Once upon a time there was a a consultant who worked for a Customs Brokerage firm. She was COMPLETELY un-crafty, was all thumbs, purchased a KAJILLION craft projects which she nevAH finished (know who I am talking about yet?). She always loved to color and actually purchased her first Mary Engelbright stamp when she was all of eight years of age. She used to stamp it in purple. She used to SLAM it into the purple inkpad. She always wondered why the image was always blurry. Hmph. Well, with her unfinished baby rughooking project meant for a child who had just turned nine, off she went to the local store, Cherished Scrapbooks cuz she DECIDED that she didn’t wanna BUY mothers day cards (lack o money and attention-sorry my dear MIL) she wanted to MAKE mother’s day cards (BIIIIIIG MISSSSTAKKKKKEEEEEE). So she marched in and looked at stamps and picked up a four flower Hero Arts quad stamp and decided that THIS would be the perfect focal point for ALL of my (ahem, I mean HER) cards… She spoke to Dianne the manager there (MWAH! DIANNE) and Dianne referred her to Nicky Manel, a reknowned teacher/mentor in NORTH AMERICA.. Ok, so now I must speak in the first person.. yes, the main character in this tale is ME.. I know you are shocked. RE-HEALLY shocked. SO I says to Dianne WHO IS THIS PERSON, AND I NEED A CLASS IMMEDIATELY…. well sistahs, the rest is history. honestly.
I took my first beginner’s class the following week (was SOOO angry that I had to wait that long… if you know me, you will realize that i have NO patience at all.. but boy was the wait worth it) I went to the class and the first thing I noticed was how I was an instant MAGNET to Nicky…. I knew right away that she was from Montreal (where I am from), that we knew common people, and that she would be a part of my life FOREVAH. The class was PHENOM and the rest is history.. The key to Nicky’s class is that the work is done for you. Her philosophy is that you work/run around all day, her class should be SHEER pleasure and enjoyment.. and actually full of information that will remain with you forevah! I don’t mean to go on and on and NIcky will probably KILL me for this post but I have to tell you a little bit about Nicky.. the woman who has been with me 100% of the way from the beginning when she would approve drawings, to when I would bring my rubbah to Cherished to cut, to designing cards, to keep me grounded, to teach me everything she knows, to be kind to me, to keep me company etc etc…
Nicky will Reheally kill me when she reads the next part (sorry Nickabella but I think da sistahs should know..LOL!)
Nicky has achieved many accomplishments. She has been stamping for 9 years and teaching for 8. She has been published in magazines such as Somerset Studio, Stamper’s Sampler, Take 10, Stamp it, Papercrafts, papercraft essentials in the UK etc. She has an international selling DVD, “Ink It UP” that she made with Dianne (remember her from above? LOL). Nicky teaches at Toronto’s largest craft convention “Creativ Festival (no it ISN”T spelled wrong) where her classes are sold out before the tickets are for sale..LOL. She has made TV appearances showing the art of the craft. The greatest part about Nicky’s cardmaking in my humble opinion is her “clean and elegant” style. Nicky’s favorite “embellishments” are glittah (of course), baubles, swarovskis, beautiful ribbon etc..
Nicky has two great kids, Wendy and Robbie. Wendy is a TOTAL sistah.. TOTAL and comes up with the most FABBY ideas too!, a wonderful hubs JOE, and a little teeny tiny Maya (her granddaughter) and another grandbaby on the way! SOOOO exciting!
oops, the point of this blog entry…LOL.. (i DO have a “digression” problem, don’t I?), is that we have finally booked our 1st class for da sistahs.. it will be called the “Galabella” class where Nicky will teach different layouts, how she comes up with them, colouring techniques and how to use our FABBY embellishments. We decided that we will keep it very personal where the class will have 6 people.. We will be offering the class twice on Saturday April 5th (10-12 and 2-4)… spaces are very limited as you see.. I want people to get to know eachother, to be able to talk and essentially it will feel like a ‘ONE ON ONE’.. Nicky of course will be teaching.. I will be hanging out pretending to know what I am talking about.. LOL and just make it a fun place to be!
If you are interested in calling for pricing and reserving a spot, please let us know! give us a call at 905.763.2355 or email at email@example.com and we will give you all the deets!
Mwah to da sistahs who aren’t annoying bragging about OTHAH people