Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The October Kit is HERE, JOY!

The Torendi October 2009 Kit is named "Joy" after the linen tape that comes in the kit and also because of the joy it brings me when I look at it. It just oozes happy! I don't know if it is the beautiful colors of the Cosmo Cricket Earth Love paper, the adorable post card, or the butter colored E.A.D rub-ons but it just says "joy" to me.

Here is a close up of the stamps and ribbon

The stamps in this kit come from the NY stamp set below designed by Shinzi Katoh.
(The rest of the stamps will be featured in the next 4 Torendi Kits, so if you sign up to be a monthly kit club member you will collect the entire set in 5 months, including the box and ink)

E.A.D. Designs Retro Thank You Rub-ons in Butter
(Don't forget that if you buy the October kit, you get a gift certificate to E.A.D Designs, see details, HERE)
*this photo has the protective paper over the rub-ons, so please see DT examples for a better idea on the color of the rub-ons*

This kit includes:

3 pieces of American Crafts Cardstock
12 pieces of Cosmo Cricket Earth Love 6x6 patterned paper (designs vary with each kit)
1 13 x 7.5 inch sheet of E.A.D Designs Vinyl Retro Thank You Rub-ons in Butter
2 stamps from the Shinzi Katoh NY Stamp Set (this month is the dog and high heels)
1 Shinzi Katoh "hat" postcard
1 foot of Shinzi Katoh "joy" Linen tape
2 feet of butter colored ribbon

Want more good news?? Torendi is now shipping ALL orders at a $5 flat rate!! Yep that's right, 12x12 paper ships for $5 too and there is NEVER any sales tax at Torendi!

Please visit all the DT later on today to see what they created with "Joy"

Torendi Alert!!!

This week's Torendi Alert
brings us to the blog of the famous
She has an awesome eye for color, texture, and balance!
Not only is she CRAZY talented, she's also a huge sweetie!
Here are some of my favorites:

This card is AMAZING!!!! The textures, the little scene she created, EVERYTHING! And it uses some of that awesome Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Paper (which I hear is in our October Kit, but don't tell Jenn I told ya)!

Isn't this adorable!!!!

Look at all the texture!

Who doesn't LOVE American Crafts flair!!!

THIS card is PERFECT! The colors, textures, sewing, and all the elements are well balanced!
Leave Amy some love and tell us which card is your favorite!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Product Focus: OPP Tape

Good Morning Monday!!! This week's product focus is on the OPP Tape that we carry! When I ordered the tape, I was expecting something small, instead I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived and measured at just shy of 2" wide and there is over 16 yards per roll!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Did you see that???

Look at what Jimmi Mayo made with the September Kit of the Month!!!
I love the impact her layout makes! It's very comic book :)

The Hellobot is one of my all-time favorite stamps and Kelly-Marie uses it splendidly!
I love her use of the Torendi Colors (Purple is hot this fall), her cross-hatched "ground" and the corner rounded card base!

Did you incorporate something from Torendi into your Paper Crafts? If you did, we just might feature you here!

Go take a looksie at these ladies blogs, they're talented FOR DAYS!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

One week.....

until the Torendi October Kit is released!!! Who's excited?! No peeks at it yet, but I have some news you might like just as much. The October Kit will feature some E.A.D Designs rub-ons and the oh so generous Emily from E.A.D Designs has a gift for anyone who gets the October Kit. If you purchase Torendi's October Kit you will receive a $5.00 gift certificate for the E.A.D designs store!! If you sign up (or have ALREADY signed up) to receive 6 months of Torendi Kits, then you will receive a $10.00 gift certificate for the E.A.D Designs store! HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!?! I would suggest becoming a follower of the E.A.D blog too, that way you will be in the loop about all the new releases and specials to really stretch that gift certificate to it's fullest! Want to make sure you don't miss out on the Torendi October Kit and this offer? Follow THIS LINK to the 6 month subscription page and sign up! You won't be billed until your kit is ready to ship on the first of every month.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Torendi Alert!!!


This week's Torendi Alert brings you creations made by Bree!
Whether she's altering items, bringing you new ways to use products, or bringing Geek back, she is sure to WOW you with her Torendi ways :)
Just look at her Flickr!!!
Made with soda/pop cans!

