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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Double Framed Clock (and one for you too!)

So by now I'm sure you have realized that the thrift store is my friend (it should be your friend too).  I visit the thrift store weekly -- sometimes I leave with nothing, sometimes I leave with a bag of stuff.    For example, last week when I was there I found a sham for our bedding set from Target still new in the package.  SCORE!  And for two measly dollars I snatched that puppy right up.  Well I ALSO found these two sets of frames:



YIKES, right!?!  But I have to say I'm in LOVE with oval frames right now., and these frames had some character.  I was so excited when I found the first set and then I was ecstatic when I saw the second set.  I was actually going to make these into cute little hooks by adding glass knobs to them, but ended up changing my mind (I've been known to do that).

I decided on making a clock for our living room.  I spray-painted my frames a lovely shade of greyish blue.  I left the glass out of the frames for this project (I'm getting quite the collection of glass from frames -- I better find a project to use it all up!) 

I added some elegant scrapbook paper to the background of each frame.  Next I glued the smaller frame inside the bigger frame. 

Then it was time to add the clock kit, which I painted black.  I found the clock kit at Joann's and followed the instructions on it to install my clock and hands.  I cut holes in each of the frames to push the clock peices through, like this:



After the clock hands were in, I placed my frame on a picture frame stand and VIOLA!


























 Would you like to know the best part!?!  I made TWO of these lovely double-framed clocks!  That means I get one and YOU get the other one!  Just my little way to say THANK YOU for reading.  Thanks all you lovelies, we reached (and passed!) 350 followers! YAY!

CONGRATS TO MICHELLE AT SOMEDAY CRAFTS WHO WON THIS CLOCK!!


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256 comments:

  1. I just don't have the TIME to tell you how much I love this!!! Those are beautiful!! Too fantastic! Great idea for a giveaway!

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  2. These are so cute- heck yeah, you should snatch up those oval frames when you can- they can be so expensive. Great project!

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  3. I had to take the TIME to tell you how much I love your clock ... so original and neat!

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  4. It's TIME to tell you - what an awesome idea! It totally rocks. ;0)

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  5. I'd love one of your lovely clocks! I'd hang it somewhere I could look at it all the TIME!

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  6. As usual, you take TIME out of your day to share a wonderful project. There is a reason I follow you. You are creative and think outside the box.

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  7. Thank you for spending your TIME on this blog post. I follow your blog and enjoy reading each post. I even posted a TIME blog on my site.

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Sandy

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  8. What a lovely and unique TIME piece! Great job!

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  9. My family would love to tell the TIME with this FABULOUS clock! Wow! Thanks for giving away one of your handmades. It's super!

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  10. I love the clock! It's such a cute idea. I'm also a huge fan of Goodwill. I love going just to look around.

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  11. Just thought that I'd take TIME to say cute idea.

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  12. I'm a follower and crossing my fingers for this giveaway!

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  13. I certainly do think it is TIME that I win a unique clock. I absolutely love it -- how clever!

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  14. I would love to hang your brilliant clock up in my living room so I could know what TIME it is.

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  15. I have put a permanent link on my left sidebar (third entry)

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  16. Ok so can I just say I'm a follower....I love your blog & I ReALLy want this clock :)

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  17. Yep, it is perfect as usual!

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  18. I love your beautiful TIME telling creation! :)

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  19. I think this was perfect TIMEing...I need a new clock for the love nest down the hall and well....that paper in the back matches my bed set perrrrrfectly

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  20. I'm glad i took the TIME to read that post. It turned out SUPER cute!!!

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    I'm a follower

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    I posted on the blog about it :)

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  21. 11:11 is the TIME I look at the clock everyday!

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  22. I am a new follower as well (2nd entry)

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  23. TIME!

    You are so creative girl! Props to you :]

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  24. I wish there was enough TIME to tell you how gorgeous this turned out! Maybe someday I will have the TIME.

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  25. I just tweeted about the excellent clock everyone should come see here!

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  26. gonna take the TIME to become a follower of yours...

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  27. it IS SO TIME for me to get a new clock!!! so pretty!!!!!!!

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  28. Looks like I visited your blog just in TIME today! This is so beautiful, I would love to win it!

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  29. I follow you, too!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    (Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! New followers welcome at my blog too ;)

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  30. I love this! You are super creative and did a wonderful job of turning those frames into something else.

    WTG!

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  31. I'm also a follower - comment #2 to win this beautiful clock :)

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  32. It's about time someone thought of doing this! Those oval frames are just lovely :).

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  33. Oh girl, this TIME you have hit it out of the park! I've been following you for awhile now and this is one of the cutest ideas I've seen for frames. Love it!

