Tuesday, September 15, 2020

September Case Files - Mid-month Inspiration | Deadline: October 4, 2020

Here we are, mid-month, zooming toward October. We're excited to bring you inspiration for our second and third Case Files.

Remember that all three challenges are open all month, and we even tacked on a few extra days, so that you have until October 4 to submit your layouts.


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. 331. 

We're excited to bring you a team of Special Investigators, chosen from our CSI players. You can read about them in our September 1 reveal.

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Marie-France Boulay

How Marie-France solved the Case: I found the illustration very inspiring : stars, colors, pile of books.
I used a big tittle with tinny labels of cute sentences stack in a vertical shape. Like a little star, I used this cute little face for my layout.

Rebecca Birch

How Rebecca solved the Case: Case file 331 made me think of books and how magical they are. It reminded me of this photo of my little boy on the day he joined the library.

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Shannon Colburn-Blinn

How Shannon solved the Case: I was inspired by the color scheme, solid background, stacked elements (cluster right of my picture) and the stars hanging at the top.

Tracee Beer

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

And here is inspiration for our stash-busting Cold-Case File.

We have Wendy Tipton from the Paper Issues design team here to inspire us!

And our Special Investigators...

Rebecca Birch

How Rebecca solved the Case: All the little trinkets and curios on the shelves in case file 332 really reminded me of a photograph I had taken of the evidence room at Hardwick Hall, where precious items and documents were stored. I loved the idea of creating 3 ‘shelves’ full of little trinkets, so I used ephemera and stickers to mimic the shelves from the image and used my sewing machine to add stitching. I loved the muted earthy colours, & it inspired me to use the Soulmate collection by Piatek, which was also worked perfect for this page because of its quirky little images.

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Shannon Colburn-Blinn

How Shannon solved the Case:  I was inspired by the greenery. Color scheme. Stacks (layered paper behind my photo) and books (used notebook paper as my background)

Tracee Beer

The CSI design team masterfully crac
ked 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).

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