Sunday, July 26, 2015

Headers, Headers, Headers!

SO.

Don't we all love making headers?  Even though they can be frustrating and time-consuming, there's something strangely fun and fulfilling in matching pictures together like puzzle pieces.  Lately I've found myself doing it simply for fun, even if I'm already "covered" on headers.  So I thought, why not make a special page on my blog for displaying headers I've made?  Lots of blogs do it, after all.  So I believe I'm going to do that--dedicate a page to sharing headers.  I'll include both those that I've already used, and a couple that are kinda up-for-grabs.  That latter idea was mainly inspired by Naomi's page for such things, which I strongly advise anyone looking for headers to visit, especially if you're into period dramas.  The girl has a gift, peoples!  

Secondly, speaking of Naomi, I am at a loss!  I can't decide which header to use after Western Week!  I made the first one, and Naomi made the other two.  How am I supposed to decide this?!?!  Heeeeeelllllp!  I may not take your advice (hehe), but I should like to know I have it all the same.




What would your vote be?  It'd be for the autumnal season:) 

38 comments:

  1. The top one!! It's beautiful!

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  2. I LOVE your header! I love Naomi's too, of course, but I like that yours is completely new..and it contains Allan...and Susan....and Mia and Nicholas. It's just so autumn-y. Please use it! :D

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    1. Thank you, Natalie! I know…that's the main pull for me of mine…it has Allan. And Allan is dear to my heart, so…I dunno. We'll see:)

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    2. Yes yes yes! I agree with Natalie! :D you must design some more!

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  3. Drooling over the first one!! I mean, princess diaries AND narnia?!???!!?? Can't go wrong with that!!!!!!!
    -JH

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    1. Aww! Thank you, JH! You're into PD and CoN too? They're pretty great:)

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  4. Uhg, this is so hard. I love the top one because HELLO!! Robin Hood, Princess Diaries, AND Narnia??!! You can't go wrong with that. But I also love the second one because that is SO me (not to mention Lucy and what I am assuming is Jo March). Not to mention the third one with Mr. Thornton and Ms. Hale. Oh gosh, choices, choices. :) My ultimate favorite though is...the first one. It is gorgeous.

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    1. I KNOW, RIGHT. So hard! Hmm. Well, thanks!:)

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  5. Eeeekk, they're all my-eyes-are-temporarily-glued-to-this-screen-as-I-study-them kind, they're SO pretty, but I'd say....ooohh.....I'd say the first one. :) Like, Allan and Susan just MAKE it. But I also love the second one especially well (yay for Georgie Henley!). Couldn't you use both, after each other? ;D
    ~Miss Meg March

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    1. Aww, thanks, Miss Meg! Haha, yeah, at this point, I'm considering just using them all at one point or another:D

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    2. Hullo Miss Meg, I'm still getting to your comment! so sorry!

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  6. The first one is probably my favorite. QUEEN SUSAN!! :D I just like the colors, too. =D

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    1. I know, I love that picture of Susan! *sigh* She's so pretty… Thanks!:)

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  7. The first one. TO-TALL-Y. It's gorgeous. The other ones are gorgeous too, don't get me wrong, but the first one just reeeeaaally appeals to me.

    And you're right. Naomi has an absolutely amazing gift for the picturesque :) She should go into graphic design. Seriously. She should.

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    1. Daww, thank you, Jessica!:D

      YES. She definitely should. I don't even know how she does it!

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    2. Awww! Thank you Jessica and Olivia! I don't think I'm THAT good, though, but thanks all the same. :-P

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    3. Ah, but you ARE that good, Naomi!:D

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  8. Nice header ideas! I like the first and second best.

    The first is my favourite though, it is so woodsy….

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  9. Oh that is a hard one. I am torn between the top and bottom ones. I think I would have to choose the top.

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    1. I know, right?! I love the first one (because the beloved peeps <3), and then the second one is so cool, too, but then something about the bottom one is SO awesome. I think it's because I love Elizabeth Gaskell's stories so much, and because of how Naomi designed it:) So yeah, we'll see.

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  10. The top one or the middle one. Both are great!

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  11. I have a question. How do you make your headers? I would love to be able to create cool headers that don't look blocky, and yours are always lovely.

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    1. Oh, wow! I'm flattered, Laura!:D

      Well, personally, I think your header is awesome, but I definitely understand about the blockiness. That's a struggle for me, too, and I STILL often think that mine are too blocky. However, as Twister Turrill would say, "I'll tell you what I know."

      I use this site, PicMonkey to make my headers. It has a lot of awesome layouts and effects (which can help with the block issue), and practically all of it is free. (I've been able to make several without ever signing up for their paid membership.)

      Also, a couple tips I've picked up from different bloggers: Use pictures that have the same general color scheme, or that can be manipulated through filters/effects to look as though they have the same color scheme. Also, less is more. As a general rule, don't try to cram too much into your header. And it's usually a good idea to have either a plain background or landscape-y picture if you're looking for simplicity. That's mainly what I've picked up! If you have any more questions, let me know! :D

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    3. Thank you so much for the reply. I know my sister uses Picmonkey to edit pictures. I'll have to give it a try! :)

      These are all awesome tips, and I am excited to make some headers. ;)

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    4. Of course! Oh, does she? That's cool!:)

      Yay happies! I'm excited to see what you create!;D

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  12. Aww, Olivia! You're so sweet! Thank you for your darling compliment!

    I think yours is beautiful! I would be very honoured and humbled of course if you put up one of mine, but I think yours perhaps fits 'you' better? I don't know -- :-)

    Thanks again! Made my day! :-)

    ~ Naomi

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    1. You're so welcome, Naomi! You deserve it;)

      Aww, thank you! Yes, I just can't decide...I thiiiink I might go with mine, just 'cause, like you said, that might fit the overall themes of my blog a little better, but...we'll see. I also just really, really like the Elizabeth Gaskell one you made! It makes me really happy:D So mayhap I'll use that one if I ever host a period-drama blog party or something:)

      Of course! :)

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  13. I know I am a little late to the scene and all has been decided, but I like the middle one the best!

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    1. Haha, that's okay! It's still good to hear opinions for future reference. Thanks for your input!:)

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