Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sizzix Blog Hop


Fellow designer Eileen Hull has a great new line of dies available from Sizzix! She and several other designers have been hosting a fantastic weekly blog hop highlighting projects made from each of the dies! I was lucky enough to receive a package of die cuts to tinker with - and have had fun experimenting! This week's focus was on the frame die - here's my interepretation. It's Egyptian theme came from the photo of my husband and youngest son after they rode the Mummy ride at Universal Studios. The frame itself was cut from golden textured metallic mattboard. I simply stamped an assortment of Egtyptian images collage style on the front and back, embossed with Egyptian Treasure embossing powder (sort of veridgris green) and added some fibers and hand made Makin's Clay beads. The frame itself is held together with square copper brads. I love these little frames - I think they'd make great little thank you's for teachers, gifts for grandparents at Easter or any holiday with a holiday photo, etc. Check out the other designers' blogs for more inspiration using Eileen's new dies!
Eileen Hull's project: http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Nikki Meiners' project: http://nikimeiners.wordpress.com/
Brenda Pinnick's project: http://www.brendapinnick.typepad.com/
Violette Clark's project: http://www.violette.ca/blog.html

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Creative Charms Discount!

Want to stuff your stocking with some cool embellishments? Does a chance to win $40 in Creative Charms product sound like something you asked Santa to bring? Here's your chance!

Creative Charms is offering $2 OFF A $10 Purchase. Take advantage of this code: CCDT when you shop www.creativecharms.com from now through 1/15/10.

Also, the following contest is in place:

Want to win $40 worth of Creative Charms products FREE? Just visit www.creativecharms.com & sign up for E-Specials by January 1, 2010. You will become eligible to win $40 worth of Creative Charms products. Creative Charms will hold the drawing and announce the winner on our website on January 3, 2010. (No purchase necessary).

Creative Charms has a great assortment of dimensional embellishments including velvet poppies, organza flowers & butterflies, crochet butterflies & flowers, gem brads, pure blossoms, a great black & white collection, funky knit flowers, huge fuzzy daisies with polka dot centers and more..... check it out for some creative inspiration!

Ho Ho Ho! Here come the holidays!

Busy is the best word to describe life around here (and almost everywhere I bet!) these days! School performances, baking, decorating, parades, visits to Santa, pancake breakfasts, Sunday School programs, holiday parties, making cards, trying to get that perfect photo of the boys, shopping...wrapping...mailing.... Gee, I wonder why I'm tired?

WCK continues to publish amazing newsletters every week - this month we have converted to the Jingle Bells Journal and the issues are full of holiday themed fun! To receive your copy, register at www.WhenCreativityKnocks.com

The current episode is a great one - All Decks on Hand!! http://tinyurl.com/ykothdq Check it out to find out how you can support a great cause - Autism research!

Did you know that WCK now offers WCKits? Clever kits with all you need to create some of the projects from our episodes!

WCK will be attending CHA and has lots of exciting plans - including the 2nd Great Crafter's Tool Hunt! I'll also be demonstrating again at the Makin's Clay booth and will have a project featured in the designer display. Hope to see you there!