Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mahalo Sandie & Eva!

Good morning everyone,
Today it is with a sad heart that I announce that two of our beautiful friends and fellow teammates, Sandie Dunne & Eva Uyeunten have decided to step down from the team. We're really gonna miss them. Both ladies will always be a part of the Yumi & Fumi ohana. As we say MAHALO and ALOOOOHAAA, never good-bye, I wanted to share some of their beautiful projects that brought life to our images.
Here are projects created by Sandie:
And here are some created by Eva:
Pretty amazing yea?!  We will definitely miss them and wish them all the best in their next journey.  Please make sure to keep in touch with them by following their blogs as we will definitely be doing the same.
Sandie & Eva,
Mahalo for being here at the beginning of our journey and for giving us an amazing year of gorgeous projects, friendships and love.  We are so very sorry to see you both go, but you know we wish you all the best in everything.  You will always be a part of the Yumi & Fumi ohana.
Take care and Thank you again.  We'll be seeing you in and around blogland!
PS ~ Stop by tomorrow when I share our new teammates joining our ohana. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My Last Post ...

Hi everyone!  It is sad to say but this will be my last post on the Yumi and Fumi Handmade blog as I will be stepping down from the design team at the end of July.  I've had such a wonderful time and the year I spent on this design team definitely just flew by.  But it's time for me to move on and time for others to join in and share their talents as well.  I am really excited to see the new DT!  Aren't you?

Before I go, I wanted to share one last project.  This was inspired by all those little trinkets I used to see at Claire's.  You know, like matching necklaces or keychains that were made for best friends to share.  You can put them together to complete an image or a best friends forever saying.

I made little notebooks (4x4 inches) featuring the Yumi and Fumi stamp.  Because they are best friends I thought they were perfect for this project.  So you can keep one and give the other to your BFF.  Then when you get together, you can match up your mini notebooks.  I think these would be so cute for pre-teen girls to give their friends.

This is how the two notebooks look apart.  The little alphabets are from CC Designs Mini Alphabet die set.

Thank you so much to Leanne and Renate'!  They are truly a couple of the most generous, kind and thoughtful people I've ever "met" in blogland.  

Hope you like this idea and thank you so much for stopping by!


Monday, July 29, 2013

Changes coming soon

Hello everyone!

We're getting ready to come back with some new faces to our team, new challenges as well as a new challenge format. 

Check back on Aug 1st & Aug 2nd when we'll reveal our new team and then on Aug 4th with our first challenge using the new format.  We hope you'll join us.

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,


Sunday, July 21, 2013

We're taking a break!

Hello everyone!!
Hope you are all having a great weekend!  Thanks so much to everyone that participated in the last challenge and congrats to the winner and top 3! 

Normally we'd have a challenge up for you to participate in but we're going to be taking a little summer break so the DT can spend some quality time with their kids before they head back to school.  We'll be back with our new challenge on Aug. 4th with some new faces and new challenge rules.  In the meantime please link up your Yumi & Fumi Handmade projects below so we can come and check it out.

Yumi & Fumi online shop update:
If you haven't heard we've lowered our prices in our online shop, click here to check it out and happy shopping!!

Before I sign off I wanted to share this card featuring two of our Hang Loose stamps: Summer Fumi and the smaller Hang Loose "bug" from the Tiki-Surf set:

For more details stop by my blog
Link up your Y&FH projects and I'll pick a few of you for our Friday's Where's Yumi & Fumi Featured.
Enjoy your summer!!


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Ahhhh..yeahhh...Winner & Top 3 for Challenge #20!!!

Aloha Party People! hehehe...

It's time to post the winner and top 3 of Challenge #20! 
Well, it was time to do this several hours ago, 
but since a blog post from moi is such a rarity, 
my blog timing sensibility is a bit askew, slow, off...basically, what I'm trying to say is

It was SO fun visiting everyone's blogs and enjoying all the creativity you've shared with us.  You all totally rock!!!  And of course, thank you to our loyal fans who play in the blog sandbox with us every day and a huge welcome to the new kids, too! 
It's a big sandbox and we welcome the ENTIRE neighborhood...yes we do...
we share our toys...we're good like that...yup yup yup

Drum roll please......

