The Best of Times

I went to an Uppercase Living Party a few months back and the host passed around a book of pictures, showing the way people used the vinyl.  One of them jumped out at me, it was such a cool idea.  A woman used clocks, stopped on her childrens' times of birth with a saying (can't remember what it was).  Since then, I have been on a mission to put my spin on it, and I am happy to say, I'm finished and it turned out even better than I had imagined!!



I had three photos of my kiddos already (the photos are 8x10, matted to 11x14 frames), I needed clocks.  I didn't want to spend too much on three clocks, because let's face it, I didn't even need them to work, just needed them to look nice.  So, I went to Amazon first, like I always do, and found these small 8" clocks for $11.49 a piece and they were the PERFECT size!


They are plastic and don't weigh much at all, but they look good and that's all that matters.


Then, my bff has a cricut and is generous enough to let me use it from time to time til I can get one of my own, so I printed out "The Best of Times" and added it above.  I wanted something simple and to the point.  I was back and forth on the font selection, but I am very happy with the font we ultimately chose.


There you have it...my best of times.






43 comments:

momto8 said...

wow!! how cool is that?!!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

SO CUTE, shared this darling idea on my COM-FB page. winks, jen

Sherry said...

That's pretty darn cute! Your kids pictures are darling too...lol. What a nice way to display them.

Bliss Images and Beyond said...

Thank you for the nice comments...and thank you, Jen for sharing this!

Our Delightful Home said...

Awesome idea!

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Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Wow! Love it! It'll make a great baby gift too!!

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

Oh I am so loving this!!! And you kids are adorable!!!

Full Circle Creations said...

What a terrific idea! Great job.

Holly

Judy said...

I have to pin this one. That is such a great idea. I am so doing this!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Chelsey S. said...

So clever! My kids would love this too! Thanks for sharing.

{Adventuresindinner} said...

Seriously sweet idea! I only have the one kiddo and I'll still reproduce it :0)

Thanks so much for taking the time to share at Pin'Inspiration Thursday. Hope to see you on Saturday to help "Beat the Winter Blues". Have an awesome day.

Danielle said...

super cute!

Linda :) said...

What a special way to celebrate your blessings!

Great job...it looks wonderful :)


Blessings,
Linda

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Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is one of the cutest things I have ever seen--how sweet and a way to makes the kids feel so special. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

The Clegg Family said...

-visiting from Shine On Fridays-
What a cute idea! I've never seen anything like it.

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

This is such a great idea! Love it!
Thanks for linking it up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I just added a new feature post tonight and this is included! :)

The Girl Creative said...

Love this! Thanks so much for linking up. :) xoxo

Natalie Dixon said...

Just featured you! Love ya!! http://www.aturtleslifeforme.com/2012/02/sunday-spotlight.html

My Creative Way said...

I featured this on my blog today! It's amazing!

Raychel
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Catherine said...

Adorable idea! Would also be cool for someone with kids who are grown and out of the house & in different time zones... set each clock to the time where that kid lives! :-)

Amy said...

What a gorgeous display and a precious idea! Love everything about it! Thanks so much for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

very merry vintage style said...

Very cool idea! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

M.A.Sharma सेहर said...

Wonderful share....Keep writing , keep posting dear .Love

Beautifully Coastal said...

Such a sweet idea! You've been pinned!

Lindsi B said...

ohmigosh!! !I love this idea!!! I have 4 kids and this would be FANTASTIC! I saw you on Tater Tots and Jello. Would you please be willing to share this fabulous post with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

Lori said...

What an awesome idea! I love, love, love it! Your blog is great and I'm a new follower.

Lori : )
Thrifty Decor Mom

wineeveryday.net said...

This is so sweet!
Can you explain how you got the wording on the wall? some sort of stencil transfer?
Cheers!

Erin said...

I LOVE this!!! Could you tell me what font you used on the cricket & the size?? Thanks for sharing!!

Rosie said...

Simply lovely idea! I am going to give this display to my daughter-in-law for Mother's Day. Would like suggestions on how to display twins with 2 older sisters. Should I put both twins in 1 frame and 2 clocks underneath or give each twin her own frame and clock? Am worried about it not being symmetrical. Any ideas?

MomOfThree said...

how inspirational!! i love it!!
can you please share what font and size you used on the cricut?

thanks!

roweboat said...

I totally copied your idea. Did it today. I LOVE IT, thanks for sharing.

chipp1971 said...

What cricut font and size did you use?

ashcraft8 said...

What size and font did you use?

Ashley dM said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea! I can't wait to have multiple children just to do this!

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Miss Nelson said...

This is the best idea ever! I love those photographs.
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Victoria Armijo - Owner said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!

Jennifer said...

This is such an adorable idea!! I love it!!! How big did you make the letters above the frames?

Thank you so much!
Jennifer

Coley said...

I'm searching for my clocks right now! So excited to do this!!! Thanks for a fantastic idea that will be such a great conversation piece in my home!

rachelrleal said...

Wonderful idea! I just got a Cricut and have been wondering what to use it on first. I think I just found my first project! I'm thinking about using a different font, but I'd love to know what size yours is. Your proportions look perfect!

joh price said...

Wonderful! It is really good to have beautiful clocks like these in our home. They will tell us the time as well as match with our home decorations, adding up to the beauty of the entire room.

jeremy said...

Definitely one of the finest.

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Allison Bravo said...

What are the measurements on your "the best of Times"?

Jenny Ross said...

Just too beautiful. Those beautiful photo frames and that sweet girl are so beautiful. thanks for the inspiration and link to that watch on amazon.

 
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