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Carly

Carly
Date Joined: October 24, 2019
Last Online: August 2, 2021
Birthday: April 16, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! My name is Carmen but when I started "art-ing" the only user name I could get to go through here (along with several other sites!) is "Carly". Since I happen to like that name MUCH more than Carmen, I'm going with Carly. So there. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it, people. 😂

I got involved in art after spending my entire life telling everyone I wasn't artistic in the least. I found that with practice, I could do anything I wanted to do!

Except adopt my kids out. Apparently, there's no interest in the adoption of hormone infested teenagers. I even offered up a decent set of two teen boys with the option to purchase a young adult male who wouldn't leave my house. Not. One. Offer.

Anyway, back to art. Art is my passion and my release. I love trading with other artists and swap-bot has been a truly great experience for me, as well as my group-Vintage Imagery ATC's (aka VIA and we do SO much more than just ATC's!!)-we'd love to have you join!

Favorite Things

I love horses! Carousel animals and, above all, THE CIRCUS! I'm also completely crazy about Asian items: ephemera, stamps, memorabilia...all are welcome. I adore Art Deco and Victorian themes as well. I love glamour! Sequins, glitter and sparkle!!

Not-So Fave Things

Not a fan of "cutsie" stamps or Kawaii. I know, I know...how can I NOT like those cute little things? All I know is that when I see tiny flakes of smiling kittens or or grinning cinnamon buns, I want to crush the life out of them.

I don't like ATC's that aren't on a really firm or hard backboard. I don't like things that are thrown together at the last minute. Believe me...it shows. I'd rather you let me know you'll be late and send me a quality piece...I'll still give you a top rating! I've been late before-it happens-but I let my partner know and gotten 5's with a heart...and have NO problem doing that with anyone else. Just communicate! :)

Favorite Crafts

II love to make messes. I enjoy working on small things: Tags, ATC's, miniatures, etc. My craft room contains materials to stamp, make jewelry (and I'm talking about sterling silver wire and butane torches, my friend-makes the Marital Unit (aka the husband) REALLY nervous, at times) I love to make paper flowers and have every punch McGill has ever made. I can't say I'm proud of all the things my OCD has forced me to buy over the years, but I can at least say I TRY to make myself use it all. Even the butane torches. Except when I'm mad at the Marital Unit. That's best for everyone. 😂

