Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday

Due to the response we received with Black Friday, I am doing a Cyber Monday sale. Same great deal, different code.

The code CYBER will get you 20% off.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Black Friday

We opened a new store, We are having a Black Friday sale. Use the code BFSALE at checkout to get 20% off.

-- Post From My iPhone

Monday, November 2, 2009

New Designs - Bird & Dressform

It's been a while coming, but we have two new designs that have been put up in our store today.

The first is the Bird on a Branch

Second is a Dressform

We can custom make these to fit your design space. Drop us a line if you would like something custom.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Abode Market

This Saturday I will be at the abode market selling mainly chalkboards and whiteboards. I might also have some items from the Needle & Pin Production store.

This is the LAST abode market for the season. Come check it out!

If you haven't ever been to abode you are missing out. All of the gals at abode are delightful and have wonderful treasures. Stuff is always changing at abode and if you don't buy it when you see it, it might not be there when you come back.

Here are the details for market:

Saturday September 19th, 2009 9am-4pm
Abode Parking Lot
Rain or Shine!

abode is located at 1720 S 900 e SLC, ut 84105

Also, check out their blog for highlights of their goodies.

Giveaway Winner

Thanks for the all of the entries! We have a winner!
Per the random number generator, it's pinkpatrice - who said:

pinkpatrice, you must have been channeling good thoughts because you won!

Please contact me at the email address listed in the top right hand corner of the blog. I will also be leaving a comment on your blog letting you know you have won.

Thanks again to everyone who entered. Keep checking back for new designs and more giveaways.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wow.. it's been a while.

I know I haven't posted much. I've been busy with business and getting some summer fun in before it's over. I was checking my Etsy shop today and noticed that there are now 800 people who heart the store. That's fabulous! In celebration I am going to do a giveaway.

The giveaway is for ANY item that is currently listed in the Etsy shop.

Here are the specifics:

The contest is running from NOW until Sunday, September 13th midnight MST

At the end of the contest I will use to pick the winner out of the entries. I will post the winner in a blog post on Monday September 14th. The winner has 5 days to get back to me. I will also contact the winner via their contact info.

Here are the contest rules
  • For one entry leave a comment on this post
  • For a second entry, blog about the giveaway and leave another comment with the link to your blog post.
  • If you are announced as the winner reply to me within 5 days of the announcement
***Please be sure that I have a way to contact you. Either through your blogger profile or an email address left with your comment.***

Friday, July 24, 2009

Mark your Calendars...

We will be here.

Come see us!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Okay, so I know... It's been longer than a week since I posted my last post. Life got a little busy and I couldn't get my new items posted. But, I found some time and there are now Whiteboard vinyl decals listed in the Etsy shop.

This whiteboard vinyl is fabulous! I know not everyone is a chalkboard fan because of the dust that chalk makes, but who doesn't love a marker? As I mentioned before only dry erase markers can be used on this vinyl. Clean up is super easy! I was able to just wipe the marker off the vinyl with my finger.

Go check out the shop - and pick up a whiteboard for yourself! Although I may not have all of the sizes posted right now, they all are available. Custom sizes are available too!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Whiteboard Designs

I have a new product and will be listing the new items in my Etsy shop during the next week. What I have found is a whiteboard vinyl that I can cut my current chalkboard designs on. Although I love the chalkboard material I know that chalk is not ideal for some people, so I set out on a search to find vinyl that's intended purchase was to be a whiteboard. I finally found it, got it in stock and have tested it. It's exactly what I was looking for.

Please be aware that this vinyl is actually created to be a whiteboard. I didn't just take normal white vinyl and try to pass it off as being a "whiteboard". There is a big difference between these two products. Specifically, the whiteboard vinyl allows you to wipe off your writing where the white vinyl you cannot do this and the writing becomes permanent on the vinyl.

With this product you need to be sure that you are using whiteboard specific markers and not permanent ones.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Urban Market

Our chalkboards are now available for sale at the Urban Market in Waconia MN.

The shop is located at:

44 West 1st Street
Waconia, MN

Check out their blog for hours.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Chalkboard Vinyl

I have recently noticed that several other individuals have begun to sell vinyl chalkboards, similiar to ours. I am, however, somewhat biased and think that out chalkboards are the best!

