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!

Holiday Season Donations

Here are a few of the most recent card donations – lots of them are hand-drawn, which adds a sweet touch to an already-sweet gesture! This one was drawn by a boy who just moved to Arizona from Mexico! These were store-bought, but the nice people at Norris Management took …

Last-minute Christmas gift idea

Looking for an easy, last-minute Christmas gift idea? Why not give someone the gift of card-making “therapy”? (Some of the ladies who participate in Spark a Smile report that crafting cards is a great way to ease your mind, get your thoughts off of the worries in life, and just …

Last Thursday’s Card-Making Party

What a successful second card-making party we had last Thursday – we made over 50 cards that night!! Some people chose to do all Christmas/winter-themed cards … Some people chose to take the card-recycling challenge… (the blue wise men and the white border are from a recycled Christmas card!) (the …

WOW!! 182!!!

WOW!! Take a look at some of the *182* cards that were donated by the kids at Pinnacle High School! Thanks so much to Tamara S. for coordinating the card-creating classes, and for delivering the cards this week. Click here to see the rest of their amazing, encouraging artwork!! P.S. …

Party this Thursday!

What a fun way to continue the spirit of Thanksgiving, blessings, and gratitude! Come make a greeting card to share with someone in need of a smile!

Mary C O’Brien Donations !!

Look at some of the great cards made by the kids at Mary C. O’Brien Elementary!! Thanks for your fun, encouraging cards – learning to Spark a Smile at a young age 🙂 Click HERE to see them all! What an excellent example of creating on a dime… just a …

Supply Donations, Next Party, and… We’re Famous!

So much has happened for Spark a Smile in the last few weeks! First, we got a great supply donation from “Miss” Mandie McKinley, over at Casa Grande Valley Newspapers, Inc. She provided us with some decorative scissors, cute paper, sparkly little embellishments, and more! Thanks for the goodies, Mandie! …

Highlights from our First Card-Making Party!

It was a success! Last Friday we had a small group of card crafters, young and old(er). We met in our office lobby, set up our paper supplies, and went to work! We even had three Cuttlebug machines (for cutting and embossing) to play with! We crafted over 25 cards …

Today’s the day!!

Today’s the day!! Our FIRST card-making event!! Come craft with us! Our office is right next door to ReMax and across the street from the Armory at 325 E. Cottonwood Lane. Between 11 AM – 1 PM, come and go as you please, bring your lunch if you’d like! And …

Another Loving Donation!

WOW! These cards, about 40 total, were superbly crafted and generously donated to Spark a Smile by “Miss” Marlene Barber! If you have any questions about how she created these beautiful pieces of paper art, post them in the comments. Maybe we can entice her to guest-blog and answer your …