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 what ever 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.

Although I used TONS of different scrapbooking brands before becoming a Consultant, I now find that I use CTMH products most of the time...they have just about everything I need, at a higher quality than most similar products on the market. Plus they make it faster, simpler, and easier to create beautiful artwork. Here is a short introduction to CTMH's product lines.

How-To Program
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.

My Reflections Scrapbooking Products
Close to my Heart created their My Reflections Scrapbooking Kits with you in mind—to make it easier for you to design beautiful scrapbook pages without being overwhelmed. The kits offer something for everyone—from the beginner to advanced scrapbooker. Level 2 kits give you flexibility with 6 sheets of patterned 2-sided cardstock and 6 sheets of solid cardstock in coordinating colors. My Stickease stickers and other embellishments are also available to coordinate with each paper kit. 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 one of many reasons why I 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 and last, and hold even the finest details, which the cheaper stamps I've tried definitely do NOT. 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 scrapbook albums to mini-albums, brads and buttons to ribbon and rub-ons, 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 60 exclusive colors. 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, embellishments, markers, etc. that match that 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
If you want to earn free products and have a fun girl's day or night, hosting a party is for you! Every time you host a home gathering, you receive awesome Hostess Rewards, starting at just $150 in sales! Plus you'll receive a special gift from me for hosting a party. If you do not live in the Fresno area, you can still be a hostess and earn free CTMH goodies! Contact me for details at jaymalew [at] gmail [dot] com.

Your Opportunity
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'll be here to help you get your business going and answer any questions you might have, and CTMH's corporate website and staff offer training, support, and tons of resources. When you join Close to my Heart, your New Consultant Kit comes brimming with all the newest products and supplies you'll need to jump-start your successful business—plus you save over 65% off retail price on all the goodies in your 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!

Special Offers
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! Ask me what our current offer is.

Close to my Heart creates short and informative videos at least once per week that teach wonderful tips and techniques to incorporate into your scrapbooks, cards, and other projects.

I love to share our amazing products and help you earn FREE product by hosting online or home parties. I also 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 greater Seattle area, then book a home gathering with me or attend one of my workshops. 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 at www.JaymaMalme.ctmh.com.