About Me

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Barbra Otten

Wheaton, IL

I am so glad you've decided to visit my Close to my Heart website. This company has changed my life! For those of you who say you can’t be successful in direct sales, I disagree! Starting with no customers in 20O8 I have built a team of over 100 people, earned ten trips and have won numerous awards. I have gone from having home parties and workshops to now doing three day retreats! My business has evolved from year to year and is always an adventure! I have made so many amazing friends that I could never leave! It didn’t happen overnight and certainly took work, but what new business doesn’t. It takes persistence, training and fortitude! If this sounds like you, I want you on my team!!

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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.