Anastasia M

Hello! I'm Anastasia form Moscow, Russia. 
I love to travel and that's how I discovered srapbooking. Several years ago when I returned from a trip I wanted to keep my memories and the paper junk I brought home (now I use a fancy word "memorabilia" for all this stuff). I googled something like "travel albums" - and that was it, I was hooked immediately. 
I love pretty papers and everything that goes with it. My pages are smaller in size (6x8 or 8x8) and have more or less clean look, though sometimes I like to play with paints. One of the best things about this hobby is that we can make things in any style you want, our only limit is our imagination, right?:) 

Anguree Jansen van Rensburg

Hello there, my name is Anguree, and I am absolutely thrilled to be part of such an awesome team.
I am married to an awesome guy and live in tropical Darwin, Northern Territory (NT) Australia. We have no children except for a very spoiled Chocolate Labrador.
I was introduced into Scrapbooking somewhere between 2004 and 2005 and have been addicted ever since. I generally scrap 12x12 pages, but also love art journaling, making cards and off the page projects. My style vary from grungy to shabby but I dare say no style is off limits. Over the years I've learnt not to get too tied up in what exactly my style is or should be, but rather to enjoy the process of creating. I love to experiment and try new products, mediums, techniques and all the little discoveries along the road.
I have been very lucky and blessed to have been published in Scrapbook Creations Magazine and Scrapbooking Memories Magazine and have previously been teaching at Scrap Matrix. I'm also very proud to be a design team member for Studio M Designs.(this DT announcement is also pending, but should be released soon, as I've already done some kits for this purpose :) 

Ariana Iacono

Hi You! Yeah, you! The one reading this!  My name is Ariana Iacono and I’m a visual artist from Neuquén, Patagonia Argentina. I’m a quarter of a century old (born in 1990) and on October 18 I turn 26. I've studied art since 2009, and since 2014 I teach at my mother’s and my Atelier. I’m currently studying photography also. I’m happily in love with my parnter of 4 years (you will see a lot of pictures of him and me together, I think )
I’ve been scrapping since 2013. I usually create layouts, but sometimes I also choose to create themed albums or mini albums.
I like to think of scrapbooking as a time machine! It makes me travel to my past to search for memories, it helps me to preserve my present and, in the future, it will allow me (or someone else) to travel back to these moments.
I’m glad to be part of the Design Team here at CSI. Thanks for reading!

Arnlaug Koppang

I'm a 31 year old "girl" from a small island at the west coast of Norway. I'm married and we have to little girls together. I work full time as a social worker so the days are busy. I've been scrapping since 2008 but I would say it's the last 2 years my creativity really hit the surface. And now I can't stop;-) I mainly make layouts but sometimes I try out other projects as well. I love scrapping because it's a hobby for both memory keeping and creating art. When I scrap my mind relaxes and takes me away from the busy everyday life.
I am a scrapper with a lot of variety and can't say I have one particular style. But I have to say I'm having a blast when I'm playing with mixed media:-)
I'm currently on the design team for a great sketch blog in NORWAY, Skissedilla. The blog is one of the big ones in Norway and we now get more and more international contributors as well. I am really proud to be on the team with these great girls!
I'm also on the DT of The Color Room, that have the most beautiful colour palettes!
I am so happy to make play with you this month:-) I love the CSI blog and it gives me so much inspiration!

