Ruler Giveaway

I had the best time at the Craft & Hobby Association Conference and Trade Show this last weekend in Los Angeles with friend and neighbor, Elise Durenberger of Mamacow Creations. Elise is a fabulous designer, paper crafter and amazing fine artist. She navigated our journey through the show- as much as we could cover in the 3-1/2 days we were there. I was at CHA wearing two badges: Press– looking for awesome new product to try out and share with YOU, and Designer– hoping to make some great contacts for my surface and pattern designs. (You can see a tiny sneak peek of a few of my designs in the header of my website, ) With so much to see and so many to meet, Elise helped me search out just the right companies to connect with that were the best fit for my style and designs. (I can’t thank you enough, Elise!)

Elise and me with Tim Hotz

I brought along some little promos to hand out (when I could remember to hand them out!) and gave them to new contacts as well as bloggers I met at a meet-up organized by the ever-so incredible Heather Mann of Dollar Store Crafts, who I also credit for turning me on to CHA in the first place.I designed custom 6-inch wooden rulers with precision standard and metric measurements- because all crafters need rulers!I came home with just enough to share, so leave a nice comment and let’s have a giveaway! I’m sharing 20 rulers and anyone can enter, international readers as well. Entry ends at noon Thursday, February 3, 2011 and winners will be chosen and notified over the weekend, so be sure to leave a bread trail so I can find you if you win! I realize it’s not a big prize, but free and practical, can’t beat that! UPDATE: ENTRY TO GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

CONGRATULATIONS TO: #223-Lynn, #210-Deborah, #112-Valerie, #74-Jocelyn, #69-Lauren, #8-Judean, #14-Karin, #281-Superklara, #326-Amy, #318 Doro, #67-Raesha, #2-David, #15-Cabbie, #120-Peggy, #108-Cindy, #116-Nancy, #175-Joolz, #181-Parakh, #302-Sandra, #316-Jill.

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  1. #1 - Wanda Contreras says:

    love your ruler!!!! Great idea to print your information on it!!!
    thanks for sharing!!!
    best regards,

  2. #2 - David Marriott, Jr. says:

    Those rulers are fabulous! Count me in!

  3. #3 - Boot~C says:

    I think rulers are a fabulous promo idea, but then again I love rulers of all kinds.

  4. #4 - Celeste Haar says:

    You are always soo informative. I would love to have a ruler!

  5. #5 - Aimee says:

    I’m always looking for my ruler. Sure could use another one (especially a cute one). Thanks!

  6. #6 - Sherry Scott says:

    Thank you for always being so generous & helpful.

  7. #7 - Charmaine Deadman says:

    Those are the cutest little rulers ever! I hope I am one of the lucky 20!
    That was a great idea to hand them out at the conference!
    Have a great day!

  8. #8 - judean says:

    Love those rulers! thanks for the chance to win one 🙂 Reminds me of your measuring tape growth chart, which is how I found your blog in the first place!

  9. #9 - Jeannette says:

    What a great giveaway, I am have a selection of small wooden rulers that range from one my father used to others that I have acquired from all around. I woul slove another to add to my collection

  10. #10 - Alexandra Alcantara says:

    love it love it love it….. I will keep my fingers crossed !!!

  11. #11 - Talia Halliday says:

    i could use one of those!! 😉

  12. #12 - Sarah Hanley says:

    Those rulers are great! I look forward to every new post. Thanks for all the hard work you put into them!!

  13. #13 - Cecile Nichols says:

    Hi, Cathe!

    What a neat little ruler!! I’d love to add one to my art table–hopefully I’ll get one.

    Also, thank you for all the cool ideas you share on your blog!!


  14. #14 - Karin Foster says:

    I would dearly love to get one of the rulers!! Pls enter me in your draw.
    hugs Karin

  15. #15 - cabbie says:

    wow i love the design on the rulers!!! so vintage and cool!

  16. #16 - Teresa C. Corpus says:

    Been following your blog since a friend shared a link to your page. Great new projects you’ve been sharing. Would love to have that unique customized ruler ;0)

  17. #17 - Donna Sullivan says:

    New follower! Thanks for the chance to win a ruler, love the size!

  18. #18 - Cindy Griffis says:

    Cathe, I’d love one of your rulers! I’ve been a lurker on your blog for nearly a year, and I’m also a gadget geek and vintage lover, just like you! I’m hoping to get up the nerve, and find the time, to create a blog too. I’d also love to get some information about your logo creation prices, if you don’t mind sending me a separate email.

    Thanks ever so….

  19. #19 - Elizabeth Toel says:

    I am always so impressed with your ideas. Rulers! So clever and so much more fun than a business card. I am trying to think out of the box like you! Thanks for being an inspiration!

  20. #20 - Elizabeth Beattie says:

    Just love this ruler to bits and pieces! Thanks for thinking of us!



  21. #21 - Tamara Hensley says:

    I love them – they are so beautiful and elegant! How fun!!!

  22. #22 - Rose H says:

    Looks like you has a marvelous time! I know how busy these things can get, and time flies so quickly as there is much to pack in. Great you made such good contacts there Cathe.
    As you said crafters always need rulers, and I love your design. Please consider me for one of them – I promise it would get plenty of use!

  23. #23 - Cynthia Olsen says:

    Love the little rulers but more than that I love all your great ideas!

  24. #24 - marie says:

    Looks like you had an awesome time and I’m sure you gathered a bazillion ideas!
    I’d love a chance to win a ruler from you, thanks!

  25. #25 - Amy says:

    What an adorable ruler! Please enter me. Thanks for the constant inspiration you provide in your blog!!! Love your work.

  26. #26 - Barrie Marsh says:

    Absolutely love your blog and your designs! I have visions of my bizzaro self being more like you, all creative and artistic! But with your designs and tutorials, I can pretend at least!!!
    Thank you, and I look forward to each of your post and find myself checking more than once a day to see if you have added another!!!

  27. What a cute giveaway! Where did you have them made?

  28. #28 - Linda S says:

    Cool rulers… count me in!! Sounds like you had a great time at the show.

