7/26/13

Hero Arts Hostess Summer Picnic Hop



Hey all, welcome to the last day of the super fun Summer Picnic Hop with the Hostess gals. 

You should've made your way here from the Hero blog. Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment of any of the stops along the hop on any day including each day's starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning.

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Okay, now I've got the formalities out of the way, onto my projects and recipe! 

The recipe I am sharing with you today is so simple you're gonna laugh. As a work at home mom, I just don't have the time for labor intensive recipes. I just ordered an electronic pressure cooker from Amazon to further reduce the time I have to spend slaving over the stove. Seriously!

I created two cards for today...

I have so much patterned paper so decided to use it... just a bit. I created 3 banners and stacked them. The very top one is created by stamping the script background from the La Letter set and then distressing some inks on top. I also applied the same distress ink treatment on the butterfly. 

Stamped used: Traditional Butterfly, La Letter, Things

My second card is more cutesy. I first stamped the envelope pattern stamp in a light gray ink. I just wanted it to be subtle. Then I stamped the veggies and strawberries. I also did a bit of masking here and there to overlap the strawberries. Everything was colored indirectly with Distress markers in a watercolor effect.

Stamps used: Kiss the Cook, Envelope Pattern

Now onto my recipe!

In Asian households, red bean soup is commonly served after dinner as dessert, especially at restaurants! It can be served hot or cold. I prefer it cold in the Summertime! So good and refreshing!

Here's a pic I posted on my Instagram a couple of weeks ago. The only difference here is I added pandan/coconut jello. It was my first time making the jello (which was a pain in the butt to make) so I had to snap a pic of it. :)


Here's my recipe for my red bean coconut dessert recipe:

1 bag of red beans (12 oz.)
4-5 quarts water
1/2 cup sugar
Coconut milk

In a big pot, add red beans into water and bring to boil. Boil on high for 15 minutes then simmer on low heat for another 2 hours or until beans are soft. Add sugar according to preference. Chill. When ready to serve, add 2-3 tablespoons of coconut milk to each individual serving. Stir and enjoy!

The great thing about this recipe is if it's too sweet, you can just dilute it with some water. If it's not sweet enough, just add more sugar according to taste. You can also use rock sugar or cane sugar instead of regular sugar. And if you love coconut milk, add as much as you want! But, be careful, coconut milk is pretty fatty, so try not to overdo it. That's what I tell myself at least! :) If you have a pressure cooker, I think the cooking time should be reduced drastically! 

Okay, that's all from me! I hope you give this recipe a try, it's one of my most favorite things in the world! :) 

The next stop on the hop is the super cute Heather Doran




158 comments:

  1. So happy to be hopping with you this week, Kryssi! Love both of your awesome cards, and does that recipe ever look yummy! :)

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  2. Wonderful cards, Kryssi! Your first one is so pretty! Love the gorgeous banners and your fab colouring of the butterfly! The second card is so cute and fun - love it! Thanks for your recipe for red bean coconut dessert! I've never tasted it before and can't wait to try it now!

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  3. Your CAS cards are just perfect! Love the subtle colors on the second one; you make it look so easy ... It's been a great picnic!!

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  4. I love your choice of patterned papers and your inking is just beautiful on your first card! Your whimsical card is so sweet and fun...thanks so much for sharing your creations with us!

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  5. Two great cards! I've never tasted any red bean desert. Nice to know I now have a recipe for it.

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  6. Such great cards, Kryssi! And your dessert looks yummy.

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  7. Love the banner card! Great colors and CAS design!

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  8. Love the banner card! Great colors and CAS design!

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  9. Love your cards! Will try your sweet bean dessert soon.

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  10. Just love that first card, Kryssi! And what an interesting recipe - my hubby, the cook in the family will want to try this for sure! So fun sharing this hop with you again!

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  11. Your cards are both delightful; the butterfly + banners is stunning, while the 'fruits and veggies' is cute+++ Pretty and unique cards, paired with a pretty, unique (to me) recipe! Thanks for sharing!
    c

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  12. I love your CAS style, Kryssi! Both cards are lovely, especially the first!!

