Friday, August 1, 2014

It's The 1st Of The Month - Bark, bark!

It's August. It's most likely hot where you are.
I know just what you need to relax & cool off.


Not what you thought I was going to say, huh?
Well, it's a new month & a new charity for Pin & Tack.

Their is really only one reason to support this cause.
It's the dogs, always the dogs. They deserve compassion, love & support.

The Tex-Mex Rescue: Seven beagles rescued!
Testing on animals is no joke & these dogs go through a lot of horrors.
And the sad truth is that it is not very helpful.
Less than 2% (1.6% to be more exact) of human illnesses are ever seen in animals.

"These first few moments of freedom captured by teary eyes . . ."
Beagles are chosen because of their gentle natures, ability to live in cages, and they don't cost very much to feed.

". . . now in their foster homes, getting veterinary treatment, nutritious food, and tons of TLC."
The Beagle Freedom Project rescues beagles from labs, then gives them a loving home.
It's that simple - at least when written down, but the work they do is far from simple or cheap.

In August, Pin & Tack will donate a portion of all sales to them. I encourage you to help out as well!

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

Note: All photos are sourced from The Beagle Freedom Project.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throwback Thursday: January 25, 2010

How owl you? Well, I'm doing just fine. Let's take a little trip down memory lane.

It was January and I'd been working on my crafting skills for a bit. Goodness, it's hard to know when, why, and how it all began - Except that it started with scrapbooking. I will have to share my earlier works one of these days! It can be quite a hoot - wink, wink - to see versions of one's earlier works.

Anyhow, I created a set of tags, listed them and they sold within a month. Woop, woop! Are you out there, oh, person who bought my very first set of tags? Or the person who received one from them? That would be awesome :)

{ How To: Easy, Peasy Tags }

- - Supplies Needed - -

Hole Punch
Embroidery Thread
Ink Pad

1. For each tag, cut two circles from cardstock. (I used a circle punch for speed and consistency.)

2. Stamp images on each circle. I got this look by using a single acrylic block with two different clear stamps on it. Allow ink to dry completely.

3. Glue two circles (unstamped sides) together. This makes them much sturdier. Sand the edges for added interest.

4. Punch a hole in one side, then loop string through it.

As you can see, I used an extra tag to make a special card that I included in the order. Check out the layout below, so you can create your own using one of your handmade tag.

Card Layout #001
If you take me up on my offer, share your creations - I'd love to see it!

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

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Flash Sale #2 - Featuring Peacock, Tofu & Rubies

Happy Monday! Now, smile. I know it's the start of a work week.
And we are working for the weekends, right? Well, today is a little different at Pin & Tack.

For one day only, receive FREE USA shipping on all purchases of $15 or more.
Use Coupon Code: FLASH72814 at checkout. Expires on July 29, 2014 at Midnight.

Peacock & Classic Red with Tofu Chalkboard
Keep track of what needs to be done with a chalkboard.
Sometimes, it's just easier to write it down.

Peacock Rose Thumbtacks
Roses don't always have to be red.
Try a different look with teal instead.

Peacock & Cream Distressed Clothespins
Who would have thought it?
Peacocks and cream do go together :)

Large Ruby Rhinestone Magnets
We can't all afford the real deal, but it doesn't matter.
Because rhinestones sparkle just as fine.

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

Saturday, July 26, 2014

This Little Piggy . . .

Can you deny this piglet's adorableness? I've got a smile on my face.
And for only $25, you can sponsor an animal like this at Animal Place.
You can support in other ways, too: share on your social medias, shop, or volunteer.
More animals deserve to have this type of joy, don't you agree?
With blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday: April 16, 2011

Pin & Tack wasn't always Pin & Tack. Formerly known as Crafty Moon Crab, the shop sold handmade soaps. It wasn't until some time later that clothespins became a featured product, then the main item to be had.

It all started on April 16, 2011. Pin & Tack's very first set of clothespins was listed. This set was made with specialty paper, a black & white damask, that was cut to size, glued and sealed by hand.

And one day later, they SOLD! That began the crafty journey of the pins :)

In the beginning, there was only a couple of options. Now, Pin & Tack offers 100s of colors with different sizes and styles. Custom requests are welcomed any day of the week.

Do you have a favorite set? Or one you'd like to see? Share your likes or wishes in the comments.

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