Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe.

I create digital stamps and offer vintage graphics, many for free. Please check out my Digital Stamps page for my terms of use and some information on digital stamps.

Jul 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day!

First of all, Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends in Blogland!

If you're anywhere near where I live, it's promising to be a HOT one. 35 degrees Celsius to be exact...that's 95 Fahrenheit for our American friends.

Being someone who doesn't care for big crowds or hot days, I opted to stay home today and do a few things around the nest. There are 10 of us living in our humble little abode at the moment, so an empty house is an opportunity to catch up. :) 

I don't have a freebie for you today, but I am sharing a Canada Day freebie from Sarah at Educlips. It's a new site for me and I'm loving her freebies. 

Check her out here: Canada Day Freebie
There are both colored and uncolored versions of the freebies.

I also found some free Canada Day printables from the Paper Blog.
Check it out here: Free Printables

I know, it's not my usual post, but time is of the essence at the moment! I do hope you'll all have a wonderful day! Stay cool!


Jun 23, 2014

You Glow Girl and Shop Update!

I'm always pleasantly surprised when I come across cards using one of my images. Today I want to share one of those cards with you~

Linda, from The Scrap Lady's Craft Haven, made this awesome card. I love the flourishes framing the light bulb and if you go to her blog, you can see the envelope she made to go with the card. Go say hello...

Jun 19, 2014

Going on a Journey?

I'm exhausted!

BUT, I have emptied out and cleaned a ton of closets and drawers in the last week or so, and that feels sooooo GOOD. 

I've learned a few things about myself in the process:

1) I'm a hoarder of empty bottles and empty containers, boxes, bags, etc. 
2) I also have a ton of near new and brand new tablecloths, and that's perplexing considering I don't use tablecloths.

Jun 10, 2014

The Best Catch Ever!

With Father's Day just around the corner I've been scrambling to get some cards made. I found this awesome fish stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamps when I went out of town recently, that would work nicely for Father's Day. First though, here are the cards!

Jun 3, 2014

Hooked on You! Free Digi Stamp

It was a very busy week last week. We had company every day during the week and we had 2 sets of overnight guests over the weekend. My son was also here with a bunch of friends working on a shed all weekend. Since everyone was here anyway, I had to have a barbecue! :) Lots of fun!

Anyway, I'm here today to bring you a little digi that would be great for Father's Day. This one is a time limited freebie so get it while you can!

May 26, 2014

A Little Butterfly Tutorial

Good Morning,

I hope your day is looking a little brighter than ours. It's still nice out here, but definitely overcast. On the bright side, the birds are chirping, the garden is growing happily and the butterflies are flitting about. It's a good day. 

My girlfriend has butterflies that come up on her screen with some fairy type music when I email her. It's fitting because I love butterflies. I've been playing around a bit with some free printables. These would be great on cards, in your scrapbooking or as a decoration.

May 22, 2014

Freebie Houses Digital Stamp

Good morning,

I was looking through some of my images and found an older image I hadn't put up yet, so I'm sharing it today. It's fairly plain but still fun. I thought it might work well for mixed media too. Just add a few more lines and Bob's your uncle.

May 18, 2014

Published! Get Your Indigo Blue Stamps!


It's a rainy day here in the 'Loops! We got back from our vacation yesterday and are feeling refreshed and ready to go. I love going to the hot pools and we had incredibly weather! 

We did some shopping too. I picked up soaping supplies, card making tools and supplies, quilting tools and supplies, sewing supplies and some clothes.

May 12, 2014

"Light" Free Digital Stamp

Just a quick post! 

It's my birthday tomorrow, so I thought I'd celebrate with a small freebie. 

There are some new images available in my Etsy shop with more similar to the freebie below coming soon!


I am way behind and have some catching up to do...so I will leave it at this!

Have a good day! 


May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

This may be a bit late, but I just got home from the best Mother's Day ever! : )

I hope all you mother's out there had a great day too. Whether it was a gift, a word of blessing or dinner at a nice restaurant, I hope someone made you feel extra special today! You deserve it!