  29. #29 - Dawn says:

    Oh, now that is cool – every time someone saw it I could talk about how I “know” you – I don’t have to tell them I only “know” you because I stalk your blog, now do I?!?! 😀

  30. #30 - kristine says:

    Love, love, love your website. I am sharing your ideas all the time!

  31. #31 - SewLindaAnn says:

    It is so sweet of you to share them out here in blog land! I’d love to have one of your rulers so I’ll cross my fingers!

  32. #32 - Renee says:

    Cathe, I love it. I collect old ruler. What a great way for people to remember you. They used to put such great sayings on rulers. It is always such a treat to find these treasure. Never thought to create my own.

  33. #33 - Sue Jackson says:

    That ruler is a fantastic giveaway! I have a similar one I got at a wholesale craft show waaay back in the ’80’s. One of my favorite souveigners. Of course, fabric is my first….but I need something to measure it with, don’t I??? One can never have too many rulers.

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  35. #34 - Joy Taylor says:

    Great for you getting out there and making things happen!

  36. #35 - Debbie Dusenberry says:

    He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.


  37. #36 - Barbara Beck-Azar says:

    The most clever and useful give aways I’ve seen at a conference… Your creativity is inspirational!

  38. #37 - Dawn says:

    I love the rule–simple and useful! Thank you for giving me a chance to win! 🙂

  39. #38 - becca says:

    Those are very cool…I like the “old fashion” look!!! Also nice size for a purse or book bag!!
    Warm Regards,

  40. #39 - sohma g. says:

    ooo those are beautiful! i wouldn’t mind one.

  41. #40 - susan hahaj says:

    You’re right, we crafters DO all need rulers! Thanks!

  42. #41 - LindaSonia says:

    What a clever giveaway idea. Love it and free and practical works for me!!! 🙂 LindaSonia (

  43. #42 - Karen Wheeler says:

    You always measure up, Cathe. Love the rulers!

  44. #43 - monica pfaff says:

    Fun giveaway! I just love freebies.

  45. #44 - thriftmaven says:

    Your rulers are really cool!! What a cleaver idea to hand out at your conference~I’m sure everyone took them home to use. Good for you!

  46. #45 - Tami Cooper says:

    What cute rulers!!! One would be perfect.

  47. #46 - Laura Evangeline says:

    Those are the cutest things ever!!!

  48. #47 - Abbey says:

    Very cool rulers and a neat trip!

  49. #48 - chelsea a says:

    I would love one! I think those are such a great idea. Practical, gets the word out. It makes me think of the awesome home goods that banks and insurance agencies used to give out (mid-century): orange juicers, banks, etc.

  50. #49 - Jessica says:

    Adorable rulers! A straight edge is a crafter’s best friend 😀 Thanks for the chance to win!

  51. #50 - alli b says:

    Thank you for the giveaway.


  52. #51 - Malinda Lloyd says:

    oh so many of my favorite bloggers were all over LA and I didn’t get to go to the show!! I live in LA!! dang it!! but CHA was out of my reach this year.

    those are adorable!!

  53. #52 - Sissy Sweet says:

    These are quite lovely, and will come in handy while doing my crafts.

  54. #53 - Lovely Linda says:

    What an adorable rule and how pratictal! I love the fact that you can advertise – thanks for the opportunity to win one! {{{hugs}}}

  55. #54 - Jessica Lloyd says:

    I would absolutely LOVE one of your rulers! A girl can never have to many, and at some point there has to be one in every room in the house so I can never be without one when I need it, right? 🙂

  56. #55 - wendy baker says:

    rats… how did i miss this… but me want. me want.
    when you do a reissue of these clever things, keep me in mind please?
    argh. i had to go make dinner didn’t i? sheesh.
    so happy to hear that you are having a good time.

  57. #56 - Kristi S. says:

    I would love to have one of your rulers! I am jealous of that picture of you and,love him!

  58. #57 - Susan Parnell says:

    Oh how I would love one of these fabulous rulers! I LOVE reading your blog & the SC Johnson one as well. I was too late for the round labels giveaway but I ordered some & can’t wait to print them up & start organizing.
    Thank you for sharing your creative genius with the rest of the world!

  59. #58 - Elise says:

    Well, well, well… I can’t thank YOU enough, dear gal! Sincerely! You + ME + ROADTRIP = fabulous fun, anytime! I’m so glad you had some of these treasures leftover to share! They REALLY made a ‘measurable” impression… ! Ack, ack… couldn’t resist…! XOXO!

  60. #60 - Tina W. (TeaDub) says:

    So glad you had fun at CHA with your friend and got to meet Tim Holtz! Oooh I would love to win one of your fab rulers…it will go well with my ACE stapler and vintage ledger!

  61. #61 - Shea Brislin says:

    What a brilliant idea! I would love to have one for sure!

  62. #62 - Marsha Lindblom says:

    Love, love your blog – can’t wait to see what you have created on eaach new post.

  63. #63 - Jennifer Stuart says:

    great idea! I am always losing my ruler, so it would be great to have a spare.


  64. #64 - Smalltown Mom says:

    Even your rulers are beautiful!

  65. #65 - Skulleigh says:

    Those are so cute! I don’t care if it’s not a big prize, it’s adorable, and I’d love one! You can never have enough rulers!

  66. #66 - Centsational Girl says:

    Hey, I see two of my favorite peeps! Don’t know the talented Tim, but how lovely to see my two dear creative friends together! Can I have a ruler?

  67. #67 - raesha says:

    Love the rulers!! So classy and SO you:):) I’ve love a chance to win one:)

  68. #68 - dee tollaksen says:

    Blizzard in Chicago leaves me crafting for 2 days solid. Whoo hoo. Wish I had a nifty new ruler to keep me on the straight and narrow! dtollaksen at wideopenwest dot com or stampwithdee dot blogspot dot com

  69. #69 - Lauren says:

    You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing your great creativity and your warmth as well.

  70. #70 - Robin says:

    You are so right about crafters always needing a ruler. Count me in on your drawing….you did a fabulous job with these little beauties Cathe!

  71. #71 - Cathy says:

    Who couldn’t use an extra ruler!! I can never find one when I need it!! Very cute!!

