Don’t You Just Love the Lazy Days of Summer

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When I was at Digiscrapapalooza in 2012, I saw someone scrapping with some pretty cute templates and asked her whose templates they were. She indicated they were Bre’s and introduced me. I asked Bre to shoot me an email because I loved her stuff and would love to have her in The Digi Files. I was not thinking and didn’t get any contact info for her. Quite a bit of time passed and I had no way to get ahold of Bre, but, thought of her and her cute templates often. One day, I was SO HAPPY to see her application come through to participate as a contributor in The Digi Files!  I emailed her immediately and worked on getting her scheduled. I am so happy to FINALLY have Rainy Dayz Designs contributing to The Digi Files!  Let’s take a closer look at “Layz Days of Summer” that is included in The Digi Files this month:

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 Rainy Dayz Designs’ contribution:
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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Layz Days of Summer by Rainy Dayz Designs; My Life My Journey exclusive collab by The Daily Digi; Type Inspiration Word Art 3-3-12 by Katie Pertiet.

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Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: Layz Days of Summer by Rainy Dayz Designs; April Storyteller by Just Jaimee; Fall Semester by Chelle Creations; In Harmony by Elise Hansen; Truly Madly Deeply by Juliana Kneipp; Super Geek Glasses by Lauren Grier.

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Layout by Jenn. Supplies: Layz Days of Summer by Rainy Dayz Designs; Destination Imagination by Bella Gypsy, New Discoveries by Dream Big Designs, Techno Geek by Kristen Aagard, Sloppy Stencils 1 & 2 by Michelle Godin, Unperfect by Traci Stroud and Ziggle Designs, DJB JenLin

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Layout by Rachael. Supplies: Layz Days of Summer by Rainy Dayz Designs; Paradise Beach kit by Echo Park; Fonts: Corradine Handwriting and DK Carte Blanche.

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Layz Days of Summer by Rainy Dayz Designs; Hitting the Waves by Jay Day Studio. Font: Century Schoolbook.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
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I’m Bre, originally from Wyoming, currently living in Northern Utah. I’ve been married to my husband Greg for 8 years. He’s been going to school for the last 8 years, and we’re excited for him to finally have his Master’s in School Counseling. Now we’re just waiting for the job offers to roll in. In the meantime, I spend six hours a day working at a credit union, which I actually love, I just wish they would let me install Photoshop on my computer. When I’m not working, I enjoy scrapping, blogging, stalking people on facebook, twitter, and pinterest, and obsessing over the boy band, One Direction.

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I have always been fascinated with the concept of P365/P52, however I feel at this time my life is too boring for me to take a photo each day. I have decided, however, to keep a daily blog/journal. I use a list of prompts from Debbie Hodge to give me something to journal about. It’s a great reminder for me to jot a few things down each day, because a lot of times you can’t photograph what people say, so by doing a daily blog/journal, I’m able to write down those things that can’t be captured with a photograph.

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startedI’ve been scrapbooking since I was about 12 years old. I loved cutting up pictures and papers and using stickers on my pages. After I got married and moved into our trailer, trying to get out all of my paper supplies just became too much. I’ve worked with Photoshop since about my sophomore year in high school, so about 5 years ago I took the plunge and purchased my first digital scrapbook kit, and got on my first CT’s. I’ve appreciated how much easier the ‘clean up’ is with digi (not to mention CTRL-Z)!

I started converting my layouts into templates about 3 years ago, and have fallen in love with designing them. I love seeing what others create using them, and seeing all the different possibilities.

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I love browsing the different galleries around the digi scrapping community, and seeing the different trends and techniques that come about. I love to create outside the box, so if it’s something I haven’t tried yet, I like to see how I can interpret it.

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Computer: I have an iMac, that I have had for close to 11 years. I’m super nervous that it is going to crash on me, and if/when it does, I will cry. To be honest with you, I don’t even know how much RAM I’ve got. It just does what I need it to!

Program: I use Photoshop 7.0 (and that is regular Photoshop, not Photoshop Elements) A dinosaur program to go with a dinosaur computer, I guess.

Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT

Anything Else: Wacom Tablet, 320 GB SimpleTech External Hard Drive (that is nearly full. I need a bigger one!)
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When it comes to using templates, use them simply as a guide. They aren’t created to be followed exactly. If there are more photos that you need, use one of the photo spots to put some journaling, or simply delete it. You can also add more photos if you need. The same goes with elements. If you don’t want a lot of elements, you don’t have to fill every single elements spot. I also love flipping or rotating the templates. If I have a picture where I feel it would look better on the other side, just flip the template. I love looking at layouts using my templates and picking out how they changed it up. The templates aren’t there to restrict you, but rather to guide your creativity.

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I love putting different shapes on a page, and I love clustering the pages with them. I love how versatile these templates can be too. You can keep them simple and leave out the hexagons, chevrons, and arrows, or you can leave them and have a full fun page.

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My All About Me collection has been my most popular. Scrappers love and NEED to scrap about themselves. They were inspired by my own all about me layouts. I love that you can use them for traditional styles of digi scrapping, but can also be fun for the art journaling type of layouts.

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Here are some of my favorite products by Rainy Dayz Designs:

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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Rainy Dayz Designs’ products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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