Peony and Phlox Wedding Shower Invitations

Peony and Phlox Wedding Shower Invitations

Parties rock so the studio considers it a privilege to design invitations for them. Here is another wedding shower invite we did with a peony and phlox theme. The soon-to-be-bride enjoys the colors of teal and coral so we painted flowers to match her favorites. Watercolors were the medium of choice. Click here to order yours!  

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2017 Chellman Family Reunion

2017 Chellman Family Reunion

It is that time of year when family reunions are in full bloom. This T-shirt was designed for such an occasion. In 1904, the Chellman family crossed the sea to America from their beloved Sweden. Since then, the family has gathered for their father’s birthday since 1938. Of course their father is no longer with them, but they still continue to get together and reunite.  To purchase your shirt, please email us today!

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Bowling Birthday Party Invites

Bowling Birthday Party Invites

Strike! These invitations will help get your party-prep game on. Created for a special 7 year old turning 8, they can be transformed as needed. Bowl a perfect score by ordering our pre-made designs, or consider having the studio create your custom party invitations. Our designs are right up your alley! Click here to order. SaveSave

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Vinyl Lettering for an Excited Grandmother

Vinyl Lettering for an Excited Grandmother

Adventure awaits indeed. Isn’t this project adorable? The studio cut vinyl letters of “Going to Grammy J’s” and “An Adventure Awaits” to adhere onto a vintage suitcase. Created for a new grandchild, the suitcase is to be used to pack necessities for a visit to grandparents. Keep us in mind for all of your vinyl needs, even when on the go!  

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Adventure Baby Shower Invitations

Adventure Baby Shower Invitations

Guests were encouraged to strap on their hiking books and come out for an Adventure Baby Shower. The actual backpack-diaper bag that the baby received was hand drawn and filled with adventure related items, just like a real backpack would contain. The map, flashlight and baby bottle canteen all had important shower details printed on them. They then were cut on our handy-dandy Silver Bullet cutter. The backpacks were stuffed and the invitations mailed out. Thus the adventure began!

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Kentucky Derby Bridal Shower

Kentucky Derby Bridal Shower

Run for the Roses! Wait… we mean, run for the altar! What fun it was to create these Kentucky Derby bridal shower invitations for the big weekend in May. Don’t they make you want to join the fun? To complete the ensemble, game books and Hershey Kiss game tickets were fashioned as well. As always, SMH Illustration & Design hand drew and painted all of the artwork used in the designs. You too can commission us to produce your custom projects. Simply send us an email and we will be glad to oblige.      

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Videography of Dancing with the Celebrities

Videography of Dancing with the Celebrities

Wow! What an amazing night SMH had videotaping Dancing with the Celebrities at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA. Once again; our claim is for graphic design and illustration, not videography.  When the need arises, however, we are more than delighted to oblige. It was a fun and exciting evening. ALL of the dancers did a fantastic job. Benefits from the event were directed to the Animals Friends of Westmoraland, a non-profit animal shelter in Youngwood, PA.   Please find our productions on our YouTube channel by clicking here.

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Chickadee Fine Art Acrylic Painting

Chickadee Fine Art Acrylic Painting

Can you hear them sing? These two little chickadees were the perfect subject for a fine art  painting. Using acrylics on canvas, the painting was completed in a day. Prints, greeting cards, stationery, scrapbook paper; we can’t wait to see the endless amount of items we can create with this artwork. Would you like to watch the process? Click here to view it on our YouTube Channel.

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Save the Date Announcements

Save the Date Announcements

With wedding season just around the corner, the studio was honored to create these super special Save the Date announcements. Using lavender, felt envelopes and a black and white photo; these cards were a pleasure to create. They were then sealed with a deeper, purple return address label cut in an oval shape to match the oval behind the names and date. Of course it helped that violets and blue bells were in bloom at the time. It made the project “plum” sweet.

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Ballroom Dance Videography

Ballroom Dance Videography

As graphic designers and fine artists, the studio does not make its claim to videography. When the need arises, however, one must do what one must do. In this case it gave us great joy and satisfaction to be apart of the 2017 Spring Showcase at TDI Ballroom Dance Studio. In-between dancing the night away, we were able to earn our keep by recording for all to enjoy. Please find these recordings on TDI’s YouTube channel simply by clicking here.

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Business Ads for Graft-Jacquillard Funeral Services

Business Ads for Graft-Jacquillard Funeral Services

Spring is in full bloom and so is the opportunity to advertise. With magazine racks, yearbooks, and newspapers all bidding for attention, we were more than glad to create these business promotions for Graft-Jacquillard Funeral & Cremation Services. Graft-Jacquillard is a great small town funeral service provider and we are honored to help support them in their success. Let us know what type of advertising we can design for you!