  72. #72 - Jane T in NW Louisiana says:

    I have left my bread crumb trail and I hope one of your rulers can find me in Louisiana. Really cute idea.

  73. #73 - Rebecca Page says:

    Ooooo….wooden! BIG burst of nostalgia…I haven’t seen wooden promo rulers since the ones my grandparents got from their bank.

  74. #74 - Jocelyn says:

    It looks like you had a wonderful time. What a great idea for a promo hand out. Thanks for including me in your giveaway 🙂

  75. #75 - Ruth C. says:

    These would be a wonderful addition to my collection of fancy school supplies that I don’t want to use and ruin. I’m 32 and I still enjoy school supplies.

  76. #77 - Cindy says:

    Who knew a ruler could be so lovely? Thank you!

  77. #78 - Victoria says:

    Practical and good looking to boot! Rulers are a great idea.

  78. #79 - Jackie Gilbert says:

    Love the ruler – and who can’t use one!!! Thanks for the give away!

  79. #80 - Anne Thompson says:

    Wow! It sounds like things are really happening for you right now! Glad CHA was such a success for you! All the best in all of your ventures. Here’s hoping I win one of your rulers to add to my collection. Anne, yourmainestamper

  80. #81 - LeAnne says:

    Oh, lucky you, to be so close to Elise to go traveling and crafting with her—-I bet that CHA will never be the same again! It may take years for it to recover! Love your little ruler—so cute!

  81. Only YOU would think of custom rulers Cathe!! They are beautiful, of course!

  82. #83 - Cindy says:

    I’d love one of those cutie measuring sticks!

  83. #84 - Pattie says:

    What are you talking about – it’s a totally cute giveaway! Rulers are a MUST and extra brownie points to be reminded of your great blog and the inspiration we get from it.

  84. #85 - Carmen says:

    Wow!!! Those rulers are fabulous! I was CHA too and am so happy that you were able to attend. I’m sure that everyone was blown away by your wonderful and fabulous designs. I can hear those manufacturers knocking on your door from here! 🙂 And I hope to someday actually meet you, Cathe! You know, Maker Faire will be here before you know it…. 🙂

  85. #86 - mindy says:

    ~waves hand high in the air and squeals~ me me me!! pick me!!!


    And you could write on the back * I was the uber cool kid that got to go to CHA and all you got was this ruler* and then sign your name with a big flourish! ~laffin~

  86. #87 - laurie magpie ethel says:

    Free and practical is good…the fact it is a CUTE ruler is a bonus!
    Count me in….

  87. #88 - Suzie says:

    I collect rulers and would love to have one of yours!

  88. #89 - Meaghan Vallee says:

    CUTE and very memorable = amazing business/calling card!

  89. #90 - Amy Baldwin says:

    Cool rulers! You are right, all crafters can use a ruler. I hope you had a blast at CHA!

  90. #91 - Carla Gray says:

    I can just imagine who much fun CHA would be! Glad you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing ideas from your time there…..and everybody can use a ruler.

  91. #92 - Jill S. says:

    Such a great idea! I would love that even as a business card!

  92. #93 - Danielle says:

    These rulers are such a great idea. Much cuter than a business card. Hope I win one.


  93. #94 - Sandy says:

    What a great idea for a promo! I would LOVE to have one of your rulers!! They are super cute!! (And I haven’t been able to find my little ruler in months..) Thanks so much for the chance to win! 🙂

  94. #95 - Melody says:

    Cathe this little rulers RULE! I would love to win one. I would also love to have some made for me. Can you share the source? Thanks for the chance to win!

  95. #96 - Michelle says:

    That is a great advertisement idea, especially for crafters. Yours are so classic looking, too. Nice work.

  96. #97 - Kim Jackson says:

    Love your ruler, and your crafting ability! Thank you so much!

  97. #98 - Robin O'Reilly says:

    I love your blog, found you through facebook. I agree that you deserve to be in the best blog category! I love Just Somethign I Made.

    Keep it comin!

  98. #99 - Robin O'Reilly says:

    Love this blog period, the rulers are awesome too!

  99. #100 - Susan McMenamin says:

    Very creative idea. Being unique will get you noticed!

  100. #101 - Stefeni says:

    These rulers look fantastic! Love how it’s wood and vintage looking. And I am definitely always in need of that perfect ruler.

  101. #102 - Debbie O says:

    Those are the cutest little rulers ever! I hope I am one of the lucky 20!
    That was a great idea to hand them out at the conference!
    Have a great day!

  102. #103 - Laura says:

    These are too cute! And you’re right, I do find myself in need of a ruler sometimes :]

  103. #104 - Simply Complex says:

    I LOVE this idea. I would totally love to win one.

  104. #105 - Jodie says:

    Oh, pick me! Pick me! I love all your ideas…even tho’ my own efforts never seems to measure up for some strange reason….

  105. #106 - Cindy says:

    Thanks for the chance to win and always for the wonderful projects and ideas you share.

  106. #107 - jerri wood says:

    Count me in, please

  107. #108 - Cindy G. says:

    I’m always searching for a ruler to measure things when I crochet, bead or do paper crafts. A sweet little ruler like the ones you designed could be tucked into one of my craft totes so I wouldn’t have to hunt for one every time I need one! What a neat idea for a promo at the conference!

  108. #109 - Judy Bartholomew says:

    Love your blog, love your rulers!

  109. #110 - Elisabeth Auld says:

    Constantly “missing” my ruler as it is borrowed for school projects – would love to win!

  110. #111 - Brenda says:

    Love the look of these rulers and I can never seem to have enough. It seems I am always burying one under something.

  111. #112 - Valerie says:

    I would absolutely love one of your rulers! 🙂

  112. #113 - Katie of Sweet Rustic says:

    What a great little promo idea, they look fab & yes we all do need rulers & I’m entering as I am in need of a new one!!



  113. #114 - Carol Rickey says:

    i love reading your blog!

  114. #115 - Val says:

    These are such a good idea!

