Monday, May 26, 2008

My very first post

Hi there and Welcome ,

I am so excited to finally have a blog. Thanks so much to Vicky for making it happen.

Let me introduce myself, my name is Nicky and I am a confessed Stampaholic. My first passion is my family, wonderful husband of 35 years, beautiful daughter, daughter in law, son and the love of my life my 3 year old grand-daughter.

I started stamping about 9 years ago and shortly after I started I was invited to teach and have been teaching stamping classes ever since . Teaching has given me the opportunity to meet the most wonderful , amazingly talented people that share my passion of stamping and paper crafts.

I currently have the BEST Job in the world , I work full time as Creative Director and designer for Stamping Bella, where I also
teach stamping classes. Emily the owner and I met when she signed up for my stamping 101 class and the rest is history. We instantly bonded when we found out that we were both from Montreal and new mutual people. Emily reminds me so much of my daughter (which is getting her PHD out of town), that I just had to adopt her as my other daughter. Our adventures have led us to lots of laughter, great endeavors and wonderful stamps and products that we are so passionate about. I hope that through my blog I can share some of these adventures with you.

Please feel free to comment or ask any stamping related questions that you may have.

P.S. As you will soon see I am not very computer savvy, so please bear with me and let me know if I have broken any Blogging etiquette.



stamping bella said...

congratulations on your Blog NICKABELLA!!!! I am sooo verry proud of you and love you sooooo much

mwah to da sistah who FINALLY started a blog!


Mary said...


Congratulations on your blog! I am not very computer savvy either so I don't have a blog. I admire your artwork. I hope you'll post lots more of it! I go to Emily's blog every day so now I'll visit yours daily too.



Jacqueline TrésBella said...

What a beautiful blog. I started one last Friday and I am not computer friendly either. I not sure that there are any blog etiquette, let me know if there is a list somewhere or something because I may be missing something.

Your cards are lovely,Keep up the good work.
Jacqueline aka TrésBella

Pinky said...

Hi Nicky
Great to see you blogging now!
It was a pleasure meeting you in April at Stampingbella. You have amazing talent and I always look forward to seeing your work. Now we can take a peek at the life of Nicky!
Pinky (Lori)

Shannan Teubner said...

My NICKY!!!!!!!!! I can still hear your voice like you're reading this to me. I misssssssss you!!!

I'm so glad you're blogging!!

Lynn said...

I think its fantastic that you've started this blog, I've read were Emily has mentioned you so very often on her blog that its nice to finally get to know a bit about you. Your cards look fabulous and I can't wait to see more!

Julie Masse said...

Yea Nicky!!! Welcome to the blogging sistahood! :) So glad we'll get to see your beautiful work and read what you're up to now!! Congrats & welcome Nicky! :)

Joanne said...


You are just adorable! Congrats on your blog. I admire your work and enjoy taking your classes. Your passion comes alive in your work and so I look forward to visiting often to see your new creations. Enjoy!


wmanel said...

Hi Mom,
Your blog is beautiful - I can see where I get my talent from ;) Congratulations, you are now more computer savvy than me - I don't even know what a blog is! But whatever it is, you did a wonderful job, as always.

Kathleen said...

congratulations on your new blog---I'm not great with the computer either, but I have a little blog--and it's fun for me! I can't wait to see what's up here. I just ordered my first Bella order----I am so excited to get it! I have admired the company and products for some time now, so as soon as I got a little extra cash I HAD to make a purchase----OK---I'm rambling! MWAH~

michellepetcov said...

Hi Nicky
I just found out about your blog! I am so excited to read your ideas, you are such a great person and wonderful teacher.
You are the one who got me addicted to stamping, when I took my first class in the old days of Great Impressions at High Park.
I had very little money and you showed me the essencial tools to start making cards, I still have my first stamp, a little flower.
Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!
Michelle Machado

Monica said...

Welcome to the blogging world!! It's about time!! Looking forward to reading all your future posts!!

mwah from your sistah in Florida!

giffysk8s said...

Welcome to the blogging world! Your designs are fab! So glad that you and Em found each other. Here's to da sistahs who like to blog and HAVE FUN!

alma said...

Welcome to the Blog world! It's great to finally see you join up!

Jen Hoover said...

yippy Nicky!!! :D

congrats on your blog! LOVE your shtuff! ;)

Scrapbookmama said...

Oh well welcome this crazy blogging world.. trust me this blog thing is too much fun and your gonna love it.. ((HUGS))and congrats!


susantodd said...

Nicky, congrats on the new blog! have a fun time!!!

Jen del Muro said...

NICKY!!!!!!! Bug hugs to you!! I am so glad to see that you have a blog now!!

Amanda Pedro said...

Hey Nicky,
Glad you jumped aboard the blogging land.
Can't wait to have a good look when we get back from Portugal. See you soon, I have an order to pick up.
cheers and congrats.\
Amanda Pedro