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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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. ♥♥♥

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

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  12. 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.

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

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

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  15. I love it!! The header is so cute!

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

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  17. 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!

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