Saturday, August 21, 2010

"Miracle Blog Party" and Giveaway

Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax - have a cup of tea and attend Design Gives Back's " MIRACLE BOG PARTY " AND FABULOUS GIVEAWAYS on Friday August 27th - Saturday August 28th and Sunday August 29th celebrating Colette's Miracle Makeover and inspirational story and reveal video.



If you are just finding out about the Miracle Makeover project - the makeover project all started when Kelee of Design Gives Back, http://www.katillacshack.com/, decided to take a crew up to Michigan in the middle of last winter to create a healing room in which Colette Gauthier could recover. Colette was living in a tiny and dismal rental home. And, she was almost out of hope as she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was given a 5-15% chance of survival.

God has given her different odds though!


You can see her journey and the miracle that happened on the reveal video. There are plenty of great design ideas and the heart warming video is truly inspirational. Please go to http://www.katillacshack.com/ to attend the party, view the video and leave a comment to win one of the fabulous prises. You can also read about the miracle that happened in the September issue of Guideposts Magazine - www.guideposts.org.

MIRACLE PARTY GIVEAWAYS

A NEW JANOME SEWING MACHINE

AN ERIN HOUGHTON ORIGINAL ROSE PAINTING

A PENNY CARLSON MOSAIC CROSS


GUIDEPOSTS MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS


Karen Harvey Cox Original Watercolor Painting



In celebration of Colette's journey and healing , my 100th post and Pink Saturday, I am also having a GIVEAWAY of this original rose painting shown below.



Give Away Painting from The Painted Garden. Details on how to enter to win are shown below.


My journey as a thankful nine year breast cancer survivor has been to share my creative gift from God to paint with others who have cancer. I felt a connection to Colette when I first read about her story on http://www.katillacshack.com/. She loves roses and her favorite colors are Amethyst, for peace, Spring Green for health, and Rose Pink for love and family. After seeing the beautiful fabrics that she and Kelee picked out for her makeover room I was moved to create a painting for Colette and contacted Kelee to ask if there was a need for a piece of art. She said yes that there was room for a small painting to sit on a table in her room.


Finding Inspiration . . . . . for Colette's painting.


Fabric for Colette's room





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The sweet pea photograph has all of Colette's favorite colors and was the final inspiration for Colette's painting.




Colette's Miracle Makeover painting.


This post is a celebration of Colette's journey and Miracle healing that started with the prayers good wishes and actions of so many in the blog community.

There is power in united prayer. Jesus said "Where two or three are gathered in my name. I am there among them." (Mt,18:20). The power of prayer was strengthened as so many united together in prayer for Colette.





Colette Gauthier
Thank you for your courage and inspiration to all of us.



Give Away For The Painted Garden Rose Painting


Original Rose painting on my blog. To enter please leave a comment for Colette on my blog in order to enter the drawing to win my rose painting. You do not need to have a blog to win- simply leave a comment under Anonymous. Winner will be announced on September 4, 2010.


GIVE AWAYS ON WWW.KATILLACSHACK .COM


SEWING MACHINE, LARGE ORIGINAL ROSE PAINTING, MOSAIC CROSS, GUIDEPOST MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS: Please leave a comment on http://www.katillacshack.com/ to enter to win the giveaway prizes and earn a $1.00 donation toward a similar makeover project. You will also be entered to win her fabulous giveaways.


HOW TO EARN UP TO $5.00 TO GO TOWARD SIMILAR MAKEOVER PROJECTS

Leave a comment regarding the Miracle Makeover on the following blogs:

Charlotte and Ginger's: www.bloggerspirit.blogspot.com

Beverly's www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com - at Pink Saturday

www.facebook.com/guideposts - please thank Guidepost for sponsoring the Miracle Makeover



Blessings and a big thank you goes to Kelee, Guideposts magazine ,the Design Angel Volunteers and Beverly, Charlotte and Ginger and Sherry and to everyone in Blog Land for their prayers and support of Colette.


Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your vists, comments and those who are following my blog. Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin

55 comments:

katillacshack.com said...

