Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Blog Design Contest!

Would a an extreme blog makeover put a new spring in your step?

"Blessed..." is having its first ever blog contest during the month of April.

The lucky winner will receive a custom blog design by my favorite blog designer, Elisa at Designs by Elisa. I can't say enough about Elisa. I had my own blog makeover by Elisa. She was such a love to work with, so very kind and helpful. I have a love of flowers so she made sure to add a Gerber daisy to my design. And a little bird told me that she recently took some beautiful pictures of tulips...wouldn't that make a gorgeous blog design?!?

To enter to win, copy the "Blessed..." button html below and place it on the sidebar of your blog. Don't forget to also comment on this post "Enter Me" so I know to drop your name in the hat. You only need to comment once. I will be making the rounds this month to check for the "Blessed..." button on your site for contest eligibility. That's all there is to it!


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Copy this code for
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The winner will be picked by random drawing and announced on May 1st.


Good Luck, and may the "Blessed..." gal win!



65 comments:

eph2810 said...

Elisa is a great lady. I love her blog and her wisdom is great. Your blog is beautiful too :)

I just wanted to stop by to congratulate you for winning the contest at Laced with Grace. We were thrilled that you took the time to stop by our devotional blog. We hope you have enjoyed the devotions.
I am sure you going to have a blast to go the "She Speaks" conference.

Blessings to you and yours.

Angela said...
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Angela said...

Enter Me Please :)

I have displayed your button since your makeover.

Did I read the above post correctly in that you WON THE LACED WITH GRACE SCHOLARSHIP ?!?!?!?! That is so wonderful!! Congratulations!

I deleted the above comment due to so many typos :) It is early and my brain is still scrambled this morning, sorry.

Jonatha said...

Enter me... Please! Thanks - I added your button - it is so pretty, how could I not?

Rebekah said...

cool! I am having computer issues at home. I will get this done at work next week. I am at training the next three days

Mari said...

What a great contest! I just love your look. I'm so happy to see you won a scholarship to go to "She speaks!" I', so happy for you!

Chelle' said...

YOU DID IT. You're going??? We need to talk. And I still don't have a voice.

GOD IS SO GOOD.

As for this layout contest.... "I don't need no stinkin contest to display your button!!!" :0)

Your button has been on my sidebar since there has been a button. (OK maybe not since there's been a button... but since I've been able to SEE the button thanks to my computer letting me view things it once viewed at "threatening")

Love ya girl.

And HALLELUJAH!!! I love that despite the fact that the first opportunity to win a ticket to that conference seemed fruitless... God still worked it out.

(Can't ignore God's calling on your life now can you???)

Angie said...

Having trouble with my comment! CONGRATULATIONS!!! on winning the SheSpeaks contest!
I hope to see you there!
God bless you!

Renee said...

I love how your blog looks! I posted a post about your contest too! Sweet blessings!
Renee

Elisa said...

Amazing, Joanne! I can't believe you won the contest! God is so good! I am so thrilled for you! Tickled, just tickled!

Blessings, my friend,
Elisa

Dori said...

Oh, I am almost getting teary thinking about this because I DESPERATELY need a blog makeover!!! :)

Blessings,
Dori

Jennifer said...

Please enter me. How wonderful to have a new look!
Smiles!

Gina@Chats With An "Old Lady" said...

My 18 year old daughter is thinking of starting a blog in order to connect with godly young ladies. I'll secretly enter her name,and if she wins....the surprise can be from both of us!!!

elizabeth embracing life said...

I am guessing that since I have had your graphic blessing my blog for a few weeks my chances are better at having a make over. Really have you seen my sight. Absolutely no creativity. LOL

Sass E-mum said...

SaraLynn sent me your way. I could do with a makeover - and in the meantime, this is the third Gerbera on my blog.

Shawna said...

That sounds great! Please ENTER ME!
Also, Congrats, Joanne, for winning the She Speaks contest!

the160acrewoods said...

oh add me to the list! Elisa is a great designer! Your blog is totally beautiful!

Amy said...

