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Amber Kemp-Gerstel


"In first grade, I managed to negotiate with my mother so that she paid my allowance in stickers and stationery. No kidding. Should have known then that crafting was in my future.

In second grade, I had the world’s most epic sticker collection. During recess at school I would trade stickers with a few other sticker addicts. It was serious stuff. Like being on the stock exchange trading floor. Take out the suits. Add 1980’s bangs and scrunchies. Should have known then that crafting would be in my future.

In third grade, my best friend and I did a yearly trade of “craft boxes.” We dressed up shoe boxes with glitter, paper and embellishments and filled each one with candies, handwritten cards and other treats. I mean – seriously. Should have known then that crafting would be a big part of my future.

Turns out that crafting is a huge part of my life. I’m on a one-woman mission to bring out your crafty side. No matter what you think – you are crafty. You are creative. You have everything you need to make beautiful things. You just need a little instruction. I’ve got you. I’ll show you how it’s done.

My “doable-DIY” approach takes away the complication, intimidation and frustration of crafting and gives you all the info you need to jump head first into the DIY life. So let’s do this. Let’s make stuff. Don’t worry. I’ll show you how. "[1]


Amber grew up with a mother who was an anti-risk taker. She received her degree in clinical child psychology. She always crafted as a hobby and she started a blog called Damask Love. The blog took off and allows her to craft everyday. 


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Amber loves to sew but does not believe she is a master sewer. 


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