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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Holiday Cheer from Yeti Fumi - SC459

Hi folks,

So today is Hallowe'en here in North America. As usual, I have my twenty pumpkins bought. Sadly, I was feeling under the weather last night so my sweetie and I did not get around to gutting and carving them. Oh well. That just works out better for extending their shelf life for turning them into pumpkin puree and pumpkin pickles (after the insides have been scooped out and the seeds roasted, of course). Maybe I could get the kids who knock on our doors to carve them as a reward for their Hallowe'en treats. What do you think?

Anyways, my card for today jumps ahead to the next big holiday celebration here in Canada - Christmas! I figure it's only fitting since the Christmas decorations have been out in the stores here for weeks already!




Part of the reason I'm sharing this card featuring a Yumi & Fumi Handmade image is because (are you ready for the big news?) - Yumi & Fumi Handmade now has a company gallery on SplitCoastStampers!!! YAY!!!! So, if you are on SCS and are uploading your own cards featuring a Y&FH image, be sure to tag it with yumifumi so it shows up in the gallery!!! We're looking forward to seeing the gallery grow!


card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned paper: Teresa Collins "Christmas Cottage"
  • stamped image: Yumi & Fumi Handmade "Yeti  Fumi", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E02, E93, E21, E23, E25, E27, E07, E08, E09, E93, Y21, Y23, G40, G43) with a little sparkle added to the light string with my Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen.
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles
  • from my stash: adhesive gem (to dot the i)
  • layout: Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #459
additional challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Viva La Verve October 2013 - Week 5

Hi folks,

Back again to share the last of my cards for the October Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge - Week 5.

Here's the sketch:



And here are my two cards. A birthday card for an upcoming November birthday:


And another thank you card:




card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye Collectable "Memorable"
  • stamps: Verve "Treasured Words"
  • dies: Verve "Curvy Bookplate", Spellbinders Petite Circles
  • from my stash: paper flowers, adhesive gems
challenges for these cards:


Viva La Verve October 2013 - Week 4

Hi folks,

Back again to share my cards for the Viva La Verve October 2013 Week 4 Challenge.

Here's the sketch:



and here are the two cards I created. Another October birthday:


And another Thank You card:


card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base, navy card stock mats
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 3 "Oliver"
  • stamps: Verve "Treasured Words", stamped in CTMH Outdoor Denim
  • dies: Verve "Banner Bundle"
  • from my stash: CTMH Outdoor Denim Buttons, Basic Grey Button, paper flower
challenges for these cards:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Viva La Verve October 2013 - Week 3

Hi folks,

Back to share the cards I made for the Week 3 Viva La Verve October Sketch challenge.

Here's the sketch:


And here are my two thank you cards. For this one, I flipped the sketch:



And for this one I kept the orientation as it was in the sketch:


card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base, white card stock mats
  • patterned paper: My Mind's Eye Collectable "Memorable"
  • stamps: Verve "With Love"
  • adhesive gems from my stash
challenges for these cards:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Viva La Verve October 2013 - Week 2

Hi folks!

Well, it's back to work for me tomorrow (blech),  so I did my best to squeeze in some crafty time since I really needed to catch up on the Viva La Verve challenges for October.

Here's the week 2 sketch challenge


and here are the two cards I made using the sketch.


A thank you card (I need a bunch to thank everyone who donated to our team for the Light the Night Walk)



And a birthday card (for ANOTHER of the remaining October birthdays!)



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5, kraft card stock base, dark navy for mats
  • patterned paper: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 3 "Oliver"
  • stamps: Verve "Treasured Words"
  • dies: Verve "Pennant Trim" Die, Spellbinders Petite Ovals
  • from my stash: CTMH Outdoor Denim button, adhesive lace ribbon, paper flower, embroidery floss
additional challenges for these cards:
As always thanks for stopping by! And don't forget - a new challenge started today at the Yumi & Fumi Handmade Blog. Be sure to check it out - hope to see you playing along (psst - it's a Hallowe'en Colours Challenge)!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Viva La Verve October 2013 Week 1

Hi folks,

I attended a charity crop on Friday night and brought with me the October Viva La Verve Week 1 Sketch and used it as the layout for some much needed Christmas cards for this year's stash.

Here's a peek at the sketch:



and the five cards I made with it!







card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base, burgundy card stock mats
  • patterned papers: Fancy Pants Designs "Winterland"
  • stamps: Verve "Winter Mittens" (I paper pieced the mittens and then coloured the bands with Copic E49), "Holiday Greetings"
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles
Additional challenges for these cards:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #226

Hi folks,

Back today to share ANOTHER October birthday card - this one for my eldest niece.



