Good morning everyone! It's time for my Tuesday Feature!! And today I bring you, HDawnParratt, a fellow Canadian and amazing card/tag maker. I absolutely love everything she makes, it's all too cute, and I just want to buy it all! I met HDawnParratt in chats one night (there's the chats again! I met a lot of great people in there obviously!) quite a long time ago now. She's a ton of fun to talk to and just a really great person in general. So sit back and relax, and get to know HDawnParratt and see all of her amazing creations. All pics are directly linked to their listings, so click on kids! Click on!
1. Tell us a bit about yourself!
I'm a 37 year old who's married, with no kids. I love hockey, the Leafs, and Oilers :) and I love my dog and 2 cats. I work full time as an embroidery machine operator, and have been doing so for 12 years now. (God!) lol
2. When did you start crafting? What/who inspired you to become an artist?
I started cross stitching at an early age, took up beading, then crocheting, but not until 2.5 years ago when I took up scrap booking did I really get hooked on a craft! I started out with 12x12 layouts, then took up card making 2 years ago when I ran out of pics to scrap book. I get a lot of inspiration from my stamps. I can look at a stamp and then in my head know what papers, colours and embellishments to use. I am also able to picture the layouts of my ideas in my head. I'm addicted to ribbon and embossing!
3. What was the sole purpose of opening your shop?
The sole purpose of opening my shop was just to be able to do my papercrafting and to know my creations were being sold around the globe. And to have my shop pay for my addiction is a big blessing!
4. How did you decide on a shop name?
My shop name was no great accomplishment lol. H is for Heather, Dawn is my middle name, and Parratt for my last name. Nope, not much thought at all!
5. What is your favourite thing to create, and why?
My favourite thing to create is mini note cards, as they are fun and fast to pump out. A regular size card requires more space to fill up.
6. What venues do you use to promote your work? Which are your favourite to use?
I use Facebook, Blogger, and Twitter to promote my Etsy Shop. I think I like Facebook the best as I seem to get more comments on there than anywhere else. Twitter doesn't really get me the views I hear everyone else talking about.
7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years concerning your business?
I'm not sure where I see myself in 5 years, hopefully back in Nova Scotia near friends and family. But I just hope to still be selling well on Etsy, and hope to have a bigger client base than what I do now.
8. Name a few of your favourite things!
A few of my favourite things are hockey, paper crafts, stamps, my dog and kitties, and yes, I will include Hubby as well! LOL. Oh, and my cricut machine! :)
9. If you had a super power, what would it be and why?
If I had a super power, it would be to know what people are thinking in their heads. Then I would know what is being said behind my back!
I hope you all enjoyed today's Tuesday Feature, and getting to know a bit about Heather @ HDawnParratt! Don't forget to check out her Etsy Shop, visit/follow her Blog, Facebook and join her on Twitter for updates on amazing products that you will all most definitely want to buy! If my purse strings weren't so tight, I'd have a whole stash right now!
Have a great Tuesday everyone!!