Sunday, September 30, 2012

Yumi & Fumi Challenge--EMBOSSING (wet or dry)!

Happy Sunday everyone! It rained cats and dogs here all day yesterday!! I haven't seen that much rain in a long time. Every time I thought it would lighten up, it just got heavier. It wouldn't have been so bad if we got to just chill at home and eat soup and drink hot cocoa, snuggled up on the couch watching movies. But we had lots of errands to run including buying a long board at Home Depot for my son's bed. Talk about getting soaked trying to get that bugger into the SUV!! Then we had a bday party to go to in the evening so we got to be out on the slippery, wet roads with all the crazies, haha!

To say the least we haven't done much today, but sit around and relax. Well, actually I was scrambling to get this card done.....while the hubby got in a 2 hour nap!!

It's been busy at Yumi and Fumi Handmade and I hope you've been enjoying the new releases as much as us ladies on the DT. Did you see the cutie patootie Kigurumi Release?? I think they are adorable and so perfect for those sweet Halloween pages coming up! For me though, they are perfect any time of year because my little one and his cousins play dress-up whenever they want to! If you missed the Kigurumi Kids, then check out our post HERE. :)

Today we have a new challenge to announce!

Our challenge for the next two weeks is:

EMBOSSING (wet or dry)!

You MUST use a Yumi & Fumi Handmade, Sister Stamps, La-La Land Crafts or The Greeting Farm image to participate in our challenges. Any project not using these images will be deleted.

Please take the time to review all of the Challenge Rules HERE to make sure you qualify (the rules are under "Challenge Info" at the top tab). You have until Saturday, October 13th, 11am PST to link up your new project on the Yumi & Fumi Handmade Crafts Blog (one entry per blog please).

For my card today I used an image from the Back to School Release called Yumi with Book. I'm still caught up with the school spirit and wanted to create something I could give to one of Isaiah's "girl" friends sometime soon.

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11/Chalk
Hair: E47, E44, E41
Shirt/Socks: R29, R27, R24, R22
Skirt/Shoes: N8, N6, N4, N2
Sweater: N2, N0, Black
I found a really cute 8x8 DCWV paper pad called "The Edumacation Stack"....yes, people it's really spelled that way, haha! It full of cute school dps and several have embossed designs on them. The background dps are all embossed and shiny/glossy....LOVE it! Even the designs on the banner and the sentiment are embossed. I used my Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folders on the yellow dp. 
 The ABC border on the white cardstock was made with a Martha Stewart Border Punch....cute for school, huh?!?! The "I (heart) School" ribbon is from the Paper Studio.

Here's a side view so you can see the dimension. The flowers are from Recollections and the Paper Studio.
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!! Please join us in our challenges too.....we would love to see your beautiful cards/projects!

Have a great week and see you here soon!
Rosie :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Inspiration Monday--Lace & Pearls

Happy Monday y'all! How was your weekend? Mine was okay. My little man is either experience really bad allergies or he's getting sick. I can't tell which one, but he's really snotty. :( Usually if he's sick he runs fever. So far it hasn't come to that so I'm thinking something in the air is setting off his allergies. We'll see how this morning goes.

Well, it's Monday and of course that means another La-La Land Crafts challenge for you. This week our theme is:

I decided to use one of my fave LLLC stamps, Darling Marci. :) I love her cute little bob and how she's sitting! She's colored with Copics and chalk, and I paper-pieced her dress. :) I also used LLLC's Filigree Corner Die in the corner.

 Copics & chalk:
Skin: E000 & chalk
Lips: R32
Hair: YR23, YR21, YR31
Clothes: Paper-pieced and shaded with chalk
Shoes: R32, BV23, chalk

The lace paper doily is from the baking section of Walmart. It's always nice to find crafty stuff in unexpected places. The flowers are from Recollections and WOC. The ribbon is from my stash and the Adore ticket is from Tim Holtz. The embossing folder is Cart-Us Ornament Circles.

Have a great week my friends and see you back here soon!

Rosie :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Yumi & Fumi Kigurumi Kids Release!!

Today the owners of Yumi and Fumi, Renate and Leanne, are in Sacramento at the Original Rubber Stamp Convention. They are having a great time and will have lots more to share on the Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts Blog when they get back!

