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!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Can you believe that Christmas is just over a week away!?!?  I am NOT ready!  There are still some great stamps available for Christmas, if you're like myself and haven't done your Christmas cards (hanging head in shame).  We have been having lots of fun down in Bellevue and Beth and I have many plans for the new year.  If you've signed up for the Fairy class that Beth is doing on Thursday this week, don't forget to bring a covered dish as we will have dinner together before class!  The class is full with 9 but maybe I can talk Beth into doing this again some time.

I have failed horribly!  That's right!  I'm the first to admit it...I was going to post 365 pics of cards in 365 days.  I feel quite certain that I made that many cards this year, but where are the pictures?  So...I am not one to give up so easily.  I am making this challenge to myself again in 2011.  I AM going to post 365 cards in 365 days.  I AM going to do it.  I am going to do it.  I am going to try to do it.  I hope I am going to do it. I think I can do it.  It's been a busy 2010!  Opening the shop, DD2 emergency surgery in Florida, DD1 wedding, DD2 moving to Denver, DD1 moving to Georgia, DS just being himself (whom I adore), and then of course DH.  Where did the year go????  There are lots of new classes being offered in 2011.  Check out the calendar at the bottom of this page.  January is up, but I'm out of time this morning, I have to get to the shop.  I will try and get February and March on the calendar tonight.  Have a wonderful Tuesday, and for heaven's sake...STAY WARM! 

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Last Saturday was a Copic Marker Technique Class taught by our very own Lisa Henke, Splitcoast Stampers Dirty Dozen Alumni.  AMAZING!  I learned more in that two hours than I have since I bought my first one three years ago.  I had taken a class previously at another store, and have barely touched them since.  However, now...all I want to do is play with them!  I received the following e-mail from Pat Lawrence regarding the class:

"Can't believe what a great class on Copic markers. I am excited about the new things I learned and can't wait to get started on my cards. Am looking forward to the next class. Let me know.

That's right, the next class!  The students Saturday asked if Lisa would do another class after the first of the year and of course she agreed to do so happily!  So, after the first of the year, we will be having another Copic 1 class as well as a Copic 2 class. 

In the mean time, Donna Schepman let me know that http://www.carpediemstore.com/ is having an AMAZING sale on copics!  (Thanks Donna!) They are priced at almost wholesale!  And a FYI, even though I am not bringing the markers into the store, because I can't compete with icopic.com or carpediemstore.com, I am bringing in a REFILL station for those of you who want the convenience of having something right at home to refill your markers.  Let me know if there are certain #'s you really want to see me carry in refills.  More information will be coming on this later.  In the mean time, have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Favorite Things New Releases!! and CLASS

December 4th at 2:00, you will want to join Lisa (member of MFT's design team) as she shows you how to create these three adorable holiday cards.  My Favorite Things has released new stamps as well as punches and Lisa will be using these in this class.  Call the shop and sign up today!!

Let It Snow.....Not really

Join Susan on December 1st to learn some new techniques and make 4 winter themed cards at the same time! Call the shop to sign up today.

Materials needed: Paper cutter, scissors, black ink pad, VersaMark pad, colored pencils or markers, adhesive, quick dry tacky glue or adhesive dots.  All other supplies will be provided.

We don't really want it to snow, but we can pretend and then it's easier to drive. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Winter Punch Art

We did Summer.  We did Fall.  And now Winter!!  Join us for Winter Punch Art.  Find out what you can do with all those punches you've collected over the years and yet, like me, never used.  (shh!  don't tell the husband)  I LOVE the cardinal!  It's always a fun time in this class and you won't want to miss it!  Call the shop today and sign up.  Check the calendar at the bottom of this page for more information!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Which? Craft Pictures

Pink Hair for Marian!

Winter Gamsol

If you are brand new to this technique, come and learn!  All supplies will be provided!!
If you would like to stamp additional images, bring extra white card stock with you. Stamps will be available and you are welcome to stamp as many images as you like!

Optional supplies:

Black stamp pad
Colored pencils (not water color)
Gamsol in sponge top bottle
Paper stumps

Holiday Iris Folding

Learn to create stunning images with iris folding! In class you will receive patterns and together we will complete 3 holiday cards. 5 additional patterns will be provided for you to add to your library!

