Friday, December 19, 2008

Get YOUR Skoodie Today!

The Skoodie by SIS
is here and Available!
It's debut hit the streets last Saturday and we sold 6 within an hour!
This is a 3-in-1 item! A scarf, a hoodie and it's reversible! No bulky sweatshirts under your coat- just wrap up in our Skoodie and you'll be
fantastically, fashionably warm and cozy!!!!
As with everything else we do, we'll make yours custom! Just tell us your favorite colors!
check out for Skoodies available today! Or email us for a custom purchase!
You WILL love this!

Friday, December 12, 2008

We're still here.

Whew! This is by far our BUSIEST time of the year! I think we'll be doing one more Open House and then we'll be up for a long winter's nap!
We've started uploading new items to our etsy shop.
But remember, if you have a custom sign or gift idea and just can't find someone to help you make your idea a reality, email us at
I know we'll simplify the process!
Gift cards for SIS available

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Want to Host an Open House

Saying it Simply would love to be a guest at your home for a holiday open house.
We will bring our products with us, and display them to sale. Custom orders will be welcome. Not only will we decorate your house for a day, but you will earn 10 percent of sales towards our product.
Our schedules are filling up quickly for this fall and winter season, so get in touch with us soon.
Send us an email at, to schedule your open house.
Look forward to making new friends,
Kris and Kourtney

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Saying It Simply Boutique

If you would like to receive an invite, email us @ We'll send it out asap with details and directions!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Etsy!!! Up and running!

Slowly but surely, we've done it. We're opening our Etsy Shop this week!
We can accept checks, money orders, PayPal and Credit Cards!
Woo Hoo!
Share this info with all of your friends and family.
You're going to love our Halloween, Fall and Christmas Decor.
And, if you've purchased from us before, feel free to leave feedback on
what we've done for you.
If you've been through Etsy- you can add us to your list of sellers you love,
if ya wanna...

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Where We'll be in 11 Days

If you are in the area, come see us on Oct. 11th. If you'd like me to email you an invite, send your request to

I think Kourtney and I will be having our own Open House on October 18th. As soon as we confirm this date, I'll post it here and send out emails to those of you who would like to come.

A Special Order

Loved this idea.
President Hinckley left us with many wonderful thoughts.
Our friend, Kristi, from Sew Chic Designs had this idea for her home.
$46 plus shipping and tax if applicable.
Email us with any questions.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Where We'll Be...

We're going to be at Santa Clara's Swiss Days in southern Utah tomorrow.
If you are in the area, stop by and say Hi!
We've been crazy busy coming up with some super fun
Halloween, Fall and Christmas Decor.
Come See!!!!
Love to all of you!
Kourtney and Kristine

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Just a Simple Reminder

Don't forget, if you want to purchase an Alpine Halloween Tree from us, we need your order by 3pm tomorrow, Friday Sept 5th.
The tree sizes are:
4ft- $20
3ft- $16
2ft- $12.
Prices are for the TREE~ not the decor.
Only Utah residents this time around- Preferably in the following counties:
Salt Lake
St. George friends, we'll bring your tree to Santa Clara Swiss Days, Sept 27th.
And to everyone who has already ordered~ you are going to LOVE this tree. So fun!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

We're Making These

These are prototype examples.
Each section will be wired together with a loop to hang it from your front door.
Lettering painted to patterned, scrapbook paper.
We can also make these as blocks for a shelf.

We need some help

We've been hired to decorate a Halloween Tree in a candy theme.

We're making all of the ornaments

and we need descriptive words for

Halloween Flavors.

(We're making plaques)

Can you help?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Halloween Tree

Saying It Simply has an opportunity to order a Halloween Tree for you!
Just like a Christmas Alpine, but instead of green, it's BLACK!
Four feet tall, wood trunk and black metal base.
We have to limit purchases to our customers in Utah this time.
Preferably people in Davis County, Salt Lake County, Utah County, Weber County, Cache County and Washington County.
We're offering to place your order for $20.
That will include shipping to us and we'll deliver it to you.
For our St. George friends, we'll bring your tree to
Swiss days in Santa Clara on September 27th.
This offer is for the TREE ONLY.
Ornaments and decor are not included.
We need to place a large order and do it quickly.
If this interests you, email us @
We can also order
a 2' tall tree for $12
a 3' tree for $16
Smaller tree prices are dependant upon at least 6 purchases on the order we place.
To guarantee a speedy delivery, we will close this offer on Friday September 5, 2008.

