that is a fantastic idea - hope you do not mind me stealing it for my fiancé's wedding gift. I too have tons of poems for him! The beautiful thing with scrapbook max is you can do almost anything with it. IF you see templates that have journalling that you like, well, chances are there are kits in those same embies - that way, you can add however much journaling you want (or however little). Also, you can move things around on the page and recolour it - so you do not necessarily have to keep exactly what you see.
Hope this helps. Welcome to our little family here, congratulations, and definately have fun
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