2012 in Review

I thought you would enjoy this information that I get once a year.  Happy New Year!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 16,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Card Layout Challenge #188

Today, we are going to revisit a Stamp Artist of the Month’s project.  This week, our challenge is to do a card like the one Carla created in 2007!!  Isn’t our SAM archives great?  To find how to make this card, go to Carla’s SAM page.  She has a tutorial on how to do this.

Card Layout #188

I’m thrilled to be getting ideas for challenges for our members. Keep them coming!
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I am still looking for more layouts!

Have you made a card with a layout you like? Have you seen a card with a layout you like? If so, please email me privately with it!! I am looking for some new card layouts.

Upload your artwork to your personal photo album. This can be an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc. Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge. Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured? Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

Enjoy!

Card Layout Challenge #184

I found a card I liked online and I created a template from it.  It involves layers.  You can add embellishments on the text layer such as flowers, buttons, etc.  Use your imagination!

Card Layout #184

I am still looking for more layouts!

Have you made a card with a layout you like? Have you seen a card with a layout you like? If so, please email me privately with it!! I am looking for some new card layouts.  However, I am unable to use any layouts from other blog challenges.

Upload your artwork to your personal photo album. This can be an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc. Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge. Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured? Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

Enjoy!

Layout #172 Participants

Take a look at this week’s artwork!

Layout #158 Participants

2011 in review

I thought I’d share with you this email I received.  I did this last year and we had over 300 views.  I would seem that our blog is very healthy!  I hope you find it interesting!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

2010 in Review

I thought I’d share with you this email I received.  I hope you find it interesting!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2010. That’s about 29 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 100 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 202 posts. There were 630 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 102mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was July 15th with 354 views. The most popular post that day was Layout #43 Participants.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were mail.yahoo.com, groups.yahoo.com, sz0166.ev.mail.comcast.net, mail.live.com, and Google Reader.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for 81 participants, 73 participants, card layots, card layout challenge, and 82 participants.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Layout #43 Participants November 2009

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Layout #83 Participants August 2010

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Card Layout Challenge #75 June 2010
1 comment

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Card Layout Challenge #67 April 2010
3 comments

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Layout #67 Participants May 2010

Card Layout Challenge #102

Now that the bustle of the holidays is somewhat over, let’s see if you are ready for a new layout challenge! Gitana sent this great layout to begin our third year of layout challenges!!!

Card Layout #102

Have you made a card with a layout you like?  Have you seen a card with a layout you like?  If so, please email me privately with it!!  I am looking for some new card layouts.

Upload your artwork to your personal photo album.  This can be an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc.  Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge.  Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured?  Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

Enjoy!

Welcome to OSA’s Card Layout Challenges!

This year, Oriental Stamp Art is celebrating its 10 year anniversary.  We are commemorating this special milestone year by having year-long challenges on our Yahoo! group.  This blog is to highlight one of the year-long challenges–that of card layout challenges.  These challenges are only for Oriental Stamp Art members.

It is our hope to have one challenge a week.  We’d like the membership to create a card using the card layout of the week and posting a link here to their card.  We also challenge our membership to create layouts for our members to create a card.  If you’re interested in having your card layout featured here, just email Sonia.

Come back every Sunday to see a new card layout challenge.