Ratings

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Comment: Holy cats! this is an amazing swap! the deco is wonderful too. i have never seen one quite like this. I will create a delightfully inappropriate ATC for it.
Response: You are so sweet to say that!! I will have to rework it… But I can’t wait to get your art! You were so much fun… Thank you for your detailed profile that makes all the difference❤️
FieryCanuck rated for Inchie Magnet Swap on Jul 23, 2021
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Comment: I LOVE the inchies you sent me! You are so talented with your art. I love all of the extras you included too. <3 <3 If I could, I'd give you more than 1 heart. :)
DreamCloud rated for Pocket Spell on Jul 20, 2021
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Comment: Carmen, I want to give a huge thank-you for the really beautiful swap that you sent to me. The pocket and spell are gorgeous as are the papers and extras that you included. I was so surprised to find the nice, fat package in my mailbox when I was only expecting an envelope. ❤️
Response: I’m so happy! Most people get packages from me because I have a lot to get rid of LOL but I’m thrilled you enjoyed yet… I can say it was truly my pleasure
lynnpinkdaisy rated for WIYM: Postcard Soup JULY USA on Jul 20, 2021
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Comment: The envelope arrived and Wow! Thank you for the amazing PCs! I love them so much! I'm a gal for vintage. And all the lovely extras you included were so kind and unexpected! I wish I could give you more than 1 heart.
Response: You are MORE than welcome!! I’m thrilled you like the older ones.,, I don’t even collect postcards but I’m totally in love with those old ones from the early 1900s… Talk about holding history in your hand!
MuggleMom rated for CPG Junk Journal cascading pockets on Jul 19, 2021
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Comment: I LOVE LOVE the 🦋 butterfly cascading pockets you made! So professional!! Your idea for the journaling cards is super clever! I'm stealing it for another project! Thank you for all the goodies - I loved the PC's - especially the vintage German one to Honolulu! I'm super grateful for the German butterflies from the 1900's - how did you come across them? I love the sakura washi tape. Everything was a dream from you! And your letter was too funny as we share a love of the same word 🤣 There was an ATC swap for F💣 and it was pretty hilarious! Thank you so much for the Happiest of Mail today!! xxMuggleMom
Response: You made MY day with this!! I'm thrilled you liked everything! I really try to send things that fit the profile...thank GOD you had a good one!! One more thing: When I was one your page the first time, I saw Firefly-and you know I had to go watch it again!!! So glad we "met"-I hope I get you as a partner again! 😍
dustbunny11 rated for A-Round the Beach on Jul 18, 2021
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Comment: Dear Carly: I would give you 5 hearts if I could!! I meant to do this rating when I messaged you; I'll blame it on my brain fog! Thank you for the lovely beach coin! It is so fun to hold, touch, and admire! So much beautiful texture to take in. I love it! And I must say the extra art supplies you sent along with it are crazy -- so much stuff! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the art and your friendship!
Response: You are a terrific lady! I enjoy just having you as a partner and chatting when we can. Thank you!!!
lmacdavis93 rated for A-Round the Beach on Jul 14, 2021
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Comment: Carly this ATC coin is just incredible! You have the most amazing ability to put your own special interpretation on any theme and make it so special. The sand - how did you do that??? It's awesome! The sand dollar (looks real) and the little shell with the pearl are such great touches. Love the bathing beauty and the "fish net" behind her as well as the beads all around the edges. It's just a wondrous little work of art! And thank you so much for the goodies - I love those vintage tacks and have found fun uses for a couple that you sent me awhile ago, so I am tickled to receive more of them. Thanks also for the Washi tape and the little tiny owl - so cute!! What a wonderful swap partner you are - thanks so much!
Response: Okay...look. I don't blush. I'm WAY too crotchety and outspoken. But I should've known you, of ALL people, would get it out of me. Now I'm smiling, too! Are you determined to ruin me??? 😂😍
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Comment: This made my day! So grateful for all of the things you included
Response: So glad you liked!!
FieryCanuck rated for Bee ATCs - Newbie Friendly on Jun 24, 2021
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Comment: Oh my Word, Carly!!! I was so excited to get your package.... So much goodness stuffed in that envelope! If I could give more than 1 heart, I would! :) I love that interactive ATC and all the extras! Thank you so much! <3 <3
Response: It was my pleasure! I HATE it takes so long for international mail, but it is what it is. So glad you enjoyed it!
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Comment: Wonderful assortment of stamps. Thank you.
Response: I'm glad you liked them...I tried to make sure they were all pre-1970 as per your profile! 😀
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Comment: Carly - I cannot tell you how much I love your circus card. The little details are perfect and so well done. It's the star of my collection.
Response: How kind of you to say that! I’m honored you thought that much of my ATC.