The winner of Challenge #20 
$15 gift certificate 

(you have to kind of sing it to get the best effect. go ahead...try it again...Ooooohhhhleeeeeevveeeaaahhhhhhh!!!)

And although EVERYONE brought some
seriously creative & amazing cards to the playground, 
our little random picker dude (that's the official name of that thing, you know) 
chose these cool kids as the Top 3 
(listed in no particular order)

hey guuurrrrrllll!!! new to the sandbox...way to go!!!

Lisa T.
you know you cool like that...oh yeaaaaahhhhh....

hey now! show em' how it's done Ms. B!

Yes, I AM this goofy
early in the morning.

High 5's to everyone!!!!  Secret sandbox handshake tutorial to follow
(just kidding...if I told you...I'd had have to....well, you know)
Each of the Top 3 will receive a 10% coupon code (valid for 2 weeks) 
 to use in the Yumi & Fumi Handmade store, but ya gotta email me...Renate' to get your coupon codes!!  
AND...this is very have to indicate the challenge number 
in the subject line/title of your email...pretty please <3

So what does one ALSO get when claiming victory in the playground you may ask? 
  You can choose from the many different types of badges I've created over several past challenges and then I'll personalize it for you
OR I'm feeling like maybe a new Hang Loose badge is in order.


So browse below and choose the # badge you'd like
or let me know if you'd like a brand new Hang Loose themed badge, 
  Email me ( either way
It's for your blog or FB page and I want you to be happy and proud to wear it.  

Here are the winners badges... 

Olivia please choose your badge from the Winner Badges below
or let me know if you wanna wait for a new Hang Loose themed badge:

and the Top 3 will each get to choose their very own badge from the Top 3 Badges (shown below)
or you three can also let me know if you wanna wait for a new Hang Loose themed badge:

My creative juices are flowing, but it does take some time to create new badges.  Please do let me know what you'd like as soon as you can...before I have to leave the sandbox and go back to school (or you know...that thing we AHHHH!!!!)

Again, big thank yous to everyone for playing in our challenge and remember, new games are startin' tomorrow!!! Stop by again tomorrow to check out the new challenge.

Happy Weekend Everyone!!! (Wow, I really gotta stop yelling...)

Hugs  & Smiles,

Thursday, July 18, 2013

CH #20 - Celebration Reminder


Today I'm back to share my card I created for the current challenge:

July 7th - July 19
Ends: Noon (pst)
I used the newest Deconstructed Sketch to play with and papers from MME & Neenah.  Chose to use the Aloha Honu set for this card and kept it pretty CAS. The only other elements are the embossed background (which I kept plain white, but I was tempted to add some color -haha) and the sentiment which is a laser cut from the Island Scrapbooking store in Hawaii.
Unfortunately there are some of you that still aren't playing fair so I'll have to remove your links. Here's a reminder about our rules:
You can use any image from Y&FH, Sister Stamps, La-La Land Crafts, The Greeting Farm or Sparkle Creations. For a full list of our challenge rules, please click on the challenge info tab located at the top of the page. Before you add your direct link please double check that your project qualifies, if your card does not fit the challenge rules we will remove it from Inlinkz.
And remember if you use a Y&FH image on your project you get 2 entries into the drawing.
Link your project HERE.

The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Y&F Handmade STORE. In addition, the Top 3 will receive a 10% discount code.
Enjoy these few pictures from the show!! 

Have an awesome day and stop by tomorrow when I'll share my Where's Yumi & Fumi pick(s). 


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Blog Hop Winners

Good morning!!

Sorry for the delay in posting, but I'm still reeling from the awesome weekend we had at the Rubber Stamp Convention in Carson, CA.  If you happened to visit or were there let us know what you most liked about the show and if you had a great story you wanted to share.  Just leave us a comment.

