Michaels Blogger Event Re-Cap by Amy Locurto - Living Locurto
Last week I told you about a Michaels Blogger Event I was invited to attend in Dallas.  I want to tell you a little more about this awesome trip and host a fun giveaway!

It was such an honor to be asked to attend this event. I have truly grown to love the people at Michaels! I also had a blast meeting so many talented bloggers.

Michaels  Bloggers

Front row left to right: Laura, Heidi– Craft Gossip, Amy Labbe, Amanda– Sugar Bee Crafts, Marie – Makes and TakesBack Row: Nicole – Making it Lovely, Lisa – Sweet Designs, Me, Amanda – Crafts By Amanda, Courtney– Pizzazzerie, Kathleen – Art Projects for Kids  Not shown:  Amy – The Idea Room, Lorie – Be Different Act Normal, Rayma – The CSI Project,  Beckie – Infarrantly Creative, Lori – Inking Aloud


First, we got to craft with Jo Pearson, one of the judges on TLC’s Craft Wars, and her creative team. If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you saw some of my silly photos and the cool crafts we made. Later, Jo answered some questions for us about Craft Wars, which was a lot of fun to hear about!

If you read my post about the beautiful Michael’s Holiday decorating ideas, then you know we also got to attend a private trade show for Michaels managers and vendors. Here are some craft celebrities I met, creative projects and fun new products that you’ll see in the stores this fall.

I can’t wait to get my hands on these fun stick on nails at Michaels! LOVE the googly eyes!

Cute Stick on Nails for Holidays


You couldn’t get me out of the fun kid product booths! Crayola has some really cool play kits just in time for the holidays and this cardboard kitchen is awesome!

Cool Kid Products in Michaels Soon - Crayon Kitchen


I’m also very excited about the Michaels holiday products. You can order beautiful holiday photo cards online and even personalize a pumpkin!

Michaels Holiday Products


Battery operated candles… yes please!

Home Decor Products and Crafts from Michaels


Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes decorating cakes.

Duff Goldman


The talented Amy Labbe who designs the Art-i-Cake Jewelry Line at Michaels.

Amy Labbe designer of the Art-i-Cake Jewelry Line at Michaels


I loved meeting Tim Hotlz and watching him create beautiful mixed media art.

Tim Holtz Art - Living Locurto


Amazing yarn art from Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

Yarn Art - Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers Painting


Michaels Craft Bag Giveaway!

Michaels puts a lot of time and planning into their signature lines to provide quality products. We left with a lot of great products to try. I thought it would be fun to share some with you!  I am giving away a bag full of goodies that I know you will love!

Michaels Craft Giveaway from Living Locurto

One lucky reader will win a Michaels Craft Bag full of…

Plaid Online products for Michaels:

  • 1 Package of Martha Stewart Laser-Cut Stencils (15 floral designs)
  • 1 Package of Martha Stewart Adhesive Silkscreens (4 lace designs for glass or ceramic projects)
  • Martha Stewart Transparent Gloss Glass Paint
  • Martha Stewart Silver Glitter Craft Paint
  • Martha Stewart Gold Metallic Craft Paint
  • Martha Stewart Silver Metallic Craft Paint
  • Antique Matte Mod Podge
  • Mod Podge Tool Kit (A cute bag full of craft goodies.)
  • Jewelry Gears by Michaels Bead Landing Line
  • 6″x6″ Scrapbook Paper by Recollections for Michaels
  • 2 laser cut wood ornaments by Michaels ArtMinds Line
  • Bag of Assorted Jingle Bells from Michaels Creatology Line
  • Metallic Red Yarn by Michaels Loops & Threads Line
  • Westcott Titanium Non-Stick 5″ Scissors (won’t stick to tape or glue!)
  • Pretty Eco-Fi Felt (It’s made from recycled plastic bottles!)


I’m going to guess these products total a value of $75-$100!

Enter to win by following the directions on the widget below. Giveaway ends on Sept. 4, 2012. U.S. & Canada Residents Only, 18 years or older.

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If you don’t see the widget, please view on a computer on my website here.

Disclosure: Not a sponsored post. Michaels did provide me great products to try out along with a fabulous few days of crafting and touring their private show with fellow bloggers in Dallas. Giveaway by Living Locurto.

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  2. I am so geeked out about your trip (meeting all of those cool bloggers AND seeing DUFF?!) as well as the give-away. THANKYOU!!!!

  3. Love Michaels – wish they had a kiosk to direct you to the aisle with the thing you need to find though. With so many products sometimes its hard to locate the exact item you are looking for…

  4. Great giveaway… just in time to celebrate my 35th anniversary! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. thank you for the chance to win….i am not a tweeter, hope that doesn’t matter. how awesome to be able to “see behind the scene’s” at Michael’s!!

  6. Omg! Omg! I am hyperventilating inside my head! Beading AND glass decorating materials? I had already thought about making a champagne flute set for my sister’s wedding gift! If I win this, at least I can be closer to starting a project like that!

  7. Thank you for the opportunity to win! I love your creations and ideas for all of us. Thank you too for your freebees. I have used them in the past. 🙂

  8. Had so much fun and it was great to meet you 🙂 I’m glad to see others doing a giveaway as well. I wanted to share the love and it’s nice to see that so many of us had the same idea! (I’m not entering of course LOL)

  9. I love Tim Holtz and his creations. So glad you got to see him in action.
    What an awesome giveaway, thanks for the opportunity to win.
    My fingers and toes are crossed.

  10. I can’t paste the tweet URL on my iPad so I put my twitter name, I hope that’s okay 🙂

  11. Wow! So many cool crafts. I have to say, though, that I would have gone just for a chance to meet Duff. I adore his laugh. (And his cakes are awesome, too.) 😉

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