You're welcome! I figured out on my own how to do the large type and the marquee, but I couldn't figure out how to get color like Not Alone did. Those codes are really rather criptique, but I'll keep experimenting.
Any special plans for your birthday, other than whatever Lij and Dom are cooking up?
Well, LJ is certainly still not delivering all comments.
Color is a font code, just like size, usually combined with it - (font size=4 color=red) for instance (using pointy brackets instead of round ones). Most color names work, or you can use the codes as per this chart.