Thursday, May 28, 2020

Check This Out! | Scrap Academy

Hey, everybody! Have you heard about Scrap Academy? CSI Detective Emilie Chamel just started this exciting project, and she and Emily Rumble, another CSI Detective are both Scrap Academy Teachers, along with a host of other talented scrappers.

Here's what Scrap Academy is all about:

If you want to take your scrapbooking to the next level, want to learn the tricks of the trade or you just started scrapbooking and need some help then you are in the right place.
This free group is here to share the knowledge, tips and techniques of advanced scrapbookers with you all.

It is open to all scrapbookers of all levels and will focus, on a weekly basis, on a different topic, skill or trouble shooting solution.

Take a look at all the phenomenal scrappers that will be sharing their talent and expertise.

I'm excited to learn from this talented group of ladies! Be sure to join the Scrap Academy Facebook group so you can be a part of this wonderful learning experience!

Friday, May 15, 2020

May Case Files | Mid-Month Reveal

Hello again! We hope you are staying safe and well. We're back with our mid-month reveal, which is going to knock your socks off!

If you haven't yet had a chance to play with the first challenge, you still have plenty of time--submissions for all three challenges will be accepted by the 4th of the next month.


This month, we have seven 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.


We're celebrating National Photography Month and May Flowers (April Showers bring May Flowers) with our Case Files and a sweet treat with our Cold Case File. Draw your own inspiration from The Scene on the Case File, or you can use the traditional clues, which can be found at the bottom of this blog post.

Image Credit: Tara Milk Tea

Image Credit: Dawn Machell

Image Credit - Sandra Bianco Photography

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  in our sidebar, which will bring you to the individual albums in our Facebook group.


We're honored to have some members of the CUT to YOU2Crafty, and Denim Tampons (Denim Stamps in English) design teams joining us as Guest Detectives this month! You are sure to be inspired by their beautiful work!

Also, starting this month, we've got a team of Special Investigators joining us as guest designers. We've invited our players whose work caught our eye and were placed Under Surveillance to join us this month.


And now, are you ready for some serious inspiration? Here's what our design team and guest designers created with Case File No. 319.

Here's how the talented team members of the 2Crafty Design Team solved the Case:

Our amazing Guest Detectives from the CUT to YOU design team mastered the Case:

The inspiring guest designers from Denim Tampons solved the Case too.

Elodie Magnier

We're excited to bring you a team of Special Investigators, chosen from our CSI players.

Amanda Hartmann

How Amanda Hartmann solved the Case: Stuck to the colours I hope! Evidence: stamps, clouds, bird, hot air balloon, flowers, enamel dots. Words: used “hello”..

Rona Mallard

You can read Rona's bio on our May 1 blog post.

How Rona solved the Case: I used every piece of evidence except for the balloons!! I also used the colors listed but included other colors as well.

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

And here is inspiration for our stash-busting Cold Case:

First, inspiration from our guest designers...

The 2Crafty Design team expertly solved the Cold Case:

The  CUT to You design team rocked the Cold Case:

The Denim Tampons design team also cracked the Case:

Elodie Magnier


Our team of Special Investigators masterfully solved the Cold Case 

Emma Fryxelius

You can read Emma's bio on our May 1 blog post.

Jen Miller

You can read Jen's bio on the May 1 blog post.

Rona Mallard

How Rona solved the Cold Case: Evidence used was damask pattern (the white background paper), stripes, vintage/retro, a doily, a border punch (I scraplifted Julie Taylor's March layout idea!! So cute), metal accent - (oven mitt brad), kitchen/food items, i didn't use stickers with children but the cute little red head in the picture should totally count lol. I used stickers that had never been opened. I created a collage of photos and designed around it. I used bright and muted shades. I mixed textures, stacked elements and used circles.

And the CSI Detectives masterfully cracked the Case.


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

Testimony Link - Thought Questions

Testimony Link - May Prompts

We trust we've provided enough clues for you to solve the Cases! You have until Thursday, June 4, 2020, 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).