Redemption with Update & Twitter

April won a $25 gift certificate from me in my August giveaways. She finally redeemed it for some updates to her blog, including a new background and a matching twitter background.
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Friendship Tea

Linda just had me give her Friendship Tea a pretty new look. We found a great digital kit with a tea theme and the design came together nicely!

Banner & Button To Go

Harmskills contacted me to create a header & button to go with the template she had on her blog. The blog is titled Baby To Go and I was able to get this travel themed stock image into a design that really matched the look of the blog.
Baby To Go

Simple Crisp Look

Diane Jones contacted me to give her photography blog a new look. I added spacing between elements and it gave the blog a very crisp look.
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Birthday Giveaway Week 4: Extreme Blog Makeover

It's the last week of CBD's Birthday Month Giveaways. This week I am offering a coupon for an extreme blog makeover, which is an $80 value. Here is what is included in my extreme package~

I've already added week 4 winner to my wait list, so they will get their design done right away!! This is for a blogger blog only! The winner may give this prize to a friend or family member. I will need blog access to install the design. I am rewarding people who entered any of my other giveaways this month with additional entry opportunities. See instructions below!

This giveaway will run through 11:59pm CST on Sunday, February 28st. The winner will be announced and notified on Monday, March 1 and will have 48 hours to contact me. Comments are hidden as you need to fill out the form below to enter! (I use a form to protect the email of my readers from spam)

To enter this giveaway~

* Subscribe to Custom Blog Designs by email (Feedburner). It's simple and easy! Just fill in your email address below, then confirm the subscription when the request is sent. If you already subscribed still fill in the entry form at the bottom. Please take note of the additional entries too!

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* You get 1 extra entry if you entered my week 1 brag book giveaway. Please fill out the form an additional time and check off that you entered week 1.

* You get 1 extra entry if you entered my week 2 $25 GC giveaway. Please fill out the form an additional time and check off that you entered week 2.

* You get 1 extra entry if you entered my week 3 Win this Makeover giveaway. Please fill out the form an additional time and check off that you entered week 3.

*People who attended the CBD online birthday party on 2/21 get an extra entry. I have a list of these people and I manually added their entry already!!

* You can get 2 extra entries by creating a new blog post on your blog about this giveaway. It should have a link to this blog post. Please fill out the form 2 additional times with a link to your blog post.

* You get 1 extra entry by sucking up to me. This entry is about ME, not why you want to win...LOL! I did this on a previous giveaway and most people talked about why they wanted it. I am looking for compliments, flattery, brown-nosing...that sort of thing. Humor me please!

So that is a possibility of 8 entries. I will be verifying all entries and removing any that don't follow the rules. Please make sure you do the required first entry (subscribe by email via Feedburner!!) **MAKE sure you fill out the form for each entry! This is how I keep track of your entries!!**
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Week 3 Giveaway Winner

There were 94 entries in the week 3 giveaway, but I DQ'd 3 entries because 2 people did not verify their Feedburner subscription. I did a random number generator and number 28 was picked. Congratulations to Tomi for winning the giveaway. She will be getting this awesome new look for her blog. The winning entry was her post on her blog about this giveaway.One last change for you all to win in February!!

Makeover Puzzle Game - Answers Added!

It's time for the puzzle game. What you need to do is identify the 17 blog makeovers I've done in the puzzle below. Each puzzle piece is numbered. I am looking for the title or URL to each one. Utilize the list of blogs I've done in my sidebar for your search. When you've figured it all out, email me your answers. The first person to get all the right answers will win a $25 gift certificate to Custom Blog Designs.

