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ChristineMartinez

ChristineMartinez
Date Joined: August 20, 2019
Last Online: April 20, 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

Decorative napkins for decoupage

Note sheets (all sizes)

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

Handmade envelopes

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 ATC 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 25 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. Chances are I'm just letting the post office catch up - it seems to be very behind and I don't want to be impatient.

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

  • French or English Bulldogs

  • Anything in funky glasses

  • Anything wearing a top hat

  • 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

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Comment: I always LOoooOOVE having you as a partner! You art is a treasure - THANK YOU !!!
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Comment: I love your Amsterdam ATC!! The Kandinsky-esque circles in acrylic are a perfect compliment to the image. And the Amharic pages are a precious treasure for us. Thank you so much for such a special swap!
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Comment: These are awesome ATCs. The colors, the layers of the backgrounds. The faces and you even incorporated hearts. There's so much to love about this lovely little envelope of goodness!
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Comment: Thank you for the very beautiful ATC, I really love it.
Gwillisinc rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #47 on Apr 12, 2021
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Comment: Really nice card- thank you for the extras
colodad rated for USATC: 5 Elements ATC Challenge on Apr 12, 2021
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Comment: This was a fun challenge, and you created a great ATC! Thanks for all the fun extras as well. I may need them for the 6 item challenge!
tristitia rated for AMA: Face Time ATC -Apr on Apr 4, 2021
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Comment: She's very nice - she reminds me of someone, but I can't place who!
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Comment: Thank you!
lrm1980 rated for Quickie ATC #37 - Senders Choice on Apr 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the ATCs! They are gorgeous! Thanks also for the thoughtful extras!
SarafinaKaine rated for HD/HP Easter Animal ATC on Mar 29, 2021
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Comment: Your bunny is so cute! I love it! Thank you!
Clutzegrl rated for Postcard from a Place I Don't Live on Mar 29, 2021
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Comment: LOL I didn't even pay attention that you were my partner, YAY! I love the PC. I am working on your letter tonight after I rate these swaps.. THANK YOU!!
Shoreart rated for EASU: March Free Theme ATC Swap #2 on Mar 29, 2021
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Comment: Nice work! Thanks.
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Comment: Thaaaank youuuu! I loved it!! And I love that you picked Japan! <3 I love this country so much and miss it so much and want to go there again so thank you fir bringing me to Japan <3
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Comment: thanks a lot for the postcard
KarenLaneWV rated for Springtime ATC on Mar 22, 2021
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Comment: You did fine! Cute bunny. Colored pencils are a challenge... That was why I set up the swap but you and I were the only takers... I guess everyone else is afraid of colored pencils!!
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Comment: Thank you I love the ATC
Risna rated for Postcard from a Place I Don't Live #9 on Mar 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your card from sunny California. Will put Carmel Bay on my bucket list. Hope we'll be safe to travel internationally again soon. Take care.
jannieb rated for USATC: March Free Theme ATC Swap on Mar 16, 2021
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Comment: I am so glad I was your partner for this swap because I LOVE the ATC you sent. You did a fantastic job. Thank you so much :)
YooperHill rated for HD/HP ATC Swap - Feb. USA Only on Mar 15, 2021
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Comment: I love it! Thank you!
purple24 rated for AATC's: Something that flies ATC on Mar 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC and extras that you sent with it.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 336 93 95
Completed Fives Threes Ones
326 350 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 66 258 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! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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 ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ

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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