I have an interesting project in the works, planning to revamp my blog too, but it's going to take time to prepare my materials.
In the meantime I started using Sparth's custom shape tool technique for design. I love it because I have a hard time coming up with interesting shape language on my own, so this is a nice way to speed up the process. Didn't spend much time on any of these thumbnails, actually 80% of the time was spent making the shapes but I have around 100 of them now so it should last a while.
So stay tuned for exciting stuff!