Our Story

Sweet Zion officially began in 2010 when owner, Sophie Ulibarri's career path collided with a personal passion: art + design. As her job in non-profit event coordination led her into the occasional design responsibility, her passion for design, paper, + entrepreneurship outgrew the "hobby" title she'd once given it. After constant encouragement + prodding from close friends, she closed the door on her "corporate job" + opened the door to her own "small business". Now, Sophie wears many hats - from designer, owner, team leader, computer techie, to the crazy lady in the neighborhood who has tons of recycling each week. The Sweet Zion team has grown from one to four with the inclusion of a certain saint bernard pup. 

At Sweet Zion, we pride our little shop on our ability to create custom invitations that are carefully tailored to fit a client's identity, event, + budget while using the highest quality of products + services. All design, printing, + assembly services are done in-house, which sets Sweet Zion apart from other stationery operations.  After 7 years, however, it's become quite clear that we can't take credit for it all. We owe so much to our clients, who consistently impress us with their vision + ideas. It is true joy to come alongside + support the creativity in others. We look forward to creating something beautiful with you too!



I grew up on an acreage outside of Lincoln, Nebraska + am a transplant to the gorgeous state of Colorado via my native Coloradan husband. While it's pretty amazing to wake up to the Rocky Mountains each morning, I’m very proud of my roots. Growing up where I did gave me stability, a great work ethic, loads of creativity, + a general happiness about life. Throughout my life, I've held various jobs, but have always felt that my real path was to be an entrepreneur. When the opportunity to enter the wedding/event industry presented itself, I jumped at the chance. Who wouldn't want to be a part of making someone's biggest day their best day?

It's been so much fun to work with a variety of clients + talented event professionals. I am having the time of my life. I've loved seeing this resurgance of craftsmanship: the use of letterpress printing, engraving, wax stamping, + hand-addressed envelopes. I am relishing this season in which stationery + printing are receiving notable recognition within our industry + can't wait for the rest of the world to catch on.