What is CTMH?

Close To My Heart was originally called DOTS. (Dozens of Terrific Stamps), and it's because of DOTS that I found CTMH! In junior high I used to have monthly stamping parties with my friends, run by my DOTS Demonstrator. I spent all of my allowance and babysitting money on rubber stamps and would spend much of my free time in the extra bedroom that my sister and I turned into our stamping room. Then one day in 2008 I started wondering, "whatever happened to DOTS?" I did some research online and found that it's now called Close to my Heart. And my how far they've come!! I immediately found my local Consultant, Kay Pekin, and shortly after hosting my home party and falling in love with the products—especially the clear acrylic stamps—I signed up to be a Consultant.

I love all sorts of scrapbooking, cardmaking, and other art supply products, but I know that with CTMH I will always get high-quality products. Here is a short introduction to CTMH's product lines.

How-To Pattern Books
Designing scrapbook layouts and cards can be overwhelming. But Close to my Heart's "Let me show you how" philosophy helps. The softbound, affordable how-to publication features two-page layout patterns, single-page patterns, as well as lots of card patterns. Each publication highlights all-new artwork, technique ideas, and color palettes, conveniently bound in one volume for easy reference with "blueprints" so you know exactly how to cut your paper.

Creative Collections
Close to my Heart's Creative Collections feature beautiful paper packets with coordinating products such as cardstock packs, Complements (embellishments/stickers), ribbon, sequins and gems. Scrapbooking or cardmaking "Workshops Your Way" kits are also available for most collections. The paper packets give you flexibility with 12 cardstock-weight patterned paper (2 each of 6 double-sided designs). Having coordinated patterned paper, cardstock, and stickers at your fingertips helps you create your cards and layouts in a snap.

MyAcrylix Clear Acrylic Stamps
Close to my Heart's MyAcrylix stamp sets are the reason I fell in LOVE this company. The best part is that they're clear, so you can see exactly where you're stamping and never have to guess your placement. The acrylic stamps come on a clear acetate sheet, and when peeled off, stick right onto the clear acrylic block without any adhesive. Plus they store neatly in their envelope, taking up little space. The stamps are made of very high-quality polymer that will last a very long time and hold even the finest details. I have found that less expensive stamps get gummy and don't peel from the acetate after a while and do not hold fine details. I love the freedom that stamps give you—you can get so many different looks and create your own embellishments, plus you can use them time and time again—they're the supply that keeps on giving!

From sequins and gems to stickers, die-cuts and washi tape, Close to my Heart has all the embellishments you need to add just the right finishing touches to your layouts and cards—in the colors you need to match your project perfectly. Every time.

Exclusive Color Palette
Close to my Heart's product line features a color palette of 40 exclusive colors plus a color of the year. This is another reason why CTMH is faster, simpler, and easier! When I use Close to my Heart paper, I know which colors are used in the design, and I can choose the cardstock, ink colors, and embellishments that match the paper perfectly. No more digging through your stash to find just the right shade of red to match your Christmas card! No more hunting at the scrapbook store for the pink you need to match the paper in your baby album. Everything coordinates perfectly, which makes your layouts and cards come together just that much easier!

Hostess Rewards
Host a fun girl's night and get rewarded with free products! When you book an in-home or online event, you'll learn about new and exciting products as well as fun tips and techniques, all while spending time crafting and chatting with friends. Did I mention you'll earn credit toward FREE products? The minimum qualifying order is $150--easy peasy! Plus you'll receive a special gift from me for hosting a party. If you do not live in the Eugene, OR area, you can still be an online hostess and earn free CTMH goodies! Contact me for details at jaymalew [at] gmail [dot] com.

Your Opportunity to Become a CTMH Consultant
I am extremely thankful that I found such an amazing company that constantly helps me unleash my creativity and come up with ways to build my business. When you become a Close to my Heart Consultant, you're never alone. I'm here with experience since 2008, to help you get your business going and answer any questions you might have. I have a team covering just about every corner of the United States and an active Facebook group with super helpful and amazing people just a few clicks away. CTMH's corporate website and staff also offers training, support, and tons of resources. When you join Close to my Heart, your New Consultant Kit comes brimming must-have products and supplies, plus $50 to spend on the products of your choice! See the current kit >

Stamp of the Month Sets
Each month, Close to my Heart offers an exclusive stamp set available for that month only. When you spend $50 or more in any month, you can purchase the stamp of the month for just $5! See the current SOTM >https://jaymamalme.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Products.aspx?CatalogID=178

Monthly Specials
Every month Close to my Heart also offers a Constant Campaign. The offer changes each month, and you never know what it will be, but it's always fabulous! See the current offer >https://jaymamalme.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Products.aspx?CatalogID=178

I love to share our amazing products and help you earn FREE product by hosting online or home parties. I've been a CTMH Consultant since 2008 and I love sharing my tips and techniques to help make your scrapbooking and cardmaking extraordinary, yet still easy and cost-effective. Some of those tips and techniques are here on my blog, but there's nothing like learning hands-on. So if you are in the Eugene, Oregon area, then book a home gathering with me. Whatever your papercrafting needs are…I look forward to helping you.

If you have questions about these or any other products, please feel free to ask me! And if you are interested in purchasing Close to my Heart products from me, please visit my website.