Monday, March 29, 2010

Mod Podge Winner!

Thanks to everyone who left some many wonderful comments this month for our Mod Podge Rocks collaboration!  There is a coupon code HERE on the Mod Podge Blog that is still good until Thursday!

The winner of the 4th Mod Podge starter pack and Hurly Burly Fabric is

Tracey said...

I have lots of Hurly Burly ideas!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Rocking out with Mod Podge!! *giveaway*

Thanks for coming back for another Torendi/Mod Podge Rocks Friday!  Sadly it's out last Friday together but I know I am going to continue using Mod Podge in my craft room on a regular basis. Please hop over to the Mod Podge Rocks blog to see what Amy created this week and keep reading here to find out about our giveaway!

Heidi wowed!! me with her work with this months Torendi Kit "Framed Cuteness" and Mod Podge! I honestly want to go digging around for a cassette tape so I can scrap-lift this! Isn't the kawaii tape stamp just too cute and a perfect fit!?

Beth is amazing!  She is always coming up with something so new and creative. In her own words " I used the Mod Podge to make a crafting fruit roll up and embossed using Mod Podge that I dyed with black reinker." Super cool!  She said she would be posting in more detail on her blog!

I followed Beth's lead from this months product focus and made a gift card holder from our coin envelopes, Bam Pop! Popfont 2 and Cosmo Cricket the Boyfriend paper and chipboard.  I used the Paper Mod Podge to glue down and seal the paper.  I sprayed the corner with glimmer mist while the Mod Podge was still wet to make it looks more blended into the project. (for those of you who follow my personal is another sneak peek at another  E.A.D Designs Stickerz line!!)

Are you still with me?! Good!  Want a chance to win a Mod Podge Starter Pack and some Hurly Burly Fabric!!??  Please leave your comments here and I will announce the winner on Monday. (yes winners have been picked for the other weeks, and their packs are already in the mail)

Thank you so much to Amy and Mod Podge for celebrating National Craft Month with Torendi!  Please go let Amy know how much you enjoyed our month together!  You may even find a special "surprise" coupon code on her blog. ;)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Love My Tapes!

I soooo want to carry these in the store! Today they featured a card made with our current kit "Framed Cuteness" go and check it out HERE!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Coin Envelope Thank Yous

Hello Torendi Setters! How was your weekend? Mine was busy up until the last hour. Lots of emails, lots of phone calls, lots of laundry, lots of packing, lots to-do!

However, I did find time to make these Kraft Coin Envelope Thank Yous for my boys' teachers! These kraft coin envelopes from Torendi are decorated on both sides and I created a little tag insert that has a picture on one side and a thank you on the other!

Do you have any cool ideas for using these Kraft Coin Envelopes?

Materials are all from Torendi (unless otherwise noted):

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Everyone Like Presents!

It's Jenn's birthday and we want to share a gift with you! Free Shipping on all orders over $30 (since I am turning the big 30!) for the weekend.

coupon code: FREESHIP


Friday, March 19, 2010

Mod Podge Rocks Week 3!

woooo-hoooooo! We just LOVE Amy's use of the Canvas Mushroom Fabric and Mod Podge! Isn't Amy UBER talented! Not only is she talented, but she's also VERY generous! Hop on over to the Mod Podge Rocks blog today and leave her a sweet comment to be entered in a ANOTHER Mod Podge Started Kit Giveaway!

Amy's Card Materials:

Fabric Mod Podge (prepare the fabric with it before cutting)
Fabric: Canvas Mushroom
Cardstock: American Crafts (green), K&Company (blue sky), Basic Gray (brown)
Punch: Fiskars corner rounder
Circle Cutter or circle punches
Stamp: Image Tree Wooden Rubber Stamps, Antique Typerwriter
Ink: W R Memory Keepers Teen Angst
Ribbon: from Torendi's October kit "Joy"
Adhesive: Glue Dots and Tacky Glue
Accents: Buttons and Mini Pop Dots to raise the circles

Monday, March 15, 2010

May I have the Envelope please...

No, this isn't the Oscar's. It is however time for Torendi's Product Highlight! This month we'd like to give special attention  Kraft Coin Envelopes.

These babies are very affordable and easy to doll up! I have two examples to share and I'll start with a layout of my son on his first day of Preschool:

I had several small pictures that I wanted for the layout with out overcrowding so I utilized the envelopes to create some mini flip pages. Here are some details:

In side the envelopes I slipped in some memorabilia; he attempted to write his name its so cute!

The Kraft Coin Envelopes are perfect for gift card  or a gift of cash. I can't bear the thought of just handing either one of these over in a mundane package so creating a purse came to mind. Torendi has so many great papers and embellishments this was a blast to make!

I am really loving how this came out! I can't wait to find someone to give this to! I wished there were more hours in a day because I still want to create a tag book with these or fold them down the middle a stitch together for a mini album. Well that just about wraps it up.Thanks for stopping by and don't be afraid to push the envelope! Beth aka BR-T

Supplies for Layout:
Patterned Papers  The Boyfriend Cosmo Cricket
Star Rubons  I heart Kawii series   
Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride Buttons will be avail in an upcoming kit

 Supplies for Purse 
Kraft Coin Envelopes  
Japanese Huania Clips 
I heart Kawii Rubons
Chit Chat Thickers Tangerine 
Nerdy Bird Mini deck
Nerdy Bird Flag Banners

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mod Podge Rocks Friday!

