Amazing sales and ideas for the holidays… in your jammies!

Darling DJ Friends….

 

It’s the MOOOOST wonnnnderfullll SALE of the yeeeear!!  (I’m singing that to a well known Christmas tune as I write this to you!)  We have the entire DJ Inker’s store on SALE this weekend!  25% off of everything!!! Yeahoooo!  And talk about a host of DJ Freebies and fun, NEW ideas that will delight you…we are stocked up!!

 

Come visit our website and let us help you create some holiday magic this year.  (Sale ends Cyber Monday 11/28 at midnight.)

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I’m VERY happy to report… I’m writing this note to you in jammies, no make-up, a cup of eggnog at my side and no plans to go ‘out’ and conquer the shopping madness this weekend.  Instead… I’m ‘home shopping’ from my computer seeing amazing sales and ideas for the holiday season.  It’s fabulous!  I love shopping this way :)

 

 

Hope your hearts and tummies are full from your Thanksgiving holiday.  And your shopping baskets are full of love, smiles and good will to all!

 

Heart, Peace and Love to you!
-Dianne
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Over 1000 clip art smiles (& a FREEBIE) to feed your creative soul…

Darling DJ Friends…

 

Have you seen our Kidoodlez Arts collection?  It is SO much fun… and is truly one of our favorite collections!  Here’s my top 5 reasons why I really believe YOU’LL love it too!

 

1-  There are over 1000 images included in this fantastic set!  If you have a child (or student) that loves to draw, sing, dance, or play… we’ve got you covered!  I’ve drawn everything from ballet to ceramics for the Arts collection!  I’m certain you’ll find just the right design for your project!!

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2-  I know many of you create flyers, hand-outs and invites for fun local events at school, home, work and even church groups.  This collection is full of pencils, crayons, paint buckets and more ‘artsy’ tools that will help boost the ‘cute factor’ on any project.  (Lots of the images come in a bunch of colors, and, of course, black & white too.)

 

artbookTo show you just what I’m talking about…I’ve created a fun project idea using designs from The Arts!   This adorable full page border is FREE for my dear blog readers to download too!  (Download is an 8.5×11 jpg file, black & white only.  Don’t worry… your version comes without the text.)  {Click here to download now}  Enjoy :)

 

3- I know you must ALL be busy busy busy!  Sometimes you just want something ‘finished’ and easy… something that you don’t have to put together piece by piece.  Kidoodlez the Arts will be a huge help to you!  We have certificates, borders, headers, quotes and inspiration all ready.  Just add your text and print away.  (Did I mention there are THREE great fonts included with this collection too?!)

 

4- This is going to sound a bit crazy as we’re getting into the ‘holiday season’…but it’s not a ‘seasonal’ collection of designs.  What I really love about the Arts is it’s versatility.  You can use it all year for any darling reason you might need some cute clip art.

 

5-  It’s on SALE!!  Buy now and use Arts for creating a smiles any time, anywhere!  PLUS… you’ll even get FREE SHIPPING!!!  Hurry… offer ends 10/26/16

 

Happy FALL y’all!

Grateful for YOU and sending you grins galore!

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Hooray! More freebies & fun for back to school organization…

Ohhh I think the ol’ summertime heat is winding down.  Thank goodness!  It’s been a very hot and humid summer here in Florida… as well as all over the USA!  Hope you’re staying cool, whether you’re inside OR out.

 

I don’t know about you….but I’m not a beach/stay out in the sun all day kinda gal.  I’d much rather be inside in the air-conditioned house working, drawing, reading my summer pile of books and dreaming up new creations for DJ Inkers.

 

Months of the YearI was thrilled to see that SO many of you downloaded the ‘Days of the Week’ FREEBIE from our last blog entry.  I just couldn’t stop there.  Since I have been thinking so much about organization and the setting-up of your classrooms and home calendars… I decided that you had to have a ‘Months of the Year’ FREEBIE too.  So…. here you go  :)  (Pssst.  These 2 freebies are exclusive.  You can only access them from the links on our blog.  It’s an extra SMILE and thanks to you for supporting DJ Inkers.)  Hooray for FREEBIES, right!!?

 

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If you want MORE fun ideas & cute clip art for your classroom, you simply must stop by & see our latest smiles.  Not only have WE been busy, but so have YOU!  We just wanted to give a special shout out to the fabulous bloggers that have been working with us this back to school season.  We’re truly excited to be working with such talented people!  We will definitely be showing you ALL of the incredible projects they have created soon… but you’ll have to settle for a sneak peek for now.  You can see MORE of these clever creations & project ideas by looking at the samples with our ‘Kidillywinks’ collection. (BTW, it’s on a HUGE SALE, right now through Aug 3.)

