Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Everyone wins giveaway/give to celebration! My 2,500th post!

Kaari Marie has just offered to send a jewelry kit!!!! We will have 3 kit winners
Thanks Kaari!

A lot to talk about!!!
Cathy died of ovarian cancer in 2007. Her birthday is April 23rd.
She was friend for over 35 years.
Celebrating a friends birthday, donating to an organization that is helping all women and my 2,500th post!

Part one!
Giving away 2 sets of The French General jewelry kits.
matching necklace and bracelet

# 1

#2Please leave a comment to be entered to win 1 set. Please leave a contact here or email me
heyyapg@comcast.net
So if you win I can find you!

Part 2 of Everyone Wins of Giveaway/Give to celebration!
If you leave a comment I will donate $1 to
I would love to receive at least 100 comments (or more) .
At the drawing date for the 2 winners I will count up the comments and send a donation to
Ovarian Cancer Research !
See EVERYONE WINS!!!!!
I appreciate you helping me celebrate Cathy's birthday!
You do not have to follow me, just leave a short comment!
Easy and you may win a kit.
If you wish to spread the word to others, please feel free to post this link on your blog!
My goal is 100 comments.
The more the merrier!!!!
DRAWING APRIL 26TH!!!!!
THANK YOU!

143 comments:

LuAnn Kessler said...

This is wonderful what you are doing, Peggy. God Bless You!
Please include me in your drawing!
Thanks ;-)
LuAnn Kessler

Kelly said...

what a great give away and a great way to celebrate your friend's life! RIP Cathy

Dolly Daydreams said...

Peggy what a lovely way to honour and remember your dear friend am sure she is smiling down upon you. My closest friend and her husband who are both quite young she is 45 he is 52 are both suffering from terminal cancer I feel your pain for your lost friend.
Take care

Marie

Hello, I'm Vicki said...

this is a brilliant giveaway, good luck raising some money - i hope it goes well xxx

Anonymous said...

Great idea peggy, will share. You are special and I know that your friend Cathy is shining through you. Your art reflects your love of life. M

Inger said...

what a lovely way to remember your friend, Peggy. I sent up a little prayer for her and am thinking of you as well.
You can find me at: i_utke@yahoo.com...

Anonymous said...

Great idea Peggy, I will share. You are special and I know that Cathy's love is shining through you. M

Ann said...

Cathy lives on in your love! You have just shared what a wonderful person she was by sharing your love for her!
I hope you get100 or more comments! What a special way to celebrate a special persons life. I'm sorry you lost her physical being,but she is definitely still with you in your heart and soul..she will live through your love! xo

Ann said...

peggy..tried 3 times to leave a link to this post on my blog...can't get it1 i'll keep trying!

Jan said...

Yep, I'm #10 and happy to help you celebrate. I know you'll get 100 posts and I'll spread the word.

Lovely gifties Peggy. Hope I win!

Hugs
Jan

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Congratulations on your 2,500 post! AND, congratulations on this wonderful gesture. I am a Stage #3 Ovarian Cancer Survivor for 11 years. Congratulations on your beautiful blog, your fabulous art and sharing your joy of life with the world. hugs from Mexico, Donna

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Congratulations on your 2,500 post Peggy! Such a celebration of giving and sharing and passing on and receiving. I survived ovarian cancer stage 3 - eleven years now. YEAH! What a beautiful gesture to celebrate your dear friend. She will be smiling on you. Your blog is beautiful, your art incredible -- and what can I say -- sharing it with the world like you do is a gift. hugs from Mexico, Donna

Christine said...

Dear Peggy, this is most beautiful way to celebrate your friend life. I hope you reach your goal pretty soon. Hugs.

Beth Moran said...

You are such a wonderful person, Pegster! Hope to see you sometime soon :)

Yvonne said...

What a fabulous tribute to your friend, Peggy!

Tess said...

Peggy, you are the sweetest gal and I am sure Cathy has wings and is your special guardian angel. Here is my comment.
Hugs, Tess

Healing Woman said...

What a wonderful way to remember your friend. I absolutely hate this disease. My daughter has cancer. We are fighting it hook line and sinker. I am so glad you are donating. Everything we do now will help those in the future.

Congratulations also on your 2,500 post? Wow!

Lizbethem said...

It's a lovely, lovely thing you are doing. God bless you.
Hugs,
Lizbeth
P.S. Don't include me in the drawing but thank you for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Peggy,

Thank you for what you are doing! Much love!

