Resume

Me
ABOUT ME
 
Hi. My name is Cindy Blancett Coutts and I'm a born-again, Bible-believing Christian. I live in Dixon, California. I have friends all over the United States and several very close friends that are my sisters. I consider myself to be beyond blessed. Tragically, my father passed away on July 29, 2013. He was my rock and my hero. I could not have asked for a better father and it was an honor, and still is, to be his daughter. 
 
I love everything about paper crafting, stamping, and scrapbooking. My blog is an avenue to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and reach others using the gift of paper crafting given to us to glorify the Lord. I love everything beautiful. I am very creative and love to decorate my house, attend church, personal Bible study is very important to me, garden, and express myself through various forms of art. I am confident, I am strong and I am beautiful on the inside. God has made me one of a kind and I am one of a kind in His eyes. God and God alone defines me. I am fun and I am loving. I am a good mother, I am strong, I am loyal, I am honest, I am compassionate, I am smart, I am respectful, I am unselfish, I am a friend, I am kind. I am ME!
 
Being creative is very therapeutic for me. My style is clean and simple. I love HGTV. I love life. I have two incurable autoimmune diseases of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and of course, fibromyalgia is just a given. I've been on the operating room table 43 times in 22 months. I've battled breast cancer twice and won. My ovarian cancer was caught by a fluke (really God's grace) at onset when I was 42 and that's when I had my complete hysterectomy.
 
I am very organized, like OCD organized. I am comfortable with ME. Life is too short for toxic people, no matter who they are. I have boundaries now of not being merely tolerated and used. I am going to be loved and will not settle for anything less. I am now back home in back home in California and I love it.
 
CINDY BLANCETT DESIGNS CARD CLASSES
I offer monthly online card classes that are one week long for $9.99 and I would love for you to join me. You will have lifetime access to all classes that you join with guest designers and fabulous prizes. I am a teacher at heart and love teaching you new techniques, celebrating seasons, organization, coloring, all of it. My only 2-week class this year is for Christmas starting in October. I know you will love my classes. I am real, I am not perfect, I mess up and you get to see it. My classes are FUN!
 
RESUME
This is my resume and various accomplishments within the crafting industry/community. I do have about a 9 month period where I was published but not as much due to a cross country move that affected the Fall, Winter, and Spring issues of my publications in late 2011 through mid 2013. I am currently not submitting due to health issues and sometimes life just gets in the way. I hope to start submitting again soon.
 
May 1, 2009. This is an online community and gallery where we share our love of Jesus with each other to strengthen and encourage the body of Christ, as well as have some paper fun. We have Bible studies, devotions, challenges, and much more! Our first online edition of Christian Paper Crafts Magazine was published on August 1, 2009 with a second edition published on June 15, 2010, and a third edition published October 25, 2010. On November 1, 2011, Christian Paper Crafts was purchased by Our Daily Bread Designs, a Christian stamp company.
 
CERTIFICATIONS
Copic Marker Certified Designer, May 2010
My Digital Studio Certified by Stampin' Up!, January 2010
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
I also have numerous web bonus projects published in all of the magazines listed below.
 
November/December 2012, Joyful Snowflakes
Holiday Cards & More: Volume 6, Holiday Sweets Gift
Holiday Cards & More: Volume 6, Christmas Jam
June 2011, Stamp It! Cards: Volume 8, Crafty Girl Birthday
June 2011, Stamp It! Cards: Volume 8, Daffodils for Mom
May 2011, Card Creations, Volume 9, Disco Turkey
May/June 2011, Walkin' Boots
May/June 2011, Grill Dad Apron Gift Card Holder
May 2010, Card Creations, Volume 8, Oh Christmas Tree
 
February 2013
November 2012, Merry, Merry, Merry
September 2011, Embellished Autumn Blessings
August 2011, Hats Off to You
June 2011, Have a Beach Party
May 2011, Congrats to the Graduate
December 2010, Santa's Sleigh
September 2010, Butterfly Prayers
July 2010, A Special Note
March 2010, Deer Friend
February 2010, Masculine Get Well Card
February 2009, It's a Boy
February 2009, It's a Girl
 
A to Z Embellishments, COVER
Fall 2012, Autumn Tree Tutorial
July 2011, Beach Play
May 2011, B-Day
March 2011, I'm Looking Over…
March 2011, Sending You Sunshine
 
Spring 2014
Fall 2012, Expresso My Thanks
Fall 2012, COVER, Strong Hold Friendship
Summer 2012, Life is So Much Better
Summer 2012, Tweethearts
Summer 2012, Nothing Tastes as Good
Spring 2012, Here for You
Spring 2012, Flowers for You
Spring 2012, Solitary Flight
Spring 2012, Sew Easy
Spring 2012, Thanks a Bunch!

