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Sharon Harnist
Wishing I was on a sunny sandy beach lying under a palm tree, listening to the surf and soaking up the sun!
Freelance designer in the papercrafting industry: http://www.paperfections.com/paperfections/papercrafting-resume.html
Interests: Rubberstamping, photography, scrapbooking, papercrafting, family activities, movies & tropical vacations.
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"I'm a Copic marker beginner, what colors do you recommend getting?" This is the number one question I am asked, along with "Which colors blend well together?" So quite some time ago, I put together this chart of some of my favorite go-to color combinations and natural blending groups I use all the time (total of 109 colors!) -- I offer it as a free download and I hope you will enjoy using it! If you loose track of this blog post, you can always find the download over on my Copic FAQ page HERE. Click on the following links to download the 2-page PDF: Download Sharon Harnist Favorite Copic Combos 2014-1 Download Sharon Harnist Favorite Copic Combos 2014-2 Please be sure to select "Fit to Page" when printing the above charts. Building your own marker sets ensures your collection will contain your very own personalized sets/colors that will get the most love and use from your papercrafting dollars! I always suggest selecting some of your favorite colors you are naturally drawn to, along with some of the suggestions below, according to what you typically color most, i.e. people, nature, etc. After selecting a few favorite hues from each color... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at PaperFections
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Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, Friends -- happy weekend! Today over in the CLASSroom I am sharing this watercolored die cutting technique ... I hope you will join me there for all the details! Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Brushstroke Hello by Julie Ebersole Taylored Expressions Dies, Stitched Banner Stacklets Ranger Watercolor Paper, 10 pk Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight, Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb, 25 pk Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet Hero Arts Embossing Gun Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer (12") Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive Refills, 2 pk Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Picked Raspberry Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Picked Raspberry Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Spiced Marmalade Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Cracked Pistachio Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Wilted Violet Ranger Inkssentials Mister, 2 oz. Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at PaperFections
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A happy hello to all of you Ellen Hutson fans! Today I have a fun watercolor and die cutting technique to share with you, so let's get started! (Bold products are linked below in the supply section). To create the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at the CLASSroom
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Hello, Friends! As the height of flower season approaches, I have a fun card full of texture and flowers to share with you, and it all starts with the gorgeous Rosy Posey Embossing Folder I fell in love with from last month’s Taylored Expressions release! I hope you'll join me today over on the Taylored Expressions blog for all the details! Embossing Folder - Rosy Posey Picture Perfect - Smile/Hello Leafy Branch Bloomers 1 Bloomers 3 Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz Full Pad 100% Wool Felt - Split Pea 100% Wool Felt - Cherry Blossom 100% Wool Felt - Lip Gloss 100% Wool Felt - Butter Premium Cardstock - Cookie Monster Premium Cardstock - Sugar Cube 1/8" Foam Tape InLinkz.com Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at PaperFections
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Hello and happy Friday, friends! I'm popping in just to let you know about a FABULOUS Mother's Day sale this weekend at Ellen Hutson LLC . . . EVERY in-stock item is 20% OFF now until midnight Pacific Sunday! So start shopping early, for the best in-stock selections! Just enter the code below at check-out: Just click on the banner above or HERE to start shopping! I'm also sharing my pretty Gardenias (after a watering this morning) that starting popping out a few days ago -- just in time to spread their wonderful scent through my back yard for Mother's Day! I hope you enjoy your weekend! Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at PaperFections
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Hello, Friends! Today I am sharing a custom sign/framed artwork I made for my new studio: I created the sign in a Word document using some fabulous fonts from a great new website I discovered, Little Big Crafter. Both of the fonts I used came from The Craft Room Mega Bundle, which includes 20 fonts, 20 unique quotes and designs for kids, plus some SVG cut files! And when you purchase the bundle you will also receive $5 store credit to spend on whatever you please! If you like this bundle, grab it before May 9, when it won't be offered any longer. And it keeps getting better, folks . . . Little Big Crafter is offering my blog readers a 10% discount code to use on anything in their store! Just enter this code at checkout, for your 10% discount: PAPERFECTIONS10 ... Enjoy! For my sign, I used the Will Shering Sans font for the "Do Something" and "Everyday" words, printing them in pretty colors that coordinate with my studio and the butterflies (more on those a little later): The pretty "Creative" word was created with the Zombis Night font -- I printed it in a very light gray,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2016 at PaperFections
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Hello and happy weekend, friends! Today's project combines some of my favorite things . . . watercolor, flowers, and pretty vibrant pinks! I hope you'll join me today in the CLASSroom to find out all the details on how to create this watercolored die cut card! Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at PaperFections
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Hi, everyone -- Sharon back with you today in the CLASSroom, sharing one of my favorite dies from the latest Essentials by Ellen release, the gorgeous Bed of Roses (bold products are linked below in the supply section): I love... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at the CLASSroom
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One of my favorite things to do is color die cuts and I thought Taylored Expressions beautiful In The Garden would make a wonderful topper for my May calendar! Please join me today over on the Taylored Expressions blog for the full details! Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at PaperFections
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Happy Saturday, crafty friends! I finally sorted through enough moving boxes to find a few supplies to make a card! I hope you'll join me today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom to find out all the details about this card. It uses products from Taylored Expressions and Essentials by Ellen, which happens to be the current Mix It Up Challenge. If you have some of those items and join along in the challenge, you could have the opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson LLC store. So get your craft on this weekend, people! :) Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at PaperFections
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Hello crafters -- Sharon Harnist here, joining in on the current Mix It Up Challenge here at Ellen Hutson LLC, to combine Essentials by Ellen with products from Taylored Expressions (see full details HERE). You have until Tuesday, April 19... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at the CLASSroom
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Today I’m excited to share a masking technique easily made with stamps’ coordinating dies! As you read this, my family and I will be settling into a new home we recently purchased. So I decided to create a piece of artwork to commemorate the occasion using Taylored Expressions Happy New Home stamp set which includes the coordinating dies! I hope you'll join me today over on the Taylored Expressions blog for the full tutorial! Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at PaperFections
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There's nothing like the need for a specific card for a little motivation! My youngest daughter's choir teacher for the past two years and his wife just had their first baby (a girl!), so we wanted to give them a little something special. I've had my eye on Tim Holtz's blueprint series of stamps for quite some time, and this mini set of four baby stamps was just perfect for today's card! To find out how it came together, I hope you will join me today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom! Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at PaperFections
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There's nothing like the need for a specific card for a little motivation! My youngest daughter's choir teacher for the past two years and his wife just had their first baby (a girl!), so we wanted to give them a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at the CLASSroom
I love that rolled tape trick, Kittie! Beautiful project and great tips!
