Monday, April 14, 2008

Look a new Blog Header

So I decided I wanted a new blog header. Time for a change. My friend Angie did my old one and she's all busy and stuff no so I didn't want to beg her for a new one, so I decided I could do one myself.

Um... wow. My brain literally exploded thinking about that. I know how to use digital elements. But I could not for the LIFE of me figure out if I was ALLOWED to use them for a blog thingie. Some sites were clear that the answer was no, some were totally vague about it causing me to get brain bleed. I am super psycho about copyright stuff so I didn't want to step on any toes, and I for dang sure didn't want to spend an hour making a cute banner that I'd get an email next week telling me I have to remove. *cuz I'm sure that my little site gets so much traffic that the designer of that kit would happen upon it?*

So I decided to make my own. Out of actual cardstock. And this is what I did. At first there was no yellow bird but EVERYONE who saw it said it needed a critter. So I added the bird. Tracey says the bird looks lonely, I say he looks like he's staying until I figure out something else! HA!

I did email two very cute designers of digi kits to ask if it was ok to use the kits on this type blog. I'll let you know if I hear back from them. I also hear that the pay kits at shabbyprincess are ok to use, but not the free ones. They are lovely. They are also shabby and I'm not a shabby girl, so I didn't select one. She has done ones too, they are like $2 and they are just ready to use blog thingies. You can add photos and your title. Very cool product. Lemme get you a link sense I'm talking so much about it. Ok HERE are the "blogware" downloads. They are really nice.

ANYHOW, what do you think of the banner I have now? Is it too narrow? Should it go all the way across? I dont want it to be so that anyone has to use a bottom side to side scroll thingie, I hate it when I have to use those on sites.

And I'll sneak this in here, in case you are actually still reading. Do NOT miss my post Friday (probably Thursday night actually) And Saturday. You will be sorry if you miss these posts. I have news and prizes related to the news. *WINK WINK*

7 comments:

Denise... said...

Your header is adorable. Wonderful job.

Monica said...

Great job Erin - the header looks really cute! Isn't it such a sense of satisfaction to know you figured it out yourself? At least that's how I felt...

Cat said...

Erin - really CUTE banner. i don't think your yellow bird looks lonely ;)

Kathy said...

I can't see it--there's just white space. I'll try to check it from home and see if I can see it there.

Tami Bayer said...

It is perfect! Love the little yellow bird. If you make it wider, that might distort your photo.

Pegg S said...

The header looks so cool! I like it!

shuggy said...

cute new header!!!