Jan 7, 2013

Blog design help!

So, I would like to change my blog design.  I have usually scoured the Internets for templates that I am able to make my own.  But this time yesterday, I hopped on the computer and asked all my twitter friends for their recommendations on blog designers.

Then it hit me like, BAM....

Holy poo.... why are blog designs so freaking expensive?!?!?!?!  Seriously, I understand it's a lot of work, but it's hard to justify that when there are so many freebies out there that you really could customize for yourself within blogger draft.  It takes time though.  So, after quickly checking out all the blog designers that you lovelies told me about, I quickly realized that I don't have $100 to splurge on a new blog design, because as you all know, I won't have a job at the end of this month due to my company relocating.  So yeah.

I decided to scour the Internets then for a new blog template design that I can then tweak to make my own.  ALL DAY I DID THIS. I swear I have carpel tunnel.  My eyes are shot.  I couldn't find anything I liked enough. NOTHING..... I was so disappointed.  Then I tell hubs well, I may have to give in to a blog designer.  So, again I am asking for your help to help me find a blog designer that isn't going to charge me and arm and leg because I can't give those ups.  Anybody you know having specials?  Like a special for "blogger who is losing her job needs new blog design pretty please please please."

So, your homework, let me know who your fave designers are who can do more than just a background and header.   Thanks lovelies... Now I am going to cry in a corner because it is only 8:58am and MONDAY of a full 5 day work week. Shoot me now.

6 comments:

jess said...

I used Ruchelle from Dig Deep Design Studio for both of my designs. She is very reasonable and a TON of fun to work with. I highly recommend her! Good luck! It does suck that they are so expensive. I was in the same boat, too.

Nikki said...

Kelly Messy Dirty Hair.

Niki Caron said...

Melissa Rose Graphic Design and Yours Truly Designs are fabulous:

Melissa Rose:
http://www.melissarosedesign.com/

Yours Truly:
http://www.yourstrulyblogdesigns.com/

I don't know if they have specials, but they are worth the money for sure.

Jen said...

Kristen from WTF Designs did mine.

http://whiskeytangofoxtrotdesigns.blogspot.com/

Michael Z said...

Kristen from www.kristen-victoria.com just did mine. LOVE IT.

She breaks the fee into halves so it's MUCH easier to afford. I didn't want to shell out $100 either but she breaks the fee into halves so it's MUCH easier to afford.

Shanny said...

I hear ya on the prices... and the carpel tunnel. I did this a few months back and since I ended up frustrated I went and did my own blog, in other words: I gave up. I wish you all the luck darling, AND I can't wait to see the new awesome (and affordable) design!