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Toiny
03-31-2009, 10:38 PM
Hello everyone!

I am incredibly pleased to announce that I am the new owner of Stone Accents Studio. I am beyond thrilled and honored to be helming this wonderful store, amazing designers and fabulous CT. I am also a little overwhelmed LOL.

I am asking all of you to please bear with me as I finalize this transition with the store, the Designers and the CT. My number one priority is keeping this a warm & welcoming place for all of us. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make your stay here a more pleasant one.

The transition did come abruptly, and not all of the Designers are staying. Nor are all the Designers ready for their challenges this month. Please be patient as we move everything over! I am committed to Stone Accents Studio and all of you.

Thank you so much for your patience, love & support. I couldn't do it without all of you.

Kind regards,

~Toiny
Piggyscraps

Ambowife Designs
03-31-2009, 10:54 PM
Yay Toiny, congratulations Sweetie, I am so thrilled to be part of the your adventure.
I am working feverishly on a new posting bonus for April Journalling challenge and I will also be taking over the Font Challenge now too so everyone get your mouse ready to create some layouts for the SAS-y Lady Challenges in April.
Hugs Toiny and can't wait to continue being part of this awesome community here at the New SAS!!!

Jan Merkley
03-31-2009, 11:08 PM
Oh, wow! I'm excited for you!! And I'm so glad to see that SAS is going to survive!!!!! Congratulations! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) By the way, I have loved working with your kits!

Mitsybelle
03-31-2009, 11:16 PM
Woo Hoo Toiny, congratulations to you, I'm so happy SAS is staying :D

Does this mean we are now your little 'piglets' ? :eek: :D:D:D LOL

Amberpony
03-31-2009, 11:30 PM
LOL Mitsy
Piglets LOL :rolleyes:
Congrat Piggy Hope it all works out for You & Us :D:D

twoisisomega
04-01-2009, 01:47 AM
I know I havent been around lately and thats because I haven't had my computer, still don't; and no dis-repect to the new owner(I do wish you well). CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHERE IS JULIE O?? I am one of the charter members of SAS I think it only fair I know what happened.:confused::confused::confused:

allwright1
04-01-2009, 02:12 AM
:D Oh ya!!! Uuuuhaaaa!!! Go Toiny!!! Go Toiny!!! Go! Go! Go Toiny!!! :D

Mitsybelle
04-01-2009, 03:43 AM
:D Oh ya!!! Uuuuhaaaa!!! Go Toiny!!! Go Toiny!!! Go! Go! Go Toiny!!! :D

You're killin me here :D:D:D

Yeah .... Celebration time :D

Charlie's Digiscraps
04-01-2009, 04:40 AM
Congratulations Toiny!!!!!!!!!!!! you will do a wonderful job!and Farewell everyone..mwahhhhhhh

LilGuysMomma
04-01-2009, 06:19 AM
Toiny, we should have known it was you when you popped up last night! Yea, well, let's do this thing then!!! Congrats, good luck, and I'm still here for you.

Doris

Miessee
04-01-2009, 07:21 AM
Toiny, congrats with beeing the new SASowner. I wish you all the luck you need and all the happy times you deserve with your 'challenge'.:D

Heel veel succes!
groetjes,
Marie-Josť

bmascari
04-01-2009, 07:43 AM
Congratualtions Toiny, so glad SAS will remain and get back to it's glory days!:p

djean
04-01-2009, 07:59 AM
Congratualtions Toiny. I can certainly understand your trepidations. It's a huge process you are undertaking and I wish you all the luck in the world. I know you must be just somewhat slightly overwhelmed at the moment, so I will join the others who are patiently standing by while you gather your troups.

tammara
04-01-2009, 08:32 AM
I'm so thrilled you guys are all still here!!!!! Presents for everyone!!!!
http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh338/tammaraleminen/LaceButterflyFreebie.jpg

You can snag them here:

http://pixelmusicscraps.blogspot.com/

patchas
04-01-2009, 09:26 AM
OMG, I am so thrilled to hear that SAS will survive! Go Toiny!

