Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Teacher Gifts

This is what I have made for teacher gifts, this year and last year. Teachers name, with the grade they teach and in school colors.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Quote Board

Here is a cute quote board that someone asked me to make for them. Just thought the quote was too funny!! I picked out the font and put it in the colors they asked for. Love the font--a new favorite. This board size is 19x7 and a completed board is $12.00. Just vinyl $9.00.

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Yes I am a slacker....this is the board I made to deliver to my VT ladies (I won't tell when:). This was one of my favorite talks from conference and I knew I wanted to make a quote board with this quote on it. One of my favorites (now I just need to make me one!!)The size is 11x4 and just the vinyl is $3.50. Completed board is $6.00.

Glass Blocks

I know everyone has probably done these blocks. We recently did these for our Super Saturday and they were a big hit! I love the nativity scene on it. Please don't ask--I don't do a completed project on these--I don't cut the holes. A great project (if you can cut a hole in the glass block). $6.00 for the vinyl only.

Recipe Holder

This is a project that I did last year for a craft fair. I forgot about it until someone called to order these again. They are $7.00 each and it includes a magnet to hold your recipes. You can order any color and any saying. I had a lot of orders for "To teach is to touch a life forever"--as teacher gifts last year. You can also put "I am a child of God" on them for a cute baptism or child gift. They are cute 'frames' for displaying pictures or cards.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Not Taking Orders

Thanks for everyone who has ordered from me this year. It has been my best year yet (ok so I have only been doing this two years, but it was still better than last year:)!
This being the busiest time I year I regret to inform everyone that I will not be taking orders after December 6th. I will be enjoying the holidays with my family and will be trying to get some of my own things accomplished. Thanks again for all your orders. I appreciate the support.
The craft night will be picking up again in January. Thanks everyone who has asked!!
Have a great Holiday Season!! See you next year!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Small Quote or Name Boards

These are the boards I made for the kids in my sons Primary class. They all turned 8 this year and this is what we made to give them at their baptism.

The other board is a cute addition to a basket or just as a small baby gift. The size is 3"x12" and I thought this one was a cute one for a new baby girl!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Chore Chart

As I told before with the FHE board my sister and I came up with the idea to make them and she found the picture she had of her chore chart. I love this one because you can totally personalize it to your family chores. You can put as many chores as you would like and have 2 magnets for each kid or just one and add mom and dad's name too. It is all made to your specifications. Love it!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Long Quote Boards

Here is another quote board that I have added to take to the 'Hen House'. It is just a different quote. I have also done the other ones with some different fonts. I can't choose which one I like best, I like them all. I hear these are a favorite item at the store!!

not the best picture--but you get the idea!

Name Peg Board

I am trying to play catch up here on this blog too! This is a peg board I made for my niece for her birthday. It has here name and daughter of God through it. I also put pegs on the bottom to hang things (all girls need places to hang things, right!!) It turned out cute with a few butterflies and flowers on for extra color.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


I am in need of some help. I need to be able to put my fonts on somewhere that everyone can look at them. That is the hardest thing to pick and choose especially when you can't see the choices I have (and I hate to pick for other people!). If anyone knows how I can put a list somewhere on my blog let me know. Thanks!!

This is all I could figure out was to take a picture of the lists I have and post them as a picture. If you can't see them very good click on them here in this post. Hope this helps a little.

Christmas Plate

I have been busy making some more things for the 'Hen House'. It will be opening up again on Monday. This is a plate I found and thought it would be fun to put a Christmas saying on it. A fun gift idea and not too expensive either! The plate is around $4.00 and the vinyl is $7.00.


These are some great chargers!! I love the color and you can put any saying on them and have a great gift. I made these for friends and family last year with a great Christmas saying and ended up making about 25 of them. These are fun ones to make for special days. Show your family that they are special or have had a great accomplishment by using this plate at dinner. You put it under the persons plate that has had a special day or done something special. Make sure they know you care!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Christmas Square Wreath

Here is the square wreath that I am doing for Christmas/St. Patrick's Day. For all you who have them--this one is next!!You will for sure have to change the ribbon on this one for each holiday, I don't think you could find one to match with both.
(I'm still looking for a cute shamrock or something to go on this one)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Stackers!