Thank-you Erin for all you have done to support Colette's project! Your art for the heart sends a positive message to all who see it.

You are an art angel!!!

Thank-you for using your Divine creativity to help heal and change things!

I love you!

Kelee Katillac

Anne Fannie said...

Erin, your painting is truly beautiful. You will be blessed for doing such a wonderful thing!
Hugs, Ann

dobco said...

God bless you...you are an inspiration to us all!

Tracy said...

Erin, Your paintings are so gorgeous! How sweet of you to paint one for Collete!

I subscribed to her lovely blog and can't wait to see the makeover reveal.

May God bless you and Collete both! :)

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful post promoting the wonderful event coming up this weekend. I agree with Anne Fannie. Your painting is truly beautiful. It is exciting to see so many joining in for this miracle project.
Blessings,
Charlotte

quitecontrary1977 said...

I sensed your spirit, your goodness when I caught sight of that magnificent painting. Whoever wins that will e tryuly lessed. Thanks for sharing Colette's story with us.
quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

vicki said...

Erin - what an inspirational story - this should inspire each of us to never give up! Your painting is a beautiful tribute to your friend - I would love to be able to look at this everyday! Your blog is both beautiful and a story of love and healing - I love to visit here.

Vicki

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful story and a wonderful example of the power of prayer and the gift of hope. God has given us so many things we can learn from the Bible about helping and healing. God Bless all who have been involved.

Leslie Peaire

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Erin Sweetie...
I am so thrilled to be a part of this celebration for our special angel Colette Gauthier.

What a beautiful post you have shared this morning. I love the painting of the roses that you have painted for this special occasion. It is beautiful and straight from your heart. You too, my friend are a miracle and have a wonderful story to share being a 9 year breast cancer survivor. God is so wonderful.

I love your blog, and I tried to sign up to follow, but for some reason I am getting an error message. I will try again next visit, but I will be coming back sweet friend. What a peaceful blog home you have here. I have so enjoyed my visit.

Many hugs sweetie and sp much love, Sherry

Doni said...

How Wonderful! And your artwork is fantastic! Colette's project is huge and I hope it gets bigger as more and more bloggers find out about it. You have been a big part of that too I see, and I pray the the Lord blesses you all!!
Blessings, Doni

Anonymous said...

The painting is such a work of art. I know Colette is so happy with her new room and is such in awe everytime she is in here healing everyday! She is so lucky to have a friend and wonderful artist as you to have done this for her!
Love you Colette,
Chris

Renee said...

What a beautiful beautiful painting and work of love....Thank you for sharing this with us and for all you have done for Colette....God bless....

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This is such a beautiful post. I'm so excited for this event this weekend. Your are so sweet to have a giveaway for this special occasion.
Blessings,
Ginger

Roberta said...

Happy Pink Saturday sister and congratulations on your 100th post ;) So happy to be a part of this Miracle Party and spreading the message of faith and miracles. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for the beautiful giveaway!
Fondly, Roberta
http://con-tain-it.typepad.com
rlphilbr13@aol.com

Miccosukee said...

Thanks Erin for all you did for Colette's project. Having the roses painting would be wondrous and help the days I have to stay abed go faster. Kelee was right when she dubbed you an "art angel."

Thanks so much and may peace find its way to you,
Trisha

Roberta said...

This whole project is so wonderful and your artwork is so inspiring. So happy to be part of the blog party this weekend for Pink Saturday and I am also offering a giveaway if you want to stop by and say hello ;) Have a wonderful weekend, fondly, Roberta
http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Thanks for all you have done to hlep with Colette's project. Watching the vidoe brought me to tears. I am a 7 year cancer survivor and was deeply moved by all that had been done for Colette. God is good! The power of prayer has worked in her life. Your painting is so gorgeous. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway. Love & blessings from NC!

Marydon said...

Oh, Erin, this is such a beautiful & moving venture of you ladies. How could this be anything other than positively beautiful ...

Your art is magnificent, it is so generous of you to share in this project.

