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Custom Return Address Labels

Custom Return Address Labels

On our trusty Silver Bullet cutter, we have been creating custom return address labels for Graft-Jacquillard Funeral and Cremation Services. Where else can you get this service completed locally? Here at the studio, we design ourselves and print locally. It is true American craftsmanship.  It is our opinion that Graft-Jacquillard pays extreme attention to detail and will do custom work for THEIR clients as well. We feel it is one of their specialties. If ever in need, we highly recommend Graft-Jacquillard for all of your funeral and cremation services.

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Painting Paint

Painting Paint

Busily we are finishing our efforts publishing Stories, Tales, and Poems for the Scottdale Writers Group. In need to fill a blank spot on the page, we quickly whip up more artwork. Well, as quickly as we can… Such a fun task. Not only do we see publishing as a whole, a piece of creativity, but we get to help fill the pages as well. We are blessed indeed. Keep checking back wth us for the hot release! Once complete and returned from the printer, you will be able to purchase a copy here on our site.

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Illustrating Publications

Illustrating Publications

Possibly the best part of publishing a book is getting to do some of the illustrations inside. Publishing can be very time consuming but so worth the elbow grease when you hold the bound pages in your hands. The studio has been pouring in extra hours attempting to get the next printing of Stories, Tales, and Poems by the Scottdale Writers Group off to the press. We felt it necessary to stop for a bit today to create this image of a glass of lemonade for a certain spot in the book. Doesn’t it entice you to want to drink

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2018 Chellman Family Reunion T-Shirt

2018 Chellman Family Reunion T-Shirt

Before we know it, August will be here and the 80th Chellman Reunion will be taking place. 80 years of gathering is definitely something to commemorate! Certainly not too many families can boast of such accomplishments. Join the fun and order your 2018 Chellman Family Reunion T-Shirt today. Dead line for ordering is July 20, 2018 so order now while you can! CLICK HERE TO ORDER

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Laser Cut Product Labels

Laser Cut Product Labels

Today the studio is busy cutting out packaging labels for Living Essentials’ Body Wash products. First we create the design, have it sent out to be printed, then use our handy laser cutter to polish off thr process. If you ever wondered how essential oils could help you, please feel free to contact LEC. There is a wealth of health and information they can help you with. Would you like to learn how to make your own body wash? Please contact them to attend the next class by clicking here! If you are ever in need of customized adhesive labels

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PURRfectly Established Welcome Sign

PURRfectly Established Welcome Sign

Hand painted in acrylics, this was a fun project to complete. There is nothing like getting the paints out and working it “Old School” style. Created for a couple of cat lovers in Wyoming, we enjoyed putting the kitty and native wild flowers into the display. Do you have some signage you need? I bet we can take care of it for you!

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AIGA Pittsburgh Mentor Mashup

AIGA Pittsburgh Mentor Mashup

Returning from AIGA Pittsburgh’s final Mentor Mash meeting, Susan and her teammates Louis Vazquez and Alex Berdis present their Tacos at 40° publication. These guys were great. As talented artists/designers and a ton of fun to work with, Susan hopes to keep in touch with these boys. Stay tuned for your ability to purchase a copy of Tacos at 40° very soon!

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Video Taping Dancing with the Celebrities

Video Taping Dancing with the Celebrities

Teaming up for a good cause, TDI Ballroom Dance Studio helped Animal Friends of Westmoreland with the annual Dancing with the Celebrities dance competition at the Palace Theater in Greensburg, PA. The occasion took place on April 21st and the studio had the privilege of video taping the event. You can view some of the best dancing and choreography in the country by clicking here.

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Planting Rose Bushes

Planting Rose Bushes

An art studio without gardens can’t be, at least no in these artists’ eyes… The studio worked hard this week planting 10 rose bushes to add to the few we transplanted last winter after our move. Our goal is to not only provide an aesthetic store front but to gain a tranquil atmosphere for encouragement and inspiration. With the help of Mother Nature, we can’t wait to see, smell, pick, draw, and paint the fruit of our labor.  

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Website Updates and Social Media Campaigns for LEC

Website Updates and Social Media Campaigns for LEC

Wearing many hats can make it difficult to keep a website updated or manage social media. While Living Essential Coaching, LEC, is helping folks get healthy, stay healthy, be healthy; we are busy keeping their website and Facebook page healthy as well. Visit their website to learn more about how they can help you own your health, control your diet, lower stress levels, and cure both simple and complex health issues. As an RN, BSN, and CHLC; Lisa Ed-Coughanour is gathering rave reviews for her knowledge and expertise in the health field. SMH Illustration & Design can help you promote

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Video Taping TDI’s Spring Showcase

Video Taping TDI's Spring Showcase

In the middle of April, even when it is still cold and snowy outside, TDI Ballroom Dance Studio celebrates spring rain or shine with their studio showcase. The studio had the privilege of video taping the student’s dances. Check out the fun everyone had!   Click on titles below to access the videos: Open Dance Barret Sunceri Squire Marturano Malago Salem Nelson Naugle Carter LaBlast   SaveSave SaveSave

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Interactive PDFs for Use on iPad or Tablet Made for Sisko Waterproofing

Interactive PDFs for Use on iPad or Tablet Made for Sisko Waterproofing

Interactive PDFs are pretty cool. With ease, these forms allow you to go paperless. We had the privilege of preparing documentation for Sisko Waterproofing not too long ago and now they are up and running with nothing more than their iPad or tablet.  Just a simple click of a radio button and their clients can fill out a questionnaire and even sign a contract within minutes. Do you have a form that you would like to no longer have printed? Contact SMH Illustration & Design and we will be happy to help you toss them in the can for good.

