A picture of me in 1970 when I was voted as the fraternity sweetheart at Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at Georgia Tech. My children's father was a brother at this fraternity, as well as my brother, Mike, and my (now) brother-in-law, Tom. I have some great memories of the years my husband was a student at Georgia Tech. Lots of parties, lots of fun...and lots of growing up! LOL! I decided to try something different for this layout. The stems and leaves were stitched on with my sewing machine. They're not perfect, but it's a LOT more difficult to sew designs on paper than I realized. For the red blooms, I glued and stacked three flowers of the same size, added a pearl in the center and touched the petals with stickles. The word "rose" was cut with the Silhouette, "the" and "of" are rubon letters, and the Pi Kappa Phi was drawn in PSE and cut out. The tiny flower buds are Prima. I stamped behind the photo with a word/phrase stamp. I added some pearls to the title word "Rose". I also added some bling dots randomly around the blooms. Journaling is tucked behind the photo (with the pretty scalloped edge courtesy of a new MS edge punch), and reads:
The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at Georgia Tech held their annual Rose Ball in the spring each year. In 1970, the fraternity guys elected me as their Rose Queen. Your Daddy and I (we were 19 years old) were dating at the time. The dress I am wearing was actually the dress I would be wearing in a wedding a few months after the Ball. When Allen arrived to pick me up, he handed me a black orchid. Black orchids were what all the girls wanted…and I got one. As you can see, Allen was decked out in a tux with a bright gold shirt. That man LOVED to wear bright colors! The older lady in the photo is “Mom” Sessions, the fraternity house mother. She was a real sweetheart. She loved all the guys, and she tried really hard to keep them in line. The fraternity had a song that they sang to the newly elected Rose Queen each year. After it was announced that I was the Rose Queen, I realized that my brother, Mike (a fraternity brother of your daddy and Tom Goetter), would be singing to me. He stepped up to the microphone …but before he began to sing, he told everyone, “I can't BELIEVE I'm having to sing to my SISTER!” I think he wanted to say YUCK…but thankfully he restrained himself!