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  34. I would love this clock for my craftroom so I could know what TIME it is when I get crafting(and lose all track of time!)

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  35. I am a loyal follower of your blog.

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  36. Cool idea! I love that you put the clock on a plate holder because I was JUST thinking of doing these the other day but I haven't tried it to see if I liked it. Looks great!

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  37. I would always want to know the TIME with a gorgeous idea like this! I love it! :o)

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  38. oh I ♥ this!! such a good idea :) i'm saving for later! thanks for sharing.

    so funny, i got that exact same frame (the back one) picture & all at my local DI store!! i turned it into this...
    http://chaseandmckelljensen.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-wednesday.html

    come check it out :)

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  39. Wish I had time to make cute things like that! Love it. Cute blog. - meaganr30@gmail.com

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  40. I think it's about TIME I win a giveaway. :)
    I love it!

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  41. You posted this at a perfect TIME. My ugly clock just died.

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  42. Man, I wish I had more TIME to shop the thrift stores and craft!! :)

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  43. TIME for me to enter!
    I just love this clock!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Leticia

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  44. As always gorgeous! Thanks for linking up at www.thetshirtdiaeries.com
    Love it! and I am in love with the gray paint.

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  45. This is stunning! It's about TIME I get a new clock! I just may have to make my own if I don't win this one!!!

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  46. I love your clocks! One of these would look perfect in my new, streamlined kitchen, and I have my fingers crossed. I'm running on little sleep so I don't have the energy to come up with a sentence that cleverly uses the word TIME in it, but I'd love to win one, anyway :-). Thanks!

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  47. Hi!
    I'm a regular follower...I check your blog all of the TIME!! I love your ideas and you totally inspire me to start thinking outside of the box and come up with unique ideas for my home!
    Thanks...great job!! Love the clock!

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  48. Those frames combined look lovely and what a great idea to turn them into a clock!
    And looks like the prices in your thrift store are pretty good. I am sad to see them go up all the time around here. The thrift shop is fast becoming not thrifty anymore.

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  49. It's TIME for a new clock in our master bedroom.

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  50. Clever use of those old frames!! It's just beautiful!
    smiles!

    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  51. I took the Time to jump out of my reader and hop over to tell you how clever you are!
    You got some great deals!
    thanks for sharing!
    gail

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  52. My jaw dropped! I love this one and when I saw who made it, I wasn't surprised. You are a crafty genius. I will feature this one TIME at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  53. Fantastic idea! I'll have to make one someTIME in the future!

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  54. I think it's TIME you start an Etsy shop filled with all your fabulous creations!!!

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  55. Time! This is amazing and the color is fantastic. What a great idea! Thus would look great in my bedroom!

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  56. Time for me to win a giveaway!!!

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  57. I blogged about it! http://glinesy.blogspot.com/2010/07/awesome-clock-giveaway.html

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  58. It's about TIME I got a new clock. My Goodwill hunting never turns out this wonderful!

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  59. what a fab idea! come to think of it, it's about TIME i get me a wall clock for my house too! great job!

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  60. Oh no, I'm in Florida on vacation and I missed your noon deadline. But I totally love this idea and I'm now officially on the hunt for oval frames. And I'm your newest follower too. :)

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  61. Thank you for taking the TIME to share your beautiful talents with us! i love taking the TIME to follow your blog!!!

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  62. everyone needs something to tell them the TIME.

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  63. Thank you for taking the TIME to make one for me! ;)

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  65. I love this clock. What a great way to tell TIME.

    I have one oval frame so will be on the look out for another one to copy this idea.

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  66. here through someday crafts, and OH MY GOSH. This TIME I am in love. I love interesting, classic clocks, and this fits the bill beautifully! Hope i win!

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  67. I just can't wait for the TIME to find out who will win this faboluos clock! Great job & so creative.
    Hugs & Blessings,
    Pam

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  68. TIME for me to say how cute that idea is!!! Great job!!

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  69. Great Idea! I love the new clock ! Another thing for me to copy. :)

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  70. What a darling clock and what a great idea! I just discovered your blog through Blue Cricket Design.
    ~a

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  71. Great way to tell TIME!!! Love it, so cute!

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  72. I've been watching your blog for some TIME. Just love that clock

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  73. I would love to be able to tell TIME with this piece.

    ~Makalani
    www.MakazHome.com

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  74. So glad I could comment in TIME, hopefully I'll win!

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  75. Just became a follower of your great blog :)

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  76. Glad I finally found the TIME to catch up on my blog reading! Super cute idea!

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  77. Im glad I have the TIME to read your blog. I love the clock

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  78. There's not enough TIME in the world to tell you how amazing this project is!!

