Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Send Card Not Email . . .

I am a BIG supporter of all things handmade. This includes cards.
It's always a thrill to open your mailbox and see that someone sent you a greeting.
When you pull out that handmade card, it's magic!

Karen of My Cup Runneth Over
Every day on Pin & Tack Delights (Facebook), I feature a handmade card.
These are created by others. Some sell their art and others just enjoy sharing them.
Either way, you will be motivated to send a handmade greeting. I just know it!

Lily Kate

If you would like to be featured, please send me an email at pinandtack@gmail.com or leave a comment with the link to your blog. I am always on the lookout for new cards to share!

(NOTE: I only share cards made by individuals. I do not post printed/manufactured cards even if they are from your original artwork or photography.)

I invite you to check out what has been shared already at the Send Card Not Email album.

Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Monday, December 30, 2013

I Just Know That . . .

(You are welcome to share this photo as long as you do not alter it in ANY way. Thanks!)

And you will be my cup of tea with a little sugar if you end this month out sweetly by donating to Pigs Peace Sanctuary or stopping by Pin & Tack. Every item sold will give $1 to this wonderful haven for the pigs!

Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Sunday, December 29, 2013

4 Ways To Use Clothes Pins Creatively In Your Home

While they were originally used to hang clothes to dry, that is no longer their main purpose. Now, they offer functionality in other ways along with creating aesthetically pleasing decoration.

Blaine Collection - Plum Distressed Clothes Pins Variety

My clothes pins are painted by hand, distressed, glittered (if preferred) and sealed. What you do with them after that is completely up to your own imagination! However, I am happy to give you a few ideas for using them in creative ways . . .

(Source, Clockwise: 1. Votive Candleholders, 2. Photo Frame, 3. Tea Towel Hanger, 4. Heart Wreath.) 
How have you used your clothes pins? I'm oh, so delighted to see what you've done with yours. And you may just receive a discount if your photo displays my clothes pins in wonderful way!

Cream In My Coffee Collection - Cream Distressed Clothes Pins Variety

Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Friday, December 27, 2013

Reflect with Illustration Friday

A newly found challenge from Illustration Friday sparked my creativity to try my hand at digital drawing, exploring a medium that I wouldn't normally go to. Plus, my camera needed to be charged and I can sit in my recliner here to do it. Ha ha ha!

It's the very first time I've done this, I know that it looks like a child's hand took up the "pencil." But I actually enjoy the look of it. A pig in a cloud of love & peace.

This is what Pigs Peace Sanctuary has brought me during the last two months of actively supporting this safe haven for abused, neglected & unwanted pigs. It reminded me why I became vegan in the first place and it has changed the focus of my shop & other creative energies.

There are only a few more days left before I explore & share another organization in this new journey o' mine. $1 from every item sold at Pin & Tack will go to Pigs Peace Sanctuary; although, donating directly would be so wonderful!

Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

I Never Thought I Would Say This . . .

I never thought I would say this: Thank you, Domino's Pizza! Well, at least, thank you to Domino's in Israel, who will be offering a vegan pizza.

When 1000s of pizza eaters requested a vegan option, they agreed wholeheartedly. This pizza will be topped with soy cheese and vegetables, making it perfect for plant-based diets.

Could this mean an addition to the USA restaurants as well? I hope so and it may well happen. You can read more about it at COK and help this vegan request take hold, too, by letting Domino's know you want this to happen everywhere not just Israel.

Until that option is available near us, you can make your own pizzas with these yummy recipes.

Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Thursday, December 26, 2013

4 Glittery Sayings To Share

Glitter, oh, so lovely glitter. It's meant to be shared. At least, that's what I believe. And, the fact, that you can't help it. When using glitter, you can't stop it from getting on everything!

I used photos of my glittery creations to bring a smile. You are welcome to share them as long as you don't alter the photos in ANY way. Please be kind & respectful - Thank you :)

Cherry & Sky Distressed Mini Pins with Sky Glitter

Tofu & Cherry & Grass Distressed Pins with Ruby & Emerald Glitter

Turquoise Glitter Thumb Tacks

Gold & Peacock Distressed Pins with Turquoise Glitter

With blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wishy Washy?!

I'm back, my peeps! Did you leave you ask? Ha ha ha. Yes, I did.

I decided to try Wordpress for my blog. It received the best feedback & reviews. Unfortuantely, I found it to be, er, uh . . not what I was used to here on Blogger. This blog offered me a lot of easy, peasy features, so I've moved back here.

I'm sorry for that. I don't want to be wishy washy, especially because that's just not me. But you have to try new things, right? It was a fail of sorts. I can admit that.

So, here I am . . . back on the Blogger. I'm working on new things, such as a new craft challenge - Craft It Up with Pin & Tack. It starts on January 1st, so check back for details.

