Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!
I am a mother of 4 boys and grandmother of 7 adorable grandkids with a passion to create! I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, drawing/doodling and more. I also like to create digital stamps and sometimes offer vintage graphics, many for free.
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Jul 24, 2015
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In any case, I have a beautiful rainbow to look at.
Have a good week, :)
Jun 14, 2015
Jun 9, 2015
Seriously though, it is 83 - 85F in here the last few days. I have two portable AC units running all day, the blinds are all closed and it's still hot in here. Cooking is not happening this week. We are in the middle of a heat wave and without central air, we have to deal with the heat.
So far I've made a minion, minnie mouse, an owl, a zombie and a frankenstein. I only had little freezies to put in them today, but these are open ended so that you can slide the bigger ones up as you eat them.
Gotta say I'm looking forward to this -- especially the heat part right now:
"They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat -"
Have a good day!
Jun 5, 2015
The other day my pregnant DIL and I went to some local garage sales. I could not believe the deals she found; a baby swing in almost new condition for $5; a milk pumping kit (these are $200 and up new) for $20, plus quite a few other things.
I found a 12 place setting of dishes in almost new condition. I needed them and I was looking at about $100 for an 8 place setting, but bought these for $15. I'm happy and I don't care that they're not brand new. I threw them in the dishwasher and they're ready to use.
Yes, I'm SOLD on garage sales. I'm starting a list of things I need and will be looking now that garage sale season is in full swing. Getting a great deal makes me feel good and saves me money. What's not to like about that?
Have you ever gone to garage sales? Do you find good stuff and do you save lots of money? I'd love to hear.
Here's a little BONUS video tip I found. I love using binders for my stickers, handmade cards I've received, even stamps!
Have a good weekend everyone!