About Me

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Doreen Watkins


I am the proud mother of Alison and wife of Keith - a wonderful supportive man! Our dog - Polly, and our cats - Evie & Tatty are also very much a part of our family. I love preserving our family memories in albums and telling the stories to go with the photos. Alison and I both enjoy paper craft. One of my passions is to share my love of album making and paper crafting with others. So if you would like help in preserving your photos in albums or would like to make your own cards, then contact me! let me show you how!

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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 catalogue for artwork inspiration and then shop our products.