YOU teachers make the cutest things!

Hello friends,

 

We have some really fabulous teacher-created projects that we have been meaning to share with you!  In the spring, we collaborated with a few teacher bloggers to make something fun with our ‘Kids All Year’ collection.  They did some really great work.  We hope you will be inspired to create something of your own… or maybe you’ll find some fun freebies or great new blogs to follow!  How about all of the above?!

 

(Yes, I said spring!  Isn’t it shocking how quickly the time flies?  Forgive us for the delay on sharing these with you!)

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This adorable measuring activity is colorful, cute and engaging.  (We loved that she utilized ALL seasons with our ‘Kids All Year’ collection too.)  It looks like a really fun activity for the kiddos!  Created by Patty Rutenbar at 2ndinline.blogspot.com

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This activity comes with 5 cute flowers that create “onset rimes”(not rhymes).  These help students decode and read CVC words.  Vibrantly colorful, clever and fun!  Created by Palma Lindsay at kfundamentals.blogspot.com

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We were SO excited to see this digital DJ character (& font) show-up in the REAL world.  The very talented Marian created this pattern and sewed a stunning quilt!  Visit seamstobesew.com for more fun ideas & advanced stitchery. :)

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Mary Catherine at Fun-A-Day.com put together a darling little printable book for some springtime counting.  She says “My preschoolers love making books, and I love helping them do so. In addition to being a fun process for my students, book-making is an amazing way to teach so many early literacy concepts.”  We love that our clip art can help make those books CUTE too!  😉

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This HUGE activity includes 60 Pages of EDITABLE Classroom Newsletter templates!  (Great for Parent Communication.)  What a cool idea!  Created by Wendy at 1stgradefirewoks.blogspot.com …with a little DJ clip art for extra cute.
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Last, but certainly not least… Brandy at teachingtexasinpink.wordpress.com came up with a fun printable for the end of the school year.  This booklet could be used like a journal or yearbook to let kids reflect on all the great fun and learning of the past year.
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So… is ‘Kids All Year’ on your DJ wish list?  It’s really a very versatile collection for teachers, moms or anyone who works with kids!  Here’s a little coupon to SAVE you $10 on that collection!  Pick up a copy for an awesome little back to school gift… for YOU or for a friend.  Enter coupon code: kidsyearfun in the box provided & click submit before you check-out.  (Be sure you’re logged in for this coupon to work.  Expires 8/6/16.)

 

Smiles to YOU!

-the DJ crew

 

P.S. Do YOU have a blog?  If you’d be interested in working with DJ Inkers and doing a fun promotion together, please contact us!  In exchange for ‘sharing the smiles,’ we’ll give YOU some fun NEW clip art and fonts to play with for FREE, plus provide you with a great giveaway prize for your readers!  We are currently looking for bloggers to participate in a ‘Kidillywinks’ promotion for back to school. 😉  Hint hint…

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You’ll love these fun Teacher Projects!

Dear DJ friends,

First, just a friendly reminder… our Teacher Appreciation SALE begins tomorrow (Friday, April 29)!!!  We’ll be having some amazing SALES and fabulous FREEBIES that you won’t want to miss!  Of course, you can join the fun & enjoy the savings, even if you’re not a teacher.  Sale ends Monday, May 2, 2016.

Contest First Place

 

Now, we simply MUST share some of the entries to our recent Teacher Contest with you!  We hope you’ll find some cute ideas for YOUR classroom… and enjoy seeing what your fellow teachers have been up to.  Click here to check-out ALL of our 2016 Teacher Contest entries…

 

In FIRST place… we have L. Darden’s darling ‘Digraph Posters.’  Her Kindergarten students have fun using them to distinguish between ch, sh, th and wh digraphs. We love her cute & clever clip art choices.  Congrats!!!

contest16-2In SECOND place… we wish you could see this entire packet of P. Rutenbar’s ‘1 & 2 Step Spring Story Problems.’  There’s lots of fun clip art, and the design work on this set is really nicely done.

 

…and last, but certainly not least, we REALLY enjoyed watching the entry that won THIRD place… we almost want to go back to school & learn diphthongs again… just so we can play too!   This ‘Spring Sounds Interactive Power Point’ presentation by C. Malinich is colorful, engaging and even gives the kids a break to wiggle in between the learning slides.