Barbara said...

YOU are such a loving and AMAZING WOMAN....I feel so BLESSED to have come to know you over the years...and PROUD to call you FAMILY! BIG HUGZ!

LynnF said...

Peggy...there's one word for you and that's "Awesome"! What a beautiful way to remember Cathy. God bless you!

Lorraine said...

r.i.p. cathy she is in a better place now looking down on you and smiling at your kindness

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Oh Peggy!! You are such a sweetheart!! What a FABULOUS tribute to Cathy!! I lost one of my closest friends, Robby to prostate cancer 6 1/2 years ago. Yesterday, April 20th would have been his 38th birthday. I still miss him horribly and know the pain Cancer causes and the empty feeling it leaves behind. I'm not surprised by your FABULOUS idea....you have a heart of GOLD and a CREATIVE spirit!!

Birgit said...

Hi Peggy,

You are such a fine day -- what a worthy cause! Your dear late friend is surely smiling right now...

Congrats on your milestone, too -- so many happy posts! Thanks for making us all happy by sharing your joy of life and art.

Hugs,
Birgit

svenskaflicka1 said...

my mom lived with cancer for a long time-hers started when she was 68. she had five different primary cancers, and she overcame all of them: we learned to live with the fear and "not knowing" with her. it can take so much--but it can give us the chance to learn to live in the moment, as well. you do your friend a beautiful honor to celebrate her this way.

marilyn d./collagecats

lostartcreations said...

What a delightful and thoughtful idea Peggy! I'm sure Cathy is smiling down at you from above.
Rock on!
Terrie Lightfoot

Judy said...

Aw, you are such a kind hearted person Ms Peggy!

Love ya, love your art!

JaWHOdee :D

janene said...

Peggy, I'd like to join you in this tribute to your friend. This is such a nice idea and thought. Janene

Linda in New Mexico said...

What a fabulous way to remember someone dear to your life. I applaud you and will have to remember this kindness. I have a friend from elementary school that recently passed away from lymphoma and in July will copy your pay it forward and honor her. Thank you for being a dear heart. The Olde Bagg herself, Oma Linda turtle 8603 at comcast dot net

Sandee said...

You are the friend of all friends!

cindimac said...

You are doing a great thing for your friend. I know you really loved her by your actions. Congratulations on your 2500th post.

carylsrealm said...

Aw Peggy, I'd love to help you out! Of course I'll comment! :)

Melisa said...

This is a wonderful way to remember your friend. So touching and obviously straight from the heart. I'd love to win the kit and I hope you get LOTS of comments. :) There's a contact page on my blog, if I should win.

discodog01@hotmail.com said...

What a beautiful giveaway in more ways than one. What a wonderful friend you are/were.

Please sign me up for your generous giveaway.

-Rita

KatParks said...

Happy birthday Cathy! Your friend celebrates your life every day. Put a dollar in the pot for me too Peggy. Thank you.

Vic said...

What a wonderful tribute! Congrats on your many posts.

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

CindyB said...

I hope you reach 100 comments. What a lovely way to celebrate your friend.
cindy
eiggam 44 at yahoo dot com

SoKat said...

What a loving way to celebrate the life of a friend who lives on in your life every day. This nice gesture means that another will keep her memory alive.

Theresa said...

I think it's wonderful of you to honor your friend this way Peggy. u r the best!

Anne said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate your friend. Such a dear friend will always be with you, remembered and cherished.

Kristin Dudish said...

What a wonderful tribute to Cathy and a great way to celebrate 2,500 posts! (Wow! Congratulations!)

xo
Kristin

p.s. Your giveaway is great and generous but I have won so many giveaways lately, please leave my name out of the draw - I really should give my chance to someone else. I just really wanted to help you reach your 100 comment goal and celebrate with you!

Electra said...

What a lovely idea, Peggy, I would post this on my blog, even if there weren't a giveaway! But I WILL post! Congratulations on your 2500 post, my gosh!

Connie said...

What a wonderful friend you are, Peggy. I hope you 'raise' much and find your wallet lighter - but in a very good way.

linda said...

What a wonderful way to honor the life of your friend!
Your painting is absolutely beautiful!

Elizabeth Golden said...

Peggy what a wonderful way to celebrate a friend. Love what you are doing. Congrats on all the posts, also, your painting is quite lovely! I always love all of the flowers you paint.

