Sunday, May 1, 2011

New Background

I have been wanting to make my own blog background for a while now, and thanks to a tutorial here at the Cutest Blog on the Block, and the tutorial here at Beta Templates on " How to Add Your Own Image as Blog Background in the Template Designer", and the completely adorable kit "Sunny Daffodils" I got from this blog train. I DID IT!! What do you think?

Start the blog train to download it yourself, start here:


I also learned how to center my header text here (I plan to put an image there eventually, but haven't quite gotten around to that!) . This was a much needed change in my blog layout! I am so happy for the being able to Edit the CCS.

I am so grateful for all of these talented people who share their tips, tricks and hints on how to customize blogs, and for the people who make such beautiful digital scrapbook kits! 


Click HERE to see where I party


  1. Your blog looks great!
    And Thanks for the links... I just spent the evening doing a "little" re-do on mine & I am not at all satisfied... will try again tomorrow.. : )

  2. Oh great job! Digital stuff sometimes scares me! You tackled it so well. I love the diamonds too.
    Thanks so much for linking up to scrapbook sundays!

  3. I think your background is very pretty! Perfect for springtime :)

  4. Super cute background! I've been trying to learn more about this process so I'll have to check out the sites you've mentioned. Have a great week!

  5. you did a great job! I love making my own background and it only gets funner the more you do it!

  6. Great job, your background looks fantastic! Thanks for passing on the links!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this! I have been wanting to try something like this but it can be very intimidating. Your background looks awesome!

  8. I love how pretty your background turned out. I want to do my own background. Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.


  9. Brilliant! Thanks for the info!! I'd love for you to come link up!!

  10. I'm not quite ready to put on a new background but so many thanks for this idea... came to visit via tea rose home. love the make over "big brother' t-shirt idea too! Must remember that one for someone someday...

  11. Really nice post, thanks for sharing, I was wondering that myself and will definitely come back and use this to help me through it!! I'm your newest follower, feel free to follow back. :-) Found you through Paisley Passions Blog Hop.

  12. can't wait to try this out!

  13. Wow, i think you did a great job, it's really cute. :)

    Tnx for linking this up at Who Made What? Weekends!

  14. Valerie, you did a beautiful job! I love the blue and golden yellow. It makes me think of those lovely fabrics from Provence! The color and composition make me smile!

    Thank you for sharing your talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17! I hope you'll come back and link-up again tomorrow.


  15. Great tips on blogging design!

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...

  16. Beautiful! Isn't it fun figuring out how to makes these types of changes ourselves...okay so maybe not always fun but definitely rewarding! Thank you for sharing with us at this past weeks Inspiration Friday!


  17. Your background is very pretty :) I passed the Versatile blogger award to you! Stop by and see :)



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