Happy summer! And it has sure come in with a bang of heat and humidity here - not that I mind:)
Unfortunately the college graduation picnic we were supposed to go to on Sunday was cancelled for fear of possible thunderstorms. And guess what? It was a beautiful day without a drop of rain in sight. Oh well. But we did have our record/vinyl party Saturday evening where we had a champagne toast and gift for the graduate.
These are the albums hubby and I took to the party our son and future DIL were hosting. Before I go on to more pics- has anyone seen the new Netflix documentary with Adam Lambert and Queen 'The Show Must Go On'? OMG it is amazing!!!!! I loved it so much I watched it, then watched it with hubby, and then we watched it again:):):) So of course I had to dig out one of my old Queen records to play. We all had a great time:
Cheers and congratulations Paige! She's the one on the left and sister to Kyra (our future DIL on the right). She graduated from West Chester U. and will begin her first teaching job in August.
We all contributed food/drink to the party although Kyra provided much of it and as you can see there was PLENTY to go around-and then some;)
Hubby just chillin...and laughing at me and my girls...
although I didn't get a pic of our son or Lynn's (on the left) hubby , we did get some pics of their baby Warren who also had a blast:
Cheers to the T stands for Tuesday
Also, I have had requests for the Berry Buttermilk Cake recipe
after sharing a pic of the cake here
so you will find the recipe for it at the bottom of this post, and also under the Recipes Tab under my blog header:)
And now on to more index card art :
All backgrounds were done using the gelli plate and techniques from Birgit Koopsen videos.
One more art project for today(detail photo at the top of my post):
I made this tag with my new Dark Room Door stamps and a few other DD products for an Instagram Challenge. A random winner is chosen and gets to choose a stamp set and stencil of choice. I could win again, right?
Products I used:
and this was the mood board inspiration we were to use:
Just didn't get to the blog challenges this time around...
Happy week everyone!
" Summertime is always the best of what might be". Charles Bowden
Berry Buttermilk Cake
1/2 cup veg. oil 2 lg. eggs 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. buttermilk or milk*
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 1/4 cups plus 1 Tbsp. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. frozen berries (any kind, any combination -large berries or fruit quartered.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch baking dish or pan (round or square) then line with parchment paper. In a medium bowl whisk together the oil, eggs, vanilla, buttermilk, and 1 c. sugar. In a separate bowl whisk 1 1/4 c. flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.(Some lumps are fine.) Toss berries on a plate with remaining 1 Tbsp. flour. Fold into batter and transfer to the baking dish. Sprinkle top with remaining 2 Tbsp. sugar. (I did not do this). Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean 53 - 58 min.
* when I don't have buttermilk I add 1 Tbsp. white vinegar to 1 c. of milk and let sit about 5 min. before adding it to a recipe. It will look curdled but that's what you want. I have used this many times and never had a problem with it as a substitute for the buttermilk:)