About Me

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Joy Tracey

Plano, TX

Short Version: My name is Joy and if I'm not here blogging or on facebook, I'm crafting. I'm a former civil engineer, now a paper engineer. I love to help people make quick, easy and pretty papercrafts! I also love showing people how to use the Cricut! Long Version: I have a daughter, age 17 and a son, age 14 and a fabulous husband. I started crafting and blogging to cope with life. The rumor is that it's cheaper than therapy, but at this point, I'm not too sure. I have three cats that I adore. Quirky Version: I love to read books. I love Italian food, especially pizza, Star Trek, Harry Potter, New Wave music, and fedex package deliveries. I used to build and remodel gas stations and convenience stores, which was a lot more fun than you'd think. I once kissed Henry Winkler (the Fonz).

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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.