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Letters From Home By SnickerdoodleDesigns

Letters From Home By SnickerdoodleDesigns

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


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Date: Sat September 17, 2011
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Dimensions: 600 x 600
Keywords: ndc round 3 snickerdoodledesigns vintage letters news family


theStudio Artist
love the story behind this kit

if it isnt in the scrapbook it didnt happen!
#22 Sat September 17, 2011 20:48


theStudio Artist
thanks Karen!

created using Glam Christmas by Queen Wild Scraps and Leaving a Legacy Designs

#23 Sat September 17, 2011 21:25


theStudio Warhol
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!
#25 Sat September 17, 2011 22:11


theStudio Scribbler
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...
#26 Sat September 17, 2011 22:11


theStudio QC CT
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.

pse-3,4,5,6, 8 , 9, 10....CS5...and PSP x3
#27 Sat September 17, 2011 22:20


theStudio Picasso
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.
#28 Sat September 17, 2011 23:07

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

#29 Sat September 17, 2011 23:53


theStudio Monet
Beautiful work on this kit, the rustic/country elements are so in keeping with your theme and inspiration.
#30 Sun September 18, 2011 02:31

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

#31 Sun September 18, 2011 08:48


theStudio Picasso
Wonderful vintage elements. Especially love the letters.
#33 Sun September 18, 2011 09:27


theStudio Warhol
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!


#34 Sun September 18, 2011 09:29


theStudio Artist
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!
#35 Sun September 18, 2011 09:47


theStudio Scribbler
Love your story and your kit
#36 Sun September 18, 2011 14:24


theStudio Artist
wow! fantastic inspirational story idea! good luck!
#37 Sun September 18, 2011 14:25


theStudio Artist

This is fantastic. Best of luck in Round 3.


#38 Sun September 18, 2011 15:41


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

#39 Sun September 18, 2011 15:47


theStudio Designer
Love the story that goes with your kit, and how you made it so personal! Beautifully done!
#40 Sun September 18, 2011 16:20


theStudio Artist
Such wonderful textures and take on the theme! Great job and good luck this week!
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#41 Sun September 18, 2011 17:47


theStudio Artist
Karen that is a wonderful story and an even more wonderful thing to have. Letters from so long ago and you can have that feeling of being there too. Awesome and your kit really does reflect that. It's beautiful!

#42 Sun September 18, 2011 20:50


theStudio Warhol
Very pretty. Love the flower! Good luck.
#43 Sun September 18, 2011 23:11

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