Saturday, June 9, 2007


Here is a picture of my youngest son and girl friend on 6-8-07 They now have their associates degree !! Pray they go on and get the funding they need to be all they can be.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


This is the newest card now available through Bears Strike a Paw at
His name is Whoopee and the card is called "Pillow Fun with Whoopee".
You will have great fun looking around at this sight and I am sure this card will be added soon.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Bears Strike A Paw news letter

Here is the news letter explaining the new teddy bear greeting cards now available through Bears Strike A Paw.


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Here is a new fun way to share our love of teddy bears.These fun greeting cards are available now through Bears Strike A Paw . I have been one of the first artists to be selected to be a part of the "Artist Personal Photo Collection" of greeting cards. These three cards are now available at this web sight and you will also find some other really wonderful teddy bear cards there. Go visit
Feel free to take a good look around and stop back often to see this company grow.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Bears Just Wanna Have Fun ! This is my new bear TA DA !!

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Welcome to my Bears by jodi Blog !! Enjoy !

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Welcome every one to my new blog. This is all new to me so I am trying out new things and I am sure I will find my way. Let me tell you a little about me.
I started my journey as a teddy bear designer artist in 1988.Doing shows ,winning awards,and being show cased in teddy bear magazines and books about teddy bear artists.A few of you may remember me as Jodi Rankin.I took a break from the business in 1996 because of a major life change, a divorce that forced me to look for a job with health benefits.So with the wind out of my sails and a heavy heart I could no longer travel or felt like designing. But in 2005 I felt the call to return and this time try my hand at smaller bears all made by hand with out the use of any machines.Most of my designs are under 10 inches and usually fall at the 5 to 6 inch mark.Things have changed , and few people remember me. I had to start all over again . And this time through the wonders of the computer. Lets just say ... the computer is not my friend but I am slowly learning.I do all my own photo work and I think I enjoy it as much as designing. So with this in mind I pray you are blessed with the wonder of a smile as you take time to search through my blog.

I wish you bear hugs and blessings from above. Bears by Jodi where smiles come to life! GOD bless.