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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

...New Blog Design And More Changes

I'm sure you've noticed the changes that I've made to blog in the last few days...whatcha think?  I spent quite a bit of time designing a new signature, header, and sketch badges.  And I am so excited and thrilled with the outcome!  Summer presented the perfect opportunity to clean up and brighten up the layout...so I took it! 

The changes dont' stop there either!  I wanted to revamp the look of my weekly sketches as well.  So beginning Tuesday, June 1st, the new MTSC will look something like this ( I am using this week's sketch as a sample):
 
Cleaner...crisper...prettier, right?!?  LOL!  Now I know you are all freaking out over the bright pink flourish on the third layer?  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ADD THE FLOURISH TO YOUR CARD...it is only for decoration and a splash of color for the sketch itself (it matches the colors of the new blog design).  I've also changed the layers to black, gray,and white for those of you who print off the sketches...your printer will love me for it!  LOL!  There will be stitching, borders, flowers, buttons, and various embellishments for most of the sketches as well.

I am also thinking about implementing a "My Fave Five" (although the name will probably be different...LOL) post each Saturday that showcases my favorite cards from the sketch entries for the week before (i.e. my "faves" for this week's sketch would be featured next Satuday, May 29th).  That would give everyone a chance to get their cards created and uploaded before the favorites were announced.  This is a work-in-progress, though...I haven't totally decided for or against it yet.

That's it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by,and I can't wait to hear what you think of the new changes!  I will see you back here tomorrow with my Verve Project Parade creation for Verve Day Thursday!  Until then...

31 comments:

Peggy said...

Awesome new look Mercy!! Love the bright colors and design!

Gingerbread Gal said...

I love the new look! So fresh and pretty!
:) Rachel

Kim said...

I LOVE the new look! Do you have any suggestions for a newbie that's interesting in learning how to do what you did? :) Any resources that have been helpful to you? Thanks! Kim Mc

Maureen said...

love the new look, Mercy...:)

Sarah Gough said...

Love it Mercy!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Awesome new look, so pretty - isn't re-decorating fun? And no furniture to move around!

♥Rach♥ said...

I LOVE the pink and green combo and both your header and signature are SO COOL! Very clean and pretty and easy to look at and read :0)

Heather said...

I LOVE the new look of your blog and the future sketches! your right, this is a Great time for changes and fun!

Michelle VP said...

Love it! So bright and cheery. :)

Margo said...

Change is wonderful - so fun and summery looking!

Katie Skiff said...

I love it, it's very cheery! Gonna try and work on this week's sketch!

Julie said...

Love the new look and the Fave 5 idea!!!

Vicki said...

Awesome new look to your blog and I love the color changes to the sketch, makes it easier to see all the layers! LOVE the idea of a top five!!! LIke I said.....YOU ROCK!!!

Tina said...

I love the new look! I like the way you changed the sketches, will make it easier to see all the layers. Picking your top five is also a great idea. I love playing along when I can. Great job!

WickedPixie said...

I love the new look - it is especially great on the sketches! :-)Traci

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love the new look (blog and sketches).. SO clean, fresh and fun!!Hugs!!

Makiko Jones said...

I love new blog look!! Very lovely!

Cammy said...

Gorgeous new look! Love the pop of colors!

Danni said...

Fab new look!!! Great job!

Lisa H. said...

LOVE the new look! sooo pretty and the colors are awesome! thanks for changing the sketches to b&w&g-MY printer already thanks you!
hugs!!!

Deconstructing Jen said...

I LOVE the new blog design and the new sketch design!! So bright and cheery!! (like you!) Hugs!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! LOVE the look and love the new sketch design -the reds didn't print off well on my printer. Everything is fantastic!! Hugs,

Sasya said...

WOW, Mercy! New look is just amazing!! :) and i love new sketch too~! thank you!!

Melody said...

Great new look Mercy!

torico said...

Love the new look! And I'm so exciting about the Fave Five idea!!! :)

Marisa said...

Love the new banner :D Your flower is fabulous and trendy and I just love the green ribbon.

Nice new sketch layout and much more printer friendly. Heavy lines on 2S4Y sketches gets me all mixed up at times so my only comment would be to have the inner lines a bit less bold (i.e. thinner). Maybe it is just operator error (i.e. me!) that needs the tune up but that's my two cents worth. Regardless, love your new digs :D

Top 5 sounds wonderful to me too. Always love seeing which cards get picked and it provides a great way to check out some new blogs as I rarely have time to wade through all the entries myself.

Harriet Skelly said...

I love your new look and I will love the sketches in black, gray and white. I have had a hard time figuring out the current ones in red and darker red (I have a depth perception issue). So I am thrilled that you are making these changes!

Kristin Bueter said...

LOVE the new look, Mercy! SO fresh and pretty ♥ Well done...I'm sure it will also be well received!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Mercy - LOOKIN GOOD chickie! Love the bright flower - just adds some pop to your header for sure! I like the idea for your Top 5 - stampers like to be recognized for they're work! Keep up the good work yourself too!!

melissac said...

Love the new look!! thanks for giving so much of your time and talent to inspire us!! Blessings and Hugs!!

Stacey Schafer said...

looks amazing, Mercy!