I used this tutorial and made the new background that you see. It was done using PSE 5. This was super easy to do. My concern is the length of time that it takes to load. I know how I hate when a page takes forever to load completely and don't want to subject any of those who stop by to a slow loading page..
Can all who check out my ramblings here please let me know if it takes a long time to load the background. If takes too long I may end up removing it. Thanks!!