Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happenings at A Place in Time on July 28th, 2012

Good Evening Everyone,

Fran Kawakami had a full class last wednesday night. It had been sold out for approximately a month. Until the evening of the class nobody had seen the class samples. Cute, simple, elegant are the words that come to mind in describing Fran's beautiful cards. I thought you would like to see her designs so I'll include them in this bolg posting. Fran uses a combination of the new Mulberry Paper, paper flowers, various punches, and appropriate quotes to create some truly wonderful and meaningful cards cards. I encourage everyone to come into the store and see them in person. Bring your camera and take a picture or two. Great job Fran.

The watering can makes a perfect container for the flowers

This card is just tooooooo cute

Hugs are special

I like the soft texture of the Mulberry paper

The last of 5 beautiful cards designs by Fran. They look so much better when you can see them in person.

I reviewed Fran's classes for August and we have one opening for the Wednesday, Aug. 8th class. The class on August 22 is sold out. We are taking reservations for September and I believe October will be the last of Fran's classes for the year. She always takes a well deserved break for the upcoming holidays. Should I be talking about Christmas in July?

Priscilla's "Craft Snack and Tidbit session scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday - July 29th will involve making a card that she is calling "Dragon's Greeting". Those of you that have the time to come in and make the card will have a lot of fun. The dragon is a Dreamweaver design and the color is applied using Copic pens and the air brush. Other elements include a "Ring Background" stamp from Memory Box, barbecue skewers, and a fantastic border punch from EK Success. The session starts at 1pm and goes to 4pm (or as long as the kits last). It's free, but we do ask, if you can, to donate a dollar to the basket for the "Food Bank".

"Dragon's Greeting" by The Laughing Dragon

New in the store:
        Memory Box dies are still a very "hot item" in the store. There are few left of each design, but several have sold out. Priscilla will be placing another order. Please let us know if you have a favorite or two that you would like to see us bring into the store. I'm assembling a list to meet your needs.

        A delivery from Sizzix arrived on Wednesday and I could barely get the box open before people were asking if they could acquire an item or two. Your going to love the new border punches that Priscilla has available for you. They have a design that is Asian and they are really well constructed. Priscilla uses one of them in the "Craft Snacks and Tidbits" session mentioned above. Also new in the store is the ever popular embossing folders. Something that I'm excited about is a new tool that you can use with you embossing folders. It's a "Diffuser" that allows you to emboss parts of the folder design. It will leave areas "free" for you to stamp, print, and embellish. Also new in the store are some new dies from Tim Holtz and the magnetic trey that works extremely well in the "Big Shot".

Well, I think that's all for tonight..... I'll see you tomorrow

A Place in Time
48 Maluniu Ave.
Kailua, HI   96734


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happenings at A Place in Time on July 24th, 2012

Good Evening Everyone,

Sunday's at our store is usually a little laid back and sometimes a bit slow. That was true until Priscilla started her weekly "Craft Snacks and Tidbits" activity. This past Sunday was super busy - thank you. I don't think either Priscilla or I had a chance to eat lunch. Take a look at the photos I've included below. If you want to be a part of the fun, Priscilla will have another "session" this coming Sunday (July 29th 1:00 - 4:00pm) - it's free, but you can donate a dollar to the basket for the Foodbank. I just asked Priscilla what she has in mind for this coming Sunday - her response - "A Card". Ha! Knowing Priscilla, it will be more than just a card and you'll walk out of the store with something "neat".

Priscilla's "Pop-up Surprise" - Pull up the butterfly and it revealed a tasty snack

It was a full table that that continued to stay full as the hours past by

Three visitors from Japan are enjoying themselves. It seems crafting is a universal  language

Don't you just love it when crafters think "outside of the box". They glued the flowers to their hats. Super cool

Great news.... A new shipment of Graphic 45 paper arrived yesterday and I promise to have them on the shelves before we open on Wednesday. Your going to love this line of paper. Some have very vibrant colors - others have an eclectic kraft-paper design. Scenes of Paris, Greece, fashion, floral, etc. There are 15 different papers to choose from and I'm sure you'll enjoy the selection.

Great - great news.... The Memory Box dies arrived on Monday along with the Graphic 45 paper. Those of you that pre-ordered can swing by the store and see me for your dies. The pre-sales went very well, but there is still a good selection to chose from. Many of the designs are new to the store. It will be interesting to see how long they last. If you haven't used them before, please come in and Ill give yo a quick demo.

Fran's next class is her "A Year in Cards" on Wednesday, July 25th. The class is sold out. In case you didn't know, the store stays open on class nights. It's not unusual to find us still open at 10:00pm. So, if your running late you can still pick up what you need.

Fran's classes for August just filled up. Believe it or not, we are now taking reservations for September. Fran's classes are a lot of fun and you will learn some interesting craft secrets. As I get more details I will enter them in the Blog. Give me a call if you would like to sign up for one of them.

That's all for now...... short and sweet...... I'll see you tomorrow......

A Place in Time
48 Maluniu Ave
Kailua, HI   96734

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happenings at A Place in Time on July 19th, 2012

Good Morning Everyone,

I have just a couple of offerings for you today. Short and sweet.

