Hi everyone, Heather Leopard is here and I’m sharing a goals and dreams bullet journal I created for my daughter who begins her first day of high school Monday. My idea for this was to create a way for her to document ideas about what she hopes her future holds. I may even add a few of my own thoughts for her future. I think it would be fun to include this in a time capsule with other things from her childhood.
I thought the llama paper was not only fun but I often say, “save the drama for your llama” and we all know high school can be full of drama. Perhaps this will turn into a way for her to journal that right out of her system. Ha!
So the first thing I did was cover a Traveler’s Notebook with the adorable little llamas from the My Bright Life collection. I think they’re so adorable striking their poses with the flowers in their hair. Soo cute. To cover this, I applied Sticky Thumb tape runner to the cover of the notebook and then laid it down on the back of the paper. Then I applied adhesive to the spine and the back cover and folded the paper over leaving paper hanging slightly over on the front and a bit more on the back. Same for the top and bottom. I did this because if you trim the paper to what you think the measurements are for the notebook, odds are you’ll be just a bit off. It’s much easier to do it this way and then trim around the edges with scissors. Trust me on that one.
I knew what I wanted for the main theme of the journal to be but we’ll get to that in a moment. I also wanted to add some inspiring words and the 2″ x 3″ cut apart cards in the 6″ x 6″ paper pad had exactly what I wanted. I just needed to choose which one I loved the most.
“You Can Totally Do This” was it so I cut that one out and adhered it with some foam adhesive over a dark contrasting patterned paper. I used the same colors and flowers as the llama and her pretty little flowers.
Now it’s time to go back to my main theme, “MAKE IT HAPPEN”. I love that you are in charge of your destiny and it’s all up to you to make it happen. I used gold foam Thickers and placed them over the flowers. Then I decided we needed more gold so I added a layer of gold plaid patterned paper.
It’s time to put it all together. I used tape runner adhesive again and left enough room on the edges to hang over just slightly and then just trimmed it up with scissors again.
So there you have it. I also sprinkled additional 2″ x 2″ and 2″ x 3″ notecards, die cuts and small puffy stickers to some of the inside pages. I’ll make sure to include more embellishments and papers in the package when I give this goals and dreams bullet journal to her so she can decorate the inside pages.
My Bright Life Lovely Llamas Patterned Paper 733874
My Bright Life Flower Pop Patterned Paper 733868
My Bright Life 6×6 Paper Pad 733892
My Bright Life Ephemera Die-cuts with Gold Foil 733884
My Bright Life Puffy Stickers Icons 733886
American Crafts Thickers with Gold Foil- Bryn 733888
Sticky Thumb Marathon Runner and Refill 342038