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Always A Day Too Late | Christa Paustenbaugh

Always A Day Too Late | Christa Paustenbaugh

12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Studio Calico, My Mind’s Eye) + letter stickers (American Crafts) + stickers (Crate Paper, October Afternoon) +chipboard (Maya Road) +rub ons (American Crafts) + button (American Crafts) + jewels (Making Memories) + epoxy button (American Crafts) + punch (EK Success, Martha Stewart Crafts) + twine (The Twinery) + corner rounder (Creative Memories)

A Note from Christa
I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do for this month’s theme, until I was on our public library catalog site trying to reserve books I saw on the best seller list. The screen would pop up and tell me I was number 80 on the list and do I still want to reserve it? Yep, happens every time, I’m a day late to the book party on all the popular reads!

I’m not sure why it is, but I always seem to be a day (and sometimes years) late on popular books. It’s not even like I’m trying to be a rogue reader and go against the masses to prove a point because I feel like I’m a literary genius. Nope. I just don’t get to them, or don’t hear about them until the wait list at the library is 200 people long. And let’s face it, I’m cheap to boot.
Sure, a couple of these I broke down and bought on because I was already sucked into the series and couldn’t wait. Of course by the time I had read and devoured these most other people were on to the next big thing so when I wanted to talk about them I got looks as if I just said I still watch Happy Days. But I still loved them, even after the fact. I think from now on I’ll just act as if I AM a snooty reader and say “no, I don’t read THOSE books.”

September Fun Fact
I am an official member of the nerd club and I adore September. I love school, I love school supplies, I love back to school clothes shopping and the list goes on. I was stalking the school supply aisle long before I had children in school and have a feeling I’ll continue well into their college and adult years. I was born to work in a school!