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!

Happy World Card-Making Day!

October 6th is World Card-Making Day! What are you doing to celebrate? Greeting someone with a friendly “hello”?   Wishing someone happiness on their special day?   Or just sending a little bit of love via paper? Why not celebrate with us next Wednesday at Yang & Horsley Dentistry from …

Sunday School September

This month, we helped Miss Marlene and her friend Pat with a project for Sunday School. Miss Pat is the director for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade department at her church and has recently been sending cards to kids who have been missing Sunday School. The cards are working! …

Christmas in August

At our last Spark a Smile party, we celebrated Christmas in August by making blank Christmas cards for Operation Write Home, which sends boxes of blank greeting cards overseas to the men and women in the military, so they can write home. We came up with a few “stick it …

RockStar

School’s starting soon! What better way to ring in the new school year than by celebrating our local teachers? I LOVE these pink, black, and sparkly mini-cards that we made at Spark a Smile last month! What do you think? (Click to enlarge) Join us next week for our free …

Happy 4th of July!

At Spark A Smile in June, we celebrated the 4th, early! We had a great turnout! Here’s just a sample of the mini cards we created. Aren’t these tiny firecrackers cute? Miss Linda came up with that ingenious design! Miss Marlene and I collaborated on these – she cut the …

Card-making Podcast

Check out this awesome podcast about card-making! Well, all of the Paperclipping Roundtable episodes are great, but this one specifically has tons of ideas about our Spark A Smile specialty… making cards!

Flowers for Ama

Just a few days after my last post, my sweet grandma (I call her Ama) took her last breath and joined the angels. She was my constant friend, companion, and one of our biggest Spark a Smile supporters. Even at age 81 with poor vision, she’d still participate and help …

May: In Bloom for Hospice Compassus

This month, in honor of my grandma (the face of Spark a Smile) who will need hospice care someday, we created Mother’s Day cards for Hospice Compassus of Casa Grande. Miss Marlene and I had been browsing Pinterest (feel free to follow me!) and created these inspirational samples, but I …

April Rainbows

We helped the Pinal County Juvenile Court celebrate National Volunteer Month by donating 150 of these fun cards! We went with an “April showers” theme. These are probably my favorite of all the cards we’ve done in our 2.5 years of sparking smiles! I love these bright, happy colors! The …

WordPress

We’ve decided to migrate the Spark a Smile blog from Blogger (blogspot) to WordPress (highly recommended by this guy)! Bear with us while we make the big move…