More content will be had as well. Please join me again and I'm always open to suggestions. Ponder this and let me know using the Contact form to the left or send an email: What do you want to see? Would you like to be guest blogger or be featured? What about a blog hop for kicks?

With blessings & joy, yours truly . . Corrinne Quinn. 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Arts & Crafts Challenge #1: Craft It Up With Pin & Tack

Blog has moved and a new challenge has begun.

Create a craft project, share it and you could win fabulous prizes!

Join the craft challenge at Pin & Tack.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Pop Up Fun With Paper Cleaver

There's just something special about receiving a handmade card in your mailbox.
Paper Cleaver will definitely make that moment super fun.

Yoga, Blank Card, Paper Cleaver
Their handmade cards feature little pop-up details that you can't deny are fun and inspiring.
Santa joins the fun as well. He knows its important to exercise, especially with all the cookies he eats :)

Santa Yoga, Blank Christmas Card, Paper Cleaver
If you enjoy a simpler type, there are plenty to choose from here.

Dachshund, Blank Card, Paper Cleaver
Kraft + Color = Super Fun!

Chevron, Blank Card, Paper Cleaver
Paper Cleaver is collaborating with The Sunshinebean Cat.
From now until Christmas, the Sunshinebean Cat will match every $1 spent at Paper Cleaver.
They will donate $1 to the Kids With Cancer Foundation Australia, up to $500.
Also, 10% of proceeds from card sales will go to this splendid charity.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Carve It, Ink It, Print It with Allyn Paperworks

My blog has moved - You are welcome and encouraged to join me.
Then you can Carve It, Ink It, Print It with Allyn Paperworks.

P.S. For my crafty followers, a new challenge will begin on December 1st.
Share your handmade arts & crafts with a chance to win a prize.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

7 Reasons To Adopt This Thanksgiving

I have moved my blog - I welcome and encourage you to join me.

And that is where you will find 7 reasons to adopt this Thanksgiving.

P.S. For all of my crafty followers, a challenge will start on December 1st.
Share your handmade arts & crafts with a chance to win a prize.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

4 Reasons You Should Join This Christmas Throwdown

Do you make your own Christmas cards? Then this is for you!

Theme Challenge entry by Kylie
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown offers a new card challenge every week.

1. They will inspire you to create a card every week with different challenges.
You'll discover sketches, color schemes, theme or recipes and embellishment or techniques.

Color Challenge entry by Judy V
2. If you follow along, you won't wait until the last minute. Less stress - just what we all need.

Sketch Challenge by Deborah, Design Team Member
3. You'll also have unique, personalized Christmas cards for your family and friends.
Not everyone will be the same because the theme is different.

Technique Challenge by Ruth, Design Team Member
4. Sharing your card = possible prize. Who doesn't like winning a free gift?

Recipe Challenge entry by Regan

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Reuse Or Repurpose: Ideas For Vintage Luggage

Discover clever ways to use vintage luggage.
(Spoiler Alert: I quite enjoyed the medicine cabinet.)

Instead of baskets, boxes or the closet, store your things in vintage luggage.
You can also stack them to use as a unique night stand. See more of this home that did just that!

With vintage luggage, you can have unique and very interesting shelves.
You can create your own with these step-by-step instructions.

One your vintage luggage is no longer pretty, breath new life into it by planting a herb garden in it.

Easily turn vintage luggage into chalkboards, so can always share messages with flair.

And, now, just for your vintage luggage loving viewing pleasure . . .

Gray Tweed Vintage Suitcases, Passed By

Care Bears Suitcase, 1986, Silver Lining Toys
Ha ha ha! I love this simply because I grew up with the Care Bears.
Also, vintage can be fun. It doesn't always have to so adult and sophisticated.

Antique Makeup Suitcase, circa 1940s, Uncommon Recycables

Plaited Bamboo Vintage Suitcase, circa 1940s, Dreem Co.

Wasn't that a fantastic journey? Vintage luggage is perfect for traveling, but it also works well for so many other things. Have you ever made anything with a piece?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

10 Ways To Show How Deer We Are To Each Other

We are so deer to each other and always will be.

1. Paying for the other person's coffee when cash is short.

2. Spending time together.

3. Supporting each other's endeavors.

4. Crafting together.
Deer Hat Crochet Pattern, Simply2Irrestible

5. Enjoying sweets with no guilt.
Antler Cupcake Toppers, Through Thick And Thin

6. Outdoor adventures.
Twin Fauns Photo, Steider Studios

7. Sharing funny stuff with each other on Facebook.
Deer iPad Sleeve, Bagz Girl Designs

8. Sending cards for special occasions or no reason at all.
Deer Letterpress Card, Letterary Press

9. Pillow fights. We're never too old to have one :)
Deer Pillow, Smiling Cloud

10. Just being there. Just in case.
Deer Coaster Holder, Stone Gifts