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

I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, drawing, doodling and more. I also like to create digital stamps and sometimes offer vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom and a grandmother of 7 adorable grandkids (almost 8) whom I love to make things for.

Check out my Etsy Digi Shop and Craftblooms!

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.

Jan 30, 2014

Exciting News!!


I am so excited to FINALLY be able to share my news with you today!

It is my pleasure to announce that through Squigglefly ~ myself and Digital Artists Judith Hart, Fawn Palmer and Elizabeta Kushner were given the honor of having our digital images published in a magazine today!

(Issue #120)

Here is My image in a very beautiful card designed by Nancy Williams. I have 4 different sweat pea images available in the Squigglefly shop.

This one is an image created by Judith Hart on a delightfully cute card designed by Darlene Pavick.

Fawn Palmer created this adorable image which also made it to the cover of the magazine! The card designer for this adorable card is Charlene Mitchell. Congratulations ladies, on making the Cover!! :)

Last but not least, this image was created by Elizabeta Kushner and this very sweet card was made by Elizabeth Hart.

I never dreamed in a million years that one of my images would make it into a magazine!! I'm so thrilled and honored! :)

Have a blessed day!


  1. Oh I am so happy for you! Your work is beautiful! Frame the cover!

  2. Congrats! Your card is beautiful and your images are so pretty and adorable! What a great accomplishment! :)

  3. There's something truly gratifying about seeing yourself published. It's a bit unreal, you know? Wonderful opportunity for folks all over to appreciate the great work that you do, Carmen. Hope it leads to some new connections. Congratulations!....

    1. Thanks Sue! I'm surprised but am excited too! You're really sweet, thank you!

  4. Congratulations Carmen. These images are beyond darling. You certainly deserved to be featured.

    1. Thank you Teresa! I appreciate it!

  5. How exciting! Congratulations! It is beautiful.

  6. Congrats Carmen. That is so fun to be printed! Thanks for sharing w us.

  7. Congrats Carmen! How fun for you to be published! Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. Thank you Krista! It was a really nice experience for me. I'm pretty hard on myself sometimes!


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