Monday, July 31, 2017

Congratulations to Our June Sponsor Winners

We'd like to thank everyone who participated in our June challenges, and a HUGE thank you to our generous sponsors!

Randomly selected from our players who were placed Under Surveillance:
Winner of the DecoArt - Karen Young
Winner of the FabScraps prize pack - Olga Burov
Winner of the Imagine Crafts prize pack - Lisa Moen
 Winner of the Swirlydoos store credit - Monica Maier

Randomly selected from all of our players who solved our June Case Files:
Winner of the prize from Cat's Meow - Ashley H
Winner of the Maja Design collection - Kerstin F
Winner of the Scrapmatts prize pack - Lynette Jacobs

Aussie Apprentice winner:
Winner of the Scrap Matrix gift certificate -unfortunately we had no Aussie Apprentices this month. Please help spread the word that we are looking for new players from Australia to play with us for a chance to win a certificate to this wonderful store!

Star Witnesses:
Winners of the Scrapbook Fantasies prizes - Kylie gW and Lisa Lucchese

To claim your prize, please send a me a private message with your email, mailing address, and phone number via the CSI Facebook Page by August 31.

Under Surveillance - June 2017 Case Files

Thank you to everyone who participated in our June challenges. We have chosen our favorite layouts from the June Case Files.

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

Here are our favorites from Major Case File No. 231. Here's a reminder of the Case File they used:

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.

Kylie gW
We think Kylie's journaling is immensely creative, and we loved reading about her superpower! Kylie, we're so happy you jumped into this challenge even though the you hesitated with these "kiddie" colors.

For each Case File, three of our favorite layouts will be chosen to feature as our "Most Wanted."  We had to include one extra because we just couldn't decide!

Lynette Jacobs

And a few more that caught our eye...

Karen Young

And here are our favorites from Case File No. 232. Here's a reminder of the Case File they used:

Lisa Lucchese
What a special story Lisa has documented! We loved the story behind this piece of art her son created from a tree branch, and tucking the story into that starry pocket is a perfect way to incorporate the story into her design. The title, unusual pictures and the fact that the journaling is hidden adds a wonderful sense of mystery to her page.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Case File No. 234 - Deadline: July 31, 2017

We've got an awesome new Case File for our July mid-month challenge!

Don't forget that you still have the whole month for our beautiful Major Case File too. It's a perfect Case File for documenting all the lovely summer memories you're creating.

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. 234.


With July being vacation time, we thought we'd celebrate summer relaxing this month. With that in mind, we've got a delightful Scene inspired by this camping illustration by Miriam Bos, an artist from the Netherlands who specializes in colorful and quirky pattern designs and illustrations.

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:

We're so excited to have seven 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 are thrilled to have the design teams from Scrapbook Fantasies, Scrapmatts, and Swirlydoos join us as Guest Detectives this month. We also have a team of Special Investigators, chosen from our players: Brenda BecknellDebbie Hawke-Wareham and Karen Moss. Please check out Major Case File No. 233 to read about these special ladies.


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

Here is how our Special Investigators creatively solved the Case File:

Brenda's blog

Debbie's blog

Karen's blog

And this is how the CSI Detectives expertly cracked the case:

Janet's blog

Sylvia's Pinterest Gallery

Jennifer's blog

Nicole's blog

Carrie's blog

Jacynthe's blog

Tracee's blog

Debbi's blog

Taru's blog

Ginger's blog

Ginny's blog

Lisa-Marie's blog

Magali's blog

Nina's blog

Patty's blog

Wendy's blog

The talented team from Scrapmatts solved the Case like this:

Lizzy's blog

Our fantastic Guest Detectives from Scrapbook Fantasies rocked the case too:

Alicia's blog

Joanna's blog


  • 254.129.81 – medium orange
  • 138.201.208 – somewhere between a sky blue and a turquoise blue
  • 254.254.254 – white
  • 255.223.30 – bright sunny yellow
  • 173.225.213 – seafoam green
  • Checker pattern
  • Trees, flowers, mushrooms
  • Transportation
  • Animals
  • Jars
  • Something transparent
  • Dashed lines
  • Triangles
  • Stamps
  • Rub-ons
  • Plus signs
  • Sun
  • Scallops
  • Topic: Document a summer getaway.
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a July prompt.
  • Presentation: Make your journaling meander around your page.
  • Writing Format: Write in the form of a list.
  • Inspiration Words: go, nature, spontaneous--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 Monday, July 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 in your post. Also, please include your name and country.
We can't wait to see what YOU create!