Thursday, March 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Tacks

On November 10, 2010, I sold my very first set of Diamond Thumb Tacks.
I can't believe it was so long ago. I still get excited when someone purchases them!

See the differences? Ha ha ha. I'm definitely taking better pictures. Lighting is key :)
For fun and because I LOVE to see changes, share a craft from back then and one from now.

Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Friday, March 21, 2014

New Season, New Things . . .

Sparkle & smile - It's Spring! And I have been feeling the joy of it.
Perhaps, that's why I'm a little obsessed with yellow right now?!

My inspiration was the sunshine that I am soaking up - Sorry for those that aren't as lucky!
This lovely weather has pushed me to try new things, including digital arts & crafts.

Are you on a new journey? I'd love to hear about your creative or not-so creative adventures.

Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Sunday, March 16, 2014

WINNER: Arts & Craft Challenge #4 - Craft It Up With Pin & Tack

Thank you to my fellow crafters for sharing your creativity!
A new challenge will start on April 1st, so stayed tuned.

For now, congratulations are in order to . . .

To claim your prize, send your full shipping address to with "CIU#4" in the subject line by March 31st.

Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday's Handmade Finds: Smoky Blues

Exploring handmade creations is a journey that I take frequently. I just can't help myself! This week, it was smoky blues . . .

Organic T-Shirt by ilovemixtapes
Science shows there is reason it's important to read a book, so this T-shirt gives excellent advice. Read a book - It's good for you :)

Crochet Gloves by skywatcher1121
Crochet lace is a lovely way to add a vintage look to your fashions & living spaces. You can find someone to make it for you or DIY with free patterns.

Owl Necklace by poisonberryjewelry
Did you know? Owls' eyes are fixed in their sockets, which means they have to turn their entire head to look in a different direction. Luckily, they have excellent binocular vision to make up for it.

Eyeshadow Trio by Rhasdala

Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Search: Green

Enter "green" into the search box at Pin & Tack and this is what you will find - along with other handmade delights. Green is balance, harmony & growth, so always have a bit in your life.

{Clockwise, left to right: 1. Clothespins, 2. Magnets, 3. Clothesline, 4. Thumb Tacks, 5. Chalkboard}

When you pick up any of these green items, $1 will go to Animal Place, who will provide a forever home to animals in great need along with spreading awareness, compassion & love.

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

Monday, March 3, 2014

You Are Missing Out . . .

If you don't "like" Pin & Tack on Facebook, you are missing out. Everyday, I find & share interesting content for your enjoyment - It's not all about the shop either!

Here is just a little of what you may have missed in February . . .

{ #DIY & Tutorials }

{#goodeats Recipes }

{ #FREE Stuff }

{ #charity }

{ Send #card Not Email }

Like what you see? Join me on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ for a daily dose of all things wonderful.
Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

PS - Join the craft challenge for your chance at a special prize & to support animals!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Craft It Up With Pin & Tack - Arts & Crafts Challenge #4: Texture

Welcome, my fellow artists & crafters! Ready for a challenge?

{Anything Goes with Texture}

It's always anything goes, but make sure you add texture.
It can be of any sort really - burlap, dry embossing, or fabric to name a few.
Challenge ends on March 15 at 11:55 PM PST.


{Burlap & Cork Hearts Mixed Media Mirror Magnet}
{Burlap Heart & Flower Mixed Media Mirror Magnet}
{Burlap Heart, Tulle & Bow Mixed Media Mirror Magnet}


A big ol' MYSTERY grab bag of craft goodies: die cuts, embellishments, papers & more.
You will have a lot to work with for your next craft project. I promise that you will love it.


For every entry, $0.10 (up to $50 total) will be donated to Animal Place, who provides refuge and permanent sanctuary to 100s of neglected farm animals.
Share this challenge with as many people as you can, so they will receive the full amount! You can also donate directly at the link above.
{The How To . . .}
1. Your project must be new & handmade by you or your child.
2. Display this project on your blog or online gallery, adding a direct link to the blog post in the linky list below.
3. Include a link to Craft It Up with Pin & Tack using in your blog post.
4. Be inspired, create and have fun with this challenge. It’s the most important rule of all :)
(NOTE: You can enter up to FIVE times as long as it’s a new and different project. Rules must be followed; Otherwise, your entry will be deleted without notification. If you have any questions, please send an email to