Thursday, April 21, 2011

I'm Designing! & Blog Design Giveaway

So, whatcha think? It was time for something a little more cheerful around here, even if we still have weeks of rain ahead and sunshiney spring plaid was just the ticket! What'cha think?

Times and seasons change--in life just as surely as in nature. For over three years I've been helping people with their blogs and websites and I've done everything from making and coding blog buttons to extreme customization of layouts (take a wild guess how many sidebars Clash of The Titles has).

For months, I've toyed with designing blogs and websites for others. It's something that I absolutely love doing and something I've considered part of my ministry. This month it's become part of the answer to a problem and it's so cool to see God's hand in it, preparing and leading me, especially in these last six months. What a great God of detail we have!

I'd like you to celebrate with me as I officially open my design and teaching doors. To help celebrate, I'm giving away the winner's choice of a premade design. Leave a comment here, on this post, to be entered into the drawing and the winner will be posted on my site sometime on May 1st. =]

Want some extra entries in the drawing? Go to my site and leave a comment on this post. Also, each time you share this link on Twitter, Facebook or on your blog, I'll throw your name in the drawing again. (Yes, I'm on Twitter.) Email me when you do. patty at

Click here to see some sites I've designed, recommendations and pricing. Not only are there blogs there, but there's a couple of websites, too. These are hosted on Blogger, but I am working on Wordpress now too.

Do you want to learn to work on your own blog? I teach a 4 week class, Clearing the Blog Fog, that's email based (yahoo group). It teaches how to set up and customize your site. If you don't need or want the whole class there's tutoring and all now I'm offering workshops in webinar format so you can see what I'm doing on my screen as I talk through it. So far I have workshops on how to make blog buttons and headers, which have learning how to work on, a free option to Photoshop, as a great perk. ;-)

Another thing I've added is a selection of premade layouts, offered reasonably. I'll even install it for you. It's one of these I'm giving away. ;-)

Designing and teaching like this will enable me to work from home—something that has become necessary at this point. God is so good to give me something to do, something I LOVE doing and that I can work on it at home--in the middle of cornfields. 


cjajsmommy said...

I just want to say that this is very pretty -- just the touch of sunshine I needed to see this morning. (I am not entering your contest though -- I must be one of the few people in the world not interested in having a website or blogging.)

Elaine Cooper said...

You can count me in the drawing! (Of course, I already entered on The Barn Door!)

Courtney said...

I would be interested in this. Please enter me in to the drawing! Thanks!


Charity said...

Thanks so much Patty for entering me! Would love to get a new makeover:) Thanks!!


Anonymous said...

I love the book cover!! And I would love to have and read this beautiful book. Thanks for offering it for one of us to win!

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