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project life at michaels – Q+A

There has been so much enthusiasm over the initial launch of Project Life at Michaels – it’s exciting! You’ve had some questions about the release and we’ve received some additional information about Project Life arriving this week in 700 Michaels locations, so I wanted to pass this along to you straight away!


Q. What do the Michael’s exclusive product look like? 

A. Those 2 new exclusive editions I mentioned? Pictures of those will come as we get closer to their arrival in August. There are also 5 albums exclusive to Michaels, as shown here. First-ever look at these albums!


Exclusive album coordinates with the Cinnamon Edition

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Exclusive albums coordinate with the Honey Edition


Exclusive albums coordinate with the Kraft Edition

As a reminder, Michaels is currently the only national craft retailer currently carrying this Kraft Edition of Project Life. We’re so excited that it’s now even easier for you to pick up!


Q. Which Michael’s locations will carry Project Life? Will it be available in Canada?

A. Lots of questions about which of the 700 stores will be carrying Project Life. We have been able to get our hands on a complete list of stores [below]. You can look to see if your local store will have our products  – and yes, there are several stores in Canada!

Click for the PDF: Michaels 700 PL Store List


Q. How will I know when product arrives at my local Michaels?

A. For some lucky customers Project Life has already been placed out on the shelves. We love seeing photos like this one I spotted on Instagram from Brentwood, California.


Be sure to share your photo with us at submissions@beckyhiggins.com or on Facebook – or tag your photos #PLatMichaels on Instagram and Twitter.

Of course the best way to learn more about product availability is to call your local store and ask them if Project Life is in stock – or visit the store. It should hit most of those 700 locations this Friday, June 21.


Q. What’s coming in August?

A. In August, I am told that ALL Michaels stores will have a full-range of Project Life products in larger quantities. That includes two brand new, never-before-seen editions. Like I said, more details and plenty of sneak peeks will be available soon!



26 Responses

  1. Carla says:

    I see Ottawa on that list….I am doing the happy dance!!!

  2. christine says:


  3. Vi says:

    Ugh, those binders are awesome! Looks like I’ll have to make the trek to the nearest Michael’s on that list, in Panama City, FL…an hour and a half away. Why oh why do I live in the middle of nowhere?!? XD

  4. Heather says:

    Argh!!!, T;he Michaels five minutes away doesn’t carry it and the next closest is more than two hours away. Another reason I dislike my local store.

  5. Liz says:

    Thanks for always providing us with so much info! Thrilled that both my local stores will carry it!!

  6. Love, love, love that zigzag album that coordinates with the Honey edition. Will be snatching that up at my local store ASAP!

  7. Cheryl P says:

    Fremont California…in da hooouuuuuse! ;)

  8. Monica L. says:

    You are killing me. I want one of each!!!

  9. kris says:

    I am so excited that both Nebraska and South Dakota made the list! Hopefully when the kits I ordered from Archiver’s arrive there in July/Aug that I can get the kits from Micheal’s too. It’s a 5 hr drive from my house to Omaha, but RC, South Dakota is only a three hour drive.

  10. Christin Dukes says:

    These are at my Michaels in Woodhaven, MI. So happy to see them yesterday but disappointed that the clear dividers are embossed with the Becky Higgins logo. Now I love Becky but do not want the logo on every divider in my scrapbook, especially when I give them as gifts. I did take the protective film off the divider but the logo is on the actual divider :(

  11. Traci D says:

    OMG!! I cannot wait to get my hands on that chevron album!! Might have to get 2 or 3 of those!

  12. Amanda W says:

    So disappointed that new products are retailer exclusive……….all in the US/Canada.
    Will we be getting any exclusive products down here in Australia and New Zealand?

    • J3SS1C4 says:

      I’m also in Aus. I don’t mind that we don’t get exclusive products since there are so many different kits already, but I am hoping they release in digital formats… I buy all the digital kits!

  13. lisa in OKC says:

    OMG. LOVE this new album choices which I just saw at my Michael’s!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on more Project Life!

  14. Jennifer Conant says:

    Thanks so much for the list! Love the albums! Must make a few phone calls to local stores to see if the product has arrived. Very, very excited :)

  15. Terry says:

    Two of my local Michael’s are listed. No product in sight yet, and the staff has never heard of Project Life. Guess they will find out soon.

  16. Beth Fields says:

    Found Project Life at Michael’s in Anchorage, Alaska today!!

  17. catherine says:

    Our Michael’s in Sarasota had it on the shelf the 21st! yay!
    They had never heard of it on the 20th, but all were aware and knew the details on Friday the 21st, so way to go Michael’s…

  18. My Michael’s is in Concord, NH. I am so very happy to say that I bought the Midnight Edition this past Friday. What a beautiful kit. I was able to snag one of the albums with the camera design. Love this kit. Now all I need to complete it is the card-stock to match. And I am not finished buying more of the products that you are offering this year. My husband and I have a family of 5 children between the two of us, 7 grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter who is 15 months old. Needless to say everyone in my family will be getting a book as a gift at the end of this year. This is my third year of using your wonderful Project Life system. It has helped me get my photos out of the boxes and into a wonderful books with creativity.Thank you Becky. I wish that I had thought to take a photo of the display at my Michael’s store last Friday.

    Mary from NH

  19. Hannah says:

    I just got home from the Michael’s (the one at Tempe Market Place, I know you are a fellow AZ girl, so that should make sense :) and quite literally did a happy dance when I saw Project Life on their shelves!! YAY!!!!

  20. L.B. says:

    Very excited. I picked up (in Algonquin Illinois the red and white polka dot album for my next Disney trip (pre planning) and the Kraft core set to enjoy. I just started – created one layout so far and today 2 more are in the plans. LOVE!!!

  21. Robyn says:

    I have bought several project life kits but just wanted to comment on something. I wanted to know if American crafts could make the colors deeper as they appear on the PL boxes, especially for the midnight and the cinnamon. I have seen a few other people have the same opinion on YouTube also. The midnight especially looks great on the box but is actually more grey than black. Just some customer feedback. Thank you.

    • Jenny B. says:

      I agree. I have the Jade and Blush editions from HSN, and I was expecting the colors to be more vibrant. I also bought a pack of 4×6 grid cards from Amazon and then a pack of 3×4 grid cards from Hobby Lobby, and they are completely different colors. The ones from Amazon are much whiter than the ones from Hobby Lobby. The Hobby Lobby ones have a distinct gray-ish cast to them. The rounded corners are also different sizes, if that makes sense. I’m probably going to return the ones from Hobby Lobby because they just don’t look all that great with the other cards. I’m using Jade and Blush to put together an album of all my college photos, but I use a the digital kits for my current album, and LOVE THEM! :)

  22. Anna Vollmer says:

    Will the exclusive kits, for both michaels and archivers and any others, be available as digital kits eventually?

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