Pinal County

April Rainbows

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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”.

March – Garden of Sunshine Youth

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For Spark a Smile (March) we created cards for the Casa Grande Youth Commission and the Garden of Sunshine Youth Memorial Garden. To honor the Eide children who passed away in an accident during a dust storm in 2009, the Youth Commission is raising funds to create a special place in Casa Grande where parents can go to remember their children who have passed. Spark a Smile had the honor of donating Thank You cards to this cause! We chose a cheery garden theme, to help remember all those beautiful children whose joyful spirits inspire us all.

Find out more about the Garden here!

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