Friday, November 30, 2012

December Guest Designer - Melissa Oeters

Good morning and Happy Aloha Friday!!

Did you get a chance to purchase any of the stamps from the Winter 2012 release yet?  If not, head on over to the store before we run out.  Which one is/are your favorite(s)?  I truly do not have a favorite as I love them all, but if you were to ask me which one would I choose to ink up right this minute I'd probably say Bob the Yeti.  He's the kind of character that you can have so much fun with, and he doesn't require a lot of coloring. If you missed seeing the Winter 2012 release post please check it out here.

Can you believe today is the last day of November?  Can anybody tell me where did the time go?  I can barely remember October and November seems like such a blur to me.  Unfortunately as it is the end of the month it is also time to say Mahalo and see ya later to our November Guest Designer, Kathy Dinh of Pixie Boutique.  I would like to take this opportunity to send a big cyber hug to Kathy for helping us out for both October and November guest spots.  Thank you so much Kathy, you were a fantastic inspiration for the past two months and we really appreciated you stepping up for the challenge.  Wishing you all the best and we'll be seeing ya.  Everyone please make sure to stop by Kathy's blog and leave her some love.

December is a time for those of us on the Y&FH team to step back and take a break.  Be with family, finish the Christmas shopping and of course get those holiday projects completed.  As the team is taking a break we needed someone to step in and help us with December and I think we've chosen the right person for the job.  Please help me say a big Aloha to Melissa Oeters of Needful Things

Melissa has been a huge supporter of Yumi & Fumi Handmade from the very beginning and we are very excited to have her join us as our December Guest.   Here is a little bit more about Melissa:
Hi, I'm MelissaO and I'm so excited to be a guest designer for December.  I live in a very rural area of Illinois, population 800,  with my wonderful hubby and our 4 fabulous kids.  I have been into paper arts for many years now, since my oldest was born 18 years ago, and the last couple of years I've become totally crazy about stamping and coloring.  When the kids are in school I can be found in my art room crafting away surrounded by our dogs and chocolate.  My other interests include riding horses, dog rescue, reading and craft supply hoarding!   I hope I can inspire you with my Yumi and Fumi creations!

Speaking of inspiration, here is a fun card Melissa created using Fumi with Messenger bag.  She submitted this card by playing in one of our bi-weekly challenges:

How adorable is this?  Way!!!  I love the contrast in colors with the black accents and those tickets are pretty cool!  The perfect card to slip into a little girl's lunch pail or book bag.  Fumi looks so cute, love her socks!!  Great job Melissa!!  Stop by her blog Needful Things when you get a chance and leave her some love.

For fun, I asked Melissa to fill out our DT Survey.  You can find the her answers in the DT Survey page up top.

Stop back tomorrow when Melissa will be sharing her first official post! Woo Hoo!!  It's super cute!!

  • Winter 2012 release is in the store now.
  • December 1st: November challenge (Ribbon or Lace) ends tomorrow, link up your creations here.
  • December 1st: Sister Stamps Release #10 in the store tomorrow.
  • December 2nd:  Start of another month long challenge, check back on Sunday for all the details and inspirations.
Mahalo for stopping by!!!  Happy Aloha Friday, have an awesome day!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

.:Thank You:.

Hello There!

Kathy here, and I'm popping in to share my last post with you. 
It's been a wonderful experience being the guest for October/November and working with the ladies from Yumi & Fumi Handmade.  You all have amazing talent and always continue to inspire!  There's no other perfect way to say goodbye as a guest than with a "Thank You" card. I used Yumi & Fumi for this card from their first official line debut with a fall Thanksgiving theme.