  115. #116 - Nancy says:

    I’d be proud to own this ruler!
    ellis at onlinenw dot com

  116. #117 - Laura says:

    Ooh! Those are gorgeous rulers… I just adore the vintage design. And really, the concept of passing out rulers to entice your designy/crafty demographic is just so clever! Beautiful work, as always.

  117. #118 - Melissa Ziggy Cook says:

    So nice of you to share! I’m slightly jealous though that you got to meet Tim Holtz.

  118. #119 - Lorna says:

    Cute rulers! Love all your designs!

  119. #120 - Peggy Lucas says:

    I think you’re just brilliant – those look amazing. I woulda squealed if I had met you. Honest!

  120. #122 - Joyce Meier says:

    Wow, I just found your website ~ Love it and I love your clever Ruler!!

  121. #123 - octochan says:

    Those rulers are beautiful! I could totally use one! especially a 6″ ruler. All of mine are 12″ or more.

  122. #124 - Genia Smith says:

    Just recently came accross you blog, love, love love it. You are so talanted.

  123. #125 - Junque Magnet says:

    These look great.Thanks so much for sharing.

  124. #126 - Cynthia White says:

    I love your ruler design!!! Practical can be pretty. Glad you had a few left to share with us. 🙂

  125. #127 - Linda says:

    Love the old fashioned ruler!

  126. #128 - Julie says:

    That would be fun – to have a Cathe Holden ruler. 🙂 I would love that.

  127. #129 - Kristen says:

    Love your blog. Thanks so much for sharing all that you do!!!!

  128. #130 - Gretchen McDowell says:

    Love it. . .count me in. Can’t wait to find out about your adventures at CHA! Thanks for a great give away!

  129. #131 - Cécile says:

    Hi, so I am french and read your Blog. Thanks a lot for all you done on it. your rulers are very, very nice and useful with standard and metric measurements.
    So, you are very pretty with Elise and Tim, but I prefer Tim !!!Sorry 🙂
    Have a nice day.

  130. #132 - joan kimball says:

    Now that is one sweet design. I hope there’s a ruler in my future.

    thanks Cathe


  131. #133 - Lorene says:

    I would love that super cute ruler!

  132. #134 - Kristy Thomas says:

    I keep seeing post about CHA all over the web. Looks like such fun. I would love to have a chance to win a ruler ! Little things mean a lot in my world ! Up to my ears in snow here so been busy creating at my daughters house…where I am snowed in. Only problem is my 3 year old grandbaby wanting to help Meme ! lol! Thank you for blank papers and colors ! lol ! Look forward to your next post!

  133. #135 - Kate aka stinkydudette says:

    Your ruler is cute!! Would love to win one!

  134. #136 - Kathleen says:

    Coolest business card ever!

  135. #137 - Garci says:

    The ruler is clever, useful and totally gorgeous! I’d love one.

  136. #138 - Blanca says:

    you’re rulers are great! If I win you can find me at 🙂

  137. #139 - Piper Wise says:

    ah, Miss Cathe, anything made by your hand is a treasure!

  138. #140 - Dawn Wagner says:

    Absolutely adorable AND functional – who can beat that? Thank you Cathe for the chance to win! 🙂

  139. #141 - Laurel says:

    I was just saying to myself that I needed to get a straight-edged ruler. What perfect timing! 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  140. #142 - Angela says:

    What a handy size ruler that would be. We can always count on you for cute, clever, and practical!!

  141. #143 - Nancy Gadbois says:

    Your rulers are so cute……and useful too! I’d love to have one.

  142. #144 - Shannon says:

    How very clever of you, I’m not surprised!

  143. #145 - Emily/winny says:

    I LOVE rulers! I would love a nice wooden ruler.

  144. #146 - Lo Wai Sin says:

    what a great wooden ruler,i always hope to get one

  145. #147 - Melinda says:

    What an amazing convention. I guess you thought you had died and gone to heaven!!! Can’t wait to hear more about it. Love those rulers. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

  146. #148 - Kristen says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love to have such a handy tool for all of my projects 😀 Thanks for sharing!

  147. #149 - Jan says:

    Cathe, I hit your blog everytime I get a chance. Love, love, love your super ideas!

  148. #150 - Sue DeHaan says:

    I’d love to have one of your rulers! Congrats on being a finalist for the Bloggie Award, you deserve it, your blog is great!

  149. #151 - Angela Kent says:

    How functional and good looking! Love your blog.

  150. #152 - terese says:

    I would love to win a ruler, they are great!

  151. #153 - woolf says:

    ‘free and practical’, i do like those words…
    how wonderful you are giving away these treasures!
    thxs for the op!

  152. #154 - spindelmaker says:

    Please count me in, I think your give-away is very nice! You can´t beat the combination practical and beautiful 🙂 Oh, and by the way, I really enjoy your blog!

  153. #155 - Kathy M. says:

    Your rulers look amazing! I want one! Your blog is the first that I read. I love it! Thanks so much for the giveaway and for doing what you do! 🙂

  154. #156 - Dora Szabo says:

    Dear Cathe,
    It’s so nice!
    Count me in, please.
    Dora from Hungary

  155. #157 - Cristelle Snyman says:

    Hi Cathe – glad you had a good time at the conference, can only imagine what fun it must be! Thanks for the continuing inspiration! Cristelle

  156. #158 - margaret says:

    Since moving into a new space for my business I have not been able to fully organize and can’t find anything! I literally spent 15 minutes looking for a ruler the other day. It’d be great to have another one around.

  157. #159 - Louise Fortune says:

    What a great “calling card” so much more practical than an actual business card !

  158. #160 - Carla says:

    Such a beautiful design.

    P.S. I’ve so enjoyed your blog and am adding you to my link list.

  159. #161 - Robin says:

    I love reading your blog. Your blog is one of the happy spots in my day. I’d be tickled pink (or rather orange – my favorite color) if I was to win one of your rulers.

  160. #162 - Dana F says:

    Everything you create has such an elegance about it. I would be delighted to receive one of your rulers. It would never leave my desktop!

  161. #163 - Dorothy says:

    Honestly, your designs and ideas ALWAYS blow me out of the water, Cathe! I love the little rulers, they remind me of those wooden discs you did a while back, something that’s still on my to-try list. Thank you for sharing your ideas and for hosting this nifty give-away, much appreciated.

