500th Post Giveaway

Giveaway Ended!
As promised,
this is a giveaway for my 500th post.
500 posts!
That is a lot of talking.
So here is how it is going to work.
I will give away several items.
Some are shown here.

So, the rules and regulations.
Gotta have 'em!
Because I appreciate all of you that have followed for all this time
and those of you who recently became followers,
first and second prize will be for "existing" followers
third prize will be for any "new" followers.
Now, that is not to say that third prize will not be as good as first.
I will post the prizes offered at the end of the giveaway
the first name drawn gets to pick first,
and so on.
Get the idea?

1. You must comment on this post to be entered. 
2. You must be a follower of this blog. 
3. If you don't have a blog, you HAVE to leave a way for me to contact you.

And now for the entries.
1. Comment on this post  = 1 Entry
2. Repost this on your blog somewhere = 1 Entry
3. Add this link to your sidebar + 1 Entry
Let me know on the comment how many times to enter your name!

It looks like a sheep giveaway! 

And finally,
The Art Association has Open Studio nights.
Someone sets up a still life and you can use whatever medium you choose.
Last night was the first one that I made it to.
Nice evening and so interesting to see everyone's work.
This was my first real attempt at colored pencils.
I loved it!
Can't wait for the next one!


Farmhouse prims said…
Congratulations on 500 followers, wow!!! I am truly amazed at your awesome talent. I am a follower, I would love to be entered in your giveaway and I will post it to my sidebar. Thanks, Lecia
tjwheeler said…
Congrats on your 500th post Cathy! Your life posts always make giggle! You and John have a very full and blessed life :)
What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to be entered. Congratulations on your followers and all that you have shared with each one of us.

Thanks for the chance to win!

debzdogz said…
i've been a follower and have always enjoyed your work! Couldn't wait to enter this giveaway!

Carol K said…
OH Cathy....your still life drawing is wonderful. Hope this week is a good one for you and you can still get away on Friday! ~~~Carol
Wow, that is some chatting....but we love it...you always have such wonderful things to say and show.
Your colored pencil drawing/art is wonderful.

Okay, on with the give away
1. I have been a follower
2. I will post this on my sidebar.

Good luck!
Sheila said…
Great give away Cathy. You know I'm a follower and leave comments all the time! I'd love to be entered in your give away. I'm planning on posting on my blog-haven't posted in a loooong time!
Take care.
TheRustyThimble said…
Hello Cathy I follow and wow I love sheep.
congrats on the posts

And congrats on attending the art open house, what an honor to be a part of that

please throw my name into your giveaway I will add a link on my sidebar
xsgail said…
Congrats on your 500th follower!I have been a follower...please enter me in your wonderful giveaway!
xsgail said…
Oops...meant to say congrats on your 500th post!
Connie said…
500 posts! Congrats!
I'd love to win one of your hand painted treasures. Please enter me in your giveaway Cathy!
NancyD said…
Wow, 500 followers! Congratulations! I love your painting and would appreciate being entered in your generous giveaway!
Have been a follower for some time and really enjoy your posts!
Will add it to my sidebar. :)

Thanks so much. ~ Mancy
Teresa said…
Wow 500 posts. Your posts always seem to brighten my day.

I am a follower
Posted at: Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches
(wasn't sure on the drawing date)
Well congrats on the 500 post.. I love to read your blog, always fun interesting stuff to read about. so here is to many many more post. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Your work is so wonderful, I love the box that I have that you painted... I get so many complements.
Sandy said…
500 Followers! Congratulations! I am not a blogger-but enjoy reading them so much, and I am a follower. I love your style of painting and please enter me to win this lovely and generous give away...
Barb said…
Hi cathy,
Congratulations on 500 posts!!
I am a follower and love your work!
Please enter my name in this fantastic drawing!
I will post this to my side bar.
Enjoy your day,
luv2teek said…
Congrats on the milestone...always get a smile from your family's saga!
cottageprims said…
500 post boy that's alot of talking and stories..smile..Count me in for 2 entries.I'll post to my blog as well.Warm Blessings!~Amy
Jody said…
Congrats on the 500th post milestone...love reading your blog! I always look forward to seeing your new painted items too! I would love to be entered in this giveaway! I will post this to my sidebar!
Congrats on 500 posts, that's a lot! Please enter me, I love all your paintings! I am a follower and I will also post this on my sidebar.

