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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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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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What’s Cooking?

Jul 10, 2012   //   by Melissa Coon   //   Blog, Getting Crafty  //  No Comments

Yay me! I’ve been given a neat little project to work on at DataPros – A.K.A the day job. Create a recipe box for coworkers to share their yummy recipes sampled during company BBQs and potlucks.  The box needed to be expandable and made on a low budget. Lucky for DataPros I have a slew of scrapbooking supplies on hand.

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Trip Down Memory Lane

Jun 7, 2012   //   by Melissa Coon   //   Blog, Family Life, Getting Crafty  //  No Comments

What better day to post this, than on my 39th birthday (yes, I said that). I’m excited to share with you the dress Sophia is modeling; my Mom made it for me in 1978. She spent many hours sewing and cross stitching every detail on the dress. Which is flawless, if I do say so myself.

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