Monday, August 9, 2010

Win a Blog Makeover! (closed)



Hey guys, guess what? Shay from Dumplin Design Studio is letting me host a giveaway.

FOR A FREE BLOG MAKEOVER.

Before we get to the details, I'm going to have Shay tell you a little bit about herself.

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Hi, I'm Shay


I am a stay-at-home mom and army wife who LOVES grahic design. We currently live in Fort Knox, KY but Chespeake, VA will always be our home.


What's with the name?  When our son was a wee little infant, my husband used to call him crazy off the wall names, including his little "Love Dumplin."  I thought this was so cute, that I started using it as well, which kind of ticked off my husband (he likes things to be HIS).  After he deployed, that name just stuck with me and I never stopped using it.  So, the name is in honor of our son, our little love dumplin.

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Here is an example of Shay's work:

(click to enlarge)

And you can see more of her work here, in her portfolio.

And now for the Giveaway!

Here is what you can win:


**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. That way we won't miss any.
*If your email isn't easy to find, be sure you include it in your comment!

Optional Entries:

1 Entry: Check the latest works in Shay's portfolio. Then come back, and tell us which one is your favorite.

1 Entry: Follow Shay on Twitter


1 Entry: What are some of your favorite blog design elements? Is there anything you love/hate? Let us know in a comment.

Up to 3 Entries: Promote this giveaway! Tweet it, post it, make it your facebook status, etc.

(Entering once means you could totally win. Entering 7 times means you could win- times a thousand. Approximately.)

Eligibility: Family-friendly sites, worldwide.

This giveaway will close at Midnight on Sunday, August 15th. So be sure to enter before then!

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100 comments:

Brooke said...

Shay's work is incredible! I LOVE the Little Miss Momma design! My blog could REALLY use a major makeover! So excited about this! THANK YOU!

Christina said...

Such cute designs!! My favorite is the "a bride, her beau" design! adorable!! i literally just tried to start a blog and NEED help-mine is anything but cute!

Elizabeth said...

My favorite is the Elle blog!

Elizabeth said...

Twitter follower! @freckledfancies

Elizabeth said...

Following your blog!

Elizabeth said...

Love clean lines and organization--hate clutter!

Beth said...

I like the All Things Beautiful design

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Beth said...

following Shay on twitter @bethwillis01

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Jan said...

All Things Beautiful is my favorite!

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Jan said...

Already following Life in the Pitts!

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Jan said...

I tend to like 3 column layouts best. As long as it's clean and organized...I can't stand a cluttered look or too many things going on at once.

jansimpler@gmail.com

the thrifty ba said...

i hate not knowing what the freak im doing!

the thrifty ba said...

i follow litp!

the thrifty ba said...

love chic theapie

Briana Priester said...

Following you, of course! ;)

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

I love the California Sunshine Girl site. So cute!

Suzy said...

I follow Life in the Pitts!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

I follow Life in the Pitts! :)

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Some of my favorite blog design elements are easy to navigate blogs with a button bar with links to parties, features, buttons, home, etc.

Suzy said...

I love the Aroo Studio blog!

Briana Priester said...

I way love shabby-chic, and she has two that I really like. the "Little Miss Momma" and the "Sunshine Cali". YAY for blog makeovers!!! :)

Briana Priester said...

Following Shay on Blogger...does that count?

Briana Priester said...

My favorite design elements are grab buttons and headers. I LOVE a girly, swirly, cheerful header! :)

Briana Priester said...

Re-blogged! :)

Thanks for hosting such a great give away!

Corinne said...

follow your blog~

Corinne said...

I would say my favorite is "all things beautiful" but it was very hard to pick - Shay is very talented!

Corinne said...

Some of my favorite blog design elements are things that my blog is currently without: beautiful headers, a aesthetically pleasing 3 column blog that is picture-friendly and buttons that make it easy to navigate around on a blog. Things I don't like? Well, there aren't many for me as long as a blog is well organized!

Abby said...

I'm a follower :o) I know you *want* my blog to win right ;) haha

Kristen said...

I love Shay's designs! My so called fairy tale is my favorite!

Kristen said...

I am a follower!

YUMMama said...

My favorite is the Little Miss Momma Business Card. It's unique and will certainly catch people's eye when she passes them out.

yummommy@gmail.com

YUMMama said...

My favorite blog design element are the logo buttons. When people see it they automatically relate it to your blog!! It's kinda like your own personal trademark.

Melanie said...

i like Little Miss Momma the best

Melanie said...

email subscriber

Melanie said...

following you on GFC

Melanie said...

following shay on twitter (@couponsrcool)

Melanie said...

following you on twitter (@couponsrcool)

Melanie said...

i love all of the blog headers designers come up with - where in the world do they get all of the imagination???!!!

Jaime said...

The Elle Blog design is so pretty! It's funky with out being cluttered!

Jaime said...

Following shay using @Tenacious_VA

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

I took at peek at her portfolio and seen quite a few I liked. I do really like the design for http://www.chictherapie.com/.

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

I follow Shay on Twitter (mommye)

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

I follow you on Twitter (mommye)

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

My favorite blog elements are three colums. I like being able to put button ads in the sidebars as well as other menu options.

