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.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Week in Review

Today's blog update is late due to weather we are having here in Louisiana.  We were in a severe drought this summer and now we are in a state of severe flooding.  Bad weather rendered us powerless therefore I wasn't able to upload the projects. 

The Sketch

Designer's Take

"Happy Easter"

"High Five"

"Girls Night Out"


Thursday, March 29, 2012


Today's card is brought to you by Craftin CurtTo view more of Curt's projects, please click on his name.

Designer's Take


Recipe Ingredients

Colorbok Cardstock
Flea Market Design Stack

Embossing Folders
Diamond Cuttlebug Folder

Glitter Dots
Fusible Fibers (Gold, Black, Copper)
Tim Holtz Grungeboard Letters
Red Pigment Ink
Pearlized Red Smooch Accent Ink
 Purple Cows rotary trimmer (blade 2812)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Girls Nite Out

Today we feature a card from Princess.  If you would like to see more of her creations, click on her name to go to her personal blog.

Designer's Take

"Girl's Night Out"

Recipe Ingredients


Martha Stewart Edge Punch


Dew Drop Pigment Ink

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

High Five Card and a Tutorial

Today we feature a card by designer phillyscraps. You can click on her name to view more of her creations on her personal blog.

Designer's Take

"High Five"

I am trying to use up all of my Echo Park paper from my first layout and I swear every time I use a piece another grows in its place, lol. Anyway I saw this great tutorial that I wanted to share using a corner punch on small squares on Simon Says blog and decided to give it a try. I like the effect and you can arrange them so many different ways, I will definitely try it again.

Recipe Ingredients
Kraft Cardstock
Echo Park Little Boy Paper

Making Memories Tag Maker

Stampin' Up Hi Five Stamp

Versamark and Embossing Powder
Chipboard Star and Acrylic Paint
Baker's Twine

Monday, March 26, 2012

Card Sketch

This week our designers are working with a sketch from  The designers did not have to have a specific theme for this card sketch. 

Our first designer featured this week is Jojorenee.  You may click on her name in the post to visit her personal blog and enjoy more of her beautiful creations.

Please come back each day to view another designers take.  Thanks for being loyal followers.  We are always wondering what our followers create from the sketches we select.  We will add a linky tool for you to link your projects in the near future.  We can't wait to see your creations.

The Sketch

Jojorenee's Take

"Happy Easter"

Since I begged for a Cricut Expression I really try to use it to the max.  I cut out all of the 
rectangles and the character Michelle using the Cricut.  Challenge yourself to use yours more the creation 
possibilities are endless.

Recipe Ingredients

American Crafts Dear Lizzy Gitty Grasshopper
Sweet Strawberry

Cricut Cartridge Playtime

Studio G 

Hunt & Gather Jewels

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Ears

The Ears layout features photos from my first visit to Disney World.  I was so excited to go.  I had never been and was fortunate enough to chaperone my high school alma mater's band.  Boy did I have a blast. 

Recipe Ingredients

Cricut Cartridges
Mickey and Friends
Ticket Cut at 2.75
Mickey and Pluto Cut at 5

Dusty Attic
Lamp Post # 5

Solid Cardstock - Textured Brights

Patterned Paper - Disney Mickey Characters 
by Sandylion

Martha Stewart
Crown - Punch Around the Page

Thursday, March 22, 2012

It's a Lovely Day

Hi There Scrappers!

Thank you Pagemaps for such a wonderful sketch! The fun part about using a sketch to me is making it my own. In this case I loved the doily accent and the photo layout and could instantly visualize the perfect picture for my layout. I also knew that I wanted the colors to be fun and vibrant just like the colors in the photo of my daughter on a beautiful summer day a few years ago. You can view the original sketch here.

Ingredients -

Patterned Paper and Jewels- Little Yellow Bicycle Zinnia Collection

Cardstock - Admiral blue and Classic White - Bazzil

Making Memories letter stickers

Hambly transparency

Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

EK Success Chain punch

Cricut flower Shoppe Cartridge (for the white flowers)

Stickles Frosted Lace

Paper Glaze on the title

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Today's Design comes from Jojorenee  -
  I really love the weight of this craft paper by My Minds Eye.  I wanted to use stamps to do my journaling & make my own flag.  The photo is of my daughter who sometimes acts shy in front of the camera.

Paper:My Minds Eye- Kraft Fun Day/Bright Days Collection-Countdown,Patchwork Party

Embellishments:Kraft Fun Day/Bright Days borders,chipboard buttons,ticket

American Crafts Ric Rac Ribbon

Queen & Co Teal pearls,misc button

Bazzill-Red Rock & Intense Teal

Stamps: Hero Arts Thank You for Being My Friend clear stamps

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sanura Scraps Showcases Her Love Layout

This week on Platinum Scraps, the team had to create a layout using a sketch from pagemaps. You can view the sketch here.
Sanura's project focuses on the loved ones in her life.