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It thrills and delights me to see what you are doing with DJ clip art… so please feel free to brag or share your projects with us any time.  Enjoy those FREEBIES and any precious free time you have left before the end of summer.

 

Smiles to YOU!

~Dianne

Getting ready for back to school …with a special FREEBIE just for our blog readers!

Darling DJ Friends….

 

It’s almost hard for me to believe that it’s THAT time of year again… Back to School is in full swing everywhere I look and every store I go shopping in.  It seems just like a blink ago I was drawing for graduation and vacation!  My oh my… how summertime time flies!!

 

Are YOU ready for school to begin a new year?!  DJ Inkers here to help you decorate, create and come-up with fun, fabulous ideas for your classroom or home.

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The first step in preparing for a great school year should be ‘pre-planning’ and organization.   That’s why I whipped up this DJ Days of the Week FREEBIE just for you.  daysweek_folders(You can only access this freebie with the links from this blog post!)  Whether you’re making a calendar for a bulletin board, labeling file folders for students to put their daily work in, or teaching the days of the week… this cute FREE label set will help you in your ‘back to school’ creating and organizing.  We have so many great calendars and charts available at DJ Inkers!  Click here to check them out and be inspired!

 

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring all the wonderful school-themed clip art collections and printables on our website and in our weekly email.  (Hint: they’ll be on SALE too!)  Here at DJI, we want to create what YOU need to make your work a little easier (at home or school).  We love adding a smile to your creations & truly do our best to pay attention to your requests and suggestions!  Please let me know if there’s a chart, specific drawing, or fun new class theme that I can help create for you.  All ideas are welcome!  :)

 

Here’s to summer time slowing down and school time coming right up!

 

Big smiles and thanks!!

 

Dianne

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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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Taaaa-daaaa!!! We happily welcome you to our new DJ Inkers website!

Darling DJ Friends!

 

It’s been too long since I’ve written a blog post!  So please forgive me if I ramble…

 

Have you ever moved from one house to another?  Thought you were buying a better, bigger house only to find a massive amount of work, deliberation and clueless-ness surrounding all the pieces and parts of the new house?  Well.  Without whining too much, that’s what moving to our new website has been.  (Ohhhh I have longed for the simpler, easier days when I just sold those cute little clip art books to stores and no one knew what a website was!)  But alas….it’s 2016 and for reasons unknown to me, we needed some updates on our website.

 

So taaaa-daaaa!!!  We happily welcome you to our new DJ Inkers website!  Faster, mobile-friendly, more searchable and cleaned-up (apparently).  For me, what I know for sure is I just want YOU to be able to find the smiles you need for the projects you’re creating.  I would SO appreciate your help/comments in knowing how the new DJ site is working for you.  It’s like asking your good friend what color to paint the walls or how to decorate your new house.  I value your opinion and what you have to say greatly.  Please let me know your thoughts :)

 

In fact… if you leave a comment below regarding our NEW website… we’ll send you a coupon for 40% off ONE item of your choice!  Wahoooo!

 

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*DJ commercial licenses & renewals not eligible for discount.

 

I’ve been creating some fabulous, fun NEW stuff for summer… and smiles all year!  Can’t wait to show you what I’ve been busy with.  I think we’ll have a great time together creating one SMILE after another!

 

Sunny days, huge heart and smiles to YOU!

 

Dianne

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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.

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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

 

 

 

Jolly holiday projects & FREEBIES by DJ’s teacher friends!

Happy Holidays my DJ Friends!

 

Hope this note finds you happy and healthy this winter…and enjoying all of DJ Inker’s holiday specials!  (Yeahooo!!!  We have SO many SALES and FREEBIES this year!).  I’ve probably written this before (forgive me if I’m on repeat)…but I live in Florida now and coming from the mountains of Utah where there’s snow, cold, beautiful mountains and real need for a warm fireplace (that’s not just decoration!)  I’m….well….naturally confused this time of year.  As I’m writing it’s 75 degrees outside and flowers are blooming all over the yard.  If I put on a sweater, I sweat!!

 

So getting into the spirit of Christmas and all the holiday happenings has taken some serious attitude acclamation.  I put up the tree (and no, it’s not a palm tree… although I’ve thought about that!)… turn on holiday music, drink hot cocoa (and stir it with a candy cane), pull out all the red, green and sparkly things AND light all the evergreen scented candles I can find to get myself in the holiday zone!  Then I draw and doodle all the images that dance through my head… and that puts me in the right frame of mind for the season of love and smiles.