Bag o' Treats, not Tricks

Saying It Simply Halloween Grab Bag
For $25
(plus tax and shipping when applicable)
Great bowl fillers or decor for your Halloween Tree!
We're offering
3 Halloween plaques
Trick or Treat
Come Sit for a Spell
(normally 3 for $15)
10 stuffed and antiqued Prim Candies
Varied fabrics
(normally $10)
A Prim Crow
He has rusty wire legs
(normally $6)
3 stuffed and antiqued stars
Varied sizes and styles
(normally 3 for $12)
All of that would be $43
but if you order it before
September 15th
You can have it for
Place your order by emailing us @

Thank You

We were so excited to have all of you participate in our Auctions! This is a great cause and every penny will help this family.
Auction #1 The Witch Hat was won by: The Slade Family for $42
Auction #2 Nesting Crow on Moon was won by: The Slade Family for $13
Auction #3 Large Witch Boot was won by: The Young's for $25
Winners, you need to go to Stephanie and Christian's PayPal account(click on the lefthand Donate to NieNie button); pay for your auction items and then send your receipt via email to ( don't forget to give us your address)
As soon as we receive the receipt, we will send off your prize! DesignMom has posted more auctions.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Personalized 12" Papered Block Winner

kristi lee who said... I'm a friend on Natalie and that sign is PERFECT for her. I love it and want one too!!!!! Do pick me. Posting on my blog now too. . Lucky dog! Email us @ - and we'll get this party started! # of entries are put into a random # picker program and I count down. All extra entries are put into my master list and tallied. Voila! The Winner is Kristi Lee! Make sure you scroll down to check out our Auction item's! bidding will end on August 31st.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

come on come on... come on...

We're Begging...

Come on Folks!!! 100% of the $$$ will go to the
Nielson Fam.
Kourtney & I are even paying for shipping within the continental USA.
We will begin selling our Halloween goodies soon,
you could be the first to have a SIS creation!
Tell you what, we will have a Giveaway drawing out of the bidders.
The name drawn will win a $20 certificate to Saying It Simply.
Make this a success for Nie Nie.
Help us~ Help them.
Most Sincerely,
Kristine & Kourtney

Help Someone & Get Something in Return

It's Nie Nie Day and we're participating in the Silent Auction Campaign that is happening today around Blog World. Go to my personal blog to find out what this is all about here Go to cjanerun to read a sister's account of what is happening. DesignMom has a listing of all Auctions We hope you find some way to help this family. For those of you Sending Cards, here's the address: c/o Stephanie and Christian Nielson Maricopa County Hospital 2601 East Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85008 Happy Bidding!

Nie Nie Auction #3

Witchey~Witchey is so bad
She makes her own toes curl...
Perfect for a Shelf...
Made of Fabric we distress to a proper grubby and antiqued look. And stuffed to the point of popping some seams. Approx 16"long by 10" high.
Let everyone now that "if the boot fits"
you should just cackle. It smells Delish. Like a cookie. Not a foot.
Hand-stitched buttons, laced with floss... A bell on the toe adds a jingle. Star is stuffed, wrapped with rusty wire and coffee stained.
Large Boot retails for $18 @ our shows.
Please have bids in dollar increments.
Following the close of the auction on August 31, 2008, the winner will pay for their item via the Stephanie and Christian PayPal account. The winner will then forward the PayPal receipt email to with their mailing address. We'll ship the Nasty Boot on us to continental US.
Good Luck, Thanks for your kindness and Happy Bidding!

