Monday, December 27, 2010


Happy New Year! And the new year is starting to take shape. Fran, Debbie, Jan, and Priscilla are scheduling classes already. Swing by the store and review the class board.

Priscilla's first class of the year will be "Direct Ink to Paper Stamping Technique" Saturday, January 8th. Time: 2:00-4:00pm. Cost $20. You will learn an old technique of applying ink directly to paper and creating your own background. Then you can use stamps or stencils afterwards for a collage affect. I will post a sample as soon as possible. Supplies to bring: Basic Tool Kit, Double sided tape, and colored pencils.

Make and Take It Valentine: Sunday, January 9th. Time: 2:00-5:00 pm. Cost: Free (donate $1.00 to the jar for The Food Bank if you can).

Thursday, January 13th. Time: 6:30-8:30pm Class by Fran Kawakami. Details to follow.

Saturday, January 15th. New Year Lantern by Jan Kruger: Time: 1:00-4:00pm Cost: $25.00
Be sure and bring your Scor-Pal as this clever project requires a lot of folding. You will create a beautiful Chinese Lantern. Supplies to bring: Basic Tool Kit, Olive Green, Gold, and Plum colored ink pads. And a Scor-Pal.

Thursday, January 27th. Time: 6:30-8:30pm Class by Fran Kawakami. Details to follow.

Saturday, January 29th. "A Friend is a Gift Box" with Accordion Journal by Jan Kruger. Time: 1:00-3:00pm Cost: $25.00. You will create a box and make an accordion journal with Jan's heart warming passages. I'll post a photo as soon as possible. Supplies to bring: Basic Tool Kit, Scor-Pal, and Adhesive.

New items in the store:

First of all, we have the new Scor-Pal in stock. They have improved it's design with a new light blue color and a 1/4" grid pattern. You will find this to be a big improvement over the old 1/2" grid pattern.

Today we received the latest shipment of Dream Weaver embossing paste. For those of you that have been waiting, we now have all the colors in stock.

New in the store is Martha Stewart's ALL OVER THE PAGE PUNCH. This is one awesome punch that offers the crafter more flexibility than they've ever experienced before. Place the base of the punch anywhere on the page, attach the top to it's base and then punch. I'm amazed at how easy it works. Come on in and test it for yourself.

That's all for now. Stay tuned for updates.

See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


"I SEE SNOWFLAKES" is the title of this months Make and Take. As most of you that frequent the store know, every 2nd Sunday of the month we have a free Make and Take from 2:00 - 5:00pm. This coming Sunday, Dec. 12th, Priscilla has created a beautiful see-thru Christmas card for you to make and take. You will be introduced to a technique called Kirigami Paper Art. Hot Off the Press has a template that makes this process easy. I think you will have a ton of fun and perhaps learn something that you can use in the future. Priscilla will also be demonstrating "The Eclips" as a part of the make and take. We hope to see you all here. Maybe we will play a Christmas themed game. Hmmm. I'll have to think about that.
Don't forget, for those of you that bought the Reindeer Escapes Contest packet, we've extended the due date for submitting your entry to Sunday, December 12th.
See you tomorrow....

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Tis the season where everybody seems to very busy. So regarding our Reindeer Escapes Contest, we are extending the deadline for entries to be submitted to Sunday, December 12th. That also coincides with our 2nd Sunday Make and Take. Voting will occur from December 14th until December 31st. The winners will have a nice new years gift to use.

