Thursday, March 15, 2018

Case File No. 250 - Deadline: March 31, 2018

We're back with a fun new challenge for you! Don't forget that Case File No. 249 will stay open all month, along with this one. And did you know that you are welcome to submit as many layouts as you'd like for the challenges?

So, are you ready for the new challenge? Grab you forensics kits, CSI players, and get ready for some serious sleuthing as we open Case File No. 250.


Did you know March 15 is known as Absolutely Incredible Kid Day? With that in mind, we've got an adorable, playful Scene, found on the Baltimore Magazine website. Feel free to interpret the Case File in any way that inspires you, or for our traditional clues, scroll down to the bottom of this post.

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

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Правила на русском языке вы можете прочитать здесь.


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

Here is how the CSI Detectives have expertly cracked the case. You can read more about how the Case File inspired them on their blogs.

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How Patty solved the Case File: I was inspired by the colors and a photo I had of Elizabeth, our daughter.
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How Carina solved the Case File: The kindergarten children made me think of my own as little ones. The houses in the background reminds me of England and I got to think about the first time we went to London with our children back in 1997! They were only 4,5 and 2 years old then - geez time really flies!

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How Natsuko solved the Case File: I used the color palette, paint, puffy stickers and twine. I also took inspiration from the picture, and divided my layout in two parts.

How Debbi solved the Case File: I first started thinking about using a quadrant design, since the schoolhouse on the Case File has four rooms, and then I decided I wanted to recreate The Scene on my page. I wasn't able to create a quadrant in the little schoolhouse I created because I printed my picture too big, and since I scrap 8 x 8, the photo was already pretty small. Plus I don't like to re-print photos because I'm cheap like that. As you can see, I used many of the details from The Scene on my page, as well as the colors from the clues at the bottom of this blog post, which were perfect for this photo of me and my student.

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How Libeeti solved the Case File: As always, I worked with the traditional way. I've used all 5 colors. My clues were: solid cs, scallops, clouds, labels, flowers, a twine (also tied in a knot), and stamping. I used the labels to write my journaling about a visit in a nature center at Ramon Crater.

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How Sandra solved the Case File: I was inspired by the "school building" image, and used this little building that I created. I also still used the evidence, and colours to create the layout, and the layout is about my daughter's first day at kinder.

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How Lisa-Marie solved the Case File: I took inspiration from this image in the form of the little animals, flowers and the sun and cloud! I also used a scallop design and decided to add a few hearts as well!

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How Annie solved the Case File: I tried to capture the playful feel of the Case File for this page about a fun day out with the grandchildren. I used the colours and several items from the evidence list. The wood veneer piece reminded me of the barrels piled up behind us in the picture.

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How Debbi solved the Case File: This was a fun page for me, I thought my grandson and his cousins looked kind of "Alien" in their helmets and goggles.. I hadn't planned on making this a traditional case but I ended up using all of the colours and many of the clues, too..

Choose as few or as many as you are inspired to use!

  • 162.220.224 – sky blue
  • 1.139.152 - teal
  • 178.171.127 – olive/khaki
  • 228.27.35 – bright red
  • 86.20.4 - brown
  • Solid cardstock
  • Scallops
  • Clouds
  • Sun
  • Architectural elements
  • Clocks
  • Triangles
  • Lamp/light bulb
  • Labels
  • Paint
  • Owls, birds, or other animals
  • Puffy stickers
  • Flowers
  • Hand-drawn elements
  • Cars/other transportation
  • String/twine
  • Tie something in a knot
  • stamping
TESTIMONY (Journaling ideas)
  • Topic: Document a childhood memory. Find some ideas here.
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a Journal Buddies prompt.
  • Presentation: Use labels for your journaling.
  • Writing Format: Write a list of 6 things.
  • Inspiration Words: absolutely, incredible, care

We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!

The deadline for completing this Case File is Saturday, March 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. Also, please title your link with your name and country.


  1. What a great challenge love all the layouts

  2. I just received my wonderful prize from AltNew I am so excited. Thank you so much.

  3. Ack!! I accidentally linked my layout to this challenge (I made it for the other CSI file), and I can't figure out how to delete it! Sorry about that!!!