This year, DJ Inkers celebrates 29 years of creating smiles! Happy birthday to us! 😊🎈
It all began when I drew the very first “Cut & Copy” books for a neighborhood boutique nearly 3 decades ago!! Since then, we’ve created everything from rubber stamps, stickers and bulletin boards to the thousands of digital smiles we offer today. It has certainly been an adventure.
From the beginning, we have always been a small family business. Over the years, I’ve enlisted every one of my 5 children to help with the company in one way or another. Today, I work with two of my daughters at DJ Inkers. Alix (my business & website manager/helper/smarty pants) has worked with me for over 13 years now (not including the early days of peeling ‘stickies’ off the backs of stamps for a penny). Kaylie has worked for us doing customer service for about 4 years. It’s just the three of us trying to make sure that YOU have a good experience with what you purchase from DJ Inkers. I’m amazed that we still have such joy & creativity for new ideas… mixed with constant changes & frustrations. With all of the waves of free clip art, computer changes and updates, people publicly sharing our images, the changing styles and needs of our customers and the costs of running a website… are pretty significant (and, at times, stressful). There is a huge sense of pride in our work together. Because… it’s not easy!!
What I do know… is that your smiles make it all worthwhile. We couldn’t do it without YOU. It is so much fun when we get to see your creations in the real world. We crazy love it when one of the kids comes home with a handout that has a DJ smile. We even see our classroom decor on tv once in awhile! Your feedback and input help us more than I can ever begin to say. Knowing what you’re looking for in clip art, fonts and printables helps us know what to create… and keeps us going! We love to make your creations easier, cuter and more fun. I truly thank you for being a supporter and customer.
If you have a fun summer project you’ve made with DJI… post it to our fb group: DJ Inkers Clip Art Creators. You could win a $40 gift certificate this week!!! If you have a fun new idea, project or clip art request… contact us! If your school needs a new mascot or your child has a new teacher… please share our website with them. Word of mouth is still our best advertiser. 🙂
Looking forward to all the NEW and clever ways we can create a smile together this year! So much love, heart and smiles to YOU!! ❤
Dianne, Alix & Kaylie
Hello darling DJ friends…
Are you ready for the holiday weekend? There are so many different celebrations and special occasions around the world this time of year! Wherever you are, we hope that it’s full of love, family and happiness. As we began making plans for spring and summer at DJ Inkers, we looked at the last blog post (FaLaLa Llamas!?!?!) and realized that it has been entirely TOO long since we’ve written. So much has happened in just a few months. I don’t know about you… but I’m already looking forward to summer. I fantasize about just laying on the beach and watching waves go in an out. With a large family (and growing!), time to simply relax is more and more rare these days.
But, oooh… isn’t that exciting? 💜 Our family is growing! My daughter, Kaylie, and her husband, Mohamed are having their first baby in a few months!! Kaylie does a lot of our customer service work here at DJ Inkers. We truly are a family company! 😊💙 So naturally, babies are on the brain around here… which is why we put together a really darling “bundle” of printables for a Baby Shower! Now that it’s ready… it will definitely make life easier for us as we plan our own. Maybe it will help some of YOU who have a shower to plan too!
The set comes with a darling invitation, gift list and thank you card, a silly shower scavenger hunt, wishes for baby and a fun diaper note activity, signs for gifts and treats, Books for Baby and Display Shower cards, and 2 sweet little treat tags (perfect for bubbles, cake pops, popcorn, gum, soda, balloons and more)! 🌸🍼💜
We made it using our Baby Bundles clip art with DJ Joy and DJ Bizzy fonts (all on sale through April 24th). We hope you like it… and share it with a friend who might need it. 😉 Be the reason some-bunny smiles today!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend full of sweets and smiles!