About Cindy

My name is Cindy deRosier. (Here's how to pronounce my last name.) I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband Steve and our son Trevor, born in 2006. I have an MA in Education and taught 4th/5th grade for 11 years. When Trevor was born, I quit my job to become a stay-at-home mom. Now that he's in school, I work from home during the hours he's there.

For as long as I can remember, I've been living a creative life. As a young child, I loved everything having to do with arts, crafts, cooking and creating. I still love all those things! Being creative is how I relax and how I best express myself. Over the years, I've tried just about every form of arts and crafts out there. I've tackled gourmet cooking and invented my own recipes. I've thrown some theme parties that were definitely over-the-top. I wouldn't have it any other way! Welcome to My Creative Life!

Contact me at: cindy.mycreativelife@gmail.com 

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Current Positions
  • Editor, Fun Family Crafts, January 2016-present
  • Product Description Writer, Scrapbook.com, August 2013 - present 
Past Positions
  • Editorial Assistant, Fun Family Crafts, December 2012 - January 2016
  • County Fair Judge (Arts and Crafts), 2007-2015
  • Contributing Artist, Ideas for Scrapbookers, August 2011 - September 2014
  • Contributing Writer, Scrapjazz, January 2012 - February 2014
  • Flamingo Four Coordinator, Flamingo Scraps, November 2012 - August 2013
  • One Crafty Contest Judge, April 2013 - June 2013
  • Scrapping Stamper Design Team, January 2011 - May 2013
  • Flamingo Scraps Design Team, March 2011 - November 2012
  • If It's Groovy Guest Designer, January 2012
  • Contributor, Macaroni Kid, December 2011 - October 2012
  • Flamingo Scraps Guest Design Team, September - December 2010
  • Scrap a Little Guest Design Team, November 2010
  • KidzArt teacher (K-2), January 2010 - June 2010
  • Remember When Design Team, March 2008 - July 2008
Published Artwork
  • "Styrofoam Koalas" - Best Blogger Craft Ideas 2015 eBook, FaveCrafts, April 2015
  • "Fluffy Nesting Chicks" - 13 Spring Crafts eBook, FaveCrafts, March 2015
  • "Cottontail Toilet Paper Roll Napkin Rings" - 13 Spring Crafts eBook, FaveCrafts, March 2015
  • "Lost in a Book" - ScrapStreet Magazine, Winter 2012
  • "BBs" - ScrapStreet Magazine, Summer 2012
  • "Tasting Summer" - ScrapStreet Magazine, Summer 2012
  • "1795" - ScrapStreet Magazine, Spring 2012
  • "Snowmen" (altered art) - Enchanting Creations, December 2011
  • "The Great Hunt of '10" - ScrapStreet Magazine, December 2011
  • "Thanksgiving" - Enchanting Creations, November 2011
  • "Camping with Jonna" - Scrapbook News and Review, August 2011
  • "Little Pink Notes" - Scrapbook News and Review, August 2011
  • "Obsessed with Geocaching" - Scrapbook News and Review, August 2011
  • "Game Addicts" - Scrapbook News and Review, June 2011
  • "Birthday Girl" (card) - ScrapStreet Magazine, May 2011
  • "Big Boy" - Scrapbook News and Review, February 2011
  • "This is Camping" - Scrapbook News and Review, November 2010
  • "Sick Day" - Scrapbook News and Review, November 2010
Published Articles
  • "Using Scraps" - Scrapbook.com, March 24, 2014
  • "Easter-Themed Sketch" - Scrapbook.com, March 18, 2014
  • "Webster's Pages" - Scrapbook.com, March 14, 2014
  • "Scrapping Winter in Warmer Climates" - Scrapbook.com, February 12, 2014
  • "Company Profile: BasicGrey" - Scrapbook.com, February 3, 2014
  • "Company Profile: Fiskars" - Scrapbook.com, January 24, 2014
