Monday, May 21, 2018

Tres Jolie Kit Club

I'm super excited to announce that have been asked to join a new monthly kit club called Tres Jolie kits! This week, we are announcing all of the designers and guest designers, so be sure to check out the Tres Jolie blog all this week.

We have been hard at work making projects with the first kit, which will be revealed on June 1st. If you love elegant, sophisticated scrapbook supplies, this kit club will be right up your alley!

So, stop by the Tres Jolie blog, and see who's designing, and see some sneak peeks of our projects!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Vintage Mini Album for Tresors de Luxe

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a mini album I made using MANY, MANY laces and beautiful embellishments from the Tresors de Luxe Etsy shop. I paired these laces with a gorgeous paper collection by Stamperia called "Old Lace" and I love the result!

To start, I added this large lace to the cover of the mini album over the papers.

I also added a bunch of flowers, including these pink patterned chiffon flowers and a brown beaded flower stem, both from the Tresors etsy shop.

And, this rhinestone brooch was the perfect touch on the shutters. The Tresors de Luxe etsy shop has many charms and brooches available for purchase.

Inside the cover I added some applique pieces that I cut up and tucked under the paper for journaling.  

I also added this bow charm.

I cut up a different applique and tucked pieces under the envelope and put one of the flower pieces in the center.

On the rest of the the pages I added lace trim and more appliques that I cut up to fit with the design of each of the pages.

This applique was the perfect center for this page, and is great for mini albums in general because it has lots of details, and is flat, which doesn't add to the bulk and allows the album to close.

I added this beaded applique to the dress form after I cut it down. I didn't glue down the beads because I love the movement as you flip through the pages.

On these pages below, I used one applique that I cut up into five different pieces to space out to adorn this spread.

I tucked the two end pieces of the applique under the heart.

I kept this spread simple, cutting up the lace patterns and adding brown pearls to the flower centers. 

I also added a small paper flower for some contrast.

I made coordinating pockets for this spread. 

This lace is very large and looks great cut up as pieces that resemble vases. 

For this last spread of the inside back cover I wanted it to be pretty flat, so I only added the applique to the part of the page that holds the "pull outs."

Here's a closeup of that beautiful applique. There are many appliques in the etsy shop!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to click on the links in this post that take you to the many beautiful embellishments in the Tresor de Luxe etsy shop!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Altered Cigar Box for Tresors de Luxe

Hello everyone!

Do you love to alter boxes? I do! This is an altered cigar box that I made using some beautiful embellishments from Tresors de Luxe and the Prima Vintage Emporium collection.

I dry brushed the cigar box with an antique white acrylic paint, then covered it with paper. On the top of the box I added some paper layers, ephemera, and a chipboard heart, then added some pretties from the Tresors de Luxe Etsy shop.

Don't you just love this key? There other styles of key charms in the Etsy shop as well, so be sure to check out the Charms section.

Around the sides of the box I used one of the beautiful laces from the shop as well. I used Prima Artisan Powders to color some parts of the lace for added interest.

Thanks for stopping by the blog!


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Amazing: a Layout for Tresors de Luxe

Hello, friends!

Today I am sharing my first project for the Tresors de Luxe Design Team! I decided to use an applique, a couple of the flower embellishments, and some music note charms.

I adore appliques- they are the perfect touch to flower clusters and adding under layers. I cut up one of the appliques into smaller pieces and added them which gives the layout an elegant soft look.

Here's a closeup of some of the applique pieces that I tucked under the paper layers and flower cluster. Check out all of the appliques in the shop HERE.
If you look close, you can see some Tresors de Luxe flower embellishments. 

I cut up the pale blue rustic shabby chic flower embellishment

and gave each of the little flowers a white wash of gesso, and added them, to my flower clusters on both sides of picture.

You can also see some tiny baby's breath mixed in with the flower clusters. I pulled those out of this

Tresors Rustic Burgandy Shabby Chic Flower Embellishment with Wooden Beads  which was perfect for this layout, and I can use the rest of the flower on a project later.

I also added some music note charms to complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by! Shop Tresors de Luxe HERE!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bad Girls Couture Projects: March Kit

March Projects

Hello, friends! Today is the reveal of the Bad Girls Couture March Scrapbook Kit, "With Sprinkles on Top" featuring the American Crafts Glitter Girl collection!

Take a look at the kit:

And here are some projects that I made with it:

You can purchase the kit HERE!

And be sure to check out what the design team did with the kit HERE!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Bad Girls Couture Blog Hop!

Happy Saturday! Welcome to the Bad Girls Couture blog hop! Be sure to start the hop here:  Bad Girls Couture Blog. 

I'm Rae, and I live in Las Vegas, Nevada with my husband, three kids, an one awesome cat. I used to be a high school English teacher, which I loved, but I had an amazing opportunity to work from home in a completely different industry (pharmaceutical sciences), so I've switched careers and I couldn't be happier.

