Monday, May 31, 2010

Customer Project Day!

I saw this card on Amy's blog Thursday morning and had to email her right away asking if we could feature it!  I am a huge fan of the Cosmo Cricket the Boyfriend line and LOVE this card.  She used the boyfriend mini deck, as well as the Ready Set Chipboard! Both of which are on SALE in the store! It truly does make me get happy!

Amy also had this Torendi project on her blog when she was talking about going to Winter CHA with the Torendi girls.  Did you miss that adventure, CLICK HERE, to read more! 

Our little kawaii candy rub-on is a simple way to make an adorable gift for anyone!

Thanks so much for sharing AMY

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Has It Been 6 Months Already??

Wow, time flies! I can't believe I have been surrounded by the talent of the Torendi DT for 6 months already.  Sadly, Heidi has decided to step down from our design team and her scrapbooking talents are surely going to be missed.  Every one of her layouts are truly amazing.  That being said, she will have one last layout early next week, but currently has a Torendi giveaway on her blog! Please go and let her know how much you have enjoyed her Torendi creations and wish her luck on all future blogging adventures! 

Here is a look back on some of my favorite creations from Heidi. 

I was blown away by this creation for the Torendi DT tryouts! Love the Sushi! 

EEK! She used this little tomato feltie perfectly.  This veggie layout makes me smile like Mr. Tomato! You can find him in the "Fresh Mix" Kit

The cassette tape put this layout over the top for me! So creative! This was made from the "Framed Cuteness" kit

LOVE that she "recycled" scraps from all our kits for this layout! Brilliant!

Thank you Heidi! You will be missed!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Design Team Round-up Time!

Hello Blogosphere!

Every Friday Torendi brings you one-stop inspiration from the Design Team!

First up is the amazing BR-T:
BR-T used some SUPER cool Bam-Pop product, the Bam Pop Volume 3 Collection and the Ninguin Stamps! Personally, the Ninguin Stamps are my go-to stamps for all little boys' birthday cards! Oh, and I Spy some Torendi Rub-ons, the Kawaii Phrases. If you'd like to learn more about the rub-ons Jenn has an excellent video tutorial exploring the endless possibilities of the vinyl rub-ons HERE.

Next up, is the very fab VERY BRAVE Jenn! She's decided to make some layouts for us:
Jenn's use of the Fresh Mix Kit, featuring Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety, really livens up the typial baby girl layout. The bold colors give it a playful vintaged look! The felties that come in the kit are ALMOST as cute as Jenn's Baby Girl ;)

Isn't this fun? Jenn used some Sassafras Lass Apple Jack papers to make a fun Sweet 16 card! You could totally CASE this card and replace the chipboard key for a real key, smack "26" in thickers on there, and send it to me for my birthday ;)

Next up, is the ever-so-wonderful and VIBRANT Kelly:
Kelly used Sassafras Lass's Nerdy Bird Stickers and 6x6 papers to create this fun Happy Birthday Card! I love the pinked cloudy sticker, it's uber adorable!

Don't forget this week's Torendi Deal of the Week:
Buzz and Bloom's, On Cloud Nine, is on sale for $4!!!!! There are EXTREMELY limited quantities. It's officially endangered, so get em while they're hot! Check out this post for a short tutorial!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Torendi Item of the Week: On Cloud Nine from Buzz and Bloom!

Hello Blogosphere! Our Torendi Item of the Week is another fun embellishment from Buzz and Bloom, the On Cloud Nine denim clouds, just $4!

I thought I'd take the time today to show you some fun ways to use the Buzz and Bloom On Cloud Nine denim clouds. Each denim cloud has a cool laser etched design on them! For this short tutorial you'll see how easy it is to stitch around the perimeter of the cloud:

Stitching around the cloud:

1. Using 4 strands of embroidery floss (I've removed 2 strands), thread your needle and sew a simple stitch while being careful not to "lose" the tail of the thread.

2. When you've finished, trim the ends and apply a little adhesive to keep the ends in place.

3. Here is the cloud completed! I added a little stitched "x" in the bottom corner!

My Example:

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Giveaway Reminders!

I just wanted to remind all of our Torendi followers and fans about our on going giveaways!  

When we reach 175 Torendi blog followers we will be giving away this adorable pink apron from the Making Memories booth at Winter CHA!!

At 200 blog followers we will be giving away this oh so cute, practical, and comfy canvas bag from the Making Memories Winter CHA booth! 