Carol Deal

Hello and welcome from the sea side suburb of Swansea in New South Wales, Australia.
I started scrapping in February 2012 at the insistence of my very close friend and scrap sister Julieanne.
I have to admit that I had never heard of scrapbooking so off I went to my first class and yes, I was addicted. 
Each couple of weeks we met for our Kaszazz class and it wasn't to long before I was taking home the layouts and rearranging, adding and completely changing them at home. I had outgrown this style.
My style  now is a bit of everything. It changes depending on the photo. Some time girly and pretty, sometimes grungy. I love all things girly, I love to add lots of bits and pieces to my layouts and really think my mantra should be " step away from the page, its done " I send a lot of time on the backgrounds of my pages and then work from there. I do struggle with boy pages and don't do them often enough. I love bold colours that pop off my pages with lots of flowers and embellishments.
I love to see all the wonderful pages that others create. I watch Tutorials when I can just so I might learn a new technique or idea. I love to try these on my own pages., I still take classes with my scrap sister at Di's Scrapbook shop in The Entrance. Scrapping at home is fun but I love the companionship of scrapping with a group of like minded girls too. I believe that it doesn't matter how long you have been a scrapbooker, there is always something to learn,  something to pass on.
I best be adding my gorgeous family here so I will start with my fantastic " Scrap Widower  Hubby Pat " who completely supports my addiction. I am lucky enough to have a whole bedroom in our home to myself to indulge my scrapping addiction. 
My hubby has transported this bedroom into a peaceful, beautiful place that I can and do spend many hours in creating my pages. I have 3 grown up children my daughter Kyra who is married with 2 beautiful girls who would be my main models. Then I have 2 sons, Jake who lives with his girlfriend and my youngest son Wade who lives at home with us.
I have been published in Australian Scrapbooking Ideas and Scrapbooking Memories  a few times and have a full page feature in Scrapbook Memories 17-5 on a technique that I have done. 
About June 2014 I was searching for ideas to stretch my scrapping. I search the internet and I came across the on-line scrap challenges and when I found the Color, Stories and Inspiration site I was intrigued by the Case Files. After some gentle shoving by my hubby I entered my first layout to CSI and from that first layout I have had the most  amazing journey here.  Nearly all my layouts have been featured.  I love playing on this site and have only missed a couple of challenges and that has only been because of family commitments.
Debbi does and wonderful job here and the Design Team make everyone feel so welcome. I thank you so much for the amazing opportunity to become part of this team. I will endeavour to uphold the professional and very warm feel of this sensational site whilst I am part of this family.

Debbi McCue

Hello there fellow crafters, my name is Debbi McCue and I live in a small town on Prince Edward Island, Canada, the home of Anne of Green Gables!
I have been papercrafting since 2005. It began as a way to preserve my own heritage stories but shortly into this meaningful endeavour, I discovered that magicial world of creativity and a new found desire to explore this fantastical place.
I have three grown children who live in three different countries and three wonderful grandchildren, who feature in many of my layouts. I consider it a privilege to be a part of CSI and this team. I sincerely hope that in some small way I can be an inspiration to others as so many have been for me. Thanks!
Debbi Tehrani
Hi, CSI Members! I'm Debbi Tehrani, the owner and founder of CSI. I live in Frederick, Maryland, with Farzad, my husband of 35 years. We have no children, but we have three cats and a bearded dragon. The beardie accompanies me to school, where I teach fifth grade.
I've been scrapping since about 2000. I scrap 8 x 8, which is why you will see only one photo on most of my layouts. I love telling stories on my pages and using elements that will help to tell my stories. For me, scrapbooking is a creative outlet and a way to capture and celebrate all the random little things that make my life special and meaningful.
The internet has transformed my hobby from a solitary passion to one that I can share with friends I have made all over the world. I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to create this challenge site and to be working alongside so many talented people. I am looking forward to forging new friendships and being inspired by all the members of the CSI community!

Debbie Standard

My name is Debbie Standard.  I live in Granbury, Texas where we recently moved and bought our retirement home.  It's as close as I could get to living on the water.  I'm one of those weird people who love the heat and can't wait to spend summers kayaking on the lakes here.
I'm also a critical care nurse. I worked in a level one trauma center in South Texas in the Surgical Trauma ICU.  I love working with the physicians and training new doctors and nurses.  I did this for the last 20 years and just retired from there to move here.   I eventually plan to work here but in no hurry to do so.
My husband and I each had two children each when we met and we now have two children together so now  I am  a wife and mother to four wonderful children and two step-children.  Between us we have 11 grandchildren and a  two great-granddaugters.

I have been scrapping for about 18 years now.  My daughter, Kim Moreno, who was well into the scrap world pulled me into this craft and I was totally hooked. We have been blessed to work on several design teams together which is just so much fun. I love working with paper and embellishments.  I have found the challenges here at CSI to really be an inspiration.  I have been published but find myself too undisciplined to submit regularly so as they say if your name isn't in the hat you can't get picked! I am excited to be a part of this inspiration team here at CSI.  

Em Stafrace
Hi! My name is Em Stafrace. I live on the East Coast of Australia in sunny Queensland. My husband and son are my muses so you'll see they feature often in my projects.
I love to do both Traditional and Digital scrapbooking. For me the two go hand in hand, basically I can't do one without doing the other...I know that's sheer madness but seriously I almost always nut out a page digitally first then I re-create it in a traditional/hybrid format if I really like it. If you're interested here is a step-by-step tutorial sharing that process on my personal blog.
I recently embarked on a new career as a digital designer and now sell my own digital scrapbook kits. You can find The Nifty Pixel Shop over at The Digichick a flagship store in the digital world of scrapbooking.
If you are after some extra inspiration head over to my The Nifty Pixel Blog or Pinterest Gallery where you'll find lots of great sketches to kick start your mojo!

Gail Macaulay (aka Magicalmagpie)

Hello I'm Gail
response "Hello Gail"
I think I'm in the right place?  I am an Addict and a Hoarder.
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I have been an Addict and Hoarder for the past 11years.  I have a whole room full of ferreted away bottles, cartons, boxes and pouches.  My family; a husband of 34 years, 3 children, (33yrs son married, daughters 28 married and 26 attached) and 4 grandchilren, are understanding of my affliction.  My husband especially, as he watches me bring in yet another box, averts his eyes and no doubt sighs and has many thoughts going through his mind, like, Will she ever give up?  Will life ever be the same?  Will she always do her habit in solitude?  Will she always wake up at godforsaken hours of the morning and carry on from where she left off the day before?  Do I have to build another room for her hoarding, she already has two, and a bit here and there, and there and here for her habit.
Haha, I know I am in the right place, a place where everyone understands!  All the above is true, and you all know my habit and hoarding problems, we are in the same boat, I am a Scrapper!
I have been meaning to introduce myself for a while now but just havent had the chance or the inspiration, but its time, time to come out and say Hi.  So Hi, and thank you for the opportunity to come out and play with you.  I have been taking part in the Challenges since March this year, and cant tll you enough about how I have enjoyed them.  I missed last weeks challenge no. 124 because I had so much going on last week, with an event happening everyday for 9 days!!!)
My mission is to wade through my stash (and newly acquiring (is that a word?) stuff flowing in all the time!  Why Oh Why cant they stop with the new stuff just for a while?!!)  I have loved "finding" and "revisiting" old favourites and using all my bottles (of ink and sprays, and glues and glitters).  Oh, how I love what I do!
And my family do too, despite what I said in the beginning ;).  They are so happy that I have found this site and am getting to do layouts on a regular basis, I have made more layouts in the past couple of months than in the last several years, so  a big Thank You from me and looking forward to many more.

Ginny Hickmott

Hello everyone!  My name is Ginny and I live in the county of Monmouthshire, in Wales, in the United Kingdom.  I am originally from Norfolk, over the border in England but have lived in Wales now for 16 years. My husband Mathew is wonderfully supportive of my scrapbooking addiction! We have two children, William 11 and Holly 7. They are the main focus of my scrapbooking along with Evie, my beloved Labradoodle. You will see a lot of them!
I started scrapbooking in 2009 when my Mum introduced me to it and I have been addicted to it ever since! My styles have changed as I have gone along on my scrapping journey. Now I would describe it as layered, distressed, shabby chic with a touch of mixed media. I do like to get messy and ‘play’ with paint, mists etc. I love flowers, a layout without flowers is hard!! LOL!  I also love creating canvases, mini albums and altered art.
I love entering challenges and it was through searching for these that I came across CSI. I love the idea of CSI to encourage the journaling side of our LO’s. I also loved the challenge of matching my memories and photo’s to the case file themes and colours and in doing this, on occasions, being taking out of my comfort zones and thinking outside the box.
To be part of the CSI Design Team is a dream come true, I am so happy to be joining this awesome DT! My first DT!!  I was lucky enough to be a Guest Designer here back in June 2014 and have also been a guest designer at Swirlydoos in October 2016.
I am so excited, I can’t wait to get started and share with you my creations for the case files and to meet all of you in the Gallery and Discussion Forums.