I've been scrapbooking since 2007. It all started when I wanted to do something special with some vacation pictures- I went to Michaels to get a photo album and stumbled into the scrapbook aisles and the rest is history!

Being a part of the Bad Girls Couture design team has been an amazing experience. I love all of the hard-to-find treasures that Wendy finds for us to use! Every kit is filled with awesome papers and embellishments, not to mention the Bad Girls Couture mixed media products! Check out all of the kits available in The Shoppes! The kits are very versatile- one of my favorite things to do is browse the DT Gallery to see how everyone uses the same kits so differently!

Today, I am sharing a layout that I made with scraps and pieces of the different kits we've had so far. I used an old Prima sketch for inspiration.

I thought I'd share a little bit of my process with you and how you can incorporate your mixed media products into your projects.

I always start all of my layouts with cutting up my layers, and adding a thin layer of clear gesso. I used Prima clear gesso, but I hope to purchase some Bad Girls Couture Clear Gesso in the near future! It adds weight to the paper, gives it a nice matte look, and creates a barrier between any mixed media you want to use, which is great for blending or even wiping up mixed media mistakes!

For my paper layers, I am using a grey sheet of paper from the "A Little Bit Gaudy" kit from the 7 Dots Paint Chips collection, some blue paper from the "Joie de Vivre" kit from the Prima Marketing Zella Teal collection, and pink paper from the "Roadside Thrift Shoppe" kit from the Prima Marketing Wild and Free collection.

Once the clear gesso was dry, I added some stenciling using a Prima stencil and Bad Girls Couture Molding Paste. You can get these products in the "Spoiled Brat" November Mixed Media kit. I used a silicone brush to scrap the molding paste onto the stencil.

This is what the stenciling looks like. (I went back and added more later.)

Once the molding paste was dry, I added some stamping with two different stamps.

Here's a closeup of what the stamping looks like. For parts that were too dark for my liking, I used a baby wipe and blended the ink.

Next, I added some chalk ink to a doily that I die cut from regular copy paper. You can get these chalk inks in the "Spoiled Brat" mixed media kit as well.

I gathered some embellishments from my stash (chipboard swirls, and title) and some from past kits. The tags and keys are from the "Caricature" September mixed media kit. The brads are from the flowers in the "A Little Bit Gaudy" kit.

I white washed them with Bad Girls Couture Gesso. And then I used the silver and pink paints, also from the "Caricature" mixed media kit.

Here's a closeup of the keys:

Lastly, I cut out some feathers from the Hambly Screen Prints vellum from the "A Little Bit Gaudy" kit. I used chalk ink on the edges, which, again, can be found in the "Spoiled Brat" mixed media kit.

The teal chalk ink was the perfect shade to coordinate with the teal paper.

I also added some pink lace from the "Paris Flea Market" mixed media kit to the tags.

The pink and grey flowers are Prima. The grey one is in the flower pack from the "Joie de Vivre" kit. The blue ones are handmade.

So, this layout was all about me- I ADORE flowers- they are my favorite embellishment in scrapbooking. I have silk flowers throughout my house, and I buy fresh ones whenever I can! 

And, I titled it "Dreamer" because I am always dreaming of scrapbooking. 

And here is a list of questions and answers so you can get to know me a little more! 

1. What's your favorite color? Blue, black, and grey.
2. What's your favorite song right now? That's hard- I haven't listened to anything new lately, but I've been on a "Matt and Kim" kick lately, so I guess even though it's older, "Daylight."
3. Who inspires you? People who are kind.
4. Favorite Book? Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
5.Favorite Movie?  The Big Lebowski
6.Favorite snack? Chips
7. What is your favorite food?  Indian and Italian
8. Where would you like to visit someday? Greece
9. Who got you into scrapbooking? Me!
10. How many years have you been scrapbooking? 11
11. Favorite Manufacturer? PRIMA, of course! I love everything Prima.
12. Currently Reading: Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
13. Favorite Bad Girl Kit so far? Joie de Vivre 
14. Favorite artistic technique? This changes a lot, but lately, I love black and white splatters with India ink.

So, this is the prize that is up for grabs from my blog:

The Bad Girls Couture Glamour Girl Planner kit! This prize is one of many of our Travel Planner Kits…our Glamour Girl kit has everything you need to get started with recording your hopes, dreams, travels, and aspirations! 

Check out all of the details about the kit HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Leave a comment for a chance to win one of our amazing prizes! Your next stop is Michelle's blog. Check out her amazing project, and be sure you visit all of the blogs! The blog hop ends February 2, at 10:00 PST. 

Blog Hop Order:
Rae Moses- YOU ARE HERE!

There are still a few of the different kits available in The Shoppes, so take a look at them- you will love them! And, check out the information on how you can SUBSCRIBE!