Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Happy Day!

11.12.13 won't come again! so to those getting married having babies on this day! Congratulations!!:))

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sade Saturday

Love ,Love Sade such a HUGE fan! painting in the studio or just cleaning up you can chill out to her music!

one of my favorite songs

Another great song!


it's good to know no matter how low you are there is always somebody on your side! God speaks in music!

this may have been the first Sade song I ever heard! and no this is not a Levi's jean commercial! but this video has the 80's stamp of approval!:))


So I guess he was not al that?? Love the jazzy feel of this song! and guess what real musicians are in the video!:))


love the backdrop!:)
if I missed any Sade here's a few more!:)) you can never have enough!:))


Have a great weekend:)) MGS


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Truly Classic!!

This is so amazing! I have not watched this in along time! but every time you see it it gives you nothing but chills! these are moments captured in time and those who were there were blessed to be around such women of  strength, grace, wisdom, courage! to have heard the stories of the things they had to overcome and endure and all while keeping their heads high ! somewhere deep don inside they knew of a generation that had yet to be born! that would be able to do the things they saw only in their dreams! to know women of the past who had to endure things not even the human mind could fathom! and to see such a woman as Oprah honoring those that went ahead speaks so much then mere words can say! to know that a woman another African American woman had the honor to do so is so moving and powerful! you can feel the energy and the spirit of those 3 what had to be an amazing moments! filled with love , honor and respect! this will be Timeless! many of these women are  gone now! and what a rare moment it had to be to hear the words of such Love flow from so many before their passing! You don't have to be a woman in these various fields to be honored! that is something we can do with the women in our lives everyday! we may not be able to do it on this grand scale! but it's moving none the less to see someone who could. and end the end if having money is only to heap on to yourself what is that anyway! having money is all about being a blessing! and passing the blessings on. Truly a moment in time!

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Serena Rocks!

Once again Miss Williams had us on the edge of our seats! Eating at cheddars with my family they had it turned on and turned up! to see the match! I was so nervous I kept looking away!:) personally so much was going on this month I lost track of the U.S open! so when I saw it on I thought maybe she was trying to make it to the finals! then my sister checked her phone and said this is the finals! so we ate got ready to go and I was in the parking lot! when she came out saying Serena had come back and she won! We all screamed YES!!! She fought her way back and won I thought she was going to lose this one but she pulled through! You go Girl!!:))


My workout Monday song list!

Well a girl has got to lose weight!:) I won't be posting pictures of my workouts! cause really who wants to see that? and plus those pictures can be used against you one day!:)) but I will show certain ones Maybe! with makeup on LOL!!! anyway here are the songs I use for my work walk outs!!:))

Mandisa what can I say the girl has been a lose inspiration!! I'm so proud of how far she's come

And there is nothing like family! they can either be a help or a hurt in your efforts to lose weight! it's good to have someone on your journey!:))this song list from the Erica & Tina AKA Mary, Mary makes me feel I'm not working out at all:))

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Speak out!

So many things impact the lives of those in the African American communities Aids, Abuse, Abortion and now Autism! but sometimes we as a people refuse to acknowledge or even speak of things that so impact the lives of many on a daily basis! but what I realize is that you have to bring awareness to these things that plague so many !and the best way to do that is through film! I just want to share this quick clip of a couple who were featured at this year's Megafest event! Duane & Tisha Martin I hope this video will encourage you and helps you to gain more knowledge of the plight of children within our communities!

Also the trailer for the documentary Miss Martin shot along with a few of her friends!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Workout Wednesday

The one and only Miss A.J Johnson :) you know her from back in the day! she's not only a great actress! but she is also a personal workout trainer and fitness guru!! watched a couple of interviews with her on youtube and came away with a lot of things to think about in terms of health! Maybe I will have a picture like this to share!:))

SO I wonder if I start working out! if I will ever look like this?:))

In Memory

I can always remember the day I heard the news of his passing! just hit my heart like a dagger! I was so in love with his work! and never missed a Vogue issue! I would tear pictures out and put them all over my walls! then I fell in LOVE!!! with his home décor line and wanted my room filled with his beautiful pillows!! and my table filled with his beautiful treasures!! he was so gifted! so Multi-talented beyond measure! still miss the old fashion shows they used to interview him on. when I saw his house one time! I  was floored at all the beautiful details! would have loved to have met him in person! one of the people with the IT factor on overload!! the world was blessed to have had such a jewel in it's midst!! 4ever missed and 4ever cherished!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

ready for the Real?:)

Honestly I did not know about this show! until I saw a clip via fb! with all the changes they keep making to fb I may just sign off!