Janet Fritz

Hi, my name is Janet and I am from San Jose, California where I live with my husband, Jim, and our two children.  Our daughter, Allie, is engaged to be married in 2017 and our son, Josh,  just turned 18.  I am a former Girl Scout Leader, 4H Leader, and homeschooling mom.
I've always said I started scrapbooking when a friend took me to a Creative Memories party in the early 2000's, however it recently occured to me that I made an entire scrapbook of a cruise I went on with my grandparents in 1986.  That scrapbook is full of ephemera, journaling and of course photos.  So I guess 1986 was when my scrappy life really began.  The women in my family are all very crafty we've been known to sew, crochet, knit, make cards and mini albums, we've dabbled in mixed media and much, much more.  In fact, my grandmother and her best friend made scrapbooks of their trips together and I recently found one from ____, I guess you could say I come from a long line of scrapbookers.  I live next door to my mom and we share a craftroom in her home this is where you can find me with a group of friends most Friday nights.  I love to participate in challenges, watch process videos on Youtube, listen to scrapbooking podcasts and take classes on all things scrappy. 
Since joining CSI, I have really stretched myself to think a bit more out of the box by using materials I wouldn't normally go to and I am using color in different and unexpected combinations, which I absolutely love.  I really appreciate how CSI has encouraged me to tell stories I NEVER would have even thought about telling.  Actually, over the last couple of challenges I have been looking to the testimony first and then deciding what story I can tell that I may not have considered without the prompt.  This is my first time on a design team and I am so honored, excited and grateful for the opportunity.

Joelle (aka Jostralie)

I'm a 33 years old mom-lover-creative-fun-friend and I live in Montreal, Canada. I'm a French Canadian working with kids. I consider myself lucky as I have the privilege to share my life with three “men”: my boyfriend Max with whom I've had the privilege to share almost 15 years of my life, my two-years old son and, since only a few week, my new mini. They are endless sources of inspiration and you will often find at least one of them at the center of my creations.
People often say about me that  I am curious, organized-but-messy(!!), creative and passionate. Challenges motivate and inspire me: to be part of CSI detectives team is to me an extraordinary chance.
It has been long since I was nicknamed Jostralie. I have been scrapbooking for over 10 years now!! I like to discover, promote and try new products and techniques; it is what makes my style eclectic!  Scrapbooking allows me to relax, to get away from my stressful job and to clear my head. In short, it is essential in my life!
I am looking forward to share with you and to inspire you. 
Laura Mooney
Hello, my name is Laura Mooney.  I live, with my husband, in Eugene, Oregon.  We have been married for 26 years and have two children, a son and a daughter.  Our daughter has been married for a year and a half and our son will soon be married as well!  My husband and I love to go hiking and he recently got me back on a bike!  I love to scrap our adventures and, living in such a beautiful part of the world, I have a lot of material.
I started stamping and card making in the early 90s.  I resisted scrapbooking for a few years.  I just didn't like the white background page with shaped photos and stickers.  Then I realized that I could create my own backgrounds and off I went.  I really became serious when I got my first digital camera during my son's Freshman year of high school.  He was very involved with band and I had a ton of stories to scrap!
Since joining CSI, I have moved from an event scrapper to spreading my wings with a more artistic style and I am loving it!  Finding my artsy side has been so much fun!  I am really looking forward to growing along side all of you and telling some great stories.

