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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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“Draw Roll” please…

"Draw Roll" please...

Today’s drawing honoring Susan’s dad shows how much he loved his girls. Within reason, he gave them all he could. Should it have been a surprise then, when glasses were out and contacts were in, that Susan asked for a pair? Certainly her mother saw no need for the unnecessary expense. Her father though, was very easily convinced that contacts would improve her ability to see the basketball hoop. Anything for his girls to help them.

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Another Drawing to Honor Susan’s Father

Another Drawing to Honor Susan's Father

Honoring Susan’s father during Inktober was so much fun, we decided to not stop. Today’s drawing on John’s white board is one showing how he used to take her bike riding. Approximately around the age of eight, he felt that she was old enough to join the party that rode to McDonald’s for breakfast on Sunday mornings before church. There was a particular hill named Blackburn Hill that Susan had a hard time petaling up. What did her father do? He would petal briskly, give her a BIG push on the back to scoot her an extra yard or two,

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Last Day of Inktober

Last Day of Inktober

This happens to be the last day of “Inktober”. Today’s drawing is to honor Susan’s father as well. This is the basketball hoop he installed on possibly the only flat spot in their yard. The big pine tree served as a backstop. Whenever she asked, he would rebound her shots for as long as she wanted. Unsuccessfully she would entice him to play, but he would rebound for her until she was warn out.

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Inktober in Honor of Susan’s Father

Inktober in Honor of Susan's Father

#Inktober is a drawing with ink challenge we stumbled upon that looked like fun. The goal is to draw with ink every day during the month of October. Because life has been a tad trying for Susan’s dad we are dedicating our drawings to him. This one describes the yard work he did for an elderly lady with whom he felt didn’t have the means to pay him. She was an artist so bartered painting lessons in exchange for his work. Susan learned how to paint with oils and care for her brushes properly. She learned to draw as a

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5K Color Run Signage for Stanwood Elementary School

5K Color Run Signage for Stanwood Elementary School

Run, run, run! Come join Stanwood Elementary School for their annual 5K Color Run; support your local elementary school at the same time. Not up to running? Walkers are welcome too! The event will take place on Sunday, October 22nd at 9:00 AM. “Be there or be square.” Okay, so we are being a little groovy, you get the idea… The studio had the privilege of designing the sponsor banner and mile markers for the event. Children are a great cause and we encourage you to attend.       

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Book Publication for Scottdale Writers Group

Book Publication for Scottdale Writers Group

Honored is how the studio felt about getting to publish the 2017 version of Stories, Tales and Poems by the Scottdale Writers Group. Coming hot off the press right before Scottdale’s Fall Festival, only 3 copies are left of the first printing. This book is a collaboration of work from the group as well as publications by writing contest winners Joselyn Busato, Elle Kenney, and Kerra Frye. Click here to order yours while supplies last!

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A A Septic Referral Cards, T-shirt, Sweatshirts

A A Septic Referral Cards, T-shirt, Sweatshirts

Providing a pumped referral card for A A Septic was a bubbly experience. “We cleaned your tank, let us clean your vehicle” was the slogan used. Simply refer a new client and a car wash is on them. This is a great way to “come clean”. The studio provided cool T-shirts and sweatshirts for the employees as well. Please keep A A Septic in mind for all of your sewage needs. Tell them that SMH sent you and our little white van will get a free scrubbing!      

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Political Signage

Political Signage

It is that time of year when the political races begin. Our hands created signage for John Wilkinson running for Mount Pleasant Township Supervisor. Knowing John for approximately 40 years, he has always been a good guy trying to make a difference. This campaign is no different. Take a look at the social media promotion we are doing as well by clicking here. Go John!   SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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