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project life at michaels


Yep. It’s really happening. Project Life at Michaels. Right now. This week. Here’s the scoop!

WHERE? About 700 Michaels stores will begin carrying Project Life. This is not all store locations at first, but it’s a lot. If you’re wondering if your local Michaels will be carrying our products, simply visit or call that store.

WHEN? I was told that this Friday (June 21) was to be the first day product will begin to be placed on shelves, though it may differ from store to store. But I’ve also heard that some stores are already setting the product. So some stores already have it, and some will have it very soon.

WHAT? From what I understand, all stores that are carrying Project Life will carry Cinnamon, Honey, Kraft, and Midnight Editions. Also the following Mini Kits: Baby for Her, Baby for Him, Childhood, Holiday, Seasons and Wedding. And Grid Cards, various Dividers, and an assortment of our Photo Pocket Pages. And some Project Life albums – including exclusive albums for each of the 4 core editions.

KRAFT. I believe that Michaels is the only national craft retailer to carry the Kraft Edition of Project Life.

EXCLUSIVE KITS. Two brand-new, never-before-seen editions will be coming to Michaels stores – I believe in August. More details and plenty of sneak peeks on these coming soon.

AND MORE. There will be a larger, even more dynamic, product offering coming in August as well.

SHARE THE FUN. Just as much as we’ve enjoyed all the sharing with other retailers so far, please continue to share your pictures of your happy faces with your Project Life purchases at Michaels. Share them on Facebook, email to submissions@beckyhiggins.com, or tag your pictures #PLatMichaels on Instagram or Twitter.



44 Responses

  1. Lisa W. says:

    YESSSS. have been waiting…YIPPEE

  2. Cindie says:

    Great news! I ordered everything I *thought* I needed through Amazon, but had forgotten the envelope pages. Hopefully I can get them there so I don’t have to pay for shipping! :)

  3. Cyndy says:

    Anyone know if this is just US stores or if any Canadian stores will be carrying the product as well?

    • Andrea says:

      Yes I saw them setting up the display at my Michael’s in Calgary, Alberta! They said they would have the product on today’s shipment.

    • Ann says:

      Which location in Calgary????

    • Andrea P says:

      Beacon Hill. There were 2 of each edition that Becky mentioned plus the binders and protectors. I was just there around 11:30.

  4. emily says:

    Yay!!! So excited!

  5. Jodi says:

    In Canada too?

  6. Paula says:

    I asked at Michaels (in Canada) and three people there including the manager acted like I was asking if the Aliens had landed.

  7. Becky says:

    Oh my gosh – this is SO exciting! We do have a Michaels over an hour away but that’s far better than the three hours to get to a Hobby Lobby! Thank you, thank you, thank you for working with Michaels! Now to haunt them on the phone to see if they’re a location that will carry PL…

  8. Nicolle says:

    Called my Michael’s and they already have it on the endcap. Eeeeep!! I will have to go after work!!

  9. Monica says:

    I sure hope that they aren’t signed, I’d had to get “tackled” again with a kit in my hand.

    LOL :)

  10. Cyndy says:

    I just called one in Ottawa, Ontario and they have no idea if they are carrying it.

  11. Ari Choquette says:

    I work for Michaels and I’ve been telling them to start stocking project life ever since the partnership with American Crafts! Glad to know the people upstairs are finally giving the customers (and employees!) what they want! Congrats Becky and team :)

  12. Heather says:

    In kansas??

  13. Melissa says:

    My local Michaels, I’ve asked THREE times over the past couple of months, has no clue what Project Life is or even who Becky Higgins is. Disappointing. Not so much that I’m expecting them to tell me when a product is coming for certain, but I wish that employees of Michaels had to have SOME knowledge of their industry to work there. Imagine walking into a car dealership and dealing with a salesman who had no clue about cars.

    • Heather C says:

      Don’t be too discouraged…I used to work at a Michaels and all employees are not knowledgable on scrap booking products. Also, often do not know about new products until they are on the sales floor.

    • Melissa says:

      I understand that this is typical, I just don’t think that’s the way it should be. Local scrapbook shops know about lines they don’t even carry, at least mine do.

    • Kristin says:

      Micheals is just a retail job, that only pays minimum wage, it’s not the type of job where employees are taught what different products are, or when there will be new arrivals of products until it hits V2 the store.