But before they left, they designed a new series of stamps called...


You might be wondering what is KIGURUMI?  Well, Leanne looked it up online and found this pretty awesome description from an Anime Cosplay Shopper Blog

I'll give you some of the definition and a couple of links so that you can read the whole concept and see some real Kigurumi costumes. 
What Is Kigurumi?  (Key-gu-ru-mee)
A type of cosplay that employs a full body suit, similar to a fur suit. It is most commonly used with animal costumes but can also be worn to emulate people, mechs, mascots, etc. Kigurumi are dressed in character from head to toe. They usually wear masks that encompass their entire head rather than just their face. Characters like Mickey Mouse from Disneyland and Barney from Barney the Dinosaur are referred to as Kigurumi in Japan.
Kigurumi is a part of Japanese culture, which represents performing people who dress up like popular cartoon characters. The word is actually a combination of the Japanese words kiru (to wear) and nuigurumi (stuffed toy). Often seen in places like anime conventions, theme parks and even shopping malls, a kigurumi costume always adds to the festivity of the occasion. Even from American culture, things like football mascots and Winnie the Pooh can be worn and considered kigurumi suits. There is no limit, in fact, to the amount of things a kigurumi costume can be. Their range often includes:
■Pikachu ■Hello Kitty ■Winnie the Pooh ■Anime characters ■Animals

Here's a link to a Kigurumi shop where you can browse and see all the fun outfits. :)

Now let's meet our Kigurumi Kids:

YUMICORN (You-me-corn):
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, chalk
Eyes: E47, E44
Hair: E47, E44
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Hair under horn/Wings: V000, V01, Stickles
Shoes/Buttons/Horn: V17, V16, V12, Stickles

FUMI PANDA and CHASEZILLA (Chase-zil-la)
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, chalk
Eyes: G21 G24, G46
Hair: E47, E44
Panda Suit: Black, N8, N6, N4, N2

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Eyes: E47, E44, E43
Eyebrows: E47, E44
Suit: G28, G46, G24, G21, YR23, YR21, YR20, Y02
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Eyes: E47, E44
Lion Suit: YR23, YR21, YR20, R20
Lion Mane/Nose: E37, E15, E13, Y02, E31
Were you expecting such cuteness?!?! Aren't they ADORABLE?!? As you can see they are perfect for Halloween, which is just around the corner folks! These cuties will be available in the STORE on Monday, 9/24. :)

Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 17, 2012

LLLC Halloween/Christmas New Release 2012

Well, it's finally here folks.....the fabulous HALLOWEEN/CHRISTMAS New Release at La-La Land Crafts!! Let me tell you these cuties are AMAZING!! We all had a blast designing creations with this new release, and we are so glad to finally share them with you. I'm telling you, the DT really knocked it outta the park with their samples! You should definitely head on over to the LLLC blog to check out all the awesomeness!

This is the Halloween/Christmas Release of 2012!!

There are 8 new Marci and Luka stamps and 7 new dies in this release.
All of these products are scheduled to ship on or around September 20th.
Click HERE to go SHOPPING!

First up, the new Halloween stamps - Lion Luka, Flying Witch Marci, Vampire Luka and Lil' Devil Marci. Aren't they too cute to spook? :-)
Here are the new Christmas stamps from this release - Christmas Elf Luka, Christmas Elf Marci, Christmas Lantern Marci and Christmas Present Luka.
How sweet are they? Love, Love, Love!!!
Next up are the new dies!
With the addition of the new dies, the possibilities for your holiday projects are endless!

There are 5 Halloween themed ones - Scary Tree, Spooky House, Eerie Bats, Frightful Fence and Creepy Vines. In addition, there are 2 new Christmas themed dies - Christmas Tree and Holly Flourish.

For my first card today I used the super adorable Lion Luka! I soooooo wish Isaiah had dressed up as a Lion for Halloween. I wanted him to when he was little, but it just never happened. I don't think now that he's 6 years old that he will go for being a Lion, but hey ya never know. :)
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E49, E47, E44
Lion Suit: YR23, YR21, E31, E30, R22, R20
Lion's Mane/Shoes: E29, E18, E15, E11

Here you can see all the DIES I used:
Creepy Vines
Eerie Bats
& Frightful Fence

The dps are from Authentique 6x6 Enchanted Collection. The black cardstock is from Core'dinations.

