Welcome to The CSI Project!  We had some very, very lovely spring decor entered into the challenge this week.  It’s so exciting every week to see the projects that you come up with.  There is no lack of creativity in blogland, and we are so happy that you come back to share yours with us each week.

We are sorry, though, that some of you missed out on sharing your projects with us this week due to widespread technical issues with Blogger.  We missed you!  We’re unable to extend the weekly challenge, but we have included all those who left comments about their attempts to link up in the random drawing for the giveaway this week.  We hope all of you will be up and running again soon, and look forward to seeing more of your projects in the future.

We want to thank Kristen Salazar, blogger of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, for being our guest judge this week.  Kristen had a lot of eye candy to enjoy from this challenge, and she loved it!  Here’s what she told us:

“Thank you for having me as this week’s judge!  I had so much fun exploring all the Spring Mantels, there are so many talented bloggers out there!  I didn’t realize how hard it would be to just pick one, I wanted to choose them all! My favorite part of this experience was exploring all the wonderful new blogs!”

Kristen viewed your projects, and chose her favorites.  She paid each of them the nicest compliments, too!  We’re super excited to show off the winners….

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#45 French Farmhouse Spring Mantle from French Farmhouse 425

I love the layers used, absolute perfection!

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#32 Spring Mantel with DIY Wreath from The Sweet Survival
I love the homemade wreath set on top of the mirror.  Good example of less is more, it’s stunning!
#42 Waiting for Summer Mantel from My Decorating Addiction
Love a  mantel with a mirror on it as the focal point.  The mix of greens used really mixes well.
#8 Spring Mantle from Mod Vintage Life
What’s not to love about the mantel. The finial, the gorgeous mirror reflecting the chandelier, absolutely stunning!
#49 Spring Mantel from Anne’s Vinyl and So Much More
The mix is wonderful.
#12 Bees and Branches on the Mantel from Mary’s Meanderings
The branches add a gorgeous touch.
#39 A Pink and Green Mantel from House of Grace
Stunning mix of vibrant colors that caught my eye. Loved that she used new with old and family pictures.
#43 Mantel with PB Knockoff Clock from {twenty}something
Loved the white and grey with the pop of yellow and the clock is just beautiful!
#60 Spring Mantel from Involving Color
Love the simplicity and the mirror.
#10 Pretty Spring Mantel from Decor Chick
Love the worn PB ledge, just beautiful!
#54 Pottery Barn Inspired Spring Mantel from A Creative Beginning
The woodwork, the rustic wood ledge, the moss letter, the mirror, everything put together is stunning! Wonderful job, looking forward to the tutorial!
The CSI Girls picked their favorite projects, too.

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#4 Spring Mantel from Centsational Girl

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#36 Entryway Vignette from She’s {Kinda} Crafty
This week, you had an opportunity to win a $25 Target Gift Card during our random giveaway.

And the winner is….
#62 Spring Nook from Tales of a Trophy Wife
Congratulations!  We know you’ll find lots of fun things at Target–enjoy using your gift card to purchase them.
Thanks to all of you who entered (or tried to enter) the Spring Mantels and Vignettes Challenge.  (Winners, you can get your buttons HERE.)  Thanks also to our Guest Judge, Kristen Salazar, for all of her hard work.  We hope you enjoyed getting to know Kristen better, this week.  Make sure that you stop by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia to say hello to her.

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We’ll look forward to having all of you back next week for 
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