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spk_creates
12 August 2026 @ 05:22 pm
So I've decided to finally share all of my self-made RP icons. Not all of them are the best/perfect, but many of them I believe are share-worthy. I'll be breaking the icons up by fandom and into three separate posts (and will add a fourth if necessary). There are over 1500 icons altogether, so be aware that any of these pages may take a while to load.

Some of the icons have descriptive names, but within the last few of months I've taken to just numbering icons. I find it easier to make up keywords that way. Some of these icons are based on fanart and they have been marked when the artist is known.

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spk_creates
23 June 2025 @ 11:08 am
I realized that I should have done this months ago, as I know that not everyone knows how to just copypasta a layout and Voila! it works, so I have made a Picture-based 12-Step Program on how to do it!

Directions Under Here! Beware of Large Images!Collapse )

Of course this is not for those who are trying to make their own layouts, or use a special stylesheet. It's just for people who have a CSS, Image URLs, and want to know how they are supposed to use them.

Hope this helps some people!
 
 
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spk_creates
01 July 2009 @ 06:17 pm
Another Layout! Of course, as with all of the ones I'm making at the moment, it is Hetalia-based, this time with gorgeous artwork by hakuku (and you can buy her art and SHOULD because it's just that awesome).

I have returned to a more traditional style with this layout, as I didn't remove anything, but I did add a background (and made several versions), and tried to avoid using too colors that were too vibrant to match the muted tones of the background of the Header (and so that Prussia's cape and England's coat would stand out...>.>).

If you notice on the preview images, I also included another fancy font with this one, because it just FIT. How can you NOT use "ChopinScript" for a layout about the War of Austrian Succession? Especially the HETALIA-version? XD If you want to download the font, it can be found HERE at DA-Fonts. I also included French Script MT, Blackadder, and Cambria, beyond the simple Verdana font, and most people should be seeing Cambria as the primary header and sidebar font because Chopin and French are not default fonts usually included on every computer. French Script MT can be easily found on DA-Fonts as well, I believe.

Because of the three colors and 2 styles I have of the background I have 3 preview images, one of each color.

Layout Style #1


Layout Style #2


Layout Style #3


Directions and Images Under the CutCollapse )

If you still are having trouble with how to use one of my CSS Code layouts, I have created a picture-based tutorial you can follow.

Comments and Critiques about my layouts is something I really appreciate, because it let sme know what I'm doing right or what I could improve on. If you do use one of my layouts, I would love to know which one and what you like about it, and I would appreciate it if you could please credit the artists' whose works I use in my layouts, even if you don't credit me. As I have credited them in the CSS Code of the layout, please DO NOT remove that from the code. I have been working to make my recent layouts Firefox and IE friendly, but if you come across something that isn't working properly, please tell me so that I can fix it.

Thanks for looking!
 
 
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spk_creates
01 July 2009 @ 06:47 am
I'm back with more Hetalia Chibi! These layouts are based on the Chibi Allied Forces art that is basically the same as the Chibi Nordic art...only with flags! I'm hoping that my slight editing of the flags gave them more of a stamp/sticker look, but I'm not sure. I just didn't want them to look as if they were a direct part of the character artwork.

Anyway, I made two layouts, instead of four as I did with the last one, because unlike the Nordics, the full character art versions of the Chibi Allied Forces has not yet been released. I'm hoping they will one day, and then I'll go back and make background art layouts like the ones I made for the Nordics.

I also moved the Menu Bar and removed the subtitle. The journal title remains though, but it can be removed easily if the person wants. Just ask in your comment if you don't know how to and I'll tell you.

Warnings: Overuse of the Colors/Shades of Red, White, and Blue. >.> (It's not my fault all of them use red and four out of the five use the RWB color scheme....)

Layout #1: Black and Blue


Layout #2: White and Light


Directions and Images under the CutCollapse )

If you still are having trouble with how to use one of my CSS Code layouts, I have created a picture-based tutorial you can follow.

I love getting comments/critiques that let me know what people like or don't like about my layouts, as they help me improve. If you use one of my layouts, please credit me, as I do spend hours upon hours working on these, but first and foremost credit any artists whose work I may use. Please do not remove my name or theirs from the layout code, and if there is anything wrong with my layouts please tell me so that I can fix the issue as soon as possible.
 
 
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spk_creates
27 June 2009 @ 01:46 am
Yay! Another layout completed!

America, Home of the Brave. ♥

Gorgeous art done by Stan that I couldn't NOT make a layout with. I did add the text and a little border, but since I'm not sure people will even want those, I've made sure to include Headers that don't have them. I couldn't help it though, because this picture made me feel really patriotic, I heard the Star-Spangled Banner in my head and everything. And so I had to put the text on the picture!

I tried some different stuff with this layout, such as the added faded text on the Header, the removal of the title and subtitle, and the movement of the menu bar. I hadn't tried that before in Flexible Squares, but I like how it looks. I also have two codes, one for the layout WITH the orange content background, and one where it is just the black.

There is also a special font inclusion in the code called "Bleeding Cowboys." Take a closer look at the preview images and you can see how cool it looks. It is up over at DA Fonts for anyone who wants to download it. ^_^

I'm really on quite a roll, as making layouts is been quite the life-saver for me lately. I started like five different layouts around the same time and have been jumping around between them. So far, this one is complete one two more are almost done, so expect more soon!

Layout #1 - With Content Background


Layout #2 - Without Content Background


Directions and Images under the CutCollapse )

If you still are having trouble with how to use one of my CSS Code layouts, I have created a picture-based tutorial you can follow.

I really appreciate comments and critiques about my layouts, as they really do help me to improve. I'm also currently debating making a third layout with a lighter background color. Thoughts? Or a matching default icon?

