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October Afternoon 9 to 5

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!

October Afternoon Farmhouse | Mid Week Mojo

Amethyst – Layout 10

Today’s steal, Farmhouse by October Afternoon is nothing short of fresh and fancy free, like a lazy summer afternoon laying on your back watching the fluffy clouds for animal shapes. Now if you’re like me and those lazy afternoons in reality consist of chasing kids out of the flower beds, breaking up sibling fights and cleaning up a gallon of bubbles spilled in the entry way, then the mere opportunity to create with Farmhouse is the refreshing break that we all deserve.

I had so much fun working the the subtle springy hues of the Farmhouse collection.They paired perfectly with a photo of my sweet girly that recently broke her elbow.

The embellishments in this collection are so much fun! I wanted to keep adding and adding and adding!

While I may be a little late to the October Afternoon party, thanks to ScrapbookSteals, I’m here to stay! LOVE!

Congrats are in order this week for Kara Anderson who is the winner of the Amethyst 8 sketch. This layout is so precious and I love how she documented in such a stunning way these sweet moments of life.

Kara if you will please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com, we will be happy to send a little scrappy swag your way.

Now I know you’re all on pins and needles waiting to hear what the amazing Amethyst prize is, and we could not be happier to be providing a huge prize package from My Mind’s Eye with a retail value of $216.92!

What does this amazing prize consist of?

  • 1 complete collection Kraft Funday Everyday Fun collection Kit, (12 sheets of paper, 12×12 chipboard elements, 6×6 pad, 1 pkg borders, garland, twine, buttons, rhinestones, wood banners, layered stickers, stamps, 1 pkg brads $47 value)
  • 1 Lost & Found Two Breezy collection kit, including embellishments (10 sheets of paper, trim,buttons, layered stickers, pearls,label stickers, 5 titles, 1 frame, 1 pkg stamps, 2 pkgs brads, & 1 pkg layered chipboard – $45 value)
  • 1 Lost & Found Two Rosy collection kit, (10 sheets of paper, trim,buttons, layered stickers, pearls,label stickers, 5 titles, 1 frame, 1 pkg stamps, 2 pkgs brads, & 1 pkg layered chipboard – $45 value)
  • 1 Love Me Do paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)
  • 1 Blackbird paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)
  • 1 On the Bright Side – kit 1 - paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)
  • 1 On the Bright Side – kit 2 - paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)
  • 1 Love Me paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)
  • 1 Good Day Sunshine boy paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)
  • 1 Good Day Sunshine girl paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)
  • 1 12 Days of Christmas paper & accessories kit (msrp $9.99)

Amazing isn’t it? If you think so too, be sure to stop by and “like” the My Mind’s Eye Facebook Page and tell them that ScrapbookSteals.com loves My Mind’s Eye!

So now you must be asking how you can have your chance to win this amazing prize.

First off be sure to complete this weeks sketch and have it posted somewhere on line by 11:59 PM MST on Monday April 30, 2012. Leave a comment on this blog posting with the link to your Amethyst 10 creation. This will give you a shot at winning our regular weekly prize.

In order to be eligible to win the amazing Amethyst prize here’s what you need to do:

  1. Complete all 10 Amethyst layouts. (Bonus weekly layouts are optional). Don’t forget that Amethyst #10 must be completed and posted by 11:59 PM MST on Monday, April 30th.
  2. Provide a link to all 10 of your Amethyst creations on the Awesomely Amethyst blog post. This can be a link to a gallery hosting all of your creations, or individual links. Just make sure that everything is listed in one post. This must be completed by 11:59pm MST on April 30, 2012.

If you are new to our Mid Week Mojo series, you can find all of the fantastic details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Good luck everyone! I hope that the wonderful smells of My Mind’s Eye will soon be heading YOUR way. :)

October Afternoon Sidewalk Collection | Monday Card Madness #80

One look at today’s steal, the October Afternoon Sidewalk Collection definitely took me on a trip down memory lane with growing up in the 70s. It was another reminder that my 30-something status is about to expire. This collection is filled with such a happy color palate, unlike the avocado green and gold appliances from my childhood. In fact the Sidewalk Collection is such a perfect accompaniment to those projects screaming for a little bit of vintage flair with a modern twist of perfection. And the buttons? Beyond. Cute.

This collection was so much fun to work with. It was really a tough call to decide which papers to use that would show off just how amazing this collection is because all of the papers are darling! And I even let out a gasp of adoration when I discovered at the bottom of my pile of October Afternoon goodness, the package of Little Flyers. What a brilliant idea, to allow the crafter to dress up the pennants exactly how they want! I obviously knew I wanted to use them so my cards this week ended up being heavily pennant/banner based.

I love how cheerful these cards turned out and I can’t wait to send them along to someone to brighten their day.

Now I can’t wait to put the rest of the collection to use on some layouts! LOVE!

For those of you participating in our monthly Monday Card Madness random drawing giveaway, be sure to have any of this month’s Monday Card Madness creations posted somewhere online and linked to one of the Monday Card Madness postings by May 4th at 11:59 PM in order to be eligible for your chance to win. Also feel free to stop by our Facebook Fan Page for lots of fun and tons of ideas.

Check in tomorrow for another awesome crafty tutorial.