Thursday, September 11, 2008

Welcome Betsy Veldman!!

We are very excited to have the incredibly talented Betsy Veldman with us this month! She is one busy lady, you can see her work in numerous publications, manufacturer blogs & webpages as well as Home Shopping Network! Check out her fun, colorful scraproom.....love the huge organized area! See what her Favorite things are from the store and make sure to leave a comment on this thread for a chance to win those goodies! Winner will be picked by a random number generator and announced on September 16th.

Meet Betsy:

I am a stay-at-home-mom to three children, Jonathan (almost 8), Julia (5), and Katie (15 months). My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary this year. We live in a small, one-stop-light town in the northwest corner of Iowa. I love it here and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else and I love that I'm surrounded by my family. My children have three grandma's and one grandpa all within 6 blocks. What more could you want?! :-)

Like many people I started scrapbooking after the birth of my first child. I wasn't instantly hooked, and actually set it aside for a few years. Then a friend invited me to a workshop. There I learned that people were using buttons. And ribbon. And those cool little eyelet thingies. THEN I was hooked. I immediately went home and went through my sewing supplies (which was my obsession at the time) and discovered that many of them could also be used in my scrapbooks. Not too much longer after that I discovered card-making and stamping as well as home decor and paper crafted gifts. I have a love for all types of paper crafting. I count myself truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work for several manufacturers and magazines, doing what I love and being able to stay home with my children. It is absolutely a dream come true. I am also very excited that Cindy has given me the opportunity to be her guest. She has a beautiful site....so full of wonderful inspiration...the products and the people who bring them to life. Thank you Cindy!































































Betsy picked out some great things as the her "Favorite Things Giveaway", make sure to leave a comment on this thread for a chance to win them! Check them out:

Pop Fashion Bell Bottoms Paper by Pink Paislee
Be Merry Sprinkles by My Mind's Eye
Laundry Line Curious Double Take Detail Paper by My Mind's Eye
Simplicity Decorate Pattern Paper by Fancy Pants
Bloom Label Stickers by Narratives
Blue Felt Alpha Stickers by Making Memories
Laundry Line Embrace Rub-Ons by My Mind's Eye
Laundry Line Embrace Crocheted Flowers by My Mind's Eye
Green Frame Glitter Cut Transparency by Fancy Pants

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47 comments:

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Wow, love your scrapping space - great organization. Please count me in for the goodies! Becky G @ http://camelliacottagedesigns.blogspot.com

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

hi Betsy, love your work! and LOVE your space is beautiful!! :)

Melisa said...

love your space. It looks so bright and cheerful!!

vannasmom said...

love your work!! you have a very nice organized scrapspace!!
thank you for giving me a chance to win some goodies!
dawn_scruggs@att.net
http://vannasmom.blogspot.com

ms.cheryl said...

thanks for a chance to share a few of your favorite things. your scrap space is devine. i'm sure it is easy to be creative there.

Steph said...

Hi Betsy! I love the coffee cup holder you made...just beautiful :) You have a fab workspace too...love all those white baskets to keep things neat !Stephanie

Julie Masse said...

Betsy your space is beautiful!! I'm seeing you all over the crafting world and loving your work!! :)

Darlene said...

What a wonderfully bright and cheery work space. You look so very organized too. I like all those matching white containers for storage, it looks so very well thought out and planned. I have such a hodge podge of stuff. I will be watching for you on HSN now that we have "met." Darlene

SAR girls said...

Love your creative space Betsy! Looking forward to seeing more of your work this month!

~Jan

Wendy Sue said...

What a great room - I LOVE the blue wall! I can't wait to see what you're going to be sharing with us this month! :o)

Alexandra said...

I can see how you incorporated all of the different crafting elements in your room! Welcome and thanks for sharing

Robyn Weatherspoon said...

Betsy, I think I must be your biggest fan! I absolutely love your style and your artistic expression. And now I'm in love with your scrap space!

Melanie said...

