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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!

Welcome to CSI and to the reveal of our 190th Case File. This Major Case File will stay open the entire month of February! Creators of our favorite layouts will be invited as Guest Designers in April!

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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Case File No. 189 will stay open through February 12.

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've got eleven sponsors this month! Check out the reveal threads for details on these fantastic and generous companies.

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First we are so happy to welcome back 13arts as a sponsor this month:

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Second, we have permanent sponsor Carolina Ghelfi Scrapbooking sponsoring us:

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Third, we welcome DecoArt:

******************************************************************Our fourth sponsor is our beloved, long-time permanent sponsor, Flying Unicorn.

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Fifth, we're delighted to welcome a new permanent sponsor for 2016, Maja Design.

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Our sixth sponsor, and new permanent sponsor for 2016, is Papercut Labs.

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Our seventh sponsor, another generous permanent sponsor, is Plaid Enterprises

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Our seventh 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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Ninth, we're excited to welcome Scrapbook Nerd as a new permanent sponsor:

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

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And last, but not least,Scrapmatts, another new permanent sponsor for 2016.

Under Surveillance - Major Case

A big thank you to everyone who solved our January Major Case File. It was hard to choose our favorites, but after a thorough investigation, we have our lineup. These talented artists will be invited as our Special Investigators in March.

Today by Peg Hewitt

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After All These Years by Stephanie Papin

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Time Is a Great Storyteller by Lynette Jacobs

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20 by Belinda Webster

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Let's Imagine by Debbi McCue

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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.

Man, I Love This (Alaskan) Life by Heather Robertson

We absolutely loved Heather's journaling. Her writing is detailed and poetic and truly conveys her love for her homeland. We love the creative design of Heather's page and the way she highlighted her beautiful photos in such a unique way. Thank you for sharing this slice of Alaskan heaven with the CSI community, Heather!

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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You Had Me at Meow by Bonnie Tuka

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Relax by Lynette Jacobs

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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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A Country Barn Dance by Belinda Webster

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Soft Kitty by Carina Kindh

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Poolside by Janet Fritz

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November Sponsor Winners

 Thank you to everyone who solved our November Case Files. We had 101 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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Our winner of the prize pack from Carolina Ghelfi Scrapbooking is...

Erica Joannie

Erica created three layouts with our November Case Files. Here is her winning entry:

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The winner of the gift certificate from Creative Embellishments is...

France Ringuette

France solved one November Case File, and she won! Here's her winning entry:

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The winner of the prize from Scrap Matrix is...

Rachel Dutko

Rachel solved one November Case File, and she won! Here's her winning entry:

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And the randomly chosen winner of this month's kit from our generous permanent sponsor, Flying Unicorn is. . . 

Tania Ballestrin

Tania solved two November Case Files. Here is her winning entry:

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Congratulations, ladies! Please message me with your mailing address and email addresses, so I can forward your information to our generous 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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