SkrapperDigitals
04-01-2009, 09:56 AM
I'm beyond thrilled about this!! (and lovely work tammara!) YAYYY!!!
Go Toiney!! **dance dance dance**

shabba
04-01-2009, 11:54 AM
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! I am very proud to be part of your CT and I love everything you design so I am sure you'll be a great site owner as well!
Sharon

violethare
04-01-2009, 11:55 AM
I am very glad to hear that SAS is moving forward, Toiny -- Congrats to you -- it will take some hard work but I know you can do it:)

ljd2007
04-01-2009, 12:20 PM
Congratulations!! I am so pleased that SAS will be still here, I have been here since the start and would hate to see it gone...Can't wait to get down to the challenges and see whats instore for us :-D

Nani
04-01-2009, 12:45 PM
Congratulations Toiny! I can understand the overwhelmed part! If there is anything I can do to help, let me know. (You know what I do best - pom-poms are ready! LOL)

Tracy, I'm so glad that it appears you're staying too!

Joba2
04-01-2009, 12:54 PM
Congratulations to the new owner!! I was with SAS almost from the beginning.It was my first gallery /forum I participated in & I loved it here. It was the most designer friendly site :):) I would hate to see it go away. I am so glad Sas is here & wish the best for all here

Joba2
04-01-2009, 01:14 PM
I know I havent been around lately and thats because I haven't had my computer, still don't; and no dis-repect to the new owner(I do wish you well). CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHERE IS JULIE O?? I am one of the charter members of SAS I think it only fair I know what happened.:confused::confused::confused:

I , too, am concerned about JulieO & would appreciate some information .She was a wonderful leader & will be missed.
God bless her & hugs to JulieO.
I'm sure JulieO would not leave her wonderful site to anyone she didn't think would not carry on her wonderful work...so best of luck to Toiny
Best of everything to JuliieO .We will miss you. I am sad to see JulieO not here but happy SAS is still here.

DarleneH
04-01-2009, 01:27 PM
I'm so glad you're taking the reins, Toiny, and we all have faith that you can do this! As for what you're all wondering about JulieO, she had to step down because of some personal things going on in her life, and could no longer give the time required to maintain a site like SAS. We all wish her well.

I , too, am concerned about JulieO & would appreciate some information .She was a wonderful leader & will be missed.
God bless her & hugs to JulieO.
I'm sure JulieO would not leave her wonderful site to anyone she didn't think would not carry on her wonderful work...so best of luck to Toiny
Best of everything to JuliieO .We will miss you. I am sad to see JulieO not here but happy SAS is still here.

Jean Ann
04-01-2009, 01:46 PM
Congratulations and the very Best of Luck. You'lll handle it just fine, I too have been here at SAS forever. It was my first site to participate in challenges and post layouts and learn how to do it all with a lot of help from Skrapper Digitals she's a GEM. It has been a fantastic place to be.

Hahaha I didn't even know what DST meant when I started here.

Good Luck to Julie O, you will be missed very much.

SkrapperDigitals
04-01-2009, 02:18 PM
AWWWW!! (((hugs Jean Ann )) :-)
Thanks Jean Ann! :-) I luv you too! :-)
and ditto Julie O, you will be missed so much we all hope you pop in every so often to see us :-)

Congratulations and the very Best of Luck. You'lll handle it just fine, I too have been here at SAS forever. It was my first site to participate in challenges and post layouts and learn how to do it all with a lot of help from Skrapper Digitals she's a GEM. It has been a fantastic place to be.

Hahaha I didn't even know what DST meant when I started here.

Good Luck to Julie O, you will be missed very much.

Kristi W
04-01-2009, 02:52 PM
Congratulations to Piggyscraps on the new store. I am happy to stay and hope to have my challenge up soon. :)

CathyC
04-01-2009, 03:13 PM
Congratulations Toiny you will do a wonderful job resurrecting SAS. I will be staying as well and cant wait to get back to doing the challenges with all the amazing members, CT girls and of course our designers.
Hugs
Cathy
Now maybe I can stop popping Advil for this massive headache in the last few days lol lol

designs by moo
04-01-2009, 03:15 PM
congrats hon! that is wonderful news :)

I will be staying as well and looking forward to things ;)

lynn :)

allwright1
04-01-2009, 03:58 PM
YAY!!!! Whoot! Whoot!! The Most Fabulous Designer's on the net are coming back!!! I hope we can convince the rest of the Fab Designers to come back!!!

Toiny
04-01-2009, 05:51 PM
What a wonderful, warm, encouraging thread! This is why I had to step in and save SAS... the responses here just sum up why I couldn't let SAS go.

