I am so late with posting some of these. I am sorry about that. I never seem to catch up with emails.

Monique Van Keuren made me a

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I haven’t seen that blog tag going around for a while. Thank you!

I am tagging 

 I could name so many more bloggers who have become dear cyber friends of mine.

Catherine Martinez  and Leah Logan gave me the Make My Day Award.







Again, I could name so many names, but I picked:


I received the Arte y Pico Award from




And I will pass it on to:

I could have posted my entire blog roll for these awards. There are so many amazing stamper out there.

Thank you to everyone who nominated me (I sure hope I didn’t forget someone).

Today is cleaning and baking day. I hope I get to stamp this afternoon. I haven’t stamped since Rick came home. He is in class all day and the kids are in school. Maybe the house doesn’t need a thorough cleaning. LOL

I have been nominated for by some super sweet bloggers. Thank you! I am honored that you nominated me. I am sorry I haven’t posted it earlier.

I always have the hardest time picking bloggers to pass on the award. I feel like I am snubbing the ones I don’t pick! So I award all my readers these awards! You make my days and you definitely spread the love with your comments and by visiting my blog,  and if you have a blog, I am sure it’s excellent! Hugs and smiles


I received the “You make my Day Award” from Melanie Munchinger.

Check out her newly released Stamp set called Just So Hoppy over at Gina K.





Silke Ledlow , Gabriela Arriaza  , Beth Silaika  and Jennifer Greco  awarded me the E rating!







Leonie Schroder  and Jennifer Weide gave me the “Spread the Love Award”.

Dawn from Treasure Oiler Designz tagged me with this fun game. I always wanted to know what name I would have as a Rock star! LOL

Thank you Dawn!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) –Topsy Yukon

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Chocolate Covered Strawberry Spritz

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) BJOH

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) – Chocolate Puppy

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)- Zip Gross Gerau (don’t have a middle name)

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) – Johbe

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) Coral Coke (left the diet in coke out)

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)- John Henry (or Hans Heinrich in German)

9. STRIPPER NAME  : ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy)  Beautiful Milky Way

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Paula Josef

This is so fun.

Try it out yourself. I cracked myself up! I am tagging these sweet blogger:

Amy Westerman

Charmaine Ikach

Jenn Balcer

Laurie Schmidtlin

Lori Craig

Sharon Harnist





I have been nominated for the Rockin’ Blogger Award by these wonderful bloggers:

Thank you so much! I am having a blast with my blog and I am glad so many people enjoy reading it. I have to many favorite bloggers to just pick five. I just can’t do it. Check my blog links on the right to see my favorites.

Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles


Julie Buhler and Kendra Giles tagged me with this new tag game. You can only type one word, no explanations. 
Yourself: blessed   
Your Partner: wonderful
Your Hair:   brown
Your Mother:  rock
Your Father:  missed
Your Favorite Item: stamps 
Your Dream Last Night: non
Your Favorite Drink:  dietcoke
Your Dream Car: Yukon XL
Dream Home: Texan
The Room You Are In: stamp room
Your Fear: bugs
Where You Want to be in Ten Years: Texas
Who You Hung Out With Last Night:  self 
You’re Not: American 
One of Your Wish List Items: big home
The Last Thing You Did: stamp
you Are Wearing:  pants
Your Favorite Weather: hot
Last Thing You Ate: fresh roll
Your Life: slow
Your Mood: happy
Your Best Friend: Jenn
What Are You Thinking About Right Now: stamping
Your Car: Yukon XL
What Are You Doing At The Moment: sitting
Relationship Status:  married 
What Is On Your TV: nothing
What Is The Weather Like: cloudy
When Is The Last Time You Laughed: today!
It was not easy coming up with only one word answers. But it was a fun tag!

In this game, I tell you 7 things about myself that you might not know and then I tag 7 other bloggers who can play if they want to! 

I was tagged by my sweet friend Charmaine, Alex (aka. Sillybird), KimmieDiane, Joanne , Susanna and Susan.

You wanna know how much of a nerd I am and always was? You might regret having tagged me. LOL….  Here I go:

  1. I was a total tomboy. The little town I grew up in only had two sport clubs. Soccer and PingPong (Table tennis). I only hung out with boys and always played soccer (think short hair, always dressing and acting as a boy, definitely not owning ANY dolls).  But I was not allowed to play on the team. They didn’t have girl teams back then. That didn’t sit right with me at all. So….
  2. I played table tennis from the time I was ten until I moved to theStates. I played in Leagues (highest was one under State level) and tournaments. I trained kids and was youth leader for my club. I practically lived in the gym. Besides family and friends, that is one thing I miss most about not living in Germany. It was such a big part of my life.
  3. I like to do German crossword puzzles. Can’t manage with the American version, but LOVE working on German ones. I also like logic puzzles and sudeko.
  4. I played the accordion. (And here you thought I couldn’t get any nerdier then crosswords and ping pong). My parents were into German country music. So while growing up I thought playing the accordion was actually cool. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. I wore glasses. Big round glasses since I was eleven. I had lasic surgery when I moved to San Antonio and I LOVE it!
  6. I was class president of my class from 5th until 10th grade.
  7. I worked in the school library from 11th to 13th grade. And no…I am not a slow learner. High school in Germany goes until 13th grade.

I think most people have been tagged with this game already. I will pass on tagging others. I hope you got a chuckle out of my “nerdiness”!

How sweet is that! I got tagged by

 Jennifer – Doodleblog

Rachel – Inspirations by Rachel

I think I have to play tag again as well. I love so many blogs that it is very hard to pick anyone. We all love Debbie Olson, Ellen Hutson, Julie Ebersole, Amy Rysavy and Erika Martin. They made blogging so super popular. There are also the amazing Cambria, Sharon , Taylor,  Michelle and Kimberly.  I could go on and on. You can tell from this list, that I don’t have special favorites. I love all the blogs listed on my blog roll. I love going blog hopping and checking out what everyone has been up to……But today I want to share with you special blogging friends of mine. We are in an online group together and those girls rock!

Kendra Wietstock – Paper Dreams

Liza Zappa – Shabbychick Junk

Michelle Wooderson – MishMash

Pam Hooten – Iris Garden

Valerie Stangle – { Stampin’ gal Val }

I have been tagged by more sweet blogger:

Susanna Boyd – Barefoot Stamper

Vicki Parson – My Stamping Smiles

Renee’s blog – Blush Blossoms

Joanne Basile – Just a little Something

Mimi Hornberger – Stamps-a-latte Stamp Cafe  Mimi, if you read this. I can’t comment on your blog as a non blogger. Can you change your settings. Your work is so cute! I want to comment!

I love checking out new blogs! It’s so much fun to see what everyone is up to. My favorite blogs are all on my blog roll. When you have some time, please check them out. They are all amazing!

How sweet is that. I have been tagged by MJ Weston, Amy Rysavy, Alli Fradgley and Barb Kaszuba. I guess it was TAG BEATE day!  This is my first time playing Blogger tag. This is fun!!!!

Now I have to name five of my favorite blogger. I am a bit late in the game. I know several of my favorite have been tagged already. Here are five of my blogging friends:

Allison Fillo with her blog Stampin’ When I can

Amy Westerman with her blog Heartfelt Greetings

Charmaine Ikach with her blog Oodlebug Alley

Jenn Balcer

Kim McNutt with her blog The Occasional Stamper

I could have tagged so many more. I love every blog on my blog list and I try to visit at least them every other day! Check out everyone’s amazing blog!

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