Everything about Halloween still makes me grin and giggle…

Hello my BOOooo-tiful DJ Friends…

 

sample_webHappy October!! I’m so excited for the most FUN time of the year!  Everything about Halloween still makes me grin and giggle.  From the pumpkins, owls, scarecrows, corn mazes, haunted houses, costumes, and finally my personal favorite.. the candy!  I don’t know what it is about those little candy corns only during the month of October that taste so good… but they DO!

 

As you can tell from the past few emails we’ve sent, we are trying our best to fill your trick or treat baskets with some darling DJ Halloween downloads!  So many of our monsters, witches, goblins and goodies will work for many creative projects through the year, not just for Halloween.

 

CoolFontsAnd how about all the new DJ Fonts?!!  Don’t you just love them!  Every font I drew for the ‘DJ Cool Fonts Collection’ is now my NEW FAVORITE.  I know I’ve said that many times, but it’s true.  It’s so much fun to create new letters and the flavor they take on with the many projects I know you’re working on for school and home.  Hope you’ll check them out and give some new lettering pizazz to what you’re creating this Fall.

 

Looking forward to posting pictures of my new little grandboys going trick or treating in their little costumes.  Can’t wait to teach them the Five Little Pumpkins poem and see their eyes light up when they have a sack full of treats.

 

Hope you’ll share the smiles and treats you create this month as well.  It’s so fun for us to see your projects!  We have a little treat for YOU if you do!  Simply leave a reply to this post with a picture, description or link to any Halloween creation you’ve made with DJ clip art or fonts (before October 27, 2014) and we’ll give YOU a Spooky Clip Art Alphabet’ for FREE!  :D

 

As my Mom always said “you won’t get any cavities if you share your candy!”.   Lol!

 

Halloween Hugs and Heart!

 

Dianne

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Experience the 5 Senses with FALL!

Darling DJ Friends!

 

Happy Autumn!  It’s finally HERE and so spectacular (from the mountains of Utah)!

 

I just got home from a morning drive and hike through one of the most awesome displays of bright fall colors, savory sage smells and crunchy scurrying leaves sounds I have ever encountered.  It was completely inspiring.  Looked like mother nature got out the fluorescent crayon box and just went to town!

 

It couldn’t be a better time of year to teach and experience the five senses and share in the fabulousness of FALL!  Drum-roll please….SO happy to present our newest (and most requested) DJ-FiveSenses_web    clip art download the Five Senses.  I’ve had this on my ‘drawing bucket list’ for too long now.  And I’m thrilled and thankful for the comments and requests on what you need in the way of clip art and printables for your home and school.  Hope you enjoy this set and I can’t wait to see it ‘in use’ for your classroom and home.

 

custom bulletin boardsSpeaking of seeing what YOU are up to…thank you to the many over-the-top-FANTASTIC entries in the DJ Back to School contest.

I was a mess of smiles seeing what your rooms, decorations and creative efforts brought in.  I wish you could have heard my oooo’s and ahhhh’s and squeals of delight with every entry.  We have posted all of the contest entries in the DJ Gallery and the winners have been announced.  I loved them ALL!  Amazing work my DJ Friends… simply amazing.  I really think it was some of the best entries we’ve ever had in a contest before. Be sure you take a look…

 

Like this time of year inspires and delights me…so do YOU.  Thank you for your support of DJ Inkers.  What you share and do, triggers a great big smile and camaraderie for what I do as well.   Simply put… share those smiles.  They always come back to you.back to school worksheets

 

Well, I’m going to go make some gingersnap cookies and put the branch of brilliant red leaves in a vase.  Could this beautiful autumn day be any better!?!!

 

Huge heart and smiles

 

 

Dianne

Getting the kids & classroom back to school!

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Hope this note finds you all fantastic and getting the kids and the classroom back to school!  Yeahooo!

 

Don’t you just love this time of year?!  It’s absolutely full of my favorite things.  Sweaters, fall leaves, harvesting, cooler days and nights, snuggling into the season.  I have a cinnamon sticks simmering on the stove right now to add the warm spicy scent to the air.  Ahhhh.  I just love it!

 

b2s_teachercontestI just wanted to write and remind you about the Back to School contest we have going on right now.  You can’t imagine how much inspiration we get from the entries of your projects, homes and classrooms when you enter our contests.  I know you probably don’t know this, but I subscribe to many of your classroom blogs and just peruse through the work you’re doing to teach children quite often.  I grin from ear to ear seeing the centers you set-up and the worksheets you create and think how fortunate the children that are in your classes and homes are.  What you’re doing ‘out there’ simply amazes me.  I’m so grateful to be part of what you’re creating.

 

Spread the smiles and ideas around.  Wouldn’t it be great to WIN a $100 DJ Inker’s gift certificate just for entering a snapshot of your room!?  There’s great prizes for 2nd & 3rd place too!  Entering is easy.  :)  Click here for more information on how to enter our 2014 Back to School Teacher Contest!

 

Looking forward to seeing what you’re doing!

 

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Dianne

A happy miracle…

Darling DJ Friends…

 

I want to share with you a ‘miracle’ that happened to me this week.

 

It’s been a long (weird?) month.  Busy, crazy schedules, everyone I know seems to have some problems and issues that are difficult and the weather outside in Florida is getting hotter and more humid every day.  Not my favorite for sure.  You know…not really awful stuff…just some ‘life crud’ stuff.

 

And then I received one of those little pink slips saying ‘come pick this up at the post office’ in my mailbox.  Thinking it was probably a free magazine subscription or something, I let it sit on my bill pile for a bit.  Then finally, after a week or so, could avoid it no longer and went to the post office and picked up a box from a name I didn’t know, from a city I’ve never heard of.

 

I hesitantly opened it up.  And what I found inside was nothing short of a miracle for me.  A big box full of projects a fabulous teacher had created with DJ Inker’s art and made throughout her 22 year career in teaching.  I’ve asked her if it was ok to blog about it, and she assured me that it was fine.  Penny…an angel for sure…sent me a letter and project after darling project she had made for her kids, church and school over the years.  And included a letter that had me in tears from the first sentence, and smiles the rest of the time.  I don’t know Penny personally, but I love her.  She is on a mission of kindness and love in her life that just made me stop in awe.  What a blessing to know people like she and her husband are doing.

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I’ve said this many times…no one has a better ‘job’ than I do.  I crazy love my work, the people  I meet and am able to draw for.  I am wildly blessed in this area.  But!  There are some challenges for sure, and one of them is loneliness on this side of the screen.  I spend a lot of hours alone with my work, wondering if I’m doing something that matters, and if I’ll be able to pay the bills.  So that is why… this incredible box from Penny was a miracle.   I could go on and on about the projects she created with DJ Inker’s art, but the heart, time and effort she took to send it to me and share what she made was the miracle for me!

 

I know it takes a lot of time to add heart and smiles to the things we do.  And there are days (many) that we all wonder if it’s worth it.  And I can promise you, for sure…that it is.  What we do matters.  How we care, create and pass along the love and smiles in our lives to those around us truly does matter.  Penny knows this.  I know this for sure about Penny and many of you that care about your efforts to make this world a better place.  One smile at a time.

 

Much love and thank you for letting me be part of your creations and know for sure that you’re in my heart and thoughts as well.

 

Here’s to a fabulous June!!

 

Dianne

 

P.S. Speaking of SMILES… did you know we’ve got a CONTEST going right now?  Yup… Just by taking a few minutes for your creative soul to make someone smile… you could WIN $25 to spend at DJ Inkers!!!

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It’s easy.  All you have to do is create a ‘Smile Today’ card (a little note to make someone smile).  Click here to see the daily smiles that we have created for some inspiration!  Your ‘Smile Today’ card must include:  a happy thought or quote, 1+ DJ image, and 1+ DJ font.  Please size approximately: 3.5″ x 5″ (or 500 pixels x 700 pixels), wide or tall… in jpg or PDF format.  Email your entries to smiles@djinkers.com by: June 10, 2014.  Limit 3 entries per person.

