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ChristineMartinez

ChristineMartinez
Date Joined: August 20, 2019
Last Online: August 4, 2020
Birthday: April 24
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a 43 year old woman who is married with no children. I could be described as a chatty, creative and friendly person. I have been pen palling for 30 years. I love to travel internationally, make ATCs, collect fonts, shop for pal supplies, binge watch Netflix, and hang out with my 2 puppies. I'm open minded to all lifestyles and interests.

Things I like to receive

Note sheets (all sizes)

Good quality stickers

Handmade envelopes

Address labels

Inspirational quotes

Fruity teas

City/country magnets

Postcards (especially from your city or country)

ATCs you've made

Paper flowers

Ephemera

Pink, teal or green items

Vintage pictures and stickers

lace

anything French or English bulldog

Anything llama or baby sloth

anything mandala

Kawaii and Sentimental Circus stickers and paper

Things I don't like to receive

Glitter or confetti that pour out of an envelope when I open it

Washi samples

Disney

Religious things

Things that smell of smoke

Bookmarks

Gory or sexual things

Negative letters

Form letters

Short letters

Favorite Crafts

Right now I'm obsessed with mixed media ATCs. I have made so many and I'm excited to trade in some of the groups!

I'm open to private trades as well. Just message me.

Random Facts

  • I have been to over 20 countries and 47 states
  • I microwave my ice cream and plain M&Ms
  • I like to do adventurous things as often as the opportunity strikes like sky dive, crazy hikes and swim with sharks
  • I was the only girl in my family & extended family (both sides) until I was 12
  • I call my dogs my "fur babies" even if it makes people cringe
  • I've never had a speeding ticket
  • I believe that if you focus on what you're grateful for, more good things come your way

Rating comments

I always rate within 48 hours of receiving something (unless on vacation that won't be happening for a while - thanks Covid). If I miss a rating, please contact me.

I love to give hearts and feel it's fun to get one so why not give one. Most people seem to go above and beyond even with little stuff, so if it seems like you are trying to make a swap special I will rate special. :)

I will try to reach out if I haven't received something even if you said you mailed it. I will give you a chance to make it right but may rate a 1 or a 3 until it's been made right depending on the situation. I hate doing it though and feel sad if I have to. If something comes up, just reach out to me and we can work it out rather than flaking. :)

ATCs I'm Currently Collecting

Here are some of the ATC themes I'm collecting: - HD / HP - anything but landscape - French or English Bulldogs - Anything in funky glasses - Pinup girls - Brightly colored - Mandalas - Gelli Print backgrounds - Cute monsters - Bee / Bumblebee - Asian / Indian - Geisha - Houses (especially in rows like Amsterdam/ San Fran style) - Travel - Coffee - Alice in Wonderland - Textured or chunky - Vintage - Cleverly upcycled - Painted or cleverly used book pages

ATCs I don't like

Here are the ATCs themes and styles I'd prefer not to receive: - Abstract art - Backgrounds with just a quote attached - ATCs that mimic homemade card techniques - Landscape paintings - Sticker collages - Licensed cartoons - Over sized to where they don't fit in a sleeve - Sexual content - Religious content - Washi tape as decoration

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the super cute drawing and extras! I loved it!
Sequoia183 rated for Quickie ATC #8 - Senders Choice on Aug 3, 2020
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Comment: I love that the swap bot fairies have matched us up! I learn so much from your work, I think Beach Chicken has at least 9 from me lol!
tcornell rated for HD/HP Bird ATC Swap on Aug 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Christine!
penpallingfool rated for F-Bomb ATC Swap #1 on Aug 2, 2020
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Comment: Love it thank you soo much...
TrudiJ rated for ATC Trade #3 ~ USA on Aug 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much, Christine, for the lovely ATCs and the extra papers. I look forward to using them.
thequilterslink rated for Upcycled ATC #3 on Jul 31, 2020
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Comment: Thanks, loved the Atc!
Starforest rated for ATC int #7 - Dreams on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and cute notecard :) **update: I just now removed the washi samples and discovered the cute puppy sketch for josie. Shes asleep now and I'm going to set the card on her display shelf by her bedroom door, I just know the second she gets up in the morning and I go to carry her out of her bedroom shes going to spot it and start making noises and pointing at it and want to look at it! Thank you 😁đŸĨ°
LPasternacki rated for Mandala Themed ATC on Jul 27, 2020
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Comment: I loved this swap the ATC was beautiful The hand lettering on the front of the envelope was also very well done ,and I loved the goodies included with the ATC and card.
jannieb rated for USATC: Your Choice ATC Coin Swap on Jul 27, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the great coin. I am happy u decided to join. Take care!!
donetta rated for VS: Vintage Children on Jul 27, 2020
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Comment: Oh my...both are so beautiful, Christine! I love each one for different reasons...they are so different...that adorable little girl! And my favorite part of the "boy" ATC is the message: Be present. The cardinal rule of parenthood. You knocked this one out of the park!
georgiafae rated for VS: Vintage Circus ATC on Jul 25, 2020
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Comment: Great ATC-my first impression of it when I looked at it was "OUCH"-such flexibility the splits lady has! Thanks for the extras too-I hadn't seen that Magic rabbit in hat stamp before-I collect stamps how did I miss that one? Anyway thanks for the stamps and book pages. Great swap-stay safe-take care.
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Comment: Thank you gorgeous as always!
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Comment: Thank you for the vintage ATC's! And for the extra goodies too.
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Comment: Love this ATC....thank you!
Manjigirl rated for ATC int #6 - Words on Jul 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for making the effort to use a vintage children's book image.
Lmrb19 rated for Color ATC Swap Round 1 - Yellow on Jul 23, 2020
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Comment: I love it! I feel you on yellow. I myself am having the same issue. Thank you for the extra goodies, especially the stamps! Omg! I love them.
magicinker rated for ATC Made from Extras on Jul 19, 2020
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Comment: Hi Christine, I got your very creative Extras ATC today..I so loved it! Perfect! Thank you so much...Patt / magicinker
vlhafer54 rated for Steampunk ATC on Jul 18, 2020
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Comment: I love it - Thank you!
turnsoleluna rated for ATC int #6 - Words on Jul 18, 2020
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Comment: Ooh so many of my favourite things in one card! Thanks so much for the thoughtful ATC and the extras :)
jillybeanie rated for Silhouette ATC on Jul 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you SO much! So far, I think the silhouettes have been my favorites! The rock star scene and "easy like Sunday mornings" really struck a chord (no pun intended!) w/ me. The extra items were nice, too, but not necessary!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 136 41 40
Completed Fives Threes Ones
142 142 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 48 92 0
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Comments

vanneparis on Aug 1, 2020:

Hi Christine! I just wanted to let you know how much I love how the adorable little witch JAM came it. Your finishing touches were perfect!! -Vanne

arystotle on Jul 28, 2020:

Thank you so much for angeling and sending me some ATCs They are both great. Hugs

CherryBlossomLady on Jul 7, 2020:

Hello Friend!

CherryBlossomLady on Apr 27, 2020:

Hi Christine!! You need to put more stuff into your profile so I know what you like and your style!! LOL!! I will do my best to send you a great pen pal letter. I am excited I got paired up with you on the swap. Working on the letter and packet now!! Hugs!

Hell0Z0mbie on Feb 18, 2020:

Thanks for the letter! Your job sounds super interesting! I'm really excited to write you back, but it might be a few weeks at least, stuffs way too busy.

Kathy821 on Oct 16, 2019:

Welcome to Swap_Bot. Hope you have a great time swapping and meet a lot of wonderful people!

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