Blog Designer Spotlight: ScrapBlog Designs by Hilary + GIVEAWAY!


:: Don’t miss Hilary’s BLOG MAKEOVER GIVEAWAY at the bottom of this post.

This week’s featured blog designer is the talented Hilary of ScrapBlog Designs by Hilary. She’s the creative designer behind a BBA favorite – Quadville: The McNulty Quads Blog. Hilary is a student at The Ohio State University, majoring in Psychology. Her goal is to become a nurse in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She tried her hand at blog design and realized it was “a good opportunity for a poor college student to make a few extra bucks on the side.”

We asked Hilary to tell us about herself and her design background. Here’s what she said.

I became a blogger in my early high school years and have been hooked since then! My personal blog is Hilary’s Place in Cyberspace, which I started in October of 2007.

Image and web design has been a favorite hobby of mine that started after I took a few Adobe Photoshop and web design classes in high school. After searching the web for a source that would make my blog look “pretty” and coming up short, I decided to try my hand in blog design. Through trial and error, I have taught myself a lot of what I know now. I also give credit to many different websites that offer free Blogger and Photoshop tutorials.

Here’s what Hilary told us about her design services.

As my design blog’s name suggests, my blog layouts have a scrapbook look to them. I mostly offer full blog layout designs with a variety of add-on options, but if you are looking for just a blog header, button, or custom signature, that can be arranged too. Right now, I am only making blog designs for those with a blog through Blogger.

I currently work with various digital scrapbooking artists to provide unique graphics with a scrapbook look. If you don’t see something offered on my blog design site that
you want to be incorporated into your blog design, just send me an e-mail and I will try my best to make it work!

What’s your turn around?

My turn around depends on how busy I am at any given point, but it is usually ever more than 1 to 2 weeks from the time of payment. I create my blog designs in two different stages…first I create the blog header and then the rest of the blog layouts.

Hilary’s outlook on blog design.

I love providing my blog design services to others. It often leaves the recipient glowing with a renewed motivation to share their lives with others, through their newly “beautified” blog. Since I started my blog designing endevour, I have met countless people who have personally touched my life in a way I never thought was possible. I can say that, without a doubt, the blog designing industry is one that is unique in and of itself…one that I am so greatful to be a part of.

Here are some of Hilary’s designs:

GIVEAWAY- Free Basic Blog Makeover

1) Go to the ScrapBlog Designs by Hilary portfolio page.

2) Leave a comment on this post telling us the title of your favorite design.

3) Enter only once. Make sure we have your contact info (email or blog address) in your blogger profile or comment itself, so we can contact you if you win.

4) This giveaway ends: Wednesday, 2/18 at 8:00 AM ET. We’ll select a random winner then post their name here on BBA and email them after the contest ends. Good luck!

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  1. Katie Stacey says:

    I like classy and fabulous!

  2. I love Twinfinitely Blessed! So cute! Thanks!

  3. The McNulty Family says:

    Hey BBA Fans!

    I just want to tell you that Hilary is AMAZING! She is kind, patient and talented. If your looking for makeover.. she’s your girl!

    She SAVED our blog when I tried a “do it yourself” layout! We LOVE her! She’s actually working on new look for us (again) right now.

    And.. we LOVE BBA!

    Gen and Family

  4. I love love love the Pierce Twins layout. I am a scrapbooker and I think I actually have a paper that looks similar to the layout. You do great work and I hope I win.
    My twin blog could use a new look.

  5. there are alot of good ones. there are even some in there that i read that i didn’t know she did. i think i like the one for the sparks family the best.

  6. Noah's Mommy says:

    ohhh I love A Beautiful Day…it is sooo cute….I’d love to win….

  7. Danny and Shannon says:

    I love the classy ones!

  8. Summaiyah Hyder says:

    i think my favorite has to be ‘Courtneyology 101′

  9. They are all super cute, but my favorite is: The Ketchledge Family.

  10. I had a hard time just picking one! but my favorite is the tucker times! Thanks! elizabeth

  11. I love the colors and graohics on everyday blessings.

  12. This is so awesome. I love Divine Chaos, but I’ll have to give my favorite vote to MY LIFE! Great work Hilary, I hope I win!

  13. Cute Stuff! i love the Lauren Michelle look.

  14. I love the divine chaos! Great colors. All of them are so cute. I hope I win!

  15. So many to choose from! I think I like Sterling Acres Homestead. I hope I win!

  16. i loved everything, but the one that jumped and grabbed me was the tucker times. I am not much into blogs with photos at the header, though i loved the dark ones.

    you can reach me at mysjoins(@)yahoo(dot)com

  17. Cherry Blossoms says:

    I really like “beautiful day” layout! super cute and super fun!
    Thanks for letting us enter!

  18. I love so many of them but “my five little monkeys” is one of my favorites.

  19. I like the The Morris Bunch.

  20. Lauren Michelle


  21. Divine Chaos

  22. my favorite is mine!

    she does a wonderful job!

  23. Mommyhood is Thankless says:

    Classy & Fabulous is one of my favorites!


  24. Thanks to Hillary who reminds me to leave my comment here ^_^
    I took forever to really choice my favorite, I opened several of them to find out the full layout and the best for me still “My CF Journey with God” I just started to write and share my experiences with new mums and the design just warm and close to the readers, just perfect for mine. I’m waiting for my blog make over ^_^ wonderful Hillary!


  25. Cory and Becca says:

    I really like the “all because two people fell in love”…I hope I win!! :)

  26. I absolutely love ….and then there were five. All of the designs are great and I would feel privelaged to have any one of them!


  27. I love From My Perspective. There are lots of blogs in there that I have been reading for a long time that I never realized Hilary did the layout for that I’ve LOVED the layout for! Neat!

  28. Baby Blog Addict says: