Mar 10, 2014

For the Love of Paper!

http://www.paperphilia.co.uk/paperlove/the-paperlove-blog-hop

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 www.mypaperpumpkin.com 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 www.stampinup.com 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 /

 

5 comments:

  1. I so love doing this blog hop. So nice to read about every once love for paper. Thank you for sharing yours.
    /Camilla Olsson - also in the blog hop www.camillaolssonart.wordpress.com

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  2. Wow...there really are so many similarities in our stories! So great to connect Jen! I love your beautiful cards! I could easily get lost in a scrapbook paper isle too...so many gorgeous patterns! Thanks so much for sharing! ;)

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  3. I like the idea of paper kits, the bicycle cards are really cool. Nice to meet you, waves from London {*}

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  4. It was such a thrill to be a part of this blog hop. I loved sharing my love of paper and the craft of decoupage with everyone. and even more excited to read about everyone else’s. #paperlove #bloghop In the blog hop – http://www.designfivestudio.blogspot.in/2014/03/for-love-of-paper.html

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  5. Ooooh, so happy to find you through this hop. What a treat to be part of this. I can't wait to check out some of your links.

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