 

What do YOU do to get in the holiday mood?  Tell me what you cook, create and smell, watch and do this time of year.  I would love to hear from you!

 

It’s been such a treat this year to work with some fabulous teachers/bloggers that are creating AMAZING projects with DJ Inker’s designs.  Take a look (if you haven’t already) at what they’ve put together… many of these links & projects also include freebies!  We all know it takes effort and extra time to make projects like this…and the results are incredible!   We are truly inspired.  I only wish we had the space & time to share ALL of the great ideas we’ve seen.  Here are a few of our favorites…

 

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This fun and ADORABLE idea comes from Ashley at justreedblog.com.  She has created a darling behavior incentive for kids & classrooms during the holidays!  (Click on the image above to go to this holiday post directly.)

 

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Patty at 2ndinline.blogspot.com has made a unique, super-cute & action-packed learning game for the season of smiles.  What kid doesn’t want to ZOOM around the room?!?  :)  (Click on the image above to go to this holiday post directly.)

 

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Our crafty souls delighted when we saw this warm & whimsical quilt block created by Marian at seamstobesew.com.  She used our Jolly Holly images to create a quilting pattern!  (Click on the above image to go to this holiday post directly.)

 

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You’ll love the delightfully simple Christmas printable from Mary Catherine at fun-a-day.com.  We hope the cute clip art on these holiday activities will help get kids motivated to learn & play nice this holiday!  (Click on the above image to go to this holiday post directly.)

 

AND finally… I have to share my personal project yesterday.  I decided to make Christmas cards to mail to friends and family…..and I just wanted to make something easy-peasy this year.  (I’ve had those years where I spent weeks stamping, water coloring, stitching, glittering, etc. etc. ….you remember!!)  So, I chose a few of my favorite images from our Jolly Holly collection, printed them off in color, cut a square around the image & mounted them to plain green and red cards.  Voila!!  So cute, so simple, and….best of all….finished in 20 minutes!  The toughest part was choosing which images to print off…there’s over 350 ‘Jolly’ images to choose from and they’ll all add just the right ‘touch’ to your holiday creations.

 

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By the way… Jolly Holly Days & ALL of DJ Inker’s CD’s are on SALE through the end of December!  They make great gift ideas… and it’s a great time to shop!

 

We hope some of these ideas will inspire YOU to create a smile this Christmas… and we’d love it even MORE if you’d take a moment to share your creations with us.  :)  Seeing your projects really makes us SOOO very happy!

 

Huge smiles and heart to you wherever you are in the world!

 

-Dianne

 

Personalize this Holiday Season

Dear DJ Friends…

 

I’m smiling as I sit down to write this note to you.  Laughing out loud actually.  It’s HOLIDAY time!! How in the world did a year go by (again!) so quickly?!  Ahhh….I must be getting old.  It just seems like yesterday I was taking the ornaments off the tree and tucking them away for next year.  And here it is…’next year’ already.  And what a year it’s been.  Packed with so many wonderful, difficult, interesting and heart-felt moments and events.  I’m so grateful for every one of them.

 

Are you ready for the holidays?  I want to help you create something fun and memorable this year. I’ve been busy talking with my daughters and coming up with some great new products for YOU this year.  Their lives are pretty crazy right personalized-cardsnow too…with kids, work, school and families of their own.  I ask them the same thing I ask you….what can I help you create that will add a smile to your home, class, and church projects?  The number one thing they said was “we need a Christmas/holiday card!”  So… I’m on it!  Since we’ve figured out how to ‘personalize’ things for you easily on our website, that’s exactly what we have in store for you this year.  YEAHHOOO!  I think you’ll love them.  And talk about easy-peasy.  Take a peek and get your personalized DJ cards ordered today!  I’ll be adding a number of products this holiday season on the ‘personalized’ category that will give a special touch to all your giving and doing.

 

Along that same thought…I wanted to give you a quick head’s up that our annual 12 Holly Daze Sale is coming up!!  We are SO ready to help fill your stockings with amazing sales and freebies this year. Truly….you won’t want to miss a single day!  The best way to stay on top of all of the holiday goodies & great sales is to join our weekly email newsletter list.  Each day is a 24 hour thing… so these notes are a helpful reminder.

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I am one very blessed woman.  And I thank you for being part of my journey and support with DJ Inkers.  I couldn’t do this without you.

 

Love, heart and SMILES to YOU!

 

 

Dianne