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!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Graveyard Bones with Smoothfoam™ and DecoArt®

My latest Cindi's Simple Solutions project for WCK will add a little spooky fun to your season!   Smoothfoam™ & DecoArt® make it simple!  Find the full instructions on WCK - http://whencreativityknocks.com/mycraftspace/m/articles/view/Simple-Solution-Graveyard-Bones

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Burlap & Smoothfoam™ Pinecones & Acorns

My September project for the Smoothfoam™ blog combines eggs and burlap to create pinecones & acorns!  I love how the finished pieces came out!  Find out exactly how to make some for your own Autumn decorating in the link above.  

Sunday, September 7, 2014

"Cow Country" Table Runner with Kunin® Group, Buttons Galore & More & Beacon Adhesives

I was happy to have the chance to be a part of the Kunin™ Group, Buttons Galore & More and Beacon® Adhesives Designer Craft Connection blog hop!   My felt package arrived and I couldn’t have been happier - our kitchen & dining room has a “farm animal” theme with cows, chickens and more as accents.  The cow patterned felt was a perfect fit!  Paired with BurlapFabric.com fabric, I was able to create a table runner for our table that fits right in with our country decor.  Be sure to follow the DCC link in the right column to see what other creative projects our designers are sharing.  

Don't forget to enter here for a chance at a great give-a-way package too!


Kunin™ Group:  Fancifelt™ - Cowpoke, Embossed Felt - Black Alligator, Creatology™ felt - Antique White  
Buttons Galore & More - assorted blue buttons 
Beacon® Fabri-Tac Adhesive 
KellyCraft™ Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
Westcott® Handheld Titanium Bonded Paper Cutter with Safety Shield 
Westcott® Stainless Steel Ruler 
Westcott® Craft Self-Healing Cutting Mat 
Blue embroidery floss, needle


Step 1:  Use Westcott® self-healing mat, ruler and handheld cutter to measure and cut six 4” x 4” squares from Cowpoke, Black  Alligator and Antique White Kunin™ felt. 

Step 2:  Cut BurlapFabric.com burlap to 18” x 30”.   Remove some threads from all edges to create frayed edge. 

Step 3:  Use Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align felt squares, centered on burlap, and adhere with Beacon® Fabri-Tac adhesive.  

Step 4:  Stitch blue Buttons Galore & More buttons to all corners of squares with embroidery floss.  

Monday, September 1, 2014

"A View of London" Vintage Window Photo Frame

This month's Designer Craft Connection blog hop theme is "Vacation Memories" - making this a perfect time to share my latest  project - "A View of London" Vintage Window Photo Frame with lettering etched with etchall® etching cream.   Be sure to follow the DCC Blog Connection link in the column on the right to see what other vacation memory projects our designers are sharing!


Repurposed window - with loose paint removed and windows cleaned
Scrapbook paper
Westcott®  TrimAir Premium Titanium Paper Trimmer, 12" wide
etchall® Etching Cream and Designer Tip Kit
DecoArt® Glass Paint Marker™ - white
AdTech® hot glue gun & glue sticks
Paper towels


Step 1:  Measure the panes of your vintage/repurposed window.  Print photos for each pane of the window.   Trim with Westcott® TrimAir Trimmer.

Step 2:  My printer would not allow for printing the photos as large as the window panes, so I layered my photos onto scrapbook paper cut to the exact window size.

Step 3:  Select font for window writing and print in desired size.  Tape to back of window.  Apply etchall® etching cream using etchall® Designer Tip Kit over the letters.

Step 4:  Allow etchall® cream to set 15 minutes, then return cream to jar for later use and clean window.

Step 5:  On back of window, add small lines and dots with white DecoArt® paint pen to highlight each etched letter and number.

Step 6:  Mount photos to back of glass in each pane using AdTech® hot glue to hold in place.

Now every night at dinner we can enjoy our "View of London" and remember the fun we had exploring all it had to offer!