Lisa-Marie Watling

A good friend introduced me to scrapbooking in 2007 and I was hooked within minutes.  I have, literally, thousands of digital photographs, so this was a great way for me to not only document my life and memories - but also have a passion for doing so.
I like to think that my scrapbooking has evolved in leaps and bounds since those first few LO's I have made, and I know that I will continue to grow as a scrapper.  There is always so much to learn and so many new exciting products and techniques!  I'm absolutely thrilled to be on the CSI team - since submitting my first LO in the challenge over 2 years ago, it has been my dream to be on this team!

Denyse Bédard (aka Marek)

My name Denyse Bédard nickname Marek Marek and I prefer lol! I am 47 and I am with my love for 15 years. I have no children, but I am surrounded by children. Those of my sisters and my friends! I have a very large cat who weighs 35 pounds and is called (Ti-mine). I've been scrapbooking for many years, but since I have problems on occasion with my heart, I do a lot more because it's the only thing I can do sometimes.
I also did a lot of paint on canvas, but over time I abandoned that to devote myself to my passion, scrapbooking.


My name is Marie Claude aka Nini on most virtual forums. ;) I’m a wife to a really nice man and mom to two very dynamic and smart boys of 4 and almost 7. We live in a small suburb near Montreal in Québec, Canada. I’m a terminologist, working in an important translation company. I spend most of my working time trying to find the best French expressions and words that translate English concepts. I love my job since it’s allowing me to solve complex puzzles every day.
When I’m not working, I’m either cooking special recipes for my little ones or in my scraproom creating new layouts. I’ve started scrapbooking not long after my oldest birth, in 2008. I took a break for a few years (life could get really busy with a full time job and young kids!!!) and came back to scrapbook in 2011. I’ve been totally committed to this hobby ever since. It became a real passion and sometimes and obsession!

Michele Singh

My name is Michele and I live in Glendale, California. I am a Mom of one remarkable little eight-year-old girl. She’s amazingly sweet and kind, and, of course beautiful in every way. She is my muse for 99% of my scrapbook pages.
I come from a long line of crafty ladies. Everyone in my family does some sort of craft, that’s just how my family is. I have always loved art and design, and from a young age was given the opportunity to design literary publications and other printed pieces. I love the smell of ink and varnish on a freshly printed page—yes, I know it’s probably toxic.
For my day job, I am a creative director for a media company that produces events and publishes magazines. I also do freelance graphic design, which gives me the opportunity to work with clients from all walks of life.
Scrapbooking is a natural extension of what I do for a living—but with more freedom and certainly, more fun!
I am thrilled to be a part of CSI; what neat place to be!

Nina Straume

Hi! I´m Nina! 
I´m married to John and mother of two teenagers whom you may already know;-) 
Ten years ago I had to give up teaching due to being diagnosed with Lupus. That led to seven years at home, giving me the opportunity to spend all my energy on my children. Three years ago I went back to work, but now part time as a secretary in a law firm. The rest of the day I drive my family to different activities like ballet classes, flute lessons, handball practice, school band practice, saxophone lessons, concerts, games, competitions... So how do I get time to scrap?! Well, I have a husband that loves to cook, and he is responsible for dinner every day. That means I have an hour or so to relax in my scrap room while he enjoys cooking:-)
In the beginning I only scrapped cards. There was always a need for a birthday card, and I loved to make them special and personal. Just imagine. Both my children had between 20 and 30 pupils in their classes, and as a school rule you invited all of them, or just the boys or the girls. That's a lot of cards to make! Now I create most layouts inspired by CSI case files and the gorgeous work from the design team in the reveal. 
I am not sure if I have a particular style, although my friends say they could easily recognize my work. I would like to try new techniques, and I want to learn more about mixed media. I sometimes try to make exciting backgrounds with paint and paste and stencils, but have not been successful so far. It turns out to be more messed media than mixed media:-)
Thank you for having me on the team. I am so excited to get started, and hope that I can encourage new members to keep playing in CSI. The friendly comments I got on my layouts made all the difference for me as a beginner. 

