Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A New Site!

AHHHH!!! I'm so excited to announce that after months (not much time while wedding planning) of working on transferring my blog design site from Blogger to WordPress, it is finally ready to be live. You can check it out here.

You may notice a much more streamlined and clean look here. This is for several reasons, but mostly because I wanted my site to reflect the professionalism of my business. That means a little less cute. But you can see I didn't forego my KG fonts. Nope, never going to happen! HA!

You can still access my blogger design site at here lpaulldesigns.blogspot.com.

Over the next few weeks you may see the design changing a bit still, but overall, I'm very happy with this new look!

In case you didn't hear the big news...I also opened a shop on Etsy! That is linked to the Custom Printables tab, too. I do custom orders, too!

As of right now, I'm not designing for WordPress quite yet. I hope to offer WordPress design services within the next month.

Thank you so much for your continuous support and love for me and L. Paull Designs for All.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

I'm Back!

Guess who's back?! :)

I'm back and with a new name! A new last name that is!

I got MARRIED! I'm now Mrs. Lindsey Paull! The above are just a sample of our photographs that we've received from our fantastic photographer Brandy Swartz. I cannot wait to see them all! Especially ones of us smiling! Ha! Seriously, when I wasn't crying, I was laughing or had the biggest smile on my face. It was the most magical day. Speaking of magic...
We honeymooned to Disney World! We had an absolute blast!

Well, as I imagined, it didn't take me long to get back to designing. I was scheduled to begin the next batch of blog designs on June 28th. We got home late Thursday night. I was designing Friday. OOPS! :) Just can't keep me away! Those 4 designs are in their final stages, and I'll be moving on to the next batch on Sunday. So that puts me a week ahead of schedule already! YAY! Most of the June clients have been waiting since April, so I'm anxious to get those designs done, as I know they're getting excited to get their new designs.

I'm almost completely booked for August, which excites me so much! This fall I will be starting my 2 year Master's program, and am not sure what my schedule will look like quite yet. Because of this, and the new school year starting, I will only be doing 5 designs a month until further notice. I may increase that in December because of the holidays, but we will see.

Exciting news for L. Paull Designs for All!
1. I'm in the process of transferring from Blogger to Word Press. I've been playing with this since February, but with the wedding, it just wasn't a priority. I hope to have the new site launched by the end of July!
2. I've expanded my design business! YAY! I've taken my love for graphic design a bit further and have started to design DIY printables. These are digital designs that you print on your own. I designed all of my own Wedding stationary, and have done a couple friends' birthday invites. I knew that I wanted to expand beyond blog designs and clipart, so I opened an Etsy shop! You can check it out here! To beef up my store, I'm offering a stellar deal to my family and friends, that includes you! If you need a custom design created, I will create it for you! What is the cost? You tell me. That's right, I'm doing the custom designs for a name your own price. This allows you to get high quality work for super reasonable prices, and helps me add more designs to my shop! I will send you watermarked images for previewing. Once I receive a payment via PayPal, I'll send you your final design(s). If you're interested, send me an email at thrivingin3rd@gmail.com

Thank you so much for your continuous support and encouragement the past year as I grow my design business!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Officially on The Wedding Hiatus

I'm officially on my wedding hiatus from all things L. Paull Designs for All! I have not done a blog design since the end of April, and spent most of May creating business card designs for current blog design clients, and well as design matching those I did not create the blog design for.

My wedding is June 12, and we will be heading to Disney for our honeymoon June 13-18. I will begin returning emails and such soon after I return. I am still booking custom blog designs, and have openings starting July 19.

If you're thinking about getting a custom design, now is the time to book! I tend to book quickly when I am designing regularly. I will also be starting graduate school this fall, and am unsure of what I will be able to design with my schedule.

Thank you for your constant love and support! I grately appreciate it! For all things wedding, visit my first wedding post on my teaching blog!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Calling All TpT Conference Goers!

I know so many of my clients will be heading to the 2nd annual TpT Conference this July, and some of you may be looking for business cards to take with you! If you're already a client of mine, and would like me to create matching business cards, free of charge, just let me know! You must inquire BEFORE May 24th in order to receive your design prior to my wedding hiatus. Failure to do so, will result in receiving designs AFTER I resume designs in late June.

