I decided early on that each signature would have pockets in the middle. I also decided that they would sewn in.....to withstand many items being tucked into them. I used many different colorful papers for the pages......I wanted this to be a fun journal for Sandy to have with her. (This paper is from Scenic Route.....no long a company, but Sarah Milne is the designer and has an online shop.....just Google her name. ").