Layout Recipe

My Mind's Eye Lost and Found
Recollections Cardstock

Cricut Cartridge
Potpourri Basket

Fiskars Ribbon Punch

Other Products
Dazzles by Paper Wishes
Glitter Flowers by Recollections
Ribbon by Recollections

Monday, March 19, 2012

Layout Challenge

This week our designers were challenged to create a one page layout from a sketch found over at  I am super excited that our creative juices are flowing again.  Below you can view the sketch and see our first designers take on the sketch.

The Sketch

Designer's Take

Today's sketch came from Leialoha.  This week she has scrapped a layout of her granddaughter.  I love the outfit. 

The products used to create this layout came from the following companies:

Paper:  Paper Studio - Ooh La La
Making Memories - alphabet rub-on
Tim Holtz Grungeboar​d Number and Distress Stain
Hampton Art Spritz Board - Scallop (cut in half)
Please come back tommorrow to see another beautiful creation by our design team.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Week in Review

Thanks for joining us the week to view our designer's take on the cards.  Here are the cards that were presented this week.  Come back and join us next week for our more projects from our designers.

Week in Review

"Winter Wishes"

"Jungle Love"

"Everything is Better"

"Food for Energy"

Friday, March 16, 2012

Food For Energy

Today's card comes from PkaySunshine.  Pam used bold colors to showcase her take on this week's sketch. The flower is beautiful as well. 

Designer's Take

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jungle Love by Princess

I apologize to our followers for the inconsistency.  Please be patient with us (me) as we work out all the kinks in a new team and a new format. 

Today's card is designed by Princess.  You can see more of her work over at

I love the dimension on the animal stickers.  Keep up the good work Princess.

Products used by Princess to create this beautiful card were as follows:

Me & My Big Ideas Paper Pad
Jolee Stickers
Spellbinder die set
EK Success edge punch
Jungle Love

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Everything Is Better

This weeks sketch really helped me pull out some things I have been hoarding.  I really had fun working on this card.  I would like to admit that for card sketches I have a problem following the rules and I might get a bit off.  But this one I followed to a "T" as I am known to do.
 Let me share a little about the ingredients of this card.   I used Fancy Pants -Its the Little Things collection again the papers &  their cute chipboard  bird in a cage.  For my sentiment I used these great stamps by Hero Arts that were a gift from fellow Platinum Scraps member Papercrafting Princess!  I also love using my Big Kick and the Spellbinders lacey circles, a little bit of Bazzill In Stitchz thread and it all pulled together quite well don't ya think?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Parade of Cards

This week our designers were inspired to create cards from sketch selected from  As stated last week, each designer's project will be showcased daily allowing them to give more indepth detail about their project. 

The Sketch

Winter Wishes

Our first designer to be showcased this week is Curt.  Curt's card was one featured in 25 days of cards back in December.  Thanks Curt for being apart of the team and may you continue to stretch your creative talent this year.  To see more of Curt's projects, please visit Craftin Curt and be sure to leave him some blog love.  Curt used the Jolly Holiday's Cart to complete his project.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Parade of Projects for Monday, March 5th

To wrap up our layout week, we are featuring the layouts from SanuraTamika, Tonya and Mika.  Thanks again for being loyal followers.

The Sketch

Designer's Interpretation

"Lil Pumpkin"
Sanura Scraps


"Animal Kingdom"

"NY Vacation"

Thursday, March 8, 2012

NY Vacation

Here's a little scrap challenge hailing from Boston.

I really enjoyed working with this weeks featured sketch.  From the moment I saw it I had one of my quirky visions for the layout.  I usually interpret a sketch pretty literally as you can see.

I love butterflies and one of my favorite collections last year was Fancy Pants- It's The Little Things collection and I had just enough left over to use.  I pulled out some stamps, my embossing gun as well as punches from EK Success, Martha & Fiskars.  Here I am exploring every bit of NYC during a visit me and some of my scrapping sisters planned.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Animal Kingdom

As a part of our new format, we are showcasing each designers projects on different days.  At the end of the postings, all projects will be featured.  I design all two page layouts, therefore it is hard for me to just showcase the one page.  I will try to stick to the guidelines set forth by the team, lol. 

Please forgive me for not posting my project at 8:00 am this morning.  We had trouble with our internet and it just came back online.  I don't know how to upload at all from the iphone or ipad so they were useless to me.

Visit my personal blog later this week to see the layout with both pages and photos. 

This week's sketch comes from

The Sketch

My Interpretation

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Layout Challenge

As a part of the new format, we will feature each designers take on the sketch daily with a full reveal at the end of the week. Today we are featuring one of our new design team members Tamika aka Phillyscraps. You will be able to learn more about our entire team very soon but in the meantime we hope that you are inspired.

Growing Family

Monday, March 5, 2012

Have you heard the News?!

That Platinum Scraps is back! As promised the design team is back to share our passion for crafting and to inspire you. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we release the design team's projects and add new features to the blog. You can look forward to seeing projects from your favorite Platinum Scraps designers, meeting our new designers and participating in some Platinum fun events. For our kick-off this week the designers worked on this Page Maps sketch by the amazing Becky Fleck. 

And first up is  Charmaine's Halloween themed take on the sketch. Make sure you check out more of her amazing layouts on her blog

Halloween 2011
Come back tomorrow to see our next designer's take on the sketch.
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