Thank you all so very much for participating in our 1st annual Birthday/Anniversary blog hop.  We had a wonderful turnout and hope you all enjoyed all the beautiful creations that the ladies all worked so hard on.  Congratulations to the following ladies:

#8 Mimi
#2 Colleen Kwan
#12 Danni Bindel

Please send an email to with your snail mail address and in the subject line: 1st B-day Blog Hop winner and we'll get your goodies out to you.  You have until Friday, 7/19 to email me!
Here are some fun pictures from this weekend.
Our beautiful new booth displays!!!
Make n' Take with Chuck and Kat: 
Kat waiting to start Saturday's Make n' Take.  "Where's everyone at?"
Our Make n' Take for Saturday was a tag featuring Summer Fumi, Summer Chuckles and Summer Yumi:
 The back of the tag featuring our Aloha sentiment:
We had so many wanting to do the make and takes we ran out of the background! So we had to come up with more. These were made collectively by Kat, Chuck and myself:
and on Sunday we made these bookmarkers featuring Fumi with Turtle/Tortoise and Yumi with Birdie:

Sending out a big MAHALO to everyone that was able to stop by, say hi, purchase some goodies and do the make n' take.  We had such a wonderful time, well we always do, but I guess this time it was extra special because it was our 1st year birthday and a year that we started at that show as Yumi & Fumi Handmade.   
Our awesome team whom we could not have done without.
L-R: Renate', Zach (behind),Masako, Kat, Jesse(behind) Chuck, Me
Have a great day and stop by tomorrow I'm going to share more pictures from the show and my reminder for the current CH #20 Celebration challenge post.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Challenge #20 Celebration Reminder

I hope everyone had the chance to follow Y&FH’s 1 year anniversary blog hop this past week!! It may be too late to win one of the awesome prizes being offered, but it's not too late to see all of the wonderful cards/projects shared by the DT and guests…just click HERE.

With all of the anniversary hoopla it might have been easy to overlook that Y&FH is in the midst of a CELEBRATION challenge ... and that's where Eva and I step in. We would like to remind you there is still time to join this fun challenge.

You can see all of the details about Eva’s adorable card using Yumi Peace Sign on her blog HERE. Yumi has the most pinchable cheeks, don’t you agree?

I chose to make a tag and notepad using Fumi with Turtle for the Celebration theme, details and a few more pictures can be found on my blog HERE.

Challenge details:
July 7th - July 19
Ends: Noon (pst)
You can use any image from Y&F, Sister Stamps, La-La Land Crafts and The Greeting Farm. For a full list of our challenge rules, please click on the challenge info tab located at the top of the page. Before you add your direct link please double check that your project qualifies, if your card does not fit the challenge rules we will unfortunately have to remove it from Inlinkz. Feel free to link your project HERE.

The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Y&F Handmade STORE. In addition, the Top 3 will receive a 10% discount code.
Good luck and happy Sunday!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Where's Yumi & Fumi Featured Friday?

Hello Everyone!

First off, thank you all so much for your kind words and lovely wishes for our 1st Birthday.  Since there were a few people who haven't had time to cruise each of the blogs and link up, we'll keep it open until tomorrow at noon.  Hoping that gives those of you who were busy during the week a chance to hop and link up. 
Prizes up for grabs to 3 lucky people who link up.
Click here to get started on the hop or on our cute badge over there ===>
Next I'd like to say a big MAHALO to our wonderful ladies that took part in our blog hop! What an amazing line-up and boy did they share some awesome projects!  Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of our 1st Birthday celebration.
Before I share today's Featured Friday crafter I wanted to remind everyone that Yumi & Fumi Handmade will be at the Carson Rubber Stamp Convention in Carson, CA this weekend (7/13-7/14).  We're all really excited to be back there.  We'll have make & takes for $2 and lots of product for sale including our newest Hang Loose stamp releases.  Stop by the booth and say hi, do the make & take and pick up some stamps and other crafty items.
Now for today's featured crafters:
with this awesome trio for any party favor, featuring some images from the Tiki Surf set:
with this totally awesome and fun card featuring Summer Yumi:
with this adorable card featuring Yumi with Birdie:
created this kawai-iiii card featuring Yumi Peace sign:
created this super fun and adorable card featuring Fumi with Turtle
CONGRATULATIONS ladies!!  Please grab our badge below and share it on your blog or FB page or both! :)

If you weren't chosen this time, no worries.  I'll be searching the internet for more Yumi & Fumi creations.  Leave me a comment with a link to your project and you just might be the next one featured on Friday's Where's Yumi & Fumi Featured?

