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last call! [03 Jun 2004|05:57pm]

[ mood | determined ]

Hey guys!

Don't forget your entries are due tomorrow! There's not very many at the moment and if we don't get more, this community WILL close. so GET THOSE ENTRIES IN!!!!!!!

/desperate plea.

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CHALLENGE 31 [29 May 2004|02:58pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

This community will have one final contest which needs a hell of a lot of participation, otherwise it's closed. For good. So here goes nothing. These are the new rules that will be instated.

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All comments will be screened, to make sure all entries are anonymous. That way, voting goes to those who deserve it -- not just friends.

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quick intro [02 Apr 2004|04:15pm]

[ mood | happy ]

Hey everyone!

Just thought I'd introduce myself since Kat gave me posting access to help her out here. My name's Laura and you may or may not know me as the mod of gg_challenge (which I think you should all go join). I'm 26, married, and have a wonderful son. I'm energetic, crazy, and tend to babble on as you will soon notice. I'm really excited to help out here since I think running communities is insanely fun.

Anyway, Kat and I were talking about how to make this community better since there seems to be a lack of participation lately. One way was to introduce more structure to the community, like having set dates for entering and results like most other communities do. Hopefully this will help keep people on top of when to enter so they don't forget (like I do). This will be instated sometime after the 10th, when the lovely mod gets back from her holidays.

Also, any other suggestions that would help make this community better would be greatly appreciated. Things such as how to increase the participation level.

I don't think we have a lot of entries for the Alexis Bledel challenge yet so the deadline will be extended until APRIL 10th. So get your graphics in before then.

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[23 Mar 2004|07:38pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]

We have a problem here. There are two things.

1) Life is a little busy for me to say the least. I have a lot of stuff going on whether it be school related, family related, and friend related. So it is very clear to me that either I request help from a co-moderator or I put the community on hiatus for awhile. If anyone is willing to be a co-mod, this is what the duties would include:

-Post entries once they have been submitted
-Post poll for Viewer's Choice unless they don't have a paid account
-Put up the awards that I have made for the winners
-Remind members of upcoming due dates, etcetera.
-Other stuff that I might need help with.

I do not have any specific requirements for being the co-mod with me. I just hope that you are a member of the community that occasionally enters the challenges and that you are willing to help me out. E-mail me at if you are interested.

2) There has not been a good turn out in challenges. This last challenge (Benjamin McKenzie - Add Effects) had a total of five entries. Five. Before this, there was a good turnout for the Mandy Moore - Add Effects and a not so hot turn out for Rocker Chics, which only had seven entries. The participation level has to get up there so that the time that I try to put into the community is worthwhile.

So after the awards for Challenge 29 are put up and the Challenge 30 is posted, I have to have ten entries for awards to be given out. If there's not, then this community probably won't last. That would be really upsetting because I love seeing the creativity that everyone comes up with.

If everybody is willing to make changes, then I am willing to put my time in. We'll see how it goes.


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Thanks so much for your time!

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Viewer's Choice [16 Mar 2004|04:22pm]

[ mood | anxious ]

Who do you vote for for Viewer's Choice award?

Entry #1
Entry #2
Entry #3
Entry #4
Entry #5

Links to Entries
#1 -
#2 -
#3 -
#4 -
#5 -

Awards to be posted later.
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CHALLENGE 29 ENTRIES [09 Mar 2004|09:55am]

[ mood | awake ]



Remember, this challenge ends Saturday so get your entries in!


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[05 Mar 2004|10:23pm]

[ mood | happy ]

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I know it's been awhile, but for some good news. My computer is officially fixed. Photoshop has some kinks to work out, but I was able to use PSP and put together an Add Effects Challenge that will tide everyone over. Thank you all for being so patient and thank you Katie (geniegirl19) for making and putting up awards while I couldn't. It meant a lot.

All right, so good luck. Get those entries in so we can get the ball rolling in this community again!

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[23 Feb 2004|04:59pm]

Sorry about the delay. I'm not going to put up another challenge because I don't know what Kat wants but check back soon! :)

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[21 Feb 2004|11:26am]

Since Kat's computer is sick, i'm trying to help out. i just got the message (although she asked me a while ago) to make the awards for the challenge. So far i've gotten the rocker chic awards done and i'm working on the Mandy ones so they should be up today or tommorow. Here are the rocker chic ones!