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Hello friends -- I hope your March has been fabulous so far! Today I am getting ready for Spring weather and have my April calendar to share. Have Spring rains already hit your part of the country? This sweet Taylored Expressions Calendar Critters piggy is ready for her rainy weather! You can find all the details on how this calendar was created today over on the Taylored Expressions blog ... I hope you'll join me there! Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at PaperFections
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Today I have a fun partial die cut border technique to share with you, using Essentials by Ellen stamps and dies. I hope you will join me over in the CLASSroom to find out how to make this unique, fun card! Happy weekend! Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at PaperFections
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Happy weekend, Ellen Hutson fans! Today I have a fun partial die cut border technique to share with you, using Julie's Essentials by Ellen Up The Happy stamp set and coordinating Up The Happy dies: Here's how to make the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at the CLASSroom
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It is Spring Break in my part of the country and the weather has definitely been beautiful, with trees and flowers budding out everywhere, and birds singing in the trees! These things were my inspiration for today’s card ... I hope you will join me today over on the Taylored Expressions blog for all the details on how to create it! Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at PaperFections
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Hello, friends! I am so very excited to be participating in a fabulous collaboration between Hero Arts and Copic's North American Product Director, Marianne Walker, to bring you the March 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit!! This kit was based on Marianne's Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers book, and now you can have a pile of flowers to color, using the techniques you learn from the book! This is everything you will receive in the kit: The KIT consists of: 4 x 6 stamp set featuring Marianne's flower drawings pulled from coloring cards Set of 8 coordinating dies Intense Black ink cube, alcohol-marker-friendly Package of gems Assorted notecards 12 printed coloring cards on quarter sheet X-Press It paper, drawn by Marianne 4 blank quarter sheets of X-Press It paper for stamping Kit backer card that can be colored Additional items for sale, sold separately from the kit: PS755 Coloring Foundation Book - Flowers: Instructional book, written by Marianne. Flowers in the book are similar to the add-on stamp set. Books will be autographed! Retail $9.95 CL964 Marianne's Flowers: 4x6 clear stamp set of Marianne's flower drawings that correspond with book. Retail $15.99 DC184 Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut: Label dies and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at PaperFections
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What a great idea, Carol… Thanks so much for sharing! Sharon Harnist www.PaperFections.com
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Happy March, crafters! Today I'm sharing a happy Easter bouquet window card made with Essentials by Ellen Diagonal Window (brilliant idea!) die and gorgeous Wild Garden and Bold Blossom dies over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom. I hope you'll join me there for all the details of this fun card! Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at PaperFections
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Happy March, crafters! Today I'm sharing a happy Easter bouquet window card made with Julie's Essentials by Ellen Diagonal Window (brilliant idea!) die and gorgeous Wild Garden and Bold Blossom dies! Above is what the card looks like all tied... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at the CLASSroom
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Happy March, everyone! Today I am sharing a Spring home decor project with you, using some of Pink Ink Stamp Company's latest stamp release! This photo holder/stand was a gift from a dear friend nine years ago, shortly after we moved into our last house. I thought it was only fitting to spruce it up a bit, since we will be moving into a new home in one short month ... thus, the great "New Beginnings" sentiment! So I made a watercolor background on a 4" x 6" piece of watercolor paper using Tumbled Glass Distress Reinker: Once the background was dry, Copic Opaque White was used to paint the clouds -- I thinned it with a bit of water and painted it on the watercolored background with a brush: Next, I stamped Pink Ink's Row of Bulbs and New Beginnings sentiment with Versamark Ink onto an Inchie Arts 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" ATC Art Board and gold heat embossed it. I always love how nice and crisp Pink Ink's red rubber stamp images stamp and emboss -- such pretty fine details! And the Art Board stands up to the heat embossing, Copic coloring AND the Opaque White being heavily painted... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at PaperFections
Well, now I need a fuse tool! What a very clever project, Carissa – I had never heard of a planner dashboard… But will certainly be trying one soon! Yours is absolutely gorgeous and in no way has too much glitter or sequins! 😊