We’re feeling very merry… and excited to help you create SMILES this holiday season!

Dearest DJ friends…

 

We hope you are getting ready to enjoy a little holiday break!  We wish you ALL… lots of amazing food, friends, family and some time to do a little holiday creating.  🙂  The DJ elves have been working overtime and feeling the holiday spirit for weeks, so we’re pretty excited to share ALL of the fun things we have coming-up with YOU!

 

We know you must be bombarded with Black Friday madness at every imaginable store and website (because we are too)!  So, our goal is to help you find some festive new smiles, save some extra cash for Christmas… and create without the chaos.  So, stay in your jammies, make yourself a cuppa cocoa, and join us for an incredible site-wide SALE with some great holiday FREEBIES this weekend!  DJ Inkers will be celebrating Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday:  Nov 23-27, 2017.

 

Want to win $100 in DJ smiles??  We want to SEE some of the amazing holiday projects that you create!  It’s time for a teacher contest!!!  Just send your favorite seasonal SMILE (made with DJ Inker’s clip art & fonts) to smiles@djinkers.com by 11/30/17, and you could win a fabulous gift certificate to spend on our website!!!  (Just in time for the holidays. Woohoo!)  

 

You even get to choose a FREE classroom kit for entering.  Projects can be new or from a previous year, and you don’t have to be a teacher to enter.  Click here to learn more…

 

Do you have a blog?  If you do… we would love to work with you this holiday season!  Join us for a little ‘gift exchange’ and you’ll get to choose a BIG DJ FREEBIE for yourself… plus, get unique freebies & a giveaway for your readers in return.

 

This is a great way to help each other, share some smiles and build a buzz for both of our sites.  😉  We promise, it will be easy and fun.  R.S.V.P. to alix@djinkers.com for more information before 11/30/17.

 

Check-out these fantastic blog posts by readers who have joined in the fun…

And finally… the thing that we are most excited for… it’s nearly time for our annual 12 Holly Daze celebration!!!  That means… 12 straight days of amazing SALES, darling daily FREEBIES (that create a complete set when you collect them all) and a few fun surprises too!  But each day lasts for just 24 hours (12 am – 11:59 pm)!

 

So mark your calendars… and check our site (or your DJ emails) every day December 1-12.  Sign up for our DJ Inklings email newsletter, so you don’t miss a thing!

 

Phew!  That’s a lot of reasons to celebrate!  Thanks so much for staying with us.  Have a wonderful holiday weekend, friends.  We hope to see you very soon…

 

Thankful smiles to YOU!

-Dianne & Crew

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We love to TREAT our friends!

Hello friends…

 

We hope that you are really enjoying FALL this year!  Autumn is absolutely our favorite season… so full of color, change and fun holidays to celebrate!  Yet, it seems that each year, fall gets more & more overshadowed by Christmas and the upcoming holiday season.  So many store aisles are already full of pine trees and twinkly lights.  And while those things are lovely, we are not quite ready for that.  It’s not even Halloween yet!  So, if you visit DJ Inkers… our ‘halls’ will be decked in cobwebs, costumes, tricks & treats for a while yet. 🙂

 

Speaking of treats… we LOVE to treat our friends!  So, we’ve created a little coupon for you wonderful people:  30% off any one item!  We can’t tell you how much we appreciate your support… and your taking the time to read our posts and emails.  So shop for smiles before the witching hour on Halloween night… and when you’re ready to check-out, just enter coupon code:  blogtreat and click submit.  (You can do this on the ‘view cart’ page or the ‘check-out’ page.)  The cart will automatically apply the discount to the most expensive item.  Some restrictions apply.

 

Whether you’re looking for Halloween smiles, or looking further ahead… we hope you have fun shopping with us!  At DJ Inkers, you’ll find smiles for every season, holiday and theme… all year long.  Not to mention FREEBIES!  😉  Check- back often… because these are always changing.

 

We’ve got lots of fun NEW products in store too… like the whimsical Bones font and Day of the Dead clip art we used to make that coupon heart, above.  Maybe you’re looking for a fun way to set the mood for FALL with the family? 

