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About Me

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Arlene Bonsma

Newcastle, ON

I am a scrapper, stamper and photographer, as well as a librarian in the working world. I would love to show you how easy it is to create memories through your scrapbooks or to brighten someone's day by sending them a hand made card. I have lived in the Newcastle area for over thirty years since I wed my husband over 33 years ago. We have three grown children who are all married and eight grandchildren, seven who give me hugs and one in heaven .

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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.