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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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.

Jul 6, 2011

Free Digital Stamps, African Woman and Frame

I just realized its been a while since I posted! Life has been busy and when it has been quiet, I've been doing a lot of soul searching. It's funny how some things can really affect your view on life. I try to be upbeat about how I look now, but sometimes it's hard. People see me as a strong capable person, but I wouldn't be that person if it weren't for the fact that I lean on Someone who is stronger than I and loves me in spite of my many flaws and shortcomings. I'm so thankful that Jesus loves me and that He is all I need.

I have a few cards to make and have been procrastinating on them. I love creating, but I don't have a dedicated space...so it involves a lot of up and down the stairs, and a lot of clean up afterwards!! I tend to leave things out for a week at a time, but I don't like having a messy table. Lol...I'm my own worst enemy!! ;) Seriously though - I do have to get on it soon.

In the meantime I do have an image for you that I made a while back. It's a fairly simplistic sketch, but you can play with the colors of the dress and add detail. Sometimes that's nice too.

 Here's the frame alone:
And this is a full picture of the African woman:
I'm not sure why, but FDS hasn't posted my images lately. I've emailed them a couple of times, but there's no response or explanation. So I'm thinking it's just a glitch! :) I'm truly thankful for what they have posted thus far, because there's certainly no obligation on their part to do so!

A big heartfelt THANK YOU to FDS for what they have posted!! I truly do appreciate it!

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Thanks for visiting - and I'll get some cards up here soon! Promise!!

Have a great week!!
Carmen

33 comments:

  1. Hi Carmen, happy to hear you are getting back into crafting. I know what you mean about "not having a dedicated space". I used to do all my crafting at the kitchen table and would have to stop at dinner time, clean up, then bring it all back out again. Hopefully you will get "your won space" soon so that you can craft til your hearts content!
    :O)
    Jessica
    Gorgeous images once again!

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  2. omg I have the same problem, or at least until I can find a way to clean up the space I want to dedicate to crafting. I hate having to haul everything and forgetting something, then having to find it. I am behind on a baby card (he is over a month old now)

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  3. These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing (I'm glad I'm a follower!)

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  4. LOL, it's good to know I'm not alone with the kitchen table scrapping! I'm glad you're a follower too SiskiyouSue! Thanks for the comments ladies! :)

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  5. Oh, she is sooo beautiful, Carmen!
    I've been a follower for a while and your work really does inspire me.
    I'm blessed to have my own craft room (tiny, but all mine, lol)but please know that all your efforts are very much appreciated.
    And I, too, am blessed with my personal relationship with our Saviour....somebody else I "follow"...ha!

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  6. Same here, no place to craft much either. I have half a small circular table I share with my daughter and after 20 minutes it's competely covered and I can't find a thing! I love your drawing/image. I can think of so many beautiful things you could do to adorn her headress and gown--it's lovely. Thanks for stopping by earlier, and I'm happy to have discovered your wonderful blog.
    Scarlett

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  7. It is nice to see some African Art, there does not seem to be a lot around...

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  8. Fabulous image, thank you!!

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  9. You are Awesome, Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent..

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  10. very nice images thank you

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  11. Fabulous images thank you. Carol x

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  12. Thanks for your neat digis. I have a craft room that I'm finall getting fixed up. It' a 12X12 room. I can't wait to get into it. As a lot mentioned, I have DR Table covered with craft STUFF..... I don't clean it off, We just don't use the table.

    Silverbutterfly

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  13. Thank you for these lovely images.

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  14. Vielen Dank , es ist ein tolles Freebie
    Liebe Grüße
    Tina

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  15. She is absolutely gorgeous, you've done an amazing job. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

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  16. thank you for the beautiful images...perfect!

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  17. Carmen these images are incredible. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

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  18. Thank you so much for the fabulous freebie. hugs Shirleyx

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  19. These are beautiful, thank you.

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  20. thank you.. she is beautiful..

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  21. Gorgeous images! Thanks.

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  22. absolutely fabulous drawing. you are very talented. thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work.

    hugs :)

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  23. She is breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you and God bless.

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  24. Love these great images- I do not have anything else like them! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  25. Fabulous images. Thanks so much!

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  26. This image is just beautiful. Thank you

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  27. This is a great picture, hope to see more. Thanks

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Thanks for the comments!