Sunday, April 10, 2011

Blog Design and a Card

I spent forever today working on a new design for my blog. I don't really know a whole lot about designing a blog other than the basic designs that are provided. I downloaded a header kit and a photo editor today and worked on a header for a while--I couldn't get it to look like I wanted and it just looked blah. I put it on the blog and changed the background. Ugh. I hated it.

So I went back to my roots and took some pictures (with my NEW camera, by the way) of some of my favorite crafting supplies; ribbons, buttons, twine and some of my favorite cards. I then used Picnik to create a collage, which I then added to my blog. I changed the background and font color again.

I finally like how it looks. It fits my personality better and I think it was more of an impact. I hope you like.

In between all of the messing around, I also made a new card using Once Upon a Princess. I have only used this cartridge a few times but it's so cute!
I like the simplicity of the card and I think the pinks just pop off of the kraft paper. I used all scraps on this one--woohoo! I have too many and I think one day I am going to make tons of flowers, just to get rid of them!
I am not sure if it's because I was blond growing up, but I just think a princess needs to be blond! I think she turned out so cute!

I finally got to use some of the memory thread that I bought on super duper deal from Joann's (online) a few weeks ago. I bought every color they had online, but I still need to get pink and purple from the store. Here I used the bright green and I love how it pops off of the pink ribbon! The sentiment stamp was on sale at Michael's and I believe the set is by Recollections. It doesn't look quite so fuzzy in person, but I still have to decide if I want to restamp it or just live with it!

Tomorrow I am going to do less blog design and more crafting. It's supposed to be 80 degrees here tomorrow--maybe I'll even go outside (doubtful!!).


  1. Your card is adorable! (I think princesses should be blond too!)
    Your blog looks great! Love your header with all the pretty pics. Great work!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Love the new look...and the card is great, too!

  3. Love the pink on the kraft paper. I have left a blog award for you on my blog.

  4. Wow!a little fairy princess,so cute plus the color blends well.Inkjet Paper