Saturday, May 15, 2010

Does this new blog design make me look fat?

At first I thought it might hug my hips a little but ultimately, I think it looks freakin' awesome! Are you looking at it? Do you see what I see? Is it as awesome to you as it is to me? Danny over at Twispired Blogdesign is a genius, I swear. I picked an awesome kit, I gave her my ideas for what I wanted and it's like she crawled around in my head and saw everything. I couldn't be happier. I seriously just want to sit here and stare at it for a little while, I'm just so amazed with it.

And look! I have buttons now! You can grab my butt . . . on! I think my favorite part is the post divider. I love the reflective branches and the book. *squee* And I have a favicon! A little clock favicon! Gah! I love it! All of these crazy elements are actually from an Alice in Wonderland-themed kit. It was just the sort of demented type of look I was going for. No cutesy, none of that. Kind of twisted, wholly imagination love and book-touched. Have I said I love it?

And did you check out my new bite ratings? While I love my little Scrat, it didn't quite fit with the new theme but lo and behold, Danny and I put our minds together and created something equally as awesome. And equally as relevant. I am so, so, SO happy with the outcome of everything!

In fact, I'm so happy with it that I'm giving away Danny's Pink Package so you can make over your own book blog! She has a slew of kits to choose from so you'll be sure to get something wholly original. It's a $40 value and if you want to add on little extras, they're very reasonably priced. Or if you want to upgrade to the Green Package (which is what this blog is on plus a little), you'll only have to pay $25 as I'm footing the bill for the first $40. The work she does is amazing (obviously!) and is totally worth the money!

The only stipulation I have for this is that you be a fellow book blogger active for at least 3 months with a posting schedule of at least 2 to 3 times a week. Essentially I don't want the design to be wasted or abandoned. I want it to be loved and treasured like it truly should be! So just fill out the form below to enter and good luck! Ends June 5th at midnight, EST.

36 comments:

Angela Ackerman said...

I think it looks great. It takes awhile to load, but worth it!

Mrs. DeRaps said...

This is incredible. I love it! I mean, your other layout was good and interesting, but this is so creative and gorgeous to look at. Congrats!

in which a girl reads said...

The post title made me lol :)

The header is awesome. Seriously. And I like that the posting area is lighter in shade now, your blog feels much more roomier.

Also, just grabbed your button. :)

Kathy Martin said...

Generally I like your new look. It does take a little time to load. My only problem is seeing the dark red print against the even darker background on your sidebars. And is that the word Reviews up there on the right by your header? I do love the post separators. Cool look!

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

I like the whimsical feel. :)

Miel Abeille said...

I just recently found your blog -- the post about what to expect for BEA. The new design is amazing! Very slimming :)

Melanie said...

The new layout is gorgeous! I love it, and it actually loads a little faster for me than the old one did. (I can read everything clearly, including the word "reviews" and the sidebar text.)

Kate said...

Wow.. I just love it. Totally cute.

Elie said...

DONNA, DONNA I LOVE IT. It is really cool. Still edgy, but whimsical. Very nice. It loaded quickly enough for me.

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

I love the new blog design and verry fun

Adriana said...

I love it! The header is especially awesome! Thanks for giving us the chance to get our own custom layout. :D

Reverie said...

LOOKS AMAZING!!! WOW! I cant stop staring either!

prophecygirl said...

I love it, especially the amazing header!

fredamans said...

This look is great on you, it's slimming and fashionable and even better, YOU WEAR IT WELL!

:-)

StephTheBookworm said...

WOW, it looks awesome!!!

Mrs. Vanquish said...

Seriously Donna,I had so much fun with you working on this layout and it's awesomeness!

You are so wonderful for giving away a layout and I'm super curious about who will win it in the end! Wooohhhoo *big hug*

About the loading: yes the Header is very detailed which is why it loads a bit slower, but I still think it's worth it!

@Kathy: That you cannot see the linkbar on top of the header correctly might be due to your browser. I had this before, one of my girls told me that she cannot see the link bars correctly, for her it helped to update her Browser.

Good luck to everyone and thanks for the wonderful shout out Donna!

WilowRaven said...

Love it!!

Life After Jane said...

I love it! A perfect fit. I'm grabbing your awesome new button now!

Audrey; (AyC) said...

love the new layout! gorgeousss

barbrafl said...

Oooh, very Wonderland-ish. I love it :)

GABY said...

Great new layout!!

Donna said...

Thank you, my loves! *twirls* Makes my legs look great, huh? :) Danny did such an amazing job. Thank you, hun!

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Wow! Your new blog design is simply stunning, Love it!! All the little details are so cute and amazing! Love the post separators and the ratuing sytsem, lmao!! :-)

And thank you for your generosity, this is the 3rd layout I've seen done by Mrs. Vanquish, she does beautiful works!!

Marie said...

I'm loving your new layout! I'm a sucker for Alice in Wonderland. I hope you don't mind me re-vising your blog just to stare. Oh and to leave comments after your blog posts of course! I meant staring... after commenting, you know!

April (BooksandWine) said...

OH em gee. It's perfect. LOVE your new layout. :-)

Addicted Book Reader said...

Oooh I love it! It is so perfect for you blog. I really like the new book ratings too : )

jacabur1 said...

WOW Donna very nice!!!!
Grabbed your button and taking it to my place!!!

jackie b central texas

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I love it! Cute but not overly so. Well done!

The Book Vixen said...

Love the new layout! Cute with a bit of edge to it. Very nice :)

Lisa_Gibson said...

I think it's gorgeous. I'm a new subscriber too. See you around the blogosphere.

Jessica said...

Loving the new layout.

Cherry said...

Oh! My! God! Your blog looks so beautiful!!! I so want one for my blog too!!!

Re-posted your contest at: http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2010/05/win-blog-design-kit-at-bites.html

Cherry Mischievous
mischivus-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

Bianca said...

I am LOVING the layout. It has such a whimsical feel to it and the Bite Ratings are awesome!

Thank you for the giveaway!

Marce said...

I came over from Danny's blog, your look is great, she is very creative.

Jessilyn said...

Your so funny I would love a new design especially since I can see he does so well ;)

Cleverly Inked said...

Great giveaway!

I love her designs. Have been a fan!

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