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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, January 9, 2012

Ok ok its time... long post!

I have really dropped the ball with the blogging... its hard to keep up with Facebook, emails, newsletters etc... but I am so inspired right now due to 18 wonderful women that I have to write about it. It was a dream of a day!

Yesterday, I held the class, "Junk on my Trunk" at my house in Walnut Creek. I always start to obsess the week before I have a class at my house, because I want everything to go well, for everyone to have a great time, and be happy while they are in my home. I had such an overwhelming response to the class, that I had to stop taking reservations. I did a reconcilliation and realized that I overbooked! I had 17 women coming. I couldn't say no to anyone (not in my nature), so I told my husband "we have to make it work!". I am so lucky to have family close that has extra tables, chairs, etc, or I wouldn't be able to have these classes in my home! I am also lucky to know great people at the distributors that will go above and beyond to get me the product I need in time for a class.
I think all the stars aligned for us yesterday, because I set up my main room for the seating and it actually worked! I had lots of food, goodie bags, fun things to shop for and we were set. Everyone arrived and I can't explain in writing how positive and inspiring the vibe was in my home. Everyone was cheering, helping each other, exchanging things they brought for themselves.. the sharing and caring going on was so wonderful! The trunks were all made so differently and expressed each persons "personality" and beliefs.. we had a "Beatles" themed trunk, "Brave Girls" trunk, "Paris" trunk, and so much more! I consider each and every one of the ladies my friend, and they are all so inspiring and really keep me going in this craft! So Thank you to each and every one of them, especially LORA who was there to help everyone and put together so many GrungeBlocks, she deserves a prize! I think everyone left with a happy heart and a beautiful trunk and I can't wait to do it again! I'll be sending Tim Holtz a message, so please if you were there, send me a picture of your trunks!


  1. Looks like you had fun creating such wonderful projects ;) Thanks for sharing
    xoxo Sioux

  2. Congratulations...the project looks wonderful///and teaching is fun....I agree.

  3. What fun and how exciting to be featured on Tim's blog! Congrats! I too teach classes like this in my home and can relate to your happiness with your friends. Keep it up and enjoy the journey! Have fun at CHA. So jealous!!

  4. This is wonderful! I wish I could have been there too. I have a cargo case and have been wondering what to do with it to make it my own. You've given me food for thought... Thanks so much!