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Your Blog: Win a Complete Blog Makeover

Today, along with DesignerBlogs.com, I’m happy to host this giveaway for a complete, fully customized blog makeover for your blog- designed just for you and just how you want it. If you’ve been wanting to make a statement with a professionally styled, fun & fresh blog design for the new year, or even if you don’t have a blog yet, but have wanting to start a brand new one for the first time and want the perfect design to go with it- this giveaway is for you.

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One Grand Prize Winner will win 1 “Package B” Custom Blog Makeover, a $70 value, from DesignerBlogs.com – A complete blog makeover, fully customized for your blog, with all the features you want. Read all about the details here and start planning your makeover! :)

And a second lucky winner will win 1 Premade Blog Design, a $25 value – Choose from these unique premade blog designs (comes with custom header, background, sidebar titles, signature, post divider and more!) and once it’s yours- it’s yours! No one else will ever have it.

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Time’s Up!!!

The Grand Prize Winner is…


#318 Brooke

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And the Second Lucky Winner is…

#33 Tabitha

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Congratulations Brooke & Tabitha!!!

Be sure to check out and Brooke & Tabitha’s blogs… Pretty soon they’ll have a whole new look! :) Congrats again, girls!! :) And thanks so much to everyone who entered for making this such a fun giveaway!! :)

How to Enter…

To be entered to win a fabulous new design for your blog, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. What custom features would you most like to see on your blog? Which premade design is your favorite? Or talk to me about something totally off topic- if I were to do a “Photo Week”, with a week of Photoshop tutorials, would you like to start off with tutorials on the very basics of editing a photo, like using layers, layer masks, and clipping masks? Or is that too basic?

Extra Entries…

Blog about this giveaway, Tweet about it, and Share on Facebook for extra chances to win! Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry! :)

The Deadline…

Entries to win this giveaway will be received until Sunday, January 31st @ Noon, CST. I will update this post announcing the winners on Sunday- so check back right here to see if you’ve won!! :)

Thanks so much for looking and Good Luck!!! :)

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562 Responses
  1. Cheri Pryor

    Congratulations to the winners. Can’t wait to see their beautiful new blogs soon!! Super fun contest, Amanda!!

  2. Sheilla

    Please Puhleaseee… PICK ME.. I would love to have those stuffs in my blog.. by the way, you can check my current blog.. thanks :)

  3. Suzanne

    I just started a new blog and was going to follow your background tutorial – but this would be so much easier for me!

    Photo week would be fantastic – and please start as basic as possible – I am new to Photoshop and your tutorials are so easy to follow. Thanks for sharing your talent with us all.

  4. Malissa Gantz

    What a fun giveaway! I’d love some extra help with my little blog! :0) Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Charli

    You haven’t announced a winner so I’m hoping I’m not too late. I really would love a makeover. I designed mine myself using your tutorials. I love the idea of any tutorials on photo editing. I could use the help :)

  6. prue_shanen

    I will be realy happy if I win, because i have graphic/personal website and new BEAUTIFULL layout i need everytime:-) becaise my skills of coding are realy not good. This layout which i have now on the website its just second which is by me. Is realy very simple. I used one of your photo of Miley or Howie(I don know:-) So I hope you will like it.

  7. Sylvia

    sooooo many cute ones!!!! i like birds on a wire, pink dandelions, stitched circles, all so cute. My blog could so use a makeover, and an update, could someone update my blog? hahah!

  8. Shelena Shamo

    Would love to win this but have a feeling I might have entered too late. I saw it yesterday then my computer shut down and I forget to come back and enter until today. My blog is in serious need of a face lift.

  9. Kim Christenson

    I would LOVE a blog makeover with a chic, catchy header, simple background, cute fonts and a fun button or two!

  10. Laura McFadden

    Hi Amanda, I love your website, it is so inspiring and filled with so many great ideas. I just checked out Designer Blogs and some of it’s customer made blogs. I think they are so wonderful. The unique fonts make them so personal and the backgrounds are awesome. I would love to have a blog but I just don’t know where to start…..

  11. Candice

    I’d love for you to do photoshop tutorials! You explain things in a very accessible way.

    If you released action sets, that’d be awesome to!

  12. Danielle

    ooooooooooooo….just squeaking in for this giveaway! I would LOVE to have my own blog but have been scared to do it! I teach scrapbook classes and would LOVE to showcase my projects and tips for everyone to see :) Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize!!

  13. Danielle

    ooooooooooooo….just squeaking in for this giveaway! I would LOVE to have my own blog but have been scared to do it! I teach scrapbook classes and would LOVE to showcase my projects and tips for everyone to see :) Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize!! :)

  14. Patty

    What a wonderful gift you are giving away. Thank you for the opportunity to enter. I *so* need a blog makeover. The header I made is not centered but I never took the time to redo it. I come here and think to myself…”This is absolutely a beautiful blog.” I would love to see some Photoshop tutorials offered. Photoshop can be quite daunting so no, the topics you mentioned are not too basic.

  15. Ginny

    I need a custom blog so bad! I love to have 3 columns, with the 2 side bar columns on the one side. There are just to many awesome designs, to pick a favorite. I’d jump for joy if I won this!!!

  16. Stace

    I didn’t really know much about blog till I stumbled upon yours and now I am addicted to looking at others by using links that other blogs recommend. I have subscribed to a few now and am getting inspired to start my own. This would be the perfect gift for a stylish new blog.

    Stacey

  17. Ashlee

    I have a blog (I hate to admit), but it’s soo boring and I would LOVE one of these designs to call my own! I think it would inspire me to blog more. I have 2 little boys- so the design MY BOYS is my favorite! I love how it is still “scrapbooky”- but in a boy way (which is hard to do =) ). Thanks for having these fun contests!

  18. Sarah

    I would love to see some photo editing tips. I’m just getting into photography and I am still working with a point and shoot which doesn’t have the best quality. A post on touching up photos to get the most out of your camera would be awesome!

  19. Jennifer

    Thanks for the chance at the awesome prize! I would also love Photoshop (PSE) tutorials, sounds like fun. Also, thanks for pointing out the lovely website that creates the blogs you are giving away. I’m going to check it out closer.

  20. Holly

    I’ve been trying to really get into blogging lately, but I find that I spend too much time on the details–getting the perfect background, header, etc. This would be great to win….just what I need!

    Thanks for sharing!!

  21. Kristin

    Ooh Ooh!! Pick me! I have always wanted a “real” blog. The designs are really cute too.*crosses fingers*

  22. Ashley

    Just stumbled across your blog as I was running into an error changing a font on my own blog. Looks like you’ve got some interesting stuff going on here. I’ll have to stop back in when it’s not one in the morning and I should already be asleep. ;)

  23. Vanessa

    I would love, love, love to win this! I am dying for a Designer Blogs makeover but don’t really have the extra money right now to do one.

    Oh and I would love a “just the basics” photoshop tutorial.

    Thanks! :)

  24. Amber Meadows

    I found your blog a few weeks ago and have been stalking it ever since :) And with such a fun contest going on, I figured now would be a great time to start commenting!

