Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Butterfly Project

This week's Flutterby challenge is a special one. Rather than making a card, they are asking everyone to create a butterfly and donate it to The Butterfly Project. Here's an excerpt about what this project is:

More than 1,500,000 innocent children were murdered during the Holocaust. In an effort to remember them, the Holocaust Museum of Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2012, for all to remember.

It's very simple to join in this effort. You can find all the details here.

This butterfly is just one of many I plan to send in. I used some textured cardstock and a few simple embellishments. If you have any larger butterfly die cuts (here I used my Nesties), this project will be a cinch for you. It's also a fabulous way to use up your patterned paper scraps, and I know we all have plenty of paper in our stashes.

Please join in this worthwhile project with me. Thanks!

37 comments:

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What a beautiful creation you've made for such a heartfelt tribute to all those lost children.

Elise said...

Oh my goodness, Ann! This is simply beautiful and classically elegant! If not for you, I would NEVER have heard of this lovely tribute: it's simply brilliant! I will definitely partake! Thank you for this deeply inspirational share!

Michelle aka Otomon said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea! I'm definitely sending some butterflies in!

Kristyn said...

Oh wow I wasn't aware this was going on. What a great way to show tribute. I live in Houston so I can't wait to go see the final project. Thanks for posting about this I will definitely try to spread the word :-)

Pat said...

Wow it's beautiful! Well done for all these children.
Hugs xx
Pat

Lauri said...

This is beautiful! Recently we had a block party and I had all the kids decorate butterflies to send in..such a beautiful tribute!

Quirky said...

beautiful :) You're very sweet.

mommyabbytommy said...

What an interesting project. The butterflies, I imagine, will make quite a display. Thanks for sharing the info, and your sweet butterfly.

StampinCathy said...

Your card is so pretty and what a great cause to donate to.

Ann Kranitz said...

This will be a great addition to a worthy project!!

~amy~ said...

fabbie Ann...thanks for the reminder...I wanted to take part in the butterfly project..

AUsome mom said...

Beautiful Ann. And such a worthwhile project. I love it!

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

Wow - that sounds like such a moving and beautiful tribute. I'll definitely go check it out!

Maile Belles said...

What a great cause!!! Love the flower detail and what an awesome die cut!

Heather P. said...

Ditto what Kathy said!! :) Thanks for the link!

Maureen said...

What a sweet card for such a wonderful cause! Love the purple textured paper and flowers....lovely :)

Cindy Lee said...

Beautiful Ann!!! I like the purple color!

Way to go for joining this meaningful project!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeous! TFS the info regarding the butterfly project!

HazelQ said...

Awww that butterfly is soo cute!! I love the color :) and it's a great cause I might join too.

PaperCrafty said...

Beautiful creation Ann!! Such a wonderful tribute.

Maureen said...

ps...hi again, I posted an award for you over on my blog!! Thanks for all your support :)

Susan Raihala said...

What a gorgeously clean and simple butterfly! And a great project to contribute to.

TannyP said...

Beautiful =) I love that you brought awareness of this project to the forefront - I plan to get some butterflies done, too!

Beth said...

Simple and cute! I like it..and it's for an awesome cause..TFS

Jacilynn said...

so simple and cute! great project

Marie B. said...

Wow, what a neat idea!

Erika M. said...

Such a worthy cause - love your card!

cricketeew said...

What a wondeful idea! And this one is right up your alley! Being that you are a butterfly queen! I have a few Burrerflies heading your way next week!

Bella said...

So pretty and simple. What a wonderful project!

Danni said...

I'm so happy to see others joining in for this wonderful project....just wonderful!

Lyn S said...

Lovely butterfly, and such a worthwhile cause!

Becky said...

Great project, and beautiful butterfly

Darla said...

Thank you so much for sharing this!!
What a wonderful thing!

Belinda said...

Love the card!

Tonya said...

Beautiful butterfly.

Shirley said...

So pretty and the flowers are a great touch for the shape!

Melbourne home builders said...

This is such a very fantastic creation!!! I love it!!!