Patriot Day in September

Last month’s Spark a Smile happened to fall on a very special day – September 11th, Patriot Day. To celebrate our continued freedom, we decided to make red/white/blue postcards to send to the military. Our local school kids will be writing greetings and notes of thanks on the back of the postcards and we’ll send them overseas! We had two new faces – Miss Joy and Sylvia – and they were GREAT!! Joy noted that it was so therapeutic to make cards :) Here are a few of the amazing designs.

I thought that scalloped “Thank You” stamp was so cute. I found it at Target for $1!

We had quite a few hand-made flags!




Miss Marlene invested in a simple star punch so she wouldn’t have to hand-cut stars like she did last time we made patriotic cards. :) 20130915-IMG_2911

We were all able to share the positive and negative shapes of the punched stars – it was fun to see how we used each others’ “trash”!

20130915-IMG_2908We had such a fun time creating these cards for the hard-working men and women who bravely serve our country! Will you come join us in October as we make cards for other “fighters”? We’re making PINK cards for breast cancer awareness month. We meet on the second Wednesday of every month (October 9, 2013) at Yang and Horsley Dentistry (325 E. Cottonwood Lane) from 5-7PM. Hope to see you there!