Monday, May 14, 2012

This and That

Hi everyone!

My advanced apologies for sporadic blogging and "falling off the face of the earth" - if that should happen. I'm in the midst of a few things and blogging has kind of been pushed to the back burner temporarily. I'm in the midst of a complete overhaul of my blog. Like big time overhaul. I'm learning more about html code and css stuff. Loads of fun. I'm tired of the current look and it's time to spice things up 'round here. The problem with getting into this redesign stuff is that it sucks up the time. Pretty soon I realize I've been creating and learning for several hours when it feels like only a few minutes. Crazy town! Want a little peek?


My color scheme is based off the top colors from Pantone for 2012. LOVE that tangerine tango color! 



I'm setting it all up on a private blog so I can test out code and what the images will look like. Glad for that too because there have definitely been some mess ups. :)

I do have a layout to share with you today. It's another one that I created during NSD. 


This one is definitely a favorite of mine. Not only was it great to document my first Sounders game but I also love the colors and product. I put together my own little kit when this layout was dreamed up. Fun colors. Splatters of paint. Some washi and the colors I pulled from the Amy Tangerine collection reminded me of the colors at the soccer game. From the uniforms the players wore to the colors of the stadium. 




The layout was created based on a challenge to create fancy frames. I grabbed a chipboard frame and blinged it up a bit. Not sure if it fits the whole "fancy" idea but it was fun to use the frame.


Well. Wish me a productive week! I really want to finish my blog as soon as possible but I also want to be happy with it. I feel like I rush because I want it to be all done but I know taking my time, doing it right and truly being happy with the results is what matters. Otherwise, I'll just find myself hating my blog again in a month or so.

Until next time!

Melissa

3 comments:

Connie Mercer said...

The LO is amazing~love it!!! and your blog design~can't wait!!!:):)

soapHOUSEmama said...

Awesome LO and the sneak of your blog looks really great! Can't wait for the reveal :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Love the sneak of your new blog. Such a pretty color combo to work with. Awesome LO too. It's my new favorite of yours. :)