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ChristineMartinez

ChristineMartinez
Date Joined: August 20, 2019
Last Online: October 15, 2021
Birthday: April 24
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a 44 year old woman who is married with no children. I could be described as a chatty, creative and friendly person. I try to be the positive type who always is looking for a silver lining. I have been pen palling for over 30 years. I love to travel internationally, make ATCs, collect fonts, shop for pal supplies, binge watch Netflix, cheer for the Minnesota Vikings, and hang out with my 2 puppies. I'm open minded to all lifestyles and interests and love to learn about other cultures and ways of life.

I have an Etsy store that sells foreign book pages for crafts. I opened it because I had a hard time finding them for myself and figured that others might be looking too.

Things I like to receive

Decorative napkins for decoupage

Note sheets (all sizes)

Good quality stickers (no kids stickers or reward stickers please)

Address labels

Inspirational quotes

Fruity teas

Postcards (especially from your city or country)

ATCs you've made

Paper flowers

Vintage Ephemera

Small pictures or bits in 3's that could be used on JAMS

anything French or English bulldog

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 or other kid things

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 about 26 countries and 48 states

  • 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've never had a speeding ticket

  • I believe that if you focus on what you're grateful for, more good things come your way

How I handle swaps

IN GENERAL: If you're ever unhappy with something I have sent, how I have handled a situation or a rating I have given, please reach out and lets discuss. I'm not perfect... and although I try to do the right thing, sometimes I misstep. I want both of us to have a drama-free Swap-Bot experience and there is no need for anyone to get worked up.

I never know the best way to handle negative situations since everyone has different expectations... just know that I am trying to be fair and if you're not happy with that let's discuss and work something out privately.

RATING: I try to rate within 48 hours of receiving something unless I'm on vacation. If I miss a rating, please contact me.

SWAPS NOT RECEIVED: I will reach out if I haven't received something if it has been a while, 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 is resolved. It's not personal or intended to cause negativity. If you did send it's your option to offer a resend or wait. I won't hound you. If you choose to resend, I will always re-rate because it is the right thing to do.

SWAPS I HOST: I will always angel... Please reach out to me for guidance and note that my approach is typically to assume good intent.. Note that I expect you and your partner make an attempt to work it out and that you rate them appropriately. Once both of those things have happened I will angel.

DON'T LIKE WHAT I SENT: I always read your profile before sending and I try to send things that I think you would like. If I am off base, let's work it out.

ATCs I'm Currently Collecting

Here are some of the ATC themes I'm collecting:

  • Travel

  • French or English Bulldogs

  • Anything in funky glasses

  • Anything wearing a top hat

  • Pinup girls

  • Brightly colored

  • Mandalas

  • Gelli Print backgrounds

  • Mermaid

  • Mona Lisa

  • Moroccan / Indian styles

  • Geisha

  • Textured (think texture paste)

  • 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:

  • Cards decorated with stickers (unless minimal and cleverly placed)

  • Abstract art

  • Backgrounds with just a quote attached

  • Digital art where it is printed out and glued onto an ATC sized card

  • ATCs that mimic homemade card techniques

  • Landscape paintings

  • Ones where it's mostly just a sticker or 2 on a background

  • Licensed cartoons

  • Over sized to where they don't fit in a sleeve

  • Sexual content

  • Religious content

  • Washi tape as decoration

  • Reproductions

Ratings

thebragal rated for ATC int #19 - Autumn on Oct 15, 2021
5
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Comment: Totally love it! Thank you
5
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Comment: This swap was fun, love trying new techniques thanks for hosting. And thank you fort he wonderful card, lot it! Happy Swapping!
5
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Comment: Wow! These are well crafted ATC, I love both of them, but my favorite is the green mixed media bird ATC!
Minivandreams rated for EASU: Sept. Free Theme ATC on Oct 6, 2021
5
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Comment: OMG! I LOVE this ATC! Thank you so much!
5
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Comment: Thank you! I can't wait to add to these and see how they turn out!
5
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Comment: I love your fish ATC! Thanks for this great card and the envelope of little extras for my future crafts. Appreciated!
derakisu rated for AO: August Theme Swap - Flowers on Oct 4, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely flower and for the note explaining with what you created it. Having all the details made me look closer. It's great to be able to enjoy everything together. Love the notecard and envelope too. ❤️
Rottmom rated for 3 Layer ATC #4 on Oct 4, 2021
5
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Comment: Love the layered ATC and the little extras, Christine. Thank you so much for a lovely swap. :)
monsbrick rated for ATCJ: Watercolor Starter Set on Oct 3, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you Christine! Looking forward to working on your jam!
Cgscdy rated for EASU: Circus ATC on Sep 29, 2021
5
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Comment: Ooooo a dark circus LOVE it ty !!! Ty for the extra papers as well especially the HK ❤️
5
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magicinker rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC on Sep 27, 2021
5
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Comment: hi Christine, Thanks so much for the very creative ATC and goodies,,Very much appreciated..Have a FUN Fall !
5
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Comment: Very nice! I have an idea already for one of them. Take care
5
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Comment: I love my cards Thank you. And thank you also for the extras. Did I say I love my cards?
Virginie rated for Mixed Media ATC swap on Sep 23, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely mixed media atc I love it Thank for the cute extra you sent I will make a good use of it
YooperHill rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC on Sep 21, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you!
5
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Comment: Thank you!
CrystalZ rated for IPC: ATC of the Month - August on Sep 18, 2021
5
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Comment: Such a cute cat themed atc...and I agree that mistakes are proof that you are trying! I appreciate the non-English bookpages and the cute stickers as well :)
chimerix rated for ATCJ: Security Envelope Starter Set on Sep 18, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the starters. I'll get to work on them soon and pass them along. And thanks for the catalog pages to craft with. Aloha
9O96O rated for ATCs Only: Sender's Choice on Sep 15, 2021
5
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Comment: Gorgeous ATC. Great colour and a great mood. I love the hint of purple sparkle. Thank you so much for making this for me Christine. P.S. I also like the matching "you rock" envelope and card.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 440 130 133
Completed Fives Threes Ones
417 456 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 73 342 0
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Comments

tcornell on Sep 9, 2021:

hello

papertreasures17 on Jul 22, 2021:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Star ATC. The message means so much to me and came at a time I really needed a positive message. ⭐️

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 1, 2021:

Hey there! I literally just wrote you today!!! Happy new year amiga!!! Looking forward to us writing more regularly this year if we can make it happen! ❤️❤️❤️

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

CherryBlossomLady on Oct 28, 2020:

Hope you are well!

supersquirrel on Oct 25, 2020:

Thank you for the WONDERFUL finished Jams and also for the fun stickers. Hope you have a great week 🐿️

CherryBlossomLady on Aug 16, 2020:

Hey stranger! hope you are doing well!!

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!

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