Nie Nie Auction #2

An Ole Crow, She Nests on the Moon....
Ohhhh "The Witching Hour!"
Smelling of Baked Cinnamon and Vanilla makes this wall hanging sweet. Prim and antique looking. Hand-stitched details. Measures approx 14" high
The plaque reads: The Witching Hour
A special thanks to Becky @TR Primitives for helping us with this creation..
The Crow/Moon retails for $20 @ our shows.
Please have bids in dollar amounts.
Following the close of the auction on August 31, 2008, the winner will pay for their item via the Stephanie and Christian PayPal account. The winner will then forward the PayPal receipt email to with their mailing address. We'll ship the The Old Crow on us to continental US. Good Luck, Thanks for your kindness and Happy Bidding!

Nie Nie Auction #1

OK Here goes First item up for Bid: Witchey Witchey ~ Screamey Screamey
Happy Happy Halloweeney! Our WITCH HAT! Made of Fabric which is properly grubbied and antiqued through a primitive process, this hat is positively perfect as your table centerpiece. Oh and it smells of Baked Cinnamon and Vanilla...
Top is stuffed with fluff sculpted with stitching. Topped with a Bell. Coffee staining is used to distress the fabric. This is not wearable. The plaque (I know it's reflecting) reads: "Come Sit for a Spell" Hand-stitched banner on the hat is attached by a rusty-looking safety pin and it reads: All Hallows Eve. This was our top seller last year, thanks to Becky @TR Primitives for the idea. Hat retails for $35 @ our shows. Please have bids in dollar amounts.
Following the close of the auction on August 31, 2008, the winner will pay for their item via the Stephanie and Christian PayPal account. The winner will then forward the PayPal receipt email to with their mailing address. We'll ship the Witchey Hat on us to continental US. Good Luck, Thanks for your kindness and Happy Bidding!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Just a Little Order

Thanks for having us make this for you, Patti.
(Don't know why the pic turned out so yellow...)
Custom Orders are our favorite! If any of you, out there in blog land have an idea, let us make you an example. We don't charge for examples.
I'm pretty sure you'll love what we can do for you!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Something We're Doing and IT'S a GiVeaWaY, too!

Giveaway is over. Here it is! This is what you will win! (Hope you like yours, Natalie! The paper isn't as gold-looking as it did in my example.... is it still ok?)

Natalie @ Paisley Lane
is having us make her a block she can display at her craft shows.
You should go and check out her terrific creations.
The block will be painted lettering applied to paisley printed scrapbook paper, distressed and properly antiqued. The block will measure roughly 12"x3.5".
I'll post the completed block on Sunday.
If you'd like to win a business OR personal block of your own, leave a comment on this post and consider yourself entered. Giveaway will end on Thursday, August 28th. Post about this on your blog, give us a link to verify and you will receive 2 more entries. Continental US only please. Anonymous entries will be deleted.
(so make sure you leave us your email address so we can let you know if you won!)
Thanks and Happy End of Summer!
Kourtney & Kristine

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Customized our creation to fit her needs!

Asked if we could turn our blocks into a sign for a front door
and this is what we came up with.
Sign measures roughly 81/2" high x 11 1/2" wide.
(It will be with you tomorrow, LM! Thanks for liking what we do!)

Monday, June 30, 2008

SIS Friend & Customer

Hey S.K.!
Thanks bunches for sharing your SIS purchase!

Thank YOU!!!!

AHHHHHHH... the sweet smell of success. We have been busy. 4th of July has been more popular than it was last year. Get ready friends. We are going to start selling on ETSY. We have the site started ~ just haven't begun to list. We may have to begin this insane venture next month, when our Halloween & Fall goods are available. But for now, consider yourself in the know.

Monday, June 23, 2008

NewlyWed gift

Special Order.
Happy to customize for you!
Thanks "C" for liking what we do.
Happy we had the font you wanted!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Winner, Winner Bo Binner!

Out of the most entries we have had for a Giveaway
TheReadFam who said... count me in, i need some red white and blue around here
is our winner for
PoP! BaNG! BooM! Firecrackers!
(makes us want to do a different Giveaway on Tuesday.... hmmmmm)
We could not contact you via your blog. Please email us
with your address and your prize will be in the mail!
We have 7 more sets we made for a special order that was cancelled.
If you are interested, each set is $15 plus shipping and tax when applicable.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

My Country ~ Land that I love

We wanted to share some of our other patriotic samplings.
Here is our new take on the wired USA blocks
with painted lettering on paper.
We know we didn't post it too long ago, but it never hurts to do a reminder, right?
This was a favorite from last year
4 block set that could be set in any way you desired.
(we personally liked it to look a little like the flag)
Both the OLD GLORY & USA blocks have been distressed
for that oh-so-antiqued look in this photo.
Old Glory $15 ~ USA (w/out paper) $8
If you have any questions, please email us (Kourtney and Kristine) @
Don't forget to enter the GiVeaWaY!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

So Pretty in Purple

These are all custom orders. Web friends and fans of Saying It Simply have emailed us with ideas and through our conversations, we have turned their simple thoughts into reality.