For my second card, I used Christmas Elf Luka.....perfect for all your Christmas projects!!
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E49, E47, E44
Hat/Clothes/Stockings: R24, R27, R29, G21, G24, G28, Tinsel Glitter
Shoes: N8, N6, N4
Buckles: YR21, YR23
Presents: B00, B02, YG25, YG03, G24, R29, R27, R24, R81, R85, YR21, YR23

The DIES I used on this card are:
Christmas Tree
& Holly Flourish
The dps came from MME "All Is Bright". I also used Core'dinations cardstock and some Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter. Man, that stuff is messy, but I LOVE the glittery effect!!

All of these amazing stamps and dies are available in the LLLC Store HERE!! These will definitely fly off the shelves since the Holidays are right around the corner, so you'll definitely want to go snatch yours up quickly!

Have a great week and see you back here soon!

Rosie :)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Y&F Handmade Crafts Challenge #3--Anything but a CARD!

Happy Sunday everyone!! It's hard to believe it's already the middle of September, what, what?? I can't believe the summer flew by so quickly and now we are headed into fall. I love FALL! The cooler temps and trees changing colors and my ability to layer clothes....I LOVE layers!!

Well, enough about me, let's get on with it, hee, hee! It's been another 2 weeks (man it flew by), and we have another challenge for you on the Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts Blog. You'll definitely want to head over there to see if you were the prize winner from the last challenge and the top 3 picks.

Today we have a new challenge to announce!

Our challenge for the next two weeks is:

Anything but a CARD!!

You MUST use a Yumi & Fumi Handmade, La-La Land Crafts, Sister Stamps or The Greeting Farm image to enter our challenges. Please take the time to review all of the Challenge Rules HERE to make sure you qualify (the rules are under "Challenge Info" at the top tab).

You have until Saturday, September 23rd, 11am PST to link up your new project on the Y&F Blog (one entry per blog).

Today I used YUMI and FUMI for my STATIONERY BOX. You can find the Stationery Box tutorial HERE. Yumi and Fumi are available as a set HERE or as individual stamps, HERE (Yumi only) & HERE (Fumi only). Aren't they just the cutest? Besties for life, I tell ya!

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, chalk
Eyes: E39
Hair: Black, N8
Hoodie: B18, B24, B23, B2, YR23, YR21
Pants: Black, N8, N6, N4
Boots: E55, E53

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Eyes: E25
Hair: E49, E47, E13
Shirt: B18, B24, B23, B2, YR23, YR21
Pants: E55, E53
Sandals: B18

Have I told you that I love making 3-D projects? I find them therapeutic.....sometimes, haha! Usually my time is limited so I don't always get the chance to work on them. I'm glad these challenges are every 2 weeks, because it gives me the time to come back to it throughout the week. These papers are Close to my Heart! I love their paper packs because everything coordinates!

I made a 5x5 card, a couple 3x3 cards, and some stationery to go inside the box.
Don't forget to come "like" the Yumi & Fumi Facebook Fan Page, so you can stay up-to-date, get your challenge reminders, and share your creations!

If you want to play along with us, please link up your creation on the Yumi & Fumi Handmade Crafts Blog!! (please provide a direct link to your project, not just to your blog...thank you bunches!!). Also, make sure to use a qualifying stamped image on your project, otherwise it will be deleted.

We hope you have a great time creating and we can't wait to see what you do!!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Inspiration Monday--Wish Upon A Star!!

Happy Monday y'all! I guess my slang is now appropriate since I'm living in Texas. Although, I've always been a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll, haha! I'm slowly getting settled in and my little guy is getting adjusted to the swing of things.

He loves his new school, but hates having homework every day....every day people....he's in 1st grade! This also means I have homework every day! It's a struggle to get him used to coming home and sitting at the table to get the homework done before we play. I'm hoping after a few weeks it will become a normal part of our routine.

Since it's Monday, it's also time for another challenge at La-La Land Crafts! This week's theme is:

(use stars on your project)

Sometimes I like to put something special in Isaiah's lunchbox...either a small card or note. Today I made this bookmark to surprise him. :) I used the super-adorable Back to School Luka! He soooooo reminds me of Isaiah!

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, chalk
Hair, E49, E47, E44, E43
Shirt: R24, RV29, B21, B29, N4
Tie: B24
Sweater/Shoes: N8, N6, N4, N2
Pants: E55, E53, E51
Skateboard: RV29, B29, N8, N6, N4, N2
Backpack: E55, E47, E44, N2

I also used a couple of LLLC Dies: Heart Fence Die and Heart Tree Die. Now the Heart Fence Die is pretty's behind Luka. But you may not have noticed the Heart Tree Die. I punched it out of red and blue cardstock. Then I glued them to light tan cardstock. Next, I traced stars and cut them out. That's what's so great about these dies! You can use them for so many different things including making decorative swirly paper.....pretty clever, huh?!

I hope you enjoyed my project! I want to thank each and every one of you for following me and leaving me comments. It really means so much to read what you all have to say! After I get unpacked and settled in more, I hope to visit your blogs and leave comments! :)

Don't forget you can play along with us by uploading your creations to our Customer Gallery....we love seeing your work! We also would love to see and hear from you on the LLLC FB page and FB Group page.

Have a great week and see you back here soon!
Rosie :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Yumi & Fumi Handmade BACK TO SCHOOL New Release!

Hello everyone!! Are you ready for the second release from Yumi & Fumi Handmade?!
Sweet....because we're excited to head Back 2 School with Yumi & Fumi and we’ve got a couple of new friends to introduce. :) We're also happy to announce that Yumi & Fumi are now single images and can be purchased along with their new friends!

Yumi Single

Fumi Single

Let’s meet the 4 new Yumi & Fumi characters & 2 new boy characters from the Back 2 School release...

Fumi with Bear Backpack
A side profile of Fumi and she’s got the cutest bear backpack on

Yumi with Book Bag is ready to start a trend

Fumi with Messenger Bag looks ready to start the new school year

Yumi with Book
is so super excited to start school!

Chase is one of our newest friends to join the Yumi & Fumi Handmade Ohana.
He’s considered one of the cool boys in school.

AJ is our second new friend to join the Yumi & Fumi Handmade Ohana.
He’s that kid you want to be friends with. His mom makes the best lunches and if you play your cards right you just might be able to swap your school lunch for his homemade one.
All stamps are made of deeply etched red rubber on cling mount. They are scroll cut so you don't need to trim the rubber, indexed so you know where you are stamping, and they are packaged with lots of Aloha. :)

My first project up is a frame featuring AJ. I think he's so adorable and cute!! He reminds me of my hubby when he had a full head of curly hair....that's been a good minute, LOL!


Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, chalk
Hair: E49, E47, E44
Eyes: E44, E43
Undershirt: YR09, YR07, B99, B93
Shirt: B99, B95, B93, B91
Shorts: E87, E84, E81
Flip Flops: B95, N8
Lunchbox: N8, N6, N4, N2

I bought this cheap frame at Walmart on clearance. I took the plastic opening cover off and added origami paper inside. Then I used origami paper and made Origami Lucky Stars (you can google it for all sorts of step-by-step instructions). It took a little to get used to the folding, but once I figured it out the stars came together pretty quickly. I then used a white paint pen and wrote the title and drew a few stars in the corner. Pretty easy and simple!

My next project features Yumi with Bookbag....OH, I LOVE HER!! She's so versatile and gorgeous! She reminds me of my beautiful niece Malia, who's birthday just happened to be Sept. 2nd....Happy Birthday sweet girl!


Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, chalk
Hair: E49, E47, E44
Eyes: E44, E43
Hairband/Socks/Tie: R81, R83, R85
Shirt: N2, N0, Colorless Blender
Sweater: R89, R81, R37, R27, G07
Skirt/Shoes: E84, E53, E51, E31
Backpack: R81, R27, G07, Stardust Stickles

I made a "Back to School" set for this next project. I was originally going to try and fit Yumi on the backpack (you can google paper backpack for a tutorial), but it came out a little too small once the flap was added so I decided to make a little matching card. I can fill the backpack with candy, crayons, and even cute erasers. I know several of Isaiah's "girl" friends who would love to get this! The delish papers are from Echo Park This & That....YUMMY!

Now where can you get all of these AH-MAZING and CUTE stamps?

