Sunday, September 30, 2012


Thank you, InStyle Magazine, for featuring my chalkboard clothes pins in your Makeover Issue!

Yep, that's right. My clothes pin was featured in InStyle Magazine. It's so fun & cool to see my creation in a glossy mag.

If you want to check it out, flip to page 123 in the Makeover Issue, which will be available from now until November.

"Happiness is creating and creating is happiness."
- Corrinne Quinn
This card was submitted to these challenge blogs.

Anything But A Card Challenge #3: Sparkle & Shine

Sparkle & Shine! It's our newest challenge at Anything But A Card Challenges. Like the name, you must create anything that is not a card.

I created this special set of mini clothes pins. They are my specialty after all :)

Vibrant turquoise is distressed with black, tipped with black glitter, then tied with twine & topped with a black rhinestone.

I would love to see what you come up with, so please join us with your latest creation.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

My Heart Is Floating In The Cloads

 I absolutely adore this creation of mine! Yes, I'm going to toot my own horn, but I definitely love this card :)

I used lots of my paper scraps, embellishes & die cuts (including handcut felt clouds) that I've been holding on to for . . . well, I don't really know, but I'm glad I waited!

Do you have a project that you absolutely love? I'd love for you to share it with me!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday Alchemy Challenge #33: Random Word Inspiration - Blackboard, Gears & Tart

A new challenge starts at Tuesday Alchemy today. It's Random Word Inspiration. Be inspired by these three words: Blackboard, Gears & Tart.

You can use one, two or all three. Have fun, share you creation and you could win a prize from these wonderful sponsors:

CraftyCat957 - 1 Graphics CD
Floppy Latte - $10 Store Voucher

I was inspired by blackboard and created this chalkboard frame. Yep, it's purple. Everything that is purple can be written on with chalk, erased then written on again!
This creation was submitted to these blogs.

{PIN}spirational Challenge #26: Photo - Maple Tree In Autumn

Welcome, Autumn!

We are celebrating this beautiful season with a gorgeous tree for inspiration at {PIN}spirational Challenges.

Our sponsor is the wonderful Stitchy Bear Stamps. While I haven't used one of their digis in this creation, I have in the past (click here) & will definitely be doing so in the future.

Are you inspired? If so, please share your creation with us. I can't wait to see it!
 This creation is all about using what I have.
The only item that is "new" is the grosgrain ribbon, which is my new obsession!

The polka dot chipboard flower (right side) is at least 3 years old! Talk about hoarding :)

Have you been using up your stash lately? What is the oldest item you have in your supplies?
This card was submitted to these challenge blogs.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I Heart Autumn. Do You?

Silhouettes In The Forest

Stitchy Bear Stamps will be sponsoring the upcoming challenge at {PIN}spirational Challenges. Since I didn't use one of their images in my creation for the challenge, I decided to use one for this creation.

Stitchy Bear Stamps has wonderful silhouette digital stamps. There is something about silhouettes that offers a lovely simplicity.

Do you enjoy silhouettes? Or do you want lots of details and color in your images?

This card was submitted to these challenge blogs.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sparks Of The Week - Anything Goes Monthly Challenge

Spark Your Creativity Now! is a monthly challenge, so you still have time to share your latest creation and gain a chance to win prizes! (Challenge ends September 30th.) It's anything goes, which means you get to choose the challenge and share ANY craft with us. Click here to play, inspire and just have crafty fun :)

{ September Sponsors }

Micro Clothes Pin Banner Gift Kit

Creative Bug Digital Stamps
4-Pack of Digital Stamps

{ Sparks Of The Week }

For an extra blast of inspiration, I would like to share these wonderful crafters' entries with you from September's challenge. They are listed in no particular order. Without further ado, here are this week's Sparks Of Inspiration . . .

At Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenges, you can enter as many times as you.
AND you can combine your project with as many other challenges as you'd like.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ba Ba Black Sheep

Crafty Creations Challenge #188 - Around The World

Around The World is the newest challenge at Crafty Creations. My inspiration was different languages, so I used "thanks" in German, Italian & French for this project.

