Wednesday, January 06, 2010

It's TIME to hop around the block! My Favorite Things January Blog Hop

This is it! My Favorite Things January 2010 Blog Hop! If you got here from Frances' blog you're good, if not, you might want to head on back to Kim's blog and the beginning because you can take my word that you *do not* want to miss a single thing :)

Ok, are you back? Good. If you've been following the teasers, you've seen a few projects made using the new Bling 'Ber set, which is a companion to Bling 'Bet (sold out right now...hmmmm, you think word about this new set has gotten around? Keep checking back--it'll be restocked!). Bling 'Ber has been much anticipated and I'm so happy to finally get it because I've been planning my project for MONTHS!!! MONTHS, I tell you!!! The first thing that came to mind for me when I thought about numbers to match Bling 'Bet was a clock. I thought that redoing a clock face would be a fun project and that I'd end up with a one-of-a-kind decor item for my Girl Cave--you know how I *love* to do decor items ;-) And I was right! Here's my clock:

I chose the colors based on the colors in my Girl Cave--the walls are salmon and the trim white. How about I run through a few of the steps to show you how easy--and fun--this was?


1. First, I took the face and hands off. This is the clock I had in my Girl Cave--it's a $5 clock from Wal*Mart (and a pretty boring one at that!) so I didn't have much to lose, LOL. I traced around the cover on card stock to get my base.



2. When buying your clock (or choosing an old one to spruce up, as I did), make sure there's enough space between the hands and the face so the hands won't rub against any embellishments you use. You can see there's plenty of room for the Swarovski crystals that I'd planned for my clock.



3. Here, you see my base cut out and I've stamped all my numbers with Groovy Guava (SU!) ink and started cutting them out. I wasn't about to take a chance on stamping directly on the base ;-)



4. I cut a hole in the center for the mechanism, then divided the base into sections with a pencil, a ruler, and my gridded paper. These lines helped me get my numbers placed accurately onto the base.


5. Here are the numbers attached and the pencil lines erased. I wanted the numbers in place before I stamped my image so I could see where to place everything.



6. Then I laid out the stamps I wanted to use on the base to get an idea for placement. The only set I ever considered was The Poppies. The sentiment "stamps, ink & rock 'n roll" was a no-brainer for a stampin' Girl Cave, don't you think?



7. And I held my breath and stamped :) There's a little masking going on, as you can see, using Eclipse masking tape.



8. From there I colored the images and added bling to the numbers. I also added some crystals around the mechanism shaft because the hole I cut was...well, let's just say it was a little less than perfect ;-)


Another look at the finished project. Even my DH thinks it's cute :)


Thanks for dropping in! I hope you've been inspired to try your hand with this new set--there are so many things you can do with it! I can hear the wheels turning right now, LOL! Your next stop on this fantastic tour is the fabulous JOANNE! I *know* she has something jaw-droppingly gorgeous for you to see so get on over there :) And, don't forget there's BLOG CANDY *somewhere* along the hop but we're not tellin' where, so you might want to be sure to leave comments on each blog so you'll be in the running.



~Recipe~
Stamps: Bling 'Ber, The Poppies (MFT)
Paper: Perfect Paper Panels (MFT); Pure Luxury 80lb (Gina K.)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Groovy Guava (SU!)
Accessories: Copic markers; Quickie Glue Pen; Swarovski Crystals (MFT); Eclipse masking tape

63 comments:

  1. OMG - Barbara - you are a GENIUS!!! This is FABULOUS!!!! I love this idea!!! Hugs ~S~

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  2. Barbara, this is SO cool! What a great project! :)

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  3. ACKKKK!!! I know what my girlies need now!! Absolutely fabulous!!!

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  4. Flat out amazing Barbara!!! TRULY.

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  5. TOTALLY Cute Barbara!!! LOVE the icky turned FAB idea!!! $5 into a Million!!! LOL

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  6. NO way! THis is too clever for words! I love the way you laid out the images. The most ROCKin clock ever!!!

