Happy Springtime my Friends…
Hooray!! I’m so excited that we have GREAT new ‘DJ Quick Pics’ just in time for your new spring creations . Check them all out! For a dollar you can get a WHOLE lot of CUTE! Decorate your calendar, add a smile to your blog, use it for a background screen on your phone or notepad, make a scrapbook page of your Easter memories, print off the ‘dress up bunny’ for your kids or grandkids and teach them how to play ‘paper dolls’ (like we did in the ‘olden days’ lol!!). And while you’re looking through all the cute you can get for a dollar… check out the new MAGICAL Storybook Alphabet and see how well it coordinates with the Magic Garden Clip Art set. Just makes me grin from ear to ear thinking of all the cute things to create!
I’ve been traveling for the past couple of weeks in the NorthWest part of the US. Seeing springtime signs every where I go. I couldn’t love it more! The lime green new leaves on the trees, tulips and daffodils and light spring rain… ahh. It’s energizing and beautiful to my soul. I hope spring is popping up with love and heart where you are too!
Spring Smiles and Hugs
Wanted to let you all know about the NEW DJ Crayon Block font and Crayon Borders clip art set available for YOU at DJ Inkers.
I know I’ve said this before….BUT! I love creating new fonts. And this one has me smiling all over the place. Lettering and alphabets have always been my favorite ’thing’ to draw. And this font…is SO good! If you’re a teacher or someone with small children then you will especially LOVE it!
Give it a try. We often get a lot of requests for the ‘crayon look’… for great reason. It’s just so dern cute! Now with a NEW DJ Crayon Block font to go with it. There’ll be no end to the fun you’re going to create!
Hope your week is absolutely wonderful and sweet!
Big heart and SMILES!
Just wanted you to drop you a little line and let you know about our NEW set of Border Covers featured on the DJ email this week. This digital download in response to a frequent request we hear at DJ Inker’s… (and thank you for letting me know what is helpful to YOU in making your creations! We really do listen and appreciate your help and comments). I wanted to put something bright, cute and simple together for the ’cover page’ of the many PDF teacher projects being created ‘out there’. But! You can use them for so many other things too. Let your imagination run wild! Here’s a sample using Border Covers, my daughter put together for a baby book she’s creating. Use a DJ Font, combine your favorite DJ designs and waaaaalaaa! So cute and easy.
I know many of teachers and crafters are looking more toward building and creating things ‘electronically’ and we are constantly trying to keep up with you and create SMILES and projects to help you. If there are sizes and formats that work particularly well for you, please let us know and we’ll incorporate that into the downloads we offer too.
Hope you’re week is spectacular!
Big heart and bigger SMILES to YOU!
It’s been a while since I’ve ‘blogged’. Things are always crazy in my neck of the woods. I’m sure for you too. Life seems to be going by at warp speed lately. I miss writing and sharing with you. And thank you for the sweet comments on the new DJ Inker’s site. I love it too! So bright and fun. Plus easy to find all the cute downloads you’re looking for now.
I have some fabulous news I want to share. I’m going to be a Grandma not ONCE but TWICE in a few months!! Both of my oldest daughters are pregnant with baby boys (ultrasound said they were anyway). I can’t wait!! And I’m sort of ‘afraid’. Not of the babies (I had 5) but of being a ‘Grandma’. Am I ‘old’ enough for that? Am I ’wise’ enough? Am I going to know how to be the ‘good gramma’ that my mother was? I really miss having my mother here to let me know how to handle life’s many situations with grace, strength and laughter as she did so beautifully. Hopefully, she’ll whisper from heaven in my ear and let me know all the ‘grandma secrets’.
One thing I do know for sure. I’ll have the cutest clip art in the world for these babies! I’m doodling baby things all over the place currently. And the Doodlers monthly downloads have been fabulous for the many projects I’m going to make for the little ones on their way. Check them out… (I made the little sign here with April Doodlers)
Send me your ‘grandma advice’. I’d love to know all the little secrets that make them the most special people in the world (grandpa’s too!).
Much heart & love!
Hope you’re doing fantastic dear friends! Just wanted to write a quick note here on the DJ blog to ask you to take a look at the NEW DJ Inker’s website.
It was SO time to redecorate and update the colors, smiles and fun that we want to present to you with the products at DJ Inkers. Our new ‘slideshow’ on the home page gave us a lot more room to show you examples and ideas for creating your projects. As well as a huge area to let you know what’s on sale and how to combine the images for optimal smiles.
I’d love to hear your feedback on it…and what you would like to see and experience while your shopping on the new site. Your ideas and thoughts are very important to me!
If you’re not already ‘following’ the DJ Blog…please hit that little button that says ‘follow’ and we can stay in touch with everything going on at DJ Inkers.
Spring is coming….and with our bright, fun and easy to navigate website we’ll share the smiles and ideas!
Happiness and heart to YOU!
Happy February Friends!
I’ve been out of town tending grandchildren the past week and have completely forgotten how much time, work and no-sleep babies and small children are. And how sweet and fun! I thought I would be able to work and get a few things done in between naps, holdings and feedings. But that so didn’t happen! Today…my heart and love go out to you amazing mothers of young children. God bless YOU!! It’s a lot of work. And so little time left to do anything for yourself. Know that you have my support for being SUPERWOMEN (and men!) in raising your families. It truly is the most important work.
