Platinum Scraps was originally launched February of 2010 as a vision of several friends who met on the Cricut Message board who wanted to venture out into creating, sharing, and showcasing the many talents each of us possess. Platinum Scraps showcases the diversity in scrapbooking and features designers from all walks of life. To keep the tradition going, each week our design team is challenged to create a unique layout or card based on a sketch that exemplifies their skills and talents. We hope that we inspire your creations and we appreciate your continued love and support as we grow together.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Independence Day FFA/Blog Candy Giveaway

This week has been an exciting week for our team.  Curlylocdiva decided to give blog candy for last weeks  Time Out Thursday that directly related to this week's Free For All (FFA) 4th of July themed challenge.  The drawing was open until Sunday, June, 27, 2010 at 11:59 p.m.  The blog candy was the new Independence Day Cart from Provo Craft.

Front View

Detailed Images

The winner was selected by using and was slated to post in conjunction with the designer's projects for this week.

Drumroll please................................and the winnner is WrinkleFreeDiva.

Congratulations WrinkleFreeDiva.  You have until Saturday, July 3, 2010 to claim your prize.  Email all contact information to  Thanks to all who entered. 

 Designer's Take

"Oh Beautiful"

"Happy 4th Gift Card"
 Set 1

"Happy 4th Gift Card"
Set 2

"Little Firecracker"

"July 4th Child Activity"
"Front View"

"July 4th Child Activity"
Inside View

"My Heroes"

"My Hero"

"Ready, Willing, & Able"

"4th of July"

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Time Out Thursday: Surprise Giveaway

This weeks Time Out Thursday has fireworks going off. The Platinum Scraps Design team has decided to host another giveaway. We are giving away an Independence Day cartridge!!! What do you have to do to win you ask???? Well, all you have to do is 1.Subscribe to be a follower of our blog and 2. Leave a comment on this post telling us what your plans are for the 4th of July. Sound easy enough? 
We hope so.
 The contest will close on Sunday June 27th at 11:59 pm PST and the winner will be announced on Monday June 28th with a Platinum Scraps Independence Day surprise thats sure to leave you seeing stars.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pocket Fold Card Sketch

CurlyLocDiva gave us a challenge with a pocket fold card selected from Sweetstopsketches for this week's card layout. Each designer came up with a different concept and really showcased each project.  Remember, you can always click on each designers name and go directly to his or her personal blog to view more fabulous projects.  Thanks for coming visit us on a weekly basis.  Hope you enjoy this week's cards.

The Sketch

Designer's Take

"Simply Elegant"
Front View

"Simply Elegant"
Inside View

"Thank You For Being You"

"Father's Day Gift Card Holder"

"Father's Day Gift Card Holder"
Card View

"Harley Davidson Father's Day Card"
Outside View

"Harley Davidson Father's Day Card"
Inside View

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro

We recently received the Glue Glider Pro from our latest sponsor; Glue Arts so I decided to give you all a review of this adhesive gun.

The glue glider pro is very light…. 5 ounces and it measures 6 3/4 x 5 5/8 x 1 1/8. At first, I thought I would not use it very much. I have an ATG, zig pens, Scotch adhesive, mod podge and many other brands of adhesive. What could the GGP do that those other adhesives don’t do? The answer is a lot.

First I love that you can really control how much adhesive you put down. Without really trying I was able to put a small line, about ½ centimeter, of adhesive down on a small strip of paper. You can’t do this with the ATG. There is no trigger....just put the gun down and slide it back.  The perma tac adhesive is very strong and easily holds even the heaviest of cardstock. I was really impressed with its strong hold.  You can also manually control how much you put down with the wheel on the back. This is excellent if you are working with small pieces.

I also like that the refills are available at Hobby Lobby. If I run out I don’t have to wait for a mail order. I can just buy them – with a coupon – at my local HL. They are also VERY easy to change. Pull the old one out….put the new one in. That’s it. No need to feed the tape into the gun. 

The ease of changing out the refills is a plus also because you can change at any time. You don’t have to wait for the cartridge to be empty to change it. If you want to use the repositionable just pull out the permanent and slide in the repositionable.
Finally, I love the size. Being smaller than the ATG but bigger than the tombow I felt like I had good control over the GGP. While making cards it was really easy to put adhesive on very small parts without having the paper pull or rip. This was an issue I had many time with my ATG but it is not a problem with the GGP.

Overall I really love the Glue Glider Pro. I only wish I had given it a chance long ago. It is a tool that I will use every time I scrap.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Time Out Thursday: Printing on Cricut Cuts

It's time for another video. Cassie is always thinking of ways to share the tricks she used prior to life with cricut. Some of them still work today except now, there are more cuts to choose from other than sizzix dies. Microsoft Word goes a long way.  Take a look and let us know what you think. Then, try it out for yourself.  Thanks for watching. Now get back to crafting!!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Cuts From the Cricut

PKaySunshine issued the challenge for this weeks challenge.  Each designer had the liberty to select any cart to use, but had to feature a "Star" cut on their project.  We had lot's of fun with this challenge.  As always, click on each designer's name under their project to go directly to their personal blogs for a more detailed look and also to see other projects.  Thanks for supporting us each week.  Enjoy.

Designer's Take 

"Rock Star"


"Shine, Tote Bag"

"Shine, Card "
Outside View - Matches Tote Bag

"Shine Card"
Inside View

"Catching A Wave"

"Sleep Happens"

"Rock Starr"

"Our Shining Star"

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Winner of the Time Out Thursday Crop-A-Dile Big Bite!!!

The winner was selected using random generator over at Thanks to all who entered and continue to come back to see all the exciting things we have going on.

   (please note, Becky's second post was omitted from the count; thus, making 42 total entries)

The winner is...................................

Sarah said...

Hello Ladies, This is Coffee, guess what, I am with tsrel. She is giving me the know how on this thing called commenting. I would have to say my cuttlebug.

June 10, 2010 9:31 PM

Sarah, you have until Saturday, June 19th, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. to email us at to claim your prize. Please include your name and mailing address information. We ask that once you receive your prize, you email us with confirmation.

Please feel free to email us a creation from your new Crop-A-Dile, we would love to feature your project on our blog.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Time Out Thursday Give-away

This week on Time Out Thursday,
we've decided to switch it up a little bit...
We want to know what is your must have crafting tool and why (okay, that does not include your Cricut and Gyspy).
Become a follower (if you aren't already) and submit your answer for a chance to win the awesome
Crop-A-Dile Big Bite...
Deadline is 11:59 pm Saturday, June 12, 2010...

Make sure we have a way to contact you
Good Luck!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Week 1 Layout Sketch

This week the design team was given sketch 179 from to intrepret.  If you would like to see more of each designers projects, you can click on the his/her name and it will take you to their personal blog. 

As always, please complete your take on the project and upload to the blog using Mr. Linky.

The Sketch

Designer's Take

"Shirley Temple"

"Summer Fun"

"1st Corinthians 13"

"Aunty Nani"

"A Dream Come True"

"Walk With Me Daddy"

"Heart Throb"

"Summer Time"

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Time Out Thursday - Xyron Creatopia

Designer P-Kay Sunshine did a video to demonstrate her Xyron Creatopia.  This all in one crafting machine is for cutting, embossing, and applying 3 different types of adhesives to items up to 12 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick.  Here she demonstrates a few of it's features.

Here is a card P-Kay made using the Xyron Creatopia to cut the decorative edge and emboss the flower border.

You can learn more about the Xyron Creatopia on the Xyron website.
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