Well we are excited to announce the Yumi & Fumi Handmade STORE is open for business!! Woo Hoo!! Our crew, Zach and Renate’, have worked really hard to get it ready for today and we are so excited to hear what you all think!!

So check out the site, look around, purchase some stamps, tell your friends, family members, FB friends, and blogging buddies. Yes we do have the first release of Yumi & Fumi Handmade & our newest Back 2 School available to ship. We also have ALL of the Sister Stamps including the new Release #9 (BFFs & Buddies) in stock.

Head on over and check it out!!
Love and hugs!
Rosie :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Inspiration Monday--FLOWERS!

Happy Monday and LABOR DAY!! I'm enjoying this extra day off for sure! Last Monday, school started for my little man and it was a long week with not a lot of sleep. So I'm looking forward to sleeping in a little and just RELAXING!

Today starts a new challenge over at the La-La Land Crafts Blog! This week's challenge is:


Easy Peasy, right?!

I used one of my fave LLLC stamps called Darling Marci! I think I'm drawn to her short, flippy hair and cute dress. I colored her with Copics and did quite a bit of paper-piecing.

Copics & Chalk:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, Chalk
Hair: E49, E37, E33, E25, E13, E11
Lips: R22
Dress/Bow/Trim/Shoes: Paper-Pieced

I also used several LLLC DIES (love them!):
Butterflies Set 1
Filigree Corner
Rolled Rose Large
Rolled Rose Small/Medium

The beautiful dps are from MME Blush....gorgeous, I tell ya!! I definitely need to get more!!

Now don't forget you can play along with us by uploading your creations to our Customer Gallery. La-La Land Crafts also has a Facebook Page and Group Page. Come by and "LIKE" us so you can stay up-to-date with all the news!

Have a great week!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Yumi & Fumi Handmade Crafts Challenge #2--Use A Sentiment!!

Happy Sunday everyone!! If you haven't heard yet, the Yumi & Fumi Handmade Crafts Blog has started having bi-weekly challenges!! We had our very first challenge, Anything Goes, on August 19th and today the winner and 3 top picks were announced!! You'll want to head to the Yumi & Fumi Blog to see who won!! :)

Today we have a new challenge to announce!

Our challenge for the next two weeks is another easy one!

Use a Sentiment!!

Please take the time to review all of the Challenge Rules HERE to make sure you qualify (the rules are under "Challenge Info" at the top tab). You have until Saturday, September 15th, 11am PST to link up your new project on the Y&F Blog (one entry per blog).
(Starting with this challenge, you WILL have to use a Yumi & Fumi Handmade or Sister Stamps image to qualify for the prize drawing.)

Since this is the beginning of September, we will have a prize drawing!! The lucky winner will receive 1 Y&F Rubber Stamp of our choice! We will pick one Prize Winner and 3 Top Picks.

For my card today I used the super-duper cute, Fumi with Umbrella! Isn't she adorable?! I love her hair buns, hee, hee!

Skin: E13, chalk
Hair: E49, E47, E25
Kimono: R81, R83, R85, YG25, Green Prismacolor Premier Brush Tip Marker, Gold Sharpie Paint Pen
Umbrella: YG17, YG23, YG25, Gold Sharpie Paint Pen
Shoes: Gold Sharpie Paint Pen

You'll definitely want to come like our Facebook Fan Page so you can stay up-to-date, get your challenge reminders, and share your creations! We'd love to see you there!!

Have a great rest of your LONG weekend and thank you for stopping by!

Much love to ya,
Rosie :)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Surprise Birthday Blog Hop for Leanne!!


Today we are celebrating Leanne Poe's birthday by throwing a fun birthday blog hop party! We thought we'd gather a few of her friends and design team members to celebrate her special day. If you came here from Renate's blog you are in the right place. If you didn’t, you may want to start at the beginning at Yumi & Fumi's Handmade Crafts blog.

I just want you to know Leanne how much I appreciate your kind and giving spirit! You are not only an amazing crafter, but also a truly genuine and awesome person, and someone I'm privileged to call friend. Hope your birthday is filled with lots of blessings girl!

Be sure to follow the hop order so you end at Leanne's personal blog to wish her a very Happy Birthday!! Next up on the hop is Sandie.

Thanks for stopping by!


Rosie :)