    I’d never heard of Designer Blogs, so I went to their site and seriously spent the last 2 hours looking at their designs and different blogs they’ve done. I have to go to bed!! But before I do, I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and all the fun things you post. Photoshop tutorials would be fantastic because I know next to nothing about it. So I’d be perfectly happy with whatever info you share :)

  25. ashley morgan

    I’d love it if you did Photoshop tutorials! I’m not a total beginner, but starting with basics wouldn’t bother me. And I’d love a blog makeover!

  26. Tania S.

    A blog makeover would be great. I would love to go through a “basics of photoshop” I am new to all of this. Feel like I’ve lived a sheltered life. (;

  27. Shaylee

    Oh! I’m sorry! I forgot to mention *what* I would like made over on my blog. Buttons and blinkies are my favorite, and a good header and background would be awesome. I’m still learning how to make cute backgrounds and headers, and one custom-made by a pro would be awesome to work off of! Thanks a bunch!

  28. Shaylee

    I would absolutely *love* to win this giveaway, Amanda! I just started up a blog this past week, and so far I haven’t been completely satisfied with what it looks like. A makeover would be wonderful! And, by the way, I LOVE your website! You’ve taught me how to add the cutest fonts to my blog, how to make a signature, and you provide *darling* fonts!! I just love you! Thank you for the time you spend on tutorials and giving others such awesome tips and such! Have a fabulous evening!

  29. Christina

    I would love a cute blog, but I don’t know how to create one, so this would be a great giveaway to win!

  30. Melissa

    I would be thrilled with a new design! More grateful than anyone else, I am sure! lol :) This is a great give-away!
    LOOOOVE your blog!

  31. Robin Walker

    I would love a blogging site. I love writing about my days, thoughts and such… :) I have lots of family and a 15 month old and one on the way that my family could keep up with us on.

    Also— for the photoshop, I know some basics, but I think b/c I’m more self taught, I skipped over some impt intros. Like making good layers. I do some, but I don’t think I do it right.
    Maybe if you did like a series. First beginner, then intermediate then, advanced?

    Just a thought, I guess!

  32. Ashe

    May as well enter! I’m pretty happy with my current template, but in my perfect world I’d have separate tabs for my disparate interests. Can’t find a free pre-made design that incorporates that feature.

  33. WaitingForMyMiracle

    I’ve been desperate to learn more about Photoshop. I currently don’t have it but plan on getting it within the next few months. Very BASIC tutorials would really help newbies like myself.

    I need a blog overhaul. I couldn’t figure out static pages on blogger so I just made completely different blog addresses for my different pages. What I would most like to change about my blog is the header. Me thinks some professional help is needed!

    Thanks for offering this, Amanda!

  34. Bronwen

    Thanks for the chance to win an awesome makeover for my blog! I would love that. I can never figure out how to get MY photos into the header…

  35. Lori S.

    I would LOVE a redo on my craft blog! I have always wanted it to be Paisley Inspired to go along with my blog name.

    Also, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE you to start from very basic concepts on Photo shop and do tutorials. I SO need them :)

  36. Shannon

    I’d love a makeover for my private blog. I would love huge photos and something really pretty. Thanks. Love your blog.

  37. Stephanie

    WOW! How cool is this?!? I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this giveaway! I’m a stay at home mommy to my beautiful Ava. She is truly a gift from god! But… I have little time to search and self-teach myself about blogging and photoshop, both of which I need and would love to learn. I’m addicted to Amanda’s fonts and can’t even imagine how awesome a custom blog would be using a combination of our styles :-) Thank you! Thank you! :-)

  38. Carrie Schwartz

    Oh Yummy I want some good looking candy on my blog!
    How about some florals, flourishes and links to take to more of pages? And would love to see new photoshop tricks but nothing basic to many out there, would love to learn some juicy stuff, like how to quickly change pattern papers in an element…I’m craving some real milk chocalate here!

  39. addy

    I don’t know what I would do with a professional makeover…hmmm.
    Any tips at all on the photos would be greatly appreciated. I need all the help I can get.
    Thanks,

  40. Christina

    Photoshop tutorials are always welcome!
    The basics are a good way to start, perhaps have different levels.

    Start with some basic tutorials and move up to more advanced techniques and allow people to be able to post their progress from start to finish :)

    This also allows for new and old bloggers to have something to blog about – their photography and Photoshop adventures :)

  41. Amber Bowers

    I didn’t even KNOW people had amazing blogs like this till yesterday! I thought my only choices were the blogger templates. I would love to win this giveaway, but in the meantime I will do what I can to revamp!

  42. Krystin Rowley

    I’m a mother of 4, expecting #5 this summer.. we are a military family and I would LOVE a custom blog layout to keep family up to date!!
    Thanks!

  43. Corrie

    Hi Amanda! Thanks so much for offering this giveaway. I would love to win it, especially since I’ll be starting an Etsy store in the near future.
    As far as your question about Photoshop tutorials – – I think it would be great if you went over some of the basics. I am new to Photoshop and have been learning as I go. I am most interested in learning how to make masks.
    By the way – – I love your fonts. Thanks for offering them for free! :)

    Corrie

  44. Lacretia

    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! Right now I’m looking for ways to spruce up my professional blog while keeping it interesting aesthetically – and I definitely need some help! I’d like to see some photoshop tutorials on more advanced stuff, or maybe on the features you find most helpful.

  45. Heather

    Hi there! Thanks so much for this amazing opportunity. I recently started blogging because I am about to leave for the Peace Corps, and I am already overwhelmed. I would love to have a blog that I love so it would encourage me to keep in touch with people. I have been stalking your blog, as well as other cute ones, and I am so blog jealous! PLEASE help! :o)

  46. Missty

    I need a makeover…in blogland and in real life. Thanks, for opportunity to start fresh….1/2 the time I don’t blogis I rather look at other fabulous blogs and wish mine was half as good.

  47. Amanda

    I would love a blog make-over. My poor blog needs a lot of help and I don’t know how to do it. lol

    And there is nothing “too basic” you could do a Photoshop tutorial on as far as I am concerned. ;)

  48. Carol

    I would LOVE some help with my blog! Also if you are doing tutorials, I would love one on how to take betters pictures to post on my blog…THANKS!!!

  49. Amy

    Wow, this is just what I need. I made a resolution to blog more this year and decided to work on redesigning the blog as well. The main feature I am looking for is help on setting up the sections that I need fir my specific topics and info. Thanks, Amanda

  50. Heather

    I would LOVE a blog makeover! It would be so fun to design something just for “me” … not for the boys, hubby or friends .. just “me”! :)

    Thanks for the chance to win such a fun giveaway!!

  51. Kristen

    Oh my! I definately need a new blog makeover!!! I would love love this!!!!! Thanks for always hosting such great giveaways!!

  52. Deanna

    Just self published a book (my memoir) about growing up in a broken home, then attending Milton Hershey School. I need a new design to help market the book better…any ideas would be great. I’d like the blog top border or sides to be like the cover of my book. How about a free copy in exchange for winning? That way you get something out of the deal, too! I promise, this book will inspire you!