If you dig geek, you DIG this!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fabric Product Focus

Good Morning!!! Today's product focus is all about fabric! Here are the three fabrics that we have available in the store along with some creations by the Design Team!

This is our Pinocchio Fabric!

My card:

Maren's Fabby Card:

My card:

All you need is a little bit of Mod Podge and the sky's the limit! Let me know which card you love the most or which fabric you love the most!

Have a great day!

Friday, September 18, 2009

"A Taste of Torendi" Cards

My small but BIG on STYLE DT has been sending me projects galore made with their September 2009 Kits. They each picked different Bam Pop! stamps to go in their kits, so it's fun that the projects are so different.

Tiffany picked the letter R stamps and came up with this AWESOME card!

Maren picked the letter M stamp and used that cute little monster with some added boyfriend chipboard (I am SERIOUSLY LOVING the boyfriend chipboard, it ROCKS).

I can't wait to show you more! Tiffany made a card using this OPP Tape that is sooo cute!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Torendi Alert!!!

You all know, Torendi means "Trendy" in Japanese! Well, every Wednesday I'll be featuring a fellow crafter that I believe to be a trendsetter!

Our first Torendi Alert, features Beth-Ranney Thomas. Beth is always coming up with new and different layouts for her creations! She is also a fan of intricate cutting and layering. If you go to her blog you'll see the scope of her creativity! Here are some of my faves:

YOU can be featured on our Torendi Alerts too!!! Just keep doing what you do and you might find yourself here one Wednesday morning!

FABRIC and a COUPON code!

Fabric, it's popping up EVERYWHERE in the crafting world, even at TORENDI! Cath at Moxie Fab World wrote a blog entry on it last Friday and the March 2010 CARDS call is looking for cards with fabric on them so.....we have imported some super cute fabrics from Japan! 3 designs were JUST added to the store and 2 more are being saved for upcoming kits! All our fabric is from Shinzi Katoh Designs and is being sold in 12 x 12 inch sheets. (If you have a project in mind that would require you to have a larger amount of uncut fabric, please contact me and we can work something out)

And if all this excitement isn't enough, we have a coupon code for you today!! :) 15% off on the 15th! This coupon is good for TODAY ONLY! Please use coupon code - payday - at checkout. *coupon not good for the 6 month Torendi Kit Subscription*

Monday, September 14, 2009

Torendi on the GCD Blog! :)

Go and check it out, GCD Studios mentioned our kit HERE! :D Thanks Heidi!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Back to School?!

Did you see this Bam Pop paper pack in our store? It would be PERFECT for all those back to school layouts and projects! I love the lockers and "yearbook" paper. My kiddos are too little for back to school but this paper makes me want to get layouts ready for when they go! :)

Just a reminder that the linen tape sale ends tonight. I think the "Happy" linen tape I showed you the other day would go GREAT with this paper and a photo of a HAPPY first day of school.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Who is HAPPY it's FRIDAY?!

We are so happy it's Friday we want to paint it on the walls, just like the girl is doing on our linen tape! Did you get a chance to go and view all the different linen tape we have ON SALE!? Which images are your favorite? I really have a hard time deciding myself, although there is some in next months kit that I think is my fav and it's not for sale in the store. Out of the ones in the store I think "take the train" and those delicious "strawberries" are too cute.

Oh and these items DID arrive on the 9th, so they are in stock and ready to go. I know the website said they might take an extra day or two, but not anymore!

Enjoy your weekend everyone and do something TORENDI! ;)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Have you heard about Ella?

It's a new FREE eZine and should be lots of fun! They also have eBooks that can be purchased for a reasonable fee. Look for the Torendi ad in their current issue! :)

And the winner is.....

Kelly! Congrats, you win the cute little Bam Pop! Superbot plushie from our opening day orders drawing! I already added him to your package, enjoy!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Did You See These?!

Did you go and visit the Torendi DT blogs today? If not, you missed out on these awesome projects. Be sure to click on over to Maren and Tiffany's blog to learn more about them!

BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG THANK YOUS to everyone who posted about the Torendi opening today. You support is greatly appreciated! Torendi hugs to all!