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, February 28, 2011

Platinum Scraps February Week 4 (free for all)

This week each designer was FREE to CREATE what ever their
hearts DESIRED!!

"Bunny Birthday"

"Mini Album and Box"

"Live Simply"

Monday, February 21, 2011

February LO Sketch Challenge

This week each designers had to create a LO using a sketch from Beggahuna

P-Kay Sunshine
"Cool Tricks"

 "Watching My Garden Grow"

"Twinkle Toes"

"Good Times"

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Time Out Thursday: Using Clip Art Images On Cards & Layouts

A lot of us use different types of rubber or acrylic stamps as images when we are making cards. We also search online for digital stamps which are sometimes cheaper and take up much less space the craft room.

Have you ever tried using coloring pages or clip art for your cards? Clip art images and coloring pages are easy to use, make wonderful cards and best of all, they are free to use (Make sure they are Royalty-free).  There are thousands of images online and can be a great source if you’re looking for something different for your card, scrapbook page or paper crafts.   For those who are into Copics, coloring pages are good images to practice on, since they are not as detailed as some of the rubber and acrylic stamps.  Here are a few cards I made using coloring pages I found online.

The two above images are were downloaded from a free online coloring page website.
They are Sarah Kay images.

This little guy is a Precious Memories coloring page
I used colored pencils and gamsol on all my cards.
Many websites offer free clip art, as long as you are using it for non-commercial purposes.
There are plenty of sites out there.  Here are a few 

I hope you enjoyed looking at my cards and today's TOT.

Monday, February 14, 2011

February Card Sketch Challenge

Platinum Scraps would like to wish you a 
Happy Valentines Day.
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning "Good morning" at total strangers. 
- Maya Angelou

This week the Team had to design a card using a sketch chosen by:  2S4Y

Konica Minolta Digital Camera
 "Crazy in Love"



"Love Bug"


"Be Mine"

Friday, February 11, 2011

Wednesday Wonders: Tissue paper Flowers (Reposted)

This video tutorial comes from Craftin Curt and explains how he created his anniversary project.  Even as winter grips most of the country, spring flowers can easily be yours.

Our apologies for the previous video posting being incomplete, but the problem has been remedied.

Monday, February 7, 2011

You Are Invited!!

Now is the time for Us to Celebrate... the accomplishment of dreams we have worked so hard to realize. We have shown so many how special we are. Now is the time to begin to pursue the next path, to reach out for the next star and to achieve the things that are so important to US. Always keep our dreams alive and keep them coming back. 

Platinum Scraps Celebrates ONE YEAR! of DREAMS... CREATE... IMAGINE...

We would like to thank you and
invite you to join us for another year!

We have the Invitations
by: P-Kay

We have the Party Favors

We have the Decorations
by: Shelly

We have the Floral Arrangements
by: Curt

 We have the Thank You cards
by: Curt

"Reserved Seating"
by: tsrel

Hold all your Memories in a "Cake Shaped Scrapbook"

Decorations - "Wall Banner"
 by: Sanura

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Time Out Thursday: Bookmark

Hi all! It's Thursday and I have a small little project for you. This project was inspired by my friend Kelli over at Scraps of Color....thanks Kelli!!
This is a "child friendly" bookmark. At first, I didn't know where to go with it....or what dimentions to use. So, I used one of my children's old bookmarks and kind of went from there. These can be made in a variation of colors and styles. Enjoy!
Here is the recipe:
  • 6x3 piece of cardstock
  • eyelets (as many as you desire)
  • coordinating ribbon
  • images/Cricut cuts (whatever you like!) I used the "Create-a-Critter" cartridge
  • coordinating paper to go with your images
  • adhesive (I used Scotch ATG glue gun)
  • For the face, I used Peach Keen animal stamp set

Now...lets put it together!
  1. If you are using a scrap piece of card stock, cut it at 6x3
  2. Score 3" side @ 1 1/2 Fold at score line and glue shut. It's better to use a glue runner for this.
  3. I cut the monkey @ 1" from Create-a-Critter and the vine @ 2" (for the length) from Create-a-Critter as well. You don't have to use this image...go with what you like!
  4. BEFORE YOU PUT ON THE IMAGES OR CUTS....use your eyelet setter and place your eyelets in place at the top of your bookemark. This way, you will know where to put your image/cut on the bookmark!
  5. Glue your image or cut onto the bookmark as desired
  6. Lastly, attach your ribbons

Voila!!! You can give your child/friend/neighbor or anyone who likes to read...their own personal bookmark!

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