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  79. It's about TIME that I found this blog! What great ideas!

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  80. Do you have the TIME to read all these wonderful comments?!? These clocks are fabulous!
    lifeofperks.blogspot.com

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  81. TIME!!!!!!!! Love this!!!! Thanks for linking at Gettin' Crafty on Hump day...its GORGEOUS! :)

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  82. What a great transformation! And how nice of you to share one! :)

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  83. I LOVE this. I would love to tell time with this!

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  84. Wow! had to go back and look a second TIME!!
    I love this clock!
    sure would love being the winner!
    Loui♥

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  85. I am Now a follower!
    YAY!
    Loui♥

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  86. It is about TIME I found such an awesome idea!

    tanyiadeskins@hotmail.com

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  87. I am SO totally a follower!

    tanyiadeskins@hotmail.com

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  88. what a beautiful way to watch the TIME fly by :)
    you did an amazing job!!
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

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  89. I follow your blog!!
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

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  90. I am a new follower. I also go to the thrift store all the TIME, but your Goodwill seems to have much better prices than ours. Anyway the clocks are beautiful! How clever you are to stack the frames!

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  91. Awesome Amanda!! I would LOVE to win a clock made by YOU!! It rocks!

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  92. I love this revamp! It's TIMEless :)

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  93. Happy to be your newest follower! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  94. Amanda! Your projects are always beautiful and amazing! I would love to tell TIME on one of those in MY home!! ;)

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  95. Thanks for taking the TIME to make such a great clock! You are amazing! And the clock is amazingly beautiful!

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  96. OH MY this is sooo freakin adorable. Amazing. I love them. Thank you for taking the TIME to make an extra one for one lucky winner!! Hopefully me!!

    isabelgridley@yahoo.com

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  97. I just became a follower.. you are so creative, I must see what else you will do! hehe :)

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  98. It's about TIME we see a beautiful clock creation! So clever!!!

    brehardgrave@gmail.com

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  99. just in TIME!!! i almost bought a new clock, now i can win OR diy it! thanks!

    maggiedickinson09@gmail.com

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  100. and i'm a new follower! :)

    maggiedickinson09@gmail.com

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  101. I am a new follower as well. The framed clock is one clever idea. Love it.

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  102. We all need more TIME! Wouldn't it be great if we could make that! I love, love your clocks! You are so creative!!

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  103. I've been on the search for a round frame for above my mantle. Round and Oval frames are trickier to find than you'd think-great job!

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  104. Thanks for taking the time to check out my kitchen. I would love this clock. My goodwill never has cool frames.

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  105. I'm a follower!! :) Your blog is so cute... lots of fun ideas here! ...coming from Sassy Sites. :)

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  106. This is an fabulouus idea! I LOVE IT!! Great idea-plus it's cheap! My kind of project. Can't wait to check out the rest of your blog! Please, stop by sometime and say hello!
    Happy Thursday!

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  107. I love the clock. I just stumbled across your blog. You have so many wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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  108. I love.Love.LOVE this project! You rock! :) Ohhh...almost forgot the magic word! "Time" :)

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  109. I saw this yesterday when I linked up to Someday Crafts (I think that was it?) and thought it was FABULOUS! I even told my friend about it. Creative, clever...great job. I am seriously thinking about making one...because time flies and I am not paying attention...not enough clocks.

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  110. I am a new follower...I would have been one even w/o a giveaway!

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  111. Hi Amanda, thanks for taking the "TIME" to link up to the "BACK TO SCHOOL WITH ROOK NO. 17" Blog Hop! What a wonderful craft ~ incredible transformation! As a participant in my blog hop, I would naturally follow you anyway, but, lucky me, it'll enter me in your fabulous giveaway as well! Stop on by and follow back if you have the opportunity. Hope the blog hop brings some good traffic and new followers your way. Cheers! Jenn

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  112. I am taking the TIME to share your blog with my friend.

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  113. TIME to sign up. Love the clock.
    I'm a follower too.

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  114. New follower..and just in TIME too :) hehe

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  115. TIME and TIME again I've said we need a clock in the dining room. This is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  116. Amanda,
    Could I ask you something?
    I wanted to have a giveaway too!
    How do you number the comments?
    Thank you so much!
    Leticia

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  117. GASP! I love it! I've seen DIY clocks before, but this one takes the cake - the double frames? Genius! I'm gonna have to try it!

    (I really hope you see this comment amid the sea of others... :) )

    Thanks for such a nice compliment about my scrappy bracelets over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me!

    I love your cute blog - going to follow now!

