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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 198th Case File.

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. 197 will stay open through April 22.

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 will stay open for the entire month of 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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Our New Design Team

I'd like to thank everyone who responded to our design team call. We had over 50 applicants. There were so many talented and inspiring members applying, and I loved looking through your work on your blogs and galleries. I wish we could take everyone who applied.

We're sad to say goodbye to our cherished Detectives who are going into retirement. They will always wear the CSI Detective badge. We thank them for their inspiration and all they have done to make CSI the awesome community it is! Our retiring detectives:

Adele Beck (on sabbatical--she will be returning next term)

Jenny Andersson

Celeste Delorenzi

Merry Braehler

Val Thorpe

Veronique Pratte

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We are excited to announce the latest additions to our design team of CSI Detectives, along with our continuing Detectives. We are pleased to carry on the tradition of including an incredibly talented and diverse team of designers from around the globe who have a beautiful range of storytelling and artistic styles to inspire all types of scrappers.

Please help us welcome our newest  CSI Detectives (their term will begin with the first May reveal):

Ariana Iacono - Argentina

Debbi McCue - Canada

Ginny Hickmott - United Kingdom

Janet Fritz - United States

Joelle (aka Jostralie) - Canada

Nina Straume - Norway

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And here are our returning Detectives:

Anastasia M - Russian Federation

Anguree Jansen van Rensburg - Australia

Arnlaug Koppang- Norway

Carol Deal - Australia

Debbi Tehrani- United States

Debbie Standard - United States

Em Stafrace - Australia

Gail Macaulay - South Africa

Lisa-Marie Watling - South Africa

Laura Mooney - United States

Marek - Canada

Marie Claude Rodier (aka Nini) - Canada 

Marie Sheil - Anderson

Michele Singh - United States

Nupur Patel - India

Patty Rogers - United States

Renee Aslette - Australia

Robin Anderson - United States

Sylvia Mellander Ekman - Sweden

Taru Jehkonen - Finland

Tracee Provis - England

Vicki Christensen - Australia

Wendy Bennett - Australia

THIS MONTH'S SPONSORS

We're so excited to have generous fourteen 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 welcome A Cherry on Top as a sponsor this month:

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

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We're lucky to have Charms Creations returning as our sponsor.

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We're happy to welcome back Creative Embellishments.

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We are delighted to welcome Cropppin' Spree as a sponsor.

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We're happy to have Dies R Us sponsoring us again.

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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 seventh sponsor, another generous permanent sponsor, is Plaid Enterprises

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

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Our eleventh 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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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.

In Loving Memory by Jean Marmo

We love Jean'ssweet, heartfelt journaling that reminds us of how many special roles our beloved pets play in our lives. Thank you, Jean, for sharing this piece of your heart with us.

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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Te Cuento Todo by Mariela Papeletas

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Friend by Sandy Golding

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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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Big Brother by Nina Straume

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Happy Memories by Jennifer Cascell

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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.

Play Games by Janet Fritz

We like the fun topic of Janet's layout and story. We love how she included more detailed journaling as a layer in her page design.

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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Do It Again! by Pam West

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Mini by Ginny Hickmott

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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.

1b Class Mascot by Nina Straume

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Bionicles by Judith Armstrong

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Polly by Caroline Rundby

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Slide by Lousie Turner

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December and January Sponsor Winners

 Thank you to everyone who solved our December Case Files. We had 78 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 collection from Bo Bunny is...

Amelie Jutras

Amelie solved two December Case Files. Here is her winning entry:

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

triniti69760

Triniti solved one December Case File, and she won! Here's her winnning entry:

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The winner of the gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations is...

Heidi Moniz

Heidi created three layouts with our December Case Files. Here is her winning entry:

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

Michelle Grant

Michelle solved one December 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. . . 

Katiusca Mosqueira

Katiusca solved one December Case File, and she won! Here is her winning entry:

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 Thank you to everyone who solved our December Case Files. We had 78 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...

Karen Young

Karen solved one January Case File and she won! Here is her winning entry:

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The winner of the kit from D-lish Scraps is...

Zeneva Kovic

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

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The winner of the Dies R Us gift certificate is...

Jodi Dolbel

Jodi solved two January Case Files. Here is her winning entry:

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The winner of Flashy Cards Fast class from PaperCut Labs is...

Lynette Jacobs

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

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The winner of The Colour Series class from PaperCut Labs is...

Kylie gW

Kylie solved all three January Case Files. Here's her winning entry:

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

Debbi McCue

Debbi solved two January Case Files. Here is her winning entry:

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

Bonnie Tuka

Bonnie solved all three January Case Files. Here is her winning entry:

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

Peg Hewitt

Peg solved two January Case Files. Here is 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. . . 

Janet Fritz

Janet solved all three January 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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    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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