Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Case File No. 226 - Deadline: Friday, March 31

We've got a bright new Case File for our March mid-month challenge! 

Don't forget that you still have the whole month for our 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. 225.

CASE FILE:

We're mixing it up this month with our Case File themes. Did you know that March International Ideas Month? What better icon to represent ideas than a light bulb! Our delightful Scene inspiring our Case File is by German designer Inga Wilmink.

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 ten 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 are delighted to have the design teams from Charms Creations, The Nifty Pixel, Scrapbook Fantasies, and Scrapmatts joining us as Guest Detectives this month!
INSPIRATION

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

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































Our Guest Detectives from the Charms Creations design team masterfully solved the Case File:




Our Guest Detectives for Scrapbook Fantasies beautifully solved the Case File:



And this is how our inspiring Guest Detectives from Scrapmatts cracked the Case:














Our Guest Detectives from the Swirlydoos design team rocked the Case File too:













CASE FILE DETAILS:
THE SCHEME - USE ALL 5 COLORS
  • 166.219.223 – sky blue
  • 247.166.185 – bubblegum pink
  • 255.255.255 – white
  • 193.211.169 – celadon green
  • 83.83.93 – charcoal gray/dark navy
EVIDENCE - CHOOSE AT LEAST 3 CLUES
  • Cross-hatch pattern
  • Polka dot
  • Clouds
  • String
  • Light bulb
  • Trees/leaves/ flowers
  • Butterflies/bugs
  • Animals
  • Bunting/banners
  • Hearts
  • Mushrooms
  • Sailboat
  • Bow
  • Something transparent
  • Enamel dots
TESTIMONY - CHOOSE AT LEAST 1 CLUE
  • Topic: Write about what makes you happy.
  • Prompt Idea: Your Next Lightbulb Moment prompts
  • Presentation: Journal inside a cloud.
  • Writing Format: Write in list form.
  • Inspiration Words: idea, homemade, roots--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, March 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 in your post. Also, please include your name and country.
We can't wait to see what YOU create!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Congratulations to our February Sponsor Prize Winners!



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

Randomly selected from our players who were placed Under Surveillance:

Winner of the Cat's Meow gift certificate - Jennifer Walth
Winner of  the Deco Art prize pack - Ginger Cameron
Winner of the FabScraps prize pack - Linola
Winner of the Maja Design collection - Gunilla
Winner of the Scrapmatts prize pack - Kerstin F

Randomly selected from all of our players who solved our February Case Files:

Winner of  the Bob Ross Class in a Box - Carolyn Haswell
Winner of the Swirlydoos store credit - Brenda B

Aussie Apprentice winner:
Winner of the Scrap Matrix gift certificate - Tracey B

To claim your prize, please send a me a private message with your email and mailing addresses via the CSI Facebook Page by the end of March.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Under Surveillance - February Case Files

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

Here are our favorites from Major Case File No. 223. Here's a reminder of the Case File they used:



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

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.


We adore Vivian's heartfelt, poetic journaling about her kitchen table, not to mention the clever embellishing. Just read her journaling, and you will see why Vivian deserves the honor this month:




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




And a few more that caught our eye:




And here are our favorites from Case File No. 224. Here is a reminder of the Case File they used:




Kylie gW

Kylie's tribute to her aunt caught our eye with all the magical details and beautiful use of color. We were enchanted by the clever presentation of her journaling that shaped the triangles. The specific memories Kylie captured are priceless and made her journaling come to life.



Okay, we just couldn't decide on three most favorites, so here were our top 5:


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(Yes, you're seeing double. Kylie's layout made our Most Wanted too!)


And a few more that caught our eye: