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ChristineMartinez

ChristineMartinez
Date Joined: August 20, 2019
Last Online: February 26, 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: Great ATC. I love the background and the found poetry!
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Comment: Pretty atc and nice extras! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC, they are beautiful and will make a nice addition to my collection!
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Comment: Thanks for the ATCs! I’m confused, too, and doubting what I sent. I hope that everyone is kind in rating. Special thanks for the Tarot cards. Death and The Devil are two of my favorites.
cerealgirl rated for ATC HD/HP Girl with Green Hair #1 on Feb 20, 2021
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Comment: I love your ATC! She looks so nice and friendly. Thank you for the extra goodies as well. :)
BTim rated for AO: 1 You Made, 1 You Trade #311290 on Feb 16, 2021
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Comment: Very cool ATCs-- thank you!
FranciscaKarsono77 rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-Jan on Feb 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for my ATC and the other extras!
CluckRN rated for ATC SWAP 3 FOR 3: Hearts on Feb 12, 2021
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Comment: Wow thank you SO much for the beautiful ATCs and extra goodies, they made my day! 😃
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Comment: Beautiful! I love the collage!
supersquirrel rated for A.I. - Background on Feb 8, 2021
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Comment: Great backgrounds - I'll have fun adding to them but will be sad to let them go. Wonderful extras - you always send the best ❤️🐿️ Thank You 🐿️❤️
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Comment: Oh my I hope and pray your safari dreams come true!
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Comment: Hello again Christine!! I am so happy that you were my partner again! I was so excited when I saw your name on the return address, LOL! So it is a wonderful thing! You make such beautiful ATC's, I adore them so much and they always make me so SO happy to open! You just made my entire day so much better! Thank you so much again!! Addie<3
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Comment: This great 80's inspired 'Hamburger Method' ATC turned out great!!! I freakin love her hair. Sigh....brings back memories, haha. Thank you for the extra little treasures, too! Fun! So I've been doing a different collage method for years. It's very similar, but I usually use more layers and different mediums. Thanks for hosting, this was a lot of fun!
sweetgypsy rated for HD/HP ATC Swap #4 - USA ONLY on Feb 1, 2021
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Comment: Love your 'seriously girl' ATC. She is so fun! Thank you :)
sweetgypsy rated for SUSA - Sender's Choice ATC Swap on Feb 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Atc's and extra bits! :)
Ellevee rated for LSRU-Random Acts of Happiness on Jan 31, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the extra goodies! I can’t wait to find out what all the strips say ❤️
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful letter. I look forward to writing you back!
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Comment: Love them! Especially the snowman! Thank you for the extra as well.
willowh rated for Book page Valentine on Jan 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! (And hello, neighbor! :-) Love the book page valentine ATC & fun glassine envelope full of ephemera! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 302 86 86
Completed Fives Threes Ones
296 316 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 62 232 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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