I am thrilled to announce that once again I have teamed up with Michaels and will be joining the Michaels Makers for another fun filled year of crafting and project inspiration. To kick off this new partnership with Michaels I’m sharing a recap of the first ever Michaels Makers Summit and Free Creativebug Classes just for you!I sometimes have to pinch myself when I look at all the amazing talent bundled into this creative team. If you follow me on Instagram, and if not why aren’t you, then you already know that I recently had the privilege of attending the first ever Michaels Makers Summit in beautiful, sunny California. Once again I found myself in awe of all the incredibly talented bloggers and I loved having the opportunity to connect with old and new friends. We laughed and bonded over an exquisite farm to table dinner in Napa, created lovely floral crowns, learned all about the art of creating paper flowers, dabbled in watercolor and felt inspired by breathtaking views.
While at the Michaels Makers Summit we had the opportunity to take four amazing classes, weaving, watercolor, paper flowers and image transfer – all taught by Michaels education partner, Creativebug. And I have great news, each of the classes are available online for FREE on Michaels.com until 8/22. You can re-create one or all of our summit projects in the comfort of your own home!
Each of the classes provided a unique opportunity to learn about and try current craft trends. I was so inspired by each of the classes and have lots of new projects in the works that I can’t wait to share with you soon. My mind was blown in the Image Transfers class with Courtney Cerruti. It was one of those things that you felt like you should have known about and it was so simple that it’s something even my girls will enjoy doing with me.
Next, I had the opportunity to try my hand at creating beautiful Paper Flowers with Livia Cetti. She is a renowned floral and still-life stylist, as well as a premiere paper-flower artist. She showed us how to transform store bought tissue paper using water and bleach, and how to create beautiful flowers perfect for any occasion.
I loved the Watercolor class with Yao Cheng, even though I quickly realized the art of watercolor is not one of my talents. Yao is a watercolor artist and designer known for her simple, bright and expressive watercolor style and she makes everything looks so effortless and easy. I am now obsessed with watching her videos on Creativebug so that I can create my own watercolor masterpiece.
My last class at the Michaels Makers Summit was Weaving with Annabel Wrigley. I could have listened to her talk all day long, she was so charming with her Australian accent and truly an inspiration. She teaches more than a dozen classes on Creativebug, ranging from weaving to kids sewing. And now thanks to her I have a new craft obsession to keep me occupied while watching TV or kids at soccer practice.
I definitely want to encourage you to take advantage of these creative classes that are available online for FREE on Michaels.com until 8/22. Who knows you may find a new craft obsession too!
I’m thrilled to once again be a part of the Michaels Makers team and can’t wait to share inspirational projects with you each month. If you haven’t met all 50 of this year’s Makers, check out each of their blogs and bios here! Follow along throughout the year and feel free to create projects with us by sharing on Instagram using #MadeWithMichaels.