Wednesday, March 15, 2023

March Case Files - Mid-Month Reveal | Deadline: April 4, 2023

Here we are halfway through March and just 5 days away from spring! We're excited to be back to share some beautiful inspiration for our second Case File.

Don't worry if you haven't yet solved our first Case File. Both challenges stay open through April 4 (and beyond--see notes below).


CSI has been running our challenges for 11 years, since 2012, and our savings have dwindled over the years, so we no longer have the ability to provide a monthly gift certificate, but we do have enough to give away a prize every 4 months this year, so we'll be awarding a $20 (U.S. dollars) gift certificate to your favorite online craft store (must take Paypal) to one lucky player according to the following schedule--so the more you play, the more chances you'll have.

January - April Case Files will be awarded on or after May 4
May - August Case Files will be awarded in on or after September 4
October - December Case Files will be awarded on or after next January 4

You will see the customary due date on the Case Files because I'll check those for guest designers, but feel free to go back and play with Case Files that have expired. As long as they're in the albums by the May, September, and January dates listed above, you'll be eligible for the prize.

We'll also be inviting some players whose work catches our eye to serve as Guest Detectives along the way.


We're excited to announce our newest Detective! Please give a warm welcome to Kirei Baldwin. You love Kirie's beautiful layered style, and she's a master at combining patterns. 

Here's a bit about Kirei, in her own words: I'm Kirei and I live with my husband just north of London in the UK though I grew up in Australia. I took early retirement after working for The Disney Store Europe in Store Operations for 23 years. I am now in partnership with a friend running GoGo Getaway weekend scrapbook retreats which keeps me busy! I also teach classes and am on the Bramble Fox design team. I love a scrapbook challenge to kick start a layout and am a fan of layers, dimension and distressed edges! My IG is @kirei65 xx


Did you know that February is National Creativity Month? We'll be celebrating the gift of creativity with our Case Files this Month. As always, you don't have to scrap these topics. 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:  Delmarva USA Blog

Image credit: Sanny van Loon

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.


And now, are you ready for some serious inspiration? Here's what our design team created with this month's first Case File. We will share creations for our other Case File on the 15th of the month.

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


Choose as many or as few as you are inspired to use! You don't have to use all of the categories of clues. Use what inspires you, or challenge yourself to use as many clues as you can. Or just use the image to inspire you as you wish!

Testimony Link: Creative Writing Prompts

Testimony Link: March Prompts

We trust we've provided enough clues for you to solve the Cases! You have until April 4, 2023, to solve both cases (actually more time--see the section on Prizes above). 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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