Sunday, August 31, 2008

Big One-Day Sale and More Important Info!

Just giving you a heads-up: On September 1, nearly everything in my SAS store will be on sale at 40% off!! Don't miss this chance for great savings.

My new kit, What a Feeling, will also be included in the sale. This is a lively kit that is perfect to finish scrapping your summertime and Labor Day photos.

Look what Kay made with this kit. It's adorable!

Tomorrow (Sept. 1) is also the kick-off to the month-long birthday celebration at SAS. Make sure to stop by every day and grab the free download-a-day. Here's a little peek at part of this mega kit:

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Is Summer Really Over?

Technically, it's not but it feels that way because all the boys are back to school the oldest one moved back to college last weekend. But I have to admit, this is my favorite time of year. I do love getting back to a routine (only someone as crazy-organized as me can relate to that) and I'm looking forward to Indian Summer. The beginning of fall in central California is awesome, with its cool mornings and warm days and evenings.

Oh, oh, oh!! I have to post this update: the SAS newsletter is hot-off-the-press. You MUST check out all the planned special events for the Big Birthday Bash, beginning on September 1! Trust me, you won't want to miss this party - a free Download-a-Day Mega Kit, a Post the Most Contest (where the GRAND prize winner will get over $200 worth of merchandise), a Layout Design Challenge, a New Designer Contest and much more! Read all about it here:

This week's freebie is a sampler that coordinates with my new Carmela kit. You can see previews and sample layouts made with this collection in the post below this one. As of this writing, the entire Carmela collection (including the Album Bundle) is still 25% off, but you have to hurry to get the sale price because it's almost over. Click on the preview to download - please don't share the link (or hotlink here). Instead, send your friends to my blog to download.

Have fun!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Huge Birthday Bash, Challenges, and... Freebies!

Stone Accents Studio is getting ready to celebrate it's 1st birthday in a BIG way! Beginning in September, there are surprises, special challenges, sales, and even a download-a-day planned so make sure to check what's going on each day. I'll give you a heads-up about the Layout Design Challenge. Click on the preview to sign up and get more info - EVERYONE who participates (and finishes the challenges) will receive a FREE mega-collaborative kit!

I have a new kit and coordinating album in the store this week. Carmela and the QP Bundle Package are being introduced at 25% off for a limited time. This is a lovely vintage-style kit named after my grandmother.

Here's one of the few photos I have of my grandmother made using my Carmela collection. I made this page using one of the Quick Pages:

A couple of layouts by my Creative Team members -

From Livia:

And from Brenda:

Aren't those just the prettiest layouts?

This week's freebie is a sampler of items from my A Class Act kit, just in time for back-to-school. It's a great kit for older students as well as younger kiddos. Click on the preview to download and remember, no hotlinking or sharing the download link, please! Send your friends to my blog to snag this freebie:

Look at what my CT created using this collection:

From Nani:

From Livia:

I want to send my grateful thanks out again to my CT - I am so blessed to work with such a group of talented people. You guys rock!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Two Blog Posts in One Day?

Yep! This is hot-off-the-press. The SAS newsletter just got distributed and I wanted to share it with you so you can snag all the freebies in here, too! Note, there are some new free-with-purchase deals this week. One of them is my Lemon Sage kit.

Click here to view this week's newsletter and grab the goodies.

Wow! A Designer Contest, New Products, and a Commercial Use Sampler!

Have I got great news for you! The second annual SAS Designer Contest is set to begin in September. If you're interested in trying digital scrapbooking designing, check out the details and sign up here - and good luck!
There are TONS of new products at the DSO store - don't miss these wonderful items, many are on sale right now:

My new kit, A Class Act, is available just in time for all those back-to-school photos. Check it out:

Here's a sample layout I made with A Class Act and one of my SuperSimple Template sets:

I'm excited to offer a new set of Commercial Use Overlays (and of course, personal use is allowed, too). This series is called Mad About Overlays and I have the first three sets available at my SAS store, soon to be coming to DSO. They are being introduced at 10% off for the first week, but if you're interested in saving even more money you can purchase the Bundle Package and get a savings on 12 overlays!

Here's a closer look at one of the sets, Floral Overlays. This week's freebie coordinates with this pack:

Here is my first-ever commercial use freebie! Please be sure to read my terms of use (TOU) included in the download. No hotlinking here or file sharing, please. Send your friends to my blog to download. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Sale, New Challenges, and This Week's Freebie!

Mark your calendars - this weekend my entire SAS store (excluding CU and bargain bin items) will be on sale at 46% off! Don't miss it - sale runs from Friday through Sunday only.

Ready for some brand new layout challenges for August? At DSO, the new Quote Challenge has been posted. This month's quote really will be a challenge for some, but these challenges are meant to stretch ourselves a bit:

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." ~ William James

Here's the posting bonus for this challenge, a Quick Page made with my Sunset at Sea mini.

I made this layout made using Sunset at Sea:

My SAS-y Self challenge is up and running at Stone Accents Studio. This month's challenge is to create a layout about 5 things (not people) you simply cannot live without.

The posting bonus for this challenge is a lovely mini-kit called All the Elements (named after the Earth's elements - grass, sky, sea, etc...).

And your freebie this weeks coordinates with this mini - it's a Quick Page using All the Elements. Kind of makes you want to do the challenge and get the whole thing for free, doesn't it? Come on, you know you want to!

Please do not share the link - click on the preview to download.

Sample layout: