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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Blog Button Drawing


The theme this week at Creative Tuesdays is 'blog button'.
We had to design one for our blog!  You know what they are, right?
You've seen them on people's blog and they say "Grab my Button!"
You post them on your sidebar with a link attached to their blog.
Some blogs have their sidebars full of them!

I guess I prefer the Blog Roll to buttons, since they tell me when you've
posted something new.  I do, however, have the buttons to the co-ops
that I have joined as a courtesy to them and to give them some exposure.

But if I were to have a button for my own blog, I imagine that it would
look like my drawing above.  A blog button is a logo of sorts,
and should reflect the name or theme of your blog.  I liked my drawing
for the 'gift' theme last week so much that I thought I'd bring back
the little Barn Swallow to carry my signature "5". 


button sized :)



Mr. Toast said he's creating a new button for this co-op blog, so this may be the
last time you see this red one here!  If you want to see who participated
this week, click HERE!  Or maybe it's time you joined in?  :)

60 comments:

  1. I with you, I prefer the blog lists as well, I try to keep the blog buttons for the link parties visible though as well, I really like the look of a clean and neat blog but end up putting my blog list back on, I miss my friends lovely stats always visible,I think your choice is a lovely one, carrying the number five, its perfect!

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    1. haha...well, my sidebar is not neat and clean, but it's my own choices, too and that means a lot to me.

      I depend on my blog roll a lot! A lot of time would be wasted going to see if people had posted new if I didn't have it.

      Yes, she had to have the number 5 didn't she? haha. I fooled around with the "my five men" all on there, but it didn't look right and seemed redundant.

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  2. Love your blog buttom Betsy is absolutely you LOL

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    1. thank you...I even got my grey and blue in there! ha.

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    2. It won't be a real button, but I could still put it on my sidebar. :)

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    3. Yes I understand and is a nice idea!

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  3. Exactly what the cat would expect
    And there is no bird neglect
    That surely could not come due
    And the 5 goes for your crew
    Except you ignore the eight cats
    I guess that is what they get for leaving you rats
    Or other stuff
    Making your ocd rough

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    1. could have gone a lot of different ways
      here at my bay
      with all the cats
      chasing rats and bats
      and the other animals, too
      that make up the zoo.
      Even some baking
      and artist faking (haha)
      Hard to fit it all in a button size
      would be easier to make a dozen pies!
      lol.

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    2. Yeah that is true
      Maybe for buttons you should have a few
      Switch them up each day of the week
      And then always something new when those come to seek

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  4. Love the hearts and beads thru the ribbon....very nice...
    I also did some baking today..along with 100 other things!!!
    I don't even know what a "blog button" is!!! [loser]
    I have been trying to get "linkwithin" going for about 2 weeks...no luck!!
    I agree...I like seeing when someone puts up a new post...

    Especially you, Betsy!

    Enjoy your evening!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. sometimes blogger is just not cooperative when you want to add something new!

      yes, its fun to have that blogroll easily accessible. I don't even use google reader very often!

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  5. Betsy, I was wondering how you woudl tie in your 5 men and you did it superbly! using the no 5 was brilliant and yes, I think the birds works great not just for CT's but all the photos of wild life you take too from your back window. REALLY great job. Very effective. you should add it to the side bar then where you link to your CT drawings if not elsewhere! TY!

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    1. Thanks, M. That's a great idea...I may have to do that! I kind of like the way it looks so tiny, too. :)

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    2. yes, works great tiny adn that is so important if truly a button.

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    3. right...and I tried to keep that in mind when making it...not too much extra detailing and clutter that would be lost and take away from the main thought. It ended up to be a drawing I really liked..might frame it along with my 'gift'. :)

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  6. free as a bird...and you have your 5...smiles...lovely picture betsy...

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    1. haha...and there are times I want to fly away, too! :)

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  7. Love your little bird "logo" blog button, Betsy! You are such a talented artist... in life as well as with your pencils. blessings ` tanna

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    1. thanks, tanna..it was a fun little project to do, too!

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  8. Why do I need to log in to see your page now?! Something's going on with your tracking software. Hmmm...

    What a great idea! A very useful drawing :) I think it's a very pretty blogger button. Love it!

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    1. Yeah she has that tracker thing
      So she can low jack each blog wing

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    2. I have no idea what you're talking about! Very strange...but it's blogger and not me.
      And I don't have a "tracker thing", silly Pat. I have a stat counter, is that what you mean?

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    3. LOL it is all the same
      As you are a sneaky dame

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    4. it shows me your url
      it wouldn't ask you to log in again for that to tell.

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  9. this is a very sweet blog button, love how you incorporated the '5'!

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    1. thank you, christine...can't wait to see what you did!

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  10. I like your design Betsy.;) And I agree with you, I rather prefer blog roles for the same reason as you.;) Have a nice week.;))
    xoxo

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    1. thanks zuz....it was fun to draw anyway!

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  11. It's lovely!!! :-) I never understood "grab my buttons" type thing but this one is very nice! Take care
    x

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  12. You do so many fun and interesting things! I love your blog button. Did you draw that yourself?!! If you did...wow!! I see the little drawing over there on the right with the little baby birds with their beaks wide open. It is adorable. I cannot free draw at all. I, can, however, copy another drawing to look almost exactly like it...but ask me to free draw something out of my mind...impossible.

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    1. well, yes...CT is an art co-op and you draw the given assignment for the week. :)

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    2. p.s....I erase a LOT. lol....

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  13. I love the button you came up with!!! It's absolutely beautiful. I'm with you, I prefer the blogroll too.

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    1. thanks elsie dear...I'll have to find a way to use it other than a button!

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  14. I came in knowing there would be a bird, and I really like how you also incorporated the 5. So meaningful and sweet!!

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    1. you knew there would be a bird? hahaha...oh, come on now, it was a total shock, wasn't it? hahaha.

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  15. I love your blog button. I learn something new from you all the time. :)

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    1. haha...well, most of us don't use them so I can see why you didn't know.

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  16. I just learned something! Now I understand what a Blog Button is. I kinds knew but with your explanation, it is now clear.

    Love the number 5!

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    1. well, who knew it would be a blog button lesson! lol. Unless you're a co-op, I think they are kinda silly. And I don't like the box of html underneath them...kinda ugly on your sidebar, I think.

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  17. Betsy! The lemon cake is ready come to see:))

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    1. oooh...coming over right now with a fork and napkin! haha.

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  18. Well, I like it... even if you never use it. :)

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    1. maybe it will end up being framed with the 'gift' drawing. :)

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  19. This is so you Betsy and perfectly sums up your blog. I love how you have added the border around the image, it makes it look like a postage stamp.

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    1. thanks, linda...it was a fun little challenge to reflect the meaning of our blog in such a concise way. :)

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  20. It is charming! I love it! I used to do endless blog buttons down my side bar but now I do not...I prefer the blog roll as well!

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    1. I used to do that with those award buttons, too! Ack! lol....

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  21. Love reading about the shopping xp b/c you live with autism adn how the boys respond. I can only imagine. really, how efficient here though, right?

    One thing --like that song. not herd it before. fun.

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    1. haha..not efficient at all...lol...but a learning experience for them, so I just relax and go with the flow. :)

      cute song, isn't it?

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  22. Great blog button....very you!

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  23. Really cool button/logo betsy. Love the pose you captured the bird in, as he's in that position where he's just finishing his descent, but at the same time starting his next ascent. Really nicely done.

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  24. Yea, I knew that was a barn swallow. Seriously cute! So, is the button idea the same as a mini logo?

    I had an acquaintance whose barn was overtaken by House Sparrows that pushed out the Swallows until she set traps for the HS and got rid of them. Only then did the Swallows come back.

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  25. Very lovely blog button Betsy....(try saying that fast 3 times=)

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