Wednesday, March 1, 2023

March Case Files - First Reveal | Deadline: April 4, 2023

Happy March, CSI Investigators!  We're excited to bring you a new month of fun and inspiring challenges and lots of beautiful inspiration. 

For this first reveal, we'll be sharing inspiration for our first Case File. On the 15th, we'll be sharing inspiration for our second Case File. 


CSI has been running our challenges for 11 years, since 2012, and our savings have dwindled over the years, so we no longer have the ability to provide a monthly gift certificate, but we do have enough to give away a prize every 4 months this year, so we'll be awarding a $20 (U.S. dollars) gift certificate to your favorite online craft store (must take Paypal) to one lucky player according to the following schedule--so the more you play, the more chances you'll have.

January - April Case Files will be awarded on or after May 4
May - August Case Files will be awarded in on or after September 4
October - December Case Files will be awarded on or after next January 4

You will see the customary due date on the Case Files because I'll check those for guest designers, but feel free to go back and play with Case Files that have expired. As long as they're in the albums by the May, September, and January dates listed above, you'll be eligible for the prize.

We'll also be inviting some players whose work catches our eye to serve as Guest Detectives along the way.


We're excited to announce our newest Detectives! Please give a warm CSI welcome to Lacey Robin and Lillian Morvik! You'll love these ladies' beautiful and unique styles, and we look forward to the inspiration she'll provide to us here at CSI!

Here's a bit about Lacey, in her own words: Hi Y’all, I’m Lacey, a mom of two wonderful kids. Lynndsie is 19 and Channing is 10. A wife to Derrick and a dog mom to Lady and Lilo. I love EVERYTHING Disney. I’m originally from Florida and moved to the boot (that’s Louisiana) in my teens. I’m a professional photographer in my day to day and enjoy capturing memories for others. Scrapbooking is my passion and I enjoy creating with paper, it soothes my soul. I have been creating for almost 20 years! I’ve been blessed to work in several local scrapbook stores teaching what I love as well as be on a handful of amazing creative design teams. I like clean and simple scrapbooking and will often be caught using a solid white cardstock as the starting point of my creation. I love using mixed media on my pages and reliving all the everyday memories as I lock them down on paper.

Here's a bit about Lillian, in her own words: I have three children (24, 21, and 16) and a husband. My family lives on an island on the west coast of Norway. I am an engineer and work at a yard where we build oil-platforms. We are a busy family, so it is sometimes hard to find time to scrapbook. Therefore I really appreciate the time I get to just enter the scrapbooking world. I most like to scrap layouts, and I love CSI and its concept. I scrap new and old pictures, mostly of my kids, and I like to tell the stories as well. I do not have a particular style, but like to try things I see and get inspired by, and I like to start with a sketch, and make it my own way, as I play along .


Did you know that February is National Creativity Month? We'll be celebrating the gift of creativity with our Case Files this Month. As always, you don't have to scrap these 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:  Delmarva USA Blog

Image credit: Sanny van Loon

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.


And now, are you ready for some serious inspiration? Here's what our design team created with this month's first Case File. We will share creations for our other Case File on the 15th of the month.

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


Choose as many or as few as you are inspired to use! You don't have to use all of the categories of clues. Use what inspires you, or challenge yourself to use as many clues as you can. Or just use the image to inspire you as you wish!

Testimony Link: Creative Writing Prompts

Testimony Link: March Prompts

We trust we've provided enough clues for you to solve the Cases! You have until April 4, 2023, to solve both cases (actually more time--see the section on Prizes above). 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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