Sunday, January 28, 2018

BGC Blog Hopin'!!

Hey y'all!  Thanks for hoppin' on over to join in with the Bad Girls Couture Blog Hop!!  This is a great way to get to know all of us designers and pick up some great tips and inspiration along the way!  




I'm Michelle and I've been scrapbooking ever since I can remember!  Scrapbooking has been a part of my life as far back as peel and stick photo albums!  Yes I had some of those and scrapbooked my high school years in them!  I've since transferred and saved a lot of those pages so they wouldn't get ruined and now I just love keeping my finger on the pulse of the scrapbooking trends.  I live in Louisiana with my husband of 15 years and our two boys (6 and 11).  They are very supportive of my scrapbooking and the kids love seeing their pictures printed and on a finished page.  

I've been a fan of Bad Girls for a long time so when I saw they were relaunching the kit club I was all in!  It's been so fun and inspiring to design for Bad Girls over the last few months.  This design team is so full of ideas and innovative inspiration that keeps me trying new things and just excited to open my next kit up!  The wonderful thing about designing with these kits is that it's not just a run of the mill scrapbook kit.  These kits usually contain some sort of art or mixed media item, which I love because I'm a art girl at heart.  They also include unique vintage items that are so interesting and exciting to experiment with.  Opening up a Bad Girls kit really lights a fire under me to create and make something beautiful, stretch my limits and just have fun!

In the spirit of getting to know the designers, here are a few fun getting to know me questions:
1. What’s your favorite color? - Red
2. What’s your favorite song right now? - Currently I'm loving the entire Greatest Showman Soundtrack but I have a few favorite songs, like "Gypsy" by Fleetwood Mac and "Oceans" by Hillsong & "Try" by Colbie Caillat
3. Who inspires you?  Hmmmm, I think I'd have to say Heidi Swap and JoAnna Gains
4. Favorite Book?  My scrapbook & Faith Journal!  Seriously though, I don't read much so that's my answer!  LOL
5.Favortie Movie?  Don't make me pick!!  All time fav would have to be Steel Magnolias.
6.Favorite snack?  Is coffee a snack
7. What is your favorite food?  Anything Mexican these days!  I love a unique spin on a good taco!
8. Where would you like to visit someday?  Europe or Hawaii
9. Who got you into scrapbooking?  I honestly don't remember.  I've just always done it.
10. How many years have you been scrapbooking? Too many to count!!  I'd say since the 90's some time
11. Favorite Manufacturer?  Even though it doesn't exist anymore, hands down HAMBLY
12. Currently Reading:  "A Simplified Life" by Emily Ley
13. Favorite Bad Girl Kit so far? Again...don't make me choose!!  LOL!  But the January "A Little Bit Gaudy" kit had me blazing!
14. Favorite artistic technique?  I'd say using the Molding Paste by BGC and stencils to create texture.  And lots of inking and distressing ;)
 Now ya'll go comment and follow Bad Girls Couture on Instagram so you will have an opportunity to win prizes.  And don't forget to comment here too so we know you dropped by;)
NOW...do ya wanna see the amazing prize we have for you at this stop?  It's pretty awesome!
Bad Girls Couture is very excited to offer one of our Monthly Subscription kits as a prize! Lots of glitter and sparkle and a Vintage Archie Comic Book Mini Album! We always like to offer unique, one of a kind items in our kits that you can’t find anywhere else! 

This is the Blog Hop order, you should have already visited the other designers blogs since I'm the last stop but just incase you haven't... 
Wendy La Croix- http://www.badgirlcourture.com
Nicole Martel- https://nicolemartel.blogspot.com
Irina Volzhina- http://na-tvorila.blogspot.ru
Ashli Oliver- http://purplemailbox.blogspot.com
Rae Moses- www.scrappingfancy.com 
Michelle Sanders- http://funkyfreshcool.blogspot.com

So hop on over to the Bad Girls shop and take a peek at some of the past kits as well as our design team gallery to get some inspiration. 


30 comments:

Dana Tatar said...

I love all the layers on your page Michelle. I'm right there with you with mad love for Hambly! I've definitely been hoarding my stash!

suerwelsh said...

Humbly, how I loved them...I love this kit as well. Who am I kidding, all the kits are gorgeous and make you challenge themself...love your style.

Nicole said...

I totally love your work!!! Awesome job...

Joanne M said...

Great layout. Love all the texture.

PattiM said...

Beautiful lo, love all the colors and layering...thank you for the beautiful inspiration...

Hugs,
PattiM
(Pattie’s passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Betty Pritt said...

I adore all the layers and the mixed media. Just getting started using mixed media.

bonnie b said...

Fun page! So much fun to play with all the goodies Wendy sends our way! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

robindefender said...

I love the layering you did for your layout.

Ruth Luther said...

Love your layout. After all the great layouts I'm wordless with wonder. Thanks

Peggy G said...

Great use of layering and color and fun! Love the pop of those green chippies!!!!

Steph said...

Love all the painty elements of this.

Rae said...

Gorgeous, Michelle! I love the picture of you and all those layers! Beautiful!

Momkadletz said...

Michelle: we may be sisters from another mister! I love your page and love your blog answers. Thank you for sharing!

TinaJewel said...

Love all the different products and projects, too! Love your layouts!

Peggy Snodgrass said...

Another WOW. So much fun to get to know each of you and see all of your work.

mamadonald said...

What a fun page!! Love the layers and all the texture!! Great inspiration!!

Jeannie In A Bottle said...

I loved the layering on ur project !! I love how the variety of colors went so well together!! I can't pick a favorite from this blog hop but love them all and i will def. follow all of u on ur blogs! Thanks for sharing! xoxo, Jeanne

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful layers and textures on your project!!! Love all the details!

Wendy La Croix said...

Hi Michelle! What a funky cool mind blowing layout!!! You never disappoint girlie...you are a true Bad Girl...you create with no fear and zero limits...yasssss!!!! I couldn’t be happier that you’re taking this incredible journey with me as a Couture Artist! ((Hugs)) xoxo 💖

Sarah Lynch said...

Love how artsy your layout is and all the fabulous layers!

soapHOUSEmama said...

Gorgeous layout!!!

Luzinha Folch said...

Yay! A hambly fan will always be. Hero of mine! LOL I still keep my hambly very safe and maybe one day I’ll be brave enough to use them... anyways your LO is an inspiration to me TSMFS

Cathy Frailey said...

Wow - awesome sauce! Great colors & layers & messiness!

Heather Thompson said...

beautiful layout! great hop ladies.

vivie said...

Love the layout. Love the tags!!!

Catlynn said...

Love all the layers and the colors used on your page. It was very inspiring to me. It is just amazing!!! Thank you so much

Ирина Волжина said...

It looks very picturesque! Cool!

LINDA said...

I've been collecting and scraping since I was kid. I just wish I knew where all my cool stuff is. My Mom would yell at me for keeping all this junk! Love your page!

Robert Spacagna said...

The usage and layout of each item incredibly done!

danastewardkemp said...

Hi Michelle! Feel like I've known you so long. Loving that you are on the DT for Bad Girls. It was so nice having you design for The Dozens back in the day. You are the best distresser I know!