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Playing in the Studio

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I've been playing around in the studio this week, combining my love of vintage fabrics, china, linens, jewelry, buttons, trims, and trinkets with retro images from my collection of vintage sewing patterns. It's kind of a cross between an inspiration board and an illustrat…

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What to Wear?

Struggling with what to wear today? Can't find anything in your closet that you like? We might want to try these clothes on today - they always fit perfectly and never go out of style!

"Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience."
Colossians 3:12

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Just Bee 'n Me Girls Calendar - November

Here's Sadie, my November Just Bee 'n Me girl. She's a fabulous cook and is blessed with the gift of hospitality. She loves all things vintage and has a great set of vintage Pyrex serving pieces that she loves to use when serving her guests...  Pumpkin pie and hot coffee are ready and waiting!

This …

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Meet "Maggie"!

Meet "Maggie", my October Just Bee 'n Me calendar girl! I'm so happy to finally be moving forward on the Just Bee 'n Me Girls 2013 calendar! I have lots of fun creative girls waiting in the wings for their  calendar debut - I just have to get them from the sketchbook to the computer where they start…

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Where Bloggers Create 2012: Just Bee 'n Me Studio

Hello!! Whether you are visiting here for the first time from Where Bloggers Create 2012 or you're an old friend stopping by to say hi - Welcome!!  I'm Becky Schultea, full-time licensing artist and illustrator (and part time crafter), and this is a tour of my little studio at our Woodland Cottage …

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Fresh Mercies

It's going to be one of those weeks - the busy kind. The kind that have you meeting yourself coming and going. The kind where you hit yourself in the head for being a procrastinator. The kind where you have to make a list every single day to make sure you don't forget to do each very important thing…

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Back to the Drawing Board

Hey y'all - I had to put decorating at the Woodland Cottage on the back burner for about a week or so because I've been doing some seasonal designing back at the old drawing board for a client. Here's just a few little snippets of what I've been up to...

I also made a little Scripture art that I post…

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Where do I start...?

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Don't worry - everything is fine here, but there's just been several things going on that I haven't had time to write about. So let me catch you up a bit on what's happening in my neck of the woods...

The image above is just a little taste of the design work I have been do…

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CHA 2012 Show Report - Part 2: Amazing!

(My table at the Designer Showcase - CHA 2012)

I'm finally back for part two of my CHA 2012 report. The first half of the first day of the show, as I said in the part 1 report was a bit of a mixed bag what with my various health issues and such, but it ended on a very high note after a very promisin…

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CHA 2012 Show Report - Part 1: Wow!

(me at my CHA 2012 booth)

Hello friends! I'm finally ready to do a CHA 2012 wrap up complete with photos and some reflections on the whole experience. In a word: WOW!!  It was an AMAZING experience from start to finish! Here are just a few of the highlights and details...

Setting up the booth on Frid…

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CHA 2012 Show Preparations: Part 2

Banners; check

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I am BEYOND THRILLED at how the banners for my booth turned out!!  The colors are PERFECT and the details are crisp...yay!!!! I have 9 of these wonderful things to line my booth with - I hope they will be a hit! 

This is Annie, by the way, my Summer Just Be…

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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 severa…

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Another Sample

Wow, another week has passed already! I just wanted to share another sneak peek at what I have been working on this week. This cottage porch scene sample is another image in a series of cottage-themed illustrations that I am creating for potential licensing. I will be taking it and many other new an…

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Sneak Peek: New Series

Hello folks!! I wanted to take a quick break from my virtual drawing board and give you a sneak peek at my latest design project. I am creating a new collection of vintage cottage-themed illustrations that will be part of the work I will be bringing to the Craft & Hobby Association 2012 Winter Confe…

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Oh yes, I am a huge fan of Pinterest, no doubt. LOTs of great inspiration to be found. But when I find myself doing more pinning than creating, that's when I have to step back a bit. Somebody has to create that next awesome 5 ingredient casserole recipe, or try that fabulous art journaling technique…

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She's Always our Biggest Fan!

Well with school back in full swing and Friday night football starting again, I thought it would be a good time to debut a fresh new version of "Sports Mom" in my CafePress shop. I wanted to honor those Moms who tirelessly (and loudly) cheer their kids on at every game (in any weather), taxi the tea…

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Drawing to the Music

I often play music when I draw (or paint or write or do housework) - do you? Or do you do better with it quiet? Well today, I have Michael Buble on my player and I do believe I can draw better while he sings :o). Now if I could just stop getting up and dancing every other song, I might actually acco…

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You just have to laugh...

When it's 104 degrees outside, and you're a heatwave hostage, you just have to laugh...and color! Feel free to grab my little coloring page as my gift to you for your personal use - and get coloring before your crayons melt! 
(click the image, then right click and "Save As" - then just print and enj…

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Land of the Free!

Happy Birthday America, 
land that I love!!

Have a wonderful holiday dear friends and fellow Americans! 
May God continue to bless this wonderful land of ours!

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Don't Worry...Pray!

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Many thanks friends for your prayers as the Dyer Mill wildfire burned a few miles north of our home near Plantersville, TX. I am happy to report that we had a glorious, slow moving, soaking rain yesterday (first one in months) which helped the fire situation immensely. Though…

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