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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:
Interests: Rubberstamping, photography, scrapbooking, papercrafting, family activities, movies & tropical vacations.
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This week in the CLASSroom, we are exploring different inks and their uses. Today it's my turn, with Taylored Expressions inks! Head on over to the CLASSroom today for all the details on how I created this rosey thank you card with one of my favorite stamping techniques, 2 and 3-step stamping and layering different ink colors to create multi-dimensional images! And as luck would have it, this week ink is on sale at! Just click the banner below to start shopping the Ink Category: thru Sunday the 22nd at 11:50pm Pacific: Thanks for visiting today! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at PaperFections
Thanks so much for joining us this week as we explore different inks and their uses here in the CLASSroom. Today I will using Taylored Expressions Inks. Taylored Expressions Inks are custom formulated to match coordinating Taylored Expressions Cardstock. They... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at the CLASSroom
Don't you love the new year, full of fresh starts? One of my favorite things to see each year is the new Pantone Color of the Year pick. This year it is Greenery. This fresh mid-toned yellow-green is the color of grass, which goes with anything and brings to mind the first days of Spring, when nature renews. Think about -- grass, leaves and greenery are (just about) everywhere, making it nature's neutral! As I did in 2014, I've prepared a Copic best match to this year's Pantone color selection and prepared this graphic for you. Since digital media differs greatly between monitors and platforms, I've given a range which *I believe could match*. You can find the full range of Copic's Yellow-Green markers available HERE at Imagination International Inc. And here's a project I created, using some of these pretty greens (and blues and pinks!): I thought this adorable Pink Ink Floppy Bunny would look cute sitting in some pretty Spring grass. This is how I colored him: I stamped him in soft Memento Gray Flannel ink (as opposed to black) onto Essentials by Ellen 100 Lb. Smooth Bristol cardstock. To keep him mainly white, I used Copic N0... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at PaperFections
Great idea for light-up birthday candles, Kittie -- adorable card!
As we end the week celebrating Avery Elle and Heather Campbell here in the CLASSroom, I wanted to share one of the things I love about Heather's images: the variety -- from sweet, cute and sassy, to beautiful and classy!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at the CLASSroom
Happy Friday, Friends! During and after the holidays we usually need more thank you cards, so today I'm sharing this watercolored and gold metallic cutie over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom: It features a beautiful Avery Elle Peonies stamp set by Heather Campbell, which I gold heat embossed and watercolored! You can find all of Avery Elle's products ON SALE over at until this Sunday, January 8th. Just click the graphic below to start shopping! Happy shopping and happy weekend! Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at PaperFections
As 2016 winds down and New Year's festivities are getting underway, I thought I would share a little annual Copic maintenance I usually do during slower times of the year (or whenever I get the chance!). And that is refilling my Copic markers. My personal favorite and quickest-for-me way to refill markers (because most of the time I refill whenever I run across a too dry marker while I'm coloring) is the Drip & Dab method (detailed fully below). If you look closely at a top view of the chisel end of the marker, you will see a small gap on each side of the nib. I add drops of the refill to the side of the nib and ink is drawn down into the marker. To show the process, I put together a quick video since it’s a question I am asked a lot. (Caution: This was my first video attempt, so I appreciate your patience during my learning process! It is intentionally slow, so you can see my full process, which really doesn't take that long when you get going at a normal pace! It probably only takes about half the time of this video to refill a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at PaperFections
Thank you, Debbie! I didnt see your response before answering about the same thing to Angelina! 👍😊 Sharon Harnist Sent from my iPhone
Hi, Angelina! Try taking both caps off of the marker and laying the marker flat for about five minutes. That should equalize the pressure within the barrel of the marker which may have built up while the marker was in transit. If that does not solve the problem, use a paper towel to gently wrapped around the tip and try soaking up some of the ink. I hope one of these solutions works for you! Sharon Harnist Sent from my iPhone
Hi, Kel -- The pins themselves are already colored. I am just giving you the Copic marker colors that match the pins so you can color the stamped image to blend well with the pins! I hope that makes sense? 😊 Sharon Harnist Sent from my iPhone