The images are a generous offering provided by this challenge's sponsor, Digital Paper Craft. Isn't this artist so sweet?

I painted each artist's hat with a soft color and I also added "paint" to their palettes.

Do you paint? What do you enjoy painting?
This card was submitted to these challenge blogs.

(Flowers, Ribbon, Yellow)

I would like to a moment to throw out my appreciation to these lovely ladies.
They are the design team members of my new challenge, Spark Your Creativity Now.
I am excited to have them on board and am looking forward to what they make each month!

Thank you, ladies! I am happy to have you sharing your creativity with me :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday Alchemy Challenge #32: Color Recipe - Golden Brown, Mustard & Navy

A new challenge starts today at Tuesday Alchemy.
It's a color recipe, so you can mix it up with color.

Golden Brown, Mustard & Navy - Enjoy creating with this threesome!

We have two sponsors this week, which is always fantastic as it gives your more chances to win!

~ AND ~

For this creation, I kept it CAS and I used a new flower tutorial that I found while perusing blogs. I didn't like my finished flower (as I really did need to ink the ends), so I changed it up. You can find the tutorial on Doing Life - A Blog By Desire Fourie. Thank you, Desire!

{PIN}spirational Challenge #25: Photo Inspiration - Be So Happy

What a fantastic quote to live by! Of course, it is harder than it is to say, but I definitely will start reminding myself of this delightful way to look at life.

At {PIN}spirational Challenges, we invite you to join us with your take on this photo. By sharing with us, you could win a prize from our sponsor, The Digi Garden.

I was joyed to use one of their digital stamps in my creation. This super cute boy was originally catching fish, but I decided to change it up (especially since I am a vegan!) He is catching (& will be releasing) love. Isn't that just adorable?

Is there a quote that has inspired you lately?
This card was submitted to these challenge blogs.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Please Call Me

I finally got around to using a stamp that I've had for a while now. It's one of my favorites because of that cute little phone. I love stamps and I have a lot, but I'm more of a collector than an actual user.

Do you use stamps? Not digital stamps, but old school rubber or clear stamps?
This card was submitted to these challenge blogs.

Anything But A Card Challenge #2: Texture

ABAC Challenge #2 begins today. It's all about texture. Create ANY project as long as it's not a card and add that texture to it!

This canvas was covered with glittered cardstock before I painted over it with navy, then distressed in white.

Satin ribbon is topped with a piece of a broken belt (Super cute belt, but oh, so cheap & broke on me!)

I painted the butterfly white, so it would go with the color scheme, then topped with a grosgrain ribbon bow.

Lots of different textures - Yeah!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Challenge #1: Anything Goes - Spark Your Creativity Now!

It's smack dab in the middle of the month, so it's time to welcome (uh-um . . friendly reminder) you to join Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge. It's our very first challenge to kick off this monthly inspiration and creativity challenge. It's always Anything Goes! You get to decide what you create and share with us. Who doesn't enjoy that?

We have two sponsors for this challenge, too.

Creative Bug Digital Stamps 
(by Naomi, a SYCN design team member)
Prize: Four Digital Stamps

(by Me, aka Corrinne, Host & SYCN Design Team Coordinator)

Since this challenge lasts for a month, the design team would like to offer extra inspiration for you.
If you would like to see more of their works, click on their names to be taken to their blogs.






Now, let's get to the details. You know, the rules. No groaning, though, these rules are easy.
Just remember: If you don't follow the rules, your entry will be deleted.
This challenges ends on September 30, 2012 at 11:59pm PST.

- New handmade project, no back links, posted to your blog or online gallery. If you don't have either, you can email me (Corrinne) a photo of your project at

- Mention "Spark Your Creativity Now!" and include a link back to this blog ( in your project post.

- Enter as many new projects as you'd like.

- Combine with as many other challenges as you'd like.