Hi! My name is Maria and I am the creator and founder of Kitchen Sink Stamps, Inc. Here are a few tidbits about me.
Born and raised: Southern California.
While growing up, my entire summers (both parents were teachers) were spent in Northern
Minnesota. Anyone from Lake Vermilion, give a shout!
Profession: Wife & Mom (2 boys – 17 & 10), 15 years as a graphic designer for the music & entertainment industry, since 2007 – a clear stamp designer and the owner of Kitchen Sink Stamps and I’ve been a crafter ever since I learned how to use scissors.
What brings a smile to my face: seeing my two boys playing together or cuddled up while watching TV.
What makes me want to pull out my hair: finding out that I am at the end of the Xyron Cartridge half-way through feeding my favorite cardstock through the rollers OR running out of any type of adhesive.
What fascinates me: dragonflies
What creeps me out: snakes
Color I can’t live without: green
Just can’t get enough of: color (inks & paper) …. oh! yes, and shoes
Color combo I am never tired of: Chocolate Brown, Cream and Robin’s Egg Blue
First Thing I do in the morning: put my feet on the floor (got to start somewhere!)
Last thing I do at night: check on my boys and give them one more kiss
Favorite thing to do when not crafting: enjoying the outdoors with my family
Favorite food or drink: Diet Cherry Coke
What I serve my family for dinner when I have been crafting and lost track of time: breakfast
My favorite kitchen tool: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (did I mention I have two boys!)
Favorite place to go: where ever there is water – the beach, lake, pool, water parks… even a run through the sprinkler (with my kids of course)
What I wish I had more of: right now… sleep!
What keeps me up at night: new ideas for new stamp designs!