Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September Case Files - First Reveal | Deadline: October 4, 2020

Happy September! Where did summer go? We're excited to bring you some fantastic new challenges, new sponsors, and new guest designers to inspire you!

We hope you've been enjoying the August challenges, and don't forget that if you haven't yet had a chance to play, we've added a few extra days to the deadline--submissions will be accepted by the 4th of the next month.

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 as well as our Cold Case File, our special stash-busting challenge.


This month, we have eight 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.


It's back to school, even if our classrooms, like mine, will be virtual, so we're celebrating school and books and learning with our Case Files, but you don't have to scrap those 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: Collart Studio

Image credit: Found on Pinterest

Image credit: annyamarttinen

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.


We're honored to have some members of the CUT to YOU2Crafty, and Paper Issues design teams joining us as Guest Detectives this month! You are sure to be inspired by their beautiful work!

Also, we've got a team of Special Investigators joining us as guest designers. We've invited our players whose work caught our eye and were placed Under Surveillance to join us this month.


And now, are you ready for some serious inspiration? Here's what our design team and guest designers created with Case File No. 330. We will share their creations for our other two Case Files on the 15th.

Here's how the talented team members of the 2Crafty Design Team solved the Case:

How Elena solved the Case: I solved the case by using the colour scheme from the scene. My evidence includes: Flowers, Glitter, Gold, Text patterns

Our amazing Guest Detectives from the Paper Issues design team rocked the Case File.

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Here's how Wendy solved the Case: I was very inspired by this back to school mood board! I’ve been friends with this sweet girl since we were in high school together and this year we were lucky enough to get together to celebrate my 36th birthday. I wanted to use the giant cupcake as the focus of my layout and use several other different case clues sprinkled throughout to add variety and color all over. Some of the items I included are: sequins, flowers, gold and glitter items, a journaling pocket, the word Hello, and a tassel.

We're excited to bring you a team of Special Investigators, chosen from our CSI players. Some of our Special Investigators will be revealed at our mid-month reveal.

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Marie-France Boulay

I'm from Canada, a computer geek at day, at night I like to be an artist. I love to play with colors : paint, scrapbooking, knitting, mixed media. I like experimenting, play with stamps, textures and I see scrapbooking more like a way to extend my creativity (art) rather than documented something. I have no official style but I'm more of a freestyle girl. I have 6 cats, 4 rabbits, 23 alpacas....they are all my babies.
You can see more of my work on my blog.

How Marie-France solved the Case: 
I was totally in love with the color palette and I immediately thought about the picture of myself in pink. Hello Pink !
I used washi tape, globe, cats, sequins, hearts and clips.

Rebecca Birch

Hello! I’m Rebecca and I live in Essex,U.K. with my husband little boy. I’ve recently returned to my old profession of healthcare after working as a wedding makeup artist for several years, & I’m really enjoying being back!

I’ve always had a crafty hobby of one kind or another, but only got into scrapbooking properly at the beginning of 2019, & I am completely & utterly hooked!

I love to use mixed media, cutfiles, sketches, scraplifts and mood boards & struggle not to sew on every page I make!
My Instagram account is @scrap_paper_uk

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How Rebecca solved the Case: I was inspired by the lovely dusky pinks and muted blue colours of case file 330. I decided to stick closely to this colour palette for my layout. The ‘hello school’ element of the case file also inspired me to scrap about my own return to beauty school as a mature student.

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Shannon Colburn-Blinn

Hi! My name is Shannon and I reside in Fort Wayne, IN. I am the proud mother of 2 children and three furbabies! I have been married to my best friend for nearly 30 years and he enables my scrapbook addiction! I love taking pictures and am currently training my puppies to say "Cheese". When I am not scrapping, walking my dogs or running kids around, I am a social worker/therapist and own my own private practice. I LOVE going to theme parks and am a fan of "scream therapy"! There's nothing better than the feeling you get racing around on a roller coaster! I am also a Disney fanatic!

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How Shannon solved the Case: I was inspired by the color combination, the school theme and the random elements scattered around the mood board. I also was inspired to use my washi tape.

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Tracey Beer

Hi everyone. I’m so excited to be here. I live in Melbourne and work full time as a Detective with Victoria Police. I’m a mother, scrapbooker and love to travel (staying safe at home now though) . I’ve been scrapping for about 16 years and my 20 year old son was my greatest source of inspiration until he became photo phobic about 6 years ago. He now has a delightful girlfriend so photos are have started to flow again! As a former fitter & turner familiar with technical drawings, when I first started scrapping I favoured a very graphic style and struggled to even place my photo on an angle. My style has evolved and I’m a big fan of mixed media. It’s still rare though that I place my photo on an angle!

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How Tracey solved the Case: I solved the case by using clips, washi tape, gold, mesh and a tassel with my journalling in a pocket.

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


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

Testimony Link - List Love

Testimony Link - September Prompt

We trust we've provided enough clues for you to solve the Cases! You have until Sunday, October 4, 2020, 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).