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, November 29, 2010

November Two Page Layout Challenge

This week the team had to design a layout using a two page sketch from Page Maps by Becky Fleck.  We selected a simple but beautiful sketch.

The Sketch

Designer's Take

"The Black Party"

"Looking Back At Us"

"Need 4 Speed"

"Elegant & Enjoying Eight"

"Doggy Bath Time"

We encourage our followers each week to take the challenge and create a project from the weekly sketch.  Once you have created your project, please feel free to link it with Mr. Linky below.  

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I am so glad that we as a design team can celebrate our first Thanksgiving with all of you.  Wow, time has flown by.  Many of us have traveled or will be traveling over the weekend to spend the holiday with our family and friends.  We pray for your continued safety as you travel to and fro. 

This week our challenge focused on what we are thankful for.  As you are feasting today, reflect on the things you have to be thankful for.

Don't eat to much but do enjoy.  Again, Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

In order for our designers to have time during this busy holiday season, all Time Out Thursdays will not resume until after the first of the year.  Please join us on Thursdays beginning in January for new and exciting Time Out Thursday videos, tutorials, and more.


Design Team

Monday, November 22, 2010

Recipe Challenge

As the holiday season approaches and we near the end of the year, we have many reasons to give thanks. 

So this week, we challenged our designers to make a layout of their choice with five reasons they have to be thankful. 

The Recipe 

Designer's Take

"I'm Thankful For"

"So Thankful"

"Thankful 4"

We would love to for you to share your reasons to be thankful. Please use Mr. Linky to link your project.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

November Card Sketch Challenge

This week our designer's had to create a card from the following sketch.  Everyone did a fantastic job.  Look at the sketch, complete your take and share with us.

The Sketch

Designer's Take

"So Sweet"

"Holiday Magic"


"Happy Holidays"

"Snowflake Chic"

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday Surprise - "F" is for Family

A few weeks ago, I did a video for Time Out Thursday on making your own 3-D embellishments.  I had originally created this layout for our fall challenge but due to time, did not meet the deadline.  I then decided to go ahead and make layouts for each of my children with the photos but make each one unique.

These are pictures we took the weekend of my daughter's birthday.  All of the embellishements were created using my cricut and foam tape.  I am including my 12 X 12 layout and an 8 X 8 layout that will go in my daughter's book.  You may visit my blog later to view the three different layouts created for my children.

Thanks for looking.  I had fun doing these layouts.

"F" is For Family
12 X 12 layout

8 X 8 layout


Sunday, November 7, 2010

November 1 Page Layout Sketch Challenge

This week our designer's were challenged to create a one page layout.  The sketch comes from Valerie Salmon.  I love the different takes on this sketch.  If you decide to take the challenge and enter  your interpretation of the sketch, please be sure to post it using the Mr. Linky.

The Sketch

Designer's Take

"Caramel Cutie Pie"

"Cousins Growing Up Together"


"Little Mermaid"

"Born To Rock"

"Nana's Big lil Boy"

Monday, November 1, 2010

Card Sketch

This week we're featuring a card sketch from Valerie Simpson at Got Sketch?  and it really took on a life of its own with the designers.

                                   "Get Well Soon"
                                   P-Kay Sunshine

                                   Sanura Scraps

                               Craftin' Curt

"Holiday Greetings"
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