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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!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year - 2013


I can't believe that 2012 has come and gone and we're anxiously awaiting the arrival of 2013!  I'm so excited about all the things that are on the horizon for the new year!  I hope you will join me as we settle down for some stamping, scrapbooking and good old fashioned fun.
 
Take a moment to scan the list of classes below and contact me immediately if you wish to sign up for something. Space is limited and it is on a first come, first serve basis. You MUST sign up at least 48 hours in advance and I have to ask for at least 48 hours notice for cancellation. It takes time to prep for classes and costs money in supplies. If you simply don't show up, then perhaps you've made it where someone else missed out. If you don't give me notice on two seperate occasions, then unfortunately, I will have to have you pay in advance. No classes will be held without a minimum of 3 people. If more sign up, we will add another date!

Let us start the year off right. With lots of stamping and scrapbooking!

JANUARY

Saturday - January 5th at 10:00 a.m. - $20.00 Bakers Dozen - 13 cards of 4 designs (envelopes not included except for unusual size cards)

Sunday - January 6th at 1:00 p.m. - $20.00 Bakers Dozen - 13 cards of 4 designs (envelopes not included except for unusual size cards)


Tuesday - January 8th at 7:00 p.m. - $20.00 Scrapbooking - 2 12x12 double page layouts with Christmas theme

Tuesday - January 15th at 10:30 a.m. - $5.00 House Mouse - 2 cards with House Mouse images (bring your own white cardstock and black stamp pad and stamp images as many times as you would like.)
Tuesday - January 15th at 12:30 p.m - $20.00 Bakers Dozen - 13 cards of 4 designs (envelopes not included except for unusual size cards)

Saturday - January 19th at 10:00 a.m. - $20.00 Bakers Dozen - 13 cards of 4 designs (envelopes not included except for unusual size cards)
Tuesday - January 22nd at 7:00 p.m. - $20.00 Bling Around the Year Scrapbooking (42 12x12 double page Monthly themed using various Bling techniques)

FEBRUARY

Saturday - February 9th at 10:00 a.m. - $20.00 Bakers Dozen - 13 cards of 4 designs (envelopes not included except for unusual size cards)

Tuesday - February 12th at 7:00 p.m. - $20.00 Scrapbooking (theme to be announced)

Sunday - February 17th at 1:00 p.m. - $20.00 Bakers Dozen - 13 cards of 4 designs (envelopes not included except for unusual size cards)

Tuesday - February 19th at 10:00 a.m. - $5.00 House Mouse - 2 cards with House Mouse images (bring your own white cardstock and black stamp pad and stamp images as many times as you would like.)


Tuesday - February 19th at 12:30 p.m. - $20.00 Bakers Dozen - 13 cards of 4 designs (envelopes not included except for unusual size cards)


Saturday - February 23rd at 10:00 a.m. - $20.00 Bakers Dozen - 13 cards of 4 designs (envelopes not included except for unusual size cards)
Tuesday - February 26th at 7:00 p.m. - $20.00 Bling Around the Year Scrapbooking (42 12x12 double page Monthly themed using various Bling techniques)



Classes are already starting to fill up, so don't miss out, contact me today!

Happy Stamping!
Ramona Bonita

Thursday, November 22, 2012

So Thankful

      I'm so thankful for all my wonderful friends that I have met through stamping and scrapbooking.  There are too many to name, but I am constantly amazed at what each of your friendships mean to me.  Some of you I have never met personally, only online, and yet you still touch my life in a way that you will never know. 
      To all my customers over the past three years, I can't thank you enough.  It has meant the world to me to get to know you.  Both professionally and especially personally.  I have laughed with you, cried with you, prayed with you and wouldn't trade a minute of any day I have spent with you. 
     Thank you, thank you, thank you.  

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Looking for a Justrite Set

I have a customer who is looking for a set by JustRite, JB-08080 Special Occasion Font Set.  If you have it and are willing to sell it, please contact me at 859-466-2164.  Thanks so much for looking!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Where does the time go?

