Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A New Image for the New Year

A natural tendency at the beginning of a New Year is to make a fresh start to our activities and routines.  

For me, it was time to "redecorate" this blog page that is now six months old.


My former banner was fairly simple.


Some of the goals for the redesign:
  • Enhance with more color
  • Showcase some favorite dolls
  • Exhibit whimsy or playfulness

The process started with the addition of some photographs of favorite dolls.   I tried different arrangements for these photos but the banner still looked a bit reserved and needed more pop.

On-line digital scrapbook sites provided inspiration.  The blue dot background and scrapbook embellishments helped achieve the desired look for the page.   Thanks to Marie Stones at freedigitalscrapbooking.com for the materials available for free download via her site.  

Each of you have shared so much knowledge in your posts and by example on your pages.  Thanks for guiding this newbie and offering your tips. 


Do you like the new look?

Visit again soon,
Debra


Doing the Bunny Hop at Bunny Jean's



This forum reveals random thoughts and reflections on topics of interest and events impacting the life of the founder of Doll in the Looking Glass.  Our boutique specializes in custom designed dolls that look like your child. We also design toddler and baby dolls that look real using vinyl doll components manufactured in Midland, Michigan USA by Apple Valley Doll Works.  The goal of Doll in the Looking Glass is to delight our customers with our creations.

3 comments:

Jann Olson said...

Very pretty, the dolls are so sweet. I did a new header also. Still not sure if I'm loving it. Change is always nice, don't you think? Visiting from Bunnys. Now a new follower.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your new banner looks great!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love coming over and seeing your Beautiful Dolls.. My Mom loved Dolls also.
Thanks so much for your comments on my Tablescape for New Years Eve.
I hope you have a wonderful 2012 New Year with your family.
XXOO Diane

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