My generation liked matchy-matchy. If we were styling brown shoes, we had a brown belt and purse. We would never *gasp* wear brown boots and carry a black purse. The wild colors and un-matching accessories of today can be hard on my 80’s sensibilities.
Today’s young women look fashionable and amazing – but I just can’t do it. Pink pants and a lime green shirt? Uffda. Wait, this must be how my mom felt when I wore white sandals after September 1st.
Anyhoo, today’s Cool Tool helped me transform my Facebook Author Page to be all matchy-matchy. Remember the criteria for my Cool Tools? They have to be free and easy enough for this old lady blogger to figger out.
See the new coordinating look on my social media tabs? They all sport the same vintage typewriter. It started out by finding Joie de vie blog. She introduced me to Woobox. Yes, this little place on the internet wooed my heart by promising to make my Facebook page all matchy-matchy.
Using Microsoft Word I typed up my titles using Courier New, the most old-fashioned script, font size 99. Yep, I lugged my vintage typewriter outside and posed it on table in the Redneck Grill, my backyard fire pit area made of weathered gray wood. This is the same gray wood you see all around my social places.
I stood on a lawn chair, because I am too short for aerial view, and shot from different angles to see what I preferred. When the photos were scaled down to create the tabs the letters were too small to read, so I cropped them in Windows Live Photo Gallery, a free download from Microsoft. Yes, I blogged about that Cool Tool, too.
I used photographs for my custom tabs, but use your creativity to show your personality and interests. You could create images in Quozio, Ribbet, or Recite This.
Then, I clicked over to Woobox.
FREE! Is that not music to your ears? Start at Woobox and scroll to the bottom to find this green starting place.
You want to find Static Tabs at the top of the next screen.
Click Create a New Tab on the top right side of the screen.
It drops down and Woobox offers you these choices.
I clicked on Pinterest and this dialogue box that popped up. Click to enlarge if you’re old and infirmed like me and can’t read those little letters.
Click on change to bring you to your photos. Choose the one you want from your own files and save.
Ta Da! A customized Facebook Fan Page everybody is sure to love, especially those from the 80’s!
If you update your tabs, please leave a link in the comment section to add to the inspiration! I’d love to see what others create.
First of all, I looooove the Underwood typewriter! My dad had a Royal, which has unfortunately disappeared over the past few years. There is nothing as satisfying as plunking on an old typewriter for a little while. Mind you, I probably couldn’t write a thing, but I just love watching the keys fly up and smack the ribbon. Enjoyed your post, your use of courier, and feeling very grateful that you visit me and read my blog now and then. Thank you so much!
Matchy-matchy….I know! I read somewhere that nothing adds years to a women’s age as matching bag and shoes! I am trying hard not to. 🙂