Have you joined our Facebook page yet? I hope so, because we are doing more random giveaways for Torendi products at 150, 200, and 250 Facebook "likes".  It's super easy to win, just tell your friends to check out the Torendi Blog and Facebook Page and help our numbers grow! That's it! You are now entered in the running for some awesome giveaways! Thanks for all your help. 

Monday, May 24, 2010

Customer Project Day!

Happy Monday! It's time to celebrate our Torendi shoppers again! 
Please leave a link to your blog or email me your creations if you would like to be featured with Torendi! 

 How about some Sassafras Nerdy Bird Love today?  Here is a little hint, we will be having some fun with Sassafras next month, stay tuned!

Corinne made a card using this cute cloud sticker from the Nerdy Bird Journaling Tags.  I don't think you can go wrong with such cuteness. 

Amy used the Nerdy Bird Wee Bundle to create this amazing bird cage card. She rocked the colorful papers in this pack!

Keep those Torendi creations coming! We always look forward to seeing what our talented customers come up with! 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Design Team Round-up Time!

Happy Friday Everyone! What are your plans for the weekend? Crafting? Cleaning? Relaxing? A little of both? Well, before you get the party started, here are some inspiring cards for you!

The Design Team LOVE the fabric from the Color By Number Kit and thinks that you'll love it too:

Jenn's card is SUPER fab! Don't you just love how she incorporated stamped/paperpieced images OVER the fabric!? GENIUS!

How fun is that OPP Pop Circus tape? Jenn knows that the circus theme is all the rage for summertime! I spy some Japanese washi tape as well!

My card uses the Buzz and Bloom Mirror Mirror On the Wall Acrylic! Don't forget Hootie is 50% off this week and quantities are VERY limited :)

Last, but not least, here is Kelly's KNOCK-out of a card:

Look at that fabric from the Color By Number Kit! She made a fabric flower? I see necklace potential, don't you?

Whatever you plan to do this weekend, have fun!!!! I just got a sneak peek at the June kit... IT IS A MUST HAVE :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I finally got around to making some new felties for the store! You can find them for sale, HERE.  Right now there is only Green and Purple.  If you would like a custom color, please send me a message.

As soon as they were dry, I had to make a card with one! I'm entering it in the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Competition, wish me luck! 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Torendi Item of the Week!

This week's Torendi Item of the Week is Hootie by Buzz and Bloom!  Here is your chance to get our NEWEST imported item at half off! Isn't he the cutest?!

Find him in the store HERE!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Customer Project Day!

Today our customers are sharing their Torendi cards! 

Amy made this beautiful Spring card using our "Joy" kit.

Ashley is at is again with our Torendi exclusive rub-ons! :) Isn't is so kawaii?

De made this tasty card using our "Love Fool" Kit and Pop Frames 2. YUM!

Thanks so much for sharing ladies! Please remember to email me ( if you want to share your project on the Torendi blog! 

Saturday, May 15, 2010

You are RAD!

Hello again it's the 15th and that means another fun showcase of one of  Torendi's awesome products! I held on to these little gems til last because they are so great!  I didn't want to rush into anything, I had to really mull it over LOL! So what is it you ask? It's Bam Pop ! Volume 3 Collection, I am telling you these papers are so unique and fun! I created two projects inspired by my children. The first is a layout of my daughter sleeping, the poor dear wasn't too impressed with the flash going off at 2 a.m.

I used partial sheets that being the Checkered  and Unicorns I affixed the unicorns to another sheet of card stock before cutting them out and then popped them onto the page for various depths. I couldn't resist using that Humania Clip or the tangerine Chit Chat Thickers to finish this page.

OKthis next project was so easy to make but it's my pride and joy! Oscar came home with this zany  yellow paper mask paper and I just knew what was to be done...seriously it was meant to be. I have never had the inclination to alter a photo frame until that day here is the super Rad frame:

Isn't this fun? I simply lay my frame down on the back of the paper and traced the inner and outer edges cut it out and busted out the Mod Podge! The U R letter was the same steps and again the Humania Clip just found its way onto the frame. Once again I colored the mask with a yellow Prismacolor marker it really pops off his face. I apologize if I seem too boastful I am just really excited about this! Well I hope you enjoyed your stay as much as I enjoyed having you! Now go get that paper! Beth

Friday, May 14, 2010

Design Team Round-up Time!

Every week, we will feature the DT's latest and greatest!

Here's a stunning, jaw-droppingly, supah dupah cute, teacup from Kelly! She was going for the Alice In Wonderland feel:

Kelly used the Color By Number Kit with a cool template. Visit her blog for full details! I love this project!