Can you believe that next week is Thanksgiving? Oh my! Last time I was home it wasn't even Halloween and now I have to think about Thanksgiving! Wow! The calendar has been in somewhat of a mess with me being gone and having to change classes, but hopefully things are back on track.  As always, you MUST let me know if you would like to get into a class as I want to be sure I have enough supplies for everyone. I've missed so many of you and can't wait to see each of you. 
Check out the blog at www.ramonabonita.blogspot.com to stay in the loop as well as the blog on the new website, www.cshorecreations.com

The online store should be up and running in the next week! That's exciting! I have SO MANY stamps for your pleasure. Keep an eye on the new website, www.cshorecreations.com for all the new stuff. You will be able to purchase using a credit card on the website, however, classes are still cash or check ONLY.

If you've been busy creating, send me a picture and I will be happy to share it on the website and/or my blog for everyone to enjoy. Can't wait to hear from you!
 
November 2012

Saturday - November 17th 10:00 a.m. $20.00
Bakers Dozen Club, Make 13 cards, 4 different designs. This will last approximately 3 hours. You MUST bring your basic stamping suitcase.

Sunday - November 18th 1:00 p.m. $20.00
Bakers Dozen Club, Make 13 cards, 4 different designs. This will last approximately 3 hours. You MUST bring your basic stamping suitcase.

Tuesday - November 20th 10:30 a.m. - $5.00
House Mouse Club, Make 2 cards using House Mouse stamps. Bring your own white cardstock and black stamp pad and you may stamp these images as many times as you would like so that you can make more cards with these images in the future.

Tuesday - November 20th 12:30 p.m. - $20.00
Bakers Dozen Club, Make 13 cards, 4 different designs. This will last approximately 3 hours. You MUST bring your basic stamping suitcase.

Thursday - November 22nd HAPY THANKSGIVING!

Tuesday - November 27th 7:00 p.m. - $20.00
Scrapbooking Club, Join us as we make two 12x12 layouts. This month we will make one Thanksgiving layout and one Halloween layout.

Thursday - November 29th 6:30 p.m. - $25.00
Terrie's Christmas Club, Join Terrie Jones and make Christmas Boxes and Bags. You know she never disappoints and always has the greatest ideas!!
December 2012
Saturday - December 1st 10:00 a.m. - $20.00
Bakers Dozen Club, Make 13 cards, 4 different designs. This will last approximately 3 hours. You MUST bring your basic stamping suitcase.

Sunday - December 2nd 1:00 - 5:00 p.m $20.00
Christmas Card Making Open House
Stop by during these hours and make 12 Christmas cards, 6 different designs. Enjoy refreshments and prizes! You only need to bring adhesive! Reservations are required.

Tuesday - December 4th 10:30 a.m. - $5.00
House Mouse Club, Make 2 cards using House Mouse stamps. Bring your own white cardstock and black stamp pad so that you can stamp as many of these images as you would like so that you may make more cards in the future.

Tuesday - December 4th 12:30 p.m. - $20.00
Bakers Dozen Club, Make 13 cards, 4 different designs. This will last approximately 3 hours. You
MUST bring your basic stamping suitcase.

Tuesday - December 4th 7:00 p.m. - $20.00
Bling Around The Year Scrapbooking Club, We will make October and November Bling 2 page, 12x12 layouts.

Thursday - December 6th 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. $20.00
Christmas Card Making Open House
Stop by during these hours and make 12 Christmas cards, 6 different designs. Enjoy refreshments and prizes! You only need to bring adhesive! Reservations are required.

Saturday - December 8th 10:00 a.m. $20.00
Bakers Dozen Club, Make 13 cards, 4 different designs. This will last approximately 3 hours. You MUST bring your basic stamping suitcase.

Tuesday - December 11th 7:00 p.m $20.00
Scrapbooking Club, This month we will make two 2 page 12 x 12 layouts with a Christmas theme.