I'm STILL not finished with all the October birthdays. There are still a couple more to come so I had better get busy and get those last few cards finished!


card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye Indie Chic "Saffron"
  • stamped image: Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Karber Denny Clear Stamp (sorry, I think this set might be retired from SCRS but Karber does have digi images available at their site here), coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, BG90, BG93, E50, E51, E53, Y11, Y13, RV00, RV02, RV04, RV69)
  • sentiment: Verve "Borderline"
  • Basic Grey Indian Summer buttons, grey satin ribbon from my stash
  • layout: Unscripted Sketches #226
additional challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Forever & Always

Hi folks,

As some of you may know, I have just returned from a quick little visit to Newfoundland where I took part in my brother's wedding.

Today, I am sharing the card I made for him and his new bride in order to celebrate the happy occasion - yep, that's ANOTHER one to add to the list of October events in my celebrations calendar! It's getting quite crowded in there now!!! Might be time to make a new perpetual calendar!

Anyways, here is their card - in their wedding colours. Black and hot pink.



Funny thing with this card is that I STARTED out with the Mojo Monday 273 sketch (from LAST year) - but it didn't wind up that way. I wound up just winging it because of the size of the image, the sentiment and size of card I wanted to make.

card details:

  • finished size: 6x6, textured Bazzill black card stock base
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye
  • stamped image: Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps "Mr and Mrs", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, C0, C1, C3, C5, C6, C7, C8, RV66, E23, E25, E27) with a little sparkle from my Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star to outline her veil.
  • black satin ribbon, sheer white ribbon and self-adhesive gems from my stash
challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Fall/Hallowe'en - Oct 23

Hi folks,

It's Wednesday and you know what that means - I'm sharing my final creation as a Step Sister for The Sisterhood of Crafters! It has been such a treat to be creating along with the rest of the sisters these last two months. Thanks so VERY much to Darlene for asking me to play along with The Sisterhood.

Until November 3rd we would love to see you link up your Fall/Hallowe'en creations. That's right - just be sure to use your favourite Fall or Hallowe'en colours/designs on your project and join right in!



Since Hallowe'en is just around the corner, I decided to make a colourful CAS card for my sweetie to go with HIS Hallowe'en treats (yes, he IS just a big kid).

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base
  • patterned papers: Recollection "Hallowe'en" mat stack
  • sentiment: Verve "Boo To You"
  • Spellbinders: Petite Circles
  • layout: Mojo Monday 309
additional challenges for this card:

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Yumi & Fumi Handmade Challenge #26 - Anything Goes

Hi folks,

It's Sunday so that means I am sharing my Team Fumi creation for Challenge #26 over at the Yumi and Fumi Handmade Challenge Blog.

Challenge 26 is everyone's favourite - an "Anything Goes" challenge and you have until this coming Friday to link up your challenge entries at the Y&FH challenge post for a chance to win!

I have a surprise for you today - I decided to switch things up a little for this challenge and make something other than a card! I picked up these wonderful little tins at a local packaging store and they are perfect for dressing up a little gift card or $$ as a present.





I think that "Fumi with Gift" is the absolutely perfect image to go on the front of this little gift tin. Of course, I had to do a little something to the inside of the tin to dress it up just a little bit.




And here is a photo of the finished tin with an extra unfinished tin. I was actually so inspired by this little project that I have actually decorated a few more of these tins for a few more birthdays.




project details:

Be sure to check out the challenge details and the creations from the rest of Team Fumi - you can find their posts by navigating to them from the main post over at the Yumi and Fumi Handmade Challenge Blog or you can follow the list below

Senior Designer, Denice Bartucci:  http://being-craft-de.blogspot.com/
Melissa Oeters: http://8ers.blogspot.com/
Annemieke Blanken aka Blankina:  http://blankinacreations.blogspot.com/

Remember you can now use ANY coloured images in your creations - with an extra entry if you use a Yumi & Fumi Handmade image! Sorry but sentiment only creations are not eligible to win the prizes up for grabs. And what CAN you win? The challenge winner gets a $10 gift certificate to the Yumi & Fumi Handmade store while the Top 3 get a 10% discount code for their next purchase! Be sure to check the challenge guidelines here for the most up to date information on how your entry can qualify to win! We don't have many rules for you to follow but we REALLY appreciate it when you do follow them.