As promised in my last blog entry, the above photos show Priscilla giving a speech to a group of entrepreneurs from Japan. Masako Formals approached Priscilla to see if she would like to give a group of visitors from Japan some guidelines on opening a retail store. My job was easy. All I had to do was run the power point slide show. This was something I had never done before, but if can handle a company of Marines I can do this. Priscilla did an outstanding job and she had those in attendance taking notes and asking questions at the end of her talk. A couple of things were interesting to me. First, the age group of those in attendance were very young. I don't think anyone was over 30. Secondly, Priscilla had an interpreter to translate Priscilla's speech into Japanese. This is where I had to smile to myself because I felt like I was at one of Billy Graham crusades. Mieko, from Masako Formals, did a fantastic job and she did it without having to consult a copy of Priscilla's notes . As a part of the demonstration, those in attendance had to make a pre-cut box and then decorate it with a flower. Priscilla brought the Eclipse machine with her to cut out the flowers. This caused quite a reaction from the Japanese visitors. They had not seen a machine like this in action before. After the presentation was over, they came up to the table and asked for Priscilla to do further demos. One man was celebrating his birthday, so Priscilla had the Eclipse die cut happy birthday in a scroll font and also spell out his name. Needless to say he was very happy. As I said, Priscilla did a great job and we both felt pleased that perhaps we were able to help these young people in a small way. As we departed we wished them all the best in any future endeavors.
Debbie West had her Recipe and Cookie Exchange class last night. The ladies in attendance had a lot of fun making the ginger bread house. But I think the most fun was when they sampled the cookies and talked story afterwards. Priscilla brought in some vanilla ice cream to go with the cookies. A fun time was had by all. I am here to testify that all of the cookies were very tasty. I hope Priscilla does this again soon.
That's all for now. I've got to go and take inventory on the new arrival of Copic Markers and glitter pen sets. Don't forget to get your entries submitted for the Reindeer Escapes Contest. A $100.00 gift certificate is a nice prize.
See you tomorrow

Friday, December 3, 2010


You can tell it's December in the store. The decorations are up, the Christmas lights are on, and I'm beginning to hum the carols I remember as a child. There's always a wistfulness about this time of the year. Perhaps it's because this season of the year reminds us of past memories that bring a smile to our faces. I guess it's true when they say that there exists a "little child" in all of us.
In addition to the decorations, there are some new arrivals in the store. Priscilla has brought in a new order of Copic Pens. You have over 50 new selections to chose from. In addition we have the "wallet" carrying case for your pen storage. In toal, there are 90 pens to choose from. Priscilla had to buy a new display case to display them all. Also back on the shelves from Copic, are the glitter pen sets, the single clear glitter pen, and the multi-liner pens in 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, and 0.8 sizes.
You will also find Christmas wrapping paper and paper tablets that have a "local" look. There are more items on the way, so stay tuned and I'll let you know when they arrive.
We are looking forward to the entries from our "Reindeer Escapes Contest". All but one of the contest packets were picked up and the entries that have come in early are really well done. Your going to have a fun time voting for your favorite. Entries will be on display beginning December 6th.
Don't forget Priscilla's Make and Take on Sunday, December 12th, from 2:00 - 5:00. As soon as I know what it will be I'll let you know. I'm sure it will be holiday themed.
That's all for now, I have Christmas ornaments to engrave before we open. I'll tell you about Priscilla's adventure into Honolulu and how it reminded me of a Billy Graham revival in the next blog entry.
See you tomorrow and may the Holiday Spirit be with you today and always.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Hello Crafters,

It's been busy the past couple of days with "black friday", arrival of new products in the store, and restocking - reorganizing the stores. Debbie West spent several hours with us last night using her merchandising talents to create a Christmas display.
Speaking of Debbie, she has just 3 spots left in her Dec. 4th class: Holiday Cookie and Recipe Exchange. Priscilla has 1 seat left in her Bamboo Greetings class on Dec. 10th & 11th. If you would like to sign up for either class, please contact me at the store 261-2882.
If someone special is looking for an idea for Christmas gift and they don't know what you have or the difference between a brad or a Scor-Pal, may I suggest one of our Gift Certificates. That way your sure of getting what you would like in your "stocking". Also, if you want, drop off a "Wish List" to me and I'll personally help "him or her" find the item.
Almost forgot... there's still time to enter the Reindeer Escapades Contest. The prizes are $100.00 First Place, $50.00 Second Place, and $25.00 Third Place (A Place in Time) Gift certificates. Entries are due by Dec. 5th.
For details on all of the above, you can scroll down through previous blog entries of just give me call.
That's all for now. See you tomorrow.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I wanted to share Priscilla's most recent artistic creation. It's a "Shaker Card" with a winter theme. It is also a "sample" of one thing that can be done with the elements included in the "kit" for our newest contest entitled: " REINDEER ESCAPADES CONTEST". In the "kit" are 4 reindeer. You may use all 4 but no less than 3 reindeer in your design. It is up to you to determine the format. It could be a card, scrapbook page, or anything else your creative mind might come up with. All projects must be submitted by 4:00 pm Sunday, December 5th. 1st place in the judging will win a $100.00 A Place in Time gift certificate. There will be gift certificate prizes for 2nd and 3rd place also. The cost is $2.00 per entry with $1.00 of that going to the "FOOD BANK".

