Simply put...I love designing! My career began in photography where I acquired my composition skills. I then worked for Paper Source as the custom invitation designer in Boston. After moving to Ohio I continued my passion and launched O+E. Every day (often into the wee hours of the night) I am designing custom wedding invitations for my lovely clients. I find inspiration in absolutely everything around me. I am on alert 24/7! I truly hope you enjoy my work and take a moment to visit my website.
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Hi Karly, thanks so much for your comment. I wanted to check in with you about my profile pic. You have such a good idea of adding text on the photo. I've updated mine to include my name, not the company name, b/c it kind of bothers me that people can't see my name when they click on my designs. It seems like you're the only one who's added text, and if it bothers you at all let me know and I will change it. Thanks! :-)
Hi Karly - I just came across a comment you left me way back in December! Thanks so much for choosing my wrapping paper. I hope your family liked it. Keep in touch!
Thank you for your constructive feedback on my "Green Thumbs" entry. :)
Hi Karly,I did make the changes on my Green Thumbs design,please have look at it when you find time :) Thanks!
My pleasure Karly! You do such awesome work! Very inspiring! :) Good Luck!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Karly - made my day! I was actually shocked that that design was so well-liked when I submitted it...if only I could predict these things. LOL
Karly - thanks so much! I'm a big fan of your Minted work, so that's really cool to know. Enjoy!
Karly - you made my day with your comment! Thanks! I absolutely LOVE your holiday collection, especially We Are Family - amazing! Have a great holiday season! :)
Congrats on your win Karly! So awesome!
Thank you for your nice comment! I'm a huge fan of your work ;)
Thanks for your comment on Aquarelle no.2 -It made my day!
Beautiful use of typography, Karly!
Awww, thanks, Karly! You're so sweet! That would be awesome :)
so every design of mine you have "liked" has gotten an editor's pick...heres to hoping the streak continues and if it does you will officially be my lucky charm! :o) not that you need it but good luck with you're entries! they are, as always, gorgeous!
Karly, congrats on your winning art print ~ I love those adorable fishies!
Aww, thank you so much for your sweet note, Karly! I am such a huge fan of yours, so I am truly inspired + humbled by your kind words! Yes, I absolutely hope our paths cross one day - I definitely look forward to it! Until then - see you around Minted! Lori :)
Hi Karly, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making my day. My email is usually nothing spectacular but having 2 emails in there saying you liked one of my designs is amazing. You are such a talented artist that the fact you like anything I do.. well I feel like a winner, even if I don't make it to round two. So, thank you!!
Thanks so much Karly! Very sweet. We love love love your work!
Karly your comment on my designs made my day ! From such a talented designer it means a lot for me ! I am like everyone here a true fan of your beautiful tasty work, thank you! Cecile
Hi Karly! Thank you for your sweet comment! So nice to see your gorgeous designs at Minted again! Actually, I was gone for a couple years, too, and just started back last Fall. It's so neat that we were both here for the very first Minted Holiday challenge. We were part of their early beginnings! Anyway, you've always been one of those designers that everyone (including me) looks up to. You'r work is so impeccable, and you're always so gracious + kind! Thanks again!! Lori :)
I am a giant fan of you work (I am sure you have many of them :).
I admire your designs and always anxiously await your new ones.
Wow, thank you Karly! You have set the bar very high on Minted with your gorgeous designs, so I really appreciate your compliments : ) hope to meet you one day!
It was so nice to meet you today, Karly! I am such a huge fan of your work - you have such a classic style. I was nervous and excited to meet some of my favorite stationery stars...and you are all as sweet as your designs - what a pleasure!
I'm so glad to get an email that you liked my florals in Picnic in the Park. I like them too but know the font isn't quite right. Are you comfortable taking another look and telling me what font you would have used? If too busy that's OK too. I love your work and was just studying the typography in your "barn" picture design. Perfect. Thanks again.
I keep forgetting to send you a message. Thank you for your lovely comment on one of my designs. I was thrilled to see it. Also, a big congratulations on all your Ed's pick for the Head Over Heals Challenge!
Oh my. :) I don't know what to say. Last year, I ordered the candy cane holiday card and loved it. I really wanted to send out another Oscar and Emma card this year and chose the Nordic Snowflake. I just got the proof and again, am so blown away. I know I put in some nitpicky customizations and I appreciate your patience and attention to detail. It is everything I could have asked for and more!