Here are some Clean and Striking creations that I created this week using Torendi goodies:

This card uses sketch, SC280, and those really awesome Nerdy Bird Papers! I love taking an ultra-complicated to me sketch and making it CAS and tiffy-fied!

This altered gift bag uses the item of the week, the Happy Friends OPP tape! It's 50% off! Tape is ALL THE RAGE right now, so why not give it a whirl at a great discounted price? It's $3.50 for 16 yards! You can't beat that :) The papers are from The Color By Number and Modern Red Kits.

What will the DT think of next week? Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Torendi Item of the Week!

The Torendi Item of the Week is our Happy Friends OPP Tape! One week only $3.50!

We know that tape is becoming all the rage in paper crafting trends (well we had a feeling months ago, that's why we imported it for you) so here is your chance to try it out at an amazing price! Don't miss out!

In case you need some inspiration, here are some great examples on how to use the tape from our DT!

On this first card by Tiff,  the tape is applied directly to the cardstock,  you can see it is slightly see-thru. If you want it to stand out more, apply it to white paper first, like on the two cards below from Tiff and Kelly.  

We would love to see your creative ways of using our OPP TAPE

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Last Chance!

Don't forget about the Torendi Item of the Week! It's the last day to get the Shinzi Katoh Paris Stamp Set for only $20!!

Stay tuned tomorrow for a new HALF OFF ITEM!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Customer Project Day!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all celebrated Mother's day with your loved ones yesterday.  Today I wanted to share some layouts made by our Torendi Customers! 

Joni made this super fun layout using our Sold Out "A Taste of Torendi" Kit. Don't worry though, you can sill find that fun robot paper in the Bam Pop Volume 2 Collection! I just love the composition and lettering she used!

De made this adorable layout by combining the "Love Fool" and Bright" kits.  I love her "potion" so creative and could that face be any sweeter?  

Here is a little tip too, the rub-ons in the "Love Fool" kit are made by E.A.D Designs and it is their anniversary week!!  Go to their  BLOG today for a GIVEAWAY!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

DT Recap!

Fridays are now dedicated to the fabulous Torendi DT! I truly hope you followed our Earth Day Blog hop last month, because those projects just blew me away! Here are a couple more fun projects from the DT.

Kelly made this cute card using the "Fresh Mix" kit and Bambubbles stamps. I love that she gave my felties a "punny" personality! hehe 

Heidi got right to work with this months "Color by Number" kit. Isn't her little guy just too cute? I'm sure we can all relate to this layout most mornings!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010



Every Wednesday Torendi will be picking one item in the store to be HALF OFF all week long! 

We are starting of BIG with our first Torendi Item of the Week! It is our....

One Week Only! $20!!! (regularly $40)
No coupon code needed, just add it to your Torendi Shopping cart.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Upcycled Gift Packaging!!!

I made a recent purchase from Cheryl (MissMakesAlot) from her Etsy Shop and she sent me my items in the COOLEST most INVENTIVE upcycled packaging! The mail pack was handsewn recycled paper and the packaging was an upcycled beachmat, trimmed and repurposed! IT IS THE COOLEST THING EVER! So, I KNEW I had to reuse it! Beach mats like these are SUPER cheap right now. Target has the large ones in their $1 Spot Section.

I used some super cool Torendi elements!!!! See that cool laquered "b" monogram in the corner? That's the newest Fat Albert alphabet from Buzz and Bloom. AND, the fabric is from the latest Torendi Kit, Color By Number.


Monday, May 3, 2010

More Projects from Torendi Shoppers!

Hooray! I'm so excited to be getting emails with such fun projects in them!  Keep them coming everyone! I love seeing what you create with our kits and products and I would love to make every Monday Customer Blog Day!!! 

The first two projects come from De (  They are both inspired from our Earth Day Blog Hop and made from recycled products, LOVE THAT! Please hop over to her blog to learn more about this adorable plastic bag dispenser made with the "Fresh Mix" the April kit of the Month......

and this AMAZING necklace made from plastic bottles (WHAT!!??) and paper from our "Bright" and  "Fresh Mix"  Kits!

Ok, if you follow my personal blog, you know I LOVE ALICE IN WONDERLAND! So this card is just so cute.  Thanks to Corinne for sharing with us again!  Corinne used some Cosmo Cricket Material Girl, Sassafras Nerdy Bird Flag Banners, and Journaling Tags (with the tea cup, so smart!)

Also, if you haven't heard yet, Cosmo Cricket just announced their new line on the blog.  Please check it out and help vote for Torendi in the comments section! THANKS!