Build A Beautiful Blog Week 2011 – Giveaway from Amanda Mays Design Studio (Blogger)

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I love the design of Amanda Mays Design Studio site – simple but fun! Then I moved on to her portfolio and liked even more. When I asked Amanda to give me a brief introduction to describe herself, this is what she said: “I’m a 20 something Graphic Designer from a itty bitty town in Michigan. I have two beautiful children and one amazing husband. I can be found most days chasing after my beautiful rugrats – most likely trying to break up a fight or tripping over my ever-so-cute puppy. But when I can catch a few minutes to my self, I can be found on my computer and in front of my TV watching movies and designing blogs for you. I love, love, love, Diet Coke with Lemon, bare feet, rain storms, dancing with my children and falling asleep on the couch with my husband!”

Q: Do you have any advice for someone who is considering a blog makeover?

Amanda, from Amanda Mays Design Studio:  My best advice would be to window shop.  Look around blog designer portfolios, your friends blogs, your daily reading.  Take notes on what you like and what you don’t like.  Take a chance and look at color palettes – see what stands out to you.  Communicating it to your blog designer will help them get a great starting point with your design.

Here are some of the designs you’ll find in Amanda Mays Design Studio’s portfolio:

And, WOW, you need to take a look at Amanda’s etsy shop!  She has some amazing designs for invitations, cards, and more!


Enter here to win a Blogger Package Basic Makeover, including background; custom header; signature; blog button from Amanda Mays Design Studio and a $10 Gift Certificate for Amanda’s etsy shop.

1. Please go to the Amanda Mays Design Studio’s portfolio and leave a comment below with the name of your favorite design or something you read!

Additional entries

2. Follow Kelly’s Lucky You, Simply Stacie and Amanda Mays Design Studio Blog with Google Friend Connect.

3. Follow Simply Stacie, Kelly’s Lucky You and Amanda Mays Design Studio on twitter.

4. Subscribe by email to Simply Stacie and Kelly’s Lucky You – one entry for subscribing to each of us!

Subscribe to Kelly’s Lucky You by Email
Subscribe to Simply Stacie by Email

5. Tweet this giveaway (RT 1x per day). Feel free to use this sample:

Enter to win a Blogger Package Basic Makeover from Amanda Mays Design Studio! #Giveaway #Win

6. Like Kelly’s Lucky You, Simply Stacie and Amanda Mays Design Studio on Facebook.

7. Add our buttons to your blog sidebar – one entry for each of us!

Kelly’s Lucky You (right sidebar under “Grab My Button”)

Simply Stacie (right sidebar under “Grab My Button”)

8.  “Heart” Amanda’s etsy shop.

9. Add this giveaway to any giveaway linky (unlimited entries). You can use this list!

Leave one comment for each entry. Giveaway will be open for one week, ending on June 3, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. Entries can be made on both Kelly’s Lucky You and Simply Stacie. The winner will be selected from entries on both blogs using Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected. Note: Prizes are provided by the blog designers and neither Kelly’s Lucky You nor Simply Stacie are responsible for providing prizes. This giveaway is open worldwide. Good luck!

You can enter the giveaways on BOTH sites and get double the chances of winning. We are going to be picking a winner from the combined entries on both blogs at the end of each individual giveaway. So after you enter here, head on over to Simply Stacie and put your entries in there too!

Disclosure: There was no compensation provided to Kelly’s Lucky You or Simply Stacie. This disclosure is in accordance with FTC guidelines.


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    I like her simple blog designs with the blues and greens-crafting up my world, grace abounding and One fine day.

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    I Follow Kelly’s lucky you, Simply Stacie and Amanda Mays design via Twitter-mac_shelby

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    The One Fine Day design is my favorite.
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    I like the Michigan Reviews blog design and overall, you designs are very simple, which I like.

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    I already follow you on twitter.

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    I already follow you on Google Friend Connect

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    I already follow you on facebook

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    I already have your button in my blogroll

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    Lexigurl says:

    I love the Simply Sweet template!
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    Lexigurl says:

    I follow all 3 on GFC
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    Lexigurl says:

    I follow all three on twitter @lexigurl_17

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    Lexigurl says:

    I follow all 3 on FB: Alexadnra Herring

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    Lexigurl says:

    I subscribe to Kelly’s via email
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    Lexigurl says:

    I subscribe via email at SS
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    My favorite design from Amanda Mays Design Studio is the design for Amanduh Blogs, love <3

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    Following all three via GFC @Alisha L.

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    Following all three via Twitter @Xizelle

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    Email Subscriber of Kelly’s Lucky You.

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    Email Subscriber of Simply Stacie.

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    Facebook Fan of all three @Alisha Lesage

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    Hearted Amanda Mays Design Studio on Etsy @Xizelle

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    My favorite is the AmanDuh Blogs design. Thanks.

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    Love Life’s a fricken highway

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    Following on twitter @fluteitup


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    I like the Aman-Duh blog design! lol
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    GFC all 3 blogs
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    Follow all 3 on Twitter (I’m @womenwwin)
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    SS email subscriber!

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    KLY subscriber!

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    Like all 3 on FB! I’m Michelle Sweepstakesgirl.

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    SS button on my blog:

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    KLY button on my blog:

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