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Guest Post w/ Creating Keepsakes Magazine

  Hi Punk Projects readers, this is Erin Weed from Creating Keepsakes magazine. We’re proud to be a punk project sponsor! We first came to know Katie when she was a runner up in the 2010 teen talent contest, and we love seeing all of her projects. I’m excited to be a guest blogger today because I had had a lot of fun creating today’s project. How many times a day do you glance at your clock? My clock at home was really boring, so I decided to create a really fun scrapbook clock.

Here’s what you’ll need:

• A clock (or clock making kit)

• Black cardstock

• Glitter paper

• Adhesive

• 12 photos

• A paper trimmer or scissors

• Ruler

• Craft knife (or a drill)

• Chipboard

• Optional-string, tape, super glue, glitter, bling


The first step is to take your clock apart. I used a little screw driver to pop the front cover off of mine. Then I removed the hands, and I was able to take the clock mechanism off the back.

If your clock mechanism doesn’t have a notch for hanging (mine didn’t), you’ll need to add a string or ribbon. I had some string on hand, so I just super glued it in place. A little tape will help keep in from moving around while your glue dries.

If you’d like, cover the hands of your clock with glitter, but be sure not to get any on the parts of the hands that will touch. While the glue is still wet, add some small bling to the ends of your clock hands.

You’ll be cropping twelve photos to 1.5"x1.5". I chose to do my cropping in Photoshop Elements, but you can crop printed photos too as long as the subject is small enough. There are many options for numbers. I really wanted photos to go all the way around my clock, so I picked some number photos from Flikr. You can take photos of your friends holding a number, use number stickers, cut numbers out of patterned paper, or not use any numbers at all.

Trim your black cardstock to 8.5" x 8.5". Then measure to find the center of each side and the center of your paper. Mark lightly with a pencil.

Place your photos and numbers around the outside of your cardstock, spacing them evenly. Make sure your numbers are centered on each side. Trim your glitter paper and chipboard to 9" x 9" and glue the layers together. Center your black cardstock on top of the glitter and glue it down. Use your craft knife to cut a hole in your clock face the same size as the center post of your clock mechanism. Add some adhesive to your clock mechanism and push it through the hole in your clock face. Finally, add your clock hands.


If you want to learn more about adding photos to your craft projects, or scrapbooking, check out Creating Keepsakes magazine or Club CK. And if you do make a clock, I’d love to see it! Become a free member of Club CK and post a photo of your clock in the gallery.

As a special bonus today, we’re also giving away prizes to three lucky Punk Projects readers. Leave a comment to win either:

• a year long subscription to Creating Keepsakes magazine,

• a year long premium membership to Club CK,
• or some papers from Die Cuts with a View, and some amazing scissors by Westcott!
These are some great prizes, Thanks Erin and CK for sponsoring me and guest blogging! This giveaway will run until next Thursday, the 24th. Be sure to enter to win!
 -Katie
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126 comments:

  1. This is a really awesome DIY. I can't wait to try it over the weekend! Those are some awesome prizes too!

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  2. Very cool idea! And who wouldn't love winning any of those prizes? :)

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  3. Yet another cool project for me to do! Those prizes are fabulous!

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  4. Wow!!! I really love this clock! I've done lots of clocks before, but this one is way cooler!! Great job!

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  5. Thanks for posting, I will have to try this.

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  6. Hi Erin! I really love your idea for scrapping a clock face! I've never seen one like it! LOVE IT!

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  7. That is really cute! May have to find time to do this for my scrap room. Thanks Erin & Katie :)

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  8. WOW! That clock is one of the coolest projects I have seen! I am definitely going to make one asap =) Thanks for sharing some great home decor & for the chance to win a great prize!

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  9. dsellars0515@charter.netMarch 17, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    The clock is awesome. I am thinking about making one for my parents with pictures of their 12 grandkids as the numbers. I think that would be awesome....and a very unique gift.

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  10. What a creative idea - love that you don't have to keep it round!

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  11. I love it!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  12. What a cool idea. I may have to try this!
    thanks
    Charlene

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  13. This would look wonderful in my scraproom! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Looks like a great idea. Thanks for showing this to us!!

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  15. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [18 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  16. Love the clock. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. Oh this is awesome! I really like that it's square!

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  18. What a cool project!!! I so want to try that!!!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!

    Club CK - Kathy/angelbabysmom

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  19. VERY GOOD IDEA, I NEVER THOUGHT OF A CLOCK BEFORE. ROBIN

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  20. LOVE this idea! So cool- I've never thought about doing something like this before. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  21. I actually have a square clock kit sitting in my closet waiting to be embellished! I think you've just helped me figure out what I want to do with it! Thanks, Erin!

