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!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Crazy Cards & Crafts w/Croushore

We had so much fun this past Tuesday night at the 4 c's. Really it was the 6 c's because we had chocolate candy! Sandi won the door prize, Ivory Flower Soft. We made a perpetual birthday calendar and a birthday organizational box. You can see the pictures, but keep in mind, I've never claimed to be a photographer, lol. And I'm still trying to figure out how to post things the way I want them to appear, but it doesn't always work out the way I would like it!

Happy New Year! Be safe!!

Monday, December 28, 2009


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! It's been a great holiday and I'm looking forward to the New Year!!

Tomorrow nights class is sold out. We're going to have a lot of fun and make a perpetual birthday calendar and a birthday organizer. If you are interested, I will schedule a second class. I will post pictures of the projects tomorrow.

I am going to do something challenging for myself starting January 1st. I'm going to make a different card every day and post it here. That's 365 in 365. Can I do it? Of course I can do it. But will I is the question. You will have to keep me accountable. It all starts January 1st.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

One Seat Left!

There is only one seat left for the Crazy Cards or Crafts with Croushore on Dec. 29th at 6:30 p.m.! If you would like a seat, email me immediately! If needed, I will open a second date. We will be making two Birthday items. One is a perpetual calendar and the other is an organizational system for all the birthdays you need to remember.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

On My Own

Hi all! Well, I am currently teaching out of my home. At this time, I am looking for locations to open a store. Maybe I will, and maybe I won't, lol. It depends on lots of different things. Due to many requests, I am teaching at my house. Keep an eye on this blog for samples, and class dates.

The next class will be December 29th at 6:30 p.m. This will be my 4 C's (Crazy Cards or Crafts w/Croushore). We will be making a perpetual birthday calendar. Please RSVP to my email, r_croushore@hotmail.com by December 26th, midnight, so I will know how many to prepare for. The cost is $15.00. Cash or check only, payable that night. If you have any questions, please call me at 859-466-2164.

I am excited about this new chapter in my life. I want to thank everyone who has emailed me or called me since I left the store. I can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for me.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

December is flying by

Okay, so I know I haven't posted any pictures, but seriously, it's crazy!! I'm going to try this weekend. In the mean time, if you haven't already, you really need to head over to Tim Holtz' blog for the twelve tags of Christmas. They are amazing! I hope you're staying warm this weekend, and spending time with those you love.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tomorrow I have two classes called quick and easy Christmas cards. For all the procrastinators in the world. I'll be at the store at 10:00 and again at 6:00. In between I need to make 10 tags for a swap at Ink or Dye's Christmas Dinner on Tuesday night. I also need to finish getting ready for my Baker's Dozen classes this Saturday, Sunday, Monday, following Saturday and Sunday. I guess it will be another busy week. My motto is that if I'm not having fun, then I'm not going to do it. So you know I'm having fun.

I'll post some pictures of what I'm doing in these classes over the next few days. In the meantime, I have a very important decision that I need to make. I thought I had made it, but things have changed and now I'm not so sure anymore. This is a life changing decision that I've considered for quite a while, and I don't want to make a mistake. The only problem is that what I thought was happening really isn't. It's a totally different situation than was presented to me in the beginning. Life can be complicated, but for tonight...I'm going to sit and enjoy the rest of the evening with my wonderful husband.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tim Holtz is at it again!

If you don't know about it yet, check out Tim Holtz' blog. He is once again embarking on the 12 tags of Christmas. I can't wait!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I can't believe it! The past year has flown by. I am very thankful for so very much. My wonderful husband, my two beautiful daughters and my amazing son who I adopted in May of this year. I am so blessed! I have a wonderful group of friends and an amazing life, doing what I love to do. Thanks to each and every one of you. You each have touched my life in a special way. You will never know how thankful I am for each and every one of you!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I'm Back!

Finally, after a long, long winter and fall I have returned to my blog. It's been a long time and for that I apologize. But spring is here and the birds are singing and today is the first day of the rest of my life. I have so much to show you, it's hard to know where to begin. For all of you who have been patient with me, I thank you.

Today is Easter Sunday. I hope you spend the day with your loved ones and think about the meaning of this very special day. I have so much to share with you...I've been teaching the "ABC's of Techniques" for the past three months and it will continue through July. I will be sharing these techniques here with you starting this week. I just finished a scrapbook for a gentleman who presented it to his mother. The book was about his father and his life. A true Irish gentleman, if ever there were one. I don't think I have ever enjoyed doing a book for someone more than I enjoyed this one. I wish I had been given the opportunity to know him, he was amazing.

The next 15 months will be spent getting ready for my oldest daughter's wedding. Her fiance is an Army officer in Afghanistan and won't be home except for R and R, until Januay 2010. The wedding won't be until July 2010. Thank heavens we have time to plan and create! So much has been happening and is going to be happening in the next few months, that we'll talk about it all here along with all the creativity that is finally back in my life!