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About Me

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Karen Gerlach

Hillsboro, OR

I became a Close to My Heart consultant in 2007 with absolutely no experience! Thousands of cards and hundreds of layouts later I've found my artistic outlet. My day job is Certified Public Accountant in a corporate tax department - very boring. I prefer to think of CPA as Cut Paste and Accessorize! It so much more fun. I'm married to Kevin with a daughter in college and teenage son. Macie sings with our church ministry team, goes to college and has a part-time job. Harrison is in high school and active in our church youth group. I love to teach crafting classes for adults and kids. I try to hold monthly crops at my house and beach weekends. This is my fun job. If you have any questions about any of our product, please contact me.

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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 Consultants 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 idea book catalog for artwork inspiration and then shop our products.