If you are not a client of mine, shame on you! Just kidding! If you're not a client of mine, but would like to have a business card designed to match your current blog or store logo, I can definitely do that for a low cost of $10. This will cover anything you need including pretty fonts, patterns, simple clipart, and more!

Email me about what you're thinking, and I'll get it done for you! Keep in mind I do have a full schedule for April with blog designs, so any side jobs will be done as I have time, but I will guarantee designs completed by the end of May, so you have plenty of time to order in time for the conference.

I am taking May and June off from custom blog designs to focus on wedding plans, but will be able to design business cards through the end of May!

You can email me at thrivingin3rd@gmail.com if interested and include all of the information you'd like included in your email!

Thank you for your constant support and helping me have the wedding of my dreams!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

When I finally took the leap into this little blog design journey in July, I had no idea what to expect. I didn't think I'd have any interest. I was literally squealing like a 7 year old at a One Direction concert when I got my 1st client. Seriously...you can ask Jason... he laughed at me. Then I got another...and another...and soon I found myself staying up way too late to work on designs, but I loved it! I loved the people I've met, and hearing their stories.

Then, later in July, Jason proposed and the wedding planning began. I had my dream venue picked out and when we went to visit, I fell in love. I looked at Jason and said, "I don't care if I have to eat ramen noodles and PB&J sandwiches for the whole school year, I want to get married here."

Fortunately, I haven't had to do that, yet. We still have 70some (okay, exactly 73) days left until we say, "I do". This design business has quickly become a huge blessing in our lives. Jason constantly tells me I need to increase prices, which I have a couple times, but that was more because I began to create custom clipart, so it was taking a little more time and I knew I'd still be affordable.

I take pride in being different from other designers by not offering packages, add ons, extras, etc. Everything you could need or want is included. Want a TpT banner a month after I design your blog? No problem! Need to add a Facebook tab? You betcha! Am I going to charge you $5-$10...uhm, no. The only time I've ever charged an additional fee is if someone purchased a pre-designed template, and decided later they wanted to have more than what is included in a pre-design, and I want to keep it that way.

I understand that not everyone can afford $100+ blog designs...and honestly, I don't know how someone can pay that much! Do I spend hours and hours on a design? Yes. But I can't (without feeling uneasy about it) charge someone that much for something that I enjoy doing and know makes people happy. I just can't, and I won't.

Please know that each and every dollar I've made in this business has gone to the wedding of our dreams. Because of you, I haven't had to eat Ramen and PB&J every day. I'm so thankful for your support, kind words, and constant positive feedback. It means so much to me!

I decided awhile ago that I would take May and June off from designing to focus on finalizing my wedding plans, and enjoy time with my husband {to-be}. I didn't think I would open spots until I got back from our Honeymoon, but the more I thought about it, I decided to keep the form open, and continue to take clients starting June 28th.

I realize this is a long wait, and some of you may not want to wait that long, and I completely understand. I also know that summer vacation is the time when a lot of teachers start their blogging and TpT journeys, so I want to make sure any of you that are interested can get your spot on my list secured.

If you have any questions at all, you can always email me at thrivingin3rd@gmail.com

Thank you so much for your support, and I hope I get to work with you soon!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

New Look & Accepting New Clients

I took a bit of time to revamp my design site, and I'm loving how it looks! It's so clean and pretty! :)

I just finished my cheerleading season yesterday, and am ready to take on new clients beginning mid March! So what are you waiting for...check out my portfolio under Custom, and find out all about my custom blog designs that are affordable for everyone!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Booked through April 2015

I'm so thankful for all of your love and support during my blog design journey! I truly appreciate your business and am honored that so many of you have selected me to create your designs.

I have recently booked all of my custom blog design spots through April 2015. I have given myself a lot of time for each blog, so that I can continue to focus on teaching, coaching, and wedding planning. I may be able to open spots back up in March for March/April, if I get through my current list at my usual pace. I will post here and on Instagram if I accept new clients sooner than July.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me via e-mail at thrivingin3rd@gmail.com

I plan to continue to create pre-designed templates, so make sure to check back frequently.

Thank you so much!