I was contacted by Jamie quite a while to do a blog design, and I was thrilled to! She's pretty awesome and I love reading what she has to say.
Jamie had requested purple, lace, and a tattoo-ey look to her blog. Initially I wanted to do a lace background, but thought the Victorian wallpaper was better suited for her blog. The header was pretty fun to make too...viva le vectors!
One problem I encountered with this design though...the new Blogger interface simply didn't want to accept the HTML code for the whole design. I kept getting this EXTREMELY frustrating error that was of no use. Seriously, I wasn't about to play the Blogger Support bastard runaround game.
It finally occurred to me that if we switched her back to the old Blogger interface, it may just take the HTML code. AND VOILA! So, if anyone out there is having trouble uploading a new template to Blogger, this may be your problem. An absolutely ridiculous problem that a large site like theirs shouldn't have, but what do I know? I'm just a blogger.
Anywho, this was a really fun layout to work on, and I hope Jamie is peachy with it! Thanks Jamie for letting me do this for you!