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ChristineMartinez

ChristineMartinez
Date Joined: August 20, 2019
Last Online: May 22, 2022
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

Stamped images on old book pages or white tissue

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

Conni59 rated for MMPC - 3 Layer ATC - May on May 21, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Absolutely adore the layers and colors of this atc. Thank you so much…also thank you for the extras
YooperHill rated for 3 Layer ATC #18 - International on May 21, 2022
5
rating
Comment: It turned out nicely. Thank you.
Cindiva rated for 3 Layer ATC #19 - USA on May 20, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great atc. I too love my Tim Holtz and this is exactly my style! Love the extra dolls too!
5
rating
Comment: I really like what you added to Julie's ATC.
5
rating
Comment: Very nice! Love the flower.
tristitia rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Swap on May 10, 2022
5
rating
Comment: I love your creativity card - thank you!
Artteacherjen rated for Bird ATC Swap #25 USA Only on May 4, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Wow this is so lovely!!
5
rating
Comment: She is a beautiful addition. Thank you for the collaboration 🐿️❤️🐿️
hibiscus rated for AO: 3 Layer ATC - April on Apr 20, 2022
5
rating
Comment: nice to get a vintage guy in a swap...nice work...everything fit together just right...black and white with hint of my favorite color...cute image and quote...the silvery tape really added a lot...by the way the happy face drink card was really cute!
Itchy rated for 3 Layer ATC #16 - International on Apr 15, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the nice ATC, I love it! :D And, like the butterflies! :)
tristitia rated for Mushroom ATC Swap #23 - USA on Apr 11, 2022
5
rating
Comment: I love your mushroom ATC - thank you!
geekgirl1001000 rated for MMPC - 3 Layer ATC - April on Apr 10, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Love the ATC! Thanks for the extras
rebeldaisy rated for 3 Layer ATC #17 - USA on Apr 8, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. I love it! Funny I chose the same elements for mine and yet they are completely different. I love the card you sent as well!
captkristi rated for AMA: Things That Fly -March on Apr 2, 2022
5
rating
Comment: This is SO pretty!! Thanks so much!!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much! Love it
Ace330660 rated for THE WANDERING COMMUNITY ATC: #7 on Mar 22, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the atc ! Is that a Dina Wakley face stamp that you used on the front of your envelope? I love it.
Ace330660 rated for 3 Layer ATC #15 - International on Mar 17, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the atc ! The monster is really cute ! Where are the clear plastic phrases from?
Response: I ordered the clear plastic phrases off of Ali Express.
Artstamper rated for MMPC - 3 Layer ATC - March on Mar 11, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for your neat atc. I'm happy you used the enamel dot. I liked that option but didn't have the right paint, I admire the variety of options you always offer. So thanks again for the swap as well as the neat atc
Sonya rated for 3 Layer ATC #14 - USA on Mar 10, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the ATC.
5
rating
Comment: Fantastic APC! I love the girl and the dog! Thanks for the extras too!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 509 177 177
Completed Fives Threes Ones
495 532 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 79 414 0
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Comments

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 30, 2022:

Hey Lady,

Long time no talk! Happy new year and missing you! Drop me a line soon.

Indira

tcornell on Jan 27, 2022:

hello

Just stopping by to say "Hi"!

♥Tracy

tcornell on Dec 25, 2021:

christmas

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 24, 2021:

supersquirrel on Nov 20, 2021:

Great finish to our "cultivate kindness" (Tracy/Susan/Christine) Jam. Love it ❤️

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!

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