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  118. Ooooo. I was looking for a frame just like the ones you found. I couldn't find any, and besides our Goodwill is so darn expensive! Although I did score a wooden toy boat for 29 cents this week! I think it was supposed to be $29, but the cashier rang up .29.

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

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  120. I just posted your link to facebook to tell them all about your give away!!

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  121. This is so pretty!! I love this TIME piece! It would look great on my wall in my tiny kitchen/dining room/living room area!

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  122. What perfect TIMing it is for me to leave a comment. Wow...beautiful clocks! I just recently become a follower. I love everything about your site! You are sooo clever and very creative! Thanks for sharing your talent. You inspire me! It's about TIME I get cranking up and finish some of my projects so I can share it too!
    Have a beautiful day!

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  123. I'm a follower and I just grabbed your button too!

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  124. WOW! What a great idea! It looks great!

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  125. What a GORGEOUS clock... well done! Visiting from Strut Yourself Thursday and am going to check out your blog.

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  126. That is too darling for words! I love this idea!

    Thanks for linking up at Craftastical!

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  127. The goodwill trip paid off this TIME!!!!! So so so very cute!!!!!!


    LaKeta

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  128. I am a follower of your uber cute blog!!!!

    LaKeta

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  129. It is TIME for me to win this clock! It would be perfect for my current master bedroom redo.

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  130. I hope TIME fly's and I win this! You are too creative and made it look so easy!
    ahmh61398@gmail.com

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  131. The clock is beautiful! I love the color and it was so creative to use two frames to make it. Lately I just haven't had the TIME to craft as much as I'd like to.

    Thanks for linking up to “Cheap Thrills Thursday” party at Black Kats Design. I hope you join in again next Thursday!
    Kat
    www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

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  132. I LOVE This it is beautiful & creative.
    I have to do this!
    Great Job!!!!

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  133. I just sat down for some computer TIME and linked to your blog from Kevin & Amanda! Can't wait to catch up!

    Sharie T. (Sharie847@comcast.net)

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  134. I would love this in our home to help us keep better track of TIME! We get lost in it all the TIME{no pun intended}
    I wish we had a "Good Will" where I live;{
    Thank you for the opprotunty!

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  135. I am a new follower of your blog and have spent hours going through all of your old posts...my phone ended up dying so I had to come in and get on the desk top:{
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us!!

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  136. Your clock is so beautiful I can hardly stand it!! Great job from great finds!!

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  137. OMgosh, I'm just in TIME! lol

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  138. You clever girl. I have bookmarked this so I can come back and give it a whirl .... someday. :)
    Pam

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  139. Beautiful project! Beautifully done!

    -New follower, Nicole
    www.craftmysoul.blogspot.com

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  140. This is just fabulous! I am your newest follower and hoping I have a shot at your wonderful clock giveaway, as I'm a bit of a clock/time fanatic. I have the saying "Tempis Fugit" (Time Flies) framed in my kitchen, even! Whoever wins, they are a lucky lucky gal!

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  141. That looks awesome...you are so very creative! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday@PonyTails&FishScales!

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  142. I knew this was yours the minute I saw the thumbnail...you're too clever, and I'm experiencing Craft Envy!

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  143. This is the good TIME to win to your giveaway!
    Thank you
    mandreel@gmail.com

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  144. I go to the goodwill all the TIME and never find such cool things! Lucky you. Your clock is so creative and would look awesome in my house!

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  145. What a fabulous idea! I could use one of these to tell TIME in my bedroom! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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  146. What a clever idea! I'm a lover of oval frames too.

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  147. This is the cutest clock I've seen in a long time. Love to win!
    Cindy at drj1s@sti.net

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  148. It's about TIME someone shared such a wonderful idea!!! I would have never thought about doing that with picture frames. How neat!!! Enter my name please. Bloggy hugs~~Chris

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  149. I am a new follower...glad I found you!!!

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  150. I also put your link on my Facebook page too!!!!

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  151. That is BEAUTIFUL! I hope sometime soon I'll have TIME to make one of my own! (Assuming, of course, that I don't win one of your beauties.)

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  152. I've only been to our local thrift shop one TIME- but this post has inspired me to go check it out again!

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  153. OH HOW CUTE!!! I love this and I am sure I could find the TIME to put one up nicley in my house!!!

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  154. What a cute clock...it would be great to help me tell TIME.

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  155. I thought it was a good TIME to stop by your blog.

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  156. ...and by the time I left, I was following you! (and would have even if there wasn't a giveaway. I love seeing what you've done!)

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  157. OH, is it my time to win? Lovely creative clock, thanks for sharing the timely tute!

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  158. This is the first TIME I've visited your blog and I'm thoroughly enjoying my visit! You did a beautiful job on the clock and have inspired me!

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