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Close to My Heart: A WAHM's Guide


Jeanette Lynton is the founder and CEO of Close to My Heart, which she started 25 years ago. Her business started out small and is thriving today, even in a difficult economy. Close to My Heart offers the stay-at home-mom the opportunity to sell scrapbooking and stamping products and hold fun gatherings, while earning an income by becoming a consultant.

Starting Out

If you are interested in getting started right away as a Close to My Heart Consultant, simply go to the company's website and click on "enroll" to complete the online form. It will only take a few minutes to complete. You will need to purchase a New Consultant kit for $129. Your kit will automatically include your Basic Essentials, complete with all the basic forms and product information you will need to get started. Select three different "Choose Me" options from six choices. For example you can select "Choose Me 1," which entitles you to a one-year MyCTMH (My Close to My Heart) website subscription, or "Choose me 2" for a 12-Month Studio Membership.

It will only take about one week to receive your kit. Once you order your kit, you can immediately begin booking home parties with your family members and friends. You will have much fun during your home demonstration, you can easierly forget that you are working.


As a hostess, there is no charge - just rewards. A hostess will receive dollar rewards to use towards free products. For example, when your party sales are $150 to $249 in total sales, you will receive $25 in free merchandise. For a $250 to $349 party total in sales, you will receive $40 in free products plus you will be permitted to take 50% off any item in the current idea book. The free product amount will increase in intervals of $20 from this point forward for every additional $100 you sell. Also, you will continue to earn "50% off any item" deals as your total climbs.

If you are interested in becoming a consultant, get in touch with with a local consultant or contact Close to My Heart by phone or email. Here, you will obtain all the information you need to make a educated decision as to whether or not to become a consultant.


You can host a party to receive free merchandise. If you like the experiences - purchase a kit and become a consultant. Attend workshop seminars on the go and chat online with other consultants for ideas and assistance. You can purchase additional kits to help enhance your knowledge. With additional kits, you will have the ability to showcase more of your products. When customers can see, feel and try your products, they are more likely to buy them.

Is It for You?

If you are creative, love scrapbooking as a hobby, enjoy meeting new people and savor the thought of being your own boss, then Close to My Heart is for you. You may wish to start off as a hostess to familiarize yourself with the party, products and demonstration of another consultant to see if this is something you would be interested in doing. This would be a great way to discover if being a Close to my Heart Consultant is truly for you.

Noteworthy Information

As a consultant, you will be pleased to know that you will help contribute a portion of the proceeds from each Acrylix Stamp Set that you sell to Operation Smile through Close to my Heart. This does not come out of your earnings, but from the company itself. Close to My Heart has partnered with this wonderful non-profit organization to provide life changing surgery to children with cleft lips; this surgery gives everyone something to smile about.

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