It had been a long time since I wrote in my big journal and I miss it when I don't do it for so long a time. When I start to put together this type of spread I start with a word that I usually write in CalligraFun letters and then just start building. I also like to put a face of some sort and some stamps, preferably hand carved. It's very relaxing to do these journal pages. I like the blue girl. I painted her after taking Michelle Brown's watercolor faces class.