Just Jaimee: Go To Town

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I have been a fan of Jaimee’s for a long time! She is an extremely talented designer with a wide array of style capabilities. She does a great job with minimal, retro, doodly whimsy, and so much more. I especially love her wordart and papers! Her contribution this month is HUGE!! Let’s take a closer look at “Coming Home” that is included in The Digi Files this month:

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This is ONE of SEVEN collections you get when you become a member of The Digi Game this month. You also get an interactive Playbook (in PDF and iBooks formats) that has lots of ideas for using the supplies including techniques, tips, and tricks! All of that, including access to exclusive collaborations every four months you are a member, for only $7.50 total per month! Here are some layouts created using Just Jaimee’s contribution:

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Layout by Jenn. Supplies: Coming Home by Just Jaimee; Font: Jacki’s Hand.
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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Coming Home by Just Jaimee; Font: Scrap Baby.
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Layout by Trina. Supplies: Coming Home by Just Jaimee; Grow With Love Letters by Crystal Livesay and Sara Gleason;
Font: Darcy Baldwin.
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Layout by Lauren. Supplies: Coming Home by Just Jaimee; Daydream Paints by Tracy Martin; Font: Soymilk.
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Layout by Tara. Supplies: Coming Home by Just Jaimee; Fonts: DJB Tara.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
Name
My name is Jaimee Kaiser commonly known as Just Jaimee. I am full time working developer at a medium size firm in Freiburg, Germany. I moved here from London, Ontario in 2008. I am married with 3 daughters Sydney, Alexandra and Zoe. We also have a very loveable and lazy cat named Büsele (booze – alley). When I’m not working, with my family or designing, I read a lot, and play guitar.

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What I love most about this layout is the messy, chaotic patterns and brush work. I have been playing with my brushes I usually create for CU – and really go to town sometimes creations background mats or page borders applying different papers in style format to the brushes. Others might use clipping masks but it takes forever for me to decide which patterns i want to use, so that’s why I load everything and create styles so I can play more efficiently. I have a tutorial on YouTube for that.

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started
I started in 2009, a friend who owned a shop invited me to try designing. I was doing web design before I got into digital designing and I actually designed first before I scrapped (..oops). I think the shoes fit well, even as a beginner, and I learned a lot over the years – I am always looking for ways to better my designs and style. I am huge on experimenting and spend a lot of time in Photoshop pushing my knowledge where I can.

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I’m inspired by color. Color schemes put me in a mood that is set for my kit. You can almost feel it by looking at my kits – at least I like to think so. I am also very much inspired by paper scrapping. I read a lot of trend magazines and such and my style tends to lean towards a paper scrapping style.

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Computer: I have both an iMAC(Snow Leopard – put Lion on it last year and ended up not liking it) and PC(Windows 7). My iMac has over 3GB of RAM but my Windows is getting old but it does have 4GB of RAM. My iMac is a 24inch, I also have an external monitor for my Windows – a 27inch LG.
Program: I have PS5 on both Mac and PC – using mostly Photoshop and Illustrator. I sometimes use seamless studio, color schemer studio and rarely use Art Rage. I also have Alien Skin Eye Candy (treated myself this year!)
Camera: I have an entry DSLR – Nikon D3000 – about 4 different lenses. I don’t remember exactly which ones at the moment:)
Anything Else: I have my beloved intuos4 tablet, it’s a must have for me.

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I have so many, I’m not sure where to start:) I suppose a tip I would like to emphasize is don’t underestimate the power of the brush! You can really turn a regular layout into a fantastic layout just by using brushes. You don’t have to just plop on 1 brush – try playing around with the brush preset settings like scatter and such. Try and use your brush work at the very end of doing your layout where you can accent behind your frames / clusters, page borders, title work. Clip a paper to those brushes to really give a fun rub-on type of look!

favoriteAt this time, I would say I really like my September Storyteller Collection. I love the colors and how it turned out! I used a lot of chipboard like style in the elements – it has a very paper scrappy feel to it. It’s pretty big too and full of goodies! I just wish I had more time to play with it!

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Feelin’ Peppy was popular I think because of the colors and fun, goofy theme. It’s still pretty theme neutral enough to work for any kind of layout! I was feeling pretty peppy when I created it – hence the name. It’s just an all around fun kit to play with I think.

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Here are some of my favorite products by Just Jaimee:

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Birthday Bliss Digital Kit

Summer Bucket List Digital Scrapbooking Kit by Just Jaimee

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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Just Jaimee’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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Coupon
To save 35% off your next order at Just Jaimee’s store use coupon code ddsubs328 (1 user per person).

Go have a look in Just Jaimee’s store! We will randomly select a winner from the comments to win $10.00 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST to qualify)!