Monday, February 23, 2009

FEATURED ETSY SHOP - CRAFTS BY CANDICE

Hand Carved Cupcake Rubber Stamp


WELCOME, Candice and her Etsy shop - "CRAFTS BY CANDICE". If you are looking for delightful, original designed cards, tags or rubber stamps, be sure to take a peek in Candice's shop, where you will find cards and tags, handmade embellishments, rubber stamps and more. Candice states that she loves to do custom orders, so if you want to tell her about your ideas, she'd be more than happy to work with you.

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

I was in grad school and wanted to do something to relax at the end of the day. I've always done crafts my whole life, but I started making cards only in the last 3 years. I also recently started making rubber stamps. I started this because many stamp companies are strict about letting artists use their stamps on crafts to sell. I wanted to make my own, and then decided to sell them without restriction to others.

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

Cards happened because I was really into scrapbooking. One day I just decided to make a scrapbook style card and was hooked ever since. Rubber stamps, because of the reason above.

What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

Coming up with new ideas and hearing that people like my products.

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

Hmmm, hard question! I'd say a strawberry! Bright, cute, sweet and fun!

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

Not sure, sorry!

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

That unique, handmade items are made with love and attention to detail and add personality to your life!

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

Keep improving your craft and don't let selling stress you out. If you get stressed, take a break! Always work to make your pictures, products, designs, etc better.

Thanks, Candice for taking the time to share your creativity and thoughts with everyone. Candice also mentioned she is a professional muscian, and you can find out more about her at her MYSPACE link below.



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2 comments:

Candice said...

thanks so much for doing this feature! You are so sweet, helping other sellers. Love your cute blog and shop, will definitely be a follower of your blog!

Shimmermeblue said...

Great interview!