Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thank God she spelled her name out for me...


Winner of the last Save Second Base
Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet!!


Friday, October 29, 2010

One last bracelet giveaway and a HUGE thanks

This has been a Breast Cancer Awareness month like no other.

I started out wanting to make four bracelets, one to give out each week of October.

Then came the Save Second Base T-shirts (which again, I planned to give out once each week).

Then came a friend offering to help with the Save Second Base T-shirts, making it possible for me to choose a winner every day.

Then the emails started, with wonderful crafters and vendors offering their works to this great cause. I can't even describe how much this touched my heart. I had too many offers; so many that I had to put some of them off until the my next giveaways.

Please join me in thanking them. Join their pages. Visit their sites. Consider them when you're buying gifts or spoiling yourself. I'm going to try to list them all; if you notice I missed one, I promise it's not intentional, just send me a message and I'll add it.

Jackie from The Sweet Spot Bakery
Jessica from Jessica Rae Jewelry
Brenda from Four Daisies Quilting
Christina from Scenterrific Scents
Kayla from Kayla Boyle Photography
George from My Uterus
Stephanie from Apricus Designs
Stacie Lemieux
Mary from Mary Originals
Jenn from JMFX Photography
Susie from Avon
Sara from Longaberger
Cara from Bubbles and Bows Boutique

Thank you all for your generosity and selflessness. And thanks to all my frikes for being so supportive of this endeavor!

And now, we have one last bracelet to giveaway! I'll be drawing a name tomorrow (October 30th), so comment on this post, write on my Fan page wall or comment on any of the Cathy's Creations statuses. Good luck!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

One Fell Swoop...

and the winners are......

Chocolate dipped Oreos

Erin Casey (Sunday)
Amanda Laswell( Sunday)

Julie Quantz
Lisa Miller(Saturday)

Christine Keenan
Darlene Soldi (Friday)

Sara Poshkus(Thursday)
Kendell Craycraft (Thursday Sneak Attack)

Jackie Nielsen


Mary Gauvin(Sunday)
Kelli Lyndon(Sunday)

Jennifer MacLeod (Saturday)
Cyndee Matson(Saturday)

Cara Delight (Friday)

Tracey Langston(Friday)

Di Kent(Thursday)
Christina Pritchett-Bowels(Thursday sneak attack)

Jessica Mefferd

Sonya Lands Martin
Scentsy burner with scented bars!

Congratulations to all the winners! Please email me at cogrady2003@ (No space)


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Save Second Base Giveaway EXTRAVAGANZA!

It's so sad to see October come to an end; I've had so much fun doing giveaways in the name of Breast Cancer awareness. We'll have to find more causes to celebrate in the future.

To celebrate the culmination of all the giveaways, along with the T-shirt a day giveaway, I've contacted my awesome friend Jackie at The Sweet Spot to create some delicious items for us. (Go, look at her page and "like" her. Go now, I'll wait here.)

First off, I will choose one person per day to receive 3 sets of these Cake Ball Boobs (that's the technical term, just in case you were wondering)! Don't they look delectable?

3 sets of boobs. One winner. Every day. You know you want in on that.

Second, look at these amazing chocolate-dipped oreos with pink Breast Cancer awareness ribbons! One person per day will win 6 of these babies. I'm salivating just looking at them.

All you have to do to be considered is visit the Cathy Creations facebook fan page and comment on any of my status updates or write on my wall. Feel free to comment more than once, but each person who comments will be entered just once per day. Check back each evening for winners, and make sure to comment every day to be entered!

And don't forget to visit The Sweet Spot fan page and The Sweet Spot Blog. Jackie's stuff is amazing.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

and the winner is.......


Congratulations!! Please email me at cogrady2003@ with your address!!


Friday, October 22, 2010

Giving Frikes.....


And the winners..yes, plural.

Stacie donated 2 of these purses...surprise!!

Jacki Earnest Nielsen

April May June
(We know you are in the witness protection program but we know who you are!)

