Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Y&FH Special Winter Preview

Good morning!!

Welcome to a special day at Yumi & Fumi Handmade. Today you are in for a treat!! It’s WINTER RELEASE PREVIEW DAY!!! We just couldn't wait for RELEASE DAY to share, we had to do it today! We are thrilled to introduce our new Winter images, and two new characters.

To help us inspire you all we asked a few special guests to work their magic. Now if you thought our DT was awesome, you were right, and we've got more awesome ladies to help us out.  If you want to know who they are you'll have to head on over to our blog.  If you want a hint, all I can say is they are awesome! Yea, not so much of a hint huh?  hehehe, well it's because I want you to jump over to our blog and "see".
I am so excited to see everyone's creations and all the pretty bright colors!! I hope you will join me in saying a well deserved Mahalo to those really amazing crafty ladies who I am very honored to call friends.

Now do I have anything to share?  hmmm... Yup!  hahaha!

First up is one of our new characters who some of you might recognize, or not.  His name is Chuckles and well he's named after a very special person in my life.  My cousin Chuck.  He's ALWAYS got a smile on his face even when he's in a bad mood.  He's super friendly and an all-around fantastic guy.  We grew up together and now that he lives on this side of the mountain we get to see more of each other which is always wonderful.  I hope he likes what we created in his name.

I love how this scene turned out.  That is a MIC winter background and I merged Chuckles behind the fence.  He is actually Christmas tree shopping and is excited that he found the perfect tree.  Yes there is a tree under all that snow. lol!  The bottom sentiment is from AmyR, the other one was computer generated.  See those black snowflakes?  Those are MIC chippies I got from SCACD, I colored them to match the dp (EP) behind.

Next up is our other new character, he's simply Yeti.  I cut him down to fit a 4x4 card because he is going to the Make a Keiki Smile card drive which requires all cards to be 4x4.  Isn't he cute?

I need to work on coloring fur because I see myself using this fella a lot for the holidays and his fur is just not cutting right now.  Yes he's wrapped in Christmas lights so I colored them all bright to match the fun dp in the background.  The sentiment is another one from AmyR.  Now the Yeti has two companions that you can use with him or separately.  Ready to meet one of his little friends?  Well I'm ready to share her with you..  Meet Yeti Fumi...

She's ready to get started on the decorating and her and her friend Yeti Yumi are in charge of the lights.  Look she's already worked her magic on that Christmas tree.  Isn't she a cutie?  :)  Well that's all I have except to say these and all rest of the images will be in the store on Monday, November 26th so mark your calendars because I have a feeling these will go pretty fast.

Lastly, I wanted to say a big MAHALO to our wonderful guests who helped us not only bring life to our characters, but inspired us with their talent.  I for one am so lucky to have not only a team to be inspired by but wonderful friends and ones too.  Thank you Jessica, Mary J, Amy, Taylor, Danni and Lou Mac for your beautiful work.  MAHALO to the DT for always making it easy for us when it comes time to work their magic.  A virtual hug to everyone!!

Have a terrific day and please make sure you stop by everyone's blog to leave them some love!!  And don't forget about our 3-week challenge, details are here.



Mary J said...

They are all gorgeous Leanne!

Danni said...

Such wonderful cards! So fun!! Thanks again for having me as a guest! Yeti is screaming to me to be paper pieced..he looks so fun!! Great new stamps!

Kate said...

Your cards are so adorable. Beautiful Coloring Leanne!

eva said...

these are all so fun! love that he is tree shopping.

hapagirlren said...

YOu KNOCKED it outta da park my friend :) All of them are so cute. SUCH a great job and a huge extra hug because our Chuck is a little extra happy today and sharing with us that amazing smile. I hope i get to catch up soon and start getting crafty again!!!

Denice said...

These are all adorable and Yeti is just too fun! How sweet that he has a friend who'll help him decorate, lol!

Mimi said...

Hi Leanne! Awesome set of cards! The new releases look great and they are certainly added to my wish list! Have a fantastic day! ;D

Cyndi said...

Very fun scene with the new stamp! Great color combo!