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!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Vintage Mason Jar Lid Coasters

This week in my Cindi's Simple Solutions article for When Creativity Knocks I'm sharing these Vintage Mason Jar Lid Coasters - featuring KellyCraft™ EZ-De's 2" Flourish Alphabet, a Loew-Cornell™ TransformMason™ tag and more - http://whencreativityknocks.net/2015/06/vintage-mason-jar-lid-coasters/

Monday, June 22, 2015

Liquified Makins Clay® Sunflower Painting

This is one of the favorite projects I have ever designed - this piece is painted entirely in liquefied Makin's Clay® - find the full instructions here on their blog.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Life is Better In Flip Flops Key Chain

Add a little summertime to your keys with this fun flip flop keychain made with Makin's Clay®,  Jimbo Lojik™ stamps, bling from The Buckle Boutique and Blumenthal Lansing buttons.  Find the instructions here
KellyCraft™

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Smoothfoam™ Fishing Bobber Sign

I had fun creating this faux fishing bobber sign for our lake cottage!  Smoothfoam™ was the perfect medium since it's perfect for carving and painting.  DecoArt® Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish paints gave it an aged feel, and Craft Attitude™ was perfect for adding the text!   Find the full instructions on the Smoothfoam blog here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Charity Wings - Dragonfly Wings!

So exciting to see my dragonfly wings on display at the Charity Wings Art Center! It was an honor to make wings for Elena Lai Etcheverry and these were hand made from my grandmother's curtains - I think she'd be pleased!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Faux Agate Makin's Clay® Bracelet

I've been experimenting with techniques using Makin's Clay® again - this week I created this faux agate bracelet - find the full instructions here on the Makin's Clay® blog.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Easy No Sew Valences

This week in my Cindi's Simple Solutions article for When Creativity Knocks I'm sharing these quick and easy No-Sew Valances.  I used product from Decorative Trimmings, BurlapFabric.com  Beacon Adhesives and my KellyCraft™ Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align all the elements!  Find the full instructions here.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

WCK Summer All-Star Designer Series is Coming!

Super excited that it is almost time to tape the WCK All-Star Designer Summer Series with Mark Montano, Jonathan Fong, Judi Watanabe, Ana Araujo and I!   Thanks to Makin's Clay®, Beacon Adhesives, DecoArt®, JudiKins, Etchall®, and Sizzix® for sponsoring!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Mosaic Garden Balls DIY Video - Behind These Eyes on WCK

My latest episode of Behind These Eyes on When Creativity Knocks is now live!  Find out how my
furry friend Ruby and I made these awesome mosaic garden balls in this video -






Monday, June 1, 2015

"PARTINI" Etched Martini Glass


The season of summer fun has arrived!  Backyard BBQ’s, picnics, pool parties, beach parties….. This month the Designer Craft Connection's theme is PARTIES!  Serve your summer martini’s in style with these fun etched “Partini” glasses!   Be sure to follow the link in the column on the right to see what other creative party ideas our designers are sharing!   

Want to try etchall® yourself?  Follow this link and enter the code CINDIBG at checkout to receive 10% off your order! 

Materials:

Martini glasses
etchall® Etching Cream 
etchmask® 
DecoArt® Glass Paint Markers 
Decorative Edge Scissors 
Sizzix® Big Shot™
Tim Holtz™ Alterations Alphabet - Word Play


Instructions:

Use Big Shot™ and alphabet die to cut letters from etchmask®. NOTE - Be sure to flip  etch mask® over so yellow part is facing die or your letters will be backwards.... Spell out “PARTINI” around outside of glass.  

Use decorative edge scissors to cut strips of etchmask®.   

Mount one around top edge of glass, and one around base. 

Apply etchall® cream with foam brush.  Wait 15 minutes, return cream to bottle and wash glass clean.

Remove etchmask®.  

Use orange, bright pink and purple DecoArt® Glass Paint Markers™ to add dot border around all decorative edges at top and bottom of glass. 

Fill with your favorite martini recipe and ENJOY!!! 


Behind These Eyes DIY Video - Mosaic Garden Balls


In this episode of my series Behind These Eyes on When Creativity Knocks I show you how to use repurposed pottery plates, Smoothfoam™ and Beacon Adhesives™ to create colorful mosaic garden balls.