Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Meet n Greet Tuesday with Dawn Barrett!

It's that wonderful time of the week again when you get to "meet" another fabulous member of the PMS design team!

This week it's Dawn Barrett's turn! Those that know Dawn from Splitcoast... or even her blog might know her better as Dawn Mercedes (which is her middle name!)

Now I did know Dawn before she started designing for PMS. I "met" her thru some of the splitcoast forums and just thought she was a riot. Knowing her much better now, I still think she's a riot! :) But she's a good friend and very supportive as well. We like that around these parts. :) She's got some great ideas. We like that too!

Here are the same questions we ask every week! :)

When did you start stamping?
I started stamping about 4 years. Many months after my grandmother died, my grandfather invited me to look through her craft closet and take whatever I wanted. Among the things I took were a heat gun, some embossing powder and a few loose stamps. Needless to say, after I got home and started "stamping," I needed much more. A friend of mine sold me some more stuff and told me about Splitcoaststampers. A few days on that website and I was hooked!

What first drew you to PMS? 
The FAIRIES!! If you read back through my blog, you will see that I love playing make believe. We have had a fairy for nearly any occassion. I used to have to check my kids' nightstands for fairy notes...which were usually granted if I had the supplies around. For a period of time, we even had a pokemon fairy that mailed things to the kids!

What's your favorite color combo? 
In the stamping arena...probably anything that included RED. Red and yellow. Red and Black and white. Red and Blue. Red and chocolate. Oh wait...I'd be eating the chocolate.

What else do you like to do? 
Lately, I have been playing the piano more. I enjoy reading when I get the time between voluneteering for Scouts, Brownies, Junior Achievement, Soccer, in classrooms and church. (So obviously, I haven't read a lot in the last decade.) Needless to say, I will be happy to spend the summer lounging at the pool! I'm always making something...maybe be out of cloth, maybe out of flour and always about of paper!

Where do you get inspiration from? 
Mostly, I enjoy making a card with a person in mind. That way the colors and the theme and the images are geared for that special person.

What's on your ipod? 
Frankly, I am a "boombox" sort of gal. I love music...loud for everyone to hear it! My tastes run the gammit depending on my mood. Musicals are always fun to sing along with. Housework is more enjoying about with rock n roll or 80's music blarring. Greatest hits albums are a good standby...today I had on Simon and Garfunkle one hour, Peter, Paul and Mary the next. I guess over all, you could say, I'm eclectic! In between all that, I'm listening to any number of radio stations.

And here are some of Dawn's fabulouso creations...some you may have seen, and some you may not have. :)

Now hop along to Dawn's blog to leave her some love!

And dont forget to join us over at the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's event going on all week long!


Nancy said...

Awesome cards, Dawn! And, I too have an eclectic musical taste...in fact I have both of those groups mentioned!!! It was nice to "get to know you" today!!

Anita Hovey said...

YAY Dawn! I agree...you're a riot and I'h so happy to count you as one of my good e-friends!

Kim P said...

Dawn, your playfulness is such a treat!!! Keep it up!!

KOstvig said...

Fun..Love Dawn and I love her cards...what fun colors & textures

Rachelle said...

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Diane (djuseless) said...

Dawn is the best! I met Dawn last year when she was my big sister is DSS on SCS. She rocks!!!! Love ya Dawn!!!