Sunday, September 15, 2019

September Case Files | Mid-Month Reveal - Deadline: September 30, 2019

Wow! Can you believe we're halfway through September? We're excited to bring you some inspiration for our second September Case File and for our Cold Case File.

Don't forget you have all month to participate in all three of our challenges. You can see inspiration for our first September Case File here.


This month, we have six generous sponsors donating prizes. Click here to read more about our sponsors and the prizes they are donating. Winners will be selected randomly from all of our players, with a few exceptions where sponsors have asked us to choose from certain geographic regions.


September is Back to School time and also National Music Month, so we're celebrating these things in our September Case Files. Our Cold Case File was chosen because September is the month of my birthday! Draw your own inspiration from The Scene or you can use the traditional clues, which can be found at the bottom of this blog post.

Image credit: Harry Campbell

Image Credit: Yao Xiong

Image credit: Lynn Horrabin

The traditional CSI clues can be found on our Facebook page in the first entry under the album. Just click on the Case File images above. They are also posted at the bottom of this reveal.

To submit your layouts, click on the Case Files above or in our sidebar, which will bring you to the individual albums in our Facebook group.



We are delighted to have Cynthia Baldwin as our Guest Detective this month. Cynthia is a loyal player, and her work always catches our eye when she shares her layouts for our Case Files, and we love how journaling is always a focus on her pages. She is frequently on our Most Wanted list.

Here's a little about Cynthia, in her own words: Hi, I’m Cynthia Baldwin. I live in Cypress, Texas (northwest Houston) with my husband of 24+ years, John. I have two kids, Nick and Aly - Nick is an engineering student starting his junior year of college, and Aly is a high school senior. Since I’m almost an empty-nester, I expect my scrapbooking will soon be about our sweet fur baby Lucy. :)
I’ve enjoyed this hobby since before my kids were born, and I love how CSI challenges keep me inspired!


And now, are you ready for some serious inspiration? Here's what our design team and guest designers created with Case File No. 295. 

Here's how our inspiring Guest Designer solved the Case:

How Cynthia solved the Case: My son is very musical, so the piano image made me think of him, and the pictures I wanted to scrap were pretty earthy - my son in a forest, outside by a riverbed...

So - the case file colors, leaves, and woodgrain totally fit for this page to celebrate my son, who just turned 20 years old.

The CSI design team masterfully cracked the Case. We'll share how they solved the Case on Facebook.

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Here's inspiration from our stash-busting Cold Case File:

Image credit: Lynn Horrabin

Here's how our Guest Detective solved the Cold Case:

How Cynthia solved the Cold Case: I solved it by scrapping about my mom's 80th birthday...I used the colors, as well as butterflies, hearts, and flowers. The papers are from Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams - 2016 collection., and the little stick pins in the title are from Fancy Pants 2007 (yay for stash-busting!).

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

Testimony prompt link: Can Teach

Testimony prompt link: September prompt

We trust we've provided enough clues for you to solve the Cases! You have until Monday, September 30, 2019, to solve this case. We can't wait to see what you'll create! Upload your creations in our Facebook Group (album links in sidebar).

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