Thursday, February 14, 2013

Octopus Love Scrap page

My Octopus Love scrap page, the edge of my fabric from Tula Pinks' Salt Water in the Coral colorway had part of the octopus cut off, so I couldn't use it for my quilt but I thought I could put it on a scrap book page along with a picture of an octopus grilling at a Taverna in Santorini.

Inside is a surprise pull out
For a recipe of my favorite way to cook octopus -  Octapodi Kokkinisto that you can find here. 

It is tied to another piece of Salt Water fabric and connected to a vellum tag sticker that I stamped on.  I also did a few heart stamps on the recipe card itself that is from the Minds Eye paper collection along with the 12x12 cardstock used for the background.

I totally got my inspiration for this pull out from several of the DT's on CCW, thank you so much for making my pages look more interesting, I love the inspiration and creativity I find there.

It was my first time using my sewing machine on paper, I hope I didn't mess up my needle, since I just used my regular sewing needle.
Every Day is a Special Day, is so true and I love the paper I used for the inside.
Every day is special and Every day I cook.

Linking up to Creative Craft World - February Challenge Scrap Map
and Scraptastic - First February Scrap Challenge, Every day life picture (in my instance a recipe)

And linking to a friends blogaversary celebration over at SIMPLESEW, hello Shirley, go check out her blog!


  1. Fun page, I once held an octopus "hand" at a zoo behind the scenes opportunity...they are so strong!! I love the Tula Fabric and bought some from Caitlin too...still deciding on what pattern to use...

  2. A great idea to use the fabric. Lovely page all round.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World.

  3. A super page - I love the colours and that you have used fabric, too. Thank you for joining in with us at Creative Craft World,
    Sue x

  4. All of its pretty, pretty, Glad you enjoyed the parta !

  5. my gosh love this !! so fun yet classy at the same time ! Thanks for sharing at CCW x

  6. I just LOVE your page Mara! What a great idea to attach your pull out tag to the page with ribbon :) Your sewing is lovely too.
    Just a wee tip about your needle - whenever you replace your needle for a new sewing project, always save your old one for sewing on paper. As soon as you sew on paper it blunts the needle so using an old one won't matter (if that makes sense!) Thank you for sharing your page with us at Creative Craft World :) Sarah xx

  7. This is very cool and what a smart way to recycle that piece of fabric! Thank you for playing with us at Scraptastic!

  8. Oooh that octopus fabric is lovely and I love your hidden journalling.

    Thanks for joining in with the scrap map challenge at Creative Craft World.


  9. That is very well done, your layouts are always so creative.

    Thanks for joining in :)


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