Let Our Lives Be Full


This is one of my favorite Neat & Tangled stamp sets EVER! I can't get enough of Danielle's hand-lettered beauties. I mounted the images to my Fiskars compact stamp press and inked individual areas with Memento Luxe pigment ink on little sponges. I stamped onto some lightweight vellum (it's curly, see? *sigh*) and then embossed with iridescent embossing powder. I added my panel to a plaid I'd stamped with the same colors and a Simon Says Stamp set. Finally, I added a fun mix of sequins. Who says green and brown are our only Fall options?!

Lil Inker Designs October Release, Day 3

i told you this release was amazing!


today's 1st card features the Baubled Christmas Tree and Stitched Script Holiday Word dies. are you kidding me? i know! 


this card features Cozy Winter Wishes stamp set with special guest star Speech Bubble Die set, those snowflakes are divine


my final project features the Seasonal Stars Die Set (watch out for a new & improved version of this easy 3D project next week)



Mary Dawn Quirindongo (you're here)

Lil Inker Designs October 2014 Release Blog Hop, Day 2



we're still hopping! be sure to check out all the stops along the way and leave comment-love for chances to win prizes!



this card uses the new Border Builders Die Set, the smallest snowflake from Cozy Winter Wishes and a sentiment from Big Christmas


my second card features the Cover Up Die: Snowflakes and a sentiment from Big Christmas


my final card for today features a sentiment from Big Christmas and the Rounded Rectangles

hop list:
Mary Dawn Quirindongo (you're here)
new products used in today's projects:




Lil' Inker Designs October Release


this release is amazing, you're going to looooooooooove it! 

we're also saying "Welcome to the Team" to two very talented new designers:


you should have arrived to my blog via Lisa's, if not, head on over to the Lil' Inker blog and start at the beginning--leave a comment on each blog post in the list and you'll be entered to win one of 2 $15 gift certificates to the Lil' Inker store



my first project uses the new limited edition Stitched Gift Card Die and the Eat More Donuts stamp set



my second project also uses uses the Eat More Donuts stamp set and the coordinating Donuts Die Set, along with the Stitched Rounded Rectangles from the August release


and finally, my 3rd project for today uses the Stitched Rounded Rectangles, the Speech Bubbles die set and the I'm All You're All stamp set

your next stop is Maureen's blog, be sure to check out all the stops on the hop and leave comments to be entered to win one of 2 prizes.


hop list:
Mary Dawn Quirindongo (you're here)
new products:






Bundle up and keep warm!


it was 75 degrees yesterday, so naturally i made a snowy, winter card. i used the adorable new winter warmth stamps and dies from simon says stamp to create this happy little card. the images are colored in with spectrum noir markers and i've added just a touch of shimmer using my wink of stella glitter brush marker as well as a clear star gelly roll pen.

(i'm having trouble with my internet and i can't link to the simon says store, i'll update asap)

Live The Life You Dreamed








I love to stretch my stamps. You know, get more from one set by using the stamps in a way they weren't intended or for an occasion they wouldn't normally be used for. I also love to take those teeny support images and make them the focus of my project. That's what I've done here, I used the 3 small floral images from Let's Do Lunch to create a pattern. I added a Die'Sire tag and butterfly (that I colored with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers) to finish off my project. 

You Make An Ugly Sweater Look Good


Simon Says Stamp has a new release today called "Cold Hands, Warm Heart". I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the new goodies. I stamped an ugly sweater right away and I used all of the glitter and shine I could find! 

Be sure to check out the new release items, there are stamps, dies, stencils and even inks!