 

TWO LUCKY WINNERS will get a $25 DJ gift certificate!  And your friends will be the official judges!!!  We will post all of our entries on facebook and pintrest… and let the voting begin.  The 2 entries with the most likes/shares/comments in a week will be our winners.  :)  Winning entries will also be featured on next month’s Digital Crafting & Home Creations Email.  :)

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Hooray!!  The weekend is finally here!

 

And to kick it off ‘right’…I wanted to send you a happy little thought we’d like to call:  ‘Smile Today.’  I’ve posted a few of these DJ Daily Smiles to our gallery, Facebook and Pinterest.  (I know the word ‘daily’ is deceiving…but DJ whenever-I-can-get-to-it just didn’t sound right!)  It makes me SO happy when I can pass on a smile and see them pop-up DJ Smile Today 5on all the social media places. I created this one with DJ Early Years Art (which is, happily, on SALE this week! Yeahoo!) and our NEW DJ Simple font.

 

Will you help me out?  Please leave me a comment on the DJ Blog with your favorite saying or quote. I’d love to use some of YOUR inspiring words to create future DJ Daily Smiles.  There’s a CONTEST below with a great prize involved if you DO!  ;)

 

If you want to create your own DJ Daily smile with your favorite DJ clip art and DJ fonts (ohhh please do!!), simply save it as a jpg and email it to smiles@djinkers.com.  We will share it with the whole fabulous DJ world!

 

May your weekend be restful and full of whatever helps your recover from a long week!

 

Big heart and smiles to YOU!

 

Dianne

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Sharing Smiles & a BIG DJ Inker’s Giveaway!

DJ Friends….

 

Hope your first weeks of 2014 are going absolutely fabulous!   I loved an ad I saw a few days ago that said ‘HAPPY YOU YEAR‘!   In my head I thought “if only”…seems like everyone and everything gets attention before I give any to myself.  I’m sure you can relate.   But it IS a new year and new resolve that each day, one smile at a time, I can change the world.  It’s the one thing I know I can do each day for sure.

 

So I’m asking you to help me by joining the DJ Inker’s affiliate program!  Share the smiles with me.  It’s free & easy to do (call and talk to my darling Dee if you need help)!  I know many of you (especially teachers) have blogs and websites where you create amazing things and share with your friends… & that’s all you need to get started.  PLUS… you can earn a little extra money too!  It’s win-win!  Sharing the smiles is what it’s all about.  :)

 

And my next new TAAA-DA is…(drumroll please)!  A fantastic giveaway!  We (well, Alix my webmaster) finally figured out the little widget so entering is easy for YOU and we have a better selection process for our winner.  Yeahoo!  Because our Kidoodlez Language Arts collection is newly available as a DOWNLOAD, we thought we’d go all-out and give one away to one lucky winner.  Enter right away & tell your friends!Language Arts samples

It’s going to be a GREAT year.  We are so grateful for supportive and incredible customers like YOU!  A big grin and thanks for the comments and heart that you share with us!

 

 

Smiles & Heart!

 

Dianne

 

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Happy Holiday Sale This Weekend!

Darling Friends…

 

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!!

Hope you’re not in the same ‘turkey coma’ that I am!  Sheeze-o-peep.  I’m having a hard time getting myself in ‘gear’ today after all the family, food, friends and love one could ever hope for this Thanksgiving weekend.  This holiday is so SO great… and (let’s face it) so exhausting as well.  I’m tickled silly that most of my shopping is online and right here as I sit in my jammies and a plate of leftovers at my desk!  Hope you’re on the other side of the screen doing the same thing!

 

Just wanted to remind YOU…(because I love a little reminder as well) that the entire DJ Inker’s store is 25% off this weekend.  Every smile and cute creation at DJ Inker’s is on SALE!  Yeaaahooo!  We only do this once a year and know our loyal and supportive customers love this sale!  So click on over to DJ Inker’s and grab a lot of fun and fabulous grins!

