Happy Friday! Wow, did April fly by, or what? We are wrapping up National Poetry Month this week, and our inspiration image was chosen with Astronomy Week in mind. 

We would like to thank Sarah Hill, owner of The Paper Bakery Kit Club, and her fabulous design team for sponsoring us and serving as Guest Detectives this month. Their creations have been truly inspiring, and we just loved how they all jumped in enthusiastically and played with us every week! Joining us this week are Sarah HillAngela Gutshall, and Erin Yamabe. CSI Detective Tina Walker is also on the Paper Bakery design team.

We also want to thank our Special April Guest Detective, Sarah Klemish. Our Special Investigators for April, Adrienne FordHeather JacobHelena Virpi, and Tracee Provis, are rounding out the month with absolutely gorgeous creations once again. 

Please use the links to visit all these ladies' pages in the Guest Detective forum to say hi and hear how they responded to our Interrogation.

As always, Michele has created an awesome set of CSI Coordinates for you! 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 are you 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. 15.

(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 Investigators have solve the case this way...

And here is how the CSI Detectives have solved the case...
















**Detailed clues, as promised...


Use all of the following colors:

  • Galactic Green - medium green with an olive tint (taken from the planet to the right of Saturn) - 180.170.83
  • The Blue Planet - a cobalt blue (taken from a patch on the Earth) - 14.50.102
  • Seriously Solar - a sunny golden yellow (taken from Saturn's rings) - 245.205.105
  • Celes-teal - teal (taken from the planet below the green one) - 151.183.159
  • Milky Way - beige (taken from the music paper background) - 240.224.200


Use at least 2 of the following elements:

  • Use circles.
  • Book pages or sheet music
  • Stars (embellishments or paper)
  • Bird embellishment.
  • Branches/leaves
  • Map
  • Create a patchwork effect.
  • Translucent elements where the background shows through
  • Pen-work/outlining
  • Space = white space


Use at least one of the following elements:

  • Write a free verse poem or other type of poem.
  • Write about your astrological sign.
  • Write your journaling in a circle.
  • mysteries of the universe - journal about something puzzling
  • Inspiration words: energy, revolve, atmosphere (use these as a jumping-off point for your journaling--not just a title)

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

The deadline for completing Case File No. 16

is Sunday, May 6, 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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Wow, fabulous work everyone! I so love seeing the variety of layouts week after week.

Wow ladies what fabulous inspiration!

Sandi! So happy to see you! Hope you'll get to play this week!

I agree! So beautiful! It just makes my heart happy seeing all those beautiful pages lined up like that and then I get even happier seeing all the beautiful creations from our members popping up in the gallery! Can't wait to see what everyone makes this week!

Wow, so inspiring! I have an idea for this one... hope I can find the time to play this time!

Gorgeous case and fab creations by the DT!

I just love the colors and the clues. The coordinates are wonderful as usual.

I think I already have something in mind to solve this case....

Thanks for the inspiration!

Love this color scheme and all the inspo the DT has showered us with!  Really hoping to join this investigation!

Hi just love this week's challenge! Can't wait to dive into it and see everyone's results. Happy scrapping everyone :-)


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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