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, May 31, 2012

Just Swinging By

Today's card comes from our very own Princess.  It's amazing week after week, how people take a sketch and create something vibrant and amazing.  I love the animal theme of Princess' card.  It creates a cute spin on the card.

As always, we would love to have your participation in this week's card sketch.  It's really easy; all you have to do is view the sketch here, create your layout, then come back to Platinum Scraps and upload your take using the simply linked wizard below.

"Just Swinging By" - Princess

DCWV Paper Pack

 Stampendous stamp set with sentiment

 Adornament Fibers
BIC Mark-its markers

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Just A Note

Day Three brings us to the Midwest, where Curlylocdiva has created this  beautiful card.  The colors fly off the page at you.  Any scrapper worth their salt in your bread as the old folks used to say, knows that Prima anything is going to be absolutely beautiful.   The cardstock from PTI compliments the bright colors found in the patterned paper collection.

We would love to see your take on the sketch.  All you need to do is click here to view this week's sketch, create your project, them come back to the blog and upload your project using the simply linked widget below.

"Just A Note" - curlylocdiva

PTI Cardstock 
 Dark Chocolate
Hawaiin Shores
Hibiscus Burst

Pattern Paper
Madeline Collection by Prima

Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day Two brings another birthday card.  Join us today as PKaySunshine.  The butterflies are absolutely adorable.  The embossing on the carstock stands out and catches the eye.

As always, we would love to see your take on the sketch.  Simply click here to view this week's sketch, create your project, then upload your project using the simply linked widget below.

"Happy Birthday" - PKay Sunshine

Die Cut(s)
Spellbinders Butterfly Nestabilities

Monday, May 28, 2012

What A Great Start

First and foremost, the team would like to say thanks to all the men and women, past and present who at some point have defended our country by serving in one of our country's Armed Forces.  Without your dedication, this great country would not be as safe as it is.  Again, thanks for your dedication and time of service.

Jojorenee starts off the week with a beautiful birthday card.  The colors are bold and bright. The butterflies are popping off the card. 

Join us each day as our designer's showcase their talent with a card sketch from

Remember it's easy to showcase your project.  After you have completed your card, come back to Platium Scraps and upload your project using the simply linked widget below. 

Don't forget to come back tommorrow to view another designer's take on this sketch.

"Wishing You A Special Day" - Jojorenee

Bazzill Cardstock - Dotted Swiss

Pattern Paper
Cosmo Cricket - DeLovely
 Die Cut(s)
EK Success Doily Flowers Punch
Martha Stewart Large Monarch Butterfly Punch
Scallop Punch
Spellbinders Nested Lacey Circles
Big Kick Machine
Making Memories Lemonade Buttons

Stampedeous Stamps - Birthday Says

Friday, May 25, 2012

Two for the Price of One Friday!

Woohoo I can smell the hot dogs and burgers on the grills already ready! It is Memorial day weekend and as we get together with family and friends let's all make sure to take a moment to acknowledge all of our Armed Forces, the people who put their lives on the line for our country. Here at Platinumscraps we are wrapping up our sketch layout week with two interpretations of the sketch. There is still time to join us, you can view the original sketch here and upload your creation using the simply-linked widget below!

First up is Princess with a lip-smacking tasty New Orleans themed two page layout. Love the colors and the glitter and feathers. If I had some beads I would be throwing them right now!

"Savory" - Princess
Bazzil card stock
Crate Paper Mia Collection Sparkle
Pink Paislee 365 Degrees Collection
Jenni Bowlin Red Love Song

7 Gypsies stickers
Prima flower
Making Memories red velvet letters
Martha Stewart edge punch
Sizzix die cut
Kreatorville hand made mask

Next we have Phillyscraps break from the pack with a one page interpretation of the sketch. Always remember to have fun with a sketch, sometimes it translates exactly other times may be more abstract.

"Charming" - Phillyscraps
Echo Park This & That Charming
Bo Bunny Double Dots

Echo Park Stickers, Brads and Die Cuts

Have a great Weekend!!!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Love Rocks

Love Rocks was created by tsrel

She Said....

