About Me

My name is Daniela Costa and I am a Scrapbook Designer and Educator. I am currently a Design Team member for Authentique Paper, Alpha Stamps and Lynda Kanase Designs. I do guest spots and special events for lots of fun companies! I provide Scrapbooking and Mixed Media classes in the Northern California Bay Area. I do commission and private classes as well. Just contact me

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Alpha Stamps Tunnel Books are the BOMB!

Have you seen the latest and greatest from Alpha Stamps?  These are Tunnel Books!  These can be spruced up for any occasion!  I decided to bring out some fun Halloween goodies from Alpha Stamps as well and have a little play.

I've used the 4x4 Arch Tunnel Book for "Matilda Jane".  She is a twirling Ballerina!  I had such a great time playing with all the fun items.  For the Tunnel Book itself, I grabbed my Halloween paint colors in my stash, and used a different one on each layer.  For the top layer, I've used the back Circle Tunnel Parts collage sheet.  Its a darling stripe paper. If you didn't notice,I used a Bat Border ATC, which I painted a pretty purple.  Don't you love the depth the tunnel book gives?  To get this, I've used pop foam in between each of the layers of Chipboard for the Tunnel Book.

 I love picking random things from different types of collage sheets and putting them together.  This is a Halloween project but I'm using a circus themed item, architecture and urns in my pieces.  Halloween is such a fun Holiday to craft for.  Its easy to make these darling books, and give them away to your favorite people. 

For my second project this month, I've made "Verna May".  This is the 6" Tunnel Book.  Please note, I've only used 3 of the layers on this one.  It comes with 5 layers, I'll make another one with the leftover pieces  

Do you see the darling spider and spider webs?  I love this little lasercut.    I've used pieces from collage sheets for the pumpkins, moon, Halloween bottle labels and more!  You can find all the items I've used on the Alpha Stamps website HERE.
Please share the fun tunnel books you've made!  I've love to see them. Have a wonderful week!  


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Lynda Kanase Design Team July Challege Flower Window

Hi Friends!  I am sharing with you today the fantastic Lynda Kanase Window Die/Embossing Folder!  This is a 2 for one kinda die!  It both embosses and cuts the windows.  The possibilities are endless as you'll see in our blog hop today!  I really wanted to show off the embossing, so I used bright colors.  Perfect for Summer! 

This was a ton of fun to make and the little dies that come with the big one of the flowers and a bee and a butterfly!  So stinkin cute.  You could use this all year round and make them for each occasion!

Come take a look at what others on the Design Team have created with the same die!  They are all so amazing and talented.  I'm so blessed to be a part of it! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Marie Art Journal with Alpha Stamps Design Team

Hello Friends!  I'm sharing with you a darling Art Journal featuring gorgeous papers, collage sheets and dresden from Alpha Stamps
This is a fantastic base of chipboard that has many different configurations.  You can see  how others have used it on the Alpha Stamps website.  You can also find all the items used for this project in my supply list on the Website as well.
I'm a huge Marie Antoinette fan.  I love the colors and whimsy surrounding her life.  for this chipboard journal, I wanted to keep it simple and use gorgeous papers.  Each paper is luxurious and thick and double sided!  As you can see in my pages, They are a little vintage, a little flowery, but subtle enough to be able to write on it.  https://alphastamps.net/search?q=190704DC*

 I cut out different images from my Marie Collage sheets, and placed them randomly in the journal to provide inspiration.  

 Each of these patterned papers has darling elements in the corners of each or along the top.  I made sure to either fussy cut them out like I did on the left, or center the image on the page to show it off.  You can see how darling the little fairy is on the back of the journal.

I've adhered each paper to the thick chipboard and then used a sanding block to get those edges super clean.  Once I was done with that, I used a turquoise ink to distress all the edges to make the papers pop!

I hope you've enjoyed my walkthrough of my new ART JOURNAL!  I can't wait to start using it.  You can find it here on the Alpha Stamps Website, make one of your own with all your bits and pieces!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Happy 4th of July Blog Post for Authentique Paper Design Team! DAY 1

Hello Friends!  I'm here to show of my 4th of July make!  This is an oldie but goodie!  This is using the HEROIC collection by Authentique Paper.  I've made this super CHUNKY 6x6 album with all kinds of flips and flaps to hold all your memories!  I've used bits and pieces from the entire collection.  
Each page features a cutout, saying or punchout that works so well with the theme.  4th of July crafting is one of my favorites, as we take lots of photos on this holiday.  We usually have a family reunion around this time, so its a great memory for my entire family.
I've added lots of pockets and filled them with the darling cutouts from the collection.  This is always a good way to use them up.  Put some plain craft or cream cardstock on the backs of the cutouts to use as journal tags. 

I always love to hang a charm on the sides of my albums.  This one is super fun as I've asked my husband to find an old bullet casing and punch a hole through it.  I've then hung it on my loop on the side of the album.  Super fun! 
I hope you've enjoyed this mini album today.  Go out and enjoy this wonderful holiday celebrating our fantastic country!


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Nature's Love Letters - Alpha Stamps Projects

This month my Alpha Stamps projects are packed with beautiful colors and papers!  I was lucky enough to receive both the Tall Accordion Book and the Wide Accordion Book.  I have two projects to share with you today using both Books! 
This first Project "Nature's Letter Wall" is using the Tall Accordion Book.  I wanted to use it in a non-conventional way.  I turned it into a Wall Hanging.  I first covered them with black cardstock and placed them all down in a row. I then punched holes on both sides and used red twine to tie them all together.  The collage sheet I used English-fairy-garden-collage-sheet is one of the most beautiful sheets I've ever seen.  I knew I had to show off all the gorgeous butterflies, mushrooms, and all kinds of creatures.   

You can find all the supplies for this darling project on the Alpha Stamps Website HERE

My second project "Nature's Love Letters" uses the Wide Accordion Book and Wide Accordion Box Book.

For this beautiful project, I used the Wide Letter Box and Wide Accordion Box Book. Using the gorgeous Butterfly Garden papers along with collage sheets, seam binding and Metal Butterflies. 
First I covered the pieces with cardstock and got it assembled, really easy!  

On the top of the box, I've fussy cut all the butterflies and only adhered the middle down so that the wings would be able to be lifted up.  

Opening the box, you can see the little accordion book that pulls out.    
For the inside of the album I've decorated with all the Butterfly Garden papers.  I've made tags, pockets, and slides to be able to put little notes.   

You can find my supply list and links to them all HERE on the Alpha Stamps website.  I hope you've enjoyed my take on all the wonderful things Alpha Stamps have available.  

Friday, June 7, 2019

"Parade Ready" made with Tiny Nature by Lynda Kanase

Hello Friends!  I'm here today showing off Lynda Kanase's "Tiny Nature" Die.  This die is so cute!  It has lots of little layering pieces as you can see above.  There are delicate little wings to layer on each of the butterflies, dragonflies and even a BEE!  There are so many options with this die.  

I've also used the Dress Box die to make this into a super cute dress!  
All of Lynda's dies are so easy to use and spark your creative mind!  

Make sure you follow along the other designers and take a look at 
Lynda Kanase Blog to see all the wonderful makes with this darling die!