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Monday, May 24, 2010

Build A Beautifu Blog Week Giveaway - The Blog Cafe

A sample from the portfolio of The Blog Cafe:

Jen, of The Blog Cafe, began as a web designer over 11 years ago. "In 2007, my husband and I decided to adopt our son from Guatemala (we have one bio daughter that is now 16 years old) and I began a blog to share with family all the details of the adoption journey. It began as a website first and then I discovered blogging, and I was hooked. Then I 'decorated' my blog and then friends started asking me if I could do that for theirs. I was having so much fun, my husband and I decided it would be a great fundraiser to pay for the adoption fees and the rest is history!"

Q: Do you have any advice for someone who is starting a new blog?
Blogger is the best for just starting out with a new blog. Blogger is very user-friendly for new users and doesn't overwhelm you. Start simple when you begin, write about you and what you like. Chances are there are a lot of people that are going to love the same things you do. Join some blog communities to help people find you and follow other favorite blogs! Most important, get a blog button with grab me code. People find you super quick on other people's blogs by their blog button, what it says, and how it looks!

More designs from The Blog Cafe portfolio:
There will be NINE lucky winners for this giveaway from The Blog Cafe ! And all prizes are for Blogger or WordPress blogs.
Prize 1. A Custom Header (value $35)
Prize 2. Two winners will receive a Button with grab codes (value $12)
Prize 3. Two winners will receive Social Networking Button Sets (includes 4, value $20)
Prize 4. Two winners will receive Custom Signatures (value $8)
Prize 5. Custom BlogFrog Background
Grand Prize: Build-A-Blog Starter Kit w/2 a la carte addons (value $55)

Main entry:
***** This entry open to Blogger and Wordpress blogs*****
1. Go to The Blog Cafe and tell us something you learned about Jen or her designs. Include in your comment a link to the blog you will be beautifying!
Additional entries:
2. Follow Kelly's Lucky You and Simply Stacie with Google Friend Connect
3. Follow Kelly's Lucky You and Simply Stacie on Twitter
4. "Like" Kelly's Lucky You and Simply Stacie on Facebook
5. Blog about this giveaway and link to this post
6. Tweet this giveaway ( 1 x per day)
7. Subscribe by email to Kelly's Lucky You and Simply Stacie
8. Grab Kelly's Lucky You and Simply Stacie buttons
9. Grab the Build A Beautiful Blog Week button
10. Join the Simply Stacie Blog Frog community
11. Leave a comment at The Blog Cafe and then come back here and tell us the post title

Giveaway will be open for one week, ending on May 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST. Entries can be made on both blogs and the winners will be selected from entries on both blogs using random.org. Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected. Please leave your email if it is not on your profile so we can contact you if you win. 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!

79 comments:

  1. Jen does print designs, too, like business cards and invitations.

    here's my blog:
    http://www.dashofnutmeg.com

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  2. Following you both on Twitter (dashofnutmeg)

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  3. Tweeted about the giveaway (dashofnutmeg)

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  4. I didn't realize that you could do so many custom things with your twitter page. Great site.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate
    Tiffany
    http://liferequiresmorechocolate.com

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  5. She also makes backgrounds for twitter and youtube!
    klove1432@yahoo.com
    http://chubbycheeksthinks.blogspot.com

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  6. I follow you and stacie via GFC
    klove1432@yahoo.com
    http://chubbycheeksthinks.blogspot.com

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  7. I follow you and stacie on twitter @chubbycheeks143
    klove1432@yahoo.com
    http://chubbycheeksthinks.blogspot.com

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  8. I follow you and stacie on facebook
    klove1432@yahoo.com
    http://chubbycheeksthinks.blogspot.com

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  9. I have your buttons
    klove1432@yahoo.com
    http://chubbycheeksthinks.blogspot.com

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  10. I subscribe to both via email
    klove1432@yahoo.com
    http://chubbycheeksthinks.blogspot.com

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  11. Im part of stacies blogfrog
    klove1432@yahoo.com
    http://chubbycheeksthinks.blogspot.com

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  12. The signature graphics are so cute! I'll be making over http://www.evergreenhomeed.net
    or
    http://www.friendlyfrugalista.com.

    caratemberton at yahoo dot com

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  13. I follow both of you with Google Friend Connect.

    caratemberton at yahoo dot com

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  14. I follow you both on Twitter @TheEHEblog.

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  15. I like you both on Facebook.

    caratemberton at yahoo dot com

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  16. I subscribe to you both by email.

    caratemberton at yahoo dot com

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  17. I joined Simply Stacie's Blog Frog Community.

    Cara (aka Temberton)

    caratemberton at yahoo dot com

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  18. I have the BBW button on both of my blogs:

    http://www.friendlyfrugalista.com

    and

    http://www.evergreenhomeed.net

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  19. I tweeted @TheEHEblog.

    caratemberton at yahoo dot com

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  20. Blogged it @ http://www.evergreenhomeed.net. (I will also add it to my other blog.)

    caratemberton at yahoo dot com

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  21. I grabbed both of your buttons. They are currently posted at http://www.evergreenhomeed.net, but I will also add them to http://www.friendlyfrugalista.com.

    caratemberton at yahoo dot com

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  22. I commented on Latest Work...

    http://the-blog-cafe.blogspot.com/2010/05/latest-work.html

    caratemberton at yahoo dot com

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  23. The range of Twitter backgrounds is pretty cool!