I was super excited to have the opportunity to visit my daughter this week in Lafayette, Louisiana.  That meant that I could visit my favorite scrap store, Treasured Memories.  I knew exactly what pictures I wanted to scrap, but had no paper in my stash.  Yes, for those of you who are saying no way she didn't have any paper, believe it, I have plenty of paper, but none to match the photos.

This layout is my daughter, Tiffany and her future, maybe, lol fiance, Herman.  Our town has added a beautiful waterfall landscape to the downtown area and we all love it.  These photos were taken one Sunday evening. 

In my haste to finally be able to visit with my friends at TM, I forgot to gather up the information for products used.  The store opens up at 10 a.m. and I will re-take the photo and add the ingredients.  The picture really doesn't do this layout any justice.  I popped the flagstone in various places and it added so much dimension.  I cut the My Mind's Eye paper in strips then weaved the wood. 

We are always wanting to see our followers create a project from our sketch.  If you want to participate in this week's layout challenge and would like to view the sketch, click here,  then upload your project using the simply linked widget below.

Love Rocks - tsrel

American Crafts - Aqua
  Bazzill - Blue
Coredinations - Cream of Wheat
Patterened Paper(s)
Rock Background Paper
Bo Bunny - Double Dots Vintage Cafe
Die Cuts
Cricut Cartridge - Quarter Note

Prima Flowers - White, Separated into 3 Stems
Zva Flowers - Teal
Chipboard Butterflies from Notions
Natural Jute Ribbon from
Teal Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

So Happy When We're Together Like This

So Happy When We're Together Like This by Jojorenee.  I must add that when she joined the design team she said, I don't do two page layouts.  Well, don't you think she knocked this one out of the park? 

Jojorenee said "It's been so long since I've done a two page layout.  I was really frightened I would not complete it." Last Thursday night I had a dream and I couldn't wait until Friday night to put the layout out on the table.  Though I had different photos in the dream, looking through my album I found these and thought they'd suit the layout better.  Part of the problem is I do not print my photos at home so I usually do not have them in different sizes and/or a whole bunch of different shots.  I can remember the days when it killed me not to use multiple photos on a layout.  I thought it was such a waste to do one photo or one page.  Which do you like doing better?

I hope that our visitors today give the sketch a try and show us what you can do.  As always, you can preview the sketch here, create your project, then upload it using the simply linked widget at the bottom of the post. 

Bazzill Kraft
 Lauderdale Collection Green

Pattern Paper(s)

Echo Park Collection - This n That Charming
 Dots & Plaids
Vintage Boy
Die Cuts
 Cricut Cartridge - Flower Shoppe

  American Crafts Thickers 
 Nutmeg Brown  &amp
Nutmeg Brown Chipboard
Echo Park Element  Stickers
Miscellaneous Buttons & Chipboard
Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Fall stick pins
Ranger Distress Ink- Brushed Corduroy

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Acting Up

Day Two brings us a lovely layout by Sanura Scraps. The colors she has chosen are soft and allow the photos to be the focal point of her creation. The bling adds that extra touch that softens any layout.

If you would like to participate in this weeks sketch challenge, click here to view the sketch, create your project then upload your layout using the simply linked widget below.

Acting Up - Sanura Scraps

Patterned Papers - Basic Grey & Recollections

Recollections - Flowers, Spray, Calli Lilies, and Flourish

Monday, May 21, 2012

Auntie's Angel

This week the design team will feature a two page layout.  Our sketch was selected from Sketchy Thursdays.  We would love to see your take on this sketch.  Create your sketch, upload it to our blog using the simply linked widget below.  As a reminder, you can go back and upload your projects created from previous links as well at any time.

Leialoha starts our week off with a vision of a very handsome little fellow that she calls Auntie's Angel. I must admit that the photos she has showcased definetly show us the many faces of this cute little fellow.   

 Authentique - Loyal

Recollection Flowers
Letters - Making Memories and Lil Davis Designs
 Tim Holtz Grungeboard - wings & plate
  Bo Bunny - Brads

Friday, May 18, 2012

I Love You

Princess wraps up the week with this beautiful "I Love You" card.  The colors in the papers are soft and feminine.  Her use of words truly do reflect what love means to many of us.  What would a card be without a little bling?  Bling makes the heart grow and if not it does make a project look beautiful.  LOL.

