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, April 30, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Craft Attitude™ Mother's Day Blog Hop - "Bee Happy"



I am thrilled to be a part of the Craft Attitude™ Mother's Day Blog Hop!  Be sure to follow the links below to see what other creative projects these amazing designers are sharing featuring Craft Attitude™ Film.   And now. let' me "bee-gin" sharing project ..

Remind mom to “Bee Happy” this Mother’s Day with this framed mixed-media home-decor accent featuring Craft Attitude™! 

Materials: 

Craft Attitude! Decor Attitude™ Printable Film 

Wooden picture frame 4” x 6”
Burlap 
Black & tan checked/gingham patterned paper 
Bee print cotton ribbon (Michael’s) 
Black paint, paintbrush 
Sandpaper 
Scissors 
Glue stick

Instructions: 

Paint frame with black paint and let dry. Lightly sand painted frame to achieve distressed/shabby chic effect.  (One of my favorite places to get picture frames to repurpose is my local Goodwill store - great assortment for great prices and  you are helping out those in need!) 

Cut 4” x 6” piece of black & tan checked paper. 


Cut 3 1/2” x 5” piece of burlap.  Gently remove some threads from left and right edges for a frayed effect. 






Download vintage bee image and size to 3 x 4 1/2”.  Follow manufacturer’s instructions and print onto Craft Attitude™ Decor Attitude™ film.  *Note - if printing text, be sure to reverse image before printing! Let dry 2 hours before proceeding to next step.

Coat printed image with glue stick, mount to center of burlap and let dry. 


Mount burlap with bee image to center of black & tan paper. 


Cut two strips of 4" bee ribbon. 

Mount bee ribbon at top and bottom of burlap, overlapping burlap, just above “Bee” and just below “Happy”.

Insert into distress painted frame. 

Check out more great projects featuring Craft Attitude™ from these Designers - 

Tues. April 22 - Amy Bowerman, http://pluckingdaisies.com 
Wed. April 23 - Lyneen Jesse, http://dreamingofcastles.blogspot.com
Thu. April 24 - Lindsay Obermeyer, http://loops.typepad.com/serendipity/
Fri. April 25 - Cheryl Boglioli, http://cherylswindow.com
Mon. April 28 - Debra Quartermaine, http://www.debraquartermain.com/ceoblog
Tue. April 29 - Jonathan Fong, http://jonathanfongstyle.com
An InLinkz Link-up

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Faux Succulents & Tiered Plate Centerpiece with Jonathan Fong!

In this week's WCK All-Star Designers Spring Series amazing designer Jonathan Fong shows us how to create a great tiered plate centerpiece painted with DecoArt's Americana Decor Chalky Paint (LOVE it!) and clever faux succulent party favors with Makin's Clay® - you can view it here:

http://whencreativityknocks.com/mycraftspace/m/videos/view/All-Star-Designers-Spring-Series-Tiered-Plate-Centerpiece



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Beaded, Blinged Easter Egg!



This Easter egg Smoothfoam decoration is an eye catcher because of it’s large size, it’s shimmering Earth Safe Finishes Ann Butler Designs Iridescents, and it’s Connie Crystal bead accents!  A single egg in a decorative bowl is all you will need to give your Easter season a bit of glamour.  Check out full instructions to create your own on the Connie Crystal Bloghttp://sparklebycc.com/beaded-blinged-easter-egg-with-connie-crystal/



Monday, April 14, 2014

WCK DIY Video - Mixed Media Floral Arrangement


In this episode I am sharing how to create a whimsical mixed-media floral arrangement with a variety of products from our series sponsors. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Flower Girl Necklace

Sharing my latest Cindi's Simple Solution project for WCK - a easy to make flower girl necklace - find the full supply list and more details here at this link -

http://whencreativityknocks.com/mycraftspace/m/articles/view/Simple-Solution-Flower-Girl-Necklace


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Egg-Stravaganza!


The first episode of the WCK All-Star Designers' Spring series is now live!   Hop on over to WCK to see what creative projects Ana Araujo, Laura Bray, Jonathan Fong, Judi Watanabe, and I created featuring products from Westcott, Makin's Clay, Smoothfoam, JudiKins, AdTech, Halcraft, DecoArt, Etchall, and Rit Dye!   This week's episode is a "mash-up" - we've each created something and shared a quick how-to.  In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing individual project episodes with more in-depth instructions on how to create the projects.  We are also choosing a weekly winner from everyone registered on our site to receive our weekly newsletter to receive a prize box full of goodies from our sponsors so don't miss your chance to win some of these fun products!






Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Easter is SPRINGING up!

Easter is in the air these days!  I'm happy to be a part of a fun Smoothfoam™ challenge to create something "Eastery" with their hollow spheres - You can see everyone's creative projects on their site here - http://www.smoothfoam.com/blog/7-easter-crafts-smoothfoam/

Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WCK DIY Video- Egg-Stravaganza - Egg Treasure Box


In this week's episode our designers are sharing a number of "eggcellent" creative ideas for Easter.  I share this mixed-media treasure box.