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!

Check out my Etsy Digi and Card Shop!

Please see my Digital Stamps page for terms of use on freebies and some helpful information on digital stamps. My Freebies page has a list of the freebies on this blog.

May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

This may be a bit late, but I just got home from the best Mother's Day ever! : )

I hope all you mother's out there had a great day too. Whether it was a gift, a word of blessing or dinner at a nice restaurant, I hope someone made you feel extra special today! You deserve it!

This is one of the gifts I received. In the background is a vase of flowers I was given. I also received some beautiful mixing bowls (my old set just broke), and a nice dinner at Earls with dessert and a visit afterwards. I hope it's okay to brag a little.

The very best things were the amazing words that soothed my soul and made me feel incredibly loved. They will comfort me always. 

Don't get me wrong...I love the gifts, but the best gifts are those words that come from the heart.

Like little presents tied with a bow that bring healing and hope, they can encourage and they can bring change. When sent out with love, they make an impact that matters more than we know. 

Words are powerful!

I truly feel blessed!


  1. What a nice day for you! Mine was nice also! :)

    1. That's so awesome Teresa! It's such a nice feeling when kids recognize their parents even if in small ways! :)


Thanks for the comments!