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

I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, painting, doodling and more. I also offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom of 4 and a grandmother of 10 adorable grandkids, whom I love to make things for.

Check out my Etsy Digi 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.

About Me

                     It's so good to have you stop by!

This little spot of the web is a place where I share a little bit of myself with you!

I've always been a creative person and I love to learn new things. This love of creating eventually brought me to making digital stamps. In addition, I love to draw and doodle and sometimes incorporate that into my cards and papercrafts. Sewing and crocheting are also loves of mine. I have crocheted for many years and have sewn professionally for a company that created european style children's clothing. It was called Rainbowear.

I have taken up painting and am currently taking a course by Leonid Afremov. I like his style and wanted to learn. It's palette knife painting in oils. I also like to play around with acrylics.

You will find quite a few free digi's on this blog (check out my freebies page at the top of the blog). I currently sell Digital stamps, Cards, Crochet patterns and crocheted goods in my Etsy Shop. I will be adding some of my sewing soon too. Everything is handcrafted by me and comes from a smoke free pet free home.

Thanks again for coming by! I hope you enjoy your visit!