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, January 24, 2013

Love Potion #9 with Connie Crystal

A hotel sample bottle of body lotion gets a new life as “Love Potion #9” with the help of Connie Crystal!  A beautiful accent for a lady’s dresser, it’s also easily refillable when the potion is depleted.   Why not make a bottle for a special Valentine gift?  Find out how on the Connie Crystal blog - 
 
http://sparklebycc.com/love-potion-number-9-with-cindi/


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Art Bra for Charity Wings


Another of those insane things I did for a good cause!   Charity Wings had a Mob Flash this year at the start of CHA to benefit the Be Aware foundation for breast cancer.   We were challenged to decorate a unique art bra, wear it to the Mob Flash (while dancing in a very uncoordinated manner to a choreographed tune), and then we wore them to an auction hosted by Westcott to raise money for the Be Aware foundation.   Angela Daniels sold hers super quick - those little toy soldiers battling cancer were a big hit!  Ann Butler modeled a Westcott creation, and mine had Expo International golden fringe, a floral Blumenthal Lansing button, and hand painted Jacquard Lumiere flowers with beaded accents and glitter. 
I'll share the link to the video of our dancing bra extravaganza as soon as it's posted!  - Cindi

Monday, January 21, 2013

Gargoyle Puzzle Box

The latest episode of Behind These Eyes on When Creativity Knocks is one of my favorite recent projects!  I couldn't wait to design something unique and fun with JudiKin's Gargoyle Cube stamp - and this puzzle and storage box was the result.  

Why not use your stamps to create something beyond a card or scrapbook page today? - Cindi

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cre8time Window Display at CHA

Busy, busy, like the bees...would definitely describe these past few weeks as I finalized preparations for the winter Craft & Hobby Association trade show in Anaheim! One of the projects was this window display for the Cre8time area on the showroom floor. My concept was to create a bright, bold, eye-catching display of a sunflower field of mixed-media flowers, and I'm happy to say that Ana Araujo and I succeeded! It was fabulous! I hand-painted the 3 backdrop panels, created 6 different patterned paper & mixed-media sunflowers, and made the Elmer's foam board picket fence, complete with crackle finish using Elmer's, and easily re-assembled thanks to Velcro! FloraCraft supplied foam for the base of the garden, as well as moss to cover our ground. Ana created fun mixed-media fabric sunflowers, recycled water bottle bees, and felt squirrels holding the "Cre8time to make the flowers" sign which she hand embroidered.
 
To learn more about the Cre8time movement - follow the link on the side panel.  I encourage you to CREATE TIME to bring crafting into your world this year!  - Cindi

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Behind These Eyes DIY Video - Gargoyle Block Puzzle


In this episode of my series Behind These Eyes on When Creativity Knocks I'm sharing a fun way to make a gargoyle puzzle box!  This is one of my favorite projects!