Thursday, November 1, 2018

Case File No. 265 - Deadline: November 30, 2018

Happy November! Autumn weather has finally fallen upon us, and we're excited to start a new month at CSI because a new month means new challenges and new sponsors.

Our challenges stay open all month long. And did you know that you are welcome to submit as many layouts as you'd like for the challenges? We also don't mind if you combine our challenge with other challenges or with your design team work. We are here to inspire you to scrap and tell your stories!

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. 265.


The colder weather seems to drive us indoors, so this month, we're celebrating Home Sweet Home with our Case Files. Don't feel like scrapping about home? No worries! Just use any part of the Case File to inspire you. 

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.

The gorgeous image from this month's first Case File was found on the Home Goods blog.

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


We're so excited to have twelve 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 excited to have members of the design teams from Mystical Scrapbooks and SistersArt Creation serving as Guest Detectives this month!


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

Here is how our talented Guest Detectives cracked the Case:

Gypsy, from Mystical Scrapbooks:

Gypsy's blog
How Gypsy solved the Case: I've solved the case with the colour scheme, a frame, triangles and clear bling.
Merry, from SistersArt Creation:

Merry's blog

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 (links on sidebar).

How Debbi solved the Case: I just loved the colors and all the interesting elements in The Scene, so I used traditional Evidence clues as well as the palette from The Scheme. I always love digging through my stash to see if I can use all the Evidence clues.. I've got stripes, a checker pattern in the stamped background, a frame in the form of a filmstrip, flowers, cats, text print, a label, something transparent, metal, puffy stickers, triangles (on the washi tape), something shiny--I found shiny puffy stickers, both gold and silver, a glittery title, and rub-ons. So, I was able to use all of the Evidence clues except for black-and-white photos. I found a 6-word sticker phrase for my Testimony that serves as a 6-word memoir.

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How Lisa solved the Case: I was inspired by the colors and frames. For evidence, I used a checker pattern, frames, flowers, a label,something transparent, arrows, gold & silver accents and rub-ons. For my testimony, I used the word "epic."

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How Lisa-Marie solved the Case: Oh what a GORGEOUS challenge!! I loved the black highlights and lines in the image - so I wanted to create that in my layout as well. One of the framed pictures in the image has a mixed font and I mimicked this with the title of my layout. I also used some flowers on my piece, as well as some intricte frame ephemera - much like the intricate framework of the glass box in the image. I used two pieces of acetate in my layering as well to emulate the clearness of the vase and I added a few elements that had splashes of silver on them. I used paper that had stripes and I used paper that had some triangle print on too. My journalling is a 6-word memoir.

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How Laura solved the Case: I used stripes, cat, gold and silver, metal, arrows, and triangles. I journaled about my cat making my house a home.

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How Jess solved the Case: I absolutely loved the contrast between the pinks, white & black on this challenge! I have documented something about our home as well as using stripes, flowers, text print, label, something transparent, black & white photos, something shiny and rub-ons from the evidence list.

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How Nina solved the Case: I used the inspiration words to make this layout. It was both epic and fabulous to see the first concert ever in O2 in London with the Korean boyband BTS. For evidence I used flowers, black and white photos, triangles, silver accents and rub-ons.

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How Vivian solved the Case: As soon as I saw this colour combo, it made me think of my oldest daughters best friend who loves the colour pink. This year they are separated because of distance for school, so I made this page for my daughter to document some sweet words written to her by her friend. 

To create this page I used 11 evidence clues! I used a slightly different shade of the darkest pink, and added in some green, simply because it gave me a chance to use the ephemera from Vicki Boutin's new collection which I am totally in love with. Also, I really loved being able to use tons of gold on this layout, since it's still my favorite metallic colour!

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How Natsuko solved the Case: I used Stripes, Frames, Flowers and Something Shiny (little pearly stickers) from the evidence.

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How Edith solved the Case: I was inspired by stripes, black and white photo, frame, flowers, shiny, gold and glitter.

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How Anastasia solved the Case: Used most of the clues: Stripes, Frames, Flower, animal, text print, Something transparent, Arrows, Metal, Triangles, Something shiny, both gold and silver accents, Glitter, Rub-onsThe tag behind the photo is for journaling (i chose this prompt "Document something about home" - this LO is about a windowsill.

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How Annie solved the Case: I enjoyed following the clues again to solve this case, just slightly tweaking the colour scheme by adding in some aqua from the magnifying glass in the inspiration image.

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How Carina solved the Case: I don´t know about you but if my living room looked like the inspiration photo it would be a dream come true for me! I love the combination of pink, black and beige/white so I took these colors as my inspiration + the amazing photo wall to make one about hubby and me. Now - where to find that vase....

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How Libeeti solved the Case: This time I went 'free style'. I was inspired by the colors of the inspiration photo and the chic look of that room. I also used some of the clues: checker pattern, frames, text print (hardly can be seen, on the pale gray pp under the photo), arrows, metal, triangles, something shiny, both gold and silver accents. The photo is of a beautiful street lamp on one of the bridges over the Seine in Paris. I'm a great fan of street lamps, and that is what my journaling about.

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

  • Stripes 
  • Checker pattern 
  • Frames 
  • Flower 
  • Cat or other animal 
  • Book pages/text print 
  • Label 
  • Something transparent 
  • Arrows 
  • Metal 
  • Puffy stickers 
  • Black and white photos 
  • Triangles 
  • Something shiny 
  • Use both gold and silver accents 
  • Glitter 
  • Rub-ons
  • Topic: Document something about home 
  • Prompt Idea: Choose one of these 100 random questions
  • Presentation: Frame your journaling 
  • Writing Format: Write a 6-word memoir
  • Inspiration Words: epic, fabulous, vogue

  • 228.160.175 -carnation pink 
  • 246.214.225 – pale pink 
  • 255.255.255 - bright white 
  • 209.205.199 – light gray 
  • 16.14.25 - black

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

The deadline for completing this Case File is Friday, November 30, 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.

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