Saturday, January 3, 2009

An Award and Other Things

Lana over at The Kids Did WHAT?! (who's blog looks pretty nice, don't you think? *cough shameless plug*) has tagged me for the Lemonade Award! Woo!
Sadly I don't deserve it. I'm so busy fixing layouts that I made that I don't think I have the brainpower to link to 10 people. I'll probably come back and do it later tonight.
So for that very reason, anyone that comments on this post deserves the award. Why? Because I love comments. They stroke my ego.
Here's how the award works for those of you that don't cheat like me:
First, you should give link love to the person who gave you the award. Secondly, nominate ten of your favorite bloggers to receive the Lemonade Award!

Thank you so much for the award Lana. :) It makes me feel quite squiggly inside.

Since opening my "shop" I've done 3 full layouts, 1 plain background, and 3 backgrounds that will go in my premade section whenever I get around to it.
I'm going to get at least 10 backgrounds made for the premade section before I start the section.
I also need to ask some people how to get links at the top of my page.
Case in point Stesha's blog.
She has links at the top of her page, I want them. The end.

It's kind of funny. While making layouts for people I realized that my range is a lot farther than I thought.
I made this fairy layout for Sheri that I absolutely adore. Except the current banner. I sent her a new one that fits, and when she puts it up I'm sure I'll completely love it.
Not like that's her fault. I'm just stupid and forgot that not everyone uses the simple blog layout. I have to learn to adapt.

I also learned how to make animated banners. I can also make animated backgrounds, but no one's asked for them. I've been making everyone's banner animated just because I can and it adds a little flair to the layout.

I was playing with my paint shop last night and made a really cool background without any brushes.
Actually I made two, and those two are the premade ones. I almost stole one of them for myself, but I was like noooo.
Because that would mean I'd be 1 short towards my goal of 10, and it's not worth it. I can just make myself a new one.

So overall I've had really good feedback on my stuff. Now I need to start to spread. Like a virus. Like a zombie virus.
Oh god let the nightmares stop.

Everyone send your friends my way, because you love me. Right?

When I woke up this morning the first thing I did was fix Sheri's banner, which was funny. My hands were shaking because I wasn't fully awake. It took me like 30 minutes to align things because I kept flicking the mouse a little too far.
Then I took a shower, and now I'm here. With a towel on my head.
We're going to look at a new house today. Our landlord is evicting us because he can't afford to pay the mortgage anymore.
Don't feel sorry for him. He owns like 7 other properties and in essence is screwing us over.
Luckily we found a house one neighborhood over that sounds promising.
Clue 1: The owner and his wife love cats/We have Tiffany
Clue 2: The street name is spanish themed/My mom loves spanish things
Clue 3: It's one neighborhood over, as I mentioned

So wish us luck in that venture. We're hoping to be out of here by the end of the month.

I think I'm going to somehow manage to do a giveaway at 100 posts, and maybe do a graphics shop giveaway after a certain number of "customers".
You know I did the math last night, and if I were charging for my graphics, even just 5 dollars a layout, I'd already have 20 bucks.
But I don't really believe in charging for that, since I didn't make the brushes. I just put the brushes to use and molded the layout.
Which actually takes a lot of time. The brushes are more like a tool in everything, you know? They aren't the whole piece.
I could charge for the time, but I still don't think that'd be right. I'll get spread around more if I do it for free.
And you guys know how I love being spread around. Like a virus. ZOMBIES OH GOD. *cowers*

I don't know what I should give away though. I'll figure something out. I'm crafty.

I think I need to go for now. I need to eat and work on more premade backgrounds.
Remember, for the best graphics for free, always come to Lee!

Holy crap that rhymes.
That's it, that's my new catch-phrase.
I'm coining it.


Erin said...

What a cute lemonade stand award! And why are you doing so many things for free? You are so sweet. (And they are beautiful, by the way.)

Kelsey said...

Congrats on your award! Yes, you DO deserve it!!

Good luck with the moving, hope it goes well.

Jillene said...

You deserve the award Lee!!

Me said...

Way to go! That's a great award!I love the blogs you have done, they look great! Keep up the good work!

Liz said...

Congrats on your award. Sheri's new layout is beautiful. You did a great job!

Kristina P. said...

I really love Kelsey's blog layout! It look great!

And I do think you should start charging for them. Why not?

Lana said...

Silly girl! You DO deserve it! If you didn't you wouldn't have gotten it. You just happen to be one of my favorite blogs. So there. ☺

Wendyburd1 said...

LOVE the faery background, LOVE faeries!!:)

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