Hello and welcome to my blog and website. My name is Candice and I like to call myself a renaissance crafter since I dabble in various hobbies including card making, photography, knitting, sewing, and cooking.
I have had a website up for several years now, ever since I moved from California to Massachusetts. My family is spread out and we’re quite far away from each other, so it’s nice to be able to put things like pictures and my projects in one central place where everyone can access them easily. That includes friends and not-so-immediate family members as well.
How did I get that name, ShortcakeScraps, you ask? Well it all started back in high school. My freshman English teacher — and to this day, still a long-time, wonderful friend — Ms. Carrai, began calling me Shortcake as a nickname. Well let’s face it folks, I wasn’t exactly the tallest person in the school. (In case you don’t know me, I’m only 4’7″.) And well, it just kind of stuck with me ever since. Then when I began selling my cards (thanks to my now brother-in-law’s kind suggestion) and needed to come up with a business name, I simply added “Scraps” to it since it described my sole crafting obsession back then (scrapbooking).
Good thing that I didn’t have all these hobbies back then like I do now. Otherwise I could be ShortcakeSnaps (photos). ShortcakeSews. ShortcakeKnits. ShortcakeCooks. ShortcakeBakes. ShortcakeBeads. Oy vay. I like the sound of Scraps.
With all these hobbies, I have to say that my strongest passion is for celebrating the memories we gather through our life experiences. Much of this can be seen in my photography and scrapbook layouts. I’ve been lucky to have several layouts and greeting card designs published in various magazines and idea books. “Love Notes” is a greeting card idea and how-to book that features fifteen of my card designs and is available through Amazon.com.
Whatever your reason for stopping by, I hope you find a little bit of inspiration from this website to do something crafty today.