Here's another view of the card showing off the glittery accents... times flies and how far they have come!! I just want to say best wishes and keep up the fabulous work here. Thanks again for letting me be apart of your journey! For those of you who are new here...they have some cute stamps going on especially with the NEW 2012 WINTER RELEASE so don't miss out and stay tune for more to come =)


Monday, November 26, 2012

Yumi & Fumi Handmade 2012 Winter Release

Thanks to those of you who supported our Small Business weekend!!  We would like to thank you for your purchase and to our international friends, we appreciate your patience while we figured out the shipping costs.  We've since updated the website and you should have no problems now. :)

Hello everyone!!
(Sorry this is late, was having some technical difficulties with Blogger!)
Welcome to release day at Yumi & Fumi Handmade.  We're excited to be able to share our 2012 Winter images with you!  Make sure you read all the way through, you don't want to miss out on anything. 

When we came up with this series we wanted to do something fun.  Creating a character like Bob the Yeti and having him decorated with Christmas lights was fun and so were Yeti Yumi & Yeti Fumi as his decorators.  When we came up with the outfits we went to the internet for inspiration.  The same can be said of both Winter Yumi and Winter Fumi.  And our last new character in the series, Winter Chuckles named after my cousin Chuck, was so fun to visualize and create.  Amy did a wonderful job with this series and we hope you feel the same.  As with all of our other stamps, these stamps are made of deeply etched red rubber onto cling mount, scroll cut, indexed and beautifully packaged individually.  All are made in the USA.

I could go on and on about how cute and cuddly this series is but why don't I let our designers and guest designers show you with their creations instead?  As with our previews we are very fortunate to have a few crafty friends help us out.  Sit back and enjoy the rest of the post and don't be surprised if you end up with some ideas to create your own holiday projects.  I would be so appreciative if you would stop by their blogs and leave them some well-deserved LOVE. Just click on their names and you'll be directed to their blogs.  You might also see some creations from our preview, I thought they deserved a second view as they were all beautiful.

First up, let's meet who I like to call our "Winter" crew.  Only because "Winter" is in part of their name.  There are 3 characters in the "Winter" crew.  Yumi & Fumi are back and we are excited to introduce one of two new characters.  His name is Winter Chuckles and he was created with a very special guy in mind.  Chuckles is the nickname of my cousin Chuck.  He's always got a smile on his face that is very infectious and all you want to do is hug him.  He's the epitome of kindness and embodies the Aloha spirit.  Once you meet him you'll want to be around him all the time.  Renate, Sandie & Rosemary have been very fortunate to meet him and they just love this guy as much as I do.  We think Amy did a wonderful job with his likeness!
Say hello to Winter Chuckles

Created by Eva Uyeunten:

Created by Leanne Poe

Created by Rosemary Shaner Bridges:

The second character in our Winter group is actually Ms. Winter herself.  Now if most of you didn't know Winter happens to be Renate's last name and we all know that Yumi is her middle name so this was kizmit for us when we named her.  Here she is in her fabulous outfit looking fierce!!
Say hello to Winter Yumi

Created by Eva Uyeunten:

Created by Guest Taylor Usry:

Created by Guest Jessica Diedrich:

The last character from the "Winter" crew is Winter Fumi. Yes that is Fumi who you probably didn't recognize because of her hair right?  This time around she's got her hair down instead of up in her signature pom-poms.  Hey it can get pretty chilly in the winter so she needs her long locks to help her keep warm.
Say hello to Winter Fumi 

Created by Sandie Dunne:

Created by Guest Cyndi Kim

Created by Leanne Poe:

Are you still with me?  Hope so cause we aren't done!!  {hahaha}
Now I'd like to introduce you to who I like to call our "Yeti" crew and yes, it's because "Yeti" is part of their name.  There are 3 "Yeti" characters, Yeti Yumi, Yeti Fumi and Bob the Yeti.  Each will be sold separately, but the cool thing is they can be used together or as singles.  Yeti Yumi is up first.  She's got the cutest fuzzy outfit that keeps her warm and toasty.  Her accessories consist of fuzzy legwarmers and a string of Christmas lights; now all she needs is something to decorate...
Say hello to Yeti Yumi

Created by Kim Yu:

Created by Guest Amy Young

Yeti Fumi is up next and she's bundled up in her cute hooded jacket also ready to decorate with her string of lights.  Now what mischief do these two have up their sleeves? 
 Say hello to Yeti Fumi

Created by Kim Yu:

Created by Guest Amy Young

Created by Leanne Poe

Ready to meet our second newest character and the last in our "Yeti" group?  His name is Bob the Yeti and he's cute, cuddly and very patient.  You'd have to be with Yumi and Fumi around and uh oh, looks like they found a target for their decorating project.  He doesn't seem to mind being their guinea pig, he actually looks pleased with his decorations if his glowing smile is any indication. 
A few things to note: he's a a lot bigger than any of our other stamps at a whopping 3.9" tall with a "hug" span of 4.25"!  Now when we first previewed him he was just Yeti, but we thought since everyone else has a name why not give him one?
Please say hello to the newly dubbed Bob the Yeti

(Created by Guest, Danni Bindel:

Created by Guest Carisa Zglobicki:

Created by Guest Mary Johnson

 Created by Guest Lou Mac:

Isn't he just the cuddliest?  {hehe}
And last I had to reshare Eva's wonderful holiday cards with the "Yeti" crew:
 And there you have it friends, wasn't that fun?!  I can't express how Thankful I am to our designers and guests Danni, Cyndi & Carisa.  Also Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy holiday schedules to help us with this release as well as the previews.  Their creations put me in the holiday mood and I hope you all caught their spirit!! 
Now if you've gone through to the end hooray!!  Thank you for reading all the way through!!

Happy Cyber Monday Sale!
Monday, November 26, 2012 ONLY 
20% OFF
your online purchase!!!

Use our coupon code at checkout:  YFCYBERMON20

Starts at 12:01am (PST)
Ends at 11:59pm (PST)

Just in time for our Winter Release!  Yay!

Click HERE to be directed to our store. Happy shopping!!

 Mahalo for stopping by & supporting Yumi & Fumi Handmade!!

Leanne & the Yumi & Fumi Handmade Ohana 

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Hey everyone!!
Just popping in to let you know that we are having a
Cyber Monday Sale!
Monday, November 26, 2012 ONLY 
20% OFF
your online purchase!!!

Use our coupon code at checkout:  YFCYBERMON20

For our international friends, the shipping has been updated so you shouldn't have any heart palpitations at checkout.  The only heart palpitations should be for our stamps. ;)
Starts at 12:01am (PST)
Ends at 11:59pm (PST)

Just in time for our Winter Release.
Thanks for your support!

Yumi & Fumi Handmade

Let it Snow!

Happy Sunday!!

It's Kathy from Pixie Boutique again! 

How was everyone's Thanksgiving weekend? Lots of food and things to be grateful for I hope along with the fun Black Friday and Small Saturday Business madness!

I have a card to share as a guest for November. The card is measured at 5x5 showcasing two of the new images from the Winter series, Yeti Yumi and Yeti Fumi.  These two will be available in the online store on Monday, 11/26/12.  =) 

The snowflakes are from a Martha Stewart edge punch. The snow is embossed and cut free hand =D  I also used stickles to embellish the lights and Fumi's puffy balls from her hood strings. Lastly, I added a sheer white ribbon knot to finish it off.  Which reminds me that if you haven't submitted your card for the ribbon contest already you still have some time ;)  Click here for all the details.

Here is the sentiment inside the card that I used from stamp workz "kisses" set!

A reminder you have until 11:59 pm PST tonight to take advantage of  $5 off your purchase in support of Small Business weekend.  Use code YFSMBIZ5 at checkout. 
The code is good for a one time use per guest starting Saturday, 11/24/12 (12:01am PST) and ending Sunday, 11/25/12 (11:59pm PST)

Click HERE to go shopping.    

Thanks everyone!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Support Small Business Saturday

Good evening Everyone!!

Hope you all have had a great Thanksgiving and are not too tired from all the Black Friday shopping.  I stayed home and was a good girl until I checked my email and saw all the lovely discounts from some of my favorite stores.  That's when I caved, but it's ok cause I didn't have to stand in line, or fight for parking, just cruised on my laptop and got what I wanted without any hassles with some pretty good savings.  

