Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New Blog Location

Hello blog followers,

We have moved our blog to our new website to make things a little easier. Simply go to www.getpinspired.com and look for the "Blog" tab.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Precious Keepsake

Do you feel guilty throwing away all of your old cards you have received throughout the holidays over the years?? If so, this project may be for you!

Instead of throwing away Valentine's cards, love letters, etc. you have received from your man, cut them up instead! Into hearts of course :) 

Take any collection of cards and cut them into hearts of all sizes! If you happen to have any old love letters from your sweetheart those will work too! For those of you who communicate solely through email, print your "love emails" onto colored or printed paper. 

Then, place them in a shadow box customized to your liking! We can paint or antique the frame of the box and even add embellishments.

This is such a sweet project that will get your cards out of an old storage box and into a beautiful display for your home!

Other ideas:

  • Birthday Cards
  • Christmas Cards
  • Wedding/Shower Cards
  • Holiday Collection (cards from all holidays combined)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Make Your Own Mannequin

This project is a great idea for crafters who are wanting to make/sew your own clothing! Using duct tape and a pair of scissors, you can make a custom mannequin of your own body. You will then have this mannequin and your own measurements so that you can make shirts, dresses, vests, etc. for yourself! You can even be creative and use colored or printed duct tape when making your mannequin....hot pink, zebra, lime green, the options are endless! 

If you are a beginner at sewing, DON'T PANIC! We have tons of easy sewing ideas that are great starter projects. Pictured below is an infinity scarf....these are SO popular and great for the cold weather. We love to add lace for a fun, girly look! Come in today to make one for yourself, friend, mother, sister, or coworker! This project is a steal starting at only $25!!!

For those who prefer a longer scarf, check out this style! This scarf is also made from t-shirts and is priced at $30. As always, we offer a wide variety of colors. Call us at (806) 778-6845 to request a specific color before you drop by the shop! 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Only 34 Days Until Valentine's Day.....

Are you tired of receiving a cheesy card, boring flowers, and an oversized box of chocolates for Valentine's Day? This holiday has become one of the most commercial days of the year!

So this year when your Sweetheart is searching for hints of what you want for the big day, send him to Pinspired! We know he has the creativity, muscles, and knowledge to make you a personal gift that will have sentimental value. We have a plethora of ideas just in case he is having trouble deciding what to make for you....

These decorative glasses are a very simple project that can be customized to your liking. What better way to celebrate your love for each other than sipping your favorite wine or champagne from these beautiful glasses?!

This gift is very personal and can be customized with any romantic quote, anniversary, or even names. Something as simple as "I Love You" would be a great phrase to use for this project. We have many different board sizes, fonts, stencils, and paint colors to choose from.

If YOU are feeling crafty, have your Valentine purchase a Pinspired gift certificate so you don't have to miss out on all the fun.

Even better, come in as a COUPLE and make something together!

Don't have a Valentine? No problem! Schedule a private party for you and your friends!

Call us at (806) 778-6845 for more information or check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GetPinspired

Thursday, January 10, 2013

From Cosmetics Boards to Valentine's Day Outfits

We hope everyone had an awesome Christmas and New Year! Now that 2013 is here, we know you all have your New Year's Resolutions in mind. And with Valentine's Day around the corner, we have tons of cute projects for you and your sweetheart! Here are three of our featured January/February 2013 projects.

Who doesn't need more organization in their life?! With your crazy-busy schedule, we know it is hard to keep your life organized. This decorative magnetic board can be used in SO many ways! Shown here is a magnetic cosmetics board. This would be great for your bathroom, your teenage daughter's room, or your young daughter's dress-up station. This project is fairly simple to make and, as always, can be customized with paint color and embellishments!

Another one of our featured projects for the next few months is this awesome picture and frame. Bring in any picture and we can blow it up to any size. You can then find or create the perfect frame to fit your picture. Frames can be painted or antiqued to match your home. Be creative and bring in an old picture of you and your sweetheart or a recent picture from the holidays!

Our third featured project is this adorable Valentine's Day shirt or dress with leggings. It is a very simple and cute idea great for a dress up day or Valentine's Day party! You can either bring in your own materials or we will provide them for you. We can also assist you in making a kid's version of this adorable outfit as well!

These are just a few of our featured project for the next few months. Keep an eye out for more detailed descriptions of our other January/February projects. As always, we provide the tools, space, and assistance for you to create your dream projects!

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Very Merry Pinspired Christmas

Well folks, it's been a very busy week at Pinspired filled with gift-making, crafting, and Christmas spirit! Thanks to all our new fans and followers who are spreading the word of Pinspired. We are so pleased to have many new customers scheduling appointments and dropping by the shop. Remember, it's not too late to come in to make a last minute Christmas gift for your loved one! We have many easy projects that can be personalized with initials and colors. One of our most popular gift ideas this season is family photos on canvases! You bring us your photo(s) and we blow them up to whatever size you want.....small, medium, large, or even EXTRA LARGE! We then show you how to paste your photo onto a painted canvas. Then, you can personalize your canvas with embellishments or even an antiqued look. Photos make awesome, personalized gifts for friends OR family members. You can even bring in a few photos and make a decorative collage! And, as always, come in with your original (or Pinterest-inspired) ideas to create a unique project of your own. Shay, Pinspired's owner and operator, would be more than happy to advise and assist you in making your crafting dreams become a reality!

You can find some of our Christmas gift ideas on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/getpinspired


Below is an example of a photo pasted on a painted canvas. The edges of the photo can be sanded, burned, or ripped to give the edges a unique texture. Wouldn't this look good hanging on the wall or above the mantel?! 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Pinspired's News Experience

We were so lucky to be featured on TWO local news channels this past week. First, we got to spend Thursday evening crafting with Sarah-Blake Morgan from KCBD News Channel 11. Sarah has recently crafted at Pinspired and can't get enough of it! She has transformed an old door into an antiqued coffee table and has also made an adorable Christmas tree skirt. On Thursday evening, during the news segment, Sarah actually transformed an old set of lockers into an antiqued bookshelf with a lamp! Sarah told us that she loved collecting old books and would love a place to display them in her home. We thought adding the lamp would be a great accent to the piece! Those who saw us on KCBD got to see the transformation process that took place on those old lockers. We also got to feature other Christmas crafts such as another tree skirt,    an advent calendar, a personalized jewelry holder, and a winter wreath! Sarah was so much fun to work with....we had a BLAST!

Bright and early on Friday morning we were up and at it again! This time we were being featured by Fox News 34 for the Good Day Lubbock segment. Brittany and Nick arrived at about 5:45 to set up for the 6:00 AM news show. Brittany had heard of Pinspired and wanted to see what we were all about. She was so amazed by our workshop, supplies, and power tools. We have a feeling that she will be coming in soon to make some projects of her own :) The morning flew by because we were having so much fun finishing up our Christmas crafts. Brittany interviewed one of our new customers, Rebecca, who literally dropped by our shop a few days ago. Rebecca and her sister Juli decided to make a Winter Wreath for their mom and a very cute gift for their sister! (Keep an eye out for a future blog post revealing their awesome finished products!!)

We were so excited to spread the word of Pinspired throughout Lubbock and the surrounding area. Huge thanks to both KCBD News Channel 11 and Fox News Channel 34 for coming out to support Pinspired.

We hope that our followers have a better understanding of our business and we hope to see you ALL soon! Remember, we provide the tools, supplies, and instruction needed for you to create your dream projects. Whether they are for your own home or a gift for a loved one, we would LOVE to assist you.

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