When I began hinting around for a new template CeeCi took one of the bookmarks I sent her and worked her magic with it to create my new masthead! So even though it is CeeCi talent that created the new look I feel I had a little part in it too! Not to mention that is my gorgeous paddle from our California trip - yes the actual Orange County Whapper (OCW) It is so exciting to have a new home!! I hope you all like it as much as I do!
Thank you CeeCi!!
I love you!
I love you!
I love you, too, PK! Thank you so much for letting me come in and redecorate the place, it was lots of fun!
Last year, PK sent me a very special gift. She sent a large 'doodle' to me and enclosed eight bookmarks in the package. I was blown away! Those little bookmarks are so precious to me that I haven't been able to bring myself to use one for fear I'll lose it or mangle it. I think in the long run that's a very good thing because I knew right where they were when inspiration hit for PK's new site.
These are the two bookmarks that I used to create the graphics for this template. Aren't they gorgeous? Can you blame me for not wanting to damage or lose them? They're artist signed after all.
This one proved to be too big a challenge for my PhotoShop skills. I'd thought to use if for some of the title backgrounds.
Getting the bookmarks ready to use was an interesting undertaking. I don't have a scanner, so I did the next best thing, I took pictures. From there I had to do some cropping and then I had to do some color correction to get a uniform appearance to the graphics. I hope it doesn't sound like it was work, because it was pure play for me.
I've made a lot of templates over the years. When I make a new one I always do my best to capture something special about the person who'll be using it. This site reflects PK beautifully. She's playful, she's bright, she's balanced and she has a gift she shares with us all every time she posts... herself.
Now where are my sunglasses? This place is Bright!