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Friday, 3 July 2015

Hello - CSI Case File No.169

Happy Friday and Happy July! We love the beginning of a new month--so many new things--new sponsors, new guest designers, and a new theme tying together our Case Files. This week we present our Major Case File, which stays open for investigation for the whole month and features our Composite Sketch, created just for us by The Nifty Pixel!
We're so excited to have 5 main sponsors this month! They are presented alphabetically.
First up, we have Carolina Ghelfi Scrapbooking
Carolina Ghelfi Scrapbooking (CGS) is a manufacturer of scrapbooking supplies from Argentina, providing also online classes (in Spanish).
All products are designed specially having the Spanish speakers and latin culture in mind, and always manufactured in the best possible acid-free and lignin-free materials.
At CGS you can find different collections of designer papers in 12”x 12”, 6”x 6” paper pads, and a wide range of accessories, stencils, stamps, stickers (paper, wood, and leather stickers), as well as the popular “Brumas Brillantes” (very shiny glimmer mists), colored gessos, glitter pastes and more.
Here's a look at the prize pack CGS is donating:
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Our second sponsor is Creative Embellishments.
Creative Embellishments is an online store that sells trendy scrapbooking embellishments, including chipboard, wood veneer, flair, and stamps. They ship internationally. Be sure to visit the Creative Embellishments blog for oodles of inspiration from their design team. Creative Embellishments is donating a gift certificate to their store.
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Next up is Funky Flairs Studio.
Funky Flairs Studio is a small home based family business that solely stocks Flair buttons , You wont find anything else like us in Australia ,we pride ourself in supplying a flair that wont tarnish as we only use plastic back components. All our flair is sold in sets and individuals cause let's face it why buy a set that you will only use one piece from it . To view our extensive range visit our tictail store. Be sure to check out the Funky Flairs Studio Facebook page for inspiration on using their products.
Funky Flairs Studio is donating a gift certificate to their store.
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Our fourth sponsor is Lawn Fawn.
We’re a small company from Southern California that specializes in crafting products that are fun and lively. It began in March 2010 with a simple idea… to create clear stamps that bring smiles into people's lives. With that idea, a little creativity, and inspiration from the card-making community, Lawn Fawn was born! 
It’s hard to believe how much we have grown since then. Our collection of clear stamps gets larger every year, plus we have introduced lots of new products along the way. We now have dies, paper, twine, and ink pads, just to name a few!
Our products feature original designs that range from versatile basics (we love alphabets and polka dots) to fun and quirky (yay for yetis!) and everything in between. And of course, we use the highest quality photo-polymer for our stamps, FSC certified paper, and 100% steel for our dies.
Visit us anytime to browse our latest products or simply find inspiration! And don't forget to check out our Flickr and Facebook pages, follow us on Twitter and read our blog. We love to feature our customers and give away free stuff!
We hope our products make you smile! 
Lawn Fawn is donating a stamp set and 6 x 6 pad of the winner's choice.
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And our fifth main sponsor is The Cut Shoppe.
At The Cut Shoppe you can find fun digital Cut Files for download, to use on your crafting projects! All cut files are available in PNG & SVG formats and are original designs. You can follow the Blog and connect with us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. 
Check this out: The Cut Shoppe is offering a discount to CSI Members this week!
The Cut Shoppe is donating a gift certificate to their store to one lucky winner:
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And as always, we have our generous permanent sponsor, Flying Unicorn.
Flying’s about One of a Kind.’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!
Flying Unicorn will be donating their beautiful kit of the month.
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Finally, we are pleased to our permanent sponsor who will be offering a wonderful prize of embellishments to this month's Star Witnesses.
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.
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July is National Ice Cream Month, and with that in mind, we have a delicious and whimsical Case File this week, drawn from "Sweetness and Light" by illustrator Travis Pitts.
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. 169.  
My layout for that...
The colors: Turquoise, White, Creamsicle Orange, Dark Purplish Brown and Beige.
The Evidence: Solid background, stamps, stencil, pearls and sunburst rays.
The Testimony: Used three journaling labels.
Thank you for stopping by. Hugs, Merry.

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