  53. Ashley

    I would LOVE a custom blog design!! I love the Pea Fonts and would really like to use them as headers on the sidebar, but haven’t been able to do it.
    Also, I would love for you to do a Photo Week, but I don’t have Photo Shop! Some pointers for basic photography would be great- and Photo Shop tips so when I finally get it I can refer back to it!

  54. Viv

    OHHHH, I’d LOVE a blog makeover. I just wish I knew more about the technical part of it all to make my blog more functional & easy to get around.

    I love the idea of a photo week and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one! I have to say I LOVED your bokeh tutorial back in Dec – I had SO much fun playing with the technique (I had hearts, stars, squiggles, & circles) even though they weren’t great shots they were sure fun to play around with! Can’t wait to try again next year (hopefully with more of a wide angle lens)! Love your site, so many awesome resources!!

  55. Helen

    Oh I’d love to put your cute fonts in my blog (I don’t know how to do it by myself). And I’m learning about photoshop in my class, but my lecturer went so fast, I didn’t catch up, so pleaseee start from the basic for the photo editing. My friends are so excited when I told them about your web. :D

  56. Kelly Gartner

    Just getting started with blogging. I love all of your fonts, and I hope to have the chance to use them creatively!

  57. Brooke

    From one Auburn girl to another, War Eagle!! I don’t know how I stumbled upon the pictures of your scrapbooking room so long ago, but I did and have checked on you from time to time ever since! I am ashamed to admit that this is my first comment, but I WOULD love to have a little blog makeover! :) I would also be thrilled to read some photography tips too… Thanks Amanda!

  58. Lee Ann Garrett

    Oh yes, I would love to win a new blog design. I am fairly new to blog land. I just started my blog in August and need help with a new look. I’ve even tried making my own header, but don’t know the ins and outs well enough on my own to make it. I would love to incorporate some of my own artwork into the header. How exciting!

  59. Nancy

    This would be a great way to sell my Antique and Vintage Dolls!
    I will check this out further.
    Nancy, Dolls Unlimited

  60. Ashley Holzer

    I would absolutely love this! I downloaded your fonts and tried to upload them to my blog (following your directions) and I somehow ended up with the same, old, boring blog that I started with. I am in desperate need of a blog makeover!!

  61. Debbie Moon

    Love this! I have 2 blogs..one generic and published the other not published with me trying to figure out the codes!! Would love help in this area! Hopefully, if I win, I will start to blog more often.

  62. Rebekah @ It Only Gets Better

    What a cool giveaway! I’ll be thinking about it all weekend about what features I would like!

  63. Liz

    Hi Amanda! Love your website – been a fan of it for a while. I have my own however it is a Typepad site and also password protected. I have such a hard time finding out how to get to customize it myself! It’s SO boring and plain – I hate it. Are you familiar with Typepad at all? If you happen to read this post email me – I’m happy to give you the password to go in and check it out.

    Thanks, Liz

  64. plainolebob

    man this is great, if you never seen my blog you’d know why i need some kinda makin over done here.
    my blog site is so damned ugly them coons wont even look in my dumpster thingy here.
    i write just plain ole stories and am just a plainole red neck, no rhyme ner reason to my blog, but lotsa folks read it any way, guess they wonder whut im a gonna screw up next.

    cheri, sent me this here invite to check this out, im gonna warn you right now, if you go and check my blog out, be sure and be ready to laff a little at them ole boys whut hang around there.

    anyways i am still hopen’ to win this here thingy, hell you never know lessen you try.
    BIG BIG HUGS

  65. crystal

    If you were to do a Photoshop tutorial you should start off basic. Or point people in another basic beginning tutorial before they do yours. I’ve used it, but some people have not and it could be difficult!

    Thanks again for the design giveaway!

  66. Sarah

    I would so love it if you started posting photography tutorials! I’ve tried to do a few things to tweak my pictures, but they never seem to turn out right…I’d love some pointers! Also, I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a while and I just love all of the premade designs–especially the scrapbook designs!

  67. Anne

    I just started this blog in November 2009 and I would love to be able to have some photography incorporated into my blog. I would love all of it!

  68. Denise Hunter

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I have a blog that I have no idea what to do with. Maybe I would actually write on it if it was cute!

  69. Susan

    I love so many of the blog layouts that it would be very difficult to choose which one I wanted. But don’t get me wrong, I would choose one LOL. Even if I don’t win I’ve enjoyed looking through all of the premade blog designs.
    As to the photo tutorials. I don’t have photoshop but I do have elements. What program would you be doing tutorials for. If it’s elements I would love to start from the very beginning.

  70. Carla J

    How Fun! I have been wanting to make over my blog. That is how I found your blog initially was your tutorial on side bars. Thanks for the share.

  71. Melody

    I would love to win a blog makeover! I’ve been blogging all about my grandaughter for 1 1/2 years now because my parents are snowbirds and miss 6 months of her growing up each year. Along with other out of state family members; it’s our way of staying connected. Would LOVE to have it look and act professional!

  72. Úrsula

    Yes!Yes! Please! Do some PHOTOSHOP tutorials for us please! Nothing it’s too basic I want to know it all about digital scrapbooking. Thank you Amanda for that pretty giveaway!
    Blessings & Love

  73. Terri Shaver

    I’d love to have a blog… started a generic “blogspot” blog last year, but never did anything with it. Bland and boring… want something splashy!
    thanks for the offer! I hope I win!

  74. Trinity

    I would love to win this! I have tried to do cute things to my blog but I get frustrated and just give up! lol
    And if you do a photo week, starting with the very basics would be great!

  75. Sarah L.

    For my New Years resoluiotn, I started Project 365. I’m taking one photo a day for 2010. Having a blog would be a wonderful place to share my pictures with family and friends. Love your ideas!

  76. Chopi

    Hi Amanda,
    Whoa, this would be the most amazing price ever! I have a blogspot, I wanted to start helping some causes selling stuff on there and I’m still really young…
    I really wanted to do a new layout and start selling stuff for real, and i was thinking that etsy.com would be a real help, since a blospot, isn’t the best option for an online store…
    But I still want a blogspot, to kind of keep people updated, and get some reviews done…
    I was actually considering sending you one of the first samples of jewlery so that you could maybe review them! I’m in the process of designing them but they are really nice! My favourite one are the ones that I make with chains and the ones that I make with leather!
    I have leather in nearly every single color, which is really nice! =)
    I’m starting to get ready to sell them on etsy, and probably will raise some money for haiti, maybe 50% of the money that I make will go there… I was thinking of also keeping some money, which I’m not that proud of, but I really need some money to start saving up for college. Specially if I want to get to the universities that I like, which are the Ivy League ideal…
    Whoa, I’m rambling on and on about myself! What an egocentric! Anyways, I wanted to tell you that I love your scraproom! It’s like my dream! =) I’m thinking of trying to start building up mine! =)
    xoxoxoxo
    I hope that you pick me…
    And thank you so much for reading this boring piece of ramble-jumble! =D

  77. Shauna DuBois

    Hi there and thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!

