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  • #569
    Wendy La Croix
    Wendy La Croix
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    You wanna be BAD??!!! Please grab your cuppa and introduce yourself! We’d love to get to know you!

    #1436
    Wendy La Croix
    Wendy La Croix
    Keymaster

    Hi everyone! My name is Wendy and I am the owner here at BAD GIRLS COUTURE! I am excited to be taking this journey again. I was in business before as BAD GIRLS back in 2007-2012 and had a BLAST. I took a sabbatical to tend to my children and family. My children are all grown and gone now so I have lots of time to devote again to my passion and I am ecstatic!

    I have been an artist all my life starting as a small child. I am proficient in all paint mediums…I studied in this order…acrylic, oil and watercolor. My favorite was always acrylic and least favorite oil. But lately I have been favoring watercolor. It is the least forgiving and most challenging in my opinion and maybe that’s why I am loving it. I LOVE a challenge. I also work with all mediums as far as gels and pastes and all techniques. And I love to teach. but…you MUST know this about me..I am very far from typical….typical bores me!!! I purposely try to create out of the box and I constantly try my best to challenge myself. I will work with colors that are not my favorite to push myself out of the box. And please know i will do the same for you. Why? Because this is how the best artists are born. Trust me with this one. please. I just ask for your confidence and I promise I will help you to achieve your ultimate potential. Rome wasn’t built in a day. And neither is an artist. You are ever evolving. I am still learning. And my opinion is that the day you think you know it all is the day you stop growing.

    You will continually hear me say…NO RULES! NO FEAR! JUST HAVE FUN! Because that is what it’s all about. That my BAD GIRLS is the secret to your success. Who made the rules anyway? Who said it HAS to be like this? or that? Or you have to use this brush or that technique. Who made those rules is someone just like me and you….and guess what??? I toss them everyday…LOL…I make my own rules. I do what is comfortable to me!!! Because what is comfortable to whoever made that rule was comfortable with that technique….and who says EVERYONE is???? WRONG! NOT HAVING IT….NOT HERE!!! I am going to teach you to embrace your own style and to create your own rules. You WILL learn to love your own ARTIST SELF…and just watch what happens….YOU FLOURISH…because no longer are trying to fit into a mold. When you combine all of BAD GIRLS philosophies you will be a HAPPY ARTIST. So when you see our kits and our projects and that nasty inner critic starts whispering in your ear what he always says…”YOU CANT DO THAT”….you know what??? SHUT HIM DOWN!!! Know that I promise you that you will be able to create it…just HAVE FAITH. STAY WITH ME. STAY BAD!!!

    Ok…so now that you know that about me…I am a native Southern Californian…have been here all my life. I am married to my soulmate Kenny. I love the color pink….ask my husband…he says our house is Barbie’s Dream House…LOL…I love to garden when I have time. I love shopping (what BAD GIRL doesn’t???) and I am addicted to art supplies…especially paints, pastels, and mediums. I have learned over the years to NOT hoard my supplies and I embrace using everything. I love to try new techniques and I swear I will recycle ANYTHING! OH YA…I LOVE chocolate!!! help me please!!! LOL. I have 3 children….2 girls and 1 boy. I love them more than anything…they are truly my life…I always say if anyone asked me what my greatest accomplishment in life is it would be raising my 3 children to be responsible and respectable adults…I know all you mommas will agree!

    I graduated from college with a degree in Interior Design and owned my own company for many years and all along since childhood I created art. I decided during my time as an Interior Designer that I wanted to pursue my passion as an artist and own an art company…so I closed my Interior Design company and took the plunge with BAD GIRLS in 2007. I loved it and have missed it with all my heart and soul so here I am again. YAYYYYY!!!!

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me again if you were my customer back then and if you are a new customer know that I will give you the very best I have to offer. It’s going to be an AMAZING JOURNEY MY BAD GIRLS…LET’S HAVE FUN!!!!

    #1579
    Laura McCann
    Laura McCann
    Participant

    So excited to have Bad Girls back and creating again!! Congrats Wendy on an amazing site! I would expect nothing less from you!!

    I’m Laura and I go back a while with kits. Wendy brings some amazingly fun, arty things to the table. I cannot wait to create with this new kit. I lived in California forever and just recently moved to the Cleveland, OH. I do NOT root for the Cavaliers since I am a Bay Area girl and will always root for my Golden State Warriors!! I work a lot but need to make time for my creative side again. My hubby and I have our pup Gibbs that we spoil on our little farm.

    Can’t wait to meet everyone!

    #1580
    Rae Moses
    Rae Moses
    Participant

    Hi, everyone! I’m Rae. I live in Las Vegas with my husband and kids, ages 14, 12, and 6. Scrapbooking is my favorite thing to do. 🙂 And I also love to read. It seems so long ago now, but once upon a time I was a high school English teacher- definitely my dream job, but I had to switch gears in my career, and now I’m fortunate enough to work from home (full time) in the pharmaceutical sciences industry. I’m so excited to be a part of the Bad Girls Couture design team, and I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone on the forums!

