Thursday, January 28, 2010


Confession.... I love trying on new backgrounds. If you have visited my blog more than once, you may have wondered at its ever-changing looks. It delights my heart and satisfies my design-appreciating eyes to try out the creative ideas of other bloggers. There is an overwhelming number of amazing free backgrounds out there in web-land. Some times, I'm tempted to create a new blog just to suit a beautiful theme I happen upon. I have a list below of my current favorite sites. (Of course, I located my first favorites by clicking on the blog background icons present on the pages of blogs I admire.)

The Background Fairy Also has another site posting vintage images.

The Cutest Blog on the Block This was the first free background site I stumbled across via several friends' lovely blogs. It is a standard for me that I regularly go back too.

Daisy Gray Design Simple, classic backgrounds.

Debscraft The header at the top of this post comes from this site which features Suzanne Woolcott's artwork. Her dark-eyed girls remind me of the cute Japanese and Korean illustration that is popular where I live.

Hot bliggity Blog Incredible number of free backgrounds.

Ivy's Inspirations Blog Backgrounds Very pretty vintage look backgrounds.

Leelou Free Blog Layout My current background comes from this site.

My Style Backgrounds Many nice backgrounds, with several blank white text area options.

Paisley Cat Scraps Unique vintage scrap backgrounds & lots of ideas.

Maybe, like some of you, I can learn to make a lovely original layout all my own.

Happy Blogging!


  1. Hi Steph, I have noticed your changing backgrounds and can't blame you one bit with all the choices out there. This one you have (as of today) really compliments you blog header and colors. Thanks for listing new ones to explore. I used to be guilty of changing backgrounds frequently too, then I actually *bought* one and have made myself stick with it...for awhile at least. xo,

  2. Hello! Just wanted to say thank-you for your wish of "sunshine and bluebonnets." You must have been to Texas at some time! Alas, it's not the season for bluebonnets and it was raining today, but my day was still made bright by comments like yours!

  3. WOW!!!! Thanks for all the links. I entered your draw but had to come back and check more posts. I also had to tell how beautiful the cat is in your banner. SWEET!

  4. It's fun to hear from y'all and pay visits back. Thanks so much for your kind words and for exploring my blog.


Thank you for your comments. They help me feel that I am some how connected out here in Blogland and not just writing to the air.


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