FREE To Be Me with Close to My Heart

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I am so excited to share with you what’s happening in May and how I am here to help you celebrate National Scrapbooking Month!  Close To My Heart has done it again with a brand new campaign for May called  “Free To Be Me.”

Just so you know, this is DAY 2 of our incredible journey this month and throughout the entire month of May, when you spend at least $50 or more with your Close To My Heart consultant (which BTW just happens to be “yours truly”), you qualify for the exclusive “Free To Be Me” paper collection for only $5. Not only that, CTMH fans also know when you spend $50 or more, you qualify for the Stamp of the Month for only $5 as well. YES! Both the promotion and the stamp of the month are only $5 each! You are gonna just love the papers in this pack- the picture on My Website and video clip below doesn’t do this paper justice. I was very impressed when my paper packs arrived… can I hear a “shout out” for simply G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S??? And I am not saying this because I am a CTMH consultant… I am sending this from my viewpoint as a seasoned paper crafter! The quality and feel of this paper is could be referred to as a paper crafter’s delight!

Free to Be Me for the Month of May

Free to Be Me for the Month of May

FREE To Be Me Papers

FREE To Be Me Papers

Here’s what comes in the fantastic Free To Be Me collection:

 

6 – Free To Be Me B&T Duo’s Papers (pattern paper)
2 – UV-coated, Designed Teal Card Stock Sheets (pattern with resist surface)
2 – UV-coated, Designed Red Card Stock Sheets (pattern with resist surface)
2 – UV-coated, Designed Gold Card Stock Sheets (pattern with resist surface)
1 – White Feather Print Vellum Sheet
1 – Gold Foil Polka-dot Vellum Sheet

So what can YOU do with this fun and fabulous paper collection?
FREE To Be Me Project and Workshop Guide

FREE To Be Me Project and Workshop Guide – Ask Me for your copy today!

>>>>> Close To My Heart has provided consultants with a PDF link for our qualifying customers which includes a 12-page Workshop guide showing how to make two great 2-page layouts and three fun cards. Once you’ve placed your qualifying order with me, I’ll send that special PDF file to you in an email!
>>>>> Use the variety of papers to create a mini album; you can use the sample list of materials that follows or make an album using the paper collection without ordering the stamp set or any additional supplies. Simply use any stamps you desire or stickers and make it your own design.
  • Two sheets of White Daisy card stock
  • All The Details Acrylix® stamp set
  • 2″ x 3 1/2″ acrylic block
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks® stamp pad
  • Hollyhock Exclusive Inks® stamp pad
  • Goldrush Exclusive Inks® stamp pad
  • Pear Exclusive Inks® stamp pad
  • Twilight Exclusive Inks® stamp pad
Other helpful tools include a corner rounder, a few circle punches, and a basic hole punch in addition to your regular crafting tools and adhesives. If you create the album pages using the “Free to Be Me” May Promotional Pack, there would be 10 spreads total.

Are you excited yet? Ready – Set – GO… jump in and start creating great memories! Here’s your chance; let yourself go, color outside the lines and get out of that box so you too, can be – FREE To Be Me and share the memories! Can’t wait to see what you come up with so please feel free to share and make comments here so we can all see what each of you has been up to.

See y’all tomorrow with another excursion on our month long adventure to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month

~ Kathy with The Jewels of Kingwood

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Rediscover your Creativity during National Scrapbooking Month

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National Scrapbooking Month

National Scrapbooking Month

Do you want to know how you can celebrate National Scrapbooking Month? Why not spend it with me as I take you on a fun-filled adventure jam-packed full of projects, training, and new ideas? Spring is definitely here- everything is budding and blooming and as we welcome those beautiful May flowers, it’s time once again to get that artsy groove back on.

Want some inspiration? Just follow me on my blog for daily tips, techniques, kits, special discounts and videos from Close to My Heart. Here is the first of many stops on our journey… inspirational clips to help  you rediscover your creativity this month. Follow us every day during the month for more great ideas.

Enjoy the sneak peak and catch you all tomorrow  ~ The Jewels of Kingwood

Click on the “SHOP WITH ME NOW” animated button in the right side column to visit my website for more details.

Have Questions? We have the Answers!

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Screen shot 2012-06-16 at 10.27.28 PMWe get feedback from people all the time asking for details on how to contact us or where we are located, so I wanted to give you some very important details on the best methods for contacting the Jewels of Kingwood.

Hope this clears us any of the mystery behind communicating with The Jewels of Kingwood.  If you would prefer to use a contact form today, enter your details and we will get in touch with you ASAP.

Have a terrific Tuesday from The Jewels of Kingwood

Love Scrapbooking & Card Making?

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Whew… sooooo excited!

We have been super busy with our new partnership as independent consultants for Close to My Heart! We met some wonderful people at the event we did this past Saturday and showcased a new product line for hobbyists and small business owners who love to do scrapbooking, card making, and learn how to do some new techniques.

April 2014 Stamp of The Month

April 2014 Stamp of The Month

Do YOU love to make cards and scrapbook pages that really pop with cute sayings and using stamps and embellishments?

Want to combine your stamping with your Cricut Die-Cuts?

With a minimum qualifying purchase, you can buy a unique, one-of-a-kind a D-size Stamp of the Month set for a discounted price!  Offer expires at end of day on April 30th. Place orders on our website or PM me for more info. Just click on the Close to My Heart animated link to the right to see more.

Do YOU own a Cricut Die-Cut machine and want to extend your creativity? Many of the stamps and embellishments we carry coordinate with the Cricut Collections. In fact, this month we are giving away a FREE Cricut Collections cartridge valued at $99 just for joining our team. But you gotta hurry because this great offer expires end of day on April 30th.

Okay paper crafters…

Sample greeting cards from our exclusive Cricut Art Philosophy Collection cartridge

Sample greeting cards from our exclusive Cricut Art Philosophy Collection cartridge

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Sample gift boxes you can make with CTMH papers, stamps and the exclusive Cricut Artiste Collection cartridge

Do YOU own a Cricut Die-Cut machine and want to extend your creativity? Many of the stamps and embellishments we carry coordinate with exclusive Cricut Collections ONLY available from Close to My Heart. In fact, this month we are giving away a FREE Cricut Collections cartridge valued at $99 just for joining our team. But you gotta hurry because this great offer expires end of day on April 30th.

…if you are looking for a way to learn new ideas, receive free training- either online or in person, or attend a workshop we have it all with Close to My Heart. 

…if you are wanting to advance your skills as a paper crafting hobbyist or

…if you want to take your love for paper crafting to a new level by becoming an independent small business, Close To My Heart offers it all in one nice, neat package.

Then GO – GO – GO to my website and join me today on a wonderfully creative journey where you will be able to be part of this great offer. http://jewelsofkingwood.ctmh.com/

Sample greeting cards Exclusive Cricut Art Philosophy Collection cartridge only available at CTMH

Sample greeting cards Exclusive Cricut Art Philosophy Collection cartridge only available at CTMH

Cricut Artiste Collection only available from CTMH

Cricut Artiste Collection only available from CTMH

Cricut Artbooking Collection only available from CTMH

Cricut Artbooking Collection only available from CTMH

Whimsical Wednesday

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Ready for another great day? Some may call it hump day but I like to think of it as reaching the peak of the mountain and the rest of the week is the downward climb to our base camp. To me, every day is an adventure and I love the climb and side trips along the way where I can stop and appreciate all that I am surrounded by! Some weeks I even love the decent as much as the climb because if I am too tired or in pain from my arthritis, I can simply roll down the hill. And if I am totally entrapped in the complexity or excitement of a major project, I don’t have to worry about running out of steam but can coast to the end of my trip without exhaustion setting in.

Join Us for some Whimsy

3Funky-Divas-banner2Whimsical Wednesday’s with The Jewels of Kingwood usually is filled with actual hands-on production of what we envisioned and planned on the first part of our trek. So today… as I look forward to the end of this week, I will be creating samples and practice our booth set up for the event we will be doing on Saturday here in our community.

Consider this your personal invitation to join us at Atascocita High School, 13300 Will Clayton, Humble, TX, on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11am until 2pm. We will have our booth set up and demonstrating scrapbook and greeting card layouts, scheduling workshops and gatherings, and all while helping to support the FFA club at AHS.

Map Location of Atascocita High School

AHS-FFA Crawfish Boil FundraiserFor those of you who stop by our booth, if you mention you saw our blog or Facebook postings about this event, you will receive a special gift from me.

Just look for our 3 Funky Divas banner sign and blue pop-up tent.
~ Kathy

Tag it Tuesday-Part 2

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Personal Products for the Men in your Life

Mustache Kit for Men

Mustache Kit for Men

Here is our second pick for Tag it Tuesday. Another local artisan in the Houston-Humble-Atascocita-Kingwood, Texas area just opened up her newest online shop so be sure to check it out. And… just in case you might be wondering… she makes fantastic bath and beauty products for women as well as this new feature shop that specializes in products for men. BTW… don’t want to forget to tell everyone… I have tried her soaps and they are fabulous!

Be sure to click on the link provided here or on our blog, to view this online shop, give her a like on her Facebook page, and share the love with others. Don’t forget to mention that the Jewels of Kingwood sent you!

https://www.facebook.com/HonestAbesApothecary
http://honestabesapothecary.indiemade.com/

Tag it Tuesday

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ZAMM Designs

Hey fans- time for some fun taggin’ on Tag it Tuesday. Today I want to feature some great new businesses I found on Facebook. Check them out, visit their pages and give them a like. Don’t forget to share the love so others can also help these businesses grow!