Jon and I have personally devoted numerous hours to creating the designs that we use for the chalkboards. We also take input from all of you as to what you would like to see, and then use that to create new styles. Additionally, I have personally reviewed several different vinyl products before picking what we currently use. I feel it is the best vinyl on the market. The vinyl we use is professional signmaker quality vinyl. Our chalkboards are black. Other types of chalkboard vinyl I have reviewed were not black, but rather grey with a silver sheen to it.

I am firm believer in quality products. I want to make sure that I am only providing the best. I hope that this has highlighted our commitment to providing a wonderful product.

Stay turned for some new styles appearing in the next month.


Thanks to everyone who came out to visit our table at the Tom and Lucy Art Shoppe!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

On the Dot Creations

Julie, over at On the Dot Creations, featured our Etsy store on her weekly Shopcast for this week. We feel so honored to have been picked by her. Stop by her blog and check out this week's Shopcast below.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Crazi Beautiful Women

We are lucky enough to be featured on Crazi Beautiful Women this week. In conjunction with our feature there is a giveaway for one large victorian chalkboard. To enter you need to go to their site and leave a comment.

Here's the link to the feature:

Monday, April 13, 2009

Poppytalk Handmade

We are in this month's Poppytalk Handmade Market. The theme is Mother's Day and Kids.

More gift ideas for Mother's Day. Remember it's Sunday May 10th.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Tom and Lucy Art Shoppe

Mark your calendars - Spell It Out will be at the Tom and Lucy Art Shoppe on:

Thursday, April 30th 4p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, May 1st 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 2nd 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Art Shoppe is being held at:

Ivory Ridge Country Club
32 East Clubview Lane
Lehi,UT 84043

I will have all of my chalkboard designs, in all available sizes for sale. If you have been eying them and weren't quite sure if they would work for you - come out and take a look at them in person. There will also be many other vendors selling wonderful items. Mother's Day is coming up and I am sure you can find that perfect gift for mom.

Tom and Lucy's Art Shoppe

Friday, April 3, 2009

Your Heart Out

Your Heart Out has listed us in their 'Locals on Etsy' post for today.

Your Heart Out is a local blog highlighting hip and happening trends, restaurants, shops, as well as any other going ons in Salt Lake and Utah counties. If you haven't checked out their site, you should. They always have something interesting to share.

Your Heart Out

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Today the tally of people who 'heart' the Spell It Out Etsy store reached 500!


Thanks for the love! Pass the word along to your friends!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Boutique season is coming up and fast. I am trying to gauge the interest level of our chalkboards, and decide if I should take this show on the road. I will start with local boutiques and shows if there is local interest in this.

So.. I guess I am asking who would come out to a boutique or show to buy a Spell It Out chalkboard?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Drumroll please..

The winner of the retro tv vinyl chalkboard decal giveaway is -

Metrosupials who said 'Love it! Want it!'
Metrosupials I have sent you an email, please respond to that or this post within 5 days. If no response is received I choose another winner.

Thanks to everyone who participated! Stay tuned, I have a feeling we might have another giveaway soon.

Friday, March 13, 2009

They Say..

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I am not really sure if this is the case. Today I became aware of an individual who is using my images/designs and is trying to pass them off as their own. I love my stuff, and hope that all of you do as well. However, a lot of work has gone into creating these designs and making this business.

I *really* appreciate all of the blog posts and comments that I have received about the chalkboards. All of you are great!

Please feel free to use any of my images in posts that you might do about our chalkboards. All I ask, is that credit is given where credit is due and reference that they came from Spell It Out.

PS. The giveaway ends this weekend - have you gotten your entry in?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Chalkboard Giveaway

I've decided to do another chalkboard giveaway. Maybe because it's snowing outside, it was daylight savings this weekend and I am not quite adjusted or because I am just feeling generous. Either way - here's your chance to win a free vinyl chalkboard!

This giveaway is for one retro television chalkboard. This chalkboard is from our kids line, but I think it is awesome for anyone who loves the retro styling.

The contest is running from NOW until Sunday, March 15th midnight MST

At the end of the contest I will use to pick the winner out of the entries. I will post the winner in a blog post on Monday March 16th. The winner has 5 days to get back to me. I will also contact the winner via their contact info.

