Crafter of the Week: Maria Irizarry

Crafter of the Week: Maria Irizarry

Hi friends,

We are introducing you to members of our crafting community during National Craft Month. Today we are so happy to feature Maria Irizarry in Puerto Rico! Maria is one of the most creative people we know. She said that she is honored to be featured this week, and that she has been a client of ours for as long as we have been in the business!

Maria shared that she lives in the Caribbean now, but has also lived in Ireland and Belgium; most of her family is in Spain. She has been happily married for 46 years to a wonderful man! They have 2 daughters, one granddaughter (who will be a wonderful woman who loves antiques and very beautiful places) and a four year old grandson!

Her favorite hobbies are traveling, reading, making cards, photography, fine dining and fashion! She is an interior designer with over 40 years of experience, and has remodeled 400+ years old homes. She said that interiors and antiques are a passion for her. Maria said that she likes and is involved in diplomatic relations.

1. When were you first introduced to Anna Griffin?
I have been a client for as long as she has been in the business.

2. How long have you been crafting?
As a very creative person I have been crafting since I was a child!
3. What is your favorite occasion to create for?
My favorite occasions to create all of them but, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Easter, Christmas has to be my absolute favorite!! Valentine is a special occasion for my loved ones and my dear friends!
4. How does crafting help you reach out to others?
I have been blessed to have all of Anna’s papers and kits and have a wonderful time sharing with my friends and family and always get a call back thanking me for such wonderful beautiful works of art! My 16 year old granddaughter asked if I could make some art to frame and her friends all of her wall art.
5. What is your favorite Anna Griffin product?
My absolute favorite has to be all of it! Her papers, the Empress, her dies, and I adore her card kits so. On a rainy weekend I have a blast and have a lot of fun watching her Finishing School and completing a kit!
Maria loves to make beautiful gift tags with our dies!
This is her favorite Christmas Wishes card that she created.
Maria loves that you can make an entire card kit during a rainy afternoon!
Here is another of her Christmas cards.
We got to meet in person last January when I was in Puerto Rico the for the EO Atlanta Chapter Retreat. 
I enjoyed the Fiesta de los Reyes Magos ... Along with Christmas and New Year's, the Epiphany on January 6th is also celebrated as part of the holiday season in Puerto Rico.
We love that Maria is always cheering us on from San Juan, and we appreciate all of the beautiful and creative things that she has filled her life with!
We hope you are enjoying getting to know our crafters this month as much as we are!








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This has been a great weekly feature this month! I’ve enjoyed reading the stories hearing about the friendships.

Kenny Rudd

I love the new cotton bags Anna has created!!! Then again what don’t I love about Anna Griffin!! I am creating 2 Griffinites in my grandkids, Sonny and Bella! Keep up the great work Anna ❤️

Donna McClellan

Great showcase of Maria!

Yvonne Alvizo

Anna it was fantastic to meet Maria she is very talented. All I can say is that Maria is WOW. What a fantastic experience to be able to see all of her creations and photos.

Vanessa Fuentes

Thank you for sharing this lovely lady with us. Our group is so diversified and creative.

Sandra Hansen

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