**Congratulations to Vanessa for getting all the answers right. She won the $25 gift certificate.**

1. Marlie and Me
2. Simply Charming in SC
3. Our Double Blessing From China
4. Our Happily Ever After
5. My Journey in a Mixed Up World
6. Pet Peeve and Other Ramblings
7. Doin' the Working Mom Thing
8. Little Miss's Blanket and Stuff
9. Journey to Isabella
10. Propeller Head Mom
11. The Clan McLeod
12. Just Jacob and Joleigh
13. Life's Picture Perfect
14. From One Princess to Another...
15. Misplaced City Girl
16. Duck & Wheel with String
17. Running Away? I'll help you pack

Blog Quiz Game - Answers Added!

Here's the blog quiz game, which is a quick search quiz. All the answers are contained within this blog. When you've answered all the questions, email me your answers. The first person to get all the answers right will get a $25 gift certificate to Custom Blog Designs.

**We had a tie between Rochelle & Tiffany. We did a tie breaker and Rochelle won the $25 Gift Certificate. Tiffany got a runner-up $10 Gift Certificate!**

1. How much do I allow for design elements on an Ultimate Makeover package? $10

2. What digital kit did I use for the Kelley Miller Photography makeover?
OK...I messed up on this one and REALLY confused everyone. I am sorry! I meant to say Kelley's family blog. I didn't use a kit on her photography blog, but accepted ourblogtemplates.com as an answer!

3. When did I finish the Savvy Moms Save blog? 10/23/2009

4. What is the title of the button I created with dogs sitting in the grass on it? Love My 2 Dogs

5. How much have I donated to charity? $799

6. Who said "Diana is a pleasure to work with." in their testimonial? Nicole/Momtrends

7. What was the prize for the first giveaway in August 2009? Custom Twitter Background

8. What do I routinely give out $5 coupons for? Referring a friend (for a makeover)

9. How much do I charge to get moved to the top of the queue for a blog makeover? $10 extra

10. How many people have viewed my How to Add & Edit Your Blog Sidebar on Blogger on YouTube? approximately 10,594 (or anything close)

Meghan's Photography Blog

I just completed Meghan Cline's Photography blog.

Birthday Party Schedule

Make sure you join us for Custom Blog Design's Online Birthday Party this Sunday, February 21st at 3pm Central Standard Time. All participants get an extra entry into this week's & next week's giveaways PLUS a discount coupon. The party will include games, prizes, chat, and FUN! Fat-free, calorie-free cake for ALL!

Here is the party schedule.

3pm-4pm Chat Window will be posted here on the blog, chat will feature Q&A with Diana and a few pop quizzes with instant prizes.

3:30pm Blog Quiz game posted- 1 winner gets a $25 gift certificate to Custom Blog Designs

3:45pm Makeover Puzzle game posted- 1 winner gets a $25 gift certificate to Custom Blog Designs

Happy Chinese New Year

I gave my personal blog~ Diana Rambles a new look for Chinese New Year.Don't forget to sign up for my current giveaway AND to attend the big CBD Birthday Party Sunday at 3pm CST!

Birthday Giveaway Week 3: Win this Blog Makeover Giveaway CLOSED

Giveaway is closed. Congratulations to our winner Tomi!
It's time for week three of CBD's Birthday Month Giveaways. This week I am offering a specific extreme blog makeover. I have created the blog makeover already and you can see it here. As you can see by looking at the makeover, it includes all the parts of an extreme blog makeover package, including 2 sidebars, signature, post divider, sidebar title icon, blog button, and navigation links under the header. The blog will appear as is for the winner, but the title in the header & button will be updated. A photo can be added to the header if the winner wants. Sample of this is in the first post. If you have any questions about this prize, please contact me or leave a comment on the sample blog. This is for a blogger blog only! The winner may give this prize to a friend or family member. I will need blog access to install the design. I am rewarding people who entered the other 2 giveaways this month with additional entry opportunties. See instructions below! I will also give an extra entry to all participants of my CBD Birthday Party on Sunday, February 21st at 3pm CST. This giveaway will run through 11:59pm CST on Sunday, February 21st. The winner will be announced and notified on Monday, February 22nd and will have 48 hours to contact me. Comments are hidden as you need to fill out the form below to enter! (I use a form to protect the email of my readers from spam)

To enter this giveaway~

* Subscribe to Custom Blog Designs by email (Feedburner). It's simple and easy! This will be required for all my giveaways this month...so entering once will put you in the running to win all month! Just fill in your email address below, then confirm the subscription when the request is sent. If you already subscribed still fill in the entry form at the bottom. Please take note of the additional entries too!