Vintage Love Postcard Twirly SkirtMy first featured business link is for ZAMM Designs. A busy mom and mother of 4, this seamstress and crafty lady makes awesome clothes and other fabric accessories, fashions, and fun goodies. Be sure to tell her we sent you! Thanks in advance for supporting local artisans!

https://www.facebook.com/ZAMMDesigns

Ready to Tear it Up?

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That’s right everyone… are YOU ready to tear up some papers… and tapes… and ribbons… and whatever else you can think of, and have some creative fun? We are soooo ready to turn our studio into a papercrafting meca, and though we have been out of the communication loop for the past few months, we are so excited to be back and ready to make some art happen!

Love scrapbooking? Join Us!Your resident storyteller here at The Jewels of Kingwood, and the grande dame diva herself from The 3 Funky Divas trio, has been teaching web design full time this semester, AND preparing for a huge Memorial Day event… the marriage of her son to his sweetheart! Yep- I even got to design and create their wedding invitations… I feel so blessed and the personalized job was extra rewarding!

The most exciting addition to our creative endeavors is the independent consultations we will be providing for our followers, friends, family, and customers! We have joined a team working with the fabulous company, “Close to My Heart”®, and can’t wait to showcase some unique, high quality papercrafting supplies, training, kits, and online tutorials. This will include the ability to access “Studio J”® to show off how you can incorporate digital scrapbooking into your creative lives.

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April 2014 Rubber Stamp Kit You will find supplies, instructions, and ideas when you choose a CTMH Rubber Stamp of the Month

April 2014 Rubber Stamp Kit

You will find supplies, instructions, and ideas when you choose a CTMH Rubber Stamp of the Month

CTMH 3-Dimension boxes and baskets are a snap to make!
Kits & Supplies Making 3-dimensional boxes and baskets is a snap with supplies from Close to My Heart

Follow our blog closely for the next week so you don’t miss anything! There is a huge special for the month of April, and you won’t want to miss it if you love paper crafting of any kind. You’ll find rubber stamps, inks, papers, embellishments, die-cut machine cartridges, kits, and lots of great training opportunities that you can have fun with. This addition will allow us to offer so many options for hobbyists, stay-at-home Moms, and anyone wanting to start their own papercrafting independent business when you join our team.

So hang on tight and get ready to jump in and join the fun!

~The Jewels of Kingwood

A Place for Everything… and Everything in its Place

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Another favorite Website that we follow on our Facebook feed is Hometalk. You would be amazed at all the great jewels and nuggets of knowledge that people share on that site. Everyday we find something new and since our focus for January is Organization, here are some great ideas we just had to share.

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Clicking on the Photo will take you to the Website for detailed info and pictures to follow for using accordion folders for organizing

 

This first nugget is an idea that some of you may already do to keep your files organized but we thought there might be others who had no idea about this type of file system for important papers. Accordion folders have been around for some time and we’ve used them to organize our business invoices and receipts, but this idea takes it a step further. To read the article details in full, just click on the link below.

http://www.hometalk.com/2859479/must-read-tip-how-to-organize-product-manuals-and-warranties

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Clicking on the photo will take you to the Website for the Printable Planner files

Similar to Pinterest, Hometalk sets up their site with boards curated by a variety of people. One really great example, that is loaded with all sorts of great “pins” focused on organizing your home, is this board: http://www.hometalk.com/b/1014593/organizing

We perused various pins on this board and found some awesome tips to help us organize our own workspace and homes. Some of favorite picks included a free printable planner for 2014, 11 Ways to Organize with Binders, and The Best Organizing Advice You’ll Ever Get.

Just follow the link above or click on each photo to explore all the knowledge nuggets everyone has shared on this board. If you have some advice or organization tips to share, please add a comment below and tell us all out your methods for keeping your life organized.

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Clicking on the photo will take you to the Website for more info on Organizing

Are you tired of the mess and clutter? Need to downsize and trim the clutter from your life?  If so, then you will love all these goodies we have to share from other bloggers. Great tips for storing movies, music, organizing teaching files and lessons, bills, and just about anything you have that needs a place for exploring later.

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Clicking on the photo will take you to the Website for more info on Organizing

          

P.S. Though some of the information from this helpful blogs may be old- 2013, we still found the tips and methods relevant for 2014.

Kickbacks???

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money3I was asked the other day if we get any type of kickback or compensation from the companies we support or share in our posts. The answer is a resounding “NO”! We feel it is important to share the jewels we find in our Internet travels and when we find anything we believe is credible and trustworthy, we pass it along to our readers. We also do not get any type of compensation or percentage from any sales that are made when our readers visit and purchase at any of the vendors we share.

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Laters….

~The Jewels of Kingwood