PLANNER KITS CLEARANCE…50% OFF!!!!

We are getting ready for the launch of our private line and we are doing some serious CLEARANCE! 9/17-9/20 ALL of our PLANNER KITS AND TRAVEL PLANNER KITS are 50% OFF! Very limited supplies…each one only has 1-2 left so do not wait!!!! Get yours today and remember…Christmas is right around the corner…these make AMAZING GIFTS!

USE CODE: PLAN to apply 50% off!

These are our Full Size Planner Kits…and look at all the goodies you get…included is a 30 pan Sakura travel watercolor set and I just adore the sequin shaker page marker and the watercolor dividers and envelope pouches…well…I love everything!!!! And what a STEAL at HALF OFF!

GIRL FRIDAY

GIRL BOSS

These are our TRAVEL PLANNER KITS…aren’t they GORGEOUS??!!!!!

PLANNER PRINCESS

SOCIETY GIRL

METRO CONFIDENTIAL

GLAMOUR GIRL

SWEET & SASSY

PARIS CHIC

THANK YOU for shopping at BAD GIRLS COUTURE and remember to Create Something Beautiful!

xoxo

Wendy La Croix

Bad Girls Couture 2018-19 Design Team Call!

 

Hi Everyone! And welcome to our 2018-19 Design Team Call. I am very excited about taking Bad Girls from the world of Kit Club to Manufacturing, so our new team will be representing our new Mixed Media Paint Line, Art Journals and MORE!

We are an eco friendly company…so if you are passionate about preserving the environment also you will be happy to be working with a company who is striving to save the planet and do our part to lessen our carbon footprint.

Our initial paint line aptly called “Haute Mess” comes in an array of 27 colors! Our new Art Journals are Gorgeous and unlike anything you have ever seen! That, along with our Journal Jewelry, Stick Pins, Gems, Glitter, Tags, Pockets and more will make for an extremely satisfying design experience!

In the spirit of being BAD….here’s an early sneak peek of a few of the paints….

If you have any questions or comments I welcome you to leave a comment here or email me @ wendy@badgirlscouture.com. I will answer you promptly!

Good luck to all and I can’t wait to see all of your entries! ….and now for what you’ve been waiting for…here is the Design Team Call….

Bad Girls Couture Design Team Call

2018-2019

www.badgirlscouture.com

Entry Period: 9/1/18-9/15/18

Open to all US and INTERNATIONAL Artists

 

Wanna be BAD??!!!!

 

Bad Girls Couture is a private label manufacturer specializing in state of the art mixed media , art journals, home decor, and authentic vintage products. Bad Girls Couture prides ourselves on being a green company, helping to sustain our environment by manufacturing products that are eco friendly. We believe in providing our community with an exceptional experience through a team of artists who come together to teach, inspire, and instill an ever evolving atmosphere of innovation. Matter of fact… if you are a RULE BREAKER then you are in the right place! We are looking for artists who create art with no fear and are not afraid to break every single rule, push the envelope, and who have no boundaries! If you want to join the best in the industry and at the same time gain some really good exposure, enjoy great perks, and get to create with some of the best products then you are who we are looking for!

 

Qualifications:

 

Passion for creating art and projects with a broad knowledge of mixed media, and the ability and desire to grow as an artist and try new products. You must be adept at working with acrylic paint,

art journals, mediums (gesso, moulding paste, gel medium, clear gesso, etc.)

Proficient with excellence in photography and knowledge of video taping tutorials and classes. Must have prior Design Team experience with knowledge of typical duties and the mixed media art industry.

 

Must work well under pressure and tight deadlines.

 

Must be a team player and participate in Bad Girls promotions and contests

 

Must be active on at least two of the top Social Media sites (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, & Twitter)

 

Must have a current Blog and You Tube Account.

 

Other Manufacturer and Kit Club design teams are acceptable. Our paint line is 27 different custom and unique colours and we expect our Design Team members to promote our paint solely

in your online and print work.

 

You must be able to contribute a minimum of 1 Video Tutorial and 2-3 Blog Posts per month.

 

You must be able to commit to posting all your work for us on your Social Media, Blog, and Online Galleries where permitted.

 

Graphic Design experience is not required, but a definite plus.

 

Entry Requirements:

 

Submit a combination of 4 projects/layouts…at least one MUST BE a project, or give us a link to a gallery on a  Social Media account that features a good selection of your artwork.  Make sure this is your best work and it epitomizes your unique style and abilities.

