Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2020 3:52 am
www.swap-bot.com

ChristineMartinez

ChristineMartinez
Date Joined: August 20, 2019
Last Online: November 22, 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: The Pumpkin ATC was very cute and thank you for the extras!
laure1961 rated for Winter ATC Swap on Nov 20, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much. The ATC is very beautifull. Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année 2021. Amitiés. Laure.
5
rating
 
RNRISLOVE rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: WINTER on Nov 19, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Loved your great interpretations. You did a great job.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Love the mixed media layers on these! Love the variety of extras too :) My kiddo especially liked the "sleep in" washi! (Hi from Minnesota!!)
chimerix rated for AATC: Senders choice ATC on Nov 17, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the pretty ATC. I love how you worked the elements together. (And yes, the guy does look like the singer from Smashing Pumpkins.)
5
rating
Comment: I gasped when I opened your envelope. The ATCs are stunning. The Buhhda Paper Towel is my most favorite. Thank you and take care, Aurora
5
rating
Comment: Gorgeous as always! You are an amazing and talented artist. Rock on dude!
JenZen5 rated for VS- Pick 3 ATC on Nov 5, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Love this ATC, particularly the image paired with the lace against the background. And thank you for the extras. Have a wonderful day!
captkristi rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #38 on Nov 4, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I love what you created!! I really like ATCs that hold my attention and bring me back. Yours does that!! Always a pleasure swapping with you! Thanks for the Jam as well. See you in the mail :)
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC. It was great to be your partner again. Take care!
mcorbus rated for Quick Turnaround ATC Swap - SC on Nov 3, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Cute ATC, Thank you :)
silvermoonsnake rated for ATC int #10 - Spooky on Nov 2, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the spooky swap <3 Funny little info about the extras you sent , I almost made that stripy medieval dress 15 years ago xD (I just could not find perfect fabric for it)
Fifthcorner rated for ATC int #10 - Spooky on Oct 31, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Super cute! I love it! And all the fun sticker flakes!
HustleNGrow rated for Quickie ATC Swap #12 - USA on Oct 30, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I love the atcs especially the one about spending money at the craft store. That was me last week! and thank you for the extras!!
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

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 242 66 66
Completed Fives Threes Ones
232 253 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 59 171 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!