Our granddaughter, Makana, lives on the Big Island. And for those of you that frequent our store, you have seen the scrapbook pages of her fishing and hunting exploits. July is her birthday and she now is 11 years old. The time does fly by very fast. I wanted to share with you the birthday card Priscilla made for Makana. It's a truly beautiful card that is made with all the care and love that a grandmother can put into a card. We don't have the sample in the store, so you'll have to make do with my humble attempt at a photograph. You will be able to make the card for yourself though. We have the Sister Stamp, Accucut Die, and the various other elements that make up the card design in the store.

The beginning of Makana's birthday card

The completed birthday card

Priscilla's "Craft Snack and Tidbit" session for this coming Sunday (July 22nd 1:00 - 4:00pm) is truly innovative. You will take something that everyone has in their home and transform it into a fun party favor.
Priscilla uses a Memory Box butterfly die(s), a sizzix flower die, Mulberry paper that she embossed with a Dreamweaver stencil, and the Copic Pens to add color. If you have the time or make the time to come in on Sunday and you'll enjoy making the "Craft Snack and Tidbit". Remember, it's "free".

Craft Snack and Tidbit for Sunday, July 22nd

Did you know that you can emboss and color Mulberry paper??

That's all for now.....I have to get the store ready to open... see you tomorrow....

A Place in Time
48 Maluniu Ave
Kailua, HI  96734

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happenings at A Place in Time on July 12th, 2012

Good Evening Everyone,

First up, Priscilla and I want to thank everyone who attended Jenny Sakamoto's "Make and Take It". There was a constant flow of people into the store and Jenny's gift holder was fun to make. Even more exciting are the photos of Jenny's "samples" that she brought with her. You should be able get several ideas for your next project. The Make and Take put a "dent" in our inventory of Sister Stamps, but we still have a nice selection to choose from.

Sample card using Mariko from Sister Stamps

Jenny's Make and Take It participants

Once a month, a "kit" arrives from Memory Box. This months kit includes a beautiful soft blue paper (8 1/2 x 11) with small white dots, a pack of A2 cards (25) with envelopes, and the "Hibiscus" die that everyone wants.

Hibiscus Die from Memory Box

After a week in the store, the current selection of Memory Box Dies are almost sold out. We are down to single selections of each design. Those that pre-ordered are the happy ones. But not to worry, Priscilla has already placed another order. It includes some of the favorites from previous orders plus several that will be "new" to the store. The pre-order sales have again been brisk and I encourage you to take a look at the photos the next time you are in the store. I guarantee you will like what you see. If you haven't used the Memory Box dies - I'll give you a quick demo. The thing that makes Memory Box so popular is that you can make a very detailed, beautiful embellishment in about 5 seconds. The pricing I know you will like also.

Priscilla's "Craft Snacks and Tidbits" sessions are becoming a "thing to do on Sundays". Last Sunday, Priscilla had everyone making a pocket book with the new "Mulberry" paper we recently acquired. It was a a lot fun and Priscilla had to "scramble" to make extra kits for everyone. I hope we will see you this coming Sunday (15th).

Priscilla's pocket book made from Mulberry paper

Craft Snacks and Tidbits happen every Sunday 1:00 - 4:00pm. It's free. See you on the July 15th, 22nd, and  29th. There is no fee, but if you like you can "put a dollar" in the jar for the Food Bank.

Fran had her mystery class last night. As usual, it was a full class. Fran did a super job blending the "Konnichiwa" paper from Basic Grey into a truly beautiful flip book.

Fran's "Flip Book"

Fran's class for August are beginning to fill up. On Wednesday Aug. 8th Fran's class will be entitled "Flip Book Too". (yes, the spelling is correct). There are seats available and I'll post the sample as soon as Fran has it put together. August 22nd will be the next in Fran's popular "A Year in Cards" series. There are a couple of seats still available, so give me a call if your interested. The cost of the classes are $20.00. Our store policy is to give anyone taking a class a 10% discount on any purchases you make the night of the class. If you have a store discount card you will receive an additional 10% off the items you buy. It's a great deal and you have the fun in making something that you will really enjoy.

That's all for now.... See you tomorrow .... See you on Sunday for Priscilla's "Craft Snacks and Tidbets"

A Place in Time
48 Maluniu Ave.
Kailua, HI  96734

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happenings at A Place in Time on July 3rd, 2012

Happy 4th of July Everyone,

Freedom. Independence, Love of Country - more than just words -celebrate the day and the freedoms you enjoy.

If you read my previous blog, you will know that we will be closed on July 4th.

I have just a couple of things for you today. First, we hope to see many of you on Thursday, July 5th - 6:30-8:30 pm to welcome Jenny Sakamoto to your store . She will be doing a Free Make and Take It using some of the stamps from their Sister Stamps newest release. Please see my previous blog for the photo of the Gift Card Holder you will be making.

You all are waiting for this message. The dies from Memory Box have arrived. Priscilla informed me this morning that the sales have gone so well that she has placed another order. She is bringing back some of the older favorites plus some new ones that you haven't seen before. I'll put together a list with photos and you can pre-order them the next time your in the store.

Priscilla is also making the sample for her "Craft Snacks and Tidbits" session this coming Sunday - July 8th  1:00 - 4:00pm. We hope to see you here. It's Free and you walk out the door with something that you will have enjoyed making.

That's all for now.... We will see you on Thursday.

A Place in Time
48 Maluniu Ave.
Kailua, HI   96734