Saturday, July 25, 2009

A New Header and Layout

After 8 months of having the previous red hot header, I think it’s time for a new one. I start with a while / purple idea in mind but didn't know how I ended with a pink header instead. Once the header is up, it doesn't go with the burgundy layout anymore :( So no choice …. but after searching for hours for a decent template, I totally gave up. At last, I have to custom made my own layout from scratch (i.e. from a piece of blank sheet) using MS word, Power Point, Paint brush, Photoshop, etc :( :(

It takes few days and a lot of try and error to put them together and finally, my new blog look is up and running!! *Wipe sweat* I didn’t know how I manage to get them right at the end but I need to thank hubby for his 'help' too :) :) I think it certainly worth the effort + time spend and it’s really nice to see a brand new look in my blog too :) Although I am not that fancy about Pink (I'd like to have white ...) and although my first custom made theme is not perfectly done but I think I am contented with it for now :) After all, it’s my few days of sacrificing my beauty sleep :P


^ ^ Bye Bye to my beloved 8 months old 'Old Header' and the Burgundy red layout, love the colour still :)


^ ^ My New Header and layout ..... simple, bright and very Pink! Can't believe I've done it finally :P Do you think it's a bit too bright / pink??

28 comments:

Serene said...

Wow, good job Caroline!! Very nice header and layout... I love it! You customize the layout yourself?? Sure need lots of effort!

Merryn said...

I love it Caroline. Angel is truly angelic there! I hate my blog's template yet too lazy to do anything about it. But I sure do love yours!!!

MeRy said...

I like the new header....pinky.Till now I still can't find the time to change my blog outlook...just no time to do it and need lot of times.

Lybil said...

Love your new layout VERY MUCH!!! Very tastefully done :)

love,
HN
http://lybil1.free.fr

MommyAngel said...

Serene, thanks :) Ya …. I do the background myself including doing the painting and pattern for the papers :) Crazy hor ….

Merryn, thanks dear :) I am a bit lazy at first too but once started, so motivated!!

Mery, thank you …. Ya, very pink hor :) It does take a lot of time to make those changes, don’t worry, take your time :) Do little by little everyday lo if you don’t mind :)

HN, thanks for your nice word dear … I like it too but a bit too Pink lo, still thinking a way to tone it down a bit ….. :)

Kristie said...

Wow u are good lah, I will never do all these... hahaha just too much work, I'm so lazy ya :p

I love the colour too, very cheery & bright, just like Angel! :)

coffeesncookies said...

I didn't know we could design our own headers. I thought it's template or pay someone to do it.
Good job :)

Cynthia said...

oh.. Caroline.. nice template... and look at the angelic Angel on top!! Great work!

Mommy to Chumsy said...

very nice. pink is just apt for a little girl :D

Esmeralda said...

Great job Caroline.. If u were to ask me to start from scratch, I'll say Forget About It... I just need my sleep.. hehehe... Nice pink.. good combination.

the little prince said...

Very Nice Skin!! Love the choice of colour!! Me want to change but do not know how to do!! :-p

Great job!!

Cath J said...

This LOVELYyyyyyyyyyyyy..... I fall In LOVe... especially with Angels photo.... owww.... she is adorable!!!

Carol...GOOOD JOB lah.... great template.. simple , clean and pretyyy prettyyy... sooo sweet heart.. ^_^

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Very nicely done Caroline. Good job to you.

I prefer pink than red, but both also a very well effort from mommy.

Carolyn said...

fantastic..i love your new colours and header... :-)

BoeyJoey said...

Nice! Sweet like your Angel :-)

Contentedmom said...

Ha. I like the pinkish look...so sweet

2ma said...

nice new header!!! i wish i know how to design headers as well. then, i can put the boys pics on the header as well.

anyway, i think the pink is ok. not that bright

little prince's mummy said...

Wow! This is so nice!

ChloeRuoyi said...

I love it! Too bad i'm just too uncreative and have no artistic sense to create one as nice as yours hehe..

Mummy Gwen said...

Wow...Carol I'm impressed. Hey..somebody got a hidden talent leh. Very very nice. PINK is a nice colour. I love pink..hehe.

Anggie's Journal said...

i love lil angel player the piano ...soooo soooo sweet and cute . NICE header !!
i realize not easy to do header too, sometime is too big or too small to be upload into blogspot ... it's need many try and error, to fit it ngam ngam ... hihih

Wonderful Life said...

wow!!! nice theme leh!! I'm real darn lazy to learn up to design my own blog theme... sigh.

well done, caroline!!

MommyAngel said...

Kristie, I am lazy too but really gets tired of my old header already :) Thanks for the compliments dear :)

Coffeesncookies, hahahaha ….. now you know :)

Cynthia, thanks dear for your nice words :)

Mommy to Chumsy, thanks :)

Esmeralda, I am a night owl you see :) Do you think it’s a bit too bright and too pink??

Yugene, thanks …. Actually it’s kind of easy if you know the basic. I guess the first time will be a bit difficult la (for me).

Cath, oh …. I know pink is your colour :P Thanks for your nice compliments dear ;)

Joanne, u too prefer ink then red? I guess red is still my colour but I just can’t have red forever right? Still thinking to change it back to red though, hahahaha …..

Carolyn, thanks so much :)

BoeyJoey, :)

Contentedmom, thanks :) I am glad you like it ;)

PeiWun, thanks :)

Hweili, I am not creative too and that’s why only can make a 2D one lo, or else, I think I will go for a 3D header too :)

MummyGwen, hahahaha ….. that also consider hidden talent ah? No choice leh, you will know if you are like me, can’t find anything to go with THAT pink colour for my header. That pink is too ……. too bubble-gummy-pink I think, that’s why :)

Anggie, ya … you are right, so hard to get the right measurements too and worst is, the background is the same too. So I really don’t know how the background will look like when viewing from other computer monitor coz it fits into my laptop screen only I think :P But I love your header a lot :)

Doreen, oh …. You no need to, ask your hubby will do ;) ;)

Esmeralda said...

If you ask me, I thought that the pink is sweet, just like Angel lar.. ;)

Julie said...

I love the new layout and header. So sweet and angelic.

MommyAngel said...

Esmeralda, thanks :) Maybe next time I will ask what colour is Angel's favourite hor :P :P

Julie, thanks so much! My very first attempt :)

Qistina's Mama n Abah said...

Envy with every blog that have very custom made header.. I dont know how to do it.. really sad.. :(

How can I do it anyway..give some idea and way out pls..

MommyAngel said...

Sha, actually it’s more convenient to use Photoshop to design the header for your blog, do you know how to use photoshop? Then you also need to have a clear idea on what theme you want to design for your header and start from there. But the easier way is to search from the internet for those custom made header and you just used their template. The thing I don’t really like about custom made template is that sometimes I don’t get the format I wanted and I don’t know to change them too …. If you need any help you asked me again ya coz I am not sure which area you are not clear and if I were to explain it from the start, I think I need 1 day to do that face to face, hehehehe ….. try and see :)