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Well friends, I did it. I took my licensing exam…and now I’m back to blogging! Thank you to everyone who left such supportive comments, sent emails and stuck with me through the long silence here on the blog. I am excited to be back to blogging and sharing all the creative ideas in my head.


Considering that I am still waiting around for my final scores on the exam, I thought I’d kick things off with a couple of cute and slightly scary projects care of Martha Stewart…because nothing is more frightening than checking the mail every single day looking for a letter that tells you your licensing exam fate!

As you guys know, each month I get to partner with Martha Stewart living to share some of their products. Of course, this month is all about Halloween. Since I”m a bit behind the ball on this holiday, I thought I’d give you a couple of incredibly easy ideas that can be assembled in seconds.

Of all the materials I received in my box of Martha supplies, I was most excited about the Martha Stewart Test Tube Favor Kit. The tubes are amply sized to accommodate a good about of treats and once they’re filled, all you need to do is add a tag. The kit includes adhesive labels, but I opted for a few hand-stamped sentiments and some Halloweeny baker’s twine.

Even with my disdain for candy corn…I think we can all agree that these test tubes are adorable!


Another quick project idea was inspired by the Martha Stewart Dimensional Spider Silhouettes. They are intended to be used as wall decor, but I had other plans for them!


With a simple oval punch in the center of the spider’s body, these become perfect napkin rings to dress up your table. Currently, we have them on our dining room table and they add the perfect amount fun…but a teensy bit elegant too, which is hard to achieve with many Halloween decorations.


And just like that, Damask Love is back in action! Let’s get back to crafting, why don’t we?! What quick & easy Halloween crafts do you have planned?

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18 thoughts on “Damask Love is Back!

  1. Welcome back! I know the feeling when you’re waiting for the results of that kind of test. It was nerve racking for me. But I know you’ll do great! Just like you always do! 🙂

  2. Welcome back! I remember how it felt waiting for that letter about your exam score! I am sure you did well. I am sure you were well prepared! We missed you, though!
    CUTE, fast projects. I need to look for the test tubes in the store. FUN!
    Thanks for sharing

  3. Cute, cute, cute. One of the reasons I love
    All Hallow’s Eve is candy corn…so sad you don’t shsre my love it but, I can see that those tubes with the corn filling would not last at my place. …and those spiders (love them, too and rescue them often) how adorable they are. Want you to know I’m sending out all my positive thoughts into the universe that you pass your exam. Good Luck.

  4. This is so weird – I was catching up on blog reading last night and thought about you and how much I missed your blog. But I knew you had the licensing test and mentally sent good thoughts your way! And now today here you are. 🙂 So glad you’re back!

  5. you must be heaving a sigh of relief now that your exam is over..and don’t worry, you’ll come through with flying colors on your first try!
    SO happy to have you back in my blog feed, Amber!

  6. Welcome back! I was so excited to open feedly and see a post from you. Wishing you all the best on your test results.

  7. YAY!! Welcome back – brilliant treats and the sentiments are so cool!

    Hope you don’t have to wait too long – for your final results!

  8. So happy to have you back & keeping good thoughts for your exam scores. Fun, fun projects. I have some of those test tubes & will have to dig them out!

  9. I like the spider. It’s a really cute idea to use them for napkin rings.

    I don’t care for candy corn either. I mix it with salted peanuts to make it better. In fact that’s what I posted about today. 🙂 It’s similar in taste to a Pay Day candy bar.

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