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CHA + michaels exclusive core kits

Well, we are officially done announcing all the new products that are launching at the CHA – Summer (Craft & Hobby Association) trade show in Las Vegas next week. They’re now calling this show Create -n- Connect … but regardless of what they’re calling it, we will be there.

I will personally be there at the show, and delighted to speak with anyone that pops in the booth and wants to learn more about the easiest scrapbooking ever (*wink*). And I will be sharing behind-the-scenes and from-the-booth pictures via facebook, twitter, and instagram all week. I want you all to feel like you could be there, since unfortunately it’s not open to the public.

These trade shows are for manufacturers, retailers, designers, and other professionals in the industry. I’ll do my best to share all sorts of fun photos. Should be a good time, ya’ll.



And just when you thought we were done with new product announcements … I do have 2 more things to tell you about. But these aren’t just part of the “Summer line-up” of products that will be available late August/early September, or in some cases … this Fall.

No. These are special in an “exclusive” kind of way.

We have designed 2 brand-new Project Life® editions exclusively for Michaels. As America’s largest craft retail chain, this is a real treat for us. So far, many (but not all) of the Michaels locations are already carrying our products, which is fantastic. But what’s even better is that come August 2 (two weeks from now), I am told that you should be able to find Project Life® in all Michaels locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Hooray!

Let’s get right to it. Here are the 2 exclusive editions you can find only at Michaels as of August 2 (or around that time). Rumors tell me there are a few locations where the product has already been seen – wow! This is merely a sneak peek. Stay tuned next week for sample pages and more pictures of the product. If you get your hands on either one (or both) of these, be sure to share your finds on social media. Tag me – @BeckyHigginsLLC – or add the hashtag #PLatMichaels – so we can see!


Vintage Travel Edition by Crate Paper

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Project Life SAMPLING - VintageTravel


5th & Frolic Edition by Dear Lizzy

Project Life 5th and Frolic Exclusive

Project Life SAMPLING - 5th&Frolic


I know, right!? We’re excited too.  : )



74 Responses

  1. Mickee says:

    Will the exclusive Michael’s kit editions be available in digital format?

    • craftyvox says:

      I kinda figured since tis exclusive for Michaels, there would only be a paper version, not a digital one. But ohhh how I would *LOVE* a digital version of it.. There’s no Micheal’s stores on my side of the pond and I absolutely dig the travel themed kit!

    • Krista says:

      In Becky’s previous post talking about the Archiver’s exclusive kit, she said that one would be available digitally, so I’m hoping/thinking these “exclusive” kits will be the same. The Archiver’s kit is available soon, but the digi kit won’t be out til Nov as per what Becky said. So there’s hope for all the international and digi folks, it just may be a few months wait to get it digitally. No need for the angry comments I’ve read…

    • craftyvox says:

      Either most angry comments have been edited/gone poofers or I must have overread them – only seen a couple of those? Most of us non-US/non-Michaels store folks are just a tad disappointed and envious of you folks. :)

      I’d love for these kits to come out digitally, don’t care if I gotte wait some longer hehe. That the Archiver’s exclusive kit will likely come out digitally as well does bode well! :)

  2. Shannon says:

    Oh my, oh my. The vintage travel is calling my name! Looks like I’ll be making a trip to Michael’s very, very soon. Congrats on all the success!

  3. Debra Byrd says:

    OMGosh! they are both beautiful, have to have them!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I literally had to stifle a scream. OH MY GOSH.

  5. Lynnsey says:

    OMG!! I was just planning out new albums for travel and homes our family has lived in!!! This is amazing!!! Buying these as soon as I see them! So excited!!

  6. Cerise says:

    I HAVE to have that Story of Us. My list to Santa this year is getting ridiculously long because of you!

  7. Erika Hayes says:

    really cute love the dear lizzy too.. looking forward to travel lines that maybe are more clean, graphic and bold! I am not a big vintage girl.. but if I were…. ahh who we kidding I will buy it anyway! I have them all so far.. I like to mix and match them each week to reflect my mood its the best way to PL if you ask me!

  8. Susan White says:

    Oh so excited, I was not sure that PL was at Canadian Michael’s.

  9. Violetta says:

    YES! Travel kit in the house! I’m buying like 5!

  10. Jennie M says:

    NO WAY!!! I just commented on your earlier post today that I REALLY wanted a Story of Us kit!!! I can’t WAIT to see what the other cards look like!!! Yay! :D Thanks Becky! Thinking about running down to my Michael’s right now to see if they have these in stock yet, lol!

  11. Jonna Smith says:

    I have been looking all over the area stores and online trying to find out if there was a travel edition! I am so excited about this!!!

  12. DonnaW888 says:

    I must have the “Story of Us” kit! The ideas are just swirling!

    Wow, Becky. That was quite a roll-out. Cheers to you and your staff!

  13. clpalmat says:

    You have been on BUSY lady!! Thanks for all the fun stuff!

  14. Caroline says:

    These are gorgeous!!
    Wish I lived in the US now just so I could visit Michaels. Shame these won’t be available elsewhere :(

  15. Kate says:

    I LOVE these kits. They are my favourites of all the new releases. But … I live in Australia so I can’t get them. Soooooooooo disappointed.

  16. Melanie marshall says:

    Two fingers up to all the international fans!!!! Big surprise there.. Not!!

  17. Donna Cartagena says:

    Bouncing off the walls doesn’t come close to how excited I am for these . LOVE them both !! The map album .. the tree album .. those cards … August needs to come quickly! I work at Michael’s so I will definitely be grabbing both sets the minute they are put out on the floor !

  18. Debbie says:

    I too am in Australia and would so love to purchase the Vintage Travel to record my family’s travels! Can some thought be given to those of us beyond the U.S.A. who would so love these products as well?!

  19. Cari says:

    oh my goodness, my head is swirling from all these goodies….. LOVE IT ALL

  20. Tiffany Hood says:

    I. DIE. Oh my gosh!!! :)

  21. katevdp says:

    These are gorgeous. But it frustrates me that they will only be available in the USA. I would LOVE to get that Vintage Travel kit (other nationalities travel too you know!). I just don’t understand this marketing ploy – to eliminate the rest of the world. Makes me sad.

    • Makes me angry. :/

    • Sian says:

      Sad, angry and somewhat neglected is how I feel!!! I would love the Dear Lizzy one… It’s a shame that the non-USA fans miss out…. Surely they could be sold digitally for us?!?!

    • Rana says:

      Just so you don’t feel so bad…I live in the US but in Hawaii where we have no Michaels, no Hobby Lobby and no Archivers so I’m not able to purchase any of these exclusive kits either!!!!! I feel your frustration too, I’m so close yet sooo far away!

  22. Elizabeth D says:

    Love the 5th and Folic edition. Look forward to purchasing this edition and looking for matching embellishments.

  23. Theresa F. Miami Florida says:

    ohhhhh my.

  24. Robin says:

    I will so buy the travel.

  25. Anne says:

    Love, love, love!!! Most definitely will be getting the Vintage Travel edition! Thank you for such wonderful new products…very excited for you and for me:)


    I you going to show us a video that you did to show us all of all of the new stuff on you tub


    I was looking for a travel edition core kit for my self

    now i can get one then you my travel stuff for it

  28. The vintage travel set is definitely the one I’ve been needing to rehabilitate my never-finished Europe scrapbook. Can’t wait!

  29. L.B. says:

    ALL Michaels?????YES YES YES. Love these both and will need them right away. So glad I can go up the street to get them hopefully. Maybe that is why they were clearing a shelf at mine the other day…getting ready.

  30. Agnieszka says:

    Love the Dear Lizzy one!

  31. Kathy says:

    These two editions out of all the new products released are the ones most to my taste. Living in the UK, again, they are not available to me. Very disappointed.

  32. Maureen Merritt says:

    Oh, I love the colors in the Dear Lizzy design!

  33. craftyvox says:

    Awesome kits!! Love them. The Travel themed kit is just so neat, and the Story of Us album would be perfect for my wedding album.. Sadly I’m no where near any Michaels stores, as I’m based in the netherlands myself.. so bummed out about that. You really should consider bringing those out in digital version as well – it’d make all of us international customers so so so happy! :)

  34. Theresa G. says:

    I cannot tell you how excited I am about these!! I keep looking at this blog entry and wishing I could get them NOW……Can’t wait!!!

  35. lisa w says:

    Love love love the dear Lizzy one!!!

  36. Violetta says:

    If supplies at Michaels permit, I might buy a few extras of the travel kit for my blog giveaways, for international PL people. If I can, it will be over the next 3-4 weeks and I’ll say something on the Becky Higgins and Project Life Facebook pages. I can’t promise (our Michaels is puny)H7W2, but I’d love to try and do that.

  37. Violetta says:

    Sorry about the messed-up post, I’m on a lousy phone and not done with Saturday morning coffee yet! XD

  38. Sarah says:

    I too would love these, but live in the UK, please Becky think about us overseas peeps. Luckily I have found someone who has kindly offered to get them and post them to me, so all is not lost.

  39. M.Miller says:

    Excited about all the releases, but I was wondering about a 2×3 punch. I thought I saw something awhile back about American Crafts releasing a 2×3 punch sometime this summer … would make things so much easier and faster for those 4×6 photos that we want to cut down for a 2×3 slot. Any news?

