Friday, May 3, 2013

Meet Yumi

Happy Aloha Friday Peeps!  Hope you have a fun and exciting weekend up ahead.

I was so excited to have received my Yumi and Fumi stamps so quickly.  WOW, talk about speedy service. I eagerly inked up "Yumi Peace Sign" and created this Mother's Day card.  Using washi paper that I bought in Japan, I paper pieced Yumi's kimono.  Doesn't she look happy all dressed up?  I think she's ready to go Bon dancing.

And here's a peek inside.  I fussy cut a few flowers from the same washi paper used for Yumi's kimono.
Fun ingredients for this card:
Rounded tag die by Sizzix from Ben Franklin Crafts
"Gentle Leaf" die by Poppy Stamps from Island Scrapbooking
Flower die by C.C. Design, a gift from my crafty cuz
Sentiment by Hero Arts
Pearls by Kaiser Crafts
Butterfly from my blog pal, Dora  (please visit her blog, she's awesome)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge - Challenge 42 - Bingo Bash (Pearls, Image, and Sentiment)
Perfect Sentiment Challenge - PSC77 - Make It Feminine
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges - Challenge 165 - Don't Be Square-Use a Shaped Card
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Challenge 88 - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 17 - Shaped Cards
Yumi and Fumi Handmade - Challenge 15 - Shaped Card for Mom
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Challenge 60 - Pieced Off
Pin and Tack - Challenge 9 - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in for a visit.  Hope you found some inspiration.  Have a Scrap Happy Day.


Leanne said...

AHHHHH!!!! Karen!!! This is KAWAII!! With a capital K! The paper piecing is gorgeous, and Yumi looks so happy on your card. Wonderful shape too! Love it!!
So glad you could join our challenge at Yumi & Fumi Handmade! Good luck to you and I can't wait to see more projects with your other stamps!
Have a great crafty weekend!

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderfully "happy"card Karen, lovely image and I love how you've done her dress, never tried this myself.
Wonderful colours, Have a good weekend, Kate x

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is absoluteley stunning, hugs Pops x x x

Cat's sCrap said...

Wonderful card. Beautiful character. I like the dress ! Good work !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck !

Hugs from France.

Colleen Kwan said...

Things have been pretty busy on my end and I have not been able to visit blogs like I usually do. I noticed that I missed out on some fun posts and creative cards. I especially like the Hello Kitty card that you posted in one of your posts. :) I really like your Yumi card too. Yumi's kimono is beautiful. I am sure that your mom will feel very honored to receive the card from you for Mother's Day. Have a fab weekend and a crafty one too.

Kami-koneko said...

such a lucky mom to get this wonderful card, your Yumi is coloured to perfection :)

Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy
-Laila aka Koneko

Deloris said...

Fabulous Mother's Day card! Love the fun tag shape and the pretty paper pieced dress!

Anonymous said...

Karen, such a precious card. Love your coloring.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Karen, this is so cute!! I just love that image and your coloring of her is perfection!!

Linda . J said...

Love your card Karen, all the details are so fabulous, so beautifully coloured.
Hugs Linda

eva said...

that is a neat shape! and i love her kimono -- so pretty! thanks so much for joining the challenge at yumi & fumi handmade! have a great weekend!

coops said...

so gorgeous karen.i love your colours and paper piecing and stunning sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Amanda R said...

Love the shaped card and the banner across the top, really creative!

Lynn said...

Oh gosh, that's a sweet Mom's Day card. I love the cool shape. Sorry I haven't commented much but I've been traveling and found it difficult to find time to do more than a quick peek at your wonderful blog posts.

Mary Marsh said...

this is such a cute shaped card Karen-love the image-you were in Japan-how exciting

eunice said...

Very sweet Mothers Day card... lucky, lucky mom! I am always amazed when I see your washi pieced kimonos, they always look fabulous. Gotta try it one day, but first gotta find washi with print tiny enough...
p.s. fussy cut washi flowers are such a neat idea!

Julie E said...

That image just begs to be paper pieced and I think you chose the perfect paper to do so!! Fab! Thanks for joining in the fun at LMMS!!!

scrapnhawaii said...

What a Beautiful card, Karen, and she looks very happy!!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous. I love the sweet image and pretty colours.
Sue xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma. Such an adorable card!
Joyce xx

Cyndi said...

Beautiful shaped card! She's so fun! Awesome job!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Karen this is totally gorgeous I have always loved the Oriental theme, the image is a little beauty I love the colours and design both inside and out, excellent card.
lorraine x

Denice said...

OMG, such an adorable Yumi in her paper pieced kimono...what a great shaped card! Thanks for joining us at Y&F H!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Awesome creation, such a cute image and love the paper pieced kimono!! Thanks so much for playing at Little Miss Muffet this time:) I am your newest follower.