Sunday - December 16th 1:00 p.m. $20.00
Bakers Dozen Club, Make 13 cards, 4 different designs. This will last approximately 3 hours. You MUST bring your basic stamping suitcase.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Home Again!

Back home in Northern Kentucky after an amazing month with my daughter and new grandaughter.  Gotta look at the calendar and see where classes are.  Haven't created anything in over a month, lol.  Dying to get busy and get stuff on the calendar.  Is there something in particular you would be interested in?  Let me know and I'll see what I can do.  Thinking of a Christmas Open House Stamping Event.  What do you think?  Let me know. Can't wait to see each of you!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

All Classes Cancelled until after November 13th!

Due to the fact I won't be back in Northern Kentucky until November 13th, all classes have been cancelled until after that date.  If you were scheduled for a class that is cancelled, please contact me when I return and we will reschedule.

I realize with everyone gearing up for the holidays, we don't want to miss out on any of our holiday cards that we've counted on all year, so we'll just reschedule.  I am enjoying this time with my grandaughter and will be inspired to create upon returning home.

Thanks for your understanding.

Mikaela the Army Brat

I think this uniform is to big for me!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

P. S. ....

I'll be back in Northern Kentucky November 13th.  I'm going through stamping withdrawal.  lol  When I get home, I'll be going through Mikaela withdrawal.

Mikaela's my little pumpkin



Mommy crocheted my Halloween costume.
I'm a Hungry Hungry Caterpillar!

Enough said!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Baby Cards for Mikaela

A special thanks to Kathleen, Linda G, and Joyce D for the beautiful cards for Miss Mikaela.  She is doing really good and I've fallen in love with her.  Here are a couple of pictures for you to enjoy.




Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mikaela Marie Cory

Minutes old

15 minutes old, getting bathed
Mikaela Marie Cory was born at 1:25 a.m., October 23, 2012 at Ft. Benning, Georgia, weighing 6 lbs12 oz. and measuring 19 inches long with strawberry blonde hair.  Mom and baby are doing great.
Given back to mom all cleaned up

Sunday, October 7, 2012

September Bakers Dozen pictures


 By request, here are the Bakers Dozen cards for September.  Enjoy!


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Store Hours for This Final Week



Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - Noon until 6:00 p.m.
Friday - 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

This is the final week that Your Stamping Cottage will be open for business.  C-Shore Creations, Inc. will still exist.  I am taking everyone's wonderful ideas and mulling them over in my mind and my heart and considering what the future may hold.  Please keep your eye on the blog for updates on what I might be doing.   You just never know (wink, wink)!

I hope to see each of you this week, if for no other reason to get a hug and let me tell you what you mean to me.  Thank you so much for all your support, laughter, hugs, and memories!  What a wonderful adventure this has been!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Classes for Stampaway for Sale

I have had a customer contact me regarding some classes she is not going to be able to attend next Friday at Stampaway.  If you would like to buy them, please contact me and I'll put you in touch with her.  Have a great day!  My phone is 859-466-2164.

Classes for sale: 
I have two class spots for sale on Friday.       1.    MetalEmbossing ABC 8-11am $35.

                                        2.      Irridescent Reversible Glas Embell. Knotted Necklace 1130-130 $50.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Correction of dates/times

Sorry about this, but it has been pointed out to me that I made an error in the dates/times I will be open.  Please take note: Closed today through Monday.  Reopen Tuesday 7/31 noon until 6.  Wednesday 8/1: noon until 6; Thursday 8/2: noon until 6; Friday 8/3: 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and the last day of sales is Saturday 8/4: 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Consignors stamps will be ready for pickup on Friday 8/10 by appointment ONLY.  Please make a note of this.  Also, classes at the house next month are already starting to fill up, so call me if you want in!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Running Out of Time!

Your Stamping Cottage is open today, noon until 8:00 p.m.  I'm closed tomorrow through Monday, reopening Tuesday August 31st at noon.  I will be open noon until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ( 8/31 - 9/2).  Friday, 9/3, we will be open 10:00 until 9:00 and Saturday, 9/4, I'm open 10 until 5.  Closing my doors forever at 605 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Kentucky at 5:00.  The consignor's items will be packed and ready for pick up after that date.   

