Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Proposition

SO. I am really over this blog design. I'm pretty sure you guys are, too. How about a new look? It's only been like 3 years or something. Sheesh. I'm obviously a woman who is prone to change.

ANYWAY. Here is what I propose. A little GIVEAWAY! Don't get too excited...I'm cheap. And (I'll even admit) a bit lazy because I'm basically using this as a shameless ploy to get you guys to do the work of finding a new design for me. But at least I'm being upfront about that. And of course, it is PURELY optional. You only have to play along if you want to OR if you want a FREE $10 Starbucks gift card (you can't say I didn't warn you about the cheap part).

Wanna know how you can win? All you have to do is give me the inspiration I need to change my design. I will set no parameters on how you inspire the new design. You can find a free design online, or a really great blog designer, or come up with your own concept...the sky is the limit.

If YOUR idea, design, designer, color scheme, etc. inspires me to actually change my design...you win! You'll win the Starbucks card and ALL THE CREDIT somewhere on this blog for being the inspiration of the FABULOUS new design.

I know.

It's kind of lame.

But worth a try.

I guess I should make a deadline for the entries or something.

How about...

Wednesday, March 25th at midnight

I'll consider all the entries and announce the winner on or before...

Sunday, March 29th at midnight

The midnight part makes it sound more official...don't ya think?

17 comments:

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

When I changed the look of my blog, I had Susie at Bluebird blogs do it for me. I had to fill out a questionaire so that she could really personalize it for me. She does really good work, and I was very pleased with the results. It's too bad that I erased the entire template one day when I was messing with the HTML code. That's what I get for touching stuff I have no business touching! LOL!

Xandra

Doreen said...

I read on your profile that your "One Pure and Holy Passion" is Jesus Christ and that's sooo awesome!! I'm a Christian believer myself and I think if your blog totally 'screams' what your most passionate about then it totally says who you are in Christ. Your blog could have an image based in the Song of Solomon book. That would be neat. I'm not really sure what else to say....hmmm... :)

Denise said...

i am tying to come up with a new blog design for my own blog. something that will be permanent (for 3 yrs) that i will love.

i have liked your design. hmmmm, hmmm (i am thinking). what if you change your colors up a bit. use robin's egg blue, and add bigger b/w family pix on the side.
personally, i like your header.

see, i am not good with change either.

there's my 2 cents for your 10 dollars.

Lynn said...

How did you design THIS blog? I don't have anything brilliant to share. I change my look often, but I make it easy. A friend told me about scrapblog.com. That is how I design my headers....CRAZY easy. I change the colors, and maybe the pictures on the side if it is time to update them. Whala...new design! I like to change things with the seasons, and this is an easy way to do it. So, when can I expect my Starbucks card? ;o)

Shelley said...

I wish I was feeling more creative right now...all I can think of is colors, like teal blue and limey green. But I think that's because those colors remind me of summer, and I'm really wanting summer!!! :)

Tiffani said...

Okay...can I comment again as my brain works it out?? ;)

I see you as very fun and whimsical...I think that your life revolves around your boys--ALL of them...so something (a header maybe either caricatures/cartoons of you being girly'd out and the boys and the dog there too in all their "boyness")...I think lime greens and deep blue (almost royal) with some stripes for the boys and some polka dots or flowers for you...to a great joining of the boy/girl thing but with a hint of femininity since you are the ONLY girl..

Do you ever read Kelly's Korner?? It's like her header was made to look like them where as mine is just a "sorta" me :)...

If you don't like the cartoonish idea I think a "scrapbooked" header would be nice with actual pictures of you and your family but along the same color lines as I mentioned before.

I've seen some good designs at www.barefootblogdesigns.com as well...

Hope you can get what I'm sayin'! ;)

Teresa said...

I have absolutely NO ideas!! SORRY!! :) I'm so cheep I change my blog design w/ a free background from the cutest blog on the block!! :) Love you though!!

Vikki said...

I haven't posted since Christmas-mainly because I need a new blog design and mainly just as an excuse. So, I found a great lady, Carly, at www.playfulpicklesdesign.blogspot.com
She is awesome, check out her site and you will see you can send her all kinds of things that you like and she will come up with something FAB!!!
ok. I need that Starbuck card-mine is out. I hate paying for my own lattes:)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Hey! What a fun idea! I'm going to work on something this weekend for you and see if you like it. :)

Carpoolqueen said...

No ideas on blog design - not crafty that way - just stopped by to say that your comment on Jackie's page about IRH's made me laugh.

Heather C said...

Didn't you see my fb status this morning? I am SO not creative. I wish I were. I hate change too. LOL....

That said, when I think of you, I think of sunshine. When I come read your blog, it's like a breath of fresh air to me. And in general, you make me happy. So I think something that would portray THOSE qualities would be nice. :) Something to do with nature... whether the beach on a brilliant day, or a meadow filled with flowers, or a shot up at the sunshine through a grove of beautiful pines. For whatever reason, that's where thoughts of you lead me. :)

Janelle said...

I think Tiffiani nailed it!!! A cartoon of you and your boys and your %$#@ Spot!

Laney-Lou said...

First, I think my competition has got to be Janelle. Man, you really nailed it this time Janelle! hehe Just kidding with you!

I so wish I was able to create something for this entry, but I'm afraid I'm not that skilled with the internet. :-( I like to think I am though.

But I really love the site that I get my layouts from. They always have such cute one!

After sifting through the many layouts (I figured you wanted to keep your three columns though), I think this one is waaaay cute...simple and elegant...like yo!! I stayed away from pink thinking you might want a totally new look!

Hope you like it! If not, be sure to search through their other layouts...they have many many cute ones!

http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com/free-backgrounds/free-backgrounds/item/476/asInline

~Laney

Roxy said...

You can't go wrong with black and white! So, look here... http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com/free-backgrounds/item/442/asInline
This or something similar would be perfect for you! I love the pink but you have to admit, black and white are elegant!

Sarah Markley said...

i have no inspiration for you. i'm thinking of changing mine too, ....and i can't even come up with anything for mine! =)

good luck.

dawn said...

I think you need rich colors. This old pink is pretty, but it's not you. When I see you I see rich greens, violets, reds, blues, golds, browns. Colors that are beautiful and can stand alone or blend together in a group. Just like your personality. I also love it when the title or parts of the title are made to look like they are hanging from something, like tacks, clothes pins or on post it notes. I also think your family picts should be on the header. You have a beautiful family and they are what you mostly write about. They should be featured and seen as soon as you open your blog. One more thing...your passion is Christ. Let your life verse or your favorite verse be evident on the header. That's part of your vibrant personality.

Just my thoughts, and I won't feel hurt if you don't use them. Love you friend!

Lisanne said...

I'm late in responding, but that's OK! I just found some awesome new blog themes here: http://greatwordpressthemes.com/. Although, I think that they're for WordPress and not for Blogger, which is what you use, right? I highly recommend WordPress. Awesome stuff. Good luck!