Mar 29, 2014

Say it isn't So.....

I can hardly believe it is already three days from April 1... no foolin'! It's odd that even though this winter has felt like the. longest. ever. I also feel like the start of Sale-A-Bration on January 28 was just yesterday! But all good things must come to an end, I guess.

This card was one I made for a swap with the Shore Stampers last month. The theme was Sale-A-Bration and I have to say one of my favorite products this month was the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (to the right). Honestly this photo doesn't do it justice... it's so spring-y (a theme of mine lately) and colorful.

Remember you can earn this paper (and many other exclusive items) for free with a $50 Stampin' Up purchase made prior to the end of the day March 31.

Anyone who orders with me ( before the end of Sale-A-Bration will get entered to win the Everyday Occasions Card kit for FREE. You'll get one entry for ordering with me and a second entry if you use this hostess code at checkout: KXKDUXBX.

Also, anyone who places a $50 order prior to the end of Sale-A-Bration will also get a hand-stamped invitation to my invite-only Sale-A-Bration appreciation event on Friday, April 11. This is an event where I love to spoil my guests, so you won't want to miss it!

Be sure to visit my Facebook page to see some more fabulous samples I've collected from other demonstrators throughout Sale-A-Bration. There are truly some amazing products you won't want to miss out on!

Here is a picture of the 20 cards completed with the Everyday Occasions card kit -- remember someone who orders in the next three days will get this great kit for free!

Thanks so much for stopping by... I hope to not be such a stranger on my own blog! (smiles...)

Mar 10, 2014

For the Love of Paper!

The PaperLove Blog Hop is a celebration of all things paper! Follow the links to discover more bloggers who love paper and use it to inspire and delight. And if you want to explore a whole world of paper, and stretch your paper passion further with a host of creative projects, why not join the innovative new online course PaperLove (starts March 31). Led by book artist Rachel Hazell, PaperLove is a five week creative adventure for paper lovers. Find out more here.

Welcome to all my fellow paper lovers who have found me through the PaperLove Blog Hop. I'm so glad you're here!

I honestly can't remember when my love affair for paper began. But I can tell you that my earliest memory of being entranced by paper was in an office supply store before I'd even hit an age that had double digits. I wandered down the notebook aisle with all the printed covers and the fresh clean paper and began to pick each of them up one by one to examine them. And even to this day I can easily spend an hour looking for a new notebook (and now even new planners make me excited!).

As I got older I began to cut up magazines and pair the clever titles I found with my pictures. Or I'd make vision boards out of all the pretty colors and images I found.

And even later, I discovered the craft stores... talk about losing hours! Now I am an avid scrapbooker and card maker and love to play with stamps, ink and paper to make something special for friends and family.

One of my favorite aspects of being a card maker is when I get a thank you e-mail or call after someone receives one of my handmade thank you cards. So fun. :)

I thought I would share with you a few of my recent paper creations. Sound fun? Don't worry I know you've got a long list of papery goodness to see today - so I'll make it quick!

This card was one I recently shared during an online Facebook party I had. I gave everyone who participated four different project ideas with written directions and I supply list for the projects. This one features all sorts of fun techniques and products: embossing, gold sequins, multi-color stamping.

If you want to connect with me online I'd love to have you join me -- just search By The Shore Stamping in Facebook and click "like" -- It would be really fun to connect with you (you can also just click the link above and it will bring you to my page).

The next couple of projects I'm sharing are from my most recent paper obsession. It's called Paper Pumpkin and it's designed to be a monthly creative escape delivered right to your door! Yahoo! It's created by Stampin' Up (a rubber stamping and paper crafting company based in Utah).

Here are some cards I made with one of the past kits:

Cute, right? The card in the middle is designed just as the kit described to do. On the other two, I decided to switch it up a bit and use some of the product I had on hand to do my own "thang" -- that's what I love about these kits -- they are pretty basic to start, but it's a great starting point for your creativity.

Here is two other cards I made with a different Paper Pumpkin kit... I love the saying on these... I had some friends going through cancer treatments when I made these and the "you kick booty" was the perfect sentiment!

The good news is if you'd like to play along with Paper Pumpkin you can go to and sign up for your own little creative escape (who doesn't like to get something other than bills in the mail!). If you don't already have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love if you selected me as your demo (Jen Pitta) -- I send everyone who joins a hand-stamped thank you card (but don't worry... no need to send me a thank you note! ;)
Unfortunately, I can only sell these in the US - but be sure to visit if you are outside of the US -- they have demonstrators in tons of other countries and I'm sure they would love to help you with your paper passion!

Thank you so much for joining me today... I hope you'll bookmark my site and come back to visit. I know my list of blogs to read is going to grow immensely after I run through all the blogs today (I took a quick peek last week when they sent me the blog list -- lots of papery yumminess!!) Enjoy!

Be sure to follow on with the tour:
Majo Bautista / Tona Bell / Louise Best / Cathy Bluteau / Jennifer Bomgardner / Giova Brusa / Lindsay Buck / Beka Buckley / Joanna Caskie / Jonathan Chapman (Mr Yen) / Halle Cisco / Sarah Clare / Cathryn Clarge / Dawn Clarkson / Rhiannon Connelly / Jenny D'Fuego / Molly Dhiman / Ian Dudley / Ayisatu Emore / Akmal Farid / Monika Forsberg / Claire Fritz-Domeney / Louise Gale / Chrissy Gaskell / Julie Hamilton / Emma Hawman / Rachel Hazell / Holly Helgeson / Claudine Hellmuth / Kim Henkel / Sarah Hoffman / Joanne Hus / Paula Joerling / Beth Kempton / Julie Kirk / Eos Koch / Katie LaClair / Kristy Lankford / Michelle Manolov / Doreen Marts / Rosie Martinez-Dekker / Tori Mears / Maria Mederios / Lise Meijer / Debbie Miller / MaryJane Mitchell / Suzy Naidoo / Grace Noel / Hannah Nunn / Camilla Olsson / Jo Packham / Rachelle Panagarry / Monette Pangan / Melanie Paul / Nicole Piar / Jen Pitta (you are here!) / Liz Plummer / Julie Reed /

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