I don't feel like going through the whole story so here are the highlights....
Copied the contacts.apk and phone.apk from Steel BlueVolt and colored them because I am lazy but it looks sweet I think. I will work on something better for ICS.
New Status bar/pull down notifications.
New Toggles in notifications (well not new, pulled form Revolt 1.5.. thank you MT but better than lg/default crap!!)
Didn't change default_wallpaper because it is a pain in the ass so instead I installed a bunch of red wallpapers to /sdcard/_ExternalSD/wallpapers that are pretty sweet and I am sure you are perfectly capable of changing yourself. I just got them by googling Android Red Pictures, so no bitching I didn't site where they came from because I don't care..
Only issue is if you have an ongoing notification like Weather Bug it may have it's own notification layout (but other apps may default to RED) so it will be black font unless you change it yourself in the individual apk. But I am not changing it because I think it looks great and if you press on it it will highlight and you can see it perfectly. Most of everything else should be in RED #ffff0000 which is the theme..
ENJOY.. if you truely like it.. give me a "THANKS" below!!!
(if not then just go away quietly)
AS USUAL thanks to BEAMER, KaneOfMars, MTMichaelson, SPC_Hicks09 and rest of the IRC peeps for help along the way!!!!
Forgot the usual.. YES you have to be rooted. YES you have to be running GingerVolt1.3 ROM. YES download to /sdcard/_ExternalSD and flash through Clockworkmod Recovery.