Salsa anyone?:)

We should all go out and have a little fun with friends!! who knew there was more to Salsa then a bag of chips!:))

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fellow Crafter

After graduating college from Loyola University New Orleans, Kristen packed up her Volkswagen Jetta and made the 3000 mile trip out west to Los Angeles, California. With no job, no money, no place to stay, Kristen did what most new fashionable arrivals do... she headed to Rodeo Drive. Quickly realizing she needed a job to support her shopping habit, Kristen landed her first job as a fashion publicist.
After a few years playing fashion publicist extraordinaire, Kristen went in search of a job that tapped into her creative juices. She stepped from behind the fashion desk and started working full time as a celebrity stylist. Over the years, Kristen has worked with many celebrities on a variety of projects, but she realized her real passion was styling real size women and showing the fashion industry that beauty is beyond a size 2. Beauty and fashion come in all shapes and sizes and everyone deserves to feel like a supermodel. Kristen was honored to have styled cover of Plus Model Magazine and work with many of the leaders in the plus fashion community.
While making waves in the fashion industry she started a fashion do-it-yourself blog called Glitter 'N Glue in 2010. Kristen merged her two worlds and began a fashion
do-it-yourself blog as a way to create trends without breaking the bank account. She's had the opportunity to work with amazing brands such as Forever 21, Teen Vogue, Seventeen Magazine, Sperry Top-Siders, Lucky Brand Jeans, Rit Dye, Krylon Spray Paintand Sharpie to bring fun and colorful DIY projects to all her readers. Kristen was also featured on E! News dishing out cool celebrity inspired fashion DIY projects to the masses.
Kristen's fashion inspiration comes from both her maternal and paternal grandmothers and her Texas upbringing. She currently lives in Los Angeles in a historical Hollywood building once owned by MGM studios whose rumored inhabitant was Marilyn Monroe.


Fellow crafter

If you know me well! you know that I love all things crafty! I was doing a google search and came across this young lady who happens to live in Miami Florida! how cool is that:) well here's a little info about her!

I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am that you are here reading my “About” page! Must mean you are interested in learning a little about me and a lot about Damask Love.
Damask Love is a crafting blog committed to sharing inspiration and instruction with DIY gals worldwide, no matter their level of experience! Like you, I’m an avid DIY-er, but all too often I find myself intimidated by tutorials around the web. Here at Damask Love, I hope to inspire even the newest crafters to dive into the doability of DIY! Each time you visit Damask Love I want you to feel welcomed and excited about getting creative and making something!
Born on January 25, 2011, Damask Love began as a place to share my love of cardmaking & stamping. Today, you’ll find posts that feature cardmaking, stamping and so much more, like recipes, DIY entertaining ideas, home decor projects, gift packaging, product reviews and interactive posts where I’ll answer your most frequently asked questions about crafting.
On top of that, Damask Love includes several awesome services to boost your creativity. Enveloped is a monthly handmade card subscription program that will help build your stationery stash for those last minute occasions. CraftingSocial is a local crafting party service where you’ll receive live instruction and leave with a few handmade projects of your own.
Before I go, how about a little scoop on who I am? My name is Amber Kemp-Gerstel and Miami, Florida is home (though I’ll always have a soft spot for my SF Bay Area stomping grounds!). By day, I am a child psycholgist, but once the workday is done, you can find me crafting like a madwoman. Some of my loves include colorful shoes, egg salad on pumpernickel and late night reruns of 1980’s sitcoms (Golden Girls, anyone?)
And with introductions complete…craft is now in session!
P.S. Is this your first visit to Damask Love? Take a trip to The Library where you’ll find tons of resources, links & tutorials to get your creative journey started


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Real Talk


Real Talk ladies


Happy 4th of July


Monday, June 17, 2013

OWN hollywood special

Grab a bowl of popcorn and call your friends! let's blog & tweet about this television special!:) only on OWN:)

MyGirl finds

Love ,Love Necklaces!! I'm not into shoes! like most because that's just another story for another day! Bit I love,love Necklaces & Earrings Big and bold pieces!! here is a picture I just found! I found this site thanks to this Natural hair diva!:))

My Girl Studios Movie Monday

One of my favorite movies! is the movie called Juice which was directed by one of my favorite cinematographers! what's a cinematographer? you may ask:) well here's what they do A cinematographer (usually credited with the title director of photography, or DP) is the chief over the camera and lighting crews working on a film, and responsible for achieving artistic and technical decisions related to the image. The study and practice of this field is referred to as cinematography. Well one of my favorites is Ernest Dickerson I fell in love with his work when I saw that film! the flow of the movie and how it was shot! made me want to know more about him. There's a classic shot! where the character's played by Tupac And Omar Epps meet up at school and Omar Epps aka as Q goes into his locker! and when he shuts the locker door Boom! there's Bishop aka Tupac when I first saw that I was like Omg!!for me that was classic! and then toward the end there the scene where Bishop comes out of the shadows to confront Q and I'm like my goodness! how did he come up with that scene??the film is a coming of age hip hop film that gets the same feel of another classic Cooley High! and not to forget the many faces of Samuel Jackson especially when Bishop & Q come with their stories of what when down! here's a picture of the classic locker shot! Bishop being interrogated! more photos from the movie Juice and how do you forget Steele:)I think everybody had a pair of over walls back in the day! and how do you forget the music! which always plays a huge role in a film! And how can you forget the end of this film! just love Omar Epps eyes on this shot! how he moves and it stops! and all you see are the eyes! the expression alone says it all! I would love to know the back story on how this all came together the cast! everything!

Sunday, March 3, 2013


What a great Sunday!!can't wait to see wha the rest of the week will bring!:))praying for the best!!:)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy Birthday MJB

On of my all time fave R&B singers! so real so raw!! Just love this song so speaks to me.One of the best mjb songs such a transparent artist! showing her struggles and trimpumphs!!:)) Happy Birthday Queen of R&B as they calll her :)) so cool to share the same birth month!!

Work it out

Need to lose belly fat fast!:)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL_dE81O_mw