http://www.amandastevens.com/ I like how the artwork surrounds the text on this site, though I would want the text box to be larger. I also think it would be even better if the user didn't have to scroll to get to the footer of the page. I would prefer the scrolling to be done within the text box itself. Optimally, visitors to my website would see a fully designed page — header, footer, artwork, etc, with large scrolling text box. This site will contain quite a bit of text, as opposed to a gallery for images.
http://www.core8.com/ If you think it would be best for the whole page to scroll (as opposed to an internal scrolling text box), I like the idea of this site. The artwork is at the top, with the links neatly laid out. Then, the text is below.
These two links above are examples of sites I do *not* like. There is far too much to process on this page. Since I am selling a service, I need the site to be crisp, clean, and clear... I need prospective clients to immediately know what they are looking at, so they do not get overwhelmed and click "back" on their browser.
I also am not a fan of "cute" or "cartoony" designs.