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  13. Love the butterfly and your 2nd card is adorable! Your recipe sounds great!

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  14. Loved both the cards ,first one is very cool CAS and second is cutest card I have ever seen !

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  15. LOVE your banner card - just so sweet and simple! The second card is cute, too - great masking.

    What an interesting recipe - thanks for sharing!

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  16. The card has such a great message. It matches your recipe-simple ingredients and a delicious outcome!

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  17. Wonderful cards! I love the watercolor effect!

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  18. that butterfly card is absolutely stunning!

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  19. LOVE the coloring on the second card! Fantastic use of scraps on the first card, and the butterfly is DA BOMB!

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  20. Two beautiful cards. I love your simple style! Your banners and butterfly are lovely, and I never realized how nice that envelope background is. (Now it's a new entry on my wish list)

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  21. Very different but wonderful cards. Shows your range of style! Love how you distressed your banner & butterfly. Thanks for the recipe too! I love coconut!

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  22. Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Great cards! I love the watercolor effect!

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  24. I have these veggies--will have to break them out again and try this!

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  25. Love the butterfly and banners. So light and lovely

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  26. I love the layered banners and the beautiful butterfly on your first card and your water coloring on the second card. Than carrot cracks me up with it's face. Very cute! TFS

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  27. Your cards are wonderful. Love the colors and details. Great recipe too.

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  28. Wow great cards... love the simple layered banners, this is a card I can do! Tks for the inspiration.

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  29. Love both your cards Kryssi, and your recipe looks yummy too!!

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  30. Very pretty cards! Love the soft coloring.

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  31. SUPER YUMMY cards and post, Kryssi!! That red bean soup looks amazing! I {heart} red bean!!Way to rock the blog hop!

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  32. I have had that soup and it is good cold. Your cards are sweet...love the little bit of pattern paper on the first one. A great way to use your scraps up.

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  33. Awesome card! And yummy receipe!!

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  34. Kryssi I love both cards, but the first reminds me that things used often can be re-combined in wonderful ways! Second it so cute!
    Ate the red bean dish in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and love it, but never had a recipe!

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  35. Kryssi, I love the soft colors you used on both of your cards.

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  36. thanks for the dessert - I've enjoyed that in Maui. Appreciated a butterfly card - nice coloring with the DInks!

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  37. Your cards are so pretty , love the banners !

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  38. Love your use of the pretty patterned papers on the first, the second card is so cute. Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

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  39. Great papers choices on your first card and your second card is so fun!

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  40. Inspiring simple fun all around Kryssi!

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  41. Both cards are really neat and the second card is really fun, also. I especially love the subtle coloring! I love cold soups in summer, either as an appetizer or dessert and think your bean soup sounds delicious and would fit either category! Thanks!

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  42. Love both cards, they are cheerful and not overly fussy. I am struggling with the beans as dessert concept I have to admit...

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  43. Your cards are lovely and fun!

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  44. Both cards are super cute - love the banners. Off to my craft room to create!

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  45. Kryssi, I adore BOTH cards! Love to see that butterfly stamp, it is one of my favorites! I love the fun second card, too...such subtle colors. Awesome!

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  46. Ohhh, I love your butterfly card--so very cute!

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  47. I adore both cards!! They are absolutely beautiful!! I love using Distress Inks like water colors!! Very pretty coloring!! And I have to say that soup sounds very.....different!! Lol.

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  48. The cards are beautiful. I love the distress ink effects on both. Thanks for the recipe, which is new to me. I have to give it a try. Not sure I am up to the pandan and coconut jello, but it looks neat. I'd love to taste it.

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  49. Beautiful summer CAS cards and the recipe looks divine! Thanks so much!

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  50. Beautiful summer CAS cards and the recipe looks divine! Thanks so much!

