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ChristineMartinez

ChristineMartinez
Date Joined: August 20, 2019
Last Online: January 27, 2021
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 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.

Things I like to receive

Note sheets (all sizes)

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

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 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 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 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:

  • Travel

  • HD / HP

  • French or English Bulldogs

  • Anything in funky glasses

  • Pinup girls

  • Brightly colored

  • Mandalas

  • Gelli Print backgrounds

  • Cute monsters

  • Mermaid

  • Mona Lisa

  • Moroccan / Indian styles

  • Geisha

  • Houses (especially in rows like Amsterdam/ San Fran style)

  • Coffee

  • 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

  • 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

Ratings

willowh rated for Book page Valentine on Jan 26, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! (And hello, neighbor! :-) Love the book page valentine ATC & fun glassine envelope full of ephemera! Happy Valentine’s Day!
LaughingLoon rated for SUSA - Vintage Inspired ATC on Jan 26, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Catching up on ratings after months of family health issues! Thanks for the Astaire-inspired atc anf the many funny embellishments. I have a middle school niece who will love them.
Petaltea rated for AO: Bird (by 9o96o #309612) on Jan 26, 2021
5
rating
Comment: What a lovely bird ( I feel sorry for the person that got my FAT owl lol, sigh) But your’s is gorgeous and I love the card and labels. Thank you so much!
Kirkdebb rated for LSRU-Random Acts of Happiness on Jan 25, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the paper strips. It was difficult to fold them and deny my curiosity of reading them right away. Thank you also for the extra stickers and papers you sent with it!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the awesome ATCs! I really love them both and the extras, especially the doggies!!☺️
olenaspicer rated for ATC SC (9o96o #309858) on Jan 23, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, Christine, for the beautiful ATC and the little extras. Beautiful background, and I love the vintage photo as a focal,
LizzyJo rated for AMA: Zentangled on Jan 23, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. To start with, your envie really made me smile. Your Zentangled Mad Hatter ATC was cute, and all the extra goodies are much appreciated.
5
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Comment: Thanks for the ATCs. “Starting Tomorrow” gave me a chuckle. I’m going to have trouble deciding on a project worthy of the circus book illustration or perhaps the text.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much for your lovely postcard! It's been a pleasure to receive it. :)
Aeon rated for ATC - Face Masks - International on Jan 15, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap and sending me the CUTEST ATC! 😷😍 I love it! Thanks for the fun extra stickers too.
Sequoia183 rated for ATC - Mustache - International on Jan 14, 2021
5
rating
Comment: I love this girl!
Dinkyde rated for LSRUS-Trading ATC'S (USA) on Jan 12, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Lots of awesome ATCs; love the interactive one, thanks!!
Lotusemilia rated for 🎵 Song Lyrics ATC #1 🎵 on Jan 10, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for such a cool card, and the extras! ❤️
monzie3 rated for January Pen Pal of the Month - USA on Jan 9, 2021
5
rating
Comment: CHRISTINE!! I loved your letter so much! it was so funny and warm. I felt like I was catching up with a friend over coffee. Thank you, stay safe and well (:
mcorbus rated for Quickie ATC #27 - USA on Jan 8, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great Atcs!
pinklilly rated for ATC - Sunglasses - USA on Jan 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Christine thank you so much for the really cute ATC!! I love how you made your background! Did you color before or after? What did you use to color? What a fun swap! Thank you for the stickers!! I always love stickers!!
5
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Comment: Hi Christine!! Thank you so much for these beautiful Christmas ATC's that you sent me! I just love them all so much! They are adorable beyond words. Also, thank you so SOO much for the adorable little goodies! You truly made me smile and lighted my entire day up with this happy mail you sent! Thank you so so SOO much for everything! Your'e the best!! Sending love!! Addie<3
Sequoia183 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #41 on Jan 6, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Your work is flawless! Thank you
LuAnnP rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: BIRDS on Jan 5, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Hi Christine! It is amazing how often we get matched, one way or another, here on Swap-bot. I was DELIGHTED with the envelope full of goodies that I received for the 3 for 3 bird swap. Each bird card is different and amazing. Such lovely details. I wish I were knowlegable enough to recognize and applaud all the different techniques that were used. The envelope was beautifully designed, too. And such fun extras! I wish I could give TWO hearts.
lukeyduke rated for MMPC - Vintage Ephemera ATC on Dec 31, 2020
5
rating
Comment: All I can say is read my message! Your talent is amazing! Thank you so much!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 284 79 80
Completed Fives Threes Ones
274 297 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 61 211 0
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Comments

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!

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!

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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