Happy Christmas Eve Eve! :) Sharon here with you today and I have some adorable new-to-me embellishments to share with you -- Tin Pins by Darcie's Heart & Home! These sweet little (just under 1-inch) guys are metal (tin) dimensional... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at the CLASSroom
Today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom I'm sharing these two cards made with Darcie's Heart & Home Tin Pins: I hope you'll join me there, to find out all about these sweet little dimensional tin embellishments and their coordinating Copic color matches! Hugs & Happy Christmas Eve Eve! :) Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at PaperFections
It's that time of year again -- Always my favorite post/project! Head over to Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom today, to find all the instructions on how I created this year's tag! Leave a comment on that blog post, to be entered into the drawing for a $25 gift code to Ellen's store! AND create your own tag with mine or any of the other 11 challenge themes (posted daily from the 1st to the 12th), to be entered into the grand prize drawing for a $150 gift code to the store -- Read about that opportunity HERE!! Also . . . On the 12th Day of Christmas Stamp-n-Storage Gave to Me . . . 'Tis the holiday season and Stamp-n-Storage wants to show their appreciation to customers in a special way, so they've planned 12 days of FREE GIFTS! Starting Monday, December 12, they will be giving away one Stamp-n-Storage product each day on their Facebook page!! You may recall Stamp-n-Storage makes the ink pad, marker, and refill combo holders I love and use (4 holders are shown below): Check their Facebook page next week to see what all they will be giving away! Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at PaperFections
Hello and welcome to day 9 of Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags Of Christmas With A Feminine Twist 2016! Sharon Harnist here with you today and I have the lovely Jean Manis as my guest. We will be showing you fun... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at the CLASSroom
Happy hump day! Is everyone ready for December? Our stockings are finally hung by the chimney with care and this one is filled with lots of goodies already! Isn't this Pink Ink Stamp Company Felt Stocking the sweetest?!! All of the fine details just amaze me and they really pop when gold heat embossed! (Click on any photo for a larger view. Bold products are linked below in the supply section). I stamped and gold heat embossed the stocking onto white pearl shimmering cardstock, then colored it with Copic markers R20-22-24, YG25-17, B21-23-24, E42-43, C0-1. Next, I hand trimmed the image. To create the background, I airbrushed Copic Y17 onto the center of an Inchie Arts 4-inch White Art Square. Then I gold heat embossed the adorable Heartfelt Holiday sentiment Time to get your sparkle on!! :) To finish this art piece, I adhered X-Press It's 6mm (1/4-inch) blue Glitter Deco Tape around the edges. I love all the pretty metallic sparkle this tape has, but yet it is thin (not bulky) and silky smooth . . . and the glitter doesn't rub or flake off! It is also repositionable, so if you make a mistake applying it, just lift... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at PaperFections
Are you in full Christmas decorating mode like I have been the past few weeks? I always love getting out the ornaments and fondly remembering holidays past with each one of them! That was my inspiration for this card: (Click on any photo for a larger view. Bold products are linked below in the supply section). These beautiful Ornamental stamps and coordinating dies are from Taylored Expressions. I stamped and heat embossed them with a combination of two silver (left and right) and one gold embossed ornament (center). The ornaments were stamped onto pretty pearl shimmer cardstock, then colored with these Copic markers: Gold and Silver Atyou Spica Glitter pens were used to color each of the ornament caps and some of the stripes. The pretty Spica glitter is a nice compliment to the metallic embossing powders and give a wonderful sparkle. For the ornament "strings" I used some pretty new X-Press It Foil Deco Tapes (gold and silver) out of this 10-pack of beautiful colors (the unique reusable packaging allows the tape to be stored neatly on the card and is easily accessed from the top tab): The tapes are 1/4-inch (6mm) wide but I wanted thinner pieces to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at PaperFections
Hello crafters -- I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Today, Black Friday officially marks the start of the Christmas season. So with all the hustling and bustling of the holiday season, I wanted to remind and wish you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at the CLASSroom
