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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 174th 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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Our Major Case File No. 172 stays open for investigation until August 31:

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

Check out the reveal threads for details on these fantastic and generous companies.

First up, we have Carolina Ghelfi Scrapbooking

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 Our second main sponsor is Funky Flairs Studio.

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 Our third sponsor is The Scrapbook Store.

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 As always, we have our generous permanent sponsor, Flying Unicorn.

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Finally, we are pleased to announce our other permanent sponsor, Scrapbook Fantasies,  who will be offering a wonderful prize of embellishments to this month's Star Witnesses.

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Under Surveillance - Major Case

A big thank you to everyone who solved our July 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 September.

Diva by Zeneva Kovic

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At Grandma's by Nina Straume

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Lunch with Grampy by Michele Winston

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Best Mates by Candy Chelepy

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Inquisitive Minds by Peg Hewitt

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Under Surveillance

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.

Celebrate Every Day by Lisa L

Lisa's journaling put a smile on our face. She reminds us of the little joys we experience every day and the importance of celebrating these small, important moments. The detail in Lisa's journaling is just delightful to read!

Topaz Beauty by Lisa L

We also loved the story on this second layout Lisa created. She opened our eyes to the simple beauty of a seemingly ugly moth. Thank you, Lisa, for sharing your stories with such heart.

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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Best Ever by Lisa Olsen

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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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Perfect by Belinda Webter

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Love by Julie Best

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In Mum's Garden by Janice Nicholls

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I Am Blessed by Tracey L Henly

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July Sponsor Winners

 Thank you to everyone who solved our July Case Files. We had 170 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.

And a huge thank you to our sponsors for their generous donations!

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

Belinda Webster

Belinda solved all three July Case Files. Here's her winning entry:

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

Michele Winston

Michele solved one July Case File, and she won. Here's her winning entry:

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The winner of the gift voucher from Funky Flairs Studio is...

Marina Gallegos

Marina solved two July Case Files. Here is her winning entry: 

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The winner of the prize pack from Lawn Fawn is...

Lisa Olsen

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

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The winner of the gift certificate to The Cut Shoppe is...

Tina Gale

Marina solved two July 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. . . 

Wendy Jeffus

Wendy solved one July Case FIle--it was her first time playing, and she won! Here's 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 two Evidence clues, and at least one Testimony clue).
    • In the description, you need to describe the Evidence and Testimony clues.
    • You need to upload your layout by the deadline.

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