Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Look

If you have visited me before you will notice my blog has a new look.   After the trouble I had last week with the mixed up links and I couldn't fix it, I decided it was time to contact a professional to help me. Fortunately, I contacted Paul Crowe from Spice Up Your Blog and we are in the process of creating a fresh look for Joan's Gardens.



Please bear with us until we get all the kinks worked out.  I hope you like the "Read More" button as this will allow the pages to load much faster, but it does mess up the front page pictures which are blurry and not always correct.  We are working on that issue and a few more.   I would love to hear your opinion.

A couple weeks ago I saw a beautiful custom designed header and found the lady that builds them. Silly me didn't save  her information.  The headers she creates are beautiful Victorian flowers and designs.
If anyone knows who she is, please e-mail me.

25 comments:

Pat Lavender said...

Love the new look. Seems much easier to navigate and much faster also.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Looks FABULOUS ... like a breath of fresh air! Congrats on the "new do" ...

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Nice!!! love the layout so far Bright and crisp..Springtime
Enjoy the weekend and Have fun

Olga said...

saw this early this morning and love it!!!!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

LOVE the new look. Spring is a time of change isn't it!

Catrick said...

OOh...I love the fresh new look...softer on the old eyes and such a relaxing choice of colors.

Cathy

Making Cards With Crafty Sue said...

Looks super Joan and definately much faster...hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and thanks for all the lovely shares

Susan in Auss

The Other Patti Sue said...

Looking fab! Love your new profile picture too!

Becky Jo said...

Love the new look! It does seem to load faster for me, too! Congrats!

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is totally awesome Joan. So gorgeous, I love it! Can't wait to see the finished design. It's so much easier to browse around and find your products. Loving the colors as well. Congrats on your new look . . . it's awesome!

Theresa said...

Love the new you(profile pic that is) and the new look. Nice change for spring.

Patti J said...

I think you have a winner! Can't wait to see it all finished up... Paul has done a great job, and I love your new profile photo!!!

Louise Fox said...

Very nice looking and it loads so much faster than the old one! Congratulations - I know everyone will really like it.

Karen G. said...

It looks GREAT Joan,and I love your new picture!!!Seems very easy to navagate and so nice and bright!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Aaah Joan I'm going to disagree with all the others....I loved your wee house in the garden....I know we can't stay the same forever and don't doubt I'll get used to this format.
All the best!

Barb said...

Looks great and you look great too!!

Anonymous said...

Wohoo I can easily find your card challenge LOL It will be great when it is done!! =Barbara Jay

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Looks wonderful, Joan! How NICE to have someone help you!!! Way to go!

Carol L said...

I like it a lot, and I like your new picture too :)

velta said...

LOVE IT JOAN!! The colors are my faves...and it is so much easier on the eyes...Congrats...on your new look...You "know" I'll be back :)

MimiPatty said...

Love the new look. The "read More" button is much better than before. PS - Love the new picture of you!

Payne Holler Cards said...

lovin the new look !

Rebecca Ednie said...

Hi Joan. I love the new look. Much more modern yet soft and vintage! Try the link found in this post for your blog banner. http://lindaduke.typepad.com/lindas_works_of_heart/2011/03/butterfly-picture-frame-spellbinders.html

Bobbi Miller said...

Love the new look, Joan. Very easy to read... I'll have to check it out for my blog...I just started one and although I'm not good at making a post every day, I'm trying. So new at this stuff...always looking for cool things to do. Don't know where to go though. Keep up the great work; I love your blog and store!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Wow! What a makeover you've had - I love the new you and so you. Much better to navigate around. It's awesome and I also like your new picture.