I can't WAIT to check out your creation for the challenge! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge with Alice Bean

Hi folks,

Back again to share another of the October birthday cards! This one is for a little girl who will be six on her upcoming birthday.



card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned papers: Doodlebug Designs "Flower Box"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Alice Bean", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E21, E23, E25, E27, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17)
  • sentment: Verve "Borderline"
  • Spellbinders Labels 1
  • layout: Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #232
  • adhesive gems from my stash for a little extra sparkle 
additional challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Mojo Monday 315 with Video Game Oliver

Hi folks,

Well, today is my nephew's birthday - he is now a teenager! This is the card I made for him to celebrate the big day!



card details:

additional challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Soccer Josh - SCRS Challenge #115

Hi folks,

Long time no blogging! I've been VERY busy this past week as we were preparing to head to Newfoundland for my brother's wedding. Yesterday was a very long day for us - flying half-way across the country and then driving half-way across the province. Today, we've basically been recovering. Mother Nature was kind enough to oblige us with a crappy weather day (raining all day and windy to boot!) so we didn't get out and about to walk along the beach or to go sight-seeing around the peninsula. I had lots of time on my hands so I figured I may as well get to writing up a few blog posts.

Of course, this past weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canada so we spent Thanksgiving day with my dearly beloved's family. In addition to celebrating Thanksgiving, we also celebrated the recent birthday of the youngest nephew. He is a VERY sporty little boy so I decided it was high time that I get around to mounting my "Soccer Josh" stamp so I could ink him up for his card.




card details:

additional challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mirror Post - Thursday Throwback and Tutorial with Yumi & Fumi

Hi folks,

Just a quick post today of the finished project for which I am sharing a little tutorial over at the Yumi & Fumi Handmade Blog.




If you would like to read all the details on how I altered these mini composition notebooks into handy little travel journals, be sure to pop on over to Yumi & Fumi Handmade for all of the details!

project details:
  • mini composition notebooks
  • patterned paper: My Mind's Eye "Traveler"
  • stamped images: Yumi & Fumi Handmade "Yumi" and "Fumi", coloured with Copic Markers (Yumi: E000, E00, E01, E93, W1, W3, W5, W7, E02, E07, E08, E09, E50, E51, E53, E55, E42, E43, E44, E15. Fumi: E000, E00, E01, E93, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E02, E07, E08, E09, E15, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9)
  • sentiment: Verve "Remember This", "Notebook Paper Plain Jane" (inside cover)
  • dies/punches: Verve "Rounded Rectangle", corner round punch, Stampin' Up tab punch
  • ribbon from my stash

challenges for this project:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes!

Hi folks,

Wow! Where is this week going? Can you believe it is Wednesday already? That means it is time to share my creation for the latest challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Our current challenge is everyone's favourite - Anything Goes! That's right, until October 20th we would love to see you link up your crafty creations - whatever inspires you!

Fitztown is the challenge sponsor this time around so be sure to pay them a visit and browse through the online store at the beautiful digital images available. There is an INCREDIBLE variety of fabulous images and I must confess to having a difficult time choosing JUST one with which to create. But choose I did - this beautiful image from the Winter Collection. The little girl looks so much like one of the daughters of a dear friend of mine that I just had to have this image to create a special Christmas card just for her.


Be sure to check out the challenge post at The Sisterhood of Crafters to see what my fellow "sisters" are sharing today as well!


card details:
  • finished size: 5x5 inches white card stock base, kraft card stock mats
  • patterned paper: Fancy Pants "Saint Nick"
  • digi image: Fitztown "Winter #10", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E04, B45, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG000, BG0000, Y28, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29) and the background is sponged with CTMH Heavenly Blue
  • sentiment: Verve "Glad Tidings"
  • Spellbinders Labels One die cut
  • Layout: Mojo Monday 310 (from September 9th)

additional challenges for this card:

Now before you head off, I want to remind you all to be sure to link up your crafty creations at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge post for the next two weeks. I KNOW a lot of you are really getting busy with creating at this time of year - and this IS an "Anything Goes" challenge! I can't wait to check out your creations!

And don't forget to check back tomorrow for my very special Yumi & Fumi Handmade post!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Birthday Wishes - Miss Anya Lounge

Hi folks,

I am sharing today the card I made for one of my nieces who has a birthday on October 12th. I wasn't kidding when I told you that October would be a busy card-making month for me!



card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base, orange card stock mats
  • patterned paper: My Mind's Eye "Reunion"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Miss Anya Lounge" (retired), coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E21, E23, E25, BG11, BG32, BG34, YR20, YR21, YR12, YR15, YR16, YR18)
  • sentiment: Verve "Borderline"
  • CTMH Goldrush buttons and brad from my stash
  • the tag is one that I made in a Vicki Boutin workshop at Crop & Create last year. It's a chipboard tag, with some adhesive chipboard stars, covered with stamped tissue paper and then embellished with some twine, a chipboard button, some real buttons and a brad, all topped off with a stamped sentiment.
  • layout: Seize the Sketch #5

Challenges for this card:

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see my post for the new challenge that will be starting over at The Sisterhood of Crafters! And on Thursday I'll have an EXTRA special post for Yumi & Fumi Handmade!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Yumi & Fumi Handmade Challenge #25 - Photo Inspiration

Hi folks,

It's Sunday so that means I am sharing my Team Fumi creation for Challenge #25 over at the Yumi and Fumi Handmade Challenge Blog.

Challenge #25 is an Inspiration Photo challenge and you have until this coming Friday to link up your challenge entries at the Y&FH challenge post for a chance to win!

Here's a quick glimpse of the inspiration photo for you:



And here's my card:



I was obviously inspired by the colours! And maybe a little more subtly you can see how the table setting inspired my layout. - the table runner, the round flower arrangements with their alternating colours and even the little mini-cakes so nicely placed all in a a row. Of course, with those pretty lanterns I HAD to use an image from the Kimono series.

card details:
  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: My Mind's Eye Lime Twist
  • stamped image: Yumi & Fumi Handmade Yumi Peace Sign coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, YG21, YG23, YG25, R81, R83, R85, E21, E23, E25) and Sakura White Gelly Roll Marker
  • sentiment: Verve "Joyous Noel" (yes a CHRISTMAS sentiment but it works!)
  • buttons: CTMH Blush, Pear
  • ribbon: CTMH Pear
  • white embroidery floss from my stash

Be sure to check out the challenge details and the creations from the rest of Team Fumi - you can find their posts by navigating to them from the main post over at the Yumi and Fumi Handmade Challenge Blog or you can follow the list below

Senior Designer, Denice Bartucci:  http://being-craft-de.blogspot.com/
Melissa Oeters: http://8ers.blogspot.com/
Annemieke Blanken aka Blankina:  http://blankinacreations.blogspot.com/

Remember you can now use ANY coloured images in your creations - with an extra entry if you use a Yumi & Fumi Handmade image! Sorry but sentiment only creations are not eligible to win the prizes up for grabs. And what CAN you win? The challenge winner gets a $10 gift certificate to the Yumi & Fumi Handmade store while the Top 3 get a 10% discount code for their next purchase! Be sure to
check the challenge guidelines here for the most up to date information on how your entry can qualify to win!

challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping! Hope to see you joining in with the challenge at Y&FH!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bellarific Friday with Uptown Ava

Hi folks,

Today I'm sharing my creation for last week's Bellarific Friday challenge - monochromatic! My sister has a birthday in October so this is the card I made to celebrate the occasion.



card details:
  • finished size: 5.5x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned paper: My Mind's Eye "Market"
  • stamped image: Stamping Bella "Uptown Ava Loves to Celebrate", coloured with copic markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E21, E23, E25, E27, R00, R20, R21, R22, R24, G24)
  • Spellbinders Petite Ovals
  • CTMH Tulip buttons from my stash
  • Pink & White Divine Twine
  • layout: Sketch Saturday #265 (from way back in June! I often print out sketches I really like hoping to EVENTUALLY get to them.)
additional challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

It's time to celebrate another Y&FH Team Birthday!

Hi folks!

Today I'm sending out happy birthday wishes to Kathy - one of the fabulously talented members of Team Fumi over at Yumi & Fumi Handmade.





Hope you are having a wonderfully fabulous birthday, Kathy, filled with smiles and laughter!

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base, burgundy card stock mats
  • patterned paper: Pink Paislee "Bayberry Cottage"
  • stamped image: Yumi & Fumi Handmade "Fumi with Umbrella", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, YG21, YG23, YG25, RV91, RV93, R81, R83, R85, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9) and accented with Sakura White Gelly Roll pen.
  • sentiment: Verve "Joyful Blooms"
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles, EK Success Scalloped Scallops border punch
  • ribbon and adhesive gems from my stash
  • layout: Sentimental Sundays #174 (I flipped the sketch)
additional challenges for this card:

Thanks for stopping by! (psst - did you notice that I used some of the colours from the current Y&FH Challenge?