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Lorena Canto
Mother. Journalist. Papercrafter. Procrastinator.
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Hello, friends! With the new month comes a new Waffle Flower Challenge and this month we have an irresistible, bright and fresh color combo for you! Check all the challenge details here and don't forget to look up for a weekly dose of inspiration from the team every Monday. Here is what I have for you this month: Once again it was the bright and summery colors against a white background what caught my attention! I die cut three of the layers from the gorgeous Lacy Flowers die and made some gradient ink blending on each of them, and repeated... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello friends! Definitely time flies, and it's just time for a new Waffle Flower Challenge! You can check all the details here. And have you checked Waffle Flower Crafts newest release? It's a great one and there are new gorgeous dye inks with the coolest names! Ok, so this month's inspiration image is stunning, and can be "read" in so many different ways. For my card I used the colors, the florals and the bautiful golden glow of the picture itself. I stamped, masked and stamped again one of the blooms from Lotus stamp set, and did the same with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello, friends! It's been a while since I stopped around here, but today I'm back to join the Waffle Flower Crafts May Challenge. There's a lovely inspiration picture and prizes awaiting, so stop by the Waffle Flower blog to check all the deets! Here is my card: My inspiration came from the colors and also the texture of some elements in the lovely picture. I started with a weaved 3D embossed panel that is inspired in the basket in the pic. Then, I used the outline succulents from Succulents stamp set. They were watercolored with distress inks to make an... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello friends! Do you know what is better than one versatile product? Two versatile products! And what's better than two versatile products? Two versatile products that work great together! And that's the case with Waffle Flower Crafts Surface - Tag die - Starter Kit and the newly released Chunky Chevron die. I used the die cut chevron to give the basic tag a whole new look and create a fish tail tag. There's truly a million different combinations you can make with the chevron die. I decided to use two different sized chevron die cuts for my tags. First, I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a card with Waffle Flower Crafts. I’ve said multiple times that one of the things I love is how easy and fun it is to combine different sets, and that’s what I did here. The mini Willy stamp set with the matching umbrella die goes perfectly with this sentiment from Rain Check stamp set, right? I started with the sentiment, and once it was stamped I fiddled around with the monkey until I found the perfect spot for him and the umbrella. Another thing I love is adding little and unexpected details. See the umbrella?... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello, hello! I have a fun Waffle Flower Crafts Christmas card to share with you today. I could really make Christmas cards all year round, that's how much I love this time of the year! I couldn't resist accesorizing the three cuties from Willy & Friends stamp set with all the fun stuff from Stocking stamp set and coordinating dies. I used the partial die cutting technique with the Willy & Friends dies to make the main panel. Once the monkeys were stamped and colored with Copic markers, I stamped, die cut and colored the accessories from Stocking stamp set.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello there! It's been a while since I posted, right? A new baby in the house is no joke, ha! But here I am today, and I'm bringing two of my favorite things ever: tags and Christmas. The Waffle Flower Crafts DT is participating in Tracey's The 25 Days of Christmas Tags. Love this awesome idea. And here's my tag: I started with a white tag cut from Surface - Tag die - Starter kit. To spice up the background of the tag base, I used the straight lines from Magical stamp set to stamp a festive red and green... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello there! Today the kind folks from Clique Kits invited the girls from the Waffle Flower Crafts DT to hop with them! I worked with the June Kit, called Dream Quest, which has lots of Crate Paper products and gorgeous embellishments. And even though it's a collection perfect for Travel themed projects, I chose to travel other paths... My first project is a card, using patterned paper from the Kit and stamps from Waffle Flower. I started covering a card base with that cool chevron paper and then trimmed one of the journaling cards from another of the paper sheets.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello and welcome to the Tombow + Waffle Flower Crafts Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Jennie Garcia's blog or, if you got lost in the way, you can head to the hop start here. It was super fun to play around with Tombow's products, and they pair so beautifully with Waffle Flower's stamps and dies! Not to mention, a good array of adhesives is simply priceless when it comes to paper crafting. I have two projects today, so let's get started. First, there's a shaker card: The stars of the show are the gorgeous Doily Square stamp set... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello, friends! All good things come to an end and today is my final week as the May guest designer for My Favorite Things Card Challenges blog. I've had a blast! Not to mention how wonderful it has been to design along with that amazing DT and to work with Susan :) Here's this week's sketch: This time, instead of a card, I made a masculine gift bag playing with patterned paper, stamps and dies. And once again, my take on the sketch is very, very free, ha! I started adhering a patterned paper piece to the front of the... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Happy Friday! I'm on the Waffle Flower Crafts blog today with a new installment of the Five for Friday series. Today it's all about Father's Day, and here's a little peek from my project... Stop by the Waffle Flower blog to check all the details about this card and some of my favorite picks for Father's Day! Happy weekend! Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Well, hello there! Wednesday means a new sketch at the My favorite Things Challenge blog and a new opportunity to stretch your creativity. Today's sketch is a great one with many interpretations: I turned it on it's side and exchanged the triangles for pretty flowers using a partial die cutting technique. You may think that I used colors a bit uncommon for this time of the year. Here's why: I live in the Southern Hemisphere and it's Fall here right now! Hence the autumnal colors :) For the background, I used one of my favorite tips for cardmaking. When in... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hi everyone! Waffle Flower Crafts and Faber Castell Design memory Craft are having a week long inspiration week and today it's my turn on the Waffle Flower Blog! I'm sharing a project using products from both companies. They work beautifully together! This (mostly) clean and simple girl had a blast getting out of her comfort zone and playing around with mixed media products. Hope you'll stop by to see all the card details... and there's a prize up for grabs too! Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Good morning and happy Wednesday! I'm back with the newest My favorite Things Challenge. Another week, another sketch. Check it: My interpretation of the sketch was liberal. Very liberal, indeed, so let me explain myself ;) The stems replace the long rectangle and the flower tops were arranged in a slight semicircle to resemble the circle shape from the sketch. See? It may be a free interpretation, but all the sketch elements are in there. I had a blast mixing and matching the elements from the just released Build-able Blooms stamp set and coordinating dies. The stitched card base and... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello friends! It's my turn on the SRM Blog today and I'm sharing a sweet packaging idea for a cash wedding gift. Hope you'll stop by there to see the whole project and details! Happy Thursday! Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello there! Have I ever mentioned that May is my favorite month? Spring in full bloom, warm weather, my birthday... and the cherry on top this year: I'm the May guest designer at My Favorite Things Card Challenges! I couldn't be happier to get to work with Susan, and to play with the MFT May release, which has lots of cool products :) Ok, so this is what I came up with for the first challenge of the month (Sketch 227). Confession: Sometimes I have a hard time translating a sketch into a card. At that times, I always find... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hi everyone! By now, it's clear that one of the big hits of the last Waffle Flower Craft release have been the absolutely gorgeous doily dies: the square and the circle. They've quickly become a favorite, right? So I thought I would share and idea to get even more mileage from the doily circle die. I made some industrial engineering inlaid die cutting using the inner portion of the doily. To do this, I first die cut the doily from white cardstock, and carefully trimmed the outer parts. Second, I die cut the doily again from different cardstock colors and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello and happy Friday! I'm on the Waffle Flower Crafts blog today with a balloons extravaganza! Here's a peek at the project I'm sharing... I hope you'll stop by there to see the rest of the post. It's a very fun one! See you soon :) Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Happy Tuesday! I'm on the SRM blog today sharing a shaker tag for the sports lovers in your life. Stop by there to find out more details about this fun project! Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Happy Friday! Quickly popping in with the winner of the Waffle Flower Year 1 Blog Hop giveaway. And the winner of a Loved stamp set is... True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 26 Powered by RANDOM.ORG That's: That set is on my wish list. It seems very versatile. Posted by: Sandy Robin | 04/11/2015 at 03:39 PM Congrats, Sandy! Please, email me at [email protected] with your details and I'll pass them on to Waffle Flower so they can send you the stamp set. Thanks everyone for the kind comments! Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hi friends! The April release from Waffle Flower Crafts finally made it's way to me and I couldn't wait to share some ideas with you! One of the big surprises in this release are the new inks. They are amazing, and here's a card to prove it... I used the solid daisies from A Bunch stamp set to stamp a whole background using a few different colors from the Spring Blend and Summer Blend inkpads. The colors I used are 1, 3, 9, 10, 13, 14 and 16. The whole background came together super fast! I love stamping my own... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Well, hello friends! Can you believe it? Waffle Flower Crafts is already 1 year old! And what a great first year it has been! I'm super happy that I got to be part of this exciting adventure from the beginning, and wish Nina lots of success for the coming years. Ok, so the DT is blog hopping today to celebrate. You should have arrived from the blog of the ever fabulous Katie Gehring or, if you got lost, you can find the start of the hop here. For our posts we had to choose our favorite product released this first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello there and happy Friday! I'm on the Waffle Flower Crafts Blog sharing a stamper's version of glazed pottery. Stop by the Waffle Flower Blog to see the whole project and five gorgeous pottery samples! Happy weekend! Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello and happy Monday! I'm on the Waffle Flower Crafts blog today sharing some ideas to stretch the Tribal Thank You stamp set. Here's a little look at one of the projects... I have a grand total of three ideas on the Waffle Flower blog! Hope to see you there :) Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hi there! Today I'm at the Waffle Flower Crafts Blog sharing my love for list making. I made a card using On My Mark and Pattern Play stamp sets. Here's a peek: And I thought I could share here how to adapt the biggest frame from Surface - Tag die - Scallop Add on to any size you need. I'm sorry about the low quality pics, we've had the most horrible weather here so I had to use flash. Ok, first we need to die cut a frame. Next, we will cut the frame in two pieces. Depending on how... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams