HalloCarmo

A small shop sending big feels!

Vancouver, Canada

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    PLEASE READ: ORDERS: Over $25CAD (excluding shipping) will have a small random freebie sticker. Over $30CAD = 2 freebies, over $35 = 3 freebies. over $40 = 3 freebies + 1 small flake sticker sheet.

RE: TRACKING
All US and international orders only have partial tracking (when carrier passes your order to USPS or ASCENDIA) If you want full tracking, please choose the option when checking out! It is currently in the testing phase so please bear with me as I work out the kinks!

The processing times have now been increased due to covid restrictions. I will be going to the post every FRIDAY. Orders placed after 1pm PST on Thurdays will not be sent out until the next Friday. Also, please note that the estimated shipping times are not always accurate due to covid and backlogs. Thank you for understanding!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

PLEASE READ: ORDERS: Over $25CAD (excluding shipping) will have a small random freebie sticker. Over $30CAD = 2 freebies, over $35 = 3 freebies. over $40 = 3 freebies + 1 small flake sticker sheet.

RE: TRACKING
All US and international orders only have partial tracking (when carrier passes your order to USPS or ASCENDIA) If you want full tracking, please choose the option when checking out! It is currently in the testing phase so please bear with me as I work out the kinks!

The processing times have now been increased due to covid restrictions. I will be going to the post every FRIDAY. Orders placed after 1pm PST on Thurdays will not be sent out until the next Friday. Also, please note that the estimated shipping times are not always accurate due to covid and backlogs. Thank you for understanding!

Items

 
Carmen Szeto

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Carmen Szeto

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(219)
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Quality 39 Shipping 22 Customer service 17

About HalloCarmo

Sales 1,414
On Etsy since 2020

Chasing my dream

Hello, My name is Carmen. I run this online shop from my home office on my own. I research and develop all the items and either produce them myself or have a manufacturer make them. I illustrate all the designs and everything you see on my shop is a piece of myself that I'm sharing with the world.

If you're taking the time to read this, then I guess you want to know where this shop all started. I'm feeling very grateful today so I thought I'd share my journey with you :)

I have always been interested in art, ever since I started drawing sailormoon at a young age. I drifted through my younger years without realizing that art and illustration was what would make me happy even though it was right in front of me. I jumped from job to job and tried to build one profession after another profession but each time, I felt lost and always out of place.

In 2018, my father gifted me an ipad pro for Christmas. It was at this point that I started drawing a lot more than the colourless line art anime that I used to doodle when I had free time. I drew and drew and drew. Then in Nov. of 2019, something clicked for me. With this Ipad, I realized I could CREATE artwork digitally and print them out as merch (at the job i was working at) and possibly finally host at an artist table!

In early 2020, after going to the same convention for 7 years, I finally had my own artist table at Fan Expo Vancouver. It was an experience I'd never forget. I immediately signed up for more cons but due to covid, everything was cancelled or postponed. To make matters worse, I got laid off in the pandemic.

After 3 months of being laid off and with no end to covid in sight, I decided that if there was ever a time to start anything, it would be now. So I got myself a printer and a cricut machine and went for it. It only took me close to 10 years to finally start chasing this dream of mine but I'm finally here. So far, this is the hardest AND best choice that I've made. If you've read this far, just know that creating artwork and making others happy has become such an amazing part of my life. I never thought that my art would have that power. Doing this, I no longer wake up dreading another day at a job, working 130% to build someone else's dream. Right now, I'm chasing my own dream.

Thank you for any and all support you can give to my small shop :)

Shop members

  • Carmen Szeto

    Owner

    Hi! My name is Carmen. I am a asian canadian artist currently residing in Vancouver, B.C. I enjoy making cute and happy illustrations to help spread infectious positivity and love. Thank you for coming to my small shop with the big feels!

Production partners

  • Paddle Vancouver

    Vancouver, BC

    These masks are a part of an artist collaboration series with Paddle Vaancouver (Oddball Workshop). I design, brand, and ship my masks. Paddle Vancouver prints and Sews the masks.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jul 4, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

I include a packing slip with the order. If it is a gift, then I will include a gift order slip.Guft wrapping/note option coming soon.

Care instructions

The stickers come in two materials: weatherproof OR water/scratchproof. Weatherproof stickers are weather resistant but the ink may still run if it is too wet. Also, they are not scratch proof. I recommend these for notebooks or laptops.
The water/scratchproof stickers are as they sound - water/scratchproof. you can use these for anything you use heavily. Even then, I would recommend gentle hand washing for water bottles since the sticker would most likely not survive the environments of the dish washer! The weatherproof ones are being phased out soon.

See the description for all other listings!

Gift wrapping and packaging

I will package most orders together (unless if I suspect that duplicates are meant to be gifts). IF the order is for more than one person, please let me know in the notes so we can package them separately! Thank you!

Gift wrapping and packaging

If you would like a gift to be sent directly to recipient as a gift, please mark as gift and leave a gift message. I will use name of receiving address as the recipient name. Gift wrapping options to be available soon