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/mommye/status/20782071851

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

Posted on my Facebook wall http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Mommy-Enterprises/102133398301?ref=ts

Sunny said...

I absolutely ADORE the Little Miss Momma design! I've been keeping a blog for my son since he was born 2 years ago as sort of a virtual baby book, and this would be awesome to win!

Julie said...

I have to say it was really hard to pick just one. I love her work! I think my favorite was the Adventures in Iowa design.
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Julie said...

I follow Life in the Pitts!

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

Blogged about it: http://mommygiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/08/win-blog-makeover.html

Julie said...

I am following her on Twitter too!

Deb ~ tnshadylady said...

I like the Love Stitched design

Deb ~ tnshadylady said...

following Shay on Twitter

Deb ~ tnshadylady said...

follower

Deb ~ tnshadylady said...

http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/20816215907

Deb ~ tnshadylady said...

I like really eye-catching fonts and graphics, but I don't like it if it's too cartoon-ish.

Jus and Kat said...

My faves are the Little Miss Momma and the All Things Beautiful designs.

Jus and Kat said...

My favorite blog elements are dynamic headers with pictures and really great/creative blog buttons (which I do not have). The only thing I don't like is when blogs look too generic and tell you nothing about the personality of the writer.

Steph said...

Very creative! I would love to win this, as I am not nearly as creative. I ADORE the little miss momma design

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Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

I love all of shays work!!!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

Im following shay on twitter! (even if I dont totally understand twitter!)

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

following your blog :) and love it!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

I love modern looking elements!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

Im going to try this tweet thing and tweet about it :)

Lilypad Mom said...

Birdseed in my Bread is my favorite design.

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

I am following your blog :)

Joann said...

I liked All Things Beautiful
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Joann said...

Am following Shay on twitter
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Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I like Love Stitched or My so called Fairytale. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I follow Shay on Twitter. (dramaqueensmum)

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I follow your blog. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I prefer to follow people's blogs through e mail over google reader. I never look at reader. Just my feelings on that. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

Kathryn said...

I like the All Things Beautiful.

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C.R.A.F.T. said...

i need a makeover baaaaaaaad! I like her chic therapie desing :)

C.R.A.F.T. said...

and 'm a loyal life in the pitts follower :)

C.R.A.F.T. said...

i like simple blog design...and I really want the 2 column lay out! I can NOT figure it out! and I don'[t like ads in the middle of posts...it messes up my reading flow :)

C.R.A.F.T. said...

giveaway announced on C.R.A.F.T. facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120908447953375&ref=ts

C.R.A.F.T. said...

oh yea, i really like your big buttons at the top of your blog. you made me one once for our blog swap :)

Valeen said...

I completely need a blog makeover! I checked out Shay's portfolio and love the "My so-called Fairytale"

Thanks for a great giveaway!

sweepyhead at gmail dot com

billie the girl said...

Tough choice! I loved how they were all different; they obviously represent a lot of different personalities! I liked the Sunshine Cali girl. :)

billieisme@gmail.com

billie the girl said...

following shay on twitter

billieisme@gmail.com

billie the girl said...

following you on twitter

billieisme@gmail.com

billie the girl said...

Things I love are how the designs are simple and pleasing to the eye. I'm not a fan of super cluttered looking blogs that make your eyes go crazy bouncing around trying to take it all in! :)

classycareergirl said...

Following Shay on Twitter

classycareergirl said...

New follower on Life in the Pitts

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www.classycareergirl.com

Chef Eureka said...

I like the Desert Highway blog in the portfolio!

Chef Eureka
Two Peas In a Pie

Chef Eureka said...

I now follow shay on Twitter

Chef Eureka said...

I now follow you on twitter and google friend connect!

Chef Eureka said...

I love creative signatures on posts... I hate little mouse icons that slow me down... when my arrow turns into running dinosaurs or flowers it just drives me nutty. I also don't like automatic music play. Sometimes I'm surfing at work :)

Chef Eureka said...

Retweeted from Shay and then did my own tweet!

http://twitter.com/twopeasinapie/status/21176353983

Karine Traverse said...

Simply amazing work, my favorite is My So Called Fairytale
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Karine Traverse said...

Follow Shay on twitter (@SAHMofDQ)
ktraverse82@gmail.com

Karine Traverse said...

Follow you on twitter (@SAHMofDQ)
ktraverse82@gmail.com

Karine Traverse said...

I really love the Vector header graphics with people that resemble you and your family. I also love the custom signatures, post dividers and matching sidebar titles
ktraverse82@gmail.com

Karine Traverse said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/SAHMofDQ/status/21201854209
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Karine Traverse said...

Posted on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/#!/KandKsMama?v=wall&story_fbid=120375921345543
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LearnQuilling.com said...

I way love shabby-chic, and she has two that I really like. the "Little Miss Momma" and the "Sunshine Cali". YAY for blog makeovers!!! :)

Thanks!
Jenn
craftsacademy@gmail.com
CraftsAcademy.com

LearnQuilling.com said...

I love creative signatures on posts... I hate little mouse icons that slow me down... when my arrow turns into running dinosaurs
Thanks!
Jenn
craftsacademy@gmail.com
CraftsAcademy.com

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