Designer I’m Not!

At least not in any kind of timely fashion. I got home Wednesday from getting the oil in the car changed and after walking at Walmart a little before 10 Wednesday morning. Figured I’d whip out the blog for today and get on to working on my TCU Silver Frogs presentation. (No, I’ve not completed it yet!!!)

Well, first I put out some FB and Twitter posts about the pre-sale on ACT OF BETRAYAL. (It will go live next Thursday!)

ACT OF TRUST Pre-SaleAnd then I checked emails. My sweet younger daughter had sent me a Vista Print Add. 40% off is a great deal! Now, I’ve been meaning to get a new banner made. And the 40% off was only good for today.

Here’s the one I’ve used for several years. It was 2 1/2  by 4.


This was professionally done and I really liked it. But time has snuck up on me and I thought I should be able to do a banner myself. (My daughter who sent the add said she could do one for me, but she’s super busy with a couple of jobs, a daughter, and husband to juggle. And frankly, she’s less tech savvy than I am. LOL Love you, Laura.)

So, about 10:30 Wednesday morning I began working on the banner. It was 1:30 when I completed the order with VistaPrint.

Part of my problem was getting the pics to fit the banner size. So, it was banner # 11 that finally went in right. It’s not perfect by any means, and before I do one again, I’m going to check with Laura about a couple of things.

Here’s the first one I did.


Here’s the 11th one. This time I selected a 2 1/2 by 6 foot banner. Sometimes the bottom won’t show based on my experience at book signings.

Banner 11

You’ll notice I included the 4th book in the series on the banner. This book is barely begun, but I expect to publish it next year sometime.  I’ll have the banner in time for my TCU Silver Frogs presentation Indie Publishing! Who Me? which begins in October.

Do you do banners yourself? Do you use a program different than Publisher? Or are you smart and leave them to the professionals?  Love to hear from you.

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6 responses to “Designer I’m Not!

    • Hey, Vicki. Sometimes I put off stuff I don’t want to do until it’s too late. I think I got this one done just under the wire. 🙂 Thanks for all your support and for stopping by. 🙂


    • Hey, Helena, Gong some internal changes with the business which is keeping me from working on the next book. I should be squared away sometime in November. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


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