Check-out this darling printable Fall Memory Game!  My kids LOVE it when we play games together.  All you have to do is print, cut and play!  This simple matching game is great for seasonal centers, activity day or learning fun at home.

 

Oh… and you can find a whole cute list of 15 seasonal family fun ideas in our FREEBIE section right now.  Enjoy!!!  Stop and smell autumn… crunch a few leaves… or indulge in your favorite Halloween candy.  🙂

 

Warm autumn smiles to YOU!

 

-Alix (and the rest of the DJ crew)

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Sending you hearts, love & a special DJ Valentine

Hello DJ Darlings!

 

Can you feel LOVE in the air?!  Hearts, chocolate and cupid shooting an arrow to my heart are just a few reasons I absolutely love February and Valentine’s Day.  I try not to focus too much on whether or not my sweetheart will ‘remember’ the date or bring roses. (I let that go a long time ago!)  My best memories of Valentine’s day have always been from elementary school.  We would make a red and pink covered Valentine holder or ‘mailbox’ from an oatmeal can or shoe-box.  I remember sticking those little candy hearts on my homemade cards with Elmer’s glue (they never stuck!)… and best of all my Mom was the ‘room mother’ for our class party.  She would make homemade cinnamon rolls every year.  Ahhh, those were the good ol’ days!  (Btw… if you need some inspiration, we have a very cute printable set to help YOU make a super-cute Valentine Mailbox!)

 

I still send Valentine cards to all my friends and family.  This year… I’m giving YOU one too!  It’s a cute, easy printable of the Valentines that I’ve created so we can all share the love.  The link to access this FREEBIE is only available from the DJ Blog.  It’s a special thank you for being a supportive and loyal DJ fan!
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I’ve been on a watercoloring kick lately… so that’s how I put mine together. Nothing too fancy, just a cheap little watercolor set and a brush.  Yours are in black & white so you can have fun with the coloring part… or bust out the ol’ watercolors too!  A card that you put a little homemade touch to speaks much sweeter than a card from the store.  Print a page or two for yourself, your kids…. or print lots and share them with your class to color and exchange!

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I made these cards using clip art from our new “DJ Love Words” collection.  (Hearts and words are my favorite things to draw.)  We have SO many cute clip art sets and sweet DJ fonts to help you create a smile for Valentine’s Day!  Click here to check them out now… and feel the love!

 

Much love and Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU!!

 

Dianne

 

P.S.  Wanna help us share the love & DJ smiles?  Refer a friend to DJ Inkers!  If they place an order before Valentine’s Day… YOU will earn 200 DJ reward points per friend!!!  (Regular reward is 150 points.)

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Smiles & Holidays Around the World

Happy holidays friends!

 

We hope that the season has brought you nothing but JOY and merriment so far!  We’ve been hustling, bustling and creating holiday smiles since October… so our heads are simply SPINNING with visions of sugarplums.  lol  It has certainly been fun though… and we hope you’ve enjoyed the SALES & smiles we’ve shared with YOU too.

 

For us, the best part is ALWAYS seeing the things that YOU create with our clip art and fonts.  With a week left until Christmas, we simply had to share with you some of these wonderfully inspiring projects for ‘Holidays Around the World!’  It’s a lot of fun learning about some of the holiday traditions and cultures that are so different from our own… and these projects certainly gave us some new insights.  We are so grateful to these truly gifted teachers & bloggers who shared their time and talents with us this holiday season.

 

First… we have some adorable printable learning booklets created by Patty at 2ndinline.blogspot.com.  Her project helps students (2nd-3rd grade) to learn some of the holiday traditions of Africa, Germany, and Mexico. (Perfect for centers or small groups.)  First, they read about each country and then match up 4 fact cards for each place.

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We learned a thing or 2 about Hanukkah from Ashley at justreedblog.com.  She created a “Fluency Fold-Up” for students to get practice with sight words, Tier 3 Vocabulary, reading, comprehension, writing, and drawing.  (These Fold-Ups are truly an all-in-one product!)  We love her simple, straight-forward presentation.  🙂

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Next up, we were most impressed with Anita (at anitagoodwin.com) who used this cute holiday clip art to make a fun MATH activity!  Her place value (holiday themed) QR Code Riddles collection can be used with any Math Series or Place Value Unit of study.  What a great way to make math FUN!!!

