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What photography equipment do you use?

The Non-Photog’s Guide to Blog Photos series is one of the most popular posts on Damask Love. The series contains tons of tips on how I style my photos for this blog. Since writing the post, I’ve upgraded a few of my staples. I shoot on a Canon Rebel T5i which is awesome for shooting video since it has a swivel LCD screen. My go to lenses are that all-mighty 50mm 1.4 lens that is great for just about everything and the Sigma 18-35mm 1.8, which is a bit pricier but is absolutely awesome for shooting large projects and layouts in my small workspace. I also use this Manfrotto tripod when shooting video. The tripod has an arm extension that allows me to shoot overhead, which is a must for all those overhead tutorial videos. Last up, let’s talk lighting. I am a sucker for a bright white photo and to achieve the maximum amount of light possible I use the Erin Manning Home Lighting Studio Kit  as well as this external flash on my camera. An external flash is great for bouncing light to get bright, vibrant photos.

What font is that?

Fonts are my weakness. I love playing around with them on the blog. Unfortunately, I’m not able to provide details about the fonts I use in every single post – that would be a full time job! I can give you a rundown of some of my all time favorites to use. Bombshell, Quickpen and Carolyna Pro are my favorite script fonts. Lovelo and Novecento are by far the best Sans Serifs and Bedini is my number one stunner when it comes to the perfect serif.

How should newbie crafters get started?

I love, love, love to hear from newbie crafters! I’m on a mission to bring out your crafty side, so I’ll do whatever I can to help newbies get started! My first tip for a brand new crafter is to take a gander at some of the awesome craft kits that are out there! One of my favorite shops for kits is Darby Smart. You can shop your favorite projects and they’ll send you every supply you need to create it.

If you’re looking to learn some crafting basics, be sure to check out the Damask Love Craft 101 page, where there are quick one minute videos on simple crafting techniques.

How do I use these monogram fonts?

Of all the posts on Damask Love, THIS one might be the most popular! You guys love your monograms, and I can’t blame you! If you want to use any of the fonts from this post, simply click on the link to each font and download the font directly onto your computer. Once you’ve done that, you can use the monogram in a ton of different ways! I’ve used monograms with my Cricut Explore to create this awesome pencil pouch  and I’ve even got a tutorial on how to cut a monogram on your Cricut Explore.

If you are using another cutting machine or you are interested in embroidering these fonts, send me an email and I’ll do what I can to help you out with your project!

What paper do you use for bookbinding?

Have you checked out all of the bookbinding tutorials available on Damask Love?! I love making notebooks and you will too. Promise. To create my notebooks, I typically use regular ol’ computer paper for the pages of the notebook. If you prefer to have lined paper, you can purchase them here.

Hold up. You’re a psychologist?

You heard right! I like to say, “I’m a psychologist by day, a crafter by right.” I graduated in 2010 with my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and was licensed in 2013. Primarily, I work with kids and families tackling pediatric chronic illness. I’ve loved working with children ever since the 8th grade when I volunteered as summer camp counselor!

Can I write a guest post for Damask Love?

Right now, Damask Love is a one woman show, so I’m not accepting guest posts at this time. If you are interested in contributing content to be featured on one of the Damask Love social media channels, hit me up! Maybe we can do something together!

Can I post your DIY tutorial on my blog?

Sure! But I ask that you refrain from posting any content in it’s entirety. Feel free to use an image from a blog post and provide a link so that your readers can come on over to Damask Love for the full tutorial.

What is your favorite food?

Generally, my favorite food is the last thing I ate! Currently, I am obsessed with pies from Fireman Derek’s. If you are ever in Miami, be sure to head over there and try the Peanut Butter Cream Pie. And the Key Lime Pie. And the Crack Pie. Oh yeah, and invite me. I’ll come have a slice with you. For reals. I will.

Wait, you didn’t answer my question!

Still have a question? Send an email to me at damaskloveblog{at}gmail{dot}com and I’ll do my best to get back to you lickety split! You may even see your question pop up right here on the FAQ page.