Thursday, April 8, 2010

Making Time to Create


A little while back, I made this clockface for my little chippy vintage scrapbook store. This project is much easier than it looks and adds a bit of whimsy to your creating space. Buy a basic clock with a fairly large number area. I found mine at Wal-Mart.
After removing the dome and hands, I traced the glass onto scrapbook paper to use as the new background. I also cut an extra circle to use for a practice face. I stamped the 12 and 6... then the 9 and 3 to anchor the other number placements. With the remaining numbers added, I noted any adjustments and re-stamped all the flowers onto the actual background. I then placed the stamped paper into the clock and put it back together. Yay! I now love it in my crafting room.
Linking to...
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge
I'm a Creative Cat @ Poppies at Play
It's a Hodgepodge Friday @ It's a Hodgepodge Life
Spring Has Sprung @ Fun To Craft
Friday Fun Finds @ KoJo Designs
Get Inspired @ Sew Dang Cute

50 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

So cute and creative:)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

The White Farmhouse said...

Very cute! I like the touch of adding the flowers for the numbers.

Lisa-Color My World said...

Love it! That's the key - Make time to create! - because it doesn't just happen!

Andrea said...

This is so cute! I love the message as well! Have a great day! ~Andrea

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I love your craft idea and your blog too. I signed up to follow you too!

Chris said...

Love the clock. Thanks for a simple and fun idea!

Carol............. said...

Pretty clever!

Michelle said...

What a great way to make a plain clock match every room!

kim said...

Look at that cute clock you made. So much better than the way it started. You really are creative just like your blog name.

Linda said...

I love this and it can be made to go with any room colors. AWESOME! Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower. I've joined you also...we GEORGIA bloggers stick together & Besides, you have a great blog!

Linda @ A La Carte

lissa said...

nice creation! I wouldn't have thought to do this, you're very creative

thanks for your visit to my alphabe-thursday

cindy said...

What a neat idea! I wasn't born with a creative mind. I'm hoping my reading/joining blogs some of this creativeness will flow through my computer.

Short and Sweet said...

Great and creative idea! I'm glad that you stopped by my blog and I'm adding you to my "Inspired Visits" group. Your ideas are amazing.
Welcome to Alphabe-Thursday.
Loretta

Carol said...

Very cool clock!!! You are talented girl!

Jo said...

oh wonderful altered clock! I think i need to make one for my craft space ... on the other hand its kind of fun just to forget about time for a while ... Thanks for visiting my blog, i am now following yours!

Frugal Home Designs said...

Great idea to remind yourself to do what makes you happy. Very cute.

mrs. c said...

How cute is this clock! You are so talented! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Bits-n-Pieces said...

well look how crafty you are!! Me...I can't draw a straight line with a ruler! I'm better off just buying the genius of others!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and adding me! I look forward to getting to know you better.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

The clock looks great! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. And thank You for following. Have a great day...Julian

My name is PJ. said...

Hi Mary Beth. I take my tea herbal and straight. No lemon, sugar, milk, etc. Thank you. This is great.

48 hours ago, I gave that very same Walmart clock to my 8 year old neighbor because she plays school and she said it was a school clock....and then I thought this!!!

I don't make things, I buy them. Do you sell things?

Let'sMakeADifference said...

Beautiful!!!! I think I can actually do this! Thanks!

Pondside said...

What a great collection of ideas - I'll be back!
Georgia - it is almost mythical, from the vantage point of the Pacific Northwest. I visited there a couple of times in the (gasp!) 70's because I have an aunt in Hinesville - quite a spot!

Ashleigh said...

I'm happy to find you through following my blog and I am now your newest follower! I enjoyed browsing your projects and I just love the name of your blog. It is a philosophy I live by. So happy to find you.

Elaine said...

Cute Cute Cute!!! I'm a new follower from Trendy Treehouse. Can't wait to get to know you!

Sarah said...

Love it. That's great. Thanks for sharing!
I recently posted about a free report I wrote with ways to help others grow their blogs if your interested. You can find it at http://bloggerchixdesigns.blogspot.com/p/grow-your-blog-free-report.html
Blogger Chix Designs

crush. blog said...

clever - and very cute. thanks for stopping by and entering our giveaway, good luck!

Patty said...

So very cute. What a great idea.

SquirrelQueen said...

That is so cute, what a great idea and I love the message. I was looking at some of your older posts and got a great giggle out of the Peeps Show.

Thanks for the follow, I am following you back. By the way, I don't know if you looked at my profile but I grew up in Georgia and spent a lot of time in north GA, which lake?

Judy

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a cute idea...luv it! Thanks for coming by for a visit and for following:)

Blessings,
Linda

Tanja said...

Hi! I'm following you back from Tanja's Cupcakes. You are so creative, I wish I could attempt a project like that. Have a great weekend!

Shannon said...

Stopping by from New Friend Friday. Look forward to checking back and seeing what you are up to. Looks like I could learn a thing or two from you!

A.Rhodes said...

Thanks for stopping by, your blog is so cute! Following you back!

Still On The Verge said...

So beautiful! Thanks for stopping by! I am following you now too!

Lydia

NatalieDeltaGam said...

i LOVE that headband. fabulous!! i want one! :-)
natalie @ our old southern house

Kim said...

Beautiful clocks. Thanks for visiting me today. Love your blog. I am following.

Veronica said...

What a neat way to redo a clock. Love it.

Margo Blue said...

Cute Clock! Your cupcakes would fool my kids...Well maybe they still would eat the frosting then realize something was wrong with them... They look so yummy...And would not stay on my hips at all...that is the best part...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and yes I am a follower of yours too.... :O)

Dawn said...

Oh, thats adorable, I love the flowers as numbers - what a unique idea!

Lori said...

The clock gives me major inspiration.

Twee Poppets said...

Stopping by from Follow Me Friday at Trendy Treehouse. I'm following you now! Hope you'll have a chance to follow me, too. :)

http://tweepoppets.blogspot.com


Love the clock! So creative!

Mumsy said...

This is such a great idea, and I love your design!

FrouFrouBritches said...

That is soooo cute! I love it. I would've never thought about changing a clock face. You are so smart!

Gay Vaughan said...

I love it! Thank you for bringing your hodgepodge to my party...again! You're the best!
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Fun With This and That said...

So cute Like to come here thankyou for coming to mine. Laura Q

Tam @ Sew Dang Cute said...

Very creative! Love how it turned out!! Great job! Thanks for linking up!

Sarah said...

That is super cute!! Great idea.

Blessings-
Sarah

kirstin & jordan said...

what a fabulous idea... I've never redone a clock, but I love it when people do. yours turned out great!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

This turned out SO cute. I love how you took a regular clock and made it WAY better. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft!

Andy Porter said...

Fabulous! I'll be featuring this tomorrow on Creative Cats

Andy
Poppies at Play

Ashlee said...

I have a secret obsession with clocks! And this is so cute! I think I need to make one for my office/craft room! Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's so fun to get comments!