I have already removed a lot of pages from this journal. I can't remove any more as I have something on all the rest. I'm a little concerned about the how much it splays open! Not good. I was considering how to prevent it from falling apart when a Youtube video came to my rescue. I didn't book mark it so now I can't find it again but that's okay I don't really need to see it again. The woman in the video used ribbons to tie around a composition book that she altered. I thought that was a great idea. I have had a hank of sari silk for a couple of years now and have been wanting to use it but just didn't know how. Well, I think it works great to hold my journal together. You can see all the pretty colors that are in it!