Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Aloha Everyone,

         March is a great month. First, on March 21st I get to celebrate my anniversary with my beautiful bride. How special life is to share with the woman of my dreams. Secondly, Easter is celebrated on the last Sunday of this month. It's hard to believe how fast the year is moving along. Where's the button to slow things down?

        I received an email from Fran with the information on her class this coming Saturday (March 26th). The class starts at 1:30 and ends about 4:30pm - the cost is $23.00. Please see the image below of what you will be creating. It's a HONU STRAW BAG! You will be making a straw bag with quick matching cards. The cards are A2 size and the bag may contain other goodies as well???

Supplies to bring to the class: Paper trimmer, scissors, pencil scoring tool (Scor-pal), corner rounder, adhesive (both liquid and tape), and dimensional tape. If you wish, you can bring your own ink pads and daubers. Fran will have a dark blue ink and soft orange ink daubers. I believe there is still space so please give me or Fran a call if you want to attend.

Fran's Sample Honu Straw Bag

The work continues to pour into my laser den, I don't think I have a magic formula for success - I just feel very thankful for the blessings that are a part of my life. Below you will find photo's of a couple of things we've  been asked to provide.

Priscilla's new I-pad cover needed a new embellishment. The Dragon/Koi is Art's design. 

Art's Dragon/Koi on a Hydro Flask
A sign for the employees restaurant at the Four Seasons Lana'i

I love a good knife. It's fun to engrave them.

That's all for now. Have a very wonderful Easter and be thankful for His blessings. Come by my laser den and visit if you have the time. You can also visit my instagram account at hawaiiengraving to see some of things we've been doing.

Have a great day,

A Place in Time
1079 Liku Street
Kailua, HI 96734
instagram:  hawaiiengraving

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Happenings at A Place in Time on February 23, 2016

Aloha Everyone,

I love February in Hawaii. We've left the sweltering heat and humidity of last August far behind us and I've actually used my sweatshirt a couple of times this month. Also, it's not hard for me to remember February in Portland, Oregon. It was really cold and you might not see the sun until March. I'll take Kailua and wake up with a smile each morning.

Fran's class is this coming Saturday (27th) and it's going to be very special with Easter just around the corner. The title of the class is "A Basket of Cards". In the class you will make a basket and 3 cards. You can see for yourself by peeking at the photos I have included below. The basket is super cute and can hold either candy or cards. You will make 3 cards using washi tape. The color of the cards may vary with the different washi tape that will be available for your use. The cost of the class is $23.00 and I believe there are still a few seats available.

Please bring the following supplies: Scissors, scor-pal or equivalent, pencil, ruler, eraser, adhesive tape, tacky glue, dimensional (foam) tape, tweezers (reverse action if you have them), Tim Holtz Black Soot ink pad, and a needle tip applicator (opt.).


We've been super busy in the Laser Den. January was the best month we've ever had and I'm feeling very thankful and blessed. Every once in a while Art drops by and keeps me company for a day or two. I thought you might like to see a new stencil he designed and then engraved it on a hydro flask. he calls it a Dragon- Koi. The ying yang symbol is a nice little touch to the design.

Art's Dragon - Koi Flask

On Art's last visit he showed Priscilla and I his newest model - A 1949 Mercury. Art did an amazing job and he said it was his first attempt at painting flames. He plans on entering the car in an upcoming show. I know it will be well received.

Art's 1949 Mercury - notice the location of the side mirror

One of the best things about February is Valentines Day. Priscilla spoiled me with not one but two cards that she designed and made. You must know that I feel very special.

Valentine Card by Priscilla

Valentine card by Priscilla

That's all for now. Hope to see you at Fran's class.

Have a great week....


A Place in Time
1079 Liku Street
Kailua, HI   96734
e-mail: wotsearch@hotmail.com
instagram: hawaiiengraving

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Happenings at a Place in Time on 1-23-16

Hi Everyone,

Well it's a new year and I've been so busy I don't have the time to ponder where the last year went. It's enough to say that it was a good year with numerous blessings along the way. And.. I'm looking forward to 2016.

First up - Fran is going to have her first class of the year Saturday, January 30th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. The cost is $23.00. The supplies that you will need to bring include: scissors, paper trimmer, adhesive of your choice and another adhesive that will glue down small pieces, tweezers, journaling pen to add character to your punch art, pink scrapbook chalk for the cheeks, corner rounder, and a blank ink pad. Fran sent me photos of the four creations you will be making:

From the samples shown, I think everyone is going to have a lot of fun. The air conditioning is working great, but you may not recognize the house. We are in the process of having it painted.

My Laser den has been super busy with a variety projects. One item that has been continually popular is the engraving of Hydro Flasks. We've done flasks for individuals (1) and also for corporations (17 cases). If you like, please visit my Instagram account and you will see a sampling of what we've been doing. Type in hawaiiengraving and I think you will enjoy what you see.

Each day brings new beginnings.  That's all for now... give me a call if you have any questions.


A Place in Time
1079 Liku Street
Kailua, HI  96734
instagram: hawaiiengraving