ANNOUNCEMENT:
Because of changes in my schedule, I am no longer updating this blog or taking on new clients. Previous clients are welcome to get in touch with me and I will consult my schedule to see if I have time to help you.
Thanks!
Pepper

New Custom Blog Design Services: Blog Design a la Carte

I'm excited to announce a new section on my shop: a la carte blog design services!  This section is for you folks who don't want a whole blog overhaul, but want to add something special to your blog.  Right now I have listings for a pinterest hover button, an email contact form, and a blog button with grab box code.  Pretty neat huh?  What other special blog design elements do you think I should offer in this section?


Of course, you can always skip a la carte and take advantage of my pay-by-the-hour design services and have me do multiple upgrades at once!

Contact Form Fun

Did you know that Blogger has a new contact form widget?  Well, check out what I did with it:


Instead of letting this widget live on the sidebar or footer of my blog, I made my own static page contact form!  Want me to add one to your blog?  I'd be happy to do it as part of my pay-by-the-hour design service!  It will take about 30 mins...

Busy as a Bee!

I was working with Jenny from Charming Little Bee on a custom blog design last week and we had so much fun working together that we decided to go crazy and make all sorts of matching graphics for her facebook, twitter, and etsy accounts... plus a business card!  Everything turned out super-cute, IMHO.  Jenny came to me with her adorable bee logo already designed, and we just ran with the rest!  I'll do a more formal presentation of everything we did, but here's a sneak peek:

the blog:

the goodies:

A custom blog design for you to check out!

I'm starting a new diet and I've been begging my new nutritionista friend Cassandra to share some of her recipes with me, so she decided to set up a blog to share them.  She was using one of the standard blogger templates and it made me sad to look at, so I knew I just had to make her a custom template!  She said she wanted something feminine, but not too girly, and that she likes neutral colors, so this is what I came up with:

Pretty in Pink!

I've added another great premade template to the shop!  I'm calling it "Pretty in Pink" because that's exactly what it is!  I can imagine this template being used on some really great girly website, maybe a beauty blog or a fashion blog... or just a personal blog for anyone who loves pink!  (And if you don't like pink.... I can switch things up for you for a small additional fee).


Of course, the coolest part about this template is the nifty bracket shaping on the top and bottom of the blog, but it's also got some other nifty features.  Mainly, it comes with TEN matching social media icons and I'll make up a cool Welcome graphic featuring your smiling face to greet visitors to your blog.  Neat!

A new template is taking shape...

I'm working on a new template to add to the shop.  One of the most important things to me is to make sure my templates are functional as well as beautiful.  That's why I always start by creating a frame of what I want the template to look like and make sure it all works properly, then I go back and add colors and the other design elements.

Here is the frame of what I'm working on now:


The main feature here is that great tabbed page navigation up top (which was surprisingly harder to create than you might imagine).  Now I just need to think of a way to pretty this baby up!  Any ideas?