Saturday, January 31, 2009

Time for change

January went by fast. Thankfully, because that means I get to change my blog template. I have to limit myself, or you would see a new one every day and my family would not have food to eat or clothes to wear. There are so many options out there for backgrounds that I could spend hours dreaming and scheming. It is like redecorating a room in my home for free. I wish redecorating out of the virtual world was free and fast. 

I decided to go with the blog background from The Cutest Blog On the Block with a pink and brown theme; pink for the inevitable tug toward all things lovey-dovey this month, and brown because we are still in the heart (hehe, I crack myself up) of winter.  I designed a blog header to go with the new look and am happy with how it turned out. I use Photoshop to design most everything and I am getting better and faster. Instead of spending an entire day playing around with this, I only spent an hour. I couldn't really do a tutorial on how I create a header like this because it changes about 50 million times before I am done. I move, insert layers patterns, download fonts (the cute curly one above is from DaFont -- another seriously addicting site), change colors, and redesign and redesign. I have loads of fun doing it and only a bit of chaos ensued while my children ran unsupervised around the house. I better run back into the non-virtual world while it is still standing...

5 comments:

Kellie said...

I really miss Photoshop. I have the freeware Gimp that my husband downloaded for me when I told him of my desperation and it's just not the same. Love the polka dots!

Sara said...

Very cute template! I wish I could do stuff in Photoshop that you do, but it seems so complicated and takes me so much time! Maybe one day I'll take a community college class on photoshop...just an idea.

Lindsay said...

I like it!!

Cathy said...

You beat me to it again! I will be going from my January to February template tomorrow. Have no idea what I'll do. I just use free templates that I can get online. I wish I had the capability to customize it as much as you can, but I don't know how to do that...only minimally. Very cute!

Katie Rose said...

I'd take a class- if you'd teach it :) I love your new settings...