Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It's all about appearances......

What catches your eye when blog browsing?  Is it catchy titles, slogans- pictures, or the over all look?  I know for me, when I'm looking around, the ones that have a certain look grab my attention and make me stop to have a look around.
My friend Sharon of Plumrose Lane has been designing banners and backgrounds for friends for a while now; it was just something she enjoyed doing and at the same time it was a way to help friends make their blogs even better.  Well, as it seems to happen with the arts, our hobbies quickly transpire into new passions and thus began Plumrose Lane.....
She has been designing the most beautiful collections of blogger ephemera; gorgeous FREE backgrounds with complimentary banners, buttons and more for sale at a minimal cost in her Plumrose Lane Etsy Shop.

Example of Sharon's Delightful Banners

I just recently changed my background to Sharon's gorgeous "Forgotten Journey" series- I love it!  And then yesterday, I bought the banner to go with it; one of the things I like best about Sharon's style, is how consistent it is, I KNOW that my new banner would look beautiful with just about any of Sharon's backgrounds.  So, when I feel the need to "redecorate" I'll know where to go, and I'll know that I will be THRILLED with the results!


luthien said...

what a wonderful shout out for our dear sharon! isn't she the most creative lady ... her jewelry and now these amazing blog layouts!! this one you have is my ever ever favourite!!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I know, I just LOVE her style and feel lucky to know her!

Yvonne said...

Hi Stephanie,

I couldn't find an email for you. Thank you for all your positive comments on my blog.

I would be happy to share whatever techniques you are interested in.

email me at and we can chat.

Yvonne :)

Plumrose Lane said...

Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful feature Stephanie, you're such a darling!! So you what this means, right? I get to add you to the list of Weekly Spotlights, hope that's ok! ;-)
Thank you again, I love what you shared!