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen
beforethedawn said…
Congrats on 500 posts! I have enjoyed seeing your creations and following your blog. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

I am wowed at your colored pencil art. I am not blessed with the gift of painting or drawing and I am in awe at your talent!

3 entries for me please! I posted to my blog and sidebar.

Blessings, Jessica
Lynn said…
congratilations on your 500 posts. I am a new follower so please enter me in your give away!!
prim hugs,
Catherine said…
Wow! 500 Posts! Congratulations! I am a follower and will post this in my sidebar! Thanks for the chance at such awesome giveaway items!
Michele said…
Your humorous outlook on life's day-to-day has made for some very entertaining reading! May your creative juices for painting and writing continue to bring you lots of success! ~.~
Wow - 500 posts - congratulations! I'd love to be entered to win one of your great items! I'm a follower and I will post your giveaway on my sidebar. Thanks so much!
TheCrankyCrow said…
WooHoo Girlfriend!! Love me my sheepies!!! Please, please, enter me!! (And congrats on the 500th post...that's a lot of snorting for us folks!!) Ya know I'm a follower...and I've posted on my side bar. If I manage to do a post, I'll come back and leave a separate comment....I'm sorta running behind on things of late.....Thanks for the opportunity to win some of your awesome work! (PS - that's colored pencils really?? Looks like water color or paint....such talent Girl!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin
Angela said…
Wow Cathy, 500 followers how awesome. Love the still life painting. But you know already I just love your work. You are so talented
Please enter me into your giveaway.Giveaways just get me excited whether I win or not. So sweet of you.
I am a follower already
I have posted a link on my sidebar.
Thanks and good luck to everyone.
Thru Nanas Window
Congrats on the 500 posts. That's alot of stories....love them. Enter me, would love to have one of your painted pieces. Will post on my blog.

tolepaintingkim said…
Congratulations on 500 posts...I love your blog. You are such a wonderful painter!! Please enter me in this fantastic giveaway....I have been a follower for some time.

Congratulations on your 500th post!
Love each and everyone of your stories...LOVE your painting. You are an inspiration.
1. I am a FOLLOWER.
2. I would Love to be entered in your giveaway.
3. I posted your link on my sidebar.

Courtney said…
Congrats on the 500 posts! What a lot of wonderful gifts! Can't wait to see what happens!
Congrats Cathy! 500 posts is quite a milestone. I'd love to be entered in two chances at one of these beautiful paintings.
I've added your giveaway to my blog sidebar.
Thank you,
Wow Cathy! 500 posts ~ thats alot of blogging!!! We love to see your talents and stories unfold.
Your still life is beautiful!!!
What an awesome giveaway!!!
Would love to be entered!
1. I'm commenting!
2. I've been a follower and always will!
3. I'll post on my sidebar!
Thanks & Prim Blessings
Firecracker Kid said…
Holy wow! I love your style. Your first attempt at using colored pencils was a success... I love it!