    My blog needs a makeover terribly-I would love to have some cutsie side bar items and a template for posting larger photos! I tried making my own header-not to thrilled with how that turned out! lol

    Ooooooooh! Photo week! Definitely looking forward to that! Would love to see tutorials about clipping masks, layers, etc. :) Super excited about that!

    Have a fantastic day!

  78. Annie

    Oh my gosh I would love, love, lovea blog makeover!! And as far as the photo tutorials, I would greatly appreciate it if you started with the basics. I’m in dire need of good photo editing knowledge :)

  79. Vanessa

    I could *really* use a personalised design for my ‘vanity’ url. It’s the one that is basically like an online resume. I have so much other design work on my plate right now, that I never have time to work on *my* stuff!

  80. Nickie

    I am just starting a photography business and am working on my blog. Having a cool new look would be sooo fantastic!!

  81. Jennifer Shields

    I so desperately need a complete blog over-haul!! Header, signature, button, etc. I need a blog makeover, pretty please!

  82. Jeri

    Hi. I have been viewing this blog for months on end and this is the first time i ever signed up for a contest. I’m nervous too! I dont know why. I just am! I would love to win! I just started a new photography blog that looks really boring right now. I need something to help my blog look nice! This would TOTALLY do it! I already facebooked about it and blogged about it too. Hopefully i will do ok!

  83. Amy Holt

    *WOW* What great things you come up with Amanda you are AWESOME! I hope i win i would love to have a custom blog with a cute header! One day I will figure out how to run my Photoshop.

  84. rebe

    I have a blog that I haven’t used in almost two years. A makeover might just be the trick to get me to use it again.

    Any photography tips and tricks you have to share would be greatly appreciated! I am always looking for more ways to improve my photography ‘skills’ :)

  85. Michelle Santistevan

    Pick me pick me!!! I just started my blog. I’m a teacher and still can not figure out how to make it look so cute! My blog is going to be a way to self heal and I need a beautiful blog to help! Heres hoping

  86. Terrah

    I like a lot of them but I would have to say my favorite is ‘Allie.’ It’s very cute and the style fits me. ;)

  87. Kim

    woo hoo!!! love designer blogs. erin and amy have made-over both of my blogs just his month! I am addicted. i would love to win – so I could give away this make-over to one a my very best friends and newby blogger. but, I am also VERY thrilled about the photoshop tutorials. I need to start from scratch the basics. can’t wait! ~Kim Rahn

  88. Laurel H.

    Wow; what a fabulous giveaway! I am currently in the process of trying to put a fabulous looking template on my blog that has a menu bar of sorts across the top–something that does not come with the standard Blogger templates. For example, a menu bar right under the header of the Love Notes background would be super!

    One thing that it would be great to see, is how to do some of these things ourselves in the blog HTML code. Regarding all of that photography stuff you mentioned? It’s all Greek to me. :)

    Thanks!

  89. Keers

    I would love, LOVE a blog makeover! I would also love Photoshop help. I totally don’t get the masking thing. It would be a great place to start. Thanks Amanda! You guys are so great!

  90. Paige Faulkner

    I would just love a new look – plain and simple! Oh and I love when you include yummy recipes on your blog. Thanks for the chance!

  91. Cyndi

    OH man, I would love help with my blog. I have one, but I have no idea how to make it “fun” with some bright colors and a custom header. If you are looking for ideas for your blog, I would love tutorials about blogging and how to take them from the basic blogspot layouts to custom layouts.

  92. Becky

    What an awesome giveaway! If I could make over my blog, I would LOVE to have a digiscrapping gallery, a recipe gallery, and a random musings gallery. I’ve been wanting a new background too, but I just don’t know what to do!

  93. kAREN OMI

    If i were starting with you and Photoshop I would like it to be just above the basics and with hints to make the page even more beautiful. Shadows that curl out. How to accent the person on the lay out.

    Thanks for opportunity to comment!

  94. Rhonda

    LOVE your blog and would love my blog to look a little more professional for my growing photography business! Need all the help I can get because I spent all my money on equipment!!

  95. Jeannette P

    I would love to have my blog personalized…but to be honest, I’m not sure what exactly I’d want. I know there are sooooooooooo many possibilities though. It would definitely make my blog more fun & more me!

  96. Danielle

    What a great giveaway…I would love a new blog makeover, new year, new blog!!! :)
    I’d also like any info you could give about photoshop, I could use a brush up!

  97. Mackenzie T.

    I would love to win and PLEASE do the photoshop tutorials! Start at the flat out basics too! I know how to burn/dodge and adjust some contrast but other than that I am stuck. Any demo would be so greatly appreciated by me!

  98. Sarah

    I would love to win this blog design. I’ve tried to redesign my blog on my own but it didn’t turn out like I imagined. I need a professional to step in and help. I love the “Cutie Pie” premade design.

  99. Sarah

    I would love to win this blog design. I tried to design my own blog and it hasn’t turned out like I wanted. I don’t really know what I’m doing and would love a professional to step in!

  100. Lindsay

    My blog needs a makeover! Oh how it needs a makeover!! I need a blog that displays my photographs the way they deserve to be displayed. Great contest!

  101. Cinderellamommy

    Starting with the BASICS would be great! (and so would winning the blog make-over. just sayin’) :)

  102. Brenda Jorgensen

    FONTS!!! I would love to see more fonts on blogs. More choices – the ones on blogspot are booooooorrrrriiiiinnnnngggggg!

  103. Heidi

    I just THIS WEEK put my blog “on hold” while I figure out how to get a facelift! I would LOVE this. I actually have a huge list of what I would want if I did a whole custome blog re-do!

    Thanks!
    Heidi @ Tasty Sensations

  104. Brenda Jorgensen

    And I forgot to tell you – I use Minima STRETCH for my blog. I feel like I get more out of my images that way. I don’t like wasted space. Crazy, huh? It’s hard to find makeovers but if I win I would love, love, love it!! Thanks so muchy!

  105. Brenda Jorgensen

    I would LOVE to see some basic photoshop tutorials. I just figured out how to do a layer and add “hard light”, and I can do basic cloning….that’s IT! Ugh. I’m feeling soooo behind. I’m wanting to know where to begin. Actually, I have Elements, but I am willing to buy the full program. I will be your faithful and loyal student xoxo

  106. Tilt

    ooohhh….the possibilities!
    I am just starting to play with blog customizing…learning from here as a matter of fact :) But to have you create something fun & cohesive…it’d be awesome! I’d love to incorporate buttons on the sidebars…so much more fun than plain text :P And a “seamless” header that rolls up while the rest stays.

    Photoshop tutes…Some masking isn’t too too basic – I know I could always you some help there…selecting foregrounds & “erasing” backgrounds…I’d love tutes on that.

  107. Cheri Pryor

    I would LOVE a professional blog makeover!! I just changed my own blog up a bit but really struggle with my header and would like the post area to be larger but don’t know how to adjust column widths!!

  108. Nancy

    Thanks for your time and talents that you share with us! I don’t know how you do it! Anything you pass on to us less creative people would be awesome! I would love to have a blog! And your photoshop tuturial would be so fun!

  109. Billie Jo

    Please please please pick me!! I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for my vinyl business for a long time and just need a little…..ok…alot of help!!!!!

