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.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

TOT: Customizing Yourstory Book Covers

This week's TOT comes courtesy of Curt.  His video details how to create a custom book cover to use in the Yourstory machine.  While this project isn't for the faint of heart, Curt simplifies the process and shows that it's very attainable for both the beginner or seasoned crafter.  The sample project even uses what he calls The Quad-fecta: Yudu, Yourstory, Cricut and Cuttlebug!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Recipe Challenge

This weeks challenge is a recipe challenge.  Create anything with numbers - spell it out or use the actual number - just make sure numbers are on your creation.  Check out the desingers take on this recipe.

"1 2 3 Cheese"


"525,600 Minutes"

"Yay! I'm 8"

"11th Anniversary of my 28th Birthday"

Monday, September 20, 2010

September Card Sketch

This week's sketch came from Got Sketch.  Check out the designers take on this cute card sketch.

"Love You"

"Happy Holidays"

"So Sweet of You"

"Be You"

"Delight Yourself"

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Time Out Thursday

Today, we are going Back to the Basics.  George & Basic Shapes that is.  When I first purchased my Baby Bug in 2006, I constantly used the George & Basic Shapes cartridge.  Why?  I had to.  It was only 1 of 3 cartridges I owned (that month, lol!).  That seems like so many ages ago.  Even 50+ cartridges later, I almost always use this cart to make my photo mats.  Today, I'm dusting it off to show you how I created a housewarming invitation.

Monday, September 13, 2010

September - FREE FOR ALL

This week's challenge was a free for all.  The designers could complete anything they wanted.  Check out these amazing projects.

"Panda Card"

"Thinking of You"



"Sweet Fall"

"Christmas Photo House"

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Blog Candy Winner

The blog candy winner is...........Margie!

She wrote:
"Great blog candy! I am already a follower, thanks for a chance to win!"

Congratulations Margie!

You have until Saturday, September 18, 2010 to claim your prize.  Email your mailing address to

Thanks to all who entered.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Time Out Thursday: Copic Markers

Hello crafters. P-Kay Sunshine has a video to show you how she colors with her copic markers.  She used copic markers to color a digital image which she used on a card.  Check it out!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Blog Candy!!!

We are giving away a Preserves cartridge.

The Preserves Cricut Cartridge makes it very easy for you to decorate and label your homemade preserves. This cartridge includes designs for basically every fruit including pears, plums, peaches, apricots, bananas, melons, strawberries, cherries, and many more.

To enter our blog candy, all you have to do is subscribe to be a follower of our blog AND leave a comment on this post. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment.

The contest will close on Friday, September 10th at 11:59 pm PST and the winner will be announced on Saturday, September 11th.
We will use to choose a winner. Good luck and thanks for following us!

Monday, September 6, 2010

September Layout Sketch

This week's challenge is a layout sketch from Mix It Up Challenges.


P-Kay Sunshine
"We're a Pear"

"Crazy & Campy"

"Bless This Family"

"Class of 2007"

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