Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Aloha Everyone,

As promised in my last Blog, I know have the information to pass along about some exciting news regarding Dreamweaver stencils. I asked Priscilla to put something together, so please read the following...

Aloha Fellow Crafters,

We are so excited to have Lynell and her husband Wayne of Dreamweaver Stencils return to the islands! They will have a booth at the Hawaii Women's Expo at the Blaisdell Center Exposition Hall, Friday, September 5, Saturday, September 6, and Sunday, September 7.
Take a creative weekend and come to visit us at the Dreamweaver booth. Yes, Priscilla will be there on Saturday, thrilled to talk stencil crafting with you as well! Lynell has a new OWL stencil and you have to go the website, www.dreamweaverstencils.com click on blog and select July, to see Wayne's fantastic Zentangle design. Wayne's creative work definitely put the WOW factor in that cute OWL. Lynell is also introducing a few dies that work well with her stencil designs!

The best part is Lynell has secured a night of sharing Stencil Techniques at the Kalihi Library on Friday, September 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p. m. This class is good for both experienced and beginner. Learning different techniques like the Bubbling Finish will blow your mind away! Class size is limited to 25 and the cost is $35.00 which includes a free stencil. Just bring at least 3 stencil brushes and straight edge spatula ( 3.5" - 7.0" ). If you don't have the brushes or straight edge spatulas, there will be some available for sale as well as Stencils and other supplies. All other materials will be provided: paper, ink pads, embossing paste and other coloring technique supplies. Grab this wonderful opportunity to meet Lynell and Wayne and learn from the master in stenciling. Priscilla will be there to guide you as well.

Come to see us, say hello, talk story, talk stenciling and see what is new at Dreamweaver and be inspired with creative techniques and color. Share the joy and bring a friend.

Here are a few of our samples using Dreamweaver stencils;

Stencil on acetate and create a window. LL596 Bamboo Crest

LL513 Torch Ginger and LM133 Aloha Mahalo

LG681 Hanging Heliconia and LM133 Aloha Mahalo

Stencil on acetate overlay.  LG725 Wisteria

LG730 Peacock

Stencil on acetate overlay.  LL527 Eight Palms

LM 134 Merry Christmas  and  LJ896 Flourish

If there is a stencil that you just have to add to your collection, let us know or email Lynell at lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com


Monday, August 25, 2014


Aloha Everyone,

         It's the "Dog Days" of August and my air conditioned office feels feels really good. Since it's getting towards the end of the month you are probably wondering what Fran is going to be doing for her class on Saturday August 30th. The class is called "Hip to be Square". For those of us that survived the 60's we know what she means. Those taking the class will be making several cards and the last one is a mini card holder set (3x3 cards). I've seen the samples and what Fran has created is very unique and beautiful.You will find photos of the cards below.The class is from 1:30 - 3:30pm. I'll be seeing Fran tonight and I'll verify the cost. It may be posted on her Blog at littlepaperstudio.blogspot.com. The tools you will need to bring include: paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive ( both tape and glue ), dimensional tape, scoring tool that scores in 1/4" increments, square 1" punch, and a corner rounder. If you have a 1-1/4" square punch bring it also. If you are interested in taking the class please call either Fran or I and we will sign you up.

We received some great news last week. Lynell Harlow (Dreamweaver Stencils) is coming back to the islands. She and Priscilla have been talking and as soon as I know what's happening I'll let you know. I received an e-mail yesterday of a new stencil Lynell has designed - a Jellyfish. I'll try and show you the photo below. Today, as I was about to make a visit it my favorite coffee shop, the postman arrived with 8 boxes sent to us from Lynell. Can't wait to see what treasures they hold. Has Lynell come up with a new technique in using her stencils??? Stay tuned.

Dreamweaver Jellyfish

Upon our return from vacation we have been very busy in the Laser Den. It may not seem like it, but people are starting to place their Christmas orders. We've been working with the Augustine Educational Foundation and have taken their quilt pattern and developed it into a layered bookmark and Christmas ornament. My photos below is a humble attempt to give you an idea of what they look like. The actual samples are really stunning.


Christmas Ornament

The last thing that I have to mention is that we are making progress on our new website. If you have the time, go to ptcraftshop.com and take a look. Under the "Shop" tab we will be showing all of our stencils and offering them for purchase. I like the dynamics of the new website.  

That's all for now. Have a great week and I hope to see you soon,

A Place in Time
1079 Liku Street
Kailua, HI 96734