Stop by Sunday to see the CH #20 (Card for any Celebration) shares by our super talented Eva & Denice. You still have plenty of time to submit your project.  Link up HERE.

Happy Aloha Friday!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

We're Celebrating our 1st Birthday/Anniversary!!

**Hop update: The list has been updated with direct links to everyone's post.  If you have already commented on each post below then you are good for the drawing. Sparkle was unable to join us for a really awesome reason.  She just celebrated a wonderful anniversary with her husband. Congrats girl!  So as not to confuse anyone I have removed her name from the list. If she has time and has one up later I'll add her back in to the line up. Thanks and happy hopping!! ~Leanne

Hey everyone!!

It's our 1 year birthday/anniversary today!!  We can't believe how fast the year has come and gone and we have you all to thank for being so supportive.  We wanted to kick off the "First" with something special and who knows, it might become an annual event.  We asked some special guests to help us with our very first birthday/anniversary blog hop and we're very fortunate to have most of these wonderful crafters say yes.  It wouldn't be a celebration without prizes right?  3 lucky commenters will win prizes and all you have to do to qualify is follow our blog, follow each crafters blog, leave a comment on each of the blogs listed in the hop and link up at the bottom of this post.  Pretty simple yea? :)

On behalf of our team at Yumi & Fumi Handmade we'd like to say a big Mahalo to all of you who have made our first year a fun ride.  We've made so many new friends and we hope to make more in the coming year. So many of you have purchased our stamps and brought so much life and warmth in to each image and we're so thankful for that.  When we started this journey we had no idea that these stamps would make such an impact on our lives.  We're truly blessed with our team and ohana and we're so glad you could all be a part of it.  Mahalo!!

Alrighty, let's get to the hop!  We decided to give everyone a photo inspiration to create with and here is the photo that the Design Team chose. It's perfect for our celebration with those beautiful bold and bright colors.  Makes me think of a summer time celebration.

Here are the rules:
  • Become a follower of our blog
  • Become a follower and leave a comment on each blog in the hop.  Please note: We have crafters joining us from all over the world so if they do not have their post up, please wait patiently and keep checking back.  You do not need to leave a comment on that.
  • Link up below. The Linky collection will stay open until Friday, July 12th at noon.
  • We're going to randomly choose 3 winners that have completed all the criteria above to win some special prizes and announce the winners on Monday.
Now it's on to the hop!  Have fun!
On behalf of our entire ohana, Mahalo for your love and support of Yumi & Fumi Handmade stamps for the past year.  We look forward to many more celebrations with you.  Mahalo for stopping by!!
The Yumi and Fumi Handmade Ohana

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Challenge #20~Card for any CELEBRATION!

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you've been enjoying your weekend so far! We've got a month long celebration going on for July so to continue with some celebratory goodness, our challenge for the next two weeks is:

July 7th - July 19
Ends: Noon (pst)

This should be a pretty easy so I hope to see lots of you entering in our challenge! Remember you can use any image from Y&F, Sister Stamps, La-La Land Crafts and The Greeting Farm!! For a full list of our challenge rules, please click on the challenge info tab located at the top of the page. If your card does not fit the challenge rules we will unfortunately have to remove it from Inlinkz. 

The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Y&F Handmade STORE. In addition, our Top 3 will receive a 10% discount code. WOOT, WOOT!!

Now let's get to the fun part of me sharing my card with you!! I used a newly release stamp called Summer Yumi! She's awesome and so much fun to color!!
All stamps are available in the Yumi & Fumi Handmade STORE. We can't wait to see what you make with this challenge!

