My Brand New Do ... by C.L. Beck

Did you notice the new look to my blogsite? The talented and amazingly creative, Karlene Browning, at Desert Rose Designs set up it up for me.

Karlene will be launching her new site, Desert Rose Designs, in January and will offer a plethora of fun services for authors and bloggers.

Did I hear you ask, "Such as what?"

Well, I'm glad you brought that up (and without any prompting, too). Here, stolen swiped borrowed from her website, is the list of offerings:

* Book Design—cover and interior
* Marketing Materials for Authors—business cards, postcards, signing posters, and more
* Free Blogger backgrounds
* Custom Blog headers
* Custom Blog design
* Personal cards
* Mommy cards
* and More

Now for the disclaimer. The ATF FDIC DoYouSeeWhatISee ... well, one of those government agencies that is all initials ... requires that I tell you Karlene did this terrific job for me as a gift. I've been a fan of her blogging backgrounds for a long time and have told her so many times. The other day, when out of the kindness of her heart she offered to revamp my old, looked-like-it-was-built-by-a-third-grader site, I said, "Yes, yes, YES!"

And isn't it awesome?

So, thanks to Karlene, an amazing whiz of a woman, and a wonderful friend!

For those who are wondering how the Mormon Mishaps book launch went, it was fantastic. You'll be glad to know I showed up in more than just my underwear! (No, I'm not an exhibitionist, click here to read about my book launch nightmares last week.)

We sold out of the store's 40 copies in the first half hour and after that were into selling from our own stash. THANK YOU to all those who came to see us and purchased books. You're the best!

A little something to make you smile:

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LAST WEEK'S WINNER : Congrats to CONNIE HALL on winning the Greg Olsen calendar. Connie, please contact me no later than midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 16 to claim your prize. Send me an email with your mailing address and phone number at cindybeck(dot)author(at)yahoo(dot)com. Or at any other address you might have for me.

If the prize isn't claimed by Wednesday, it will be re-offered in a future contest. All previous contestants for that particular prize will be entered into the new drawing, along with the new entries.

$6 in Baskin Robbins Gift Certificate. (This prize is from a previous contest, was not claimed in time, and is being re-offered.)

THE PRODUCT: Yum! Ice cream! Need I say more?

MY OPINION: Woo-ha! Eggnog ice cream, or peanut butter and chocolate, or whatever flavor tickles your tummy is bound to be good.

Click here for disclaimer about my opinion.

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this article. If you're at a loss for thoughts, you might pop over to Desert Rose Designs and then tell me what you like most about Karlene's site.

Deadline to enter is by midnight Friday, December 18.

Winner will be announced no later than Monday, December 21.


Kimberly Job said...

Love the new look! Karlene is amazing. Congrats on the book launch as well. It was lots of fun.

Slamdunk said...

I like the new blog work--nicely done. Congrats on the book signing success. I am sure that had to put a smile on your face.

Unknown said...

I am so excited that Karlene is starting a design firm! I can't wait to see what all she comes up with!!!

PS - I wub icie cream. =)

Rachelle Christensen said...

Great new look! So much fun for the holidays. I'm so excited about the success of your book! Yee-haw! :)

Nichole Giles said...

Gorgeous! Karlene is definitely a genius. And thanks so, so, so much for not coming to our launch in your underwear. I might have felt a bit awkward standing / sitting next to you, not to mention worrying about you freezing to death.


C. LaRene Hall said...

I love the new look. Karlene is great, and so are you Cindy. Congratulations on your book launch. You and Nichole are the best.

ali cross said...

I LOVE your new look! I was gonna say so, even before I discovered it had been created by the lovely and talented Karlene! WTG Karlene!

Girl Tornado said...

Your blog is beautiful, Karlene did a bang-up job, but I didn't think it looked like a 3rd grader designed your previous blog. LOL

I'm so happy for your book signing success, congrats to you! I'm sure you didn't sleep much the night before - you had to be so excited.

And ice cream? I LOVE ice cream, but hubby luvs it even more than I. Amazingly enough, we don't have any in the house right now -- a rarity for sure. We would be thrilled beyond measure to win a Baskin Robbins GC! :)