I saw this in Where Woman Create (my favorite magazine)

" Never forget to believe in guardian angels, unexpected miracles, the power of hard work, the love of a forever friend, and the magic of four leaf clovers"

About Me

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As I sit and listen to music and contemplate my next move of creativity. My mind floods with ideas possibilities and dreams. Lyrics run in my mind as much as visions of upcoming ideas. I am truly in my element. I started in a Childrens Boutique in down town Edmond, OK in 2007. The name is Cinnamon Bears, Mary the owner has been such a blessing for my creative outlet. I am forever greatful for the opportunities. Selling my work in her store never gets old. I am just as excited today when someone purchases my creations, as I was the first day. Hope you enjoy some of what I do.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Just Because...

Just stick it in your printer and print your own words on the front.

I used paint on this with zebra tissue paper underneath and adorned it with glitzy flowers

This one is for my baby he's nine now but still my baby.

I recently read a post on enjoying the small things blog.  She threw a challenge out for all her readers.  She said the Hallmark challenge to celebrate the everyday stuff.  You know the stuff between all the holidays and special occasions.  The challenge you ask is to send a card to seven people JUST BECAUSE!  You may have a hard time narrowing it down to just seven people.  So by the time I finished reading that blog I was inspired to act.  However these are not Hallmark cards but I had these on hand and decided to do my own.  It's easy.  They don't have to be perfect because the fact that someone is going to get a random card is perfect enough.  So think of who your people are and send a smile.  I bought these cards at Hobby Lobby they are the Value Pack note cards I think there are like 50 in a bag (hence value pack).  Or just go buy some if your not feeling crafty.  You could have your kids do this too.  It's so fun to get something in the mail and hand written makes it even more special.

Have fun!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Keepsake Baby Book

So Mary asked me (owner of Cinnamon Bears ) if I could personalize a baby book.  She had a customer ask.  Well I said I have been looking at this wooden one on and off for quite some time.  So guess what?  I did, I went and bought this wooden unfinished album.  Oh the possibilities.  I mean my mind was going in all directions.  But here's the deal.  I had to keep it fairly generic for my first try.  Can't wait to do another one.  Sooo without further or do here it is.  Hope it's a hit.

This is how it looked when I bought it.

This is how it looks now.  As you can see it has distressed vintage look.
Pink and Brown is always a safe bet.  I'm thinking about adding a knob or something like a brad
so I can add a ribbon to tie it shut.

This is a close up so you can really see.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lil Hangers

I came across these and couldn't resist.  They were unfinished so of course I got right on it.  These were as fun as they are cute.  I will be taking these right up to Cinnamon Bears.  I have them for sale in groups of 3.  We will see if any one else finds them as cute as I did.  It's a scorcher outside.  My kids always want to try to cook an egg on the sidewalk.  And of course I say NO!  it will make a mess.  Although I think we did do it one summer and the egg fried right away.  So we threw some bacon in  with a side of biscuits and gravy.  Not really I don't know what happened obviously a real memorable moment.  Maybe that's why they keep asking because it was real memorable for them too.  Any way stay in it's hot! Saw a recipe for ice coffee so I think I'm gonna try it.  Look it up on  She's a crack up if you didn't already know.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Fourth!!

Tyler and Meg

This baby is whipped.
On our way to fireworks show.

This is our view every morning.  It never gets old!

I thought this sign was fun.

We didn't have a wedding.  I just like this sign too.  Maybe I have a sign fetish

It has become a tradition for my family to go to Beaver Lake where my parents reside.  Its always a good time and never a dull moment.  With worn out kids and worn out parents when its all said and done.  With the intentions of doing this again sooner than later.  We all file in as quick as we depart.  Leaving is always bitter sweet.  Fellowship with family is catch up time on whats going on in every ones busy lives.  Kids that were once babies are starting new chapters.  Where we once looked like young parents with kids has now turned to seasoned parents with older kids.  Spending the morning sipping coffee and enjoying the quiet before the first sleepy eyed child walks in to plan our day.  Enjoying the views and the smells that nature has to offer.  Snapping pictures and laughing and the occasional push off the dock into the water.  Aunt Wendi and Uncle Delbert are always good to take the kids tubing and they just eat it up. A day on the lake is hard work you know.  Then up for dinner and hanging out.  The firework show with everyone loading into cars and doing a headcount to make sure the gang is all here.  I love it!  Its controlled chaos.  So I  hope you and yours had a nice Fourth of July celebrating our freedom and reflecting on those who have fought and are still fighting for us to keep that in tact. Thank you mom and Leroy for opening your home and always making us feel at home.  I love you both.  God Bless!