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Registered: April 2011
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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: 1,233
Dimensions: 600 x 600
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Keywords: NDC Round 3, SnickerdoodleDesigns, Vintage, Letters, News, Family
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kcarlsen

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Registered: June 2011
Location: Eureka, California
Posts: 486
Sun September 18, 2011 13:47

Such wonderful textures and take on the theme! Great job and good luck this week!

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Marcie

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Registered: November 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 135
Sun September 18, 2011 16:50

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!

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sailwemust

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Registered: August 2011
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Sun September 18, 2011 19:11

Very pretty. Love the flower! Good luck.

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rejoyce
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Registered: February 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 30
Mon September 19, 2011 03:43

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!
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redplaid3

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Registered: September 2007
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Mon September 19, 2011 07:13

I have loved all your work. You're amazing. I esp like the vintage feel of this one.

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jimmyrose

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Registered: September 2009
Location: East Texas
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Mon September 19, 2011 07:34

This is a great idea and a wonderful kit. Thanks

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browneyedsusan

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Mon September 19, 2011 09:11

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browneyedsusan

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Registered: August 2010
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Mon September 19, 2011 09:13

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
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ScrapInDesign
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Registered: September 2008
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Mon September 19, 2011 10:27

Pretty historic kit! Good luck!
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Mon September 19, 2011 12:29

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Ambowife Designs

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Registered: August 2007
Location: Temora, Country NSW, Australia
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Mon September 19, 2011 18:48

beautifully designed kit, well done this week and good luck

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Country Liv

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Registered: December 2007
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Posts: 255
Mon September 19, 2011 19:49

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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boo.6204

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Registered: July 2007
Location: I live in a sweet small seaside town called Southport in the uk.
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Mon September 19, 2011 23:17

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

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bettylynnsdesign

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Registered: August 2011
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Tue September 20, 2011 02:18

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kimberkatt

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Registered: August 2007
Location: Massachusetts
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Tue September 20, 2011 09:36

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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ladyofthethorns

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Registered: March 2008
Location: New Hampshire, USA
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Tue September 20, 2011 12:10

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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SnickerdoodleDesigns

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Registered: April 2011
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
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Tue September 20, 2011 20:48

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!

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krihar
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Tue September 20, 2011 23:44

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LLinda

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Registered: February 2011
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Wed September 21, 2011 05:10

Love that you shared the story behind your design process!
Esp like the wooden elements shown here.
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