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  22. Wow that clock is SO cool! I would love to have one of those in my scraproom. I will have to find a clock sometime to do it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Wonderful clock - this is going to be PERFECT for DD bedroom! Thanks for the tut !!

    Margaret C

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  25. Can't wait to try this with the milestone onesie pictures I have taken of my almost 1 year old.

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  26. What a great idea!! I look forward to making one for my mom featuring her adorable grandkids... Thanks for posting...

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  27. Oh, wow, I love your new clock! It is really neat! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  28. Such a cute idea and great result!! Thanks for the chance!

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  29. Great tutorial - I've thought about upgrading a clock, but never taking it all the way apart ! You did a great job !!

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  30. Amazing!! I just bought supplies for my daughter to make a clock for her room. She will love this idea!!

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  31. Its a cool project with good directions. The prizes are great, too.

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  32. How awesome is this!! Love the clock!!

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  33. This is a super cool clock! I think I like best that it's square! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  34. Love it, love it! Going to make one of these this week! Thanks for the idea and chance to win!

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  35. This is yet another awesome project to tackle for mothers day! Thanks for all the great ideas and for the chances to win terrific prizes!

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  36. Thanks for showing your cute project, AND for the possibility of winning a great prize!!

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  37. What a fabulous project, I will have to get a clock just for this :) TFS, and for the chance to win.

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  38. What a darling clock! Great prizes too!

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  39. I was totally surprised to see the end result. You went from a boring round clock to a square of beautiful bling! Good luck to all who enter.

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  40. Very cute and well done - I love the use of the photos!

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  41. any project where I get to look at my kids adorable faces is cool with me :)
    AND thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!

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  42. What a cool idea to personalize a boring clock. It would be great for parents or grandparents who are hard to buy gifts for, but love the sentimental things. eng789 at gmail dot com

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  43. aww,i love your collage clock,thanks for teaching.
    i just found Punk Projects..fun blog!!
    thanks:)

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  44. I have a clock on standby for a fun project, and this one is really neat! Thanks for a great tutorial!

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  45. Thanks for a wonderful tutorial, might try this with cute photos of my dog. Awesome prize on offer too.

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  46. I love your clock, so much more functional than a collage picture frame! So many memories in one place, and It wont be unnoticed! You have to look at it so many times throughought the day! I am your newest follower! Tanya (ScrappyScavenger at yahoo dot com)

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  47. Super cute clock. Thanks for the giveaway. mamatkins@hotmail.com

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  48. What a cool idea!! I'm a sucker for clocks anyway and I'm sure I have one somewhere that I can take apart for this project. Thanks!!!

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  49. What a cute idea! and the prizes rock also!

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  50. Great idea, great clock! And great giveaway!

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  51. Great project. My dad used to take clocks apart and add pictures or graphics to the existing face, then put it all back together. I like the square clock with the pictures though as it gives you more space. Love the bling on the hands!

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  52. Really great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

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  53. Love the clock. I need to try this. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope to win.

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  54. Nice project. Love your magazines as well.

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  55. Wow, I am loving that Clock. Definately now its now boring. Great idea and great creation.

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  56. I love this project. I have thousands of pictures of my kids (no exaggeration) and I don't do anything with them. They are just pixels on my computer. =(
    Please enter me for a chance to win one of these great prizes!! Thank you!
    Jjones782 at verizon dot net

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  57. What an A-W-E-S-O-M-E idea! I think I will try and make my clock out of my family's Disney World pics ! I have a few minnie doodads left over from my daughters 2nd birthday cake I can add to it too..
    Oh,I'm gettin' so excited..lol
    Thank You for sharing this tutorial!

    Please enter me in the giveaway.
    betty24828@yahoo.com

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  58. I love this tutorial. What a cute idea. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  59. Love the clock - great idea!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial & the chance to win such great prizes!! Really love CK magazine.... so would particularly relish a years long subscription

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  60. Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for the chance to win the goodies! Love the idea- hmmm, so much that can be done with that!

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  61. What a cute clock and wonderful tutorial
    Thank U 4 this opportunity
    ColleenB.

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  62. Thanks for the chance to win! Love the clock, too!
    myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

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  63. Great idea! Kids could make their own clocks for their rooms too! I would love to win the papers from Die Cuts with a View, and some amazing scissors by Westcott!

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  64. Love the idea! Love the chance to win! I need to do a giveaway - maybe if I could get more followers (still a newbie) :( Peace, Love and Crafting!

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  65. SO cute! I think I am going to attempt to make one for my sons room. In corporating superheores would be great as an added boy theme!

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  66. I would like to win... Hmmm... Too hard to choose...some papers from Die Cuts with a View, and some amazing scissors by Westcott! Thank you for Inspiring me! I can't wait to to make a personalized clock!

