Create something wonder-FALL…

Dear DJ Friends…


I’ve gotta say… fall is the only time it’s hard for me to live in Florida. I miss the cooler temperatures, beautiful colors and the smells that come with autumn. There’s already snow in the mountains where I grew-up! At least I can make myself feel a bit better by creating some fun fall decorations and lots of festive clip art projects. 🙂

Create something fun for fall with DJ Inkers!  Cute owls and pumpkins from October Doodlers clip art.
What autumn smiles will YOU create?


If you’ve ever used DJ Inker’s clip art and fonts to create something truly wonder-FALL… we would LOVE to see! In fact, if you’ll share an image with us, we’ll treat YOU to a $5 coupon to shop for smiles! (It’s no trick.)


This can be anything from harvest time and leaves to Halloween, Thanksgiving or even back to school. All you have to do is send us an image! You can post it here on the blog, send an email to smiles@djinkers.com OR post in our facebook group: DJ Inkers Clip Art Creators. Be sure to include your email address so we can send you your own unique code.


Now in our family, one of the best parts about fall is Halloween. We’ve already got costumes in mind and have added a few creepy new decorations to the collection! I’ve even thought about not dusting… just so that the house looks more authentic for the occasion. 😉 Just kidding… sort of.


With 5 kids in our family and years of driving our mom crazy with our Halloween obsession, DJ Inkers has created plenty of not-so-spooky smiles to make this season a scream. (And a lot of them are on SALE now!) Whether you’re hosting a costume party, making a festive worksheet or activity for the kids or some custom decorations to get you in the spirit… you’ll find everything you need at DJI.


We can’t wait to see what you create! I hope you’ll take a few minutes to share. Your comments and creations make all of our work SO worth it. Thanks for your support and smiles, friends! Wishing you lovely leaves and warm autumn smiles!


Happy Fall clip art for kids and classrooms

~ Alix 🙂

Dianne’s daughter and website manager

www.djinkers.com

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Happy Birthday DJ Inkers!

Hello friends!

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.  🙂

 

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating our birthday with a fun Party Time SALE this week!  Click here to see some of the fun products on sale… and get a coupon for a FREE party favor!  😉

 

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

 

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Make some bunny smile today!

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 be the reason some bunny smilesit’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!

 

Baby Shower Bundles printables and activities

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!

 

Dianne

 

 

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So many ways to create a smile with DJ Inker’s clip art and fonts

Love to create a smile?  You’ve come to the right place.  DJ Inker’s cute clip art and fabulous fonts have been going strong for 28 years, thanks to creative customers and talented folks like YOU, who take the time to add a little love to your projects.

 

We’ve seen thousands of project ideas and different ways to use our clip art and fonts over the years, but we’ve selected 48 of our favorites to get your creative juices flowing.  One thing’s for sure, making your projects with DJ Inkers means you’re adding a smiles …and the world can always use more.  🙂

 

There are so many fun ways to create a smile with DJ Inker’s clip art and fonts!  We couldn’t wait to share these amazing ideas with you.  To keep things simple, we narrowed it down to 8 project categories, so it’s easy to scroll straight to the kinds of creating that interest you most…

Ready to get started?

Shop for smiles now…

1. Posters, fliers and signs  

Need to capture your reader’s attention or promote an event?  What better way than to add style and flair with a few eye-catching images?  Make your life even easier and choose a clip art border!  We’ve got them for soooo many different occasions and themes.  Use a fabulous DJ font for your text and your poster is cute, coordinated and more professional looking.  Here are a few ideas to get you started…

2. Special occasions and party time  

Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, a baby shower or a holiday event, there’s always a need for invitations, signage, party favors and decorations!  That’s where DJ Inkers comes in.  First, shop by subject on our website to find some fun and festive images for your theme.  Then create each project with that art and personalize with a coordinating DJ font.  Your party is sure to look cute, cohesive and totally unique.  Plus, it’s really rewarding to see it all come together!

No time to create all of that yourself?  No problem.  We’ve got lots of wonderful printables for a variety of occasions & themes!  These projects are ready to go.  Just personalize, print and enjoy. 🙂

 

3. Worksheets, games and classroom smiles 

Our warm and whimsical art style is perfect for kids.  Adding a little DJ clip art makes schoolwork and classrooms seem more friendly and inviting… and the handouts grab your attention.  Choose from thousands of darling images designed to enhance your educational materials for school, church, youth groups, special interest clubs, home school and more.  We’ve been so impressed with the ideas we’ve seen over the years!

We’ve got a great selection of ready-made worksheets and school printables too!  Many of them were created by teachers and are tried & true in actual classrooms.  Our DJ file folder games might be the fan favorites.  Click here to see all of our fabulous educational printables now…

 

4. Homemade decorations, gift ideas and greeting cards

No matter the occasion, the best gifts and cards to give and receive are those that come from the heart.  Mom always said she liked things we made for her the very most.  Try making your own cards with a colorful digital background paper for a base, then add appropriate clip art and customize with one of our award-winning fonts or an alphabet.  These days, you can easily upload your project to a printer and inexpensively make your own canvas prints, bulletin boards, t-shirts, calendars, coffee mugs, throw blankets… you name it!  It’s so much fun too!!!

5. Calendars, planning and organization

Having tools and reminders to help everyone keep the schedules and the rules straight is super important, especially if you’re doing it for an entire group, classroom or office.  Take a look at our ready-made calendars.  There’s list calendars, photo calendars, event stickers, weather charts, classroom schedule cards and more to keep everyone posted (with a smile).

6. Scrapbooks, journals and memory books

DJ clip art and fonts can definitely help you customize your look, and page layouts.  Plus, it adds a lot of character and a truly unique touch to preserving your memories.  We have a broad range of styles and themes… so you can use DJ Inkers to help you create an adorable baby book, a fun custom yearbook for school, or even an elegant wedding album full of swirls and sparkles.

7. Awards and certificates  

Giving special recognition should look and feel special.  Start with a simple border, add a bold & decorative heading and finish with a fun image or two to wrap things up nicely.  It’s not always easy finding a certificate or award badge that suits your event or the recipient.  Making your own lets you completely customize and have fun with it… so it will be exciting to give too!  Feel free to email us any time you need something specific.  We’re happy to help.  Click here to shop special occasion smiles…

8. Project covers, notes and newsletters

Using a ready-made border makes this one quick and easy.  You can make your projects and reports really stand-out with a snazzy cover.  Adding a smile will certainly get your reader’s attention on family, office, school or club newsletters too.  We suggest DJ Border covers.

Ooooh… we really could go on and on, but we want to hear (and see) YOUR ideas!  Comment below, email us or join our new facebook group DJ Inker’s Clip Art Creators.  We can’t wait to see what YOU create.

 

Ready to start creating smiles of your own?  Join one of DJ Inker’s email lists and we’ll send a FREE set of clip art ‘Smiles to YOU’… plus a font and a 20% coupon for your next order!  Stay updated on our newest products and sales, and get more freebies and coupons too.  Click here to join a DJ email list now…

 

If you’re creating smiles on a GRAND scale and you’d like to sell your adorable and fabulous creations… be sure to check-out DJ’s Lifetime Commercial License!  You even get a discount on every purchase with us once you have an active license.  Woohoo!

 

Smiles to YOU 

from all of us at DJ Inkers 🙂

 

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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

Puzzle Strips for Counting

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.  😀

Brag Tags

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

Kindergarten Projects

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????)”

Back to School Writing Ttemplates

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.

Homework Calendar

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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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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