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, April 30, 2012

It's a Free for All Week!

April has 5 Mondays so here at Platinumscraps that means a Free for All week. This week you will see special projects that our design team has worked on outside of our normal card and layout sketches.

Take for instance the skills of Craftin' Curt. This super talented young man WOWed us last week with a pop-up card and today he kicks off the week with this specially decorated vinyl water bottle. Working with vinyl is so cool and as Curt says, "If the surface is smooth, VINYL IT!

See below for more tips from Curt and join us again tomorrow for another Platinum creation!
"Vinyl Water Bottle" - Craftin' Curt

Just remember:

1.Transfer Tape is a must. Clear contact paper will also work.
2. Take your time! It's not a race.
The end result will be much better if you work slowly when applying your vinyl to your vessel

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday Special Purple Pop-Up Card

The design team was extra hard at work this week! So much so that we have this special Saturday post from our own Craftin' Curt. Curt's interpretation of the sketch is spot on using bold colors and embellishments. But this card packs an extra punch because it a popup card. I can feel all of the love that went into making this card. There is still time for you to join in, just upload your creation based off of this week's sketch (that can be found here) using the Simply Linked widget below.

"Purple Birthday" - Craftin' Curt

 Coredinations Cardstocks
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Collection Cardstock

Queen & Co. Trim
G Studio Sparkle Ribbon 
G Studio Flowers 
Queen & Co. Flowers 
Making Memories Brads

Epic Six and L Letterpress Kit 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Twice as Nice on a Friday!

Woohoo! I love Fridays! Even if I don't get a thing done I just get excited knowing that it is Friday. And to celebrate we have not one but TWO cards to share with you from our Platinumscraps designers using this week's sketch that can be found here. First we have this très belle (that is the limit of the french I know, lol) Parisian themed card from Curlyloc Diva. Don't you just love the colors and the watermarked pattern papers.

"Tres Chic" - Curlyloc Diva


DCWV "Tres Chic" mat stack

Next we have this feel good happy Birthday card from Tsrel. Keep reading as she shares her thoughts on creating this gorgeous card -
Tonya says:
"This week has certainly been just that for me; a challenge. I am one of the designer's on the team that can truly say I don't make cards at all."

Now don't get me wrong, I love cards, but I have no one to give them too. But as some teams members said once, it wouldn't be a challenge if you only create projects in your comfort zone. With that said, I readily jumped into the scrap room, after it was cleaned. It is hard to be creative when you have a mess everywhere. I created this card for my girlfriend who's birthday was actually last Thursday; better late than never. I did call before the card was made. With that said, I hope you like my take on this week's sketch.
"Bring on the Happy" - Tsrel

Patterned Paper
My Mind's Eye - Ooh La La for Him
Card Base and Envelope
Michael's Jumbo Card Stack in Cream

Balloon's - Cricut Cartridge A Child's Year

Stamp Set
PaperTrey Ink (PTI) Big Birthday Wish

EK Success Punch - Binding Edge Edger

Don't forget to link up your creation using the widget below.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Congratulations Sweet Baby

Good morning Platinum Scrap-ettes! Today we have a soft take on the sketch brought to you by our design team member Leialoha.  Feel free to join in you can view the original sketch here and upload your creation to our blog using the Simply Linked widget below. Have a great day Scrappers!
Leialoha - Congratulations

My Minds Eye-Lost & Found - Madison Avenue

 Making Memories - Metal Words Making Memories
Sabrina Designer Buttons

TPC Studio-Stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Fired Brick

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wishing You Were Here

Happy Wednesday! What better way to celebrate the middle of the week than with a gorgeous card from our very own Princess. Princess created a cheerful card with a lot of fun elements, sure to brighten anyone's day. And if you would like to join in you can view the original sketch here and upload your creation to our blog using the Simply Linked widget below. Have a great day Scrappers!

"Wishing You Were Here" - Princess

Basic Grey Sultry pattern paper

Paint Chip
Making Memories embellies
Jillbean Soup embellies

All Night Media stamp - Wish Postmark

EK Success edge punch

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Greetings

Good Mornting, Good Mornting Scrappers (in my best Madea's voice). What a beautiful day in the neighborhood, just as beautiful as this card from PKay Sunshine! Using a lovely pink and brown palette Pkay took just a few supplies to create this gorgeous card. Now that you have seen a couple of our designer's take on the sketch why not join in? You can view this week's sketch here and upload your creation using the Simply Linked widget below. Stay tuned tomorrow for our next designer's take on the sketch.

