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!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sparkling Valentine Hearts Door Swag



Decorate your home for the “Season of Love” with this Sparkling Valentine Hearts Door Swag.
 
Materials: 
Instructions: 

The pre-stiffened FanciFelt™ is perfect for this type of project as it prevents your pieces from drooping forward when hanging.  
  1. Trace, print or draw heart template 6 1/2” at widest point.   Trace three times onto white glitter FriendlyFelt™, twice onto red glitter FriendlyFelt™, and once onto Twinkle Heart Hot Pink FanciFelt™.  Cut out.
  2. On one white heart, stencil JudiKins Splash stencil with DecoArt® Dazzling Diamonds® silver paint.  Let dry.
  3. Cut arrow center about 1” (7 rows of the diamonds) from Dazzling Diamonds Self-Adhesive sheet.  Back with white FriendlyFelt™.  Add tails to one end, backing with additional strip of dazzling diamonds.  Make two slits in center of red heart and insert arrow.  Add heart pointer, backing with additional heart.
  4. Cut 3 lengths of ribbon at varying lengths (longest piece approximately 16”). Using Fabri-Tac™, mount each piece of ribbon to top center of two white hearts and one red. Mount each heart with ribbon to back of each decorated heart.
  5. Tie 3 hearts together at top of ribbons.  Add ribbon bow to top.




Thursday, January 22, 2015

Back from CHA!

Back from a very busy week at CHA - great to see so many creative friends and make some new ones.   I enjoyed my time in the KellyCraft™ Innovations and Makin's Clay® booths.  I hosted two make & takes throughout the show at the Makin's Clay® booth and taught a mixed-media shadowbox frame class with Ann Butler.

Preparation before the show creating a camouflaged boat shelf to display KellyCraft's™ Duck Commander® stamps, preparing project display boards, and building an old fence display for their Jimbo Lojik™ clear polymer stamps (thanks to Danny McGee for all his work creating the fence!),  in conjunction with lots of planning sessions with Jimbo Kelly & Aaron Pichon all lead to an amazing booth experience for all those who attended - people really loved getting into the interactive duck blind and having their photo taken with Willie & Uncle Si! 


Now it's back to the grindstone and on with planning for the next big event!    I'm heading to Houston, TX on January 28th for 4 days of classes featuring Makin's Clay®!  Stay tuned......






Monday, January 19, 2015

WCK DIY Video - Super Bowl Party


In this episode of the When Creativity Knocks All-Star Designers 2015 Winter Series Ana Araujo and I share ideas for preparing for the upcoming Superbowl!   With Kunin™ Felt, Makin's Clay®, etchall®, DecoArt®, Beacon Adhesives & more. 


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

CHA Mega Show Appearances

I'm excited to be heading to the 2015 CHA MEGA SHOW January 9-13th in Anaheim, CA!  I thought I'd share my Appearances Schedule for anyone who might be attending and wants to stop by and say hello, or join me for a make & take!  

Saturday, January 10th - 

10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Make & Take with Makin’s Clay® - Booth #1520 
3:00 - 5:00 PM         Demo with KellyCraft Innovations - Booth #1986

Sunday, January 11th -

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Make & Take with Makin’s Clay® - Booth #1520 
12:30 - 2:30 PM         Demo with KellyCraft Innovations - Booth #1986
3:30 - 5:00 PM         Taping the WCK All-Star Designers Winter Series at the Maker  Space

Monday, January 12th - 

8:00 - 10:00 AM         Mixed-Media Shadowbox Frame Workshop for Makin’s Clay - Room 209B
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Demo with KellyCraft Innovations - Booth #1986
1:00 - 4:00 PM             Make & Take with Makin’s Clay® - Booth #1520

Tuesday, January 13th - 

9:00 - 11:00 AM         Demo with KellyCraft Innovations - Booth #1986

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Make & Take with Makin’s Clay® - Booth #1520

Friday, January 2, 2015

Some Days Just Aren't Worth Putting a Bra On!

Some days........ this Jimbo Lojik™ stamp from KellyCraft™ says it all lol..... find full instructions for this card at the KellyCraft blog here