Friday, April 30, 2010


To celebrate National Scrapbooking Weekend, all papers in the store are 30% off!  No need to enter a coupon code, they are already marked down, so shop away!  Papers like

The winners from our Earth Day Blog Hop are....

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de said...

Love your project! It turned out amazing! Loving the canvas idea. Kewl. I am going to try to play along too! Sounds like F U N ! ! !

Lisa Petrella said...

Cool technique! Thanks for sharing!!

De and Lisa please contact me,, for your Veggie Felties! :) Sadly nobody participated in the Earth Day Challenge, so I guess the Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Chipboard will be a prize for another day. 

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to see our May Kit! :D 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Last Chance! *giveaway*

It is the last day to enter your recycled projects into our Torendi Earth Day Blog Hop giveaway! Play along to win (follow the link to the original post)!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Projects from Torendi Customers!

*if you are looking for the Earth Day Blog Hop (GIVEAWAYS), please scroll down to the next post*

This is from our newest customer Corinne! She used the Sassafras Nerdy Bird Flag Banners to add the sentiment to her adorable card. 

Ashley is no stranger to Torendi. She used our Deliciously Kawaii rub-ons on this yummy card!

 Lindsay the designer over at Whimsy Haven  came up with this Kawaii card using the "Framed Cuteness" kit. 

If you would like to see your Torendi projects on our blog, PLEASE email me,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

First Annual Earth Day Blog Hop! *Challenge and Giveaways*

Welcome! Thank you for joining us for the first annual Torendi Earth Day Blog Hop! This is actually our first official Torendi Blog hop as well! So exciting! We all know that paper crafting may not be the most eco-freindly craft but we can do our part to help make it more friendly to the environment. All the Torendi DT members have projects on their blogs today and the only "requirement" was that it be related to the Earth in some way.  It could be a "recycled" project, a card to celebrate the day, or maybe even a layout about planting a garden. 

For this project I decided to upcycle my face moisturizer container.  The packaging stickers came off SO easily and it was also a breeze to clean! 

Have you seen this technique before? I learned about it taking Claudine Hellmuth's class at CHA and wanted to share.  I took a scrap piece of Bam Pop paper (notice scrap..that's being Earth friendly but not wasting those tiny pieces of paper) and placed it face down on to the sticky side of Claudine's Sticky Back Canvas.  You then wet the paper and rub it off.  The images is now on fabric!! How cool it that?!

Here is my finished project!

A better view of the lid and new Bam Pop "fabric".

Torendi Products Used

So before I send you on your way to see our FABULOUS Spotlight designer Beth, let me tell you what we are "playing" for!

If you want to join in the Earth friendly fun, our CHALLENGE to you is to make a project that has some sort of "recycled" materials in it and link it back to us in the comments below. You will be entered to win some Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Chipboard. Please have all entries in by next Thursday, April 29th.

If you just want to leave some love on ALL the DT blogs today (including this one), you will be entered to win some "Fresh Mix" Veggie Felties. There are 2 sets of Felties up for grabs.  All winners will be announced Friday April 30th.

Ok now off you go to see Beth's blog! HAPPY EARTH DAY! 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Just a Few Announcements.

Join us Thursday for an Earth Day Blog hop!  

Felties will be going up in price starting in May so time to stock up on these little guys!

Did you see that "Love Fool" in now in the Sale Section of the store?

See you Thursday for some Earth Friendly Crafting! 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

We Have a Winner!

Torendi has 150 blog followers!! WOO HOO! Thanks so much for spreading the word everyone.  The winner of the CHA Little Yellow Bicycle bag and Torendi Rub-ons is.....

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Holly LL

CONGRATS HOLLY! Please email with your addy and I will get that out to you ASAP!  Don't forget to keep sending your friends our way because we have another CHA giveaway at 200 followers! 

Let's talk about...

Rub-ons!  I will be working with I Heart Kawaii vinyl rub-ons by E.A.D Designs which are a Torendi Exclusive! These can be stuck to nearly anything; glass, plastic, wood, ceramics, pretty much any thing with a smooth surface (or not) as you will soon see! I created several projects for today, the first one screamed the used of these amazing rub-ons due to it's setting. We went to an awesome Japaneses Restaurant for my son's Birthday it was the best time!

Yatta means "You Did It" as a expression of joy in Japanese so I only felt it appropriate for this birthday celebration. Here is a detail of the cute monster included in the set. See how I was able to manipulate the vinyl? That just would not be possible with the other rub-ons out there!

My second layout is of my lovely daughter who came home a tad late from school. You know it's kind of hard to be mad when she brings you fist full of flowers even if they are Dandelions!

Here is a detail shot of the buttons I easily applied the rub-ons to:

Lastly I made this fun card mixing up some Bam Pop Volume 2 Collection and the Nerdy Bird paper line from Sassafras. This little storm cloud goes perfect with these papers!

Well I hope you feel inspired to rub on more than sun tan lotion! Have a fantastic day!!! Beth

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Buzz and Bloom and Winners!

Hi everyone! Thanks for giving me an extra day to pick the Fresh Mix winners!  Since you were all so patient, I took the extra time to add all our NEW BUZZ AND BLOOM products to the store! If you haven't heard of Buzz and Bloom before, they are an Australian company that works with fabric, acrylic and chipboard. Torendi fell in love with them at CHA and knew we had to import their products for you! All the new products can be seen in the NEW ITEMS SECTION on the store but here is a little sneak peek! 

Buzz and Bloom sent me some CHA patches! WOO HOO! The first 3 orders of Buzz and Bloom products will receive 1 magenta patch and 1 denim patch. Orders 4-8 will receive 1 denim patch.

Ok, now for our winners!

Fresh Mix Feltie Winners: (#2 and #3 picked by random generator)

Heidi V and Diana in Sioux Falls

Heidi V said...

I absolutely love the hurly burly fabric. When I was younger I was obsessed with rub ons and haven't thought about them in years. I bet my sons would have a blast with them! Great stuff!

Diana in Sioux Falls said...

I love this new veggie kit! I have veggie decor in my kitchen, the little felties would make awesome magnets!!

Congrats ladies! Please contact Jenn  (  ) with your addy and I will mail them out to you asap!

Sadly Amy never heard from our Mod Podge Winner  so we had to pick another.  Winner please contact Amy ( to claim your Mod Podge started set and Hurly Burly Fabric!!

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ScrappyGirl said...

Love you stuff! That fabric is so adorable! Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wanna get Fresh? ;) *giveaway*

April 1st, it's time to get fresh with this month's kit "Fresh Mix"! 

This Kit includes:

3 12 x 12 pieces of American Crafts Cardstock

2 12 x 12 pieces of Cosmo Cricket Strawberry Fields Patterned Paper

2 12 x 12 pieces of Cosmo Cricket Tossed Salad Patterned Paper

2 Shinzi Katoh Today Stamps (Bee and Mushroom)

3 handmade veggie felties. (1 corn and 2 tomatoes)

1 yard ribbon

4 wooden mini clips

5 kraft coin envelopes

1 ft Shinzi Katoh 12mm Strawberry Linen Tape

Close up of the papers.

Close up of the embellishements

I made a few extra felties so lets have a giveaway! Just leave a comment on this post saying what your favorite items in the Torendi Store are.  I will pick 2 winner next Thursday to win a set of 4 felties seen below.  *1 extra entry for finding us on Facebook!*