  110. Niki

    I would LOVE to win this. I’ve started a blog but not a public one because its so pathetic looking. Everyone is nagging me to get it going, but I just haven’t had the time to spend on it. It will be hard to choose between the ready mades. There are 3 I would have to eeny-meeny-miny-mo over: Mr & Mrs, Love Notes, and Home Sweet Home.
    But I’m not going to kill myself deciding unless (until – fingers crossed) you tell me I’ve won! Oooh! Wouldn’t I be styling when I go public!

  111. Deborah

    My blog could use a makeover. I am always looking for new layouts and cute button plus I would love to include more photos!

  112. Mary-Kate

    OMG! The country life blog makeover set is *so* adorable!!!!!!!!! I love your website amanda and would love a blog makeover!!!

  113. alyssa

    What a great giveaway,I’ve always wanted to start my own blog and this would certainly lead me in the right direction. About the photo tutorials…i vote to start with the basic basics for us beginners!

  114. Lisa

    I want a makeover soooo bad! Something that is just mine. I’m to cheap AKA broke to purchase one. Thanks for this opportunity!

  115. Colin Lowenberg

    I love the desing of this blog. I would love to have better functions for friends to interact with like likes and reblogs should be easier to do for non-tumblr users. So they can share with facebook and twitter. I’d like questions and submissions to be integrated into the front page. The design would allow people not to reload the page except to see more posts.

  116. Shelle-BlokThoughts

    I want to win a blog makeover!!! I think with the photo of the week thing… to just put different techniques together and show us how you accomplished them without an action or whatever???

  117. Deneen

    Wow that would be so very great. I don’t seem to have the time to customize my blog so this would be wonderful. If you were doing a weekly photoshop tutorial one of the things I would want to know is how to make my own templates where after I make it I could use it over and over again such as for cards, collages or pages. Thanks Amanda

  118. Melissa Hendrix

    I would so love to have a custom blog and I love their blog designs!! I would love to see basic skills for photo editing :)

  119. Lorrie

    I would love any Photoshop Tutorials. I’ve been taking online classes and I’m catching on, but love to learn more about it. Also would love beginner lessons on photo editing, sharpening digital photos that are taken with a point and shoot camera.

    I really love your blog. I check it everytime I get an email update. It’s so full of great ideas and tutorials. I’ve used the blog headers, how to create a blog, downloaded some fonts and copied some great recipes.

    Lorrie

  120. Jennie

    Oh, I’d love a little makeover on my blog! I really like what I have, but it’s a template and some things bother me. I’d love to have multiple pages for one thing. And for some reason the spacing then my text sometimes goes wonky.

    I’d be SO interested in a basic Photoshop tutorial! I have it and I have absolutely NO CLUE how to use it! Help me, help me, help me! lol! I’d be there hanging on your every word!

  121. Nicole

    I would LOVE a blog make-over. I just recently started my first blog and it sure is pitiful. :( I would love some help to make it purty! Thanks for the fabulous offer.

  122. Megan

    I was just thinking my blog needs a makeover!! I’d love all the possibilities but definitely need some cuteness! :)

  123. Jynelle

    Oh my, my…what a GREAT thing that would be for my blog! I can see is in my head, clean & easy to read…..& CURRENT! I have been putting off posting because I want it to look “just so!!” ha ha It’s not working for me either……..

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  124. Leigh

    I desperately need help with my blog! I always have so much trouble deciding what I want to do with it. Maybe with professional help, it will be as good as I know it can be.

  125. Katy Rea

    Ahh!! i would love love love to win this! I am tired of getting blog backgrounds off of websites and then seeing other friends blogs that have the same background! I wish I knew how to make my own background and header. Two problems: I don’t have photoshop, and i don’t know how even if i did have it!

  126. Sheena Perron

    I would LOVE to win this giveaway. My Sisters and I share a blog, sharing different ideas like couponing, recipes (my favorite), sewing, etc. But I just started up my own blog and need all the help I can get.

  127. YvetteDownunder

    I wish my blog design truly reflected my personality, not just my limited ability at blog design! I want it to be fun, colourful, bold and funky. I want to be able to easily share my stuff with my family and friends. I would even like to combine my two blogs into one site, but have no idea where to begin.

    I need help!

  128. Tiffany Sloan

    OH MY, you have no idea how much I would love this ! After many attempts of making my own blog backgrounds using what little photoshop skills I have and just not being happy with them, I have resorted to the ” freebie” background and although they are cute I just want one just for me and my little space. PICK ME !

  129. Katy

    I would love some basic tutorials about Photoshop – – I can change saturation/brightness/color, but that’s it! I would love to learn some more ‘beginner’ things!

  130. Cynthia

    I would love a design that included image tabs that link to all my other blogs such as photography cooking etc. Just a well put together look semi cute semi pro looking =)

  131. Kelly

    Wow…timing. We just created our blog last week for our fashion accessories boutique here in Minnesota and started with a basic design that’s linked right to our online store site (which we just launched a this last month). I have been looking all over for an amazing blog design idea and my daughter-in-law sent me your way. I would love to enter your contest and have a blog custom designed for our store. We’ve been in business for over 2 years and the look of the store is a very warm and welcoming vintage feel. If you look at our blog, we’re missing that same feeling! I’d love to have the vintage elements combined with touches of jewelry and handbags in the design somewhere, along with all the fun headers, buttons, links, etc. Come and take a peek at us and pick us!!

  132. Mari

    I tried last night to make my own ‘fancy’ blog header. Oy! What a nightmare! I guess I just don’t know enough about what I’m doing to make something like that (PSE7). I wanted to put a bunch of pictures of things I’ve made together into one large collage type piece… I gave up after a couple of hours. How ’bout a tutorial for that? :D

  133. Joanna

    I would love to win this! I would love to have a custom signature, a very “me” banner as well as a place for people to comment directly on my page. Oh, maybe a border/frame for my Etsy shop widget too. Thanks!

  134. Haley

    I have tried and tried to get my blog design right, and I just can’t seem to make it fit correctly. I followed one of your tutorials on how to make my own and I even used Photoshop for the first time. The background and header are exactly what I want now, but they just don’t line up right :( I would love to win this prize!!! :)

  135. Erin Zacharda

    I just started a new blog and it NEEDS help! Would love to win a blog makeover!
    Also would LOVE any Photoshop tutorials. One of my goals this year is to learn Photoshop (I have Photoshop Elements 7) and I have been messing around with it and it is SO not user friendly. I can’t figure anything out!
    Happy Friday :)
    Erin

  136. Bethany Cooler

    I would love, love, love tutorials on the basics. It seems I can get everything accomplished but man sometimes it takes FOREVER! Perhaps this would help me learn some shorcuts or something… ;) Can’t wait to see it!

  137. Shannon

    I would love a blog makeover. I am always changing my blog, but I just do it myself. I’d to see what a professional could do! :)

  138. Kolein

    Just started blogging a couple of months ago. Trying to navigate this whole thing. I’m very new to this! It would be so nice to win this prize. Altho, I feel kind of strange if I did. This is the first time I’ve ever been to your site! Hopefully the winners are picked at random, right?

