Happy Friday! What a beautiful reveal we have for you this evening! We continue National Poetry Month, as you will see in the journaling from several of the designers, but did you also know it's National Karaoke Week? Well, we're celebrating that fun occasion this week too!

The Paper Bakery designers are back again with fabulous inspiration. Joining us again this week are Sarah Hill, owner of the Paper Bakery, Amanda JohnsonAngela GutshallErin Yamabe, and Mary Ann Jenkins. CSI Detective Tina Walker is also on the Paper Bakery design team.

Our Special April Guest Detective, Sarah Klemish, is back this week with another beautiful layout, as are our Special Investigators, Adrienne FordHeather JacobHelena Virpi, and Tracee Provis

We hope you will visit these ladies' pages in the Guest Detective forum to say hi (click their names to link you to their pages).

As always, Michele has prepared a beautiful set of CSI Coordinates for you! Several of us have used them again this week. CSI Coordinates can always be found at the bottom of the reveal threads.  Scroll all the way to the bottom, where it says "Attachments." They are just above the reply box. Read about some tips on how to use these cool printables here

So get ready for this week's challenge. Grab your forensics kits, CSI members, and get ready for some serious sleuthing as we open case File No. 16.

(Remember to scroll all the way down for RGB codes, color descriptions, and more thorough explanations of the Evidence and Testimony.)

Here is how our Guest Detectives from the Paper Bakery design team solved the case...





Our Special Investigator cracked the case this way...


Here's how our team of Special Investigators solved this case...




And here is how the CSI Detectives cracked Case File No. 16...














**Detailed clues, as promised...


Rockin' Raspberry - pinkish raspberry red  (from the background) - 191.90.95

Pink Serenade - medium pink  (from the feathers) - 232.175.207

Whisper Pink- pale-pale pink (from the frosting's highlights) - 255.237.239

Gray Melody - light gray (from the lighter parts of the microphone tops) - 209.209.211

Groovin' Gray - dark gray (from the darker parts of the microphone tops) - 157.152.152


  • sparkly things
  • shiny things
  • feathers
  • sequins
  • stacked elements
  • metallic paper
  • musical elements (e.g., patterned paper, sheet music)
  • something sweet (interpret that as you wish!)


  • Try out Magnetic Poetry: Here's an online version: http://play.magpogames.com/create.cfm?k=1
  • Use a song title as your layout title and then write your journaling off of this.
  • Add glitter or jewels to your journaling spot.
  • Write a six-word memoir (as inspired by the six mini-microphones). Info about this can be found here: http://www.smithmag.net/sixwords/
  • Inspiration Words: balance, sweet, sing - Use these as a jumping off point for your journaling.

We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!

The deadline for completing Case File No. 16

is Sunday, April 29, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Thus, you have a week plus the two weekends to complete your layout.

(See count-down timer on the right-hand sidebar of most pages.)

We can't wait to see what you create!
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oh what a beautiful reveal, everyone! Great job!!!

Gorgeous! Thank you everyone!

Can't wait to see the gallery this week!

This is my favorite case file yet!  Pink, silver, sparkly, shiny, music, sweet.....My most favorite things!  Can't wait to get to work on this! 

Yay! Looking forward to seeing what you'll create, Jenn!

Hello~ FIrst time here & seeing all these making me itch to scrap one! 1 question, do we need to use all coloursn & the elements? Since this is my first time :) Thanks.

Welcome, Maya! You need to use all 5 colors. Choose at least two elements from the Evidence and one element from the Testimony. You can read a little more about how the challenge works right here. Can't wait to see what you make!


Challenge rules

Please note that to win a prize, you need to follow the challenge guidelines. Basically,

  • Follow the Case File (use all 5 colors, at least 3 Evidence clues, and at least 1 Testimony clue).
  • In the description, describe the Evidence and Testimony clues.
  • Upload your layout to the gallery by the deadline.

To see how we choose winners, click here.

Did you win?

We'd like to thank all of our players and generous sponsors. Check out who won our sponsor prizes in this forum.

Please donate if you can...

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