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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Jul 16, 2012

The Harbinger Book and Matryoshka Dolls Digital Stamp


I thought I'd slip another quick one in. I had my grandkids for about 4 days and am recuperating. Lol...love those kids, but full time is hard after all these years! We sure did have fun with them though.

I've also been doing some reading (not while the kids were here, obviously). I've been reading 'The Harbinger' by Jonathan Cahn. It's a very interesting read! It's not Bible, and I don't propose that everything therein is necessarily true, but I do believe it has a wakening effect! 

For all my American friends, please realize when I read about America in this book, I considered Canada should also take heed...we all live in "North America." Here's a photo of the book:
I've also been doing some sketching lately. I haven't really done much of that kind of art in years, but I am taking a real interest in some of the mixed media art you see out there. I really want to try my hand at it!

So stay tuned! If any of it turns out okay, I'll probably share. 

Last but not least, I started on some Russian Matryoshka Dolls. There will be more later, but here's a taste for now. These are labelled "Around the World" in the sidebar, where I also have some British, French and Dutch images.

Well, have a nice week! I'm going to be MIA for another few days, but will be back asap! It's a busy summer!

More Matryoshka Dolls HERE

One more thought!

Do not fear them, for there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. Matthew 10:26



  1. Ze zijn geweldig, Carmen...ik ga er beslist een keer een kaart mee maken, want mijn moeder is helemaal gek met die poppetjes!
    Bedankt voor al dat moois!
    xxx Margreet

  2. They are actually called Matryoshka dolls! With a "T"

    1. You're absolutely right! I knew it didn't look correct, but I was in a rush doing the original post because I had to get going. Thank you for pointing it out Anonymous...it's good now! :)

  3. I left a comment as an anonymous because I don't have an account, and not because I'm afraid to leave my name.

    1. Lol! I've been wrong before, probably will be again sometime--and I don't mind being corrected. Thanks again for pointing it out! :)

  4. I love matryoshka dolls -- thanks for this wonderful image!

  5. This is one of my favorite dolls!!!! Thank you so much!!!

  6. They are adorable! Thank you so much! So sweet of you to share them! :)

  7. These are very cute! I have a collection of dolls but I don't have a matryoshka yet. Thanks for the free digi.:)

  8. I love these dolls and I know the perfect person to make a card for with these. Yes, I have read the Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn also and tho it is written as a fiction it is closer to the truth than we want to believe. Thank you for sharing your adorable dolls hugs, Cathy K

  9. Your little dolls are so sweet, Carmen. I remember my Kindergarten class had a set and I always tried to get to play with them. Thank you so much.
    I have heard of The Harbinger. It sounds like a very interesting read. Have you seen the video by John Paul Jackson called, The Perfect Storm?
    I made a card using a BTFC image and linked it to your site. The blog post is here: http://tickellexpressions.blogspot.ca/2012/07/the-outlawz-color-challenge-july17.html
    Blessing hugs,

  10. Thanks for the great doll images.

    The Harbinger is on my list of books to read. I've heard that it could be a great warning for our times..

  11. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 8 post on Jul. 25, 2012. Thanks again.

  12. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 15 post on Jul. 25, 2012. Thanks again.


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