Hi everyone, welcome back to another Mod Podge Rocks Friday!  
Wasn't Tiff's canvas just adorable last week?  I hope everyone has been enjoying the post over at Amy's blog too! This week it's my turn (Jenn) to share a Mod Podge project with you.  I find myself saving all kinds of jars, cardboard, and other items that I think would be great to upcycle, so I thought that I should actually do that today! I had no idea what I was going to make when I started this project, just that I was going to use this artichoke jar and Mod Podge. 

First I picked my paper from the Bam Pop! Volume 3 paper pack and went to work.  I used the Mod Podge to glue it down to the jar lid and also to seal it to the jar after it was on.  I then used the Mod Podge to glue on the American Crafts Ribbon around the edge.  After I did that I decided it would be a cute candy jar for my girls.  I knew the perfect images I wanted to use from the Torendi "A Kawaii Day" Rub-ons. Oh and the little white dots are from the Thickers in our "POP" kit.

Thank for joining us today for some Mod Podge fun!  Don't forget that we will be doing a weekly giveaway for a Mod Podge Starter pack! So leave a comment and check out Amy's blog to win this!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Friendly Reminder for FREE CHA Stuff!

Just incase everyone needed some motivation to tell their friends to check out Torendi and our blog, I thought I would remind everyone about our CHA giveaways! All you have to do is become a Torendi blog follower and you will be entered into our giveaways.  There are 3 CHA giveaways left!

When we reach 150 followers (that's 17 more followers!!), one randomly selected follower, will win this CHA Little Yellow Bicycle Bag and some Torendi rub-ons

When we reach 175 followers, one randomly selected follower, will win this CHA Pink Slice Apron!

When we reach 200 followers, one randomly selected follower, will win this adorable CHA Slice Bag!  It is soooo comfortable to carry around!

Thanks for spreading the word about Torendi and helping us grow! 

Friday, March 5, 2010

Torendi's Mod Podged Guest Designer, Amy Anderson!!!!

Welcome Amy Anderson, our Guest Designer, from Mod Podge Rocks!!!

Every Friday, we will feature a Mod Podge/Torendi project on our blog and Amy will feature a Mod Podge/Torendi project on Mod Podge Rocks. AND, every week we will be giving away FREE Mod Podge Starter Packs. At the end of the month, Amy will choose one commenter to win a FREE stash of Torendi Fabric!

Here's my (it's Tiff, BWT) Mod Podge/Torendi Mash-up:

For my canvas project, imagine, I incorporated many fun techniques that I learned from Claudine Hellmuth at her CHA workshop! And, I finished the canvas and the chipboard clouds with Sparkle Mod Podge, which is included in the weekly giveaway!


  • Large Rectangular Canvas

  • Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints: Classic Teal, Gesso, Glossy Multi-Medium, Extra-time

  • Claudine Hellmuth Sticky-back Canvas

  • Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride 6x6 pad and chipboard

  • Sparkle Mod Podge

  • Zip Dry and Foam Tape

  • Ribbons and Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

  • Ranger Mane Comb (for the swirled texture)


  1. Transfer onto back of Sticky-Back Canvas-peel backing off sticky-back canvas, burnish scrapbook paper using scraper, heavily mist, and rub paper off revealing image

  2. Extra Time Faux Paste Paper- Apply a thick coat of gesso to canvas, use comb to create texture, and dry. Then using 3:1 Extra Time and Paint, apply over dry canvas.

  3. Mod Podge Sparkle Finish- When step 2 is completely dry, apply thin coat of Mod Podge Sparkle to entire canvas and chipboard clouds.

  4. Ribbon Tags- Fold ribbon in half, place behind photo, and staple in place.

The Torendi Setters will be posting Torendi projects using Mod Podge throughout the month, so be sure to check them out!


Leave a comment and you could win THIS:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Items!

Torendi did a little Spring cleaning yesterday and found some fun goodies that needed to be added to the store. Some are completely new and some were previously only available in kits.  The items from past kits are available in very limited quantities, so if you see something you like, I would act fast. Happy Shopping :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

March into Cuteness with Our Newest Kit!

When I saw these new Bam Pop! K is for Kawaii stamps I KNEW they had to be in a Torendi kit, since we LOVE kawaii things around here.  Our March kit "Framed Cuteness" is full of fun spring colors that will go perfectly with those adorable stamps.  (I'm looking forward to using that little bunny and Sassafras paper on some of my own Easter projects SOON)

Close up of stamps and embellishments

Paper in this months kit

"Framed Cuteness" includes:

2 12x12 sheets of American Crafts Bright Cardstock
2 12x12 sheets of Jillibean Soup Kraft "A Hint of Gossip"
2 12x12 sheets of American Crafts Character "Tribune"
2 12x12 sheets of Sassafras Nerdy Bird "Sprightly"
Bam Pop! K is for Kawaii Stamp Set
Bam Pop! 12 x12 Pop Frames 2 
1 Foot of green ribbon
1 clip (color varies)
5 Sanrio Bad Badtz Maru Stickers

March is National Craft Month! WOO HOO! I hope everyone has crafty things planned!