Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I Love My Sponsors + Giveaway: "Beauty Blog Designs"

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED: MISS HOLLY LOU.

We've taken a little break in the "giveaway department," but I have quite a pile stocked up for you at present, so I thought it about time to get back 'in the mood.' :)

Bloggers don't usually think about it, but a blog's design says alot about that blog. And if you're like me, unless you have talent in the matter, it is more than likely that you're going to have one of the boring blogger sample templates...maybe a homemade header, but that's about it. Boring blogs don't attract visitors, and it goes the same with backgrounds. You might have the greatest content in the world, but one look at your plain template and it may become a "click-the-red-x-button" moment. o_O

Now...there are exceptions. Such as, when you win a spectacular blog design by a delicious stroke of luck. Which is exactly what I did, and why I don't still have my own ghastly attempts at a blog background. Are you in need of a little blog-spruce? This just may be your lucky day. :)

Introducing...


Miss Hannah Rose of Beauty Blog Designs.  This talented young lady creates affordable {and even selected free!} blog designs which are unique, beautiful, and strive to capture the heart of you and your blog's needs. Why did Hannah start designing in the first place? Well, in her own words:

So, why designing? I really don't know. It started with me making the jump from a little Windows Live blog to Blogger - and before I knew it, I was hooked and editing HTML code. I've always loved to see how things work (molecular Biology will always be my favorite subject!), and I've always been into art. I guess those two things go together well! ;) And though it sounds nerdy, seeing HTML code actually makes me excited. I think it's knowing that by changing just one word, I can make a blog or website look totally different. That's what I love.

Hannah provides several packages that are guranteed to satisfy and look amazing: "simple templates"($0),  "Going Fancy" ($5), "Designer's Collection" ($20), "Website Layouts" ($40), and "Photographer's Special" ($60). BUT, as of right now {I am not sure how long}, all those prices I told you? Chop 'em in half! Yup, she is having a half-price SALE on every package. Awesome-ness! Check out the 'packages' page here.

Here are some samples of her work:




...one of my faves, up there! ^^ :) Aren't these spectacular??

Now comes the fun part. ;)

Hannah has generously offered to give away a special blog makeover package to one of my {very} blessed readers! This one:


!!Valued at $60!! Thank you, Hannah!

..Nope, this isn't just for photographers. I think it's just called a "photographer's special" because it also includes a designed watermark for photos, if you so desire. BUT, this might be the chance you've been waiting for to help out that blog o' your's. :)

Want to win? Read the directions carefully~~I'm making things simple this time!

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-Mandatory:-
This must be completed before any 'extra' entries!

* Follow this blog via google friend connect *
('Old' followers most definitly count!)

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-Extra:-
Please leave seperate comments for each extra enry, apart from the mandatory comment.

o Tell me one thing you love about blogging

o Blog/tweet/facebook about this giveaway; leave me the link

o Follow Hannah's design blog; leave a comment saying I sent you
(Once Hannah reaches 100 followers on that blog, she is going to be having a blog makeover giveaway like this one! So, go help her out, and it's a double bonus.;)  

*NEW!*

o Like "Beauty Blog Designs" on Facebook; leave Hannah a comment saying who sent you. ;)

o Purchase any design package from Hannah and leave five comments (five entries).

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LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS IN EVERY COMMENT SO THAT I MAY REACH THE WINNER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! HE OR SHE WILL HAVE 48 HRS. TO RESPOND, ONCE THE NAME HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED. 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN WORLDWIDE, TO BLOGGERS AGES 10+, AND ENDS ON MAY 29TH AT 12:00 A.M., NWPT  


If you are interested in becoming a giveaway sponsor/earning a place on my sidebar for your shop badge, click here. 

91 comments:

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  4. I'd love a blog makeover at my photography blog! I really REALLY want a watermark too!

    I'm a follower, dearest!
    Much Love,
    Grace

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  5. I love meeting new people and finding people who enjoy the same things as I.

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  6. oops. I forgot to leave my email in every comment...here it is:

    bloggerdance@gmail.com

    If this wont count, don't worry about publishing it.

