About Me

Hi and welcome – I’m Sarah Wills, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and because I LOVE to share what I do!

If you are reading this, you are probably like me in that you like to browse the web for card making ideas but there are so many beautiful creations out there that it can be intimidating to get going on creating your own, and so you don’t – and because of this I decided to create this blog where EVERYTHING I post here will be simple, use only a few supplies and easy to copy even if you are just starting out making cards.

My life…

I live in a village just outside of Austin, Texas but am actually an English girl who moved here in early 2000 – in England I worked as a Registered Nurse traveling the countryside to visit patients in their homes but we had the opportunity to move here with hubby’s job and so we decided to pack up and take the plunge to go live & work in a very different place…in fact we loved it here so much that we decided to stay and became Citizens in 2014…

I am very happily married and have two girls, two cats and 14 chickens to add to the chaos! We have a couple of acres of wild garden and are doing a little urban homesteading – I love to garden – mostly growing things to eat – and I have a big veggie patch and herb bed – it’s a constant battle with the wildlife that roam through our unfenced yard as to who gets to eat it first LOL!

When I’m not stamping, I am shuttling my girls to and from school & their various activities most prominently high school band – they LOVE band & music – and you will see me proudly sharing photos of their Marching Band during Marching season as it encompasses our entire lives from July through mid-November!

And camping – we LOVE to camp – well, I say camp – what I really mean is ‘glamp’ as we replaced our very old & leaky tent with a travel trailer and we just love it!  We have done a bunch more traveling that we ever did before – we all love nature and in the cool season we love to get out and explore…

My stampin’ background…

I became a Demonstrator in October 2007 – in fact just as soon as I could – the day after I received my social security number, I joined!

When we first moved here, I got out and about and met a lot of new people and along the way, discovered scrapbooking & card making – I absolutely loved my new found hobby and then I came across Stampin’ Up! – and it opened up my world…

I loved it so much that I began to build up my business and in 2009 earned the #2 Rising Star Award – wow was I shocked!  And with it came a trip to Founders Circle with the top 100 US Demonstrators and what an experience that was…it made such an impression on me that I vowed to work hard to get back there – and that I did – another 5 times!

But the best bits about earning Rising Star were the lasting friendships that formed from that first Founders Circle trip – I met my wonderful stamping friends Kay Kalthoff and Sharon McNeely – and here we are on Awards Night that year – all in shock and stunned!

I love the opportunities that Stampin’ Up! has given me to meet fellow crafters and make wonderful friendships across the miles, plus earn money to help support my family in a flexible way that fits right around my family’s schedule…

It has also enabled me to travel to exciting places and be thoroughly pampered – so far I have achieved 6 Founders Circle trips to beautiful southern Utah (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) and 6 FREE incentive trips for myself & hubby with Stampin’ Up! – our last trip earned was to Greece in July 2019!

My commitment to you…

I truly believe that you get out of something what you put into it and I pride myself on working hard to achieve first rate customer service and have many very happy customers and team members across the United States…

With each order you place in my online store I will mail you a thank you card and you have the opportunity to get yourself a free gift with your card when you use my Host Code – click HERE to find out more about that.

And during the month prior to a new mini Catalog release (the Holiday & Spring Catalogs), I mail out to all customers who have ordered with me during the last year a FREE COPY along with some samples of new products from them.

My customers have their orders delivered right to their door direct from Stampin’ Up! and receive all of the hostess and promotional benefits that they are entitled to.  They also receive very prompt service – I pride myself on customer service and providing fast response to emails.

I use my blog to showcase products that I make and you can subscribe to receive all my blog posts in your email using the button to the right – you will also see a button to my customer mailing list to receive my Newsletter too.  Additionally you can find me on social media – please use the buttons on the top right of my side bar to follow me – thank you!

If you do not have a demonstrator and would like a copy of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogs, please contact me and I will be very happy to get them into the mail to you.

I would love to have you become one of my customers or a member of my team – the Ink Spot Stampers – if you have any questions please contact me and I will be very happy to help.

Thank you for visiting – I truly appreciate your time,

Sarah