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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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Keywords: ndc round 3 snickerdoodledesigns vintage letters news family


theStudio Scribbler
Oh, Karen, how wonderful that you have those letters! I am into family history and would kill (not really! LOL) for something of some of my ancestors! You did a great job. Thanks for sharing all your many talents with us!
#44 Mon September 19, 2011 07:43


theStudio Monet
I have loved all your work. You're amazing. I esp like the vintage feel of this one.
#45 Mon September 19, 2011 11:13


Chit Cat
This is a great idea and a wonderful kit. Thanks
#46 Mon September 19, 2011 11:34


theStudio Scribbler
Love, love this kit, I love the colors, love that torn leaf and rolled flower. I love the picture frame. Excellent kit and I love the story of the kit. Mendy
#48 Mon September 19, 2011 13:13


theStudio Scribbler
Pretty historic kit! Good luck!
#49 Mon September 19, 2011 14:27

Ambowife Designs

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beautifully designed kit, well done this week and good luck
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#52 Mon September 19, 2011 22:48

Country Liv

theStudio Artist
Karen, I love that you stayed true to the rules as set by Toiny! I also love the preview and the kit; You certainly deserve to win a spot, in my eyes!

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#53 Mon September 19, 2011 23:49


theStudio Designer
Beautifully put together. The papers are gorgeous. The elements are lovely and work well within the challenge. Super interpretation of the challenge too. Well done and good luck

#54 Tue September 20, 2011 03:17


theStudio Party Girl
Beautiful, beautiful!! This is one fantastic kit! You nailed the vintage perfectly and I love, love the story behind it! Great job this round!
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#56 Tue September 20, 2011 13:36


theStudio Picasso
This is wonderful Karen. I love the old, worn feel of the whole collection and how awesome of you to share a couple of you family's historic items with us all; precious! Good luck!
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#57 Tue September 20, 2011 16:10


theStudio Designer
I am thankful to all of you for taking the time to post a note of encouragement, for sharing what you like about my kit, and for the good wishes. It means a lot to me!

#58 Wed September 21, 2011 00:48


theStudio Artist
Love that you shared the story behind your design process!

Esp like the wooden elements shown here.
#60 Wed September 21, 2011 09:10

Maurine Stettler

theStudio Designer
Terrific job on your kit and the overall theme -- best of luck!
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#61 Wed September 21, 2011 21:27


theStudio Warhol
This is a fantastic kit! I love the wooden pencil and magnifying glass. The background story is also fantastic; it's so important to keep family legacies like this alive.

Good luck to you!
#62 Wed September 21, 2011 22:01


theStudio Monet
What a treasure to have those letters. And the kit is wonderful as well!
#63 Thu September 22, 2011 15:58


theStudio Scrapper
Another wonderful story. Thanks for sharing part of your family history and the kit.

#66 Tue September 27, 2011 21:42


theStudio Scribbler
This is gorgeous..I'm kind of new here so not sure how the kits work on the rounds your doing..some I see have links still and some not..sad I missed this one..love the quote too!
#67 Sun October 2, 2011 18:07

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