First of all I wanted to thank each and every one of you for entering my big Custom Design Giveaway! There were over 250 entries and I totally enjoyed going through all of your boards and picking my favourites. I was fooling myself when I thought up this giveaway because I was sure that I would know who the winner was as soon as I saw their Pinterest board. Yup, turns out that was a huge mistake. There were honestly so many good ones and I've spent countless hours sitting at my computer, staring at the screen while deciding what to do.
As I went along I decided that I would need to start picking them apart a little more and not only decide which boards looked the best, but also who put thought into them, gave a clear understanding of a specific look they were after, and was also a style that I thought I could bring my personal touch to.
After much deliberation with myself, I decided that Kristeli Lalas was the winner! Here are a few things from her board:
I chose this one because I totally understood the look she was going for, and it seemed like she did as well. It gave me a clear direction. It's also a style that is super fun for me to create in blog form... but that wasn't the only reason I chose this particular board. I popped on over to her blog URL in her Pinterest profile, fittingly called Pink Confessions, and knew right then that she needed this makeover. I felt as though her current design didn't suit this style she loved at all and that it was time to make Pink Confessions into what it should be... Pink and gorgeous! So, congratulations Kristeli! I am excited to work with you!
Originally I was just going to pick two runner ups... but that proved more difficult than I imagined. I think my heart got the best of me and I felt terrible at the thought of leaving a handful of these boards out of the running, so I decided that instead of just giving away two vouchers for pre-made Blogger designs from my shop, I would give out a stack of them.
The Runner Ups:
If you're on this list, please email me to claim your voucher (dana at thewonderforest dot com)! I chose these ones because once again, they all gave a really clear idea of a look they wanted and their images just flowed together so well. I could tell that they put in a lot of effort towards conveying their ideas, and simply just loved the ideas they had! I would have chosen them all to win a custom design if I had the time. There were SO many amazing boards and so much time put into creating each one. It was hard enough choosing a winner, and once I had it down to 36 favourite boards it only got tougher. Here are some of the honorable mentions that I also really enjoyed...
Thank you so much for entering and I hope that you're not disappointed if you weren't mentioned! Like I said, this entire process was hard and if I could have picked 100 of you to win, I would have. Your boards have also given me inspiration for some new premade blog design ideas so maybe you'll see something pop up in my shop that suits your blog dreams. Hopefully you learned a little something about your future blog or shop design through this process as well! Putting together inspiration boards is such a fun and creative way to get you thinking about your whole design process, so I hope that you can still use your gathered inspiration as a guide!
This was fun! I also wanted to let you know that if you didn't win, I am giving away a premade Blogger template of your choice over at Kyla Is Inspired today! I've also opened up the Envye Affiliate Program so if that interests you, check out the details here.
Have a lovely day!