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Monday, March 22, 2010

Introducing...Valentine Design

I feel like I have been a bad Blogger lately. Many of you have left me sweet comments over the last 3 weeks and I have failed to respond to many of you. Does it help to know I have a good excuse??? I have been working like crazy on a new very exciting project.
(Well it’s exciting to me anyway) Many of you know that I got laid off of my job 3 weeks ago. I took a look around and decided now was the perfect opportunity for me to pursue some passions. I began this project for many reasons...
1. I love Blogging
2. I love the women who blog
3. I think we all want to have a beautiful blog.
4. I love being creative
5. I love to help other people
6. I like a challenge
7. I really needed a job!!!

And so my friends, I would like to officially open the doors on Valentine Design!!!

My concept for Valentine Design is to provide very personal one on one help with any issues that bloggers might be having. I really enjoy the detail work!! I will also offer custom backgrounds, headers and accessories as well as some pre-made backgrounds and some free stuff too! There are several pages to look at, all accessed from the Navigation Bar at the top.

I would really appreciate it if you would all go over there and have a look around. Then drop me an email with your feedback. I need to know both the good and the bad so I can fix anything that needs fixing.

Of course I would love to help any of you who would like the help! I can’t wait to get started!!!! If you would like to see a few of the Custom designs that I have done, you can go visit Dawn at The Feathered Nest, Shellagh at Ticking and Toile, and my dearest friend Devon at Blumensnapdragon. Devon is a budding jewelry designer and does some beautiful work. I know she would love you to visit and join her followers.

Oh, and one more thing... I would sooo appreciate it if any of you were so inclined to do a post announcing the new site. I think I'm gonna need all the help I can get to get the word out! Thank you my friends!!! Talk to you soon!


The Vintage Vagablonde said...

You go girl! You are so creative....look how quickly you found a new job and one that I know you will do well at!

I am always one to try something new.
Thinking about going less black on my blog...hmmmm.

So happy for you.....best of luck in your new venture :)

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Congratulations Karen! I couldn't be happier for you, now off to take a look around ~ I know it will knock my socks off coming from you.

The French Bear said...

Well, congratulations to you!!! This is fantastic, I love that you are so creative!!!
I wish lots and luck and I am sure I will need some help!!!
Margaret B

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Good for you, Karen! Much success!

DaniVerdeSalvia said...

Wonderful idea, Karen! As you can see, sometimes an apparently bad change become a good opportunity!

Blondie's Journal said...

I think this is a marvelous idea and endeavor, Karen and I wish you the very best of luck!


Diana Sh P said...

Congratulations, dear Karen! You are so talented, so creative girl... I believe that Valentine Design is the best way to realize your amazing talent:)I'm happy!!!


DeeDee said...

Well...how fun of you....I think you will be awesome at this job...some beautiful stuff already there....

I am so happy for you and will post a link to your new little spot on my blog...

hopefully soon I can come for a blogface lift my self...

Congrats and your go for it Karen...you have a lovely style and are very smart when it comes to bloggin...you will do great...

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Karen, your new blog is great. Always listen to your heart and all will go well. I think this new adventure will do very well for you. Your work is gorgeous and you are such a sweet person, how can it do anything except GROW. Congratulations and best wishes.
Hugs, Pat

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Muck luck with your new challenge! Best of wishes too! I am sure you will be successful.

I am having a "Blue Monday" giveaway~stop by to see~

Thanks...Have a terrific week!


Gypsy Fish said...

Congratulations! You have truly made an absolutely yummy lemonade out of lifes lemons..you're so talented and creative...
{{gypsy hugs}}

Debby said...

I am so happy for you, way to go! Everything looks wonderful over at Valentine Design. I am wishing you all the best in your new venture.

Cristine's Story said...

I have enjoyed your blog for some time now! Good luck on your new adventure. I have started one as well and I am sure I will be contacting you for some help on my blog. I struggle with computer stuff!



chicroses said...

Glad you have decided to do your art for blogs. I love your wallpaper examples...have thoughts of having some of my roses on a header but just dont know how to go about it. I wished I had more time for all this...babysit my granddaughter..which I love to do..but I dont do anything when I have her..anyway just noticed the passing of Harley..gosh didnt know he died..so sorry...just brought tears to see him having so much fun in those pics. I was showing my dh the pics...and we both miss our Hank so much still..silly isnt it. I want another dog but being tied down we dont want but I want one like Harley or Rocky..sally

maryboys said...

you are so creative...what a wonderful idea, karen. only the very best to you in your new venture:)


Linda K. said...

