Feb 24, 2009

Like My New Outfit? Win a Gift Card to Get One For Your Blog!

Sooooo....notice anything different? This blonde gets to walk into a brand new blog! Woo!

And it's all thanks to the very talented Zoe from Chic and Sassy Designs. I LOOOVE this template SO much!!!

I had been tired of my old design for some time and I know the border didn't match up properly in some browsers. I was also on Classic Blogger and couldn't add any fun widgets like the "Follow this Blog" feature (feel free to click on that by the way *grin*).

Zoe came to my rescue and prettied everything up and pulled me out of the blogging dark ages. Working with her on the design was a breeze! She puts a lot of heart into her work and it shows.

The very best part of my new diggs? I get to share the fun of a new look with one of you, because Zoe has graciously offered to give one of my friends a $25 gift certificate toward any of her premade designs for Blogger! Even if you're not in the market for a new design yourself, the gift certificate makes a great gift for someone you know (and the "to" field can be filled in with their name instead).

Take a look at some of the work Zoe has done for others:

And get this...most of those gorgeous illustrations? Zoe does them herself! (she uses a mixture of her own as well as purchased art). In fact, she's ventured into selling her illustrations at VectorStock.com. Check them out here.

Usually you have to search high and low for illustrations like hers and they can be quite expensive. But all of Zoe's templates come with her gorgeous, personal designs!

Click here to see the available premade templates at Chic and Sassy Design. Here are a few of my favorites:

"Hair Care"


"Beach Ball"

The gift certificate does not expire, and Zoe is always adding to her premades collection, so if you don't see something you like right now, you can always keep an eye out for another design later.

And as she says in her blog, she is always open to suggestions for designs. While she can't take any custom orders at this time (because she's very booked up...which is no surprise!), she will take your suggestions into consideration when she works on her premades.

To enter to win the $25 gift certificate toward a premade template for Blogger, just leave a comment on this post (Haloscan and Blogger entries both accepted).

You can receive additional entries by doing one or both of the following:

~Twitter with a link to this post. Then leave a separate comment here with your Twitter link. (One bonus entry)

~Blog about this contest with a link to this post. Then leave a separate comment here with the link to your post. (Five bonus entries)

Deadline to enter is 11:59 EST, Tuesday, March 10, 2009. Winner will be selected at random using Random.org. Good luck!


holly said...

Awesome, thanks for the chance! Her designs are so cute!

Vera said...

I so need a new design for my blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

E-mail is vvperesk@gmail.com.

Mel said...

great giveaway
my blog is in desparate need of a makeover

John said...

WOW, look at YOU! Very nice indeed. : )) Much more befitting your personality.

taysmommy said...

awesome! My fugly green blog would love a makeover :0


BlondeBlogger said...

Thanks everyone, and thanks for entering!

(John, thx! I feel the same way...this feels more like me.)

Not a Granny said...

I really like the new look! Sorry I haven't been around lately. Seems like one thing after another lately!

Laane said...

You are so right.
Her designs are outstanding and it's always a pleasure to see them.
Perfectionism pays off.

My blogger blog needs to be changed into a spring edition, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Who knows....

Dapoppins said...

Oh man, I would really like to change up my look now and then. Attempting it on my own results in disaster!

Bonggamom said...

What great designs, I'd love to give my own blog a makeover!!

bonggamom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Bonggamom said...

I tweeted your giveaway!


bonggamom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Pamela said...

I'm going to have to talk to her. I need someone to do some tweaking -- and the fellow that did my original has never responded to my emails.

daytoncat said...

As a new blogger ,I would love to upgrade! Her design's are stunning!


Diane said...

I would love this win