I’ve been wanting to design my blog with something colorful and creative for a while now. So when my sister pointed me in the direction of making my own WordPress theme with Artisteer, I was finally able to do so. The software is really easy to use and only costs a one time fee of $49.95. But before you buy it, I recommend you try it for free first. You can do everything with the free trial except upload the theme into your WordPress account. That is when you must buy it to use the theme.
Once I got the hand of Artisteer, I began looking for backgrounds and graphics to use. On Etsy, I came across several sellers who specialize in digital scrapbooking papers. I decided to buy some and try using them as blog backgrounds. And what you see now is the result!
Tracy Ann Digital Art has the most beautiful collections of digital paper packs and matching clip art. There are so many colors and design combinations to choose from. As you can see, I’ve used the papers from the “December” collection for my backgrounds and these clip art trees. After Christmas, I’ll be switching to the “Dreaming” collection for the rest of winter.
I really like the feeling of making my own custom themes. Not to mention I only had to spend around $8.50. And I’m really proud of the results too!