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:
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 gang!
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:
That's all for me this week. Playing over at Paint Party Friday too.
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:)