C-Shore Creations, Inc. dba Your Stamping Cottage
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
My DH's parents live in San Antonio and they evacuated. I'm so thankful that they are back home and are safe and sound. We were so worried. I know there are many people from the Gingerwood board who are in TX. I pray they are safe and sound.
And now to brag a minute...my wonderful 19 year old son auditioned for the Louisville Youth Symphony and not only did he make it, he is the "principal trombonist". We're so very proud of him and his many accomplishments. The only thing now is he has to travel 2 hours each way every Sunday from college to Louisville to attend practice. Luckily he carpools with two other guys. But you know, a mom still worries. lol. I hope you enjoy the art!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
I belong to an altered art club called "Altered State of Mind". We've done "tip-in's", tags, and all kinds of cool things. Currently, we're going through Bernie Berlin's ATC book and playing with the different techniques. In April, the technique in the book was all about watercolor and baby wipes. I took some of the paper that I created with this technique and made this ATC. I stamped the flower image on it, adding some bling, (gotta love the bling!). I also stamped this really cool flower stamp by DRS. It has a place where you can cut the center out to run ribbon through it. My LSS got 5 of them in and of course I have to buy all 5. One is a butterfly and I'm sure that will be the next one I use. On the butterfly, you feed the ribbon through the body. Anyway, back to the ATC, I used clear embossing powder and glitter on the petals of the "ribbon flower". I then used Tim Holtz's distressing tool on the edges and inked the edges with Ranger's Dusty Concord Distress Ink for a much darker edge. Unfortunately, with the dark background, it's kinda hard to see the dark edges.
Enjoy your last day of May 2008. Make it an unbelievable day, doing whatever your heart desires, 'cause you will never have this day again! Go create something and get off the computer!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
So the thought for the day is, when you look at a stamp, think of what else it might be when you stamp it. Let your imagination take you to other places, and you might be pleasantly surprised. I hope you like it.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Back at the beginning of the month I taught a class at my LSS on the Victorian Box and Medallion from Holly Berry House. I prestamped/embossed all the cardstock. In class we cut the pieces out and glittered them up and put them together. They are really pretty. I'm currently working on one using Twinkling H2O's. It's really pretty and I will post it here when I get it done. (hopefully, I'll time to play in my studio the next week) These are great stamps and make beautiful boxes. I stamped the medallion numerous times and cut them out, graduating in sizes down. I used pop dots to attach the different layers. I used red line tape to put the box together and it makes a beautiful gift box. I absolutely love Holly Berry House stamps! They are so detailed. I hope you enjoy this beautiful weekend and I hope where ever you may be this Memorial Day weekend, that you take a moment to tell someone important to you, that they are special to you!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I peered inside and thought the plant looks really weird. Like it was mushed (is that a word?) down. Then I looked closer, and you guessed right, a nest with eggs. The robin doesn't like it when I water the plant, but oh, well, she's living here rent free, so I guess she'll have to deal witht the inconvenience. No piece of art that I could create would be as beautiful as what God has done. His miracles constantly amaze me!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I'm in an altered club called Altered State of Mind. How appropriate, right? Check out the blog we just got started http://alteredstateofmind07.blogspot.com/ We meet once a month and work on different projects. Last year we did alphabet tags. I am finishing working on an altered book to keep them in. When I finish it, I'll show you. You can actually see a picture of it on my banner if you look close. Anyway, this year we are plalying with different techniques and recently did the brass/rust/patina technique. Really cool! Well, we are supposed to make an ATC for the next meeting using the technique we played with. We then trade them at the next meeting.
I've never done ATC's that I would show to anyone, but I really like the one I did. I call it "Kissing Brass" As you can see, it has lips in the frame and the entire ATC is brassed turned to patina. I hope you like it.
Have a great weekend. I'm off to prepare for my Printworks class I'm doing Tuesday night.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I love Paperlicious! She's hysterical and amazingly talented. Sue Nelson at Heartprints just blows my mind. I think she must do nothing else in her life but stamp! kwernerdesign is another favorite! As the days go on, I will mention ones that I fall in love with here, and I might actually post something on someone else's blog and let them know how much I appreciate them!
I have to get over the fact that I feel like I'm invading their privacy.
I hope in the days ahead you will visit here and that you might be inspired also. At the very least I hope you sit back and enjoy it here as I've enjoyed visiting you.
Hugs, Ramona Bonita
Friday, March 28, 2008
Tonight, my LSS is having customer appreciation from 5-9. Everything in the store is 30% off, lots of refreshment, and 4 make and takes. I'm actually doing a make and take for the store with my beloved cuttlebug. One of the make and takes is with alcohol inks, one with metal works, and one with pigment powders. Should be a lot of fun! There's a link below to the store. Barb is the owner and she would love you to visit her site, I'm sure. So enjoy!
Have a great weekend!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
If you see anything on my blog that you are interested in, or would like to know about, please email me and I'll share anything I have. I've been very blessed to have so many people share their talent with me, and I would love to do the same in return.