Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Swirly Birds Incentive Trip Swaps

I've just returned home from an amazing week on the Norwegian Epic cruising the Mediterranean and experiencing my first ever Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip. WOW … what an overwhelming experience that was. We've met so many wonderful people, seen some amazing sights, Stamped, gained inspiration and returned home with an abundance of goodies.

There were nearly 400 Demonstrators from all over the world, but just 16 of us from the UK. Swaps are a big thing of all Stampin' Up! Events and the Grand Vacation is of no exception. Thankfully though, we don't have to make one for all 400 guests, but just 26. One for the Stampin' Up display boards and 25 to exchange with others.

When I discovered where the cruise would take us, I knew that hubby would be eager to go. We spent our honeymoon in Italy and haven't had the opportunity to return there since. It was wonderful spending a whole week with him and he was most certainly appreciated by Stampin' Up! for his support in my achieving the cruise. 

The Inspiration for my swaps? … Spending time with my husband and our first ever date on Brighton Beach, flying a kite. I know … I'm a big softy, but connect with my emotions and I design from the heart. 

The Swirly Birds Bundle is such a gorgeous bundle and so far one of my favourites to play with. I'm not sure if you can see it here, but I've added Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to give the sea a foam like sparkle … and yes, I am much more me when I'm with my husband. 

Simplicity says it all … If you like the look of this Stamp Stamp set then from tomorrow you too can order it. The launch of the new Catalogue is just hours away, so prepare yourself for the excitement.

I've plenty more to share with you from this amazing trip, which I'll do so over the coming weeks, but for now, I am preparing for my Catalogue Launch Party. If you'd like to attend, it's not too late. Do get in contact though to ensure I have sufficient catalogues and goodies. 

Mikaela x



  1. This was my favourite swap of the cruise and I did not know it was yours but silly me should have guessed. We loved spending time with you and Graham and cannot wait to do it again in Thailand xx

  2. awww Michelle, Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so pleased that you liked it and I'm equally pleased to have had the opportunity of spending time with you and Simon on the Cruise. We certainly had a giggle and I can't wait to repeat this experience with you again. Hugs xx

  3. This card is fantastic in the simplicity of the design. The story behind it makes it even sweeter.

  4. Bless your heart Rosemarie, thank you. I'm a big softy ;) x

  5. I love your card Michaela - congrats on achieving the cruise :-) x

  6. Thank you so much Tracy … on both counts. It was a truly amazing experience x

  7. I love your card, Mikaela!!! LOVE!!! D x

  8. Oh WOW Denita, Thank you so much … such kind words x