Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

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 almost 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!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Photo "Tile" with Elmer's Craft Bond Adhesive

Presenting.....my latest episode as featured designer on When Creativity Knocks - Ana Araujo and I had a blast sharing this faux photo "tile" project with you!  Find out how to make your own project here:

http://www.whencreativityknocks.com/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=176&video_id=230\

Butterfly Wings & Fireworks - RIT Style!

I've been busy designing with RIT Liquid Dyes again.  Two of my recent projects and techniques are featured on the RIT Dye homepage - http://www.ritdye.com/

Learn how to create velvety crystalized RIT Dye butterfly wings (and learn a tip about RIT and Staz-On inkpads with vellum!)  here:  http://www.ritdye.com/blogs/posts/rit-dye-vellum-yes-indeed


Fireworks!  Get ready for some messy creative fun and make fireworks for your July 4th celebration (what a fun background for your scrapbook layout of fun photos from the day!)  http://www.ritdye.com/blogs/posts/firecracker-fun-make-july-4th-party-invitations-place-cards-event-schedule

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The End of June?

How can it almost be the END of June?  These last few weeks have flown by.  The end of school brought more time at the lake.  Warm weather brought flowers to care for and lawns to be mowed.  A renewed dedication to better health brought frequent trips to the local gym and more walks with a friend.  The loss of another good friend's daughter to an auto accident brought tears, sorrow, and a complete inability to focus for over a week...the color orange will now forever mean Camille in my world.  I am now attempting to get it together as I have realized that CHA Summer is less than a month away!    I've been working hard on my Crafty Couture gown for display at CHA, and pulling together my Designer Showcase display.  Also have been working with the WCK team to prepare for our trip to CHA and all that we will be undertaking while in Chicago.  Did you know WCK is now offering Tag codes for DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS to put on their promotional material?   Email me for the full scoop on this affordable way to promote YOUR business!   

A few weeks ago I promised a peak at Maker Faire San Mateo - Here's a link to my Simple Solutions article highlighting some things that caught my eye:  http://www.whencreativityknocks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=296&Itemid=265

Ana and I also had fun with Blumenthal Lansing's yummy new Sweet Treats button, Green Toys, and Elmer's Glue Dots in this new episode!
http://www.whencreativityknocks.com/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&Itemid=176

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Best Dad in the Neighborhood - Dyed Craft Foam!

Did you know you can custom dye craft foam?  It works!  My latest project for RIT Dye is posted at their site! See the instruction on how to custom dye foam and how to create this dyed plaid background paper at the RIT website:   http://www.ritdye.com/blogs/posts/show-dad-hes-best-dad-neighborhood