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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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Hi, Diane – Im afraid the store that I originally purchased it from in 2013 is now out of stock of the stamp. Im not certain if it has been discontinued or not. You could search either the Hero Arts website or the Internet for the name of the stamp: Design Block Flower Text, or Words Flowers is similar. Good luck! Sharon Harnist www.PaperFections.com Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2017 on Spring has Sprung! at PaperFections
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It's another fun week over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom, using some of my very favorite papercrafting tools, dies! I used my favorite new Distress Oxide inks to create the backgrounds for these cards. I hope you'll join me in the CLASSroom for all the details! I also used some fabulous new-to-me dies from Waffle Flower. And lucky for you, ALL DIES are 15% off this week at Ellen Hutson!! Just click on the graphic below to start shopping. You have until midnight Pacific Sunday, March 19 to take advantage of this sale! Happy shopping! Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at PaperFections
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It's another fun week here in the CLASSroom, using some of my very favorite papercrafting tools, dies! The beautiful dies I used to create these cards are Waffle Flower's Doily Circle and Lacy Layers 5x7 (I have the two largest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at the CLASSroom
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Today I have another watercolor project using Tim Holtz's new Distress Oxide inks! I love the soft, yet vibrant color these inks have when watercoloring with them! I also made a shaped die cut card. You can find all the details and instructions for this card over on Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom blog today, HERE. I look forward to seeing you there and hope you have a wonderful weekend! I plan to work on cleaning out my garden and planting bulbs that will hopefully yield a pretty flower garden this summer, much like this card! Has spring sprung yet where you live? What are your plans? Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at PaperFections
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Hello, Crafters! Spring is in the air in my southern part of the U.S. -- How about in yours? All the budding flowers and beautiful greenery helped to inspire today's card: A new arrival in the store also contributed to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at the CLASSroom
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This week I've been playing with some new goodies -- Tim Holtz's new Distress Oxide inks! (Ellen Hutson just received a new shipment today, so get them while you can HERE! If they happen to disappear quickly, don't fret -- I hear another shipment should be received next week!) This first offering of 12 colors is a beautiful selection; below I've shown a few of them. (Ink swatches graciously provided by Jennifer McGuire and can be downloaded here.) On the left side of the color swatches, I applied the ink direct-to-paper from the ink pad. On the right side of the swatches, I sponged the color on. As you can see, the sponged color turns out a little lighter (although more color can be built up to achieve the same color as the direct method) and blends BEAUTIFULLY -- so much smoother and effortless than regular Distress Ink! The first thing I wanted to try with these inks was watercolor . . . And it worked beautifully! Since these inks are a hybrid of dye and pigment inks, the resulting color is very nicely opaque, buildable and beautifully soft, resulting in a slight chalky feeling when dry. As the "oxide"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at PaperFections
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Welcome to the February 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new products on my post today! Read more below about the giveaway! PROJECTS First up is the Spa Day stamp set and coordinating Spa Day dies by Brandi Kincaid. I also used Brandi's new Mirror Mirror die set: This card started with a watercolor background created with a mixture of Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors in No. 50 Pale Aqua and No. 61 Cornflower Blue on Ranger Watercolor Paper, using a Black Velvet 8 watercolor brush. After the watercolor had dried, I stamped the flower with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. The spa girl stamp images were inked with Distress Markers: Cracked Pistachio (towels), Antique Linen (skin), and Spun Sugar (lips), Frayed Burlap (eyes) and stamped onto watercolor paper. The mask and straw were inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, the cucumbers with Lucky Clover, and the glass with Tumbled Glass. After each of the images were stamped, I ran a watercolor brush over them, to spread the ink around the image. All the images were die cut with their coordinating Spa Day dies. The glass was also die cut from Ellen's 40# Vellum and adhered... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at PaperFections
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Thank you, Teresa! Sharon
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Today over in the CLASSroom I have this fun card to share, which uses an ENTIRE stamp set for the background! Please come visit me there, for all the details! PLUS, Stamps are on sale this week at Ellen Hutson LLC. What?!! YES!! Click the graphic below to shop the best selection of in-stock stamps, while they are still available! The sale continues through this Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific. Happy Friday! Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at PaperFections
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Hello and happy Friday, Crafters! One of my favorite backgrounds to create is to just stamp an entire stamp set or a group of images onto paper and then go from there: After adding a few colorful touches, this is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at the CLASSroom
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Hello and happy Valentine's Day, friends! If you are like me and need a quick last-minute Valentine (and don't want to get out in the pouring rain, like it is here today!), Copic Marker has you covered! They have two different downloadable FREE pieces of Valentine artwork you can print off and color, with two different print color options per image as well! You can download those HERE. I chose the squirrel image because we have about 5 or 6 squirrels at any given time that are playing in the trees, woods, and creek behind our house (and ON the house) ... it is quite entertaining to watch them! You can watch a video of the fabulous Chihiro Howe coloring the same squirrel image I have, by clicking HERE. Here's how I colored the squirrel image: I printed the digital image onto X-Press It Blending Card, and colored it with the following Copic Markers: The N-series for the squirrel bodies, using a dotting method to give some texture: The squirrel tails were colored with the W-series markers shown above, using long flicking strokes to create a hair-like texture. The foliage and flowers were colored with these markers (C1 was used... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at PaperFections
Great use for the Misti, Carly, and adorable card!