    Found you by way of sneakymomma.

    Having fun right now!

  139. Krissa

    oh i love this…i am always a fan of headers…its the focal point of a blog…and then i lie menu bars and signatures and the font…i just love tweaking the blog…so fun!

  140. Lindsey S.

    I just started my blog so I would appreciate ANY help with the design! Also. . . I have photoshop but dont have a clue how to use it! I love the pictures that are all black and white but with 1 color in them, would love to learn how to do the “favorite color” pictures and more from a real person! Thanks!

  141. Jen Z.

    I would love to win this. I have been wanting to start my own blog about decorating and DIYing for the home. This would really start me in the right direction. What a great giveaway. :-D

  142. Cassandra Webb

    What an awesome giveaway! I would definitely use this to spruce up my photography blog! Navigation bar, anyone? Yes, please!!!

  143. Julie B.

    Would LoVe to win this give-away! How awesome is that! If you do photoshop tutorials, I’d love to learn more about templates – using them and creating them!

  144. Carol Harlow

    What a lot to choose from! I like the Birds On a Line design. One thing that I’ve been really wanting for my blog is my own blog button.

  145. Wini

    I would love to see a menu bar and numbered comments on my blog. I am slowly trying to learn all this coding stuff but of course want it all now.

    I would also love for you to start posting photo tutorials. I think you should start with the very basics and build from there – might be a bit slow for more experienced folks but will make sure that new people can still follow along when you get into the more advanced techniques.

    Thank you so much for all you share on your blog. I just found your blog yesterday and have already learned SO MUCH! Thank you!

  146. jordansmom

    I’m currently working on starting a blog, but it’s not going well. Maybe this prize would be the magic touch I need!

  147. Tammy Vincent

    I just found your blog yesterday….I do not have a blog but have considered starting one this year. This would be an awesome prize to win! Thanks for the chance!

    Tammy

  148. Nicole@FarmgirlChaos

    I posted about wanting a blog makeover earlier this week. I would just love a fun, new, fresh start. A better menu/tab bar, along with some other fun things.

  149. Laura

    I would love to see some Photoshop tutorials starting w/ the BASICS b/c I find that I get bogged down in not really knowing how to do something in PS and then I just give up. I could probably figure it out but a tutorial would maybe get me going faster.

    Also, really hoping that I get that blog makeover so maybe I’ll be motivated to blog more than I did in ’09. :)

  150. Rachel

    Hi, I would love a photoshop tutorial. (And nothing’s too basic, because there are so many things to learn about Photoshop!). Thanks!

  151. Felicia Yue

    oooh EGGsellent giveaway!

    and i like the idea of a Photo Week series of tutorials. i don’t think your suggestions are too basic, since i’ve been editing photos for my Etsy shop for awhile but still don’t know what some of those terms mean. :0)

  152. Anna Mollet

    What fun blogs!!! I love them all. I don’t have a blog yet and it’s mostly because I just don’t want a generic one, but have no idea where to start! I think I found the place right here!

  153. Laura

    I am a new blogger and LOVE IT! However, I am computer illiterate and need some help to spice up my blog! My blog is about running, and I have a goal to run, swim, and bike 2,010 miles in 2010. I would love to have a custom counter on my blog! Pick my number! Pick my number! :) Love all your blogs and photos, Amanda! You are an inspiration.

  154. Gin

    I followed your link to DesignerBlogs.com and got lost for hours enjoying all the beautiful blog designs they have created. I have had a private blog since 2005, but I’ve been thinking about starting a new one where I can share all my quirks with the blogosphere. It would be a hoot!

    I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I’d like to say thanks for all the tutorials and tips you offer. I’ve learned a lot. I just want you to know that you are appreciated. :)

  155. Whitney

    I love the idea of having a totally custom or even semi-custom blog! I’m not that great at the whole html thing, and it takes me hours to figure things out and make everything just right.

  156. michelle n

    I would love a blog header and background…. come to think of it, I also would like a great theme. I just need a total overhaul! :)

    I’ve actually been to the designer blogs site before and almost ordered there. Very tempting!

  157. Kerrie

    I have been stuck on several blogs that DesignerBlogs.com has created! My favorite was Beneath My Heart – I loved reading about her mom! So sweet…and true. Anyway, I totally am new to this blogging my site needs some Ummpph!

  158. Stephanie

    I just posted on my blog how I need a blog makeover! This would be the best prize to win! Mine needs some pizzaz and something to make people want to come visit it!
    Keeping my fingers crossed!!!
    Stephanie

  159. Tammy

    I would really like to add a character to my blog…something that would reflect “Tammy’s Two Cents” a little better than just a header like I have.

    I like all of her designs but Cutie Pie would fit best with my colors scheme.

    I hope I win! :0

  160. Natalie

    I used to be such a good and faithful blogger. Lately I have lacked the motivation. Maybe I just need something new to spice things up a bit! I would love the photoshop tutorials. I think the beginning is always a good place to start. That would be super! I was bummed to have missed the digital scrapbook give-away. I’ve been thinking of investing in a program. Just not sure…

  161. Julie

    I would love a blog makeover. I would love simple but classy!
    As far as the tutorials. I have a friend who need the very basic photoshop tutorials. She lives hours away and the email thing just isn’t working!! She would be so excited to have a site she could go to!

  162. Shaunna

    My blog soooo needs a make over!! I have been using the same old blogger premade template since I started blogging over 3 years ago! Thanks for this opportunity!! Keeping my fingers crossed that I’m the lucky winner!! :]

  163. Tami

    I would so love a blog makeover. I just haven’t had the time to look at all of tutorials to make my own. I love my picture feed but I need to update everything else. I so hope I win!!

  164. Lori C

    This couldn’t have come at a more perfect time! I am in the process of starting a blog that (hopefully) incorporates each of my passions – church planting and ministry, family life, and crafting – but being technologically challenged, I haven’t gotten very far at all! I know what I’d like to do, I just haven’t a clue about how to do it!

  165. kelly

    I have been wanting to do something like this forever! I would mostly just live to incorporate some photos & tag line all in the top banner.

  166. Jackie

    Hi Amanda :) I would love a blog makeover. A signature, and a post divider and blog title graphic would be nice . A nice clean and simple look and it must have a white blog background . Take care.

  167. Tina

    What an awesome giveaway. I really like the Indian Summer by Cori Gammon. I would also like the vertical divider, post title icon, and favicon on my blog!

  168. Yasmin

    Is it possible to add more things (like buy more mix n’ match items)? For example, let’s say I won but I wanted more than the 8 things, would it be possible to add more?

  169. Karina

    Oh I sooooo want to win this! I would love to have a new design just for me!!!

    And about the tutorials the basic basic basics its fine for me!!! I have no idea how to use photoshop so that would be great!!!

    Thank you Amanda

  170. Kelly

    Oh I would love a custom blog but who wouldn’t? :-) Just wanted to add I would be really excited about photoshop tutorials b/c you explain so I can understand!! Layers, clipping mask would be a great place to start!