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  51. 2 cute cards! Thanks for the recipe Kryssi. We have a similar kinda dessert here in India too. We use lentils instead, and no coconut gello :)

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  52. Love both cards - the first is lovely, the second so fun and whimsical. You make the coloring seem so easy. Thanks for your recipe; red beans are sooo good in many forms.

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  53. Both cards are awesome! Great use of patterned paper on the first - love the butterfly and tie. The whimsical card is too fun! The recipe looks very interesting and I must give it a try. Thanks for sharing your cards, recipe and the chance to win! :-)

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  54. Super cute cards! Love them both especially the second one.

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  55. love the simplicity stamps. Cute!

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  56. Both cards are awesome, think I might try some banner cards I have way too much patterned paper

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  57. Love the cards! Thee first is stunning, the second is cute and fun! The recipe looks interesting, I will have to try it!

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  58. Wonderful projects for inspiring great ideas!

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  59. Great cards! I'm going to ask for this dessert at my fav restaurant next time. ;-)

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  60. hey kryssi! so glad you joined the picnic! love seeing your cards and that yummy recipe reminds me of zenzai which i LOVE! happy weekend!

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  61. I love love the watercolor effect on your card!

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  62. Never thought of redbeans for dessert..LOVE coconut milk!
    Sweet carrot on your card.

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  63. These cards are adorable! TFS!

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  64. Love the distess ink on the butterfly, and the watercolor effect on the 2nd card. Both turned ou beautifully!

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  65. These are both wonderful! That first one is just so beautiful!

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  66. What wondeful cards! I especially loved the 1st one. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  67. Your banners and butterfly go so well together!

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  68. Yummi soup and nice card with veggies.

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  69. Beautiful cards, clean and simple and very pretty!

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  70. Lovely and cute
    cards. I really
    like the butterfly.
    Carla from Utah

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  71. Love both of the cards, but don't think that I could do the red bean dessert.

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  73. Love the blend of patterned paper on the first card. Very very pretty!

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  74. Love the simple cards and thanks for the unique recipe.

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  75. Every. single. time. I see someone use that envelope pattern stamp I swoon. It's on my "must have" list now. Love the look of the layered banners and distressed inks. Your strawberry card is so fun. Red bean dessert ~ now I can't say I never heard of it before. TFS!

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  76. I love the carrot on the second card and the sounds good.

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  77. Both wonderful cards. Love the watercolour effect of the second one. :-)

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  78. Beautiful butterfly/banner combo!

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  79. Great cards Kryssi!

    & that Red Bean is one of my favorite summer treats too! My hubs even makes red bean ice cream- so GOOD! :)

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  80. Great cards! I love that pretty butterfly on the first one!

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  81. Awesome cards and yummy recipe!!! :)

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  82. Beautifully soft and stunning cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  83. Like your cards. Clean and simple.

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  84. Love the butterfly card and the use of patterns on the strips of background paper

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  85. Really cute cards and an interesting recipe, will def have to give it a try

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  86. Very cute CAS cards! I love red beans. Probably omit the coconut jelly. Too much trouble to make. Thanks for the recipe.

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  87. Lovely butterfly card!! So pretty how you used the distress ink on the banner and a bit of it on the wing, too.
    <3 J

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  88. Such great cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  89. The cards are beautiful! The butterfly is a beautiful anchor for the sweet banners. The recipe sounds delicious!

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  90. Great cards. I've tons of patterned paper too. I find it hard to cut up pretty paper (maybe I need therapy). I love the water colour card. The soft colouring round the sentiment is fantastic - such a great effect. Like the recipe. There is lower fat coconut cream but I think it's still 30% fat so I hate to think what the full fat is.

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  91. I love both cards, Kryssi - the banner one looks so great with those patterns and I love your sweet fruit and veggie card! Looks like a winner of a recipe too! Such fun hopping with you this week!!

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  92. Love the butterfly card, Kryssi!

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  93. Oh my, that first card with the butterfly is gorgeous. I love those banners too. The second card is so cute. Love the fruit and how you colored them. Thanks for sharing.

