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, November 28, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Holiday Patches with Mark Montano

In this week's episode of When Creativity Knocks All-Stars' Designer Holiday Series, Mark Montano shares a fun idea for creating patches using JudiKins stamps and Clearsnap inks -


Friday, November 8, 2013

ICE Resin® Rue Romantique® Christmas Blog Hop - Floating Poinsettia Ornament


The beautiful bezels in the Rue Romantique collection make fabulous holiday ornaments.  For this one I combined an open backed bezel with a Spellbinders die cut poinsettia coated with ICE Resin for a unique holiday ornament.  Be sure to visit the other participating designers' blogs to see what lovely holiday projects they'll be sharing featuring the Rue Romantique line! - Cindi

Floating Poinsettia Ornament 

Materials:

Rue Romantique bezel - open backed 
Susan Lenart Kazmer ”Carnivale”  German Glass Glitter
Spellbinders® Layered Poinsettia die 
Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® machine 
Connie Crystal red crystal and antiqued silver metallic beads 
Red cardstock
Beacon Adhesives Zip-Dry™ Adhesive
Thin jewelry wire 
Jewelry pliers 


Instructions: 

Use Grand Calibur® and Layered Poinsettia die to cut and emboss 3 of the smallest poinsettia flowers from red cardstock.

Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions, coat back of each flower with resin and let cure.  Coat front of each flower with resin, adding gold German Glass Glitter to centers of two flowers, using a small amount of ICE Resin® over the glitter to seal it in place.  Let cure.   Add second layer of resin to front and back of each flower and let cure. 

Cut piece of thin jewelry wire approximately 5” long.  Tie to loop in bezel, leaving approximately 1 1/2” extending down into the open area of the bezel.  

Add red crystal bead right next to loop in bezel, then continue adding small metallic beads to end of wire, looping around and attaching to create hanging loop at end. 

Mount one flower front with glitter center to flower without glitter center so petals are alternating.  Mount to hanging piece of wire in open area of bezel, then mount second flower with glitter center to back of first two, covering wire.   This allows the poinsettia to “float” in the center of the bezel opening. 

Here are the links to the other amazing artists participating in this hop - 

Friday, Nov. 8
Saturday, Nov. 9
ICE Resin site  http://wp.me/p1MCno-2W3 
Jen Cushman  http://wp.me/p1lhEq-Gb
Sunday, Nov. 10
Lesley Venable 


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Autumn Roses with Jonathan Fong!



In this week's episode of When Creativity Knocks, amazingly talented Designer Jonathan Fong shows us how to create a fabulous
autumn centerpiece with cabbage roses made with Rit Dye!  This is the third video in our All-Star Designers' Holiday Series!  http://whencreativityknocks.com/mycraftspace/m/videos/view/Autumn-Paper-Bag-Rose-Arrangement

Sunday, November 3, 2013