Tuesday, June 28, 2022


 Hello, and welcome back, friends!  Today's post is my 2nd for Digi Choosday, featuring Polkadoodles stamps.  I am still pinching myself that I am actually on this amazing team! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

For my card project, I have actually used 3 different Polkadoodles files, but the first one I planned on using was Cute Chick with Umbrella, which then turned into adding Cute Chick with Flower for a sweet "missed you" card:

The cute umbrella paper comes from the Pretty Spring Papers set, and for the sentiment I took one from the Lets Hang Out sentiment bundle.  Honestly, this is a great set of sentiments, as there is so much variety!  My card base is 5.5" square, to which I added an olive green mat layer that is just slightly smaller.  On top of that is the umbrella panel cut to 5.25" square.  I sized the image layer to be 4.5" square, which I matted with another olive green layer just slightly larger.  I also wanted to add some umbrella embellishments, so I found an umbrella in my library, and as luck would have it, it's very similar to the one on the paper!  I used the eye dropper tool to pull 3 colors from the umbrellas on the paper so everything would match well.  All sizing of the digital elements was done in the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition program, and the cutting performed by the Silhouette Cameo 3.  I colored the cute images with alcohol markers also to match the paper and went around the cut edges of the umbrellas with a corresponding marker to hide the white of the paper.  Everything was glued down flat using my favorite Bearly Art glue.


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Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Don't forget to head on over to the Digi Choosday challenge and join in for always Anything Goes!  Before I sign off, I wanted to leave you with a picture of me and my brand-new granddaughter!

She is my first grandchild, and I am super excited to spend time with her and help her grow!  Her name is Freya Jolene, and she was born last Wednesday (6/22/22) at 6:36 pm.  She weighed 7lbs 2oz and was 20" long.  She came via C-Section, as she was breech.  Her and Momma are doing well.  And Daddy too, LOL!  I just wanted to share my exciting news with you all!  Until next time,

πŸ’— Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! πŸ’—

 ~ Marie


  1. Congratulations grandma!! πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ₯° Great photo, and I love your super cute card too. xx

  2. I love everything about this card! You've created a great image combining the 2 digis and I like the backing papers and the colour matched added umbrellas.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  3. A super card so well put together. And a new baby as well!! Congratulations.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. Lovely fun card, love the way you designed the images to look at each other,
    Congratulations on becoming a grandmother.
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  5. Congratulations of the arrival of your beautiful granddaughter - that's a lovely photo of you both.
    I love your card, who wouldn't be thrilled to receive it? Love the little chicks and the fabulous backing paper.
    Thanks for joining us.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. Beautiful card. Thank you for entering into our Challenge group, Congratulations for your beautiful granddaughter. So pretty. May god showing blessings all the time. This is Alka DT from The creative crafters challenge ;



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