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CSI is a weekly 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 every Friday evening 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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Welcome to CSI and to the reveal of our 113th Case File! The inspiration shared by our members in the gallery continually dazzles us, and we hope that you will be inspired to play with us again this week.
If you haven't yet seen the artists who were placed Under Surveillance this past week, be sure to scroll down on this front page. We have added an archive in the forums so that you can always check out the Under Surveillance line-ups for past Case Files, and we've created a permanent page for our Star Witnesses.
We're super-excited to welcome our March main sponsor, A Piece of Cake Designs!
A Piece of Cake Designs is a monthly limited edition kit club. Each month's kit is comprised of a number of coordinating patterned papers from different manufacturers, a colour coordinating alphabet (or two), and then a bundle of beautifully coordinated matching embellishments like twine, ribbon, brads, washi tape, stickers, rub ons, etc. The kits also include unique exclusive embellishments such as Cherry Flair, wood veneer, or masks only available and at A Piece of Cake Designs.
The A Piece of Cake Designs store is filled to the brim with exclusive items designed and created for paper crafters. In our store you will find exclusive Flair Buttons, Wooden Veneer and Masks also available for purchase with a kit or for separate purchase.
Their design team are constantly inspiring their followers with gorgeous creations, step by steps, and detailed pictures on their blog. You can visit A Piece of Cake Designs at their store website or their inspiring blog.
Here is a sample of the beautiful scrapbook goods you can find at A Piece of Cake Designs. One lucky winner will win a voucher to the A Piece of Cake Designs store.
And we're so thankful to our wonderful and generous permanent sponsors.
Flying Unicorn...it’s about One of a Kind. They offer an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest and greatest and includes an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing! Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot and happening place which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques and friendships that last! They also have a blog and a Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!
We are also pleased to present a second permanent sponsor who will be offering a wonderful prize of beautiful ribbons and trims each week to our Star Witness.
Scrapbook Fantasies is a Scrapbooking, Papercrafts and Mixed Media business opened in November 2002 in Gladstone, Queensland. The well stocked store receives new stock daily, and supports a boutique style online store here. The owner Alicia runs Weekly Challenges and many other competitions giving away over $250 dollars in store vouchers every month. The Gallery hosts thousands of customer creations, and is available for viewing without login. Parcels are posted within Australia at a flat $6.50 or the actual postage rate (whichever is the lesser), or FREE for orders over $100. International parcels are posted at the actual postage rate.
We thank all of our sponsors for their generous prize donations to our CSI Members!
Now, are you ready to solve this week's Case File? Click on the image below to see our most current Case File and all the gorgeous work by the CSI design team and our guest designers.
We're opening a very special Case File for the month of March! CSI is joining forces with Archi-Scraps to bring you a special collaboration Case File that will be open for investigation for the entire month of March! We're happy to welcome the Archi-Scraps design team as Collaborating Agents for the month of March.
Click on the image below to see our very first Collaboration Case File and all the gorgeous work by the CSI Detectives and our Collaborating Agents from the Archi-Scraps design team.
We are so excited to announce our collaboration with Scrap365, UK's biggest and best scrapbooking magazine.
We shared our first Special Scrap365 Case File in August and will reveal our fifth Scrap365 Case File on April 1, which will be open for investigation for the entire month of April. Our February Scrap365 Case File favorites will be announced soon and will serve as guest designers in April.
If you've never seen this magazine, it's awesome. I've subscribed to just about every scrapbook magazine over the years, and I must say, this is the very best publication I've ever seen. Each issue is chock-full of gorgeous layouts from scrappers around the world, every single one accompanied by commentary from the designer. There are numerous articles in each issue: trendy technique with step-by-step instructions; tons of inspiring articles on topics ranging from journaling to designer's styles to tips for using products by top-notch designers; pull-out sketches; and so much more. Scrap365 has an amazing design team, including some of our very own CSI Detectives: Emma Trout, Heather Jacob, and Riikka Kovasin. You really must check out Scrap365! Check out the Scrap365 blog too for added inspiration.
Here's a look at the cover of the current issue of Scrap365:
Our Special February Scrap365 Case File is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who solved our January Case Files. We had 297 images added to our gallery for these Case Files! Our randomly-selected winners for the prizes from our generous sponsors are listed below.
A big thank you to Studio75 for serving as our main January sponsor.
The winner of The Studio75 prize is...
Here's a look at the layouts Denise created with our January Case Files:
Denise's winning entry:
And a huge thank you to our generous permanent sponsor Flying Unicorn.
The winner of the Flying Unicorn gift certificate is...
Here's a look at the layouts Lainie created in January:
Lainie's winning entry:
Congratulations, ladies! Please message me with your mailing address and email address, so I can forward your information to our generous sponsors.