Michaels Makers March Challenge: Springtime in Paris

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Bonjour, spring! The season is almost here and we’re celebrating with floral arranging, drawing, baking and paper crafting – and we’re doing it all in Paris! Our Michaels Makers helped us kick off our Springtime in Paris contest this week by creating spring projects – all Paris inspired, of course. And we haven’t told you the best part yet… not only do they have a chance to win a trip for two to the City of Light with their projects– so do you! All you have to do is snap a photo of your project and upload it to https://paris.michaels.com/. The prize doesn’t end there. While in the City of Light, the winner gets a VIP tour of the Louvre followed by private classes to help master the Parisian artist’s lifestyle, including floral arranging, baking and sketching. Aaand I’m off to start my Paris project! But first, I have to check out the oh-so-fabuleuse projects our Michaels Makers pulled off.

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You have from now until March 31 to enter – so get to work and tell us what Paris-inspired creation you come up with! You can also share on social media with #SpringtimeInParis & #Contest.

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  • Brooke McNair

    Ahh I would LOVE this! I have dreamed of Paris ever since I was little!

  • Brooke McNair

    Ahh I would LOVE this! I have dreamed of Paris ever since I was little!

  • Mykel Rena

    I as well! This would seriously be a dream come true. I’ve been looking at all of the entries on the Michael’s site and on twitter. There are some really awesome pieces!

  • Katharine Bowen

    So excited to see who wins! I submitted an entry last night, but didn’t get a confirmation, is this normal? Hope it went through! : )

    • Dawn Lueders

      me too.. I can’t find my entry in the hundreds of entries either…. I worked so hard, I hope it went through.

      • Jillian Rose

        Hi Dawn! Thanks for entering. You can contact our Customer Care team (800.642.4235) to check on your entry status.

      • Dawn Lueders

        Thank you so much. I didn’t even get the chance to call when I revived an email stating that it was indeed there. I finally found it on my own after viewing hundreds of gorgeous entries, Thank you Michaels! I can’t wait for the results
        keeping fingers crossed!

    • Jillian Rose

      Hi Katharine! Thanks for entering. You can contact our Customer Care team (800.642.4235) to check on your entry status.

  • Auriana Auclair

    This is such an awesome contest Michaels, thank you!

  • Ciera K

    I also did not receive an email confirmation… hopefully this is ok!

    • Jillian Rose

      I love it! Thanks for entering. You can contact our Customer Care team (800.642.4235) to check on your entry status.

    • Sandra Schaper-smith

      just for peace of mind, I saw your entry, so it went thru! Never saw mine though :( On a brighter note, I didn’t get through them all and there were tons!!!

  • Kim Hollen Rael

    NOW this was FUN! I enjoyed looking at ll the entries and submitting mine. I hope you do this again!

  • discus

    hi there! I’d love to see entries! where can i see them??

  • Mykel Rena

    you can view some of the entries at: https://paris.michaels.com/
    but that’s only some.
    You can also see some of the entries on twitter: #springtimeinparis #contest

    • Sally Weigold Charette

      Thanks!

  • Sally Weigold Charette

    So only some of the entries are on the site? I think I entered (Oh, I hope so!) but I didn’t receive a confirmation. Were confirmation emails sent out?

    • Jillian Rose

      Thanks for entering Sally! You can contact our Customer Care team (800.642.4235) to check on your entry status.

    • Jessica Ruemler

      My entry was on the website a few minutes after I uploaded it. I’m sure your entry is there, it may not be classified like you’d think (mine was classified under flower arranging but I would have thought it was art). Good luck tomorrow!! And I never received an email either!

      • Gary Musto

        Jessica, am wondering as I have only been able to see a few entries on line. Did you view yours in the flower arranging section on Paris.michaels.com? I know it uploaded successfully but would like to see it if possible. Thanks

      • Jessica Ruemler

        I saw mine that day, but haven’t found it since unless I go directly to it through the link I shared of my entry on facebook. I believe if you click on one of the entries, then use the arrows to move to the next entry, you should be able to find it. I think this way all the entries can be seen. It may take a while since it’s one at a time. And you’ll need to know what category you were placed in, but if you have some time and patience, you should be able to find it! Good luck!