You can enter as many times as you wish. Contact me at the store for further details.

We wanted to thank Sarah DeGuzman for sharing her crafting talents in teaching "The Holidays Mini album". All those that attended the class had a fantastic time. We hope that Sarah has the opportunity to visit friends and family once again in the near future. Of course we will try and persuade her to teach another class.

November Update #2

In response to the inquiries, I received a photo of Debbie's "Gingerbread House" Album. I think you will agree with me that it is very cute. As a reminder, the Gingerbread House is a part of Debbie's upcoming class: "Holiday Cookie & Recipe Exchange on Sat. Dec. 4th. For additional details please scroll on down to a previous entry for additional details. Those that will be taking her class will enjoy this project as well as the cookie recipes that will go into it. I can almost smell the aroma of the cookies.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I mentioned that we are getting more items on almost a daily basis. For those of you that missed out on the initial order of the Doodle Stamps, they are back on the shelves. One new stamp is the Doodle Hearts. It will be perfect for those that like to make the 3"x3" cards. Also back on the shelves are the "destination" stickers. We now have Waimanalo and Kaneohe in addition to Kailua and Lanikai. As you know, Dreamweaver is a big product line for us in the store. Lynell just sent us her newest display board for the fast approaching holiday season. Swing by the store to see it. We also received a sample of a new product line she is offering to us. I don't know all the details yet, but I have a sample if you want to see it.

Anything else? Oh yes! Manufacturing has been really busy.We are networking with the Dolphin Store at Pearl Harbor and busy making Christmas ornaments for the many submarines stationed at Pearl. We just completed an order for the Laie Hawaii Temple making amost 500 name tags. The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island has just informed us that they want 800 name tags for all of their staff. The USS Olympia will be returning to Pearl Harbor soon. We are diecuting and engraving 150 ornaments that will be attached to kukui nut leis. The leis are a welcome home gift to the sailors aboard the sub. We have jobs pending that involve engraving glassware, koa boxes, wooden pineapples, and gecko diecuts. Whew!!! Thank goodness for Art. He is a treasure to have working in our store. I'm constantly amazed at his talent. If your thinking about Christmas gifts, please let me know how I can help you.

See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Events and Happenings

Priscilla shows how to use the Scor-Pal in making
the Telescopic Box at our 2nd Sunday Make and Take.

REINDEER ESCAPADES CONTEST... to begin November 18th. All entries will be due by December 5th. Entries will be displayed from Dec. 6th through Dec. 20th for public voting. There will be 3 prizes. First place will win a $100.00 Gift Certificate from A place in Time. Second place will win a $50.00 Gift Certificate. Third place will receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate.
As with the gingerbread man contest from last year, you will be asked to use your creative talents in decorating reindeer's. It's up to you to decide the format. Contest rules will be posted at A Place in Time on November 18th. Contest packet cost: $2.00. We will be donating $1.00 to The Food Bank for each entry.
Classes :

Sat. Dec. 4th 6:30-8:30pm.
Cost: $20.00

We did a recipe event last year and it was a huge success. Participants this year will decorate
a recipe book in the shape of a "Gingerbread House". At this writing, you are asked to bring six (6x6 decorated) copies of your favorite cookie recipe to exchange with others in the class. This will make up the "body" of the recipe book. Also, you are asked to bring 6 - one dozen cookies to exchange. Beverages and paper products will be provided. I will offer my tasting services if needed. Tools required: Basic Tool Kit and an appetite for cookies and a fun time. I'll post a photo of the Gingerbread House as soon as possible.

BAMBOO GREETINGS by Priscilla Teska
This is a dynamic 2 part project

Part 1: Friday Dec. 10th 6:30-8:30 pm
Part 2: Saturday Dec. 11th 2:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $45.00

Priscilla has created a very elegant gift box that has an Asian flavor. This will make the perfect gift for that special someone - unless you decide to keep it for yourself.
Part 1 - Students will work with the Ten Seconds Studio metal products to make an original
bamboo embossed motif that was created by Priscilla for the cover of the box. You will also be
painting the box cover.
Part 2 - You will be creating compartments for the interior of the box. Into these compartments you will make 6 - 3x3 gift tag cards and 5 - A2 sized cards.
This is really one of the best designs that I've seen. You will have to come by the store to see the class sample for yourself. The photo below really doesn't do it justice. Supplies to bring: Basic Tool Kit, 1/2"-1" paint brush or a sponge brush, double side tape, liquid adhesive, brown ink pad, moss green and light pink brush pens.

