Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sandie casing Sandie?

Good morning!!

Yep you read correctly, today Sandie is case'ing well, herself!  hahaha.  Yes we thought it would be good fun if we had her case her card.  See if she would do the same thing or change it up.  Well she does not disappoint, she definitely changed it up and in such a fun subtle way.  Take a look and tell me you don't see some differences. 

I'm joining Sandie today as well.  Here's my CAS version of Sandie's card.

Alrighty a reminder you have until Friday, March 1st to link up your project to be in the running for this week's prize.   Good luck to all and thanks to those of you who have already linked up!!
Have a terrific day!!
Leanne & Sandie

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Welcome to our March Guest Designer

Morning everyone!

Today we'd like to say a big MAHALO to Denice Bartucci for being our fabulous guest designer for January and February.  She regaled us with humorous stories and gorgeous creations to keep us wanting more each week.  We're sad to say Aloha to her but know she won't be going too far. 
Thanks Denice you will always be a part of our ohana...

As we say Thank you to Denice we also say Welcome to our March Guest Designer. 
Say a big ALOOOOHA to Ms. Thanh Vo
Thanh Vo Yummy Creations

Hello there! I’m Thanh (pronounced “tan”). I live in the Metro Vancouver area of Canada in a suburban apartment. I'm so excited to be joining the Yumi & Fumi Handmade team for March! I've been admiring the cute images for awhile now and when I met Leanne and Renate at CHA in January, I knew they had my heart! I work full-time during the day and can be found in my little craftin' haven at night either sipping a cup of tea or a yummy martini! I'm also currently designing for Your Next Stamp and I'm a Bartender at Raise the Bar. If you would like to learn more about me, please visit my blog. Take care and I look forward to creating with you.
 Here is her first official Yumi & Fumi Handmade card featuring Yumi with Fan.

Here are the list of Copics that she used:

Thanh will start her term on Friday and will be here for the month of March.  Stop by every Tuesday as she'll be starting where Denice left off.

Of course we had to ask her to fill out our DT survey:
1. Social butterfly or Timid Turtle?
Flutter, flutter, flutter.

2. Sunrise or Sunset?
I love sunrises! There’s something so appealing about the quiet mornings.

3. Fruity or Minty?
Oh this is a tough one. How about fruity gummy candies and minty chocolate.

4. Ocean or Mountain?
I’m not a swimmer and my area of Canada is surrounded by mountains so I would say mountain!

5. City or Small town?
Definitely a City girl.

6. Cadbury or Hershey?
Mmm… the Cadbury chocolates in Canada are delicious!

7. Nutty or Smooth?
Peanut butter? Smooth, please! Personality, nutty! lol

8. Paper, plastic or reusable?
I am always collecting things and I don't need more things - so please let it be recyclable.

9. Flip flops or sneakers?
Give me a comfy pair of sneakers and I can run around all day long.

10. Coke or Sprite?

11. Fairy or Vixen?
Depending on the time of day, I can be sweet as a fairy or vengeful like a vixen.

12. Vampire or Werewolf?’
I only likes ones that are named Angel, Spike and Oz. ;)

13. CAS or Not enough embellishments?
How about a medium of both? I love patterned papers so I normally let those speak to me and go from there.

14. Copics or Other?
I love my Copics.

15. Rubber or Digital?
I love the feel and smell (yes, I said smell) of a rubber stamp in my hand so my vote goes to rubber.

16. To glitter or not to glitter?
No glitter. That stuff gets EVERYWHERE. Give me a bottle of Stickles, though, and I'm a happy stamper!

17. 3-D or the flatter the better?
If I'm mailing the card, I design flat and if I am hand delivering the card, I try adding more layers.

18. Ribbons or Flowers?
Ribbon is more versatile.

19. Tim Holtz or Tim Gunn?
I had to Google Tim Gunn so I’m going to go with Tim Holtz on this one, lol!

20. I can’t live without this crafty item…
My Scotch ATG Gun!
Oh I have a feeling she'll fit right in with our team! 

Challenge #10 ends on Friday, March 1st at noon.
Challenge #11 starts on Sunday, March 3rd

Visit us on Facebook and Pinterest.

Have a fabulous day and stop by Thanh's blog to say hello and welcome her to the team.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Friendly Good-bye w/ Y&F

This is my last post as the February GD here at Yumi and Fumi Handmade and I've had such a blast...not only posting weekly, but also participating in the challenges and birthday celebrations. I feel like I've made some wonderful friends during my GD stint and am thankful to both Renate' and Leanne for allowing me to share my little creations over the past couple of months.
And here they are waving HELLO...or maybe, GOOD-BYE?!!
Image: Yumi & Fumi
DP: Basic Grey Shine On
AC Scrabble Alphas, chipboard, mesh bling, glitter, brads, twine

Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11, R20
Hair, Boots: E18, E31, E34, E35
Hoodie: Y00, YR31, YR23, RV02, R83
Pants: R83, R20, RV04

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E35, E37, E50, RV02, RV04
Shirt: R000, RV02, RV11, RV34, RV42
Pants: W1, W4, W7

The current challenge may be ending this Friday, but you still have a couple of days to join in this fun CASE worthy challenge...HURRY! Check out the rules and link your projects HERE.

Thanks to the entire Y&F H team, their smiles truly come from their hearts!
Happy Tuesday,


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Challenge #10 Reminder: Case Sandie's Card

Hello!  Happy Sunday!

Kim here today to remind everyone that you still have one week to play along our current challenge, CASE SANDIE'S GORGEOUS CARD!

To qualify for this huge pack of goodies, all you need to do is create a card/project with any images from Yumi and Fumi Handmade, Sister Stamps, La La Land Crafts and The Greeting Farm!

To get your crafty juice flowing, here are a couple of creations from our team for your inspiration!

First up is this super fun, beautiful card from Eva using Yumi and Fumi.

This next card is by me, using Fumi With Messenger Bag.

Hope you all can play along with us!  You have until this Friday, March 1st, 12 noon to link your creation HERE.

Now for some exciting news!  We are now on PINTEREST!!! I know some people are not a big fan of Pinterest but I for one is a #1 fan!  I love to pin and repin anything I find useful!  As a matter of fact, I have a board for cards, cards that inspire me!  

We are slowing building a collection of Yumi and Fumi cards.  We hope these cards inspire you! Feel free to check out our boards and follow us HERE!  

Can't wait to see everyone's creations!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The prize just got sweeter!

Morning Crafty peeps!!

I see we have some new friends following us!  Welcome!  Welcome!  We're very happy you found us!

So today I'm sharing a really sweet incentive for the lucky winner of challenge #10. {Click on the link on the right hand sidebar under Current Challenge to see the details.} Not only do you get a Yumi with Book stamp, but you'll also get some awesome crafty goodies to go a long with her!!  Take a peek at the prize...
A look at the crazy cool prize for Challenge #10
Ain't it sweet?  I know right?!!  We had the same thought.  And I'm not just talking about that cute little bunny!  {hahaha!}  Did you know that along with winning this awemazing prize, the winner and top 3 will get a special personalized badge to put on their blog?  Yes you read correctly, PERSONALIZED!  If you haven't seen our super cute badges yet click HERE to see a few samples.  Help us spread the word about the challenge by sharing the picture on your blog.

Can't decide how to "case" Sandie's card?  Well think of it as your interpretation of her card.  We all see things from different perspectives so as long as we can see some basic elements for example, her layout, shapes, colors it qualifies.  As you can see in the samples by some of the design team (click HERE) the sky is the limit.  You can case as close to her card if you like or go in a different direction.  Just let us know what parts you case'd in your description.

Here is an example of how I case'd the general layout of Sandie's card using Winter Yumi:

{I tried out Rosemary's technique on how to create plaid, click HERE to check out her tutorial.}
 As you can see instead of the flowers on the left side I decided to use balloons and even though the right side might look different the concept and general layout is the same.  See, it's how YOU want to interpret what you see in Sandie's card. 

A few reminders:
  • Challenge ends Friday, 3/1/13 at noon PST.
  • One entry per participant, multiple links will be removed.
  • If you don't happen to own a Yumi and Fumi Handmade image yet, you can use a stamp from the following companies:  Sister Stamps, La-La Land Crafts or The Greeting Farm.
  • When you use a Yumi & Fumi Handmade stamp on your project you will receive an extra entry in to the drawing.
  • Directly link your project, not your blog.
  • Most importantly: HAVE FUN!!
Stop back on Sunday when Kim and Eva will share their "casings" of Sandie's card. 

