January 11, 2011

Meet Design Team Member, Leah Larson!

Here she is: Leah Larson, Paper Pals Design Team Member!
Leah is a returning member to the Design Team. She's great at incorporating sewing into her projects and has the kind of handwriting that should be made into a font. No journaling disasters for this gal!

Leah is originally from Canada. She has now been in the states for over 15 years, but she's managed to hold on to her accent. :) Leah formally worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse in Seattle. "We moved from Bellevue, WA to Pullman 4 years ago. After my daughter was born I really didn’t want to go back to work and leave her in someone else's care, so my husband and I decided to move to Pullman where my stepsons live."

Leah has been scrapbooking for 10 years now.  She says, "The more I do it the more I love it. I am sure I will be a scrapbooker for the rest of my life." There are many things that inspire Leah when it comes to papercrafting. "I love the stories and the photos. Not to mention the paper, stickers, embellishments, stamps… I am driven to record the everyday things that happen to us. It would be wonderful to see all these kind of details about my Grandmother’s life. Just a simple photo of what was in her cupboards would be fascinating to me."

When it comes to the pros, Ali Edwards is a “life artist” that she truly admires. She loves her clean and artistic style and the fun projects to share.  She also regularly keeps tabs on  Becky Higgins’ blog. Leah is currently doing Becky's "Project Life" and she is "totally in love. This is the first time since starting scrapbooking were I have been caught up on the current year."

One of Leah's favorite product lines is Cosmo Cricket-- available at Paper Pals! She's drawn to the manufacturer's cute designs.


One recent project she has worked on was for her daughter's birthday. Isn't that robot just the cutest? And what a unique idea for a little girl's birthday!
You can see more of Leah's work and keep up with her creative scrappiness at her personal blog, Confessions of a Scraplifter.
Leah had a hard time picking just one thing that she loves most about Paper Pals. "There are so many things that I love. Karen and Shawna make the store what it is. They greet you when you walk in. How nice is that? It is truly a treat to go in there. I love looking at all the wonderful products and dreaming. You could look in there all day and still see new stuff. The smell in there is so delicious. It even comes home on the paper you buy. The products they sell are good quality. I just can’t say enough. "
 
Go visit the store yourself to experience what Leah loves!
 
And come back here next week to meet Design Team Member, Judy!
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3 comments:

AngMomof3 said...

This girl ROCKS! She's one cool cat. Leah, I feel lucky to know you!

Karen said...

We love Leah! She is such an amazing talent!!

Leah said...

Wow thank you. You just brightened my day. Thank you thank you.