Also, don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest. All the links are on the right side bar. Have a great week and be sure to stop back by here on July 10th for something special!! :)


Before you link up, please check the Challenge info tab to see if your project qualifies. We would hate to have to delete it.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Winner and Top 3 of Challenge #19 Red, White, & Blue

Sending a great big shout-out to all of our Y&FH fans who play along with us challenge after challenge....your projects are always fun and inspiring and the most recent Red, White, and Blue color challenge wasn't any exception, as all of your entries were super creative!
The random winner of Challenge #19 and the $15 gift certificate to the Yumi & Fumi Handmade store is ...

#5  CARLA!!!
Each of the Top 3 will receive a 10% coupon code to use in the Yumi & Fumi Handmade store, just make sure you email Renate' at to get your coupon codes.   You'll want to email her ASAP as the codes are valid for two weeks only.
The fabulous Top 3, in no particular order, are ... 
Anita M.
Laura Love
Sheena B.
Are you wondering why you don't see any of those adorable personalized Y&FH badges?!  Y&FH has decided to do something a little different by allowing the current Winner and Top 3 to choose which badge they would like (from the many different styles Renate' has created for previous challenges) and have them personalized by Renate.
Carla, please choose from the Winner Badges below:
The Top 3, also gets to choose their very own badge from the Top 3 Badges shown below:
Choose your badge and send an email to Renate' at with the number of the badge you'd like personalized for your blog or FB page and she'll get it to you right away!
CONGRATULATIONS to everyone!!!!
Happy Saturday,

Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday's Where's Yumi & Fumi?

Hello everyone!
Happy Aloha Friday!

Hoping you all had a safe and fantastic Independence Day.  We had lots of fireworks going off in our neighborhood so I did not have to go out to see sparks flying.  :)

For today's featured card I went to our current challenge and found this really awesome card by Carla:

Here is the front of the card using Tiki and one of the Hang Loose stamps from the Tiki Surf set:

And here is the inside of the card featuring more images from the Tiki Surf set (Long board and small honu on his shirt) and our Summer Chuckles:

Isn't this the coolest scene? The sand & water, the sky & sun, even to the crab crawling about is awesome!! I love the custom made tshirt too.  Soo very cool!!

CONGRATULATIONS Carla!!  Please grab our badge below and share it on your blog or FB page or both! :)

If you weren't chosen this time, no worries.  I'll be searching the internet for more Yumi & Fumi creations.  Leave me a comment with a link to your project and you just might be the next one featured on Friday's Where's Yumi & Fumi Featured?

Stop by tomorrow to see the results for Challenge #19 (Red, White, Blue & Kraft) results and come back on Sunday for Challenge #20!!

Happy Aloha Friday!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

CH #19 Reminder It's Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day everyone!

From all of us at Yumi & Fumi Handmade we wish you all a safe and fabulous day full of family, friends, good food and great fireworks.  However you spend the day hoping it's a fantastic one.

I'm here to remind you of the current challenge you still have time to join:

Create a CARD using a the colors red, white blue & kraft.
June 23 - July 5
Ends: Noon (pst)
Check the Challenge info tab for more details, including the qualifications to join.
Today I have three cards to share, each one different than the other, however they all follow the current challenge rules.  I decided to use the newest stamps in our Hang Loose stamp line.
First up is my ode to Independence Day featuring Summer Fumi:

Next up is Summer Chuckles
(Also pictured small Hang Loose image and Dude sentiment):

For my last card here's a super CAS card featuring Summer Yumi:
The stamps listed above can be purchased in our online store
For those of you living in the So Cal area and you happen to be at the Carson Rubber Stamp show on July 13 & 14 you'll be able to buy these in person because WE'RE GOING TO BE THERE!!
Yep, that's right we're heading back to the show that started it all.  We hope that you'll stop by the new booth and see all the new images, new items to purchase (which includes the paper used on Summer Chuckles' card) and possibly stay and do the make n' take. 
Guess what else is going on over here?  We've got an anniversary/birthday coming up!  Woo Hoo!! We're going to have a blog hop with some prizes so mark your calendars all the fun begins on Wednesday, July 10th!
Stop by tomorrow for Friday's Where's Yumi & Fumi Featured. 
Thanks for stopping by today!!  Wishing you all a safe and fabulous Independence day!!