Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You for the Happy Stampers

Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Welcome to this Thursday edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  I am sharing a sneak peek of Beautiful You, from the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalog from Stampin’ Up, available on January 4th.  


Beautiful You


And, if you follow the Happy Stampers, you know this week is a color challenge:


Happy Stampers Blog Hop color challenge


I fell in love with Beautiful You the minute I saw it at OnStage Atlanta in November!  Is is such a cool set of stamps.  I know you will love it, too.  By now, you have probably seen it out on Pinterest, but I know you will see more of it very soon.  You can use water coloring, as I did, or Stampin’ write Markers, or the new Watercolor Pencils available January 4th, to color in your images.  I have seen some cards, though, with just the outline of the woman stamped that are just as beautiful as the colored in ones.  


Beautiful You

I stamped the image in Stazon Black ink onto Water Color paper.  Once dry, I used my Dapper Denim and Aqua Painter to color the skirt and dress.  Next, I  water colored the hat with Emerald Envy. I left a little “shadow” of both colors to the left of the dress and hat, then colored a little on the ground with Emerald Envy.


Beautiful You


The Beautiful You sentiment was stamped onto a panel of watercolor paper in Stazon Black ink.  I then water colored with Emerald Envy over the larger words.  Once it was dry, I used an oval Stitched Shapes Framelit Die to cut it out. The ribbon is 3/8″ Emerald Envy Silky Taffeta from the combo pack, on sale now for $4.50!  


Beautiful You

I used another of the sentiments from Beautiful You and stamped it also in Stazon Black ink.  I added a little water color wash over it using some of the Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim inks again.  

Card stock cuts in inches and products used are at the end of the post.


Now, on to the rest of the hop.  Click on the button below to go directly to Kristi Gray’s Blog
Happy stampers blog hop

Here is our team:

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy


Year end closeouts


Don’t forget to check out all of the great deals during the Year- End Closeouts.  Here is your link to my store.  

***If you want something by Christmas, today is the last day to order.



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Card Stock Cuts:

Emerald Envy card base 4 1/4 x 11; scored at 5 1/2

Very Vanilla  4 1/8 x 5 3/8

Dapper Denim larger panel is 4 x 5 1/4; smaller panel is 2 7/8 x 3 3/8

Moroccan Designer Series paper 3 7/8 x 5 1/8

Water color paper for art piece 2 3/4 x 3 1/4 and the sentiment is 2 1/2 x 1/2; inside panel is 4 x 5 1/4


Stampin’ Up! Products for Beautiful You card (minus ones not available until January 4th)


Big Shot


Glue Dots



If you are in need of any stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator!  Here are some quick links for you:

  • Shop my online store HERE
  • Shop the Year-end Closeouts  HERE
  • Find out how I reward my customers with HEART Rewards, HERE
  • Become part of my team, Join Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator.  Find out more HERE


Thanks for stopping by today, let me know if you have any questions!  I hope to see you next time…….


  1. Mary | |

    Love this card, Jari. It’s just gorgeous! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you so much!! 🙂

  2. Susan K | |

    So beautiful! Your coloring is awesome and I especially like the wash over the words in that wonderful sentiment. TFS.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Susan, this is a fun set!!

  3. Amy Koenders | |

    Absolutely stunning!!! Your watercoloring is perfect and your card is just beautiful! Great use of those colors and fantastic design! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Amy, I am loving this set and it has encouraged me to step out and water color some more!! 🙂

  4. Jaimie | |

    Jari this is stunning!!! What a beautiful design!!! And I love the inside just as much as the outside!!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Hey, Jaimie, thanks!!

  5. Terri | |

    This is really beautiful! Your choice of DSP is perfect. I like everything about this one!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Terri!

  6. Kristi | |

    Love the way you colored your art piece. The technique is so soft and gentle, it just fits the card perfectly. Super card today Jari.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you Kristi. I am trying to water color a little more and not shy away from it!!

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