About Me


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!

21 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Awesome questions! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Nice to get to know somethings about you. I wish you continued success in your new business.


  3. So fun getting to know you better! 🙂


  4. Great questions, Maria! It’s very neat to put your face with your name now (and your voice, too since I got to talk to you yesterday!) and learn a little more about you! We have a lot of similar interests!


  5. Great getting to know you more!



  6. Thanks for sharing, it’s nice to feel like I know you a little bit ! 🙂

    Good luck to you with your new stamps, they’re beautiful!


  7. Hey Maria!
    Wonderful bio! So nice to be able to put a face with the name and get to know you a little better!
    Looking forward!


  8. My friend, I couldn’t be more excited for you. Keep on rockin’ girl


  9. Oh, Maria,
    I’m so excited for you and this amazing adventure you’re on! I just finished reading your “about me’ page and I’m left with a huge smile on my face! You make me believe that I can actually make the most amazing and creative cards…i think I’ll by some stamps and see!
    How do you do it all…husband, 2 boys, and this amazing business! Wow!


  10. I’m a northern MN girl myself. Born & raised in International Falls. I attended Bible camp on Lake Vermillion. It’s beautiful up there!


  11. Loved reading more about YOU Maria.


  12. I love your stamps, your web site,and your answers!!!


  13. Maria,

    Jim gave me your website address! Your site is great, I’ve been really enjoying reading your blog and looking through all your craft projects! I *once* stamped too LOL



  14. Just purchased the 3 step daisy and the first card I made was awesome! I am not good at coloring with pencils, chalks, etc. so this 3 step works for me!
    Be sure that I will be buying more of your stamps!


  15. Kari Guilbault March 3, 2009 — 8:01 am

    I just love your stamps! The 3-step ones are just gorgeous and so easy to use, yet the images look like you are a professional artist! You were so helpful with my last order (I wanted an out of stock set along with some others) and I really appreciate it! I am looking forward to the tulip and lily stamps…great for spring! Can’t wait to see what you design next!


  16. Me gustaria recibir informacion de ustedes y como cmprar materiales.


  17. I have two toddler boys, so I’m quite familiar with the magic erasers!!! LOL! I just ordered my first batch of stamps tonight! I’m so excited!


  18. I am new to your stamps and blog (as in only 5 days ago.) Absolutely love them and will be ordering soon. I live in Tucson and went to the Expo this weekend– so could have seen you there without knowing that you were the owner/ designer of this great company! I’m looking forward to being a customer for a long time.


  19. Hello ! I’m so sorry to bother on this section of your blog, but I didn’t know how to get in touch with you. I just want to tell you something about the blog hop in collaboration with My Sweet Petunia currently running on your blog. I did it, went through all the blogs of all the participants but, on one of them I didn’t find the post. This is the blog of Raita Maria Sabina. The link on your list ends on a error page and I look around to find it but didn’t any post related to your hop. That’s not a big deal obviously, just wanted to let you know. Hopefully you’d understand what I’m trying to explain to you since I’m French…. Thanks for your interest and kind regards from France, Marjorie


    1. Hi Marjorie –

      Yes, we know about the link and hope it hasn’t caused you too much frustration.
      Raita lives in Romania and she is STILL waiting for her stamps to arrive. Every day, we are hoping they will arrive and she will be able to catch up. I will make some sort of announcement on my blog if she does get her post up in time. You might want to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss it. 🙂

      Thanks for playing along with us!


      1. Raita is not in the blog hop this time. Her link has been crossed out.


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