03 October 2008

A New Look and A Near Heart Attack

OH. MY. WORD.

Who knew that creating a new banner, and uploading a new template was going to be SUCH A MAJOR ORDEAL! Now I know why people get paid the big bucks for doing this.

My sweet and creative hubby made a new banner for me (after much begging), but then I had problems getting it to load correctly. It kept turning the background dark blue and making all the faces in the pictures blue. We were the Smurfs!!

So after a couple of days (yes, this has been going on for days now), he tweaked it a little and~voila!~it loaded with no blue faces! Yea!

Thank you, Sweet Hubby Vince!!!

Then came the (apparently) tricky part: uploading the html code for my newly chosen template. It took me forever to figure that out (I never said I was a computer whiz). Then when I finally got it loaded I still had the old dark blue down the center of my blog. Why, oh, why?!?

Well, by then it was 11 pm and I decided to call my sister--who is much more computer literate than I. After nearly having a few mini strokes because of minor glitches like disappearing blogs, we (as in: she) figured it out and now it's all finished!

Thank you, Kari!!!!

And goodnight, All!! I'm exhausted from the mental anguish.

P.S. Just wanted to add that Vince has recently started his own graphic art design/printing service. If you're in need of anything you can contact him at: farrelldesign@yahoo.com

14 comments:

kari and kijsa said...

Love your new look! The flowers on the side are incredible!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

PinkDaisyGirl said...

I was watching while you were changing it last night. I thought it was just the header at first, then the sides changed. I was waiting for the blue in the middle to go away, but that must have been when you were having disappearing blog troubles in the background, because I never saw it disappear. I finally went to bed and waited for the surprise this morning. It looks fantastic.

Blue is your favorite color, right? Maybe that was some subliminal thing with the smurf faces...

~ Kayren

Rachel & Jacob said...

well i think the looks is fabulous :)

congrats to all who worked it out.

KC said...

it looks great

Clare said...

I just love the look of your blog.The hard work payed off.

Clare

Song Lee said...

Looks great! I love it. Anyway I can have some artwork done for free???? ;)

As far as my assignment, I have to read an analysis by someone else of either Beowulf, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, or Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. I will probably go with Margery Kempe. It was the easiest for me to read and recognize with!

Betsy said...

It looks great! But I know the feeling! The first few times I messed with anything on my blog it took me hours to just get back to the original! I love the header!

Nancy said...

LOVE the new look! What a great job you ALL did! ;)

Britt-Arnhild said...

Your new banner is great!

steviewren said...

It's as cute as pie and seems to fit the personality of your blog.

Lisa said...

The blog looks great! I love the banner. I can tell that Vince made it. I'm glad to hear he's doing some graphic design, he's great at it and I'm sure he will prosper at it.

Heather and Reese said...

I can't believe you did this yourself! It looks amazing. I love the header with the pics,
great idea!

Heather

Lora said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments on my blog makeover! That makes it worth all that work to get it done (most of which I did not do:)! Thanks again, Vince & Kari!

Kari said...

I'm just glad it didn't flip out on us again.=) Gotta love html. haha