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Friday, January 13, 2017

New look for "The Jule Box" blog....

Hello everyone!

I wanted to introduce my new blog look for "The Jule Box"...now, "The Jule Box Studios"! I'm excited about it but a little sad too...I'll explain...

I found a WONDERFULLY talented blog designer about 3 years ago or so, Karen Valentine who designed a beautiful vintage style blog for The Jule Box and The Jule Box Shop...which basically looked like this,

This was the header....


This is what you would see online.....



The Jule Box looked super similar...beautiful right?  The Jule Box Shop will be changing very soon...I'm still kind of working on the design just a little.

I'm sad to see these beautiful blog elements go...they've been with me for a few years and have served soooo well...but I'm excited because I get to try something new:)

Karen is amazing and I envy her talent! I've always wanted to learn some kind of graphic design and so I've been teaching myself a bunch of stuff and researched how I could do it myself...besides, it's a new year and I was ready for a change....not to mention I needed to save some money and do it myself. Karen is pretty affordable but I did really just want to try to do this on my own. So months of reading and watching videos....and messing around on blogger and on #picmonkey I finally learned a little about it...which is now what you see here....well, um, still in the works, LOL! Tell me what you think!!

I'm by no means at Karens level but I do hope to be one day:) If you ever find yourself wanting a new blog design please go see karen, her logo is to the right of my blog and is linked to her website....please tell her I sent you over ok!

So it took a while to to figure out what I wanted. I posted on FB what I had come up with originally but my dad was like..."You need a pop of color".... :/ I was like..."who said that"?...he was standing behind me as I was staring at this design...


I really liked the cool crisp colors but it did look a little cold...so to appease the old man (I say that very lovingly), I added the wood wall behind the logo and flowers...added some powdery pink peonies to the branches and the laurels then a gray border!! Then.....


A little bit of warmth...a little bit of texture...some pink...and viola! I LOVED IT!!...dad...still not so much:( he wanted me to add some "boor-gundy", he said....with his accent! LOL...I just wasn't feeling it although having been thinking about it for a day or so, it would have popped really nice! I still like this one. Maybe the next one I'll be a little bit bolder.

Ok, well there will be other posts up soon I hope because I've got a lot to tell you guys. I've been absent way too long and I'm ready to get rollin' on all the many fun things I've had to put off for so long. I'll catch ya'll later in the next post....and/or video.

Special thanks to Karen Valentine for your sweet spirit and awesome talent!! *on my knees and bowing with my hands up..."I'm not worthy...."...lol

Thanks for stopping by people,


2 comments:

  1. Hi Jules! I missed you; welcome back!!! I LOVE the new look, perhaps even more than the old site. The colors are so fresh and yet homey and comfortable. You did an amazing job! Thank you for all the inspiration you provide crafters. Have a blessed and JOYFUL day!

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  2. I think it is very pretty and cheerful! Congrats on learning how to do it all! :)

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