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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Aug 22, 2013

Some Fun News!

Today is the day I'm going to reveal a little secret. :)

For a few years now I have been making up digital stamps and offering them on this blog. It's something I enjoy and like doing.

Recently I received an email from a company asking if I would like to be one of their digital artists! The invitation was to both myself and my husband, who has also makes up some of the digi's on this blog.

After a few emails back and forth, I am happy to announce that there is an agreement in place and we are now digital artists for Squigglefly! 

Yay for us!! :)

I will still offer freebies and digi's here on the blog, but in addition some of my digi's will also be sold on the Squigglefly site.

Squigglefly also has a freebies page HERE

So that's my news!

I've been thinking about changing my blog as I find the background old and tiring. I am wondering if changing over to one of the Blogger templates would work well for this kind of blog. Has anyone else out there done that and has it worked well for you?

I don't want to go to Wordpress because I don't have time for yet another learning curve. I have too much on the go at the moment and don't believe I can fit it in.

Any suggestions would be appreciated and looked at!



  1. Congrats!!!! I see you are a fellow Canadian!!! Woohoo!!! I live on the other side of Canada, in Newfoundland!!!
    As for changing the background, I have only ever gone from the Blogger templates to other templates, not the other way around so I can't help you there.

  2. how fun!!! looking forward to seeing your artwork there as well ;o)

  3. Congratulations, Carmen! That's a wonderful accomplishment for you (and your hubby, too!). I hope you have lots of success over there, and learn some things in the process.

    Hard to comment on the Blogger templates. They work, and I'm glad they have that "designer" feature, so you can play with a template once it's up there. This has always had a very homey look to it. But, if you want to kick up your template, I'm sure you can find something that will allow you to highlight your designs even more. See what you like about other blog sites and webpages, then bring those characteristics into your template design. I'm sure you'll find something that works!

  4. Congratulations! I'm happy for you!

  5. Carmen, this is fantastic news!!! Big congrats to you and your husband!!! I just love all the images you create and know you'll do wonderful. Can't wait to see all of them now.

  6. Congrats! I have used the blogger and had no problems.

  7. Many congratulations Carmen to both you and your husband. I use Blogger templates and have no problem with them. They do offer the chance to change everything to fonts, colours, headings etc etc. Hope it goes well.

    Karen x

  8. Wow! Serious congratulations to you and your hubby. That is wonderful news.

    As far as Blogger goes, in addition to the existing templates there are also a lot of other free ones available on line for switching things up and as one of your commenters wrote, you have the option of playing around and seeing what the changes will look like before committing to them. Good luck on all fronts!

    Lisa D.

  9. Congrats Carmen....to both you and Graham...that's really wonderful news and I wish you both every success xx

  10. BIG BIG Congrats!!!! How exciting! Enjoy the new journey!

  11. Carmen this is wonderful news. I always knew something great would happen with the talent that you have for drawing.

    Congratulations to you and your husband.

  12. Congratulations!! This doesn't surprise me a bit. Your digital stamps are great!

  13. Wh00-hoo! How sweet and congrats to you both.
    I checked their site for the digis. You are not quite there yet. Be sure to let us know. I like some of the stamps they have. Enjoy your time with them.

    1. Not quite yet, Krista. The agreement is signed and they're going to use some of my existing images, plus I'll be making up new ones that'll show up in October. I'm not sure when they'll show up, but it's in the works! =)

  14. Congratulations! How fun for you and all the people who can easily find your stamps now. Hope it's a great success.

    I like the Cutest Blog On the Block for Blogger backgrounds. You can find it here http://thecutestblogontheblock.com/

    They also have video's on how to create your own but I find they have so many cute one's I'd rather take the easy route. Hope it helps.
    The Bling Chronicles DT
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

  15. Congrats to you both!!
    I just found about you from Karon at Karon's Krafty Korner. (she used one of your freebies today)
    I loved it so I had to come and get it.
    I am now an email and Google follower.
    Thanks for sharing your talents.


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