If you don't want to credit me, I can accept that, even if I kind of wish you would, but do NOT remove the credit of the artist from the code, and I would really appreciate it if you mentioned that they made the art on your Livejournal profile page. They spend so much time making such gorgeous art for us, it's really such a simple thing to do in return. If there is something wrong with the layout after you install, please tell me, so that I can fix it. This one shouldn't cause that many troubles as I used a very generic code for the most part. It should work with the sidebar on either side and it looks fine on Firefox and IE (I checked this time!)
 
 
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spk_creates
I'm on a roll! This layout came to being because my favorite characters from Axis Powers Hetalia are England/UK and Prussia. They are the epitome of awesome together and when I found this art of them united in marriage to create an empire, all I could say was: "HELL YEAH!!!"

The Header art and Divider were made by the wonderful starshards/ShinigamiTenshi. Please do not remove the credit line for her from the CSS Code.

There are 3 different headers and I also made 5 different backgrounds for this layout, but only took screencaps of the first two backgrounds with the Header #3. Within the codes for the header menu, title, and subtitle, there are several fonts listed, but I kept the generic Verdana in case people don't want to do that. I have provided links to the fonts if you don't already have them, and would like to use them.

Wite and Red Style


Black and Red Style


Directions and Images under the CutCollapse )

If you still are having trouble with how to use one of my CSS Code layouts, I have created a picture-based tutorial you can follow.

I love getting comments/critiques that let me know what people like or don't like about my layouts, as they help me improve. If you use one of my layouts, please credit me, as I do spend hours upon hours working on these, but first and foremost credit any artists whose work I may use. Please do not remove my name or theirs from the layout code, and if there is anything wrong with my layouts please tell me so that I can fix the issue as soon as possible.
 
 
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spk_creates
22 June 2009 @ 04:12 pm
Once again it has been quite some time since I last made a layout (although not as long as last time). So I've decided to make layouts from my newest obsession, Axis Powers Hetalia! This layout is based off of the five Nordic Nations: Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland (sorry Estonia, you're not a Nordic yet!).

I've tried mix it up with this layout, using both a header, a side background image, and a cute divider. To be honest, I hadn't originally planned this one at all, as I was working on layouts using Hetalia-fanart, but I don't regret making it. These Chibi!versions of the Nations are so cute. Maybe I make one of the Allied Forces picture that's like this as well. ^_^

There are four versions of this layout, the final one being the "dark" edition.

Layout #1


Layout #2


Layout #3


Layout #4: Dark Edition


Directions and Images under the CutCollapse )

If you still have trouble with using CSS code layouts, I have created a picture-based tutorial on how to install one of mine.

I actually quite like how this layout turned out (even though I spent so much time tinkering with it that I didn't sleep until 9 in the morning...>.>), and would love any critique that I can get. It helps me improve and I really appreciate it. If there is something wrong with one of my layouts, please don't be afraid to drop me a line and let me know, because I want to fix it as soon as possible. If you use one of my layouts, please do remember to credit me (and if even if you don't, please do not remove my name from the CSS Code) and any fanartists whose work I may use (which doesn't apply to this one, but it's to let people know all the same).
 
 
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spk_creates
05 February 2009 @ 07:38 pm
Oh my goodness, it really has been a long time since I made any new layouts! Well, I finally sat down this week and made a new one for my personal LiveJournal, and I made two headers, so I just modified the layout a little to fit both of them. ^_^


Grey and Black Style


Red and Black Style


Directions and Images under the CutCollapse )


Comments and critique are what help me to better myself and my craft. I love doing this and I love hearing other people's opinions about my work. As always, if you use one of my layouts, please do credit, because I put a lot of work into them.
 
 
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spk_creates
01 September 2008 @ 04:05 pm
I finally made a Günter Layout! I've been dying to, but things kept coming up and my original attempt was too resolution selective.

The Banner image was taken from Portrait of a Demon King of course, but the quote was provided by the wonderful anguisel. And doesn't it fit Günter perfectly?



Directions and Images under the CutCollapse )

The layout is made to work best with ChopinScript font, which can be downloaded for free HERE. If you choose not to use it, the layout is sill set up to use various other fonts, such as Maiandra GD, and Trebuchet MS (both of which are fonts that are almost always included with Microsoft Works/Word). And if those fail, Arial, Times New Roman and Garamond are good safe guards.

The provider of the image has been credited in the CSS code.

I love any comments and critique on how to improve my layouts, and if you use one, credit would be appreciated. To do that, all you do is mention I made it in your profile. ^_^
 
 
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spk_creates
04 July 2008 @ 07:47 pm
Another layout that I should have shared a while ago, but I've been really busy. As you can see, I've been on a D.Gray-man kick lately.

This one is a Kanda Layout which took me a really long time to finish, because I made various headers and backgrounds, and even divider images and I couldn't decided which combination was the best. So I cut out the confusion and decided to share ALL of them!

There are two main differences between the layout styles, and that is the journal background-color, and the header. Because of this, there are two different CSS codes to be used. When looking at the previews, the darker ones (#1, #3, #5) go with the Blue Diamonds Header and the FIRST code, while the lighter ones (#2, #4, #6) go with the White Diamonds and Snow Header and the SECOND code.

This layout is also compatible for all resolution sizes except 800x600 (but the sizes can easily be modified to fit).

#1

#2

Other Layout Previews Under CutCollapse )

Directions and Images under the CutCollapse )

Credit is appreciated and I love comments on how to improve. While I love this layout, I am fully aware that there is always room for improvement. Feel free to give advice. ^_^
 
 
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