If you would like to view the original sketch, click here, create your project, then upload using the simply linked widget below.

 My Minds Eye Blush Blossom Paper

Making Memories alphabets and embellishments
 Martha Stewart Edge Punch
 Prima Fowers
Recollection Bling

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Today's card showcases the talent of Curlylocdiva.  The colors in the paper are perfect compliments to each other.  It never amazes me the concepts that come from one sketch. 

I would like to take this time to say thanks to Treva for taking the time to complete a layout with a sketch from the previous week.  You have always been a loyal follower and I was so happy to see your layout. 

We encourage our followers to complete a project from the sketch for this week or any past sketch.  If you need to view this week's sketch, click here, then upload your creation using the simply linked widget at the bottom of the page.

PTI Cardstock - Royal Velvet & Lavendar Moon
DCWV Lemon Flower Stack

I Am Roses Flowers 
 Lindy Stamp Gang Spray in Sweet Violet, Purple, and  Teal Spray

PTI Happy Days Stamp Set & Die

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thank You

Today's designs come from our One and Only Craftin' Curt! I love the colors, very bold and masculine. It's always good to fell appreciated. A simple Thank You sometimes goes a long way.

 C'ordinations solid and glitter cardstock,
Recollections solid and patterned cardstock,
Letterpressing, Craft Essentials Metallic Dots,
 Slice "Remember This"

Monday, May 14, 2012

Card Challenge Week

This week the team will create cards from the following sketch courtesy of  Each week we encourage our followers to review the sketch, create a project, then upload it in the simply linked widget at the bottom of the page.  We would like to thank you guys for always being loyal followers.

PKay Sunshine starts our week off showcasing her mad skills.  She has created a birthday card for some lucky person.  The colors are vibrant and bold.  The Paisley pattern paper adds a touch of elegance to this beautiful card. 

Heidi Grace Patterned Paper
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities

Martha Stewart Clear Gem Stickers

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Week in Review

Hello fellow scrappers. What are the plans for the weekend? I just want to enjoy myself with family and friends. I may spend a little time in my scrap room, but it will be a time of rest and relaxation.

Today is Mother's Day.  We would like to take the opportunity to say thanks for all you do Mom's.  Enjoy your day.

We had some beautiful projects created this week. We are showcasing last week's projects today.

Thanks for always being loyal followers.

All Boy - phillyscraps

So Happy - tsrel

Big Chick Kid - Princess

Sweetie Pie - Leialoha

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sweetie Pie

TGIF.  I can truly shout out that I am glad the week's end is here.  What are your plans for the weekend?

Today's design comes from Leialoha.  She has transformed her sketch with layers of different shapes and color schemes.

We invite you to look at the sketch here, create your project, then upload it with the simply linked widget below.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Big Chick Kid

I just love this layout created by Princess.  The black and red present a vivid contrast to each other. 

If you would like to view this week's sketch, then add your project using the simply linked widget below, click here.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

So Happy

On day three of our layout challenge, tsrel created a beautiful layout.  Many times we express our love for each other thru words, sometimes, thru good deeds, but in this photo, the love is captured in the look.  Symone and Herman have that special love.

She is a very active little girl that keeps you on your toes.  You can't help but love her because she says and does things that catch you off guard.  Your first thought is where in the world did she get that from.

Please enjoy today's project created from this week's sketch.  Feel free to view the sketch here, create your project and add it to our page using the simply linked widget below.

Bazzill Cardstock - White
Patterned Paper - Little Yellow Bicycle
"Wood You Be Mine, Fern"
"Wood You Be Mine, Sky"
"Wood You Be Mine, Topsy Turvy"

Glimmer Mist - Tuscan Sun, Blue Skies
Ek Success Punch
Paper Studio Crocheted Flower

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Super Star Layout

Are you ready for some football? This super cute layout gets you ready. Here in Louisiana we sleep, eat, and breathe football. Phillyscraps has made me anxious for preseason.

This little guy certainly looks up to the task of blocking a few players.  I love the color palette of the Echo Park line.  The colors contrast perfectly with the Kraft cardstock.  It brings the attention full circle to the photo and the bold colors of the pattern papers.

Remember that each week we would love to see your take on the sketch.  This week's sketch may be viewed here then upload your project using the simply linked wizard below.

