Thursday, June 21, 2012

A New Look!

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I am thrilled beyond words with the work Brandi Hussey did for my blog, aren't you?


If you haven't visited Brandi's blog, you need to NOW.  She has so much information to offer!  Her color palettes are amazing, her eClass on PhotoShop Elements is terrific, and she used to make gorgeous jewelry before changing career paths.  She's in my book, "Bead Soup", too!  And obviously, she's super-talented in the graphic design category, too.


I absolutely LOVE the banner.  I sent her a bazillion photos, and she really picked the ones that are quintessentially about me and what I love.  The vintage typewriter -- my love of writing.   The pink hair -- it's become an identity now.  The artwork -- those are Zack's bookmarks from his shop.  The beaded bracelet shows one of my lampwork beads.  And finally, my shoe collection, which has spawned several blog posts and is also part of my identity.   Fun hair, fun shoes, fun purses, fun jewelry.  That's my style.


I REALLY love the bars to the right instead of in the header.  It helped me clean up the side bar a bit and gave me room to grow.  And it feels cleaner in here, too -- she must have dusted when she was working!


Please be sure to visit Brandi's blog and give her some love!








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Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party tm.   


Join me at the Facebook group Bead Soup Cafe for bead chat, swaps, challenges, and lots of eye candy!

34 comments:

  1. Your blog looks fantastic! I love it.

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  2. Love it. Will definitely be visiting her blog.

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  3. Lori, I LOVE IT!!! So you!!! The colors are wonderful!

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  4. Your blog used to look really good but now it looks *fabulous*! She does good work :)

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  5. Very nice Lori! The blog header is so you! :)

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  6. Looks great!! Will have to visit her site, I so want to improve my blog.
    Sonya

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  7. Great new look! FYI - I'm 48 years old and have had purple hair for quite some time. It's part of who I am! I love your pink hair!!!

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  8. Like your new look !!!
    I meant to tell you some time ago, my daughter has had that same color of pink in her hair a few times. :D
    Enjoy your evening.

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  9. Beautifully clean look! My favorite pi is of Zack's bookmarks, which I use in my cookbook! :)

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  10. it is hip and fun! love the streamlined look! kind of urban-girly. awesome!

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  11. I had noticed the change just yesterday, and it totally looks fantastic. The first thing that came to mind looking at the new header was that, "This is so very her."

    And it is. It's beautiful! Congrats on the new layout. ♥

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  12. Wonderful colour scheme - love that your hair make a show on the banner!!

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  13. Love that she included the pink hair, it all looks great!

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  14. It looks to colorful, bright and cheery!!

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  15. Excellent job by Brandi. I would recognize this as Pretty Things even if there was no title saying so. The banner truly captures you and your essence Lori Dear.

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  16. I noticed it yesterday and almost thought that I was in the wrong place. I love it!

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  17. It looks beautiful!!!! And it totally speaks LORI to me! I love it!

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  18. Thanks so much for the kind words and shout out, Lori! It was a pleasure to work with you!

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  19. Great new and fresh look Lori!

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  20. Nice job on the blog Lori!

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  21. The new look is great Lori, and it totally has your vibe!!

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  22. I love the new look. It really pictures you and everything you love. Really nice. I'd love to change mine up, but with blogger I don't think I can do much.

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  23. Ohh; I'm back in the blogging world - just in time to see your fantastic new look. AWESOME!

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  24. She really captured Lori.
    Words, Pink hair, beads and lots of colorful shoes. The only thing missing is PIE!

    Beautiful new look.

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  25. I am a little bit jealous of that awesome banner and your cool hair. Just sayin'.

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  26. Love it! Will definitely be checking out her blog as well. Mine can definitely use some sprucing up...& some more attention. ;-)

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  27. You and Brandi have created a perfect blog design. Love the touches of pink! Has your signature ( and hair) all over it!

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  28. Pretty Blog!! Love the banners and the colors!

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  29. I'm loving the new look, Lori, and I'm so glad that photo of your pink hair was included! It's perfect.

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  30. Brandi did a fabulous job! I love the new header! So fresh and very YOU!

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  31. Yes, add me to the list of people who LOVE your new banner! That Brandi is just so full of talent I don't know how she contains it all!

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