 

Submit your resume, links to any online galleries, your Blog, your Social Media accounts, and anything else you deem highlights the exposure of your art, social media, and ability to advertise it.

 

Please indicate which Design Teams you are currently on.

 

Tell us why you would like to be a BAD GIRL! What makes you a good fit for our team? What would you like for us to know about you?

 

You may submit your completed entry to:

Admin@BadGirlsCouture.com

In the Subject Line please write Design Team Entry/Your Name

 

Include your name, address, email address, phone number.

 

Artists will be notified by 09/17/18. We will have a meeting in September and your official term will begin! Luscious Design Team boxes will be shipping out the same week! You will receive all 27 colours of our Haute Mess acrylic paints, all of our Haute Mess mediums (Gesso, Moulding Paste, Matte Gel Medium, Glass Bead Gel, Clear Gesso), Gorgeous Haute Mess Art Journal, Gems, Stick Pins, Vintage Fabric and Papers, and more!

 

 

Your Benefits as a BAD GIRL DESIGNER:

 

You will receive our Private Line to design with. As we manufacture and release new lines you will also receive shipments with those contents.

 

We will also be releasing random Limited Edition Kits. Some Design Team Members may be eligible to Design with these kits.

 

 

 

A discount in our Shoppes of 30% off.

 

Published projects with BAD GIRLS COUTURE signature products will be generously compensated. Amounts to be disclosed to Designers who become a part of our team.

 

Opportunity to attend and teach at trade shows and retreats.

 

If you have any questions or comments please send to: Admin@BadGirlsCouture.com

 

Good Luck to all you BAD GIRLS!!!

xoxo

Wendy

LABOR DAY SALE!!! and….AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

 

OK…FIRST of ALL….I have to say I MISS ALL OF YOU! I feel like I have dropped off the earth for a while…but all for good reason! So…of course a girl has to get her SHOP ON…and YES!!! The ENTIRE STORE is 40% OFF (code: 40OFF)…with FREE SHIPPING (code: FREESHIP) on US orders $100 and over! So please…help a girl out (I’m eyeballing the Miu Miu’s) LOL…and GET YOUR SHOP ON!!! Go get all those pretties you’ve been wanting and create something GORGEOUS!

HONESTLY…Labor Day is a Great time to shop, but it came at the right time…We need to clear out all of our inventory to get ready for our NEW VENTURE….YESSSSSS…that’s correct!  I always dreamed of developing my own line and as much as I tried to do my kits and work on that, there was only so much time in a day. I just couldn’t make it happen. So I decided to discontinue the subscription kits and JUST FOCUS on being the manufacturer that I always wanted. I love to DESIGN! And as an artist, I always picture what I want…and how I would design…so it was time!  For those of you that have been with me since way back in 2007 you may remember I tried to do it back then too…but same problem…not enough time!

I must say…it has been quite the journey! I have laughed, cried, sat back and wondered what I was doing…LOL, but mostly I have learned OH.SO.MUCH!!! I will soon tell you the whole dang story and what our new mission is…but I tell you this…I AM SO DANG FREAKING EXCITED AND SO PROUD OF WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED! I will spill the beans on a couple of issues I am most proud of….

  1. Everyone knows I am super proud of being a staunch protector of the environment…and with that being said I have made a solid decision to be a GREEN art company. We WILL reduce our carbon footprint! We will manufacture eco friendly products! We will package with the environment in mind! We will teach how to recycle our goods! More about that later too! There is soooo much more to brag about!
  2. One of the products we are releasing in about 6 weeks is a paint line that I developed with ummmm….27 COLOURS!!!! WOW!!! I KNOW….I told everyone here I was starting with only 10…and I couldn’t contain myself…I designed all the COLOURS myself and I just couldn’t STOP…LOL!!! I had to basically  have it all…but trust me…I am not done. Lots more will be developed in the near future. Again….much more about that later too! OH YA…the paint? Completely ECO FRIENDLY! Yayyyy!