  162. #164 - Juliette says:

    I think that was a really smart giveaway design! Some people really give out the stupidest things and I just sit there and think “what a waste-on so many levels”, but this is a great marketing tool! way to go!

  163. #165 - Carmen says:

    Hmpf. I thought I already owned the cutest ruler ever, but this comes dangerously close. Love the look of all your stuff, very sleek! :^)

  164. #166 - Sarah A. says:

    i think the ruler is great! perfect size for scrapbooking and cardmaking. thanks for sharing!

  165. #167 - Anna Kallkopf says:

    Wow very stylish ruler and you can neverwinter have enough rikets right 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win

  166. #168 - Sasphyria says:

    Hello! 🙂
    Im one of your international readers! *G*
    And i have your blog in my rss feed.

    So i enjoy your lovely vintage ideas every day!

    I pointed out your blog to a friend, who is scrap booking and doing things with stamps. She said i´m a very bad girl because now shes got tons of more ideas! As if she hadn´t enough *smile*

    So to have one of your rulers i would be very pleased!

    Many Greetings from Germany!

  167. #169 - Tezzie says:

    They look wonderful!
    I love your ideas.

  168. #170 - Tesa says:

    Oh, what a cute ruler. I´d love to have one:)
    Have a nice day!
    Hugs Tesa

  169. #171 - juau4 says:

    Ohh! Love your Ruler! It’s the perfect size!

  170. #172 - Marjan says:

    I would love to have one of your rulers witch inches printed on them. I allways make mistakes translating inches in to centimeters and end up with a bag with handles that are too short.

  171. #173 - Marian/pink princess says:

    What a nice picture of the 3 of you ♥ And you know what I like so much about your ruler?? It has both the inces and cm. on them. I am so often making items that have inces instead of the metric cm. and it is not so easy to find a ruler that has both here. So please enter me, I would be honored to use an original Cathe Holden ruler ♥♥

    Hugs from Marian

  172. #174 - Kaika says:

    I love the rulers! They have such a great vintage feel to them!

  173. #175 - Joolz St. Cyr says:

    Hi. I love your ruler as it may sound nerdy but I like the typeface! It would also fit in my case that carries my crochet hooks to give me a portable ruler (my tape measure always falls out so I leave it at home). Here’s hoping….

  174. #177 - Teresa says:

    These rulers will become a collector’s item I’m sure!

  175. #178 - Priscilla says:

    What a clever givaway, Cathe!
    Who doesn’t need a ruler?

  176. #179 - Iva Y says:

    You are seriously one of the most creative people ever! How do you come up with all these awesome ideas is beyond me 🙂 Love, love these cute rulers <3

  177. #180 - Ingrid says:

    Oh, I’d love to enter! They are so lovely. 🙂 Count me in!

  178. #181 - Parakh says:

    How Lovely!
    I would love to use this ruler in my art room! 🙂 I just found this blog – it is really nice!

  179. #182 - Edie says:

    It sounds like you had a blast! I hope that your contacts come through for many great things for you!

    purpleone at gmail dot com

  180. #183 - dawn in nl says:

    Dear Cathe,
    These rulers are such a great promo idea, and I would love to have one. It would fit nicely into my sock knitting bag.

    All the best,

  181. #184 - Amy Carlson says:

    Those rulers are adorable! What a great idea!

  182. #185 - Kate B says:

    Yes, please!

  183. #186 - Jan says:

    Hi Cathe,
    Your site is on my list on blogs to check out. I love your ideas and goodies you share!

  184. #187 - Jeannie says:

    Looks like a lot of fun 😀 …and networking is everything! The rulers were definetly something that I’m sure made an impression 😀

    thanks for the giveaway and Good luck to everyone!

  185. #188 - Casey Rice says:

    Cathe, I have been following your blog for a few years now. You always have something interesting to talk about. I would love one of your personalized rulers. They are beautifully done.


  186. #189 - Elle C says:

    Add me to your list! Great business card idea. Love it

  187. #190 - Michele says:

    I bet the trade show was a blast!

  188. #191 - Doris C says:

    I love it! What a great promo item that you had made. My company had their logo added to a small measuring tape with a level bubble (that didn’t work).

    I’m hoping to make a calendar mouse pad.

    Anyhow, I hope to get one of your rulers!

  189. #192 - Lianna Mills says:

    I love the ruler idea! You have inspired me to make so many things! Thanks for blogging!

  190. #193 - Lesley says:

    Absolutely gorgeous rulers, am completely blown away by the awesome things you make and share on your blogg!! My (just turned) 3 year old also loves your things and keeps pointing saying she wants wants WANTS!!! I would really love a ruler as mine keep dissapearing mysteriously. If my English spelling is bad it´s because I´m swedish!! Keep up the GREAT work!!

  191. #194 - Sally Hackney says:

    I’d love a ruler! Glad you had fun at CHA!
    Sally Hackney sjhackney(at)yahoo(dot)com

  192. #195 - MichelleGB says:

    Free, practical and you forgot just lovely! These are beautiful! What a great marketing idea!

  193. #196 - Carola}i{ says:

    I would love love love one please!
    Thank you so much for the opportunity ♥

  194. #197 - Nettie says:

    What a great ruler! Looks like you had a blast. Wish I could have been there, too.

  195. #198 - papelhilo says:

    such a nice vintage thing !! i wish I won !!

  196. #199 - Emily Keaton says:

    These rulers are adorable, Cathe! Looks like you had fun at CHA. Wish I could have been there. 🙂

  197. #200 - Hannah says:

    My boyfriend and I both scoured my house for a ruler last night, we both needed some straight lines and were feeling pitiful on our project! What a coincidence. I would be very grateful to receive one of your very cute rulers/business cards! I love that they’re wooden.

    Either way, of course, I love your blog!
    Take care.

  198. #201 - Misa Hedge says:

    Your ruler is so chic 😉

  199. #202 - ruthanne says:

    I love the idea of the rulers – and i love your blog – you have such great ideas thanks for sharing!

