Monday, 22 June 2015

Madeira Stampin' UP! Incentive Trip 2015

Hello Everyone, Its been a while....
Quick catch up, Robert home from his first year at Uni! Collect New Girlfriend from Heathrow, Taylor is from the USA and is staying with us for 3 1/2 weeks.  Nice having a girl in the house as well! 
Waiting for New Catalogue order to arrive!!!!  It arrived just before My husband and I went on the 2015 Stampin' UP! Incentive Trip to Madeira last Wednesday, so haven't had a play much yet.
Its the first time we could go together on an Incentive Trip and it felt like a real treat to have some quality time together, although we missed our Boys and Sid, think they missed us as well, we both got lots of nice HUGS last night and tales of strange meals! 
Think they want a Roast Dinner tonight as all the VEG was still in the fridge!
We flew to Madeira and after being collected we were taken to this lovely hotel.  We had a suite, which was probably bigger than the whole top half of our actual home.  We had two balconies and the views were amazing.

This is my lovely hubbie of 27years Roy.

We had a Welcome Dinner on the first night and these were the tables set up so pretty.

Some gorgeous watermelon wonder lace trim on our napkin!

This is the whole group of European Demonstrators and Staff.
The food was fantastic, this table was just the desserts. 

Breakfast view each morning...

Day One was a trip to NUNS Valley, up the mountain organised by our lovely Manager Paula Gorry.
We had a funny driver, who got us up the mountain and back again, even with lots of hairy moments close to the edge of huge drops.
This is a view half way up.
We stopped for a photo op, this is me x

The view of the little village we were visiting. 

In the evening we had a group SWAP event for all the achievers. It was wonderful to meet everyone from Germany, France, Austria, Netherlands and the UK.
This is my Swap.  We had to make 54 of them.  Mine seemed to fill a whole carry on bag!
I used the Mini Gift Bag Framelit for the bag and filled it with a covered Note Book.

I made two colour combo's the New Mini Macaron and Tip Top Taupe.
The stamp set is called Awesomely Artistic.

Lots of cutting out but I really enjoyed making these Swaps.
The white is the NEW Thick Whisper white, it is super for actual card bases, going to go through packs of it I think!

This is the recipe for the Swap.

These are the Swaps I received back, they are amazing!
I have photographed them in sections, so you can see them better.

Here's some more.

And more.

Lots of hard work.

The girls were funny handing out this card, they shouted Surprise every time it was opened!

Lots of Boxes.

I was so pleased I managed to bring them back without getting too crushed.

Check back tomorrow for another update.
Thanks for looking,


Julie Kettlewell said...

Yeah you updated your blog!! Loved spending time with you and my cricket buddy Roy! xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Sounds like you and Roy had a great trip your photos and all those swaps are amazing


Anonymous said...

Your swaps are a piece of Art! I am glad you are back at Blogging. It was nice to meet you in person on Madeira. Marion

Bente said...

Totally LOVE your swap, thanks for sharing!