Sunday, September 15, 2019

September Case Files | Mid-Month Reveal - Deadline: September 30, 2019

Wow! Can you believe we're halfway through September? We're excited to bring you some inspiration for our second September Case File and for our Cold Case File.

Don't forget you have all month to participate in all three of our challenges. You can see inspiration for our first September Case File here.



SPONSORS 

This month, we have six generous sponsors donating prizes. Click here to read more about our sponsors and the prizes they are donating. Winners will be selected randomly from all of our players, with a few exceptions where sponsors have asked us to choose from certain geographic regions.




CASE FILES 

September is Back to School time and also National Music Month, so we're celebrating these things in our September Case Files. Our Cold Case File was chosen because September is the month of my birthday! Draw your own inspiration from The Scene or you can use the traditional clues, which can be found at the bottom of this blog post.

Image credit: Harry Campbell

Image Credit: Yao Xiong

Image credit: Lynn Horrabin

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 above or in our sidebar, which will bring you to the individual albums in our Facebook group.




GUEST DESIGNERS


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We are delighted to have Cynthia Baldwin as our Guest Detective this month. Cynthia is a loyal player, and her work always catches our eye when she shares her layouts for our Case Files, and we love how journaling is always a focus on her pages. She is frequently on our Most Wanted list.

Here's a little about Cynthia, in her own words: Hi, I’m Cynthia Baldwin. I live in Cypress, Texas (northwest Houston) with my husband of 24+ years, John. I have two kids, Nick and Aly - Nick is an engineering student starting his junior year of college, and Aly is a high school senior. Since I’m almost an empty-nester, I expect my scrapbooking will soon be about our sweet fur baby Lucy. :)
I’ve enjoyed this hobby since before my kids were born, and I love how CSI challenges keep me inspired!



INSPIRATION 

And now, are you ready for some serious inspiration? Here's what our design team and guest designers created with Case File No. 294. We will share their creations for Case File No. 295 and the Cold Case on the 15th.

Here's how our inspiring Guest Designer solved the Case:


How Cynthia solved the Case: My son is very musical, so the piano image made me think of him, and the pictures I wanted to scrap were pretty earthy - my son in a forest, outside by a riverbed...

So - the case file colors, leaves, and woodgrain totally fit for this page to celebrate my son, who just turned 20 years old.



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

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Here's inspiration from our stash-busting Cold Case File:

Image credit: Lynn Horrabin

Here's how our Guest Detective solved the Cold Case:


How Cynthia solved the Cold Case: I solved it by scrapping about my mom's 80th birthday...I used the colors, as well as butterflies, hearts, and flowers. The papers are from Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams - 2016 collection., and the little stick pins in the title are from Fancy Pants 2007 (yay for stash-busting!).

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CASE FILE CLUES 

Choose as many or as few as you are inspired to use! 


Testimony prompt link: Can Teach


Testimony prompt link: September prompt


We trust we've provided enough clues for you to solve the Cases! You have until Monday, September 30, 2019, to solve this case. We can't wait to see what you'll create! Upload your creations in our Facebook Group (album links in sidebar).


Saturday, September 14, 2019

August Sponsor Prize Winners


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

PRIZE WINNERS:

Randomly selected from our players:
Winner of the Maja Design collection - Louise Turner
Winner of the Scrapmatts prize pack - Lillian Morvik
Winner of the Scrapbooker's Confetti Box prize pack -  Barb Holmes
Winner of the Lindy's Gang gift certificate - Anna Vaupel
Winner of the Creative Embellishments gift certificate -
Winner of the Scrap Accent prize pack - Lydia Guijt

Randomly Selected from our American or Canadian players:
Winner of the goodie box from Cocoa Daisy - Laurie Hahn Leahey


To claim your prize, please send Debbi a private message with your email, mailing address, and phone number via the CSI Facebook Page by September 30. Please also indicate which month and which prize you won.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

September Case Files | First Reveal

Happy September! A new month brings all kinds of excitement here at CSI! Besides our three new Case Files, we've got new sponsors and new guest designers.

For this first reveal, we'll be sharing inspiration from the design team and guest designers for our first Case File. On the 15th, we'll be sharing inspiration from the design team and guest designers for our second Case File. Somewhere in between, we'll be posting our Cold Case File, our special stash-busting challenge.



SPONSORS 

This month, we have six generous sponsors donating prizes. Click here to read more about our sponsors and the prizes they are donating. Winners will be selected randomly from all of our players, with a few exceptions where sponsors have asked us to choose from certain geographic regions.




CASE FILES 

September is Back to School time and also National Music Month, so we're celebrating these things in our September Case Files. Our Cold Case File was chosen because September is the month of my birthday! Draw your own inspiration from The Scene or you can use the traditional clues, which can be found at the bottom of this blog post.

Image credit: Harry Campbell

Image Credit: Yao Xiong

Image credit: Lynn Horrabin

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 above or in our sidebar, which will bring you to the individual albums in our Facebook group.




GUEST DESIGNERS


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We are delighted to have Cynthia Baldwin as our Guest Detective this month. Cynthia is a loyal player, and her work always catches our eye when she shares her layouts for our Case Files, and we love how journaling is always a focus on her pages. She is frequently on our Most Wanted list.

Here's a little about Cynthia, in her own words: Hi, I’m Cynthia Baldwin. I live in Cypress, Texas (northwest Houston) with my husband of 24+ years, John. I have two kids, Nick and Aly - Nick is an engineering student starting his junior year of college, and Aly is a high school senior. Since I’m almost an empty-nester, I expect my scrapbooking will soon be about our sweet fur baby Lucy. :)
I’ve enjoyed this hobby since before my kids were born, and I love how CSI challenges keep me inspired!



INSPIRATION 

And now, are you ready for some serious inspiration? Here's what our design team and guest designers created with Case File No. 294. We will share their creations for Case File No. 295 and the Cold Case on the 15th.

Here's how our inspiring Guest Designer solved the Case:


How Cynthia solved the Case: Here's my take on the Sept. case file 294, a page about the Apple watches that my husband and I just got.

I'd pulled a bunch of primary-colored papers to go with the colors of the file, but then I looked at the boxes the watches came in - all white with black writing. Very simple and sleek design.

So, I went with black and white and used gel medium and star stencil for the background. I added some silver mist, stickers, and silver flair (to represent the metal clue) , as well as some dimensional acrylic shapes and Thickers. The big white apple is actually a sticker that comes inside the iPhone package. (Yes, Apple does have us hooked! iPhones, a Mac for my husband, now the watches...)
I always use color on my pages, so this was a departure for me, but a fun experiment!


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

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CASE FILE CLUES 

Choose as many or as few as you are inspired to use! 


Testimony prompt link: Can Teach


Testimony prompt link: September prompt


We trust we've provided enough clues for you to solve the Cases! You have until Monday, September 30, 2019, to solve this case. We can't wait to see what you'll create! Upload your creations in our Facebook Group (album links in sidebar).