  171. Sarah P

    Oooh, I would so {love} to have a fancy blog design! ;) I’ve had a family blog for a while, but I now have a new blog that I’m just getting off the ground and I’m loving it so far. I’d love it even more if it were extra pretty. :D

  172. Lisa Olsen

    I would love a new look for my blog! It is pretty plan, so I need to spice it up!! Also, I would be very interested in checking on your photoshop tutorials, and starting basic would work best for me! Thanks Amanda, love your website!

  173. Annette W

    I really want a custom signature, blocked sidebars, and a top row navigational bar. And pretty too.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  174. Jeannette Chirinos Gold

    I will love to give a makeover to my Blog, but I can not afford any right now :(
    this is a great contest
    thank you both for doing it :)
    I love your blogger tips and will love photoshop tutorials (this is how a have learn everything from PS)

  175. Yasmin

    I just wanted to ask how exactly this works.
    Does the winner get to pick how they want it to be designed?
    I think it’s a really neat idea, thank you so much for posting this giveaway!

  176. Brenda J

    Great giveaway. I’m just getting started on a blog/website although I have been using facebook fan page for a while. I would love to get started with a professional!

  177. Hayley

    Oh my goodness…I sure hope I win this. My blog needs a makeover so bad! I’m a stay at home mom to 13 month old B/G twins and I’d love to have a fancy blog, but I’d rather not ask my hubby for the money…I’d just prefer to continue being a SAHM and have a not so fancy blog! Oh…and I would LOVE to hear all of your photography tips!!!

  178. Kristy DeRoin

    I just love your website and I would definitely love a redo…I have tried to follow the tutorial and made my own background but it always shows up as vertical stripes down my page…it is so frustrating that I just want to pull my hair out!!!

  179. Kelly Hosley

    I just started a new blog and would love for it to be personalized! What a fun giveaway.

    Also – I haven’t read many of the comments before mine, so forgive me if I’m repeating something – but I think a basic photoshop tutorial would be awesome. I work with the program every day at my day job, and I always think there’s more to learn – especially basics! Once those are down pat, it’s easier to figure out the “tricks”.

    Love the blog!

  180. Karli

    Oooooh! I would sooo love this! I would love the tutorials on Photoshop too and as for what custom things would I like on my ‘new’ blog? I would love to have really wide margins so I could post much bigger photos, among other things. Thanks! What a great give-away.

  181. Devin

    Just like everyone else, I would LOVE to win this give-away! I love the “Cutie Pie” and “Home Sweet Home” premade layouts! Designer Blogs is so talented!

  182. Marin D

    I want to start a blog but just don’t know where to get started. I have tried a couple things but never like the way it works. This would be great!

  183. Tori

    I acutally don’t have a personal blog…I just read everyone elses. But now, I’m @ the point that I’m thinking I should just get my own. And what better way to get motivated to start one then to get a blog makeover. No way I would let this prize go to waste. I would start a blog instantly! Thanks for the chance to win!

  184. Lisa G.

    I’d love to start a new blog…mine is the most “boring” on the block I think! lol. It’s old and not “me” anymore! I have started a lot of new things in my life and a new blog would be awesome!

  185. Tahnaykay

    Oh Gosh if this would not be some help if I win because my blog right now is in a desperate need of something It is looking all out of order & plain just not right it’s sad looking (go on and see LOL!) but the theme at least I would like is a Native American one Thanks 4 hearing me out ;o)

  186. Holli

    Wow, I didn’t even know that you could do so much with a blog! Seriously, I have one but keep it so simple! It would be so much fun to win!
    Holli

  187. Shadoe W

    Anything would help my blog. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a photo week. I am just learning my camera and I will take any help I can get with photoshop. Thanks for always doing these things. I hope we get to do photo week soon!!!

  188. Cherie Gailey

    Oh this would be PERFECT!! I’m just starting out in photography, and I have recently started a blog for my photos. But it could use some SERIOUS help! lol. Plain ol white just doesn’t cut it. :( I need something to really make my photos stand out. And I would LOVE to learn more about layer masks!!!!!!! Thanks a bunches Amanda!!!!!
    :D

  189. CarrieG Photography

    I am just entering the world of blogging. I would LOVE to win! I am a huge fan of yours and enjoy keeping up with your posts. We especially love your recipes. Your chicken and dumpling recipe has become a household favorite! Thanks and have a great day!!

  190. Nikki

    Yay! I would love photoshop tutorials. I took a class on it in High School but I am pretty sure that’s all outdated now. I know about layers and stuff like that but I still don’t think that would be too basic. I think you should start there and build on it. I would be really excited for you to do that!

  191. Mandy Crandell

    i would love to win this giveaway!!! My blog downright stinks and I look at all the headers and the signatures and the fonts people have and i try to do them but just cant get it quite figured out! Someone help me!!! I would live to have the headers and then my own cute person sig with a cute layout and matching icons to finish off the page, but I just can’t seem to get it together. I love the home sweet home layout! Super cute… oh and guess what! I made the shrimp and sausage gumbo last night, it was my first time as well as the first time for my husband, he is always wanting me to make something new, i went for it a little scared, but we LOVED it! LOVED IT! oh man, I’m almost kicking myself because i give in and INDULDGE! Wish me luck, my blog NEEDS a makeover!:)

  192. Collette

    I don’t have a blog yet, but I would LOVE to start one. I have no idea how to go about starting one either. When I’ve read your tutorials, it seems as if I’m reading a foreign language! >blush<

  193. Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen

    Oh this is a great giveaway. Mostly everything that I have done at my blog has been free graphics wise. What a treat it would be to have a custom blog layout and such. I just went to her site all of the designs are just beautiful. The photo of the bride is beautiful mirroring off the water.

  194. AngMomof3

    I’d most love custom buttons for my sidebar. Or a three column blog. I so wish I knew how to do this stuff!

  195. Maura

    I’ve only started blogging in earnest last week and I would just love a make-over…or maybe I’d just call it a “make”.

  196. Tara

    I like Cutie Pie but since we are a house divided (2 boys and 2 girls) I think Home Sweet Home would work even better!!

  197. Molly

    I would love this for my food blog!! I want to incorporate so many fun things into it, but haven’t had time to learn and actually do the process of changing html!

  198. Sabrina

    Pick me! I would love a blog makeover! And if you do a photo week, I would love to learn more about textures and how to use actions. Unfortunately I only have Photoshop Elements at the moment!

  199. Donna Loeffler

    The blog for me would be comfy and cozy and people would feel welcome and at home there! I have to say that since I’ve been visiting Amanda’s blog, my design just doesn’t compare. I would love to work with someone to design my dream blog that would inspire others to acheive their dreams – it would have many layers and have different “rooms” where people could enjoy a cup of coffee and just chat or learn something new, and they would want to keep coming back because they would feel they belong there. Thank you Amanda, for offering this opportunity and for inspiring me to develop a blog!

  200. Candra Wynne

    I just talked my mom into starting a blog today for her business. If I win the giveaway I’ll be giving it to her to make it special for her and her customers :)

  201. Stephanie Snyder

    I am really excited about this. I hope that I win!!! :) Thanks for the many wonderful giveaways that you do.

  202. Jamie

    This is fabulous! I’ve always wanted to do something with my blog but never knew how!! I’d love just to have it custom and feel like me – that while I’m sharing myself with my world the design does as well. All the designs are wonderful – how can you pick a favorite! Oh those scrapbooking ones rock – what talent! I love the Nelson’s Sweet Nothing’s layout – too cute! Thanks so much for this wonderful chance!

  203. Kate Fortune

    Thanks for this great opportunity Amanda. I’ve often thought about starting a blog but haven’t a clue where to start -you could say I’m blog-challenged! I like clean, simple designs so would probably choose either Elise or Stitched Circles. Great idea about Photoshop. I think maybe a mixture of beginner and more in depth would go down really well.

  204. Amy Corrigan

    I would love to win this! Wow! I’m always having a hard time customizing my blog to have the layout that I want because of quirks in the blogger online software. Pick me, pick me! :)

  205. Laura Bye

    I would love to have a blog makeover or maybe I should say blogover. I am still pretty new at all this but would love to have a unique blog design. So today I say PICK ME PICK ME!!!! Thank you

  206. Jolyn

    Ooh, what a treat!
    I love all your blog designs! I think a Home Sweet Home would fit my blog~ that said, what fun it would be to win a custom design! Frankly, I’m not sure why my blog is still visited with it’s generic design! (Well, that said, I do try to make it interesting with updates…design just isn’t my forte! Thankfully, there’s DesignerBlogs!!)

  207. Kimberly Job

    I posted on facebook as well. I would love to know how you created those links to twitter and facebook with the information already filled in. Sounds like a great new blog post topic. :)

  208. Tiffany Jackson

    Pick me! I need a new layout for my business blog. I have been trying to design one myself but can not find something I am impressed with! Help me!

  209. Kristin

    Wow – I love the simple and clean ones! I’ve always wanted a blog that has a wide posting area – I can’t stand everything being crammed into one small space down the center! Or having three columns taking up the page…

  210. Callie

    I would love this awesome package! I have been trying to create a very customized look on my own but would love some help! :)

  211. Kimberly Job

    I would LOVE to win this prize. And basic photoshop classes would be so helpful. I want to learn more, but haven’t really known where to do so.

  212. SchuCo Designs

    Oh my goodness…I need a blog makeover so bad!! Can I please, pretty please win…
    Photoshop tutuorials – what a great idea, I have never used photoshop and every time I open it I have no idea where to start, its so overwhelming that I end up getting frustrated and just close out. I would love to know from the very beginning how to work in photoshop.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  213. Kathy Owen

    “Photo Week”, with a week of Photoshop tutorials, would you like to start off with tutorials on the very basics of editing a photo, like using layers, layer masks, and clipping masks? Or is that too basic?

    What you are talking about here I would love to do. I have been asking people for months How did you do that ? And no one has the time to teach you, or say they will and it never happens. I want so much to learn all of the fonts and how to put 1,2,3,4 pictures in a row in a newstletter. I am trying desperalty to teach my self. I had downloaded your fonts a long time ago but don’t know how to get them to work for me. I just need help. Thanks for the chance of winning. I just bought a new blog header. But, I need help with fonts,to seperate the page. I want to wow people when they come to my blog.

  214. Stefanie

    These blog headers are gorgeous.
    I am fickle though and update mine every month.
    Wouldn’t if I won though…just saying.
    I like your idea of the photoshop tutorials but think the layers and such may be a little basic…but probably the best place to start. We can always benefit from learning another way of doing the same thing.

  215. Breeana Shill

    Oh wonderful! I am loving this giveaway! I am a learning Blogger and this is just what I need to jumpstart my blog!

    And the BASICS would be perfect for the newbies like me. :) Thank you!

  216. Jennifer Petersen

    Oh, how fun. I’ve been trying o re-vamp my blog for weeks, and it’s just not happening; this would be WONDERFUL to win!

  217. Paige Thomas

    I would really like a “new do!” thanks to your tutorials i have been able to update somewhat, but am still not totally loving it. I would LOVE a blog makeover!

  218. Catherine

    What an awesome opportunity! Thank you for sharing the chance. My blog is very basic and needs some ooomph! Thanks Amanda!

  219. Paloma Gomez

    OMG, the prize is fantastic!
    My blog, thanks to your tutorials, looks great, but I would love to have a spectacular title, such as those shown in this post!
    Thank you very much for the chance to win!
    Excuse my English.

  220. Michelle

    Amanda!
    This is fantastic! Such a great giveaway! I like the stitched circles premade blog design. Super cute stuff they have over there!

    And about the photography week: I don’t think the layers, layer masks, and clipping masks are too basic AT ALL! ha! When I edit my photos in CS2 (yes, I’m a little behind w/ the times…but it was FREE, so I’m not complaining), I just use actions that I have found on the web…mainly from Pioneer Woman or CoffeeShop. So I would personally love your tutorials…however basic they may be! =)

    Thanks again for this awesome giveaway!
    ♥ michelle

  221. laurie

    I would love to win EITHER of these great prizes. I’m always playing around with my blog – on my own. A professional look would be so wonderful – I just visited Designer Blog and their premades look great – I bet their customs are even better! Please enter me in this contest – thanks!!

    I would love for you to do a “Photo Week”! It would be great to have tutorials on the basics – especially layers. I downloaded GIMP and have been trying to play around – but there is SO much to learn. I am a SAHM and only have certain times when I can “play”. It would be great to learn layering and editing – even if it was basic! Thanks so much – this is a great idea!!
    Laurie

  222. Sherry

    I would love this – my photo website is just ok and the blog is sooo boring – I think it would give me the inspiration I need to keep going. Thanks and love your site!!

  223. Wendy

    I’d love a makeover.

    Also, PLEASE start with the very, very, basic photoshop stuff. I don’t even know what layers or masks are.

  224. Dayna

    What a great giveaway!!

    I would love…love…love tutorials on Photoshop!! I have a handle on the bascis so I would love to learn about some of the fun features. Like doing vignettes around phots and stuff like that.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Dayna

  225. SnoWhite

    Oh, how I’d love to win! I have a cooking blog that has grown quite a bit and would love to add some features to make it more user friendly. It’s in need of an upgrade :)

  226. Noelle

    Hopefully I can win this one today! I have a photo blog that I would love a makeover on. I would also LOVE anything you would like to share with us on how your photography works for you.

  227. Megan Walter

    I would LOVE some photoshop tutorials! I just got Photoshop Elements for Christmas and I have to say that it is a little overwhelming!

  228. Amy Bowman

    Oh that would be so cool! I have a blog but don’t use it that much–this would be such a great motivation!

  229. Karen

    I tried changing my blog and making it fancy,but now I don’t like it and I’m too scraed to change it and lose the lot.HELP!!!!!

  230. Heather

    I would love to have my blog page re-done. I’m just starting out my photography business and I need help with my blog!

  231. Sheryl Salisbury

    Thank you for the chance to update my blog. It could use a makeover. I like the custom blog fonts, signature, title fonts, title icons and social networking buttons. The premades I like best are: Roses are Red, Cali Girl and Splash of Pink.