Lots of random things for this Tuesday.
A little update on Eric, the little boy who we are now collecting cards for. He has hit a very rough spot and could use some serious prayers. Please please please think of him and his family. I pulled together all the cards we have for him so far (it was a lot!) and am shipping them tomorrow. You can read more about what is happening with Eric HERE.
As far as names for cards we have received for the card drive, Jana has updated her list. I think we are over 1300… and I just opened a TON more today, which Jana will add in the next few days. You are all so wonderful for sending so many cards in! I am shipping another box to Kate tomorrow, too.
Oh, and be sure to click HERE to see a great photo of Kate and her family. Love it!
Next up: There are some great things over at 2peas in the Garden. Here are some faves:
- Laura Kurz is the coolest. And THIS page is, too.
- Jen Gallacher is amazing. Lovin' THIS layout.
- AWESOME Kandis Smith cards HERE.
- Fabulous eye candy by Stephanie HERE.
- Mary Macaskill has been a favorite scrapper of mine for a long time. HERE is a good reason why.
Moving on: Found this card on my computer so I thought I would post it here. It uses one of Tim Holtz's awesome stamps – a splotchy butterfly. Love it. Distress Inks, water and Perfect Pearls. Yum.
How about another recipe share? This is a favorite of mine. Got it from the stamping retreat I go to often. I changed it a bit to fit what we like here, thus the strange amounts of things. It is a double batch – lots of great leftovers. This could easily be changed to work with other ingredients. This is a healthy one.
Crockpot Taco Soup
1 1/2 cans corn (do not drain)
2 cans red beans (do not drain)
2 cans diced tomatoes (do not drain)
1 1/2 lb. ground round (I use Laura's Lean)
3 1/2 packages taco season
1 1/2 packages Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Dry
2 small cans tomato sauce
Brown meat and drain well. Throw everything in the crock pot and cook for 4-6 hours. Or more. Really doesn't matter. It will make your house smell delicious.
See you tomorrow.