Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Things

I love Halloween! This year I have been having a bit of trouble getting into the spirit of the holiday due to a bit of a battle with depression that hit me with no warning. Today, however, is the last weekday before Halloween and I want to take advantage of the last couple of days with my kids to do fun, spooky, cute crafts! I've been scouring the internet for fun craft ideas and printable projects to do with the kids. Here are a few things I am looking forward to playing with this weekend:

Check out all her awesome printables while you're there!

I'll have to post pictures of our haunted house later. Maybe tomorrow.

Monday, October 18, 2010

these are the days

We took our fourth annual trip to Nelson's Pumpkin Patch in Emerado, ND on Sunday. We always have a great time and the girls look forward to it each year. It's hard to believe that next October Alex will be the same age that Marah was the first time we took her! As I was going through the pictures I took on Sunday I was struck by how sweet it is that we have these pictures of the kids each year and how much they have grown. So I thought I should post them here and wish you all a wonderfully pleasant October and harvest season! We are certainly enjoying it here.
2007- Marah (3) and Jenna (7)
2008- Jenna (8), Alex (2 itty bitty weeks!), Marah (4)
2009- Jenna (9), Alex (1), Marah (5)
2010- Jenna (10), Alex (2), Marah (6)
And then, just because I couldn't resist, my little gooby-goob each year on the hayride :)
2008- 2 weeks
2009- 1 year
2010- 2 years
Sigh... memories. They make my heart happy :)
Make each day count!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Funky Polkadot Giraffe Party!

My dear friend, Kyla, is the mastermind behind Funky Polkadot Giraffe. If you have a little one in your life, you should really go check her out! I think Kyla's work is best defined by her creative hair clips. Seriously, take a look at her amazing work!
And that's just a very small sampling of her wonderful creations! This week Funky Polkadot Giraffe is having a blog party to celebrate her awesome fans and I have been asked to sponsor a giveaway! My giveaway will be on Friday morning and will be an offer of one custom designed, printable silhouette.

I am very excited to be a part of this because I think silhouettes are so fun and unique and I love to make them! Besides that, I am happy to have Kyla's fans take a look at my work. It is quite an honor for me!

So be sure to tune in to the blog party at Funky Polkadot Giraffe all week long for fun tutorials, giveaways, and more! If you like what you've seen here you might want to go over to FPG's Facebook page and "like" it in order to keep up with what she's making and any giveaways she offers.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Things have been busy but, now that the new school year craziness has settled a bit, I am ready to get back to work! I have been thinking a lot about branding and about how to best present my products to my customers. There is so much to consider! I'm enjoying the process, though, and just having fun designing new things and coming up with ideas for future products.

Be on the lookout in the near future for a special giveaway to enter! You won't want to miss it!

Meanwhile, here is a little sneak peek at the designs I ordered from These are 6 mini card designs that I came up with. I'll show you how they look in person when they get here!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Well, since I only had four people who submitted their name for the giveaway I'm just going to give to all four :)

I have some ideas for new giveaways so keep a lookout for them in the near future.

I'll be emailing the winners and they can submit their photos to me.

Thanks for entering!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Custom Wedding Announcement

My cousin, April, was just married and had a small country wedding ceremony. Since she didn't send out any wedding invitations I thought she might like something to send out to announce her marriage. This is what I created for her. Photography by Amanda Logo Photography

Friday, May 21, 2010

Introduction and a Giveaway!

ashtina fayelou designs An assortment of crafts ranging from fabric to graphic and everything in between! I love to create items that will be loved and cherished for many years, by many people!

I'm launching my etsy shop with printable cards and photo displays that are digital files emailed to you for you to print at your favorite print shop or straight from home as many times as you like! This makes these perfect for gift giving, too! In the future you can expect more custom photo printables, items I sew in my crafting room, accessories for your hair, and whatever other creative endeavor I am into at the moment.

This week I am offering to 3 lucky readers a "Sisters" photo display in 8x10 size. This item can be custom colored to your preferences (so no worries if you aren't into pink)! If you don't have daughters or sisters of your own, consider it as a gift to give to someone special in your life who would love to hang it in their home.

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