  40. Laura says:

    Beautiful! Oh how I wish there was a micheals in the UK! Will you be making these kits available to international retailers? Or any other way I can get my hands on the dear lizzie kit?! I need it!

  41. Stacie D says:

    Love 5th and Frolic! So excited for this!

  42. Diana says:

    Hi there,
    Is there any way to get inside the trade show even though you are not in professional in the business? I am local and would love to see all new products :-)

  43. Lori Barrow says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the travel edition!!!! We do so much traveling and mission work and this is perfect!!! Besides I love all things map graphic :)

  44. […] « CHA + michaels exclusive core kits […]

  45. JodieR says:

    Another sad Aussie who would love the travel edition.

  46. NoraAnne says:

    Oooohhhhh!!!!! Love the 5th & Frolic!!!! Can’t wait to get it :)

  47. […] of Project Life, have you seen the new products launched by Becky! I’ve got so many of them high up on my want […]

  48. Cari says:

    Spied the kits and albums in Michaels in Fredericton, NB Canada today. Headed back with a coupon.

  49. Aly says:

    In the Vintage Travel edition, the card that reads “It’s those little things in life that makes it Wonderful” is grammatically incorrect. Aren’t these cards Proof Read?

  50. Jody says:

    Just saw the 5th and Frolic at my local Michaels, its quite cute and muted with the pastels. I’m going to be sharing this kit with my bff.

  51. Vikki Sealey says:

    I just picked up the 5th & Frolic at Michaels in San Antonio! Was so excited to see it there. They had the Travel one too! Yay! I love Project Life!

  52. Cynthia Harding says:

    Found the 5th & Frolic Edition of Project Life at Michaels on Midlothian Turnpike in Richmond VA. I love it! I am so excited because I love Project Life too. Posted a picture on fb, tagged you Becky and added the hashtag!

  53. […] with special designs and pages to go with these easy-t0-create albums. Becky Higgins just announced two new lines for Project Life that will be exclusive to […]

  54. I went to Michaels today and was able to pick up the “Story of Us” Album. I was so excited. A little bummed to find out that the core kits were not in yet. But I scored at least the album. Until……….. I realized that the album had a deep and long cut on the back of it. I gave it to one of the women who work there,went back to get the second album and that also had the same problem. Not sure if it happened in the packing or the unpacking process. But I was very dissapointed to be leaving Michaels without the album or the core kit. Almost had it.


  55. […] of the beautiful new core kits, exclusively carried at Michael’s I might add (aka IMMEDIATE, down the street access for you & me), is the Dear Lizzy 5th and […]

  56. Delphine says:

    hi, i would like to place an order for the PROJECT LIFE 5th & Frolic Edition by Dear Lizzy; how can i can get it? I live in France, so for an international expedition. Please let me know!! I love it so much!! Thanks for your reply!

  57. LMcG-E says:

    These are such beautiful editions, especially the 5th and Frolic by Dear Lizzy. Please make it available to overseas PLers. I have had such fun making albums and sharing our memories with my children who are now growing and leaving home. PL has made memory keeping a great deal of fun and it would be just wonderful to be able to access all the same kits as our US friends.

    Many thanks,


  58. Sherrie M. says:

    Have been to at least five different Michaels stores in three states as I was traveling this summer and NONE of them are carrying the Crate Paper travel kit. Annoying!! Not sure if they are sold out or just didn’t get them in yet. Has anyone been able to buy it?

  59. Chris SB says:

    I’ve been to Michael’s but they never received the Vintage Travel. I hope it comes in sometime. Love the look of it.

  60. […] were finished pretty quickly thanks to different project life kits, Seafoam, Midnight, and 5th and Frolic. I also started using journaling cards from We R Memory Keepers that I found at […]

  61. […] back into our rotation. Rob and I laughed about the Before and After Spam pics. I snatched up the Becky Higgins PL Kit by Dear Lizzy – 5th & Frolic at my local Michael’s store, and I started using it starting this […]

  62. […] sale ad had Becky Higgins Project Life stuff on sale for 40% off. So I went out and got me the 5th and Frolic Core Kit. Regular price was at $29.99, and I got it for $17.99! The best deal ever! I’ve actually been […]

  63. […] Aqua Edition, Honey Edition, Kiwi Edition, Midnight Edition, Sunshine Edition, Cinnamon Edition, 5th and Frolic Edition, and the Dreamy Edition 3 value kits, Boys Rule, Foil, and Good Times 2 mini kits, Holiday, and […]

  64. […] it’s simple. Here is what I consider a FINAL spread. Mostly photos, a few cards from the vintage travel kit and a digital element from Paislee Press (pictures + words No […]

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