"Happy Birthday" - Pkay Sunshine

Canvas Corp Paper


Studio G brad

Monday, April 23, 2012

Off to a Card-tastic Start!

Woohoo I have the best job! I get to see all of the cards being featured this week at one time and I can tell you that this week you are in for a treat. You will want to check in all this week as our designers have put together some seriously inspiring designs. This week the design team used this sketch courtesy of Pagemaps as their inspiration -

 So without further ado (that is a funny word, lol) first up we have Ms. Jojorenee's take on the sketch. Using a great color combination of blue, yellow and a natural kraft she created this beautiful card, look closely so you don't miss out on any of the details. And don't forget we would love for you to join in with us, just upload your sketch using the SimplyLinked widget below. See you tomorrow!

"Missing You Always" - Jojorenee

 Canvas Corp kraft card base
My Little Yellow Bicycle Saturday- Saturday Collage, Blue Reverie, Cottage Dreams 


Jillibean Soup corrugated hearts 
Oct Afternoon cardstock stickers- Thrift shop(star),  Boarding Pass (airmail stamp)
 My Minds Eye lucky bakers twine
 misc wood buttons & pin

Friday, April 20, 2012

Week in Review

This week our designers were few in number but their projects adequately made up for that. All three designer's interpretation of the sketch was completely different.  Isn't it fun to see just how you can start with a simple sketch and so different layouts or cards can be created from that one sketch.

Thanks as always to our loyal followers for coming by to view our designers take.  We thank your for your kind words and as always, encourage you to participate in our sketches along with our designers.  Remember you can create your take then link your blog to our page using our linked system at the end of the post. 

Week in Review

"15" - Jojorenee

"Celebrate You" - Sanurascraps

"Sweet 16" - Phillyscraps

 "Come out and play" - Leialoha

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sweet Sixteen

Here today with her take on the sketch is Phillyscraps. Proof positive that a sketch can be interpreted many different ways. We can't wait to see your take on the sketch, just upload your creation using the Simply Linked widget below.

Sweet 16 - Phillyscraps

Die Cuts With a View  - Black Currant

Recollections circle bling
Making Memories Reverie butterflies
Cosmo Cricket chipboard numbers
Washi Chevron and Polka Dot tapes
Making Memories stick pin
Webster Pages Rose Ribbon
Assorted rub-ons, index tabs, felt, beads rhinestones and stickers

Lifestyle Crafts large doily die
Sizzix brush stroke heart die

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Happy Tuesday Scrappers! Here in the Northeast the sun is shining, the birds are singing and the layouts are gorgeous. Today we are featuring SanuraScraps' take on the sketch (found here). Look how she cleverly used a beautiful patterned paper with circles to tie into the sketch, great work! And don't forget you can join in on the challenge this week by uploading your creation to the Simply Linked widget below. See you tomorrow!

"Time" - SanuraScraps

K&Company paper stack Sweet Nectar and Wild Saffron
Recollection and Colorbox plain paper stacks

Jelly Roll pen-white
Flat orange glitter stickers

Spellbinders - Foliage
Tim Holtz distress inks - peeled painted

Monday, April 16, 2012

Layout Sketch Challenge - "15"

Welcome Scrappers! This week our design team was challenged with a layout sketch from Sketchy Thursdays.

I think we would all agree that this sketch was out of our comfort zone but I am sure that you will love how each designer uses the sketch to inspire beautiful creations. You are invited to join us by linking up your sketch creation below, we look forward to seeing what you create! Today we have this awesome layout by Jojorenee.
Jojorenee says:

When I saw this sketch from Sketchy Thursdays   I was immediately frightened that I could do absolutely nothing with it! I panicked and I named it the circly thing.  Then as I looked at it over and over several ideas came to mind and one really stuck with me.  I had wanted to do a layout of my niece Keyandra who I call my first daughter because before I had one she was my world.  I also wanted to do a song I really loved by Five for Fighting -100 years because it mentions 15 in the song and Keyandra's 15th birthday was coming up.  I chose Echo Parks Happy Days because the soda pop and stuff seemed teen theme.  I got in my giddy scrap happy mood as it all came together and wha-la!!!
"15" - Jojorenee

