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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, March 5, 2012

Basically Bare "Final Exam"

I am so excited to be chosen as one of the finalists for the Basically Bare Design Team. I'd like to let you in on some of the things I have been working on with their products and what you can see in the future from me!

I received my first big box of Basically Bare to feature in my classes and kits. I went right to work and made these two fantastic Kits which will be either classes or full instructional kits!

This first kit features the Basically Bare "Tilly's Tabs" Mixed Media Album which can be seen HERE on Scrapbook.com. It also features the Dress Me Up Dressforms which can also be seen HERE on Scrapbook.com. I paired this kit with brand new Prima Paper and Embellishments, tons of Art Life Goodies and Ribbons as well. Stay tuned for the final reveal of what you can do with this kit!

The second Kit features the Basically Bare Album "Funky Findings", which can be seen HERE on Scrapbook.com and also features a Dress Me Up Dressform as well as Chipboard Flowers and Corrugated Cardboard Houses! I paired the album with brand new Ruby RockIt Papers, Art Life embellies and tons of ribbons and twine.

I can't wait to play with these kits, and they both will be available soon either through my website or taking a class with me! Stay tuned for more info on my new favorite Mini Album Manufacturer Basically Bare!

I must say that putting these kits together was so much fun for me. It is one of my most fulfilling parts of the Art! I love pairing Mini Albums, Papers, Embellishments, and Ribbons and making these kits! It gets me so excited to put them all together with my pictures and share them with you!
BE SURE to comment on this blog post, because Basically Bare is giving away a FANTASTIC prize to someone who posts a reply on our blogs! They can win a completely line of the Winter Basically Bare Albums and Embellies! I would love for it to be one of my friends!


  1. Hope you are on their team! Great folks there at basically Bare and this looks like fun stuff to play with. You always have such great ideas, too!

  2. First, you and Basically Bare are a perfect match! Congrats on the final round. Second, I LOVE their stuff, so I would equally LOVE to win the fantastic prize

  3. Oh my goodness- how fantastic. You would br a eonderful addition to the BB Design team. I cant wait to see the kits/projects in person and to plsy. When do i sign up???

  4. How exciting! I hope you become part of Basically Bare's design team. Your creativity is endless and your enthusiam is contagious!!

  5. Yay!! I love basically bare! I have done many albums with their stuff. Would love to see you on the design team! Maybe I'll win the prize... Woot! :)

  6. Very cool and exciting - wishing you success with Basically Bare. (and i hope your little one it doing ok)!

  7. i would love to play with these kits!!! u will be an asset to the basically bare design team. i can't wait to see the reveal of what you have done with these kits. mmmmm, i wanna play!!

  8. These kits look fantastic. I can see myself having lots of fun with these!

  9. The kits look like so much fun. How exciting that you are a finalist for the design team. They would be so fortunate to have you on their team. Hope you make it.

  10. Basically Bare has some great stuff! I'd love to get my hands on it!

  11. I'm lovin all their albums. Good luck

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