When I first saw this paper, I fell in love with it. Mary Poppins floating over London just brought back childhood memories. So I bought it. It’s another one of the purchases I made before going to Disney World. Though I didn’t have the photos to go with the paper, I knew I could meet Mary at EPCOT. So, we headed to EPCOT… and I almost chickened out. I felt silly standing in line without any children. It took a gentle nudge from my husband to get me to stand in line by myself. I love that man!
The title of this layout comes from the first words she said to me, “Spit spot!” I was a little slow walking up to her. Yes, I was chided by Mary Poppins, and I will never forget it. This lady is no nonsense! It was the perfect place to begin this layout.
Though the paper was beautiful, it was a challenge to figure out how to use it. I didn’t want to cover Mary or the London rooftops. Still, I wanted to fit 2 photos on the page. I decided I could do it with this “L” shaped layout. I could place the photos on the right hand side without covering any of the major icons. Then I could use the space below Mary’s feet for the title and journaling. I had to add another paper because the title wouldn’t have shown up well on the newsprint background. Since this layout has a vintage look to it, I chose that awesome hidden Mickey paper.
Decorating this page didn’t take a lot because there wasn’t much room left. I added a journaling card. I do wish that I found something other than stark white for this page. It doesn’t fit in with the aged look of the rest of the page. I used an old rub-on from Bo Bunny that is around a decade old. It went on like butter! I added the “Quite a Character” stamp from a set an online friend made. Then I used the dark red gem swag at the bottom. I picked three spots to create a visual triangle to place some butterflies and word strips. Can I tell you that I was thrilled to use word strips? I never know what to do with them. The final detail was the small “sweet” tab and a small heart.
I am super happy with the overall look of this page. I may find a way to go back and age that white paper a bit. That might be a challenge at this point. Maybe I will just put it into my scrapbook and keep moving forward. I am not Mary Poppins. I am not practically perfect… just practical.