Thursday, December 15, 2016

Case File No. 220 - Deadline: December 31

Christmas season is in full swing, and we've been enjoying the layouts submitted for Major Case File No. 219. Hopefully you'll get to squeeze in some time between all the holiday busy-ness to get into your scrap room and document some of your Christmas memories using the classic Christmas palette in that Case File, which stays open for the entire month.

So, are you ready for the mid-month challenge? Grab your forensics kits, CSI members, and get ready for some serious sleuthing as we open Case File No. 220.


We're celebrating Christmas with our Case Files this month. Case File No. 220 celebrates the joy of Christmas baking. Our lovely Scene is by Lynn Horrabin.

Remember to scroll all the way down to the bottom of this reveal post for RGB codes, color descriptions, and more detailed explanations of the Evidence and Testimony prompts.

Have you heard about the sketch challenge Tell Us a Story? CSI Detective Anastasia is on their design team. Go check it out!
Anastasia has translated the Case File into Russian for our Russian players:

We're so excited to have six generous sponsors this month! Our sponsors are among the best in the crafting industry, offering unique and trendy products. CLICK HERE to read more about these generous sponsors and the prizes they're donating.

We're thrilled to have the design team from Charms Creations joining us this month!
So...are you ready for some serious inspiration?
This is how the CSI Detectives have expertly cracked the case.
**To read about the design team's journaling, please visit their blogs (links to blogs are on the sidebar).

Sylvia's Pinterest Gallery

Patty's blog

Debbi's blog

Taru's blog

Ginny's blog

Laura's blog
Carol's blog

Anastasia's blog

Renee's blog

Anguree's blog

Gail's blog
Debbie's blog

Arnlaug's blog

Joelle's blog

Marek's blog
Tracee's blog

And our Guest Detectives from Charms Creations rocked the Case Files:

  • 251.252.246 – pale buttery cream
  • 245.223.226 – pale pink
  • 217.242.238 – pale aqua blue
  • 208.232.196 – pale minty green
  • 219.110.107 – muted red
  • Stripes
  • Gingham
  • Stars
  • hearts
  • Flowers
  • Leaves/vines
  • Jars
  • Food accents
  • Ribbon
  • Tags
  • Labels
  • Stitching
  • Decorative borders
  • Sprinkle something
  • Something transparent
  • Rub-ons
  • snowflakes
  • Topic: Document something about holiday food.
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a Journal Jar prompt (scroll down for prompts)
  • Presentation: Use labels to hold your journaling.
  • Writing Format: Write your journaling in the form of a recipe.
  • Inspiration Words: sweet, delight, tradition  --use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title.

We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
The deadline for completing this Case File is Saturday, December 31, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Be sure to link your layout using the link tool in the sidebar, and mention the Evidence and Testimony clues you used.
We can't wait to see what YOU create!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Under Surveillance - November Case Files

We've chosen our favorite layouts from November!

Here are our favorites from Major Case File No. 217. Here's a reminder of the Case File they used.

Congratulations to all of our members who are highlighted! 
You can grab your badges here.

Tell your story. It's our tagline, and here at CSI, it's one of our missions to get our members to delve deeper into journaling--to document the meaningful bits and pieces that make up our lives. We would like to shine a special spotlight each week on a member who did an exceptional job telling their story. And we'd like to thank Scrapbook Fantasies for donating a wonderful prize to our Star Witness for each Case File. 

Star Witnesses, please send me your mailing address via private message on our CSI Facebook page for your prize.

Carol A.
We love the details in Carol's journaling that captures the sights of autumn in her town. We thought her journaling sounded like a poem!


For each Case File, three of our favorite layouts will be chosen to feature as our "Most Wanted." 

And here's one more that caught our eye:

Carmen Crosseti Cohen-Henriquez

And here are our favorites from Case File No. 218. Here is a reminder of the Case File they used:

Us by Carrie
We love the sweet story Carrie tucked behind the photo that tells about how her dad shaped her passion for writing. We think Carrie did a beautiful job telling her story not only through words but also through the photo she chose and the loving warmth conveyed by her layout.


Belinda Webster

Carmen Crosseti Cohen-Henriquez

Louise Turner

And here's one more that caught our eye:


Congratulations to our October Sponsor Prize Winners!

Thank you to everyone who solved our October Case Files. And a huge thank you to all of our October sponsors! 

Below are winners randomly chosen from our Most Wanted list.

The winner of the prize from 2Crafty Chipboard goes to...
Carolyn Haswell

The winner of the gift certificate from Dies R Us is...

The winner of the beautiful collection from Maja Design is...
Karina Kindh

The winner of the prize from Sassy Scrappers is...
Chloe Nielsen

The winner of the prize from ScrapMatts is...
Albert Svetlana

We also randomly chose several winners from all of our October players:

The winner of Papercut Labs The Colour Series workshop is...
Caroline Rundby

The winner of Papercut Labs Flashy Cards Fast workshop is...
Jennifer Walth

The winner of the gift certificate to Scrap Matrix is...
Wendy O'Keefe

Ladies, to claim your prizes, please send me your contact information (email address and mailing address) via a private message on our CSI Facebook page.