Supplies needed:

Regular tape
Bone folder

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Which? Craft

Today from 11-3 at the shop we will have several artists as well as live music, food, make n take and fun for all!  Come join us and check out my pink spiked hair in honor of my dear friend Marian!  See you there!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Watercolor with Marvelous Marvy Markers

There is SO much more you can do with Marvy Markers! That's what makes them SO marvelous! Join us and learn how you can achieve different watercolor effects using your markers!

For those of you that would like to use the same colors as used in class, here is a list of the markers:

#5 Yellow, #6 Brown, #7 Orange, #8 Violet , #11 Light Green, #15 Olive Green, #33 Oriental Blue,
#59 Rosemary, #60 Salvia Blue, #88 Terra Cotta, #93 Aubergine.

Additional supplies needed: Versamark Pad, Aqua Painters or Water Brushes, Small paint brushes

Call the shop and sign up for class on October 28th!


Bet Your Brass

We've all got them, but what to do with them? Join us for "Bet Your Brass" and learn some really nifty things you can do with brass templates! You will try your hand at 6 different techniques and receive instructions that include other variations as well. We will be concentrating on the techniques, but you will receive all the materials to complete 6 different cards.

Please bring the following supplies:  Paper trimmer, Scissors, Adhesive, Quick Dry Tacky Glue, Regular Tape.  Call the shop and sign up today!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Thanks to my good friend Karl, I have put the shop calendar at the bottom of this page. To keep in touch with all the goings on at the shop, just check below! Thank you, Karl!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

10-10-10 10:10p.m.

It's October 10th, 2010. It is almost 10:10 p.m. I thought this was really cool, until DH said it's 22:10 not 10:10. I said I'm not in the military and have no plans of being in the military, therefore it is 10:10 p.m. He just laughed at me.

Had a great Baker's Dozen today and am excited that Just Rite will be in this week!! Congratulations to Chris Kuntz for naming our event on October 23, 2010 from 11 until 4. We will have different artists, live music, food, free make&take and lots of fun! Join us for what we hope will be the first annual "Which?Craft" at the shop.

My computer guy, Karl, will be coming over tomorrow afternoon to help me figure out the issues with my email that I've been having the past few weeks. Hopefully, with his help, I'll be emailing to you again with all the news and excitement! Until then, have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Sorry that I have been M I A for the past two weeks. Computer problems. Nuff said. Lots of awesome Halloween stamps are in the shop as well as fall and Christmas. The classroom has been taken over by Christmas stamps! The deals are amazing. I had a lady stop in the shop the week after StampAway in Sharonville talking about this cool Halloween stamp she got at convention. She paid $11.00 for it. I had two of the same one for $5.50. What a deal. Barely used. Shop around before making that purchase and remember that every week or two, I change out product. We now have 40+ consignors and they are always glad to get their check every month. What a great way to have money to get new product or pay bills.
We're adding teachers weekly so watch your e-mail for upcoming class schedules(now that the computer is fixed) or better yet, stop by and pick up a calendar.
This is a last call for artists for our Which?Craft event on October 23rd. Call me at the shop and we'll talk!! Til later....

Christmas Ornaments

There is still room in the ornament class that Joyce is teaching. Call the shop today and sign up! You will make three ornaments and get everything you need to make 6. These are adorable and photos don't do them justice. They're glittery and shiny and two sided, I just can't say enough about them. And they are a great idea for those Just Rite stamps that you may have just ordered!! Stop by and see them in person today!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bag Wrap & Go

Call the shop today to sign up for Bag, Wrap & Go. Classes are 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21st and 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29th. Call and reserve your seat today!!

By special request, I am offering a Halloween card class on Wednesday, September 22nd at both 12:30 and 6:30. The evening class is full with a waiting list so another class may be scheduled. There are two seats left in the day class. Call the shop today to sign up!

Chalk it up is being offered again, by request on September 30th. The samples are below. Check them out and call me if you're interested in signing up for this awesome class!

Until later..............

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bag, Wrap & Go with Terri!!

If you missed Terri's treat class I can assure you that you don't want to miss her Bag, Wrap & Go class! Everyone had a great time in her last class and this one will be no different. You will make MANY projects in this class so come prepared to work, lol. Call the shop and get in on the fun!!!