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Kindergarten Nana shared with us a book that she created… highlighting five countries, with a couple of pages about each one.  She says “I would use this book along with lots of fun activities that help children get a glimpse of the different customs and celebrations.”

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Marian’s unique sewing and quilting creations always amaze us.  It’s so fun seeing the art come to life in a real-life project!

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Visit seamstobesew.com and check out the cute ‘mug rag’ pattern she made using the kangaroo from our Christmas in Australia download.

 

Wendy at 1stgradefireworks.blogspot.com also featured this collection for us this year… she used the images to dress-up her post with a little holiday smile!  Click here to shop our ‘Holidays Around the World’ collection now!  You SAVE 35% by getting the complete collection… but you can download the individual countries/holidays too.

 

We hope you’ll take a moment to visit these blogs and see ALL of the fun things they do.  Do YOU have a blog?  If you do… and you’re interested in working with us, please let us know!  We LOVE working with bloggers because it’s a win-win for both of us!  Just email smiles@djinkers.com with your blog link and we’ll be in touch!

 

Have a very MERRY holiday season and smiles to YOU!!!

 

-Alix 🙂

DJ Inkers

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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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Cute teacher projects (& freebies) to inspire your classroom!

Dear DJ teacher friends,

 

We find ourselves shocked, once again, at how fast the time has flown by.  Hopefully you’re all settled into the new school year by now… and the back to school season was a breeze.  It certainly kept us busy this year …which is GREAT!  (That’s probably why the time has gone so fast too.)  But, before we FALL completely into autumn… and Halloween, then Thanksgiving & Christmas (yikes!)… we simply HAD to pause and share some incredible classroom smiles with you.

 

We can’t say enough how much we LOVE seeing the things that YOU create using our clip art and fonts.  🙂  This back to school season, we were fortunate enough to see SEVEN wonderfully creative teacher projects as we promoted our classic teacher clip art collection, Kidillywinks.  These projects definitely inspired us… and we hope they’ll inspire YOU too.  Just click on any of the images below to visit the blog post about that project.  MOST of them are FREEBIES for you to download & enjoy!!!

 

First… we can’t wait for you to see these adorable Puzzle Counting Strips for young learners!  (Counting by ones: 1-10, 11-20, 21-30, & counting by tens: 10-100.)  Created by Patty Rutenbar at 2ndinline.blogspot.com

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Next up, you’ll love these fun Brag Tags by Wendy at 1stgradefireworks.blogspot.com.  Use these after assessments, goal setting, report cards, etc.  What a great way to encourage hard work and smiles among your students.  😀

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Kindergarten Nana made several really clever creations for her classroom this year.  Shown here, she used Kidillywinks to add some character to her Kindergarten schedule, and created some great activities and printable board games for her students.  Read all about these projects (& more) at dbsenk.wordpress.com

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Kara Rickman at rickmankara.blogspot.com used our Kidillywinks graphics to create a fabulous Back to School writing and graphic organizer packet.  “Your students will LOVE these writing and graphic organizers because it’s all about them! (And, who doesn’t like to write about themselves????)”

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You’ll always find something innovative and cute at Fun-A-Day.com.  Mary Catherine created some printable homework calendars for her classroom… and made them editable for YOU to enjoy too!  When she lists daily homework for young kids, she likes to include a variety of tasks that kids can do – sometimes with their families, and sometimes on their own. “My goal is for my students, and their parents, to see how learning can take place in a wide variety of ways.”  Be sure to check-out her post for more thoughtful words about homework & directions for using her free printable.

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The last 2 projects were so AWESOME, that we featured them on a previous blog post during Back to School.

 

Want to learn more about Palma Lindsay’s cute ‘craftivity’ that builds mental math while your students are having FUN?  {Click Here}

 

Or {Click Here} to see Ashley Reed’s delightfully simple (& editable) Teacher Notes.

 

Thank you AGAIN, you amazing teacher bloggers.  We’re so glad you shared your talents with us!  <3 We wish you all the best, success and HUGE smiles in your classroom.

 

Smiles to YOU!

 

-Dianne & Crew

DJ Inkers

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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

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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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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

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