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ChristineMartinez

ChristineMartinez
Date Joined: August 20, 2019
Last Online: May 8, 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: This ATC is frakkin' beautiful--thank you so much! ATCs are my pandemic hobby as well! -k
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Comment: Stickers get you a heart 💜 So glad you are going on vacation Thanks 🙏
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Hi Krystle, Thank you so much for the swap you completed and then sent to me. The item(s) you sent me for the swap is/are GREAT!. I really enjoy receiving new items that I can use in future swaps or some other creative project(s) OR Add your project to one of My Collections. I apologize for taking extra time in getting your rating done for this swap. I very much appreciate your completion of this swap and getting it off to me in a timely manner. Colorado is still having problems with the mail. Mail going in and out of Colorado is continuing to be an issue. So, until this issue is resolved, please Be Patient! Thank you for the stickers you sent along as extras. Your Swap-bot Partner, Barbara B. sleepingrover2010 Thank you for the extras you sent along with the swap you put together for me.
Meliknives rated for ALICE IN WONDERLAND ATC on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Love the card! It came out wonderful. Thank you for the extra bits!
Minivandreams rated for EASU: "Girly Girl" ATC on May 3, 2021
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Comment: I LOVE the ATC! Beautiful!
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Comment: The ATC I got from Christine was very Pretty, and very well made! I am incredibly pleased to add it to my collection. Thank you Christine!
LizzyJo rated for A.I.—Just Backgrounds on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the backgrounds and the extra goodies. And thank you for putting a green heart on the envie. It means a lot to me.
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard!
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quaisoir rated for Pink ATC Global #314507 on Apr 27, 2021
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Comment: Wow, Christine. What a beautiful ATC. Thank u so much. It's my first ATC swap ever and I'm glad to be receiving such a gorgeous one from you. ❤️ Thanks for the extras too. It'll definitely make its way into my new craft projects soon. 😊
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC--love how you incorporated the stamps! -k
colodad rated for EASU: Spring has Sprung ATC Swap on Apr 25, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the well designed ATC. Is that a napkin design you used? The extras are great as well.
chimerix rated for IPC: ATC of the Month - April on Apr 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Alice ATC. I just love it. And thank you for the extras to craft with. Aloha
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Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC. Loved the envie style you used and thank you so much for the ephemera for my projects. xxMuggleMom
DinkySparkle rated for KAP: Humor in COVID Themed ATC on Apr 23, 2021
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Comment: I love this ATC! And yes we all need a little relief during this time! Thanks for participating! ♥️
denisemichelle rated for USATC: April Free Theme ATC on Apr 22, 2021
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Comment: Oops- mixed up two different April ATC swaps! Here is the correct response: Thank you for the lovely owl ATC, it is so cool! And I really love the zentangle, hopeful words for 2021 ATC too, very detailed with the shading and I just love it!
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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!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 353 96 98
Completed Fives Threes Ones
332 367 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 66 264 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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