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Winners, Without Awards [14 Feb 2004|02:42pm]

[ mood | grateful ]

Turns out my computer is crapping insane and randomly restarts itself whenever it pleases, mainly when my desktop comes up and it is impossible to even try and get work done, which means no Photoshop and which means no awards. Looks like a pricey trip to MicroCenter or CompUSA. Sigh.

So I swear, on my grave, that once the computer is fixed I will be able to make all the winners listed below awesome awards.

Thank you all for being incredibly patient and for voting for the Viewer’s Choice. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for all the participation!

(LJ is being stupid and isn't letting me put in the usernames for easier recognition of the winners)

Challenge 27 – Rocker Chicks
Gold - Trista
Silver - Katie
Bronze - Laura
Honorable Mentions - Samantha
Viewer’s Choice - Trista

Challenge 28 – Mandy Moore: Add Effects
Gold - Kemorine
Silver - James
Bronze - Anita
Honorable Mentions - Trista
Viewer’s Choice - Leslie

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[09 Feb 2004|07:42pm]

[ mood | blank ]

VOTING IS NOW OPEN FOR BOTH CHALLENGE 27 AND CHALLENGE 28! Send all votes to K m A r! Instead of my picking the winner for VIEWER'S CHOICE, YOU will. All entries are behind the cut. This means this contest is officially closed as far as accepting new entries. There are no names of who has done each entries for a reason. Pick the best one based not on popularity but talent. Pick one from each challenge and send your vote to the address above. Voting ends on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at MIDNIGHT!



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[28 Jan 2004|07:18pm]

[ mood | busy ]

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I know, two challenges at once. But this is an ADD EFFECTS so it shouldn't take up too much time.

And as promised, I should have those awards done by tomorrow. Thank you for your patience!

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[27 Jan 2004|12:49pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

Congratulations to Leslie (beaner21) whose beautiful entries for Challenge 26 have been chosen to be the layout for the community. Both vblackangelv and wild_dreamer were voted into second place with two votes each.

The icons for the community are by Leslie (beaner21), Barbara (vblackangelv), and Kem (naturellebella)! Congratulations!

Great job everyone! I was very surprised at all the participation for this challenge but it made me very happy! Now get those entries in for Challenge 27!

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CHALLENGE 27 [24 Jan 2004|10:28am]

[ mood | awake ]

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Voting for Challenge 26 [24 Jan 2004|10:08am]

[ mood | calm ]

Instead of my picking the winners, YOU will. All entries are behind the cut. This means this contest is officially closed as far as accepting new entries.

There are no names of who has done each entries for a reason. Pick the best one based not on popularity but talent. Pick one header and one icon and send the results to Voting ends tomorrow night at midnight! The winners will be announced sometime on Monday, and the new layout will be up as well.

Let's get voting!

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Good Luck!

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[11 Jan 2004|01:57pm]

[ mood | amused ]

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[10 Jan 2004|04:45pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]


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[10 Jan 2004|11:45am]

[ mood | rushed ]

The awards and new contests should be up about 2PM Eastern. Sorry for the delay, I have to go pick up my puppy from the vet. She got spayed yesterday.

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CHALLENGE 25 - BEYONCE KNOWLES [30 Dec 2003|06:30pm]

[ mood | energetic ]

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Eliza Dushku [ADD EFFECTS] Awards [29 Dec 2003|07:29pm]

[ mood | stressed ]

GOLD - randisayrelax

I loved this entry so much, it is hard to describe every single point about it. I loved the effects, the colors, the font, the stroke. Amazing, breathtaking job.

SILVER - _epilogue

Catherine, do you ever make a bad graphic? I think the answer to that question is no because like all other entries you've ever submitted, this one shines just as much. Very beautiful.

BRONZE - wild_dreamer

I loved the effect you used on the base image that I provided as well as the colors of the brushes you used. The text, although plain, is simply elegant and that sets off the rest of the graphic's beauty. Great job!

HONORABLE MENTIONS - elation and vel0ur

Adri - The blue was gorgeous! It seems like it was highlighted in all the right places and I love the pattern you used on top. Font lovely as well.

Trista - Fan of Tru Calling? Loved the green, loved the subtle Tru Calling across the base image, and the stroke was awesome too. Great job.

BEST COLORS - desuete

The colors on this blew me away. I thought that deserved an award, so here you go!

BEST FONT - geniegirl19

The font you used, guh, with the background behind it. As the Spanish say, muy bonita. Glad to have you back!

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE! This was awesome. Very hard to pick winners and I appreciate all the entries.

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