  200. #203 - Deb @ PaperTurtle says:

    What a great idea for a giveaway for crafters – a personalized ruler with your logo? It’s fantastic, Cathe. Well done, you!

  201. #204 - Tina Beckett says:

    Love a practical “cute” item you are the bomb!

  202. #205 - Pattij says:

    Can always use a good ruler!!!

  203. #206 - patricia says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway, I love your idea!

  204. #207 - Sourkraut says:

    I love those rulers! Thanks for the giveaway.

  205. #208 - Sally says:

    thanks for all of your creative ideas and designs–I love it all! only wish I had more time! 🙂

  206. #209 - Pamela Wall says:

    Love it! I remember when (and still have) yard goods stores and lumber yards gave away yard sticks and rulers. I still have some from my grandparents and others that were collected during my college years. I love tradition. This is a good one. Beautiful and useful!

  207. #210 - Deborah in Atlanta says:

    What adorable rulers. I’m glad you didn’t remember to give them away all the time. Now I’ll have your blog info immediately available whenever I need it. So cute!! dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  208. #211 - anne says:

    I love checking your blog each day for inspiration and ideas, and I’d love to have one of your rulers on my desk.

  209. #212 - Patty C says:

    Beautiful design! I’d love to have one of your rulers. Thanks for the opportunity.

  210. #213 - Hilary Fournier says:

    Cathe, I love your blog and love the creative way you get your messages across! Rulers are a great idea…of course, I find you’re full of them. Thanks for sharing them with the world!

  211. #214 - Stephanie Crow says:

    Hey, who can’t use another ruler? ~:0)

  212. #215 - Debbie says:

    I love your ruler and would love a chance to win. I just started collecting rulers of all kinds and this one would be a pretty and wonderful addition!

  213. #216 - dmeredith says:

    Can’t have enough rulers. Thanks for sharing.

  214. #217 - Carolyn K says:

    I’d LOVE one of these! Thanks for the giveaway 😉

  215. #218 - Sheryl Tabor says:

    I think your rulers are so cute and a wonderful idea! I would love to win one.
    Have a blessed day!

  216. #219 - Vicki O'Dell says:

    Cathe, I had no idea that this was your first visit to CHA or I would have taken you around and introduced you to some people…but it looked like you were holding your own in that area! 🙂
    So great to meet you! Don’t count me in on the ruler give away as I got one from you at the Blogger Meet Up.
    I love your work so if there is anyway I can help, just let me know!

  217. #220 - Kelly J. R. says:

    These rulers are really beautiful! They have a vintage charm to them.

    Kelly J. R.
    kjramstack at yahoo dot com

  218. #221 - campblsoupgrl says:

    Hooray! I love rulers!

  219. #222 - Tamara says:

    Cathe! So happy to meet you, and I hope, have some of your creativity rub off! Can’t wait to see what you come up with after your CHA experience. You RULE! (get it?)

  220. With frozen fingers crossed, I hope I win one of your cute rulers!
    Thanks for the chance,

  221. #224 - Tanya says:

    Rulers ROCK! Thanks for the chance to get one 🙂

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  222. #225 - Peggy says:

    I use rulers just about everyday, and a pretty one is just icing on the cake. Thanks for all the great stuff you share with us – I love coming to your blog and seeing all your creativity.

  223. #226 - Eve says:

    Very cute ruler! Count me in!

    Greetings from Finland 🙂

  224. #227 - Laura says:

    YAY! I love me a nice, pretty ruler. The design looks great, and you’re right, it is super functional 🙂

  225. #228 - Sheila says:

    I would love to have a Cathe Holden ruler! I’m sure it’s like a magic wand and with it I will become as creative as you :o)
    smuhlen at yahoo dot com

  226. #229 - BettyC says:

    I’d love to have one of your rulers!

  227. #230 - Jane Rhoades says:

    What a great way to promote yourself! I would love one.

  228. #231 - Jacque Chinnery says:

    I would love to have one of your rulers! Thank you for the chance to win one!
    How I would love to go to CHA someday! I bet it was so much fun.

  229. #232 - Alyssa says:

    Oh those are great! We can never have enough rulers around here. Well, unless I’m lucky enough to win these, then we’ll surely have enough. For a while anyway.

  230. #233 - Lynn Sletta says:

    Can’t we all use a nice little ruler in our project bags? Count me in on your drawing pretty please?? Thank you!

  231. #234 - Lynn Sletta says:

    Can’t we all use a nice little ruler in our project bags? Count me in on your drawing pretty please?? Thank you!

  232. #235 - Chuck Harper says:

    Cathe, I would love to have one of your rulers. What a great promo idea!

  233. #236 - Rebecca Little says:

    Love this idea! Thanks for the giveaway.

  234. #237 - Dana Gustafson says:

    Yay for you! What a great trip! I love your cool Cathe Holden ruler! Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  235. #238 - kay reynolds says:

    You always have such creative ideas. This is just one in a long list!
    Thanks for sharing,

  236. #239 - michelle carlson says:

    I love rulers! What an awesome and clever promo! I might have to copy that! Love that you are being generous too!

  237. #240 - Ashley says:

    I have been looking for a ruler for the last 2 weeks but haven’t been able to find one! If I did get one of yours it would be really helpful. I’m glad you had so much fun! It looks like a fantastic time!

  238. #241 - Mark Younger says:

    Thank you for always being so helpful and generous.

  239. #242 - Annamarie says:

    I love those rulers and I’d certainly love to have one. Can’t wait to read about your adventures at CHA.

  240. #243 - Camila F. says:

    Oh, that’s a lovely ruler! My fingers are crossed!

  241. #244 - Denise Foor says:

    The rulers are lovely….it would be a pleasure to own one. I love visiting your blog..such great eye candy. Thank you.

  242. #246 - Juliet A says:

    I would love to win a ruler! I only have the 12 inch kind, and for the projects I make, it can be unwieldy.

  243. #247 - sharon ribarics says:

    i love the rulers. they look so cool. please include me in the give-away and thanks for the chance to win.

  244. #248 - Pamela says:

    I love the look of these. Even though they are such a practical object, they manage to be beautiful at the same time.

