Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Please, I need help fixing my background

A 1930's book embellished with ribbon and flowers. The story was forgettable; however, the little girl's face on the cover was enchanting.

Good morning all. It is another cold day in Maine. Now that we have gotten past Groundhog's Day and Valentine's Day, we just will have President's Day and St. Patrick's Day before we finally get to the most important day........March 20th and the First Day of Spring. For all the cold temps we have been having, the good news is that this is the first winter that my pipes have not frozen. Unfortunately, a bad ice dam, apparently a very heavy one at that, caused a large section of a gutter to come crashing down. As soon as the weather permits, that will have to be fixed. Oh well.

it is almost spring........It Is Almost Spring........... IT IS ALMOST SPRING! If I say it loud enough, will it get here any faster?

As you might have noticed, I have not been my usual chatty blogging self. I have a blog problem and I need your kind help. As you can see my background and template have changed. My previous background was a sweet piece that I got from Shabby Blogs. In January I was notified that I would have to get new code for the background. Wanting to oblige this request, I tried and tried and tried. Any time I would add a new code design, it would stay for just a second and then disappear. Also, when I went to my design page to delete the original background, there was nothing showing on that page that corresponded with the background. You know, like simply deleting a gadget.

So the time came, when my old background did get removed and it left a blank background but added a blurb about photobucket right in the middle of my banner. So I thought it would now be easy to add the new background. Wrong. Every time I copy the code and try to add it as a new gadget to the page, the image stays for a second than again is gone.(Thank you to the folks that have directed me back to ShabbyBlogs site. I can get the image but it doesn't stay.)So I tried playing around with the template and using one of the free images that came with the template and ended up with just a solid color background, even though the image shown in the preview shows the background being in place. Honestly, I have to admit that I now hate how my blog looks, rather sterile, so I have not wanted to blog. To make matters worse, also in January, my computer crashed and I lost all my wonderful photos. Over Christmas I had stocked up on images that I had planned on using over the next couple of months. They are all gone.

So please, if someone could help me out. I would love to have something pretty for my background once more. Hopefully I have explained what steps I have taken adequately enough so as to help in solving this problem. Any help that you might suggest, I would be so grateful.... for a pretty background and removal of that photobucket blurb. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Got it at Goodwill


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sherrie I hope someone can help you! I saw a printed background then it went away and there was only gray. I am not so computer savvy but someone will know. Good Luck. ~~Linda

Abramyan Avenue said...

I am soooo sorry to hear about your background. I have had several issues with it in the past. I will suggest Babbling Brooke Blog's custom designs. She did my background. She is absolutely fabulous. She works with you to get you exactly what you want and her prices are seriously not bad. For $20 you can get a background and header. Right now she is having a blog makeover giveaway. You will love her. Just tell her what you want, send her over some samples if you have it and she will make it exactly how you like.
Also, as far as the missing photos, so far I haven't had that happen. However, what I do do is upload everything to Walgreens.com. I upload every photo in it's original form at the end of each month. This way they are catalogued by date and I can always retrieve it and fix it up any way I want on my photo editing programs. Walgreens is free to use and is accessible anywhere. It's just always good to have that back up.
I hope some of this helps you. I hope you're doing well otherwise. I too can't wait for spring! I can't wait to see the pops of color everywhere and the warmer temps. Never thought I'd say that!!
Take care!!

★Carol★ said...

I can only imagine how bad this blog problem is making you feel Sherrie. Maybe you could ask Sue over at It's A Very Cherry World. I remember her having a problem with the templates, and she was able to solve it. She's a computer whiz, so I bet she can help!