Archive for April, 2013

April Fun


We had a great turnout for April’s Spark a Smile! Miss Tyler and her mom joined us again, and even brought Tyler’s grandma! We were also joined by our family friends, Eric and Claire. It was fun to see Eric wielding stickers instead of bicycling gear, and giggle with his sweet daughter (who is growing up way too fast!).


This month we made fun kid mini-cards for the pediatric department at the hospital. Love this combo of green/blue felt stars with star-like patterned paper, and glitter cardstock!


I’m not sure who cleverly added this shadow to the guitar, but it’s a great little detail!


Miss Tyler added a string of Star stickers to this great orange/yellow piece.


Miss Marlene loved this monster paper she found at Michael’s, and added speech bubbles saying “Hello”. Eric added his own twist, and his monsters said, “Smile”, “Do I look funny?” and “I like your hair”. Hahaha. 20130423-IMG_8779

The RockStar/crown sticker set that I found on clearance for 50 cents worked really well with the pink crown paper that Miss Marlene found! 
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I also found these cute puffy fruit stickers on clearance, and Claire came up with this bright design.


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And finally, what kid doesn’t love Mickey? Even my little boy, who is just over 1.5 years old, loves Mickey! Miss Marlene found this fun Mickey paper, added a Mickey head punch, and I added a “hello”! 20130423-IMG_8763
Spark a Smile card parties are always free, and hosted at Yang & Horsley Dentistry (325 E. Cottonwood Lane). Hope you’ll join us next Wednesday, May 8th, from 5-7PM!


March Thank You


For March, we focused on making a bulk batch of Thank You cards for several organizations/businesses to send, including our awesome neighbors at the Casa Grande Alliance! We had three cute designs to choose from. For this design, it was fun to mix-and-match the pieces to make something unique. The backgrounds measured 3.75″x5″, the strip across measured 3.75″x2″, which made it really easy to maximize a sheet of 12×12″ paper! We also added the fun technique of inking edges with brown ink and this blending tool
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Miss Marlene also designed this easy embossed card. Remember our new friend Tyler, from last month? She loved Spark a Smile so much, she brought her mom along! Our new guest, Miss Mary, put most of these together.



And finally, Miss Marlene designed this custom card for our friends at Brutinel Plumbing & Electrical to send to their customers. Isn’t that toilet cute?? Marlene found the QuickKutz die cutter for 99 cents! They were a little tricky (and tiny) to put together, but they turned out great.

Join us Wednesday, April 10th, between 5-7PM at Yang & Horsley Dentistry. Since April kicked off with April Fools’ Day, we’re continuing the fun by making happy kid cards for the pediatric department at CGRMC! Hope you can join us!


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