C-Shore Creations, Inc. dba Your Stamping Cottage

C-Shore Creations Featuring Close To My Heart! As a Supervisor for Close To My Heart, I now offer classes in my home in Hebron in which you can indulge in many of the arts including stamping, scrapbooking and much more. You must register for each class in advance in order for there to be enough supplies. I am also available to have a gathering in your home or you can schedule a Facebook party with me. Give me a call at 859-466-2164. I can't wait to meet you!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


What a beautiful day here in NKY! The sun is out, a little crisp in the air, and life's problems just aren't so big when you look at the beauty of a tulip or iris. I am always pleasantly surprised that God created such beauty just for me...and of course you.
Well, last night I had my second Printworks class for the month. I loved the shoe stamps that were featured this month. I changed the first card they designed that was on the board into a red card. Every girl needs a red pair of shoes!! A little cuttlebug, a little bling and then when you open it...Wow! I really like this card! The Happy Birthday stamp is a little hard to read in the picture because of the glare (note to self, figure out how to photograph vellum without glare), but it says "Happy Birthday to the spirit and vitality of you". As you can see the vellum is attached to a piece of cardstock with a corsage pin.
Tomorrow I will post the card I designed with the shoe stamps. Have a great Wednesday! I'm off to teach a beginning stamping class at my LSS. One this morning and one tonight.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Kissing Brass

My first ATC worthy of sharing

Happy Saturday! It's a beautiful sunny day after a night of rain and the flowers are blooming and I get to spend the day in my studio playing. What could be better?!?

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

Spring is finally here!

I haven't posted a lot on my blog, yet, as I'm feeling like I'm talking to myself. LOL. I know that is a sign of going crazy, so I avoid it. But today I feel like it's time to start sharing with others what I have been taking for granted. I check out so many blogs every day and a lot of the same ones every day. The bloggers don't even know I've been lurking and learning and admiring their work. So, it's time to let them know how much I appreciate them for inspiring me.

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