So, get ready to see some changes around here while we get ready to be a wholesale manufacturer…but I am still going to be my same old self and YEP…you guessed it…I am going to do things my own way and break all the rules like I always do…heaven help me…hahahaha. You will still be able to make purchases here on our website and there will be limited edition items that we will only make available here for our clients. I KNOW you are going to love what we have planned for you!  Not only that, but I know you all love our kits and our Vintage flair so I am NOT abandoning YOU! I am still going to develop Limited Edition Kits. More on that later too! We will still specialize in AUTHENTIC VINTAGE and you may be wondering just how we are going to do that. Re-read above…..about the laughter and the tears….LOL…it took some time to figure out how to squeeze in all I love, and alas…I figured it out. I think we will all be happy. excited. life is good. a HUGE THANK YOU to all of my customers who have stayed by my side and sent me emails and checked on how I was doing and asking me “Where is my BAD GIRL fix”? LOL…

So, you will start to see some activity around here. You will see the site change a little…not too much! You will see a Design Team call go up tomorrow. You will start to see postings with more information and some sneaky peeks soon! We are slotted to release our new line appropriately called “HAUTE MESS” mid October! Get ready to see the ART JOURNAL (oops)…Its BEYOND GORGEOUS and unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

We will talk soon and if you have any questions, comments or just wanna say hi…please send me an email to: wendy@badgirlscouture.com

((((HUGS))) xoxo

Wendy

Outfit sets the mood!

Hello bad girls! While I was preparing a photo for this post, I got a lot of new experience and had fun! It’s hard to take pictures of your clothes))) That’s what I got! My work requires a strict style in clothes. Therefore, it is a lot of black. But I like diversity and I still have to play with textures)))

I’m small and I really like French clothes.

I like the little invisible details, they make style! This metal bow is very cute)))

The combination of different fabrics and textures is what I most like, it does not look boring.I’m already looking forward to when the weather gets warmer and I can put on my favorite coat in blueberry. Of course I’m not a fashion photographer, but I spent a lot of fun doing this photo)))

In my spare time I prefer bright juicy colors in clothes. Such clothes create a mood. We walk on the beach and I want to fly up with the seagulls))))

Bright clothes look great in the photo for my scrap layout!

Try to photograph your wardrobe, this is an interesting experience, I began to look for different angles and compositions.

I love scarves, is it noticeable? )))))))))))))

I hope I inspired you to experiment! I think it’s worth making a page about my wardrobe 2018, after some time when I’ll become a grandmother, I’ll show my grandchildren and tell what was in vogue)))

Spring

Where I Create…

Hi BAD GIRLS! I am here today to SHARE MY MESS!!!!! Where I create….hmmm….not only do I create here…sometimes I work here…sometimes I just come here to chill and unwind. I must say for the most part it is always organized. I try to clean up after everything I do. My last studio was always a complete mess and it makes me scatter brained more than I am already…LOL….

This is the only room in my entire house that has carpet…so I splurged and got leopard…I LOVE IT! Since it’s a small room I knew I had to contain a lot of supplies against the walls…so I purchased the two cabinets. They are very tall with tons of shelves. I purchased the wire bins to organize all my goodies by category and I love them cause they are canvas lined so you can’t see all the stuff in them. Some may say nahhhhh….cause they wanna see all their supplies but for this studio I wanted a cleaner look. I know what is in every single bin…LOL. At this desk I do most of my computer work and maybe embellishing and detail work. Next to this desk on the right is my Die Cut Station where I keep both of Cricuts…one is stationary but I put one on a movable cart and it works sooooo great for me. Since the space is so small I am able to pull the cart out and away from the wall when I want to use it and then back against wall when I am finished.

Did you notice my vintage Barbie collection I keep on my desk? I always look for them when I am antique shopping. I love.love.love. altering them! It’s crazy…wild..iconic…pure FUN!

For all my painting and messier work I work on the desk on the opposite side of the room….I keep it covered with black chalkboard paper and its so fun cause I don’t have to worry about anything…I can even doodle on it! This desk is also my sewing station. I love to stitch on everything so it was a must to have a sewing table. My husband had the idea to cut down our old dining room table and make it work for this space and he did a great job! I keep all the things I use frequently on this table and above in the cabinet mounted to the wall. I also have a small printer on this table and another laptop…this way if I have a meeting in the room I can accommodate 4 people and we can all work together via computer. I also want to mention I totally stepped out of my comfort zone with this room design. I am very well known for very white shabby chic decor. I almost ordered everything in white and then I was like…nahhhh…I want contrast this time and got the new desk in grey and the cabinets in dark chocolate.

