My name is Daniela Costa and I am a Scrapbook/Mixed Media Designer and Educator. I recently was a Sales Representative for Advantage Sales, but wanted to focus on Teaching. I started scrapbooking over 10 years ago. Being a stay at home mom, and to get some time out of the house, I worked a few hours a week in a scrapbook store, this started me out to teaching and moving into managing and helping run the store. Over the years I have worked with Manufacturers, Design Teams, Kit Clubs and various Local Scrapbook Stores. I love teaching and inspiring others and think my passion for this industry will be a perfect fit for a Sales Representative.
I have done many things in my "scrapbook" career. I at one point was on 5 design teams a few years back, mostly kit clubs or smaller manufacturers that have closed due to the market, I have had the pleasure of teaching around the U.S. most notably at Donna Downey's Inspired Event in 2009, I have taught at various Scrapbook Expo's, helped run Scrapbooking Retreats, worked retail in scrapbook stores and headed a design team in one of them. I've been published in various magazines, and worked with many other teachers developing product and teaching classes.
In my personal life, I am a happily married wife to Aaron, and a mother to my beautiful 21 year old daughter Bianca who is away at college at UC Santa Barbara, and a mom to a darling little boy Tony who is a budding artist himself. None of my supplies are off limits to him and anything he wants to play with, cut up or experiment are game. He helps me make kits, count out supplies and loves being with me when I teach. I am dedicated to my art, my clients, and thrive on making them happy, it makes me happy to help others. I have two rescued dogs who are very much a part of our family and am blessed to have lots of family around including my mother who is my inspiration and muse.
I hope you have made it this far in my story and you'll stick around to learn more about me, my art and become my friend!
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