Monday, May 15, 2023


2024 Paper Party Scrapbook Retreat Dates- Mark your calendars!

Thursday, June 9, 2022


I sponsored the Close To My Heart booth at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Orlando on June 3-4, 2022. This is the crew that helped. We had a great time and hope to see you all next year. 

Saturday, July 24, 2021


I'm Amy Bestul (Right), with the help of my daughter Jordan (Left) and my Mom Alice (center); I've been sponsoring in-person weekend scrapbook/craft retreats in Wisconsin since 2006. Visit the Retreat page for more information and current dates. 

I'm a Maker with Close to My Heart. I've been part of this company for about 10 years. Not only do I sponsor in-person retreats, but also Virtual Crops since Covid Shut Downs. I sponsor a crop or retreat each month.  My Virtual Crops are FREE on Facebook. Join my Virtual Crop FB Group

To keep up-to-date on my sponsored events and sales, make sure to Like/Follow my FB Business Page - Paper Party Scrapbook.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Are you home from work due to the Coronavirus? So am I.. but I'm going to make Lemonade out of my lemons. Care to join me on Facebook?  Amy's @ Home Virtual Crop

Each week that I'm home from work, I will sponsor a Virtual Crop. Saturday 9:00 AM - Friday at 9:00 PM (Central Time).  Join the group: You can join in or just follow along. 

  • Daily Challenges
  • Weekly Challenge
  • Daily & Weekly Prizes
  • Instructional Videos
  • Great Ideas
  • Interaction with other crafts 
  • and hopefully a few laughs :)
  • Close to My Heart Mystery Hostess Drawing Weekly 
Come join the Party - All videos are recorded and saved for viewing later. 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

New 2 month Supplement for March 2020 & April 2020. Includes 2 paper collections:
Yesterday and Today: a beautiful collection for Heritage or neutral pages and cards.

Seas the Day: a nautical theme collection

Sunday, October 6, 2019

October 2019 - Amy's Creative Club projects.
Features the Hawthorn collection from the September/October Close To My Heart product flyer.

My October Clubs meet this week.
October 7 in Stevens Point & October 8 in Waupaca.

Also I have a crop at my house Friday 10/25 & 10/26. Mark your calendars. Space is limited

View my October Newsletter.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

This happened today! We will have over 60 people Scrapbooking in November!
We do have a Wait List available, so if someone can't attending....

Didn't get signed up for the 2019 Fall Retreat in November... we have another one January 31 - February 2! Registration will start on November 8, 2019.

Can't get away for entire weekend? What about just a day? Come join me ONE Friday & Saturday a month at my house.  Here is more info:You can sign-up through the Calendar tab

“Finish It” Friday
·      Cost is $5 per person & a snack to share (Brown Bag Dinner, you can use my oven or microwave to heat something up)
·      Open to anyone from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday
o   Please register through EventBrite, you register for free then pay when you arrive

Saturday Crop
·      Cost is $10 per person & a snack to share (Lunch will be provided; Brown Bag Dinner, you can use my oven or microwave to heat something up)
·      Open to anyone from 9:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday
o   Please register through EventBrite, you register for free then pay when you arrive
·      One FREE Make N Take at the crop
·      Saturday will include an optional Class each month
o   Projects will be announced a prior to the Crop date
o   The Class will be at an additional cost
o   You don’t have attend the crop to attend the class, crop attendees will have first dibs on class spots.

Both Days
·      Work on anything you like… Finish a project or start a new one…
·      Attend Friday or Saturday only or both Days! And you don’t have to clean up overnight
·      Space is limited
·      I need a minimum of 3 persons per day to have the crop.
·      I will have some of my larger/heaver tools available, a Cricut Explore (to use with your Design Space account & your own mats) along with a selection of my CTMH stamps.
o   If you are wanting to use a particular stamp, please let me know prior so I can find that for you before the crop
·      Cash & Carry available for sale or order from the most current Close To My Heart catalog
·      Coffee, Tea, Water will be provided