Sunday, August 22, 2010

Check Me Out!

A Little Cup of Comfort

Woo Hoo!  I got a make over!  First, let me say that I give all of the sites that offer layouts and headers for free lots of credit because this new look took me forever!  I actually purchased the image for my header and button but used this confusing, time consuming, annoying AWESOME program called GIMP to change all of the colors.  I would love to show you the original image but I saved over it and can not figure out how to download the raw image again.  OOPS!

Aside from the long process of fine tuning the header and button, I had to figure out how to actually apply everything to my blog.  Did I ever tell you that I was a little ADD in school?  Well, not exactly ADD but more uninterested in certain classes.  Computer class was one of those classes.  It was early in the morning, the lights were dim and the professor was super boring.  Needless to say, I begged someone to complete my final for which happened to be designing a webpage.  If only I had known then that HTML coding was important!

So, this whole blogging experience has been a real challenge to me and there have been a few sites that have really helped me along the way.  If your interested in creating some custom layouts, headers or buttons check these sites first. If they can't help you then they will at least give you a great jumping off point.

  • The Cutest Blog on the Block - This site offers a great selection of designs but also gives a ton of tips and tricks to do some of your own customizing.
  • Manic Mother - As much as I loved the Cutest Blog on the Block, I found this tutorial on creating a blog button much easier to follow.
  • GIMP - Here's the link to the photo editor I used.  I didn't want to make the commitment to photoshop and this is a free program.  It works pretty well but it gets glitchy sometimes... not sure if the glitches are program errors or user error though!  It's kind of hard to get the hang of but the results are worth it!
  • Blogger Tips and Tricks - This site explained how to center the titles of posts... something that was driving me crazy!

So what does everyone think?  Is it easy to read?  Do the colors work together?  Do you like/not like?  I'd really love some feedback!


  1. I LOVE your new look Kasey! I love the wallpaper and your headers is darling. Thanks for stopping by today.

  2. Well done you on your makeover. If only I had such ability too

    Blogging certainly is a learninc curve. I just wish it was a quicker one LOL.

  3. I love your blog, I discovered it from TV's Take! Your makeover looks great though I didn't get to see the original look, I am sure it was great too :)

  4. Kasey it looks fantastic! I love it! Have a great night my friend!

    Mama Hen

  5. You did a great job my number 1. Very proud of you. I may even hire you to redo mine. Love you. Keep up the good work.



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