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Have you seen all the kits that are being offered? Do you need an option that make things quick and easy for you when you are stressed for time? Well then our new kits might be just the trick!

There are several great kits being offered in our NEW Holiday Catalog – and here is a peek just for you of one of the cards I made recently using the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit and coordinating stamp set, Watercolor Winter Too.

Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit sample

I love the how quickly this card went together. And the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit makes 20 cards. Want to change it up a bit? Add some of your supplies to it and you can make even more!

Why not check out two of our NEW kits on page 37 in the Holiday Catalog. They may just the right trick for you this busy holiday season.

Holiday Premiere Goodies

Holiday Catalog Premiere food table

On Sunday I served some of my favorite fall treats – so today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite childhood recipes.

Helen's Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

4 eggs                                      2 c. sugar

1 c. vegetable oil                     1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin (or your own)

Mix above ingredients in a large bowl – sift the following and add to above, stir.

2 c. flour                                              ½ tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking powder                          2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. baking soda                               ½ tsp. ginger

½ tsp. nutmeg                                     ½ tsp. cloves

Mix well and pour into greased and floured 12x18x1 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.


1 (6 oz.) pkg. cream cheese                 4 c. powdered sugar

6 T. butter                                           1 tsp. milk

1 tsp. vanilla

Beat cheese, butter, vanilla and milk together until soft. Add powder sugar until correct consistency to spread.

They make a large batch, but they freeze well!

This recipe was one that my friend Helen used to make every fall with her own pumpkins. Just the smell of them baking brings back all those fond memories of stopping in at my friends Becky’s house after school and visiting with her mom, Helen. Helen has been gone for a lot of years already, but the warmth of her personality stays with me. Food is funny that way, isn’t it? Those tastes and smells are strong triggers for thinking of a loved one or unlocking memories.


Stamp Set: Watercolor Winter Too (136819)

Inks: Coastal Cabana (131175) and Old Olive Ink Pads (126953)

Accessories: Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit (135869) and Clear Mount Block H (118490)

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