Lori said...

What a generous thing for you to do, Peggy! And the kits look wonderful, thank you for the opportunity! Have a wonderful Easter!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

what a wonderful way to celebrate.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing. Wow 2500 posts, thats alot of writing! I could not resist leaving a comment as my last name is Gatti! So from a Gatti to a Gatto, blessings to you!!!!

Heather said...

A wonderful tribute to your friend, so sweet. Congrats on your 2500 posts Amazing!! Good luck hitting your goal!

ike said...

My sympathy to you about your friend Peggy. Good luck with this quest. I have put something on my Blog to help you get to 100 :-)

Hugs

Ike xx

ike said...

I've put the Blog entry on Peggy - sorry forgot to leave my details.
ikesart@hotmail.ccom Good luck xxxx

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Wow, 2,500 posts. Amazing.
What a wonderful friend you are. Your friend will not die while you keep her memory alive. God bless you for rejoicing in the friendship that you was blessed with. I hope you achieve your goal and I hope you are blessed with everything you need in life. May god bless you with good health, love and laughter.

Thanks for sharing this post, and the gifts. Happy easter to you

Hugs Julie.(Bootsandmasks@aol.com)

I will write a post straight away for you. Good luck

priti.lisa said...

A wonderful homage to your friend Cathy. You are such a thoughtful, generous soul. XOX

Deena said...

what an awesome way to contribute to fight this wicked disease! I can be reached at gdperrier at mts dot net...good luck in reaching your goal! looks like you are half way there!

rebeca trevino said...

a lovely tribute to your friend Cathy, and a terrific idea to support a great cause.
thanks for doing this.

Susan said...

Peggy - you are generous on so many levels. What a great tribute to your friend!
Susan
smetcalfe4911@sbcglobal.net

Mina said...

Oh Peggy, what a fabulous idea! I hope you make the 100 mark. Please enter me in the giveaway # 1 and contact me at my blog or email greenwitchwithsprinkles@gmail.com

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Bless you, Peggy. What a wonderful tribute.

craftirn said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your friend as well as draw attention to this diesase I hear so little about.
craftirn@cox.net

Rosalee said...

Such a wonderful Way to celebrate. I am more then happy to leave a comment especially if its going to such a wonderful cause. Thanks for hosting this Peggy. Happy Easter
Hugs, Rosalee

Cynthia Powell said...

An excellent cause Peggy! My SIL had robotic surgery to perform a hysterectomy this past week due to cancer. Thank goodness they got it all. Thank you for making this contribution. I would leave you 100 comments if it would help this worthy cause.

Terry said...

I went over to thank and visit Electra for leaving a comment on my blog and read her post about your friend. What a wonderful gift you give to your friend on her birthday. I lost my Mom to lung cancer, so this is something I can relate to! I will also do a blog link to support your cause!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Bless you for your generosity,
Rinda

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

How generous of you and for a great cause. What a wonderful way to remember your friend!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Peggy,
You have a heart of gold!!! Happy Easter!! And what a beautiful thing you are doing!

XO
Cindy

craftattack said...

Great that you are doing this for your friend. I had huge luck last year that the docs were able to operate to remove my growths and that after the chemo I am now completely healed. It is good to call attention to this illness!
Valerie

1CardCreator said...

This is a beautiful thing to do in your friends memory.

hattie said...

Hi Peggy,
This is a wonderful way to honor your dear friend. And 2,500 posts are amazing. I hope your are successful in achieving your goal.
Mary
http://www.marysmelange.net/

stampdiva said...

Peggy
What a special friend you are to honour your friend in this way.
Here is my comment and let's hope you reach 100. I am sure you will, plus plenty more.
Wishes
Lynne

Chris A. said...

What a kudo for your blog!
Especially lovely gesture for your friend Cathy. At least she was with you for 35 years. She is still with you in your heart and I am sure she knows it.

Anonymous said...

Peggy, your friend would be so proud of you for honoring her in such a lovely way.

Hope you reach 100!

Mary Wilkins
marymarg27608@yahoo.com

peggy gatto said...

oh boy we are almost there!!!!!
Thank you so much for your help.
I really appreciate it!!!!

AnnetteD said...

what an awesome thing to do

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

What a lovely way to remember your friend! Good on you!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your friend in Heaven, Peggy. I know you must miss her terribly. Wonderful way to celebrate her life.
Judi

Rosemary said...

