Sunday, November 29, 2009

Just a Reminder!

Today is that last day for 20% off EVERYTHING at Torendi! Coupon Code THANKS
Don't forget that your purchase may also get you a ticket to CHA! :D More details HERE!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Today is the DAY!

20% off EVERYTHING! Coupon Code: THANKS


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all get to enjoy some yummy treats like this one with your family and friends today!

Don't forget to use coupon code THANKS for 20% off your Torendi orders starting tomorrow thru Sunday! Those orders also enter you in a chance to go to winter CHA! More info, HERE!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Have you ordered your "POP" kit yet? There are so many fun things just waiting to be made with it. Lindsay made this awesome wall hanging using POP! She is going to place a photo of her BFFs in it and I think it's cute that the little robots also represent the 3 of them. Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Who's ready to shop!?! Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and of course Torendi is going to be involved! We are offering 20% off EVERYTHING in the store! That's right, ANYTHING! Imported items, stamps, paper packs, and even our new kawaii rub-ons! Friday November 27th - Sunday November 29 just use coupon code THANKS and the 20% off will automatically be taken off your purchase.

So who wants to go to CHA??? The Torendi girls need your help! We want to "hire" you to come and walk the floors of CHA with us in January and help us decide on what is "trendy" enough for Torendi to stock up on! How do you apply? SIMPLE! Everyone who makes a purchase between NOW and December 21st will automatically be entered for a chance to go to CHA*. Make two purchases, double your chance and so on. It's just that easy! Our new "employee" will be announced December 22nd, just in time for some extra holiday cheer!

*(Torendi is not covering airfare, hotel, meals or any other travel expenses. We are just providing you a pass to get into Winter CHA to have some fun with the torendi team!)*

The CHA "VIP" will also get a guest spot right here on the Torendi blog to tell everyone about the experience, new products, and all the Torendi fun! :D

Monday, November 23, 2009

Check out Tiffany!

Torendi's rockstar DT Extraordinaire, Tiffany, has this card featured on the MOD PODGE ROCKS BLOG! Go any love her some love!

Also, stay tuned for your chance to become a Torendi employee for the day?!?!?! :D

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Do you EIC?

Have you ever tried the Etsy Inspired Challenge? If not, you need to go check it out and play along! Rumor has it there is a Torendi prize up for grabs this week! ;)

I decided to play along using the new Torendi I Heart Kawaii Rub-ons (seen below) and some Bam Pop! Paper.

Isn't he cute?!?!

I hope you decide to play along too!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ultra Kawaii, Ultra Exclusive!

That's right, Torendi now has their own line of vinyl rub-ons! The awesomely talented Emily, from E.A.D Designs, created these rub-ons just for us!! I hope you love them as much as I do, cause I can't get enough of the cuteness!


Monday, November 16, 2009

New Items!

These fun Jillibean Soup Ribbons have just been added to the Torendi Store, find them HERE! (they just might be a hint into next month's kit)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Customer Projects!

Hooray! I love it when I go to my inbox and find emails from Torendi customers with beautiful Torendi creations attached! It puts a huge smile on my face every time. If you want to share a project with us, please send me an email, OR you can upload to our flickr or facebook pages! :)

This first project comes to us from Nicole Maki. She used "Joy" to create this amazing scrapbook wallet for her Mother in Laws 75th birthday! Isn't that so sweet??

The second project I want to share with you today is an original wall hanging by Jill Dion. She may be adding it to her etsy store (when I get the link I will be sure to post it). She used Torendi's Shinzi Katoh Classic Garden Linen Tape as a perfect addition to her art.
Don't forget that the linen tape used on this project and all our other imported items are still ON SALE until November 16th!

Sketchy Thursdays with Torendi!

This week we are happy to be sponsoring Sketchy Thursdays! Please go to their blog to find out how to play along for a fun Torendi prize, and don't forget to tell your friends! :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

It's BR-T Day!!!

It's Beth Ranney-Thomas Day (BR-T for short)!!!
You might be wondering why we decided to make a little wiggle room for a 3rd Design Team member... Well, here's why!
BR-T is like a magician...she can take a single product/stamp/embellishment/shape and go MacGuyver on it! She's REALLY good at showing different ways to use something!

Here's her winning card:
ummm, hello!!!! Isn't this COMPLETELY unique!?

Beth can make everything, from the conventional to the unconventional:
This elegant/rustic looking card is so pretty!

Take a look at this scene:

Didn't she ROCK this sketch! I love how unique BR-T is :)
Her inner artist really shines though in her creations...
Great message!

