By: Paula Posted: September 12, 2013, 12 comments
Glue Strings. When crafting our projects, we want to be free of these little strings of glue. Crafters from all over offer various ways to make these strings disappear, minimize them, or avoid producing them at all (Craftaholics Anonymous offers up to get rid of them by using a blow dryer). Jo Pearson personally finds them more annoying than not having glitter in any part of a project.
In this particular case, we hope you find the glue strings in our new Blog to be inspiring, educational and fun. We hope these Glue Strings stick to your creative soul and awaken new ideas that you didn’t realize you had.
At Michaels we feel that everyone is on their own personal creative journey. Whether you are a seasoned crafter or someone who is just getting started, creativity is in you and it is our job to help you bring it to life (of course, we are Where Creativity Happens!). From our stores, to our products, to our online content, we strive to spark and then nurture the art and craftiness in all us. The Glue String, our new blog, is part of our new community and I know it will spark ideas and serve as a strong connection point for you, our customers. Our first entries will cover some of the current Summer Adventures going on with The Michaels Craft Tour - our 18 wheeled, mobile craft room; and Roadtrippers – for planning crafty roadtrips across the country that will leave you wanting to keep your suitcase packed and car gassed up. We will also hear from guest bloggers such as Tim Holtz and Heidi Swapp, as well as our own team: Renee, Jillian, Cara, Joanna, Sherry & Stephen.
We have created this blog for you — the maker, artist, crafter and doodler that has so graciously let us be a part of their creative life. We hope you read the entries, contribute, post and share. But most of all, we hope that you imagine with us how the world would be if everyone made things with their hands. Everyone has created personal extensions of their hearts & love that when given, are as if we give a bit of ourselves. These glue strings are not a mess, they are reminders that we make, we create and that anything, even a glue string, an imperfection, can be beautiful.
Executive Vice President, CMO