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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Dec 15, 2011

Tree Sentiment Free Digital

Hello!

You know, I can't believe how fast the last three months have gone. I remember being told that when you're older, time just seems to go by faster even though you may be getting less done. I do remember as a child that 5 or 10 minutes of extra playing time would seem to last for hours. Today, 5 minutes seems to disappear into thin air in no time!

I guess I'm just thinking that way because Christmas is only 10 days away! I have most of my baking to do, all of my wrapping, all of my decorating...my cards are done though; all except the local cards which I'll hand out. I have a busy week ahead of me! In the hustle and bustle of the season, I want to remember what is really important. It's so easy to get wrapped up in it, isn't it? (Lol...that wasn't intentional!)

So, just to remind myself, I did up this little Sentiment Tree of a verse in Isaiah. I've seen a few of these around, but I wanted to do my own! It'd be cute on a card...maybe for next Christmas!
 May the memory of the reason for His coming to earth bring you much peace and comfort as you trust Him in all the things this life may bring your way.

This year we're doing less gifts, and trying to focus a little more on just being together with those we can share with. I'm looking forward to that!  Christmas has become so commercialized that it is becoming very stressful...so I'm working on changing that.

What are you doing this year? Will it be the same as usual, or something different?

Hope you enjoyed my freebie!
Blessings,
Carmen

41 comments:

  1. Thanks so much, Carmen! This is wonderful and I can already picture it on an upcoming card!
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.
    Lynn

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  2. I'm glad you made one of your own. Love the color and font choices. Terrific....

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  3. Wow!,amazing.. thanks Carmen!.

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  4. Yes - time goes by in a flash. I'm running behind with everything. Kind of crazy what we put on ourselves. Thank you for the wonderful tree!!!

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  5. Thank you! I subscribe to your posts, Carmen and download every stamp. Planning to use them thru this next year as I make my cards and I will credit you and let you know when I do. Love your designs! xoxo

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  6. How did you know this is my favourite scripture? I remember my teacher reading it out in class, when I was 5 years old, and it made me cry....not sure I completely understood it then, but it somehow touched me....and still does.
    Thank you so much....this will be treasured and used often. :D

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  7. Carmen,
    Thank you for the beautiful, meaningful tree. May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

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  8. Thank you for sharing with us! You are such a dear to do that!

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  9. Just had to say thank you for sharing this beautiful word art. i am finishing up my Christmas cards for this year but I have made a promise with myself to start on 2012 Christmas Cards in January...I'm really gonna do it this time:) I am going to put your beautiful tree to good use...very early:) Thanks again for being so kind and sharing with us. Much love from Dixie.

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  10. I love this!! Can use it in so many ways!! Thank you so much!

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  11. Love this and thanks for doing it in colour. Will look forward to using it next year. Caz

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  12. Thanks so much- this is a wonderful digi- I can see it on a Christmas card! I appreciate all of your work and that you share your talent with the digi world!!! Christmas Hugs!!!

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  13. THANK YOU FOR THIS MEANINGFUL IMAGE.

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  14. Great one... thank you so much!

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  15. Thank you so much for this beautiful rendering of this verse. pat K.

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  16. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us. Thank you, also, for your nice words to remember our Savior! God bless you and your family.

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  17. Lovely!! Thank you!!
    Merry Christmas!!

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  18. I LOVE this digi. It is all about Christ's birth. These are difficult to find so I'm so glad someone likes the religious side of Christmas. Thanks so much. I know I'll use this on some of my cards.

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  19. What an AWESOME digi - TY so much! Merry Christmas to you and yours! :)

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  20. Wonderful in so many ways! Thank you so much for sharing with us!
    hugs and blessings,
    Pauline

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  21. Very thoughtful,thank you for sharing and have a Merry Christmas!

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  22. I'm getting ideas about this for next year! My cards are always about the real reason for Christmas and this explains it. Thank you.

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  23. I love it! Thanks,

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  24. Wow , you are awesome and yur timing isgreat. I need this for inside a card and also for the outside of a card and didn't have it. thank you bunches and bunches hugs Cathy

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  25. So sweet of YOU to leave your beautiful stamps. The tree is very clever.
    Merry Christmas!
    ML

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  26. Fabulous subway art tree! I know what u mean, I'd like my family to be less focused on gift giving and so caught up with the commercialism too!

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  27. A wonderful digi, thanks a lot..

    Silverbutterfly

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  28. Thank you for a delightful image and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  29. thank you so much for the scripture. it is beautiful and just in time for my last mintue christmas card! thanks again

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  30. thank you so much for the scripture. it is beautiful and just in time for my last mintue christmas card! thanks again

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  31. Thanks so much! I will really enjoy using it to remind myself and others of the true reason for Christmas.

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  32. This is awesome and my favorite scripture. Thank you so much. I'm going to frame it.

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  33. WHat a totally awesome image! This will gets lots of use with my cards both now and in the future. THanks and have a very Merry Christmas!

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  34. This is very special. Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  35. I was searching for images of this verse, and Google brought me here. Thank you for this awesome graphic!

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  36. This tree is totally wonderful! Thank you so much!

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Thanks for the comments!