Goals Journal

Have you seen the seriously cute My Crush books from Close to My Heart? They are beyond adorable and I knew as soon as I saw one I wanted one!

I decided to make a goal journal with mine.

The cover on this one is soooo pretty! I love Damask and this turquoise is so perfect! I used some of the felt roses and the sparkle swirls I had leftover from my Frosted Workshop on the Go and some chipboard leaves from the Chantilly collection. The rest are stickers from the My Crush collections. I actually decorated the outside of the book last so it was easy to work with.

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I just love all these yummy layers here! I added some tabs using leftovers from my Frosted and Chantilly collections.

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These swirly sparkles are so pretty and easy to use!

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I also decorated the spine.

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Here is the inside cover. I adhered some Chantilly paper and chipboard flower to it. The arrow  and the “now boarding” stamps are in the Sight Seer Stamp set. I love all the little apha stickers and journaling cards you get in the My Crush Assortment packs.

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The next pages are a sort of preface. They outline my 3 main goals and the reasons for choosing them. I love using the little alpha stickers mixed in with hand written journaling.

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The next pages are dedicated to the month of December 2013. I started a month early to get my groove going and to help me decide what format I wanted to use in the book. The journaling cards are just so handy! I used the “december” stamp from a stamp set that I think was a stamp of the month. It has months and numbers to make a calendar. I decided to go with this format for each month: Inspirational page, a journaling card with to do lists for that month aimed at achieving the log term goal, a reward envelope, and then a page dedicated to each goal.

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Here’s what’s in the reward envelope. This gives me permission to spend money on the item, but only if I have completed the to list. The rewards don’t have to be an expensive item, just something I would probably never buy for myself, but I really want. The page behind the reward envelope is my journaling page dedicated to goal number 1.

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And here’s the next few pages with my journaling about my progress, feelings, or obstacles surrounding that goal.

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This is the inspiration page for the month of January on the left, with the reward envelope opened. Notice if I complete my to do list for January I get new running shoes!!!!

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     And my journaling page for goal number 1.

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Journaling pages for goals number 2 and 3. I could also include photos and keepsakes here.

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And this is February. Don’t you just love this paper? It reminded me of the doily paper from the For Always collection. I used the Chantilly chipboard circle because it reminded me of a doily.

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This is March. I love all the peacock feather colors in this book, greens, turquoises and purples! They just look so fun together!

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 This is April. These tiny envelopes are the perfect size for the tiniest journaling cards included in the My Crush Assortment.

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This is May. More kraft paper! I actually made this envelope using a piece of paper from the Chantilly collection. I love the little banner stickers that come in the My Crush Assortment. The to-do list for this month is actually on the back of the banner tab.

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Here is June. I used a few journaling cards to layer up on the left page.  I used the arrow stamp again on the right page.

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Here is June. I love how some of the paper came pre-decorated, like the left side.

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Here is August. Don’t you just love that bright envelope?

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September. The cute journaling card I used for my to-do list is so cute with the washi print!

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Check out October. Instead of the stamp I used the alpha stickers to spell out the month. More washi print on the right page!

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November. Peacock feather colors again!

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December.  I like the faux coffee cup stain on this journaling card!

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These last pages are for a kind of final overview/review of the year. There are no to-do lists or reward envelopes here. If this goes well, I may do another book for 2015. =)

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And more journaling room for the final review.

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I also thought it would be cute to decorate the back. The journaling card is from the My Crush Assortment and the flower is from the Chantilly chipboard.

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Since I wanted to add in extra stuff, I had to actually take the book apart. I don’t have a cinch or anything like it, but it was super easy to take apart and put back together by hand.

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I am hoping this book keeps me on track this year!

Abigail-Scrapbookista

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