Echo Park Happy Days Ads,Retro back & front
cardstock- Bazzill Blue Oasis,Grenadine & Aqua


Chipboard by Fancy Pants dressed up
Echo Park Happy Days Chipboard
Sewing King stick pins
Bazzill Institchz black floss
misc buttons

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Parade of Cards and a Little bit of Candy

This was an exciting week for Platinumscraps! We were so excited to be able to showcase the array of talent on our design team! The blog also got a few changes including new links to our designers in the right sidebar, be sure to stop by their blogs and check them out - we would love to have you visit. We also added a daily  link for you to share your take on this week's sketch. This week we had Kenya join in with us and share her wonderful take on the sketch. As a thank you to her for not only participating but being our first participant this week we have a little blog candy to send to her. Make sure you stop back again tomorrow for a new layout sketch and inspiration from our designers.  
Blog Candy

"Happy Easter" - Jojorenee

"Celebrate You" - Phillyscraps

"Dream" - Leialoha
"Gratitude" - Curlyloc Diva

"What I like About You' - Craftin' Curt

Friday, April 13, 2012

What I like about you...................... that you know how to dance! Sorry It is Friday and I am so excited to bring you this card by our own Craftin' Curt! Check out all of the details, can't you just feel the love that went into this creation? Stay tuned for more from our designers and don't be shy - join in! Just link up your creation using the Simply Linked tool below and don't forget you can view the original sketch here
"What I Like About You" - Craftin' Curt

Colorbok "Flea Market" Stack
Heidi Grace "Love" Specialty Project Pad
Bazzil Cardstock


Ribbon Boutique Ribbons
Queen & Co. Adhesive Pearls
Colorbok Layered Stickers
G Studio Chalk Ink


Slice "Remember This" Card

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Showing a little Gratitude

With a card this beautiful how could we not show our gratitude? Today's card by our featured designer Curlyloc Diva is rich in color, just beautiful to look at and the stamped sentiment says it all.  Don't forget that you can view the sketch for this week here and then you can link up your own project below using Simply Linked.

"Gratitude" - Curlyloc Diva


 Glitz Paper-Pretty in Pink


Papertrey Ink Stamps- Beautiful Butterflies

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Dream a Little Dream

Leialoha shows us today just how you can make a beautiful card using a variety of pattern papers. By coordinating and layering several papers she created an elegant card with a POP! of color using a satin ribbon. Don't forget that you can view the sketch for this week here and link up your own project below. Happy scrapping and stay inspired!


My Mind's Eye (Rosy 6x6 paper pack)


Satin Ribbon
Assorted Buttons and Gems

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Celebrate You

Today we have Phillyscraps take on the card sketch by Page Maps. You can check out the sketch here and don't forget to link up your creation too, we would love to see how you use the sketch. 

Phillyscraps says:
It is amazing how far a few sheets of pattern paper can go. Here is another card using Echo Park's little boy. The bright colors are fun to work with and can be used for boys or girls. I rolled a few strips of pattern paper to make the candles for a little 3-D effect.


Echo Park Little Boy


Michaels Polka Dot Ribbon
Bakers Twine
Silver dot stickers
Yellow Stickles


Stampin' Up - Celebrate you
Papertrey Ink - Happy Birthday


Stampin' Up  Ticket Corner Punch
Spellbinders label die

Monday, April 9, 2012

Exciting Card Challenge Kickoff

I am so excited to kickoff this week's card challenge. You are in for a special treat from our designers and a ton of inspiration. You can join in all week by simply uploading your sketch inspired creation using the Simply Linked tool at the bottom of this post. So up first to tickle your fancy is Jojorenee's Happy Easter card inspired by this week's Page Maps sketch. Notice the great detail and how the coloring coordinates so well with the patterned papers.

"Happy Easter" - Jojorenee

October Afternoon Thrift Shop


October Afternoon Thrift shop
Queen & Co gold pearls

Machines & Dies

Big Kick
Spellbinders Labels 18

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Week in Review and an Invitation to Join In!

