Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Case File No. 236 - Deadline: August 31, 2017

Here we are in the middle of August! How did that happen so quickly?

We're loving all the lovely purple-touched layouts we're seeing for Major Case File No. 235. Don't forget that that Case File stays open for the entire month, so if you haven't yet had a chance to play with that challenge, you still have plenty of time.

So, are you ready for the new challenge? Grab you forensics kits, CSI players, and get ready for some serious sleuthing as we open Case File No. 236.

CASE FILE

Did you know that August is also known as "Arrr-gust"--International Pirate's Month? With that in mind, we've got a whimsical Scene by illustrator Cristian Turdera.


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 Val Thorpe, from the FabScraps design team, serving as a Guest Detective this month!

INSPIRATION

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

Val Thorpe, Guest Detective from Fab Scraps, rocked the Case File:

Val's blog


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

Sylvia's Gallery

Nicole's blog

Anastasia's blog

Taru's blog

Ginger's blog

Ginny's blog

Lisa-Marie's blog

Magali's blog

Nina's blog

Sandra's blog

Laura's blog

Vivian's blog

Debbi's blog

Tracee's blog

Patty's blog

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Wendy's blog

CASE FILE DETAILS

THE SCHEME - USE ALL 5 COLORS
  • 116.180.164 – light teal green
  • 26.17.20 - black
  • 255.255.255 - white
  • 219.210.203 – light warm gray
  • 169.40.21 - crimson
EVIDENCE - CHOOSE AT LEAST 3 CLUES
  • stripes
  • polka dots
  • wood
  • flags, banner
  • wet mediums
  • nautical elements
  • clouds
  • sun
  • fish, birds, or other animals
  • trees
  • scallops
  • wave shape
  • twine, jute, string
  • triangles
  • skulls/skull & crossbone
  • buttons
  • gold 
  • ombre

TESTIMONY - CHOOSE AT LEAST 1 CLUE
  • Topic: Document an adventure
  • Prompt Idea: Find inspiration at Sunday Stealing.
  • Presentation: Hang your journaling from string, like the sails.
  • Writing Format: 6-word memoir (inspired by the six sails.
  • Inspiration Words: treasure, danger, anchor--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 Thursday, August 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.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Congratulations to our July 2017 Sponsor Prize Winners


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

Randomly selected from our players who were placed Under Surveillance:
Winner of the Maja Design collection - Yana Kaptsova
Winner of the Scrapmatts prize pack - Elisabeth Hatlen
Winner of the Swirlydoos store credit - Lyne B

Randomly selected from all of our players who solved our June Case Files:
Winner of the FabScraps prize pack - Denise A

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 - Willisa

Star Witnesses:
Winners of the Scrapbook Fantasies prizes - Tracey B 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 September 5.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Under Surveillance - July 2017 Case Files

Thank you to everyone who participated in our June challenges. We have chosen our favorite layouts from the June 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. 233. 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.

Tracey B

We love Tracey's story and the way she added a bit of humor to the tale with her title. We want to mention that her use of color is just perfect, and how awesome is that old photo? Tracey, we wonder if you might've had a different name if you had been born on that bowling lawn!

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."

Veronique Pratte


And a few more that caught our eye...


Elisabeth Hatlen



And here are our favorites from Case File No. 234. Here's a reminder of the Case File they used:





Kylie gW
We think Kylie's layout is is so summery and fun, and we love how creatively she incorporated all that journaling into her page design, from the details on the clouds to the captions on the beautiful framed photos to the main idea set above her holiday.



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Major Case File No. 235 - Deadline: August 31, 2017

Happy August! Summer sure is flying by! It'll be back to school before you know it!

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. 235.

CASE FILE

Did you know that August 1 is Girlfriend's day? With that in mind, we've got a delightful Scene that perfectly celebrates the joy of girl-friendship by Art Impressions.


Digital scrappers can find a template for this sketch 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.


  
INSPIRATION

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

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


Tracee's blog

Debbi's blog

Patty's blog

Sylvia's gallery

Jennifer's blog

Vivian's blog

Nicole's blog

Anastasia's blog

Jacynthe's blog

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Taru's blog


Emma's blog

Ginger's blog

Ginny's blog

Lisa-Marie's blog

Nina's blog

Laura's blog
CASE FILE DETAILS

THE SCHEME - USE ALL 5 COLORS
  • 230.239.186 – light chartreuse
  • 139.212.215 – turquoise
  • 255.255.255 – white
  • 222.222.224 – light gray
  • 186.181.219 – in between a periwinkle and lavender
EVIDENCE - CHOOSE AT LEAST 3 CLUES
  • solid white cardstock background
  • polka dots
  • flowers
  • puffy stickers
  • bling
  • umbrellas
  • wet medium
  • people icons/images
  • something plastic or rubber
  • something transparent
  • eye glasses
  • summer/pool/ tropical elements
  • something shaped like the floaties (circular with a hole in the center, e.g., donuts, reinforcements, etc.)

TESTIMONY - CHOOSE AT LEAST 1 CLUE
  • Topic: Celebrate girlfriends.
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a prompt from Girlfriends Are like Shoes.
  • Presentation: Circular journaling spot.
  • Writing Format: Write your story as a conversation.
  • Inspiration Words: laughter, together, secrets--use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title.
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 Thursday, August 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.