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Logo and Business Collateral for Alpha Omega Dog Services

Logo and Business Collateral for Alpha Omega Dog Services

Just recently the studio has had the pleasure of designing a logo and business collateral for Alpha Omega Dog Services. Do you find animals to be a wonderful thing, especially dogs? If so, this service is one that could benefit you. From pet sits, to walking services, to dog training, Alpha Omega Dog Service can’t be beat. Getting fantastic reviews, AODS provides their care with a true passion for canine creatures. Visit their Facebook Page for more information!  

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Valentine Crafts at Stanwood Elementary

Valentine Crafts at Stanwood Elementary

Hoping that everyone had a Happy Valentine’s Day like we did, we thought we would share our joy. The studio got to organize the Valentine party at Stanwood Elementary for Miss George’s kindergarten class. Crafts are our specialty and this one was of no exception. Taking recycled canning lids, we spray painted them and hot glued a magnet on the back. The children then got to paint and decorate them as they desired. Presto! Holiday magnets for them to decorate their homes. A quick, easy, fun, inexpensive craft for children to create. Enjoy!  

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Websites, SEO, and Marketing

Websites, SEO, and Marketing

When you wear a graphic design hat, it is hard to not be connected with the marketing end of business. Last week we had the privilege of gleaning from a generous and knowledgeable company who is wiling to teach others and keep us up to date with all of the latest marketing, SEO trends. We need this information in order to provide our clients with the best amenities possible. A few of the items we learned were as follows: • Social Media is used in order to drive traffic to your site via Google searches. Different medias require different types

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New Release in Scrapbook Paper

New Release in Scrapbook Paper

Passing time during cold, snowy months can be a daunting task. Not when you are into scrapbooking! It is the perfect time to hunker down and get your photos organized, “scrapped,” and preserved for a lifetime. The studio has a few new designs we created this week for those who think the same. Requests for Pittsburgh Central Catholic and Oakland Catholic schools were our motivation. Take a look and consider getting your “scrapping” done. Click here for more scrapbook paper designs.

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Logo for Fusion Leadership Group

Logo for Fusion Leadership Group

Here at the studio, we had the privilege not too long ago to provide a logo for the Fusion Leadership Group. One of the fun parts of this project was creating the many different faces of the logo. As many different looks as the logo now has, that is the many ways that Fusion Leadership Group can reach out and help grow leaders in today’s society. Check out their website, or better yet, sign up for their conference before it’s too late!  

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Handmade Valentine Exchange

Handmade Valentine Exchange

Interested parties wanting to join in a handmade Valentine exchange need to email us their name and mailing address no later than January 31st, 2018. Rules of the exchange are as follows: Email SMH Illustration & Design your name and mailing address We will email you a list of names and addresses of others who are participating Create 10 handmade valentines Mail the valentines on or before February 7 th, 2018 to the addresses you are sent Enjoy your valentines as you receive them from the others participating

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Many blessings to you in 2018.

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Home Decorating Contest Ornament

Home Decorating Contest Ornament

Calling all Scottdale residents; it is that time of year again when SMH Illustration & Design awards the best decorated home with this beautiful hand etched Christmas tree ornament. How do you enter the contest? Simply upload an image of the home of your choice to our Facebook page and provide us with an address before December 23rd 2017. The studio and their helpers will take a ride around town looking at the homes posted and decide who is this year’s winner after the 23rd!

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Customized Greeting Cards

Customized Greeting Cards

It’s not just our artwork we publish, but other artists and photographers too. This Christmas watercolor of the nativity is just one example. Talented no doubt, this artist did not realize that their artwork can be transformed and circulated so easily. After granting the studio a copy of the original, we worked our magic and voila! Because we received a very sweet thank you note, we think the artist was pleased. SaveSave

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Logo for Big Dream Events

Logo for Big Dream Events

Folks have been there and know that one knows how to plan a party like Big Dream Events. Never heard of them before? While new as a start-up, owners David Mardis and Rob Sheppeck, have been getting recognition for decades as great designers and over-the-top party planners. Deciding to make it official, SMH Illustration & Design put on their dance shoes and did a jig when asked to design Big Dream’s logo and business collateral. Check them out on their website and social media. Hire them for your next event or simply attend one of the parties they already have

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Thank You to Forbes Regional

Thank You to Forbes Regional

Words can’t describe our gratitude for the care and therapy that Susan’s father recieved during his stay at Forbes Regional Hospital. SMH Illustration & Design highly reccomends this facility for all of your rehab needs. Thank you to all of the nurses, doctors and staff but a special shout out to Julie, Natalie and Lisa who made his rehabilitation fun , personal and effective.

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