About Me: I am a wife, mother, and grandma, and love all three parts of me.
I am currently using a Nikon D7500 and a Nikon D750. Each new day is a learning experience with these great cameras.
I enjoy capturing scenic moments and family events. I live on Lake Macatawa, so the view is beautiful from my front deck.. Everyday is a different scene. Bald Eagles in winter, boats, sunrises, sunsets, storms, rainbows, are all a part of my everyday world. Living in West Michigan, I love the four seasons. Each season has it's own beauty, scenic views and colors.
I retired earlier than planned, so this extra time gives me a golden opportunity to pursue my love for life, love and natural beauty. I always love the beach and water scenes. Lighthouses have been a special interest of mine for years.
Now that photography has become a passion, everything I experience in life I see through a camera lens.
I enjoy taking and sharing my photography so that others may enjoy life with me.
Family photos are priceless to me. Keeping them updated is so important. One day, it may be all that I have left besides my memories...
Hello.. and welcome to my store! I am excited to have my artwork on the Internet for you to enjoy. New cards are added weekly.
If there is a special card that you would like designed just for your occasion, please feel free to ask me, and I will see if I can create it. Personal names on card images are always an extra special touch.
If there is an image that you would like as a print to frame such as a 16X20 or 18X24 size, feel free to contact [email protected]
Thank you for browsing/shopping in my store and have a wonderful day!
Blessings to you, Maria! I am a fellow Michigander living north of Grand Rapids. I spent most of my evening tonight looking for a Christmas card for my elderly uncles. Every store I went to had a disappointing single card design and verse or had no card selection at all. When I came home, a Google search brought me to Greeting Card Universe, and I was thrilled to find your beautiful card (Christmas ornament with gingham bow and Bible) with the perfect sentiment inside. Thank you so much! May you and your family enjoy a blessed Christmas season!
Dan November 18, 2015
guest | November 18, 2015
Hi Maria! Love your designs! Recently ordered your Little Girl with Watering Can Birthday card for a dear friend I've know for over 45 years ... it was beautiful and she loved it! Thank You!
Susan | June 18, 2014
You have some of the most attractive cards on GCU, Maria! Really, amazing! I could browse your store all day. Tom R.
Tom | January 08, 2013
cant get enough of your pink polka dots for mom....http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/paintedcottage
judith | July 28, 2011
Maria, Congratulations on receiving Design Of The Day, That Bottle Birthday card is adorable!
I've mentioned you in my blog...http://www.sendfromsitecards.blogspot.com
Janet Lee/Janet Lee Designs
What a beautiful collection of cards! I love them all! All the best to you, Michelle (MoMo Cards)
Michelle | May 22, 2011
Beautiful Designs! these cards are so pretty
Tanya | May 19, 2011
Congratz on your Pick of the Day... Lovely Work... Anita
Anita | May 19, 2011
A wonderful store full of awesome cards. I admire so many of your designs. Best wishes~ Lj Maxx
Lj | October 15, 2010
I was just browsing the site and cam across your store. Very nice variety of cards. Excellent design work. Good Luck. - Ken/Across The Board Greetings
guest | April 17, 2010
Oh I love your store. I had to pick birthday pup as a favorite. The love is so greatly shown here on your cards, mys
marlene | February 25, 2010
Hi Maria, such beautiful cards my friend - all my best! Joyce
Joyce | February 15, 2010
You have some very lovely cards. I love your God and Country card. It is awesome. Wishing you much success with your shop.
Alda | January 14, 2010
Maria your images are beautiful!!!! Wonderful photography and very creative cards!!!! Best regards, Lois Bryan (LoisBryansCardStore)
Lois | October 23, 2009
Maria~I notice your cards often...they always catch my eye! You really have some BEAUTIFUL ones!! Then I ran across " Bountiful Harvest"...I just LOVE THAT CARD! Finally had to come by and tell you so :) You do amazing work! Cindy~ (Ivory & Lace)
Cynthia | October 07, 2009
Whooo Pendelberry Bear, I adore this little guy, mine comes all over with me :) its the very first present my hubby gave me and he wrote on the bow at the back, lovely to see him :) hes my no1 baby.
Tanya | March 10, 2009
Love your cards, especially the dogs and cats! Kathy(Sensual Moments)
Kathy | February 13, 2009
Maria is a very special friend of mine. I have watched her discover and grow with her photo enhancements. What a wonderfull artist and friend.
Sue I November 11, 2008
guest | November 11, 2008
Maria's cards are creative and professionally done with superior images. -Patricia
Patricia | November 05, 2008
I really like your cards! Very professional. = ) KP