This has been a wonderful experience and I will definately miss everyone.  But classes at the house have already started to fill up and I'm so excited about this new chapter in my life.  If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to call me at 859-466-2164.  Stop by and see me before Iclose on the 4th!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Shop Closed Today and Tomorrow

Just to let you know that the shop is closed both today and tomorrow.  Call me on my cell if you need me, 859-466-2164.  See ya Friday!
Glass Art like mine!  Taken
at the Corning Glass Museum
in Corning, New York

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Christmas Cards with SUJI!

 Join us for SUJI's last class at the Cottage!  You will make these four adorable cards for $18.00.  We've been so lucky to have SUJI join our family and you won't have to miss out on more classes, because she's agreed to do more at the house!  Stay tuned!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Your Stamping Cottage is closing...


Dear Friend,

I hope this email finds you staying cool in this heat. As you know the shop was closed last week as both my girls were home. That being said, my first grandchild is due in October in Georgia. We just moved Justin to Boston and Sara is in Colorado. Everyone knows that my kids mean the world to me (you hear me talk about them all the time, lol).  I have reached a point in my life where I would like to be free to travel and see my kids when I want to and I am fortunate enough to be able to do this, with the exception of the restrictions of the shop.

Therefore, I will be closing the shop August 4th at 5:00 p.m. I feel that this has been a wonderful experience for me. I have loved every minute of it. But now I am moving into another chapter of my life.

I will keep an online presence and will still have consignment stamps from those who wish me to try and sell them. I will still offer Bakers Dozen in my home as well as an occasional other class such as scrapbooking. I CANNOT have a store in my house, however if you buy them online you can come pick them up and save shipping.

I have classes scheduled in July.  Stampaway is the first week in August and I will have ALL the consignment that I have at the shop for sale.  The last class to be held at the shop will be on Saturday, July 28th.  My hours will be a little weird this last month of business, so please call me on my cell phone, 859-466-2164, to check and see if I’m open or not before making the drive down.

 I have loved getting to know each of you and know my shop would not be the success it has been without you.  For that I thank you and look forward to hearing from you.  And keep an eye on the blog, ‘cause you never know what I might do in the future, lol.  I love you guys!!

 Sincerely,

Ramona Bonita Croushore

C-Shore Creations, inc. dba Your Stamping Cottage

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Original Artwork in Someone's Kitchen!!

 I'm so excited!  A couple of months ago a young lady who lives in Ft. Thomas came in on First Friday and was interested in my Tile Art.  I became incredibly addicted to making these tiles last fall and had so much fun.  I told her I had a lot more at the house and if she wanted to come in the next day, she could have her choice.  Honestly, I didn't think I would ever see her again.  But sure enough, the next day she came in and picked out 7 of my tiles!   Tonight, when I got home from the shop, I had received an email from her with these pictures.
"Hi, Ramona! Attached are pictures of your art in my kitchen. I'm still lovin 'em! I used 3m strips to attach them, one on the top and one on the bottom of each and haven't had any problems.
 
-Emily"

It is so awesome to see something that you loved to create being enjoyed by someone else. 

By the way, due to the heat, the fact that it's my birthday, and that my husband is going to kidnap me for the day, the shop will be closed Friday, June 29th!  You will get 30% OFF all NEW product on Saturday the 30th in celebration of my birthday.  Have a great one!



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Let's Resist Again w/ SUJI




Susan has done it again with the beautiful cards!  Join her in her second Resist class and learn the tricks to making these three beautiful cards!  These photos really don't do them justice.  You will make your own background stamp and have it to take home after the class!!!  Learn the secrets to wax paper resist, too!  These cards are stunning!  Call today and reserve your seat while there's still time.  The class is Thursday, June 28th at both 12:30 and 6:30.  The cost if $15.00!


