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Lorena Canto
Mother. Journalist. Papercrafter. Procrastinator.
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Hello again! What??? Me blogging two days in a row???? Haha, yeah, and this is just the beginning because the Waffle Flower Crafts Fall Release is on it's way and it's jam packed with awesomeness! I'll be sharing a few projects during the introduction days between October 1 and 5, but be sure to check the WFC blog where all the full reveals will take place. I can't wait to share the lovely new products with you :) However, I'm not done with the previous release. Oh, no. And here's the proof: Grandad birthday card, anyone? As I've said many... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello, friends! Today's post is a bit different than usual. It's about creativity and inspiration... Oh, well, if you think about it, all posts are about that, right? But today, instead of showing it through a project, I will try to put it into words :) I was tagged by my wonderful friends Nina and Kelly for both the Creative Blog Hop and the Getting to Know Me Blog Hop, so I decided to make a single post for both hops, as some of the questions are the same. My teamie May also tagged me some weeks ago and I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello, hello! Today I have something to share that isn't a card or a tag. *gasp* I have already declared my true love for Be my Guest stamp set by Waffle Flower Crafts, but I had yet to play with Riverside stamp set from the August release and it happened to be SO perfect for this project! I made a little personalized stationery set for my son. He recently celebrated his 7th Birthday and these will be perfect to send some thank you notes for the gifts he received :) Here I am showing four different designs, but you could... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hi friends! I'm up on the SRM Stickers blog today with a fun and very useful project with vinyl. It's my first time using heat transfer vinyl and I'm delighted with the result! Hope you'll stop by and check it :) Happy Tuesday! Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello everyone! Some weeks ago the lovely folks at Top Dog Dies sent me some fantastic dies to play with and today I'm guesting on their blog, and I also have a card to share here. Besides, I'd like to report that their dies are awesome! Great quality, and even the most detailed ones cut like butter :) I played with the Heart Border die and the inlaid die cuts technnique to create a colorful background. This technique has been around for a while now but I still find it one of the coolest things you can do with dies!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello friends! It's been a while since I've shared my published projects on the blog, so today I have two of them. I love submitting cards, tags and other paper crafted stuff to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine. Their current submission calls are listed here and right now are two different ones for the iconic Card Creations and for the April 2015 regular issue. If you've never submitted, go and give it a try! The PPC&S team is a joy to work with :) Ok, now on to the projects. First, a little clean and graphic Christmas number from my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello there! I'm on the Waffle Flower Blog today for the grand opening of the Waffle Flower Crafts & Freckled Fawn Blog Hop. It's a week long event! Here's a little peek of one of the projects I'm sharing there... I hope to see you at the Waffle Flower Blog! There are prizes and lots of inspiration... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello everyone! With the latest Waffle Flower Crafts release it's quite beginning to look a lot like Christmas around my craft room and I just love it. Holiday crafts are my all time favorite! Today I want to share a Christmas card I made using Riverside, Starry Night, and A Homemade Christmas stamp sets, Riverside die set, and also a custom sentiment stamped with Be My Guest stamp set. In this card I've combined my love for all things Christmas with my obsession love for heat embossing. The magic that happens when that powder melts still gets me every single... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello, friends! I hope your week is going great so far! Waffle Flower Crafts in one of the sponsors of the Cutting Edge Blog Hop and today I am playing along and sharing two projects I made using WFC dies. Nina designs the cutest and most versatile dies! My projects feature the adorable Tiny Star die, although there are other dies making a guest appearance too. Let's get started with a card! My goal here was proving that a die that fits in the "cutesy" style can be used on a masculine card too. I die cut the tiny star... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hi everyone! I'm back and finally catching up with the gorgeous Waffle Flower Crafts August release! It's been a torture having the stamps with me during our whole trip and not being able to stamp, but now we're back home and the torture is over ;) So yesterday I was looking at A Homemade Christmas stamp set and kept finding something familiar in the shape of the Christmas tree. And suddenly *lightbulb moment* it came to me that it had the shape of Halloween candy corn! Look! First, I made a starry background using assorted stars from the set and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hola, hola! How is your Summer going? As you read this post I am enjoying a holiday with my family. We are road-tripping the US East coast! But I wanted to make sure I left some more Waffle Flower Crafts inspiration for you before leaving! So here it is: an elegant take using Loved stamp set. This soft grey, white, gold and vellum combination is a little tribute to one of my most admired ever cardmakers, Jess Witty. Sadly, she's not blogging anymore these days, but I hope someday she'll come back to the crafting world :) I started by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hey there! Wow, I think this post's title is the longer I've ever written. And get ready for a long post too, with LOTS of ideas for stretching your Waffle Flower Crafts stamps. For today's projects, I combined stamps from the April and June release. All the sets work beautifully together! First, a card using Flower Circles and Bowtiful stamp sets. I started stamping the banner strings using the long stem in Flower Circles. I just curved the stamp on the clear block and stamped it a few times in grey. Then I went in with the stars cluster from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello friends! I hope you're not already tired of seeing tags around here because today I have a few more to share. Mama Elephant has a new challenge blog and I loved the inspiration image for this round. I was inspired by the colors -including the pops of bright pink and gold- and the overall feel of that cool boxes as a set. So a set it was :) I die cut the tags from linen cardstock using the Embellished Tag die and used XOXO to stamp and gold heat emboss the coordinating tag images (the top and the stitched... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hey everyone! I have a card to share today that uses Loved and Surface - Tag stamp sets. It shows an easy way to add a watercolor or hand drawn look to that pretty flowers. I started stamping the flowers and leaves with pigment ink on a piece of watercolor cardstock. Once everything was stamped, I scribbled lightly on the images with Inktense watercolor pencils, and went over them with a water brush. I added a bit more color in the areas where I wanted shadows. I'm terrible at shading and never know what areas should be darker, so here... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello everyone! Welcome to Surface Tag - Waffle Flower Blog Hop! Today is the 5th of the month and also the day that the design team girls get together and share some fun craft projects using our newest stamps and dies released in June. If you came from Kim's blog, you are right on track! If you want to start from the beginning, go here. I hope you're ready for some inspiration using Surface - Tag stamp set, dies and add on dies because I have lots of ideas to show you! Let's start with a card and a little... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello, hello!!! Can you say the title for this post goes straight to the point? Ha! I promise a more poetic one for my next post ;) I'm still having a ball playing with the June Waffle Flower Crafts release. I've made a lot of stuff. A LOT. It's hard to not write a post with at least 8 projects, because believe me, I have them :) But for today, I'm keeping it short (kinda) and sweet with a birthday card and what might be one of my favorite tags to date. The card showcases the Surface - Tag stamp... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello there! I'm back with some more inspiration with the Waffle Flower Crafts June release. So many fun products! Today I'm working with Flower Circles stamp set, and specifically with alternative uses for the big polka dot circle included in this set. First, a card with lots of paper piecing. I stamped the flower from Flower Circles on white cardstock and fussy cut it. Then, I stamped the polka dot circle in assorted colors on a few scraps (this is a great way to use up those white scraps!) and, again, stamped the flower in black over the polka dot... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello, friends! Today's post is very special! There's a new challenge in town and I got to play along with their amazing Design Team for their debut post. Meet the Waffle Flower Challenge! The first challenge will run from June 15th to July 25th. There are two cathegories you can choose from: a stamping technique or a sketch. You can also combine both of them. Check the complete details and rules here. I went for the technique, which is to stamp a pattern. That happens to be one of my favorite techniques, so I was in inky heaven while creating... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hey everyone! With father's Day quickly approaching I thought I could share a little gift packaging inspiration. Hey Mr stamp set by Waffle Flower Crafts happens to be perfect for this project! I used a small kraft bag from my stash and started by cutting a piece of patterned paper the same size as the bag front and punching two holes that matched the ones in the bag. Next, I stamped several of the solid images from Hey Mr on the patterned paper and adhered it to the bag. For the tag, I just cut and hole punched a black... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Happy Sunday! Playing along with Taheerah's Cure for the Monday Blues challenge today. And on time! Here's the inspiration piece: What a cute room! Once again, I was inspired by a very specific detail: this time it was the flowers vase/jar on the night stand. I stamped the sentiment on the card base and on a die cut vase. Base - Vase. Haha. I've seen JJ and Laura rock this technique many times and I wanted to try it. The vase was die cut from patterned paper (Basic Grey Highline). For the leaves and flowers I used PTI's Embellished Ellegance.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hey everyone! Long time no see, uh? I've had a crazy month at work, with lots of corporative stuff, but things are back to normal and I hope to catch up with projects on the blog on the next weeks :) For today, I have a little inspiration using Waffle Flower Crafts stamps, and specifically the perfectly graphic buttons from Notions stamp set. I feel like I've neglected that set a bit in my Waffle Flower projects, so you'll be seeing quite a bit of it on days to come. It's really adorable and has lots of multi-step stamping options,... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Happy Sunday, friends! Today I have a video for you. A video! It's my first one and I was very, very nervous when filming it (I'm a journalist who panicks on camera. Go figure...). Anyhow, I did it. It's a video tutorial to show you how I made this rocks using Rock my World stamp set by Waffle Flower Crafts and some selective masking. I'm not posting the finished card because I'm still waiting for the perfect sentiment, which happens to be in the Waffle Flower June release, so stay tuned for that :) Sorry in advance for the poor... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello there! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Today I have a card for the Hip on Handwriting challenge at the Moxie Fab World. I love the handwriting trend, but I have to confess that at first I didn't get all the craze about paint-brushed letters. The delicate, classic callygraphy fonts were so much more appealing to me. But I guess they've grown on me after seeing them popping everywhere, so there you go: I made a card with that kind of font. I started with a background stamped with Altenew's Painted Flowers, which is probably one of the most... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello everyone! Welcome to Can You Felt It? - Waffle Flower Blog Hop! Today is the 5th of the month and also the day that the design team girls get together and share some fun craft projects using our newest stamps and dies released in April. If you came from the wonderful Kim Kesti's blog, you are right on track! We teamed up with Benzie Design and are sharing some felt projects today! I chose to use the Secret Garden felt mix. The colors are so beautiful! And the felt is an amazing quality. You can use the code WAFFLE10... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Good morning everyone! Are you having some crafty time this weekend? I hope so! Me? I did, and I'm bringing you proof... Two cards in store for today. Oh, and scroll down to the end of the post to see if you're the lucky winner of the gift certificate to the Waffle Flower Crafts Store that was for grabs here :) Right. One of the things I love the most in stamp sets are those tiny companion images usually included. Don't oversee those, because they are tiny gems. They open so many possibilities! Here, I worked with one of the... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams