June 18, 2015

Makeover Madness!!

So, joining this TPT seller challenge is just about the best thing I have ever done. There is SO much inspiration out there! This first challenge was something that I desperately needed to do.
I am not very well-versed in TPT yet. I've been a member, mostly as a buyer, for about 2 years...I've been a "seller" for maybe 5 months, but the first thing I ever uploaded on TPT was probably 2 years ago, and it is almost embarrassing! I uploaded it as a student teacher, because I had wanted to make a Valentine's Day themed center for the 2nd graders I was working with at the time. I had slapped together this quick little product, but I knew NOTHING about using my computer, shopping for clip art, downloading fonts...nothing. To make that dinky little product took me probably 6 or 7 hours of trial and error, and I ended up with something I still didn't love. But...I uploaded it and never looked at it again.
I chose it as my "Makeover Madness" product because it is the one linked for people to assess the quality of my work, and I feel like I have learned a little since then. Maybe people can better assess the quality of my work now? Haha.
Anyways, here goes!


This before/after image shows the cover pages of the old product and the new one.
Here are the pages of the new product:





So there it is! All made over...easier to read, easier to understand, nicer to look at it...I am much happier!

In other news, on the TPT Facebook page, everyone was asked to post their button. I haven't really had an official "button" since I began blogging, just a screen shot of a picture from my blog that has my name on it, and it has not worked out to upload as my button when I link up with other blogs. It looks pixelated or distorted every time. So! In the spirit of making things over, I did a little research and I made my own button. I'm still playing with the colors and trying to decide if I really love it. I would love some feedback!!


What do you all think?? Is it a good start? 

Have a great weekend everyone! Can't wait for challenge #2!

5 comments:

  1. Super cute! Very clean, crisp, and clear! Also, the cover is adorable! Good luck on the other challenges!!
    Alisha
    Missing Tooth Grins

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  2. I really like the button! I need to figure out how to make one too! And how to make my blog super cute like yours.

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    1. Girl, you have got a great start!! I hired Erin Gray to do mine at TwoThirdsHazel, and she was (obviously) amazing. I highly recommend her if you want to take that route!

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  3. Your makeover looks amazing!!! It is so neat and pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Molly!! You are basically the reason that I even started blogging. I think your blog was the first one I ever read! So, I'm thrilled that you saw my post! :)

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