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CBD Birthday Bash



A year ago my adoptive mommy friend, Mendy, emailed me and asked if I could redesign her blog. Since I had done lots of digital scrapbooking and had a little bit of knowledge of web design...I thought why not!? About a week later Mendy's blog had a new look and Custom Blog Designs was born. I know it's a boring name...but at the time I couldn't think of anything creative. Over the year, I have redesigned over 60 blogs and provided other graphic services to many wonderful clients. I've also donated $299 of my profits to Starfish Foster Home for special need orphans in China.

At CBD I offer CUSTOM blog makeovers, headers/banners, blog buttons, blog signatures, graphics, digital scrapbooking, and blog management services. I pride myself in my customer service. (Check out my testimonials page to see what clients are saying!) My unique digital scrapbook design has become quite popular and has resulted in a waiting list for my services. If you take a look around you will see that my prices are quite reasonable compared to other blog designers and my designs are beyond comparison. I have kept my prices down in response to the economy. Fabulous designs at a great value!!

To celebrate CBD's birthday, I have a week of FUN planned. That includes a makeover giveaway, blogging tips, and a game with prizes on February 21, which is the actual birthday. Come back throughout the week and celebrate!!!



Do you want to win a Custom Blog Makeover from ME? I will be giving away a Basic Blog Makeover (or $45 worth of my services) for one lucky reader with a blogger hosted blog. You have until Sat, Feb 21 at 5pm CST to enter. I will hold a drawing (that I will video tape & post) later that evening to announce the winner. Not only will the winner get a FABULOUS new look for their blog, they will jump to the top of my design queue so they don't have to wait for the makeover. And entry to win is EASY!!

To enter this giveaway~
  • you must have one of the 3 CBD linked buttons I have on my right sidebar on your blog. The copy & paste code is provided below each button. Please leave a comment for this post saying that you've posted the button with a link to your blog. This step is required!
  • You can earn 1 extra entry for being a follower of this blog. Make sure you leave a comment saying so.
  • You can earn 2 extra entries by creating a new blog post on your blog (that you want made over) about Custom Blog Designs. The post should say why you love Custom Blog Designs and include a link to this blog. Make sure you leave 2 comments saying you did this with a link to your post.
So that is a possibility of 4 entries. I will be verifying all entries and removing any that don't follow the rules. The winner will be announced on Saturday night (Feb 21) and has 48 hours to contact me. If you don't have a blogger hosted blog and want to enter, please contact me first. **MAKE sure you leave a separate comment for each entry. This is how I keep track of your entries!!**

Don't forget to visit CBD throughout the week and come back for games with prizes next Saturday!!

96 compliments:

Abby said...

Wowie--happy birthday! You should be very proud of your accomplishments!!!!

I'm taking my chances, even though I've been so lucky already by winning VOTW, and entering your contest!! I've already got the button, and I'm a daily follower...now I'm off to post about my favorite blog designer!!!

Happy Birthday, CBD!!!!

Hugs,
Abby

Busy Mom in Iowa said...

I was just thinking that I needed a redesign!! I've added you to my side bar

http://busymominiowa.blogspot.com

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I have been a follower for a LONG TIme.. and will always follow..
Hugs..
that is 2 entries for me..
Happy Valentine's Day

NateAndJakesMom said...

I blogged about your contest, click HERE!



nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com
#1

NateAndJakesMom said...

I blogged about your contest, click HERE!



nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com
#2

Donna said...

I put your button on my blog.
http://donna444444.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

I blogged about your contest.
http://donna444444.blogspot.com/2009/02/custom-blog-designs-giveaway.html

Donna said...

2.I blogged about your contest.
http://donna444444.blogspot.com/2009/02/custom-blog-designs-giveaway.html

Abby said...

Hey Diana---I blogged about your contest!

http://simplycharmingsc.blogspot.com!

Mendy said...

Can't believe it has been a year! WOW! I have had an awesome looking blog for a year! So glad I asked you to help me. I am ready for a makeover. You know I follow this blog and your buttons on always on my blog. lol Happy 1st Birthday CBD!

Brooke said...

Happy 1 year Birthday!

I really could use this blog makeover bad! I even know what I want to do! YAY please count me in! I have your button!

Thanks Diana!

Rev. K.T. said...

I've now got your button and am a follower! I love your work!

Mendy said...

oh...I just put a post about CBD! Have a great weekend!

Joanna said...

Great contest and happy blog birthday! I have one of your buttons on my sidebar!

Joanna said...

Posted about your designs and the Birthday Bash. (But I would've even without the contest!)

Natalija said...

Happy birthday to your blog!!! :)
I have posted your button on my sidebar some time ago: http://natalijaskomare.blogspot.com/

Natalija said...

I posted about your wonderful blog here: http://natalijaskomare.blogspot.com/2009/02/week-of-fun.html

Natalija said...

I posted about your wonderful blog here: http://natalijaskomare.blogspot.com/2009/02/week-of-fun.html

Good luck to everyone! :)

shubham said...

i have too entered this contest by adding your site button on my blog www.smartmoneyblogger.com and i have suscribed to your blog also.

hope the most needy person ones.

TragedyScrapinAnne said...

I follow you slutty mama!!!! LOL
Woohoo I was just tellin my aunt I want a new blog look!!!

Happy Birthday hun!!!!

Your BIGGEST Fan!!!

Muahs, Kat

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

http://isabellabison.blogspot.com/2009/02/blog-makeover-enter-today.html
Here is my post that I made about you..

TragedyScrapinAnne said...

I'm linked up baby, with one of your blinkies!!!!
http://tragedyscrapinannes.blogspot.com/




MUAHS!!!!!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

And I did the post with the utmost LOVE in it..
I Can't wait to see if I win..
I can use a blogmakeover..
HUGS..
Dori~ Aunt Kim would love for your mommy to make over my blog..
Love ya..

