{8.6.2012} smile – it’s monday…


This card makes me smile for a TON of reasons:

1.  I have not created for FUN in a few months.  My mojo has taken a serious summer vacation.  I’ve been keeping up with my scheduled design team assignments, but playing for fun eluded me {and was starting to worry me}.  I had the BIGGEST grin when I completed this one.  It felt good.

2.  I used washi tape… my new found love.
These are from Target… check the office supply section.  They are packaged in rolls of 4 for just $4.  Steals!

3.  TOTALLY clean and simple.  Ahhhhh, love.

4.  New Hero Arts stamps in DA HOUSE… yea!  How can you not smile at that!!!

5.  Finally, I’m playing in a challenge for Hero Arts.

So fun.

Seriously, this card just makes me happy.  I can’t explain it.  It is so simple, so full of white space… just some tape and one stamp.  But, my heart is smiling.  It feels good to look at a card and feel like myself again.
K, ’nuff of my weirdness.  I think you get it.  Lol.

I’m using some yummy Target tape in my favorite color combo right now: orange and teal.  Dots and stripes, yes please.  And the pop of the orange was perfect to highlight the ‘smile’ from the sentiment.

I am also entering this into the A Blog Named Hero

since anything goes this week and I LOVE Hero Arts.

I hope this made you smile on a Monday.
Have the most wonderful week.


  1. paperella

    Lisa, this is fabulous! Love how the sentiment pops on the orange tape and the perfect mix of patterns! Creating just for fun is the best 🙂

  2. Jessi

    Love it! Creating for fun is definitely the best – when the mojo isn’t there, it’s definitely a bit scary. I always wonder if I finally ran out of ideas. Love this washi tape – one of these days Target will get around to Canada, and then LOOK OUT. Of course, washi tape will probably be ‘over’ by then, but I digress 🙂
    Love the colour combo – orange & teal is so fun, and really pops against the white!

  3. Lynn

    Just bought my first ever rolls of washi tape at Target a couple of weeks ago! Love how you used it on your card and the way you stamped the sentiment is fabulous!

  4. Emily Leiphart

    I love this, Lisa! Awesome washi and perfect stamping make for a wonderful CAS card!

  5. Glenda J

    This card makes me happy too. I knew you’d rock this set. Fabulous! LOVE the washi.

  6. kerenbaker

    Love it too! I’m a lover of white space and washi. Not surprised this card made you smile- its fab!

  7. Pryn Garritan

    Gorgeous card, Lisa! In my opinion, your mojo is on point!!! You have inspired me with so many fabulous designs this summer! I am glad that you were able to “play for fun”. That is always needed to keep the balance 🙂 I definitely have to go check out that deal on the washi tape! TFS 🙂

    Hugs to you!

  8. Lindsey

    I am impatiently awaiting Target’s Canadian arrival, then to the washi section I go! (They better have it…) Just as you say, this is CAS and FUN!

  9. Sav O'G

    AWESOME!! Love your washi tape–what a great deal! FAB design:)

  10. Linda Trace

    so fun, so perfect. what a great card. Clean, simple, GORGEOUS>

    Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!

    Good luck

    A Blog Named Hero

  11. Shannon - Paper Made Bakery

    Yep, another fantastic card Lisa! I love your use of stamping on washi tape…so glad you got your mojo back (and a double dose, too!)

  12. Melissa Shea

    It should make you smile, it’s gorgeous! I love the washi tapes (I picked some of those up from Target too-totally felt like I found treasure!). It feels so nice to craft for fun, I’m glad you were able to find some time 🙂 Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!

  13. Rockwell Designs

    I wish I had a Target close by. Still no Washi Tape in my stash yet!!! Your card makes me HAPPY too! Love all that white space!!!

  14. Jackie

    I was just at Target yesterday…darn! I’ve got to remember to check out the washi tape next time. Love your CAS card!

  15. lostinpaper

    Your card makes me happy too! All that wonderful white space, those happy colours and who can resist washi tape… love it Lisa!

  16. Marion

    Great card Lisa. Love the design and colours. I am new to washi tape as well…

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