Spark a Smile Blog

Welcome to the Spark a Smile blog! Check here for projects we’ve created, inspirational ideas, and stories about our mission to spark smiles in our community!

You Shine – Thank You, Casa Grande Elementary School District!

One of our favorite annual projects is creating cute mini-cards to encourage Casa Grande’s newest teachers! In 2011, we started donating to the Casa Grande Elementary School District to welcome new teachers to the area, and we have loved being able to support our schools in this way! Along with …

Easter Blessings

Here are the cute “Somebunny Loves You” cards that Miss Marlene designed and prepared for us to make in March! She used her Cricut to cut the chocolate bunnies and bows, then picked several different polka-dot colors to make a colorful set of cards for the group of visitation ladies …

We’re here!

The blog has been quiet over the summer, but we’re still crafting every month! Lately we’ve been working on more “hello” cards for the community, along with these cute Christmas and adoption cards. This was a collaborative effort with me, Miss Marlene, and her new-found friend, a Cricut electronic die-cutting machine. …

February Hello

I’ve been experimenting with brush calligraphy, so I wrote these script greetings. It was so fun to incorporate them on cards to send to some of our favorite patients! A very special thank you to Miss Donna K, who mailed us two giant boxes of her retired supplies (stamps, paper, embellishments, and my …

January Be Brave

In January, we made cards with messages of hope and strength, for the American Cancer Society. Here are a few of the designs we created! Hope you’ll join us tonight at Yang and Horsley Dentistry (325 E. Cottonwood Lane), Wednesday, February 10th, as we make some cards filled with LOVE …

Merry & Bright

We welcomed the holiday season with these peaceful Merry & Bright cards that were delivered via Seeds of Hope for a Christmas meal. Please join us for our first SAS party of the New Year, on Wednesday, January 13th from 5-7PM at Yang and Horsley Dentistry. We’re ringing in 2016 with some …

5th Annual Thanksgiving Cards

Since 2011, we’ve made 300+ treats every November for the Seeds of Hope annual Thanksgiving dinner. This year, we made 350 cute turkey cards! Many thanks to Miss Marlene and Miss Pat who stayed a little late to help finish all of the turkeys (with a little help from my …

October Adoption Day

Every November, the Pinal County Juvenile Court hosts Adoption Day, finalizing the process of adoption for many families.  We created 50 of these cheerful cards to give to all of the happy families. We’re honored to participate in a small way for this big day! Thanks so much to Miss …

Fall Cleaning in September

In preparation for a new year of crafting, we spent September cleaning out old projects and building up a stockpile of “Thank You” cards for the fall! It was fun to get to know Miss Sheri and she did a great job of making new designs from these old projects. …

Christmas in August

For our August SAS gathering, we did our best to ward off the summer heat by thinking chilly, happy, holiday thoughts! Miss Marlene prepped all the pieces for these 80 Merry Christmas cards, which will be given to the homebound. I’m sure they’ll appreciate all the love and care that …