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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Girlie Girl Week Continues

For The Gingersnaps Creations Challenge

Hi Everyone:

This piece is dedicated to all the young women who go to work every day and have to leave small children in daycare--those that juggle the endless responsibilities of home and office. That is why the young baby (from Dezinaworld) is perched on the typewriter indicating that even when a young mother is at work, her heart is with her child.


I first created it in Photoshop.

A close-up of the completed clip-board.


Also, my friend Julie from A Vintage Chic is an awesome artist and she is on the design team of Crafty Secrets. She had a blog hop last week--and I won!



I received an email from the wonderful owner, Sandy of Crafty Secrets, who allowed me to choose some of her special graphics to craft with--how exciting!


Thank you Julie and Sandy!


Linking this to Gingersnap Creations!



35 comments:

Cameron said...

What a sweet dedication! I remember the first day back at work after my daughter was born was soooo hard!!! Nothing seems as important anymore....all priorities shift!

Chris A. said...

Cindy you are a genius of detail. I love your collage creations. XO.

Ann Nichols said...

How lovely. Yes, that's where mother's minds always are... not matter where they are. I just so dislike how the world has made this the norm - for mothers to leave their children and go out and work - rather than the exception. So sad... Children grow up all too soon... But this is a lovely tribute to that, Cindy.
Blessings!
Ann

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are simply stuning,just amazing hugs cherylxxxxx

Crystal Mary said...

Dear Cindy, You did beautifully!!! It is very hard to go to work and think of someone else minding your child. Much love Crystal xx

Cinner said...

This is gorgeous Cindy, you know I have always admired Mothers and have thought how hard it would be to leave your child with someone else. have a great week. hugs.

Divine Theatre said...

I could not IMAGINE leaving my child in daycare while I ran off to work! I am so glad we planned ahead so I could stay home with the greatest treasure in my life!
I can work when she no longer needs me. Until then, I can do without certain "things".
Lovely creations!

~Andie

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations on your win! You will have so much fun picking some new graphics!!! I love your clip board art...anyone that has ever HAD to work because they could not afford to stay home will appreciate it. I was a stay at home Mom when my kids were little until my husband's brain tumor surgery forced me out the door to work...there are MANY Moms who do not have a choice and it is a deep sorrow for many of them and no amount of planning can account for unforeseen events...Hugs- Diana

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous board so pretty and filled with loving meaning. XOXO Zoe

A Vintage Chic said...

Good morning, Cindy! What a beautiful collage and dedication to working mothers...the baby perched on the typewriter is a perfect image for it...your work is always just so lovely!

Thank-you for the sweet words, my friend! You'll love the Crafty Secrets products--and Sandy really IS wonderful--and so very generous!

Hope you're having a beautiful day!

Julie

Kim said...

So sweet Cindy, what a nice dedication to all those working Moms!!! Love the clip board, Happy Wed.!!:) xo

Barbara said...

I love to see your work Cindy and look at what you've come up with next! I love this clipboard! All working mothers know what it's like to have to go back to work with a baby at home or in daycare. :-( Beautiful work though my friend.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Ira said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation Cindy! Beautiful clipboard and such great hommage to all hardworking women :-) Hugs, Ira

Donnie said...

So many creative people. Love all the pretties.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Cindy Sweetie...
Congratulations on your win. How exciting for you, as I know you love your graphics.

This creation is absolutely breathtaking. I love the little baby on the typewriter, and yes so many young women do have to work and take their young to childcare. It is hard to juggle both, been there, done that, but we do what we have to, and now days it takes 2 incomes truly to survive. That lilace ribbon just pops, and I love the use of the hydrangeas, and the little clothes-pinned, I love you. So precious sweetie.

Just give me 5 minutes in that brain of yours, where the creation side is. I would so love that.

Hope you are well. I think of you every day when I open my little white bible. Oh what joy it has brought to me. Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

Jingle said...

Cute project!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a sweet post. You are so incredibly talented. ~~Sherry~~

sonya said...

Hi Cindy,
What beautiful work! I love the little one on the typewriter. Thank you for sharing your work of art! And congratulations on your win!
Have a wonderful Wednesday,
Hugs,
Sonya

peggy gatto said...

simply gorgeous and lovely thoughtful words!!!

Susan Allan said...

You are clever, Cindy; working your magic like that in photoshop. I would not know where to start. Lovely piece!!
Sue xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous the way you have combined images and then added your embellishments Cindy.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

It's a reminder what women do for their families love how you combine the type writer and child. You so inspire me to continue to create. Bless you Cindy.

One Heart (Marcia) said...

Beautiful, Cindy, and so very true...a mother's heart is always with her child. I was behind one of those typewriters (literally) for a couple of years after our son was born until we were expecting our daughter and God provided for me to come home. Our son was two years old then but those two years seemed like an eternity. I am thankful every single day.

Blessings!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Cindy,
What a wonderful creation!! And THANKS for dedicating it to us working MOM's! I have been one for 32 years and proud of it!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Terry said...

And you have amazed me again! Wonderful clipboard and sweet tribute to those of us who had to be working moms! Love this, Cindy!

DeeDee said...

man I have missed out on some fun stuff.. not bloggin for a time... Love your work... see ya again soon.. Congrats on your win

Linda M. said...

Hi Cindy, Girls just want to have FUN! I love the colors and I do love butterflies. I think I'll check out Ginger Snap Creations. I'm slowly creating, lol. Hugs. Linda

Nancy Y said...

Hi Cindy! I love these clipboards! Each one is so Beautiful!
Nancy xx :D

bikim said...

amazing!
gorgeous photos!
happy night, :)
Rosa

Netty said...

Beautiful work Cindy. Annette x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful, Cindy! I love all of the touches of lavender you use...and the beautiful ribbon! You are so creative and I'm so happy for your win! You'll put them to good use in your art! ♥

stampdiva said...

Cindy, congratulations on your win. You are so giving that you deserve this. Also congratulations on being published. Such great news.
BTW love your GSC piece of artwork.
Wishes
Lynne

JeanFB said...

I love, love, love this project, Cindy! It's so creative, so pretty, and I love the thought behind it as well. Thanks for playing along in the Gingersnap Creations Typewriter challenge. :)

Gerri Herbst said...

Just love this. I like the sentiment too about working moms. I had a working mom at a time that it was unusual.take care, gerri

Lululiz said...

Aw, what a lovely tag with such a sweet sentiment. Have a great weekend, Cindy! x