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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Answers to Header and Mosaic Maker

I have had several questions about my new header and how I did it.  Well this will definitely be the blind leading the blind. 

First I gathered the pictures that I wanted to use and saved them in my picture file.  Then I went to Mosaic Maker and started playing with different mosaics.  You can find them here and it is free.

The mosaic I am using is the one that is 4 thin vertical pictures.  There are several templets to choose from and you can load your pictures and move them all around.  It is a very easy site to use.  Once you create your mosaic, they ask you if you want to edit it or save it.  When it is like you want it to be just save it to your picture file. 

 That's really it.  After I had the mosaic picture saved to my picture file I did use Photoshop to put my blog name across the top and to resize it.  There are all kinds of programs that will allow you to watermark a picture and to resize it.  Use what you have.

All I did after that was go to Design on my blog and where it said Header Gadget, I clicked to edit and then removed the picture that I had and loaded the mosaic picture.

That's all I did.  I hope this makes sense.  As I said, I am not very tech savvy, so this was a ton of trial and error with making a mosaic that I would like and then testing them on my blog.

Good Luck, let me know if this helps.


  1. Howdy Marty
    Wow that was easy to understand.
    Thank you for the simple to follow explanation !
    Blessings of joy to you and yours
    and I'm sending you a Happy Valentines day wish that your day is filled from start to finish with the happiest moments you could ever dream of .
    Until Next Time
    Happy Trails

  2. Love it Marty! I really enjoy all the rich color & items you have chosen.

  3. Love, love, love it! I think the pictures you chose are perfect!
    Blogless Peggy

  4. Love the new header!

    - The Tablescaper

  5. Your new mosaic header looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing how to do this.

  6. Love it Marty! It's a great representation of your blog!

  7. Very clear explanation and I love the new look! It is you! hugs, Linda

  8. Marty,
    I LOVE your new header...your pics look outstanding! Thanks for the simple directions...I'm going over there to play around with some of my pics:)


  9. I really like the header! You are so smart to do it yourself! Nice job!


  10. That was a great tutorial Marty!
    I love your new header and well it fits with your style!
    Hugs friend,

  11. Thanks Marty- that is really helpful.You are in no way the blind leading the blind, hahaha.
    Have a great Sunday.

  12. Marty - I just love your new header and know that you'll have lots of fun changing it around with the season.

  13. It looks really nice Marty! You did a great job!~ XO

  14. Very pretty header, & you made this one easy to understand. I have no idea how to do all these cool blog deals... going to try this one.
    Thanks for the "How - to"

  15. Like it and thanks for the mosaic tip.

  16. Hi there...I found you at Dwellings where you left a comment. You have a lovely blog and I'm a new follower. Your knack for hanging groupings is unbelievable. I love the Table Top Tuesday idea and I'll be back on Tuesday for the party. I'm putting your button on my side bar so I don't forget! Nice to meet you.

  17. Marty,
    I haven't tried it, but you made it sound easy, peasy! I adore your new header. Smile everytime I open your blog. . .this header reminds me of your lovely home and I can hardly wait to scroll down to see what's in store for the day! Thanks!

  18. I am scared to death to try this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOLOL!

  19. The Google photo program also also has a collage option. It does slightly different types of collages. My picture album at home is now a series of collages from each event. It saves space and is easy to keep up to date. I'll ahve to try Mosiac Maker also.

  20. I love what you did with your header...It's Gorgeous! I also Love what you did with your bookcase... Thank you for the lesson...
    Hugs to you, Donna