Some "Laws"

  • Because one of our main goals is to "tell your story," CSI is intended to be a scrapbooking challenge site. We hope that our color schemes and the other elements of the challenge inspire all paper crafters, and you are welcome to share projects inspired by our Case Files in our gallery; however prizes and features are limited to scrapbookers.
  • Only layouts created for CSI challenges should be uploaded to our gallery. You may combine other challenges with this challenge (e.g., sketch challenges), but please do not upload previously created layouts that just happen to match the color palette.
  • Your layout should include all five colors, at least three elements from "The Evidence," and at least one element from "Testimony." Please write what you used from the Evidence and testimony in your description when you upload. On the second week of each month, you should use the Page Drafts sketch provided in order to qualify for a sponsor prize. See more details about these elements here.
  • Please resize your layouts to 800 pixels wide.
  • Due to bandwith limits, please do not include closeups as separate posts in the gallery. If you would like to show closeups, do so in the description of your layout. Directions for how to do this can be found here.
  • Name your layout with the case number and the title of your layout. For example, if your layout is called "Lost Ring" and it was for Case File No. 3, name it like this: 3 - Lost Ring.
  • Please tag your layout with the number of the Case File. For example, if your layout was created for Case File No. 3, simply tag it with 3.
  • Please do not create albums. Administrators will create albums into which will go all the layouts created for a given challenge.
  • If you post your layouts created for this challenge on a blog or other online gallery, please credit CSI, with a link to our site. We would also love it if you included the Case File image in your blog posts!
  • The deadline for the challenge is 11:59 pm EST, a week from Sunday following the reveal. This basically gives you a week plus an extra weekend to get your layout done. (This deadline applies to prizes and features. Feel free to play along with past challenges and share in the gallery.)
  • Follow the golden rule when interacting in our community. CSI is a fun, positive place to hang out, and we want to keep it that way!

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.

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