September 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!!!

September 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?

July 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!

July 16, 2014

Add Instagram Widget To Your Sidebar

As Instagram has gotten more and more popular, people have started really wanting to add an Instagram widget to their sidebar.


There is this really great website called SNAPWIDGET and they have the option to make a free widget. You wouldn't believe just how easy it is to do. 


It's really that simple.

1. Enter your username
2. If you want just a certain hashtag to show then just type that in. 
3. Choose your widget type. I like to do the slideshow widget. 
4. Choose your widget size. Its a good idea to know what your sidebar width is for this part. 200px is usually a good number though. 
5. You edit your photo border, background color, and hover effect. But I typically leave these three items alone. 
6. Preview your your widget and make sure it's to your liking.
7. Grab your code. It should look like this:
<!-- SnapWidget -->
<iframe src="http://snapwidget.com/sl/?u=dGlraV9vfGlufDIwMHwzfDN8fG5vfDV8bm9uZXxvblN0YXJ0fHllcw==&v=16714" title="Instagram Widget" allowTransparency="true" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:205px; height:205px"></iframe>
8. Go to your Blogger layout page and click add a gadget. Scroll down until you see HTML/JAVASCRIPT and click the little plus sign.
9. Now you just paste in that code. If you want it to be centered then you just <center>YOUR CODE HERE</center>.
10. Move the widget wherever you would like it placed and then hit save!

Now you can share your Instagram images with your readers as well!