Challenge of the Week, Guest Judge and Sponsor{All in One}

Hi and welcome back to The CSI Project!

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.

 Hope your unwrapping was fun, your eggnog was tasty and Santa was good to you this year!!!

This week we are going to have FUN! Your challenge is to go through your projects of 2011 and share YOUR best, your most innovative, your most creative project with us. Then, on Saturday, our fabulous guest judge will crown, MS. CSI 2011.

Ok, maybe not like a pageant but she will pick her favorite project of the year and 10 projects that make the cut. So, search through your archives and link up starting Wednesday. We want to see your very best and what a great way to start 2012 with tons of inspiration. You never know who you might inspire.

Who is this judge that will have the hardest job this week?

Meet Melanie from

Reasons to Skip the Housework. 



Melanie has a fun blog that is sure to inspire you. I once was at a craft night and I saw her across the room but I didn’t speak to her because I have been following her blog for a while and she just kind of seemed like a celebrity but in bloggy world. Does that make me a goober?

Anyway, back to Melanie.


She has a fun blog and on Tuesday’s she has a PARTY! You know you love parties and if you haven’t linked up to this one, what are your waiting for?



Melanie is stay at home mom during the day to a 21 month old girl, Samantha, and has been married for 3 years to herhigh school “crush” {They reconnected 17 years after high school!!!}, Love that story!¬† She also works part time at Apple training others on the technology we all love!

She has been blogging for almost a year! Here are some of the fun, creative projects you can find on her blog.

I love how she turned these Goodwill finds into this candy bowl for Halloween.

I love that she shared her first sewing project and even gave a tutorial. Love these zippered pouches!

Melanie is fabulous but there is more! Oh yes, hold on tight, because this crafty girl also makes the cutest scrabble Pendants and sells them in her shop called, Tinker B Boutique.

Some of my favorites are

Be Inspired….perfect for The CSI Project!

This one makes me laugh and so true! I can’t help but snap away when it comes to my kids.

And this one. I am the cupcake queen in my family{every occasion calls for cupcakes, right}  But she has many to choose from, if you love baking!

 These are just the cutest pendants and one lucky CSI follower will WIN

a 3 pack of pendants from Tinker B Boutique.

The winner will choose their three favorite designs.

But that is not all, she would  also like to offer a discount ALL of you

.  Just type in code FAM30 to get 30% off your order through January!

Here are all the ways to put entries into this randomly drawn giveaway:


  • Link a project for this week‚Äôs YOUR Favorite Project of 2011 Challenge
  • Each project will automatically be entered into our giveaway. (The linkup will begin Wednesday, December 28th at midnight, and will close Friday, December¬†30th at noon. MST)
  • ‚ÄúLike‚ÄĚ Tinker B¬†Boutique ¬†page on Facebook. Tell them the CSI Project sent you then come and leave me a comment telling us you did!
  • Go visit¬† Tinker B Boutique’s website¬† and tell me what¬†pendant you would want or admiring.
  • Subscribe to the Reasons to Skip the Housework blog¬†and come back to tell me you did.
  • For a BONUS entry, link up to Tuesday Time Out this week and tell me you did.

As always, here is the week’s schedule:

Sunday- Sponsor and guest judge of the week are announced

Monday- Tutorial #1

Tuesday- Tutorial #2

Wednesday- Tutorial #3, link up party begins at midnight (MST)

Thursday- Link party continues

Friday- Link party ends at noon, another edition of The CSI Chic Chronicles

Saturday- Winners and new challenge announced

I hope this week you will

Create, Share and Inspire!

Find out how you can be apart of Giraffe Grins Charity, here. Did you see our new page with our affiliates on there. You can be an affiliate too. You can partner up with The CSI Project and bring a smile to kids faces.



Be sure to come on back tomorrow for the first tutorial of the week!!!




I am a craft lovin', Diet coke drinkin' kind of girl! I love glitter and anything leopard print. My passions are crafting, fitness and living a healthy lifestyle and of course my family. The CSI Project believes in the mission to Create, Share and Inspire. When you create and share, you are sure to inspire! Hope you come away from The CSI Project inspired and come back anytime!!!

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