Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Visits/Page View Results!!

Can you believe it ~ the contest is over already!!

To be entered into the Autumn Leaves Rubber Stamp Give-A-Way I asked for project suggestions and invited you to guess when the site would hit 10,000 visits and 20,000 page views.

Well..... I have some awesome news...we've done it!

Both milestones have been achieved long before I thought they would be.

Total Visits hit 10,000 on April 24th, 2008
(and is now almost at 12,000!)


Total Page Views hit 20,000 May 6th, 2008
(yes, very, VERY early this morning!!)

We only had one person guess a correct date and that was - FuzzyWhiteDogs!! She guessed the Total Visits would hit 10,000 on April 24th. YEAH BECKY!!!! Congrats Sweetie - I've got a special little prize pack ready to send out to you :)

As stated everyone who posted a project suggestion and guessed a date would receive one entry per guess. I entered every one's names into the Random.org List Randomizer and here are the winners.....

  1. Theng
  2. Anon - slbt17@

Congratulations Ladies!!

I will be e-mailing you to get your addresses so I can send out your stamps :)

I must say that starting my blog was a very hard thing for me to do...I have been filled with insecurities and doubts about myself all my life (despite friends telling me otherwise). Well, posting here was like putting my art and myself on the chopping block. After all, I'm nobody famous, I'm just me. I was sure nobody would show up and I'd be sitting in a corner stamping on the walls ;)

Thankfully YOU proved me wrong!!!

The blog has grown by leaps and bounds, surpassing any expectations I had in some amazing ways. I have met so many wonderful people from all over the world, hopefully inspired some of you and to put it simply had a ball!! I cannot wait to see what the future brings :)


To celebrate Ink Stains 6 month anniversary I'm going to be posting another fun give-a-way very shortly so be sure to stay tuned for your chance to win more fun stuff :)

Thanks Friends for your Support!!!


  1. OMGosh, I'm so excited!!! That is so cool that I guessed the right date - and so very cool that you've had that many hits/visits already!! You are SO talented, it's great that so many people are discovering you and your art! Congratulations on having such a wildly popular blog!!

  2. well, I knew you when..... :~P
    I'm so happy for you and so proud that you bravely stepped out of your shell and went for it.

  3. WOWEE! I can't belivee that Becky guessed the EXACT day!! That's just mind boggling!
    And congrats to you Roni....what a rush that must be to see how quickly those goals were reached.
    And of course we all knew you would be a super blogger...even if you didn't!

  4. Congratulations, Becky!

    And Roni, congrats on your success. You have done a really great job on this blog. :)

  5. Are you crazy?!? You're the BOMB, Roni, and that's the darn truth!

    Here's my perspective. I can't believe you've only been up and running for such a short time. Your blog is so well done and seems so... established.

    I've said it before, but I will say it again. I am a fan of Ink Stains because you have perfect mix (for me) of about 75% technique / project / product focus and 25% "other stuff" like fun things and personal sharing. You are a fantastic teacher - I learn so well from your written explanations and pictures. Your subject matter just couldn't be better. You are conscientious and reliable (I love coming here every single day to read your new posts.)You're talented and I respect you in too many ways to list here. AND...and on top of ALL THAT - you're a downright terrific person!

    Shall I go on...? (No? ok, ok... I see you're blushing. Well, blush all you want, just know that it's the TRUTH.)

    I am grateful to be a small part of the community you are building. You not only deserve the success you've gotten so far, but as far as I can see, there is plenty more to come. I look forward to the journey - I'll be there cheering you on and supporting you in every way.

    (Geez... will someone pass me a Kleenex. I think I have something in my eye.)

    OK. I'll stop now. Congrats on Ink Stains and ALL of your successes, Roni.

    (((( hugs ))))

    your (newest) phriend,

    P.S. Congratulations, Becky! (I tend to go on and on, but I DO remember the first point of this post - lol)

  6. Woohoo! I won. This is soooo exciting. Thanks Roni. I didn't realise your blog is so "young". It's so packed with exciting techniques and info. Here's wishing you more creative ideas, more hits, more visitors, and keep going at it!!

  7. Thanks for your congratulations Nanette & Phinny!

  8. I love your necklace with all the little charms. Do you sell your work anywhere? Betsy

  9. Thank you Betsy! No, I haven't ever sold my work before ~ I wasn't sure if anyone would want any. That's a great compliment though. What do you have in mind? Maybe I could make something up for you.


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