You know you're only supposed to borrow them, right? I think what happens is that some people just borrow them for a really really long time. They intend to bring them back - they really do.
But you know, the time just flies - one day, it's December 1940, and the next - dang it - it's 2009! Where does the time go?
I'm fairly certain that is what happened to the person who borrowed the book I just bought for $1 at Half Price Books. I love Half Price Books. If you haven't been there, you need to go. I went for stamping materials, because I knew I could spend like $5 and get more than I would ever need.
Yes, while I was there, I could not resist the temptation to fill in some holes in my Nancy Drew collection, including a very lucky #13. ;)
However, I was looking for older books with more weathered pages, and I stumbled upon a real gem - Red Clark on the Border by Gordon Young.
It's a real rip snorter of a Western - a Young Western, to be exact.
With language like "Plumb sure!" and "purt near" and "say Boo!" I could not resist it.
However, it wasn't until I was actually using the book while filming my TV show that I realized that it had been stolen from the American Lending Library!! I opened the book up (on camera) to talk about it, and lo and behold - PURLOINED!! "Never sold - only loaned"!!
Well, American Lending Library - someone sold it to Half Price Books. And they sold it to me. For $1. And I'm using it to make some fun cards. So if you ever catch up with the person who borrowed it in the 40's and has 8 billion in late fees, would you mind giving me a cut?
Anyway, you know I like to make little recycling jokes with myself. Like taking the magazine, that used to be a tree, and turning it back into a tree, right?
Well I did the same thing with old Red Clark from the 40's.
Since I was using a leaf of this old book, I thought I'd stick a leaf on it and have a little fun. I also added the "telling my story" barcode from the Take Note Rubon Set.
The leaf is stamped in Brocade Blue (Why don't I ever use this?) on Very Vanilla and cut out. The circle of the book page is punched with my 1.75" punch and sponged with Brocade Blue and Chocolate Chip. I deliberately salvaged the "say boo". :)
I plumb sure like it! I reckon it's purt near what I pictured when I walked into Half Price...