This is BR-T in a single layout...
Beth's artist eye is phenomenal! I've been following her since day 1 in my crafting journey and I'm so happy she's joined Torendi as our Product Focus Guru!

Did you know that BR-T tweets? Follow BR-T and Torendi!

Don't forget, Torendi ALWAYS offers $5 shipping on all orders :)
Watch my product review HERE!

Friday, November 6, 2009

It's Heidi Day!

It's Heidi Day!!!
Heidi was one of the few scrappers/papercrafters that tried out for the Torendi Design Team.
Her style is clean and graphic and AWESOME :)

Here is my favorite entry of hers:
EVERYTHING about this card is clever, the "placemat", the microbeaded sushi roll, the saying on the chopsticks!

Here's one of her scrapbook layouts:
I adore her color combos and modern take on scrapbooking!

Here is a fun Halloween Layout! Who says your kids have to be in costume for these layouts?
Heidi is also apart of The Pink Ninjas Design Team, SPCC, and has her own challenge, Sketchy Thursdays! I look forward to seeing her kit of the month work for Torendi!

15% off all imported items and 30% of Japanese Stamps.
See my Youtube product review on these stamps HERE!

Torendi is sponsoring Sketchy Thursday SOON! So stay tuned for some scrappy goodness :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

It's Kelly Day!

It's Kelly Day!!!
Over the course of 3 days, I'm going to showcase each of our new Designers!

Here's Kelly's winning card:
I am always drawn to her interesting color combinations and fun use of stamps!

Here's her winning Embellish Magazine Entry:
If you get a chance to read kelly's story that went along with this card, you should! Very inspiring!

She Designs for a challenge called Everything But The Kitchen Sink:
The challenge is to use TOILET PAPER!!!! LOL! Look how awesome she makes it look!

You can follow Kelly and Torendi on twitter!
Don't forget about The Torendi SALE going on right now through the 16th!
15% off all Japanese imported items and 30% off all Japanese stamps!
$5 shipping on ALL ORDERS TOO!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Without Further Ado...

The BIG news you have been waiting for! We had some bumps along the way but we are ECSTATIC to announce our new Torendi DT members! It was so hard to choose, I honestly wish I could have a spot for everyone who tried out. I know so much time, thought and effort goes into everyone's cards, layouts, and projects and it's never easy to hear you didn't make it (I know from experience).


Our Card-Making Champion

Our Awesome Scrapper and Papercrafter

Our Product Focus Guru

Ok, I know what you are thinking, there were only 2 DT spots available! I told you we were having a tough time making decisions so we made an extra product focus spot. Please leave the ladies some love here or on their blogs. To see their bios, hop on over to the Torendi DT page!

Of course we couldn't forget our blog readers during all this excitement! To help us welcome the new DT Torendi is having a week long sale! 30% off all imported stamps and 15% off all other imported products. We have made all sale items easy to find on the new SALE page! There is also a NEW ITEMS page on the Torendi Store as well! Don't forget NO TAX and $5 shipping at Torendi!

We wanted to leave all of you with some insight from Julie Comstock at Cosmo Cricket. When she was deciding on her newest DT for Cosmo Cricket she wrote THIS POST full of kind words and insight for all those interested in ever being on a design team. I hope you find it as interesting as I did.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November Means.....

A new KIT, a new Torendi Setter of the Month and changing your clocks (don't forget)! I'm happy and excited to announce that Clouds Shadler of "Clouds' Color Garden is our November Torendi Setter. She has such a fun, modern and bright style, we know she will fit right in! Head on over to her blog to see a project with "POP" Torendi's November Kit AVAILABLE TODAY!

Meet Clouds!

"POP" close up!

This kit includes:
3 pieces of American Crafts Cardstock
2 12x12 sheets of American Crafts Post Patterned Paper
1 12x12 sheet Bam Pop! 8 Bit Pop Patterned Paper
1 12x12 piece Bam Pop! High Voltage! Patterned Paper
1 package American Crafts Hocus Pocus White Glitter Thickers
1 City Scape Stamp from the Shinzi Katoh NY Stamp Set
2 pieces of American Crafts "Tunes" Flair
3 Feet Black Paper Twine
1 Foot American Crafts Pink Ribbon
5 Various Pieces of Cosmo Cricket Black Board
Multiple Pink, Black, Grey and White Prima Flowers
1 Foot Silver Wire

A "POP" card from Tiffany
Tiffany has 4 MORE "POP" cards to share on her blog today!