About Me

My name is Daniela Costa and I am a Scrapbook Designer and Educator. I am currently a Design Team member for Authentique Paper, Alpha Stamps and Lynda Kanase Designs. I do guest spots and special events for lots of fun companies! I provide Scrapbooking and Mixed Media classes in the Northern California Bay Area. I do commission and private classes as well. Just contact me

Friday, April 10, 2020

Authentique Paper Design Team - Easter Blog Hop

Hello Friends!

Happy Easter!  I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe.  We are living in time like no other.  Make your Easter memorable even if you can't have all the excitement.  Make a  new memory and cherish all the little things Easter is about.

Today I'm sharing with you a Flip-Flap Easter Album.  This is a great little album filled to the brim with darling elements tags, bunnies and sayings to make your loved ones smile.

These little albums are perfect for documenting one day or event.  I have plenty of little pockets...

Plenty of photo mats... I've made coordinating tags in cardstock to write some memories or notes....

 I also love the triangle pocket shown below.  You can tuck anything in those, notes, extra photos, cards... and just decorate with all the fun elements from your kit.

 This is showing the back and how I place the ribbon below the paper so you can tie it easily and its all in one place!
Have a wonderful Easter, enjoy the quiet, make new memories and delight in the little things.  Much love, hugs, health and safety to everyone,  Love Daniela

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Hello Friends!  I hope everyone is enjoying this time of year.  I live in CA and we have had beautiful weather.  Today I'm sharing some fun layouts using the darling VOYAGE collection.  This is the perfect paper to document any trip near boats, a harbor or beach!.

On this trip, my son and I spent a night on the Queen Mary in Long Beach CA.  If you are ever in the area, go see it, its AMAZING!

You can see how cute the layout is, using the Voyage collection.  It has great Cardstock Stickers, Cut aparts that are more modern, then have some that have a vintage flair along with images.  I've cut apart various pieces from the paper to make my own embellishments.  

 As you can see here, I cut out the seagull sitting on top of the log from one of the cut apart cards.
On this one I've used cardstock stickers and made one of my photos into a side pocket.  I then made one of the cutapart cards into a tag.  Its a great way to get your journaling into your layout without having everyone see your handwriting.  You might hate your handwriting, but your kids will cherish it later in life.  

 For this little setting, I used a wood piece and heart from my stash and the stickers from the Cardstock Sticker Sheet.  These photos are 4x4 by the way.  My favorite size.

My second layout uses more of the vintage images found on the cutapart cards.  I love vintage images.  I love to make my own little tag or square where I use some embellishments, stickers, words etc.  You can see one on the bottom left of the layout.  I've cut down then layered one of the cutapart cards, then added some stickers and things for my own focal point on the layout.  
 I love using these paper collections for my scrapbooking.  I like to keep them fairly flat so my book isn't too wide.  All you need is a collection pack and you'll be making tons of layouts of your own.
Till next time, print your pictures and document document document your life!
Daniela Costa

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Alpha Stamps Tunnel Books are the BOMB!

Have you seen the latest and greatest from Alpha Stamps?  These are Tunnel Books!  These can be spruced up for any occasion!  I decided to bring out some fun Halloween goodies from Alpha Stamps as well and have a little play.

I've used the 4x4 Arch Tunnel Book for "Matilda Jane".  She is a twirling Ballerina!  I had such a great time playing with all the fun items.  For the Tunnel Book itself, I grabbed my Halloween paint colors in my stash, and used a different one on each layer.  For the top layer, I've used the back Circle Tunnel Parts collage sheet.  Its a darling stripe paper. If you didn't notice,I used a Bat Border ATC, which I painted a pretty purple.  Don't you love the depth the tunnel book gives?  To get this, I've used pop foam in between each of the layers of Chipboard for the Tunnel Book.

 I love picking random things from different types of collage sheets and putting them together.  This is a Halloween project but I'm using a circus themed item, architecture and urns in my pieces.  Halloween is such a fun Holiday to craft for.  Its easy to make these darling books, and give them away to your favorite people. 

For my second project this month, I've made "Verna May".  This is the 6" Tunnel Book.  Please note, I've only used 3 of the layers on this one.  It comes with 5 layers, I'll make another one with the leftover pieces  

Do you see the darling spider and spider webs?  I love this little lasercut.    I've used pieces from collage sheets for the pumpkins, moon, Halloween bottle labels and more!  You can find all the items I've used on the Alpha Stamps website HERE.
Please share the fun tunnel books you've made!  I've love to see them. Have a wonderful week!  


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Lynda Kanase Design Team July Challege Flower Window

Hi Friends!  I am sharing with you today the fantastic Lynda Kanase Window Die/Embossing Folder!  This is a 2 for one kinda die!  It both embosses and cuts the windows.  The possibilities are endless as you'll see in our blog hop today!  I really wanted to show off the embossing, so I used bright colors.  Perfect for Summer! 

This was a ton of fun to make and the little dies that come with the big one of the flowers and a bee and a butterfly!  So stinkin cute.  You could use this all year round and make them for each occasion!

Come take a look at what others on the Design Team have created with the same die!  They are all so amazing and talented.  I'm so blessed to be a part of it! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Marie Art Journal with Alpha Stamps Design Team

Hello Friends!  I'm sharing with you a darling Art Journal featuring gorgeous papers, collage sheets and dresden from Alpha Stamps
This is a fantastic base of chipboard that has many different configurations.  You can see  how others have used it on the Alpha Stamps website.  You can also find all the items used for this project in my supply list on the Website as well.
I'm a huge Marie Antoinette fan.  I love the colors and whimsy surrounding her life.  for this chipboard journal, I wanted to keep it simple and use gorgeous papers.  Each paper is luxurious and thick and double sided!  As you can see in my pages, They are a little vintage, a little flowery, but subtle enough to be able to write on it.  https://alphastamps.net/search?q=190704DC*

 I cut out different images from my Marie Collage sheets, and placed them randomly in the journal to provide inspiration.  

 Each of these patterned papers has darling elements in the corners of each or along the top.  I made sure to either fussy cut them out like I did on the left, or center the image on the page to show it off.  You can see how darling the little fairy is on the back of the journal.

I've adhered each paper to the thick chipboard and then used a sanding block to get those edges super clean.  Once I was done with that, I used a turquoise ink to distress all the edges to make the papers pop!

I hope you've enjoyed my walkthrough of my new ART JOURNAL!  I can't wait to start using it.  You can find it here on the Alpha Stamps Website, make one of your own with all your bits and pieces!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Happy 4th of July Blog Post for Authentique Paper Design Team! DAY 1

Hello Friends!  I'm here to show of my 4th of July make!  This is an oldie but goodie!  This is using the HEROIC collection by Authentique Paper.  I've made this super CHUNKY 6x6 album with all kinds of flips and flaps to hold all your memories!  I've used bits and pieces from the entire collection.  
Each page features a cutout, saying or punchout that works so well with the theme.  4th of July crafting is one of my favorites, as we take lots of photos on this holiday.  We usually have a family reunion around this time, so its a great memory for my entire family.
I've added lots of pockets and filled them with the darling cutouts from the collection.  This is always a good way to use them up.  Put some plain craft or cream cardstock on the backs of the cutouts to use as journal tags. 

I always love to hang a charm on the sides of my albums.  This one is super fun as I've asked my husband to find an old bullet casing and punch a hole through it.  I've then hung it on my loop on the side of the album.  Super fun! 
I hope you've enjoyed this mini album today.  Go out and enjoy this wonderful holiday celebrating our fantastic country!