Well here we are, nearly a week into 2015, so what better time to have a little chat about goals? Since it is the season of resolutions and self-improvement, I feel somewhat obligated to toss a few of my own intentions out there. The purposeful and auspicious ones, at least. Because apparently it's not all that socially acceptable to announce the ambition to sit on your ass and watch too much reality tv as your main focus this year. Hmph.
I actually started pondering my goals quite a few months ago, when I was working on this page for the winter issue of Scrapbook & Cards. It documents eight things that I'd like to include more of in my day-to day-life...little elements that enrich and invigorate me, but are often the first things to get ditched when life gets too busy or hectic.
S U P P L I E S :
I created a rainbow of eight rectangles across the page to house each of the eight goals. Each block included a photo, a stamped number, and small clusters of color-coordinated embellishments. When I'm laying out a two-page spread, I often like to consider it one large page instead of two, and design accordingly. On this spread, I used a horizontal band across the whole thing that helps connects the two halves of the layout.
For my title, I cut large san serif letters from kraft cardstock to spell out "2015 GOALS." I then lightly sprayed them with brown ink so they'd appear just slightly darker than my kraft background. I layered smaller kraft chipboard letters over the top to make a title that is textured, but doesn't distract from the colorful band across the center.
Kind of like I'm trying not to be distracted by the fact that my DVR contains several new episodes of Vanderpump Rules that I need to catch up on. (Did I just publicly admit that?!) At least we know ONE of my goals will be cinch to conquer this year!