Since this has become all I think about (I even woke up this morning and blog design was my first thought.), I thought I would share some places that I've been using for help.
- dafont.com has some great fonts that are easy to use.
- Our Blogger Templates has lots of great, free templates and useful information for installing the templates and making changes to it.
- Blogger Styles ranks all of their templates which is very helpful.
- Color palette selection is the toughest part for me. I've been using these sites a lot: Color Scheme Designer, ColorCombos.com and The Inspired Bride's collection of color palettes.