    I'm making over http://chicncheapliving.blogspot.com

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  24. I grabbed the Beautiful Blog week button!

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  25. I learned that Jen homeschools her daughter, I love it!

    mrs.manley@gmail.com

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  26. I follow Kelly's Lucky You and Simply Stacie with GFC.

    mrs.manley@gmail.com

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  27. I like Kelly's Lucky You and Simply Stacy on Facebook.

    mrs.manley@gmail.com

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  28. I would love to win this prize, I have a new blog that needs a design!

    over at Blog Cafe, I learned that she makes twitter backgrounds, too.

    -Genevieve
    www.herowncopy.com
    email, gen at herowncopy dot com
    -sorry, i can't figure out how to link the google sign in...

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  29. I am following Stacie and Kelly on twitter!

    @copylassie

    www.herowncopy.com

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  30. I tweeted this contest here,
    http://twitter.com/copylassie/status/14729717413

    @copylassie

    www.herowncopy.com

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  31. I joined Stacie's blogfrog community!

    Genevieve

    www.herowncopy.com

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  32. I'd like to win!

    I went over to the site, and something I learned is that she has a self-help page with all kinds of useful tips, love it! Also, Blog Cafe has gift certificates, nice!

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  33. I learned that Jen is a homeschool mom. I'll be wanting the re-do for the following blog...

    http://anitamartin.wordpress.com/

    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

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  34. I follow Simply Stacie and Kelly’s Lucky You with Google Friend Connect.
    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

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  35. I follow Simply Stacie and Kelly’s Lucky You on Twitter (@HSBSuzanne).
    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

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  36. I’m subscribed by email to Simply Stacie and Kelly’s Lucky You.
    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

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  37. I have the Build a Beautiful Blog button on my blog…

    http://anitamartin.wordpress.com/

    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

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  38. I tweeted this contest today! (Thursday)

    http://twitter.com/henjenca/status/14865786874

    @henjenca

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  39. I am following Stacie and Kelly on twitter!

    @henjenca

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  40. I joined Stacie's blog frog community!

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  41. I learned that she has great info on her blog and I want to follow her.

    http://missionalmamassoul.blogspot.com/

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  42. I follow you both on GFC

    http://missionalmamassoul.blogspot.com/

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  43. i follow you both on Twitter

    Amy
    FlyinPeru(at)yahoo(dot)com
    http://missionalmamassoul.blogspot.com/

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  44. I have the button on my blog

    Amy
    FlyinPeru(at)yahoo(dot)com
    http://missionalmamassoul.blogspot.com/

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  45. I love how this all started for her. Being an adopted child, I love hearing stories about other children who have been adopted!

    http://insidedeidrashead.blogspot.com
    deidrafaith@woh.rr.com

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  46. I just tweeted this contest, Sunday May30th

    http://twitter.com/copylassie/status/15074938735

    @copylassie
    email, gen at herowncopy dot com

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  47. Jen also does Print Design Services!

    Here is my Blog~

    http://debshere.blogspot.com/

    deb55106@gmail dot com

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  48. I follow you and Simply Stacie with Google Friend Connect!

    deb55106 at gmail dot com

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  49. I follow you both on Twitter{Deb55106}

    deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I like you both on FB{Deb S}

    deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. I subscribe to both by email

    deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. 1. Jen adopted her 3 year old son from Guatemala :-)

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  53. 2. I Follow Kelly’s Lucky You and Simply Stacie with Google Friend Connect

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  54. 3. I Follow Kelly’s Lucky You and Simply Stacie on Twitter (@Stella_ExLibris)

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  55. 4. I “Like” Kelly’s Lucky You and Simply Stacie on Facebook (Stella Ex Libris)

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  56. 5. Tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/Stella_ExLibris/status/15098064558

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  57. 6. I subscribe by email to Kelly’s Lucky You and Simply Stacie

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  58. 7. Grab the Build A Beautiful Blog Week button

    (you can see it at www.stella-exlibris.com)

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  59. 8. commented on Jen’s “How to Backup Your Blogger Posts” post

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  60. I learned that Jen has produced a Nursing Publication/Magazine for 2 years!

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  61. I follow Kelly’s Lucky You and Simply Stacie with Google Friend Connect

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  62. I follow Kelly’s Lucky You and Simply Stacie on Twitter

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  63. I like Kelly’s Lucky You and Simply Stacie on Facebook

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  64. I Subscribe by email to Kelly’s Lucky You and Simply Stacie

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  65. I have Kelly’s Lucky You and Simply Stacie buttons
    http://thesimplejocabelllife.blogspot.com/

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  66. I have the Build A Beautiful Blog Week button
    http://thesimplejocabelllife.blogspot.com/

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  67. I learned that she has an adopted son. Congrats!

    www.minnesotacouponadventure.blogspot.com

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