We've been sent links to nursery sets to match colors. Baby blanket $18

This sign measures 36"x 11.5" We drilled holes in which we threaded the ribbon for a bow. Sign hangs from saw tooth hooks. $36 custom order

Magnets can be made with painted lettering or decals (ie. stars, hearts, etc) or left plain with applied scrap booking paper for texture and depth. $3 each or $10 for 4. Magnets come in varying sizes. Email us! Let's see what we can create for you. Thanks for continually browsing our site. We are very flattered.

Friday, June 13, 2008

sorry for the lack in postings

Our husbands have been working like crazy, leaving us with the responsiblities we call children. If you want to know what I have been dealing with check this out.
XO, kris
We are sorry for the lack in postings- my camera is returning from Norway right now.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

a plethora of options

Just wanted to show how if you have an idea, we'll try to make it a reality. Don't settle for just anything. We'll make it in the colors you love, the font you desire and the size that fits your space.
Saying It Simply. Where custom decor and gifts are simplified.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

God bless the

A new twist on our USA blocks from last year. First we stained the wood and then, surprise, surprise... we backed the painted lettering with paper! (You should click on the the pic to see the paper patterns) We finished it up by connecting the whole set together with a knotty twist in a barn red wire~
We sold out of these at a recent show and if you act quick, we'll send off your very own set in plenty of time to decorate for the 4th!
Each block measure 5.5" x 3".
You may request capital or lowercase letters
$10 with the paper or $8 for a solid, painted background like on our AMERICA set - check it out here
email us with any questions, orders or just to say "Hi!"

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Papered Plaques

Lettering painted on paper, paper applied to painted wood. This process is giving our signs such depth! These 5.5" square plaques can be drilled and hung by ribbon or we can attach a sawtooth on back or simply place it in an easel. Complete personalization can be used on this nifty nick-knack. Start with your base paint or stain on the wood, we'll find a perfect paper to complement. Top it off with the phrase you need: from "Please Remove Your Shoes" to "Shh. Baby Dreaming". Email your desire and we'll zip out examples of fonts from which you can choose. Each personalized 5.5"x 5.5" wood plaque is $8

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

a place for everything

A message board, a recipe holder, a "look what I did" display. Make this simple magnet board be whatever you need. Sizes vary~ it all depends on what YOU want!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Salutations to our winners

We would like to give each of our winners two Simply Salutations blocks. One for you and one for a friend. A simple gesture to let someone know you were thinking about them. Now, pick a color, (does not need to be from the picture). This is for the paper on the front and back of the block, so any color will do. Please order only one color for both of your blocks. (it's easier on us) Pick your favorite color or a color that will complement where it will be used. This gift can sit on your dresser, desk, kitchen counter. I have one in my kitchen where I put a motivational thought each day. If you are a 'visiting teacher' these are great to give to the people you visit. Each month you can print out the thought and this little block can be where they put it. Just an idea. My most humble apologies to our winners for not posting their prizes sooner. (darn camera) Each block measures approx. 1.25" x 1.5" and stands 4". Perfect to place on a desk.

An apple a day...

These are great stuffed in a bowl on your coffee table or tucked on a shelf. Made from fabric that we paint for color and texture and bake in our cinn-illa (silly word for cinnamon and vanilla) fragrance, they look and smell so yummy. You can order Braeburn (red)or Granny (green)
This basket of apples is currently hanging on my front door in place of my old tired wreath.
Each apple is approx. 5" high~$8
OR you can order 3 for $20. (Basket is not included)
Keep checking back! We are working on lemons, limes, oranges and ...