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Interests: listening to talk radio and cheering for the phoenix suns! the joy in my life is being 'mammy' to 3 beautiful granddaughters. the passion in my life is scrapbooking. and when I can find time I love going to the movies
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Thanks for stopping by! But, everything has been boxed up and moved to: colettebate.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2011 at A Gift of Memories
Colette Bate is now following Suzanna
Jan 28, 2011
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Love is in the air and the Challenge Masters Divas are celebrating by having a blog hop! The hop is going to run from Friday, January 28th until Sunday, January 30th. And, we have lots of prizes, fun and inspiration... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at A Gift of Memories
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We all can use a little inspiration from time to time. For me ... Josh Groban ALWAYS does it! hehehe When it comes to scrapping, inspiration is everywhere. That's what happened when I saw Lynne's 'Got Health' layout in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at A Gift of Memories
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There's no doubt about it. This family loves to eat. I don't think we can plan an event that doesn't involve food ... either the selection of it, the preparation of it, the location from which we're going to obtain... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at A Gift of Memories
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I may have mentioned this fun website to you a while back, but just in case I didn't ... you've got to check out Wordle. It's so cool! You just type in a bunch of related words, click the submit... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at A Gift of Memories
Colette Bate has shared their blog Colette's design template
Jan 21, 2011
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bbwwahahaha You have no idea how stressful it is to come up with creative titles! February 14th is not far off. And, just because I don't have a Valentine in my life doesn't me that I can't create some stinkin'... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at A Gift of Memories
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Just playing around. Liz challenged us to scrap our new years resolutions. I don't really make any resolutions for the new year. Why set myself up to fail? hehehe Actually, I figure if something needs to be changed or improved... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2011 at A Gift of Memories
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Snow. That's the word for this month in Suzanna's 'One Little Word' Challenge. It's hard to find some snow related photos when you live in the desert southwest. I had a few from last year's trip to 'StaffFlag' to watch... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at A Gift of Memories
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How do you go about getting a big celebration on a blog? It's 1-11-11 and I want to wish my two Birthday Girls the Best Birthday Ever! Love you! xoxox Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at A Gift of Memories
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Week 1 of my 365 project is over. I'm proud to say that I managed to take a Picture-A-Day and get them uploaded to my Shuttercal calendar. It's so easy to upload the photos and only takes a couple of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at A Gift of Memories
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Love learning new techniques and trying new things on my scrapbook pages. I think that's why the Technique Challenge at CM is one of my favorites. Suzanna, our extraordinary Diva Team Leader, hosts the Technique Challenge. And, this month she... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at A Gift of Memories
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Not quite as many blog entries this month. It's not because there's nothing to blog about ... it's just making the time to do it! bbwwahahaha I'm basking in the glow of an amazing week which began with my youngest... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2010 at A Gift of Memories
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We're all feeling it. The countdown to the holiday countdown. The long list of things to accomplish in between an already long list of things to accomplish. It's getting done. It always does. But, it's cutting into my scrappy time!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2010 at A Gift of Memories
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hehehe Well, for a few months anyway. I've been invited to serve as the Scraplift Diva over at Challenge Masters! It's no surprise that I'm totally motivated by challenges. And, CM has some really fun ones posted every week. And,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2010 at A Gift of Memories
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Jealousy can be motivating. I must admit I was jealous of my daughter-in-law, Lisa, as she opined on the trials and tribulations of being the person in charge of the bulletin board at work. She works for the local school... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at A Gift of Memories
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I started to carve a pumpkin With a knife and with a scoop. Then the pumpkin got so scared That he took a little poop! It looked so cute and funny. Just like a little treat! So, I'm sharing it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at A Gift of Memories
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Doesn't it just tweek you when you spend a good 45 minutes composing a fabulous blog post full of interesting facts, colorful metaphors, engaging adjectives ... lots of inspiring scrapbook ideas ... only to LOSE all your hard work during... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at A Gift of Memories
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{{knock, knock}} Hey! It's great to see you! Welcome to my little blog! I was tickled to bits when Karen told me you might be stopping by to view my cardboard tutorial. I love using cardboard on my projects and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2010 at A Gift of Memories
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We're still celebrating Auntie's birthday ... but I thought I'd share yet another little Flip from our Spring Break Disney vacation. Seriously. This family is NUTS! Okay ... HANDS UP!!! Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2010 at A Gift of Memories
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Here's another little Flip video from our Spring Break trip to Mickey's place ... omg. So much drama. So much FUN!!! Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at A Gift of Memories
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We're heading to Ahaheim soon, to celebrate 'Auntie's' birthday and to get a little more use from our Disney Annual Passes. WooHoo! But, while I was making preparations to go I was reminded of the page I recently did for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2010 at A Gift of Memories