I went a little mad on shopping for Japanese masking tape on this trip. I'm not sure if it wasn't around when I lived there last, or if I hadn't seen it, but the first time I saw this gorgeous product was on this post over at a Spoonful of Sugar. I quickly hunted some down and have been quite addicted ever since.
I love the pretty colours and designs it comes in. I love how easy it is to use on so many surfaces. I love how I can reuse little pieces over and over again. Little strips hold notes to myself next to my desk. I've used it to decorate old jars that hold paint brushes and pens. I've used it in my journal, but there are oh so many more things I can do with it.
I also came home with a book for inspiration, the same book that Lisa showed us in that original post.
You can buy the masking tape (also known as "washi tape") from a number of places online including (insert shameless plug) my good friend's store on Etsy.
I'm now off to play with some more. I'm trying to organise all the tasks involved in running a small business and think the tape will be a fun and pretty way to colour code my new schedule.