This is my first handmade journal. I made it last year after finding that I had just the right size mat board left over from framing some photos of our children. I had no guidelines… I just sort of put it together the way it looked like it should go using left over fabric from the curtains I made for the guest bathroom..grin Well, since then I have found Danny Gregory's site. What a godsend for anyone wanting to make their own journals! Danny's site is called Every Day Matters. It is a very uplifting site as well a site for art, drawing and inspiration. Bookbinding 101 is a page showing step-by-step instruction for making your own journal. Wish I had found this site before I made mine!