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ChristineMartinez

ChristineMartinez
Date Joined: August 20, 2019
Last Online: September 23, 2020
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

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

isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #34 on Sep 22, 2020
5
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Comment: What a beautiful ATC! Love your layers and those beautiful autumn leaves and lace. So nicely composed and your quote, 'Together is the Best Place to Be,' is a good reminder during these Covid times. Many thanks for a wonderful swap; hope we're partnered again very soon!
DeAnnaVarela rated for Speedy Halloween Skull ATC! #3 on Sep 21, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cool ATC and extras. I love your work.
Conni59 rated for ATC - Up-cycled from Envelope(s) on Sep 20, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Love your art! So dreamy. Dreams come true was on a pop open card I recently received!
ginny19590 rated for MMPC: With a little heart - ATC on Sep 19, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome ATC. I truly appreciated you reading my profile too, you deserve many hearts for do in that. I also loved the bank savings book too. I wish I could give you an extra heart.....=)
JenZen5 rated for MMPC: Upcycled ATC Challenge on Sep 18, 2020
5
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Comment: Beautiful ATC. I sometime find the inside patterns of security envelopes quite interesting. I like how you used it. I love the image and thank you very much for including some as extras. I appreciate it! Have a wonderful day!
5
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Comment: HI Christine, thank you for the ATCs. You have so much talent. Your cards blew me away! And thank you for the Random extras. I feel so lucky and touched by everything you send! Hugs, Aurora
5
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Comment: Cute ATC, thanks for the extras!!
tristitia rated for ATC Color Swap 2 - Blue USA on Sep 16, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Your blue ATC is very fun :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful art dear!
rjdolphin rated for Girly ATC Swap on Sep 15, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Very cute cards. Thanks for the extras!
beachchicken rated for SUSA - ATC Mega Swap on Sep 15, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for all the ATC's and extras! I really like the snail one!
magicinker rated for USATC: Text me ATC Swap on Sep 15, 2020
5
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Comment: hi Christine, Recieved your very radiant Text Me ATC today.How Cute..Thank you, I loved it ! Thanks for the extras also.Enjoy the rest of your summer.Fall is close at hand, Creative Hugs, Patt / magicinker
Lazydaisy0104 rated for USA-Mega ATC Fun on Sep 13, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I love this polka dot ATC!! These extras ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ Omg so awesome. Thank you!! ๐Ÿ’–
samsstuff rated for ATC Trade #4 ~ USA on Sep 13, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATCs!
thebrassyletter rated for USA-Mega ATC Fun on Sep 13, 2020
5
rating
Comment: What a cute ATC! Love it! The extras you sent are also stunning, will be adding these to my journal. :)
Fry rated for ATC Trade #5 ~ USA on Sep 12, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the ATC and extras! I love the one you made, it is going into my permanent collection for sure! Happy swapping friend!!
LuAnnP rated for Halloween ATC on Sep 12, 2020
5
rating
Comment: What a fabulous package! A darling card, wonderful extras and a cheerful note. Thank you SO much for making my day!!!
questionauthority13 rated for USA-Mega ATC Fun on Sep 10, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC! I love the stickers too. :)
Bananers rated for USA-Mega ATC Fun on Sep 7, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC! I love the background!
meganimal rated for USA-Mega ATC Fun on Sep 6, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC and the fun extras! :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 184 56 54
Completed Fives Threes Ones
178 192 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 53 123 0
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Comments

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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