Sunday, May 15, 2022

May Case File - Mid-Month Reveal | Deadline: June 4, 2022

Here we are, halfway through the month, and we are super excited to share inspiration for our second Case File. 

And don't worry--you still have time to crack the first Case File. Both challenges are open until the 4th of the following month. 


PRIZES

This year, in addition to having sponsors donate prizes, CSI will be giving away a $20 (U.S. dollars) gift certificate to your favorite online craft store (must take Paypal) to one lucky player each month.

We'll also be inviting some players whose work catches our eye to serve as Guest Detectives.


We're excited to have CUT to YOU continue as a prime sponsor this year!
At CUT to YOU you’ll find unique digital cut files for all kinds of paper lovers. Our goal is to provide unique and versatile designs that inspire a world of makers and ignite their joy of creating. For use on all sorts of paper projects, including scrapbook pages, travellers notebooks, cards and more, with over 300 designs to choose from, we really do have a cut file for everyone.

CUT to YOU is all about helping you document your family in a fun and creative way. We create unique designs that do not overwhelm the page, that allow the photos to shine, AND that paper crafters of all levels can use, not just the Scrapbook elite. We believe that cut files should be accessible to everyone so all of our designs are available as Digital downloads as well as physical cut outs called Custom Cuts which can be shipped to you worldwide. In store, you will also find digital scrapbooking kits (KIT to YOU) which feature exclusive cut file designs and all the information you need to recreate the kit in the comfort of your own home, using supplies you already have.

Join our newsletter for FREE digital designs and exclusive offers – here.

Visit our blog for loads of inspiration from our International design team.

CUT to YOU is donating a generous selection of digital cut files to our winners to the value of $25. The prize packs will be carefully selected and themed around the CSI challenge. As the prize will be sent via email digitally, it is available to be shipped Internationally.

Here is a sample of CUT to YOU's beautiful products:



CASE FILES 

Did you know that May is Gifts from the Garden Month? It sure is! And did you know it's also National Photography Month? We're celebrating both of these monthly commemorations with our Case Files. As always, you don't have to scrap these topics. Draw your own inspiration from The Scene on the Case File, or you can use the traditional clues, which can be found at the bottom of this blog post.



Image credit: Pinterest

The traditional CSI clues can be found on our Facebook page in the first entry under the album. Just click on the Case File images above. They are also posted at the bottom of this reveal.

To submit your layouts, click on the Case Files in our sidebar, which will bring you to the individual albums in our Facebook group.


GUEST DETECTIVES

Kimberly McDaniel


My name is Kimberly and I am from Texas. I am married to my high school sweetheart. We have been married for 20 years, together for 26. We have two sweet boys ages 11 and 17. Our oldest is graduating high school in June, the younger is finishing his first year of middle school. 

I scrap digitally now, started off with paper scrapping. I've been scrapbooking since high school when I was documenting my travels with my now hubby. I designed digital scrapbooking material for a while then, I took some time off of scrapping to focus on my boys. I am now majorly behind on my scrapping. All 4 of us and now a girlfriend take photos so trips can top out with 3000 to 5000 photos or more! I don’t think I will ever catch up but it is my creative outlet. 

We love, love to travel as a family. Our favorite spots are Disney World, Universal Studios and the beautiful National Parks in the USA. We have seen over 30 national parks, monuments, historic sites and memorials as well as state parks. We love road trips and occasionally camping. 

I am a big fan of Star Wars, Harry Potter and all things Disney. Chocolate is my favorite but donuts are my kryptonite. I am so looking forward to creating for CSI! 


Here is Kimberly's layout for our second Case File:



INSPIRATION 

And now, are you ready for some serious inspiration? Here's what our design team and Guest Detectives created with this month's first Case File. We will share creations for our other Case File on the 15th of the month.



The CSI design team masterfully cracked the Case. We'll share how we solved the Case on Facebook and Instagram.















CASE FILE CLUES 

Choose as many or as few as you are inspired to use! You don't have to use all of the categories of clues. use what inspires you, or challenge yourself to use as many clues as you can. Or just use the image to inspire you as you wish!

Testimony Links: May Prompts and 6-word memoir


Testimony Link: A Picture, A Story


We trust we've provided enough clues for you to solve the Cases! You have until June 4, 2022, to solve both cases. We can't wait to see what you'll create! Upload your creations in our Facebook Group (album links in sidebar).