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  7. The reason why I love to blog is because it helps me to be a better communicator to others.


    nhjayfeather01@gmail.com

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  8. I facebooked about the giveaway.

    nhjayfeather01@gmail.com

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  9. I follow Hannah's design blog! And I left a comment there saying that you sent me.


    nhjayfeather01@gmail.com

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  10. I love your blog. I am an old follower.

    katietamblingson at yahoo dot com

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  11. I love blogging because it gives me a way to write about how i'm feeling, and have a sense of community with other bloggers.

    katietamblingson at yahoo dot com

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  12. I posted on Facebook about the giveaway!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000623857469

    Holly Lou
    http://growingwholesomegirls.blogspot.com/
    starburst_94@live.com

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  13. One reason I love blogging is because I can share my thoughts and life with family and friends that live far away!

    Holly Lou
    http://growingwholesomegirls.blogspot.com/
    starburst_94@live.com

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  14. Your blog is so delicately designed! I love it! I am a photographer with with a blog that is in need of some tlc http://altacompanyphotos.blogspot.com, but have not been able to come up with something that accomodates my style as well as focuses on the photography. The best thing about blogging is it is always fresh. Nothing stale or stagnate but can keep readers current with our activities. I also have a homemaking blog http://thebrickhouseblog.com, that keeps me pretty busy keeping folks updated on great deals and helpful ideas for our homes! Thanks for inviting in this great giveaway!

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  15. Sorry, I forgot to leave my email...altacompanyphotos@gmail.com

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  16. Oh my! I think I gave an incorrect blog address! http://altacompanyphotographygallery.blogspot.com

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  17. I followed Hannah's blog and left a comment!

    Holly Lou
    http://growingwholesomegirls.blogspot.com/
    starburst_94@live.com

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  18. How fun!! I will follow you, follow you wherever you may goooo.. I know I know, enough singing!

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  19. As horrible as it sounds, one reason I enjoy blogging is because I like to talk. Now I have a place where I can tell my random thoughts that people don't want to hear all day long!
    MaKenna
    kennymenna@hotmail.com

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  20. I follow you! spinningbarefoot@gmail.com

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  21. Something I love about blogging is meeting new people! :)

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  22. Blogged here: http://simplyme-lowie.blogspot.com/2011/05/test-post-and-video.html

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  23. Blogged on my photography blog here: http://spinningbarefootphotography.blogspot.com/2011/05/blog-design-anyone.html

    spinningbarefoot [at] gmail [dot] com

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  24. I love this blog! I wish I could enter but she is designing my blog right now anyways! :P

    Yay! You like my blog design. "Life In My Eyes" is my blog. Funny. :)

    ~Iona

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  25. Follower #373 (=
    I love blogging because I can give people a way to see my photography and I love to explore ways of making mine better!

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  26. I 'liked' Beauty Blog Designs on FB & left her a comment!

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  27. Facebooked about it!
    https://www.facebook.com/MagicalPhotography
    Oh any my email is: keepingmemoriesmagical@gmail.com

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  28. I follow your blog

    bearofkindness(at)gmail(dot)com

    Maeve

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  29. I follow Hannah's Design Blog

    bearofkindness (at) gmail (dot) com

    Maeve

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  30. The thing I love about blogging is the community and the encouragement you get from others :)

    bearofkindness(at)gmail(dot)com

    Msrbr

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  31. I followed your blog!

    ~Hannah

    dolldreaming(at)aol(dot)com

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  32. One thing I love about blogging is that I get to share what's happening in my life in an easy way, and in the way I want to put it.

    ~Hannah

    dolldreaming(at)aol(dot)com

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  33. I blogged about your giveaway. :)

    http://dollfriendscentral.blogspot.com/2011/05/lucias-blog-design-giveaway.html

    ~Hannah

    dolldreaming(at)aol(dot)com

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  34. I follow!
    minshipwriter@gmail.com

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  35. One reason why I love blogging is because it's like sharing info with all your friends. You get to be creative and have fun.
    minshipwriter@gmail.com

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  36. I like looking at other peoples life and learning their likes and dislikes, even if I never meet them personally it's fun getting to know them through a 'window'.

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  37. I now follow your blog. :)
    Emilie
    pupsqueakphotography.blogspot.com

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  38. I like blogging because..
    I get to meet new people.
    I get to write in a "photo journal" of sorts.
    Emilie
    emmie0952-blog@yahoo.com

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  39. I'm a follower! :)
    LindseyMarie2163 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. I love meeting new people through blogging!
    LindseyMarie2163 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. I follow you, dear... of course! =)

    -Rachel Lynn

    rachelhuffmaster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I like Hannah on Facebook! :)

    -Rachel Lynn

    rachelhuffmaster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I love blogging because I get to meet wonderful people, I get to express how I feel or just talk about my every day life and share photos. Also because it's creative. :)

    -Rachel Lynn

    rachelhuffmaster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I follow her design blog! :)

    -Rachel Lynn
    rachelhuffmaster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. What an exciting giveaway! =D I'm entering. I follow your blog (an old follower ;D).

