Thursday, November 20, 2008

Trying On a New Look

I thought I would change things up a bit on my blog - to help put me in the Christmas spirit, I suppose. Also, I noticed a few blogs with the same background I had and, quite frankly, it was annoying me. Yes - I'm using a free background. Yes - I know that anyone can use that background. I don't want to be like everyone else, but financial constraints have forced me to go with FREE backgrounds.

But, I learned a little more about Adobe Photoshop when I made my header.

See! Something good came of this... I've got a new background AND my Photoshop skills are improving!

11 comments:

SetApart said...

I definitely understand. I'm using a free layout , and would love my own unique look. I'm slowly learning how to make changes, but I've got a long way to go. Your new look is great, and nice job with your header!

Rhonda said...

It is very pretty, Angela. It has a very elegant, rich look to it!! :)

Michele said...

Ummm...It's not Christmas. You are a Catholic for crying out loud! I'm telling the Bishop!

Katherine said...

I think it looks wonderful! Very elegant. It makes me want to go decorate. Merry Christmas!

Tonia said...

Love the new look! Very classy! :0)

Dangie said...

I really like it! You are so funny! We use a free background too, but it looks like yours is a step up. DH won't allow me to use anything not offered by blogger! Talk about keeping it simple! Fortunately what we have matches our theme of coffee/coffee house feel!

Nikowa said...

Looks great!

Jennefer said...

It looks amazing! I am fortunate that my sweet dh is a photoshop guru. He spent hours helping me redesign my blog. I am *so* impressed that you did it all yourself. I can't do anymore than email, blog and upload a few photos! ;)

Home School Dawn said...

Hi,
I'm Home School Dawn, a fellow Best New Homeschool Blog Award nominee. I have posted an homage to all the nominees in our category. Come check it out! http://homeschooldawn.blogspot.com
Congratulations on a great honor. I enjoyed the competition.
Dawn

krazzymommy said...

Lovely, dahling, just lovely!

How are you? I feel like we haven't "talked" in awhile...I've been thinking of you and praying for you guys. :)

Sherri said...

Your page looks great. I love the site I am using for my backgrounds...the same as you, but also do not like to have anything like someone else....see my pet peeves post haha!! I will be changing mine for Christmas soon...will probably strive to pick out the one that I least expect anyone else to use :)!!