This is a great way to honor your dear friend's memory (I am sorry for your loss, I am sure it is still painful to you) and help to combat a terrible disease.

Jan C. said...

What a wonderful way to honor your friend. I'm so happy my few words can help in this cause.

Jan Cregar

Robin said...

what a beautiful thing to do, that's great

claire5of6 said...

I LOVE this site, so glad I was linked to it!!! and I love what your doing for cancer! Now...back to looking around!

lifespassion said...

What beautiful thing to do! I hope you make your goal and beyond. That is very generous!

French Hen said...

Best of luck on your wonderful and important endeavor! What a lovely tribute to your friend.

teresa said...

what a great idea! close to 100 now!

Amy said...

I know you are going to get to 100 comments - and I am here to do my part! Keep up the great work.

Joyce said...

I'm happy that I can help you meet your goal! :-)

Norma Riehm said...

I think this is a great way to honor a friend. I lost a close friend in 2009 to pancreatic cancer. It's hard, and I still think of her everyday.

k.marie said...

What a beautiful thing to do! I do believe it is as important to celebrate their birthday now as it was to celebrate in life.
Blessings and joy to you.
Kelli

Sheryl said...

What a special person to honor a friend in this way, I am sure she is proud of you.

Cynthia said...

In honor of Cathy and her dear caring and loving friend, my comment is to help this important cause. What a loving tribute to the memory of you friend.

Hope you get 100 and many, many more. Every thought will bring energy to help the cause.

cynthia@puddintanes.com

Kelly said...

Congrats on your 2500 post!!! Your are a wonderful person for honoring your friend in this way :)

kelly@siblingstew.com

Monica said...

What a beautiful way to honor your friend! God Bless you!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Add my comment, too. It's a great cause and I commend you for doing this. Now I'm off to cruise your blog!

deannaf said...

this is a very generous and thoughtful thing to do. your friend would be proud of you. If I win, email me at hef5674@msn.com. thank you, Deanna Foy.

Kaari Marie said...

Peggy...
Wow - great way to raise awareness, honor an old friend and celebrate your writing!
I would love to throw in another set of jewelry if you'll take it - then you'll have three lucky winners!
Send me the winner's name and I'll send out one of our past un, deux, trois jewelry kit.
Here's to 100!

Kaari

OldBagNewTricks said...

I give you so much credit for finding ways to honor your friend -- if it were me I would still be just really really angry. Hooray for you -- it appears you and Cathy were really really lucky to have one another. ♥

Oregon or Bust! said...

What a wonderful way to honor your friend's memory. I wish her family and friends joy in their memories of her.

bbonnieblue said...

A wonderful way to honor your friend...proud to be a part of your donation.

bkjobe at hotmail dot com

Love French General!

yas4 said...

What a wonderful way to honor a friend and help others too! My mother's name is Peggy and she just had good news after she had a biopsy taken - no cancer : ) xox You're doing a sweet thing, and your friend loves you for it! :D
Brenda Y.

tonyagoudy said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing! God bless you!
Please enter me into your drawing also and thank you!

Sandra said...

In Memory of my Mother, Olga V. Cohan 1927-taken by ovarian Cancer2006

janannanderson said...

Good luck with all the posts, isn't it nice to know so many care, enjoy your memories of Kathy,, as I enjoy the memorie of friends passed.
I would not mind winning one of the kits

Lindsey said...

Wonderful giveaway!

barbarasaintjacques said...

Just saw your post on FB.... curious so I stopped by. Bless you for your creativity and generosity.
barbarasaintjacques@mac.com

susie said...

wow - what a great way to honor your friend's life...♥

Erin Davies said...

What a wonderful way to honor your friend! You are a special person and I thank you for being a beautiful soul and sharing it with the rest of us.

EVA said...

Congratulations - you made it to your goal! And definitely a great cause.

peggy gatto said...

WE DID IT!!!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to help.
Now whatever number of comments we get will be the icing on
"the birthday" cake!
Drawing tuesday, April 26, 2 p m Ca time!!!

You are the best.

sewshabby said...

Great idea to celebrate your friends life!!

Susan Beck said...

I LOVE your paintings, Peggy!!!

In Small Spectacles said...

If my comment is going to be "icing" can I request chocolate? What a sweet way to remember your friend! Good friends are indeed treasures, aren't they? Hold onto your wonderful memories.

