Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Hi Everyone! Sadly, it's Maren's last day as our guest "Torendi Setter". I wanted to share a few of her torendi cards today and let her know just how much we appreciated having her on the Torendi team! Maren, YOU ROCK! Stop by her blog and leave her some torendi love!

A card using "Joy"

Cutest monster ever in the "Taste of Torendi" kit (now on sale!)

A prefect masculine card using this and this!

Today is also the last day to receive an E.A.D gift certificate for ordering our "Joy" kit. Sign up today and get a $5 gift certificate or sign up for 6 months of Torendi kits and get a $10 gift certificate and a lowered kit price!!!

Come back tomorrow to see who the November Torendi Setter will be and also "POP" the November kit!

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Poll has been taken over...

and will be taken down!

It has come to mine and Jenn's attention by our very honest competitors that there are indeed ways to cheat the system, tech savvy ways to cheat the system.
I am completely saddened and disheartened as are the designers and their fans.
It all started this last round.

We will be taking the poll down immediately and have been brainstorming ways to pick our 2 designers. We will keep everyone updated!

We apologize to everyone that has been fair throughout this whole competition and shame on those that found ways to cheat. This is not the presidency...we shouldn't need ballot booths. This was supposed to be a friendly competition!
Okay....I'm off my soap box!

Thank you for all your votes and thank you to all the designers for their talent.
Now, comes the tough decisions.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

People's Choice Design Team Competition Part 3:

Hello and welcome back!
It's the FINAL week of our Design Team Competition!!!
Just vote for your favorite project in the poll (it's going to be a tough decision) and the two designers with the highest amount of votes will be joining the Torendi Design Team!

Here are the entries:

Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Week 2 Results!

The polls have been crazy!!! We managed to wrangle in well over 1,000 votes!!!!
This week we say farewell to Deb, Deborah, Shauna, Sarah, and Vicki.
Deb, Deborah, and Shauna all emailed me having decided to bow out of the competition ever-so- gracefully. I understand their decision and wish them the best of luck!
Sarah and Vicki, thank you ladies for sticking with the competition, I know how difficult it was!
But, I know it isn't the last we'll see from these talented individuals :)
Congratulations to Kelly and Tina for picking up the most votes this week!
And, now we're onto the final round
in WEEK 3 :)

Thank you everyone for your votes and participation!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Product Focus: Linen Tape

At Torendi, we love our Japanese imported products!
The Linen Tape is dear to our hearts :)
It's similar to twill, but with a fun pattern!

Here are some creations using the linen tape:

Deborah Anton, a Torendi Design Team Competitor, used the "Driving" tape here:

I've also chosen to use that cute "Driving" linen tape for my "i miss you" card up top!

PLEASE don't forget to check out the
Torendi Design Team Competition and VOTE :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

People's Choice Design Team Competition Part 2:

Hello and Welcome Back!
We are in week two of our Design Team Competition!!!
Just vote for your favorite in the poll and the two designers with the least amount of votes will be eliminated, the remaining designers will move on to another round next week!

Here are the entries:

Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Torendi Alert!!!

Today's Torendi Alert
brings us some show-stopping style and fab from
Her style is fun and trendy to the max!
And, what does Torendi mean?
Here are some of my favorite cards by her! I adore her fresh approach to Christmas Card making!

This scrapling is so CUTE! See what she did with that button!

Christmas cards can be Clean & Graphic too :) This simple creation packs a lot of punch!

Heather also proves that Christmas cards don't have to be over the top!
This one is cute and punny!

I love how she used black, pink, and green for this joyful card...

This card is so unique! Everything from the black snowflake, to the pleated and stapled ribbon!

Over 1,000 Votes!

Now, that's PROOF of the kinds of amazing things you can do with a great design team!
Our competitors reached over 1,000 people!
Talk about networking!
We say a fond "farewell" to Bree and Tenia, but that's not the last you'll see of those ladies!
Bree hosts The Get Sketchy Challenge and
Tenia is ALL OVER Scrapbook News and Review!

Stay tuned tomorrow for ROUND 2!

Thank you for all your votes!

People's Choice Design Team Competition Part 1:

Hello and Welcome!
We are holding our first ever Design Team Competition!!!
Just vote for your favorite in the poll and the two designers with the least amount of votes will be eliminated, the remaining designers will move on to another round next week!

Here are the entries:

Good Luck Everyone!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Product Focus: Stamps

At Torendi, we offer stamps from Bam Pop and Shinji Katoh, a popular Japanese stamp company! So, today our product focus is on stamps. I came onto this crafting scene as a Paper Crafter and have evolved into a stamper! Stamps are versatile and affordable!

Here are some creations using the Bam Pop Cloudies and Pop Font 2:

Friday, October 16, 2009

One hundred and 5 followers and an INSANE amount of votes!

We are excited that so many people are finding the torendi blog! WOO HOO! In honor of the 105 followers on our blog, how about $5 dollars off our first kit "A Taste Of Torendi". It would be AWESOME to say that our first kit SOLD OUT and I know you guys can make it happen! I also happen to know that if you hop on over to the 365 Cards Blog you just might find another way to save some money at torendi this weekend (don't forget to play along too)!

We also want to remind you that with every October kit purchase this month you get an E.A.D Designs gift certificate! Buy the October kit and get a $5 gift certificate. Sign up for the 6 month subscription and get a $10 gift certificate (that's half your money back, right there!)

Don't forget to add your vote to the torendi DT search!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Torendi Alert!!!

This card is just too funny :)

She made this card a while ago, but look at how fun and modern it is!

All I can say is WOW!!!! What an awesome tribute to Dia De Los Muertos!

She made this in remembrance of her trip to San Fransisco!

Here's her handsome son, with a cool Haunted Candy House project!!!!
See her YOUtube tutorial here!

This week's focus is on an AWESOME designer,
She is one of THE MOST inspiring people I know!
Here are some of her creations...
from Bam Pop to Guache Academy to her everyday life, she is certain to WOW you!

Don't forget to vote in the poll!!!!