I used the BasicGrey Periphery paper that I bought at convention along with the coordinating Bazzil Cardstock. This was a difficult challenge for me because I am not really much of a ribbon user, and frankly, I didn't use a LOT of ribbon on this layout, but even SOME is more than I usually use!! Journaling reads: "Megan, you have not had an easy time with reading. It has proven to be quite a challenge for you, but you have worked very hard & overcome your difficulty and have even learned to enjoy reading. There have been a few books that have especially captured your interest and the Spider wick series has been one of those."