    • Trish says:

      Exactly what Kristin is saying above. I work at Michaels right now (I’m 24, college student) part time and I only know about project life because I am a scrapbooker myself. Most of the people who work there are just people who NEED part time jobs/are students, I’d say half the store does crafts and the other half doesn’t, but we don’t get any training about the different products in the store are even, we just kind of learn along the way. Sorry about your experience, and I personally wish they would allow us to learn or even test out products but they don’t. I don’t think it’s fair to take it out on the employees though… just saying.

  14. Heather C says:

    Was just at Michaels in Cincy area (fields Ertle store) this morning and they have it on an end cap in the scrapbooking section!

  15. Robin Gibson says:

    It was in my Arden, NC Michael’s yesterday! Soooo exciting! I took a pic of the endcap, but not me, lol. I bought the Cinnamon edition, SO pretty!, love this, Thank You Becky!!

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  17. Katherine says:

    Just called the location in south edmonton common and they said they would have it in, in the next week or two!! Super excited!!

  18. Vanessa says:

    I have called every single Michael’s located in Miami, FL and the one Homestead, FL and NO ONE knew what I was talking about. The first Michael’s I called thought I was asking for “Project Lice.” LOL Has anyone had any luck in south Florida?

  19. Lynnsey says:

    So amazing that at this point I have TWO retailers a couple miles from my house who carry Project Life products whenever I need it! I feel spoiled – after lusting and dreaming of these new products for months, here they are, right here! I remember a year ago trying to get my hands on any core kit at all-Cobalt was all that was available for a time on Amazon. Now this! I have to stop buying core kits!

  20. Lynnsey says:

    Also – so excited for Kraft – finally!! I am loving how Blush, Jade and Honey all coordinate really well with the “old” core kits I have been using for my kids albums.

  21. Amy says:

    Anyone know if the PL products will be in any Michael’s in South Carolina? I’m in Goose Creek near Charleston. I’ve been wanting to try project life forever and just didn’t want to pay shipping.

    Thank you!

  22. Laurie says:

    I was at the Michaels in Webster, Texas (Houston) this morning. The shelves are set up, but the person I asked about whphen the products would be available didn’t know what I was talking about. At leas I know that it is on the way . Yippee!

  23. Jill says:

    I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to get my hands on the Kraft Edition! I feel very blessed to have both Hobby Lobby and Michaels in my town and can stop by to restock when I’m on my way home. My PL addiction is growing fast!!!

  24. Kristin A. says:

    More new editions?!!? WOW!!! Can’t wait to see them!

  25. Leanne Butler says:

    I contacted my friend who Manages a store and YAHOO Charlottetown Prince Edward Island and Halifax Nova Scotia (both in Atlantic Canada) have it on the shelves already!!! Going to check it out!!

  26. Carla says:

    A few weeks back I asked at my Ottawa (Orleans) Michael’s too. The girl I spoke with didn’t have a clue. So then she spoke to someone else on her walkie talkie. I could hear the faint chatter, several different voices. I did hear the words “Becky Higgins”. I was so hopeful, until the girl came back to me and said “no, sorry I don’t know what you are talking about”. So close, but yet so far. Maybe this week will be a different story.

    • Trish says:

      I work at a Michaels but had no idea until I went into work today that were were getting the project life items in (regular employees usually don’t get any info about items coming in), so sorry about that, but you’ll just have to keep checking in or ask for a manager lol. We’re pretty much kept in the dark.

  27. J3SS1C4 says:

    Will the exclusive editions be available digitally at some point?

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  29. Cathy says:

    Lake Havasu City, az

  30. Tracy says:

    Just picked up a Midnight core kit from the Michaels on Broadway in Vancouver, BC!

    Be warned though Canadians, each thing costs roughly $10 more than the American price (so $39.99 instead of $29.99 for a core kit) but with a 40% off coupon, it cost me $23.99.

  31. Jean Kinney says:

    Are the Michael’s albums available online? I love 4 of them and would like to get them but I live in a tiny town 170 miles from Reno, Nevada. Thanks.

  32. Francesca says:

    Does anyone know if the baby edition core kits will be at michaels? I saw the mini kits but I want the full one.

  33. Jessi says:

    What about Chicago area?? Anyone got the scoop??

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