    ~Taylor

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  46. What I love about blogging is making new friends, keeping in touch with old friends, and sharing my thoughts.

    Blessings,
    Taylor

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  47. What I love about blogging is that people can see my photos and give me tips.

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  48. I posted about your giveaway in a blog post here...

    http://examineallthings.blogspot.com/2011/05/jimmy-stewart.html

    (And I know it was mainly about Jimmy Stewart, sorry about that! ;P)

    Soli Deo Gloria!
    Taylor

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  49. I follow beuty blog designs! Also, I forgot to put my email in the other comments. It's creativityberryanne@yahoo.com Sorry!

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  50. I wrote about it:

    http://craftandcreate.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaways.html

    creativityberryanne@yahoo.com

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  51. I follow beauty blog designs!

    By the way my email is kadenmae@yahoo.com

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  52. My favorite thing about blogging is that I can show everyone all of my pictures and that I can see all the cool pictures out there that people took!

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  53. I posted about it!

    http://vanillaicecreamphotos.blogspot.com/2011/05/awesome-blog-giveaways.html

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  54. I now follow your blog :)

    Brooke
    brooke0897@live.com

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  55. I love blogging because it's a nice way to meet new friends and see what my other friends are up to! Especially, if they live far away :)

    Brooke
    brooke0897@live.com

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  56. I posted about your giveaway (http://growing4him.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaway_22.html)!

    Brooke
    brooke0897@live.com

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  57. I'm entering. :)
    I follow you!!

    ~Emma~

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  58. What I like about blogging is simply sharing my thoughts and things I like with others. I also like keeping in touch with my friends. :)

    ~Emma~

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  59. http://eggsandaffection.blogspot.com/
    I gave the link to this giveaway on my sidebar.

    ~Emma~

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  60. I already follow your blog! :) And thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!

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  61. One thing I like about blogging is that you get to meet people from different places! :)

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  62. I liked 'Beauty Blog Designs' on Facebook. And sorry, I forgot to leave my email in the other comments:

    chinagirl7123@gmail.com

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  63. One of the greatest things I love about blogging is having the opportunity to connect with people I would otherwise never meet, and having the opportunity to share my photos and thoughts with them.


    In Christ,
    Dakota

    jumpingmaniac@gmail.com

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  64. I'm following Hannah.


    Dakota
    jumpingmaniac@gmail.com

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  65. Ooh, I'd love to enter! I follow you already! :)

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  66. I like blogging because I hate to journal; blogging is way more fun.

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  67. I love blogging because I love to embrace my life. :)

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  68. oops! Sorry! I forgot to put my email in the last two...I am Iona Nicole!

    angel91799@gmail.com

    I got a design from her!

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  69. Entry 2. I got a design from her!

    angel91799@gmail.com

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  70. Entry 3. I got a design from her!

    angel91799@gmail.com

    (Am I doing this right? =P)

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  71. Entry 4. I got a design from her!

    angel91799@gmail.com

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  72. Entry 5. I got a design from her!

    angel91799@gmail.com

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  73. I follow Hannah's blog! (I getting confused, so if I already said that, delete this! =/

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  74. I posted about it! My post is scheduled to post on the blog address below, on 5/29/11 at 6:00 PM Mountain Time Zone.

    =) Sorry my comments are confusing, my brain is a bit messy.

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  75. Are you serious??? I forgot to put the blog address!!

    http://ionaluvshorses.blogspot.com/

    I feel so bad now... And I feel like a spammer... Anyways, that goes with my last comment. =( Sorry for all the trouble!

    God Bless,

    Iona Nicole

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  76. I follow Hannah, but I commented telling her you sent me ;)

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  77. Hiya!

    Okay, so I love blogging because I can easily share my thoughts, stories, and pictures with the world. I love it because I have met so many interesting people through it. I love it because it makes me feel like I can escape from my life and jump into someone elses with just a single click of a mouse.

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