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* You get 1 extra entry if you entered my week 1 brag book giveaway. Please fill out the form an additional time and check off that you entered week 1.

* You get 1 extra entry if you entered my week 2 $25 GC giveaway. Please fill out the form an additional time and check off that you entered week 2.

* You can get 1 extra entry for letting me know where you found out about this giveaway.

* You can get 1 extra entry by creating a new blog post on your blog about this giveaway. It should have a link to this blog post. This would be a good way to encourage others to sign up for the Feedburner (next entry possibilities.) Please fill out the form an additional time with a link to your blog post.

* You can earn an extra entry for each friend that you get to sign-up for my Feedburner subscription. You may not enter their email address. They must enter it and then verify their subscription to activate it. No limit to how many of your friends that sign up.

So that is a possibility of 6+ entries. I will be verifying all entries and removing any that don't follow the rules. Please make sure you do the required first entry (subscribe by email via Feedburner!!) **MAKE sure you fill out the form for each entry! This is how I keep track of your entries!!**
Form removed. Giveaway closed!

Week 2 Giveaway Winner

I just verified the 81 entries for the Week 2 $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway. Only 1 entry hasn't verified their Feedburner subscription yet, so I only had to DQ one person. I just ran a number generator at Random.org and the winning number was 12.Congratulations to Valerie for winning the $25 GC to CBD. Valerie's first entry was the winner, but her 2nd entry noted that she entered on her birthday. What a great late birthday present.The next giveaway is going up SOON!

Come Celebrate a Birthday!!

2 years ago a friend of mine approached me to design her blog. That first design helped launched Custom Blog Designs. Now it's time to celebrate CBD's 2nd Birthday. Come join the fun next Sunday at 3pm CST. There will be a live chat, games, and prizes. All participants will get a discount coupon and receive extra entries into the last 2 giveaways of the month.

Life On Its Own Terms

Robin contacted me to give her blog a new look. We were going to with more of a beach theme, but it turned into more of a bulletin board scene. My favorite part of the design is the button that matches the blog!

Its Own Terms
I'm THAT mom!

Loving This Blog!

Heather contact me to assist her in moving her blog from Typepad to Blogger. She purchased my Ultimate package and how has a beautiful blog on Blogger.

A Stripper Blog

OK...it's not what you think! Chrissy runs a blog called I Shoulda Been a Stripper. The tagline says it all~ Random musings from a never married 40-something with issues! Her blog is so funny!She also had me do a matching banner for her Kindle blog.

Birthday Giveaway Week 2: $25 Gift Certificate CLOSED

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to our winner, Valerie. Announcement here.
It's time for week two of CBD's Birthday Month Giveaways. This week I am offering a $25 gift certificate to Custom Blog Designs. This gift certificate can be used toward any service at CBD and can even be given to a friend or family member. I just ask that the winner tells me if they are going to transfer it. The winner will have 1 year from issue date to use the gift certificate.

This giveaway will run through 11:59pm CST on Sunday, February 14th. The winner will be announced and notified on Monday, February 15th and will have 48 hours to contact me. Comments are hidden as you need to fill out the form below to enter! (I use a form to protect the email of my readers from spam)

To enter this giveaway~

* Subscribe to Custom Blog Designs by email (Feedburner). It's simple and easy! This will be required for all my giveaways this month...so entering once will put you in the running to win all month! Just fill in your email address below, then confirm the subscription when the request is sent. If you already subscribed still fill in the entry form at the bottom. ALSO~ last week I DQ'd several entries for people who said they subscribed via Feedburner, but their email address was not on the Feedburner list. Make sure you list the same email address both places so you don't get DQ'd!