Here are the stacker that I am taking to the craft fair tomorrow. I made them last year and these are the ones left over. I put the dowel and topper through them and added ribbon. Maybe they will sell this year, with the added embellishments (I was a little lazy this year and didn't make very much, good thing I had a few things left;)

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Here are two projects that have been done with vinyl ordered from me:) They look so cute and I am glad when people are happy with the way their projects turn out. They look great, thanks for sending the pictures and sharing (Sara! I was referring to you as Emily's sister and Emily's other sister, (now Amy:))

The magnet boards are so fun (they are dry erase too)!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Family Name Tile

I love this tile. I have two weddings in the coming weeks and decided I would try something new. I like that the initial and name are both on it. Perfect for a wedding gift. Love it!
I put my vinyl on a 13" x 13" tile, I liked how it looked with more room around the edges and then the stand doesn't cover anything up. It will also work on a 12" x 12" tile. (Vinyl only $10.00) You could easily add the est. date on the bottom if you wanted.
(Sorry my picture taking really needs help:)

Young Women's Board

I made this yesterday for a sweet young woman in our ward that just turned 12. She is such a sweetie and I thought she would like it with the YW words from the motto around it. Under her name it says daughter of God. Also a fun birthday idea!!
The board measures 8 1/2" x 10". Not all my crafts are originals but this one is. I love the way it turned out! (I also love the pink and black combo) This is $9.50 for the finished product ($6.00 for the vinyl)


Here are the stackers we did last night. I know I was suppose to post them before, but I never got around to it. We had a great night. Thanks for everyone who came. We made a ton of stackers and had some great conversation and yummy drink (the cookies not so good).

The I am a Child of God stacker I made a while ago. I thought it was a cute one to do for a baptism or birthday. Lots of ideas you can do with stackers.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Hen House

As I put on my blog, I have been making a some projects for a store in town called 'The Hen House'. It has lots of fun stuff and I have a couple of projects I did for it. Here are just a few-I love these boards for little kids rooms. 4"x24"or 36"
(just vinyl $3.00, with board $5.00)

I love these long quote boards. You can pick any saying and have it done like this. This is one of my fav projects I did. The board is 7x19. Cute size to stand in a corner on a table or shelf. I can't take credit for this one. I found it here and didn't like the quotes, so I did my own. (just vinyl $9.00, with board $12.00)

This 'BE board' I made last year for Christmas presents and a few other gifts. I saw the original idea on Heather Whites blog. She has great ideas and is soooo creative. Love all her fun stuff. I also changed it a bit to suit my taste. This is a very popular item.
(just vinyl $9.50, with board $13.00)

These 'holiday plaques' are a cute change for decorations. You can make one for every holiday or season. These can also be made front and back like the square wreath boards. One color 2 holidays. Cute on a front door or on a wreath stand. I found this idea on iasign.com. (just the vinyl $8.50, with board $12.00)
The BE board and holiday plaque are both 12"x12".

Sorry I don't have very many original ideas. I don't want anyone thinking that I am trying to steal ideas or take credit for things I haven't come up with (that is why you can click on the link to see the original idea or place it came from). I have asked permission for all but the holiday plaques, to use the same basic idea.
Thanks for looking and leave me a comment if you are interested in getting any of my products. Don't forget--time to start getting ready for Christmas!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

October Craft Night

Our next craft night will be on Thursday, October 9th at my house at 7pm-9pm. We will be making the fall stacker blocks. You can choose Fall/Thanksgiving or Halloween. They will be $8.00 each to make. That includes everything to finish. I also have just ordered a ton of new ribbon to use for the top--come check it out!!The other Fall/Thanksgiving one says Turkey-Harvest-Give Thanks.
Again let me know if you would like to sign up. Leave me a comment and let me know which ones you'd like to do and how many. Everyone welcome!!
(I will post a picture of the ones I am doing. They have a dowel through them with a wood topper on the top of it and ribbon tied around the dowel. I am waiting for the wood toppers I ordered so I will post a picture of the finished product when they come in and are done)

For those of you that couldn't make it to do your wreath last month you can come work on those this time.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Craft Night

We will be having a craft night at my house on, Thursday, September 4, 2008. It will be from 7-9, please come when you can (I know everyone has lots going on, school has started!) The cost for the wreath and one board is $22 (the price of the wreaths have gone up). Just to make the board for the center is $5.00 (that includes lettering for both sides). Anyone, who hasn't already signed up or contacted me, leave a comment and let me know you will be coming and what you want to do. If you can't give me much notice I always have a few extra on hand. Here is what we will be doing on that night.One side is for Halloween and the other is for Thanksgiving. We will have a few different ribbons to choose from for the top. Have fun with it by adding more ribbon or berry vines.
A few people will be doing both boards we have done, the fall and the 4th of July. I will also have a Christmas saying for the back of the 4th of July if you are interested (it says 'Believe!')
I am trying to come up with ideas so we can get some Christmas done!! Let me know if there are ideas you would like to do or make. I will try!
There are also kits you can purchase to do your own craft nights with friend. I have them available for you to do yourself or I can come to your home (or you can do them at mine, just ask!). If you are out of town I can also send you the kits. The kits come with everything to complete the project (but paint if I am sending them to you). Contact me! Leaving me a comment is a good way to contact me if you don't know another way:)


I just wanted to put a picture of the other frame I have been doing. It is the same price and size as FAMILY. (I did use a different font over the top on this one)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Square Plate

You can find these square plates at just about any store. They come in lots of colors too. They are a fun change to tiles. Put them on a plate stand and it makes a great addition to you kitchen counter. Plates vary in sizes but this plate has an 8x8 opening for lettering, making the cost about $8.00.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Quote Board

I love this saying! I found it on Heather White's blog. She has come up with the saying and allowed me to use it. They make a nice gift for any occasion for the great women in your life! The size of the board is 8 1/2"x11". The cost is $8.00 for the completed board.(I really need to invest in some new ribbon!:)

FHE board, Chore Chart, Message Board

Here is a Family Home Evening board that my sister and I came up with. We have seen many variations but we love metal so decided to do it this way with magnets. It is personalized with your family name at the top and names on each magnet. You choose the color of the board and vinyl colors to match. Each completed board is $23.00.(the vinyl only is $14.00)The dimensions for this board is 9"x20".
These also come in a chore charts and a message board. (picture to soon follow)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Square Wreaths

We made these wreaths a few Saturdays ago for enrichment. We had a lot of people comment on loving the square wreath. (They are cute!) The board in the middle can be changed out with each holiday or season. The wreath with one board, vinyl and ribbon is $23. Fun gift idea and you can make a new board for the middle for each holiday which are $4-$5 each depending on the vinyl and/or front and back (you paint the board one color and use front for one holiday and the back for a different holiday). Great for Christmas. The wreaths have to be ordered so if you are interested let me know a few weeks in advanced so I can get them.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Here is a cute board that says ASAP, always say a prayer. The board can be done in any color and is a fun project, only $7.50 for a completed board.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Here are two projects I have done with frames. Both frames you can get at Wal-mart and the TIME frame is a17"x9" is just under $9. The FAMILY frame is about 14"x7" and is only $3. The
vinyl is around $7 for the big one and $4 for the small. Completed the TIME is $18 and FAMILY is $9. Both are great gifts, especially the TIME for a wedding gift. ( The photography isn't great, hopefully I'll get better.) I also make a WELCOME frame that is the same size as FAMILY. It says WELCOME and to our home over the top.


I have set up this blog so that I can post the pictures of all the things I make. My small home vinyl business is called Simple Sayings. My hope is to start a monthly craft night at my house so I will post the project we are doing and everyone can look here to see what it is. Give me some time I hope to get pictures of all the ones I have taken pictures of posted. Thanks for looking!