I was very slow to switch over to the Timeline format on Facebook. I don't spend very much time on Facebook. I check in usually once a day and check and see if I have any direct messages or requests and that's it. I decided to switch over to Timeline and create a cover (the long horizontal picture that goes across the top of your page) and I love it.
It's super easy to create your own and here's a step by step tutorial. All you need is Word.
First off, start with a Word publishing layout document. This is what it looks like.
Step 2. Go to Page Setup and change the dimensions of the page to 18 inches square. This will give you ample room to work. Your image can be the length of the page (stay within the margins) and about 1/3 down the page. That is pretty accurately the size of the facebook cover photo.
Next up, I dragged and drop images and elements on my page and positioned them including this pink gingham background and this photo overlay that I positioned Ella's picture over. All of my elements I downloaded for free at Pugly Pixel.
Then, I added a few more elements like the February calendar, tape strips, love picture that I snagged from Pinterest and my L&L logo. I positioned the images however I wanted. Remember that your profile pic will be in the lower left corner.
When your image is all ready. Select all of the elements and photos and click Group. This will group all of the elements into one big image.
Then right click and hit Save as Picture. Name the file and save it to your desktop.
Then go to your Facebook page and click on Change cover. Upload this picture. You will want to keep the Word document in case you need to make any changes. This is how mine turned out...
The possibilities are endless. Hope you enjoy it!