In another corner of the room I added one of my favorite little cabinets I have had like forever and I added another cart…gotta love IKEA carts!!! A lot of my paints, watercolors, pastels, colored pencils, etc. are kept in this cart. In the two turpuoise cases I keep a lot of my foam stamps. I keep a lot of my supplies in my warehouse where I have (4) 6 ft. tables to create on. I do some of my creating there too, but I am trying to gravitate here and pare down my supplies. I would be embarrassed for anyone to see how many stamps I have….OMG…I have to admit…I LOVE to SHOP!!! *wink wink* I brought to this studio some of my favorites that I frequently use.

It’s been fun sharing my little piece of heaven with you. Have a blessed day and Create Something Pretty…and maybe a little bit BAD. 😉

xoxo

Wendy La Croix

 

FREE KITS ALL WEEKEND!!!! DON’T MISS OUT!

 

 

HI EVERYONE! Once a year we do our “GET TO KNOW US BOGO BASH WEEKEND”. We want all BAD GIRLS to be able to get to know our kits and see how FABULOUS they are! So every first weekend in March we open up our SHOPPES to BOGO….BUY 2 KITS AND THE LOWER PRICED ONE IS COMPLETELY FREE!!!! USE CODE: BOGOBASH

THIS CODE IS ONLY GOOD MARCH 3-MARCH 5.

This offer cannot be combined with any other promotions or coupon codes. This coupon is only valid for KITS. ALL KITS ARE ELIGIBLE. SCRAPBOOK, MIXED MEDIA, HOME DECOR, VINTAGE, PLANNER, AND TRAVEL PLANNER! VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES….FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. ENJOY AND SEE HOW FUN CREATING WITH A BAD GIRLS KIT CAN BE…BUT BEWARE…YOU WILL BE HOOKED! 🙂 HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND! XOXO

Wendy La Croix

Share Your Mess!!

Ok so I’m gonna be honest, the thought of sharing my workspace is a bit of an anxiety inducing thought!  You see, I don’t really have a dedicated workspace exactly.  When you live in a tiny little house with two young boys and run small business from home on top of that, a lot of spaces have to play double duty…sometimes triple duty or more!

So my work space is also my dinning room table, homework station, office, and family coffee shop!  My dining room table is a small round wooden table that at one moment will be strewn with permission slips to be signed, homework assignments to be done and school projects to be completed and the next moment lined with dinner plates filled with a home cooked meal and mason jars filled with cold drinks and talk of the day’s adventures.  Some days at any given moment it could be surrounded by friends and family having coffee, sharing life, laughing or sharing a good cry and then just as easily switch gears to invoicing customers and packing jewelry orders to be shipped out.  You see my studio is very much a living, breathing space.  Teeming with life, love, art and inspiration.

Theres lots of boxes of treasures and stacks of “stuff” that really have no home to speak of but it all comes together at the dinning room table.  I normally work from a couple of mobile trays that are over filled with my favorite inks, paints and tools and there is always coffee within arms reach.

A clear piece of vinyl is unfolded to create my workspace without any fear of that well loved table getting too messy, although it doesn’t always escape the scars of painting and crafting.

A fresh bouquet of flowers is normally there but pushed to the side as to give adequate work space for whatever project is top on the list.

As for where I probably should be working on these things…well I do have a desk made from an old door just to the back of this tiny room.  This desk, however, is usually filled with jewelry supplies, tools, shipping supplies and random odds and ends that inspire me but just don’t have a permanent out of sight space to call home.

So there ya have it, my well love and well used work space!  I hope this inspires you to share your mess!!

BLOG HOP WINNERS!!!!

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your day and the Super Bowl if you are watching!

I want to thank everyone for joining our first BLOG HOP…we had a GREAT TIME! As promised, I have your winners today….my only regret is that we could only draw 6!!! WELL…..because it’s Super Bowl Sunday I added one more!!!!  I truly wish I could give everyone a prize! There will be many more chances with more upcoming events we are having! So…without further ado….

  1. SUE WELSH
  2. BONNIE BLANCHARD
  3. STEPHANIE BLOCK
  4. DANA KEMP
  5. LUCY FOLCH
  6. PEGGY SNODGRASS
  7. DANA TATER

If you are one of the lucky winners please send an email to: WendyDesigner@me.com. Put BLOG PRIZE WINNER in the subject field and I will let you know what I need in order for you to claim your prize…HUGE CONGRATS and I hope you enjoy your prizes!!!

xoxo

Wendy La Croix