Friday, July 22, 2011

Featured Artist Friday - Sheila Burns

Hi everyone, Sara here to introduce you to a wonderful new scrapbook blogger, Sheila Burns!  Sheila is a long time scrapbooker but a newbie to being a scrapbook blogger. I adore Sheila's unique creativity! Her hand made flowers are adorable and she has away of making something out of nothing!

Lets get to know Sheila!

Hi! I am a mom, a wife, a teacher, a crafter and a reader (in that order, I think!)  I am fairly new to the world of blogging and online scrapping challenges and such, but I am loving every minute of it!  I am inspired when I have the chance to interpret challenges to reflect my own style.  In addition to scrapbooking, I enjoy sewing, using my glue gun on anything that doesn’t move, and making flowers.  I especially like to take throwaway stuff and try to incorporate it into my layouts (old earrings, cereal boxes, etc.).  
 Today Sheila is going to show you how she took an empty Macaroni and Cheese box and make it into a mini album - Yup, you read that right!!!! Take a look!

I don't know about you,  but my kids love macaroni and cheese, cereal, and our "snack cupboard" needs restocking every few days.  I am constantly flattening these and other kinds of boxes for the recycling bin. One day, when I had an excess of the boxes, I thought:  "Hey, I am throwing away good chipboard here." I decided to make something with them. I ran them through my sizzix machine.  I covered them with coordinating papers, and here is how my mini-album turned out: 

I didn't happen to have any ring binders available, so I tied my Lowe's twine (see, I TOLD you I use it for everything) in the three little holes, and the album opens and closes just fine.  I also used twine for the center of my flower.
The album was four pieces thick. Here is a shot of the inside:

I just love how it turned out.  Then, I had one extra piece.  I wanted to make my older daughter something, because it seems like most of my scrapbook pages are about my younger daughter lately.  I made her a little "sign" to hang in her room.

To see more of Sheila's creative ideas visit her Blog!


  1. Very creative Sheila! I thought of using my 24 pack empty Coke containers but they sometimes had ring marks... never even thought about cereal boxes, mac & cheese etc. containers... thanks for the great idea and your mini was really cute.

  2. What a great idea! I will definitely have to try this :)


  3. Very cool idea! Your mini turned out so very pretty!