Monday, 21 November 2011

On stage at European Convention!!!

Hello Everyone

Well I am back from Disneyland Paris, the venue for the 2011 European Stampin' Up! Convention. Can you imagine? My two favourite things - Stamping and Disney all together! And with some of my favourite people too - my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators!

The theme for this year's convention is grow and above you can see the main stage - I took this picture during my rehearsal time. I had been asked to present a Wow! project on the main stage. Oh my goodness - I was so honoured and excited to be asked - but nervous to be presenting to such a talented audience! And then I found out I was being introduced by Shelli Gardner (Stampin' Up! co-founder and CEO) - so no pressure then! LOL

Here I am waiting to go on stage (wearing Island Indigo you notice!) ...

...and here is the hall filling up with demonstrators that I am going to be speaking to soon.....

I apologise for the dark photos - my camera wasn't quite up to the distances...but thank you to my lovely roomie Hayley for taking these for me...

There was a camera man at my side so I was also being filmed up on that big screen - and remember the camera is adding 10 pounds - mostly to my chin it seems! LOL

So, I hear you asking, what did you make? Well I made a pretty Scallop Square Origami Christmas ornament - that those of you who have been to my recent workshops have seen - and those who have their workshops booked will see shortly. 

So enough about me - here are some more pictures from convention: I will start with a couple of the many boards of inspiring projects on display...

Next - here are some 3D projects - and see that little strawberry basket & gift card? I made that! (And no I didn't just put in on there before I took the photo! LOL)

Here are some of my lovely team -

Half of El, (sorry about that El!), Hayley, Elaine, Amanda, Rhoda and me...

Now we learned about all sorts of exciting things that are coming up and I will be sharing the news over then upcoming weeks and months. I CAN tell you that you will certainly be wanting to host a workshop during the first quarter of 2013 - apart from that, my lips are sealed! LOL 

We also had our awards dinner - which is like Stampin' Up! Oscars - we all dressed up in our finery - but with a little twist here and there - after all we were at Disney... here is Hayley, (best convention Roomie EVER), our lovely upline Amanda and me. I got to walk across the stage and recieve an award - Hayley was ranked 8th in the UK and Amanda was 2nd! So you can see I am in very talented company here!

And when the convention was over - there was still excitement to be had - we headed off to the Disneyland Paris parks to play...

Here are Michele and Elaine - two Disney newbies who are now Disney converts...

...and Amanda and me - both fully paid-up members of the 'how-many-times-can-I-ride-Thunder-Mountain' club!

The whole event was absolutely wonderful and I am still bubbling with excitement at all that I have to share with you ...but I will finish with my convention swap card.

It uses the Simply Soft hostess Stamp set and Victoria Crochet trim.

I hope you enjoyed this VERY long post - back soon with more projects and updates.

Love Elizabeth X


  1. Ooo looks like you and everyone had a fun time! You look great on the screen and in your Minnie ears!

    Have a great day!

  2. What a blast! Looks like a good time was had by all. I enjoyed the read. TFS!

  3. Hello!!! You did a FANTASTIC job demonstrating on stage this year - bravo!!!!! This was a wonderful Convention post!

  4. What a clever, talented and beautiful sister I have.....! Well done Liz! xxx

  5. You sure had fun & watching you made me experience a little of your fun! I feel so proud that I know you.... A Celeb!!!

    Happy Celebrations!!!

    Ash... :)

  6. Wonderful pics and looks like you had an incredible time! Your ornament and swap card are beautiful!

  7. Wow! What an accomplishment to be on stage @ Convention Elizabeth!!!! Your projects are amazing as always & love the pics you shared.....very, very nice work Hun & TSMFS!!!!!


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