Friday, October 1, 2010

Butterflies for a Cause (PHOTO HEAVY!!)

Hey All!!! :) Well, if you follow me on Facebook at all. One of the things I kept posting that I was working on this week was BUTTERFLIES! :)

A month or so ago I was reading my faved blogs and one of them is The Lime Light Scrappers.  From what I get- their reason for being is to SCRAP or CREATE for OTHERS. I love this approach, because while we ALL scrap for others...I feel scrapbooking and papercrafting is a hobby that is very selfless, since a lot of what we make is for others...EVEN our scrapbooks. :) I know my scrapbooks are not for me totally. I am hoping that my kids take them and share them with THEIR families. :) I did recently start my own scrapbook and have enjoyed doing pages for that one also. :)

Anyways-back to the Lime Light Scrappers...They create to give. This is what welcomes you on their site. It explains better than I could about what these ladies are about!

THE LIME LIGHT SCRAPPERS: We are a design team with a unique purpose. We use our crafting skills to help and bring light to others. We invite you to visit the site often to find out whom we are crafting for and what we are planning in the months to come. We have exciting plans that include making cards and bookmarks for our men and women in uniform, making journals for families whose children are in the hospital, making cards for baskets that help raise money for playground equipment....and that's just the beginning. Come back soon for pictures and blog entries giving you even deeper insight in to how the team is bringing light to those in need.

Is that not the BEST reason to do what we do??? I think so! :)

Well, their newest plan was to make butterflies for The Holocaust Museum in Houston, TX. I have always been intrigued by the Holocaust. Even as a little girl, I remember my mom telling me about the atrocities that the Nazi Army performed on innocent Jewish victims.  So, I know I have said this before, but, yet again, this was a project for me that was a NO BRAINER! :) I was so touched when I read the blog post here.  Gracie even included this poem that was written by a Prisoner at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp.  This is the reason for the butterflies.

The Butterfly

The last, the very last,
So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow.

Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing
against a white stone....

Such, such a yellow
Is carried lightly ’way up high.

It went away I’m sure because it wished
to kiss the world good-bye.

For seven weeks I’ve lived in here,
Penned up inside this ghetto.

But I have found what I love here.
The dandelions call to me

And the white chestnut branches in the court.

Only I never saw another butterfly.

That butterfly was the last one.

Butterflies don’t live in here, in the ghetto.

Pavel Friedman, June 4, 1942
Born in Prague on Jan. 7, 1921.
Deported to the Terezin Concentration Camp on April 26, 1942.
Died in Aushchwitz on Sept. 29, 1944.

So- This is what I created for this special project.

 I used my Cricut Cart: Give a Hoot, EK Success Patterned Paper (Baby Collection, and Martha Stewart Pearls.

 I used Cricut Cart: Give a Hoot, Webster's Pages Patterned Paper (Hello Beautiful!), and Martha Stewart Pearls.

 I used Cricut Cart: Indie Art, American Crafts Pearlized Cardstock, Shimmery Puff Paint, Jenni Bowlin Studios pearl flowers, pearls (not sure where from), and Iridescent Foil Tissue Paper.

 This was my first one that I did. You could tell, because I had not found my groove or what I was wanting to create yet. It was a little "cutesy" for me. I used Cricut Cart Indie Art, American Crafts Pearlized Cardstock, Worn Lipstick and Eucalyptus Stickles, Pink Puff Paint, Colorbok bling (dots), Blingy Butterflies (not sure where from...again), and  Iridescent Foil Tissue Paper.

 I used Cricut Cart Indie Art, Bazzill BLING Cardstock, Pink Puffy Paint, Bling (not sure where from), Flourishes from Colorbok.

 I used Cricut Cart Indie Art,  American Crafts Pearlized Cardtock, Shimmery Puff Paint, Bling (don't get mad, but I really don't know where I get my bling...I am such a bling addict that I pick it up and stash it.)

 This one was fun, but a little frustrating. Leave it to me, to try a new technique or "thing" to me when I am on a deadline! :) I used Cricut Cart Hannah Montana, Bazzill Cardstock, OLD Music sheets from a Music book I got from Goodwill. I will say....I need to do a tutorial on cutting THAT with the Cricut. There were some not so nice exchanges between me and this music! :) HA! I then used Vintage Photo and Dried Marigold Distress Ink.  

 I used Cricut Cart Hannah Montana, Bazzill Cardstock, and Chatterbox (Artsylicious) Patterned Paper.

 I am not quite sure what happened with the last two pics..I took them and loaded them the same as the others. I used Cricut Cart Give a Hoot, Cloud Nine Designs Cinnamon Stick Patterned Paper. I made sure that the papers had 2 sides so I knew they would match. So, what you are seeing is the same piece of paper, basically. :) Easy Peasy! :) And of course, BLING! :)

I used Cricut Cart Give a Hoot, Heidi Grace Patterned Paper, and Bling.

Again- This was the best project I have done in a long time. Thanks Gracie and The Lime Light Scrappers for inspiring me to create these. :)

Thanks for visiting! :)


  1. I love them! They are as beautiful as the words that inspired them, Kathy.

  2. These are so great! You are an inspiration to me, not even kidding!

  3. Well written Blog aNd Beautiful Butterflies