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!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

BB Puzzle Game

The newest episode of When Creativity Knocks is a fun BB Puzzle Game!  See Ana Araujo demonstrate how to use a variety of products from Elmer's & X-Acto into an interactive game perfect for a Scout troop, Sunday School class, birthday parties, or classroom project.  See it here:   http://tinyurl.com/2g7mqsx

While you are at the site, be sure to check out the latest Product Review and Cindi's Simple Solution.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Spooktacular!

The WCK Halloween Spooktacular episode is now live..... (cue the "It's Alive...... I'ts Alive......Frankenstein music....").    3 Clever projects from Ana Araujo and I to inspire your spooky creativity.   Check it out here:
http://tinyurl.com/29ymt8z

Latest Creative Journal projects are now up too - Simple Solutions features Soot Backgrounds: 

http://tinyurl.com/32nwsk5

and the Product Review this week is Graphic 45's Hallowe'en in Wonderland collection:
 
http://tinyurl.com/366kahb

Saturday, October 16, 2010

This Week's "Stuff"!

The theme for this week's When Creativity Knocks Creative Journal theme was "You've Been Framed!"    I included a product review on Eileen Hull's Sizzix Scoreboards XL Easle Frame - along with several samples of completed frames to inspire you.  Check out the WCK home page or follow this direct link:  http://tinyurl.com/366kahb 

My Simple Solution for this week is a BEACH Memory Frame project - and there's even a kit available if you want to create your own!    http://tinyurl.com/32nwsk5 

Ana Araujo's Creative Chaos blog features ideas for Printed Inspirations on a Photo. 

The latest Episode of When Creativity Knocks is "Secret Tips from Crafty Designers!"   Watch a variety of creative designers share their tips with you -  there's something here for almost everyone to learn :0)  - including another use for one of those Magic Erasers!  http://tinyurl.com/3a8okkk

Saturday, October 9, 2010

NY Maker Faire!

The WCK Team visited NY and participated in the World Maker Faire!  For a review of the event including lots of photos of some of the creativity - including Thundersteeds, creative clothing, robots & more....check out my article here:  http://tinyurl.com/32nwsk5

We taped several episodes to share in the coming weeks, and also assisted attendees in about a zillion fabulous make & takes sponsored by Elmer's, Plaid Industries, Blumenthal Lansing, and DIYBangles!  Attendees commented that ours was the best booth there and our make & takes were better than any others offered - which was a huge complement especially since the competition was full of creative greats like Martha Stewart Living

Hello Creative World & Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop!

Been AWOL from my blog for a while and I apologize for that!  I've been super busy working with the When Creativity Knocks team, we even attended Maker Faire in NY recently!   I am going to start sharing a link to my weekly Creative Journal articles (Simple Solutions & Product Reviews) and the new episode each week.  That will give you some new creative inspiration! 


This week's new episode is The Lost Art of Broommaking - http://tinyurl.com/3xaj9w8

Our weekly Creative Journal theme was Fall Sports.  See how I repurposed a soccer jersey here:

http://www.whencreativityknocks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=296&Itemid=265

My product review this week was on a great book also focusing on repurposing - this time aluminum cans! Create Colorful Aluminum Jewelry by Helen Harle shows you the way -  http://www.whencreativityknocks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=297&Itemid=128

I'm also excited to announce I'm participating in the next Sizzix Triple Play Blog hop!    For info about the Blog Hop itself, visit: http://sizzixblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/sizzix-triple-play-blog-hop.html

An incredibly talented group of 62 designers will be working with Sizzix dies designed by Eileen Hull, Brenda Pinnick & Karen Burniston!  We will inspire your creativity and share a great variety of projects that can be completed using a new die each week beginning November 4th and ending the week of December 16th!  Each of us will post links to all the other designers sites so you can visit whenever you can and be sure to check out each and every version of every die!