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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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Whew its HOT out there!

We have had a crazy heat wave this past week and wow its tough!  With it being over 100 degrees every day, its hard to get up and have any energy to move!  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the summer and the warm weather, but give us a few days at 80 or so...

I have been off of work this summer taking care of Tony and spending time with him.  I love the summer days with him.  It is fun to explore our beautiful Bay Area and find all the cool things to do around here.  I also have had time to actually craft!  I've loved playing with all my supplies and have 3 new classes for July/August, with more coming!   Here are all the things I've been working on:

July 21
Walnut Creek, CA
My house 1pm - 5pm
She Art Canvas Class - $40
Lets play with these beautiful papers and make our own embellishments for these 2 wonderful canvas pieces.  We will play with molding paste, stencils, paint, inks, and much more!  Be ready to get your hands dirty but go home with two full 8x10 canvas pieces! This is a limited class and seats are limited, please sign up today!
You can sign up for this class HERE  You'll be taken to Paypal to sign up directly to attend this class!  You can always email me and I'll save you a spot as well.  theartlife@yahoo.com

July 28
Scrapbook Territory, Berkeley, CA
2pm - 5pm
 Now and Then Mini Album $30

This is a darling mini album in which you'll learn a technique to make full albums with 6x6 paper pads.  You'll use this technique so many times!  I love using this mini album to put my favorite 4x4 pictures from Instagram.  They fit perfectly into the album and you'll love it! We'll play with embellishments, make flowers and you' ll have a darling mini album for you or as a gift for a loved one!

August 3rd
Scrapbook Territory, Berkeley, CA
Summer Stories Layout and Mini Album $30

The above is a mini video I made to show the layout and the mini album!  Press play!
Lets make some layouts! We'll use the darling Teresa Collins Summer Stories Collection to make a 2 page layout with all her beautiful embellishments and papers.  We will also make a darling Story mini album which features prompts of the alphabet for you to document your A to Z. Lots of fun techniques to learn in this fun class!

That's it for now, but look for more coming up very soon, I am having fun making all kinds of fun things to share with you!


  1. Projects look awesome!! Glad to see you are doing well!!

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