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Carly

Carly
Date Joined: October 24, 2019
Last Online: December 6, 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.

Favorite Things

The one thing I would like more than anything would be for you to make a donation to a local school or any group that can use art supplies! I’d love to hear what you gave to which group! Just do it in your name, not mine. It will be our secret!

I love horses! Carousel animals and, above all, THE CIRCUS! I'm also completely crazy about Asian items: ephemera, stamps, memorabilia...all are welcome. Art Deco and Art Nouveau, Victorian and pin-up girl themes as well. I love glamour!

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. II can wait for a quality piece! Just let me know you’ll be a little late and send me your best!

What NOT to send: PLEASE

For the love of all that is holy, do not send me paper. Unless it is so unique that you have a hard time parting with it yourself, don’t send me tags, designer paper, tissue paper, printed tags or journal cards or anything else of a pulp nature. I’m OCD. I have more paper then I will ever need in 10 lifetimes. If it is an unusual… very unusual… piece (note the singular!) of Asian, circus or like the cool 50s pinup girl tag I received recently, then please don’t send me any paper. If in doubt, please send just one piece. Please. Do this for me and I promise I will hook you up with your faves when I get your name. If you send me lots of paper, I will make SURE I get your name again Because you will be on my poopy list. And that means I will make sure to send you a swap in which I have covered with every glitter I possess-without fixative. I’m not an ingrate by any means… I just simply can’t take any more paper! 😘

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. 😂

**IMPORTANT**

In the case of Deco books, I sometimes go a wee overboard. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ME TO SEND POSTAGE!!! I'm POSITIVE this will be the case in some of these swaps so please, PLEASE message me. Thank you so much!

Ratings

LDeWitt rated for Vintage Santa ATC on Dec 1, 2021
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Comment: Oh my goodness, thank you for the Marie tin, it is extraordinary. Your work is amazing and I will enjoy it for years to come. It is displayed in my studio. Thank you also for the tidbits and pieces. I love adding to my stash. Have a great holiday and my best to you in 2022.
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Comment: Today I received your wonderful envelope filled with everything I love - thank you, so much! You clearly make the effort when sending post and I really appreciate things like that ❤️ Your kindness has made my day!
Response: I'm so glad!!! Your profile is PERFECT and made things so easy! I really enjoyed putting it together for you 😍
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Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️Oh my! This is the best swap I have ever received. Thank you Carly, if I could give you lots more hearts boy would you be getting them. I just love my reindeer, I can’t believe you were going to throw it out…. It’s my favourite colour and boy does it sparkle. I’m going to turn it into a Christmas decoration and have it on display. Now I get to the extras. You are the most generous person. Im just blown away. You are a Super Star 💐💐💐
Response: It was FATE!!! Australia shipping (as you well know re: shipping to the States) is crazy! But getting someone who NEEDS Dresden?? And my having such a surplus...well, we were MEANT for each other!! LMK if you ever run short...I'd be so pleased to send you more.
AmyMarie rated for BS&S ~ Travel Altar on Nov 16, 2021
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Comment: Wow, I can tell you put time and effort into this swap. I appreciate the results and the nice note explaining it all. I didn't see "a purification spell or ritual to cleanse the objects" but I can research and find some. I'm glad you enjoyed the creative process. I can take photos but I don't know how to add them to swap-bot messenger. The extras were a nice surprise. Take care!
Response: The spell is right here on my DESK! The ONLY thing I forgot!! I'm so sorry. I got caught up in the box and everything included LOL Don't worry about the pics...I have the outside. Just lmk if you post to insta and Ill grab. So glad you liked it!
kfaye rated for BS&S ~ November stocking stuffer 2021 on Nov 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the fun extras along with the book! I have not heard of camphor stones..i love the look of them! I love vintage! I will definitely find uses for all of it! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank YOU for having such a great profile! Having wish lists makes everything so easy...and FUN! Because you KNOW what you send will be enjoyed so much more.
wincejl rated for CPG Handmade Xmas 2021 Ornament - US on Nov 10, 2021
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Comment: 💓💓💓I wish I could give more hearts!!! Your amazing package arrived today! You created such a beautiful ornament! I love it so much! It did arrive in one piece! Thank you for the generous extras as well! I will put them to good use! 💓💓💓
Response: You DID give me more hearts! By this sweet note, I have tons of hearts now! I'm so glad you liked...they are fun to make.TY for taking time out to leave this...I'm so grateful!
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Comment: Carly this was a wonderful swap. Things I can use and like. Love the ribbon and charms. How special♥♥♥ Wish I could give you more that one red heart!!!
Response: You just did!!! 😘 Ty for the sweet rating-I had so much fun putting it together!
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Comment: Got the deco package today, thank you so much! You're so sweet. The other mail you mentioned hasn't arrived, I'll let you know when it does. This is such a fun deco, I will enjoy it. And the pin and Game of Thrones piece are very fun too, thank you. :D
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Comment: Oh my! What fun this is going to be. I especially love the ring. :)
Response: Hee hee...one of my better ideas. Ok...perhaps my only good idea this year. 😂
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Comment: Thank you so much Carly for the beautiful Halloween stitched slot ephemera pack. I absolutely adored all the Halloween papers you used to make those cute little envelopes. The Dresden butterflies, the old ephemera pieces and the antique buttons! Be still my heart. :) It was such a treat to open your envelope. I look forward to putting this in my latest Halloween junk journal, it will be a perfect addition, thank you!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! It’s fun to put together specific things for specific people. Bless you for your profile… I love when a swap goes right!
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Comment: The flower is gorgeous! I do love sunflowers as they are abundant in North Dakota-such happy flowers! Sorry about the squirrels-if I've learned anything thing about squirrels is they do things on their own terms! Our live ones in out yard have been taking to pulling tomatoes off our plants and then having the nerve to eat them on the ledge of out front steps-leaving a mess! Thanks also for the other goodies you sent along-great swap-thanks for sharing! Take care and stay safe!
Response: Amen to that!!! Thank you for being patient...I'm behind at LEAST a week or two in my own life. You were great as a partner....❤
heliogal rated for BS&S ~ scattergories game C on Aug 20, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard and your interesting answers! I agree this has been such a fun swap!! Thank you for the friend request too!
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Comment: Carly, thank you for your intriguing book review and analysis! ❤️
Response: I loved yours as well! Thank you...on my "to read" list
TSuda rated for Summer 3 Elements ATC on Aug 3, 2021
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Comment: Carly, I overwhelmed at the beautiful and SO unique ATC you created for me. Glass, gorgeous! This is a piece I will forever treasure, along with all the beautiful beads and vintage paper cutouts. I am so lucky to have been on the receiving end of this swap! Your work is amazing.
Response: Thank you so much for this! I don’t know what crazed reasoning I came up with to do it with glass but it made sense of the time. Of course, you would think at 53 I knew better then to follow my compulsions. This one work out, though! And you’re a wonderful partner!
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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!!!

Rating Overview

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Comments

Myself333 on Nov 30, 2021:

I got your pre-swap goodies today as promised, and oh my gosh I love all these adorable kawaii goodies! And the wine tarot sticker is my absolute favorite haha, thanks so much!

Hell0Z0mbie on Oct 29, 2021:

I got the package! Thank you so much, you are way too sweet. They are great, I love them. Thank you so much!!!

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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