One of my spiritual gifts is mercy. (Don’t laugh – it’s true, and no one was more surprised that me.) I have a hard time saying “no” to folks…and had taken two orders after my queue closed that I’m now smacking my forehead for taking. Although I need to earn the money, (My friend Kelli recently told me that the majority of designers surveyed, worked over 50 hrs a week and made less than $20K a year – I can testify to that!) I also need to be more available to my kids. My husband might like it if I actually cleaned the house once in a while too. 🙂
I haven’t updated my portfolio in ages…will get to that once I’m finished with my queue…only have 7 blogs left – I can’t believe I don’t have at least 20 in queue. I have to tell you – I have no idea how I’m going to manage it going forward. There has to be a way to keep it down to 1-2 per week, which is really all I can do and do right. I don’t want to do basic design anymore. Anyone can do that and you can find over 300 blog designers on the web who do the same thing. So I’m not sure what the future holds.
That said, here’s a few I’ve done recently, as well as some before and afters:
Living My Best Life (Before and After on Blogger):
Especially Heather (Custom Design, WordPress):
Jumpstart (WP Design):
Lisa B’s WP Guides Blog (header only – WP Design):
Literarily – Before and After (WP Header):
Literate Housewife (Custom Design, WP Before and After):
It’s Always a Production -Restyled Blogger (widgetized, widened, added third column):
Faith Co-op (WP Private Homeschool Multi-Author Blog):
It’s My Life…(Custom Blogger Before and After)
Did you know I’m also doing custom Twitter backgrounds?
Simply Amusing (wonder who this is?)
rachel whetzelFebruary 10, 2009 at 10:36 am (14 years ago)
LOVE it!! I see some elements about It’s My Life I’d love to talk about!!
Headless MomFebruary 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm (14 years ago)
I love “It’s My Life”‘s new look. The vertical tabs are awesome!
Megan@SortaCrunchyFebruary 11, 2009 at 7:10 am (14 years ago)
These are all GREAT, Karen! No wonder you stay so booked. I’m interested to hear in what direction you will take your gift for design.
I Am BoymomFebruary 11, 2009 at 2:41 pm (14 years ago)
I love your stuff! One of these days I will find some money under a rock and be able to offer you so much buckage that you will drop all of your other gigs and design me some wicked cool blogs!
Best LifeFebruary 11, 2009 at 6:25 pm (14 years ago)
Wow! You really have a gift…you should be making more money. 🙂 Personally, I think “Living My Best Life” is the best! wink-wink Lisa~