About Marilyn


Marilyn Parker

I started crafting when I was 5-6 years old and have been doing it ever since. I had a craft business from 1981 to 1988 while I was a stay at home mom raising my son and my daughter. When my youngest went to school full-time I went to work as a paralegal/legal administrator for a law firm in Augusta Maine, still crafting on a smaller scale.  I was involved in many craft shows and also did home parties. I retired from my administrative position in June 2019 after 30+ years.

​I decided that designing and creating All Occasion Greeting and Specialty Cards (including Wedding invitations, baby announcements and so much more) is what I enjoy.  Since retiring, I now have a little more time to do so. I have started my own business, Creative Paper Designs etc. by Marilyn. I am still doing other crafts as well. I sell my cards and crafts at several craft shops in Maine. Also, my husband and I have an Organic Vegetable business, Gar*Lyn Produce (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We grow organic vegetables and I do all the canning consisting of relishes, pickles, dilly beans, jams, jellies, and more. We sell the preserves at various Maine shops.