Fun! That’s today’s steal, the October Afternoon 9 to 5 collection, in a word. While not all of us may feel like working 9 to 5 is particularly fun, I think this darling collection is lively and fun-loving and makes me wanna scrap! Given the fact that today we have an exuberantly talented designer, Megan Klauer, it makes me wanna get my scrappy on even more! Lucky for me, scrapping is my job. Yeah. Don’t hate me. :)

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I am so honored to be sharing a few layouts with you guys today. October Afternoon has long been one of my favorite manufacturers and the 9 to 5 collection is no exception to their awesomeness! Their colors and combination of vintage with modern patterns are perfection.

I set out to create layouts that show the use of the collection beyond the “office” theme. I started first with a baseball page about my oldest son: You are a Super Baller.

For the journaling piece I actually used the packaging from the buttons. Use every bit; that’s my motto!

My second page uses a simple design that can be recreated with any theme.

A black & white photo pops against the vibrant colors of the 9 to 5 collection & the ledger paper is the perfect place for your journaling to land.

My last page shows a simple yet effect way to turn your buttons into a fun confetti like design on a page or a card.


I love creating a page like this. It’s not about a special event, but rather about something that happens every day at our house. Something that may get forgotten if not recorded with paper and glue.

And last but not least, a simple card: Miss You – The perfect way to reach out to a friend you haven’t talked with in a while.

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Megan! Word cannot express how much I love your projects, and your handwriting, and your topics, and your ability to take a themed collection and make it work for everyday use! However, my husband may not love the fact that thanks to your stunning talents I will be stealing today. There’s always room for more paper, right?

Thank you SO Much. If you haven’t already treated yourself to a visual delight, stop on over to Megan’s blog for some extraordinary eye candy!

Make sure you swing by tomorrow as our Princess of the PM, Cyndee Kawa delights our 9AM time slot with her farewell design team posting. You will not want to miss!