Tuesday, November 6, 2012

.Blog Makeover Giveaway: $30 GC to Xpresso Design + Black City or Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards








                    
              Share this event button on your blog for an extra entry for the giveaway








Xpresso Design




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I've been looking to redesign my blog for awhile now. I really didn't want to get rid of my girl, she's just so pretty, but I wanted to revamp the blog design and add a mysterious "stud" to my header.
I had an idea in my head of how I wanted the header to look like, so I started looking for a blog design company as far back as June.

Giselle from Xpresso Reads was doing her thing over at her blog making new designs for blog tours banners, etc. I was loving them! So when she announced she was doing blog designs, etc. I freaked and e-mailed her the same day! ! I went with the Grand Makeover package, And added the event buttons, and signature banner, to the package at a 20% discount. With e-mails going back/forth I explained to her my vision and she ran with it! Giselle made my design perfect! I was soo excited when she e-mailed me the proof and saw the greatness!! I love the design, colors, and buttons, and I couldn't be happier. Giselle took the time to fix anything I needed, she made installing effortless, as she installed it for me. All I had to do was tweak the layout.

She was so patient with me as I decided colors etc. she gave me her input, and some helpful advice. She has a great eye and I highly recommend using her service. Not only does she do, whole blog designs, she also does buttons, meme banners, event buttons, facebook cover pages, signatures, and so much more!! She will make your blog stand out while looking so professional.

I will be using her design service in the future. Oh, and the best thing about ordering event buttons from Xpresso Designs is you will receive FREE advertising for one month on her popular blog, Xpresso Reads , with your event button placed on her sidebar for a month!
In the upcoming weeks, I will be having two more giveaways, using Xpresso Design for event banners. I will be celebrating my one yr. blogoversary{end of Dec.} and another for my 1500 followers. 
You can see Giselle's portfolio HERE  @ Xpresso Design









Now for the giveaway, since I loved Giselle's work so much I'm offering 1 winner a $30 gift certificate to Xpresso Design. You can use the $30 to get a new button, banners, meme banners, event buttons, headers, or go big and put it toward a whole blog design it's up to you!

I'm also going to be offering 1 copy of Black City or 1 pre-order of Phoenix{June 2013} by Elizabeth Richards to a second winner!!
 
  • Two winners -First winner will have first choice -$30 design gift certificate code, or Black City-
  • Open Int. {Black City or Phoenix copy, will be shipped from Book Depo or Amazon} Make sure these companies ship to your address.
  • Winner will have 48hrs. to respond to e-mail.
  • Giveaway ends 12/6 at midnight {est}






Black City (Black City, #1)Xpresso Design


Phoenix (Black City, #2)

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90 comments:

  1. I love your design! Especially the image on top :) And what would I do with 30$? Hmphh... I kind of have a list :D

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  2. Wow.. the new design is just too great for words.. Love the colors! AWESOME!

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  3. Oh and if I win I'd buy myself books! Nothing beats books.

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  4. I love the new design, the colors are amazing and your button is so cute!

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    1. Thanks, Kim I'm so glad I went w/Giselle! She has a great eye for design!

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  5. Yay I'm so happy you love it! Your girl was great to work with! And I'm glad I could cure her of demon foot! >.<

    Thanks so much for doing this giveaway you're awesome!! <3

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    1. YOUR AWESOME! Thank goodness the demonic foot is gone, love that heel!

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  6. I recently changed my blog design ~ I purchased one of her ready made templates. Yours is beautiful.

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  7. I like how elegant and uncluttered it looks!

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  8. This is gorgeous! Giselle is so freaking good, it's ridiculous. I love that you did keep the girl, because you are right, she is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Jenni, I'm so glad you talked her into doing whole blog designs!!

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  9. I love that you kept your girl. She is very pretty! But also like the added mysterious stud! LOL Very pretty! Congrats! And thanks for the giveaway! If I won I would get some new meme buttons, social links, and maybe a new header too!

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    1. Good Luck, Jennifer! Giselle does great designs!

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  10. I love your design! Looks beautiful!

    Kendal

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  11. I would get a new blog button!

    Kendal

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  12. I love your design! I like that you kept the pretty girl and revamped everything else =D If I won the giftcard to Xpresso Reads I would probably use it to discount the cost of a new blog design or ask her to make me WOW, and Stacking The Shelves buttons ^^

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    1. I know it would turn out awesome!! :D

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  13. Great design! I also loved BLACK CITY and can't wait for PHOENIX!

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  14. Your blog looks fantastic. I love the header! I would definitely pick the gift card because Giselle can do no wrong.

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    1. I agree, she can do no wrong! I definetly am in awe of her greatness! *bows down*

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  15. It is so pretty - and I'm glad you didn't get rid of the girl :)

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  16. Comment #2: My blog is sorely in need of revamping - my header is something I made myself, and I am not talented in this way at all!

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    1. Me neither! That's why I hired a pro!!! ;)

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  17. I've already dissected your blog some via email but after looking at it some more, I have to say I'm absolutely loving your new "special font" - very readable and it compliments the design nicely!

    And your sidebars are so neat and tidy now ;)

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  18. OH, and my second comment... I would get a header, baby!

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    1. You do need a new header, just sayin? :p Still love ya, though!

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  19. I love Giselle's work! Every layout I've seen her create has been even more gorgeous than the one before *including your's*.

    If I won the GC I put it towards getting a new layout for my site. I'm in serious need of a revamp :D

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  20. i love it, looks amazing! Katie @ INkk

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  21. i guess i might have her re do my header and some buttons if i won. that would be awesome!
    Katie @ Inkk

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  22. I love your new design! If I won, I would probably get a new header and possibly some buttons.

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  23. Gorgeous :) Don't have a blog so I'd donate it to someone who does :) Would love to read Black City!

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  24. Oh, I love the new design, it looks fantastic. If I won the GC, I would love to get a button designed or a banner. Too many choices! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

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  25. Looks awesome!the gorgeous header goes well with the simple background! :)

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  26. Lovely design! I love the fact that you made some changes but we still recognizes your style!

    If I won, I would like a new rating system! Thanks for this chance!

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    1. Thank you, I really hated to give her up completely!

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  27. I love the design! :D
    I would love to get a new header or button.

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  28. Your blog design is one of the reasons I decided to email Giselle myself a few days ago!


    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

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    1. That's great Amanda, you will love what she comes up with!!
      Can't wait to see!!

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  29. Love the new colors of the design! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. I'd use the design credit for some new buttons. Thanks!

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  31. Your new design is gorgeous. I'm looking to revamp mine so the $30 will definitely go towards that!

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    1. That's awesome, revamping your blog really helps, it actually makes you enjoy blogging, more!

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  32. BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE her designs! Seriously hope I can get one soon lol. In the meantime I'll stare at her other ones. XD

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  33. Very nice makeover! The banner looks great. The colors are very nice for a blog. No hurting the eyes :D THanks so much for the giveaway too.

    Google plus name: Robin Wonder

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  34. Second post: Unfortunately, I don't have a blog but I know a few people I do so if I get the card instead of the book, I could give it to them :) Or save it until I get my own blog up haha!

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  35. Your new design is good.
    if i win,i will chance my blog design

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  36. I love your new design! Gisele sure knows what she's doing.

    I would probably request a blog button.

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  37. a total makeover on my blog, I'm guessing. :) thanks for the chance!

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  38. Great design...and I agree your girls is just so pretty I'm glad you got to keep her.
    I don't have a blog so I'd be happy with a book.
    Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    ivegotmail8889(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. It's lovely! I'm glad you kept the old image, I'm pretty fond of the girl. :) It now sort of reminds me of Persephone and Hades.

    I don't have a blog so I'd opt for the Black City.

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    1. Oooo, I never thought of them that way, but I love that comparison!

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  40. great design. I'm not sure what I'd do with the $30

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  41. The new design is cool. Love the header! :)
    And if I win the $30 GC I would definitely get my own blog makeover! ^^

    Thanks for the chance to win :))

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  42. Love the pretty new design! If I won the $30 GC, I would give my blog the makeover it deserves... and needs!

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  43. Probably I would use the $30 GC for a new blog header coz I love Giselle's header designs so much..

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  44. I really admire your blog and your new design makes it more awesome. Thanks for the giveaway! :))

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  45. Beautiful layout, I absolutely love the banner!

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  46. Your new design looks absolutely beautiful and I would use the $30 gift card to get a new banner

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  47. Love the new blog look! I thought it was gorgeous before, too, and I'm glad you kept the girl with the roses. :) I'd love to win a gift certificate to Xpresso Designs. I'm entering! :)

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  48. This design is stunning! It's warm, but thick with mood. Great job. I just entered. :)

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  49. Wow, it really does look amazing. I would totally spend the $30 towards getting my own blog makeover. Thanks for the giveaway, girl.

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  50. Awesome giveaway, i'd totally do the whole package! I love the new look too!

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  51. I so love your new design! If I won, I would probably get a new header and possibly some buttons. :)

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  52. I love your new layout. If I win I'll re do my navigation bars and some good buttons, but maybe i'll choose the book instead.

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  53. I adore your new blog design, Giselle really did a professional and fantastic job! I'm glad you kept the lovely girl in the pink dress! =D

    If I won I think I would take the $30 and apply it to getting a whole new blog design. That would be exciting!

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  54. Get new rating sytem maybe... Or get a scroll thingy.

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  55. Its so pretty!! I'm just really glad the girl is still there... I've always pictured you as that girl! :)

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  56. I'd probably get a new header if I win :)

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  57. Very nice blog design! New follower here. :)

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  58. Hmmm .... I think I'll get some buttons

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  59. I'm fairly new to your site but your banner, button and design are what drew me here in the first place. It just oozes romantic sensuality. I've been lurking around and really enjoying your posts.

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  60. I'm new to blogging. Just starting to set up a site. I'll have to check out Xpresso Design and see how best Giselle can help me. As techno daft as I am, I'm sure the $30 GC will work wonders.

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  61. Very nice! I love the pink dress and how it matches the social media buttons!

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  62. I don't have a blog, so I'll let someone else to win the makeover.

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  63. I love the header! And I like that your blog loads fast.

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  64. Pretty design, I like the header the most. If I won I honestly have no clue what I would use the $30 on. Maybe some meemee banners or.... something. LOL.

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  65. Oh my gosh, your designs and the over look of your blog is gorgeious! Great job, I'm super impressed. I'd definitely put the $30 towards a grand make-over for my blog. It would be money well spent, from what I can tell from her portfolio. Great choice! :D (Angie Edwards)

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  66. Your new blog design looks fantastic!

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  67. With the $30, I'd get a new header! Hah!:)

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  68. I adore your graphics and color scheme. I'm green with envy!

    Ugh, that was bad, wasn't it? LOL. But I would love to get a makeover for my blog! Not that I'm going to turn down great books either! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

    Heather
    hafowler at gmail dot com

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  69. New follower here. I didn't see yur old design, but this current one is easy on the eyes, not glaring bright or dark. I like the layout and the banner.

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  70. It looks so romantic and beautiful! Clean looking and not too cluttered like so many that I see. I love it!

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  71. If I won the $30, I would definitely like a new header! Mine is so meh!

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  72. I love your new design, looks so stunning!I'd definitely get my blog finally started with already a wonderful design to begin with!

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  73. A design is very important to a business,a professional website can bring more branding to.I'ts inspire me lot.Thanks for sharing.

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