So.  I love to play with paper.  I love neutral krafty papers.  I love pretty patterned papers.  I love papers with beautiful color palettes.  I love papers with realistic textures.  I love papers that make you want to pet them even if they are digital.  I love layering papers.  I love cutting papers.  I love using papers in fun shapes.  I love using papers to frame photos, to blend photos, to mask photos, to create alphas, to use as mats.

And this love of paper probably goes a long long way in explaining just why I love Liz of Paislee Press so much (beyond the fact that she is completely made of awesome).  She creates gorgeous papers that make my paper-loving heart go all a-twitter.  She’s also a storyteller at heart I find myself effortlessly inspired by her beautiful work.  So needless to say, when I laid eyes on Liz’s newest release (landing in her store on 20 April) I was smitten all over again.

I was instantly inspired to use the beautiful papers in Sorriso to create a design that framed and anchored this photograph of Bugga.  I really wanted to create a balance of letting the photo AND the papers shine without one overpowering the other.  And Liz made it easy by offering a cheerful and vintage-y palette and both big patterned papers and smaller patterned papers,  as well as beautiful neutral papers.

And I knew this kit would really afford itself beautifully to my latest album that showcases a series of “todays” over time.  I am scrapping a page every month or so that simply captures the beauty of one moment and then includes a stream of thoughts and feelings I have on that day.  So this is “today i…” for 4.18.2011.  In the end, these pages will be compiled together into an album mosaic of moments that will reveal the bigger picture and let my daughter and family see themselves and me through my eyes over time.  It’s a fun and simple way to document the everydays and see a progression of our story.

So yeah.  Liz has inspired me to create another page that helps me tell our story.  And I love her for it.

For another peek at Sorriso inspiration that will no doubt WOW you, please wander over to Therese’s blog {HERE}.  Therese is a dear inspiration to me and has such a beautiful and restrained voice in her storytelling.  I think you’ll be taken in by her beautiful photographs and pages too!

 

2 Comments on today i…

  1. Leah {paperboutique}
    April 19, 2011 at 7:53 am (6 years ago)

    This is gorgeous Sara! And I’m glad that I’m not the only that likes to “so yah…” 🙂

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