Please email me at cogrady2003@ (without the space) with your mailing address.
Congratulation to both of you and a big
THANK YOU to Stacie Lemieux

I have been contacted by many amazing and talented Frikes that would love to donate one of their creations. They ask nothing from me. I feel that the least I can do is promote their page and beautiful creations.

Yesterday I was contacted by one of the Frikes, Stacie Lemieux. Stacie has much talents, one of them is making gorgeous children but the other is sewing very pretty purses. She offered to donate one because she was moved with all the outpouring this page has seen lately. Stacie doesn't have a fan page to promote or an Etsy site. She is donating a purse in honor of all the loved ones we have lost to breast cancer. For the awareness that comes from us..not some actor.

We all make a difference...thank YOU Stacie for being one of our Frikes with a huge heart!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet GIveaway-#3

and the winner is........


JILL said...

I feel guilty for not directly answering "my kids". Please don't think I don't love those twins more than anything in this world.

But, what makes me tick is creating things with my hands. It is who I am. Whether it is knitting something to cover someone I love in warmth, cross stitching a design onto a sweatshirt to make my daughter happy, baking a batch of cookies to feed friends, forming chords to sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Carl" to my son while playing guitar, or holding a camera in front of my face to capture a memory for all time with one click of my finger, I am happiest when giving a piece of myself to someone through my own handiwork.

I believe that crafts should be passed down person to person, not necessarily through books. Learing something at the hands of another human being, passed down perhaps through generations, is such an important life lesson. I hope to be able to give my abilities and gifts to Carl & Gretchen over the years and have them continue on creating for loved ones

Bear with me today, as I am feeling all weepy and questioning myself.

I always felt that everyone needs to give more then they take. I understand that sometimes that isn't possible so we carry the ones less fortunate then us.

I also know that one thing that my wonderful mom instilled in me was that you should always give from the heart., never regret, never question and never mention it. Today I broke my mom's rule..I questioned...but not for long. A wonderful friends voice reminded me what is important. <3

So...what makes me feel great is giving. Please leave a comment on what makes you tick and puts a smile on your face.

I will choose the next winner for the bracelet from the comments below.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness- Scentsy


(you smell so this will mask the smell! :P)

Random Giveaway...

I will be also picking a winner for one of these amazing burners (is that what you Scentsy peeps call them?)

I have been getting a little careless on my page about giveaways so will be announcing them here so FB doesn't close down my fan page..

So, go on...send invites to your friends to join in o the fun on the FB page. Have them tell me who sent them over. Also, feel free to post....any good CLEAN jokes? Dirty ones you can email me directly!


Friday, October 15, 2010

To my amazing frikes:

I have been so touched by the outpouring of love I've seen over the past couple of weeks. I envisioned this month as a time when I could help to spread awareness of the horrible disease that took my mom from me; you all have helped to turn it into a time of selflessness, of giving, of support, of joy, of action. Those of you who know me personally know that I am rarely without words, but this month I have been speechless many times. Oh, and you also know I never, ever cry or piddle. ;)

Now it's time for me to tell you something about myself. This is hard, so bear with me.

I have a really hard time taking compliments.

When I do giveaways, sometimes it's out of the goodness of my heart, but sometimes it's because it's good, easy advertising.

When I make cause bracelets, it's because I see a need for more awareness. When I sell one, I give a portion of the sale to a charity that corresponds with the cause, because I want to practice what I preach and support research.

When we did Jillian's 30-day shred, I started with you all and gave up during the third week because it was too hard. So when all of you who completed it finished, I couldn't pick just one to receive a bracelet; I was so impressed with all of you that I had to make one for each of you.

Today has been really tough, reading all the stories of women who've lost precious babies. I'm so glad that each of you had a space to share your stories; but again, after reading them all, how could I pick just one person (or 8 people) to give bracelets to? Put yourself in my position; you couldn't have done it, either.

So when I read all the comments on my posts about me being amazing, it makes me cringe. I don't do this for compliments. I don't do this so people will like me. I do it because I feel a tug in my heart to do it, and I've learned to always follow those tugs.