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Thank you for sharing your excellent work with us, teachers!!!  We can’t tell you how much we enjoy seeing what YOU do with our art.  Please feel free to share your creations and ideas with us any time. :)

 

Smiles to YOU!

-Dianne & crew

Good to know info for DJ commercial license holders

Dear DJ friends,

Hooray!  It’s almost time for our Teacher Appreciation SALE!!! 

The fun begins Fri, April 29 through Mon, May 2, 2016.

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Set yourself a reminder to ‘Shop for Smiles’ this weekend!  We’ll be having some awesome store-wide SALES and fabulous FREEBIES!!!  (There will even be sales on our NEWEST products and for our CL club members!)  We want you to join the fun and enjoy huge savingswhether you’re a teacher, crafter, creative soul or lover of cute things!  Click here to sign-up for our weekly e-newsletter list.  We’ll remind you about the sale AND give you all the info on fantastic free stuff too.  Woohoo!

 

As some of you may already know we wanted to offer some clarification on our commercial license terms.  Please know you can ALWAYS use our art & fonts for your personal & educational creations without a commercial license.  That’s why we create all of this cute stuff!  Recently, we’ve had some questions about the business use of our DJ Commercial Licenses… and as it turns out… our terms did need a little clarification.

 

We are happy to allow TPT users (& other enterprising new designers) who have created a company for themselves to have a DJ commercial license.  As long as you have a small company of 1-3 members (like a sole proprietorship or LLC.), you are perfectly eligible to use a DJ Inker’s commercial license.  (The idea behind limiting business use in our terms is simply to protect us from large companies & corporations.)  We ask that you please purchase a license for each user of our art &/or fonts, and NOT use our art &/or fonts to create business identifying products (such as logos, business websites, business cards, letterheads etc.).

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If you’re feeling unsure about using our art and fonts for your TPT or blogging creations…don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.  And make sure you know about the awesome changes we’ve made to our commercial licenses in the last year!!  We now offer a 30% discount to ALL current commercial license holders!  Plus, there are no earning limits on your creations because we’ve tried to make a few other things simpler for you too.   Read all about it here.

 

We appreciate your questions and understanding as we sort this out.  We are a small family company… and we are always learning new things.  As time’s gone by, we’ve continued to keep our clip art prices low and continue offering both black & white AND color in hopes of taking care of our customers the best way possible.  We honestly do our best to adapt with the times, changing technology and customer expectations, but it’s not always easy.  We invite you to be our friend on Facebook and Pinterest and help us share the smiles in the best way we can!  If you see something we could be doing better… let us know!  If you have a great idea for a new product or marketing idea… let us know!  If you want to share your latest clip art creations with someone who KNOWS how much work it is… let us know!

 

We really do want to hear from you.

 

Our eternal thanks and smiles to YOU!

-Dianne & crew

 

 

 

Enter to WIN your own Custom Mascot or Logo by DJ Inkers :)

Darling DJ Friends…

 

I want to start this note in a ‘HIP HIP HOOOORAY!!” kind of way to let you know how excited we are about our newest product at DJ Inkers.  It’s taken months of sorting through how to make it available… and I couldn’t be happier that it’s ‘real’ now!  So, drum roll please….announcing our NEW DJ Custom Mascot or Logo service.  I’ve heard requests from so many of you over the years on needing something like this for your school, church group, family reunion, small business, etc., so I thank you for being part of this too.

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And of course, like any great grand opening… we have a fabulous give-away for YOU!  Enter below for your chance to WIN your very own Custom Mascot or Logo by DJ Inkers!  The set includes 5 customized images in black & white and color… and YOU own the rights to create signs, business cards, letterheads, t-shirts & all sorts of fun goodies!  Won’t it be fabulous to have your own custom SMILE?!?

 

I can’t wait to create YOUR logo… this is going to be so much fun!

 

Big smiles and heart to YOU!

 

Dianne

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To Do: Draw & Create Fun New Smiles for YOU!

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Hello my darling DJ Friends!

 

Ohhh how I hope your summer is rolling along fabulously!  I’m going to admit right here…that I’ve been a summer slug this year.  I’ve read a lot of great books, binge-watched Grey’s Anatomy, tried learning Italian on my phone app, traveled to and fro across the country quite a bit (and what I’ve found out is that it’s so HOT all across the country)!  But my absolute favorite part has been watching my two little grandsons play in the sprinklers and my sweet little granddaughter grin and crawl for the first time.

