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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 200th Case File. This Case File will stay open through May 27.

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

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Our Major Case File No. 199 will stay open for the entire month of May!

Here is a sample of how our design team and guest designers 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 generous twelve 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 are so happy to have A Cherry on Top as a sponsor for a second month:

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

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

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We're so happy to welcome Graphic 45 as a sponsor.

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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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We also have another generous permanent sponsor,  Plaid Enterprises

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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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Finally, we're pleased to welcome back Uchi's Design as a sponsor.

March Favorites - Our Next Special Investigators!

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

Jennifer Walth

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Mariela Papeletas

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Jennifer Cascell

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Do It Again! by Pam West

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Rachel Dutko

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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.

Always (Bumble) bee you tiful by Linda Svendsen

We couldn't help but name Linda not only Star Witness but also put her on the Most Wanted List for her beautifully designed layout. We were touched and absolutely enchanted by her story of rescuing a beautiful bumblebee.

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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Nature Walk by Chloe Nielsen

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Always (Bumble) bee you tiful by Linda Svendsen

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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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Nature - Flowers and Sunshine by Candace De Oliveira

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Untitled by Piia Hiltunen

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December and January Sponsor Winners

Thank you to everyone who solved our FebruaryCase Files. We had 113 images added to our gallery for these Case Files! 

Winners of our main sponsor prizes were chosen from our Most Wanted List.

We chose our five favorites from each of the Case Files and assigned them a number and then had Random.org choose our winner from those on the Most Wanted list.

The prize from our permanent sponsor, Flying Unicorn, is chosen randomly from all members who solved the Case Files.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for their generous donations!

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The winner of the 13arts prize is...

Lisa Griffith

Lisa solved one February Case File, and she won!

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Our winner of the prize pack from Carolina Ghelfi Scrapbooking is...

Nina Straume

Nina solved all three February Case Files. (Note:  Nina was not yet a DT member). Here's a peek at her winning entry:

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The winner of the prize pack from Deco Art is...

Janet Fritz

Janet solved one February Case File, and she won! (Note:  Janet was not yet a DT member.)

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The winner of the paper collection from Maja Designs is...

Zeneva Kovic

Zeneva solved one February Case File, and she won! 

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The winner of the Papercut Labs Flashy Cards Fast class is...

Lillian Morvik

Lillian made four layouts with our February Case Files! Here's her winning entry:

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The winner of the Papercut Labs Color Series class is...

Karen Young

Karen solved two February Case Files. Here is her winning entry:

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The winner of the first Plaid prize pack is...

Sarah Groen

Sarah solved one February Case File, and she won!

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The winner of the second Plaid prize pack is...

Debbi McCue

Debbi solved all three February Case Files (she was not yet a member of the design team). Here is her winning entry:

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The winner of the Scrapbook Nerd gift certificate is...

Tania Ballestrin

Tania solved one February Case File, and she won!

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The winner of the gift certificate to Scrap Matrix is...

Louise Turner

Louise solved one Case File--it was her very first time playing at CSI, and she won!

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The winner of the gift pack from Scrapmatts is...

Monique Crisp

Monique solved two February Case Files. Here's a look at her winning entry:

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Finally, our randomly chosen winner of the Flying Unicorn prize is...

Lynette Jacobs

Lynette solved all three Case Files for February. Here is her winning entry:

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Winners, please contact me with your mailing and email addresses so I can forward them to our sponsors.

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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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