Ready to break some rules?

SOOOO Excited to share this with y’all!!  Today we are breaking rules and getting crazy!  And on this layout I had to do a two page spread, I know, kicking’ old school!  LOL  But lets be real, we need to be working on double page spreads for out books with multiple pictures because we take tons of pictures.  And for me, I have two boys that are both artsy and the theme of this page includes them both but I wanted them to each have their own dedicated space and feel for the page so I did a double page spread.

I used lots of my favorite Hambly that Wendy included in the kit (THANK YOU WENDY!!) and paired with with the Melissa Francis and 7 Gypsies papers.  Since Zane’s drawing was very architectural and almost blueprintish and I printed it with a little bit of a sepia filter it really set the tone.  But I needed a title and I wanted something bold and big but not too bright to distract too much from the large picture of the drawing.  So I wen to last month’s kit and pulled out the big chipboard letters and just rubbed some gesso over them with my finger to give them a white washed weathered look and added some letter stickers from my stash for a little pop of color.  I also smeared some of that gesso and some aqua paint randomly over the page for some color and interest before attaching some Hambly overlay bits I was carefully rationing!  LOL!

For the facing page I pretty much did the same thing, layered the papers, smeared the gesso and teal paint and layered the Hambly overlay piece before placing the pictures in an interesting cluster.  Then added my title in a variety of different alpha stickers for additional interest.  I really felt like I was free to just have fun on this layout.  The letters I used for “Raising” were letters from the hardware store that I loved.  And the teal letters are letters I use in my bible journaling so I just pulled from everywhere.  Lastly, you guessed it, I just inked everything and stapled the last of my Hambly scraps

So go grab some unconventional supplies or do some techniques you have been scared to try and break some rules!

Please Welcome our New Design Team Members!


I would like to announce we have added two new Design Team Members to the BAD GIRL POSSE! They are both SUPER EXCITED to be here and are looking forward to showing you just how BAD they are with their creations using the upcoming November Scrapbook Kit which will be released on November 15th.

Please give them a warm welcome….


Candy loves to work all things Vintage so of course she was perfect for the team and will make an EXCELLENT BAD GIRL! Candy…I cannot wait for you to inspire us with us your AMAZING CREATIVITY!



Melissa brings to the team a true love of Mixed Media….is that totally BAD GIRL or what!!!!??? I cannot wait to see what you create for us Mellisa!

A HUGE CONGRATS to you ladies and WELCOME…it’s going to be an AMAZING JOURNEY!!!


Wendy La Croix


Happy Friday bad girls! Are you ready for the weekend? I have am sharing a vintage layout today using one of my favorite photos from my birthday celebration in September. My husband surprised me with a party with all of our neighborhood friends! It was a lot of fun… he even bought me a tag, hat and some other fun birthday goodies that said 21. Haha, it was a joke… I just turned 39. He did good… He even got me a Chocolate Truffle Bomb cake and it was da bomb! Seriously… so good.

Enough about my birthday party… Here’s a layout I created of my friend Angel and I at the party. I altered the photo using PicMonkey to make the photo look more vintage looking so it would blend nicely with the papers.

I used a stamp to stamp my title at the top of the photo. Also, I cut a piece of the Tin Foil stickers in half to use as photo corners for the photo. Oh, and what did you think of the Hambly screen print? OMG, I was so excited… yet, sad that they are no longer in business. I hope Wendy has some more of their screen prints somewhere… maybe she’s hoarding them, I don’t know, but I am not greedy and I will gladly take a few more sheets. LOL In the mean time, I think I’ll hold on to my scraps. 🙂

I cut the frame from the 7gypsies paper to use as a frame for the photo.

I cut the spades and date strip from the Prima Paper to use as embellishments for this layout. Since none of dates on the date print had September, I used my stamp to add September at the bottom. It was bothering me… teehee
Thanks so much for visiting today!

Italy trip

All welcome! Today is Thursday, and this time for create art with your garbage and go green! We continue to create with an excellent October Main Subscription Kit: “Roadside Thrift Shoppe”.  This time I made a page about my daughter. She travels a lot and always smiles in the photo))) Thanks to my daughter I have many beautiful photos) This page about the trip to the Italian city of Sanremo.

I took the Patterned Paper: 7 Gypsie  Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Floral Guideand and one more sheet from the set of October. I have a habit of immediately cutting strips from the whole sheet with the name of the collection and then I can not determine what kind of paper it is. Oh (((Now I do not know which sheet I took for the background, but you will definitely find the exact same here 

I always try to use packaging! This time, as a substrate, I used the packaging from Prima Marketing.This patterned turquoise cardboard was ideal for this project. His color nuances refreshed the layout of the layout.I tore off a few pieces from a cardboard package and put them in a puff cake from paper LOL…I cut an Italian-style building on the plotter … So I think LOL There is a lot of my design chipboard in the project. Yes, I’m doing a chipboard on my designs))) Chipboard “Smile” I tinted the ink in a beige pink color and then covered some of the places Crakle Paint.I often use Crackle paint in my projects, I like the effect of aging.

