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Welcome to CSI! We're so delighted you're here.

CSI is a  scrapbooking challenge that inspires you to try new colors schemes and to tell your stories. Our Case Files provide inspiration that will get you thinking about scrapbooking in a whole new way.

A new Case File opens for investigation the first, second, and fourth Friday evenings of each month at 6:00 p.m. EST. Come join the design team and CSI members in a live chat every reveal night!

CSI is all about inspiration and sharing and, most important, fun! We can't wait to see the stories you'll tell and the art you'll create!

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PRAISE FROM OUR MEMBERS

"THANK YOU Debbi and Team.... This is all because of you guys... you inspire me every week to push myself and I love it. This site has ignited my creativity and helped me to find my voice and given me more confidence than anything else and for that I am truly grateful." --Val Thorpe

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"I want to thank you because I have had an amazing journey here so far. All my layouts have made either the Most Wanted list or the Watched list. I love CSI because it is run in such a professional manner, everything happens exactly when you say it is going to. This is a big credit to you and your team and I want to take this moment to thank you and all your team for this as it makes it so much easier for us that are still so new to the world of blogging let alone scrapbooking." --Carol Deal

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"Thank you for providing all those beautiful Case Files. Without them I wouldn't be able to get over my shyness of writing on my layouts or writing in general. Your site has woken my inner muse. I am extremely grateful for that." --Sandra Taylor

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"CSI is a very special place for me. I have made friends all around the world. I think of it like my creative homeroom. Thank you Debbi!" --Lydibel Porrata

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"I have so enjoyed myself since I have joined CSI, it's such a different environment to anywhere else I have been. It's so warm and connected. The case files are so inspiring and I have ended up with some of my very favourite pages." --Hayley

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I'd like to say a special Thank you to Lydell Quin from our kindred site, The Color Room, for making many of the awesome graphics and helping me to get CSI off the ground!

And a huge thank you to Michele Singh, who has put countless hours into additional graphics for CSI, including our awesome CSI Coordinates! Please let Michele know how much you love and appreciate the Coordinates!

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Welcome to CSI!

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Welcome to CSI and to the reveal of our 207th Case File. This challenge will stay open through August 12.

Here is a sample of how our design team solved this Case File. Want to see more? Click on the Case File.

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Case File No. 206 will stay open through July 22:

Here is a sample of how our design team solved this Case File. Want to see more? Click on the Case File.

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This Major Case File will stay open for the entire month of July.

Here is a sample of how our design team solved this Case File. Want to see more? Click on the Case File.

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THIS MONTH'S SPONSORS

We're so excited to have nine generous sponsors this month! Our sponsors are among the best in the crafting industry, offering unique and trendy products. This year, we are welcoming nine permanent sponsors! Click here to read about our generous sponsors and the awesome prizes they're donating to our players.

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We're thrilled to have permanent sponsor Carolina Ghelfi Scrapbooking.

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We're delighted to welcome back Dies R Us.

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And of course, our beloved, long-time permanent sponsor, Flying Unicorn.

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We're delighted to have permanent sponsor for 2016, Maja Design.

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We're fortunate to have another permanent sponsor,  Papercut Labs.

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Our next sponsor, who is our ever-generous permanent sponsor, will be offering a wonderful prize of embellishments to this month's Star Witnesses.

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We're excited to welcome Scrapbook Nerd as a new permanent sponsor:

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Our next sponsor is Scrap Matrix, owned by our very own design team member Vicki Christensen!

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We're delighted to have Scrapmatts, another new permanent sponsor for 2016.

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Our Next Team of Special Investigators

We're delighted to announce our next team of Special Investigators who created our favorite layouts from the April Case Files. Below their pictures are their April layouts that were so inspiring. These ladies will be invited to guest design in August.

Ekaterina Zenevich

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Jodi Dolbel

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Kathy Major

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Linda Svendsen

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Zeneva Kovic

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UNDER SURVEILLANCE

Congratulations to all of our members who are highlighted! You can grab your badges here.

Tell Your Story. It's our tagline, and here at CSI, it's one of our missions to get our members to delve deeper into journaling--to document the meaningful bits and pieces that make up our lives. We would like to shine a special spotlight each week on a member who did an exceptional job telling their story. Click here to see an archive of all our Star Witnesses.

Ispause by Linda Svendsen

So many of us can relate to Linda's journaling about not wanting to be photographed, but we were touched by her sadness at not having pictures of her mom, who was also camera shy. Thank you for reminding us, Linda, that it's important for us to get in front of that camera, in all our "imperfections and weirdness" so that we can preserve memories of us for our children. You are beautiful!

For each Case File, five layouts that caught our eye will be chosen to feature as our "Most Wanted." With so many amazing layouts in the gallery, it was incredibly hard to narrow the "lineup" down to five, but here they are, in no particular order. (Please click on the title beneath the layout to take you to the layout in the gallery where you can leave the artists some comments.) 

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Photograph by Claudia Zubrinic

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Dressed to the 9's by Louise Turner

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And just because there were too many fantastic layouts in the gallery, here are a few more that caught our eye.

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BFF by Malin Svensson

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My Love for You by Lisa L

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I Just Love This by Belinda Webster

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We'd like to thank all of our players and generous sponsors. Check out who won our sponsor prizes in this forum.

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    Challenge rules

    Please note that to win a prize, you need to follow the challenge guidelines. Basically,

    • You need to follow the challenge (use all 5 colors, at least 3 Evidence clues, and at least 1 Testimony clue).
    • In the description, you need to describe the Evidence and Testimony clues.
    • You need to upload your layout by the deadline.

    To see how we choose winners, click here.

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