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  7. wowie, thanks for sharing all the details on this great project. it's terrific.

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  8. UNREAL, Barbara! This is just the coolest altered clock EVER!

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  9. Now that is one stinkin' adorable clock, super cute!!!

    Hugs,
    Christy

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  10. Oh my goodness!! This is so stinkin fantastic!!! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  11. Too Cute! And I need a clock for my gal cave. You've given me a great idea. Thanks!

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  12. What a great project, so creative!!

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  13. Holy Carp! I love that clock, you never cease to amaze me with your outrageous ideas.

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  14. What a fantastic project!!! I love it!!!

    okj83@live.com

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  15. Hoooollly Crrrraaaap-oooly!! What a clock and what talent you have. That is the greatest thing i've ever seen. I'm speechless.

    Big Mamma's gotta hop.

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  16. This a FABULOUS, FUN, and CREATIVE project. I love it!

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  17. The Poppies! Fantastic project Barb.

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  18. this idea so rocks , fab... thinkin I need to try it on my blah wall clock in my craft room

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  19. you are 1 talented lady!!! wow! love what you did here.

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  20. That is such a great clock!! I think that sentiment is perfect!! You did a great job. Keep up the great work!!

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  21. Shut up!! This is SO awesome!! You never cease to amaze me Barbara!

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  22. Ah, this is sooooo cute. You are a genius!

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  23. Rock around the Clock!! Love it!!

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  24. OH....MY....GOD! This is incredible!!! Totally genius idea! You ROCK!!!!
    Now I have to pick my jaw up off the floor! LOL!

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  25. This is great! My daughter actually has a clock I keep looking at thinking we should change. What a great idea!

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  26. love it! I never would have thought to stamp a clock face! Brilliant!

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  27. This is amazing Barbara! What a fabulous clock to have in your girl cave!

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  28. Wow, Barbara! What an awesome clock!! Note to self: buy a clock at Wal-Mart...

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  29. OMGosh, this is Fabulous!! Wow, how creative, I would of never thought of something like this. Very Pretty.
    Aloha & Hugs,
    Denise

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  30. I LOVE this! What a fantastic idea, Barbara! So very clever!

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  31. Awesome job on the clock.. Too cute...

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  32. Thanks for the great instructions and the finished clock would make you smile all the time Bee

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  33. What a cute idea. The skys the limit as to what you could put on a clock. Love your clock!

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  34. This is so fun! Love the clock!

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  35. ok, now I'm gonna have to make a clock. How adorable is this!

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  36. I love that, what a great clock and I will have to go buy me a clock like that to alter I think!

    Cazzy x

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  37. How CUTE is that?!?!?! Wow!

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  38. Adorable idea!!!!! Way to go sans-paper. I love it.

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  39. WOW! Too cute! What stamper wouldn't love that in her craft area?? WOW!!

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  40. WOW!!! This is fantastic, Barb! Great project and I love the finished look! Truly timeless! Hee Hee!

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  41. well u do make this look mighty easy...love salmon too! might just have to try this soon...

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  42. Just love it, I remember doing this years ago.

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  43. WOW, this is AWESOME!! Love it Barb.

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  44. That is SO SO adorable and clever! Way to rock it, Barbara!

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  45. Tis is such a fabulous project. I LOVE it.....I bet anyone who sees it for real is just bowled away!

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  46. Brilliant idea and great tutorial! You've given me ideas!
    Thank you so much!
    Chrissie

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  47. What a great idea!! I'm going to have to try this.

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  48. I just LOVE this clock! What a great idea to do for the release, just too cute!

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  49. Barbara, You did a GREAT job! I would'nt ever thought of maing a clock. Such a great idea for gifts.

    THANK<

    Karen

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  50. I swear Barbara - you have the BEST projects! I loves the "SNOW" block letters you did too. Another stunning project!

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  51. this clock is awesome. what better way to decorate your crafty area than with MFT! thanks for sharing.

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