About Me

My name is Daniela Costa and I am a Scrapbook Designer and Educator. I am currently a Design Team Member of Sizzix and Authentique Paper. I provide Scrapbooking and Mixed Media classes in the Northern California Bay Area. I do commission and private classes as well. Just contact me

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Here we go!

Here are my babies, the most important people in the world to me (plus of course my hubby) on their official last day together this weekend. We moved Bianca into her new dorm.
This has been a week of self discovery, a week of realization, and a week of transition for me and my family. I let my little baby girl go and spread her wings 340 miles away! I am so proud of her and myself for not crying and being a baby, but being strong, supportive and actually HAPPY! Today is a happy day for me, her first day in a new city, first day of college classes and her first steps into the world as an adult. This also gives me pause on my goals, dreams and aspirations. I think every couple of years you need to assess where you have been and look at a few forks in the road and see which one is making more sense. I am ready to turn onto a new road in life.
Starting next weekend, I will be shifting my business. I will be selling off all my current inventory of scrapbook items. I am going to go back to my roots of my business and only sell a few lines of products which will be my own making. More vintage ephemera, more OOAK goody bags, kits, layouts and occassional classes. My life has been encumbered with scrapbooking product and has taken over and I have become overwhelmed. I need to purge, I need to see the light, the floors, the walls, and my scrapbook desk, lol! I am too tired at night to put together orders of scrapbook product that I can't find, and then find the time to meet my own personal deadlines for kits, classes and orders. I have let customers down and ultimately myself down by not being the business person I want to be and growing personally.
So, I will tell you now, that next weekend at Scraptacular in the Hilton Concord will be a sell-a-thon of great products at rock bottom prices! If you can come out, do so August 26-28th. The deals will be fantastic. After Scraptacular, I will be announcing a garage sale at my home, which will be lots and boxes of stuff at even more reduced prices. Once I am done there, I will do boxes of goodies on my website and narrow things down.
Once the dust settles, I plan to have a much smaller offering on the website, and open up my ETSY site again, with wonderful vintage items, class kits and OOAK designs. I hope you'll come with me and step onto a new road for The Art Life, but first help me purge my stash be getting some FANTASTIC deals.. email me for more information or if there is anything in particular your looking for...


  1. i'm happy for you and think that this will be a step in the right direction. i need to purge my stuff as well... i know you have way more than me, but i still feel overwhelmed at times... love you and call me if you ever need anything! :)

  2. Congratulations!! You know I support you in everything you do.

  3. Sounds like a great plan! Good luck with the sale and I can't wait to see your etsy shop back up :)