Simply Bungalow said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Such a great cause.
~Heidi

Chris Gerke said...

I hope my comment helps put you closer to your number. The kit would be nice.
Thanks, Chris

Dottie said...

Ovarian cancer took my mother in 1976. Bless you for joining the fight against it!

Barbara Rasberry said...

Cathy was very blessed to have you for a friend. Blessing

Laurie said...

You go Peggy hope you reach all your goals in life! Thanks for letting us be a part of this with you for her Birthday April 23 Happy Birthday Cathy I know she's listening

Laurie said...

You go Peggy hope you reach all your goals in life! Thanks for letting us be a part of this with you for her Birthday April 23 Happy Birthday Cathy I know she's listening

Virginia E. Berry said...

Congratulations on your post achievement and kudos to you on your generosity.

Chatelaine said...

This is a wonderful idea for a worthy cause. I hope you get all the comments you want. Good luck with your fundraising! Your friend would be so proud of you.

Cherry Chick said...

Awesome! You have surpassed your 100 comments. Warm thoughts to you in rememberance of your friend Cathy on her special day.
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carol l steffensen said...

Bless your heart, giving of yourself and time is the ultimate form of giving.

Teresa.Golden said...

What a wonderful friend you are! I pray a cure will be found soon!

Jo Farmer said...

God bless you. My youngest sister had ovarian cancer at 29 and, happily, she has been clear for 7 years now. Your friend would be so proud of you. I know you will be successful in securing the number of comments you want, need or desire.
Good luck and thank you
Jo

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

This is a beautiful and generous donation. I lost my mother to ovarian cancer in July 1995.
Thank you it means so much.

Lita said...

beautiful post...I'm blown away by your generosity! Thank you for being so generous!

Ann said...

Thank you for your commitment to a special cause. My husband's mother is a rare ovarian cancer survivor--25 years now. Bless you.

Ann said...

Thank you for your commitment to this special cause. My husband's mother is a rare ovarian cancer survivor--25 years now. Bless you.

Creative Wings Boutique said...

peggy this post is just a testament to how much u are a giver.... I am happy to u poped over at my blog...
french general kits and a donation is an amazing giveaway!
hugs
tabitha

Maggie said...

What a wonderful tribute to your friend. Love is powerful.
I am believing for a good response to your request.
Love the French General jewelry kits! Beautiful.

cathy said...

Looks like you reached your goal of 100 - congrats - now try for 200! What a sweet way to honor a friend and a fun win for a lucky person. Cheers from Brussels -

Maggie said...

How touching to do this in honor of your friend. You are a very generous person.

Kristine said...

You're a very generous lady...Cathy was very lucky to have you for a friend...

Kathy said...

Peggy, what a thoughtful thing to do! Also, I love your picture of 'the Paper Dolls'! :)

pink*cherub*moon said...

what a wonderful and creative way to celebrate a friend's birthday and memory, as well as help other women!This is a cancer that dos not receive as much attention and support as it should and I know that your efforts will make a huge difference! ~Leena~

sherryberry079 said...

This is such a neat idea!! your doing i see you have reached your 100th post so good luck in all you do !!

Gerri Herbst said...

You are very caring to do this for your dear friend and to pass it on to others is wonderful too.

Anne said...

Thanks on behalf of my sweet and loving mother-in-law who was with us too short of a time.

Barbara said...

What a great way to celebrate your friendship and your friend. I am touched by the number of people posting comments who have been affected by cancer. Me, too. Hope you have a thousand posts!

OStarr said...

What a lovely thing to do! A wonderful way to honor your friend.

Paula said...

Hi Peggy, you have inspired me to do something in honor of my friend that passed away in th month of May. I am a cancer survivor and my art wok came out of the healing from that. Thank you

Heather said...

What a kind way to honor your friends memory. So thoughtful!

Carolyn said...

Peggy,
Please do not include my name in the drawing to win- I would love for someone else to win those lovely kits. I just want to help you honor your life long friend and celebrate your 2500 post. Congratulations -what a lovely way to celebrate.

Pat said...

I'm still working my way the through the PS posts. If it's not too late, please enter me in your drawing.

Very thoughtful post - I am very happy for all of you!

TBeads said...

Wow - well over your goal of 100 comments! Congratulations!

book lover said...

I just checked back to see how many comments you received. 142 before this one. Good for you. Janene