Momma go Round, and I Love the Way she Blogs! We could not have done it without their expertise!
We created the button, header, and signature in Photoshop... We used a lot of brushes! We are going for a clean vintage look. We hope to in the future give some tutorials on photoshop.
We found a basic template that works well with our design. I had fun playing around in the Blogger Template Designer and all of the advanced options it allows you to change, such as page widths etc. I made the tool bar using the gadget 'Pages', and changed some of the tab design in the template designer.
I have LEARNED so much about blogging this past month, I thought I would share a couple tips.
1) For fun fantastic free fonts (like my alliteration) go to dafont.com. It is such a fun site, with easy to download free fonts... That is where we found the font for the Roadsign (It is called Road Movie), and the cool Jane Austen font for our logo, Destination to design. But Beware, it is a TIME SUCKER, their are so many fun fonts to look at.
2) For our blog design we really wanted to include a street sign because Ladybird Ln refers to the street we grew up on... So I needed a Street Sign image to play with... I did not want to rip off a copyrighted image so I used the Creative Commons search tool. This is such a powerful tool, because it will search images that you can modify, adapt, build upon, for personal or commercial use. Do you recognize the picture below?
Yup you guessed it, this is the image we modified for the street sign on our header! It has a creative commons license so I was able to modify it...
So far, this blog has been a great experience. I enjoy getting comments from people, and sharing my projects! I also enjoy looking at the blogger stats! Thanks for reading.
I am linking up to Momma go Rounds Beautify your Blog Linky Party... I appreciate all of her easy to understand tutorials!