I slightly drowned the torn edges of the cardboard with turquoise inks.I love all the toning))) This helps to combine the elements in the work. Create a single whole!  I want to tell you an interesting trick! How do I make headlines))) I used a strip with the manufacturer’s logo and cut the letters. Then I composed my words from separate letters)) His is the same method I made the headline “Trip” and “Italy” It can be any clippings from magazines too.

 I hope you liked the result! Do it with us! How do you like Italy?  Do you love to travel?  Create pages with your photos from travel and share them in the gallery! Thank you for taking the time to look. Good Thursday and creative mood!

Irina was with you today.

Happy First Day of FALL

Hello Bad Girls,

My favorite time of the year is here, so HAPPY FALL YA’LL

The Fall season is so full of rich colors and this layout is full of it.

I wanted to add texture and dimension to my layout so I pulled out my hexagon die punch, and also went through my floral stash to find just the perfect shades of Fall to tie in the papers and embellishments.

In my October kit I was pleasantly surprised and happy to find the clear acrylic pages that had these amazing beautiful frames, and how awesome does the distressed print look over my Vincent’s face. It kind of looks like it a very vintage photo.

I cannot wait to see what you create with this months kit, I hope I was able to inspire you today.

Thank you for stopping by, and also wanted to say that I just received my November kit and it has me dancing like a crazy maniac……I love it so much, and I cannot wait to show you what I have created.


Inspire Me: Paint Color Palette

Hello, Bad Girls!

It’s Rae with you today, sharing a layout I made with the October kit, inspired by a paint color palette that I found on Pinterest. I confess: I am a Pinterest Junkie! I use Pinterest every day- I have thousands of pins including recipes, craft projects, beautiful backyards, dream homes, and paint color palettes! I pin so many of these color palettes- some of them are definitely combinations I want in my house, and others I save just for scrapbooking inspiration. This one is so beautiful, I couldn’t wait to use it:

And, I saw all of these colors in the October kit, so I decided to use it for inspiration for this layout of my littlest man, all dressed up on Kindergarten Graduation Day. I edited the picture to coordinate with the color palette, as that shirt was quite a bright teal.

I printed out a small, wallet sized picture for this layout, so to make sure it was still the focal point, I cut down the blue Websters Pages blue paper, distressed it, and glue it to the Melissa Frances ledger paper. The blue and ephemera/script style paper was a prominent theme in the kit, so I was able to repeat those layers in my paper cluster.

I added some of the 7 Gypsies Architextures stickers (the wood, tin tiles, and the door) to my layers for added interest and dimension as well, mixing in some of the blue and brown/grey tones from the color palette.

I also added in some greys and silver tones by adding the frame that I fussy cut from the 7 Gypsies paper, and a metal heart from my stash on the little tag.

I added the title with some alphas from my stash, that are actually a greenish grey that are from the same line/ collection as the Websters Pages paper I used.

I also made the clock using the Prima Marketing paper clay that was in the kit, and a mould that I already has. I painted it with the ivory Tattered Angels High Impact paint, and then used some silver metallic wax to accent the groove for definition.

I also die cut some leaves from the Websters pages ledger paper, and colored them blue and distressed them.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my project today. I definitely recommend browsing through color palettes on Pinterest for some amazing inspiration!


Flying by the Seat of your Pants is Soooo BAD GIRL SEXY!

I’m just gonna be honest…most times when I sit down to create I have no idea what I am going to do. Rarely do I plan ahead. I just sit down and let my supplies inspire me. And that is what being a BAD GIRL is all about…and that is how we are BRINGING SEXY BACK! If art is something that was going to stress me then why would I do it??? So that is what I encourage you NOT to do…NO STRESS…just play girlies…and most of all HAVE FUN!

So when I sat down to create this Layout, again my mind went to the book that I started making for my husband to hold love notes. So this is another page. I really love the Gypsy on the 7 Gypsies paper so I decided to highlight her. But I love the fabric and the moulds and the flash card…and the transparency…yep…her we go…I have to put it all on the page…*sigh*….lol…

I went a little crazy with my sewing machine…*gasp*…what else is new???!!! hahaha…

I cut out the numbers on the flash cards and grunged them up a bit with the cream paint…holy crap I love that paint…when they say HIGH IMPACT they really mean it…super opaque…gets the job done in one swipe! Take notice that all that is holding my numbers in place is the stitching and to add interest I put half the numbers behind the transparancy…who’d a thunk??? lol….

The Gypsy photo is held in place with the 7 Gypsies ephemera as hinges and I added a shabby half frame around Ms. Bad Ass Gypsy that I created with the Prima moulds and I colored them with the Gold Glimmer Glam. I wanted to #keepitreal which is why I left the frame white where I have the break…I wanted it to appear like a worn broken frame…another reason why I didn’t trim neatly around it.

I added turquoise paint to the background to add contrast in a #badassway! Look closely and you will notice I also added a touch of the Gold Glimmer Glam over the paint on the bottom to create harmony with the gold frame and the gold in the fabric.

