Note: I’ve taken a break from design to pursue other volunteer activities. I’m chair of the church library committee this year, and we are building a new space and MOVING! An exciting thing for a book lover like me, but a lot of work! So, until further notice, I’m on leave here…thanks for stopping back and check back another time.
Here are a few examples of headers and blog I’ve done for folks or played with myself. Click to enlarge (circa 2007-2008, sorry I’ve not updated the list in a while!).
I started this endeavor as a way to raise money to pay off our church family life center debt. My family still has my number one priority, but this is a burden on my heart help meet body-life goals as well with whatever talents or skill I can offer.
At this time, all proceeds after taxes will go to paying off that debt. Note, as a service is exchanged, it will not be a tax deductible contribution for you unless it could be considered a business expense.
Email me with your favorite colors, photos, let me know your interests, or ideas/thoughts, preferences. I tend to change my blog header about four times a year, but some people choose a more classic header and stay with it–consider how long you want to keep it.
Option 1: HEADERS ($30.00):
Crown Laid Down had the mountains on her mind…her new homeplace…moose, antlers, crowns, green, her new scenery at a new homeplace, and simplicity! The spectacular mountain picture was one she had posted on her blog–the view from her kitchen window! Link: Crown Laid Down
Before, and After~
We’ve worked together a lot, but I loved these past interpretations, so I wanted to put them up.
Option 2: Assistance ($15.00)
Next, Miss Paul’s Story. Paula had a basic pink stripe with these adorable faces stuck under her header spot because she didn’t know how to get it installed and needed a little more punch to it. (blog: Gathering of Friends)
Option 3– FULL CUSTOMIZATION:
This is a blogger.com template. I like to add all the design for the sidebar to the actual widgets so that you can move them around according to your needs and preference over time rather than embedding them into code.
A simple full template can be $65. One fully loaded with sidebar texts and additional poetry, etc. can run $125. Each element (background pattern, signature, sidebar, sidebar elements, post icons, sidebar icons) adds to the expense. Talk to me about what you’re dreaming of and I’ll give you a quote for a full template. The good news is, any budget can have a great-looking template! Little Red Hearts from God (blogger).
Note: There is a limit how many full templates do into any one season for design. There is a waiting list is you want your name on it.
PLATFORMS for Full Blog Work:
Blogger.com: Header plus coordinating colors, or add-on other elements
WordPress.com: Full template (aadd $15.00 annual upgrade to WordPress). Also note: some WordPress.com templates are not fully customizable…we can only try to build on available themes.
I’ll give you a quote in advance after we discuss your wants, needs, and budget:
Blog headers: $20-40, depending on the complexity
Customized templates Plus Custom Header, $70.00-$140.00, depending on complexity
A La carte Items:
Seasonal headers. I do seasonal headers for holidays and times of the year! A few color changes on your blog makes the season. Contact me about what you want. If it’s simply, we can keep it within a reasonable holiday budget if you have a basic template to restructure.
Maintenance is the blog owner’s responsiblity, so be sure to SAVE your code in Notepad BEFORE you tinker, also SAVE code emails in an email folder. A lot of consultation is included, but after the design is finished, a $10.00 flat fee applies if Maggie has to sign-in to your blog to fix issues after tinkering if you need priority help. It interrupts the work flow to have to go back and re-do, often from scratch or a mess. Be sure to save your code first in Notepad before you tinker! A $3.00 per item service fee applies to re-instal each item: Blogger.com blogs include multiple elements to create a unified custom look–save them all to Notepad. Save all images to your hard-drive.) $3.00 for email assistance if you need priority help.
I will give you more than you ask for most often. I hope you love it AND the process!
Click HERE to Email Me with questions or for an estimate, (or you may comment below).
To see on-going work, click here or see category: “Maggie’s Designs”.
CALLIGRAPHY: I also do some calligraphy projects, currently for locals only.