Saturday, September 25, 2010

Little Houses-Pre-Made Layout

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I wanted to do a really simplistic, clean, and non-pink layout (non-pink is soooo hard for me, don't worry the pink will return soon enough). I wanted to make the header and the background of the layout look like they were connected, so I used the turquoise wallpaper for both.  I played around with the drop shadow on the elements (the house, tree, etc) to make them look a litle more 3D. I installed a custom font for the post, date, and sidebar title. Lastly, isn't the advertising button I made for this design super cute? I think it is the cutest one I've ever done. Its looks like a postage stamp! As always, if you purchased this layout I would replace the title "Little Houses" with your blog's title (as well as the other personalized elements).

I think the layout little houses could be used for so many different kind of blogs. To learn more about pre-made designs go here. To purchase e-mail me at

Friday, September 17, 2010

Adam & Brittany

I created Adam & Brittany in conjunction with my personal blog, only because I wanted a way for my family and friends outside of California to keep up with us. And I do a lot of ranting and raving on my personal blog, and while it is not bad, I don't want all of my family to read my personal rants. Plus on Diary of B I just tell the funny stories in my life narrative style, and Adam and Brittany is more of just a way to scrapbook what is going on in our married life.

This blog design started out being Pink. Surprise, Surprise. But then I thought Adam wouldn't appreciate the pink, and I needed to break out of my pink comfort zone (which is hard, I LOVE PINK!) So I decided to do a brown theme. I love the brown paper wrapper feel of it as well. In the banner, I used a lot of homey elements like bird houses, white picket fences, and weather veins.(And I had to mention something about our dog Sarah!) 

I made a custom navigation bar with pages to info about us, our wedding, and our honeymoon (yeah, yeah gag you with a spoon, I KNOW. Our love sickens me too). And I used fun little paper strips for my side bar elements.

Some reason internet explorer is cutting my paper strips off and making them square, this makes me kind of sad. So view it in firefox people!

Design by Peachy Keen Design