      • Gary Musto

        Thanks Jessica. Didn’t find but appreciate your response. Bon Chance to you and your entry

  • Gary Musto

    First time contestant. Had a blast making paintings. Looking forward to hopefully seeing more entries and of course the announcement of the winners on Monday! Thanks “Michael’s”

  • Gary Musto

    Called customer care to check status of my entry. Told no info available regarding status of
    entry. Have to wait til winners announced. Rather disappointed. Seems contradictory to blog info. Anyone able to check status of their entry?

  • Becky Denison Peterson

    I’m so disappointed with the web site that says it displays “all entries” After viewing about 6-7 entries- I get the “problem loading page message!”- I’ll bet I’ve tried it a hundred times over the last few days… Same, same… Different computers… Same message time and again…
    Who in the heck set this web site up? I’m guessing that hundreds of contestants are dealing with this mess!
    I sure do hope that the announcement of the winner on the blog works better than the ‘view all entries’ area!
    I never got a confirmation of my submission either!
    Good luck to all!
    OMG – now I get an error for signing via FB!!

    • Dani

      Where do u even c the entries? I entered mine and never saw it posted nor got any confirmation that they received it nor saw anyone elses entries. I have been left anxiously wondering if they even got my entry. Please let me know the exat URL so i cam c if they even got it.

      • Sahara

        Customer service said they couldn’t post all the entries because there were thousands, just a few samples

      • Dani

        Where do u go to c the entries??

      • Sahara

        https://paris.michaels.com/
        Some of the pics showing under the all category are from Michaels themselves as examples but if you go under each category, you see the entries with the write up on it. At least, this is what I have found when I’ve been looking

    • Linda lee

      I discovered the way to view all the entries. Click on one and it will open up to the picture and the essay. On the left will be white arrows that allow you to arrow to the right or left until you view all the entries. It takes about an hour to see them all, especially if you read the essays! So many wonderful creative art entries were submitted!

      • Dani

        But where do u go to c the entries??

  • Mykel Rena

    Winner is being announced today! Ahhh!!! I guess I’ll check the website in the morning! Good Luck all!

  • Jennifer Taylor

    When will the winner be announced Ive been looking to see who won?

  • Sahara

    Hi stupid question, where can I go to see all the entries?

  • Ivonne

    Im looking all over the website as well, the wait is killing me !!!

  • Tania

    Where is the announcement for the winners…can’t find it anywhere.

  • Stacie

    Does anyone know what time they will post the winner???????/

    • Sahara

      I just talked to customer service and all they said was “sometime today”

      • Stacie

        Thank you did they happen to tell you where they are going to post it?

      • Sahara

        Customer service said “here on the blog”

      • Stacie

        Thank you guess we all will keep on this page today

      • Georgette

        Thank you Sahara!

  • Jodi Quick

    Where can I see the entries

    • Sahara

      https://paris.michaels.com/
      Some of the pics showing under the “all” category are from Michaels themselves as examples but if you go under each category, you see the entries with the write up on it. At least, this is what I have found when I’ve been looking. There isn’t that many showing, they couldn’t put up all the entries as they had thousands, this is what I have been told. Jillian just tweeted me to hold tight as they are getting the final details soon!

      • Jodi Quick

        Thank you!

  • Jennifer Taylor

    Did anyone else receive an email confirmation that they received their entry? Ive seen my project on the main page but never received any confirmation…..

    • Stacie

      No I did not get one but I saw my project online I don’t think that they sent one

    • Julie

      See my post. I was curious too when I didn’t receive email confirmation. They did not send email confirmation but you should have seen a Thank You screen after submitting.

  • Julie

    Just called too since there were so many questions about not receiving an email conformation after submitting our entries. I was told if we saw the “Thank You” message on the screen after submitting, then they did receive our entry. As far as our entries being posted on the website to view, customer service said there were so many that the entries are being cycled through, so they change periodically. Hopefully Michaels can find a way to post all the entries by date submitted, alphabetically by name, or other way. It would be super for Michaels to find a way to thank all of their fans and customers by posting all the entries, because we did spend time and money to participate! Most IMPORTANT: Winners will be posted here today but an exact time was not given.

