Archive for February, 2013

January Get Well/Thinking of You


We recently had a request for some Get Well/Thinking of You cards for patients at 21st Century Oncology, a local cancer treatment center. We wanted them to be bright and happy cards, so we combined a bold stack of solid paper with some of Miss Marlene’s favorite patterns from our donation stash! Here are some of the results (click here to see the rest!). Aren’t they happy?

This is the sample I made to inspire the design: Solid on the bottom, patterned paper strip, and a tag/little embellishment.

This one wandered away from the template, but that’s the beautiful thing about our craft… anything goes! Love this teal/orange combo!

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Cute! totally different use of the pieces we had.

We also had a request for more masculine cards, so I think this kind of fits. Love those shiny silver brads!

I love how the original design morphed into this simple card!

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Love this one! Love the unexpected use of the orange rectangle.


Patriotic :) The copper brads add such a perfect touch.


Shimmery patterned paper paired with a vibrant purple. So pretty!


Love this green/blue combination.

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Love this one. Not sure who made it.


We had a surprisingly good turnout last month, but we were missing something… YOU! Hope you can join us for our next Spark a Smile party on Wednesday, February 13th, from 5-7PM at Yang and Horsley Dentistry (325 E. Cottonwood Lane).

We’re putting a different twist on Valentine’s Day this year – instead of candy and pink hearts, we’re honoring someone close to our hearts: my dad, Gene Yang. February 10th, 2013 will mark the 3rd anniversary of his tragic passing. He was one of the strongest, heartfelt people I have ever known. To honor his memory we’ll be making cards for Autism Speaks, another group of strong, heartfelt people who can always use encouragement! Hope you’ll be able to join us!



Welcome, 2013!


Welcome, 2013! But first, here’s a look back at our last SAS of 2012.

We wrapped up the year by wrapping up the “leftovers” from over the years. Remember these pink cards we made in October for the American Cancer Society? Miss Kathy and Pat finished those up, making over 45 cards!


Miss Janie loved these teeny beach mini-cards that we first made in the summer of 2011, so she created 12 before she had to sneak out early.


These pink flowers had been stewing in my stash for almost 3 years, but found the perfect place when I saw this pink/green patterned paper that Miss Marlene was using.


Miss Marlene had some leftover stacks of My Mind’s Eye 6×6 paper pads, so she brought those to the table and paired them with these cute “Can’t Smile Without You” greetings that we used last February.


Then, I used her leftovers to create another bird-based card! It was fun to use some leftover pieces to make something fresh and new.

We have exciting things planned for Spark a Smile in the New Year and hope you’ll be able to join us! As always, we meet on the second Wednesday of every month at Yang & Horsley Dentistry (325 E. Cottonwood Lane). Join us this Wednesday, the 9th, as we create cards for 21st Century Oncology to send wishes to their patients. Have a blessed New Year!

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