Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Kid Numbered Wall Clock

This Kid Numbered Wall Clock  has been made possible by Shutterfly and Looksi Square.

 I've been wanting to do this project for months. The idea came in to my head last year and for various reasons dealing with kids and life in general, I didn't get around to it until just recently. 

That's the good news.

The bad news? I did the project while D was home and he likes to take over help.  Even when he has no idea what I'm trying to accomplish  doesn't share my artistic vision, he butts in helps.

There are times when I need him...I'm short, y'all and sometimes I need a few extra inches to reach things.

That's how he got started with this. I was up on a ladder taking pictures of the kids in the shape of Roman numerals for a clock. He rolled his eyes a lot then told me to get off the ladder while he took the pictures. So instead of getting all the pictures the same direction, or a balanced back and forth of vertical vs horizontal...I got a hot mess. I had to call in my computer monkey The Boy, to Photoshop the pictures the right way before I uploaded them to Shutterfly.  


The Photoshopping was interesting. We had to add fun things like missing hands...And even out backgrounds. 

I can't tell you the number of times the pictures fell off the wall while we were nailing them up. And straightening them out. Soon, there will be a great tutorial of how NOT to nail your photos to the wall when making a clock. Also, make sure your clock kit contains instructions on how to put the pieces together or else you might just end up with an extra piece that you can't figure where it supposed to go.


It may be hard to believe, but the pictures are on the wall straight and level. Where I'm standing to take the picture? Not so much. The joys of an old house.




Wall color is still the same. Crazy things yellows do in the light! It's bright yellow, like in the last picture. The other pictures were taken when it was overcast.

Even though it didn't go as smoothly as I had hoped, I still love having a clock on this wall.

And here's the finished look:


Looksi and Shutterfly have invited me to participate in a creative brand collaboration.  I have been provided with product compensation for this post, but all opinions are my own.


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25 comments:

  1. Stopping by from the 4 You With Love Stash party. I like your personalized, creative clock! Fun Idea. Hope you’ll stop by and join the Rock N Share link party too! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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  2. What a fun idea! Those pictures are hilarious! Your kids are going to love looking at them!

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  3. Such a sweet personalized "clock", unique idea ;-)

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  4. I have something similar in my hallway and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Yours is fantastic!

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  5. I think this is just one of the most clever ides ever! It's fun and useful, and it looks great! laurie

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  6. love this so super cute and great memory catcher and idea for summer
    come see what we shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  7. What a fun family keepsake for years to come! I laughed at the story of your "helper." Sometimes I have to ask my husband to just stay away from my craft room. Scariest thing I heard him say was, "I was going to do it for you." Eeek!

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  8. So cute! I love it! I have the same type of helper at my house too.

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  9. I love this! There is no way I could eve get my kids to do all the pictures though, lol. New follower on bloglovin! You can find me over at http://unravelingends.blogspot.com/. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. This is very clever! I love crafts that have more than one function! I'm your newest follower and would love for you to follow me at http://hoybycrafts.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow, that is some creativity! Very cool. :)
    Stopping by from the Marvelous Monday hop.

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  12. This is really clever! So creative! Pinning this!

    Ritchil
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

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  13. What a fun idea! I love that all of the pictures are in roman numerals.

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  14. Thanks so much for linking up to the "Best Of The Weekend" party! This is so fun!! Stay tuned for the next party this Fri. eve - I'll be ramping it up "a couple of notches"!! In the meanwhile, I am pinning this!! :)
    xoxo

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  15. Super cute and creative project!Love it! Thanks so much for sharing these ideas! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  16. How creative and cute!! I'd love for you to link these up on Much Ado About Monday on Huckleberry Love!

    Karla
    www.huckleberrylove.com
    http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/06/much-ado-about-monday-no-15-and-giveaway.html

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  17. What an absolutely AMAZING project! I Love it. Thank you so much for sharing your awesomeness at Project Inspire{d} ~ pinning and sharing.

    Have a wonderful week ~ hugs, mary beth

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  18. Such a great idea! You have definitely hit a home run with this project. The wheels are turning round and round in my head. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. This is the cleverest idea I have ever seen! you must link this to What'd You Do This Weekend? on Monday at www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/ Please. The whole world needs to see this and I will help spread the word.

    I'm going to a grandmother of twins in October and somehow we have to do this with them.

    Thank you.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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  20. This is going CRAZY on pinterest - what a FABULOUS idea! FABulous!

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  21. That is super cute! :) Found you on Cheerios and Lattes. :)

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  22. Oh, and what does one do with only 4 family members? I guess we will have to borrow a neighbor... ;)

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  23. Very, very cute idea! Found on Marvelous Mondays :)

    Stop over and link up at our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party:
    http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/06/super-sunday-party-4/

    Lori
    Whoneedsacape.com
    Not Your Average Super Moms!

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Thanks and have a great day!