Oooh- Betsy - I love your space. Love the colors, too! Congrats on being the guest for Emma's!

readinglinda said...

Wow, what a great space to play in! Looking forward to seeing what you do this month. God bless.

Chrys said...

Absolutly love the color in your scrap room!!!!

princessteach said...

Love them all. I love the color of Betsy's walls.

Yankee in England said...

I am so jeoulous I can't wait to have my own craft studio

Bunny B said...

I love your scrap room!! Lovely!! Thanks for the chance to win!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Sena said...

Awesome room!!



sena.sagani[at]gmail.com

Sylvia said...

Wow, I really love your scrapping room, it's totally amazing. Wish I could have a place like that once:)

Jill said...

What a beautiful work/craft/create space. So nice and open! I loved seeing it

sandyh50 said...

Oh, I love the white and blue craft space! Welcome, Betsy!

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Swedie said...

You are so fortunate to have so much space for your scrapping things. Looks like you are a very organized lady. I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

Swedie

Sarah Mullanix said...

Love the blue in your scraproom and all of your cute little organized bins...also love the LO!

Annelies said...

Wow, what a great scrapspace! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Alison said...

What a fabulous creative space. I love the bright color on the walls! Please count me in for the giveaway.

Carol D. said...

Hello Betsy! You have a wonderful craft space. The color is so cheerful and the layout is great. I love how you organized everything in the white containers. Carol D.

Linda said...

That is the nicest, neatest craft room I have ever seen.
Linda Peterson

Erika M. said...

Welcome Betsy! You do beautiful work - glad you're here!

Johna said...

Wow, I would love to work in a space like that!!! you really have it set up so nicely!!!

java diva said...

I so look forward to seeing more of Betsy!!

Kristie said...

Wow, I adore that wall colour!! Your space looks so organised too! I'd love a chance to win some of your favourite goodies :)

Kelly said...

Wow!! Love your space. The colour of your walls is beautiful!!

Courtney said...

I just found this website! It's full of inspiration. Thanks!

kristine said...

So bright and cheerful. Loving the looks of the laundry as well. Would love to get my hands on some...hint hint.

Sherry Wright said...

Betsy your space is great and oh so organized! Loved seeing where you create all your masterpieces! ;) Welcome to Emma's. :0)

mochamama said...

wow Cindy love your stamping space!!! I can see why your so creative..... Wasn't 'Sleeping With The Enemy' filmed in Iowa? I remember falling in love with the Town that Julia Roberts arrived in on the bus in that movie. I thought "what an awesome place to live"
Thanks for the chance at some goodies.

Rosanne said...

What a great scrapping area! I just painted my space blue as well!

Raquites said...

Love your space, Betsy. That wall color is so bright and cheery. :)

Lisa J. said...

I love your quant creative space!!!

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Betsy, it's soooo fun to get to see your scrap space!! Love that wall color!

Congrats Girly!

Erin said...

BEtsy is such a fun designer. It's neat to hear her story about evolving as a paper crafter. I LOVE all of her bright designs that have that feminine and inviting feel. I LOVe her blog and am visiting here for the first time. So glad to see that she is a guest designer for you this month. :)

~Stephanie~ said...

Wow === I love your space!! Its soo pretty! I have a little corner in the dining room right now and can't even keep that organized!!

Kathy W said...

Welcome, Betsy! Thanks for sharing pics of your crafting space; it looks wonderful. Love the wall color and your storage.

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

I won last month so I don't want to be entered, but just wanted to say hi, since Betsy and I are from the same state. I grew up in a very similar sounding small Iowa town and the granparents lived nearby too! I now live in a slightly bigger Iowa town that even has a Walmart!

P.S. Love those white shelves. Looks like you can change the size of them. Where did you find them? I am getting a new scrap room soon and am looking for something like that.

Elizabeth said...

What a dream job! Thaks for letting us peek into your creative space. Love your work. :)

Margo said...

your organization is so inspiring - off I go to clean off my scrap table!!!