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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These are just too darling to pass up! Click the photo to take you right to my shopping cart!

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That's some lettering!!!

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Day 1...$35.00 grab bag. Place any size order in cart and then you can add the Deal of the Day! Shop Now! Don't forget, when you place an order you will get one Seasonal Expressions 2 free with your order. See photo below, you must click on the "add to cart".

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Our new Seasonal Expressions 2 is now open for business! Check out all the new product and papers we have for you....so pretty! You can view it online when you click on SE2 below.....get yours for free when you place an order. Just be sure to add it before you check out!

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OK, to jump in and get our free shoulder tote when you join my Paperdolls Team, you must join today or tomorrow! No ifs, ands or buts!  JOIN NOW!

***Update, around 3:17 EST, our sites have been overloaded! Keep trying!***

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It's Here!

Our new Seasonal Expressions 2 if ready to order from! Get your free SE2 when you place an order. You can click on, add free SE2 before you finalize your order. Such fun product in this one!


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.

Copic Certified

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!

these products too!

Sometimes I just find I use some products a lot and it is worth joining the company. Easy minimums, great products that I use daily.