Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New blog design

First, I want to thank all of you for the emails and get well wishes...and for the funny comments too. You all made me laugh and that's just what I needed. I'm doing MUCH better. The swelling is down, I'm not as sore, and the bruises are starting to heal. I even did a little stamping today!! Whoo-hoo!

My cool new blog design was done by the amazingly talented and super sweet Jami Bova!! She just got done creating and uploading everything for me....she even set up the three columns (because I was too chicken to do it). When I saw all the great banners she was creating out in blog land, I emailed her. I said I wanted a cool background to go with it, gave her some ideas as to the colors and the "fade" thing, told her I wanted something with a vine......then I threw some doozies on her by asking if there was any way to incorporate bees and peanuts into the design. I know!!....WEIRDO combination...but hey, peanutbee is my screen name. I also asked her if there was any way to get my daughter's peanutbee artwork into the banner.

Looks what SHE did! She's amazing!!

Thank you SO MUCH, Jami!! I can't thank you enough!

Here's a link to Jami's Studio page where you can find pricing, information on the process, and see pictures of other designs she has done. She was SO AWESOME to work with. She knows her stuff!!

31 comments:

Wendy said...

OMGosh Denise.....this is so cute! I absolutely loveeeeee your new blog layout!! It's perfect!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love your new blog banner Denise!! How clever with the peanuts in the flowers!! Love the *fading thingy* too!! Awesome!! Yep...Jami's amazing!!

Susan said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better! I love the look of your blog with the bees and peanuts. And the butterfly after your name is just beautiful!

Michelle said...

Denise I love it!!! The peanuts & the bees could NOT be any cuter!! When I have some extra pennies, I'll have to give her a holler!! So glad you're feeling better...ready to go tubing again? LOL!!

Lori said...

DENISE!!!! This is outstanding!!! Love love love it!!!!!
Mwah!!

Janice M said...

WOW!!! I LOVE IT!!! It's perfect!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Looks terrific Denise! Jami did an awesome job! Love those blue bell flowers with the little peanut in the centers.

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey GF - I'm so happy you are doing better!!!

I love your new blog design - the peanutvine is soooo clever!!! Way to go Jami!!!

Tori Wild said...

Glad you're feeling better-- and how PERFECT is this layout for you. Jami is the best! Super cute!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

You're gonna give me a big head! I'm so glad you like it!! I must say that you are the only person to ever request peanuts and bees! :)
So happy you're feeling better!!
{{hugs}}

MakiJo said...

I'm glad you feel better and even stamped today!
I'm totally love your new blog design!! Jami ROCKS!!

Rose Ann said...

I love your new look, and so glad to hear you are recovering!!

Karen W said...

Beautiful new design, I tried to use your links and none of them to her website worked, can you help? jkwallace@mchsi.com Thanks, Karen W

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh Denise, it's absolutely fabulous! I love it! Yea, Peanutbee is back!!! I so wish you'd make a stamp of that drawing, I'd be the first to buy it, I love it so much!!!! Jame did a wonderful job with your blog layout, hmmm, you're giving me ideas to spruce up my blog, unfortunately I'm very limited with Wordpress formats.

Jetstudio Designs said...

Glad to hear your starting to feel better!

I really like the new blog designs the header is great along with the side bar with the bees and peanuts.

I can't wait to see your cards again!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

I LOVE your new blog design! Jami did a fabulous job with your peanuts and bees! :-)

Glad you're feeling better!

naturecoastcrafter said...

Oh my, Denise (AND JAMI) this is wonderful. I love it! The vine is perfect. The three columns makes for easier blog reading and I appreciate that. Very, very nice!

Dawn Easton said...

FANTASTIC new look Denise! So happy you are getting better too!

TWO more sleeps my friend ;)

Norine said...

glad your getting better
love the new blog design
Hugs
Norine

Velta said...

LOVE it!! I really need to redo my blog...TFS :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

LOVE your new design, Denise!

Alex said...

Your blog looks FABULOUS!!!! Love the new banner and all the peanuts in the flowers!

Glad to hear you are doing better - having wiped out myself on a tube, I can feel your pain! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

dpkennedy said...

Fantastic! You must be so proud of your daughter and she so pleased to see it up there!!!

Kristine B. said...

WOWZERS! Your new blog is ULTRA-CUTE! Jami's gonna be swamped with new orders I'm sure :) Love the graphics with the peanuts coming out of the flowers--so genious! And the bees, of course too ;) LUCKY YOU!!!

Rochelle said...

Hi, Denise ~ So glad you are beginning to feel better. Take care of yourself, girlie! The new layout of your blog is ADORABLE....and your artwork continues to be so special and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Denise said...

WOW!! Looks GREAT! The peanuts and bees rock!! Glad you're feeling better you adventurer you! :) Hugs and Smiles~ Denise

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE your new design girlie! Jami is amazing! I need to get her to re-do my blogaroo!
I am SO glad that you are feeling better!!! You POOR thing!! I will PM ya in a bit...you better feel better soon so we can go see Wicked!!!

ChristineCreations said...

It looks FANTASTIC Denise! Perfect for your sweet screen name and tribute to your girl :)


So so sorry about that sledding accident. Yikes! I'm so glad you're ok...even though bruised.

dana wyzard said...

My favorite colors!!! Brown, more brown, with a little brown.

love it!

Lisa Brown said...

LOVE your blog design! The peanuts and bees are adorable!

Elena said...

I love your new design!!! So cute!!! Jami is amazing!!!