Sunday, December 26, 2010

Giveaway at "Life in my Eyes!"

Iona from "Life in my Eyes" is hosting a giveaway. The winner will receive one of two design packages from Beauty Blog Designs! (worth 5-10 dollars) So head on over, check out her blog, and enter the giveaway! The deadline is New Years Eve. And Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tutorial...and Merry Christmas!!

It took me too long...but the tutorial is finally up! *yeah!!* Check it out by clicking on the banner above. And I'd love to know if any of you find it helpful! Comments are loved here!! ;)

Also, I will be taking a week long break from designing from the 25th to the 1st. So, I would like to wish all my lovely followers a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New year! =)

(Lauren and Brittany-Amelia: I will finish working with both of you before taking a break. And those of you whom I owe emails - they are coming and will get to you before Christmas!!)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Platinum Dream

I'm back with another finished design! Maeve from Platinum Dream asked for a design that was colorful with jewely colors, similar to Iona's. I ended up going with emeralds all over the blog, and elegant fonts. I kept the width of the posting area wider than usual so that the green wasn't overpowering, and added some grunge textures to give variance to the swirls.

All in all, it was great working with Maeve! I'd love to know your thought on the design, and be sure to check out her blog!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Some Changes are Going on Around Here...

Well, if you've been stalking my blog during the past few hours you've probably noticed some changes. Yes, it's true - I am now charging for fancy blog makeovers, while simple ones still remain free. Before any of you have a heart attack in your desk chair, let me say this - all of you who have already submitted a form reply for a blog makeover will still receive one for free. So, yes, lean back in your chair in relief and heave a huge sigh. This doesn't affect you!! =)

So. Now that your worries are gone - why am I doing this? Well, my business has grown AMAZINGLY (to my great surprise!!) in the past two months (I now receive an average of two or three submissions per week - a total of 29 in two months!) and because of my greatly increased number of wonderful clients, I've decided that I really should be charging a very small fee for my services. I love blog design and I love my clients (you are all so amazing and I am honored to be working for you!!) but I am really busy with college and other responsibilities, and thus would like to make a few dollars extra off my designing. =)

Make sense? Oh, I hope so. ;) Now, on to more exciting matters. KyAnn from Bloom! Magazine contacted me and asked if I would design the Bloom! staff blog. Naturally, I was very excited to do so and I had a blast with it! I have never worked with fun colors like oranges, pinks, and blues before, so I was a little nervous, but I think it works! =) KyAnn asked for something fun with just a little elegance. Do you like it?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Annie's Watermark

Annie at Forever Love emailed me wanting a watermark. She was very sweet and wonderful to work with. Check out her blog and watermark!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Well, Howdy Folks!

Yes - I am, as it were, back from the dead. I won NaNoWriMo at 11:22 pm last night and have officially written exactly 50,000 words.

So. I am back in the business! Keep checking back for the background, header, and tutorial (which one will it be???) this week. And at the end of the week I will start on Maeve's desgin!! Yeah!!