Close To My Heart Products Australia

They say as one door closes, another one opens.

Photo Memory Keeping

I started using Creative Memories scrapbooking products more than a decade ago. In May 2013, the devastating news that due to the financial situation of the parent company in the US, Creative Memories Australia had to go into voluntary liquidation. It was a thriving, financially sound business here.

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Fast forward… 1st July 2013, due to a few senior, dedicated team members who worked incredibly hard and fast, we now have a new community ‘home’ with a company that was started more than 25 years ago. Close To My Heart’s set-up is a little different and offers a wider range of creative products outside of the traditional focus of the photo-memory preserving purists (like me).

However, I am excited to be able to still teach what I love, and to offer products use. My primary focus is to show how you can create and keep photo-memories – along with what to do it with.


I have a girlfriend who LOVES stamping. She’s creative in many areas – quilting, crocheting, scrapbooking, gardening… I’d always warned her about using products that weren’t known to be safe for photographs in her pages… and unfortunately the stamping ink she used ruined one of her beautiful photo albums. She had to quickly pull all the photographs out and throw out the album she’d spent hours on creating.

Guess what? Close To My Heart has that covered – inks are either for card making, or are specifically for use on photograph albums, so they’re safe on your pages!

Stickers have never been something I’ve used much of, but I can see how ‘stamps’ can be used again and again to create a theme. Plus I’m a little time starved, so I like things that are quick and easy.

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Now what?

Head over to and have a browse around. If you have any questions, let me know and I’d be happy to answer them.