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!
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.
If 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!
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.
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!
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…
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!
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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.
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.
That’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!
P.S. Adopt a pet at a shelter if you’re looking. They’re the best pets…and want/need a loving home desperately!
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.
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!
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.
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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.
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!
Happy Holly Daze my DJ Friends!
It’s here… it’s TIME!! Our fabulous yearly 12 Holly Daze SALE!
We’re working like crazy insane little elves to bring you twelve fun days of holiday projects, ideas and FREEBIES! It’s our biggest hope you’ll find a smile with each DJ email and get in the holiday spirit of creating projects (newsletters, cards for friends and loved ones, tags to brighten the packages, and the list just goes on and on!). Remember the daily sales and freebies are 24 hours only! Be sure to check our website often!
I have a little ‘holiday miracle’ I want to share with YOU…my darling DJ friends… one of the reasons I’m so stoked to get ‘ahead’ of the holiday crazies… is I have another new GRANDBABY on the way! And it’s a GIRL this time!!! I am over the moon crazy in love with my two little grandboys (as I’ve written and told you in the blog before!) they’ve changed my life and heart for sure. We just had a baby shower for my daughter (who is manager here at DJ Inker’s and keeps running efficient and smooth) and all the pink frills, lace, sparkles and girly-girly stuff just made my heart sing. She should be here very close to Christmas time… so the pressure to ‘get things done’ before she arrives is ON! I’ll keep you posted and let you know how it all goes. Miracles happen…that I know for sure. And this little angel is one of those for our family! It warms my heart to know the love that a baby can bring to a family. And the world.
Huge holiday love, heart and smiles (always) to YOU.
Gotta get back to the workshop and keep the SMILES coming
P.S. Ohhhhh!!! Our DJ Holly font will ‘holly up’ all your projects this season…it’s our FREE gift to you when you place an order of $25 or more during the 12 Holly Daze! Yeahooooo!
Hello my BOOooo-tiful DJ Friends…
Happy 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.
And 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! 😀
As my Mom always said “you won’t get any cavities if you share your candy!”. Lol!
Halloween Hugs and Heart!
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) 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.
Speaking 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.
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
Hi my darling DJ Friends!
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!
I 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!