Okie dokes!  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!  Have an amazing day and we look forward to seeing your creations!


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday with Chase

Thanks for stopping by and sharing part of your Tuesday with Y&F H. Today is a fun card using the adorable Chase from the Back to School release.

Chase always reminds me of my son who has the same adorably pinchable cheeks and "puddin' face" grin, and I thought he would be perfect on a card for my son's 21st birthday...which is this coming Friday.

This is one of those cards that is much better in person. All of the blue stars were cut from glitter paper, there's lots of pop-dots and texture, and I love how a layer of vellum mutes all the stamping behind the image. DP is from ATD's Textured Cardstock pad. The glasses were hand drawn. DS89 Sketch was used.

Hair: E31, E33, E35
Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20
Jacket, shoes: W1, W3, W4
Jeans: BG10, B91, B95, B99, W1
Shirt: G34, W1
If you're looking for a fun way to use your Y&F H stamps, last Sunday was the start of a new 2-week CASE can scroll down or check out the details HERE.

Happy Tuesday!
Feb GD,

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Challenge #10 - Case Sandie!

Happy Sunday everyone!! Are you ready for a new challenge? 
The Challenge for the next 2 weeks is:
Here is Sandie's gorgeous card we would like you to case:

If we see a Y&FH image on your creation you will get 2 chances to play.  If you don't have a Y&FH image yet you can still participate by using any stamp from our list of Friends of Yumi & Fumi companies.  They include Sister StampsLa-La Land Crafts, and The Greeting Farm!! 
I'm sure you have at least one of those to work with. :)

The prize for Challenge #10 is Yumi with Book from our Back 2 School series.

Now for some samples to get you inspired! Today we have me, Denice and Leanne. Over the next couple of weeks the rest of the DT will pop back on here to share their creations. We hope you grab your stamps and play along with us! We love seeing your creations!!
First up is Leanne using Fumi with Umbrella:
Next is me, Rosie, using Yeti Fumi:

Last up is Denice using Fumi with Messenger Bag

You have until Friday, 03/01/2013 at Noon (PST) to link up your project.  ONE entry per participant please. Also, you must link directly to your post and not just to your blog. All challenge details can be found in the Challenge info tab at the top of our Home page.

Don't forget to come and LIKE us on our FB page. This is where we will have special announcements and prizes. :)

Have fun and we can't wait to see what you create when casing Sandie's card!

Rosie & the Yumi & Fumi Handmade Team

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Winner & Top 3 - Challenge #9

Good morning everyone!
Hope you all had a good week.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the Punches & Dies challenge.   You all were super creative when it came to using your dies and punches!  I'm excited to announce the winner and the top 3.  So let's get to it.  We had 8 participants so I wrote down everyone's name on a piece of paper and if you happened to use a Y&FH image on your project you received 2 entries.
After folding up the papers and giving them a little shake I asked my mom to pick one.  The randomly chosen winner of a Yumicorn rubber stamp is...
Congratulations Holly!!  Please email with your snail mail.  In the subject line please indicate Challenge #9 winner.  Here is your personalized Y&FH winner's badge created by our talented Renate'.

Next up are the Top 3 in no particular order.  You will also receive your own personalized badge created by Renate'.  Here we go:




Please feel free to show off your ADORABLE badges on your blog or page.  Thanks again Renate' for creating these super kawaii badges!!!
Stop back tomorrow when Rosemary announces the details to the new bi-weekly challenge!!
We're case'ing one of our own so make sure to stop by to see who and catch all the details.  
Mahalo for stopping by!!  Have a fabulous Saturday!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Good morning everyone!!

 Sandie and I are popping in to remind everyone that tomorrow is the last day to link up your project using a punch, die-cut or both  for challenge #9.  In honor of Valentine's Day we're both in the mood to share a little bit of love with you...

Here's Sandie's beautiful tag (yes under all the gorgeous details is a tag!) featuring Fumi Panda...
Isn't it dreamy? 
I spy several dies and punches, she really loaded them up and boy does she know how to build a scene.

Here's a close up of Fumi Panda, kawaii!!

I used Yumi & Fumi for my handmade postage stamps...
I used a few dies and punches here, can you see them all?