Hi Karly, not sure if your an official mentor but I would appreciate your design input on woodcut love. Your work is always stunning. Thank you.
Such beautiful work and such intricate details! As a newbie here I love admiring veterans designs such as yourself...so inspiring!
Hi Karly...I'm with Debb on the admiration of your work. I have to tell you that for me it is designers such as yourself that inspire people like me to fall in love with the industry. After seeing your work on Minted I can say with all sincerity that I am an Oscar and Emma fan!
Love your work! Good luck with "Head Over Heels".
Hi Karly! Thank you so much for your sweet comments! Totally made me smile! I think you're such an outstanding designer, so your feedback really means a lot to me! Hope you and baby are doing well! Best wishes!!! :)
Thanks so much for your kind comment on my design. Your website is beautiful! I love seeing how designers combine + display their custom work alongside their Minted products. Best wishes for all your designs in the challenge!!
Thank you Karly so much for your comment on Kick Off! My hope is the customer can choose any team color for the endzone (in this imaginary case it's rep'ing Nebraska w/ the red). Big sports fan (go Kansas! :) so it means the world if fellow fans would enjoy it too -- thanks again!
Hi Karly- thanks so much for your nice comment about my "sending holiday cheer" design - made my day! :) (I'm from Ohio originally too!)
Karly-Thank you so much for your nice comment! I really appreciate it and I am a huge fan of your work :)
Oh my, your daughters announcement was beautiful. every detail was thought thru. bravo
Karly, Maeve’s announcements are truly stunning! Fitting for such a beautiful little lady. Thanks for sharing!
Congratulations on your 'maine event' win, Karly!--beautiful type treatment, layout and color palette-perfectly 'chic and modern'
Thanks for your great feedback - it means so much coming from you!! I also look forward to seeing your beautiful, new wedding collection :) plus, happy holidays!
Thank you for your comment! I agree with Jennifer - your work is so refined and has that special something. I can only hope to be as successful a designer as you :)
I just wanted to say thank you for commenting on my design. I had to do a double-take when I saw it was from Oscar & Emma. You are an amazing designer and I hope to achieve what you have with your career! Thank you for making my day!
Oh my goodness, Melanie! Thank you so much for your posting. I am so glad you had such a wonderful experience and love the design. You just put a huge smile on my face :) Wishing you a holiday season filled with lots of delicious goodies!
Just received my proof for the candy cane holiday card and I cannot say how perfect it is. :) This is my first experience ever with Minted and I could not have asked for a better one. Love the card, love the customization process, loved the proof. I am so pleased to be able to send out such a great card this year!
Thank you so much, ladies! Figured it was time for an update :)
oh I love the new photo!
ooo pretty new profile picture!
Congrats on your Judge's awards. Of all the entries, Nordic Snowflake is my favorite. The snowflake has such a festive energy.
You're amazing. Love all of your holiday submissions. I want to be like you when I grow up (for the next time).
Love love love your holiday designs! Can't wait to see them on paper
Hey Karly! No worries, I think there were some technical difficulties for a while! thanks so much, Valerie did pass on your 'hello' - that was sweet of you! I am having lots of fun here - hope you had a great time at NSS, I am going to get there next year no matter what!! ; ) Take care! ~ Andrea
No worries Karly! BTW- I saw the sneak peak of the new O+E website on your blog...looks great!!
Karly, I wasn't expecting a reply anyway. I am hoping to find time to put into the current challenge—my family is sucking it all out of me. I love it though. I look forward to what you post this time. let me know and I will give any critique I can. Hope you will do the same for me. Just love your ideas.
I really love your work. It is very inspiring!
Thanks Karly! A BIG congrats to you too! Well deserved! :)
Congratulations Karly, I cannot wait to see your full collection!
Congrats on your big win for the wedding challenge, Karly! You have been a favorite of mine since the beginning and I really look forward to seeing your finished line! On a side note- I just got hired by Spark in SD - I was excited to see you on their list of designers they print for! : )
Congrats on another terrific design win!
a huge congrats karly on your breakout challenge win! it truly could not have gone to a more deserving design - i can't wait to see what you come up with for your wedding line on minted!
congrats on your win, karly! I can't wait to see what you come up with for your line of wedding invitations! I have no doubt they will be perfect and lovely in every way!
congratulations on the breakout challenge win! truly could not have gone to a more deserving designer.
Congrats again, Karly! Can't wait to see what you come up with...I know it will be amazing!
Congrats again, Karly! Can't wait to see what you come up with...I know it will be amazing!
congrats on your first place win! truly could have not gone to a better designer - your style is fantastic and I can't wait to see what you come up with for a full collectoion!
Congrats on your huge win for the wedding invitation challenge, Karly! I have been a fan of yours since the beginning and I am so happy for you - really looking forward to seeing your finished line here on Minted, I know it will be gorgeous : ) On a side note, I just got a job with Spark Stationery out of SD, I see you print with them sometimes - I was so excited when I saw you on their list ; )
I'd love to grab a cup of joe sometime! I'm dying for a cafe patio and some fresh air as soon as we get some nicer weather! :) We'll plan something soon.
Hi Karly, I had to add you as one of my favorites. Everything you create is charming and done to perfection! Way to represent Columbus! :)
Thanks for you comment Karly. Btw, I read your interview with Minted. You are such an inspiration!
All those well deserved minted awards are ruining your designer page. hahaha
Thanks for all your nice comments, Karly. I was just wondering if you know Laurie Mee, she and I used to work together just outside of Boston.
CONGRATS on your win for "folksy floral". it is stunning and well-deserving of its win!! you are the most talented designer, and i love everything you create. thank you so much for your nice comment. it really means more to me than you know coming from you. not only are you a great designer but also a really sweet person, and i admire that about you. thanks again :)!
karly- thanks so much for your sweet comment. i am in awe of your work. your clean and sophisticated style and lovely illustrations are always inspiring, and it means so much to me to hear from you.
Congrats on another well-deserved win, Karly!
Congratulations on Footsteps in the snow, Karly! This was definitely one of my favorites. I'm kind of bummed about Sweet Tooth, though (that was my absolute favorite), but I'm sure it'll be an editor's pick. All of your holiday submissions were so beautiful - every one of them got a 5 from me. :) Your talent never ceases to amaze me! :)
Karly, I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for commenting on a Gleaux design. I am honored.... your work is so consistently wonderful, both in concept and design. It appears that you work out both so effortlessly!! So inspiring. Xoxo, Erika
thanks! i've been an admirer of your work for so long - it was so great to finally meet you at nss :)
I just wanted to tell you how much I love your designs! Flower Child is my absolute favorite!
Congrats on your wins, I LOVE animal crackers, it was a favorite of mine. Your work is genius, great job. Cant wait to see what else you come up with :)
Your a pirate's life invite is absolutely charming. great work!
Hi Karly. You are really blessed with quite a talent for creating unique & beautiful designs. I'm always amazed to see what you come up. You are like our Minted Mentor that pushes all of us to stretch farther with our work. Thank you so much. :)
Thank you so much for your comments, Karly! I really appreciate your support. Your work is always flawless :o)
Hi Karly, Congratulations on another win! "Cotton" is so beautiful...I just love it!
Hi Karly! Thanks for leaving me such a nice comment--You are incredibly talented, so your words mean a lot to me ; ) Also, I'd would absolutely love to meet up for coffee when you make your visit Charleston! Just drop me an email when you are planning on coming to town--its: firstname.lastname@example.org
heheehhe ! i won't say i told you so that you would win ;) good job Karly!
Congrats on the win with cotton! LOVE the simplicity and softness.
great job on your wins! :)
Congratulations on both your wins! Autumn Wreath was my favorite. I always look forward to seeing your designs.
Congratulations again Karly! Autumn wreath was one of my favorites!
Congratulations on your winning designs, Karly! Your work always has such a beautiful aesthetic to it - really lovely! :)
Thanks for your lovely words...I really admire your work, so it means a lot to me that you've taken the time to leave me such a nice comment ; )
Karly, I just saw your message, thanks for the wishes :)
Thank you so much to everyone for their very generous comments. It means a lot to me ;)
Congrats again, Karly! Charmed was my absolute favorite - so creative and lovely! :)
Congratulations Karly! Your designs are beautiful!
Congrats on your winning designs (holiday and menu)! Gorgeous work!
i know good design, when i see yours! congrats once again Karly!
Congratulations again, Karly! Your designs are always so excellent!! I LOVE holiday in the city and winer berries! Fantastic work :)
Congrats on your wins! Well deserved and a you sure an inspiration for other designers like me :) Keep it coming!
Karly keep up the wonderful work, and keep submitting designs!! Yours are among my favorites.
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