Monday, December 31, 2012

Welcome Our January Guest Designer

Good morning Friends and Happy New Years Eve!

We hope that you have all enjoyed your Christmas time off and look forward to ringing in the New Year with family and friends.  As we say goodbye to 2012 I would like to take this time to say Thank you to our wonderful Guest Designer Melissa Oeters for making December a month to remember.  Mahalo Melissa, your creations were all super creative and inspiring.  I really appreciate you stepping in for us in December and honey you rocked it!!  Thank you again!!

The DT will still be taking time off in January but will be back in February refreshed and ready to bring you more Yumi and Fumi inspirations.  To help us with January I asked someone who I have admired for quite some time, since my TGF days actually.  I was really excited that she said yes and am really glad she's helping us with January.  We are very excited to welcome our January Guest Designer, Denice Bartucci

Here is a little bit more about Denice in her own words:

"I'm a midwestern gal who finds a lot of the inspiration for my projects come from my family, which consists of "Papa Bear" and our 4 fab kiddos....they are my never-ending source of support and my biggest/bestest critics.  I've been stamping and scrapbooking for almost 15 years and am passionate about both crafts. I could talk endlessly about all the latest embellies and techniques, and find the internet to be an endless source of new projects to try. I'm looking forward to spending a fun and creative month with Y&FH!"
I asked Denice to take our survey and her answers were pretty unique.  Needless to say, I think she fits right in with the rest of us. {hehe}
DT Survey:
1. Social butterfly or Timid Turtle? Timid until I get to know you
2. Sunrise or Sunset? Sunrise
3. Fruity or Minty? Fruity, fresh and floating in my sangria preferably
4. Ocean or Mountain? Ocean
5. City or Small town? Small town
6. Cadbury or Hershey? Hershey
7. Nutty
or Smooth? Smooth
8. Paper, plastic or reusable? All three
9. Flip flops or sneakers? Flip flops
10. Coke or Sprite? Rootbeer
11. Fairy or Vixen? Vixen, see #12
12. Vampire or Werewolf?  Give me an Angel any day *wink*
13. CAS or Not enough embellishments? I (heart) embellies
14. Copics or Other? Copics
15. Rubber or Digital? Rubber
16. To glitter or not to glitter? Glitter
17. 3-D or the flatter the better? 3-D
18. Ribbons or Flowers? Flowers
19. Tim Holtz or Tim Gunn? Tim Holtz
20. I can’t live without this crafty item… ATG and scoreboard

Last, I asked Denice to share a Yumi & Fumi inspired project, check out her cute project featuring Yumi with Fan.

It's beautiful!! 
Love it!! 
Denice used both Kim's sketch and the color pallette for our December challenge to inspire you. 
A wonderful card!!  :) 
Denice's term will start tomorrow, and she will share every Tuesday for the month of January.  Be sure to come back here to see her first inspiration and make sure to stop by her blog and welcome her.
A few reminders & Upcoming events:
  1. Today is the last day for free shipping in the USA when you purchase more than $30.  Head on over to the shop and take advantage.
  2. You only have a few more days to take part in our December month-long challenge.  Link up your project HERE and please don't forget to read the rules if you would like to be considered for our top 3 and the grand prize.  The challenge ends on Saturday, January 5th.
  3. January month long challenge starts on Sunday, January 6th - theme TBA
 Before I sign off I wanted to share a little mini calendar project to welcome 2013, featuring Yumi and Fumi

Happy New Year everyone, may it be Blessed!!
Leanne & The Y&FH ohana

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

Whew, what a long fun filled holiday weekend, but now it's back to business!  Today is my last day as Guest Designer for Yumi & Fumi and I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Leanne and the girls for asking me to join them during December.  I had a blast!!!!!

I wanted to stay as far away from holiday colors as possible so I choose brown tones.  The Copic Markers I used are:  E000, E00, E11, E13, E18, E49, E79, E37, E35, E34, E47, plus Spica gold and black.  I used Winter Yumi, who I think is adorable, plus I kept it simple.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I hope you soar through 2013 with good health, and happiness!


