Saturday, September 6, 2008

Extreme Makeover: Blog Edition

Whew! After a long time of working on this blog image, I'm finally publishing the results. I really don't know that much about digital design or coding or anything, so anything I do I kind of learn by accident. I learned about digital scrapbooking from Mrs. Mordecai and love the pages she designs, so I got curious whether I could use digital scrapbooking tools in my blog. The answer is:

It's complicated.

Some designers let you, some designers don't, and some designers require a commercial license of their products. Thankfully, I was able to buy from gracious designers who allowed me to use their products and even "bent the rules" for me! So go check out Alma Townsend and Shelleyrae Cusbert!

So, I thoroughly enjoyed learning how to use Photoshop to make my blog a little cuter! I enjoyed it so much that I signed up for an online Photoshop class at Go Digital Scrapbooking. It's only $30 for the beginner class, which is much less expensive than taking a class at a local college. I've learned a lot of technical stuff already. I'll let you know how it turns out!

Anyway, enough about the blog..... I'll have more frequent updates now that my first week of school is finished along with the blog redesign. Up next is my fabric and trim trip to New York CIty! (Along with seeing the US Open ;) ).

**I've just realized that the blog looks funny in Internet Explorer. It looks like it is supposed to in Firefox and Safari. Technical difficulties should be solved shortly!


  1. Your blog looks amazing! It is complicated about whether you can use graphics on your blog, isn't it? Great job! I use a scrapbook paper on my blog background, by the way.

  2. I LOVE your blog's new look. It's so bright and cheerful looking! I was about to write that the list of blogs is not visible with the stripes background, then I read where you said it looked different in Explorer. Sure enough, in Firefox, it looks different! Either way, though, your blog's graphics are amazing! I'm gonna have to look into the digital scrapbooking thing. I don't have photoshop though, maybe you need it to do any type of graphics.

    Well, you've certainly been busy!

  3. Love the finished product! Good Job!

  4. Great Job! I'm very proud of you. Stem! <3

  5. Hi, I stumbled upon your blog while looking for bag pattern. You blog is fabulous.. great job there. and your stichings are neat. well done lady!

  6. I love the new look! Congratulations on braving the difficulties of computer "stuff" ;-)

    I can't wait to hear about your trip to NY!

    Yours in Christ,

  7. Great job! It seems more like you than the other one; vibrant, lively, and pretty!

    God bless from a fellow blogger,



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