Fall in Colorado by Heather Meeson
Confession time; until a few years ago I was happy to experience nature from my car. I was a “city person,” who’d relocated to Colorado for work, and found the outdoorsy, laidback Colorado lifestyle baffling. But a decade later I’ve embraced it. Now I’m a Jeep-owning, back-country camper, who looks forward to time in the mountains almost as much as time in Paris or Tokyo. Almost.
So, while September’s release is filled with great staples, I was particularly excited by the Wild stamp set. I’ve used it here in an obvious way - on a layout about fall in the mountains – but I see Christmas trees and stars for December albums, cute trendy cacti, and some great words you could use to tell your eclipse stories.
Because I wanted to make a few minor changes to the journaling card to make room for stamping, I used the digital version of the 3x4 green color-blocked card from the September Kit instead of the physical one. In Photoshop, I added a layer that blocked a few journaling lines; this meant when I printed it, a blank space was left above the remaining lines that created room for the trees.
Using the stamp set from the Admit One Kit may be an unexpected choice for this layout, but it’s another example of how versatile even the most thematic stamp set can be. I used the striped element to add a bit of color and texture to the tag, but also built a “ticket” with it for embellishment. I repeated the date of the story I was telling (15 September) and picked works and phrases that fit.