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

From our ohana to yours, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas filled with wonderful memories and joy. 

Blessings to all and Happy Holidays!!

The Yumi and Fumi Handmade Ohana

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

Hi Everyone!  

I've decided to put away my holiday stamps (only 6 more days) and start thinking about thank you notes and other generic cards. I have two creations to share with you today.  

My first features the two cute stamps Winter Fumi and Fumi.  I decided to make the window scene so Winter Fumi would look like she was outside. I kept it simple so you really focus on the stamp images.  I think the idea worked with one inside and one outside.

Copic Markers used for Winter Fumi are E000, E00, E11, R20, Y19, Y11, Y26, BV04, BV09, B21, B23, N1, T5.

Copic Markers used for Fumi are E000, E00, E11, E13, RV66, YR16, YR15, YR18, E37, E39, E35, E57

I also have a winter themed card to share today featuring Sister Stamps image Shimo-san. This stamp can be used throughout the winter for cards such as thinking about you, thank you, we miss you.... you get the idea.  Since it's a scene you don't need to do much but give it a little color and send it off.  I used a generic message on mine that says something we can all do - count the happies!

Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting,

Friday, December 14, 2012


Hello everyone!  Today's a special day!  It's Rosie's birthday!

Happy Birthday,

Rosie keeps all of us here organized with the challenges.  She is supportive, friendly, sweet and can create the most beautiful and detailed projects!  Have you seen her creations and coloring?  So amazing! 

We have some wonderful guests stopping by to celebrate Rosie's birthday.

Our December Guest Designer, Melissa Oeters

The Yumi & Fumi Handmade DT

A very late Leanne:

Please stop by Rosie's personal blog to wish her a Happy Birthday too!

Rosie, we wish you all the best on your birthday, and hope you are celebrating with your family and friends!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gotta thank the guys!

Happy Wednesday!!  Today I'm sharing my guy cards.  I realized the other day that I'm always making cards for my girl friends but rarely make them for my guy friends.  So I decided to change that.

Guys do coffee too, so I created a coffee cup and used Chase, isn't he a handsome guy.  He is colored with Copic Markers E000, E11, E00, E13, B41, B45, B99, YG41, YG45, W8, T3.  Also I used a sentiment stamp from K. Andrew Designs. Other materials are from my huge stash of 'stuff''!

I couldn't resist using Winter Chuckles again, he's perfect for a happy card for your guy friend this winter.  I also had my own little chuckle when I realized that I had the stamps to create the sentiment.  He was colored with Copic Markers  E00, E11, E13, E50, E35, E37, E34, B99, B97, B95, Y15, Y19, YR14. Once again the sentiment stamps are from K. Andrew Designs and the other goodies from my stash.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Mariko, Wishing you...

...a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Hello everyone! 

Happy Aloha Friday!

I'm popping in to share a card using one of our current December challenge themes as well as a qualifying non-Y&FH image. 

We realize that not everyone has a Y&FH stamp now but still would like to play in our challenges.  We encourage those of you who don't to still come and join our challenges as long as you follow the guidelines we set forth.  We have a great number of non-Y&FH stamp companies listed that you can choose from and if you don't please consider purchasing a stamp or two from our shop.  A reminder, we have free shipping within the US for qualifying orders of $35 or over for all of December. 
They make perfect stocking stuffers!
Ultimately we would love to see creations with our images alone.  Please check the Challenge info page for all qualifying non-Y&FH stamps before linking up your project.  If it is does not qualify unfortunately it will not be considered for the prize or our top 3. 

For my card I chose the red, camel and white color combo and used them with one of our qualifying non-Y&FH stamps, Sister Stamps Mariko.  {She is currently out of stock but keep checking back or pick up some Y&FH stamps.}
 For all the details on my card you can pop over to my blog.

You have all month to play in our December challenge and you can choose from two themes or combine both.  A super awesome prize is awaiting one lucky crafter and 3 will be chosen for our top 3 to receive an awesome badge created by our own Renate' for their blog

Click here to see the challenge details and link up!  

