Designer Spotlight: Daniela Dobson

My name is Daniela Dobson. I grew up in Croatia. When I was 14, I moved to Texas to live with my Dad. I still live in Dallas, with my husband, Peter, and our little boy, Alex, who turned 2 in January. I graduated college with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and I worked in an operating room until Alex was born. Now, my days are filled taking care of him and I am grateful that I am able to stay at home and watch him grow.

What is your favorite color combo?
I love pink, yellow and blue together. Orange, blue and green is my second favorite combination.
What is your favorite scrapbooking supply?
I love patterned paper, I love mixing different papers and patterns. I love to work with scraps or whatever is left over on my messy desk, especially for cards. I love stamps, too, especially background stamps.
Why do you scrapbook and how did you get started?
My love for art started at an early age and continues today. Serious paper crafting started about 6 years ago when my cousin had a baby girl. I haven’t stopped since. Not too many layouts back then. I was just getting started and I was collecting supplies. I love making cards. They are easy and fast. When Alex was born I couldn’t wait to get those layouts started and record all those special moments. I love taking photos and I don’t go anywhere without my camera.
Who inspires you?
I love visiting blogs and galleries for inspiration, magazines, children’s books, clothing… I love my Google reader where I can see everything all at once. There are so many incredible designers who inspire me: Kimberly Neddo, Leslie Ashe, Anabelle O’Malley, Melissa Phillips, Roree Rumph, to name a few.
What is your favorite thing about scrapbooking?
I have always kept a record of my life, through journaling and photos. Scrapbooking allows me to combine those two. I don’t want to forget the important and not so important moments. I hope that through scrapbooking and making cards I can accomplish just that!

Thanks so much for sharing about yourself today, Daniela! It was so fun getting to know more about you 🙂 That mini book you made is amazing – we LOVE how you used our vintage flashcards for little pull outs, along with our Note Stamp! Very clever!! And, your scrap space looks so dreamy! We are truly blessed to have you part of our Design Team!