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Registered: April 2011
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
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My great-great-great grandfather, Charles Goodenough, was in California for the Gold Rush in the 1850's. When he realized he was not going to secure his fortune there, he moved to Texas to claim land by homesteading. During his travels, he consistently wrote and received letters from his family and friends. These letters, dated as early as 1847, were passed down in my family from generation to generation and are now in my possession. My kit "Letters From Home" is inspired by Charles' correspondence to his loved ones. After reading the letters, I can just imagine him sitting by a fire in the evening, reading these letters over and over again, because he missed his family so much.

Letters From Home consists of 4 unique papers and 10 unique elements.

Papers are in jpg format and elements are png format. Kit contents were designed at 300 dpi for excellent print quality. As per competition guidelines, all items were either hand-crafted, photographed, scanned, and/or digitally created by me, using only the tools which were included with my software (CS5 Extended).

Detailed element list:
1 rolled paper flower
1 photo frame
1 framed photo
1 key with chain
1 paper leaf
1 stack of Goodenough letters
1 wooden pencil
1 magnifying glass
1 journal tag
1 trim

Letters From Home has been Quality Checked so that you may use it with confidence.

Thank you for your interest in my work. Please look for this kit to be in my store soon!

"The stories that tell you about your past, shape your future." - Unknown
Date: Sat September 17, 2011 Views: 1,200
Dimensions: 600 x 600
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Keywords: NDC Round 3, SnickerdoodleDesigns, Vintage, Letters, News, Family
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Pixel Palette

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Registered: July 2008
Location: MA
Posts: 791
Sat September 17, 2011 16:36

Wow! Everything about this is simply outstanding! I love it... great job! Great story, great memories!

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Registered: September 2007
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 351
Sat September 17, 2011 16:48

love the story behind this kit

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LuvstoScrap
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Registered: February 2010
Posts: 163
Sat September 17, 2011 17:25

thanks Karen!

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MsKaty

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Registered: September 2009
Location: Central Arkansas USA
Posts: 612
Sat September 17, 2011 18:11

Just awesome elements! I love that you have those letters... such a family treasure. Love the colors you chose too. I have to do a layout!
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Reene2

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Registered: September 2011
Posts: 83
Sat September 17, 2011 18:11

Wonderfully done! Your GGGGranddad would be so proud to know that 'little ole' you' is reading something he wrote all those years ago. Thanks for sharing. Good luck with the rest of the competition and thanks for sharing...

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msbrad

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Registered: November 2008
Posts: 796
Sat September 17, 2011 18:20

This is wonderful. Love your work. The quote at the end has given me an idea for a page. Gotta find that photo. All the best in this designer challenge.

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shadowsmom

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Registered: September 2008
Posts: 1,510
Sat September 17, 2011 19:07

What a treasure you have, and what a fantastic kit. I love your story and I am keeping this with the kit, as the personal reasons behind your kit creation is a precious inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Best of luck as the contest continues.

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Kelly-Jo's Scraps

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Registered: August 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 47
Sat September 17, 2011 19:53

This is stunning. I love the soft colours and worn look to the kit.

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donakat

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Registered: February 2009
Location: San Diego
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Sat September 17, 2011 22:31

Beautiful work on this kit, the rustic/country elements are so in keeping with your theme and inspiration.

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Paper Capers Designs

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Registered: September 2011
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 260
Sun September 18, 2011 04:48

This is beautiful!! I love the heritage feel of it! Good luck this week!

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katydidkreations
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Registered: September 2010
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Sun September 18, 2011 05:26

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countryscrap

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Registered: July 2007
Location: N.W. Georgia
Posts: 1,707
Sun September 18, 2011 05:27

Wonderful vintage elements. Especially love the letters.

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Pssequimages

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Registered: August 2007
Location: Mesquite, NV
Posts: 466
Sun September 18, 2011 05:29

Oh this is just SO amazing. The vintage flavor, the textures and the papers are just gorgeous! I particularly love the key and chain and the "woodburned" frame! I know this one will go into my favs! Good Luck and Thank you!

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jayleigh3
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Registered: July 2007
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Sun September 18, 2011 05:47

What a treasure you have in those letters! My mother's mother died in 1919 - the Spanish Flu epidemic. My grandfather wrote in journal about that event in detail that makes me weep to read it, but it is a very great treasure to me to actually "feel" the anguish of those times. Thank you for this wonderful tribute to those who came before us and left a legacy in their writings. It's perfect!
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Marie
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Registered: August 2010
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Sun September 18, 2011 10:24

Love your story and your kit

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Enchanted

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Registered: May 2009
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 445
Sun September 18, 2011 10:25

wow! fantastic inspirational story idea! good luck!

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amplantier

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Registered: August 2009
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Sun September 18, 2011 11:41

Karen

This is fantastic. Best of luck in Round 3.

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sparkysgirl

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Registered: September 2010
Posts: 864
Sun September 18, 2011 11:47

Love the look of your kit! My favorite elements are the flower and the leaf ... nice job! Good luck!

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Janet-B

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Registered: August 2010
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Sun September 18, 2011 12:20

Love the story that goes with your kit, and how you made it so personal! Beautifully done!

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