Friends of True’s Inky Blog Hop

Happy Friday!! Welcome to the “Friends of True’s – Swirly Spring” BLOG HOP!

If you are here from Judy’s blog, you are headed in the right direction. If you started here, you can back to True’s blog where all of the fun starts. There will be a prize package donated by Inky Antics that includes  True’s entire, newly released, Swirly Spring stamp line.

I used Swirly Butterflies Clear Set (#11156MC) to make a card for my friend, Bethany. Her son was sworn in to the US Navy yesterday, and while she’s just as proud as can be, there’s a very tender spot in her heart right now.

I thought this sentiment was appropriate.

I’m saying a prayer today for all of the families of our US servicemen and women. Humbled and grateful.

There are plenty more beautiful projects on this hop. Here is a list of all of the links in case you get lost along the way.

Lori Craig <– me
Make sure to leave a comment on every stop, to increase your chances of winning the prize package. One lucky commenter from a randomly picked blog will win all 6 stamp sets! Winner will be announced on True’s Blog on Monday, March 11th.
Your next stop on the hop is Trudy, herself! Enjoy!

  • Stamps: Swirly Butterflies Clear Set – Inky Antics
  • Cardstock: Whip Cream – My Favorite Things
  • Ink: Spiced Marigold and Dried Marmelade
  • Assc: twine, cream burlap trim  – Taylored Expressions, Open Oval and Oval Stax Dienamics- My Favorite Things and white pearls (colored with Copic Marker YR09)


47 responses to “Friends of True’s Inky Blog Hop

  1. Wow Lori I just love how you used Trudy’s butterfly!

  2. This is such a pretty card Lori! The thick lines on the butterfly worked so great with your outline only stamping! I will be CASE-ing! 😉
    That IS a perfect sentiment for your friend. I will say a prayer for her and her son as well.

    Thanks for playing along!

    True 😀

  3. Beautiful card and I love clean lines and little details! TFS!

  4. Debbie Littlejohn

    So much beautiful color and texture! I absolutely love your work and thank you for sharing it with us.

  5. Lori, This is beyond gorgeous! The colors are amazing and the layout is perfect! Big hugs! Sean

  6. Sooo awesome! Thanks for showing you dont HAVE to be an awesome coloring to make something beautiful with those butterflies!!

  7. Clean lines and stunningly beautiful. I like using the butterfly stamp without coloring.

  8. Such a pretty card!

  9. Simple is so in right now and you just nailed it. tfs.

  10. Love the beautiful simplicity of this card and the zingy pop of the orange colour you have used.

  11. I love these stamps. You can make them look whimsical or elegant. You apparently took the elegant route and did a very good job!

  12. Verna Angerhofer

    What an elegant way to use the butterfly image. Your card is so beautiful!

  13. Sabrina Radican

    What a beautiful card! I love how it looks embroidered!

  14. Great card!!!! Love how you angled the oval.

  15. such a pretty crisp card

  16. Love your card, so sweet and simple, but so much texture!

    Allie Gower
    My Card Party

  17. Lori, your card is beautiful. I love the texture you added. I love what you did with this set.

  18. Your card is simple and yet sooooo sweet and lovely. I know your friend will appreciate your thoughtfullness when she receives it. Like the oval on an angle with your butterfly and the simplicity of the button in the corner.

  19. Such a beautiful soft card! Love the added material!

  20. Lovin’ this, Lori! Your friend will be so touched to receive this thoughtful & beautiful expression of encouragement!


  21. sweet card.
    Barbara Bird/DT Gecko Galz
    [email protected]

  22. what a fabulous card! love the way you have off-set the butterfly and banner.

    you are so thoughtful to think of your friend during this time. I pray for her son as he begins this journey in his life.

  23. awesome creation… thanks for the chance…

  24. I love that you let the simple beauty of the swirly stamp be the star here. So simple and yet so simply elegant. Thank you.

  25. Lovely card–I like the design.

  26. What an elegant card! I love it. It is perfect and I know your friend will treasure it. Thanks for reminding me that stamps don’t always have to be colored in order to create a WOW card. Love also the oval and the way you positioned it. Thanks for sharing such a lovely creation.

  27. Pretty

  28. I like the setting you created for the butterfly. I’m sure your friend will love the card.

  29. Very pretty card! Love the shaped layers and orange & white combo! So fresh!

  30. Simply beautiful, love everything about it 🙂

  31. Love the doily. lovely card.
    marg0006 a verizon dot net
    Loving Scrapper 101

  32. Your butterfly card is simple and beautiful! I loved it!

  33. You are so right – that sentiment is perfect for the situation. God bless our service men and women. April

  34. I like your card and how simply you used the stamps!

  35. So simple and yet so beautiful. Thank you!

  36. I just love this pretty CAS card. Beautiful!!

  37. Love the clean, crisp look of your card and this sentiment is the best!

  38. Sherry Lowmaster

    very pretty cas card!!! love it!!

  39. Beautiful card. I think this one is my favorite!

  40. Too Darned CUTE Lori! Love this Sweet Whimsical Butterfly! 😎


  41. Beautiful card…it’s so fresh and clean looking. What a wonderful thought.

  42. I really love the simplicity of this card! It is so clean yet elegant. Thanks for sharing

  43. What a beautiful card.

  44. Beautiful, lovely card!

  45. I love the simplicity of your design. I’m not sure I could stamp the gorgeous butterflies without coloring them though! LOL

  46. i love your CAS card! i was fully expecting some coloring and your blew me away with just stamping the butterflies in matching ink – BEAUTIFUL!

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