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!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Amazing Day!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out and celebrated our second anniversary today!  A special thank you to Toni and Stephanie for blowing up all the balloons (with Frank's help); to Kathleen and Linda for taking care of the make-n-takes; to Patty and Beth for helping get all the food out and the table set up; to Kathleen and Linda for the wonderful cookies; to Linda, Kathleen, and Tim B. for helping to clean up after and to the most wonderful husband in the world for his love and support and for giving me the opportunity to "play" every day!

The cards, the wishes, the hugs all mean so much to me.  I thank God for each and every one of you, for making my life so full.  I am truly blessed.

Many of you left the shop today with a FREE gift after reaching into the grab bag of goodies.  But now I must tell you who won the big prizes today:  the winner of ONE FREE class taught by me between April 1st and June 30th is Cindy Mauer; the winner of THREE FREE classes taught by me between April 1st and October 31st is Star Alexander; and the Grand Prize winner of SIX FREE classes taught by me to be used before our next anniversary celebration is..................Lynn Freeman!!  Congratulations to all our winners and again thank you for an amazing two years!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Anniversary Celebrating Two Years!

Join us Saturday, March 31st, for our Second Anniversary Celebration!  From 2:00 until 5:00, we will have prizes, food, make n takes, and you might even get a chance to reach into the Grab Bag of Prizes!  Thank you to each of you for making the past two years so much fun!  Here's to many more!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Zentangle has come to Your Stamping Cottage

Zentangle® Workshops now at Your Stamping Cottage

Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns that will     help you:

·         increase focus and creativity
      ·         reduce stress
      ·         provide artistic satisfaction
      ·         increase a sense of personal well-being

 Certified Zentangle teacher Lisa Jameson invites you to join her for a series of workshops to learn this accessible, mindful, and meditative process of art-making that anyone can do! Included in the fee is a mini-kit of high-quality supplies that you’ll use to create at least one complete, uniquely-your-own tangled tile.

Classes are limited to 8 participants

Zentangle 101-The Basics: Saturday April 14, 2:00. Fee: $35.00

    This 2-2.5 hour workshop will introduce you to the history, terminology and basic practices of zentangle.
     Learn 8 “tangles”, two “strings” and shading techniques. Warning-may be habit forming!

Zentangle 202-Beyond the Basics: Saturday April 28, 2:00 p.m. Fee: $30.00
    (Please note: Zentangle 101 is a prerequisite for this class.)

     Explore more!  This 2-2.5 hour workshop will introduce you to more advanced tangles and for even more fun- white patterns on black tiles!  Students should bring their mini-kit provided in Zentangle 101, or you may
purchase materials separately.  Black tiles and white pens and pencils included in fee.

Zendalas!: Saturday, May 12, 2:00 p.m. Fee: $30.00

    Mandalas are an ancient art-form used to connect with one’s inner world.  In this 2-2.5 hour workshop you will create a beautiful mandala using Zentangle techniques on the new round tiles. WOW! Students should bring their black Sakura Micron pen provided in Zentangle 101, or you may purchase one for $3. All other materials included in fee.

Pre-registration required.  No walk-ins, please.  Please call Ramona at (859) 581-0690.  Space is limited, so register TODAY!

Meet your instructor: Lisa Jameson, MFA, Certified Zentangle Teacher

    Lisa Jameson is the coordinator of the art education program at Northern Kentucky University. She received her MFA in drawing and MA in art education from the University of Cincinnati. In addition, Lisa is a visual artist who has been exhibiting for over 20 years. Her work is included in many collections, including the Cincinnati Art Museum. Lisa completed her Zentangle certification with Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts in May 2011.

The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted.  Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com  or contact Lisa Jameson: LisabJameson@gmail.com

New Happenings at the Cottage

We have added two more teachers to our staff!  Things are popping at the Cottage and you don't want to miss out!  In addition to Jackie, Susan Thompson and Lisa Jameson have joined out team.  There are lots of cool classes coming your way and you don't want to miss any of them.  Remember that next Wednesday is Easter cards with Jackie and you must call to sign up and reserve a seat if you want to get in to this class.  The photo is listed in the post below.  Absolutely adorable!! 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Easter with Jackie - Adorable!
We have a new teacher with us!!  Jackie Waebel is going to be offering classes each month!  She will be joining a team of extrememly talented teachers who truly want to share their love of paper crafts with everyone they meet.  Jackie has been a Stampin' Up demonstrator for a very long time.  She will bring her love of stamping and all things paper to YOUR Stamping Cottage beginning the first week of April! 

Call the shop and sign up for Stamping with Jackie on April 4th.  For YOUR convenience, she's offering the class shown here at 12:30 and 6:30 for only $15.00!  And don't forget, next Saturday, the 24th of March, Lisa will be sharing her love of stamping with the adorable Easter cards below.  There is no reason for you not to send out Easter cards this year, as I will be having my Easter card class on March 29th!  YOU ask and YOUR Stamping Cottage will do everything we can to deliver!! Call me and get in these classes asap, before there's no more room! 

While YOU'RE here, online, don't forget to check us out on YELP.com and "like" us on Facebook!  YOUR Stamping Cottage can be found in many places, YOU should be found at YOUR Stamping Cottage !! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day this Saturday!

Make plans now to head down to Historic Bellevue and stroll the avenue this Saturday and celebrate St. Patrick's Day!  From 11 until 5 you can scour the Avenue for one of three pots of gold located in three of the shops on the Avenue. 

Discreetly let the shop owner know you found it and your name will be entered  to win $75.00 in Bellevue Bucks which can be used at any of the participating shops or restaurants on the Avenue.  If you find all three pots of gold, then your chances are increased to win the $75.00 Bellevue Bucks.  The shops will have clues as to where you'll find the pots of gold, so visit all of  the participating businesses to make it easier to find them.  From the 200 block to the 700 block, you never know where your luck will happen! (even if you're not Irish)  Be sure to wear green and get 10% off all new items in Your Stamping Cottage as well as some of the other businesses on the Avenue!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Easter Cards with Lisa

Color Me Happy by Lisa Henke
Lisa has done it again!  Join her on Saturday, March 24th at 3:00 and make three Easter cards.  Here are two of them.  These are awesome!  Lisa will be using My Favorite Things, Unity and Cats Pajamas.  Lisa is extremely talented and if you haven't taken one of her classes you don't know what you're missing.  Call the shop and sign up!
Some bunny loves you by Lisa Henke

Inside of Some bunny loves you by Lisa

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Beautiful Day

Bakers Dozen Sympathy Card
What a gorgeous day it was today!  Many friends stopping by the shop and browsing.  Flowers, flowers, flowers everywhere!  The classroom shelves are full of them.  I'm anxious for spring and ready for all the colors that come with it.   There are lots of classes on the calendar below.  Check it out and sign up soon.  The Dirty Dozen filled up immediately and I have scheduled a second one on the 22nd.  Call the shop and sign up!

Now for something totally personal...my oldest daughter and her husband are expecting!  I'm so excited!  Our first grandchild!  I ask for prayers for her and the baby...for a safe, healthy pregnancy and birth.  I'm so glad I have you to share this with.  Life is wonderful!  See you at the shop!