About Me

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Barbi Kelley

Marble Hill, MO

I joined Close to MY Heart in March of 1999. My mom instilled in me a love for crafts at a young age. Teaching me to knit and crochet around the age of 9, and enrolling be in the summers in local parks arts and crafts activities. I began to scrapbook when my first daughter was in kindergarten. I began with just simple construction paper type binders. As time went on my scrap-booking has evolved in many ways. I love teaching others how to scrap-book, hold class and workshops, and to meet with friends and scrap-book together. In the last few years I have also begun to do digital scrap-booking and love the options that Studio J gives us. This has been a great way for me to work on catching up on my scrap-booking projects. Please contact me to start your scrap-booking adventure.

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About Close To My Heart

Close To My Heart is a direct sales company that offers a wide array of papercrafting products, with special emphasis on scrapbooking and stamping. For more than 30 years, founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton has been a leader in the industry, making many significant contributions to these arts, and making Close To My Heart a premier resource for individuals wishing to enhance their artistic talents and pursue a successful business opportunity.

Close To My Heart’s Independent Makers enjoy a generous compensation plan, which rewards them for promoting our innovative and beautiful products to help every crafter celebrate relationships, share memories, and preserve the moments that matter most.

Our Products

Close To My Heart offers a wide range of products for every papercrafting project, with papers, inks, embellishments, and project kits in coordinating colors and designs. Our pioneering clear polymer My Acrylix® stamps make it easy to get precise, crisp images every time, exactly where and how you want them. Browse the pages of our current catalog for artwork inspiration and then shop our products.