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Lorena Canto
Mother. Journalist. Papercrafter. Procrastinator.
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Hello friends! Have you checked the latest Runway Inspired Challenge? It's been a while since I last played along in a challenge, but I couldn't let this one pass by. Look at the absolutely striking inspiration outfit! I was inspired by the colors (no surprise here) and the vertical simetry. I started with a white oanel where I heat embossed a triangle pattern in white and then filled with smaller triangles in red and black. Next, I stamped the big Awesome (Altenew), traced two lines with pencil and cut with a craft knive, leaving the two sides of the panel... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Patterned Papered Dreams
Well, hello there! Today I bring you a couple ideas for the upcoming Thanksgiving using stamps and dies from the new Waffle Flower Crafts Fall release. As you already know, I love bright bold colors, but lately fall-ish colors have been growing on me. A lot. And here's proof: My first project is a card with Holiday Labels: Give Thanks stamp set. I started adhering some burlap patterned paper to the card base. It looks super realistic! Next, I stamped the sentiment (minus the little flowers on top), leaves, flower/acorn cap and stem on a cardstock panel and trimmed it... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello friends! Last Summer I had the absolute pleasure of meeting the "Boston Jens", Jennifer Rzasa and Jingle! Am I lucky or what? On that meeting, obviously, stamps happened. And today I get to share some card designs on the Altenew blog. Here's a little sneak. I have a grand total of three projects to share there, so I hope you'll stop by and leave some love :) Happy Friday! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello there! I'm on the SRM Stickers Blog Today with a fun project inspired by paint chips. Here is a sneakie... All the details on the SRM Blog. Hope to see you there! Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello, friends, and welcome to Planner - Stay Focused Blog Hop! The Waffle Flower design team is hoping today, along with some friends, to bring you a fun hop about planners! We want to share tips on using a planner to help us get things done so we can have more time for the stuff that really matters. You should have arrived here from Candi Billman's blog. If you got lost, you can find the complete blog hop list at the beggining. Just go here. We are featuring the brand new Planner - Stay Focused stamp set. This set? It's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hi there! In the blink of an eye, we've arrived to the final day of the Waffle Flower Crafts Fall release introduction. Know what does mean? All the products previewed during this week will be available today on the WFC store! You can see the complete previews of today's products on the Waffle Flower blog. The Day 5 spotlight is on 100% Love stamp set, Flower Circles die set, and the tremendously, ridiculously and adorably cute Tiny Word Bubble die. I have a grand total of four projects to share, so let's get to it! First is 100% Love stamp... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Well, hello again! It's day 4 of the Waffle Flower Crafts Fall Release *available on October 5* and we're introducing the oh so awesome Calendar and Calendar Numbers stamp sets. You can check the full reveal at the Waffle Flower blog. Let's start with the Calendar set. Nina did it again! Isn't it fantastic? I love that it can be used for any year and I'm definitely crafting lots of stamped calendars for Christmas! They're great as stocking stuffers :) Here I paper pieced the calendar and assembled it back on an embossed panel. The sentiment and the highlight circle... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello, friends! Today I help to introduce the brand new Tribal Thanks and Feather More stamp sets by Waffle Flower Crafts. They're part of the Fall release that will be available October 5. To see the full reveal of these sets, head to the Waffle Flower blog (ahem, but not before checking my cards! Ha!). I had a blast with these news sets! As you can see, I embraced Fall colors with a passion on my projects for today. Let's get started! First, a card featuring the beautiful bear image from Tribal thanks. I heat embossed him in brown and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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 Sep 30, 2014 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 Sep 29, 2014 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