Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What do you think of my new look??

The other day I decided that the blog template that I had was too much, by that I mean, it was hard to see pictures, it was dark, it was frustrating that the words would scroll but the picture didn't move. Anyways, to make a long story short I decided I would go with a classic blogger template and change the header to my blog...lol, not that I know how to change the header to my blog.
So I started the search of a good picture to use for my blog header, couldn't find one that I really really liked and so I decided what the heck I could make one myself ...easy right?? WRONG!!!! I decided to take mandiannies advice and do something with coffee grounds (I am soooo not the one to play around with this idea), but I thought how hard could it be....sigh, guess who was disappointed by that outcome. Yep, I was...I thought to myself *you are sooooo crazy to think you can get the look you want, ditch this idea before you get an eye twitch* I also thought I could make my blog title out of coffee grounds...yep, wasn't going to happen and no I didn't try to do it either...just a pipe dream.
Next...I went back to my idea of trying to find a picture suitable for my blog online, I found one but then I had the issue of not having photoshop or any sort of fancy shmancy photo editing program. Nor was I going to sit here all day with my dials up service waiting for one to download, so I was left with using "Paint" program that came with my computer. I got the picture onto my "paint" programs screen, next to add my blog's title easy enough....WRONG...so I call Julie in hopes she could help me, she recommended I wait for her dh to come home to help me.
I said this is silly...I CAN DO THIS!!! Lol, I went into the "paint" program and to my surprise I figured out how to get my blogs title on there without a big white box around it...and then I had to fool around with the font a bit. Here is what I was able to come up with...what do you think???
I want to thank all of you for sending me your thoughts, I do love flowers, but it has to be the right kind of flower...like cala lily's or water lily's. I was going to go for the Easter theme, but the template's I found weren't exactly my style...can't say I didn't try in all those categories. Thank you Mandiannie for your wonderful idea, it was a great idea too bad I am not a professional photographer I probably would have been able to get that perfect shot I was looking for.
I did mention something about blog candy didn't I, well...I would like to send out some blog candy to Mandiannie and so if you can send me your addy to c_levy@auracom.com that would be great. Thanks everyone...and have a great day :)!

2 comments:

Julie Mutch said...

Nice, new, clean look to your blog, Catherine, I like it! :)

The coffee beans make a cute banner and I like the pic on the right sidebar...humm...I wonder who made that nice pic? lol :)

Well, I'm off to tackle a card and then off to work...gotta support my stampin' habit, ya know! :)

Hugs,
Julie

Mandiannie said...

Thanks for the kind words. I sent you a little something in the e-mail I sent with my address.