Friday, February 06, 2009

LoVe your blog! *GiVeAwAy*

HTML? CSS? banners, buttons, headers? um yeah, total computer greek to me! that is why i was thrilled when i met summer, a stay at home, blogging mama who also offers custom blog design services. she is responsible for that cheery Spring flower header at the top of the page, as well as my cute little buttons over there in the sidebar. and remember my cute christmas header?



the process was simple- i chose images, fonts and told her what i'd like them to say and within a few days she sent me my new adorable headers and buttons. easy peasy! she was also very helpful when it came to installing my new swag. because, as i mentioned before, i am kind of challenged in that department.

and now summer has very generously offered to give one lucky reader a complete blog makeover! one of you will win a platinum package blog design with all the bells and whistles, valued at $100. pretty darned exciting, right?!

in order to win this fabulous package swing by summer's design blog then come back and let me know what your favorite design from her portfolio is. i would also love to hear how you would gussy up your blog if you were to win. would it be sweet and simple? saturated in color? sophisticated or whimsical? i want to hear all about it!

bonus entries~

:: blog about this giveaway linking back to this post and to summer's design blog

:: subscribe to my feed

:: follow my blog (over there in the sidebar)

:: grab my button (also in the sidebar!)

so there you go, 5 ways to enter- 5 ways to win! please leave me a comment for each entry! i will chose a winner via random number generator on wednesday, february 11th. good luck~ i hope you win!

*comments closed~ i will post with a winner soon!

48 comments:

kraftykash said...

You always have the ciutest blog! Thanks for doing this giveaway. I checked out her work...my favs are about mommo clean plate club, chersihed impressions, and serenity. I would LOVE to have more color, flowers, and polka dots. Oh, I do hope I win! This is great Erika!

kraftykash said...

Just became a follower...

melanie said...

i like the memorie one the best (with the charm bracelet) but i like anything blue.

i would probably ask for something in blue, sweet and simple with maybe just one photograph to the side. i have no idea how to do anything at all like that myself!

melanie said...

i subscribe to your blog through reader.

that chick said...

i like the colour combination of fashionably late & witty, the layout of imommy and the lovely simplicity of the clean plate club.

off to become a follower... (how do you know? i use my rss or atom or something feed, i'm pretty sure it's invisible to you. is there something i don't know?)

Michelle said...

I like the basic girl in the blues! This would be awesome!! The little knowledge of html I had fell to the wayside as the kiddos started to come. Thank goodness for blogger templates! The StitchWitchery could definitely use a makeover!

Michelle said...

I blogged about the contest! :0)

Michelle said...

And I grabbed your button! :0)

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Okay here goes nothing my dear! I think that I like the "gossip, wed" one the best, I love simple designs. What a great giveaway, how did you swing this! Have a wonderful weekend.

Ria said...

I like play more live more the best. I would make the header look more like a broadway playbill on my blog.

I became a follower of your blog and I will post a link in a minute,

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I like your blog design and your button the signiture design I like says Monica.I like whimsical.I blogged about the giveaway linking to you and summer here:http://darcyknottyknitter.blogspot.com/2009/02/love-your-blog-giveaway.html
Iam already a follower and already have your button in my sidebar:)Hugs Darcy

tanya904 said...

My very favorite blog design is the one for Memarie Lane's blog. I think that the charm idea is so unique and it looks lovely. All of her blog designs are classy, I would be so pleased to win one. I like vintage designs and would proboly want something with a red theme.

tanya904 said...

Blogged and linked http://starryeyedsurprise24.blogspot.com/2009/02/super-cool-giveaway-for-bloggers.html

tanya904 said...

And I am following your blog :)

Denise said...

Hi Erika, I like "the clean plate club." Fresh, clear, not-remotely-cutesy. I also like Tale of a Kansas Girl, also, for the same reason. The other designs are great but for myself, I want not-cute, fresh, vibrant colors, clear-headedness. The one ending in "Wed," too, is elegant, simple.

If I had a makeover, I'd want my blog to have a fresh, unique look. I'd have a bigger profile picture OR EVEN TWO! and focus on the fiber-arts Flickr button. I'd also ask for consultation: with a hopeful career in writing, how do I select the very best from my 300ish entries? How do I make my blog a showcase for my best work, without shooting myself in the foot for "previously published work"? What risks are worth taking, to represent my work well?

Also, I write about my children. I don't post their photos. How else do I think protectively about them, in my writing?

I'm VERY, VERY choosy with my links to other blogs. But if I win your contest, you'll be on there.

Becky N. said...

I've never visited your blog before. But taking a glance at the many, many buttons on your side bar, I can tell I will like you!