Happy Easter Scrappers! Thanks for joining us this week to view our designer's take on this week's sketch.  Here are the layouts that were presented this week along with the original sketch. .We hope that we inspired you enough to give it a try, just link up your creation using the SimplyLinked tool below.  Be sure to come back and join us next week for more projects from our designers!

"After School Stroll"
"Gillette Girlfriends"

"Here Comes Trouble"

"All Boy Party"

"McKenzie's Butterflies"

Page Maps Sketch

Friday, April 6, 2012

McKenzie's Butterflies

This week's sketch has definitely revved up our design team. Today we are featuring a layout by our own Princess. I love the butterly die cuts and the wonderful color combination. And who could resist a layout with a touch of bling!

McKenzie's Butterflies - Princess


DCWV Mariposa pattern and solid paper pack


Studio Calico stickers
Kaisercrafts bling
K& Company glitter sticker alphabets


Quickutz butterfly & scallop circle die cuts
Martha Stewart bird & fence edge punches

Thursday, April 5, 2012

All Boy Party

Isn't it amazing how everyone has their own interpretation of a sketch. Today's layout is from Tamika aka Phillyscraps. Don't forget that you can view this week's sketch here.

Tamika says:
Working with a two page sketch was definitely a challenge for me but I am truly happy with the results. I even had the chance to use a variety of alpha stickers. 

"All Boy Party" - Phillyscraps

Recipe Ingredients:

My Mind's Eye Lime Twist
Scenic Route Grid Paper

American Crafts Stickers
Pink Paislee Wood Letters
Daisy Bucket Rub ons
WRMK metal charms
Index tab
Dymo label sticker

Sassafrass Lass stitching border stamps

Scalloped Ruler
Lifestyle Crafts star die

Don't forget to use some of those tools in your stash. For the scalloped border I used my Miss Elizabeth's scalloped ruler template found at the dollar store years ago. I had to trace it on the opposite side of my pattern paper but the scallops were the perfect size for my layout.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Here Comes Trouble

Our designers are having a great time with this week's sketch (you can view the original sketch here). Today's layout comes from tsrel.  It features her granddaughter Kennedi.

                                                                          Tonya Says:

We should have called her Missouri, short for Show Me because she has to learn everything the hard way.  My son kept telling her don't get in the box.  That was to much like right for Ms. Symone.  After she got in the box, she couldn't get out.  As with her temperment, she got angry fast.  We never have a dull moment around her.

"Here Comes Trouble"

Recipe Ingredients


Solid:  Basic Grey, Lime Rickey
Core dinations: Paprika
Pattern:  Kaiser Craft, Candy Lane

Die Cuts

Accucut: Grande Die Scallop
Spellbinder's Nestabilities: Wonky Squares
Dream Kutz: Corner Rounder

Cricut Cartridge

Flowers:  Accent Essentials, April Showers


Buttons and Ribbon

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gillette Girlfriends

Today's take on this week's sketch comes from Mika aka Jojorenee. Usually known for her literal take on a sketch look as she stretches her creativity on this layout.
Mika says:
 I have been wanting to work with this Making Memories paper for quite some time.  I sometimes start a sketch without any pictures in mind and then I could only find one to tie in with the colors so here is my take on the PageMaps sketch for this week.


 Deja Views -Teal, Bazzill Aqua

Making Memories Flower patch scallop die  

 Making Memories- metal butterfly charms
 layered button flowers
American Crafts-Teen collection ribbon
 misc pins
Kaisercrafts rub-ons

 Spellbinders - lacey circles
Bazzill- InStitchz threads
Cuttlebug-dotted swiss folder

Monday, April 2, 2012

April Layout Sketch Challenge

Happy April Scrappers, 
This week our designers were challenged to create a two page layout  from this sketch found over at  

You are going to love seeing each designers take on the sketch and I hope it inspires you to give it a try. First up we have Sanura's layout featuring adorable Cricut paper dolls. Stay tuned this week for more wonderful creations from our designers. 

Designer's Take

"After School Stroll"

Recipe Ingredients


Recollections paper: brown, light brown
DCWV paper: The Silky Smooth Cardstock Stack

Cricut Cartridges

Making the Grade
Everyday Paper Dolls


 Martha Stewart border punch 
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