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, October 30, 2013

Itsy Blingy Spider Card with Connie Crystal


The Itsy Blingy Spider  

I had a spooky good time creating this fun Halloween card with great glittery papers from The Robin's Nest and Connie Crystal elements.   

Materials: 

Connie Crystal black crystal sheet (www.wegotcrystal.com) 
Connie Crystal 5/8" purple octagon crystal 
Connie Crystal 5/16" orange crystal bead 
The Robin's Nest Orange Glitter Crackle & Purple Glitter Crackle paper (www.robinsnest-scrap.com) 
Clearsnap® ColorBox® Cat's Eye® Queue "Funky" inkpad - Pepper 
Beacon Adhesive's ZipDry™ adhesive and Dazzle-Tac Jewelry Glue™(www.beaconadhesives.com) 
Westcott paper trimmer & scissors  (www.westcottbrand.com) 
Happy Halloween rubber stamp 
Orange cardstock 

Instructions:  

Cut orange glitter cardstock to 5" x 7," fold in half to create card. 
Cut one piece purple glitter cardstock to 2" x 5" and one to 1 1/2" x 5". 
Ink edges of card and purple pieces with Pepper pigment inkpad. 


Ink Happy Halloween stamp with Pepper inkpad and stamp onto scrap orange cardstock.  Trim around verse.  Ink edges of verse with Pepper inkpad.  

Use Zip-Dry adhesive to mount smaller strip of purple glitter cardstock inside card.  Mount Happy Halloween centered on purple paper. 

Use fingertip and Pepper inkpad to gently smudge ink over solid surface of inside card and over verse. 


Mount larger strip of purple paper to center of front of card. 

Use Dazzle-Tac adhesive to mount purple crystal to right side of purple strip of front of card, approximately 1 1/2" from edge.  

Mount orange crystal adjacent to purple crystal to create head of spider. 

Cut 8 pieces of black crystal sheet to 4 crystal strips.  Mount 4 on each side of purple crystal to create spider legs. 



HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL!!!  - Cindi


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Gobble, Gobble with Smoothfoam, Rit & Blumenthal Lansing

The second episode in the WCK All-Star Designers' Holiday Season is now live on the WCK site - Ana Araujo shares her cute idea for a Turkey treat holder  made with Smoothfoam™,  Rit Dye® and Blumenthal Lansing buttons!

http://whencreativityknocks.com/mycraftspace/m/videos/view/Mason-Jar-Turkey-Centerpiece



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WCK's All-Star Designers' Holiday Series has Begun!


When Creativity Knocks is excited to share the first episode in the All-Star Designers' Holiday Series - This week Judi Watanabe of JudiKins shares here adorable Halloween card featuring a glow-in-the-dark Makin's Clay® accent.   In the coming weeks Judi, Jonathan Fong, Mark Montano, Ana Araujo and I will be sharing many more creative holiday projects.

Special thanks to the great sponsors of this event Rit®, Blumenthal Lansing®, Smoothfoam™, Beacon Adhesives®, Makin's Clay®, Spellbinders®, Etchall®, Clearsnap® and JudiKins®.  If you sign up to receive the Creative Journal Newsletter on the WCK site you are entered to win one of 8 prize packages full of products from our sponsors!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Customized Towels for a Gift with KellyCraft & Clearsnap


I'm excited to be part of a blog hop for KellyCraft and Clearsnap - here's a simple project I created which would make a great housewarming gift.   Find the instructions on how I used Ann Butler's EZ-De's stamps, Clearsnap Crafter's ink and Blumenthal Lansing buttons to create this project on the KellyCraft blog at the link above.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Bee Skeps & Stuffed Pumpkins

Two more episodes of my series Behind These Eyes are now viewable on When Creativity Knocks!  

In the first I show you a simple way to make stuffed fabric pumpkins.  Burlap, tie-dyed, leopard print.... the choice is yours on how you would customize your pumpkins!

Next, it's bee skeps made easy!  












Thursday, October 17, 2013

Autumn Bling with Connie Crystal

My latest project designed with Connie Crystal is now live on their blog - you can find instructions on how to create this stamped necklace and earring set here:  http://sparklebycc.com/stunning-fall-set/

WCK Designer Series - Behind The Scenes on Taping Day

Just returned from another whirlwind trip to California. This time I was with the WCK team, and Jonathan Fong, Mark Montano and Judi Watanabe joined us to tape the All-Star Designer Holiday Series for WCK. After weeks of preparation, we all came together to share our projects and tape 8 episodes to be shared with viewers over the coming weeks. If you sign up to receive the WCK Creative Journal newsletter on our WCK home page, your eligible to win one of 8 great prize packages full of products from our sponsors that we'll be giving away weekly! Here's a peak at some of the behind the scenes moments from our taping session at the studio...

I want to personally share a huge thank you to our sponsors for this series - Clearsnap®, Makin's Clay®, JudiKins, Etchall, Smoothfoam™, Blumenthal Lansing®, Beacon Adhesives®, Rit® Dye, and Spellbinders®.  The episodes begin airing on Tuesday, October 22nd - so tune in and join the creative fun!