Saturday, March 3, 2012

Under Construction- Giveaway!


You've probably noticed a lot of changes here at Vibrant Valley Design. I promise, it hasn't been to confuse anyone. As a graphic designer, I have to be able to change for each client. Some clients like very artsy things, some only like clean and modern, some prefer feminine swirls while others want masculine  stripes. I'm constantly trying to make what other people like. Unfortunately, when your career is about other people's tastes, you seem to lose your own. To make things even harder, I'm a perfectionist. So, I've been diligently trying to find my style these past few weeks but I've come to my latest dilemma...which blog header should I use?

So, I've decided to make a fun giveaway out of it. On Monday 12th, I will give a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner! In order to be in the drawing, you must be a follower. Just leave a comment letting me know which blog header you prefer best (A or B). I'd also be very grateful if you can tell me why. You may only comment once. If you place my blinkie on your blog, you may leave a second comment (but you must let me know the blog address in your second comment).




A.


B.

Remember, you have until March 12th to enter. Good luck to everyone who enters!


86 comments:

Sandra Perdomo said...

I like A , but maybe you can make the birdie bigger , thanks for the chance

Emily Mae said...

I like A, and I agree that you should make the birdie bigger! It's cute.

Christina Collins said...

I think B is the cutest option. I'm a sucker for chevron and Polaroids. Good luck choosing!

Madeline said...

Hard choice, because they are both so cute, but I prefer A. It seems to stand out more. :)

Tina said...

Hi Tiffany: You don't need to enter me in the drawing, but I really like the simplicity of 'B'. That bird is simply adorable!

Staci said...

I love the first one! So cute!

~HappyScrappinMama~ said...

I really like A and do agree to maybe make the birdie a little larger. I love picket fences and the birdie looks like he is sliding down the hill to the "valley". Cute, Cute!

Penny said...

I like "A" better, but the bird needs to be bigger and perhaps add a flower, nest or house next to it, as it appears lonely!

juli (sweetpz) said...

I like B.

soapHOUSEmama said...

I like B! Great clean lines!

frostylady953 said...

I like A im a sucker for picket fences

Helen Ferrell said...

Let's try that again. I prefer "B" (forgot to leave my name)

Dena said...

I like "B" better. If your entire blog is going to be clean and neat I think the other header is to heavy and would draw my eye upwards and compete with any pictures of projects you have posted for the day.

Jennifer said...

I prefer B. I like the more neutral background.

Neysa said...

I vote for A. I love the bird!

Caroline Hackney said...

I prefer "B". The more minimalist look, with the clean lines, just fits better I think. The chevron background is a super popular design at the moment, and the bird offsets the graphic lines to soften the overall image. What a fun way to decide! Thanks for the chance to take part. :)

BSI said...

I prefer B. I feel that the "photo" of the bird relates more to scrapbooking.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I like "A" but I'd like to see the bird sitting atop one of the letters and maybe some flowers popping out of the grassy hill. :)

Scrapycandy said...

This is fun! I'm now a follower and will have to come back and see what banner you chose! I like A because it feels big and expansive and makes me smile. Thank you for thinking of us!

Stephanie said...

I like A because I like how the fence fills in more of the white space. And I love the birdie. :)

Stephanie said...

I posted your blinkie on my blog! :)

http://www.iwannabelikemartha.blogspot.com/

Kristin said...

Love the clean lines and polaroid in B!

Debi said...

I like B...I like the polaroid frame of the bird and the subtle chevron bg letting my eyes rest on the title.

Katherine said...

Both are really cute but I like A. I like the picket fence. I agree with others, make the birdie bigger.

Erica said...

I like Design B better but I'm a chevron lover. ;)

Leslie said...

I like B, because the bird is bigger and I am blind :)

Bonnie said...

I like A, but agree with others that maybe the birdie could be a tad bigger. Thanks for a chance to win.

Karen S. said...

I'm a new follower. I like Design A better, but agree with others that the bird would look better if it were a little bigger. Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Fifty-two pairs in 2012 said...

I love both. But given a choice I'll say B. I love your little bird. I've also placed your blinkie on my blog.

Sylvia said...

Voting for A :)
(but like them both!)

wendyp said...

There needs to be a choice C for both! They're both adorable but I love that chevron pattern in B!

nursela said...

A is my favorite! I think the birdie is ok, but maybe you could try enlarging him and see if it looks better. I like the "valley" part of this layout to go with the title of your blog! Thanks for offering this. I've never bought anything from 2Peas and this would give me a great excuse to try shopping from them!

Angie's Paper Passion said...

Hey Tiffany! You have a great blog and I am looking forward to reading it ang becoming inspired. I am now a new follower. As far as your header, I love A. Your blog has wonderful clean lines that I love but I think that the A header is not only cute but will give a pop of color. If it's possible maybe make the bird a little bigger. Then when paper crafters are surfing around, that beautiful header will catch their eye and that will make them stop and, since it's a blog with great content, they'll bookmark and there you go, new followers! Good luck with your choice!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your blog! became a follower.

I picked A as i love the scene but i would make bird little bigger as he seem lost there.

Tracy said...

Honestly they are both so cute.
But I prefer "A" a bit more as it is anchored by the colour.
I really like the fence as well, gives it a more home fee.

Anonymous said...

I prefer header B. To me it makes a point-simple and clutterfree with colors that are easy on the eyes. I would easily choose this if I ever had a blog.
swiley639@aol.com

Amy said...

I like B. I am sucker for chevron!!! and also I love the simplicity of it. I am a new follower of your blog and am looking forward to seeing all your great ideas!

Anonymous said...

I like "c" all of the above
I really like both of them, however "a" would be my first choice, as it got my attention first. They are both wonderful. It is going to be. Tough choice

Emma said...

I like B - I like cute and simple layouts! Plus I like the colors (pink and white). Good Luck!

Kat said...

I like B because it looks more professional.

Rose said...

I prefer B -- it seems more professional and more in touch with current trends.

BTW -- I subscribed by email -- skatepixie is part of the email. :)

April said...

I like A. I love the picket fence. I agree that the bird should be bigger. The colors are nice too.

Kelli said...

I really like the picket fence, but I do think the polaroid in "B" goes better with the whole scrapbooky feel of it all. But whichever one you choose, it will look great!

Moi said...

I like A, but I agree with whomever said the birdie should be bigger.

I'm following you via Twitter, my avatar is a black kitty.

DeAnna Yaritz said...

I really like B. Something about that little birdie pic being pinned up makes me thing more of scrapping :)

Tanya Ham said...

I really like them both, but A really stuck out to me ... and maybe like lots of the other comments, make that cute little birdie bigger. So cute! :)

Jingle said...

These are great designs! I am leaning toward B. I think it is more timeless and also very calm on the eye. I just like it! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Theresa said...

I like B...I like the subtle background!!!

Danielle said...

I prefer A and I also agree to make the bird bigger.

Lisa C. said...

I prefer B because I think the title stands out more. There's not so much going on.

Mominct said...

I love option A! The bird is so cute and the colors are great :)

Danielle
mominct@comcast.net

*Monica B* said...

B is my favorite! It has two things I've been addicted to lately - chevrons and polaroids! I think it's adorable. I also think you can see the text better.

*Monica B* said...

I put your blinkie in my blog sidebar!

http://monicalifeasme.blogspot.com/

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

I have to say I like B because I have more simple tastes. And I like the polaroid :)
I am a follower now :)

dawnaclark said...

I prefer B! Love the clean lines, love gray, and it has a more modern feel.
Design A.....way too cutesy and would only appeal to a limited group. if i came to your blog and saw header A, i'd probably not venture much further.

ETA-i deleted my first comment (you said only one comment) i forget to say, I don't really care for your font choice. i think a more graphic modern font would look better. i guess cutesy isn't my taste. i hope my comments are constructive criticism! :)

I am a new follower!

Busygirl said...

I'm following your blog!

I like B. I really dislike A lol! The fence is competing for attention. My eyes don't know where to look and kept getting drawn to the white fence which is so dominant because nothing else is white. And the green "my creative scrapbook escape" is almost invisible between the strong white and pink. And the bird is so far away from everything else yet so tiny, I don't know what's the purpose of it. But B is fantastic!

Ashley Rock said...

I like B-- thanks for the chance to win!!!

Dawn said...

I love B, I love the colour and simplicity of the chevrons and the bird in the polaroid!

Izzyb said...

New follower. :-) I prefer B. Nice clean lines and sweet chevron paper.

javagirl1159 said...

B goes better with the rest of your blog. Clean and neat.

Heidi said...

I like B. I like the little bird and how it reminds me of a polaroid picture.

Angie said...

I like B the best. And Im also a follower,thanks for the chance to win

Denise said...

I prefer #2.

KK said...

I love b! Following you on Google Reader.

mel said...

I like B, but maybe with a bolder border to help it stand out a little more? At first I liked A better because it was more vibrant, but it is younger looking.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Happy to be a new follower on my first visit here :)

Pam W. said...

I like A...it is sweet and for some reason if fits your blog title better...really fits with Vibrant Valley.

Lisa Echerd said...

I like B because it is cleaner and it looks more like a 'page' to me with the birdie shown as a photo.

Julie said...

I like both but I think that I prefer B over A just slightly. I like that the birdie is a little larger in that one. It stands out more.

Anonymous said...

I like B a lot. It has a more contempory feel to it.

Debbie from Illinois

Lea L. said...

I prefer B because I am a fan of current trends. So, the chevron background and the Polaroid frame did it for me!

Bwalter1 said...

I love them both! A is my favorite though. I think I'd make the bird a tiny bit bigger though!

ShawnaW said...

I like B. The polaroid is cute and i like that it is more simple than the first

Norma Gomez said...

They're both really good but I like B best. Have fun fixin up your blog!

Patricia said...

I'm really liking B! It's a little more cleaner to me and itt's trendy with the chevrons!

Brenda Lee said...

I just saw the part about adding the blinkie! I added it to my blog :D

scrappin_in_AK said...

I prefer B - love the chevron b/g and the larger birdie

Leslie said...

I like A. You can't go wrong with a white picket fence!

Kate Vickers said...

Hi Tiffany! Kate from The Nook here... I prefer B myself. I have a thing for chevrons and I prefer the larger bird.

pysselpetra said...

I prefer B because I think th etecy show up better and I like it that the bird is bigger.
Good luck with your decision
Petra aka pysselpetra at the Nook

Mental Health Matters... said...

i like A. thanks for the chance to win! :)

McCoko said...

I now follow. I love Banner A. and I agree with the others that said the birdie should be enlarged. Banner A just screams more "Vibrant" to me and that is after all the name of your blog. May be all the color!

Good luck in deciding. They are both nice but I like A better!

Jeana said...

Hi, I'm a new follower, too! It's a hard choice because I think both are great. I think I would choose A because of the colors, B seems to blend in.
Thanks so much for a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

A for me!

Anonymous said...

i prefer B, great idea for the giveaway

Laura said...

I am voitng for 'A' This design just grabbed my attention when I looked at the two of them. both are cute though!

Crystal @ A Well-Feathered Nest said...

I like B because it is single and clean, but it's cute and fun at the same time.