Please enter me - Thanks!

Kim said...

You are SO wonderful!!!

I DO need to win this!!!

Woo..Hoo...

pick me...pick me.....

Kim~

Bernadine said...

Congratulations on winning the She Speaks Contest at Laced With Grace.

ElizabethMThompson said...

Joanne,

Elisa did a great job on your blog design! I am really sad that she does not work with Typepad. I would love to have her tweak my blogs.

Blessings,

Beth

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Just hearing the word tulips made me excited to say, "Yes, enter me please!"

Law Student Hot Mama said...

I wish I could have loved Mr. Epidural Man! He failed me. FOUR EPIDURALS and NONE of them worked.

9 lbs. 6 oz. baby. Mr. Epidural Man is my enemy!

Charlotte said...

I happened on your blog somewhat by accident. Then again, maybe it wasn't an accident. I was certainly blessed to find it. The blessed contest is so exciting. Please please enter me.
Blessings to you.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Count me in for the contest! Elisa does such great work!

SaraLynn said...

please enter me!
How fun!

SUNSHINE MOM said...

Enter me!!!

Longmeadow Mama said...

Enter me!
That is if this computer illiterate gal can figure out how to get the Blessed graphic put on my blog! It's a miracle I even have the blog I do! :)
Kelli

Rhonda said...

I would LOVE to win a bloggy makeover!!

PLEASE enter me.

Yours is very pretty, by the way.

Thanks for this giveaway.

Fran said...

May the blessed gal win!!!

Perfect!

Sign me up, throw me in the hat, pick me!!

Beloved MaMa™ said...

question: how do you make that scroll bar that includes the html for people to use for your blessed button? I tried creating one and it placed my picture inside the scroll box instead of the code I wanted to display.

Beloved MaMa™ said...

and ps...congratulations on winning the she speaks contest!!! what an absolutely amazing opportunity and you soooooo deserve it!!!!

Lynn said...

Hi! I just clicked over to your blog after seeing one of your comments on another blog. I would LOVE to win this prize. It is one of my New Year's resolutions to learn more about HTML and spruce up my blog. This would make it so much easier. Thanks for the chance!

Sheryl said...

Yes, please enter me! And I'm enjoying reading through your blog. Thanks! Sheryl

Amy said...

Please count me in! Thanks so much!

By the way, my husband is working tonight so I was reading some older posts of your blog (don't think I am a stalker!) and they are awesome. Thanks. =)

AlaneM said...

Ooooh, great contest Joanne, count me in please!

I love the button, daisy's are my fave flowers :)

Alane

Our Peculiar Life said...

You have a beautiful page and I would love to win! I just found your page through a link to this contest and I will definitely be reading your older posts! Many Blessings,
Kahri

Linda said...

Please ENTER ME :)
Thank you so much!!

Beloved MaMa™ said...

Thank you so much for posting the prayer button!!! You are truly a blessing in the bloggy world!!! I am also wondering if you would be willing to pray for the requests that come in... many ladies are hurting and the requests are beginning to roll in...It would give me peace of mind knowing that there are ladies I can count on to join with me in prayer...I will be not only posting the urgent requests, but also emailing those ladies who have committed to praying for the requests as well...

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love your blog design...she is truly talented!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Angela said...

Hey girl!

My sister in law over at Pursuing Purls is going to redo my blog for me :) She has a talent and a love for it, so I am thrilled/ I wanted to get my name taken out of the hat, so that I didn't clog the works for someone that may not have such a talented and gracious Sister-in-law :)

Thank you for the opportunity though :)

~Angela

HIS daughter said...

Joanne,

You stopped by my blog to leave encouraging words and prayers about my niece and her sons.

Thank you so much. I would love to have time soon to come back and read your beautiful blog. It's so cheery and just plain gorgeous. A perfect "get away" sort of blog.

Thanks so much...many blessings to you!
Teri

Jolanthe said...

I would love to enter. Tulips. Love tulips. But I love violets too - guess we'll have to see! :)

Of to post a linky on my blog. Thanks so much - love your blog layout!

Jolanthe

Corrina said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I do love my Gracie-girl! Grace is actually her middle name--but we uses Gracie as her nickname. It just fits!

Looking forward to finding out more about you on your blog.

-no crying mama- www.nocryingmama.blogspot.com

Tricia said...

I would love to enter your contest, I see all these gorgeous blogs and wonder how everyone does it!! Thanks for having the contest!

freetofly said...

LOVE the look! It is so cheerful and peaceful. My 2 favorite types of flowers are daisies, followed by tulips!

And the scripture at the top of your header - one of my most personal favorites!

I will put your button on my blog, and will be back many, many more times to come...

But, I am not entering the contest...fyi...it took me too long to figure out how to make my own...I'm not ready to part with my hard won efforts! :)

God bless!
Maria

Steph said...

I just got a blog makeover not long ago, but thanks anyway! I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for stopping by mine! :)

hmjenck said...

Love the button, the contest idea, and your blog. I posted the button on http://hsjwriter.blogspot.com/ which could definitely use a makeover.

Blessings,
Heidi

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

yay! i'd love to be entered...your button is on my sidebar. ;-)

*elizabeth

lori said...

Hey there....
I just had mine done....BUT I came by to peek around...I've apparently been living under a ROCK...MY FIRST TIME HERE!!

I've been missing the FUN!!
your bakery post gave me tears...we used to go to one with a neighbor..for these donut pretzels...she is near death these days and the memories linger on!! Thank GOD for memories!!

the IRRITATED MOM post....CLASSIC!!! I'm going to SAVE the ideas...we will have to use them all....maybe we can have a "GO TO YOUR ADULT CHILD'S FOR DINNER NIGHT!!" hmmmmmm....
I LOVED it!!

Needless to say...it's been a blessing today!!

thanks!!
journeying joyfully!!!
lori

freetofly said...

got your button up, finally! God bless!

Sandy M said...

Button posted.... love your blog!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Enter me please!

connorcolesmom said...

53 comments that is amazing!
I would love to win!
So enter me and really PICK ME - LOL

Have a great weekend my sweet Joanne
Kim

Sittintall said...

Thanks for the opportunity! I love your template, and would definitely love a makeover. I keep trying to do it myself, but am lacking the ability on a few levels. Thanks again.

Linda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I take your comment about me looking like your sister as a compliment she sure is pretty.
Blessings,
Linda

ET said...

Ooooh, yay! Enter me please. Button going on as we speak. :)

Ruthie said...

thanks for the Blessed button. Visited here from Charlotte's and loved your site. Smiles.

Cheri said...

Hi, thanks for coming and listening to my song pick! I think it's so great that there are so many Christian music artist from all walks of life. From hard rock Christian to bubble gum pop as you put it. I love it...great song! It wouldn't let me comment there so I put it here. And I totally get what you mean about the front porch swing and lemonade comment about my song choice. :)

I said a prayer for your daughter...hope she is feeling better about the prom thing!

SUNSHINE MOM said...

PLease Enter ME!!!

Angie said...

Thanks for your kind comment ---I would love to introduce you to Wanda---when we all get to heaven! What a blessed treat! And I too, look forward to a hug from you in June at the conference!
Enter me please!!!

Tiffany said...

I would love the opportunity to win a "make over!" This sounds like fun and so sweet that your friend would offer a free one! WOW! Well, I'm off to add the flower to my page! Blessings!

Robin said...

I would love to have my blog designed by a professional! Thank you for sponsoring this contest - and please put my name in the hat!

Nicole D said...

enter me please! I would love LOVE to get a blog makeover! :o)

Tiffany said...

Hey Joanne! Thanks for visiting my blog! Please come by anytime! And to answer your question the south is considered anything below the mason dixon line-(Kentucky,West Virginia, Virginia, N&S Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisianna, Mississippi, and Alabama. BUT, THE DEEP SOUTH is the lower half: Louisanna, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia. Some people consider parts of Southern Tennessee and Arkansas also part of the deep south. (Smiles! and Blessings!)

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