I’m sending you a little recipe to make for Valentine’s day… Cherry (or some other red berry) ‘Dump’ Cupcakes. Easy peasy and fast. For all of you busy moms. And everyone loves it. The recipe card is one of the ready-to-go projects on February’s Snippets. And the darling font DJ Smitten is included with the download. Hooray!! Go to the DJ Gallery to download this freebie recipe… you’ll find some other fun freebie stuff for Valentines Day too! (Or simply click on the image to view it at full-size… then right-click to save to your computer.)
I’m also very committed to making sure YOU have the smiles to make your other projects for the Valentine Holiday and month of February easy and fun. We have so many darling Valentine things on sale at DJ Inker’s this week. I know you’ll find something that’s ‘just perfect’ for the hearts, smiles and love projects you’re putting together. And now that I’m back home and getting an entire night’s sleep without someone needing to go ‘potty’ or have a diaper changed….I’ll be sending and sharing many more Valentine ideas! <3
Big love and heart!
Hope you’re doing great and staying warm wherever you are! Baby it’s cold outside is an understatement for most of the USA right now. Here, in lovely semi-warm central Florida, I even have a couple of sweaters on!
What a great time to stay inside and do some darling digital projects. Like a VALENTINE MAILBOX!!
Remember how much fun that was as a kid to make one and receive all the cards at school? It’s easy, fun and ohh-so-cute! And FONTASTIC 3 is on sale this week too (hooray!!). If you haven’t got this set of fonts…trust me on this one. They’re ‘just right’ for personalizing your projects. You’ll love them.
Hearts have always been (and forever will be!) my favorite thing to doodle. I started a sketchbook of ‘just hearts’ many years ago…and those sketches of hearts of all sorts, sizes and shapes is one of my treasures. So you can imagine how much I love Valentine’s Day. So we’re going to be celebrating ‘hearts’ all month. Check our website out often so you can see designs and projects we will be adding to help and create with you.
Much love, hearts and SMILES to you!
Ever have one of ‘those weeks’…where no matter how hard you try and plan for the best and happiest of days or weeks…they just don’t go that way? Of course we all do. We’re human and can try all we possibly can to force ‘only good’ and difficult things happen anyway. Last week was riddled with one crappy thing after another. Car crashes (everyone is physically fine), flooded basements, broken pipes, my honey gone out of town for work, strangers in desperate need of help, and weird family drama. Oh! And did I mention the flu?? To top it all off.
With each ‘crappy thing’ that happened, I closed my eyes and said a ‘thank you’ prayer. My operative word was ’gratitude’. It all could have been so much worse. I know that. It didn’t take long before I talked to friends and family and heard stories that made my week look like a carnival ride. So I say thank you again. Perspective is everything.
Because I spend so much time at my computer and look at my ‘desktop background’ often… I wanted to share it with you. I made it with the new DJ January Snippets and DJ Delightful Days Calendar. Easy and cute. Simple to put together and personalize. And it made me smile during all the yucky calls. As you can see ‘crap’ is not scheduled anywhere on the calendar! But it happens. And the best thing I can do is SMILE and be grateful for my problems.
May this week be a beautiful and GOOD one for all of us!
Make a desktop background for yourself (or buy already completed DJ Desktop Smiles Vol. 1) reminding you to smile (at least a little bit!).
Big HEART and THANKS!
Happy happy NEW YEAR!
I know…we’re already well into the swing of 2013. But I feel like I’m in post-holiday ‘slap back to reality’ stage. Don’t you?? After seeming like I just barely got everything up and sparkly and looking festive, it was time to take it all down this week. And the house feels and smells ‘normal’ again (instead of pine-scented and red and green)!
The real truth of the matter is I’ve been working on Valentine’s designs for a couple of months now. An artist’s life is SO mixed up. But I do love it. Even if the Christmas cards still haven’t been sent (but dang they’re cute!). And looming on top of the ‘MUST do it TODAY’ list (for the past week) has been ‘scrapbooking’ the Christmas family pictures taken this year. I have to tell you…I have the most amazing family. In that area, I am wildly blessed. They’re fun, crazy, great, interesting people in every way and I adore them all. So putting the pictures together should be a joy rather than a drudgery. But I just don’t have a lot of time right now. SO!! I downloaded (yes…I have to do that too!) the Winter Wonder Album , added the photos, wrote the date and a little blurb and TA DAAAA was finished in under 30 minutes. It couldn’t have been easier and more darling. I’m saving the entire ‘album’ as a PDF file and sending it to all my family. And posting it on Facebook
Need to get your winter/holiday photos put together without spending a ton of hours and time and money? Then check the albums and DJ Digital Scrapbook section out. I would love to see what YOU do with the sets and hear what you would like to see more of in digital scrapbooking from DJ Inkers. This week…a page from the Winter Wonder Album is a FREEBIE! So you can at least get one page done and see what I mean.
Heart, love and blessings for the BEST new year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I love a fresh start…for anything! And especially a new year. It feels like a ‘do-over’. Another chance to get it all ‘straight’ and good again. I’m much better at looking forward instead of looking back and trying to make amends with all the crazy things that happen. I’ve been accused of being Pollyanna more than I can tell you. lol! But I’m ok with that. I hope your holiday week has been blessed with love and heart and shared smiles. As I woke up this morning I thought again how fortunate I am today…to be here right now. A favorite poet, Walt Whitman put it best…“Happiness, knowledge, not in another place, not for another hour…but for this hour”.
Much love and many smile to you today!
Take some time for YOU today.