Nupur Patel

A very big Namaste and loads & loads of love.
Primarily I am so blessed and honoured to be a part of this wonderful creative CSI design Team and working with immensely talented DT members. Thanks a ton Debbi for giving me this wonderful opportunity, its indeed a dream come true for me.
I am Nupur Patel, 22yrs old from Mumbai, India. I live with my loving and caring parents and my sweet little sister.
I have been crafting since my early schooling years, I developed the liking and love for art and craft after having introduced to Visual arts at Ecole Mondiale World School. Playing with various colours, medias, elements and explorations opened new doors for me and lead to a new world of Mixed media, Photography, Graphic Design. After having learnt and explored the handwork it was high time that I step into Digital World and explore what more could be done to enhance my creativity and this let to a Graphic Design career. As I truly think a blend of both the handwork and digital could do wonders.
Now as a Graphic Design graduate from Raffles Design International I have started scrapbooking to unleash my creativity and reach new horizons. As a visual artist here you will find me playing with various medias and my work filled with colors as they play one of the most important roles in my life.Traveling, Capturing and Trapping memories are my inspirations to Enter the World of Scrapbooking. Scrapbooking is a very huge World in itself, there is a lot more learn, to explore, to pass on your knowledge, to meet new people, reach new horizons and much more.
Patty Rogers
Hi, my name is Patty Rogers and I live in Texas, United States of America. I have been scrapbooking since I was a little girl, but officially, I have been scrapbooking for the past 25 or so years. I graduated from Texas Christian University with a major in Education and a minor in Art, and taught grades kindergarten through fourth for twenty five years. Now that I am retired from teaching, I feel blessed to be using my time creating layouts that I hope will be cherished across generations in our family. Most of my work is about our two children who are now grown.

Renee Aslette

Hi!!!  My name is Renee Aslette.  I live in Far North Queensland in Australia.  I have two gorgeous boys and a supportive hubby, who feature heavily in my scrapbooking layouts.  Needless to say, I am outnumbered!!
I have been scrapbooking for about 7 years.  I enjoy the creative side of scrapbooking, I love to use all sorts of mediums, stamping and bright colors.
Along with scrapbooking I enjoy making cards and have just started to create planner pages.

Robin Anderson

Hi, It's Robin here from the southeast United States. I live in Marietta, Georgia which is only a few miles from where I grew up. I've lived in the same area since I was born. I'm married with two grown boys and one lovely sweet granddaughter. Yes she is spoiled being the only girl and only granddaughter on both sides of the family. She will be the subject of most all my pages with a few others thrown in the mix. 
I started scrapbooking about 20 years ago when visiting my cousin on vacation. She asked me if I wanted to go to a crop and I said "A what?" I've loved photography since I was very young and I was given my first camera, a Polaroid, at the age of 12. I  loved taking pictures so when my cousin introduced me to this scrapbooking world I was instantly hooked. 
I designed for a kit club a few years ago called Sweet Peach but it is now closed. I'm so excited and grateful for the opportunity to join CSI team and I can't wait to get started. I hope I can live up to the great work by these talented ladies. 

Sylvia Mellander Ekman

My name is Sylvia Mellander Ekman and I live in Kungsbacka on the west coast of Sweden.
I have a supporting and wonderful soulmate and I'm blessed with two sweet kids--a son born in 2001 and a daughter born in 2003. 
Many of my pages feature those two (no guess, huh?).
My DD has autism and those issues affect our family in many and profound ways. 
I used to be a florist with my own business, but after the kids were born, I found I could not put in those long hours. 
I work in a preeschool now, but scrapbooking is my passion and creative outlet and I've been totally hooked since 2004.
If I would at any time choose to do something else it would probably have something to do with astrology, geocaching, or books. I love crime novels.
I'm also putting in some hours in our local church, being chairman (chairwoman?) in our parish council.

