Saturday, September 19, 2009

Rusty Pickle Blog Hop - Part 2...

... HOLY COW!  I am sooooo excited by the amount of scrappers that have come through my blog in the past 36 hours!  SERIOUSLY!  I am working on contacting each of you personally to thank you (if you are linked to your blog or email!) 

In the meantime, I am doing a 2ND RUSTY PICKLE PRIZE...

... please be sure to post a comment on the original "Blog Hop" post, just below this one...

.. to be entered into the 2ND RUSTY PICKLE PRIZE... I am asking for honesty here...  I want your honest opinion of my blog... I know I have chilled the drinks and put flowers in the bathrooms, but I am serious... I would like your comment on my blog... what can I do to make it better!?  I already have a few ideas, but I REALLY WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!  My family won't give me any critizism, so I need you to help me out!  Above is a picture of the prize you can win (winner drawn randomly... YES, open to INTERNATIONAL posters)... post a comment on this post with a comment about what I can do to improve my blog... and be sure to also post on the post below for my main RP prize... oh, and did I say that I was a TEASE!?  I will be posting a picture of the prize for the main post... but, you will have to come back and check in the morning!

In the meantime... here are a few pics of my youngest daughter cheering at her older brother's football game last night... for the first time in over 15 YEARS, we have won the first 3 GAMES OF THE SEASON... YES...Chris Rocks... but, can little Anna Banana she BE any cuter...?



18 comments:

Robin said...

First I love your blog. I have enjoyed blog hopping today and seeing the lives of everyone and their unique scrapbook styles. I love the Black/White book I saw just below the girls.

As for honesty... here goes... Put some "POP" in your header. Find something that makes a statement and says something about you. Make it unique and personal...

Dragonlady said...

Hi there

Difficult one as I have a similarly designed blog to you. I haven't made the plunge into headers and borders simply because I haven't yet found something suitable or that I like enough!!!
Find a picture that defines your personality or your favourite thing or your family.

Best of luck and simple can be beautiful too you know, I love your blog.

Ali x

Colleen said...

Hi there, I am a new follower thanks to RP. I have to say I love our blog. The combination of family, honesty and crafting is wonderful. Plus of course the things we have in common. Congrats on your H.S. FB team doing so well. I know the feeling We have had the best start to the year since 1985 (usually bottom of conference) and just last night beat one of the top teams in the state. I will have to show the cheerleading coach how your school has the little cheerleaders out there with the regular ones. My youngest would give anything to be cheering just like that with her big sister. Anyway I really didn't see anything that looks like it needs to be "updated" or changed. Congrats on an awesome blog.

Chris said...

I think your blog is wonderful and I love the photographs you've added of your Daughter, she's so cute. As you asked for honesty about the look of your blog here goes :) Only a couple of things that stand out to me really and the first is the black background, I always find the text a little harder to read when it's black, things go a little fuzzy. The second thing is your blog header, it doesn't invite me in. I think the name of your blog is great and it could possibly benefit from a little jazzing up. I hope this helps and of course, just my personal opinion. I think your posts and your creations are superb. Chris:)

Bec said...

Would probably have to agree with the other girls. If you were looking to really make it stand out then a flashy cool header would be the trick. Mind you my blog has a very similar header to you and I am happy with it for now.... Good luck with your improvements though.

weewiccababe said...

I always hate it when people ask me to be honest, being an aquarian though I don't usually have a problem being honest so
I think it needs a splash of colour.I don't know if your a bright girl or a pastel girl. Th black is very sophisticated but I think some swirly bits in your fave colours would look fab.
I love purple and swirly bits, as you'll be able to see from my blog. Good luck with your revamp and those pics of Anna cheering are just too cute
Debbi
xx

scrappinlil said...

I really love all your creations...but I do think you should add a background or something in your header to make a statement about who you are or what you love! Thank you for sharing this blog candy!

Tracey Locher said...

Thanks for these first comments... you all hit the #1 thing I want to do on my blog... my header! Yes, it sure needs some help... I haven't taken the time to research how to do it, but I totally agree with you guys, it is TIME!

The second thing is the border... Debbi, I like the idea of simple color swirlies on the sides... I don't want it too busy to distract or compete with the posts... I have to research that, too!

I know I will find some great inspiration from your blogs as I do my own personal "hop" and check out your internet homes! :-)

I would LOVE SOME MORE comments/ideas... keep them coming! Oh, and I will be randomly drawing the winner for this prize by 10AM MST, tomorrow, Sept. 21st...

Heather McDaniel said...

Well since I am anew follower I went back and read some past blogs of yours! =) But I think that your blog is great! If anything I personally know that there can never be to many posts with LO's and crafts. =) I loooove to see what other people do and to get inspiration. I think you so AMAZING work. I hope that my work eventually becomes as great as your!

Reel Girl said...

I actually like your blog the way it is - it is easy to navigate and read!

laterg8r said...

i think a new header but also a cool background. shabby blogs, pyzam, etc all have backgrounds that are easy to add to what you already have.

go to other's blogs that you like and see what they have and do something similar.

Katrina said...

hi!!!!

I agree with the others..a little fun in the header a little pop of color somewhere. You can keep the black...black goes with everything!! hee hee that's the only things I would change...I for one don't really like music when I come to blogs...BUT THAT's just me....Scares the beez outta me when the music starts playing, but I don't think it something you should change!

AScrappersDelight said...

I absolutely adore your blog. I found it due to RP but I will became a follower because I like it! The only thing I would add is a bit of color if you are looking for a change. (but if you don't change a thing I will still come back)

MY Creative Brightside said...

I love your blog title block super oober cute..you also take amazing pix of your work...the black background is a little dreery but i do think you should be yourself...i personally love color so its hard to focus with so much black...hope that helps...p.s im a follower now thanks for inspiring

Beth Root: Music Teacher said...

Look at those cuties!!!!!
To sweet!

Sharon said...

I hate having to be honest!! however I agree with what some of the others have said before me about adding a header.

There are many free ones to download however my favourite site for blog headers and backgrounds is the House of 3. Rhonna Farrer is one of the 3 designers. If you have time click on the link to my blog and you will see one of the backgrounds. She also sells a sophisticated one with a chandelier.

The content of your blog however is perfect!! so don't stop what you are doing. The pretty headers and backgrounds just add icing :-)

Good luck
x

Charisma3103 said...

I love your blog it's awesome I like coming to look at it to get inspiration and a smile

Vicki said...

Your blog content is great-- but come on--your a creative gal I mean look at the wonderful creations you have posted!!!! Throw one of those up in your header and come out of the dark with a lighter background!!! Black is for ..... well its not for the happy creations you do!!

Please that as constructive critisim... not being mean!!!