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 22, 2011

Your Stamping Cottage is officially closed until January 10th, 2012.  I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  It's been a wonderful 2011 and I owe it all to you.  Check out the calendar below and e-mail me to sign up for classes.  I'm looking forward to the next two weeks of scrapbooking and designing classes!  Hugs to all of you!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Your Stamping Cottage can now be found on YELP.com and tonight we are one of the sponsors of a cardmaking event at Japp's in Cincinnati!  

Holiday Drinks & Ink: Yelp's Card Making, Cocktail Event at Japp's!

Today, December 15, 2011 7:00 pm
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The holidays are here and it's time to say thank you and I love you ... to your favorite Cincy shops.

Yes, there are a ton of great local businesses here in Cincinnati with equally awesome owners. Wouldn't it be nice to give your favorite shopkeep a card saying, "My god, your store or restaurant or bar or place that I buy stuff rocks. Thank you for being in Cincinnati and being amazing!"

And so, we'll be making cards at Japp's. I'll bring all the materials (including stamps) and will even mail the card for you if you don't want to deliver. You just bring yourself and an idea of what store you want to write a card for.

We'll even have stamps and decorations and more being donated by the wonderful Your Stamping Cottage in Bellevue (http://www.yelp.com/bi...), which is a fantastic store if you haven't checked it out.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! Our wonderful mixologist Molly Wellmann will be making special drinks just for this event with amazing drink specials (see what I did there.) We'll drink and be merry!

Holiday liquor, hanging out with friends, making cards. God bless us, everyone. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

You never know what might be happening at Your Stamping Cottage

Evidentally the acoustics are great inside Your Stamping Cottage.  Ryan and Heather Miller along with my wonderful and very talented son, Justin Croushore enjoyed an afternoon of practicing at the shop.  If you happen to be in Bloomington this weekend you can catch this trio playing with part of the Bloomington Philharmonic in a special Christmas concert.  You won't be disappointed.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Brides and Stamps

Every bride and her attendants should get ready in a stamp studio!  I was going through pictures, getting ready for Christmas, and found a couple that made me laugh.  Had to share...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Santa Sculpting Class

Everyone very involved in their project

Lindsay C.

Marsha C.

Susan H.

Beth's sculpting class was awesome last night!  So much fun!  These are just a few of the pictures and I will post more later.  If you miss out on a class, you miss out on a lot of fun!  These Santa's are adorable!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Chipboard Desktop Calendar class

For all of you who have been asking for a class on the chipboard calendar that is on the counter at the shop, the time has come!  This Wednesday at 6:30 and next Wednesday at 12:30 I am offering this class for $20.00.  I have 2012 (yikes!) calendars and chipboard coasters for sale at the shop so that you are able to make more of these for gifts.  You must call to sign up so that I have enough cut for everyone.  Don't miss out!  This is the only chance you have this year to take it!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Favorite Things New Release and Class

Awesome!  That's what I have to say about Lisa's three newest creations for MFT's new releases.  And you are the lucky ones!  Lisa is having a class on the 12th at 2:00 featuring these three cards using MFT's newest stamps!  How cool is this!?!?  $15.00 for the three cards and lots of tips from one of My Favorite Things design team members (and one of the sweetest people I know :D )  Call the shop and sign up today!

And as an added bonus, I should receive shipment today of some of MFT's Pure Innocence line.  Yeah!  I'm so excited!  And you'll be some of the first to see them in the shop if you sign up for class.  See you soon!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Ornament"al Stitching

Joyce is back with these beautiful stitched ornaments!  Join her on the 15th and learn how easy it is to make these ornament cards.  Pictures truly don't do these justice.  You must stop in and see them in person!  Sign up today!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy November!!

Wow, where has the year gone?  I can't believe there is frost on my car windows this morning and that according to Marty P. there are only 54 days until Christmas!!!  I'm far from being ready for this, how about you?  I haven't even thought about a design for my Christmas cards, which is really ironic due to the fact that I teach Bakers Dozen and do a Christmas card design every month, lol. That and the fact that on November 29th I will be having my annual Christmas card class, where you know you'll make at least four cards, but could make up to 8.  Oh well, there are still many days left, lol.  (This is procrastination)

waterfall card
 Marian has a Christmas card class next Tuesday and the cards are over the top!  She will have everything already cut out for you so that you can take your time coloring and assembling.  Here are the pics!
colors/papers may vary

Beautiful embossed with acetate 

gorgeous embossing & fussy cut

jingle bells

inside of jingle bells

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


It's that time again...this Friday night from 6-9 p.m. is the Second Annual Which Craft? at the shop.  There will be several crafters set up at the shop with their one of a kind, unique items.  We will have a MakeNTake hosted by an Amy Brown Fairy.  Snacks and specials!  Join us Friday evening for the last Third Friday Family Fun Fest on the Avenue for 2011!  Can't wait to see you!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halloween Cards w/Marian

So much is going on at Your Stamping Cottage!  Last night Terri had us create the cutest Halloween goodies, she's always full of fun ideas.  Next Tuesday, Marian will be having her Fall card class and next Wednesday she'll have her Halloween card class.  Absolutely adorable!  Call and sign up today as space is limited!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you, however, the shop will be closed today due to unforseen circumstances. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wedding and Baby Cards

Baby boy card with acetate front

Inside baby boy card

 Marian is offering a class on the 28th where you will make one boy baby card, one girl baby card, and two wedding cards (one of which is shown here).  These are amazing cards that you really have to see.  Marian always puts things on the inside of her cards to finish them off. (I personally have started doing this so that I don't have to write so much on the inside of my cards, lol) 

You'll make all four cards for $18.00.  She is offering the class at both 12:30 and 6:30.  We always need a baby card or wedding card at the last minute.  Now you can make these and have them on hand.  Call to sign up today as this class is already filling up!

