Happy Friday! And Happy August! A new month brings fun new surprises to CSI--a new sponsor, new guest designers, and a brand-new theme to tie our Case Files together.
We are delighted to have Peace, Love & Scrapbooking as our August sponsor! Peace, Love & Scrapbooking was born out of a passion for scrapbooking and preserving memories. They strive to put together kits that feature the latest products from several manufacturers ... taking care to make sure everything coordinates perfectly! Each kit is jam packed with paper and embellies and will always contain enough product for you to create several stunning layouts or cards. Peace, Love & Scrapbooking isn't a typical kit club, there is no membership or monthly minimums ... just beautiful kits at one low price! You choose what you want, when you want it and how many of each kit you'd like!
Our August Special Agent is Bente Fagerberg. Bente is a master at distressing and using color to complement her photos. Her beautiful work has a shabby, homespun feel that is sure to inspire us all this month!
August brings us a new team of talented Special Investigators. Please welcome Ali Parris, Belinda Spencer, Debbie Standard, and Milagros C Rivera.These ladies' work has consistently caught our eye in the gallery, and we are thrilled to have them with us this month!
Please use the links to visit all these ladies' pages in the Guest Detective forum to say hi and to hear how they responded to our "Interrogation."
As always, Michele has created a fabulous set of printables for you! Check out the awesome compass word art and all the cool patterned papers she's included this week! (Note: the Coordinates are attached as two separate files 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 are you ready for this week's challenge? Our theme for August is Down by the Sea. This week's Case File was inspired by "Key West Umbrellas" by Mark Schuver, whose gorgeous photo caught my eye in the Flickr gallery, and I just knew it would be the perfect colors to kick off our August challenges.
Grab your forensics kits, CSI members, and get ready for some serious sleuthing as we open Case File No. 31.
(**Remember to scroll all the way down for RGB codes, color descriptions, and more thorough explanations of the Evidence and Testimony prompts.)
Presenting our Guest Detectives from Peace, Love & Scrapbooking...
Here is how Special Agent Bente Fagerberg solved Case File No. 31...
This is how our talented team of Special Investigators have solved the case...
And this is how the CSI Detectives have cracked the case, arranged by predominant color in the order of The Scheme...
EVIDENCE (CHOOSE AT LEAST 2 ELEMENTS)
TESTIMONY (CHOOSE AT LEAST 1 ELEMENT)
We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
The deadline for completing Case File No. 31
is Sunday, August 12, 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!
Justo love the color combo ladies....wow so nice.
oh my, so much fun! I love these colors and I so wanted to play along this week! I just love all the fantastic summery layouts. Great job ladies!!!
Wow!!! to our Guest Designers and Special Agents... there's some jaw dropping inspiration here!! And to my fellow DT's... you always amaze, wow and inspire me!! Incredible pages out there this week!!
I can't believe I managed this case file of colors! They scared me so! But stepped out of the comfort zone and did it. WILL YOU step out of your box this week?? ;)
I totally agree with you, Shaunery! Very inspiring! And way to go stepping out of your comfort zone! You rocked the colors!
Awesome job everyone, looove this palette!!
I'm loving this colour palette! I've got my photo printed, and ideas swirling.... So, I think I'll play this afternoon :D
Awesome1 Can't wait to see what you'll make, Jessica!
Oh, a bit frigtening colours but gorgeous creations by the DT! Have to try to take a go with those colours!
You can do it, Riika! Can't wait to see what you'll make!
I haven't played here in so long, but those colors are just so inviting!! Hopefully I can get to this!! Either way, I just wanted to say how much I love that color combo!!
Hey, Andrea! So good to see you. Hope you'll be able to squeeze in some time to play!
I've added mine to the gallery. I hope I've done everything I was supposed to... (It's my first time playing)