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Subject: Banners for 2010 challenge
Date Posted: 11/11/2009 9:27 AM ET
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Hey all!  Need a wee bit o help here.  I created 3 banners for the 2010 challenge but I can't get the dern things to the size needed  to post them on my profile.  If someone who is good at this could stop on over to my blog and maybe figure out how to shrink these suckers to work on here we could use these (or not you may all think they are hideously ugly).  Help a technologically challenged girl out!  Sad isn't it?  I can type 120 words a minute but if someone turned the computer off on me it would probably take me at least an hour to get it back on!

My blog is here

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 9:32 AM ET
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Hi Holly! I've got my DH (who happens to be a whiz on the PC) working on this too and he is having the same problem!  How to get the banner small enough and still be legible! Where is Diana?

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 10:06 AM ET
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My hubby is a computer genius too but unfortunately he is at work right now and I'm always afraid if i ask him something computer related he'll bore me to sleep with technical speak...

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Date Posted: 11/11/2009 10:22 AM ET
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Holly - Thanks for working on these (and Jeanne's husband too!).  Maybe Valli will stop by.  She made them last year, didn't she?  I'm getting sooooo excited for the 2010 challenges!  Can't wait to see what Genie comes up with!

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 12:47 PM ET
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Diana (FaintlyMacabre) made them for us last year. She made the regular ones and she made my great "Empress" one for me. I'm going to miss wearing my empress banner when 2009 is over, but Genie will be our empress then. ;-)

I heard back from Diana last night and will ask her how she sized them to fit here. Maybe she'll just come back to us here in the forums! I miss her!

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 1:15 PM ET
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Oh Holly, mine won't bore me with techno-speak. He will just say: "Well Jeanne, this is what you do" and then he starts hitting buttons so fast, I can't possibly keep up. That is when I leave the room.

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 2:45 PM ET
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I copied your banner, pasted it into Microsoft Publisher, saved it as a *.jpg picture. Size of the one now in my signature is 8 kb. We'll see how it looks as soon as I press the submit button ... which I shall do right now ...

Kelly

OK ... now I really mean right now.

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 2:51 PM ET
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Well. I meant to say a couple more things before I pushed the submit button ...

1st of all, Holly, thanks for doing these banners - they all three look quite nice. But, mostly I'm delighted to have found your blog! A very beautimous blog indeed.

2nd, Shelley, everytime I see one of your posts, I want to ask you - how are you enjoying Christ & His Saints? This was my first SKP book - and remains one of my favorites.

Kelly

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 3:37 PM ET
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Holly and Kelly - I love the banner! It's so classy. Kelly, you are a whiz - I will have to tell DH what you did!

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 4:26 PM ET
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I, too, really like this banner. Holly, could you enlarge the text just a little & change the text color so it will "pop" a little more? AND, do we want to add Empress Genie in there somewhere? I know, I know ... if she has all these great ideas, why doesn't she just do it herself ??? ...

Fact is, I'm spot on the editing aspect of this kind of thing ... fall way short on the actual creating ... that's for wonderful artists like Holly ... :P

Kelly

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 5:57 PM ET
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Thanks, for the tutorial Kelly, now I am just to big for my britches!!  My foster son will be relieved I actually did it WOO HOO!

Thanks Holly for the banners, and I added your blog to my fav list.

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 6:53 PM ET
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I love the banner! Thank you so much, Holly and and Kelly.

I don't need an Empress one. Y'all know who's boss................Valli!

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 7:36 PM ET
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Ok, enlarged the text as requested with fonts now available in the lovely shades of blue, green and pink :)  They are posted to my blog where the other ones were.

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 8:09 PM ET
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Holly - Thanks! I saved a couple of them and will add one to my sig line in the new year.  Awesome!  I've put your blog in my favorites too, and will check back on it when I have more time to read through it.  Looks like an interesting place!

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 10:57 PM ET
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Wow, Holly, those are great! :-)  I saved my favorite one and will have to go back and check out your blog another day because it looks very interesting! :-)

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 12/1/2009 12:27 PM ET
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I have been playing around with banner. Lets see if it works.

Alice

Date Posted: 12/1/2009 4:03 PM ET
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I added mine, thank you!

Date Posted: 12/2/2009 7:24 PM ET
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The banners are awesome! Think I'll go with the pink one. Oh, I can't wait to redecorate myself and get started on the 2010 challenge!

Date Posted: 12/2/2009 8:54 PM ET
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No kidding, Valli!  If I ever finish the 2009 Challenge, I'll change my banner to the 2010 too.  Am leaning toward the pink one as well since pink is my favorite color!  Speaking of the 2009 Challenge, I'm off to start reading the book for my last challenge (the non-fiction category), Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life by Alison Weir. 

Date Posted: 12/4/2009 11:30 AM ET
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If i did it right (w/ DH's help), I should have the one w/ green lettering in mine.....

Date Posted: 1/2/2010 10:27 AM ET
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I just wanted to say THANK YOU you again for the great banners!!

I really love my new look! What do you think?

*twirls around for you all to see*

:-D

Date Posted: 1/2/2010 11:35 AM ET
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Very nice Valli, though it will take time to get use to you new avatar.  He is very cute.

Date Posted: 1/2/2010 3:03 PM ET
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I like it a lot, Valli. Did you do it yourself?

Date Posted: 1/2/2010 3:13 PM ET
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Lovely.  Ice blue is definitely your color ;-)

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 6:19 PM ET
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