Hi all you artsy and fabulous crafters out there! And welcome to My Paper Studio. My name is Karen Johnson and I have been an Independent Consultant with Close To My Heart since 2001. If you are new to Close To My Heart products let me tell you a little about what we carry. We offer cardstock with coordinating ink pads, refills and markers. We have fabulous card making and scrapbooking kits that will make you look good! We also offer online digital scrapbooking through Studio J. Give it a try, its free to use as a design tool as well! We have 3-D items, home decor, jewelry, Picture My Life™ and more! We have everything for your papercrafting needs! So take a look around and please feel free to contact me anytime! I am here to help.

Our Mission: We show you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity, to preserve and share the moments that matter the most.

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You can see someone is using our wonderful CTMH Stamp Pads!!!


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Some of our product from our Seasonal Expressions I will be retiring at the end of the month. Yes! We are over half way through March by golly!!!! Where is the time going? This includes our hostess stamps sets for this catalog cycle. So if you need to get them place your 150 order by emailing me and they can be yours for only 6.00 each! All other product will be linked to my website. Any questions just send me an email!




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Wow....that's all I can say!!!! Come March 1st you can join my Paperdolls Team and receive our Shoulder Tote FREE. Join early because the shoulder totes are on a first come, first serve bases with our present stock of these. Sell 300 in your first 40 days and you will also get our rolling tote free!!! No limit on these bad boys! Wow....to make things even better!!! Your kit will contain new product from our Seasonal Expressions 2, not yet available to our customers till April 1st. So you get to play, play, play and get familiar with all our great products!



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I just wanted to let you know of an update. The 2 new Picture My Life® cards that our in our current Seasonal Expression 1 is slated to go away with this catalog. If there are any available come March 31st they will be while supplies last only. So if you are a pocket scrapbooker or like to design with our cards keep this in mind. Hope your day is crafty and fabulous!

CTMH Hopscotch Picture My Life


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I have a special pricing just for my customers on some very special items. Please email or call for details!



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Each Friday I will showcase a layout or maybe a card, that will only take you 5 minutes! Starting 1/2/15 Email me if you would like to be on the mailing list to receive them in your inbox.

It's Here!

Wow, March 1st you can choose either a scrapbooking or card kit when you decide to join CTMH and my team! Each kit is geared to what you like best! All new product from our Annual Inspirations Idea Book and our Seasonal Expressions 2 to boot!

Writing Coach

Love to write, been thinking about writing or even becoming a writer or novelist? I can hook you up with a coach. Tricia Johnson is The Total Writer. Check her out. Tricia also does proofreading, editing in one day!