1.Please enter me = 1 Entry
2. I've posted this on my giveaway page, Fb, and Twitter = 1 Entry
3. Link added to my sidebar + 1 Entry

Thank you Cathy;o)
Congratulations Cathy! What a generous giveaway, I would love to be entered.
1) I've been following your blog for sometime now;
2) I made a post at my blog about your giveaway (http://paxtonvalleyfolkart.blogspot.com/2011/07/tolentreasures-500th-post-giveaway.html);
3) I posted your giveaway in my right sidebar under Great Giveaways.
I also tweeted and facebooked about it for good measure! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your lovely creations. Deb
P.S. Love your coloured pencil sketch, that's your 1st attempt?! I am in awe!
Vicky said…
Congrats on 500 posts!!
1)I'd love to be a part of this Giveaway!
2) I am a follower!
3)I will post it on my blog's sidebar. I'll give it a tweet and FB it for you, too!
Your still life is great! I, too, love the Fine Arts and need to find some time to get back to it. I seriously miss my classes!!!
Congrats chatty Cathy...haha!! I'd LOOOOOVE to be entered in your post...that she tray with the bowls is to die for along with everything else!! I love your new colored pencils piece...you're soooo talented!!
Put me down for 3 chances...
I am a new follower and I would love to be entered into your giveaway.
Tam said…
Hi, PLEASE enter me, i will post on my sidebar so that will be 2 lucky entries for me please.
Anonymous said…
I love sheep, probably because I am a rug hooker. I am happy I have found you and I am now a follower. I have a website as a professional organizer and a blog there at marilynbohn.com
I hope you come and visit me too.
I hope I win too. :)
Anonymous said…
I am now a follower. :) Congratulations on reaching 500. I just left another comment but forgot to follow.
Grace said…
Congrats on 500 followers! That's so cool! I'm a brand new follower and I can't wait to see what all you post :) I would love to win this :)

My blog: www.calledtocreativity.blogspot.com
Me said…
You have amazing talent of art! Wonderful Mad Skillz! Love it! I am a follower!
Me said…
I put your link on my blog's sidebar and I will put up a post so pleaes enter me 3 times. Thank you!! Your art work is divine. You have a wonderful talent of art!
{you can delete the previous comment as it deleted some of my comment :(}
Teresa said…
Hi, I have awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award. You can visit my blog for instructions.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches
lilraggedyangie said…
Cathy, CONGRATS for making your 500th post that sure is alot of sharing , what a milestone! Please enter me in your super generous giveaway 1. I am most definately a follower 2. I will post on my sidebar ! enjoy your evening and looking forward to future posts from you ! hugs lil raggedy angie
Lynn said…
Wow...500th post....congrat....I love your giveaway offerings and would be delighted if you would enter me please.

Many thanks, Lynn

1. Wow Congrats on 5oo Posts. I would love to be entered into your amazing giveaway. Your work is fantastic. I am already a follower.
2. I have posted it on my sidebar.
3. I have also posted about it on my blog.
Thanks so much for hosting.
Nancy said…
Congrats on your 500th post!!! I am still working on my first!!! What a beautiful blog and your work is to drooool over...LOVE your giveaway too!!!!
Becky said…
Congratulations on all of your posts. I am a new follower. What a great giveaway. I would love to be entered.
You do amazing work. When you get a chance stop by my blog.I have lots of flowers posted and also crafts and recipes.
Becky at Ginger Creme Hollow
500 posts is quite an accomplishment! It's generous of you to offer a giveaway! I'd love to be entered!

I am a follower and will put a link on my sidebar!

Oh, and your colored pencil drawing is great! You have talent! :)

Have a great day!

Kathy H said…
Congratulations on 500 followers. Wow. I love your work and it is so beautiful. I always admire such talent. Thanks for the chance to win. I have been a follower.
Congrats on your 500 blog posts! Sign me up for the give away please, You know where to find me!
Cri said…
I would like partecipate at the giveaway!
My email is: sgp147k1@gmail.com
Kathy said…
Hi.. Congrats on 500 posts.. awesome.. I blogged about it the other day.. and have followed you forever...lol not sure how to put it on my sidebar though.. will ask someone..(Les) and get it up soon...would be great to win one of your paintings..
Congrats on 500 posts! Please enter me in your giveaway. I'm a huge fan of your paintings.

Tracy Screaming Sardine
jennifer768 said…
Congrats on the 500 posts ! I would love to be entered .I am a follower and will post on my sidebar.Hugs,Jen
Kathie said…
Beautiful work ... can't believe I have only now found your blog! You now have a new follower!!!