Now, as for re-designs, I'm not sure. I do know the things I would look forward to most are nicely designed sidebar header-button things, and maybe a navigation bar, and a beautifully coordinated blog as a whole. But it's hard to describe what I like until the moment I decide. I like simple but pretty, colorful but not too busy. I don't like *over* simple, either. And then I tend to like changes every season, to match the mood of the time of year.

I like the designs from The Clean Plate Club, iMommy, and I have to say I just love each of the banners that Summer has done for your own blog, here!

Becky N. said...

*click click* There, it's official, you're in my Google Reader subscriptions. :) Looking forward to getting to know you!

Amybel said...

Wow, great blog you have! I like Flip flop momma and Life with boys, but maybe because those are topics that interest me. The banners created for you are terrific.

Amybel said...

I'm following you now!

Amybel said...

I posted it on my blog!

Aunt Kathy said...

I am following you also and I have linked to you on my side bar and when i blog tonight I grabbed your button to let people know again. I have no idea how to use the subscribe reader thing, I tried other times and well I can't seem to figure out what I am doing.

Oh I like so many of her designs... I like PINK but I'd like a nice crisp new look to mine. I recently get a three column layout finally, but it's still not like I want. What a great prize.

Annette Lyon said...

My two favorites are "Gossip. Style. Wed" (love the elegant look there) and Drama Mama (the colors rock).

I'd probably go for some really cool earth tones with some red thrown in. Something bookish too.

Pick me! :D

Not the Queen said...

Love Flip Flop Mama's blog header. Way cute! I'd like to have something that's uniquely mine. I'd have to think about the design aspect some more, though. I don't have anything concrete yet, but I definitely like simplicity and color.

Patt said...

I so love my blog and I saw at Darcy's knotty knitter's blog that you are giving away a super uber cool blog templete. I like the Cherished Impressions or the MOmmy Writing templetes the best.
Hugs Patt

TheTinyJEWELBox said...

I like MeMarie Lane!

MamaMay said...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_yCmHD5R4vn4/SSDbcQBYLPI/AAAAAAAAA_I/j6sbWI2U8So/s1600-h/KansasGirlXmasSnapShot.jpg

That is my fav!

MamaMay said...

I am following now too!

heather jane said...

This is the second time I've landed hereby clicking over from comments you've left on friend's blogs. I'm wondering how you know my friend Holli? (feeding the big guy). Anyway, I live in Idaho, too.

I think I like your header and buttons, etc the best of all the designs I saw. I like white, bright and simple. I really need a new Etsy banner and avatar/button so this would be a fun prize to win.

heather jane said...

I added my name to your followers list

vickie said...

i love the life and trials of me blog design. it is so cute i hope i do win my blog is droll and needs some help vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

i subscribed to your blog through the reader vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

im following you blog as vickie vbarton 24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

im adding your button to my blog knithappens24.blogspot.com

vickie said...

i also blogged about your contest at http://knithappens24.blogspot.com

Carrie said...

What a great giveaway! (I found you through Ravelry: carrieg777) I really like the Peterson 6 blog in her portfolio. So cute. As for my blog, I'd really like to do something with the side panels, such as little owls. I really just want my blog to look fresh.

(I'm now a follower and a subscriber!)

Holli said...

What a fun giveaway - I'd love to have a few new buttons for my blog. My favorite style of Summer's work is the clean plate club. I'm a minimalist for sure.

Cheers,
Holli

kraftykash said...

Peterson 6 and Org junkies have some of my favorite colors! Summer is really talented.

Ale said...

:D Love this! :D My blog is in desperate need of a makeover after I killed it the other day :-p
My favorite is the Summer Nook-pink is the color of hope Banner... too cute! :D
I would actually love something actually related to the whole idea of my blog :-p specially a purple bug somewhere... I dunno, sort of a fresh start!

Ale said...

I'm following too :D

Ale said...

Subscribed...

I really want to win this ;) :-p

Stitchlily said...

I am in desparate need of a makeover, I'm almost embarressed to let people know about my blog!!

I'm really torn I like ths shape of Flip Flop Mama, the style of Drama Mama, and the buttons on Gossip Style Wed.

Did I mention I wsa indecisive...

cici said...

Love your blog designs. I would like to know how to arrange things on my blog. I am still learning.

cici said...

I just became a follower 8>..I would love something colorful.

hazel said...

My favorite in the portfolio is the berry patch one. If I were to win I'd want to spiff my (very new) blog up by making it more sophisticated with the side bars.
mitanari[at]yahoo[dot]com

jmae3 said...

Really like Jimmy Choos as well as the Interior Design blog! Probably not for MY blog but LOVE them!

jmae3 said...

Hey I also subscribe to your blog! jmae

jmae3 said...

And I follow your blog on MYYAHOO! Jmae

kraftykash said...

I am blogging about you right now! I do hope I win this wonderful giveaway!!