Here's your reminder:
The challenge closes tomorrow, Friday, Feb 15th at noon (pst). 
For all the details and to link up your project click HERE.
**Don't forget, if you use a Y&FH image on your project your name will be entered in to the pot one extra time. 
One entry per contestant please.
From all of us at Yumi & Fumi Handmade...

Leanne & Sandie

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Surprise, Renate'!!!

Hello everyone!  We have yet another special day this month as 
it is Renate's birthday!

Happy Birthday, Renate'!!!

We hope you have a wonderful birthday filled with yummy things to eat, and fun times with family and friends!  I am always amazed at Renate's talents.  Have you seen those awesomely cute badges she makes for the challenge winners?  They are all unique and personalized.  Umm, if I wasn't on the design team, I'd try to collect as many as possible.  Hehe.

Anyway, let's get on to sharing some cards!  We have a couple of special guests.

Charlene Woo

Denice, our February Guest Designer

Next up are cards from the Yumi & Fumi Handmade Team.


Love all these different cards!  And I hope Renate' does too!
Here are a couple messages from some of her friends:
Happy Birthday Renate!!!   :o)

Wishing you the BESTEST birthday ever!!!  Hope this new year brings you much love and happiness... and whatever else your heart desires!  Sending happy thoughts your way for a super spectacular year ahead!!  Love you to bits……

Happy Birthday Hugs and Smooches,
~Darnell       xoxo

Happy Birthday Rena!
I miss you terribly!
Love ya,

Happy Birthday Auntie Rena!!!
 I hope you have a great day. 
Love You, Evan
Please head over to Renate's personal blog to wish her a Happy Birthday too!

Enjoy your day, Renate'!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Winter Yumi Journal

Happy Tuesday! I decided to use Winter Yumi for today's post...I just LOVE her cool hipster look and happy stance. I thought she'd be great on the cover of a journal for my daughter, which I'm planning on giving to her on Thursday for Valentine's Day.

In honor of Valentine's Day I thought I'd use the word LOVE as much as possible in today's post, so here are all the things I LOVE about this journal...
I LOVE the mesh bling...OMG, I mean I LOVE mesh bling!
* I LOVE the Colluzle heart template
I LOVE the foil and flock rub-ons
** Lot's of LOVE = LOL
I LOVE the reason why I made this daughter
Hair:E31, E34, E37
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Jacket: R81, R83, Rv02, RV04, W3
Tights: N4, N8
Hat, Scarf, Skirt: B91, B95, B99, BG000,BG10
Boots: R05, R46
Don't forget Y&F H Challenge #9 Punches and Dies run until noon February 15th...which gives you plenty of time to create and can check out all of the details HERE.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing part of your day with Yumi & Fumi Handmade! 
Feb GD
* When I gave away all of my Colluzle templates a while ago this was the only template I kept, because I LOVE the shape of the hearts.
**A hilarious quote from the movie Dodgeball.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Challenge #9 Punches and Dies Reminder!

Hello everyone!  Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!  I am popping in real quick just as a reminder that we have a challenge going on and would love to have you participate!  It's a simple one -- just use a punch or a die on your creation with a qualifying image (Yumi & Fumi, The Greeting Farm, La-La Land or Sister Stamps), and you're all set for a chance to win this cute stamp, Yumicorn.
We have a couple of cards to hopefully inspire you to create.

Please check out the official rules HERE.  You have until Friday, February 15th at 12 NOON PST to enter.  You can link up your project on the original challenge post HERE.

Also, we would love if you'd come over and LIKE us on FB HERE.  We're almost there to 200 LIKES and when we reach it, there might be another chance for a prize!  

Can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Happy Birthday, Sandie!!!

Hello everyone!!  Today we have a very special post to celebrate Sandie's birthday!

Happy Birthday, Sandie!!

We have some creative and talented guests who'd like to wish
Sandie a Happy Birthday!

Denice Bartucci, our February Guest Designer

The Yumi & Fumi Handmade Crafts DT would like to send lots of sweet Birthday Wishes to Sandie as well!


Wow, I loved looking through everyone's cards!  Such fun, happy, and bright cards!  Sandie, we hope you are enjoying your special day!

Please head over to Sandie's blog to wish her a wonderful birthday!

Thanks for stopping by!