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Airshow

Airshow

In preparation for an airshow coming your way, we had requests for art work to co-inside with it. Gear your engines and get ready for a precise, exciting form of amazement and entertainment. Let our fighter jets show you the way!

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Adult Coloring Postcards

Adult Coloring Postcards

Because our adult coloring Christmas cards were such a hit, we gained requests for more designs. This time we were asked to create birthday postcards. Of course we did our best to oblige our clients. The great part is that after our clients are pleased, we can share these products with everyone. Feel free to purchase postcards for your birthday celebrants as well by clicking here!

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Animation for Pittsburgh Pap

Animation for Pittsburgh Pap

Everyone likes an animation don’t they? Well, the studio sure had fun producing this one. Created as an intro to a YouTube channel, it needed to be short but cute. We think we succeeded. Click here to watch the animation and enjoy.

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American Fair Credit Council Gets Vectorized

American Fair Credit Council Gets Vectorized

The studio was pleased to create a vectorized copy of the American Fair Credit Council’s logo and seals. Vector graphics are high resolution images that are produced on the computer by mathematical equations. How they are created is way over the studio’s heads, but we certainly know the difference when we see or create one. The quality is exquisite. When the American Fair Credit Council asked if we could oblige them, we were more than glad to. Keep us in mind for all of your high res projects!                       

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Valentine Fun with #handmadevalentineexchange

Valentine Fun with #handmadevalentineexchange

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! “We hope you have a day filled with love.” While this is true, this was the slogan on the inside of our handmade valentines that the studio sent out. Somehow we got a hold of the Handmade Valentine Exchange list and signed right up. We handcrafted 10 valentines then sent them to a list of fellow creators from all over the world. These addresses were emailed to us as part of the process. Our list contained people from the US, Canada, and India. Getting valentines from complete strangers from in different regions is pretty cool. Thank you Julia

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Stuck on Stickers

Stuck on Stickers

The studio has been fascinated with the creation of stickers. We just can’t get enough of them! Stickers for this, stickers for that, stickers, stickers, stickers… Whether it be a vector drawing, a hand painted item, or an image from a photograph, all have the ability to be made into a sticker. A sticker for cards, a sticker for envelopes, a sticker for rewards, you name it; we can create it. We are stuck on stickers. Do you have any sticker needs? Please feel free to tell us and we can help you out!               

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CCCD Logo Repainted

CCCD Logo Repainted

While the studio and it’s helpers were busy in the afternoons sketching, painting, crocheting, coloring, and sewing with the students at CCCD; the day hours were spent repainting the logo on the auditorium walls. Before and after pictures shows the much needed improvements. Unfortunately we ran out of time to put the name of the school above the logo. We tried with all our might to get that far but sadly we were unsuccessful. We guess that means we have to go back!      

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Doing Artwork with Students at CCCD, Jamaica

Doing Artwork with Students at CCCD, Jamaica

Wow, what a great week the studio had! We packed our bags, hooked up with some really great friends and headed to the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf in Knockpatrick, Jamaica; otherwise known as CCCD. We sketched, we painted, crocheted, colored, we sewed, we laughed, we loved. We even got better at signing! The trip was fantastic and we believe the children had a lot of fun. CCCD, we can’t wait to come again. See you in 2019!                                                     

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Custom Signage

Custom Signage

Recently the studio had the privilege of designing a custom sign for a client. Matthew 8:27B was the chosen verbiage.  Placing it on a wooden, rustic looking backdrop, the client was pleased that the wood grain shown through.

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Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts

Now that our gifts have all been distributed, we can begin to showoff our creativity. Thank you to everyone who has supported the studio in 2016. Whether it be by commissioning us for artwork, recommending us to others, “liking” our social media posts, or simply by visiting our website; all are import to us and we are grateful. May everyone have a happy and prosperous New Year in 2017. These photos are the glass etching we did for some of the companies who commissioned us for logos.                                 

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Home Decorating Contest!

Home Decorating Contest!

Do you know anyone with the 15683 zip code? If so, they are eligible to enter our 2016 Winter Light Home Decorating Contest. In order to register a home for the contest, please submit their mailing address to our Facebook Page under this particular post. During the week of Christmas our staff of judges will drive past these addresses and decide who gets the honored ornament for the 2016 year. The classy ornament is constructed of etched glass and of course was handmade by the studio. It looks fabulous on a tree. Stayed tuned to find who has the best decorated

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Winter De-Icer and Anti-Gel

Winter De-Icer and Anti-Gel

LA Industries LLC asked the studio to create their product labels for CFPP Plus 100. After doing the research for this product, we have learned that it is a must-have for any diesel engine. CFPP Plus 100 Winter De-Icer and Anti Gel will pay for itself in no time keeping trucking companies on the road and earning profits. Do you know anyone in the trucking industry? Be sure to have the call LA Industries for a quote and information on their products!

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