Speaking of shopping, did you know that between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide?  {Renate' is at it again with another cute badge featuring Yumicorn & Fumi Panda.}

We know that although you might be out shopping at those big retail stores looking for some big deals, we hope you will help support the small businesses in your area or online this Saturday, 11/24/12.  As a thank you for supporting our small business by shopping in our store we are offering $5 off your total order!  Use code YFSMBIZ5 at checkout.   

The code is good for a one time use per guest starting Saturday, 11/24/12 (12:01am PST) and ending Sunday, 11/25/12 (11:59pm PST).

Please feel free to add the non-blinking badge above or the blinky on our side bar to your FB page, your blog side bar and share it with your friends and family. 

On behalf of our whole team, Mahalo for supporting (our) small businesses! 
Happy shopping!!

**PS - Don't forget to play in our current challenge which ends on 12/1/12.**

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Heartfelt Thanks!


We are most thankful for family, friends, and all of you. 
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Yumi & Fumi Handmade

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holiday Cards with Yeti & the Girls

Hello!  It's Eva here today.  Hope everyone enjoyed the awesome preview of Yumi & Fumi's Winter Release!  You can check out that post HERE if you missed the girls and their new friends.  We had some wonderful guests and I loved the cards that they all created.

I have some holiday cards to share with the soon to be released Yeti, Yeti Fumi & Yeti Yumi.  I wanted each stamp to be showcased on their own but also wanted them to look like a set.  This is what I came up with.

They all have the same background paper, fence die cut (from CC Designs) and a meadow die cut (from PTI).  I used the same color theme for all 3 as well.  So these actually came together pretty quickly once I decided the layout and colors.  These could easily be boxed together to give away as a gift too.

Here is Yeti Yumi on her own.  The sentiment is from The Greeting Farm.  I added some fun lights on the top of the card as well.

Here is big, huggable Yeti with the same sentiment.

Lastly, we have Yeti Fumi with the same sentiment and lights too.  These girls and their friends are so fun to color.  I'm always amazed at how alive these girls look once they're colored.

The Winter Release will be available November 26th in the Yumi & Fumi Handmade store!  Please also check out our current challenge HERE.  There is a prize and you could get your own personalized Top 3 badge!!  I love the cute badges!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NEW Winter Release Preview Showcase!!

Good morning and welcome to a special day at Yumi & Fumi Handmade. Today you are in for a treat!! It’s WINTER RELEASE PREVIEW DAY!!! We just couldn't wait for RELEASE DAY to share, we had to do it today! We are thrilled to introduce our new Winter images, and two new characters

 To help us we have some special guests to inspire you. Now if you thought our DT was awesome, you were right, and we've got more awesome ladies to help us out.

Let’s get started...

First up, our guest designers.... 

Mary Johnson featuring Yeti

Danni Bindel featuring Winter Yumi

Lou Mac featuring Yeti

Taylor Usry featuring Winter Fumi

Taylor Usry featuring Winter Yumi

Amy Young featuring Yeti Fumi

Amy Young featuring Yeti Yumi

Jessica Diedrich featuring Winter Yumi

and now our Yumi & Fumi Design Team......

Eva featuring Winter Fumi

Sandie featuring Winter Yumi

Rosie featuring Winter Chuckles

Leanne featuring Yeti Fumi

Leanne featuring Yeti

Leanne featuring Winter Chuckles

Kim Yu featuring Yeti Yumi

Wasn't that AWEmazing?! Please make sure to stop by everyone's blog to leave them some love. The Winter images will be available in the store on Monday, November 26th

Also, don't forget about our November challenge, find all the details here (

  A HUGE shout out to our lovely guests for helping us with our Winter Previews!!  Thank you ladies for all your lovely inspirations!!  And another HUGE shout out to the DT!!  We rocked it again!!
Thank you all for stopping by today!!
Sandie & the Yumi & Fumi Handmade Team