Have you noticed my new blog design? Before working with Laura from Laura Jane Designs, I did all of my own design work. Of course, since I am not a professional designer, my blog design left much to desire, but I was doing the best I could with the limited amount of knowledge I had. With Laura's help, my blog now has a brand new and exciting look! I hope you like it as much as I do!
The designing process was super easy for me-- after all, it was Laura who had to do all of the hard work ;). I gave her a list of the colors I like and the type of images/designs I have in mind. Being a fan of cupcakes, I really wanted something with cupcakes. I am known as the mom who bakes cupcakes for the kids for playdates, and a few of my friends are fans of my cupcakes. Little yummy treats that's personalized, what's not to love about that?! After giving Laura some of the basic information, she went to work. She was awesome to work with. She updated me every step of the way. She made sure that I was happy with the each design before she moved further along. In general, she was just a fantastic designer to work with. In the end, her design was even better than I expected. My experience with Laura has been so thoroughly pleasant that I will definitely want to work with her again in the future if my blog needs a redesign-- although I am so happy with the way it looks right now, I can't see that happening any time soon :).
Do you have a blog that needs a redesign? Or, are you starting your own blog? Check out the design packages Laura offers on her Laura Jane Designs site. If you place an order between August 12th and August 31st, you will be able to get $10 off a blog design order over $30. Please enter the promo code: SUGARPOPS
Many thanks to Laura. She has generously offered 1 design package to one of my lucky readers, so you too can have a customized website. The giveaway winner will receive the Tulip package (a $45 value) along with a kit up to $7 to use for the design.
How to enter:
In order to enter my giveaway, you MUST be a public follower of my blog through Google Friend Connect. To follow me, click on the "Follow" button on the right hand side of my blog. If you are not a follower and you enter my giveaway, ALL of your comments will be automatically forfeited.
1). Please go to Laura Jane Designs and become a follower of Laura site. After you do that, please come back here and leave me a comment to let me know you already done so (you MUST be a public follower of my blog to enter this giveaway, and your profile can not be set at private).
How to earn additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each additional entry):
2.) Blog about my giveaway- with a link back to here, when you leave the comment make sure you include the URL of where your post of my giveaway is. Please do not copy and paste my review over to your blog, please write about why you would like to win this giveaway and provide a link back to this post. The Contest ends August 19th, 2010 at 11:59pm PST. Blogging about my giveaway earns 2 additional entries.
3.) Add me as a friend on Facebook for 2 additional entries.
4.) Follow me on Twitter for 2 additional entries.
5.) Grab my button and display my button on your blog or website. Then come back to tell me what your website or blog address is, make sure to leave an url address so I can check it. Grabbing my button is worth 5 additional entries. If my button is not displayed on your homepage but it is posted elsewhere, you will not be eligible to win with your additional entries.
6.) Grab my "Back to School Shopping Guide" button and display my button on your blog or website. Then come back to tell me what your website or blog address is, make sure to leave an url address so I can check it. Grabbing my button is worth 5 additional entries. If my button is not displayed on your homepage but it is posted elsewhere, you will not be eligible to win with your additional entries.
7.) Tweet about this review and giveaway. Please tweet the following: " I want to win Laura Jane Designs package for my blog @ http://www.sugarpopribbons.blogspot.com/ ". After your tweet, please leave me the url of your tweet so I can check. If you do not know how to check your tweet url, please read this post for step by step instructions. You can retweet once a day for 1 entry each time.
8.) Comment on one of my non giveaway posts for 1 additional entry (leave me a comment here to let me know which post it is).
9.) Enter in any of my active giveaways for additional entries. You get one extra entry per other giveaway you enter. So enter 1 of my other giveaways for 1 additional entry or 10 other giveaways to 10 extra entries. When you leave me a comment for your additional entry, be sure to let me know which giveaway it is so I can check.
Read the fine print:
* Lucky winner or winners will be selected through True Random Number Generator.
* If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment. For example: sugarpopribbons at yahoo dot com -- so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner.
* Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using the True Random Number Generator.
* I do contact each winner via email. If anyone is curious about who the giveaway winner is for any of my giveaways, please go back to the original post of that giveaway. Once a winner is selected through random.org, I will post a screen shot of the the number random.org picked. You will be able to see which number has been selected and if you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you can cross check who the giveaway winner is.
*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.