    #1710
    Wendy La Croix
    Wendy La Croix
    Keymaster

    Hi Laura! YES! You have roots with BAD GIRLS…you are one of the BADDEST…and I am so happy.happy.happy that you are back on board with me for this AMAZING JOURNEY!!! I cannot wait to see what you create with the Kit!!! It is totally FUN!!! Love ya girlie and WELCOME BACK!

    #2933
    Mel Cloutier
    Mel Cloutier
    Participant

    Hi I’m Mel and I’ve been out of the loop for a while with anything crafty but I want to get back into it! I used to stalk the original Bad girl page! I’ve completed all the requirements for this contest. Good luck everyone!

    #2943
    Ann Dunlop
    Ann Dunlop
    Participant

    My name is Ann. I’ve been involved in a wide variety of art forms since I was very young. I’m looking forward to being connected here. I have completed all of the requirements for the contest. Best of luck to all!!

    #2960
    Susan Gotcher
    Susan Gotcher
    Participant

    Hi, I’m Ardelle. I go by my middle name which is the reason for the name difference. I was a member when Bad Girls existed before and was so excited when I saw Wendy was starting her kit club again. She has the most amazing goodies in her kits and they were always my favorite!

    I haven’t been scrapbooking too much the past few years. I have done it more in the past month then I have in a couple years. Thanks Wendy and the Bad Girls Design Team for their inspiration! I am really enjoying myself again!

    On a personal note- I have been married for 38 years to my wonderful husband, Chuck, we have 5 kids (4 girls and 1 boy) and 1 grandson who is almost 17. I am a stay at home wife due to Finromyalgia.

    Creating has always kept me calm and sane and I look forward to spending more time doing it. I am also looking forward to the fun we are going to have here at Bad Girls and getting to know you all better!

    I have completed my entry for Part 1.

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    #2985
    Donna Espiritu
    Donna Espiritu
    Participant

    Hello!
    My name is Donna from the Philippines. I’m currently living in Saudi Arabia with my hubby and daughter.
    I was just a “newbie” in the scrapbooking world when I stumbled upon Bad Girls way back. I am a huge fan of Bad Girls/Wendy’s… fangirling here!!! lol! 😀 I remember her kits, all gorgeous! So, I’m looking forward to more inspiring projects from all the DTs <3

    Completed the requirements for Part 1. Goodluck all! <3

    #2989
    Rae Moses
    Rae Moses
    Participant

    Welcome, ladies!

    #2990
    Lynne Joncas
    Lynne Joncas
    Participant

    hi! I’m Lynne from Ontario, Canada, and I heard about you from Melissa Larson who has just joined you as a designer. I’ve been scrapping and creating for about 10 years now and just checked out your giveaway and am following on Instagram and Facebook. Your kits look fabulous and I’d love the chance to give them a try-fingers and toes crossed to win….but not my eyes, as it would be pretty hard to create like that!! Love your “Bad Girls” theme-making stuff should be fun and edgy and a little bit (o a lot!) BAD!!

    #3010
    Beth Perry
    Beth Perry
    Participant

    Hi! I’m Beth and live in STL, MO. I’ve scrapbooked for about 13 years now. I also like to paint acrylic abstracts on canvas, art journal and mix media.
    Looking forward to being inspired by you talented ladies and hope to learn some new techniques! Thanks for having me!
    Oh! And thanks for having a great giveaway! I’ve followed on IG and tagged 2 people there. I am following you on fb (Emma chien). I have also signed for newsletters which will be fun!
    💕❤️💕❤️

    #3018
    Wendy La Croix
    Wendy La Croix
    Keymaster

    WELCOME!!!! SO GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE! 🙂

    #3038
    Pam Ellis
    Pam Ellis
    Participant

    Hi my name is Pam Ellis and scrapbooking is my one love (hobby wise)! I am a Co-Founder of the More Than Words Challenge Blog. I live in Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada and rely on online shopping to feed my habit as we are a little tourist town and the nearest scrapping store is an hour away. I am a retired RN (after breaking my back it was a forced retirement). but enjoyed a great career at the Toronto General Hospital.My husband and I recently purchased a fifth wheel for our retirement and plan on travelling throughout Canada and the U.S. I am looking to expand my mindset about scrapbooking and feel that this might be the place to help me!! I have full filled all the requirements for part one of this challenge.

    #3054

    Hi everyone!!! I’m vivie (Vivienne). I am part of ViVa Artistry and love digital design but am also going back to my paper arts background which I did before computers!!! Love art journaling and mixed media. Saw this on Candy’s FB and was really intrigued by your designs and thought I’d check it out! So glad I did as the kits are AWESOME! I’ve fulfilled all the requirements as well.

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