Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My blog got a New Year's facelift!

Most of you know that I've only had this little blog for about 6 weeks, and I used ready-made backgrounds and other elements to start with so I could get up and running in a hurry.  Being the creative type like all of you are, and not wanting to have a blog that looked like anyone else's, I have been doing a little research on how to design my own.  Well, today I really spent the "rump time" at my computer and put together a whole new look, and I have to say that I'm pretty darn happy with the outcome! I still have some tweaking to do to some little things that will likely drive me crazy until they're fixed, but overall, I think I have a look that I'll stick with - at least for a few months.

I want to thank the desingers that I got the "papers" and other elements from to put my page together.  Amanda over at kevinandamanda.com has some gorgeous stuff, and she's also a very good photogrpaher who gives tutorials on her site sometimes.  Be sure to check her out.  I also want to thank Carrie Stevens at Creative Complexions.  I got most of the elements I used from her site.  Both ladies offer free downloads.

So, now that I have the blog all spiffed up, what about a new file?  Well.....I just so happen to have one almost ready to share with you.  It's an elegant little hexagon-shaped box. Think miniature hat box.  I have some final details to work on, but I will have it ready for you as my New Year's gift tomorrow afternoon, so come back to check it out. I think you'll like it!


lynn said...

very pretty, cindy! i just changed mine, too!

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Ladybug said...

The new look to your blog is beautiful! Great job!

I just spotted your toblerone cut file. Thank you so much for sharing. My DH loves that li'l gem!! ;-)

Kathy said...

I like your blog Cindy, Kathy

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DEb R said...

I love your blog. I am fairly new to the cricut and have found your blog extremely helpful. Thanks!!


gaterlady said...

Thank you for sharing so many of your creations. I am very new to Cricut & Gypsy and so appreciate your ideas that inspire me


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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
Lifetime crafter, beginning with sewing clothes for my troll dolls when I was 5. Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2000. Wife of almost 30 years to my high school sweetheart and planning on 30 more! Mom to 2 great kids and one awesome new son-in-law. "Mom" to 3 furkids, Pomeranians Roxy and Lulu, and a Calico cat, Sugar aka "Miss Fattypants." Addicted to all things Disney!