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* You can earn 1 extra entry for letting me know what you plan on doing with the gift certificate if you win. Please fill out the form an additional time and fill out the extra space below with your explanation.

* You can earn 1 extra entry for posting one of my Custom Blog Design buttons on the sidebar of your blog. The copy & paste code is provided on the right. If you already have one up, it should have automatically changed to the new button by now and you don't have to put another one up. Please fill out the form an additional time and include a link to your blog.

* You can earn 2 extra entries by creating a new blog post on your blog about this giveaway. It should have a link to this blog post. Please fill out the form 2 additional times with a link to your blog post.

So that is a possibility of 5 entries. I will be verifying all entries and removing any that don't follow the rules. Please make sure you do the required first entry (subscribe by email via Feedburner!!) **MAKE sure you fill out the form for each entry! This is how I keep track of your entries!!**
Giveaway closed...form removed!

Week 1 Giveaway Winner

Good Morning! It's taken me a little bit to go through all the entries for the first February 2010 giveaway at Custom Blog Designs. Many people were disqualified for not following the entry guidelines. In fact, the first 2 numbers that I drew were DQ'd contestants~ both being people that said they subscribed via Feedburner, but their emails addresses were not on the subscription list. The 3rd draw brought up a winner, which is Dymphna. She had 4 entries, which helped increase her odds to win. Congratulations Dymphna!! I'll contact you about your prize!! The new giveaway will be posted SOON!

Simply Kim

I just got done doing another blog for Kim. Her newest blog is Simply Kim. Since she was a repeat client, I gave her some extra services on her blog package.

Perfectly Purple!

I've just finished up another purple blog. Charlene said she wanted lots of purple and hearts and this is what I came up with.

Birthday Giveaway Week 1: Personalized Brag Book CLOSED

Congrats to the winner, Dymphna! Announcement is here!
It's time for week one of CBD's Birthday Month Giveaways. This week I am offering cute photo brag book to one of my lucky subscribers. The 10 brag pages will be 4"x6" (standard photo size) and can be printed at home or anyplace that prints photos. The winner will provide me with a minimum of 10 high resolution photos. I will insert the photos into the brag book pages and add text and any desired journaling. The brag book pages choices provided are 10 pages, but if you want to provide extra photos I can use some pages twice to create a longer album. Here are the brag book choices. Other styles will be provided to the winner upon request. Please note: I will provide high resolution jpegs and it will be the winner's responsibility to print.

This giveaway will run through 11:59pm CST on Sunday, February 7th. The winner will be announced and notified on Monday, February 8th and will have 48 hours to contact me. Comments are hidden as you need to fill out the form below to enter! (I use a form to protect the email of my readers from spam)

To enter this giveaway~

* Subscribe to Custom Blog Designs by email. It's simple and easy! This will be required for all my giveaways this month...so entering once will put you in the running to win in February! Just fill in your email address below, then confirm the subscription when the request is sent.

Enter your email address:



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* You can earn 1 extra entry for posting one of my Custom Blog Design buttons on the sidebar of your blog. The copy & paste code is provided on the right. If you already have one up, it should have automatically changed to the new button by now and you don't have to put another one up. Please fill out the form an additional time and include a link to your blog.

* You can earn 2 extra entries by creating a new blog post on your blog about this giveaway. It should have a link to this blog post. Please fill out the form 2 additional times with a link to your blog post.

* You can earn 1 extra entry by posting about this giveaway on Facebook. I understand that I might not be able to see this status update, but I will trust that you do this! Please fill out the form an additional time and include your FB info.

So that is a possibility of 5 entries. I will be verifying all entries and removing any that don't follow the rules. Please make sure you do the required first entry (subscribe by email!!) **MAKE sure you fill out the form for each entry! This is how I keep track of your entries!!**

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