Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Introducing…. a New Logo and my Marketing Coordinator!

Eagle-eyed readers have probably noticed that I've been using a new watermark for the past few weeks. 

Creating my new logo has been a labor of love. While it would have been much easier to hire someone with a lot more experience than I have to make it, I was determined to do it on my own. I used DesignMantic and was very happy with their tools and their customer service (as it was inevitable that I wouldn't be able to figure it all out on my own.) I got a jpeg, pdf and png version of my logo for a very reasonable price. Did you notice that the logo represents the fact that I'm a lefty

I used the new logo to design new business cards:

My new blog header (coming soon) will look similar. 

I intentionally left the logo's pencil hollow so that I'd have options. The cards look good as is, but they are even more fun in a rainbow of colors.

I didn't just get one set of business cards though, which brings me to my big announcement....

I've brought on Tanya Napier as the Marketing Coordinator for My Creative Life! 

I mentioned back in October my plans to monetize the blog, which will be Tanya's main focus. I am thrilled to have her join me! I'll let Tanya introduce herself:
My name is Tanya Napier. I live in Southern California with my husband of 13 years, Will, and our three boys, ages 11, 8 and 4. I am a former preschool teacher and became a stay at home mom when my oldest entered kindergarten. Besides taking care of my own family, I provide childcare for two other families, as well. I love reading, spending time outdoors, drinking coffee and cheering my boys on from the sidelines of many sports. 
I can't remember a time when I wasn't involved in some sort of craft project. Scrapbooking is my first love, but I also enjoy cardmaking, sewing, home decor and kid's crafts. I also dabble in art journaling. Nothing inspires me more than being around crafty people and seeing what and how they create.

Welcome, Tanya! I'm so excited to be working together!


  1. Oh well! Very cool! I didn't notice because I'm not a very observant person (well I'm not observant AT ALL, LOL)... The cards are nice; good job! You said you mentioned your business before, I must have missed it...or did I just assume (incorrectly) that all your creative posts were for fun/hobby. (Ugh, I'm terrible!) Congrats to you and your (new) venture! I wish you much success! :)

  2. Oh, and "Hi" Tanya! Nice to meet you! :0)

  3. Welcome Tanya!! So excited to see you take on this new role. Congrats Cindy on this big step. Wishing you the best. What a great team!

  4. Love the clean look of your new logo. If I didn't know you and just saw your logo, I would guess that you are either a creative writing teacher or that you blog about creative writing (fiction). That might just be my own personal slant though as my undergraduate degree is in English and I like to visit blogs about writers, writing, grammar and books. Love the pencil on the left to indicate you're a lefty. Clever.

    A warm welcome to Tanya. I'm very interested in your journey to monetize your blog. You've always had terrific, original content. Can't wait to watch you grow! What a fun start to the new year! Congrats!

  5. I'm thrilled to be apart of My Creative Life!

    The cards look great! I love the "lefty" element, too. :)

  6. HOW EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!