I wanted to show one or two more buttons that I am loving right now, but I wasn't prepared for the amount of time it takes to do these posts. So I had to stop with three for this week. Below you will find three really GREAT buttons. Read. Enjoy. Be inspired. And check out the blogs behind the buttons!
2) How does your button represent this?
I wanted a button that was more than than just pretty. I wanted it to pique curiosity, to point the way to come by my blog and peek around, and hopefully find something of value. As the name mother★lode implies - a supply, a source - I hope that I am providing something of value that people can take away, and then run with, to make it their own. And that's one reason that I love the image of my daughter running that I used - I give her lots of ideas and tools to kindle her creativity and then she's off and running, exploring, expressing and making her own creations.
3) When you are poking around on other blogs, what are the features of buttons the grab your attention?
Blogs can definitely be a busy place to browse, so an eye-catching button that stands out in an image intensive environment against even more buttons, and banners, pictures and ads is definitely deserving of praise. The second half to the equation is that there's so much clickable content on blogs, and only so much time to explore, that people really need to know who/what/where/why before they commit to the click - if a button can not only answer those questions, but inspire visitors to click through, then major kudos, it's a keeper!
a little lovely
The blog a little lovely provides more than a little inspiration, but it's actually the button that first got my attention. The simple color combo pops off the page, and I was drawn to it immediately. Here's more of the story behind this button:
I can't remember where I first came across this next button. I saw it. I liked it. I clicked on it. And I'm glad I did. Sarah, the creator of Dolly Donations, had a dream and a vision to help children around the world, and so she was inspired to invite other people to come along side her in this mission through the creation of this blog. I like her button because its message and purpose is clear. Then after I heard the story behind how the button came to be, I liked it even more. Amazing . . . read on to find out more.
1) What is your blog about? What is your inspiration for this blog?
3) Did you craft your own button or did you commission/inspire someone else to craft it? If you crafted it, what program/software did you use? If someone else did, who?
I made my button. A ridiculously long processes as I am not that versed in design software ….. I hand drew the dolly outline perfectly then scanned it into my comp, using photoshop I cut the dolly down the center and mirror imaged it so it was symmetrical, flattened the layers and filled with my desired color. Shrunk it, added my writing … and phewwww had a cup of well deserved tea! There must be a simpler way out there!
4) If you are looking for inspiration, what is the one blog you would turn to?
Oh my goodness there are so many blogs I follow I can’t keep up with them! I would have to say that just because a blog doesn’t have 2000 followers doesn’t mean that secret crafting delights can’t be found there ;) There are few wonderful ladies with a mere 10 followers on my list and I frequent their blogs on a regular basic!
Again, I'm certainly open to button suggestions. If you have a button you love or if you've seen a button out there you would like to know more about, let me know and . . .