Taru Jehkonen

I´m Taru and I live in Finland. My home town Rauma is small port town and really summer city! I live with my two sons Sami (-00) and Niko (-02). They are just now teenage boys and we live in an old townhouse. We have 4 adorable cats – they are our sweet babies!
I've been on disability pension for over 10 years now. My first job was with PartyLite, doing consulting work. Then I retired (2004). After that I found crafts and started making cards – with stamping. Then it was the year 2007!
Next I started making scrapbook pages, and it was my big love! How many possibilities you have to make your own art! I love mixed media messy and clean and simple styles– both are so full of potential.
I love to take funny and crazy photos! I love to save memories of my own life. That is the reason why many many pages include photo of me. But I love to take photos also with my boys (my older son doesn´t like be in photo) and cats.

Tracee Provis

My Name is Tracee and I live in Bristol, UK, with my DH, our 2 youngest children, and our very spoiled doggies. 
I have always crafted in one form or another since I was a small child, from stuffed toys to knitted scarves. I was introduced to scrapping in 2004, and I have never looked back, with each layout bringing more love for this hobby, along with a whole group of friends who share the same love.
My family and dogs are the main focus of my work. I just love how you can turn a memory, that might otherwise be forgotten in time, into something very special indeed.
Really I'm quite a sensitive soul with a small amount of crazy thrown in. Right now I am loving my scrappy journey and all the fun friendship and memories it brings everyday. With an ever changing world scrapping remains my Safe Haven and most days you will find me at some point in my craft room.

Vicki Christensen

I am a South Australian, who has lived in Darwin (Northern Territory) for just over a year. I have been scrapbooking for over 10 years, and wish I had found it much earlier.  But I had other paper loves then… folk art painting, decoupage, paper tole… but they stopped immediately when I ‘discovered’ this amazing world where you tell stories and document your life with beautiful papers, embellishments, paint, (etc) and create pages where you can almost let your photos tell the stories. My creative side found it’s home!
My favourite subjects have always been my two kids, Breeanna who is 22 and has just moved to England, and Zachary (20 years) who lives in Adelaide and attends uni.  Their more grown up years has meant a reduction in the number of photos I have of them, so I treasure the ones I have.
More recently my pages have featured my furry babies…. HenLi and Desi. And while they don’t always smile, I can take as many photos of them as I like! I also love to travel, and Bali has become my favourite destination (it is so close now), so I have many many pages (albums actually! Lol) of my trips and experiences there.
This is an amazing opportunity for me, and I am so looking forward to being involved with this beautiful community. I can not encourage people enough to join in with CSI and let your creative side flourish. I have created pages I never thought were even in me!
Thank you so much for having me! This is my first design team (and really the only one I want to be on!), and I am going to enjoy every case! Wooooohoooooo!
Love. Laugh. Scrap. Shop
Cheers, Vicki

Wendy Bennett

I am now officially Mum of 3 teenagers!!!  The boys are 17 and 15 and don’t want any more photos!!! My daughter is so photogenic and has grown up with a camera looking at her. She has just turned 13. Of course my hubby is tolerant of my obsession and he knows it keeps me happy. We live in country NSW Australia in a small town called Young which is where the cherries are grown.
My scrapbooking started 10 years ago and over those years I have had many layouts in magazines here in Australia and once in Creating Keepsakes. Also I have featured in the Scrapbooking Memories Masters magazine for about 5 years, never got to the master level yet!
At my local scrapbooking shop (Joys Paperworks) I am part of the furniture, as I have been teaching classes there in all those years. I have the privilege of teaching sewing lessons to adults and children in the same business.
I have been a stay at home mum and still think it’s important to be there for my family, that stems from my Christian faith.
I find scrapbooking is an ever growing journey for me. I learn so much all the time and keep altering my style. Actually I think that’s what makes it fun too. It is a practical thing for me, not just an artistic outlet; I want to document and keep memories alive.  However it just makes me feel so good when I scrapbook, I am convinced it good for the mind and soul !!
I also think it’s so wonderful to now be able to share this passion with like-minded people on line.

Retired Detectives


  1. I really miss you guys... trying so hard to come back.. maybe 2017 will be my year <3 fabulous girls and a stunning new home.

    1. Miss you too, Val! We've got a DT call running now! xoxo