Cula said...

I blogged about your giveaway!

culaparker at yahoo dot com

Cula said...

I blogged about your giveaway!

culaparker at yahoo dot com

shydub said...

Happy Blog Birthday CBD. I am already a follower and i just added your badge in my blog. I just had my blog makeover but i still wanna follow whats new in your blog and learn from your tips. Your contest makeover is awesome! have a blessed sunday.

Debz said...

OHHH! Sign me up tooooo!!!!
Adding your button to my blog!

A Psych Mommy said...

Happy first birthday!

I added your button to my blog under "blogs I love" at www.apsychmommy.blogspot.com

MySweetThree said...

Hi Diana! I am so happy we have wireless internet here at my grandparents-in-law...or I would have missed this fabulous giveaway you are doing for your blog b-day bash! Woo hoo!

Well, You know I am a follower already...I have your button on my blog too!

I would absolutely do a blog post about this if time allows this week...
And I already know the polka dotted theme of my blog that I would choose..
Ok, Kristin, enough babbling..
Have a super week, Diana!

Kristin

Teresa Jane said...

I have your button on my sidebar at http://ultimategiveaways.blogspot.com
Thanks for the chance to win the blog makeover! Mine needs it!!

- Teresa Jane

Teresa Jane said...

I am a follower of your blog. Thanks again for hosting and sponsoring this blog makeover giveaway!

Teresa Jane

Anj said...

Happy, happy birthday to you. (Sorry I've got the Sproud birthday song playing in my head!) I do have your widget on my blog because I am a happy 'customer'. I'll be posting shortly on my blog about your give-away. I think you have a beautiful blog that is just full of good things.

Anj said...

Okay, so I meant Sprout TV in my previous post. Anyway, I've now posted about your giveaway on my blog. I look forward to the rest of the week and some good tips. Thanks for the opportunity.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Happy Birthday Girl, that is amazing and you know how much 1 I love giveaways and hello a new blog look count me in PLEASE ... LOL

I thought I had your button, but I went back and grabbed the 2nd one and put it under mom's that rock, because you do :)!!

http://mom2mycrazy2.blogspot.com

Chrmd said...

Happy Birthday! I just put ur blinkie on my page!! Http://chrdmsscraps.blogspot.com

Chrmd said...

Happy Birthday!! I just became a follower of your blog! I've been here b4 but haven't done that yet...love your work!

Chrmd said...

Last one...I put a post up about your birthday and how much wonderful work you do and I appreciate the changes to win!! HTTP://chrmdsscraps.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I blogged about your giveaway and why I am so the deserving one ... LOL

http://mom2mycrazy2.blogspot.com/2009/02/why-i-love-custom-blog-designs-and.html

Entry #1

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I blogged about your giveaway :)

http://mom2mycrazy2.blogspot.com/2009/02/why-i-love-custom-blog-designs-and.html

Entry #2

Sue said...

I added your blog button to my blog here: http://www.sahmsue.com

Elsina said...

I follow the blog, posted your blinkie and blogged about your site.

http://emsarts.blogspot.com/

Elsina said...

And I didn't make seperate comment.So the first one was for following.

And this one is for the blinkie. :)

Elsina said...

and this one is for the blogging about your site.

http://emsarts.blogspot.com/

TragedyScrapinAnne said...

Hey slutty Mama :)~ I emailed the contest and shared it with more then 50 yahoo digi scrap groups and psp groups.... ((chit grinning) Mailed a copy to you.

auntrene said...

Happy Birthday!!!
If you check out my blog you will see that I definitely need a makeover. I have a new blog and am completely illiterate. I have tried to change my blog to make it pretty.. NADA.. nothing.. or I have tried and made a huge mess and had to revert back to the original.
I am going to go and attempt to grab your buttons and place them on my blog.
Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

Opps on that last comment I forgot to put that I grabbed your button for my site.

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"

creativechaos said...

I listed your button to my left sidebar. http://cccreativechaos.blogspot.com

creativechaos said...

I wrote a post about your birthday celebration. http://cccreativechaos.blogspot.com/2009/02/need-blog-makeover.html

creativechaos said...

Again, I wrote a blog post about your birthday celebration. http://cccreativechaos.blogspot.com/2009/02/need-blog-makeover.html

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CBD!!!

Cora said...

And I linked to you wonderful blog. I know it is not on the blog I want made over but no one reads that blog because it is so not pretty LOL

DNLee said...

Hey, I've added the button on my page. I would love to have a blog redesign. Thanks for hosting this give-away.

Jimh. said...

I put a button on my blog!

http://merlotandtheinternet.blogspot.com/

Jimh. said...

I think I might need an award for most links to your blog in one post...you tell me! Nine, count'em nine to you and one to Grandma's blog to show an example of your work.

piece of me said...

I have your button on my sidebar!!
http://makingmyamericandream.blogspot.com

Gin said...

Hi! Happy Birthday! I'm joining the party...the button is now in my sidebar here

Tamra said...

I added your button to my blog. I would LOVE to win this as I'm just starting out blogging and I could really use a blog makeover!
http://frontporchreviews.blogspot.com

casey aubut said...

Happy Birthday! I just got into blogging and am addicted! I could really use a blog makeover since I am only jsut learning and my sie is bland and boring! I LOVe your designs!! Crossing my finger!!

One Creative Queen said...

You've been in my sidebar :) How could I not put the designing queen in there??

Happy birthday CBD!! I wish you many more!

Peggy said...

Happy First Birthday!! Many many more!I am joining the party!
matternu@aol.com

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