BurttBunch said…
It really is a blessing to read your posts. You just never know what you are going to read!
Rugs and Pugs said…
Congrats on 500 posts. That's quite the milestone. I am your 255th follower and I'd love to be entered in your give-away.
Pug hugs :)
Anonymous said…
Congratulations on 500 posts, that's quite an accomplishment. I love your giveaway items. I am a follower and I will post this on my sidebar. So please put my name in for 2 entries.
Country at heart
Lynn said…
You know I am a follower!!! Your work is so beautiful, I wish I could get in the mood to paint again. It has been 6years now since I picked up a brush. But the knitting is going well for me. Have a great day!!
I am a brand new follower! :o)
thanks, so much, for the fantastic giveaway!! :o)


thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com
jennifer said…
I'm a brand spanking new follower. Hello
jennifer said…
Just posted on my blog:)
dawhou said…
I too am not a blogger but enjoy reading them. Your work is so beautiful, please enter me in the drawing! Thanks, Dawn
Julie said…
I am your 259th follower-you are a very talented lady :)
thanks for the giveaway
TheCrankyCrow said…
Hey Sweetie....Just letting you know that I actually posted about your giveaway as well!! Yippee!!! Hope things are well! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin
Hello! I am a new follower and I have really enjoyed reading your posts! You have an amazing sense of humor and are wonderfully creative! Please enter me in your giveaway, I will post about it on my blog as well as link it on my sidebar!
Thanks so much, Blessings, Trish
Ann said…
I've been a follower for what, almost 2 years. Wow! I've enjoyed each and every post you make. I know I will leave your blog with a smile on my face. Thanks for my chance to win. ~Ann
LindaS said…
Congrats on 500. I love reading your blog it always makes me smile. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks
Kim said…
Congratulations on your milestone. I would love to win your giveaway ;)
I'm a follower and will post your giveaway on my sidebar.
LibbiesHome said…
I thought I had already signed up, but I checked for my comment and didn't see one. I am not trying to cheat. Honest. :) I would love to have a chance to win!
Theresa N. said…
I'm a new follower, please count me in.
Theresa N
What a lovely celebration. I am a new follower so please enter me in that category and I will post on my blog sidebar.

Ľubaša said…
Wonderful prizes! I would like to enter. I am your new follower (Lubaska). I shared this contest on my twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Lubaska/status/94829263831834624
so please put me in 2 entries for 3rd prize.:-) thanks
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com
dee begg said…

Would love to be entered into your giveaway. I've been a follower for awhile now and will post on my blogs sidebar for you. 500 posts is a lot of yakking, but keep it up! I love seeing your newest creations and hearing little snippets!

Have a great Sunday!

michelle said…
Big congrats on 500 posts!Thanks for the reminder of your amazing giveaway!I almost missed out.Please count me in as well.Thank you so much and big hugs michelle
mom24 said…
Congratulations!!! I am a new follower...a new blog reader for that matter...and would love to be entered. Thank you!
auntdeedee said…
well if the early bird gets the worm let's see what the late one gets! LOL I've been MIA in the blogland because of my work hours but I can't believe I almost missed this great giveaway! Talk about last minute entry!!

Well, I think I got all 3 entries in.....I've been a follower, posted on the blog and also on the sidebar. Whew! Now to cross everything I've got that's crossable!!! ;)
Vicki said…
What a great site - and 500 posts, I'm going to have to catch up!! I love everything that you paint. Congratulations on having such a great following. Vicki
Diane said…

I found your blog while looking for inspiration on a painting project that I'm currently working on..I LOVE your work and would be honored to be included in your giveaway :)

As I have yet to figure out how to blog, if I am lucky enough to win I can be reached at:


krayolakris said…
Thanks for holding this giveaway!
Love your giveaway! Please include me in the drawing. I'm already a follower and will post a link on my sidebar. Thank so much!