May God's healing hand continue to bless you ...
TTFN ~ Marydon

Colette said...

Erin, you are one of those angels He sent into my life when I needed them the most. The picture you painted for me is so special. It sits on my dresser so I can see it every day! I love your creativity...in your paintings and your blogs! And, though the tests don't show it yet...I too proudly proclaim my survivorship of breast cancer. I love you and thank God for bringing you into my life. I love how in the midst of cancer, I have been given so many blessings. I secretly think He likes me best. ***HUGS***

bj said...

Erin, your art for Colette is so beautiful as well as the giveaway painting. I am on the verge of tears knowing how you use your gift from God of painting for others. Your spirit goes into each painting, I know.
I am still enjoying my WELCOME painting you so generously sent to me.
Love, bj

Allison Shops said...

I wanted to let you know about Atticmag's new linky party - Giveaway Friday! It's a convenient place for bloggers to link their giveaways each week. We've kicked it off with a fantastic giveaway of our own. Five lucky winners will win material to do a backsplash in their homes. Hope to see you there!

Allison
Atticmag

My Grama's Soul said...

OH ERIN......SUCH A WONDERFUL AND LOVING THING YOU HAVE DONE FOR ERIN. I'M SURE WHEN SHE LOOKS AT YOUR PAINTING.....HER HEART WILL SING.

XO

JO

stefanie said...

goodness, its all so gorgeous!!! what a sweet thing you did! I am sure it makes her smile each time she looks at it!

AshTreeCottage said...

You are an angel dear Erin. I am proud to call you a friend. Hugs to you and to your Bentley too!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

apinkdreamer said...

have a really pink saturday!!!

LindaSonia said...

What an inspirational post. Thank you for using your gifts for such a higher good. God bless you. LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

Pam Kellogg said...

HI Erin, what a lovely painting!!!

Happy Pink Saturday to you. I'm following you now!

Kathy said...

Erin - that is a very lovely painting! Congratulations on your milestone! Blogging is fun - this is my first visit! How wonderful to meet such lovely people this way,
Hope you have a marvelous day,
Kathy

Jorgelina said...

What a beautiful post
Happy pink saturday

mercedes said...

THere is something magical about flowers, especially roses...and you have so beautifully captured that magic in your painting! And we just know that the Magic, and the Miracle, that Colette is praying for will happen! How can it not - with so much love being sent her way? :)mercedes

ShirleyC said...

You are truely an artist from the heart. I am a tongue cancer survivor. Colette's new room will be so uplifting for her. What a great project! Thanks to all who helped.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh Erin,
Now I know why your work is so magnificent. God shines though every stroke of your brush. You know how much I love your paintings, the color and composition is beautiful.

I like that Kalee calles you an Art Angel. This is a beautiful reason to have a party here in Blogland. Let's pray that Colette receives her miracle of healing. She certainly has a huge amount of prayers and encouragement coming her way.

Karen

viridian said...

Happy Pink Saturday, and have a good weekend!

NanE said...

Welcome and Happy Pink Saturday! Your painting is lovely and what a wonderful contribution to Today's Miracle Makeover party. Have a great weekend, Nan

David said...

Thank you so much for the support of my Mom (Colette)! Everyone has been incredibly supportive and hardworking and to say that we appreciate it would be an understatement.

Gail said...

Beautiful post Erin, and such a beautiful gift for Colette. Happy PS

Heidi said...

Hi Erin,
I'm sure your paintings brought a lot of joy and sunshine into Colette's life. Your art is a wonderful symbol for your kind and giving spirit. I am happy to contribute in even the smallest way, by leaving comments wherever they will earn a dollar or two!
Have a wonderful weekend.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

suesueb said...

Lovely painting and sweet post! Thanks for the chance!!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

This is my first visit to your blog..but I'll be back! Your painting is just beautiful and you are a very thoughtful and kind lady. My prayers go out to Colette. Warm hugs, Esther

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Erin,

I love the painting you've you created..I love pale pink roses..I think there are many of us out here that are rose lovers.♥

You are living proof that your mission from God was not and is not over.

