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

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Sep 11, 2011



First of all, something completely unrelated.

There was a little 3 year old boy, Kienan Hebert, that had gone missing from his home during the middle of the night last Tuesday in Sparwood BC. Police suspected he had been abducted by a man named Randall Hopley, known to be a sexual deviant. After much prayer, candlelight vigils all over BC, pleadings from the childs family and the suspected abductors mother-- the child was returned home and found at 3 AM this morning, sitting on the couch with his blankie.  Last night, as I prayed I cried tears of sorrow for him, and this morning, tears of joy! Miracles do happen, and God does hear! Anyway, that is my good news for today!! SO happy!!

I feel like mixing it up a bit today, so I have some digi's that are different than my usual stuff. I did this first one up because I was asked to do a Cowboy themed card for my Ridgeview Class. The ladies are all quite senior, so I thought it would be fun to do something they could send to a grandchild, but in the end I went with a Buckin' Bronco. Still, I thought - why let a digi go to waste? Someone may as well enjoy it!

Then, I thought...why stop at a horse? Let's go on a safari!

That last one looks a bit like a Star Wars character...lol...it's a Giraffe,

I have an idea for another steampunk image, so stay tuned...

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  1. So sad about the boy, but Thank God he is safe now, you are so right, GOD is a GOD of Miricles!!!
    Such cute images.............:))
    lotsa luv

  2. Oh wow I love the zebra! TFS Carmen
    Val x

  3. These are so cute. I just love them. TFS.

  4. How wonderful ... I love them all! Many thanks.
    ~ Carol B. ~

  5. I decided to follow your blog today. I have popped in and out before. I love your digis! Thank You! Edwina Brown

  6. Thank you for sharing this cute digis
    perfect for kidscards
    I wish you many more creative years of bloging!
    have a blessed day

  7. Copied the hobby horse

  8. Thank you for these! Thank God that the little boy is alive and has been found. There are too many cases where this happy ending does not occur.

  9. There are miracles and it sounds like prayers brought this little guy home. Thank you for these super fun images. I'm sure the ladies just loved them!

  10. These will be cute on cards for children. Thanks so much for sharing.

  11. I’m so happy to hear that the little boy made it home safe. Praise God! And thanks so much for the digi.

  12. Thanks so much. My daughter is going to use safari animals to decorate the nursery for my grandson due in January. These will be perfect to do something with.

  13. These are brilliant Carmen - who on earth would have thought of safari hobby horses!!!! YOU that's who! lol Can't wait for your new steampunk creation. Hugs xxx

  14. Thank you for the images. It is good to hear the little boy was returned.

  15. i love happy endings! what fabulous images!
    thank you.


  16. Great story. Thanks for sharing the good news. The digis are really special. Thanks!

  17. thank you these will com ein handy one day.

  18. These are adorable! Great images for my grandson's scrapbook! Thanks!

  19. I used your Peace sentiment on a project and linked it back to you. Hope you like it. http://christi-hicks.blogspot.com/2011/09/art-journal.html

  20. Awww - these are adorable!!!!! thanks so much! :) xo

  21. This is so cute!! Thanks very much!


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