This is one of the cards for December stamp camps. I couldn’t leave all the sparkle and bling quite yet!
I promised stampers yesterday that I would show this photo just found of me in college as part of the Treble Choir of Illinois State University. We all wore these sack-like long wrap dresses with a large but sedate bow over one shoulder. You selected “your” dress by length; I don’t remember any other variation in size. We were required to have long black gloves and wear our hair up and back, if it was long.
In this picture, I was wearing my hair twisted up with a hairpiece of curls pinned over. I bought the hairpiece from my hometown Penney’s, a store that didn’t even have a hair salon. When I was lazier about my appearance I wore braids pinned to the top of my head in what my younger sister — who wore her hair the same way in our hippy-lite periods — calls the Fraulein Look.
No jewelry was allowed; too distracting with its potential sparkle and shine. Dr. Donald Armstrong, my director for all three years of my participation, was a fierce and intimidating perfectionist, but I’ve never forgotten what he taught me.
I wonder how many years those same dresses served that choir.
Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess only, p. 10)
Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Vellum Card Stock, Glimmer Paper (Silver)*, Whisper White
Other:Big Shot, Circles #2 Die, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (Basic Black), Heat Tool and Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Black), 1¾” Scallop Circle Punch, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals