Category Archives: Craft Challenge

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.
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 . . .}
Full details  & entry available at the original post – Click here.
Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Craft It Up With Pin & Tack – Arts & Crafts Challenge #3

It’s February – WOWZERS! This year is moving quickly, but there’s always time to craft. So, let’s not waste a moment and get to the details . . .

{Anything Goes with Heart}

To join in the challenge, your craft must include a heart or the word “love.” Simple enough, right? Well, I hope so since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner 😉 This challenge ends on Friday, February 14th at 11:55 PM.

Click here to share your creativity and you could just win a prize while supporting animals.


Digital arts are welcome, too – Here is one I made using FREE papers from Jennifer Scraps.

Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Reminder: Arts & Crafts Challenge Ends January 14th!

Craft It Up With Pin & Tack

Arts & Crafts Challenge #2: Anything Goes With Sparkle

That’s right, my friends. You create any craft using something that sparkles.

Easy, right? I mean, really, who doesn’t like shiny objects?

For your entry, Pin & Tack will donate $0.10 (up to $50) to Dogs For The Deaf.

So, please share as much as possible, so they get the full amount!

AND you could win a set of sparkling Sapphire Thumb Tacks.

Full details available at the original post.

I also have a little inspiration for you, too . . .



Pin & Tack


Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Craft It Up With Pin & Tack: Arts & Crafts Challenge #2

Welcome! This challenge will be held at Pin & Tack’s other blog. I am only able to use a “hidden” list on WordPress, which I do not like. I am sorry for any inconvenience!

Below are a few of the details . . .

{ Challenge: Anything Goes with Sparkle }

To join in, create any arts &/or craft project with “sparkle.” Examples of sparkle include glitter, rhinestones, or shiny metal.

This challenge ends on Tuesday, January 14th at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be announced no later than Saturday, January 18th.

{ Prizes }

Two crafters will win a set of handcrafted Sapphire Thumb Tacks by moi. These rhinestones are a deep blue that will sparkle up your cork board.


{ Charity }

For every entry, $0.10 (up to $50 total) will be donated to Dogs For The Deaf, who rescues & professionally trains dogs to assist people, enhancing their lives & provide greater independence.

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.

Please make sure that you submit your entry here, though.

Craft It Up with Pin & Tack: Winners! (Arts & Crafts Challenge #1)

Thank you to everyone that joined the challenge. While there wasn’t A LOT, there was still plenty to peruse and enjoy. $1.60 will be added to the donations for Pigs Peace Sanctuary. If you’d like to donate directly, please do!


Congrats, Gail S. You are the winner of one felt pooch from Doireann Cody Crafts. Please send your shipping address to, so I can have it shipped directly to your door.


Unfortunately, I didn’t see any followers of this blog that entered, so my Cream & Smoke Distressed Mini Pins will not be enjoyed. However, you may see them again in another challenge. Of course, you are welcome to purchase a set (or two – wink) at Pin & Tack.

NEW CHALLENGE starts January 1st. A new year begins with new inspiration & prizes to be had. I hope to see your crafty selves again 🙂

5 Piggy Reasons To Join With Pin & Tack

This month, Pin & Tack is donating $1 from every item sold to Pigs Peace Sanctuary, who provides pigs and other animals with a loving home. These pigs have a past of abuse, neglect or a destiny of death. Without support from you & I, they wouldn’t be able to live their days as they should: free, happy & filled with love!



These are only 5 of the reasons I support this sanctuary. There are 100s more! By clicking the pigs’ names, you can discover more about their life story before and after being saved.

1. Buttercup & Harvey: This goose & pig share a dog house while being the sanctuary’s ambassadors.

2. Mitzi: Coming from medical research, Mitzi was never physically strong, but she was happy.

3. Chester: From a factory farm where he was destined to be bacon, Chester now has a pony friend!

4. Albert: This pig was brought out of depression from living in a factory farm by spaghetti.

5. Posh: Her beginning was locked in a carrier with only cornflakes to eat. Now, she is free & happy.

I invite my artsy & crafty friends to share a project featuring animals in Pin & Tack’s Arts & Crafts Challenge. For every entry, $0.10 will be donated to the pigs. Being creative will help animals in need, so don’t delay as this challenge ends on December 14th.

I also encourage you to donate directly. Pigs Peace Sanctuary is always in need of funds to provide the necessities for the animals saved!


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

{ Challenge #1: Anything Goes with Animals }

To join in, create any arts &/or craft project that includes animals. Animal prints count, too!

For an “extra” entry, use the color gray in your project and let me know by putting “GE” at the end of your name in the linky list.

This challenge ends on Saturday, December 14th at 11:55 PM PST. Winner will be announced no later than Wednesday, December 18th.

{ Prizes }

One randomly selected winner will win this perfectly sweet plush toy. Handmade by Doireann Cody Crafts. “Absolutely adorable!” is what her customers say!

Grey Felt Dog by Doireann Cody Crafts

Grey Felt Dog by Doireann Cody Crafts

I will also pick my favorite among the entries from this blog’s followers to win a 6-pack of Cream & Smoke Distressed Mini Clothes Pins. These are handmade by me, arriving delightfully packaged and ready for gifting.

Cream & Smoke Distressed Mini Pins by Pin & Tack

Cream & Smoke Distressed Mini Pins by Pin & Tack

{ Charity }

For every entry, $0.10 (up to $50 total) will be donated to Pigs Peace Sanctuary, who offers a safe haven to abused, neglected or unwanted pigs and other animals.

{ The How To . . . }

1. Your project must be handmade by you or your child. If you do not use a new creation, it must be at least 1 month old and noted in your post with link to the original posting of it.

2. Display this project on your blog or online gallery, adding a direct link to the blog post to the linky list below.

3. Include a link to 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 different project. Only one project can be old – The other 4 should be new. Rules must be followed; Otherwise, your entry will be deleted without notification. If you have any questions, please send an email to