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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Feb 19, 2014

I'm Back!


I'm back from my visit with my new grandson and what a wonderful time I had! It was so much fun being able to help out a little and spend some time cuddling the babies and enjoying the rest of the family. I can't wait to go back. :) 

It was 3 flights there and 2 flights back. On the last flight home we encountered a lot of turbulence, but something wonderful happened. I chatted quite a lot with the lady beside me. The more we talked, the more it seemed we had in common. Just before landing, we realized we were related...and quite closely too. How cool and unexpected was that? She knew my husband and all the family on that side. My husband recognized her immediately upon entering the terminal. She lives in town, so we will be touching base soon. So amazing! 

Onto other news...

I received my copy of the magazine while I was away that featured some of my digital images. So that was fun! The magazine came with a free set of Prima Fairy Belle stamps ((6 stamps) and a 6X6 Fairy Belle 24 page paper pad. So although it costs $14 in total for the magazine plus shipping to Canada, it was totally worth it!! If you want a copy of your own you can get it at Simply Cards & Papercraft Issue #120

Here are some new Squigglefly Card designs using some of my images at Squigglefly.

Card design by Holly at Hog Wild About Stamping,

Card design by Charlene at Crystaldolphins

Card design by Pat at Patacakes

Card Design by Nancy at What's on my Kitchen Counter

It was a busy day today!! I got home late last night but was inundated with calls and company today. I guess they missed me. :)

It's a good feeling to be loved by so many!

Thanks for visiting today!

          .....and thank you for your comments, they mean a lot to me! 

Sending blessings!


  1. Glad to have you back - I hope you banked some hugs for later!!
    I bought my copy today and was amazed to see Squigglefly designs featured, just great for you all.
    Love the peas in a pod designs.

  2. Welcome back.
    Hope you got lots of sweet baby hugs.
    Congrats on your magazine feature.
    What fun to meet someone on a plane and have so much in common.
    Crafty hugs,

  3. I sure did get in my baby hugs! Yes, it was wonderful to meet her and see the look on my husbands face when we got off the plane together. Lol...Thanks for the congrats!

  4. What a fun trip! Congrats again!


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