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

Here you'll find sewing, crocheting, card making, painting, doodling and more. I offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. Enjoy your visit!

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Mar 18, 2012

Free Vintage Lamps


Thought I'd pop in and give you some Vintage Lamps today. I am also getting some more postage stamps ready. I'm surprised there's interest in these! I will be posting some Teddy Bears and some houses in the next day or so.

Anyway, here's the lamps!
I did the best I could with this next one. I really like it, but it's very broken up!
While I was away on holidays last week, Olga from Elephant Fairies gave me the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so much Olga, for thinking of me. I'm glad you enjoy my blog! 
When accepting the award, it is requested that I tell you 7 things about myself.  So here goes:

1) I was born in Holland, but don't look Dutch at all. (blond hair, blue eyes?)
2) I've been kidnapped twice in my life. Once by friends, once by strangers.
3) I have a strong belief in God. No one can shake that belief because of something miraculous I experienced. I know God exists.
4) I raised 4 sons and am a grandmother of 5, even though I still look 29. Yes, I'm in denial, but I like it there. :0)
5) I love to do almost any kind of craft. I am a pretty good seamstress but hate doing alterations and repairs. I also LOVE making soap!
6) I can't rest until my house is tidy and I like to be organized.
7) I love to bake. Dutch Apple Cake is one of my specialties. 

I'm also supposed to give this award to 15 people. Although I don't mind participating in these myself, I really don't like to pass them on when there are so many requirements. I know not everyone likes to receive these. So if you want to participate, consider yourselves nominated! Let me know so I can read your 7 things! 

I hope you're all having a good weekend! It's very nice out today in Kamloops, BC. The sun is shining and the sky is blue! I sure hope all this winter weather will soon be done with. 

What's the weather like in your corner of the Web? 



  1. Hi Carmen, I love all of these...fantastis...THANKS FOR SHARING! :o)
    Today, in Amherst OH, the weather was quite nice and warm, with a small storm brewing about as I type this. A bit of thunder and sunshine in the distance. Beautiful day for spotting Rainbows!!!

    1. That sounds so wonderful to me! I love rainbows...and even the thunder and sunshine in the distance sounds nice. A good day for creating!

  2. Thank you for sharing these 7 things. I really enjoy reading your blog. Norma W

  3. Hi Carmen, so nice to know a little more about you. We had unexpected nice weather in MN, USA today. Just about an hour ago a thunderstorm blew across the state! It was cool!!
    I share your strong faith. And, dear, you do not look like a grandmother. I believe that you are indeed 29 years young! :)

    I am working on a blog post show casing two of you digi stamps. I will email you when I post.


    1. Awesome Krista! I look forward to seeing them!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent with us.
    Very much appreciated.
    Have a wonderful and creative week
    take care of yourself and stay warm
    sending hugs across the miles

  5. Thanks a bunch for sharing

  6. When I saw these lamps a couple of days ago, they really didn't do anything for me...and now today, I love them! What is THAT??? LOL Anyway, thanks for these, and for sharing those little tidbits of information about yourself. I have to admit...you've piqued my curiosity with your kidnapping comment. :)

  7. how u b girl? hope all is well. thanks for your wonderful creations!

    hugs :)

  8. Hi Carmen, Thank you so much for sharing! I have used one of your digis, for a card I made for my sister (she is going through a rough time) - here is a link to my blog if you'd like to see how I used it: http://craftycatdesigns.blogspot.com - it's new cardcraft blog and if you view it you'll e my first visitor!!! Thanks again, Mandy :)

  9. Love your digis! I can't wait to use some! Found your blog through "Farm Life Lessons" - looking forward to following along. :-)


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