I got to kick off the year by meeting all of my fellow Michaels Makers from all over at the Michaels Makers Summit last week!  We enjoyed three lovely days in Sonoma! Everything was spectacular and no detail overlooked!

michaels makers summit

We took four amazing classes all taught by Michaels education partner, Creativebug!

Creativebug Classes

Watercolor was one of my favorites! It was shocking to see how easy it was. With just the right supplies……..

watercolor supplies

and a few tips and techniques………..

watercolor circles

we were painting leaves……

watercolor leaves

and flowers!

watercolor flowers

So much fun!

how to paint watercolor flowers

We also learned to weave.


creativebug weaving

We now can make stunning tissue paper flowers (and you can too) !

how to make tissue paper flowers

With just the right instructions we were all creating amazing flowers. Look at what Ashley and I made!

skiptomylou makeitloveit flowers

I was amazed at all the different techniques to transfer images. I had no idea you can transfer magazine images with clear packing tape and that a blender pen will transfer a photocopy to wood. So cool!

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)!

creative bug free classes

In case you haven’t met all 50 of this year’s Makers, check out each of our blogs and bios here! Follow along throughout the year and feel free to create projects with us by sharing on Instagram using #MadeWithMichaels.


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  1. Wow! I would love to sign up for one of those classes! Especially the water color one! What you painted was so gorgeous!

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