Monday, June 22, 2020

For The Love of Records...and Art


 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 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 :




                                                                 20, 21/61

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:)


  1. Your record party sounds like so much fun-glad you all had a good time.
    Enjoyed all your art and thanks so much for the recipe
    Happy T wishes Kathy

  2. Looks like a fun time with your family.
    The tag is beautiful!
    Happy Tea Day,

  3. Sounds like you've been having BIG fun, and that#s always good. beautiful art as always. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Love the new header, too. Happy T Day, Hugs, Valerie

  4. Love the banner!
    Oh. I just can´t. I once heard Lambert, but... no one fits in Freddie´s shoes.
    I saw the movie on the flight to Perth, oh, help, it was a pain to me, Freddie had brown eyes, normal eyes, not such pop-out ones... and the focus was not what I expected, either.
    But nice he´s honoured so much still, right!
    Seems like your Hubby had a fun time watching you chicks ;-)
    Oh, thank you. Those cards help me on the way! I´m so in doubt these days, having to start at zero again, job-wise.
    A happy T-day to you!

  5. As always, I fell in love with your ICADs. They are so different from the ones you have made in the past. It won't be long until we are half way through this challenge, and yet it feels like we just started. I'm thrilled you are sharing these on your blog, since I'm not on Instagram. As an aside, Cindy shared her first 14 with us this last Sunday.

    Your annual platter/record party is always fun to see. There really WAS enough food to go around. Loved all the photos, too. Looks like lots of drinks to choose from, too. Hope you had as much fun as it appears in the photos. Thanks for sharing your ICADs, your lovely tag, and your record party with champagne for T this Tuesday.

  6. It looks like you had fun with your family and the record party sounded good. Thank you for the recipe and happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  7. This morning's news from the UK included this headline, related to your music party:
    "Queen – not that one – to appear on postage stamps
    Classic rock band to feature on 13 stamp designs from July, with Brian May saying ‘we have become a national institution’"

    be well... mae at

  8. Love the new header, Linda. Wonderful family photos. I'm so glad you could even have such a party.

    Your gel prints are terrific. That's something on my to-do list. Lovely tag and congrats on your prize!

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen xx

  9. Thanks for the recipe Linda. I am printing it as I write this. And I hope Paige gets to go to school when she teaches and not have to go through how we ended everything this year. Your party looks fun. And nice to have a bit of distraction from all the isolation. And I do adore your new header. It just screams wanting to be at the beach. I hope you have a great T day Linda. Hugs-Erika

  10. what a fun looking party and sweet smiling faces! congrats to the grad. Love all of your ICADS, really pretty! I recognize some of those washi tape...I must remember to try that. ;) and that tag is gorgeous! happy T day!

  11. Terrific positive index cards ~ I love baby warren's smile! Looks like a nice party spread and great way to celebrate. Your tag is wonderful, and the cake sounds divine! Enjoy ~

  12. Love your new header ~ and lovely grad party ~ such a happy and loving family ~ Great art ~ (I'll be back ~ LOL)

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. We passed all of our LPs and record-playing paraphernalia on to our older son and now depend on other music sources, but the memories! :) I like your index cards. The backgrounds work so well with the quotes. Happy T Tuesday!

  14. Great photos of the party. Lots of good food too by the looks of it.
    I love the idea of a vinyl party.
    Your index cards are interesting and I love the quotes, like happiness being the inside job and when life gets blurry.
    I think you have a new header. Looking good!
    Happy T-Day,

  15. The record party sounds fabulous and it must have been lovely to see your family 😁. Such amazing pictures of you all, so many smiles! The index cards backgrounds with the quotes are wonderful too! Wishing you a wonderful week and a Happy T Day! Take care! Hugs Jo x

  16. It looks like the party was a fun time. You've created a nice assortment of artwork again. It's very hot and humid here in Connecticut. :-( Happy T-Day!

  17. Lovely tag, great backgrounds on your index cards. Looks like you had a fun party.

  18. Yuuu Lots of fun Linda !! What a beautiful party, congratulations to the graduate! It is great and exciting to start something new. This cake may be delicious. Happy T-day!
    I love all your Artworks, they are awesome and Amazing.
    I wish you a very nice Wednesday,
    Big hugs, Caty

  19. Nothing like listening to Queen, or anyone else in vinyl. Just the best. I enjoyed see your family and all the party time. Congratulations to Paige. Wonderful art too.

  20. Your record party looks to be a great success! I've been playing Queen lately so will look on Netflix later! I wish we could hug get so close - still being told 2 metre rule is best and only 1 metre if not able ! I love the ICADs - all so different! The tag is wonderful - I will have a look at that too! Belated Happy T day, Chrisx

  21. Happy PPF and have wonderful and fun weekend, hugs, Valerie

  22. Lovely art and wonderful family photos!

  23. That header is awesome ~ thanks for the delish recipe and love the tag art ~ summery deight

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  24. Baby Warren is so sweet ~ bet you have a loving time with him ^_^

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  25. I had to stop and read the recipe... yum... your family is adorable, happy and open faces, here's to the graduate and her future, and that laughing baby!!!LeeAnna

  26. seem you had a great family get together :) You seem to have a lot of fun. And I too have some vinyl to play when I like.
    Beautiful Index cards and tags :)
    Take care and stay safe all of you!

  27. Luv the tag. Beautiful art and photos


  28. Hard to choose which card I like ~ they are all wonderful ~ Happy Weekend to you ^_^

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  29. What yummy post!
    As a "nail polish addict" I noticed your beautiful color, cool!

  30. Very happy finding your blog . I think you had a good time with family and your art is different . Loved the card arts . Very motivating


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