Baby girl card with heart shaker

Inside baby girl card

Wedding card with lace butterfly

Wedding card open with embossing

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I Love Peacock Feathers

I don't know what it is about peacock feathers other than I'm blown away by the colors.  The past several years I've really been drawn to them.  All my artwork now has a feather somewhere on it.  Margy gave me the prettiest photo of a peacock from the Cinci Zoo that she took, blew up, painted the frame and spritz it with glimmer spray.  So cool.  Hangs in the shop.  Beth found a metal embossed peacock mounted on wood at Good Will.  Brought it to me, I took it home and repainted it with Smooch.  Really cool.  Hangs in the shop.  Peacock feather butterfly on the cash register.  Peacock feather in the brochure holder.  Peacock feather fans over the markers.  You get the picture, lol.  Weeelllllllll....about a year ago I was talking to Marsha about peacocks and she mentioned that she has some in her neighborhood, way up north of Cincinnati, and they scream, and they make a mess and they molt.   They lose their feathers.  OMGosh!  So I say to Marsha, if you ever get the chance, I would love to have a real peacock feather.  Time passes....and passes....and passes....basically I forgot about this conversation.  (I know that doesn't surprise some of you, lol)  Last Thursday, Marsha's daughter Lindsey comes in the shop to bring some more stamps from her mom for consignment and she is followed by her fiance who is carrying a LARGE bag of ... ready for this?....PEACOCK FEATHERS!!! Oh my!! They are gorgeous! And so many!  I went right out and got a vase for them and spent Friday arranging them.  They are now in the class room. Marsha, thank you from the bottom of my heart!  I am sharing some pictures with ya'll so you can enjoy them too.  Have a great Wednesday!

Tags & Tickets w/Lisa

These are three of the cutest cards!  Lisa has done it again!  Join her as she shows you the new dies from My Favorite Things Stamp Company.  The class is next Saturday.  You'll make these three cards for $15.00.  Stop by the shop and see them in person, you know pictures never do the cards justice.  And check the calendar out for October, as she'll be teaching a COPIC 2 class!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Chair" Up

Do you have a bunch of stamps of a certain image and have no idea why you bought them or what you planned on doing with them.  You just liked them and so you bought them.  I'm sure I'm the only one who has ever done this.  Bought a stamp on impulse.  I found myself with several chair stamps.  Don't know why.  Have no clue.  But I have quite a few.  So what better way to use them then by having a class.  That's how "Chair" Up came to be.  You'll make 5 cards in this class and will use several different techniques.  Join me as we make 5 cards for $15.00 on Tuesday September 13th at either 12:30 or 6:30.  I will have a tray full of sentiments for your choosing.  Call and sign up asap as there are only a couple of seats left.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Great Pumpkin Class

 Way too much fun!   None of us had ever sculpted before and look what we created!!  Thanks to Beth for an awesome class.  She will be offering a Santa class in early December.  Don't miss it!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


This is the last call for sign up for the clay pumpkin sculpting class Thursday night.  There are two seats left!  The cost is $35.00 and everything is included.  You need to bring nothing!  Scan down two posts to see the sample.  Beth will be offering a sculpting class again in early December.  I believe it is a Santa. 

This is also the last chance to sign up for the Me & My class on Saturday afternoon at 2:00.  Me must be 9 years or older and My is their adult.  There are two seats left.  Perfect for Me & My.  If you have two "me's" then we can always add a chair.  Don't let that stop you.  We'll be making adorable multiple page mini cards out of one sheet of cardstock and scraps. 

Check the calendar for all the September classes!  Goblins, Ghosts, & Goodies 1; Lovely as a Tree; Chair Up; Bakers Dozen; Baby & Weddings; Mouse in the House, 4 C's and much more!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

An Email I Received

I've been remiss in checking emails lately after all the issues I have had in recent months, lol.  So tonight after getting the boy sent back to college, I sat down in the recliner with the laptop to check the 4 (that's right four) email accounts I now have.  I started with the oldest one and only 4 emails into it, I read this one.  I had to share it with you.  Remember this is YOUR Stamping Cottage.  Thank you for the success you have made our shop.  Enjoy this email:

Hey Ramona!

It was so good to see you last week!

I have to share this with you:

On the way home from our store, I got to thinking abou how much I'd spent. $80! OMG! I couldn't believe I'd spent that much! It really bothered me. Until I got home and emptied out my bags.

I bought a total of 14 stamps (actually 16 because there was a set of 3 together). Out of all those stamps, only 4 were used, or at least looked used. The rest looked brand new. I got to thinking about what I bought and realized that, for $80, I did darn good! I got 14 stamps, a stamp pad, some tags and a couple sheets of paper. And 2/3 of those stamps were NEW! I couldn't have bought that many stamps anywhere else without paying at least twice as much! Yippee for me!

Sigh, now the only problem is I'm running out of room in my craft room to store everything. (What a terrible problem to have : ) )

Take care!


Monday, August 8, 2011

You asked and Your Stamping Cottage delivers

Check out the adorable pumpkin you will learn to make when you take Beth's paper clay class the 25th of this month!  He's adorable!  You will learn the basics of air dry clay sculpting and as with any of YSC's classes, we encourage you to make it your own.  Follow the sample or add your own touches!  The class is being offered at 6:30 p.m. and is $35.00.  This includes ALL your materials.  You need to bring NOTHING!  Call today and sign up as many of you requested this and space is limited.

Look What Just Came In!!!