Summer 2011, Strong Hold Friendship

Summer 2011, Life is Better With You
Summer 2011, Cherry Thank You Gift Treat Box
Summer 2011, You Float My Boat
Summer 2011, Thin Feels Great!
Spring 2011, Sending Birthday Wishes
Spring 2011, Elegant Circles
Spring 2011, Happy Moments Birthday
Spring 2011, You're the Best
Spring 2011, Celebration
Winter 2011, Turkey in the Meadow
Winter 2011, Thankful for You
Winter 2011, Autumn Leaf
Winter 2011, Hospitality Pineapple
Winter 2011, Thinking of You
Winter 2011, Button Snowman
Winter 2011, Let It Snow
Winter 2011, Dasher Reindeer
Fall 2010, Sunflower Thank You
Fall 2010, Indian Summer Tree
 
Fall 2012, Enjoy the Journey!
Spring 2012, Travel Series, 3-page spread of 6 cards
Winter 2011, Party Ensemble, 2-page spread
Autumn 2011, B is For Birthday
Autumn 2011, …and Many More!
Autumn 2011, You Take the Cake
Autumn 2011, Celebrate You
Spring 2011, Thanks
Spring 2011, You Go Girl!
Spring 2011, Sew Fab
Spring 2011, Hi
Spring 2011, Birthday Balloons
Spring 2011, You've Got Style
Winter 2011, Go on a Bike Ride
Winter 2011, Treasure
Winter 2011, Bicycle
Winter 2011, {Heart} You
Winter 2011, Thoughts of You
Winter 2011, Joy
Winter 2011, Rock-a-Bye Baby
AUTUMN 2010, COVER & GUEST ARTIST
Autumn 2010, Hello
Autumn 2010, Winter Rose
Autumn 2010, Happiness Always
Autumn 2010, Just Because
Autumn 2010, Teacher
Autumn 2010, Bloom
Autumn 2010, Thank U
Autumn 2010, Eiffel Tower
Autumn 2010, Hey Cupcake
Summer 2010, Welcome Baby
Summer 2010, Welcome
Summer 2010, You're Invited
Summer 2010, Sweetest Ever
Summer 2010, Baby Onesie

 

 
Just Cards!, Volume 26, Summer 2012, Little Italy
JUST CARDS!, WINTER 2012 COVER, GLITTERED CHERRIES
Just Cards!, Volume 25, Spring 2012, Peach x3
Just Cards!, Volume 25, Spring 2012, Life's a Stitch
July 2011, An Hour of Life
June 2011, Whoo-la-la
April 2011, Beautiful
October 2010, Black Cat
March 2010, Father Card
 
February 2011, I Care
February 2011, Dear Friend
February 2011, Just My Type
February 2011, Sew Clever
April 2010, Hail the Grillmaster!
April 2010, My Precious Girls (scrapbook page)
March 2010, A Butterfly Thanks
March 2010, Believe
March 2010, Cottage Flowers
March 2010, Elegant Circles
March 2010, Love of a Lifetime
March 2010, Thinking of You
March 2010, Watercolor Angel
February 2010, Happy Easter Eggs
February 2010, Sheep Metal
 
Holiday Edition 2010 & Cover
Summer Edition 2010
Fall Edition 2009
 
ONLINE GALLERIES

TUTORIALS
Faux Washi Tape, Splitcoast Stampers, May 9, 2012
Matchbook Post-It Note Holder, Splitcoast Stampers, December 2009
Please see Cindy Coutts Designs TV for additional tutorials.
 
ARTICLES
Numerous articles for design teams, magazines, websites, and industry manufacturers.
 
INTERVIEWS & RECOGNITION
Our Daily Bread Designs, Numerous Shining the Light Challenge Winner
Unity Friends With Flair Friday, April 15, 2011, You've Got Style
Gina K. Designs, January 9, 2010
CARDS Magazine Blog, January 1, 2010
 
DESIGN TEAMS
Inspired by Stamping, January 2013 to May 2013
Paper Craft Crew, July 2012 to December 2012
Splitcoast Stampers Creative Crew, September 2012 to December 2012
Create With Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge Team, September 2012 to December 2012
Pink Persimmon Stamps, May 2011 to October 2011
Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps, May 2011 to September 2011
Bring Back Beautiful by Flourishes, August 2010 to January 2012
Stampin' Up! Only Challenges, September 2010 to June 2011, December 2011 to present
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges, July 2010 to November 1, 2010
Cardabilities, July 2010 to April 2011
The Sweet Stop, July 2010 to October 2010
Tuesday Throwdown, May 2010 to August 2010
Paper Maniac, August 2009 to August 2011 (store closed)
Christian Paper Crafts, May 2009 to September 2011
Jazzy Inspirations, January 2009 to May 2009
 
 
1. I have participated as a hostess in several Virtual Stamp Night activities; Paper ChefViva Las Vegas, and Back to School.
2. I have filled in as a hostess for daily challenges; Ways to Use It, Crinkled Cardstock, Ways to Use Color, Fabric, and Limited Supplies, The First Day of Spring, Featured Stamper 231. I have been the Featured Stamper Challenge Hostess at Splitcoast Stampers since August 2011 to March 2012. I has to leave this position due a conflict of interest, unfortunately. 
3. My Hugs card was used as the Sketch Challenge 240 card.