Premade Template Giveaway!

March 17, 2010 By Amanda Padgett


If you have ever hunted for beautiful, free blog templates, no doubt you’ve come across Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates. Lena, the designer, provides tons of incredibly beautiful and totally free Blogger templates, which are some of the most beautiful and well done free templates available.


Lena, on a journey to adopt, has also started offering very affordable and beautiful premades templates at Premades For A Purpose. These templates are a bit more customizable than her free ones. These have spots where you can add pictures of your choice, to make your blog template more “you.”


These gorgeous templates are an unbelievably great price – only $10 for the following four templates! For $10 you can have four completely different looks for your blog, to change when you feel inclined. She has two personalized premade collections, each containing four templates. She also has some individual premades available for just $5.

I am giving away a package of the beautiful premade templates below. The winner will be emailed the codes after the giveaway ends. Lena has tutorials on how to install them them. For a nominal fee, Lena can add your photos to the templates for you.





Here are the giveaway particulars:

  • To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment telling me how often you like to change the look of your blog design.
  • If you do not have your email address on your Blogger profile (which you should – hint, hint), you need to leave me your email address in your entry comment.
  • One entry per person.
  • The giveaway will end Friday night at 9:00 EST.


Workshop Graduates Launch Their Businesses!

November 7, 2011 By The Blog Designer Network

Below are some talented graduates of our Blog Designer Workshop who have recently launched their own design sites.  Take a look at their adorable (and professional!) sites below.  We’re so glad that our classes were able to help you learn what you needed to know to get started in the design world!








January 21, 2009 By Amanda Padgett

I have to start somewhere and I decided to start with Designs by Summer. I came across her site when I was reading someone’s blog (honestly I cannot remember which one). After reviewing her portfolio, I was impressed by both the quality of her designs and the price for her services. The phrase she uses is “Beautiful Designs, Wallet Friendly Price,” and she is spot on.

Summer is a self taught designer, who had her start with digital scrapbooking first, which turned into blog design after teaching herself about HTML and CSS. Examples of her work can be seen by going to iMommy, or Org Junkie’s Product Reviews.


Prices for new blog design are set by package and range from $35 to $100. She also can make headers (ex: Inspired Mama Musings above), buttons, signatures, awards, Etsy banners and avatars for $3 to $15.

My personal blog, Moving Forward, needed a face lift in a major way. The template I am using is a free one, and beautiful, but it does not fit my personality. Last week I contacted Summer to design a new template just for me. I will share the new site (and button) once the template is up and running.

January 21, 2009 By Amanda Padgett

Hi there! I am glad you have stopped by. This blog is in its infancy, but I hope you find it beneficial anyway.

The purpose of this blog to show case the many women who design blogs either as a hobby or as a part time business from home. I started blogging about six months ago, and really only started following other blogs about two months ago. I was so amazed by the beauty and style of some of the blogs and wanted that for my own. Many hours have I spent looking at blog after blog to see who they were designed by, then going to that designer’s site.

Through my researching, I found many, many incredible designers and I thought I would pass that information along to those who may be interested in updating their blog’s look. Several of the sites offer free templates, some simple, some more elaborate. Many designers offer premade templates, which can be purchased for a small fee.

Please be patient as I find the right feel and design for this blog. I have dozens more designers to add, and I sure the lists will continue to grow as I discover new ones.

Next week I will be giving away a premade template from a fantastic designer, with the winner choosing the template, so make sure to check back in!