Pure Innocence class September 18th at 12:30...or..70 and 71 of 365

I am WAY behind in my personal challenge of 365 in 365 so I'm including all the cards I post from now to the end of the year to hopefully reach my goal, lol!
These are two of the three cards you will make in Lisa's Pure Innocence class on September 18th. We are so fortunate to have Lisa. She is on My Favorite Things design team, which is the parent company of Pure Innocence. Lisa also is currently one of the dirty dozen on SplitCoast! Call the shop and sign up today!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Never Ending Card

This is the card that never ends, It just goes on and on my friend;.......You know the song that we all sang when we were kids, and literally it never ended!!!! Well, last month we offered a class called "Never Ending Card". It was a huge succcess and we are offering it again for those that missed it the first time. This class is September 1 at both 12:30 and 6:30. The cost is $20.00. I've posted just a couple of pictures, because honestly, pictures don't do it justice. You really have to pick it up and open it, and open it, and open it, and....you get the idea.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Stitch in Time

These two beautiful cards are taught by Joyce in her Christmas Stitch in Time class on September 28th at 12:30 and 6:30. There is already a waiting list for the evening class, so get on the list and we will schedule a second one! Call the shop today!

In the meantime, if you missed the first Stitch in Time, it is being offered again on Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30 only. Call and get in today!

Vellum Ventures

Check out this awesome class! You will make four cards using vellum with different techniques. This class is Thursday, September 2nd at 12:30 and 6:30. Call and sign up today!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fall Sparkle N Sprinkle

Lisa has done it again! With everything on her plate, with the Dirty Dozen, MFT design team, Ippity (Unity), and let's not forget her young family, she has found the time to design a class for C-Shore. She has taken Sparkle and Sprinkle fall stamps and created the most adorable cards, using lots of bling! Don't miss this class on Saturday, August 28th at 2:30 p.m.
Call the store today and sign up!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

August is half gone!!!!!!

So I can't say if it's the heat or recovering from the wedding, but it's been two weeks and I'm still exhausted! I just can't seem to get moving again.
Here are a couple of pics from the wedding, again taken by me so excuse the quality (we're waiting on the professional ones). This is the groom and his brother and sister and of course DD1 with DD2 and DS. DS is leaving Sunday to go back to school and DD1 is with her husband in New York and DD2 is moving in October from Florida to probably Colorado. They're all going out into the world as I have raised them to do. I've heard of empty nest syndrome, but for the life of me, I don't have it. I think it's because there are too many pictures to be scrapbooked, too many stamps to stamped, and lots of wonderful friends to laugh with!!

Quick & Easy Christmas Treats

We are so fortunate to have well known local paper artist Terri Jones come and teach classes for us at C-Shore Creations! Her first class is Tuesday, August 24th. She's offering it at 12:30 and again at 6:30. You will make eight (8) Christmas treats in this class. I've posted some photos of a couple of them. Lots of fun and inspiration!! Call the shop and sign up today. (859)581-0960.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fall Punch Art

This class is just too cute! I loved sitting in the Summer Punch Art class and the Fall Punch Art class is one I can't wait to sit in on either. There's just something about taking a small piece of scrap and turning it into something really cool to use on a card or scrapbook page! This class is on August 26th!

Yoga Cards for August

Betsy is always coming up with new and fun cards for us to make in our Yoga class. You can actually tell your husband your going to Yoga class and you're really stamping! These are too cute! You won't want to miss this one!!

Backgrounds II

This is an awesome class on Wednesday August 11th at both 12:30 and 6:30. It is not necessary for you to have taken Backgrounds I in order to take this class. Call the shop today to make your reservations!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Wedding is over...

I am so sorry I haven't posted in almost a month, but as you can see, it's been crazy busy! Our oldest was married this past Friday. An absolutely beautiful bride! This is a quick picture for you. (taken by me before the ceremony, so you can imagine the state I was in. sorry for the imperfections.) It was a beautiful wedding and an amazing reception! She and the new hubby are on their honeymoon and will be moving to New York state next week. I ask for your prayers for the two of them.

I will be back in the shop tomorrow with regular hours! Whoohoo!! I am exhausted from the house full of company and all the goings on (the bachelorette party almost killed me, lol), but excited to not have any more boxes to make! By the way, to everyone who helped with the boxes, invitations, and everything else...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! Everyone loved the boxes and I didn't see any in the trash!

Mouse in the House is tomorrow at 12:30 and again at 6:30. Don't forget to bring your own black stamp pad and white cardstock! Wednesday is "A Stitch in Time", which is booked solid with a waiting list. We will be offering this class again so stay tuned. Friday night is FIRST FRIDAY! The Dog Days of August! Bring your dog down and enjoy all the goings on! Til later...