January 2, 2014

My New Layout

I have been messing around with my template for a few months now and just hadn't created anything I really liked.  Over this Christmas break I decided to give it another go.  I do all this on my own and while I have flirted with the idea of buying a custom layout from a designer I am just too cheap to do that because I really thought I could make elements on my own.  So I rolled up my sleeves and got to work.

I spent a bit of time looking at layouts that I liked and one thing I realized I liked was the "cleanness" of most of the blogs, so I made my background white.

I also decided that even though the title is "Milk & Cookies" I don't have to actually have cookies on there.  I did keep with the color scheme though--tan and dark brown.  I like how it all looks together, white with tan and dark brown, kind of like cookies and milk!

I used PicMonkey for my side elements and header and image-maps.com for the social connections element.

However, the most valuable thing I found were these blogging and picmonkey tutorials from Something Swanky.    

I have to say that I LOVE my new design.  I hope you enjoy it too!  And thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

  1. I like it. Alot actually. Its pretty and fun. GREAT colors. I just want to sneak an itty bitty cookie in. Like maybe as a dot in the i's.

    I need to be a web designer in my next life.

    FAB job.

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    1. I love how clean it looks, especially the white background. I know the cursive font with block font is pretty trendy right now, but I still like it!!

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  2. I like it, browns and white with the fonts works really well.

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  3. I really like it! :)

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  4. very nice! I like the cursive font a lot.

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