This is a VERY simple way that I go about making a banner on your side gadgets (or anywhere else for that matter). This one was done on my PC....
First, you need to open a new blank document in MicroSoft Word.
1. Along the top banner, you should see options for selecting various "tools." Click (insert shape). Look down to the bottom for a choice called (New drawing canvas).....select that. In the example below, I have shaded in what it will look like. The initial "drawing canvas" will be white.
|Example 1: Drawing Canvas that has been "filled" with color|
|Example 2: Blank Drawing Canvas with 1 picture inserted.|
|Example 3: Drawing canvas after I formated the picture border of the rabbit and the Drawing Canvas. I also inserted WordArt|
6. At that point you would size it, etc. like you would any picture.
|Example 4: Finished Banner. When uploading a "Gadget" on your blog, pick the "Picture" option.|
This one has been linked to Nancy's "All Handmade" bead and jewelry shop Round Rabbit on Etsy.