Monday, June 11, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight: Cathie Filian

Today we formally introduce to you Cathie Filian, an Emmy Nominated television host and producer, book author, lifestyle expert, inventor and handcraft designer and our sponsor!

She created, produced and co-hosted more than 100 episodes of the HGTV &  DIY lifestyle show Creative Juice. Creative Juice airs in the United States, Australia, The Philippines and South Africa.

She also created and hosted the Emmy Nominated mini-series Witch Crafts. Cathie has also appeared on numerous network shows, specials and promos for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network. Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured Cathie as a "lifestyle expert".

Just two years after stepping in front of the camera, Cathie was nominated for two Daytime Emmys. (With the category company of Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse and Paula Deen.) Her nominations were for Outstanding Lifestyle Host and Outstanding Lifestyle Program. In addition to being nominated, Cathie was a presenter for the 34th and 35th Daytime Emmy ceremonies.

Cathie owns and operates the online retail shop, Cathie Filian at etsy.  She sells personally hand pick supplies and embellishments for creating art, crafts and fashion projects.

Cathie is the author and project designer of 4 books
. 101 Tees (Summer 2011), 101 Snappy Fashion, Bow Wow WOW! and Creative Juice – 45 Re-Crafting Projects. All books are published by Lark Books. She also writes Home Hobbies, a monthly syndicated newspaper column for United Features and she contributes to national shelter publications such as Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens, Redbook, Womens World, Life Magazine and many others.

Cathie is a
National Spokesperson for Plaid Enterprises, one of the largest manufactures of art and craft products in the United States. Cathie appears on HSN and QVC showcasing Plaid’s newest products.

In 2010, Cathie made her debut as one of the faces for
Dove Beauty: Real Women Real Beauty. She was chosen to appear along with other women in America for the new documentary style campaign. Look for Cathie’s campaign on

In January 2011, Cathie’s invention
Hot Glue Glue Helpers, a line of tools for working with hot glue will hit the craft shelves. Look for them at all the major retailers and craft stores.

Cathie's line of craft products for Mod Podge releases in every Michaels in the USA and Canada - Spring of 2012.

Cathie Filian grew up in the Midwest and has been getting crafty since she can remember. She began sewing when she was 8 and her love of stitching followed her all the way to college, where she studied Textile Science and Fashion Design at Ohio State University. In her senior year, Cathie was awarded the Outstanding Senior Design Award.

Before stepping "in front" of the camera, Cathie worked in the film business creating costumes for films such as Rushmore, Twister, Heartbreakers and Vanilla Sky. She has styled some of Hollywood’s leading ladies and gents.

Cathie lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Eddie and their dog Max.

Cathie Filian Blog


JoanieMc said...

Wow, thanks so much for being a sponsor for LUFP. I watched the videos and will certainly try some new techniques that were shown.


Sarah said...

Thank you so much for being a sponsor for LUFP! I must make a trip to my M's to see what I can find :)

Esther said...

Thank you so much Cathie for sponsoring LUFP!!!

JustYolie said...

Thank you Cathie for being a sponsor this year!!