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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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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 and to the reveal of our 100th 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 so excited to present our main November sponsor, 13 Arts. This company is close to our heart because owner Aida Domisiewicz is a retired CSI Detective. We're thrilled for Aida's success of her awesome company.
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 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 third Scrap365 Case File on December 1, which will be open for investigation for the entire month of December.
We hope you will solve these bonus Case Files. The top five favorite layouts will be invited as guest designers for future months.
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:
Check out our Scrap365 Most Wanted below... These inspiring artists will be our Special Deputies in December.
A big thank you to everyone who solved our special Scrap365 Case File in October. It was hard to choose our favorites, but after a thorough investigation we have our lineup. These talented artists will be our Special Deputies in December.
We love the playful title, caption, and journaling on Adele's beautiful page! She chose such a terrific topic to document and used the perfect combination of introspection and humor to tell her story. We admire how Adele's message is a part of the page design, and how fun and adorable are those photos!
Thank you to everyone who solved our October Case Files. We had 261 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 Wycinanka for sponsoring CSI in October.
The winner of the Wycinanka prize is...
Michelle's winning entry:
And a big thank you to PaperCrafts Scandinavia/Inkido for sponsoring CSI in October!
The PaperCrafts Scandinavia/Inkido winner is...
Mandi's winning entry...
And a huge thank you to our generous permanent sponsor Flying Unicorn.
The winner of the Flying Unicorn gift certificate is...
Paula'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.
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