I know that you are a true inspiration for Colette. And we all know how a pretty functional room changes the entire energy of the space..it truly can transform our spirits as well.

I'd love for you to come visit with me for this special PiNk Saturday.

Happy {PiNk} Day,
Stephanie ♥

debbie said...

HAPPY FIRST PINK SATURDAY MY BEAUTIFUL ANGEL,
MY BELOVED AMY WHO RIDES HER PINK BICYCLE EVEN NOW ON THE GOLDEN STREETS OF HEAVEN, SINGS A SONG OF JOY FOR YOU. I AM ONE PERSON, WHO PERSONALLY KNOWS THAT YOU HAVE A HEART BIGGER THAN TEXAS, OKLAHOMA, AND CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE THAT SILENT ANGEL, REQUESTING NO PRAISE, THAT JUST SLIPS INTO THE LIFE OF A PERSON WITH CANCER AND SLIPS QUIETLY BACK OUT, (IF YOU CAN GET ANGEL BENTLEY TO LEAVE),LEAVING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PAINTING THAT GOD HIMSELF COMISSIONED AND USED YOUR BEAUTIFUL HANDS TO BRING TO COMPLETION.
IF I COULD STAND ON A BILLBOARD AND SING THE PRAISES YOU DESERVE, ERIN, I WOULD.
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, CONTINUE TO TELL EVERYONE ABOUT YOU, AND YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A PLACE IN MY HEART.
YOU ARE ONE BLESSED LADY AND GOD'S HAND OF SAFETY, LOVE, AND HEALTH BE UPON YOU.
HUGS AND LOVE,
SIMPLY DEBBIE

sharonavinger said...

What a beautiful, inspirational story about Colette! I wish her the very best. Your painting is gorgeous!

Jean said...

Such a wonderful painting. Such an inspiration.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This is such an emotional weekend. You are so sweet to donate you painting what a blessing. I hope you have a blessed day.
Ginger

Carolina Clay said...

Erin,

I am thrilled to catch the final day of the "Miracle Blog Party" celebration. Your artistic blog site is beautiful, of course, and very interesting.

Even though I write about another discipline in the arts, music, I have added "The Painted Garden" to a sidebar listing at Carolina On My Mind.

Have an awesome day!

Dianne _ Caro

Lynns Lovelies said...

Gorgeous painting Erin and what a blessing your talent is to Colette and so many others!
Thanks so much for sharing your heart and talent with all of us!

Blessings to you,
Lynn♥

Ann said...

So exquesite is your painting. God has given you a wonderful gift to share. Happy Miracle weekend.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Erin. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special, and for taking part in this day of celebration and thanks.

There truly are miracles going on all around us every day. We just have to open our hearts in acceptance.

You have a kind and loving heart, and you use it to touch others. The world is a better place because of people like you.

Thank you for joining us in Pink Saturday.

suesueb said...

It's been so wonderful visiting all the helping blogs for Miracle Makeovers and celebrating Colette!! Thanks for visiting me and the chance for the beautiful painting. Bless you and yours!!

JEANNE said...

I always say art is an expression of love. Your painting is surly something Collette loves in her gorgeous room.

You are an artful angel with the kindness and lovely gift of your creation just to give someone in need something to be happy about.

My sister is a 10 year breast cancer survivor. My niece is recovering from breast cancer right now. She is in the Chemo process and has lost her beautiful hair. You are a living example of being a cancer survivor. Blessings and love is being sent to you today.
Jeanne

Erika said...

Beautiful paintings! I look forward to further exploring your site.

Jacqueline said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. What a lovely post. I am glad you are doing well. Your painting is lovely and it is nice to have you.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have been following the miracle makeover and it is very inspiring to see that so many have taken part! I love your art, sweet friend! Thanks! ♥

Anonymous said...

I love your story Collette and God Bless you!!! May God grant you many years!

I love your art and the roses are incredible. God Bless you, Erin, and grant you woderful years filled with joy you give and receive from others!!!

Rita May said...

Beautiful paintings!
Cheers!
Rita