I am not taking any new clients at this time. Repeat clients may contact me for updates. Please note that updates are not free!!

If you are looking for a new design, I suggest you check out Etsy. There are 100s of affordable customized designs. Most offer installation for a nominal charge.

CBD has a new look!

As you can see, Custom Blog Designs has a new look. It's been something I've had in the works for several weeks...I just haven't had time to install. I plan on keeping this design for at least a year. I feel it's important to give Custom Blog Designs a recognizable look. I know it's not my normal scrappy style, but it's cute! I will change the (black) background from time to time...and I might make some minor tweaks to the overall design, but I am keeping the flowers, tree, birds, and purple! I've created new buttons and uploaded them to replace the old ones, so those of you who had a button up will see the new graphics on your blog.

I've also added a new blog makeover package to my offerings. It's called the Ultimate Blog Makeover. It has everything that the Extreme Package has (custom header, backgrounds to match, custom coloring, custom favicon (URL icon), signature, sidebar tags or graphic, post divider, numbered comments, comment icon, matching blog button, and navigation link bar PLUS

*special font installation for post & sidebar titles
*choice of 2 (stock image, matching Twitter background,
custom graphic, or move to the
top of my design queue)
*$10 design elements allowance

I've been getting more and more makeover requests and the wait to begin a new design is approaching 2 weeks. For those who don't want to wait more than a few days for their makeover, a $10 fee can be paid on top of the makeover fee to jump to the top of my design queue.

In just a few weeks CBD turns 2. To celebrate I will be offering a giveaway each week in February. I also plan on having an online birthday party on February 20th or 21st. If you came to last year's party, you know that it was FUN!! Please come back for more details. You can also subscribe by email (which will be a requirement for all giveaways!)

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So what do you think of the changes to the site??

Another Panda Blog

The new Ziggles Panda kit has been a popular choice for clients. Here is Jody's new look. Instead of giving her a discount for being a repeat customer, I customized the font for post & sidebar titles using a font by Amanda.
I get the cutest handwriting fonts at Fonts for Peas! kevinandamanda.com/fonts
Jody thought they were going to adopt a girl so she started gathering lots of adorable girls clothes, and it turns out they are adding a son to their family. She is selling off the clothes to help cover expenses for their son's adoption. Check out her clothing site:
From One Princess...

I got my moJO back!

I haven't posted in several days, but I have been keeping very busy. As you can see my design queue is getting longer. The current wait time to begin a new blog design is running about 7-9 days. I hate to make clients wait, but it's well worth it. Just ask Jo!

Jo won a blog makeover from me 13 months ago. She's enjoyed her design and even had me upgrade the design to 3 columns in March. She wanted to lighten up her blog and change to a different layout, so she came back for a redesign. This time she proposed a barter...which I am always willing to consider. In exchange for her fabulous new blog, she will be giving me a BIG discount on my son's senior portraits. In fact, my son will be getting his portraits done this spring and he will be a class rep for class of 2011 for her photography biz.
Check out Jo's blog~ Life's Perfect Pictures



Katie decided that it was time for a fresh look for her family blog. I just redid her blog and gave her a discount for being a repeat client.

Panda Cute!

I just completed Leah's new blog look. I've been itching to use this new kit from Ziggle Designs and I finally found the right client!!

Motivational Blog

I am putting the finishing touches on Allison's blog. Actually Allison calls it a blook (blog + book) as she's chronicling her weight lost journey. Allison is an outstanding writer, so check out her blog: If The Shoe Doesn't Fit.

I'd Rather Be Designing Blogs

Heather from I'd Rather Be Changing Diapers just had me give her blog a fresh new look. I like the bright colors. Such a fun design!

A Huge THANK YOU for a successful 2009!

I just wanted to say thank you to all my wonderful clients, followers, readers, and supporters of Custom Blog Designs. 2009 was more successful than I could have ever imagined. I completed over 100 blog makeovers and did countless other services and graphics. Thank you so much for helping Custom Blog Designs become one of the top blog makeover businesses around. I am proud to say that I only raised my blog makeover package prices $5 over the last year. Custom Blog Designs continues to provide a top quality service at affordable prices. Thanks so much! I look forward to a GREAT 2010 also!

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