11.18.2014

Brand Spankin' New

So, take a peek around... Notice anything new???
Tiffany Kuehl Designs has been completely rebranded! I have worked my butt of the last few days to get it done, but I have known for a while that I needed to do something. I just never knew exactly what I wanted to do. 

Yes, you read that right. The designer had no idea of what she wanted to do. So I did what any sane woman would do and I started a secret pin board with every single idea or detail that I thought I might want to use. 

When your starting to brainstorm for a new design, color is always a great place to start. I have a Pinterest board specifically for helping find color pallets. Then if you want to incorporate a pattern you will start looking for pattern styles that you love. You need a seamless pattern or a web tile for anything your going to use on a website. A great place to look for this is Etsy or colurlovers.com. I actually purchased a template for my ikat argyle pattern on Etsy and colored it to my pallet. Next I found sites I liked that were similar to the look that I wanted, and listed the details I liked about this. All of these things went into my board before I ever even though about beginning. 

Then I started thinking about my new logo. The funny thing is that I designed a logo over a month ago that I really liked. At least I liked it until I started trying to work with it.

Once I started trying to work with it a little I decided that I HATED IT! Lol. I had been a little unsure for a week or so, but then when I started working with it and just wanted to give up. But I couldn't give up, I desperately needed a rebrand! So I decided to walk away and come back to it the next day. That night I was sitting down watching tv and I started thinking about it again. Only this time I was just focusing on a logo because I had an idea of something that I thought would look cool if I could find the right fonts. 

Friday came and after a couple of hours, and several messages back and forth with a friend, my new logo was born!

Then when I added it to business cards I fell in love! I have never had business cards before, and I can not tell you how excited I am to be getting mine in the mail! 

Once I had my cards designed, the rest of the site kind of fell into place. It has taken so much work, and a lot of time this weekend to get everything done, but I am in love with the final product. I  got the chance to learn so many new things to do this design, and I love that!

So, what do you think? 

9.21.2014

Business Cards | New Service

I have been offering business cards for a long time now, so thats not so new. But there is something very new about the way that I am doing them now!!!

I am so very excited to announce that I now offer PRINTED business cards!!! You read that right! I no longer just offer digital files! Now that I have teamed up with MPixPro, I am have your business cards delivered to your doorstep within 1 WEEK of when I have them designed.

So I know what your next question is... How does this work and what does it cost?

Honestly, the cost isn't that much different. For a double sided business card I charge $40 for the design. But I have those files saved for future printing as well. Then I submit the designs to MPixPro and they print them within 24 to 48 hours. So far on the cards that I have sent they have been printed and shipped within 24 hours. Then they us FedEx next day shipping. So they get there super fast. They charge $20 for 100 cards and $5 for the shipping. You can get higher quantities for lower amounts with the printing as well.

So if you add all of that up you are at $65 for 100 double sided custom business cards printed, and sitting on your doorstep, within a week of ordering them. I can not tell you how awesome this is to me. Then after you use your cards, if you want to reorder you just let me know and I will simply order them and have them shipped to your address for the cost of printing and shipping.

Now since a post isn't any good without pictures... Would you like to see some examples of the designs that I have ordered in the last couple of weeks???

Business Card FrontBusiness Card Back

Elaine's cards were made to match her website. I think they are super cute!

Business Card FrontBusiness Card Back

Jennifer's Cards were made to match her personal facebook banner,
Personal Facebook Banner

and her business facebook banner.
Business Facebook Banner

I loved working with her on all of these. They were so fun to do!

My most recent order was for Cyndy.
Business Card FrontBusiness Card Back

I can not even begin to tell you just how fun all of these have been to make! I love knowing that I am actually making physical items for people rather than just a digital copy. I can not wait to make more!!! 

If you want any business cards ordered just email me and we can get started immediately!!!

9.20.2014

City Girl Southern Style | My Newest Design

I have gotten away from posting on the blog when I complete a design. I would really love to start doing them again. So why don't we just start with my most recent design added to my portfolio?!

When Miranda contacted me, she wanted something simple and modern. She didn't want a lot of color. Just some black and white with pops of gold.

City Girl Southern Style | A Custom Blog Design

I have been having a lot of requests for more simple designs with a pop lately, and I LOVE doing those! Something about this design that I love so much is the page bar. I have recently learned how to make a page bar that sticks to the top. No matter how far down you go, it's there. I have done a couple of them now, and they are amazing to me!

Another thing that I am loving about this one is the lines. There is just something about this site that is so clean and so fresh. Plus it looks amazing on my iPad! 

So what is your style? Do you like to have a more simple design? Or are you all about spicing up your site?

7.23.2014

Embed A Youtube Video Into Your Blog

I don't know about you, but I LOVE being able to share some of my videos on my personal blog. There is a way to add videos through blogger. But let's be honest, they just don't look nearly as nice as they could. So today I thought I would post a simple tutorial on how to post a video to your blog via YouTube.


It really is a rather easy thing to do once you have an idea of what your doing.

1. First and foremost you want to record your video. It doesn't matter if you do it on your phone or your camera. Just record it and upload it to your youtube account. Easy so far right? If you don't have an account it is super easy and free to set up!!!

2. Once you have your video uploaded and saved you will see three little tabe below it. Share, Embed, and Email. You are going to want to click the embed option and it should look like this!
There are a couple changes you can always make. I always click the 640 by 360 option for the size and remove the suggested videos option. Once you have made your edits, you are going to highlight the code in the box and copy it. It should look something like this:
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/TLQ6uUceWr4?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

3. Now you are going to go into blogger! Open your post and click the HTML tab in the upper left corner of your posting space. Once you have done that you will paste in the code below whatever you have typed. 
I also center the code by putting <center> before it and </center> directly after it. So then it looks like this. <center><iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/TLQ6uUceWr4?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></center>

4. Now you will go back to compose mode and finish up your post. Once you are all done make sure you hit the preview option and it should look something like this!

See, I told you this was easy! There is no reason that words and pictures should be the only way you share things on your blog posts!