Reading Is Fun Again Blog Button!

Wednesday's book review is going to be a few hours late, because...drum roll please...I spent my evening crafting a blog button! Isn't it pretty? The code is on the sidebar (just scroll down a bit).

For those who are interested, I used GIMP (a free image editor) to make the button. I would not call it user friendly, but after a little help from my husband (he uses it to make maps), I felt pretty comfortable with it. I am excited to try making other icons and images with it for my blog.

If you are looking for free software to make images, I would really encourage you to try GIMP. The learning curve is steep, but it is definitely worth it. I used to try to make images in MS Paint, and it made me so sad and frustrated. In GIMP, each object is a separate item, so you can move/delete/change things independently of one another.

Let me know, if you want me to discuss how I made the button. I am happy to share!

14 comments:

Chene Sterckx said...
November 14, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Yay!!! Its awesome and already on my "Blogs I Love" Page :) *excited*
I might just take you up on the discussion about Gimp when I try it out :)

Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

Pamela D said...
November 14, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Yea! Thank you for adding me! :)

Chene Sterckx said...
November 14, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Of course!! You have an awesome blog and are an awesome blogger :)

kimbacaffeinate said...
November 14, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Wonderful, I updated my blogs I stalk, I had made you a fake button, but now I'm displaying the new image

Pamela D said...
November 14, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Awww! You are so sweet! :) *hugs*

Tressa S said...
November 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Good work! I know how long doing that stuff takes - not that I made my current button, but I did the one before that and I've done a bunch of other stuff.

Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

kimberlybuggie said...
November 14, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Great blog button! You're so talented. Super cute! :)

Pamela D said...
November 14, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Thanks! It was pretty satisfying to make it. I am looking forward to making more buttons.

Pamela D said...
November 14, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Thank you! It definitely more patience than talent! :)

Erin @ Paperback Stash said...
November 20, 2013 at 8:46 PM

I love the new button. Added it to the site tonight when I saw it.

Pabkins said...
November 26, 2013 at 6:11 PM

very cute blog buttoN!!! did you make it?

Pamela D said...
November 26, 2013 at 10:05 PM

I did! My husband uses GIMP to make maps for our D&D games, so he showed me how to use it. Get ready to see more and exciting buttons as I learn more! :)

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