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.


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.


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.



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!


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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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).