Monday, May 13, 2013

Happenings at A place in Time on May 13,2013

Good Morning Everyone,

As promised, Fran dropped off her sample of what you will be doing in her Prima Fairy Bell Minin Album class on Saturday, May 25th. The challenge for me was to capture the beauty of her creation with the camera. The photos I have for you do not truly show the creativity that Fran has put into this album. There are flip pages, pockets, hidden pull out cards, and a creative way that the album folds and unfolds. When you see the actual sample, the first thing that will happen is a smile of wonder will cross your face. If you have the time, please come by the Lazer Den to see for yourself. As of this writing, the class is almost full, with one seat remaining. The following is a list those items you will need to bring to the's a long one.... paper trimmer, scissors, scoring tool (aka bone folder), Scor-Pal or equal; Crop-a-dile, Tacky Liquid Glue or very strong 1/4" tape, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain optional, Sponge applicator or similar for the ink, Glossy Accents, Crystal Stickles, ruler, pencil or pen, Border punch of your choice (Fran used Fiskars Scallop in the sample), tweezers and a wire cutter. I told you it was a long list....The cost of the class is $28.00.


Interior flip page and hidden pocket with a surprise pull out card

Interior page

The Album unfolds in multiple directions

I tell people that I never know from day to day what we might find ourselves engraving. Did you know that we can engrave rocks? Polished river rocks ... that is. You can find them at the local nursery's and they come in 5 pound bags. They are polished and the engraving will be be white. I think it makes a perfect surprise gift. People can use them in the garden, a fish tank, or just as a paper weight on a person's desk.
I'm sure that you can come up with other uses. I think they're  kind of cool.

Engraved  Rocks

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

A Place in Time
1079 Liku Street
Kailua,  HI  96734

Friday, May 3, 2013

Happenings at A Place in Time on M ay 3, 2013

Good Afternoon Everyone,

It's May and you can feel the heat beginning to crank up. We find ourselves turning the air conditioning on in the Laser Den a bit earlier now - especially when the trade winds have disappeared. Recently, we had solar panels installed on the roof and it's nice to see the electric meter turning backward (even with the A/C running). That decision actually led to a recent laser job we just completed. Electrical inspectors require that all the equipment be clearly labeled. We submitted a bid and the next thing we knew we were making approximately 750 labels of various sizes. It was a nice job and we are looking forward to their next Purchase Order. If there is anyone who is thinking about having a solar panel system installed, please give me a call. I can give you a great recommendation.

For those of you that have been by the Laser Den recently or attended a class, you probably have seen our new stencils. "Clockworks" uses the popular gears motif and gives you a lot of flexibility when making a card. You can use any of the stenciling techniques - I would use black embossing paste and mica powders, but I'd want to try the air brush also.

Clock  Works

A second stencil we designed was the "Footprints". It's intended to be used as a subtle background on your project, but as with most stencils, you can use a single foot print if you want. It's a great stencil and on the "cute meter" it rates very high. Fran is anxious to use them both in an upcoming class she will be teaching.


Speaking of Fran, her class on April 27th had to be cancelled because of illness. She's feeling better now and the April 27th class has been rescheduled for Saturday May 25th. It will be a Mini-Album and Fran says I should have the sample by this Monday (May 6th). As soon as I do, I'll put it in my next Blog. Seven people are signed up already and there are a few seats left. If you interested please give me a call. The cost is $28.00.

Fran is also scheduling classes for June and July. On Saturday (June 22nd), Fran will be having a class she has titled " Christmas in June". Two people have signed up. Details will be forthcoming. On July 27th, Fran will have another of her popular card classes using Prima's "A Nature Garden" collection. Give me a call if your interested in either class. When I see Fran on Monday I'll ask her for additional information. Times? Costs? etc .... You know ..."nothing but the facts"

That's all for now and I'll see you tomorrow,

A Place in Time
1079 Liku Street
Kailua, HI  96734