It is truly the most welcoming place in the digi-world and I will fight to preserve that quality. I am all kinds of mushy right now. A big, huge, SMOOCH to all of you!

~Toiny

Ambowife Designs
04-01-2009, 06:02 PM
No truer words were spoken Toiny, SAS was, is and will be the best digi site to find support, friendship and the best designs. Thank you for saving a digi icon like SAS so the rest of us can keep our home too!! :)

Monika
04-01-2009, 10:04 PM
This is the best news we've heard in the past week, and I'm so glad SAS stays open!
This is the friendliest place in the digi-world!
Congratulations and warm hugs Toiny!

Monika

Amberpony
04-01-2009, 11:37 PM
I am so Glad to see the Designers willing to come back to Give Toiny a Chance to make SAS the Super Site it once was!!

kimberkatt
04-02-2009, 04:33 AM
Yay Toiny!!! I am so super happy right now! :D

Tammara, those butterflies are gorgeous! Thanks so much for the gifties!! :D


Here's to SAS!! http://home.tele2.fr/kangoorouxbis/Tchin.gif

Shanners
04-02-2009, 09:25 AM
I, too, have been here from the beginning - actually followed Julie's blog before the site was even open, and so sad to see her go. :( I wish her well, and hope her personal life calms down so she can relax and get back to scrapping.
Piggyscraps - I'm excited to see you keep the site open and wish you luck. I'm sure you'll do great, and I'm excited to see things getting back on track. The designers here are wonderful, and this has always been a fun, friendly site. Thanks again for doing what needs to be done to keep it open. :)

angmag55
04-02-2009, 11:08 AM
I am so glad you are keeping the SAS open there are many sites shutting down so am very happy to see you took over to keep it going here!! Hugs and Good Luck!!

Stella
04-02-2009, 12:24 PM
ConGRATulATIONs !!!!

Fantastic News!!! I am so happy for you and also very happy that SAS is staying on in the digital realm. SAS was my very first store and I thank JulieO and especially, Jan for all the help I received in starting.

I'm wishing the very best, greatest SUCCESS with your new acquisition!

Stella
:) :) :)

kimberkatt
04-02-2009, 12:49 PM
Ya know, it is so awesome to see so many words of encouragement & support here! This place ROCKS!!!! :D :D :D

Berny
04-02-2009, 12:51 PM
OH, I too, am so glad SAS is going to be here. I love this site. Best of luck and blessings for you Toiny. I will participate in the challenges, games and contests.

iwannaalife2
04-02-2009, 02:26 PM
YA'HHHH! Thanks for rescuing SAS Toiny. It's been sad to see the decline in the website, but now there's new breath and I know you'll be there to push us forward. Great job!

iela1216
04-03-2009, 07:15 AM
Congratulations !
I'm so happy to hear that the site will be here ! :p

darlingina
04-03-2009, 09:47 AM
Yay!!! I'm so thrilled that SAS is staying. Now lets get this place rockin! :p Don't know what I woulda done without ya SAS! KUDOS to you Toiny, Congrats. We're behind you all the way! :D I want to wish JulieO the very best in all her future endeavors.
Hugs all around.....
~darlingina~

http://www.cilm.com/cilmsnagsntags//tags/6518.jpeg (http://www.cilm.com)

kimberkatt
04-03-2009, 09:59 AM
Gina, you don't know how good it is to see that dancin' chick in your siggy!!! :D

Jiskefet
04-03-2009, 06:07 PM
Good to know we are back in business!!!!!
Go, Toiny, Go SAS!!!!!!!

allwright1
04-03-2009, 06:38 PM
Yay!!! I was wondering about you Jiskefet!

Mitsybelle
04-03-2009, 06:48 PM
I really love how everyone is so positive about SAS .... this is going to be a great year :D

texasblu
04-03-2009, 09:36 PM
Congrats Toiny - Thanks for saving SAS! I had no idea... but glad it all worked out. Woo-hoo! :)

Pixel Palette
04-04-2009, 05:27 PM
Congrats on your new endeavor Toiny!! I am so happy you were able to step in and do this... who would have thunk, one day a new designer here, next day owning the site! Wow!! SAS and all the great designers and scrappers here got me through a tough time over the past year and I will be forever grateful I found you all!! I never paper scrapped and cut my teeth on digital scrapping here with lots of good advice and wonderful kits to play with... There are many scrapping sites out there, but there is NOTHING like SAS!!!!!! You go girl!!! :eek::eek: And a special thank you to all the designers and members that make SAS what it was, is and will continue to be!