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Comment: Carly, my friend. Your package came in today and it made a little teary eyes. You really went above and beyond with all the goodies you sent me. I absolutely love the postcard from Hotel Del Coronado. Everything you sent me, made my day 🥰
Response: I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the goodies! Your profile made it so easy and it truly touched me. We all suffer, to various degrees, and it doesn’t hurt to be kind. I enjoy working up surprises and someone with a name as beautiful as yours deserved the best!
AceInBeautyland rated for AAA: Challenge #4 Book Page on May 28, 2021
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Comment: HOLY COW!! If I could give you 100 hearts I would! You sent so much! First you put way more materials and effort into the ATC then anyone I’ve ever seen and on top of that you sent a TON of extra stuff! The lace is beautiful, the charms are so cute and the flowers are pretty. The ATC is GORGEOUS!! Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: Oh you are TOO KIND!! I'm so glad you liked it...you were such a fun partner. I hope we meet again 😍
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Comment: OH.MY.GOD!!!!!! Thank you so much for the EVERYTHING!!!!! The ATC is the most beautiful ATC I ever got in my life and I wish I could post a photo here. It's incredible!!!! And if that wasn't enough you sent me a box full of goodies!!!!! Girl! Secret Garden is my fave collection from G45!!!!!! I'M SCREAMINGGGGG!!!!! Thank you so very much for everything.
Response: You made me blush! I'm so happy you liked everything! I looked at your youtube channel and YOU are a much better artist than I will EVER be! Your journals are INCREDIBLE! Ty for the rating and sweet comments 💕
Piccolo rated for Botanical Themed Envelope #1 on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Carmen- Thank you so much!!! I absolutely love all of the things that you sent me! The envelope was so beautiful and I love the postcards, and the memos and flakes stickers are my jam!!! You get all the hearts from me!❤️
Response: You are so amazing!! Thank you for the rating and awesome comments! Made my DAY!! Glad you liked the goodies...thanks for keeping a detailed profile! That's what makes things so easy. 😍
arimails rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #11 on Apr 26, 2021
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Comment: Carly, thank you so much for this swap. Everything is so perfect I could just cry! The ATC mailer is awesome and the postcard is beautiful. The little crystals are just AMAZING!!! Thank you so much <3 <3 <3
Response: It was all YOU!!! Keeping a detailed profile makes things so much easier! I saw you loved jewelry making and I'm glad you liked the rest...thank you for the super sweet comment. YOU made ME want to cry 🙌
lmacdavis93 rated for East Meets West Tag Swap on Apr 26, 2021
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Comment: Carmen: you have absolutely outdone yourself with this one! OMG! Carmen this is just unbelievable - Did you paint that little glass window? And there is a door behind it that opens up! How ever do you come up with these marvelous creations?? This is just stunning - I love this paper - Graphic 45? - and the images that you used, including the feather! The brass lantern hanging off the front, that gold dragon on the back on that carved wooden "door". Just wow! Anytime I see something in my mailbox from you, I know it's going to be the happiest mail day! Thank you so much for the beautiful creation. And thank you for the wonderful extras as well - love them all but especially the vintage images which must be saved and hoarded for something extremely special! Thanks for swapping and thanks for this extra special package! Do you mind if I share a photo on our Facebook Group page?
1koolkrafter rated for East Meets West Tag Swap on Apr 24, 2021
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Comment: OMG Carmen!!! Where do I begin? You out did yourself with this swap! I absolutely love it! It is unique, different and oh so delicate! I love the technique you used and all the extra touches throughout! Very well done! Very well done indeed! Thanks equally for the awesome goodies that you also enclosed. What a fun swap top receive. Till our next partnership...hopefully...
BellaRose rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #11 on Apr 24, 2021
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Comment: Aww thanks so much for all the goodies. I loved absolutely everything, that Halloween items, the stamps and oh my, the 100 year old Japanese scrap😍😍😍 you made my day ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm so happy! It's your profile! The more detail you have, the easier it is. I'm glad you like the scrap...I had 20 pcs given to me by a dear friend and I give them out-rarely but happily-to those I think might really enjoy them! I'm so glad you did! Thank you for the rating and wonderful comments...you're the best!!!
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Comment: Hi Carly! Oh my goodness! Thank you for the wonderful package! I loved all the paper, stickers, and extras you sent! What a lovely surprise! It truly put a smile on my face :)
Response: I'm so glad! Thank you for keeping such an updated profile! You know, it's because of you I was introduced to "kawaii". I had NO idea what it was!! 😂 NOW I know, however! Thank you for the sweet comment...I'm glad I could bring some cheer to your day! 💕

Rating Overview

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Comments

FieryCanuck on Jul 22, 2021:

(my message was too long, lol) I love how you tailor your swaps to the receiver's profile. I love everything you added for me. <3

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