Thursday, May 16, 2013

Guest Designer; Betsy Veldman


We are thrilled to welcome Betsy Veldman to the SRM Blog as our Guest Designer of the Week.  Betsy is a paper crafter extraordinaire and we love that she loves her SRM Stickers!  


"I live in a small town in the NW corner of Iowa with my husband of 15 years and our three kids, ages 12, 9, and 5.  Making stuff has always been a big part of my life, ever since I was a little girl digging through my mom's boxes of fabric scraps...it seems to be a trait that has been passed down through many generations of women in my family!  Today I love stamping, card making, a bit of scrapbooking, as well as sewing.  My daughters seem to have caught the creativity bug as well and we love to craft together.  I currently work as one of the Paper Crafts magazine Go-to Gals, and I am also on design teams for Papertrey Ink, Pink Paislee, and Anna Griffin." 

Betsy loves to combine paper, stamps and stickers just like she's done on this wonderful, bright and beautiful card.  Who would not love receiving this "happy" birthday card?  The twine and felt embellishments are perfection!  Love how Betsy stamped Happy Birthday on SRM's new Labels by the Dozen Bright collection.  


She loves those labels and the Sticker Stitches as well!


Here's an envelope that Betsy crafted using the same papers as she used on her card and added SRM Labels by the Dozen, Sticker Stitches, Marigold Twine and felt flowers.  What a fun way to coordinate the card and the envelope. If you need to make a birthday card soon, why not CASE Betsy's card and envelope and dazzle your friends & family!


Betsy is loving the SRM Pillow Boxes as the perfect little treat holder.  This bright and beautiful project is perfectly coordinated to her card and envelope. For this project Betsy took all 3 sizes of Pillow Boxes, filled them with bright candies, tied them all together with patterned papers and twine and used a pair of lovely Labels by the Dozen.  Then she embellished them with those felt flowers and a touch of twine.  YUM!


Put them all together and you have a perfect trio of treats!


Thank you Betsy for joining us today with your extraordinary talent.  Here's what Betsy has to say about SRM Stickers: 

"SRM Stickers are the great finishing touch to any project!  The selection of sentiments make them perfect for card makers.  And the new labels like the ones I used on my project today are perfect for stamping on.  I also like the stitched border stickers, which make it so easy to add the look of stitching to my projects without having to pull out my sewing machine.  Thank you, SRM, for letting me be your guest today!"

Would you like to WIN all the SRM products that Betsy used in her guest design feature today?  Just leave a comment here on the blog and be sure you are a follower.  The WINNER will be announced on Monday's blog.  Be sure to keep your finger's crossed!  The winner will be announced Monday May 27th.

55 comments:

June Houck said...

Betsy rocks! So happy to see her as a GDT here on your blog. I have those bright blank labels by the dozen and I love the inspiration here to use them!

craftymom205 said...

Great projects.

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Bev said...

Betsy.. your projects are so cute... great combinations of colour and product

Houses Built of Cards said...

YAY! Always love to see Betsy's work! LOVELY choice of colors!!!

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Cynthia B. said...

I've admired Betsy's work as a Go-To Gal for Paper Crafts for a long time! Her projects here just showcase her attention to detail and her knack for showing off fun products. Definitely CASE-worthy. Thanks for the chance!

Samantha T. said...

Beautiful work, as always, by Betsy!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are all terrific projects.

shoplady said...

Betsy has given me ideas I did not know were in me! Cannot wait to try them and use her techniques. Need some new srm stickers......can see that!

{VICKI} said...

Wow betsy! Love your ideas!
and thanks SRM for the chance to win!

Diana said...

Betsy is such a great talent and what a great match with SRM products. Thanks for sharing these great projects.

Patti J said...

Betsy's work is so cheerful and colorful! When I see a 'Betsy' project, it makes me smile :) Thanks for showcasing her, and thanks for the chance to win some new treasures!

Virginia L. said...

Betsy absolutely ROCKS! So glad that she share her big talent with us here today! I am swooning over her gorgeous projects!!

Marcia said...

I like the color combo and use of red for the sayings. Very striking.

Andrea Garland said...

amazing projects, love the colors and Those filt flowers.

Lesley said...

Adorable project! Those pillow boxes are awesome and I love the tags on her card!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty projects!

Sue D said...

Betsy's projects are always wonderful!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Very cute and wonderful ideas.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful projects from Betsy! Some great ideas here!

Marcie S. said...

Such a cheerful, fun card! Love it!

Keri said...

Love the colors! Great job, as usual, Betsy. I love that envelope! :)

Roanna Wong said...

Love the colours and stickies! I LOVE STICKERS!!! :) Thank you for a chance.*hugs*

Cathy A said...

What a wonderful colourful set, I love how you have used all the SRM products.

Angi Barrs said...

Betsy is so talented. I love her happy projects!

Krista said...

As always, Betsy's creations are just fabulous! Love all of the SRM products.

Deirdre said...

Stunning creations - I adore everything that Betsy creates. Great to see her featured.

Melanie said...

I adore Betsy's work--she is why I subscribed to PaperCrafts magazine :)

The stacked pillow boxes are a fabulous idea--perfect for party favors, too!

starqueen said...

Betsy style is unmistakable...and so much fun! Love all her creations and SRM stickers add a great finishing touch! Mmmm, mmmm good!

wendipooh13 said...

Betsy's projects are soooo super cute!!! LOVE the sweet colors she used!!!

Kriss said...

Such fun colors, what a fun set to present to someone for a little recognition on their special day!

artful-notions said...

Bright happy colors, super terrific design, Betsy is the best! Love ALL her projects!

Carla said...

What a cute collection
of projects. I really
like the pillow box,
but all are colorful
and fun.
Carla from Utah

sandee said...

Love the matching card, tag and treats! Soooooooooo perfect!

nandmmom said...

These are so cute! I always love red.

Denise Bryant said...

I love Betsy's work... always amazing details!

Chark said...

fun! loving all the inspiration!

rush said...

i've always loved betsy's projects!

Gypsy 2 said...

Love the pillow box....but lets face it Betsy is a fabulous designer and she always has beautiful projects for us!

sharrilou said...

Love all the stuff Betsy does. And I'm loving those big label stickers.

sharrilou said...

Love all the stuff Betsy does. And I'm loving those big label stickers.

lotsofbears said...

When I grow up I want to be Betsy Veldman! She is my paper superhero.
I haven't used SRM in a while, but I am loving all these new colors. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Scull said...

I just love these fun and bright projects that Betsy has shared! they just make me smile! :)

said...

I love these projects!
thank you so much for the inspiration!

Agata said...

Betsy can turn anything into a most gorgeous beauty! Those are amazingly beautiful and I love those stickers, too!

SHartl said...

I love these adorable projects. The bright colors and fun stickers make creating easy!

Karenladd said...

Super cute projects from Betsy! These are fun and cheery and I love the little pillow box!

Janis said...

Love the bright happy look to this project!!!

LDonohue1 said...

I follow Betsy's blog and love her creations. So glad she sent me here to see these great products.

Ravengirl said...

Betsy always does such beautiful work and this is no exception!

mtscrapgal said...

Betsy is a true artist with paper and other crafty things like SRM stickers. I loved her projects today. Thanks for asking her to shine on your site. Thanks for the giveaway too.

Leanne said...

Great projects. Beautiful stickers.

Anna Anderson said...

I absolutely LOVE Betsy's designs for the card, the envelope and the pillow box filled with candy as a special treat! Betsy used great bright color combinations, but they were by no means overwhelming, they just really caught my eye and her talent for adding those special touches to both the card and the envelope, show her true talent for design that hopefully one day I hope to achieve!! This project is what caught my eye and made me check out SRM Stickers Blogspot and become a follower and I know most definitely a user of SRM products :-)!!!

Annette said...

wow Betsy is amazing..these are so fun and full of creativity..

Katie said...

Love the stacked pillow boxes! And the the stitch stickers. Also love the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Katie
imkt(at)excite(dot)com

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Betsy rocks! Love her projects. TFS