Thursday, September 30, 2010

Knocking Another 5% Off, Plus The Unread Reader's New Post Button

Design prices are now 15% off between now and next Friday, October 8. The discount will be taken on the invoice when you place your order. The prices posted on my prices' page are still the regular price.

Here's an example of what you can get--a new post button like this one I recently completed for The Unread Reader. Click on the image to see it on the blog live.

Halloween is also coming up so why not give your blog a Halloween-themed update, like I'm thinking of giving mine?

To get the discount, just place your order by the end of the day next Friday and pay the invoice on time. I'll honor the price, even if I don't get to your design before the sale is over. Of course, my queue is empty right now so if you place your order today, you could have a whole new look by Monday.

To start your order, fill out the Design Questionnaire.

If you have any questions prior to placing an order, fill out the Contact Form instead.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Rating System for Sale

If you have a review blog and are looking to update your rating system on the cheap, I have the following rating system available for sale for $10, minus my sad attempt at a watermark:

For another $5, I will make you a sidebar chart to match.

To order, please go to Design Questionnaire, select Other from the list of items you wish to purchase, and enter Notepad Rating System and, if you want one, Matching Chart. Down in "Is there anything else you want me to know...?," please put what information you want on the ratings chart should you choose to add the latter option.

By the way, I have finally updated my portfolio section. I don't think I forgot anyone, but if I did, please email me or fill out my contact form.

Sale Extended Another Week

Since no one has placed an order and I'm flat broke, I'm going to extend the 10 percent off sale another week. I may start begging soon, too.

(Please, please, please, please, pretty please place an order.)

Okay, I may start begging now. I can do Twitter, Blogger, and if you're willing to be my second guinea pig, Wordpress so if you want something new--header, button, Halloween themed social icons, whatever--please consider taking advantage of the sale.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Books with Bite Makeover

Sorry I'm a little late in posting these before and after shots of Books with Bite. For those of you not familiar with Books with Bite, it's a book review blog that covers paranormal young adult fiction. Savy, the blog's owner, wanted something dark that tied into that paranormal theme and possibly repeated the foggy forest idea that she already had in her header:

Originally, I was going to draw all the trees for the forest, but then I found a Photoshop tutorial online that taught you how to make a foggy forest from a photo. I started with this photo:

And ended up with this:

I then decided to Photoshop the rest of the header instead of drawing it. I used several photos, including the following photos of a wolf and graveyard,

to come up with this design:

I used a similar treatment on the footer:

I then drew the crows for the sidebar titles and divider line, as well as the vampire lips for the rating system.

I had fun doing this design because it was a different technique from the vector designs that I normally do. I hope I'll have the chance to do something similar with Photoshop sometime in the future.

Meanwhile, don't forget that I'm having a sale on all design prices between now and next Tuesday. Just place your order by then to get 10 percent off the total price. You can get started by filling out my design questionnaire.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Because I'm Sick of Bologna Sale

I'm offering 10 percent off my prices for the next week. So long as you place your order by 11:59 EST next Tuesday and pay your invoice on time, I will give you 10 percent off the total order, even if I don't get to your design until after the sale is over.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Design Queue is Now Empty

So if you're ready for a new design or just a new header (Halloween theme perhaps), please fill out the design questionnaire. One of these days, I'm going to get around to renaming it Order Form.

Tomorrow I'll try to post the before and after shots of my latest redo, Books with Bite, and update the portfolio section.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Notebooking Nook's New Makeover

My latest design is for Notebooking Nook. The blog's owner Betsy sells homeschooling materials and wanted a design that reflected that fact. She suggested the idea of having children and a mother doing school in a home setting for the header.

Here is Notebooking Nook's before shot:

And here is the after:

Next up is a makeover for Books with Bite and a Halloween themed header for The Unread Reader.