camping, reading and spending time with my family. 

I recently starting playing along with the case files here at CSI and enjoy them!

Check out more of Lisa's work on her blog, Lisa's Scrappy Hideaway.

We also have Elena Smoktunova, from Scrapmatts joining us as a Guest Detective.
  

INSPIRATION

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

Our Special Investigator, Lisa Moen, rocked the Case File:

Lisa's blog


This is how the CSI Detectives have expertly cracked the case:


Sylvia's gallery

Debbi's blog

Patty's blog

Jacynthe's blog

Nina's blog

Ginny's blog

Ginger's blog

Lisa-Marie's blog

Sandra's blog

Laura's blog

Nicole's blog

Tracee's blog




CASE FILE DETAILS

THE SCHEME - USE ALL 5 COLORS
  • 251.240.241 – pale pink
  • 203.226.220 – pale turquoise blue
  • 199.56.58 – scarlet
  • 36.30.30 – black
  • 255.255.255 - white
EVIDENCE - CHOOSE AT LEAST 3 CLUES
  • Polka dots
  • Stripes
  • Strawberries, cherries, or other fruit
  • Hearts
  • Stars
  • Cupcakes/ cakes
  • Butterflies
  • Flowers
  • Ric-rac
  • Borders
  • Texture paste
  • Pleating
  • Something that dangles
  • Pearls
  • Enamel dots
  • Labels
  • Scallops
  • Sprinkles of something
  • Rub-on/stamps
TESTIMONY - CHOOSE AT LEAST 1 CLUE
  • Topic: Document a birthday or other celebration
  • Prompt Idea: Choose an October Prompt.
  • Presentation: Decorate your journaling spot.
  • Writing Format: Write your journaling in the form of a recipe or a list of ingredients 
  • Inspiration Words: you, lovely, sweet 



We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!

The deadline for completing this Case File is Tuesday, October 31, 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. Also, please title your link with your name and country.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Major Case File No. 239 - Deadline: October 31, 2017

Happy October! With a new month beginning, we present our Major Case File, which features an awesome Composite Sketch created just for CSI by The Nifty Pixel. This challenge will stay open for the entire month. We've also got a brand-new line up of sponsors, which always makes playing even sweeter!

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. 239.

CASE FILE

We're going to mix things up in October with the themes for our Case Files. Did you know that October 1st is International Music Day? We found a delightful music-themed Scene by Sophie Dufresne to inspire our Case File. Maybe you have some summer pictures you haven't yet scrapped? This challenge is perfect to catch up.


Digital scrappers can find a free template for the sketch, created just for our players by the Nifty Pixel, here.

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:

Правила на русском языке вы можете прочитать здесь.


SPONSORS

We're so excited to have eight 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.


GUEST DESIGNERS
We're delighted to have Lisa Moen join us as our Special Investigator this month! Lisa's has been playing with us recently, and her work caught our eye. 


Hello! My name is Lisa Moen and I have been scrapping for 20 years. My husband Greg and I live in central Wisconsin. We have 2 children- Sierra is a sophmore in college and Austin is a senior in high school. These 3 are the subjects of most of my layouts. Besides scrapping, I enjoy camping, reading and spending time with my family. 

I recently starting playing along with the case files here at CSI and enjoy them!

Check out more of Lisa's work on her blog, Lisa's Scrappy Hideaway.

We also have Elena Smoktunova, from Scrapmatts joining us as a Guest Detective.
  

INSPIRATION

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

Our Special Investigator, Lisa Moen, rocked the Case File:

Lisa's blog


Our Guest Detective, Elena Smoktunova, from the Scrapmatts design team also did a beautiful job solving the Case File:

Elena's blog

This is how the CSI Detectives have expertly cracked the case:


Sylvia's gallery

Taru's blog



Nicole's blog

Anastasia's blog

Carrie's blog

Janet's blog


Debbi's blog


Nina's blog

Patty's blog

Laura's blog

Emma's blog

Wendy's blog

Ginger's blog

Ginny's blog

Lisa-Marie's blog

Magali's blog

Gail's blog


CASE FILE DETAILS

THE SCHEME - USE ALL 5 COLORS

  • 252.163.165 – ballerina pink
  • 112.184.144 – minty green
  • 236.227.220 – between a pale warm gray and off white
  • 45.63.89 – dark navy blue
  • 151.197.210 – between a sky blue and a powder blue
EVIDENCE - CHOOSE AT LEAST 3 CLUES
  • Solid background
  • Floral print
  • Thin stripes
  • Flowers
  • Leaves
  • Music elements
  • Flamingos or other birds
  • String
  • Pineapples or other fruit
  • Decorative border
  • Speech bubbles
  • Wood
  • Circles
  • Pom-poms
  • People icons or embellishments
  • Washi tape
TESTIMONY - CHOOSE AT LEAST 1 CLUE
  • Topic: Scrap those summer photos you didn’t get to scrap
  • Prompt Idea: Use a song title or lyrics as inspiration for your story
  • Presentation: Handwrite your journaling. 
  • Writing Format: A list of 7 things about your subject
  • Inspiration Words: paradise, summer, music
COMPOSITE SKETCH - Feel free to rotate, substitute elements, etc., but use as inspiration for your page.




We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!

The deadline for completing this Case File is Tuesday, October 31, 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. Also, please title your link with your name and country.