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

I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, painting, doodling and more. I also offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom of 4 and a grandmother of 10 adorable grandkids, whom I love to make things for.

Check out my Etsy Digi Shop!

Please see my Digital Stamps page for terms of use on freebies and some helpful information on digital stamps. My Freebies page has a list of the freebies on this blog.

Feb 14, 2010

Card Giveaway!!!

Hello Everyone!

I am SO excited! 

Beth, from The Stories of A to Z has featured me on her blog!! I am gushing and blushing all at the same time as she has been so generous with her praise. Thank you so much Beth! 

To celebrate I want to offer a small giveaway to three people by random draw:

1) Anyone who leaves a comment on my blog mentioning that they've hopped over from Beth's Blog will have their name entered once.

I'd love for you to follow me...SOOO....

2) If you become a new follower AND comment (please mention it), I will put your name into the draw twice.

Also, since I love those of you who are already followers, it's only fair that:

3) If you are already a follower and comment, I will put your name into the draw twice.


Thank for stopping by! If you haven't come from Beth's Blog and have arrived here some other way, please check her out @ The Stories from A to Z! She has interesting posts, great ideas and a wonderful sense of humor!

Update: I forgot to post an end date on the giveaway !!

Let's make it Friday February 19th, 2010 at 5 PM 

Good luck everyone!


  1. This is amazing, please enter me.

  2. Wow!These are soo cute! I can't believe you made them!

  3. I found you by way of Beth. I love blog hopping like this. What a great way to find new and interesting people without having to search. I would LOVE to win one of these cards. Talk about AMAZING!! Thanks for the chance.

  4. Hi Carmen!

    I read about you and your fabulous blog over at Beth's...you have made some amazing things and I realyt love each and ever one of your projects. I hear you are going to open an ETSY shop. I hope so, I'd love some of that homemade soap!!


  5. Carmen......you are amazing, getting better and more inventive every day!!! I'm very proud to say you are my dear friend!!!
    Luv ya lots......DO

  6. Yes, I am a follower, and yes, I hopped over from Beth's blog!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! yOU DESERVE IT!

  7. WOW Look at your work! I'm a scrapper too but NOWHERE as great as your work! I just started following your blog thanks to Beth's spotlight jumped over and clicked follow! What great inspiration! Thanks for sharing your ideas:)

  8. LOVE this card! My dad would be OVER THE MOON if he received this from me :)

    Please enter me :) Liannap@aol.com

    I am visiting from Beth's blog!!

    Have a blessed day!

  9. Congrats, Carmen! She did a wonderful job of showcasing your talents! You totally deserve it!

  10. Congrats hun on some much deserved recognition! You do make some pretty great things and thank-you for sharing them with us!

  11. Carmen, I'm here from A to Z and my question is, where have you been all my blogging life? I predict your readership will grow by the hundreds in the next few months.

    You're a creative genius. Please enter me. Please open a etsy shop so I can buy your stuff. I'm a big etsy supporter.

    I'm also you newest follower.

  12. you have some beautiful items and i def. think your etsy shop will do very well! I am now a blog follower from beth's blog :)

  13. Hi Carmen,

    I found you via Beth. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! This card would be perfect for my dad!

  14. Hello, Nice to meet you. I came via Beth...all I can say is WOW

    I think your shop will do well :)

    All the best,
    Kathy :)

  15. Well deserved, Carmen! Look at all the new friends!! YEA!!!.... And very best to you on opening an Etsy store. Looking forward to the details on that.

  16. Hi! I just came over from Beth's Blog and am loving yours. Also, I'm now following. :)

  17. Hi - stopping by from Beth's blog. What beautiful craft ideas you have - I can't wait to see what else you've done.
    I signed up to "follow" you too.

  18. That card is amazing! You're so talented! :)

  19. Came over from Beth's Blog...you are amazing! I am a scrapbooker as well and can't wait to "scraplift" some of your ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    Please pick me!

  20. I found you through Beth's blog.
    So excited to add you to my list of blogs that I follow.


Thanks for the comments!