**For a list of qualifying stamps please check the Challenge info page.  We have a lot to choose from.**  

Happy Holidays & Mahalo for stopping by!!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Welcome Wednesday!

Hey all!  It's MelissaO here, December's guest designer.  First I want to share that I am so thrilled to be here this month sharing Yumi & Fumi images.  I absolutely love them as well as Sister Stamps.  My stamp collection just continues to grow (I want them all)!

I used Fumi with Messenger Bag and decided to give her a few freckles to go with her red hair. I just love her sassy little pose!  I am a bit of a pink freak so naturally there is a lot of pink and I paper pieced her skirt.

Copic Markers:
R39, RV66, RV69, RV09, RV19, E000, E00, E11, Y21, R39, E09, E07, E08

I'm also sharing my card using Winter Chuckles.  I have to admit that when I first saw this stamp it made me chuckle.  That reindeer hat is just too dang cute!  You may have seen my card on Yumi and Fumi FB page but I wanted to share him here as well.

Copic Markers:
B60, B63, B69, E00, E11, E13, E42, E15, E23, E28, E29, E25, E17, R27, C1, C5, G61, G63, G67, G82 

Remember to join the December #7 Challenge and you can choose to use the challenge colors, challenge sketch, or both!  This is a month long challenge so plenty of time for you to play along. 

 See you next Wednesday.  Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Free Shipping within the USA

Hey everyone!

For the month of December any purchase of $35 or over will receive free shipping. 

This only applies to all orders shipping within the USA. 

No code necessary, the cart will automatically calculate it during checkout.

Keep checking back daily throughout the month you might see some additional savings popping up here and there.

Click here to start shopping!
Take care!
Y&FH Team

Challenge #8-Kim's SKETCH and/or Red, Camel & White

Happy Sunday everyone!! It's DECEMBER, WOOT, WOOT!! Hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner and the end of the year is almost here.....wowzers! We've got something exciting for the month of December at Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts so be sure to read through the post!!

First up, we need to announce the winner of November's challenge and issue some badges for last month's Use Ribbon or Lace challenge.
The winner picked by Random Org is:

True Random Number Generator
Result: 5 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Here is your winner's badge:
**Please email: within 48 hours to claim prize. Just type in the challenge name in the subject line and give us your snail mail address.:)

And, our top 3 picks with their own new badges:
Karen I
Tanya J
and Angie
Congrats Ladies!! We hope you share your pretty new badges on your blogs.
Thank you so much for playing along with us!! 

Today, we have a MONTH long challenge for you with a big PRIZE package!! The prize package will be one that grows as the challenge continues over the month of December. The winner will not only receive a Y&F stamp of our choice, but other goodies as well (which right now includes a Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Paper Pads, Embellishments, Embossing Folders, additional stamps, etc.). Believe me, you'll want to definitely participate!! :)

The challenge this time around is an AWESOME SKETCH from our fabulous DT member Kim Yu. We've also included a twist.....a color combo of RED, CAMEL, and WHITE. 

Now, you can combine the color combo with the sketch (as some of our DT did), or you can just do the sketch or just do the color combo. We are giving you options and leaving the decision up to you.....easy peasy!!

Remember you don't have to use a Yumi and Fumi image to participate. You can use any image from Sister Stamps, La-La Land Crafts and The Greeting Farm!! I'm sure you have at least one of those to work with. :)  You can see all of the Challenge Rules HERE to make sure you qualify.

Here's the SKETCH from Kim:

And, here's the color inspiration from The Perfect Palette of RED, CAMEL & WHITE:

Now, onto our DT for some inspiration! These ladies always bring it and today is no exception!! 

Eva Uyeunten using Winter Yumi
 We hope to see lots of you participating in this month long challenge!! Now, don't forget to come by and "like" our Facebook Fan Page, so you can stay up-to-date, get your challenge reminders, and share your stuff!! 

Our regular DT will be back in January. However, we have the super talented, Melissa Oeters, joining us as a Guest Designer for month of December! You can read more about Melissa HERE!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!
Rosie & the Y&F Design Team :)