 

I feel so blessed.  And fortunate to still have a couple months of summer left to soak in the sun and love!

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But…as I’m reminded all too often…it’s Back to School time!  So drawing and getting my rear in gear to create fun new smiles for YOU is topping my list of things to do now.  We’ve cooked up a lot of fun new ideas this year and ways to improve how we can help make your classroom brighter and better.  If you have any suggestions (and I LOVE your suggestions!) please drop me a line and let me know what smiles YOU’d like to see from DJ Inkers. :)

 

Our NEW’ Grades sets’ have been a great success so far… and there’s more to come!  I’ve tried to include in each set, designs and sayings that are used often for each grade level and coordinate easily for notes home, decorating your rooms, etc.

 

Kidoodlez-Trio_smIf you’re looking for more specific school subjects and many more designs… our Kidoodlez series is on a FANTASTIC SALE for back to school!  This really is some of our best work & most useful designs for learning.  You can choose 3 titles for one incredible price… OR get the whole series of 7 CD’s for over 40% off!!!  It’s a great time to buy… and you won’t be disappointed.  :)

 

I’m going to go grab an icy cold drink and sit out on the porch to appreciate the good ol’ summertime before it gets too hot…. it slips away so quickly!  Here’s to YOU and hoping that you’re taking a minute to enjoy it too!
Sunshine, smiles and warm summer hugs!

 

Dianne

Sales like this come but twice a year :)

Hello my darling DJ Friends!

 

Hooray! Hooooooraaay!!  It’s our BIG SALE WEEK at DJ Inkers this week.  The whole cute and fabulous store is on SALE and ready for you to shop!   We only have a sale like this twice a year, so please help us get the word out and come shop for smiles and the cutest clip art in the world!   If you spend $25 (easy to do with a great sale like this!) we have a darling clip art set especially for teachers and parents wanting to make a cute card in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week we’ll give to you FREE!  In the past, we’ve had this sale during the week of Teacher Appreciation (May 4-8) and have heard from many of you that you need something darling to create with and give TO the teachers in your life for this week.  That’s why we’ve decided to have this sale NOW…..so you can buy now and create something fun to celebrate the Teachers you love.

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Speaking of teachers and appreciation for them… we want to add our huge thanks as well!  The input and support we have from our customers (so many of you are teachers of all sorts) is amazing.  I listen to your suggestions and appreciate the input you give to help DJ Inkers putting out printables, clip art, and projects that make a difference with the work you do.

 

Happy shopping for smiles on SALE this week!

 

Much love and a trillion thanks again for all the teachers in our lives!

 

Dianne

You could win a 1 year DJ Inker’s commercial license! We’ve made some changes…

Hello again friends,

 

We hope that spring is warming up & blossoming with smiles for you!  It’s so nice to see the world around us change and get a fresh start.  😀

 

Speaking of changes… many of you may have heard… but we’ve recently made some big changes to our commercial license terms at DJ Inkers.  There are a number of reasons why we’ve made these changes… and we hope that it creates a better win-win situation for you and for us.  Here’s the short version of the updates we’ve made… you can read further details here on the DJ Learning Center.

 

1. We no longer require our copyright information to be posted on every page of your projects. NOW, it is only required that you post it somewhere on your project (once) & also in your product description. 

 

2. We no longer limit the earning potential of a specific product. But remember, commercial use is for small home-based business, home-based crafters & teachers. We hope you make millions! :)

 

3. Get a 30% discount on ALL of your orders when you have a current commercial license with DJ Inkers!  Wahooooo!  You will be added to our ‘commercial license club,’ which gives you an automatic 30% off. 

 

4. There is now ONE DJ Inker’s commercial license available (instead of 3 options). This license is good for 1 website, blog or selling venue. (You still need a separate license for each site or venue you sell from.)

 

5. After one year, you only need to renew your DJ commercial license if you wish to post NEW projects.  (Projects that were posted before the expiration of your license are covered.)  Note, the membership discount only continues with renewal.

 

Click here to read the complete terms of our commercial licenses…

 

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So… to celebrate these changes & help spread the word… we are giving away a 1 year DJ Inker’s commercial license!!!  Even if you already have a license with us… you could win a 1 year renewal!  So be sure to enter!  :)

 

Good luck & thank you for your support and smiles.  We really appreciate it.  Small companies survive because of the support of customers like YOU!

 

Happy spring!

 

-Dianne
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Love Your Pet

Dear DJ Friends…

 

Hope February is absolutely fabulous for you!

 

I found out while listening to the radio the other day that it’s ‘Love Your Pet’ month.  (Who decides these interesting if random themed months??).  It makes sense though.  There’s nothing like the love and loyalty you have with these critters we take care of, adore, feed and love.  I’m thrilled a whole month is devoted to celebrating Pets.

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I know many of you are my Facebook friends as well, and I mentioned it there (cried my eyes out is more like it!) that my loyal companion Kirby died a couple of months ago.  I miss him terribly… he was such a dear friend, shadow and muse for me.  There’s not a day that goes by I don’t miss his big ol’ red furry body laying right next to me as I work.  And if that wasn’t tough enough, last month, my cat Tomato walked off into the night and is lost, probably gone to heaven as well.   They really loved each other.  So it makes sense.

 

petsThat’s why it was comforting and brought me to a happy place again drawing the New PET SET this month.  Many of you have requested this set for a while now….so here it is!  If I missed including your ‘pet’ in this set… forgive me!  Our Critter Craze CD has hundreds more and I’m sure you can find it there.

 

Take your dog for a walk.  Give your kitty a little extra attention.  Stop just a minute today and be thankful for the pets in your life!

 

Hugs heart and SMILES to YOU!

 

Dianne

 

P.S.  Adopt a pet at a shelter if you’re looking.  They’re the best pets…and want/need a loving home desperately!

Oooh! A New Fontastic Fonts cartridge from DJ Inkers & Cricut!

Dear DJ Friends…

 

Hope this note finds you filled with fabulous February love!

 

Hearts are my FAVORITE thing to doodle, draw, paint and create. My desk is spread from one end to the other with hearts of every shape and size! So this month makes me giddy with creativity.

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It’s with a smile spread across my entire face that I proudly announce the arrival of the NEW DJ Inker’s CRICUT Fontastic Fonts cartridge. Ohhh my gosh! Working with CRICUT the past year to create this cartridge has been great. If you don’t have a Cricut Machine, ask for one for Valentine’s Day! Such a fabulous craft and creating tool. I know many of you have asked DJ Inkers for something like this the past few years…so TAAA DAAA!! It’s now available for YOU!

 

Making Valentine’s projects (with my heart obsession and love of fonts) is going to a new level of fun! Here’s a few of the projects already created with the Fontastic Fonts Cricut cartridge to inspire you. And if that doesn’t make your creative gears kick into action, then maybe a GIVEAWAY of the new cartridge will!  :)  See below for HOW to enter and share the fun!

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Happy Valentine’s week to you. Know for certain that you’re loved and appreciated by the crew here at DJ Inker’s!

 

Big smiles and Happy Heart Day everyday.

Dianne
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So Lucky!

Happy 2015 my DJ friends!

 

It’s taken me two weeks to recover from the craziness, events, parties and food of the holidays.  As fabulous as the winter holidays are, I have to admit that I’m elated the day the tree comes down and all the leftovers are thrown out from the fridge and I can ‘try’ to get myself centered and ‘normal’ again.

 

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HOWEVER, anything but normal is what I want to share today.  I know many of you see our posts on Facebook, so announcing the birth of my first precious, incredible and sooooo beautiful! granddaughter, Addison Dianne isn’t a surprise.  But this is the first time I’ve written about it! I’m over the moon and stars in love with her.  Her cheeks are immensely kissable and her new baby cooing,..melts my grandma heart.  She’s been a surprise and a miracle from the minute we found out she was on her way to our family! Most babies are, but this little gal has turned our world upside down and made it a better place already.   Many of you shared your congratulations and sweet thoughts when my first two grandsons were born 18 months ago.  Thank you again! You’re SO right…it goes by so quickly and they grow up so fast!  It’s been quite the amazing adventure and delight of my life that I am able to be part of their lives.

 

Addison totally inspired the NEW Ladybug Clip art collection!  You can just imagine all the bows, frills and girly things I’ve already bought for her!  It’s so much fun.  I can hardly stop myself! And in her honor, I want to share this lucky collection with one of you.  (It’s time for a giveaway!)  Please leave a comment or share this post and the lucky Ladybug winner will be chosen on January 21, 2015!

 

Love and oodles of Ladybug LUCK to YOU!

 

Dianne