Awesome background, Debbie, and adorable card!!
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2017 on Space Explorer: MFT Release Day 4 at Thinking Inking
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Thank you, Lisaerica -- it IS a fun die to work with!
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Happy Friday, Friends! Today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom I'm sharing this cute Valentine card made with Darcie's Heart & Home clear stamp set "Love Hearts" and coordinating Tin Pin embellishment. These sweet little 1-inch dimensional tin embellishments give a fun pop and dimension to their coordinating stamp sets, or can be used alone to create quick and easy one-of-a-kind projects! I hope you'll make it over to this blog post for all the details! And it just so happens that Embellishments are on sale this week thru Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific over in Ellen's store. Click the graphic below to shop . . . You're welcome!! Happy Weekend, Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at PaperFections
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Hello and happy Friday, Friends -- Welcome to the last day of Embellishment week here in the CLASSroom! Today I will be showing you a little more about Darcie's Heart & Home Tin Pins: You may remember this post I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at the CLASSroom
Teresa, the new craft room pictures have already been added in to the original post! Enjoy! Sharon Harnist
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2017 on Masking To Create a Scene at PaperFections
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One of my favorite backgrounds to create is sand and sea. With the help of masking and airbrushing, you can create any number of different scenes! Today I'm using X-Press It Mask It Sheets from Imagination International, Inc. These large sheets are designed for masking areas that require layers of color and since they are 10" x 15", they can cover a large area with their unique low tack feature, which allows the film to be applied on various surfaces. Need to mask something larger? There are Mask It Rolls that come in widths up to 25 inches! They are low tack, flexible, easy to cut, have a translucent backing which makes them perfect for use with a light box (maybe tracing a printed image?), and can be die cut! And they have a matte finish, which can be stamped on (which you will see below). Here's how I used it: We just booked a cruise for this summer, so I was extremely excited to use this awesome Pink Ink Dream Cruise ship! I stamped it with permanent ink (Memento Tuxedo Black) onto the translucent side of the Mask It film (the backing of the film is "water"marked with a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at PaperFections
Whoa, girl -- that is a LOT of washi (love)!! Love how you used it on your cards -- very inspiring (I never think to use mine, LOL)!! And I like how you've stored it. Mine all just got a new home when I recently reorganized but I need some of those divider trays ... off to shop!
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2017 on Hello, Monday 01.30.2017 at the CLASSroom
Whoa, LOVE this beautiful brightness, Lisa! That embellishment kit is fabulous and you highlighted it beautifully here!
Maureen, I really don't have that many wood mounted stamps any longer, either. But the ones I do have are stored in a rolling plastic Iris scrapbook cart (available at any of the big box craft stores, even Target), that has those 12" scrapbook paper storage "boxes" that pull out & have hinged lids (I hope you know what I'm talking about!). Here's a Google search link: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=iris+6+drawer+rolling+scrapbook+cart But if I had extra wall space, I might hang some of those wall-mounted photo frame "ledges"/shelves and display/store them that way. They are only about 3-inches deep, don't take up much space, and could easily fit behind a door, almost floor to ceiling! I hope that helps!
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2017 on 2017 Craft Room Tour at PaperFections
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Thanks so much, Jessica!
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2017 on 2017 Craft Room Tour at PaperFections
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Thank you, Teresa!
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2017 on 2017 Craft Room Tour at PaperFections
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Thanks, Jules! It *REALLY* bothered me in the past that I had many different colors of furniture, so I was tickled when I inherited a few more white pieces, to finally get it the way I wanted! Can't wait to see YOUR beautiful new studio!
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2017 on 2017 Craft Room Tour at PaperFections
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