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.

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Feb 23, 2010


Hello there!

I've been quite sick and am slowly recovering. I haven't done a whole lot of scrapbooking, or anything else for that matter. Today I did spend a little time putting something together of my sister Izzy.


This photo shows her with platinum blonde hair. I think it looks so nice on her. She is a blonde, but not quite this blonde. My brother is blonde too...but I have dark hair and olive skin. I'm always trying to be different!

Below are some of the details on the page: The dragonfly and butterfly are handmade. The roses are also handmade. I've realized that I like making little things like that. The first photo below says, "sisters by birth, friends by choice." It's a little hard to see so I'll probably darken it. 




And here's a better photo of the completed page: Notice that all the flowers have glimmer mist on them, and so does the background page. I love shiny things...=D

I've inked everything...and I don't know if you can see it...but the top left corner has a bit of detail. I should have taken a photo of it.

Well, that's it for today. I apologize for the poor photo quality of my pictures. I need to figure out how to take good quality photos because the colors are never really true.

Hope you enjoyed stopping by. Thanks for visiting!


  1. Carmen, your work is absolutely beautiful !!! I love your ideas and color combinations. The butterfly and dragonfly are very pretty :) Did you know that dragonflies are one of my favorites ? Thanks so much for sharing with me !
    Love you loads :)

  2. Carmen, Feel Better!

    I know you'd like nothing more than to get back to crafting with a clear head. Love, love, LOVE your butterflies!

  3. I'm so sorry that you haven't been feeling well but I'm glad you're on the mend.

    Your layout is gorgeous! I love all the detail!


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