Here are the contest rules
  • For one entry leave a comment on this post
  • For a second entry, blog about the giveaway and leave another comment with the link to your blog post.
  • If you are announced as the winner reply to me within 5 days of the announcement
***Please be sure that I have a way to contact you. Either through your blogger profile or an email address left with your comment.***

Monday, March 2, 2009

Butterflies and Ladybugs

There are two new additions to the kids line of chalkboards. They are a butterfly and by request a ladybug. They have been listed in the Etsy store and are available for purchase.

Did you know that every order now comes with a couple of pieces of chalk? What fun is something new if you still have to go to the store before you can use it.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Kid Chalkboards

We posted some of the new designs for kid chalkboards in the Etsy store yesterday.

Check them out, let us know what you think. Send us any ideas that you think would be cute and we'll see what we can do about making them happen.

Friday, February 27, 2009


I woke up this morning to find that we had several Etsy purchases, all thanks to a highlight on the Poppytalk blog. If you haven't read Poppytalk, I would encourage it. Everyday they highlight several decoration ideas as well as arts and crafts.

If you get second click over to Poppytalk and check them out!

Other recent highlights have also been provided by the following blogs:

mixed plate
Her Art Nest
Fleur de Bee
Orange It Lovely
My Hiding Place in Cyberspace
The Muddy Moose Bath Boutique
Salina's Home Journal

Be sure to check these other blogs out. We love to support anyone who supports us.
Also, if I happened to forgot you and you would like your blog highlighted, leave us a comment.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Giveaway Winner

I would like to thank everyone for entering into my giveaway, and all of the blog posts on other blogs that I received. All of you have amazing blogs!

The winner was picked using the random number generator at

Now for the announcement you all have been waiting for...

The winner of the vinyl decal chalkboard is -


Who said..."What beautiful and original work! I adore the Victorian designs...just my style. Thanks for entering me! ~Elizabeth:

Elizabeth - I have emailed you at the address you provided. Please let me know which chalkboard style you would like as well as your mailing address and I can get it out in the mail to you.

Thanks again to everyone who entered and if you make a purchase let me know you left a comment or posted on your blog about my items and I will give you 10% off!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Giveaway addition

I am sweetening the pot of the Chalkboard Giveaway.. any post about the giveaway will earn you 10% off a purchase! When you purchase the item just put the link to your blog post in the Message to Seller field and I will give you 10% off your purchase!

Next week we will be listing our new Kids Chalkboard line, and we are working on other vinyl wall decor for your home. Follow our blog to be updated on our new products!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Chalkboard Giveaway!!

To get the word out about our chalkboards I am having a giveaway this weekend. The winner of the giveaway will win one vinyl decal chalkboard. They will have the choice of a medium sized "Maude", "Victorian" or "Ivy" styled chalkboard.

In order to be entered into the giveaway - please create a post linking to this post on your blog. I will be able to see the link you have created through Technorati. If you do not have a blog and would like to enter, please leave a comment. I would love to see all of your comments - so don't be afraid to leave one.

The contest will end Sunday night, February 22nd, 2008, at midnight MST. The winner will be announced on Monday, February 23rd, 2008.

Good Luck to everyone!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Chalkboards!

We have two NEW chalkboards available in the Etsy Store.
They are the "Maude" and "Ivy".

Also, the "Martha" and "Victorian" are available in smaller sizes.
Check out the

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Elements of Style

Check it out - Spell It Out's chalkboards have been featured on the Elements of Style blog.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Vinyl Chalkboards

We have a brand new item we are overwhelmed to be able to offer. They are vinyl chalkboards. They have all of the style of a vintage chalkboard, but the ease of vinyl. No need to put nails in your walls to hang this beauty. If you decide to change your decor you can simply remove the vinyl. Currently we have four general styles.

The Crest
You can choose the Crest as a solid chalkboard or with the element trim.

The Martha
The Ribbon
The Victorian
All of these chalkboards will be available through our Etsy Store.

Monday, February 2, 2009

New and exciting

I am working on some brand new designs and hope to have them posted in my Etsy store before the end of the week. Be sure to check back. I am super excited about these!