Priscilla's Bamboo Greetings Box
(Student to provide own pen)

2nd SUNDAY MAKE and TAKE December 12th 2:00-5:00 pm Cost: Free

Priscilla is in the decision making process and I'll update the blog once I know what you will "make and take". I'm sure it will be a fun Christmas oriented design. "Fa La La La La"

The make and take this last Sunday was attended by young and old. Each made a "telescopic box" and embellished it using our new Sizzix Eclips machine. Some of our customers are telling us they are going to use the telescopic boxes as Christmas ornaments.


New items seem to be coming in on a daily basis. Priscilla has me checking in, pricing, and stocking, sometimes I get lunch. Just yesterday we received a shipment from Bazzil to add to our already extensive line of paper. Also, back in the store are the 22x17 self healing cutting mats.
New to our store from C-Thru are their line of ATC trading cards, colorful beads, and the artist trading card kits. The themes are Angels and Fairies & Travel and Memories. I thought the ultra fine glitter that feel like felt was "hot", but this product line is offering a lot of excitement. Stay tuned for samples.

Tim Holtz diecuts have arrived along with the Sizzix Christmas themed diecuts. "Reindeer Flight", "Rickity House", "Branch Tree", "Tattered Flowers" are a few of the Tim Holtz line we received. You will also enjoy his embossing patterns of "musical notes", "brick and wood grain sets", and the "damask & regal flourishes" set.

Priscilla is excited about our new tool - the Eclips by Sizzix. Actually, she's happy as a clam because it cut her time down to minutes in preparing for the 2nd Sunday Make and Take. It's a very user friendly tool and it comes with a remote. To me that also qualifies it as a "man tool". Because we are currently sold out,we are extending our current offer of giving everyone a $50.00 Gift Certificate to those that pre-order the machine. This would make a fantastic Christmas gift. And with the gift certificate you won't find a better "deal". We waited a long time to bring you the "right" electronic tool. Call me for further information.

We will be closed on Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for so many things this year, one of those things is you, our friends and customers. We've been in business for 5 years now and we thank you for all of your support in keeping the crafting spirit alive.

More information and photos to come - make sure you stay tuned.

See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mele Kalikimaka Forever Card

Priscilla's Mele Kalikimaka Forever Card last Saturday, Oct. 16th was a smashing success. Five friends who have know each other "forever" got together and scheduled a special class just for them. Every once in a while I would "peek in" to see how things were going. They were cutting, folding, measuring, gluing, and just having a fun time. I can still hear the laughter as they tried to envision how the card all goes together. If you haven't seen the Forever Card stop by the store for a demonstration. I believe you will be amazed at the cleverness of the design.

A new shipment of glitter arrived yesterday from Elizabeth Craft Design. We now have all those colors that would be perfect for the holiday cards that you are designing. Peacock Blue, Sweet Basil, Hunter Green, Poppy Orange, Kiwi Green, and Dark Gold to name just a few. There are a lot of people who still aren't aware of this fantastic product and how easy it is to use. Spread the word and have them come in to see for themselves.
The Scor-Pals are now back on the shelves. We seem to sell out of them as fast as they arrive. Have you seen the template that we have created for the Scor-Pal. With it you can easily make A2, A6, A7, or #10 envelopes out of any paper. Making coordinated card and envelope sets would make a great gift for any occasion.
Another tool that you can use with the Scor-Pal is our new "Telescoping Box" template. The box you make with this template is very unique in the lid never separates from the box. It telescopes up and provides access to the goodies held within. We made a couple of box samples where we printed a photo onto the paper so the photo wraps around the box. The box has the potential of being more special than what it contains.
We will post Fran Kawakami's wonderful Christmas themed class with cards, tags and a gift card holder. Stay tuned for the next posting containing class informationa and photos, the samples are so adorable, you don't want to miss taking this class!