Lisa Leonard Designs

{inspiration} paper sky.

November 23rd | older posts



one of my favorite shops downtown is paper sky.  i leave buzzing with inspiration.

and jessica, the owner, kindly agreed to answer some questions for us!


  1. Your store in so inspiring!  How do you get inspired?  What ignites your imagination?

I get inspiration from just about everything…color, humor, odd moments, great packaging, anything handmade, the sound of the ocean…




2.  What is your favorite craft or thing to create?

I love the hands on creative process. I am all over the board when it comes to creating but I typically gravitate towards paper crafts. I’m having a lot of fun right now creating our holiday window. It’s a very whimsical snow village entirely made out of paper, ribbon and of course, heaps of glitter.

3.  What’s the hardest part of owning your own shop?

There is always something else to do, always another idea on your mind, and never enough hours in the day.




4. Any great ideas hit you today?

This is not my idea but I just color coordinated the spines of all the books in our built in shelving unit and it looks so cheery and artful now!

5.  What advice would you give to other women who want to start their own business?

Stay focused and never deviate from your overall vision. But mostly, GO FOR IT! This has been the most amazing and gratifying experience ever!




6.  Plain or peanut M&M’s?

Ha! Ha! Both?

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Thanks Jessica!  Paper Sky is located at Higuera St.  If you’re looking for unique cards, custom wedding invites, table decor, or general inspiration, paper sky is your best bet!

6 Responses

  1. jasmine says:

    Oh I looove Paper Sky! I would like to live there :)

  2. Jennifer says:

    The shop looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. patricia says:

    wow, this is my kind of store!!

  4. jamie says:

    I love Paper Sky and Jessica is AWESOME! I love to go there and get stuff to wrap my friends gifts! It’s just all so pretty and girly and fun!

  5. Jewell says:

    This place looks like sooo much fun! Between you blog, pictures and now this store …… just another reason I wish I lived closer. ha

  6. Tiffany says:

    I love stores like this! Thanks for sharing this. It looks amazing. Must make plans to visit them sometime.

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