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  67. Awesome prizes. I can't wait to make some of these clocks. How cool! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  68. what a cool project to incorporate photos of the love one onto the clock..reminding us every second the people who we love!

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  69. You make clock making sound easy.
    Would love to win the subscription or prize pack. Thanks for the chance at it!

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  70. Your clock is cool! TFS! and for a chance to win!

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  71. This is a great project! And a great giveaway :)

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  72. Thanks for the chance at this awesome prize
    hugatreewithme(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. Wonderful idea.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  74. What a sweet idea! Thanks for sharing. I'd love to win the paper and scissors!!

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  75. Well, I've been looking for a unique "clock project" to make. Looks like I've found it......

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  76. Great clock idea!
    Awesome giveaways!
    Keep those DIY's coming I always love your ideas!

    Sunlite705(at)aol

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  77. Great idea! And DCWV is my favorite paper line!

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  78. Thanks for the wonderful DIY and giveaway

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  79. that is adorable!!! and Wow awesome prizes!! Thanks for the chance to win!! stamps_scrapbooksbyrona at hotmail dot com

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  80. Great prizes and a super-cute clock! Thanks for sharing the goodness!

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  81. What a brilliant idea. This would be a favourite project. Thank you for the opportunity of entering.

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  82. I did something like this once, but not nearly as succesful.

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  83. Great project! I can't wait to try it!

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  84. This is a great project! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  85. This looks an absolutely terrific project, I would love to have a go at it.

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  86. awesome project my daughter loves crafts

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  87. what a wonderful idea. I can't wait to make this project. Great giveaway as well

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  88. Fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing. Also, thanks for the giveaway opportunity - love your blog!

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  89. Awesome project!

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  90. Magda123

    Very good step by step instructions,thanks for sharing. Great giveaway, I'm holding my thumbs!!

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  91. Great giveaway I could use more papers!

    kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. What a great gift idea, thanks CK for the giveaway.

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  93. Love the photo block numbers with the photos.

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  94. Very cool prizes! Thanks for the tutorial too. :)

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  95. huxtabio (at) yahoo (dot) comMarch 22, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    Great clock! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  96. Oh this is such an awesome idea :) Mother's day is coming up and this would be a fantastic gift for my mum - she adores my two little boys but sadly she no longer lives near us. Maybe seeing my little boys every time she looks at the clock with will make her move here quicker :)

    And thank you for the fantastic giveaway :)

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  97. I love this Clock DIY Project. I know my oldest granddaughter who is 12 will go nuts when she sees we can make her a clock for her room. Then she will feel even more special when all her friends tell her how "COOL" her clock is. She will love showing them how to make their own. This would be a great summer project for us. Thank you for sharing and giving me a great time with my granddaughter!!

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  98. this is a super craft idea and i'd love to win the gift pack so my daughter and i can come up with some great craft ideas during easter vacation!

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  99. I would love to win!

    Emily
    emilyannogle@yahoo.com

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  100. Nice project. Would love to make one. The prizes are really nice too. Would also love to win them.

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  101. I love your clock idea, and the giveaway is really cool. I plan on making a clock using your idea but a little different.

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  102. one word...AWESOME!!!

    kelly@siblingstew.com

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  103. What a fun project and a great give-away!

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  104. I love CK Magazine. I am a big fan of Lisa Bearnson. Great project too! :D

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  105. What a Great project!! Thanks for a chance to win one of these great giveaways!!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  106. awesome giveaway
    ebbtide45 at yahoo.com

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  107. I love this idea!!! I can't wait to make one too! Thanks for the great giveaway! Happy I found your blog!

    shophappymn at gmail dot com

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  108. Cute project...and wonderful giveaway!

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  109. What an great idea!!

    Sam
    Samcam13@hotmail.com

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  110. Forget the prizes - I want the clock!

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  111. Awesome Idea :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  112. This is such a wonderful idea. The search is on for a clock my hubby won't notice is different. Thanks so much for this great tutorial.

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  113. OMG, the first prize is amazing. But I will be happy to win any one of them.

    xoxo

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  114. I love that clock I am going to have to make one for my grandkids. Thanks for an opportunity to win some amazing prizes. bimbi9atverizondotnet

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  115. I love clocks. Time is the one thing we can never buy and clocks are a symbol of it. My saying is "We are but moments in this world of time... Moments to be treasured when we're gone".

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  116. great clock. wish I had one !

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  117. what an awesome prize :)


    mnfoxx1110@yahoo.com

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  118. What an amazing gift idea! I am taking your advice and making it for my grandparents but I am unable to figure out how you took out the battery without breaking the hands?

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