Archive for May, 2012

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 don’t think anyone needed them… everyone was on a creative roll that night!

Love this color combination from our awesome assistant, Janie:

Marlene (and her helper Paula) mass-produced this awesome design with fun colors and coordinating button brads:

Miss Linda added these fun 3-d flowers with teeny rhinestone centers:

I made this flower out of a regular scallop punch! It was fun (and super inexpensive) to make.

Join us Wednesday, June 13th between 5-7PM (at Yang and Horsley Dentistry: 325 E. Cottonwood Lane) as we create 4th of July cards!

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 pictures don’t do these justice, but we used Cuttlebug embossing folders to create the big dots on the metallic blue cardstock, and convenient squares of adhesive cardstock to create the rainbow. “On a cloudy day” is punched out of glittered white cardstock!

We had a great turnout last month, including a surprise visit from my brother-in-law and two nieces, who came all the way from Surprise! We also had some help from my friend Amy, who worked remotely from home since couldn’t make the party! My cousin and her roommate also helped out while we were hanging out at a half-Ironman triathlon to support my brother-in-law. :)

When we delivered our stack of cards to Donna McBride at the Juvenile Court, this is what she emailed me:

“Oh my goodness… they are BEAUTIFUL!!  Thank you so very much for the awesome cards!!! The volunteers will love them…. And what a wonderful community service project. You are the best!!! – Donna

PS – I would send you a thank you card – but I imagine you don’t need any more!! haha”

Thanks to everyone who helped out! Now it’s your turn – join us on Wednesday, May 9, from 5-7 PM to help us make Mother’s Day cards for Hospice Compassus. Our theme this month is “In bloom”.

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