Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We have a winner!

I wanted to verify that the winner was actually going to be able to attend CHA before announcing it on the blog. I have heard back and YES she wants to go. Torendi is happy to introduce our CHA employee AMY TSURUTA from Tsuruta Designs. Her winning order was for 3 of the new Torendi Kawaii Rub-ons and I am eagerly waiting to see what she is going to create with them. See you in January, AMY! :D


I will be back later on with the CHA ticket winner.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tis the Season!

The holiday spirit has Torendi in a generous mood! We have added these two adorable stamps sets to the SALE section of the store. Regularly $40, marked down to $25! (until Sunday night) It's our lowest price EVER! They will make the PERFECT stocking stuffer for any crafty friend (or yourself if your significant other is a little on the slow side). Priority shipping is always $5.00 at Torendi, so order today and they will arrive just in time to save the holidays! :D

If you would like to learn more about these stamps before ordering, please watch Tiffany's video. Product Review #1 Video

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

For the love of Linen

Hello! I am so excited because today I have the opportunity to showcase for you some new takes on a product we all love... ribbon! This Shinzi Katoh Designs Torikago Linen Ribbon is wonderful because it's a natural fiber which is very appealing to me and it goes perfectly with any of the Earth Love paper line by Cosmo Cricut found in the Joy Kit avail at the Torendi Store.  With Christmas stirring around in the back of my mind I couldn't resist an ornament.

Not what you were expecting? That's the best selling point for me with Torendi's products they ease the transition of pushing the envelope! This wonderful ribbon screamed "Modernize Me!" so I was compelled to do so.This was a breeze to create: Cut a bunch (my very technical term for a lot!) of 1 1/2 circles. Again I chose this awesome patterned paper by Cosmo Cricut from the Earth Love line and black card stock from American Craft which is supplied in the kits avail at the store (colors may vary!). I also cut seven 2 inch circles from some red card stock from my scrap heap and punched out a 1 1/2 cicle from them making sure they were off center. Now for the fun part I broke out my hot glue gun to affix all the smaller circles in no particular order to tired old ornament and then looped some ribbon around the larger circles and affixed them as well. Below is a detail shot of the wonderful image on the linen:

For my next creation I wanted to show you something that got me really excited, because this is a naural fiber you can emboss it how cool is that? I wanted to create a precious object with the remainer of my ribbon so by framing it on my card I was able get this point across.

Here is a close-up of the embossed ribbon:

To emboss the ribbon simply rub the edges onto an embossing ink pad and the dip into embossing powder I choose a copper color. You will have to repeat several times on each side to get the result from this card. I hope you are left with some craft for thought and be sure to check out all of the stunning linen Ribbon Torendi has to offer in the Embellishment section! Have a fantastic day! Beth aka BR-T

Monday, December 14, 2009

More Modern Red?

The DT has a couple more "Modern Red" projects for you

Kelly has an adorable card on her blog HERE


Julie has the cutest fabric pouch, THAT YOU CAN WIN! HERE

Friday, December 11, 2009

Modern Red - Tim Holtz Inspired!

Heidi has an adorable little Tim Holtz inspired tag on her blog today using the December Kit of the Month "Modern Red". Here is a sneak peek. Head on over to her BLOG to see more!

Don't forget about your chance to go to the CHA TRADE SHOW as a Torendi employee! Details HERE!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

CHA Reminder!

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

Are you already going to CHA? Maybe help spread the word to a friend you would like to see join you! :D Also, there are NEW items in the SALE area!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


*edited - out for publication - can still be purchased at Torendi*

Of course these were the next logical felties to come! They saw those yummy ghosts and got hungry! Buy your own ghost eater in the store today! Ghost can be found there too!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


*edited - out for publication - can still be purchased at Torendi*

Ok, maybe my little ghost felties aren't spooky enough to scare you but they are DONE and now FOR SALE in the store! :D

Are you a Ninja?!

This week we are sponsoring the Pink Ninjas!! Have you seen their blog? They have the RADEST prompts for crafting and an AWESOME DT of fun and funky ninja chicks! This weeks prompt is KAWAII! Play along for a chance to win the new Torendi "I Heart Kawaii" rub-ons and I think there is even a coupon code on the Pink Ninja Blog!

This is the card I made using the same Rub-ons and Bam Pop Paper!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Madness!

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is really starting to sink in and things are just as exciting here at Torendi! December marks the official start of our new Design Team. I know you have seen them posting about Torendi on their blogs already, but they were going above and beyond their duties. On the 15th of every month Beth will be taking over the Torendi Blog with an awesome product feature with her own unique style, I'm excited to see what her first entry!

Today we also welcome the wonderfully talented Julie Campbell as our December Torendi Setter. I have already stopped by her blog this morning and she has an adorable holiday tag to share with you using the December Kit.

DECEMBER KIT! Are you all dying to see this new kit? Little birdies have told me that it is their favorite kit so far!

Close Up

Fabric in Kit

1 of these 3 clips are included at random

This postcard or the one featured in the main photo are included in the kit
What do you think? Too cute right?? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Want to see what this kit can do?? PLEASE go to Tiffany's Blog, SHE ROCKED THIS KIT! Here is just one of the MANY cards on her blog today.

You can find "Modern Red" HERE with a full list of all supplies.

We have also added Jillibean Soup kraft paper to the store (it goes perfectly with the new kit). Tiffany also used the Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks Polka Dot Ribbon for extra flair!

Happy Crafting this Holiday Season!