Will Work For Tutus….

Or hairbows, candles, bath stuff,  perfume, jewelry, baby clothes, or basically anything you might have/sell!!!

Recently the oh-so-sweet owner of Cutie Pa Tutus (ever, seriously!!) contacted me wondering if we could do a barter. One of her gorgeous tutus for a blog design. I immediately said of course! Especially considering I’d just won this tutu from her during a Twitter contest.

It’s called The Amber and guess what?! It’s named after my Amber because I designed it! She recently also had a tutu design contest. I didn’t win (although I don’t know why as you can see this tutu is the cutest ever! LoL, just kidding!) But I was still able to win it so yey!!!!!!
For the design I picked out this gorgeous tutu…I’m so in love with it!!!!! You should really go visit her site, these tiny pictures really don’t do these any justice and even the big pictures don’t give the tutus any justice. They are super high quality, fluffy, and just darling!!!!!

Since I felt like I was getting 2 tutus for my work I really wanted to make her something special. I didn’t have any kits that were tutu themed (lol) or that fit her websites color scheme. So I decided to custom make her some papers! 🙂 I’m very pleased with the final product and she was thrilled (which made me so happy, she’s a web designer and I get so nervous when I design for other designers, lol!)

Please go visit her blog and follow her and show her lots of love!!! She’s really the best! You can get there by clicking her button (not designed by me, this was so cute already I just nabbed and linked it, lol!)


Be sure to go visit her website as well! She not only sells tutus she also sells darling super hero masks and capes! Perfect for the little girls in your life and little boys as well! Jessica Alba’s daughter Honor was spotted wearing one of her capes!!! How cool is that?! 🙂

And if you have something you’d like to barter for a blog design, business card, or anything else I make just ask! I’d love to work out a deal!!!

Oh So Fancy…

I’m now a professional blog designer, how cool is that? 🙂 Sarah over at Caiafa Craziness… hired me to do a blog-over for her! 😀 It’s completed now so please go check it out, leave her some love, and come back and tell me how much you like it!!!

If you’d like for me to whip up a beyond fabulous design for you as well here are my prices:

Touch Up
$30 ~ 2 columns, Custom Header, New Button, One thing of Scrolling Buttons
Sitting Pretty
$40 ~ 2 columns, Custom Header, New Button, One thing of Scrolling Buttons, a nav bar, custom signature
The Works
$50 ~ everything you see on my blog (3 or 2 columns, a couple of custom buttons, a nav bar, a custom signature, fancy font titles and sidebars and anything else you’d want)

Blog Design

As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve had some drastic, and not so drastic, changes to my blog layout lately. I’ve gotten several compliments so thank you to those of you who noticed! It was a long, and at times frustrating process, lol, and I sincerely appreciate you noticing!

I thought I’d share with you how I did it all, or at least what resources I used! That way if you would like to you can tweak your layout. If you don’t feel like it I’d be willing to do a custom layout for you (for money) I don’t know that I’m good enough for anyone to be willing to pay me 🙂 But I thought I’d throw it out there!

Here are the sites I used!

SJH Blog Design ~ awesome blog! I did most of my 3 column layout using her information, I got stuck part way through though, so I googled it and found another website, which I can’t find now, lol!! Sorry! I played around with the code a bit till I got it to work.

Jenieshell’s Design Challenge ~ Her blog is great! It is where I learned how to make my massive amounts of buttons scroll, and how I made my great nav bar!

Kevin and Amanda ~ I used their tutorial on how to change the fonts in my titles and sidebars **Important Note** Be careful you do not delete your font after you upload it, when you drag it out of the font folder it un-installs it!!! I learned this the hard way and almost lost one of my most favorite fonts ever!!!!!

Blog Button ~ Both of the first two sites explain how to make a blog button but I got the code the “easy way” from Katie over at A Listmaker’s Life (thanks so much Katie for all your help during this transformation process!) If you’d like it the easy way to just email me and I’ll send it to ya 🙂 I’m also willing to design a custom button for you in Photoshop for $5 🙂

The pages I used are from Summer Time Designs and the flowers are from Simply Clean Digi Scraps. I can use them even though I use this blog for profit because I purchased a commercial license from Summer, just a heads up 🙂 LoL.

Also, for those of you who just have a family blog and aren’t planning on running any of your own reviews or giveaways anytime soon (which is the whole reason I revamped my blog) I would highly reccomend The Cutest Blog on the Block. They have darling layouts and it takes all of 5 seconds to set them up!!! A huge benefit from them is that it’s just a simple copy paste and you can chage your layout often to match with the season, your mood, whatever 🙂 The second blog I listed also has freebie layouts you can use! And hers come with special buttons and everything, be sure you check them out!
Ok, hope that helps! 🙂 Good luck!