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I am an Architect who decided to get back to my passion for Arts, Crafts and Design. I decided to leave my corporate job to turn my passion into a Business, my small detailed handcrafted toys and for a explosion of colorful die cuts and paper goods. I love the feeling of paper and the feeling of endless possibilities. You can find in MariaPalito a rainbow of adorable and carefully crafted items. Fill up your life with energy, freshness and Color. My clients define my store as refreshing, joyful and totally adorable. MariaPalito has a big selection of Handmade adorable Ecofriendly Toys for all ages, Die cuts and scrapbooking embellishments and Stylish and modern stationery. I like to create a positive experience for each one of my clients. In my store there are NO TRICKS what you see is what you get. All my products are carefully crafted by me at home. *What I Love to do: Proudly I design my own characters, cards, jewelry and Toys. I love Draw, paint, cook and Eat pasta ... and watch movies. How did I start: Since I remember, I use my time Drawing, Cutting, pasting, sewing and writing. When I was 16 my art's teacher told me that I was not good enough to be an Artist and I believed her. You can believe everything when you are 16 !. That Day I stop drawing and started writing. Ten years after that I recover myself and gave me the opportunity to try again. In 2007, I came to America to married my husband. I bought some supplies to make "some" Christmas cards and there started Mariapalito. What is a Mariapalito: It is the name I gave to my shop inspired in my first doll character. She is a doll with a huge smile, red curly hair, sweet heart, happy faces and lots of fun. Mariapalito was born as an idea of creating small little gifts and creative expression to fulfill our lives of color !! The name came from The Praying mantis is also called in Colombia, "Mariapalito". I adopted that name for my store and for the image of my brand :Mariapalito. She is a character full of charm and color.