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Bunny Love Craft Project

Jun 23, 2013   //   by Melissa Coon   //   Blog, Getting Crafty  //  4 Comments

I was burning the midnight afternoon oil working on a client’s email blast when I was interrupted by an extremely excited six year old.  “Mama, Mama, come and see, I finished my craft I was working on.” So we hoped down the stairs to the kitchen.  Sorry, I should have snapped a picture, but what I found was our iPad opened to a pin Sophia pined to her board and these cute little bunnies she created all by herself.

Bunny Love Craft Project by Sophia, 6 yrs old.  CreativeBrainBuzz.com

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You Are My Wild Photo Project

Apr 24, 2013   //   by Melissa Coon   //   What Inspires Me  //  No Comments

Photo by: Megan Curry

This is too cute not to share. You are my wild is an amazing weekly portrait project, put together by 14 different photographers that document how they see their children. The photographs are absolutely adorable. You can check them out here: You Are My Wild. Enjoy!

I am going to have to try this. Sophia is getting so big so fast.  I’d better hurry before I blink ,and she’s heading off to college.



Paste paper – easy lil’ weekend project

Mar 19, 2013   //   by Melissa Coon   //   Blog, DIY, Getting Crafty, Scrapbooking  //  No Comments

Paste Paper

I discovered an easy and affordable way to make decorative paper.  This is fun for adults and kids of all ages.  Paste paper is decorative paper found inside books and used on the outside of books as part of the cover. Centuries ago, book binders used their left over book binding paste mixed with pigment and brushed that onto the paper.  They used various techniques, brush strokes and different tools to make 3-dimensional patterns and designs.

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First Florida Wayzgoose

Mar 19, 2013   //   by Melissa Coon   //   Letterpress  //  No Comments

Speak Little Type

I had the pleasure of attending my first Wayzgoose. A Wayzgoose by definition is an annual feast of the persons employed in a printing office.  The event was held on campus at the University of Tampa in the impressive Tampa Book Arts Studio (TBAS). It was a day filled with demonstrations, special guests and a chance to meet others who shared the same love of letterpress and talk shop. Read More »

Press Delivered!

Nov 12, 2012   //   by Melissa Coon   //   Blog, Letterpress  //  6 Comments

Words cannot describe how delighted I am that we purchased our very own C&P 10×15 Letterpress. This all would not be possible without help from the big man upstairs, my family and friend’s never-ending support and last but certainly NOT least Gary Johanson. If it were not for Gary’s hard work rebuilding the press and his willingness to share letterpress, this would have never happened. I am blessed to have the means to start this new endeavor – it is a dream coming true!

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Picking up our Letterpress

Oct 29, 2012   //   by Melissa Coon   //   Blog, Letterpress  //  No Comments

Hi All.. Here’s a quick update before we head out on the road to pick up our new letterpress. Yay! Can you believe  it is finally happening? I will post more pictures and hopefully a video or two really soon.