Well I finally found a tutorial that showed me how to make a banner for my etsy shopwhich in turn helped me figure out a better way to make a banner for my blog!!! I'm so excited! I feel like I am finally catching up in the design area even though my skills at illustrator are still lacking. My good friend tells me it just takes practice. Well practicing I am. I bought a book with lessons to help me out and I'm thinking about taking a class to get better skills. Now if only I could afford the programs so I wouldn't have to work on this at lunch!