  245. #249 - Daniela says:

    Hi Cathe, I’ m an Italian crafter and this ruler would be perfect, cause many tut and project are in inches and sometimes is difficult work around on it. 🙂
    And regular rulers are not so pretty like yours!!!

  246. #250 - Madaline Meatte says:

    I want a ruler with my name on it! But I guess I’ll take one with your name on it! haha

  247. #251 - Bryna says:

    What a neat idea! There’s some so satisfying about a wooden ruler, too – reminds me of school!

  248. #252 - Lisa Marra says:

    I always look forward to your posts! I learn so much everytime. I can’t even imagine the creative possibities you come up – but I am so thankful you do and that you share them! And who doesn’t love their pic with Tim?!

  249. #253 - Joy B Massa says:

    Of course I wish to win one of the prettiest promotional rulers EVER! *hand waving*…pick me, pick me!

  250. Love love love this idea!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great day!

  251. #255 - Sharla says:

    Sounds like you had a great time – the rulers are way cute!

  252. #256 - Kathie Borders says:

    Looks like you had a good time at CHA. Thanks for giving your rulers to your readers.

  253. #257 - Bethany says:

    Love it! Great giveaway!

  254. #258 - geri says:


  255. OMG I’m always losing rulers (who loses rulers, anyway?). I need to win one!

  256. #260 - Bethany says:

    That is such a cool idea! I love them – I “would” love to have one 🙂

  257. #261 - Kristen says:

    These rulers are such a cool idea. I am new to the blogging world and look forward to revisiting your site often for craft ideas. Thanks!

  258. #262 - Danielle says:

    Such a great looking tool – and so useful.
    – Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  259. #263 - Cindy says:

    Cool! Love the rulers, please pick me.

  260. #264 - Kelly Stockstill says:

    So neat! I hope I win!

  261. #265 - Cari Skuse says:

    You are so inspirational with all the things you make and design! You get my creative juices flowing.

  262. #266 - Amanda says:

    I would love a beautiful ruler like that!

  263. #267 - Robb Harskamp says:

    Hi Cathe

    Just came across your site while researching monograms, and absolutely love what you do. As a fellow designer, keep up the amazing work.

    Take care.

    Robb Harskamp

  264. #268 - Amy says:

    What a great promo idea! I love wooden rulers. I was just thinking today that I need a new yardstick.

    Crafting by Candlelight

  265. #269 - Jane says:

    I have collected a few old rulers but would love to have one of yours! I love your ideas and the way you have inspired my own! Thanks, Cathe.

  266. #270 - deb christensen says:

    a gal can never have too many rulers, especially cute ones!

  267. Another great giveaway, and yet another CLEVER idea. What a perfect leave-behind at a trade show. Hope I win one of those cute rulers! And, best of luck to you with the Blog Awards voting–you got my vote!

  268. #272 - Marta Monzo says:

    Nice giveaway, thank you

  269. #273 - Wanda says:

    Bravo…the rulers were an excellent marketing tool idea. And how nice of you to share with us. A practical item is always the most welcome!! 🙂

  270. #274 - Johanna Whyle says:

    I have just LOVED reading your blog the last few months. I found out about it from a friend and you have such great tips and suggestions. Very handy for every day crafting etc.

    I’ll keep reading for sure

  271. #275 - rhonda tringolo says:

    Just today found you blog… wow, I’m in trouble now. I’ve done some quilting and cards in the distant past and am resuming my interests as I look forward to my very near future. Great craft sit!

  272. #276 - Jennie says:

    I *always* need another ruler!

  273. #277 - Jody Kippels says:

    Cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

  274. #278 - wilma says:

    Hallo Cathe

    I like your idea’s, i am following your blog since a friend shared a link to your page. Thank you for sharing with people all over the world!

  275. #279 - Desirai says:

    Oh my gosh! They are beautiful! I would LOVE to have one.

  276. #280 - Christina Martyk says:

    I <3 your website! As a fellow graphic designer I know how much time and effort are spent on the wonderful PDFs that you share!


  277. #281 - Superklara says:

    I always have to search the internet for measurements every time I want to do a project that includes inches. And every time I wished I had a ruler that had inches on it. I wish, I wish:)

  278. #282 - Claudia says:

    What a wonderful idea!
    I’d love to show my friends this special gift from far away 🙂
    Kind regards from Germany sends

  279. #283 - susanc says:

    Looks and sounds like you had a great time at CHA! Love the rulers – what a clever and useful tool! 🙂

  280. #284 - Noreen says:

    My parents gave away wooden rulers at their Golden Wedding open house, with their names, wedding date, and anniversary date on them. I would like to have one of yours. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  281. #285 - Immi says:

    Thanks for a chance to win – gotta have good tools!

  282. #286 - Helen Stevens says:

    I have absolutely loved viewing your website. I honestly wish you would post more often. I have even looked at the SC Johnson site from time to time. I would never measure with this great ruler. I would just post it in a place of honor!

  283. #287 - Marianne says:

    What can I say?… You RULE Cathe. I love your inspirational site.

  284. #288 - Stefanie says:

    What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

  285. #289 - Connie says:

    yes we all need rulers!

  286. #290 - Andrea D. says:

    Wow, how nice of you. I’d love to have one of your rulers. Most rulers now a days are metal. A nice solid wood one would be terrific.

  287. #291 - Mary M says:

    A wooden ruler? Love ’em! Count me in. Thanks!

  288. #292 - Phillipa says:

    Yes please..Yes Please 🙂

  289. #293 - Beth says:

    What a great idea – and who couldn’t use another ruler?

  290. #294 - CM2 says:

    Definitely will come in handy for 20 lucky crafting winners! Thanks for your generous clever contributions! CM2 🙂

  291. #295 - JOY says:

    Practical and cute…who doesn’t love that???

  292. #296 - Angie says:

    Lovely rulers! Hope I win one!

  293. #297 - sonja says:

    Love your rulers, too cute! What a great idea.

  294. #298 - June Tomlinson says:

    What a cute idea? You are right, crafters do need rulers and I can’t ever find one when I need one. This one is so cute, I would never loose it!

