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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 Designer
very pretty heritage kit! love the backstory too! :-) well done!

#1 Sat September 17, 2011 17:22


theStudio Picasso
Gorgeous kit!! (and as a family historian, I am totally jealous of your letters!!)
#2 Sat September 17, 2011 17:33


theStudio Rembrandt
so pretty, love the palette and your wonderful elements! beautiful!!
#3 Sat September 17, 2011 18:05


theStudio Monet
Love the heritage look of this kit. Thanks and best luck.
#5 Sat September 17, 2011 18:09

ks ps

theStudio Artist
So beautiful -- how I wish your comments about this was included in the download. That quote you have is so nice.
#6 Sat September 17, 2011 18:11


theStudio Designer
Ahh.. that would have been a good idea, ks ps... If you would like to copy and paste them into a document that you can file with your download, that is perfectly okay. Thank you for your interest!

#7 Sat September 17, 2011 18:24


theStudio Scribbler
Beautiful kit - and what a wonderful treasure you have in your grandfather's letters! Thanks for sharing!
#8 Sat September 17, 2011 18:46


theStudio Artist
Wonderful kit, Karen! Love the story with it. You are so fortunate to have those letters.
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#9 Sat September 17, 2011 18:50

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theStudio Designer
love your story and the kit is wonderful. good luck
ADB Designs

#10 Sat September 17, 2011 18:57

Grandma Jeannie

theStudio Artist
thanks and love
#11 Sat September 17, 2011 19:09


theStudio Artist
Karen, this kit is outstanding, I love the story behind and the colors, that flower is exquisite, I am downloading it now and make a page
#12 Sat September 17, 2011 19:13


theStudio Artist
Just lovely Karen.. Very workable colors. Well done for sure.


#13 Sat September 17, 2011 19:16


theStudio Artist
Playing with it now. You rock Karen.. Beautiful kit
#14 Sat September 17, 2011 19:31


theStudio Warhol
what a beautiful story. lovely kit too. thanks and good luck in the contest
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#15 Sat September 17, 2011 19:33


theStudio Artist
I made a page for you, I hope you like it:

#16 Sat September 17, 2011 19:45


theStudio Designer
Thanks, Karen! I love it. Love that the little boys look like they are waiting for.... letters from home??? (You are so fast! Do you EVER sleep??? I'm so jealous of your speed!)

#17 Sat September 17, 2011 19:59


SAS-y Scrapper
Thanks ever so much! Good luck! Barbara
#18 Sat September 17, 2011 20:00


theStudio Artist
absolute stunner as always lol...this one is up there with the best and I reckon this is gorgeous well done and good luck
#19 Sat September 17, 2011 20:24


theStudio Artist
Karen, This is fantastic! You have done an outstanding job! May God bless your efforts!

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#20 Sat September 17, 2011 20:36

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


"Some people dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them."
#21 Sat September 17, 2011 20:36

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