Monthly Archives: January 2010

Spark a Smile Souvenirs

Aren’t these sweet? Miss Marlene created these Spark a Smile souvenirs, especially for Smile Sparkers! Come to our next party to get your own, or to learn how to make them!

I’ve seen these cute things at Target… 

They’re magnets!

And Spark a Smile chocolate inside… chocolate’s always sure to spark a smile…

Why would a dental office hand out matchbooks?

Surprise! They’re mints!

Thanks so much for the super-cute stuff, Miss M!!

Card-Crafting Party!

Our next card-crafting party will be Thursday, February 11, 2010, from 5-7 PM! That time slot seemed to be our biggest turnout!

Here are some designs from our last party – we made 33 total!

I love how Miss Marlene filled all the circles with smiley faces!

My friend Amanda created this one from scratch, cleverly cutting out the sun and clouds (this is only her second card-making session, ever!!).

I used just scraps from Amanda’s card to make a new one (negative image of the sun, and the little wavy border from her sea).

Check out the rest here!

Stay tuned this week for some special Spark a Smile crafts!

Fresh Calendar? Save the date!

If you’re like me, you were highly anticipating the Happy New Year… not only because of the fresh start, the resolutions to be better and do better… but mostly because of that fresh blank calendar, waiting to be filled with activities and memories!!

Don’t forget to add Spark a Smile to your little blank squares! Our next party is THIS Saturday, January 9th, from 10 AM – 1 PM!

Our theme this month will be SNOW (which we don’t really get in Casa Grande, so this could be a challenge!). Bring your icy blues, crisp whites, and pile on the glitter!

Want to add a Spark A Smile resolution to your 2010 list?

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Make a few postcards in January and try to send one once a month, to someone you don’t get to see very often, just to let them know you’re thinking of them.
  • As the holidays wind down, keep the spirit of giving going throughout the year! Make a stack of cards and give them away to friends, so they can Spark a Smile, too!
  • Taking down Christmas tinsel and thinking of tossing those Christmas cards? See what you can do with the pretty glittered Hallmark cards! Could you somehow recycle those amazing designs?
  • Maybe create a habit of leaving post-it-notes on the bathroom mirror for your son, or tuck a happy note into your husband’s coat pocket before he leaves for work. The spirit of Spark a Smile, not the avenue, is what truly counts!

Happy New Year! See you Saturday!