Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Featured Member - Maria Castillo

Hi all!! I'm trying to get myself back on track this week so I'm moving a few things around. My goal is to post every other day or so. I also want to get my challenges up and going again.

Our featured member this week is MARIA CASTILLO!! I just love her work. I think it is so cool that she joined us at TLL. Maria lives in Costa Rica but types wonderful English!!

Here's a bit about her --

My name is María and I´m 32 years old. I´m from Costa Rica and I´m married with the love of my life. We have two lovely children: María Paula and Luis Fernando.
I live in a small town about 50 kilometers from our capital city, San José. I´m a High School literature teacher and I work full time, so sometimes I don´t have enough time to scrap!! I totally love the paper crafts and all the wonderful things this hobby brought to my life.

How long have you been paper crafting?
I began about 2 years ago.

How did you get started in paper crafting?
I have a very good friend who started me in this awesome world of paper crafts.

What crafting item can you not live without?
Since here in Costa Rica it is a little bit difficult (and extremely expensive) to buy scrapbooking supplies, I have learned to work without many embellies. I think paper is the most important thing, the rest are fantastic as well, but I can live without them!!

What is your favorite paper crafting company?
I love Cosmo Cricket, Prima and Websters pages.

What is your favorite coloring medium?
I´m just beginning with digi images, so by now I´m using my color pencils. I hope to buy my first copics soon!!

Do you have any other hobbies?
As a Literature teacher I love reading!! I also love gardening and cooking (I´m a good cook!!)

Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I just want to say Thanks to all the awesome people I have met in the world of paper crafts! All of you gave me your friendship, your ideas, your sweetness and your inspiration!! Thank you so much!!

Here are Maria's beautiful projects -

I absolutely adore Maria's style. If you want to see more of her work be sure to visit her blog.

I hope you've enjoyed getting to know Maria. I will be back on Thursday with a challenge update. I hope you'll join us!! We haven't been receiving many entries lately so your chances of winning are really good!! :-)

Have a great day!


Tracey Malnofski said...

this is fantastic! So nice to meet you Maria!

María Castillo said...

Wow, it is a honor for me to be featured member this week!! Thank you so much! Hugs, María