Blog Designer Spotlight: Doodlebug Designs + GIVEAWAY


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We are excited to introduce you to another amazing blog designer in our weekly Blog Designer Spotlight here on BBA. Next up is Judi Ledford of Doodlebug Designs. She’s giving away a CUSTOM BLOG DESIGN to one lucky BBA reader!!! She’s also celebrating one year in business with an offer of $10 off each custom blog design. But hurry up. The discount ends March 15th.

Here’s how to enter our giveaway for a CUSTOM BLOG DESIGN by Doodlebug Designs:

1) Go to Doodlebug Designs or the Doodlebug Designs’ Gallery and search through her creative designs for your favorite.

2) Earn one entry by leaving a comment on this post telling us your favorite design from Doodlebug Designs.

3) Earn one extra entry by becoming a BBA Follower in our left column and letting us know in a separate comment. If you are already a follower, you can still earn an extra entry by just letting us know in a separate comment.

4) 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.

5) This giveaway ends: Wednesday, 3/11 at 7:00 PM ET. We’ll select a random winner then post their name here on BBA and email them after the contest ends. Good luck!

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

I am a stay at home mom of the most wonderful children in the world (of course). Shortly after leaving my 8-5 job I became pregnant with my son. He was born 3-1/2 months early. He was in NICU for 2-1/2 months. That experience really taught me more about what is important in life. Thank God he is a healthy and happy 3 year old now!

I started blogging in 2006 and quickly became addicted to it. I love connecting with people through blogging. I also quickly realized I was always interested in having a new look for my personal blog (For True Life). So, I taught myself blog template design. Once I got into it, I opened Doodlebug Designs in hopes of bringing in a little extra money and doing what I had come to love at the same time.

I work hard to provide each client with what they are looking for in a design. I want each and every client to be 100% satisfied with the work I do for them.

:: Here’s what Judi told us about her design services…

I provide all types of design services from buttons and banners to fully customized blog designs for Blogger and Word Press users. I also design Twitter backgrounds.

I like to think my “style” is very diverse. I focus on creating the design that the client has envisioned for their site. I go out of my way to make sure I don’t get stuck in the rut of creating “cookie cutter” designs, you know, the ones that all start looking the same. So, whether you want scrapbook style, whimsical, professional, simple, feminine, or whatever, I can do it for you!

I try to keep my waiting list moving along so that my clients don’t have to wait an extremely long time to get their design. Being a blogger myself I know when you want a new design you don’t really want to wait forever for it! I work on several blogs at one time in order to facilitate that.

:: Here are a few of Judi’s creative blog designs…

:: Judi also said…

I love working with people. I have made many friends through this venture. Some of them have become very close friends. That has been one of the perks of the business. I have truly been blessed.

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  1. I love them all but especially the scrapbooky look of shoestring and prayers.

  2. I became a follower.

  3. Cathy Davis says:

    I just can’t chose one! They are all adorable!

  4. Cathy Davis says:

    I’m a doodlebug follower!

  5. Michelle says:

    How can I choose? I like Dishin with the drama queen…and Weighing in on life…and A Path with promise

  6. Oooh, I like them all, but I think my favorite is Weighing in on life.

  7. I am a follower, too!

  8. The one “New Creation Cottage”
    is a great one!
    ashlomb at yahoo dot com

  9. I really love the Letters From Home design.

  10. I am a follower!

  11. beth ewing says:

    i love shoestring and prayer.

  12. beth ewing says:

    i am also a follower.

  13. Love Judi! I would have to say Chic Shopper Chick is one of my favorites! I would love to win this design as a very special gift for someone.

  14. ~Amanda~ says:

    There are too many cute designs but here are a few of my favorites…Weighing in on Life, At the Well In the Pursuit of Titus 2 and then The Sanchez Family.

  15. ~Amanda~ says:

    I too am a follower!! :)

  16. One Happy Family says:

    Ooh, it’s hard to pick a favorite- but I guess I’ll have to go with “Shoestring and Prayer.” WAY cute designs. LOVE ‘em!

  17. One Happy Family says:

    I’m a follower!!

  18. Adrienne says:

    I like the colors and paisley of Joyfully Living for his glory.

  19. chelsea says:

    Wow that shoestrings and prayer is pretty dang cool!

  20. Screamin' Mama says:

    I really like Dishin’ with the Drama Queen.

  21. Screamin' Mama says:

    I’m a follower!

  22. love My Life as Annie!!


  23. I like Following the path before us!!

  24. Second Story Creations says:

    I really enjoy the colors and design of Shoestring and a Prayer. It was fun to browse through the photos and had very personal touches. Great work!

  25. My favorite is My Life as Annie. Great work.

  26. I’m a BBA follower.

  27. ~Sandy~ says:

    I adore “My Life As Annie” layout…the colors and stripes are just too cute!! My blog could really use a makeover. Thanks for the chance to win :O)

  28. I love the Wilson Six and also Mamasphere. Very nice!

  29. I love the Mommy Needs a Time Out design. I love the background print too. It’s really cool. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  30. I’m now following you too!

  31. Daughter of the The King says:

    I love the “A Path With Promise”Design

  32. Catherine ~ The Purple Pear ~ says:

    I love the Mommy Needs a Time Out design – so cute! I like them all though. :) My blog address is :) :) :)


  33. Tails Gone Wild is my favorite design!

  34. I like Maggie’s Mind. It’s simple and pretty!

  35. My fave is “The SCOOP – Chick Style” LOVE IT!!!

  36. Yay! I’m now a follower!

  37. I love them all. Thank you for the link. I’ve been needing an update to my own blog!

  38. Farm Girl in MD says:

    Shoestring and Prayer all the way! It is so hard to pick, they’re so beautiful!

  39. Wow, that was hard. I guess I would choose…The Sanchez Family Happenings. I love the colors.

  40. Kristine says:

    FAVORITE is Blog of the Soap Pixie!!

  41. My favorite is For True Life! It’s super cute!

  42. Princessliak says:

    I like the tails west and the chicks scoop one. I like the simplicity of them all though!

  43. Anonymous says:

    I like many of the aspects of the Coach’s Life Blog design by DoodleBug Designs. I have a great newly started blog for DoodleBug to re-design for me if I happen to win the contest. Thanks.

  44. Baby Blog Addict says: