I get bored with the same blog background after a very short time, so it was time for a facelift (on the blog...not me!) I know that a lot of people who stop by here have blogs of their own, so let me tell you about the sites I use.
For backgrounds, my favorites are:
THE CUTEST BLOG ON THE BLOCK (the first "cute" background site I found when I started)
SHABBY BLOGS (currently being used...I find myself going to this site more and more...)
I have also had luck at:
ONE CUTE BLOG (great backgrounds, but a lot are not made for widescreen monitors)
There are others, of course. The ones I listed often have links to others.
And those headers I make are all done at this COOL online scrapbooking site called SCRAPBLOG.COM.
Scrapblog is FREE and very, very user-friendly. You set up a free account (no personal info required) and can start creating using one of their templates or a blank sheet. Then you save it and publish it. I use the "print screen" feature on my keyboard to save it into a file on my laptop and then I resize it to the "web--large" size, otherwise it doesn't upload well.
Super easy. And very fun for the creative or "wants-to-be creative" person...
Some headers I've made:
If you have a blog and want to make a header, and need some help on Scrap Blog, let me know and I'll walk you through the process. You feel so great when they're all done!