Thursday, September 21, 2017

Play in our Current (September) Challenges

Click the images below to find our current challenges, along with beautiful inspiration from our design team and guest designers.





Congratulations to our August Sponsor Prize Winners!


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

Randomly selected from our players who were placed Under Surveillance:
Winner of the Accent Scrapbooking gift certificate - Debbie Hawke-Wareham
Winner of the Maja Design collection - Gunilla R
Winner of the Swirlydoos store credit - Brita

Randomly selected from all of our players who solved our August Case Files:
Winner of the FabScraps prize pack - Barb Holmes
Winner of the Scrapmatts prize pack - Carolyn Haswell

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

Aussie Apprentice winner:
Winner of the Scrap Matrix gift certificate - Unfortunately, we had no new players from Australia this month!

Star Witnesses:
Winners of the Scrapbook Fantasies prizes - Gunilla R & Gunilla R

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 October 31.

Under Surveillance - August 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. 235. 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.

Gunilla R
We love how Gunilla documented this special day shared with a good friend with such great detail, and her story looks just beautiful typed over that watercolored paper!


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."

Lisa Moen

Debbie Hawke-Wareham

Tracey B



And a few more that caught our eye...

Kate Harbar

Elisabeth Hatlen



And here are our favorites from Case File No. 236. Here's a reminder of the Case File they used:





Gunilla R
We love how Gunilla incorporated her story into the design of her page. She not only put extensive journaling on full display but included additional details of her adventure on the clever banner and tucked more about her story on a tag tucked behind the patterned paper. Gunilla proves how important--and fun--it is to capture the story behind the photo!






Friday, September 15, 2017

Case File No. 238 - Deadline: September 30, 2017

With September--and school--in full swing, we decided to celebrate reading with our mid-month Case File.

So, are you ready for the new challenge? Grab your forensics kits, CSI players, and get ready for some serious sleuthing as we open Case File No. 238.

CASE FILE

To celebrate reading, our Case File is inspired by this whimsical Scene by Italian illustrator Francesca Quatraro.  Don't worry if you don't have reading-related photos, as our Testimony clues have an assortment of ideas to inspire you.


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 list 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:

Patty's blog


Anastasia's blog

Carrie's blog

Ginger's blog

Debbi's blog

Lisa-Marie's blog

Nina's blog

Laura's blog

Tracee's blog

Jennifer's blog

Wendy's blog

Nicole's blog

Sylvia's Gallery




Taru's blog



Ginny's blog

Jacynthe's blog



Magali's blog

CASE FILE DETAILS

THE SCHEME - USE ALL 5 COLORS
  • 222.222.222 – pale gray
  • 112.170.194 – medium sky blue
  • 200.151.49 – burnt orange
  • 255.255.255 – white
  • 158.183.64 – kiwi green
EVIDENCE - CHOOSE AT LEAST 3 CLUES
  • Polka dots
  • Animal print
  • Text print/book pages
  • Animals
  • Flowers
  • Trees, leaves
  • Eye glasses
  • String, twine
  • Banner
  • Light bulb
  • Use colored pencils
  • Googly eyes
  • Book plates
  • Enamel dots
TESTIMONY - CHOOSE AT LEAST 1 CLUE
  • Topic: Document a favorite book or something about reading.
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a September Prompt.
  • Presentation: Tuck your story inside something but make it visible.
  • Writing Format: Start your journaling with “Once upon a time.”
  • Inspiration Words: lost, welcome, inside--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 Saturday, September 30, 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.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Major Case File No. 237 - Deadline: September 30, 2017

Happy September! We're excited to be starting a new month. And 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. 237.

CASE FILE

School is starting up for us, now that September is here, and with that in mind, we have a super-fun Case File inspired by a whimsical Scene found at Cavall Fort. Don't worry if you don't have school-related photos, as our Testimony clues have an assortment of ideas to inspire you.


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.


GUEST DESIGNERS
We're delighted to have Elena Smoktunova, from Scrapmatts, as a Guest Detective this month!
  
INSPIRATION

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

Our Guest Detective, Elena Smoktunova, from the Scrapmatts design team rocked the Case File:



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

Wendy's blog

Sylvia's gallery

Nicole's blog

Ginger's blog

Ginny's blog

Jacynthe's blog

Lisa-Marie's blog

Nina's blog

Laura's blog

Sandra's blog

Tracee's blog

Debbi's blog

Vivian's blog

Jennifer's blog

Patty's blog


CASE FILE DETAILS

THE SCHEME - USE ALL 5 COLORS
  • 89.172.170 – medium teal
  • 255.255.255 – white
  • 215.210.106 – lime green
  • 248.225.171 – banana yellow
  • 226.79.63 – red with a hint of orange
EVIDENCE - CHOOSE AT LEAST 3 CLUES
  • Grid pattern
  • stripes
  • Book pages
  • Speech bubbles
  • Triangles
  • Eye glasses
  • Labels
  • Animals
  • Cactus
  • Airplanes (paper airplanes or otherwise)
  • People images 
  • Washi tape
  • School themed stuff
  • Scissors
  • frame
TESTIMONY - CHOOSE AT LEAST 1 CLUE
  • Topic: School or something you’ve learned.
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a prompt from Can Teach.
  • Presentation: Write your story in a little book.
  • Writing Format: Write your story as steps in a lesson.
  • Inspiration Words: lesson, group, differences--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 Saturday, September 30, 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.