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Sunday, February 22, 2009

A little Help here Please!

Okay, it's time for this ol' Blog to take a turn for the BETTER!  You've probably noticed a few changes taking place already...and hopefully there will be a few more soon.

I'm thinking a little more FUN FOR YOU!!  And who doesn't love a good time!?!

I've been wanting to make some fun digi-scrap goodies to post here for you all to use as you please...freebies, freebies, who loves freebies!?!  I'm thinking something like a once a week freebie or something of the like.

But here's the problem...I still have to find a program, and well, I guess I need to learn how to use it too, hehe.

I'm wanting to learn blog/web design also, I know I've mentioned this before too, but I'm just stuck...WHERE TO BEGIN?  Oh, for starters...I'd really like to turn my 2 columns into 3 & put a menu bar at the top to make it a little easier to navigate! Anyone know how to do either of those?

I know I'm asking a lot here, but I promise it will pay off once I get to crankin' out the freebies, for all you scrappers and crafters...and even those of you who just might need a free printable card or gift tag.

Ya know what?  Anyone who leaves me helpful information on this post, will stand a chance to win this set of six, cute Ladybug 'Happy Birthday' Gift tags, just added to the shop!  


Okay, okay...I'll even enter you if you just leave me a note wishing me luck on this adventure ;-)

So...can you help me, so I can HELP YOU :-)  I really do appreciate it!

Jaime

30 comments:

Tristan said...

haha..OH WOW. Someone got real ambitious! I have NO clue how to do any of that..I just moe stuff around..lol.

Nana said...

I would really help you but I am barely hanging on by a thread myself. I called my DIL 3 times today to learn how to copy and paste. I drive her crazy. Good luck and I hope you find a comment from someone who know what they are doing. Good luck!

Michelle Sybert said...

I don't know if you are will to pay for someone else to set up all the things on your "wish list", but leelou blogs is a great website that set me up for a very reasonable price. I think they even offer consulting...check 'em out!

http://leeloublogs.blogspot.com/2007/12/custom-blog-design.html

Sara said...

No clue at ALL.. that's what being a stay at home mom does to you.. it drains all your computer powers away till you don't even know how to turn it on without help!! LOL

mysteryhistorymom said...

Jamie- I wish I could be of some help, Sweetie! I just have to tell you that I think you are great and I love your blog and etsy shop!:) Lori

QuirkyDolls said...

I was able to get a three column blog and navigation buttons put on my blog by a sweet fellow etsyian StormyDesigns. She is a team mate of mine from etsybloggers street team. She loves helping other bloggers and I thanked her by buying some fantastic clay jewelry from her shop. Convo her and tell her I refered you. She has a great shop and blog
http://www.stormydesigns.blogspot.com/
And of course you can see my blog to see her great work:D

Tiffany said...

I have no idea... I leave my blogs to the professionals!

But, I did come click for you!

Robin said...

Oh, I wish I could help! But I paid a designer to redo my blog... it was so worth it, too. I'm afraid I'd change one little thing and end up totally breaking my blog! :)
I know how to code blog buttons, and that's about it.

QuirkyDolls said...

One thing I learned from the little I have learned is ALWAYS make a copy first before you play with the html code. I'm still very nervous when I make changes. I usually get help.

Tim said...

Its easy. Go here for the directions!

http://threecolumnblogger.com/

I hope this helps jamie. Let me know if you have any questions. I will help anyway I can.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

American in Norway said...

Love to help but I am CLUELESS!

Cairo Typ0 said...

I am not the person who look to for answers. If blogger doesn't do it for me - then i can't do it. LOL Good luck tho! :)

Tricia said...

Wish I could offer some advice. Good luck. I think it would be fun to learn how to do blog design too, hopefully you can find someone willing to share the "secret".

KDLOST said...

good luck on this adventure! :)

i wish i could be of more assistance!

Michelle Waters said...

Here is a list of the top 20 blogger templates for 2008:

http://www.bloggerbuster.com/2009/01/top-20-free-blogger-templates-of-2008.html

Choose one of those themes to change the layout of your site, or go back to the designer's site for more choices. Each them, or designer's website, should include instructions on how to install the theme.

And here is a list of Blogger tutorials that will help you:

http://www.bloggerbuster.com/2008/04/complete-list-of-blogger-tutorials.html

And if you want to hire someone to customize your blog, I recommend you find a blog that you like the design of, and then look in the footer area for a link to the designer that created the theme.

Hope this helps!

Michelle

Angela said...

I always go to http://tricks-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com/ when I want to try something new. He has a great article on changing to a 3 column template.

Hope this helps! :)

hellosweetworld said...

Um, good luck because i have no clue how do do that stuff. Hehe.....cute tags too!

Jen Wolfe said...

Sorry, Jamie...I can't help. But I figured I'd offer a "good luck" message! (Hey, ladybugs bring luck, right?).

American in Norway said...

_ I LOVED working on cruise ships... keep thinking I will go back when the kids are grown...-sigh- ya never know... Love your blog...adorable

Bee and Rose said...

I hear ya! I want to do the 3 column blog too! Freebies...oh yeah! I'm all for the freebies!

Whimsical Creations said...

When you figure any of that out I am gonna pick your brain. ;)

did you enter my giveaway. =P
http://theeclecticartisansteam.blogspot.com/2009/02/day-3-melaniescrafts.html

Michelle said...

I'm wanting to learn the whole web design thing too....now just to find the time. :)

Love the cute tags.

TMI Tara said...

LOL. I just read Nana's comment. I'm the DIL of which she speaks and it's true. Who blogs and doesn't understand copy/paste!?!? She cracks me up.

Stesha said...

i got a visit...and i love wenda!!!

As a devoted SITSta, I am of course committed to showing comment love to those that follow me. Today, I am visiting your blog to say thanks for being a follower! Copy and paste this comment and head over to Hot Chocolate Caramel Mocha to enter my giveaway.

-Wenda

February 24, 2009 7:05 AM

Rachael said...

good luck on your adventure!

just wanted to stop by to thank you for the comment on my guest post on tiffany's blog last week...thank you!

K said...

I'm not much help, but I hope you find what you're looking for. Sounds like it will be a lot of fun.

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight!!!

I've only learned simple little things ~ like how to make ♥s (hearts). Do not know how to design templates! So far, I've stuck w/ones offered by Blogger ~ though that's not very exciting! I admit!

kristi said...

hey - it looks like you got the three column thing down - simply fabulous!!

let me know when you figure out the tab functionality. that could do wonders for me!

AnnLuise said...

Dear Jamie, I just discoverd your beautiful blog because I followed your comment on that Twitter article. How nice and colourful everything is. But I also understand that you want to redo it, since you run it for a while. In the end you need a good friend, that could come by and teach you. Beeing a mom myself I know that the biggest problem is having not enough time. I wish you all the best and that special friend, ;-)

Posh Posies said...

Hmm, I'm not totally sure. But I love your blog and Etsy shop!