Howdy! I'm Larra, owner and senior designer at Little Blue Paper Shop. I am a sinner saved by grace, a wife to a pretty amazing guy, and mama to 3 fun boys and 1 baby girl . I have worked in design and photography since college and I'm just slightly OBSESSED with good paper and stationery products.
Our shop began in 2011 as a fundraiser for our son's medical expenses after he was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Toothe, a lifelong neuromuscular disease. What was started as a way to help pay for therapy and leg braces, God blessed into a full blown business. We started with a single piece of scripture art on Etsy and have since expanded to include stationery, scripture cards, invitations, gifts, personalized products, and more!
"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing." 1 Thess 5:11
The mission and purpose of Little Blue Paper Shop is to encourage others through God's Word and beautiful paper. Our featured line, the Hope Collection, is one that is dear to my heart. I began to see how overwhelmed other women and mothers, as well as myself, become as we try to face the daily challenges of life. I felt a tug on my heart to be a positive voice to women and mamas like me to remind us all of our value in God's eyes, and that we don't have to do it alone. The collection features products like Hope Cards, which have a beautiful watercolor design and an encouraging scripture to bring HOPE. Other Hope Collection products include The Hope Journal (a perfect companion to the Hope Cards) and prints. The line is slowly expanding to include other products that inspire women to be who they were created to be in Christ!
We love the art of handmade. There's just something special about the attention to detail, the special touches and love that goes into putting each piece together. We print and assemble as many of our products as we can in our home studio using professional printers and high quality materials. However, in order to expand our product line, we do use local print shops and screen printers for certain pieces. We do still package and ship all products to you, which gives us the opportunity to add our special touch and pray for those who will receive them.