Monday, June 11, 2012

MA Evans in CT

The infamous washi tape!
Sitting on the porch with Curt's birdhouse!
"Where did you get these towers for your inkpads?"

View through the FRONT door of the house!

Bedroom chest of drawers full of ribbon.

"Of course, Margy got this for you."
     Stopped in Connecticut to visit MA Evans from the Gingerwood Board yesterday afternoon!  MaryAnn has been to the shop the past two years and spent the day.  We met on Gingerwood several years ago and it just so happens that she had met a dear friend of mine, Margy, online also.  She and Margy became extremely close and Mary Ann visits her once a year.  She sends goodies to Ink or Dye which is the stamp club Margy and I belong to.  Of course, she’s not going to come to NKY and not visit me and the shop!  Year before last, she came to Your Stamping Cottage the day before she went to Stampaway so that she could get the BEST deals.  She spent quite a bit and then went to Stampaway thinking she wouldn’t spend as much there.  She was wrong!  Lol

     After seeing her stamp room (house) I see why she couldn’t resist all the great deals at the shop as well as Stampaway.  Truly, I thought I had a lot of stamps.  I have none.  Not one.  I must buy more to try and keep up, lol.  OMG!  She has binders and binders and binders and drawers and drawers and drawers and more and more.  And then there’s ribbon.  Holy Cow!  In her bedroom, she has a chest of drawers.  Don’t we all?  No clothes.  Drawers, everyone of them, filled with ribbon!!!  The dies, the inks, the tools, the material, the paper,  the toys, the … EVERYTHING!  The kitchen had stamping stuff, the laundry room had stamping stuff, the bedroom, the AMAZING stamp room and we didn’t even go upstairs where there is MORE! 

     Her home is gorgeous.  Located in the middle of nowhere, Salem, CT, everywhere you look are trees and stone fences and across the road are horses.  She even has an outhouse.  Of course she sent back a box of stuff for Margy with me, including a stone!  Yeah, a stone from her yard.  And she gave me one out of her garden for my garden.  I even had her sign it for me with a sharpie!  What a doll!  You gotta love her!  The hubby and I had a nice visit with her, sitting on the porch in the rockers, the breeze blowing, the wonderfulness of being with another great friend I met through this crazy hobby I have.  Life is good!


A laugh with "The Ruler"!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Purse Box w/Cards

This little purse is just too darn cute!  My friend Margy found one at a craft show and loaned it to me to see if I could recreate it.  OMG!  It was a challenge, but I did it!  I must say this one is more stable because of the cardstock I chose.  This one has a LOT more color because of the papers I chose.  You can bet I'll be making some of these for Christmas presents! 
It holds a post it note set along with a color ink pen.  Three regular bookmarks and a special flower bookmark.  The purse itself holds at least 4 cards.  Great gift!!

You can get the written directions and learn how to make one yourself by signing up for the class on Thursda, June 21st at either 12:30 or 6:30.  Space is already limited as the purse is at the shop and several people have seen it and already signed up before I left for Boston.  If there is enough interest, I will be offering it again in July and possible August.  Be sure and call my cell phone if you want to sign up before Thursday the 14th as I'll be out of town until then.  859-466-2164.

I will also have these in the store for sale in kit form.  They will be $29.99.  The cost of the class is $25.00.  You MUST bring to class a bone folder, scissors, a 12" personal paper trimmer, two sided adhesive as well as "red line" tape.  You don't want this to come apart after you put so much work into it.  It is absolutely adorable!!  Call and sign up today!





Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Punch Cards w/Jackie!

Join Jackie and learn how to make these adorable animals by using everyday punches!  You will make these four cards in the class, but rest assured that these are perfect for your scrapbooking pages as well!  Remember I'm in Boston, so call my cell phone to sign up today!  I have my book on me so I will know if there is room in the class!  If I don't answer, I may be driving and I WILL call you back.  859-466-2164!  Watch the blog for photos of my trip!  Miss ya'll!!!!