"All Boy" - Phillyscraps

Kraft Cardstock
Echo Park Mini Theme Collection - Boys

Echo Park Boys Stickers and Journaling Card
Various Chipboard Buttons and Brads
Sandylion Alpha Stickers

Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday Madness

Hello bloggers.  What a weekend!  I sure hope you had a great time with it being National Scrapbook Weekend and all.  Last week we had some wonderful projects for our free for all week.  I sure did enjoy all of the projects.

This week is layout challenge week.  We kick off the week with a sketch courtesy of  I love the simplicity of the design.  It is a Clean and Simple Sketch.

Ms. JoJorenee  leads the week off with her take on the sketch.  She has made a splash with bold colors and great use of pattern papers.  You have to look closely to see the journaling.  It says everything a child would want to tell a wonderful Dad.  

As always, please take the challenge, create a  project from the sketch, and upload it using the Simple Linked widget below.  

Cosmo Cricket  - 2wentyThr3e-Light bulbs

Cosmo Cricket ready set chipboard
  flour sack & (alphas) word fetti (alphas) word fetti

Friday, May 4, 2012

Week in Review

As the free for all week comes to an end, I would like to thank each designer that participated.  I love when designer's take the skills that may have started out with simple crafting and combine them with other skills to create new and exciting projects.

We went from Vinyl on Day 1 to Digital Images on Day 2.  On Day 3, we visited the home decor section with a lovely paper wreath.  I wonder if you can create one that is Black and Gold?  Hint, Hint.  Then on Day 4, we were graced with bookmarks for a book club.  All I can say is that when I started this craft hobby I had no clue of the endless possibilities that were opened up.

Our next free for all is later in the year, but we hope to see more exciting projects at that time.  Thanks for always being loyal followers.  Be sure to join us Monday for our launch of layouts for the week.

Project Showcase

Vinyl - Craftin Curt

Family Stories - Princess

Tissue Paper Wreath - Phillyscraps

Reading is Fundamental Leialoha

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Reading Is Fundamental

So far this week in our free for all design team challenge, we have received a  tutorial on vinyl, a beautiful layout featuring digital products, and a detailed tutorial on creating our very own tissue paper hanger.

As day four has come, you won't be disappointed either.  It is so good to see designers move outside the realm of traditional crafting to create new products that still fit in with crafting.

I can remember as a child in every library, those three words resonated everywhere.  It was key that we developed a  love for reading.  Today, designer Leialoha has brought that thought back to mind with these adorable book marks she has created for her book club members.  The bookmarks are a nice touch from your everyday bookmark.   I am sure her book club members will be thrilled at their next meeting when she presents the bookmarks.

Bookmarks - Leialoha


Tim Holtz - Trimmings Lavish Ribbons
Charms from Michaels

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tissue Paper Wreath

Here is a simple craft that adds a touch of homemade goodness around the house just in time for Spring.
1. I started by cutting out a chipboard shape, I chose a heart but it could be anything you wish.
2. Next I stapled my folded ribbon to the chipboard to serve as the hanger.
3. Then I covered the chipboard with mod podge glue, working a small area at a time.
4. As I added the modge podge I crumpled a small stack of 2x2 inch squares of tissue paper (the smaller, the better) and placed them close together in the wet mod podge around the chipboard until the entire shape was covered.
5. Let the glue dry completely.
5. Next I decorated the sides with ribbon, a flower and a butterfly die cut and Viola, you have a beautiful yet inexpensive wreath to hang. 
**Extra idea - the next time I make one I think that I am going to add tissue paper to both sides of the chipboard for a 3-d effect.

"Tissue Paper Wreath" - Phillyscraps

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Day Two of Free for All

Today's post is brought to you by our very own Princess.  She has created a beautiful layout. The paper choices are bold and bright but not overpowering.  She explained that family can come from our bloodline which is normal, but that friends can also become family.

 In this layout, she explains that yes, they are blood cousins, but they are sisters as well.  That is sisters in thru there sorority.  Relationships are formed in all walks of life.

Family Stories - Princess

Bo Bunny Timepiece Collections 

Robert Jackson digital stamp 
Tim Holtz flourish die cut

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