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Without sounding to repetitive… thank you.  For the heart, support, creating smile after smile with us.  I appreciate you.

 

Gratitude and big huge grins all DJ SALE weekend long!  (The sale ends Monday, December 2, 2013 at midnight EST.)  Be sure you & your friends are signed-up for our email newsletter list… DJ Inker’s ’12 Holly Daze SALES’ begin Thurs, December 5th!  Get ready for 12 days worth of FUN, excellent SALES… and of course, FREEBIES!

 

Dianne

Win $100 in our Holiday Teacher Contest!

Darling Friends!

 

Just wanted to post a quick note to you and remind you to enter the HOLIDAY TEACHER’S CONTEST we have going on at DJ Inker’s right now!  Pretty please enter it!!  I love seeing what you’re doing in your classroom with DJ Inker’s art.

holidaycontestIt’s a great way to share your ideas in the class room and WIN a pile of smiles too!

 

In order to qualify your project must:  be holiday or winter themed, use at least 3 DJ images and 1 DJ font (of course, you can use more).  Limit 3 project submissions per person.
One first place winner will get a $100 DJ gift certificate, with a $50 gift certificate for second place & $20 for third! :)  Entries must be emailed to us by midnight EST on Friday, November 22, 2013.  Send to: smiles@djinkers.com with subject line: Teacher Contest.  (We prefer PDF or jpg formats at high resolution, .doc format also accepted.)  Be sure to include your name and current email address so that we can contact you if you win!

 

All eligible entries will be featured in our ‘Ideas & Samples’ gallery for the holidays!  Winners will be announced on next month’s Teacher Corner email.

 

Can’t wait to see the smiles YOU’RE creating  :)

 

Dianne

New Mermaid Clip Art Smiles

Darling Friends…

 

JunescrapsampleHope this note finds you smiling, happy and warming up with the weather! Summer and all it’s fun has definitely arrived!  Anytime the high temperature is 90 degrees in the afternoon, that’s summertime to me.

 

And summertime means ‘beach’ time!  I don’t know how this happened exactly…but every one of my children are ‘water babies’.  They would be SO happy if every activity and place we went together had something to do with the water.  It’s the biggest reason we all moved from the mountains in the west, to the beach crazed Florida (lol!).

 

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So it was fabulous fun to create this month’s SNIPPET collection featuring mermaids and under the sea selections.  Ohhh… I just love them!  The first time my mom read ‘The Little Mermaid’ to me…I was obsessed!  It seemed (and they still are to me) the best mythical creature ever created.  I hope you enjoy this collection as much I did drawing it.   And if you’re wondering….yes I did have the Little Mermaid soundtrack going on in the background while I was drawing this set  :)  !!

 

Enjoy the desktop background FREEBIE that my daughter Alixess created for you with the Snippets set too.  It’s too cute!  As well as the oobber darling other sea clip art collections we have for you.

 

Under the sea… under the sea!!  Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter.. take it from me!

 

Sunshine and smiles to YOU

 

Dianne

DJ Inkers SOOOO Appreciates Teachers!

Hey there friends…

 

We are so excited to be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week here at DJ Inkers!!!  What a great holiday.  It’s wonderful to have a little reminder to give a BIG smile & some serious appreciation to the teachers in our lives!  We hope you teachers are being spoiled rotten by your students, co-workers & favorite stores!  ;)

 

We definitely want to extend our appreciation to the darling teachers who help make DJ Inkers successful!  We know we couldn’t do it without you.  So, in honor of teachers everywhere… our entire store is 20% off this week!!!

 

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Hooray!  All you have to do is ‘Shop for Smiles.’  The discount is automatic, & it couldn’t be easier to enjoy the savings.  (Sale ends Sunday, May 12, 2013 at midnight EST.)

 

Smiles to YOU!  :D

The DJ Inkers Crew

 

P.S.  Sorry… DJ Inker’s commercial licenses are not included in the sale.