Welcome to the new-look Greatfun4kids. I didn't plan on doing a full blog makeover when I started. just wanted to try making some new-style sidebar buttons. When I'd done them I liked them so much I needed to do some tweaking....
So I changed some fonts....
Added some new social media buttons...
It was looking nice. But still lacked something. Hmmmm, that header is looking a little tired...
I got carried away. Sat up til 1.30am, perched on the worst chair in the world, and redesigned my header.
Then of course I had to make a matching button. And put the new button on my Facebook page, along with the new header. And then change my email signature to display the new button.
My butt is still aching. Ouch.
I love that my new look is fresh and clean, but it is still "me" - featuring the "family" Miss Fab drew for me a few years ago, just updated into their beach gears courtesy of Photoshop.
I think I really do love a seasonal header. The rollercoaster was cute for a bit, but I get bored easily and need to change things up. A seasonal header lets me do that. So come Autumn, I guess I'll be pulling another late-nighter. (But this time I'l take the time to drag out the proper chair, not the rock-hard antique kitchen torture-seat that killed my butt last night).
So, anybody else feel like they're in need of a makeover for the New Year?
Maybe I can give you one. Being in a creative mood, I've decided to hold a Bloggy Makeover Giveaway.
For one *blessed* blogger/reader I will...
- design a new header
- make a new matching button
- add/upgrade your sidebar buttons/pages
- add/upgrade your social media buttons
- tweak your fonts and layout to match
Sounds like a good prize, right? Lots of work in there for me.
But first, a few hoops you need jump through.
- You need to be a Blogger blog (I can't do Wordpress sorry)
- You need to be "following" me via GFC and at least one other social media
- You need to leave me a comment telling me how long you've been reading Greatfun4kids, why your blog needs a makeover and what kind of "feel" you're hoping for in your new blog design
I will pick the comment/person/blog that most excites me to create a design for them.
I will pick somebody this time next week: Thursday Morning 24 January 2013.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you...
(P.S. If you have my old button in your sidebar, can you do me a favour and change it out for this one?? Ta!)
don't hold back... go right ahead)