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ChristineMartinez

ChristineMartinez
Date Joined: August 20, 2019
Last Online: July 23, 2021
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

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

RiverTopanga rated for Dragonfly Image ATC on Jul 23, 2021
5
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Comment: Christine... what a beautiful Dragonfly ATC! Thank you for doing it in purples, too! I wish I knew which box my gel plates were in... hankering to make some gelli backgrounds! What did you use for the sparkle? So subtle and yet showy! Wonderful! Thanks for the bits of vellum.... Thank you for the joining swap 😀
5
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard, I like the way you wrote my name ( ´ ▽ ` ).。o♡
papertreasures17 rated for USATC: You're A Star ATC on Jul 22, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC. I am so happy you decided to share it with me. I am sending you personal message to tell you why your swap mail coming at this time was a blessing to me. Words cannot tell you how grateful I am❣️
5
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful ATCs! Some of the best ones I've received so far! ❤️
jessdraper rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #18 on Jul 19, 2021
5
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Comment: thank you for the lovely note ♡and extra postcards thank you so much!!
luv2kraft rated for ATCJ: Foreign Language starter set on Jul 19, 2021
5
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Comment: The starters are too pretty to add things. I will see what I can dig up.
5
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Comment: Lovely card, I used gold thread on my card also!
lrm1980 rated for USATC: 1 Layer Gelli Print ATCs on Jul 12, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC! I found her! :) I also LOVE doing gelli transfers, too... so fun to pull the paper off and see what happened!
5
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Comment: Wow, 2 beautiful ATCs! Thank you so much!
ktk8 rated for USATC: 1 Layer Gelli Print ATCs on Jul 12, 2021
5
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Comment: What a nice gelli print ATC and Y E S I see the face....... and all the extras..... thanks so much for a GREAT swap.... many hearts to YOU....
hibiscus rated for A.I. - Backgrounds for ATC’s on Jul 8, 2021
5
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Comment: You really did a fantastic job with these backgrounds! Great stamps and dictionary/page and that blue background was really nice ... and thanks for the nice edging ... it did spruce them up!! Those extras are much appreciated and I thank you for a great swapp
YooperHill rated for USATC: 1 Layer Gelli Print ATCs on Jul 6, 2021
5
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Comment: I love your ATC! Thank you.
Ac2052 rated for Mixed Media ATC #1 on Jul 1, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the absolutely adorable ATC!! I love it
5
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Comment: As always, your ATC's F*cking Rock!! I am continuously delighted and blown away by your artistic talent. And I loved the darkness of the cards--my second fave color is black. Big hugs, Aurora
Rottmom rated for USATC: Something Fishy ATC on Jun 28, 2021
5
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Comment: The ATC is just beautiful, so creative and fun. It was also very nice of you to send some little extras, and they will definitely go to good use. Thank you so much! xo
birgitph rated for EASU: 2 Partner Free Theme ATC Swap on Jun 18, 2021
5
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Comment: Your card arrived today with a completely shredded envelope (literally in two pieces), in a little plastic bag from the postal service basically saying "sorry we killed your mail." But by some miracle the ATC was still in there, as well as the stamp! It is a beautiful card, thank you so much!! I love it!!
mcall rated for ATC int #15 - Sender's choice on Jun 17, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you its very pretty.
MamaD rated for ATCO - Flower ATC on Jun 11, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC!! 💙
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Comment: lovely ATC! thank you.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful butterfly atc, Christine! I love the rusty colors and the textured effect! And thank you for the black bird diecuts, love them!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 384 102 103
Completed Fives Threes Ones
364 398 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 70 292 0
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Comments

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!

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!

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