Wednesday, January 11, 2012

CHA 2012 Show Preparations: Part 1

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Hello friends! Wow, I have been working non-stop for weeks to prepare for exhibiting in the Licensing and Design section of the Craft & Hobby Association Winter 2012 show and there is finally a little light at the end of the tunnel! The largest job I had was to create several new design collections and then create the artwork for the corresponding banners that I will use to decorate the booth. I thought over the next few days and weeks that I would show you several sneak peeks at the new art collections as well as a look at the various marketing and display pieces I am working on....

The image above is a mock up of the 3' x 6' banner I created for my new Cupcake Cowgirl collection. I had a lot of fun with this set of girly images. I can see these on a variety of cute products...I just hope the art buyers that will be at the show will see the same thing!!

I also did a related collection called Cupcake Cowboy - here's a sample of one of the patterns I created for that collection:

I also developed a new series I have called "Just Bee 'n Me - a celebration of individuality and creativity". (you've only seen bits of their faces so far). I designed a girl for each of the four seasons and created a coordinated set of "accessories" and patterns to go with each. The girls have a slightly vintage 60's and 70's vibe to them in their color combinations and accessories, and they *hopefully* will appeal to women of all ages.

For Spring, I created "Kate", a girly-girl romantic all the way who loves growing and arranging flowers, writing poetry, and making handmade greeting cards. Here's the banner mock-up I did for her:
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...and here's a close-up of one of her patterns:

I have so much more to share, but I had better get back to work. The banners are being shipped (yay!) but there are still a LOT of things on my to do list. We leave for the show 2 weeks from this Friday (yikes!). I will follow up in the next day or so with more sneak peeks and hopefully a photo of the banners when they arrive... Meanwhile, thank you SO much for your continued understanding as I have been designing non-stop and posting very little. Y'all are the best!

Hugs all around!!


  1. I love your work Becky! Kate is adorable and I love the background patterns and colors you use. When is the show?

  2. Oops, I see, it's in two weeks! I can't wait to see more:>)

  3. These new pieces are so fun. I wish I could go to the show but I'll be exhibiting in Las Vegas.Good luck to you.

  4. Of course the art buyers are gonna love these collections. Why not?? They are AWESOME! Good luck and have fun.

  5. Hi Becky... I love your new art collections! You've really been working hard! Wow! You go girlfriend!

    I had thought about showing at CHA myself... it would have been fun to see you there. But I procrastinated a bit too long. I pray the Lord goes before you and gives you favor... and I'm believing with you for a wonderful response!! I'd love to hear all about it after the dust settles!



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