Blog facelift…

Well, as you might notice, I’ve dedicated a little photoshop time to my blog. I’m not 100% happy with it yet, but it’s getting better. I especially like how it appears as though I’ve spilled coffee all over the screen – very appropriate for my house :)

If anyone knows how to make my header image a link, let me know. The problem is that it’s a background image on my style sheet. If it was placed there as part of the HTML, I’d know how to make it a link, but since it’s a background style for the header container, my CSS skills don’t quite know how to deal with that.

I removed the php text that was there (blog title and description) because I wanted to use a cuter font, but it was that text that provided the link home. Any suggestions, web smarties?


  • Fonts are from Stampin’ Up!’s Write Me a Memory CD.
  • My head is from iStockPhoto, and I added the glasses in Illustrator. Because I need them to see, of course.
  • Book background is stolen off of some book site – can’t remember, but it’s one where you list all the books you’re reading. I stopped going to it because it’s enough work to list all those books here, and I’m waaay behind.
  • Textured background (diagonal stripes) I made in Photoshop by creating a pattern, then applying the pattern with very little opacity. There are a lot of tutorials online to do this.
  • Cute little turtle is from the best icon-trading site ever, IconBuffet.
  • And of course, big props to Solostream Webstudio for the free Bosco 2.0 Wordpres theme. I hope they don’t mind my mods.

5 Replies to “Blog facelift…”

  1. Very cute. I love it. ;-)

  2. It is cute…I am very computer challenged with this kind of stuff

  3. Me too! There’s so much more I want to do, but I can’t figure it out because of all the PHP.

  4. Thanks Allison!

  5. Stephanie says:

    my checks actually have both cat pictures and coffee stains on them. i think i ordered the tacky-fest at 3 a.m.–of course, loving it at the time. now i’m embarrassed every time i write a check.

    thankfully you have better taste than i . . . and that’s why you’re the master at design and web!

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