Saturday, April 30, 2011

Last Day!

Just wanted to remind you all that the giveaway and sale end tonight at midnight – so if you haven’t entered yet or haven’t commented with your entries, be sure to do that very soon. I’ll be announcing the winners (chosen with tomorrow afternoon!

There’s also a new tutorial up on the blog – How to Create a Blog Background. Ever wondered how bloggers make such beautiful backgrounds with all those textures and colors? Well, I’ll show you how to make one just like that in the tutorial. And you’ll also learn how to install your new background on your blog! =D

And enjoy this last day of April!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Giveaways, Sales, and Tutorials, Oh My!

Yes, a lot is going on! Today marks the first day of Beauty’s first ever sale…and wow is it big! Everything in the shoppe is 50% off! So all the packages, regularly priced from $5 to $60, will be half as much, from $2.50 to $30!

In addition to having the sale, I’m giving away two packages – the Photographer’s Special (worth $60 – has website, blog, logo, watermark) and the Designer’s Collection (worth $20 – is completely custom with all the trimmings).

Interested? I thought you might be. ;) Here’s how to enter the giveaway.

1.Blog the answers to these questions {mandatory entry}

Questionaire type giveaways have been very popular…so we’re going to be doing that here! Here are ten questions – answer whichever ones you want to.

When you’re done writing the post, put the link to it in your comment below, or it won’t count. And you must include the button in your post.
  1. Do you like being outdoors or indoors?
  2. Hot or cold weather?
  3. Favorite color?
  4. Favorite song, and why?
  5. One word that describes you.
  6. One song that describes you.
  7. What’s your biggest goal in life?
  8. Sweet or sour foods?
  9. Favorite movie, and why?
  10. Greatest accomplishment so far?

2.follow this blog {+1 entry} beauty {free blog designs} on Facebook {+1 entry}

4.put the giveaway/sale button in your sidebar {+1 entry}

5.tweet or post on facebook about the giveaway/sale{+1 entry}

For each action you do, leave one comment. So if you blogged and put the button up, you’d have two comments. Make sense? Good. ;) You have until April 30th at midnight to enter. I’ll announce the winners on May 1st!

Now. Quick note about tutorials. The drop-down/accordion/toggle menu tutorial is up!! Check it out here. In addition, I’ve created a new place on this blog – a place for all kinds of designers. You can read more about it here, but the point is for everyone to help each other out with designing. We need to be a community of designers who help each other and aspiring designers, so I’m hoping that with the forum I just put up we’ll start that.

So, what are you waiting for? Start answering those questions! =D

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Fresh Look for Everyone

Well, many bloggers have been getting new looks this week, including me! I finished Kendra’s design up a week or two ago. The process went very quickly, and I do like the finished product if I do say so myself. ;) The design is actually down for now – she’s experimenting with different things – but do check out her blog! =)

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Another design I just finished was for Jenny’s blog. We took our time fine-tuning everything until it was perfect! =) This design was different for me – it’s definitely more simple and fresh. I enjoyed doing it, and it was a pleasure to work with Jenny! Check out her blog.

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In other news, there’s another tutorial up on the blog, and while you’re browsing, would you mind voting on the polls I have in the sidebar? I just changed my drop-down menu (the one in the sidebar), and it should work in all browsers. If it does, I’ll do a new tutorial on drop-down menus, but if it doesn’t we’ll have to wait and figure something else out. =) So vote and tell me if it’s working! (Note: only vote on the second poll it the menu does not work. Thank you all!)

*I am planning to have a sale very soon, and will be releasing some new packages as well! And there might be a giveaway involved…so keep checking back!*