So you want my layouts--now what?

Here are the instructions! Thanks to shelsscraps.blogspot.com for them (because I would have no clue without her):

1-In the 'Pick New Template' tab, you must change your template to 'minima' (not minima ochre or others, just plain white minima)

2-Log into to your blog and click on 'customize'

3-Click on 'edit html' on the far right

4- In the crazy code, scroll to where you see this: body {background:$bgcolor;margin:0; color:$textcolor; font:x-small Georgia Serif; font-size/* */:/**/small; font-size: /**/small; text-align: center;}

5-Change that part of the code to say this: body {background:$bgcolor;background-image:url(direct link);background-position: center; background-repeat:no-repeat; background-attachment: fixed;margin:0; color:$textcolor; font:x-small Georgia Serif; font-size/* */:/**/small; font-size: /**/small; text-align: center;}

6-Now, find your favorite background, and copy and paste the link below it between the parenthesis where it says '(direct link)'

7-PLEASE give me credit for your super cute layout and in return, I'll make more!

23 comments:

Karin said...

Help! I cannot find 'direct link' anywhere in my html

Karin said...

Never mind...duh! :)

Leslie said...

Thank you so much for your layout! I for sure will tell all my friends about it. They are beautiful. Also, do you do website layouts? If so, what are your price ranges. I have a website that I would eventually like to update the look. Its www.bowsnberrybowtique.com Thank you and may the Lord bless you.

-Leslie

Bhebhe Lacson said...

hi, I know youre really busy but I hope you can find time in answering my question... I wonder how can I make my layout 3 columns just like yours... =) I would love to hear from you.. and thank you for making woderful layouts. God bless you more

Sweet Pea said...

WOW. I love your backgrounds. I had been searching for something like this. THESE ARE AWESOME!! Thanks for letting us use them for free. May God Bless You!

Sweet Pea said...

Hi. We go to the Mennonite Brethren Church. I almost hate to say Mennonite because most people right away think of the black cap church or Amish. We are neither. Actually our church believes the same things as the Baptist Church does. We are having a big Women's Enrichment Fall Kickoff this Saturday. We are feeding all the women a free meal and having a guest speaker that is going to talk about "When Women Say Yes to God". Then we are going to draw for secret sisters. I'm excited about it. So, what does your Women's Enrichment group do? Hope your meeting went well.

Allisyn said...

Juat a quick note to say I LOVE your layouts.. Thanks

Ruth Anne said...

Thanks! I don't know much at all and this was helpful. Now I need to make my margins bigger.

Thompson Family said...

Thank you! You do a great job!

BellaLuna said...

TYVM for the Help with the HTML blog help.Without you i would probably still have a blank page..LOL!!! I love your layouts also..;)

Alona said...

Your backgrounds are so cute! I just followed these instructions and got the background on my blog. It's a little smaller than the page. Is there a way to make it wider? You check my blog at bushmangirls.blogspot.com

Laramie said...

Allie:

Thank you for the codes to change my background. I have spent a week trying to figure this out and finally with the help from your blog did it.

artgalstyle.blogspot.com
Laramie

Katrina said...

Thanks so much. I have been noticing the beautiful blogs around & wondered how everyone did it.

Patricia's Scraps and Stuff said...

I would like for you to check my blog please and see if I gave you proper credit for your layout you made. I am new and trying to make sure I follow TOU'S.
www.patriciasscrapsandstuff.blogspot.com

monogram momma(Brandy Rolison) said...

I love Love your stuff. I am realy interested in creating my own digital scrapbooks and layouts but have no ide how!Have any getting started sugestions or know of sites with how to's?What programs do you use?Please help!!!!!

Laramie said...

Monogram Momma, I'd be happy to give you some pointers and help. Email me at artgal62@yahoo.com and I'll do my best to get you started. Once you do you'll be hooked. It's a blast.

artgalstyle.blogspot.com

Hannah Demke said...

Thank you so much allie your directions for changing my layout was exactly the help I needed Thank you.

The Bates said...

Allison,
You are so talented! You make those of us with less talent look good! Thank you for allowing us to download your designs they are beautiful!
Love - Aunt Diane

Julie said...

Love your layouts x
I have 2 blogs and am using one on
each
Ty for sharing them x

Chris said...

Hi- I love the pictures of the swings. The black and white ones don't work as well with the text, even if you change the colors, but the tire swing in color is awesome. Love them. Thank you : )

Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful backgrounds and headers. I have just used one of your headers and put a post of where I got it from. Could you please let me know if I need to put a credit to you anywhere else Many thanks Debbie

Mima said...

Hola Allie,
Ilove your blog and may I say that you have really awesome backgrounds and headers. I will be stopping by again to pick one up. There all so lovely its hard to decide, but for now I will pick up your blinky to place on my blogsite. TFS, Mima

Connie said...

WOW! I've never seen so many beautiful layouts. I'm glad I found this site. It's great that you give step by step instructions. You're awesome.