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ChristineMartinez

ChristineMartinez
Date Joined: August 20, 2019
Last Online: August 14, 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

georgiafae rated for AO: 3 Layer ATC - June on Jul 23, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Very nice-I like the green theme and you actually used a mandala! Thanks for the extras! Take care!
Sonya rated for MMPC - 3 Layer ATC - June on Jul 22, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the raven ATC - it's very nicely done. Cheers!
explore rated for 3 Layer ATC #20 - International on Jul 20, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for your "cat in the hat" ATC. It's cool!
geekgirl1001000 rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC June on Jun 23, 2022
5
rating
Comment: love the ATC! the colors and texture are great. love the embellishment on the coffee cup
5
rating
Comment: great collage! Love the colors and composition. thanks for the extras
5
rating
Comment: Great card. Thanks also for the extras you included for my next ATC!
birgitph rated for AO: 3 Layer ATC - March on Jun 6, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Hi Christine, sorry this rating is so late, I swear I filled it out and then must have forgotten to save the rating! Anyway, your card was inventive and lovely, and I will treasure it in my collection!
messymama rated for AO: 3 Layer ATC - May on May 31, 2022
5
rating
Comment: I love your card -- especially the second bird tucked in behind the leaves :) Thanks for the carefully packaged toss-ins and the very original card, too!
geekgirl1001000 rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Swap on May 26, 2022
5
rating
Comment: great ATC! Thank you!
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!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 518 183 187
Completed Fives Threes Ones
505 541 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 80 423 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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