  295. #299 - Rae Higgins says:

    What a great idea your ruler is. It’s the perfect size to stash in my little tool kit. Thanks for the opportunity!

  296. #300 - Ruth says:

    Love your blog, would be sooo happy to win your ruler!

  297. #301 - Michelle says:

    What a great idea, they’re very nicely done. Bet you had a ton of fun at the show!

  298. #302 - Sandra Perkins says:

    I love your blog and admire your creativity. Thank you for freely sharing your ideas with us. I would be honored to have one of your rulers 🙂

  299. #303 - Jeannine says:

    The conference sounds like it was lots of fun. I’d love a cute precise ruler!

  300. #304 - Melissa B. says:

    Great idea! I would love one. 🙂

  301. #305 - Gayle says:

    I sure wish I could have attended this event – I can only imagine how FUN it must have been!

  302. #306 - Ann says:

    Love the ruler….Would make a great addition to my craft table. Thank you.

  303. #307 - Elizabeth says:

    I’m a fan. I’d love a ruler. I can contribute postage, if you like. But, alas, the Random Generator NEVER picks me.

    So. Just know that I am a fan and haunt your site daily (or at least when you post). It was good week to be in LA, yes? Better here than in the icy midwest.

    Thanks muchly for this offer.

  304. #308 - Julianne says:

    Adorable rulers…who knew you could make a standard so darn cute!!

  305. #309 - Grace Mah says:

    The rulers are great. I would love to have one 🙂 Thanks!

  306. #310 - heather says:

    That ruler is cute & I would love to own one 🙂
    CHA always looks amazing ……. paradise for lots of people!! Hope you had fun xx

  307. #311 - Sandra says:

    Oh, practical, free, but also the important: lovely! And how inspirational it would be to have something designed by you among my crafty things!

  308. #312 - Carol says:

    Your rulers are wonderful! Please count me in for your draw!

  309. #313 - Marti Schrock says:

    Your wooden ruler is super cute! It would look great in my small collection of wooden rulers. I hope to soon have enough to have my dad help me build a box from wooden rulers. Wish me luck!

  310. #314 - Helen Howard says:

    Oh, the rulers are so cute, what a great idea!

  311. #315 - Jill Flory says:

    How totally cute and functional too!! Love them:) I want one!!

  312. #316 - Jill says:

    I love free and practical…and I love your little ruler! cute!

  313. #317 - Melissa Waterbury says:

    Love this idea,very innovative and very you! I collect rulers so I am waiting with bated breath for your winner announcement, this would be a beautiful addition to my cool-lection +)

  314. #318 - Doro says:

    Brilliant idea! I’d love to have one, mine is an ugly yellow and I’ve had it since primary school (like for 20 years) and it’s broken, too…..

  315. #319 - Pam Wantink says:

    Would absolutely love a ruler for my new home office I am creating! Thanks, Cathe!

  316. #320 - Karen Hess says:

    These are too cute for words!!! So vintage-y, and they touch my heart as an elementary school teacher!

  317. #321 - Tracey Ireland says:

    Very cool! Another great idea by you!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  318. #322 - Shelley says:

    Cathe, those are ADORABLE!! I would love to have one in my stash. One of these days I’m going to get to go to CHA… and see all this gorgeousness in real life. : )

  319. #323 - Dianne says:

    Wow. Just found your blog and so inspired. How can I not try for a free prize?! Thanks for the chance.

  320. #324 - Angels says:

    Nice ruler! Thanks for being so generous, so count me in!
    Angels, from Andorra (Europe)

  321. #325 - Barbara says:

    I could really use a cut ruler for my knitting bag.

  322. #327 - sue says:

    this is too sweet! hope you had a great time at cha.. wish i could have gone.. 😉

  323. #328 - Linda R says:

    Hi, I found that you won a Bloggie Award through Twitter – congrats! I wanted to come and add your Blog to my fav’s and find you pictured with my hero TIM HOLTZ….isn’t he just the best? I know you must have had a wonderful time 😉

  324. #329 - Kat says:

    I do have a metal ruler indicating inches and metric measurements but yours look so much more stylish – love them and love your blog!


  325. #330 - Sheryl Johnson says:

    I love the rulers, I have an antique and new collection. I would love to add one of these to it. Thanks

  326. #331 - Michelle Bartel says:

    Hello Cathe,

    I am so enjoying your blog. We recently moved to Texas from CA…my husband and I were raised in Arcata, so we miss the coast that is our home.

    I would truly enjoy having one of your rulers, if that is possible.

    Thank you for your site and for sharing all of your creativity. You are truly an inspiration.

    Michelle Bartel

  327. #332 - Lowri McNabb says:

    Just found your blog. I love it. Off to vote for you!

  328. #333 - Lori ODonnell says:

    Oh, I’m so bummed I missed this! Haven’t been on the computer in days. These are awesome!!

  329. #334 - lindsay ostrom says:

    hi cathy…
    we met at the roundtable summit at CHA and I got a ruler. Love it! Thanks… Great to meet you. Love your site and what you do!

  330. #335 - Judy Papadakis says:

    Hi Cathe,
    Loved your 6-inch rulers! Could we persuade you to kindly send out a PDF of one? We could download, print out on card stock and use it for comparing computer images and lots of other things.

    So glad you are in the running for Crafty Gal of the Year/Decade/All Time!
    You certainly deserve o win and you have my vote.

    Best of luck and thanks you for all you share with us.

  331. #336 - Judy Papadakis says:

    Hi Cathe,
    Loved your 6-inch rulers! Could we persuade you to kindly send out a PDF of one? We could download, print out on card stock and use it for comparing computer images and lots of other things.

    So glad you are in the running for Crafty Gal of the Year/Decade/All Time!
    You certainly deserve to win and you have my vote.

    Best of luck, thanks you for everything you share with us and your super-affirmative outlook on life.

  332. #337 - Debbie Miller says:

    This is my first time to your site.
    I love it!
    What wonderful art and crafts!

  333. #338 - MommaHen says:

    What a great marketing idea! What company makes these?

  334. #339 - Tom & Linda Wilshire says:

    I to would be proud to have one of those rulers