Thursday, February 12, 2009

A mid-blog crisis?

I've been struggling with the look of my blog for...well, since I started. I keep trying new things, formats, fonts, layouts, etc. After some very frustrating rounds with some photo editing programs, I decided to take the easy way out, and check out some pre-fabbed stuff online. I found the header and the background at thecutestblogontheblock. The background is The Madison and is really for a 3 column blog, (which one day I might try again, but I thought it looked too cramped) so all you see is the polka dots, and I kinda like it like that.

I'm really not going for a Twilight theme, which is what black, red, and white seem to signify these days. I love the classic look of these 3 colours, and the damask pattern reminds me of Paris, which is my happy place.

What do you think? any suggestions? my next step is to pay someone, because I am clearly not a graphic designer.

13 comments:

Wow! This is great.
I just might try something like this.
I need a FRESH look on mine!

I love it! And honestly until you mentioned it I didn't think about Twilight at all.

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Thanks Eve! You should check out thecutestblogontheblog.com, they've got some great stuff and it's super easy to install.

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haha, Thanks Jen!
Funny enough, after I posted, I had a mini-breakthrough with Photoshop, so I may still tweak it a bit, but I do love that header.

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Love your bloggy makeover! Very classy! I have beige paper with black velvet designs like this ;) It's hiding in my secret stash, LOL!

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Thanks Margie!
oooo that sounds like great paper! use it! :)

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It's pretty and not Twilight-y at all. At least, not in a bad way. ;)

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Thanks Leigh!
hehe, is there a bad Twilight-y way? lol

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I like how clean the look is (though I didn't ever see your old look- just found ya blog hopping tonight!) and will have to check out your source to give my blog a lift :)

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Thank you! that's why I picked this one as well, nice and clean looking.
And thanks for stopping in on your blog hop!
I'm off to check out yours :)

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I like how clean the look is (though I didn't ever see your old look- just found ya blog hopping tonight!) and will have to check out your source to give my blog a lift :)

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Thanks Leigh!
hehe, is there a bad Twilight-y way? lol

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I love it! And honestly until you mentioned it I didn't think about Twilight at all.

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