    • The beautiful

      I AGREE!!! It will be fair for all those who submitted their entry to have the peace of mind that at least they received everybody’s entry. I hand-knitted an outfit with the flag of France with petals and pearls on it. I hope they received my entry, I dedicated quite some time to this project. Wishing everyone good luck!!!

    • A_well_feathered_nest

      Each time I’ve gone on the website the same projects show up. No new ones. There’s only about 30-40 project total that show up for me!

      • Julie

        It’s been awhile since I checked but different projects appeared each time I looked…except for the ones at the beginning. Never did see mine but was told if I saw the Thank You screen, they got it! Tons of entries so can understand they may very well be overwhelmed.

  • Sahara

    Wish they would display some of the ones from the “visual arts medium” category. Haven’t seen ANY of those…(mine would be under that category), te he..

    • A_well_feathered_nest

      My was under visual arts too. I have never seen mine posted either. I’d at least like to see it online, if I didn’t win.

  • Mykel Rena

    Hopefully they find a way to post everyone’s entries. The site they’re using seems to be having a lot of trouble loading and doesn’t seem to be able to feature an abundance of images at a time. One possible solution I can think of is to create albums on the Michaels Facebook page. I think everyone should have a to chance to have their work featured and Facebook certainly has that capability. On a separate note…
    The suspense is brutal!!! lol! I’m dying to know who won!!!

    • Julie

      I agree on the suspense. I haven’t been contacted as of yet, so am doubtful that I won but there is still a glimmer of hope and will be fun to see who does win. There were lots of great entries!

  • Mik Lear

    So who won??

    • Sahara

      We’re still waiting, arghh!!!

      • Mik Lear

        provisional??? whats that mean??

  • Thanks everyone for your patience! We’ve selected a provisional winner, and are in the process of verifying eligibility with them per the rules. Stay tuned!

    • A_well_feathered_nest

      So if we have not heard anything yet it means we did not win?

    • Tina Garrett-Lucas

      provisional until verified?

      • Dawn Lueders

        I’m thinking they mean nothing has broken copyright laws or something like that.

  • Denise Sam

    So looking forward to seeing who won!! eeeeek!

  • Jessica Ruemler

    So, if we haven’t been contacted, then we haven’t won? Is that for all prizes?

  • Jodi Quick

    Who won?

  • Mik Lear

    still no winner?? *looking at clock* uhhmm… it’s 4:00 in Texas! WHOOOO WON??? WHO WON??? Tell us!!! sooooooo curious!!!!

  • Jenviève d’Arc

    Yeah! I’ve been dying to know who the winners are! It’s 5:30 pm in Toronto Canada!!! Is it a midnight draw?

    • Wendy Watson

      I am with you! It is so exciting…just wish they would announce it already!

  • Mykel Rena

    I do not recall being asked to provide my phone number so does this mean you are trying to reach this person via e-mail???

  • Mik Lear

    I did not give my phone number either. I thought that was a bit odd. but oh well… if you read the fine print, they will notify you by email and then you have 24 hours to respond… or something like that.

  • Mykel Rena

    That’s true.

  • Wendy Watson

    I would have thought that they would have had it all figured out and ready to announce first thing in the morning. The suspense is crazy. The time it’s taking to announce is surprising to me.

    • A_well_feathered_nest

      I know my daughter woke up at 6:30 am and started checking! As soon as she got home from school she started again! I thought they were suppose to announce it today, not tonight!

      • Wendy Watson

        That’s been me today too! I even checked at midnight last night!! I think it’s such a cool opportunity and just want to see which one won! I hope they post who won the gift cards as well.

  • Mik Lear

    Thats what i thought. The contest was over on the 31st… we had to wait until the 13th, then THEY aren’t ready??? hmm.. what have they been doing all 13 days??? lol…. the suspense is KILLING MEEEE!!!!! I bet they have learned alot .. this is their first contest right?

