Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rulers and Liebsters

Before I address today's topic--ruler motifs--I get to spread a little love!  See, I recently received the Liebster Blog Award from the fabulous Sam Wright.  This is what she had to say: "Denise is soo kind she always comments on my posts even when I talk a load of nonsense half the time :-) She always has such kind comments!"   Aw, I feel "liebed."  When reading blogs, I do always try to give specific comments.  I guess what I do is working.  :)

The cool thing about the Liebster Blog Award is that I get to pass it on to five other bloggers.  (That's what I meant about spreading a little love.)  The only requirement is that each blog I choose must have fewer than two hundred followers.  Here are my choices:

1.  Danni Read. Danni, a designer for October Afternoon, creates fun, colorful projects.  She took a break from blogging for awhile, but now she's back.  So, if you haven't checked out her new blog yet, now is a great time to do so!

2.  Nina of Nina's Cupcakes.  I do not limit my blog reading to craft blogs.  Since one of my other passions is baking, I enjoy reading Nina's blog.  She probably wonders who the crazy scrapbooker is who keeps leaving her comments.  :)  Well, I just want her to know that she totally inspires me, with recipes like cookie dough brownies, sugar cookie bars, cherry your mouth watering yet?  :)  

3.  Anupama Choudary of Scrapbooks from India.   Anupama is one of the first people I met on the Color Room Ning.  She has always been very friendly, supportive, and encouraging.  Her gorgeous, richly detailed layouts are a must-see.

4.  Cathy Lane.  I first learned about Cathy's blog via the challenge site Scrap Africa.  Her work is so stunning, you have simply got to see it for yourself!

5.  Dani Cristina.  I met Dani through the challenge site Scrap for Help, where I love seeing her creative work.  She makes me think about my supplies in a whole new way.  Check out her blog--she's sure to inspire you!  

Congratulations Danni, Nina, Anupama, Cathy, and Dani!  If you wish, you may each pass the Liebster Blog Award on to five other bloggers.

Now, on to today's topic...rulers.  Images of rulers and tape measures have been trendy for awhile now, but lately it seems like every paper collection I buy has images of rulers.  To celebrate this reinvigorated trend, I'd like to share with you a card and a layout that I recently made.

First up is the card (below).  The ruler paper comes from the "Celebrate" line by Authentique Paper.

Supplies: blue paper (Lily Bee), ruler paper (Authentique), alphabet stickers (Bella Blvd), rub-ons (October Afternoon), pen (Zig), corner rounder (Creative Memories).

Here (below) is the inside of the card.  To provide writing space, I adhered an October Afternoon journaling card.

Next up is the layout (below), which is called "Country School."  The rulers on it are all cut from paper in the "Farmhouse" line by October Afternoon.  Check out how cute my husband was when he was in primary school!

Supplies: papers, die-cuts, rub-ons, and black button (all from October Afternoon); wooden button (Blumenthal Lansing); alphabet stickers (Crate); ink (Autumn Leaves/Stampology); pen (Zig); thread (DMC).

The journaling on the layout (above) reads: "Scott's school experience was so different from mine.  His rural school district had just one building for all ages, and he knew every kid in his class.  My suburban district, on the other hand, had twelve schools, and I graduated with four hundred kids!"

So, have you been using ruler images lately?  Link me up--I'd love to see your projects!


~Tammy~ said...

What fun papers and I love the layout!!! What a difference in schools! TFS!

Cathy Lane said...

Your card is beautiful..rulers rule! LOL!! Funny enough..just last week I bought some "ruler" them and can't wait to use them..just have to find the "right" project :)) Aww sweet you are!! Thank you for passing on the blog award to me...I feel incredibly flattered and here's a big hug for you!!xx

Dani Cristina said...

Oh,sim Denise trouxe um sorriso em meu rosto!!!:)
Muito obrigado pelas suas palavras em elogio ao meu trabalho,fico imensamente tocada.

É a terceira vez que recebo a indicação à este selo.
Então não sei se posso escolher mais cinco.O levarei comigo hoje e farei à você meus sinceros agradecimentos na minha próxima postagem.
Thank You!!!!

Patricia said...

what abeautiful vintage page.. adore it!

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

Hi Denise,thanks for visit my blog, I liked your work, I'm following you now,kisses Lisa

danni reid. said...

i love your A+ teacher card, this is one of my favorite OA lines to play with because we all have been touched by teachers and have soooo many school pics...giggle. i love the design of your layout, it is a big contrast between the rural and urban schools for sure. love how you used the flash card too

denise, thank you so, so much for your sweet words. it is so touching to meet so many incredibly wonderful people through a shared love of creating. your words have hugged my heart and i thank you.

Samantha Wright said...

Great cards and layout. I LOL'd at the fabulous sam wright bit :-)

Dani Cristina said...

O meu sincero agradecimento está postado lá,Denise!
Thank You!

Helen Tilbury said...

Congrats n your Leibster award and sharing the love! Great card and layout - sometimes those ruler images can be put to very appropriate use!!

Dani Cristina said...

tive problemas com o blogger e estou neste novo endereço:


Denise van Deventer said...

This card and layout are just so super Denise! I love the colourings and also that red and white blocked paper..stunning!