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

It’s Your Day

Ok ya’ll, I don’t know if I broke any rules here but I was certainly bring my sexy back with this little mini gift box!  I have been so inspired with these 7 Dots papers that I have just been creating my little heart out!

So here is another project I made with the January kit.

It’s a mini gift box!!  I used a Sizzix die to create the cut out of the box and after folding it all up I gave it a good inking along the edges with my brown stamp pad.

Next is the really fun part!  I took one of the layers of a silk flower that was in the kit and coated it with a generous coating of Bad Girls gesso.

Once that was dry I gave the center of the petals a good swipe of the Tattered Angels turquoise paint and then adhered some glitter to the edges and center with more gesso.  I cut out more flowers out of the 7 Dots papers.

Finally I made a sweet little tag with a scrap of the Daisy D’s paper and added one of the Um Wow flair buttons and tied it to the box with a scrap of the vintage French fabric.

It was a fast and fun project!

A Little Vintage With Archie Comics

I absolutely loved this months 42nd Street Kit Soda Shoppe December kit. In this kit included was a die cut mini album created using old vintage Archie Comic books. I thought it was perfect with old vintage photos of my twin sister and I taken in 1970s.

The ribbon stash in this months kit is not only vibrant and rich in color, but full of texture too!

The kit had beautiful bright colored patterned paper from the Amy Tangerine collection for American Craft. It was full of floral blooms, and tons of little odds and ends mini banners that had me fussing cutting like crazy, which I love to, so its very important to have intricate scissor that you are able to cut in between the small areas of the designed pattern.

Going through my sticker stash I was able to find alphabets and numbers to add to special details to each page.

 

Pictured here in full December is the 42 St Soda Shoppe kit, full of amazing embellishments, glitter & papers in fabulous vibrant colors.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon

Always,

 

 

Let’s Play With Backer Cards……………

Hello Bad Girls

 

Well it to Junque it up Tuesdays…….This week I created a layout using another vintage photo that will go into my family album.

When I saw this paper from 7 Gypsies in this month’s kit I instantly knew what I wanted to create with it. I love the deep blue colors and the velvet polka dots are amazing. It was perfect to capture the vintage vibe I needed for this picture of my parents.

To stay on theme for the Junque It Up Tuesday, I used the packaging from this month’s stencil that we would normally throw away, and used it as a border for the back drop of the picture. I ripped the edges to give it a jagged look. I loved how the border tied all of it together.

 

Tucked away are the personal details of this picture in theblack envelope & tags by Melissa Frances, I added a gold ribbon to end of tag so that it can be easily pulled and read.

One of my favorite embellishments in this kit are the gold glitter words by American Crafts. The words Life Is Beautiful seems to convey and capture the essence of time in the late 1960’s.

Hope I was able to inspire you, thanks for stopping by.