I formed pockets to the side by stitching and made three tags with assorted papers in the kit. Take notice at the top I folded the fabric backward at the top and created a place to put a pen…this way I can grab the book at any time and not have to look into the black hole where all the pens disappear into…LOL…

Here’s a closeup of the gorgeous 7 Gypsies ephemera…gosh I am so in love with it…it adds so much interest and texture…and look at how amazing the fabric looks with the transparency on top of it. So girlies…get your kits out and just PLAY…have fun and DO NOT be afraid to be BAD and just try ANYTHING…mx it all up and create something SEXY! Have a fabulously BAD ASS DAY!


Wendy La Croix

Playing with Screen Prints

Hi everyone. I am back with another layout using the fabulous October Bad Girls Couture Kit. When I first saw the Hambly Screen Print, my eyes immediately went towards the big oval frame. So, naturally, I thought of something to use it for… a frame of course! I simply used scissors to cut out the image then used my tape runner to add some adhesives to the corners behind the black. You can staple transparency to the layout as well… that is what I usually do.

I added a few sheets of the tin foil to decorate the base of my layout. Then I added a strip of patterned paper and transparency. I hand-cut the postal image to use as a die cut for my layout. The “Good Times” banner was created using a roller stamp and an image cut from the Prima paper. I used a marker to color it lime green to pull the green from the leaf of the flower.
I hand-cut the cupids from the Prima paper then used a pink marker to color in the heart. Then I used a foam square to pop the image off the page. I added the gold heart to the center of the heart from my stash. I tucked one of the antique tags at the top right-side of the photo mat.
I used a few stamps at the bottom to help tell my story as well as my own hand-writing.
I painted the “Happy” laser die cut (by Creative Memories) with the Gold Glimmer Glam paint and Twinkling H20’s.
Thanks so much for visiting today!

Let’s Get Vintage!!

Happy Friday y’all!!  Today we are getting vintage!!

I’ve been itching to scrap these pics of our family ladies tea for a couple of reasons, first of all, we were all dressed up and looking fancy and ummm…how often do you get a photo op with the queen?!  LOL! Well a cardboard cut out of her but still.  So needless to say this layout required just the right combination of class and style but I couldn’t lose my usual grit I normally like to have on a layout.  Then the October kit came and I knew this was the kit to tackle these pics!  I mean, hello…that Hambly overlay?  *swoon*  I was in my element to say the least.  Well enough talk…let’s take a closer peek, shall we?

Let me start with the Prima flower in the middle I toned the bright pink down a bit with the Tattered Angels Ivory paint in the kit and glittered the edges up with the Gold Glimmer paint.  Took a while for paint to dry on that felt but it was worth the effect I think.


I knew I wanted to use that glorious Hambly overlay (which I cut up in bits and pieces and cherished).   So I cut the large frame and started layering from there.

I loved the way it looked on top of the 7 Gypsies Architectures Floral Guide Paper but as I cut and layered more pieces and then stencil some painted feathers with the Tattered Angels Ivory paint (and by the way the paint covered really well on that transparency),  I decided to place a plain sheet of clear transparency over the 7 Gypsies paper.  I begin attaching everything to the clear transparencty so everything had an even “transparency” gloss and the seems didn’t appear so harsh and evident.  Then I started hand stitching!  I stitched the little tag on to include some journaling, I’m not much on a lot of journaling text so that was perfect.

Then I knew I had to include some vintage linens, hello…it’s Antiqued Friday!  So I pulled out my linen stash and found these wonderful cross stitched pieces and sewed them on.   I was pretty happy with the look of how it turned out.  All that was left was the title so I just searched through my alphas and popped on some trusty ‘ol alpha stickers from my stash and inked up all the edges and I was done.  It all really came together and suited the mood of the pics pretty well.   I hope y’all are inspired to get your vintage on today on your layouts and projects today!!

Altered Chipboard Tag

Hi everybody! Hope you’re having a fabulous week so far. Today, I have a fun tag that I altered using the Mouldings from the October Bad Girls Couture kit. I love tags; they are my favorite. For this project, I used a chipboard tag and vintage moulding by Prima Marketing.

The first thing I did was coat the chipboard tag in Heavy White Gesso with a paintbrush. I pushed the tag aside and used the Moulding and paper clay to make a border for the bottom of the tag. I gently peeled the mold from the Moulding then added a good amount of gesso at the bottom of the tag and gently pressed the Moulding on top of the gesso and let it sit to dry for 24 hours.

Once the tag was completely dry, I sprayed some of Prima Marketing Inc.’s Colour Blooms on the tag and used a brush to brush the mist onto the Moulding in the colors of Cobalt and Deep Teal. I splashed some Gold Glimmer Glam onto the tag as well. I stamped a butterfly image onto the tag using black ink and added some lace at the top of the tag to complete my project.



These Mouldings are addicting and so much fun to play with! What do you think? Are you ready to try these beauties out on your next project?!

Thanks for visiting today!