Friday, March 20, 2009

a new look~ after lots of problem solving!!

If you've come and visited the last couple days you've probably seen several different backgrounds, and a few glitches. I think it is all sorted out, and now I finallly have a new background and banner that compliments a few of my favorite fabrics. :)

I first tried several different backgrounds from The Cutest Blog on the Block, and didn't find one that really went well. On their website they have some instructions on how to create your own, so I followed the steps, used some digital scrapbook papers, some fun elements, and thought I had it. Unfortunately, it just wasn't that simple. It would come out repeating the background, way too big, or too small.

Here is one where it is way too big-

With lots of help, from tcbotb, and some very kind etsy members, we actually problem solved this. My screen is a wide screen, so I needed to make the images much, much smaller, since it enlarges and stretches everything. For the repeating, MovieProps from etsy figured that one out, and even a few more glitches. He even gave me the html coding to finally get it all right.

THANKS SO MUCH to everyone who helped out with getting my little blog looking like new!!!


  1. So fresh!! I love it! And who doesn't want to see a gnome and deer? Wow, good job on the troubleshooting.

  2. Love the new look! It is a perfect reflection of the fabrics you quilt with :) I especially like d the cupcake background too - where did you find it?
    Sara :)

  3. Sara,

    Thanks!! The cupcake background is from The Cutest Blog on the Block, they have some REALLY cute ones!! :)

  4. Looks great. I enjoy your blog.

  5. Hi Kerri, how funny that we just posted about the same thing. : ) But regarding your note at my place, I just gotta ask: did you get your pronouns confused? MY title is just plain old text; YOUR title has a cute background (is there anything better than red and white polkadots?!?!?) AND a cute picture AND lovely text as well. so just whose title is the boring one here?!? : ) (That would be MINE!) Or did you maybe update your title since then...

    Oh, and I was wondering why my favorite song wasn't playing as I was typing this, then realized my laptop volume was muted. : )

  6. really nice- love the sky blue and red color scheme. The gnome and deer are a nice touch! Well done!

  7. Very cute! And thanks for the links, I'm looking for some new backgrounds myself!

  8. Just a comment, I have a hard time reading your content because of the color, the light blue, the contrast is not enough. Maybe it's just me and my opinion. Thanks for listening.Do love your banner !

  9. Hi Kerri -
    Great job on your new background. It looks fantastic! I especially love the little buttons down the sides. Really cute.

  10. Tiff,

    Thanks for the suggestion. I made the font bold so I hope that helps. Please let me know if the text is still too hard to read and I'll change it to a darker color. Thought I'd try try this first, too see if that works. :)


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