Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Introducing "Farm Friends"!!

The "Farm Friends" Collection by Unique (and me!!)

Yesterday was a very exciting day around here - I finally got my awesome "Farm Friends" samples from my art licensing contract with Unique Industries, Inc., a wonderful partyware company that I am so proud to have partnered with!! I met with a product developer from Unique at my booth at the Craft & Hobby Association Winter Show in Anaheim in January of 2012, and a couple of months later I signed a contract with them for the Farm Friends images...and it's take this long to see the finished product or to even talk about it much...so this was a big deal for me and my sweet hubby and family!

So yesterday when I came home from the grocery store, I saw two big boxes on my porch and I knew immediately that they must be from Unique because I was expecting them soon, but I was amazed that the boxes were so big...when I created the designs, I did layouts for plates and napkins, so that's what I was expecting. I had no idea that Unique was going to do an entire huge party collection with my Farm Friends...what an amazing surprise! I knew it was possible that they would do more with the images, but I just didn't know to what extent they might take it. So here's an overview of the cute party goodies they created... 

Plates...




Cups and Straws...




Napkins...





Hats and "Blowouts"



Banners and Balloons...





Cute Party Game...


Invitations, Stickers and "Loot" Bags...




Tablecloths and Cutouts...



And even a PiƱata!!


 Wow - I am still blown away! I can't wait to see them in a store (please let me know if you see them in your neck of the woods - I'd love to know where they're selling!) The product developer that I work with at Unique said they are excited about the line and that they have been well received - so that sounds promising...!!

I wanted to send some encouragement to my artist friends who are slogging away at art licensing just like me...there are wonderful things awaiting us just around the corner - don't give up as I have been tempted to do on many occasions...just keep creating art that you love and invite folks to love it too, and they will...

Thank You LORD for blessing me with such a sweet surprise and for the opportunity to share the gift you graciously gave me...all glory to you!

I'm thinking a GIVEAWAY may be in order, for one of everything in the Farm Friends group...sound like fun?  I'll let you know the details very soon...

Hugs & Blessings to you all!


18 comments:

  1. Oh I am so proud of my friend!!! Everything is so beautiful Mrs. Becky!!! Congratulations!!! =) {hugs}
    Breahn Royal
    Longview, Tx.

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    1. Thanks for your sweet words Breahn, and thanks for stopping by! - Becky

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  2. Becky,
    These are just adorable!!!! I wish I had small children again! Where re they suppose to be selling??? I live in Arizona...

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    1. Hi Sandy - thanks for the compliment! I'm not sure yet where they are selling, but I'll let you know if I fond out anything...thanks! Becky

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  3. Becky, those are the cutest ever. We have only one grandchild and she was one in Jan. Wouldn't it be fun to have an outdoor wiener roast this summer using this partyware? I sure think so and hope to do just that. We live in the country altho not on a farm but grew up on a farm so it is the perfect set for us! LOVE LOVE LOVE it and thanks for sharing with us. Will it be available somewhere online?

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    1. Hey Anita - you are so sweet!! Love your idea for using them at an outdoor event/party...sounds fun! Although I grew up a suburban girl all the way, my heart is drawn to the country life. I'm glad you grew up on a farm and had those experiences - I bet it was wonderful... Thanks again for the kind words! Hugs, Becky

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    2. oh yeah...I don't know where they will be sold yet, but I will definitely let you know when I hear anything - thanks!

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  4. Becky,
    How fun to see your farm friends in product! Congrats! They are really CUTE!

    Danielle

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    1. Thanks for the congrats Danielle - so sweet of you! Hugs, Becky

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  5. Oh- Those are darling. I am sure they will be a big hit when the get out there. My girlfriend and I ran a shop for about 6 years where we licensed artist's works and applied them to various products. It was so much fun! xo Diana

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment Diana! Your shop adventure sounds like it was fun...I bet you miss it sometimes, although I know it must have been a ton of work... I always appreciate your kindness and encouragement - thanks again!
      Hugs,
      Becky

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  6. Becky I am so happy for you! These party items are adorable, and I am sure they will be very well received. Congratulations on your darling products!

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    1. Thanks Kathy for the sweet congrats - it means a lot to me! Have a great week!

      Hugs,
      Becky

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  7. Woo Hoo! Love Love the art! You go girl :-D

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  8. These are just tooooo cute!! Congratulations on this licensing deal, the products look fantastic with your art, hoping you have boat loads of sales and big fat royalty checks, hehehe :)

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  9. The collection is just adorable. Hope to see in stores soon. I want to buy the plates for sandwiches just cause they are so cute! You are awesome!

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  10. Just following up because some had asked where the Farm Friends partyware was available for sale...I just found it available online in a number of places, including party sites in the UK. Here's on of the links: http://www.birthdaydirect.com/farm-birthday-party-supplies-c-1076_3993.html Thanks all! PS, I just started a Pinterest board full of ideas for throwing a kid's farm party...there are some great ideas out there! http://pinterest.com/becky_schultea/fun-farm-party-theme/

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  11. I love the farm friends line, You are inspiring and oh so talented. You have done what all of us creative people have wanted to do!

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