I've already been over to 'Valentine Design'. From what I see it's a hit. I'm going right now to post on it. Congratulations and always my best to you in your new venture. I love your designs and have to start thinking about a new one for mine and have you help me with some things. Very cool designs! Now, I have to go check out your work again.


Dorthe said...

this is a fantastic idea, and I wish you all the best of luck,for a good buissnis. I hope it will grow for you dear friend.
I will ofcourse blog this, but please be patient, as blogging is difficult having my grandchild here...so it might wait till next week.
congratulations with your new adventure.
xo Dorthe

Elyse said...

hi karen,

congratulations on your new venture. i saw dawn's blog and it is truly lovely. i just know you will find much success!!!

congrats to valentine designs!


Peridots Garden Blog said...

Karen I am so proud of you! Check my blog...you'll see one of your email buttons, one of your butttons from from your new blog AND

Your new blog is my post today!

Hope you like it!



SooZeQue said...

Stopping back in to say Hi ~ remember we had a lot in common here in AZ. I hope you can follow me and keep in touch. Cheers, SooZeQue

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Hello Karen,

In our house we know all too well about the "laid off" part...[my husband..5 weeks ago] He is now concentrating on his woodcarving. He carves songbirds.

I think it's a time in life to pursue our passions and enjoy a simple pleasure of feeling joy from what you are doing everyday.

I'm working towards getting my internet business launched but it seems it takes much longer to get things sorted out when it's mostly supplies that I'll be selling.

Karen, you will do wonderful..I just know that in my heart...I'll do a feature of your new business on my PiNk Saturday post this week. It will get a lot of exposure that way. I'll let you know when it's up and running.

These days we need all of the encouragement and uplifting we can find. :0) ♥

Stephanie ♥

Unknown said...

A wonderful idea! I will absolutely direct people your way.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Your blog is beautiful, love the colors and how serene and calm one feels upon visiting. Best of success in your new venture; I'm compiling a wish list now and am here because of ... oh dear ... blue, blue...blue... um, sorry. My mind just doesn't want to cooperate right now; if it didn't happen all the time, it would be more embarrassing.

Theresa MacNaughton said...

What a fabulous idea! Many congratulations to you on getting started on a wonderful new venture that I am sure will reap many personal rewards for you. :) Best of luck! Theresa

Lisa said...

Congrats Karen on your new business! I have no doubt that this is the start of something BIG!:)

Rustique Gal said...

Karen, Congratulations! You will be great at this! I've seen your presence out there. And I love the way your blog looks too. You have a special touch, I'm sure you'll be a success! Going to check it out right now! Sherry

Lisa said...

Great job girlfriend, I just saw Shellagh's (before reading this)& knew you did it by the stytle. And of course Dawn's looks great. You do a wonderful job of taking the personality of the blogger, & any icons they may have & incorporating them into a fresh new design. Lovely. You'll do great with this Karen! Congrats! Lisa

Debra said...

Congrats Dear Friend,
When I'm settled in and blogging again. I will be requesting you to design my blog. Your simply amazing. Relax and enjoy the ride.


Carla said...

I'm really excited for you. I would like to check into the details of you helping me with my blog design and header. You can contact me at cncmusick@gmail.com to give me more info. if you would like. Congrats!

awal.ny said...

I wish you the best of luck with your blog designing. The pictures of your home are beautiful.

Unknown said...

Yay! For You!! Congrats and wish you all the best. I'm sure you will be very successful! :)


Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Congrats & good luck on your new endeavor Karen! I've already added your button to my sidebar under blogging helpers & will do a post about it soon too. This is going to be a big success for you...I just know it!

paperbird said...

good luck Karen- I hope it is a huge success for you.

Unknown said...

Congratulations and success! "Valentine Design" is beautiful. I'm sorry you were laid off - my husband's going through this too, we just just keep praying and I keep saying that it's an opportunity to find a job you love.

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Hello Karen,

It's time for PiNk Saturday and you have been featured by me this week to promote your new design business.

I hope you don't mind that I borrowed your pretty banner. I wanted everyone to see it since it really makes an impression. ♥

Drop by when you have moment!

Stephanie ♥

Cyn said...

I am smiling ear to ear for you Karen ! You are so talented and wonderful I know business will take you far!! I included a post about you. Although I dont have many followers..yet..I hope the ones that do ill check you out!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Sounds so exciting, I'm headed over there right now!

Sherry said...

Your blog was one of the first I bookmarked in "delicious" so that I could remember how to find it. Since then I have started blogging and I think your blog is beautiful and a great inspiration. I wish you well in your future endeavors. You'll do great.

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