Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Who says I didn't do anything

Monday was not only my day off but it was a very snowy day, again. I had absolutely no desire to leave the house and most of the cleaning was already done.

I did spend most of the day in front of the computer playing but I also managed to do laundry, wash dishes, balance my checkbook and pay a bill. Pretty productive day if you ask me.

I've been wanting to change the look of the blog for a long time so that's what took up most of my morning.

The new header was something I've been working on for a few days. It all started when I was sitting in front of the TV doodling  I had written out the words Ann's snap edit scrap and drew a little stick figure. Then I went to the computer and tried to duplicate it in photoshop elements.  This is what I came up with.

I liked the way the stick girl came out. I used a custom shape for the head and then I drew in the rest of it myself. I wasn't pleased with the words though. It looked ok but I wanted it to look more like the one I did on paper. The next step was to scan the paper that I drew on and then take it in to photoshop elements.

Now I liked it a whole lot better. As you can see I also added red for the dress and bow. I wanted to stick to black and white for the background and header but I thought a splash of red would be a nice touch. Since it was pleased I put it up on the blog and then I realized it was missing something.


It needed a dog. Back to photoshop elements to create the little dog and now I'm 100% pleased with my new header.

It's a big difference from the look I've always used but it's what I was looking for. I've also started working on adding pages, something I've been wanting to do forever. I've cleaned quite a bit of stuff off my side bar too. 

20 comments:

marie said...

I LOVE the new header! Her expression is absolutely perfect!!

SweetMarie said...

sounds like a relaxing and productive day! I love your new one of a kind header, adorable. :)

Duni said...

Wow! Your new header looks sensational! I'm glad you remembered to add in a little doggy :)

Sandra said...

when the blog opened, i stopped and stared and thought this is my most favorite of all your headers and how in the word did she do that print like that. now i know. what a great idea... I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT and the pup made it perfect. I have one question. how did you get it to go all the way acrross.. i have tried many times to do that and it doesn't...

Out on the prairie said...

A fun day it seems. Hope you got shoveled out also when Wade came home.

Grace said...

That's effin' amazing and I love it! You you "draw" with the cursor or use a stylus? Love this this.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

....and Ann, I LOVE the look!!! Well done. [and the added Gibbs figure is a fabulous touch]

Christine said...

I love your new header! A very productive day indded!

Sharkbytes said...

Good job! My blog needs a cleaning, but I haven't made time yet.

Sandee said...

I love your new look. I loved your old look too, but it was indeed time to change. It's you and Gibbs now. You did very well.

Have a fabulous day my friend. Scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Sheryl Hastings said...

I like the new look of your blog but I'm really loving your new header! It's perfect!

BeadedTail said...

You did a great job on your header! I need to change up my blog too but it's going to have to wait until summer at this point.

Ginny said...

This is as cute as can be!!!! And of course it is you and Gibbs! It turned out wonderfully!

A Quiet Corner said...

It must a virus going around, I am thinking about making a few changes too...just haven't decided what! I love it!...:)JP

a paper {life} said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

Reeni Pisano said...

I love it!! The header is so cute!

Antonella said...

By the way, love your new header! you should look into digital design as a career!
Hugs,
Antonella :-)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

One of my Christmas presents was a pen-shaped mouse to draw with. I have been wanting something like it for quite awhile, but all of the styluses and electronic pens I looked at online were not quite right. Lo and behold, my trouble was that I did not know what to ask for in my searches. For when I tried "mouse shaped like a pen," up popped links to several items more like what I had in mind. Now, if I would just take the time to do something with it. Sigh.

P.S.: Your new header and overall design looks great!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great header Ann!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great header Ann!

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