  • "One Little Word" - Scrapbook.com, January 17, 2014
  • "Company Profile: Heidi Swapp" - Scrapbook.com, December 20, 2013
  • "Poinsettias are Everywhere!" - Scrapbook.com, December 12, 2013
  • "Company Profile: The Crafter's Workshop" - Scrapbook.com, November 29, 2013
  • "Thanksgiving Crafting with Kids" - Scrapbook.com, November 19, 2013
  • "Company Profile: Reminisce" - Scrapbook.com, November 15, 2013
  • "Backing Up Your Layouts" - Scrapbook.com, November 11, 2013
  • "Then and Now Layouts" - Scrapbook.com, November 4, 2013
  • "Company Profile: Simple Stories" - Scrapbook.com, October 31, 2013
  • "Make a Difference Day" - Scrapbook.com, October 25, 2013
  • "Clergy Appreciation Card" - Scrapbook.com, October 18, 2013
  • "National Cookie Month Gifts" - Scrapbook.com, October 3, 2013 
  • "An Apple for the Teacher" - Scrapbook.com, September 26, 2013
  • "Thank Goodness for Good Neighbors" - Scrapbook.com, September 24, 2013
  • "Company Profile: BoBunny Press" - Scrapbook.com, September 2, 2013
  • "Golf Photography" - Scrapbook.com, August 29, 2013
  • "Company Profile: We R Memory Keepers" - Scrapbook.com, August 26, 2013
  • "Life as as Lefty" - Scrapbook.com, August 26, 2013
  • "Scrapping Watermelon" - Scrapbook.com, August 22, 2013
  • "Creating Meaningful Embellishments" - Scrapjazz, July 17, 2013 
  • "July 4th Products, 365 Days a Year" - Scrapjazz, July 4, 2013
  • "Ice Cream Cards" - Scrapjazz, June 25, 2013
  • "The Power of a Smile" - Scrapjazz, June 13, 2013
  • "Using Wordle in Scrapbooking" - Scrapjazz, May 28, 2013
  • "For the Love of Bicycles" - Scrapjazz, May 14, 2013
  • "National Library Week" - Scrapjazz, April 9, 2013
  • "Scrapping April Fool's Day" - Scrapjazz, April 1, 2013
  • "Dealing with a Missing Letter" - Scrapjazz, March 14, 2013
  • "Read Across America Day" - Scrapjazz, March 1, 2013
  • "National Cherry Month" - Scrapjazz, February 11, 2013
  • "National Popcorn Day" - Scrapjazz, January 21, 2013
  • "Use Your Chalks" - Scrapjazz, January 4, 2013
  • "Quilled Cupcake Gift Tags" - Scrapjazz, December 14, 2012
  • "Disney Name Art" - Scrapjazz, November 23, 2012
  • "Scrapping the Love of Board Games" - Scrapjazz, November 12, 2012
  • "Photographing Astronomical Events" - Scrapjazz, October 22, 2012
  • "Celebrating National 4-H Week" - Scrapjazz, October 12, 2012
  • "Easy Decorations for a Barbeque Party" - Scrapjazz, September 21, 2012
  • "Scrapbooking Your Geocaching Adventures" - Scrapjazz, September 6, 2012
  • "Scraproom Organization" - Scrapjazz, August 20, 2012
  • "Product Review- Fiskars Interchangeable Border Punch" - Scrapjazz, July 23, 2012
  • "Space Themed Cards" - Scrapjazz, July 3, 2012
  • "Make Your Own Camping Embellishments" - Scrapjazz, June 14, 2012
  • "Throwing a Luau Party" - Scrapjazz, May 25, 2012
  • "Layouts About Teaching" - Scrapjazz, May 17, 2012
  • "Journaling About Scrapbooking" - Scrapjazz, May 3, 2012
  • "Bowling: Ten Layouts that Will Bowl You Over" - Scrapjazz, April 27, 2012
  • "Peek-a-Boo Gift Bags for National Scrapbook Day" - Scrapjazz, April 3, 2012
  • "DIY Decorating for a Racecar Birthday Party" - Scrapjazz, March 20, 2012
  • "Using Your Camera's Self-Timer" - Scrapjazz, March 12, 2012
Teaching Experience
  • Scrapbook 101, March 3, 2013
  • Quilling Workshop, Heritage How-to Fair, January 21, 2012
  • KidzArt teacher (K-2), January 2010 - June 2010
  • 4th/5th grade teacher, September 1995 - May 2006
Certifications
  • Certified Tombow Techniques Specialist
  • KidzArt Certified Instructor
  • Certified Fiskars Demonstrator