    • Dawn Lueders

      I don’t know if this is their first contest or not but I know there were A LOT of entries to go through. I’m just glad that they are taking the time to make sure that people who were concerned about their entries find out if they were received. I imagine it’s very hard to decide. I looked at them for hours and they were all so beautiful and imaginative. I’m glad I don’t have to make the decision…whew…

      • Rose Carver

        Where did you look to see them all/

      • Wendy Watson

        If you type in Michael’s spring time in Paris..it will take you to the Michael’s home page where you would have submitted your piece. Under the video there are the different types of entries…jewelry, art, etc…or all. I click on all and there you go…those are the entries. You can click on one and read the essay. There will be arrows on the side where you can skip to the next one. Very cool!

      • Wendy Watson

        I am with you Dawn. So much talent!!

      • Rose Carver

        Looked through Many Many and did not find mine, but got a thank you on their page!!!

      • Rose Carver

        It’s called Paris Love and is a painting looks like the background is lace (pink, white and grey) and then foreground is the Eiffel Tower in black…have you seen it?

  • Mik Lear

    It’s 5:00 in Texas! ( isn’t that where their office is? )

  • Georgette

    I’m assuming that If the winner doesn’t check their email today and verify, we won’t know today. I believe someone said that the winner has 24 hours to reply.

  • Georgette

    I saw tons of entries. If you don’t mind me asking what it was, I may have seen it.

    • Mykel Rena

      I keep seeing the same entries over and over again with a few exceptions. So have my family members (even those in Ireland in a different time zone) and friends. We have been looking on Twitter instead. Everything should be posted at once like a gallery…Facebook albums would be able to handle hundreds of images. I just posted all 400 of my wedding photos on my Facebook page. I think its only fair to all the participants that their work be displayed. That was the whole point I thought..to share your work with fellow crafters.

  • Gary Musto

    Yes I selected because I thought it was highly readable: 12×24 verticals acrylic resist painting in light blues and white of the Eiffel tower perspective looking up, featuring strong white star and white dot(planet Venus) Photographed on bright blue poster board on medium brown wall underneath reflections of palladium window with budding tree branches. Looked photographic entitled Celectial Harmony Parc Monceau in Mai. Should look like a poster brown band, white palladium window reflection at top white and blue impressionist painting of Eiffel tower. Any sighting would be greatly appreciated

  • The beautiful

    I don’t see my entry either. I suggest next time they have a project like this, they have a better system that assure people that their entry was received. I did not receive a confirmation email letting me know that my entry was received. The terms and conditions of this project says that you cannot have more than one entry otherwise you get disqualify. This is why I did not attempt to submit it twice. Kind of contradicting :(.

  • Ghaddan

    The entries are all there you have to scroll through them with a high speed broadband connection. Your entry does not show up immediately, you need to wait a day or so. My wife submitted an entry, and her sister as well. Both entries were displayed.

  • Tina Garrett-Lucas

    refresh, the winner was posted

    • Georgette

      I refreshed twice, is it in the blog?

      • Wendy Watson

        I had to open a new tab and come back to the site home page.

  • Dawn Lueders

    Go here to see the winner and their entry…http://blog.michaels.com/blog/springtime-paris-winner

  • Sophia

    Winner announced. Wow, talk about impatient people. We should just be grateful we had the opportunity to be a part of this contest. They never said when in the day they would announce it either. You should have gotten a “Thank You” after your submission. It took me a while to find mine but they had a ton of entries. It’s crazy how much people can find to complain about…pretty sad

  • Diana

    Hope you guys (Michaels) do a contest like this again, it was a ton of fun!!

  • Dawn Lueders

    I’m so over this…. I don’t think they are even going to pick the 2nd and 3rd place winners. Comeon now… it’s a $1000 Michael’s gift card and a $500 Michael’s gift card…. those are important too. Even if they do post it, we probably won’t be able to find it….. smh Michael’s has really disappointed me on this contest.

  • Larisa

    Where are the results of this contest????

  • Lisa Renee Pauker Norton

    Where can i find the entries? I saw the winners…