And surely we all wish the best for JulieO, as they say, when one door closes another one opens.

Joba2
04-04-2009, 08:25 PM
I hope Candee comes back when she can too. I miss her.She was so much a part of SAS.

Amberpony
04-04-2009, 10:45 PM
Congrats Again Toiny!!
I just wanted to 2nd Joba on I hope Candi can come back when her computer and her life is ready! I miss her too. :p

kimberkatt
04-05-2009, 07:29 AM
Yes, I think we all miss Candee! She was definitely a major part of SAS, and the designing world in general! We miss your sweet face, Candee girl! Hurry up and get that computer already! LOL! :p

And, YAY!!! Jiskefet has come back! I'm so happy!!! :D

glonet
04-06-2009, 05:25 PM
YAY! This is such good news! I wondered what was happening when I got PMS that designers were leaving and no info. I am so happy you are taking over when the great need was there. I have really enjoyed the challenges and activities as SAS. I also hope that JulieO will be able to work whatever she needs to do. I
am sure that SAS is a LOT of work! Congrats, good luck Toiny!

Lynncal
04-07-2009, 09:11 PM
Good luck and congratulations Toiny!

Amberpony
04-08-2009, 05:41 PM
I see Candee name in the Designers list! Does that mean she is staying????? :D

kimberkatt
04-09-2009, 07:04 AM
Oh, I don't know... it may have been an oversight and she was never turned off? As far as I knew, she had no idea when she was getting her new computer, so she was retiring from designing until she could come back... I think she said sometime in the fall?

Thanks for letting me know Diana! I will check with Toiny! :D

pinky7
04-09-2009, 11:18 AM
I had no idea this was going on! I am not here very often, but I have this bookmarked as a favorite site!! So I am glad it is not going anywhere!! Congrats, Toiny! And good luck!!:p:p

Amberpony
04-12-2009, 11:07 PM
Ok I have More Questions????????
I see a bunch of the retired Designers are back on the Blog List.
Whats up with that?
Are they coming back????
What Fun could we Have if they did!!!! :D

kimberkatt
04-13-2009, 08:43 AM
I think Toiny is working on revamping the home page, right now some of the links are not working... so, we just have to give her some time to get it all fixed up, nice & pretty! :D

Here is the list of Designers that have stayed with SAS through the transition:

Ambowife Designs
Booland Designs
Cathy Cher
DarleneH
Designs by Moo
Ellen Massey
Enaideel Scraps
Julie C
Julie O
Kristi W
Laitha
Lara's Digi World
mITSYBELLE
Monika Designs
Piggyscraps
SKrapper Digitals

And here is the link to the thread with the blog listing (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=16070#post16070), you can use this list for now until the homepage is updated! :)

msbrad
09-12-2009, 03:58 PM
I'm just looking around, and finding my way around...
I forgot I was a member here.:o
m

Victoria32
09-30-2009, 10:55 PM
Congrats Toiny on your new role as owner. I hope it will be all you dream it to be.

MissNZ
01-12-2010, 05:10 PM
I had no idea what was going on here! I used to be always on here but then commitments over the last year or two have taken me away and now I'm starting to have time to get back into it. So glad nothing happened to it and it's still here! My favorite scrap site!!! :) Congrats to Toiny!

Charlie's Digiscraps
08-01-2010, 08:26 PM
I havent been in here for a while and just wanted to stop by and say how great the place is looking and congrats on the new CU store..well done guys..as you know (SAS)The Studio will always have a place in my heart :DD keep up the great work

Mitsybelle
08-02-2010, 01:16 AM
I havent been in here for a while and just wanted to stop by and say how great the place is looking and congrats on the new CU store..well done guys..as you know (SAS)The Studio will always have a place in my heart :DD keep up the great work

So nice to hear from you again Charlie, hope you are keeping well hun :)

Ambowife Designs
08-02-2010, 04:53 AM
Great to see some of you ladies popping in to say hi, we are really proud of how far the Studio has come in the past year!! Super to see you Charlie :)