Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WOYWW, Stampaholics and some thoughts...

I have been following some people that are having blogversaries etc recently and couldn't figure out how they could be so knowledgeable about their blogs so I did some searching around and found out about my blog.   My stats on Okienurse Paper and Ink Therapy are as follows:

Blog started in July 2008
First post was December 2008
I have had 34,925 views of my blog in the 3+ years
I have 211 Followers
I have posted 294 blog posts but that is what actually made it to the blog...there were more!
The biggest percentage of blog views have come from across the pond.  I love you guys!!

It's fun to know stats and what I will do with them only the powers that be know but now I know!

My desk this week doesn't look much different then in previous weeks but I have been busy cleaning up and trying to get more space to work.
There is more available workspace in this picture.  I took this late last week but haven't done anything any different and it mostly looks like this.  See my WOYWW standing up on a stamp pad.  I have a new Spellbinders die laying there by the go round that is the poinsetta die.  I loved it last year and finally broke down and bought it for this year.  Craft Stamper magazine I need to read!
I made a card for a card swap on Deborah's site called Society of Stampaholics and really had a fun time doing it.  The challenge is to make 1 card and mail it to 1 person each month.  Deborah gives you a list of things you can use in the challenge and then you send her a picture and she posts a list of who you need to contact to send your card to.  Okay that said here is my card(s) for this month.  They are going to Deborah so I thought I would make a couple...doesn't hurt to over achieve it is my first time and I am earning brownie points!!  +{;-)

Stampin' Up! cardstock and paper, Fiskars' sentiment stamp, Prima cup stamp!

Stampin' Up! cardstock and paper, Fiskars' sentiment stamp, Prima cup stamp!
Okay one last thing! Interested in winning a new Cricut cartridge?  Check out Scrap This Save That and see what you have to do to win a new To The Cabin cartridge. 

Well that's all I have to say for right now.  I am off to visit other blogs now.  Whats this all about?  WOYWW the society of desk snoops....get the scoop from the Queen of Snoops herself...Julia at Stamping Ground!

73 comments:

  1. Hi Vickie, I love your busy desk. I wish I could zap on over you have so many wonderful crafts to play with. And your cards for Debbie is so cute. I'll have to pop on over and look around. And maybe I can join and you receive a card from me. :=)

    Happy WOYWW #66 AJ-

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  2. ACross the pond! what pond lol love your colourful desk area, boy that is some statistics you have there
    Bridget #7

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  3. Fun cards ! The sentiments are very funny ! Looking very neat & tidy on the desk ! Hope it inspires you to enjoy your new stash ! Ali #54

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  4. Love the cards - great sentiments. Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment - yes, the iPad pictures do look like brush stroke paintings. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #8 x

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  5. Bright & beautiful is your card & a fun saying. Jill #48

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  6. Hi Vickie, I always love to look at your workspace, it is so organised, love your ribbon storage at the top especially. Great stats on your blog too, must go and have a look at mine......Happy WOYWW, Anne x #32

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  7. Thanks for calling by to say hello. I'm really enjoying sewing with the vintage style clothing so who knows where it will lead me :-)
    You have a wonderfully colourful crafting space....all those ribbons :-)
    Hugs,
    A x #72

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  8. I find the stats interesting to read too. I often go and look late at night and it suprises me who is linking up. That looks a good card exchange group. Just popped over and had a look. I might join in next month. Your cards with the sentiments are super. Hugs Mrs a.

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  9. it's always a good thing to try and find more space to craft in!!! Great cards! Trish #90

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  10. Hi Vickie, interesting about the stats and now wondering just exactly how you will use them :) I'm always looking for more space, or should I say, making the best use of the space I have :) You are just going to love that poinsettia die - I have it and it is one of my all-time favourites - not that I have a lot, but I still have my favourites - it looks great cut out of all sorts of card and paper. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #105

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  11. wow, you do manage to store a lot in a small space! Happy woyww! Lindsay #46

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  12. Enjoyed catching up..like the cat on the books and her special friend. Oh..redoing a studio, you must be able to make more hrs in a day than me..have fun with it, and keep your sanity. Your little monthly card exchange sounds fun. I like to have a challenge with others, keeps my juices flowing and I get 'er done!! Have fun creating, hope your weather has improved. We've NO HUMIDITY and NO RAIN, but nice outside.

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  13. Hey I love your desk that ribbon collection is awesome and the drawers just super. I don't want to know stats, I'm sort of over it, if it happens it happens, I am lay back like that, must be the aussie in me LOL. I post when it is wednesday even though it is one of my really busy days doing volunteer electrical work but I still get there.

    I do like your card and what a fantastic group, might look into that at some stage. A great way to get to know people and participate in a challenge too.

    Eliza #24

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  14. Dont think I have ever seen this view of your desk. Love the ribbons what a cool idea to have them all like that. You have that spiral craft storage thingy I have been seeing that looks like just the thing for me. I will put it on the wishlist. Sandy :)

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  15. Yup, a busy ol' desk for sure - love all the ribbons and ink pads...

    Sweet cards too!

    Thanks for stopping by today.

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  16. I do like a good old snoop round your desk, it's always crammed with goodies.. PS I still haven't read my craft stamper either.. not enough hours in the day I tell ya lol
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugz Minxy #78

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  17. Great space, lots to look at. So colourful. Those cards are great.
    Famfa #28

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  18. Hello, and I do hail from accross the pond. If you were interested you could seach up a free counter and set it up to count your hits. Love your card work and I always have a little sigh when I see all your gorgeous ribbon so close at hand. Keep smiling and creating, thanks for popping by.

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  19. Love your Thanks a Latte card sooo much! How adorable. What a fun swap. I hope you are feeling well today. Love your crafty space too! --Sandy Leigh

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  20. Your two cards are great...hope the extra brownie points work! teehee
    Your ink collection is superb!

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  21. Hi Vickie glad to hear you've bought the Poinsetta die I love mine and use it loads. Love your cards and all the rolls of ribbon above your desk, mmmmm, I loves ribbons!
    Have a great Wednesday and thanks for popping by, hugs Erika.

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  22. Hi Vicki! OMG...THANK YOU SO MUCH for mentioning my giveaway on your WOYWW post!! You rock!! And thanks for entering too...good luck!

    Yes, I do love Popcorn the Bear...he's so adorable, and I fear I'm going to be buying WAY too many stamps with his little image on them!

    Loving your desk this week...and the cards you made are awesome!!!

    Amy E. #3
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  23. I enjoy looking at the blog stats too, most of my traffic is also from the UK but that's no big surprise as that's where I'm from also! I think I naturally gravitate towards British blog without even realising it. Love the plan for your new room, I'm excited to see how that comes together for you. Pootling is just messing about with no real aim, we were pootling about the lake, I've pootled in my garden before and I do a lot of pootling in my craft room too!!

    Hugs
    Brenda 5

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  24. love your organized ribbon! Great space!
    xxDaniella

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  25. Do you watch Donna Downey's video's each week? I love watching her and listening to her, I think she is a hoot! Lovely card, and that is so nice to have everyone sending cards out each month! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  26. I LOVE my stats page - it's so interesting to see how many views per page against how many comments you get AND where all the views come from! I also like the referring sites page because not all viewers come through WOYWW.
    Love the bright card btw - completely gorgeous :)
    Hugs, LLJ ~71 xx

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  27. I always love to see all the colourful ribbons hanging above your work space. I'm also very envious of your SU inkpad collection. I'm holding off buying any more, until we can get the new foam pads in October.

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  28. Just look at all those ribbons, my gorgeous step-daughter will love to see those so I shall send her a link to your post. Thanks for the peek.
    Hugs Joanne xx

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  29. Your cards are lovely. I like to check out the stats now and again - interesting to see how many views we get. x Jo

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  30. Thanks for stopping by. I love all those ribbons - amazing.
    Happy WOYWW BJ #6

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  31. your cards are gorgeous. Had a peak at your whole craft room by scrolling further down, can't wait to see your makeover finished!
    debxx

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  32. Brownie points well and truly earned Vicki, what fab cards.

    Your desk is looking very tidy this week and I can understand why you went for the Poinsettia die…..I brought the exact same one last week.

    Thanks for stopping by this week.
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    #56

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  33. Hi Vickie thank you for popping by. I love your spools of ribbon across the top of your desk. That is quite a collection. If unwrapped a length of each you would have one of those streamer curtains! WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 15

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  34. Love those cards Vickie, great colours & design.. so looking foward to your craft room Makeover...Have a great week, Hugs May x x x#4

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  35. Hi Vickie your desk is always full of so much and such colour love having a nose around. Great sentiments on the cards. Happy WOYWW Anne x #145

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  36. I like how you have SOOOOO much stuff all around your desk, to me that is the ultimate, having it all right there. You don't care much for ribbon do you? ;-) I admit that the wider ribbons didn't used to interest me, but now I see their redeeming qualities. Good luck with the tidying to get more space quest. It is a noble one that I have undertaken before in my life.

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  37. great colourful post this week, with lots of gorgeousness (is is a word?)on your desk. interesting idea for a card swap
    janet#59

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  38. Hi Vickie,

    Your blog stats are amazing! I can't figure out when people signed up as followers. Some people even know which number of follower they are..... how, I wonder!

    Your cards are adorable. I just love them!!!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  39. Lots going on with your desk!!! I'm a SU Demo too!

    Jeannie #62

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  40. Your space is so bright and colorful. Thanks for stopping by today. #25

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  41. Wow, those stats are really something. I thought is was great when I reached 9,000 views and you've got over 30,000. That's something to celebrate.
    Love your gorgeous cards, the colours are fabulous.
    Still in awe of your ribbon collection.
    Have a great week.
    Von #45

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  42. Cool desk, Vickie! Love that everything is right there within reach especially all that colorful ribbon! #20

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  43. Another visitor from across the pond :)
    Adorable cards!! :)
    Mary Jo #120

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    1. sigh...I meant to say, from THIS side of the pond.
      Not too far from you in Missouri :)

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  44. Love your ribbon, so colourful and right at hand, some great things going on on your desk. Thanks for coming to see mine:)Hugs Sally #148

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  45. Your workspace is awesome. Very organised and everything to hand.
    Carol

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  46. Great card and good to see all your stuff out. It must be so much easier when you can see what you need.
    Sandra @95

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  47. Great stats. Love the card. What a great work space, all those ribbons, etc. I did not link up this week, so no number for you. Right now I am keeping track of Hurricane Issac to see how close it may come to us. I am in Bradenton just across the Skyway Bridge to St. Pete and Tamps. So we shall see what we see over the weekend. Have a great week.

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  48. Your cards are lovely -- I'm sure you'll rack up all sorts of brownie points. Hope you're having a good week. Happy WOYWW from Laura #118

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  49. Ha Love the Tea-riffic card but then I'm a tea addict...There I've said it! ;D
    You're desk always looks jam packed but so organised.

    Isn't all the stats that are available amazing, especially when you start this blogging I don't think any of us realised just how wonderful it would be.
    I'm having the time of my life.
    Thanks for popping over to my place earlier and I apologise for being so late returning.
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Happy WOYWW
    Neesie #11

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  50. Really cute cards! Enjoy your wonderful space this week and have a great WOYWW!
    Lisa
    338

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  51. Another crafter setting their desks to right and that's always a good thing. So is that swap idea and good job with the overachieving, fab card, and earning the extra brownie points!! Thanks for coming by to visit me earlier! Have a great week! Darnell #136

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  52. Vickie, great card(s)....You are an over-achiever! Thanks for visiting my blog and good luck with the drawing.

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  53. I really like the cards. I like to look at the stats too, without really knowing what to do with it. LOL Just makes me think at least I am not juat talking to myself when I blog.
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #52

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  54. What a massive amount of stash you have to hand on that desk - you can probably reach everything without getting of the chair!
    Bernice #140

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  55. Oh my thoes numbers really add up fast!!! Good for you girl!! I'll have to hunt mine down now just to see too!
    Love your card, so full of color and such a pretty mug! Love that!
    Thanks for stopping by for a visit and leaving a commnt too!

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  56. I'm so late! Love the idea of over achieving on the card making front, a habit I'd really like to acquire! Your stats are fascinating, I need to check mine out now...and I totally understand the number of posts published against the number you've started and nevere published...I do that a lot!!

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  57. Great stats, interesting view of the desk and I like the cards too. Isn't it great to see the stats? I find it quite mind-blowing to see the figures on mine and they are insignificant beside yours. I'm a relative new chum.

    Thanks for your lovely words, Vickie. Miss Dixie is indeed happy to be in the garden. She's best little supervisor of her gardening humans and is quite chatty most of the time. Mind you, she is encouraged by two-way conversation.

    Hope you're enjoying the weekend.
    Ros. #125

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  58. Love your colourful desk, Vickie, and all the gorgeous ribbons hanging above! So pretty, and it looks so industrious! The card you made is gorgeous too - what fabby colours.

    Thanks for your lovely comment and good wishes about my parents. Dad is in hospital now - best place for him, but it was so sad to see him looking so small and frail in his bed, with drips and everything attached. His speech was quite slurred. Mum is vulnerable and needs a lot of attention atm of course. My hubby is being just tremendous - a real rock.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #35

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  59. Hi - I was amazed to find that list of stats too but I must admit I do forget about it. Maybe I should spend a few minutes with it.
    Thanks for sharing that lovely card - now that's a swap I could cope with rather than the ones that demand so much more.
    Hope you are well.
    Hugs, Neet xx and thanks for sharing with #58

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  60. ooh a lovely arty desk and some fab background papers, so bright and sunny. Happy WOYWW

    Thanks for visiting my desk already
    Kyla

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  61. I love looking at my stats. It's so exciting to know that people around the world see your work. I really like your card. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Blessings!

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  62. What a fun looking desk! And I LOVE Spellbinder dies and my Wizard! Your cards are so bright and cheery! Love that!
    Thanks for visiting my desk!
    Carol N #121

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  63. Love you cards! I am so busy this week I have only been able to reply to my comments!

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  64. Thank you for stopping by this week, Vickie! The stats are interesting, aren't they? Your desk looks like tons of fun, especially all that ribbon!

    :)trisha

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  65. Wonderful, colorful and happy card. I love it!
    sandy

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  66. Loving your workspace and I lust after that ribbon collection!! Beautiful card too. Thanks for visiting me on my first week. Hugs, Buttons #81

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  67. What a great view of your desk and a fun way to store your ribbon! I would love to sit and look at that all day long!! Your card turned out lovely :)

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  68. Ha, ha. Across the pond. Does Okie mean Oklahoma. If so I'm across the river from you! Lovely card! And I'm still looking at all your ribbon hanging above your very busy space. :) Thanks for visiting my WOYWW post this past week!
    Sandy
    sandy's crafty creations

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  69. I am across the Pond and like to visit now and again! Great looking desk.
    Hugs
    xx

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I would really love to hear what you think about my art and my posts. Please leave me a comment and let me know! Thanks for visiting my blog. Vickie aka Okienurse