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May/June

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20150516-IMG_8151We took a quick break in June to celebrate graduation and weddings with family and friends, but we’re back! Here are some of the cards Miss Kristen and Beka made at our May party. Super cute “hello” cards! 

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Hope you can join us tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8 from 5-7PM at Yang & Horsley Dentistry. We’re making mini-cards to welcome new teachers to the Casa Grande Elementary School District… an annual tradition! Come join the fun!

 

 

March Feel Better Soon

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This is a rare project for us! We usually stick to “hello” or “have a happy day”, but today we decided to make true “Get Well Soon” cards for hospital patients. We had some donated paper floating around, so I paired it with some metallic yellow circles/scallops from leftover scraps, these cute bird stamps, and simple white labels. Even Dr. Julie and Miss Janie’s granddaughter helped with these (unintentionally) Easter/spring mini-cards! Aren’t they cute?

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Hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, May 13th from 5-7PM at Yang and Horsley Dentistry (325 E. Cottonwood Lane), as we make some Hello cards for some local groups!

February Police Thank You Cards

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This month, inspired by the blue colors of the Gene Yang Gang and remembering Dr. Gene’s legacy this month, we created cards for the Casa Grande Police Department to recognize their strength and hard work.

I love all the textures in these cards: the matte silver backgrounds, the shiny foil stars, the textured metallic card stock, the embossed stars!

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Hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, March 11th (from 5-7PM at Yang & Horsley Dentistry) as we create “Feel Better Soon” mini-cards for our local hospital/rehabilitation centers!

You are Loved

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Miss Marlene took over the prep for our January SAS party. She designed these Valentine’s Day cards for Miss Judy to deliver to the homebound. She did a great job of preparing all the pieces – there are so many intricate details! I love the embossing, and the tiny (shiny silver) heart!

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Join us Wednesday, February 11th from 5-7PM at Yang & Horsley Dentistry. We’re making Thank You cards for the Casa Grande Police Department, to let them know we appreciate their hard work!

Happy 2015!

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20141210-IMG_3136SAS2014 ended with something a bit different: we made projects to take home! We’re always crafting things for strangers, so we thought it would be fun to share with our own friends and family. Miss Marlene had some pieces cut out for gift tags. They turned out so cute.

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Join us this Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Yang and Horsley Dentistry (325 E. Cottonwood Lane), as we create early Valentine’s Day cards for the homebound!

Thanksgiving Turkeys

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Every year in November, we make little treats for the Seeds of Hope/community Thanksgiving dinner. This is our fourth year contributing to such a great event, and for 2014, Miss Kristen came up with the idea to make these cute turkeys!

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I did a little research on Pinterest and came up with this simple design: two scalloped half-circles, a Lifesaver, a friendly turkey face, and the best part – two little feet peeking out. We had a little army of helpers, and made over 300 turkeys in a variety of colors!

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Thank you for everything you do, Seeds of Hope! Hope you can join us on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 5-7PM. We’re making Christmas tags to gift to family and friends!

Celebrate

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We had a great turnout for our 5th birthday celebration! We had an extra-full table, a few new faces, and of course, our faithful, familiar, Spark a Smile friends.

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Our new friend Dira, who is a mixed-media artist, brought her teen daughter, and they both created some cute designs.

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Miss Marlene invited another expert card-designer, Miss Sheri, and she created some cute cards with some fun patterns.

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Hope you’ll join us this Wednesday, November 12th, from 5-7PM at Yang & Horsley Dentistry for our monthly party. We’re participating in the Seeds of Hope annual Thanksgiving Dinner, by providing “dessert”!

Happy 5th Birthday, Spark a Smile!

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20121020-IMG_1016This October marks 5 years since Spark a Smile was founded! Our group has had over 50 monthly meetings and made 5,257 cards! So many things have changed in 5 years, but Spark a Smile has remained a constant for our dental family. We hope you’ll join us as we continue to spread happy mail that sparks a smile.

For SAS September, we got a head start on Halloween and made these cute mini-cards for a local church’s Trunk or Treat. We had a lot of help from four giggly girls who love to craft! They each put their own spin on things.

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We’re celebrating FIVE years of Spark a Smile with a HAPPY party- Wednesday, October 8th, from 5-7PM at Yang and Horsley Dentistry. Hope you’ll join us for the birthday bash!

 

Cards for Danny

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In July, there was a news article about Danny, a little boy from Massachusetts with an inoperable brain tumor. For his birthday, all he wanted was birthday cards from all over the world. He received over 100,000 cards! We decided to keep the celebration going by sending him a few more, and here’s what we created!

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We had some help from Miss Pat and her two grandkids, and it was special for them to help another child. 20140829-IMG_0092-2

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Hope he loves them as much as we loved making them! Join us on Wednesday, September 10th, from 5-7 PM as we get ready (early) for Halloween.

 

 

Mini-card Leftovers

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We’re back! We took a little hiatus to welcome our new little guy, Robert, in April!

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To celebrate our new miniature addition, we made miniature cards for July’s SAS party. They were sent to 60 new teachers at the Casa Grande Elementary school district. Here’s just a sample of what we created:

Miss Janie finished up these cute Arizona cards that we made last year. Look at that cute little heart over Casa Grande!

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Miss Pat and her grandsons (4 and 6 years old, and super creative!) made these. Miss Pat put together the backgrounds, while the boys added the puffy stickers.

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I took care of the beachy Aloha cards:

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Miss Marlene created a stack of these awesome pink cards, with a little help from one of Miss Pat’s grandsons. He did a great job!

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Next week we’ll be making cards for little Danny Nickerson, who has an inoperable brain tumor. His birthday wish was to receive cards from all over the world. His birthday has passed, so we’re going to surprise him with some “thinking of you” cards! Click here to check out his story: http://abc7news.com/203344/ Hope you’ll join us on August 13th, 2014 from 5-7PM at Yang and Horsley Dentistry!

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