Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Major Case File No. 223 - Deadline: February 28, 2017

How fast January flew by! Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our fifth birthday!

With a new month beginning, we present our Major Case File, which features an awesome Composite Sketch created just for CSI by The Nifty Pixel. This challenge will stay open for the entire month. We've also got a brand-new line up of sponsors and a Special Investigator too!

So, are you ready for the new challenge? Grab you forensics kits, CSI players, and get ready for some serious sleuthing as we open Major Case File No. 223.


With February being one of the coldest months where I live, I thought it would be apropos to open up some Cold Case Files. These were Case Files I had prepared for previous challenges but never went live. Our first Cold Case this month features a whimsical Scene by Monster Riot.

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.

For our Russian players, Detective Anastasia has translated our Case File into Russian:

Правила на русском языке вы можете прочитать здесь.

We're so excited to have nine 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 have our first Special Investigator of 2017 joining us this month. Carrie Williams recently started playing at CSI, and she immediately caught our eye with her beautiful artwork and her gift for storytelling!

We'll let Carrie tell you a little about herself:

Hi, I'm Carrie, a Minnesota girl, wife to my high-school sweetheart, and mama to a rainbow baby, Zae, and two fur-babies. I'm a stay at home mom with health issues and scrapping is my therapy. Plus it combines my favorite things: photography, crafting and creativity, writing--and Zae! I don't really have a style I claim as my own: as a gemini, my interests and favorite things are constantly changing. But with so many possibilities, why choose just one?


So...are you ready for some serious inspiration? 

Here's how Carrie rocked the Case File:

Carrie's blog

And this is how the CSI Detectives have expertly cracked the case:
Tracee's blog

Arnlaug's blog

Anastasia's blog

Carol's blog

Laura's blog

Nupur's blog

Taru's blog

Debbi's blog

Debbie's blog

Emma's blog

Wendy's blog

Nina's blog

Ginny's blog

Lisa-Marie's blog

Sylvia's Pinterest Gallery
Gail's blog
  • 127.206.203 – aqua 
  • 12.54.78 – navy blue 
  • 250.246.243 – warm white 
  • 238.239.111 – bright lemony yellow 
  • 234.34.36 – primary red
  • Gingham or plaid 
  • Stripes 
  • Speech bubbles 
  • Trees 
  • Clouds 
  • Food-inspired items 
  • Animals 
  • monsters 
  • pleats 
  • ribbon 
  • something curly or loopy 
  • scallops 
  • something transparent 
  • distressing 
  • fabric
  • Topic: Document something about a meal. 
  • Prompt Idea: Be inspired by Three Word Wednesday. Use one of this week’s words, or feel free to hop around the site and be inspired by past words. 
  • Presentation: Use speech bubbles to hold your journaling. 
  • Writing Format: Write your journaling in the form of an invitation. 
  • Inspiration Words: yummy, friends, outside--use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title.
COMPOSITE SKETCHFeel free to rotate, substitute elements, etc., but use as inspiration for your page.

We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
The deadline for completing this Case File is Tuesday, February 28, 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!


  1. Thank you for inviting me to guest design this month! And thanks to all the designers for their inspiration! :)

  2. The samples are amazing. I have seen this before, but I have not attempted to complete a layout. What designers/store are we supposed to use? Thanks in advance for the help.

    1. Tammy, you can use any brands you want, so long as you choose 3 Evidence clues, 1 Testimony clue, and use the colors. Looking forward to seeing what you'll make!