Please join me today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom for a little Black Friday inspiration art, then hit Ellen's store to take advantage of these fabulous deals! EARLY BIRD SAVINGS: Shop early for best selection - the early bird does get the worm! For nine (9) hours beginning at 12:00am Friday, November 25th Pacific Standard Time, running through 9:00am PST, save 20% on every item currently in stock! At checkout please enter the following one time use coupon code to redeem your discount: early2016 ANNIVERSARY SAVINGS: If you are not an early bird, you can enjoy savings of 15% on all in stock items any time over the weekend - Friday, November 25th through Monday November 28th at midnight PST. You can use this code as many times as you like but we will not be able to combine orders. At checkout please enter the following coupon code to redeem your discount: anniv2016 CYBER MONDAY SAVINGS: Didn't finish your shopping? You have one more chance to get great deals on remaining inventory while shopping in your pj's. Enjoy savings of 20% on any remaining in stock items on Monday, November 28th beginning at 12:00am running through 11:59pm PST. At... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at PaperFections
I know you don't want to hear this, but it's only 43 more days until Christmas! So to help get your holiday card making geared up, I have a pretty pastel easy-peasy Christmas card for you today, using stamps, dies, ink and cardstock all from Taylored Expressions: For all the details on how to create this, please join me over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom today. And don't forget, all Taylored Expressions products are 15% off at Ellen Hutson LLC until the end of tomorrow, Saturday, November 12. You can shop all TE products at Ellen Hutson HERE . . . Happy weekend! Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at PaperFections
Happy Friday, Crafters . . . Sharon here with you today, to start off your weekend! With only 43 days left until Christmas, I have an easy Christmas card to share with you: (Click on any photo for a larger... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at the CLASSroom
Hi, Mary! Unfortunately, they arent in business any longer. Alternatively, I highly recommend a similar unit, theMarker NookbyStamp-N-Storage. They are the makers of my ink pad and refill storage units, and I highly recommend their quality sturdy handmade wood products. I hope that helps! Sharon Harnist
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Hello, Friends ... Today I'm joining up with Inchie Arts and Ellen Hutson for a fun week-long product feature! Inchie Arts has developed some new kits for making city and neighborhood scenes called Little Villages (so far, there are two kits!). The kits were designed for unlimited scenic possibilities! Here, I've created a snowy night-time Christmas village scene: (Click on any photo for a larger view. Bold products are linked below in the supply section). The kits are die cut matboard pieces made out of the same sturdy archival white matboard used for Inchie Arts' signature Art Squares. Today I used the Little Village 2 kit (there is also a Little Village 1 kit). Below are all of the Little Village 2 pieces punched out of the 3-1/2" x 5" matboard piece from which they are die cut (the pieces come still attached in the matboard rectangle, but punch out cleanly and easily): Both kits come with an ATC (2.5"x 3.5") Art Square base, but I decided to use a little larger white 4" Art Square to create this holiday home decor piece. Since this is a holiday piece, I wanted a lot of shimmer, so I dug out some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at PaperFections
I had too much fun this week, making this 4" x 6' framed light up art piece using new Essentials by Ellen Leaping Deer die and Season to Sparkle stamp and die sets, along with Chibitronics Chibi Lights! Head over to Ellen Hutson's the Classroom for all the details! Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at PaperFections
(Click on any photo for a larger view) Oh.My.Goodness. I have not had this much crafting fun in a while! A light up Rudolph holiday framed art piece? Yes, please! I just couldn't help but put a red light-up nose... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at the CLASSroom
Hello, Friends! Today I have a wintery framed Christmas art piece to share with you, using Pink Ink Stamp Company's beautiful Pair of Ice Skates image: (Click on any photo for a larger view. Bold products are linked below in the supply section). I started by stamping the image onto a white Inchie Arts 4-inch Art Square with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Next, I colored the foliage with Copic YG61 and YG63. I used Copic’s NEW! Lavender Multiliners to color in the berries of the foliage. I like the fine point for coloring small spaces, and this Lavender color does not match any of Copic's blue-violet or violet marker colors, so the Multiliner gives you another color option in your BV and V color range! This new Lavender Multiliner is available in five different sizes: 0.03, 0.05, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5. Here, I used 0.3 (fine) and 0.5 (bold): I like having an assortment of Multiliners on hand to add pattern, doodles or to fill in lines of a stamped image that may not have stamped 100%. I also used a Sepia Multiliner to color the branches of the foliage (shown below), as well as the soles of the ice skates.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at PaperFections