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  94. Your butterfly card is perfect. I love the colors you used and you balanced it so nicely.

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  95. Your butterfly card is perfect. I love the colors you used and you balanced it so nicely.

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  96. Cute cards!! Just love your design with the butterfly! Great job!

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  97. First card is great, love the sentiment.

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  98. Recipe and a card..so cute! Love the butterfly card.

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  99. Kryssi, Two fantastic cards, the first one is elegant, the second one is cute! Your recipe sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  100. Great cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  101. Such a Fun design!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

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  102. Nice to see your work again! Your first card really grabbed my attention & I pinned it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  103. Lovely cards! I especially like the first. TFS

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  104. Two great cards. I love the banners on the first one.

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  105. I love both your cards, of couse for methe first is a favourite as it has what I love the most, butterflies. This week has been so full of wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  106. Love your cards, Kryssi! The patterned paper banners are the perfect backdrop for the butterfly - super!

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  107. Thanks for the inspiration. I've never tried banners like that! Thanks!

    missMary

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  108. what beautiful cards Kryssi. And what an interesting soup. Looks very scrummy

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  109. Love your cards and your recipe looks really yummy, too! :)

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  110. Wonderful cards Kryssi. I especially love the technique on the 2nd one...so pretty! Your recipe sounds yummy too!

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  111. Butterflies are my favorite embellishment, so I really like your first card. But your second one gave me a great idea.
    Thanks,
    Candy Meyers

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  112. Such cute cards! I love Hero Arts products!

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  113. Love those cards and thanks so much for the interesting recipe share!

    Susan

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  114. I love the simplicity and the balance of both cards. I need to craft like this. =D

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  115. I love both your cards, simple yet elegant and fun.

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  116. So pretty! I love butterflies!

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  117. Your cards are wonderful. Your colors are wonderful and I love your style.

    Looks like I'll be trying this recipe.

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  118. Your cards are wonderful. Your colors are wonderful and I love your style.

    Looks like I'll be trying this recipe.

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  119. Love your cards, but the first one is absolutely lovely. Love the banners and the colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  120. I just loved your cards, especially the one with the butterfly!

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  121. Your butterfly card is so beautiful Krissi!

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  122. Fab cards - and that recipe sounds wild!

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  123. Love your cards--and I have to try your recipe!

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  124. Love the simplicity yet beauty of these cards.

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  125. Your cards are just gorgeous!!

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  126. Love the butterfly/banner card! I may "copy" the idea sometime! Hmmm... that recipe intrigues me!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  127. i think that is the cutest carrot i have ever seen!

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  128. i know i should comment about the cards, which i do like, but that dessert looks/sounds fun, gonna try that!

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  129. Love both cards but I love absolutely adore the second one.

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  130. Love your cards.
    I have to try your dessert it sounds yummy!

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  131. Love, love, love the butterfly card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  132. Love BOTH your cards, awesome! And love to learn about the soup.

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  133. Like the idea of using pp for banners. I'm afraid all of us have stacks of pp we aren't using. Nevr heard of "sweet soup". Thanks

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  134. I really love both of your cards thanks for sharing them!!

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  135. I especially like the first card. As many Anglos I've struggled with the bean/bean paste desserts. That said I realized that we have an even sweeter bean dish we love in our family. Our BBQ beans.

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  136. Cute cards. I like those layered banners. Cute little veggies too. Thanks for the interesting dessert recipe.

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  137. Love your cards - simple and sweet!

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  138. What an interesting recipe! I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing your creative talent too.

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  139. AWK!! That card with the carrots and fruit is so adorable and fun!

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  140. I love the simplicity of your cards and yet they stand out so much. I think your first card is my very favorite and it's also a good way to use up scraps of paper. Thank you for sharing the cards and the recipe with us, I feel very inspired.

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  141. Kryssi, your cards are both beautiful! I love the watercolour effect on the second card! Thank you for the inspiration as I am sorely lacking in it right now!

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  142. Great cards. I love that background stamp that you used in the second card. Subtle yet effective:)

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