Swap-bot Time: October 30, 2020 1:28 am
www.swap-bot.com

ChristineMartinez

ChristineMartinez
Date Joined: August 20, 2019
Last Online: October 29, 2020
Birthday: April 24
Country: United States
Instagram

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

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

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

  • 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

5
rating
Comment: I am loving the period costume atcs. You are right I do love to travel so the bonus atc is really cool. Thank you!
renmagpie rated for SUSA - ATC w/ a Pumpkin on Oct 29, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I was so happy to see that I was to receive from you in this round! I love that we both had the same idea, to stamp and colour our pumpkins too. I really love the layers on this. Thank you so much for a wonderful ATC. xoxo
JenZen5 rated for USATC: Silhouette ATC on Oct 29, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for coordinating another fun swap. I love the ATC you made for me and the unique phrase. And thank you for the papers. Have a great day!
addieixmarie rated for HD/HP ATC Swap - USA Only on Oct 28, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Oh my goodness!!! Thank you SOOO much for this adorable card and for the extra stickers! I got so excited when I saw the little bird sticker and then a bird ATC! It just made my entire day!! Thank you so SOOO much again!! -Addie<3
wildernessnomad rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap on Oct 27, 2020
5
rating
Comment: You are right. It is an era I like. I even have the book these images are from. Thank you for making me this ATC
Fry rated for Fall ATC Swap USA on Oct 27, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I love this ATC! Especially the lady with the leaves in her hair! I feel like that sometimes, havent played in a leaf pile since I was a kid. Maybe next year! Thanks for the leaf cutouts too, I will be sure to put them to good use!
vanneparis rated for MMPC - See Me ATC on Oct 27, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Awwww... This ATC came out so pretty!! The phrase "See Me" goes through my mind a lot. In my everyday life and in my marriage I don't feel "seen". I'm sure you understand as most women feel this way from time to time. Thank you for everything! -Vanne
Response: I do. This theme really spoke to me. Thank you for hosting it. <3
Mimi7 rated for SUSA - ATC w/ a Sunflower on Oct 27, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Hi Christine, this is so fun swapping with you.You put a lot of work into this ATC and I love it. Thanks so much. Thanks for all the lovely extras also!!
klover rated for ATC Bag #88 (USA) on Oct 27, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the swap. We do live very close to one another. Lol. It is rare that I send to or receive from MN. Thank you neighbor:-). I am not thrilled about the snow and the temps. in the 20's either. I keep thinking it is almost Christmas and it is not even Halloween yet. Lol. Have a great day and happy swapping!
jannieb rated for USATC: Rubber or Digital Stamp ATC on Oct 26, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the great ATC. It's always nice to be your partner :)
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cards - I love the fish (i have the same stamp, lol!) Just a word of caution - you put them face to face in the same sleeve, and they stuck together. when I pulled them apart, it ruined the fronts of each ATC :(
Response: I will send you new cards. Sorry about that!
Lolly rated for INTL-Mega ATC Fun on Oct 20, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the ATC.
Mimi7 rated for Fall ATC Swap USA on Oct 20, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Hi Christine, I am liking very much swapping with you. Yes corn mazes are a thing here also. We have lots of corn fields in our area. Thanks for the great ATC and the lovely extras!! Happy Autumn!!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for beautiful Bali card
5
rating
Comment: Christine, thank you so much for the beautiful ATCs. Your gelli backgrounds turned out great, and I love how all the elements work together! Could not have wished for a better first swap partner :)
luv2kraft rated for Halloween ATC Card Swap - USA Only on Oct 18, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
wildernessnomad rated for SUSA - Halloween ATC on Oct 17, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks! I really like the quote. This is a cute one to add to my collection book.
rjdolphin rated for Speedy Postage Stamp ATC! on Oct 16, 2020
5
rating
Comment: very beautiful ATC. Also thanks for the extras!
Gobarb rated for Woodland Series #9 - TREES ATC on Oct 16, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Hi Christine. Your ATC is great. I love the background and the trees in silhouette is perfect with it. Thank you for sending...
CookieMomster78 rated for Speedy Map ATC! #2 on Oct 15, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great map ATC! I really like the submarines postage stamp that you put on it, so it's like getting a bonus! (Hannah's finished ATC JAMS came our cool too! Many thanks!)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 229 64 62
Completed Fives Threes Ones
222 238 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 58 162 0
View all

Comments

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!

Login to leave a comment now!