I tried my hand and handwritten journaling here. I know they say you should do it on layouts because those that get your scrapbooks down the road will appreciate it, but I just hate the look of my handwriting. I tried writing it 4 times on paper first to get it right and I still am unhappy with it. I love the teal/lime color combo though. I followed the same sketch here as I did for the layout a few posts back of my step-mom and my son. Funny how different embellisments make the difference. Of course, I opted to not include the contrasting patterned paper because the above layout was plenty busy with the colors. I also left the set up the same even though one is 8 1/2 x 11 and the other is 11 x 8 1/2.