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

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. I am a mom and a grandmother of 8 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.

Sep 17, 2011

And Still It Sings

Hello!

I've noticed a few new followers in the sidebar.  Welcome to my blog!! I hope you enjoy your visits here!

So life's been good for me, but if I'm being honest, that's not always the way it is...after all, it is 'life' --which guarantees good times, bad times, sad times, hard times, etc.  All those things are meant for us to enjoy or learn from.  I don't complain much, and I try to be positive, but I am also a very realistic person, and the truth is, sometimes life just sucks!

Yes, sometimes life is just hard, but I still find that the best way to deal with that, is to poutgrumble,  scowl ...or maybe I'll just sing! Well...you never know! Maybe it'll make me feel better. Here's my newest on that topic.


Ya, it's really nothing special....this one's all about the sentiment -

Just a reminder that in spite of all the negative stuff the world brings us, there's always still something to sing about!

For me, it's grandbabies, family, the air I breathe...life is precious, don't take it for granted, and handle it with love!


Projects using this Digi:
Cathy from Scrips & Scraps made this adorable card! I absolutely love her card...check out her blog to see how she made it!





Blessings,
Carmen

45 comments:

  1. Oh my - thanks so much for the gift of perspective! I'm a new reader and don't comment over much, but had to tell you how much I appreciate your generosity and your grounding influence. Thanks! ~chris

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  2. Such a nice sentiment! Thank you for sharing!:)

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  3. Oh i love it...the sentiment is fab..tfs

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  4. What a great sentiment!! Thank You!

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  5. Thanks for the reminder Carmen! I am very much like you but sometimes need a gentle reminder that "really, Life IS Good! Have a wonderful day, everyone!

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  6. Agree with every word....and yes, we do sometimes need a little reminder, lol.
    Thanks for the freebies.....very useful, and spot on!

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  7. I love the tea kettle digi. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

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  8. Thank you so much for your blog post message and the teapot and sentiment. I grabbed them and have already made a card with them. I would love for you to see it. How do I send it to you?

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  9. Hi Cathy, you can email me at carmensplace@gmail.com, or if you post it on your blog, I can just take a photo from there and place a link here back to your blog.

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  10. Thanks for both the tea kettle and the sentiment to go with it. Know what you mean, sometimes it is easy to fall into pout mode so the gentle reminder is a good one. ~Susan

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  11. Great teapot and wonderful sentiment ... thanks for the positive reminder.
    ~ Carol B. ~

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  12. I think it is best if I let the teapot do the singing. I don't want to make it a bad day for someone who may be listening. We just need to remember the good times and try to forget the bad. Thank you for the image and wordart!

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  13. Thank you very much for both of these!

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  14. You are right...I've had my own experiences to remind me of this, but I also don't need to look very far out of my family to realize that we are very fortunate to have the life we do. It's good to keep that perspective when life's little tribulations start to get you down. Thanks for the message and the freebies.

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  15. the teapot is great and the sentiment is even better. Thanks for sharing

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  16. Thanks for the digi and the inspiration. This is soooo cute. I think I am related to that teapot somehow..especially the always in hot water part!! lol.. LOVE IT!!

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  17. Hi, agree with Marla, when I was a kid I was singing at the top of my voice, and she said Honey, you couldn't carry a tune if you had it in a bucket, could you? Boy talk about deflating my young ego. Thanks for your teapot and the sentiment, appreciate them..

    Silverbutterfly

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  18. Would be perfect for a pick me up card for someone who is down, thank-you!

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  19. Thank you for the sweet teapot and sentiment.

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  20. Love love the tea kettle and the sentiments. Thank you for image and the positive reminders, Carmen. Hugs love Josie

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  21. Thank you, I love tea and these are going to be put to good use!

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  22. Love your gifts. Thanks for everything. I really appreciate your generosity.

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  23. these are beautiful. thank you so very much for being so kind and generous with us by sharing your digis.
    I wish you many more creative years of bloging!
    have a blessed day
    snowbird

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  24. LOL, yes isn't that a fact!! Love it.

    Laura

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  25. ooo love it thank you so much ... I can think of so many ways to use it ... happy crafting and love sandyxx

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  26. Love the sentiment. Thanks for your generosity

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  27. This is so cute and your card is fantastic !Thank you!

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  28. Thanks for the sweet freebies, I love the sentiment!

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  29. I really like the image and sentiment and can think of several uses right now. Thanks so much, Dee

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  30. Thank you for the brilliant digi's
    Lizx

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  31. Thanks for the cute tea kettle and sayings.
    Jocelan

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  32. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  33. thank you so much for always sharing with us. what a sweetie you are :)

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  34. Love everything you shared today........the image, the sentiment, the card AND the message! TFS and GOD bless........

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  35. These are both great images. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Wonderful words of encouragement. We have a young man from Uganda living next door for three months. It has been an eye opener. We do have so much to be thankful for.He has made us realize all the true gifts we have. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Thank you for the tea kettle and the saying! I also loved your card!

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  38. very good little quote. thanks

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  39. Thank you so much for the great image.

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  40. I love the tea pot. Tea seems to be my weakness. thanks for sharing. jane

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  41. Hi Carmen!
    Thanks for this cutie! Love the sentiment too.
    Yes, I agree: sometimes life sucks, but we stumble, fall and get up again because that's life! :)
    Hugs Yolanda

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  42. Thank you so much for the wonderful freebies you make available to us. It is much appreciated!

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  43. Truly a fantastic sentiment. Thank you.

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Thanks for the comments!