Yes, I feel things very deeply. Yes, I love people with my whole heart. Yes, I have empathy for anyone who is suffering or in pain. But if I could do all of this without my name being attached to it, I wouldn't change a thing, in fact, I'd do more.

A dear friend has tried to teach me that it's hurtful when I don't take compliments in the spirit they're intended, so I'm trying to do better. It's going to take a long time, and it's hard, but I'm working on it.

So here's what I'm asking of you. Tell me thank you, tell me I'm funny, tell me you love me. Tell me how beautiful the bracelets are, tell me how much you want a shirt (you know who you are). Tell me how you support the causes I support. In return I promise I'll take your compliments in the spirit they are intended, and be gracious. And I'll try not to twitch. :)

But I'm not amazing. I'm just doing what I feel in my heart, just like I hope everyone does. If you don't already follow your heart, why not start now? It's never too late.

Thanks for being my frikes. <3

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Bracelet Giveaway


As I was reading all these stories, I couldn't find it my heart for anyone to "win" a bracelet for enduring such heartache. If you will give me some time, I will make sure I have a bracelet for each and every one of you that has commented.

I would like to give Cori Romashkina the silver and swarovsky bracelet.

Could everyone please email at ( your name, address and the name you posted under on this blog.

I guess I made one of my wishes come true! <3 s

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

I wish we this was a day we didn't have the need for awareness.

I wish that every parent was able to hold their child in their arms.

I wish no other person would feel that pain.

I wish I was able to make a bracelet to give to each mother that has an angel baby.

I will be giving out 7 pink and blue bracelets

Also one silver with pink, blue and clear Swarovsky crystals that was donated by one of the Frikes (Jessica Mefferd)

I would love to give these to moms of angel please leave a comment below and I will announce 8 winners later tonight.

Please remember to light a candle at 7pm and allow it to burn for an hour.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Second October Giveaway


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Congratulations to Christilynn79!

christilynn79 said...

I found you through DWM, I loved her blog, and the first time I opened up your FB page, I fell in love, your creations are amazing, and so much thought and love go into every single one. My transaction with you for my Mom's bracelet sealed the deal, you have a customer for life. You made it so easy, and have such a HUGE heart, if only other businesses followed in your footsteps. I am entering this contest so that I can win this for my Aunt Eva, she has been battling breast cancer for many years, with several reoccurances, it seems that every time she gets close to the 5yr mark, it is brutally ripped away. I would love to give this to her, she is such a tough lady, she just won't let it win!! Thanks for the opportunity, Cathy!

(Please email me at

Ways to enter:

1. Blog about this contest and link my FB page to your blog. Post here the link to your blog.

2. Send out invites to my page and ask them to tell me you sent them.

3. Leave a comment here how you found Cathy's Creations.

Easy peasy...

Giveaway ends on Friday, October 15 at midnight. Winner will be announced on Saturday.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Winner of the 1st October Giveaway is....

nabbo said...

Cathy, I really know how you feel. My mother didn't make it to the five year mark. We only found out it came back when she had a seizure.When her cancer metastasized it was in her brain, her forehead and long bones. They gave her 6 months and she lasted 9, she was a young 60 when she passed. There is nothing so brutal to live through than to see a love one have seizures, I would't wish is on my worse enemy. I miss my mom every single day. What makes the anniversary of her passing so unique is that she never got to see my brother come home healthy after having a heart transplant (he got 10 years to watch his children graduate high school). Watching two loved ones on the brink of death at the same time is difficult, especially when the death of a stranger leads to the recovery of one. My Randy also loves the grandmother he only knows through pictures and stories.

Thank you all for your kind words. I'm sorry to read so many stories of how cancer has affected so many lives.

I will be creating the 2nd October Giveaway bracelet this weekend. Make sure to check back often.

(nabbo, please contact me at

Monday, October 4, 2010

Daily Winners of "Save Second Base" tshirts

I will be posting the daily winners on this blog post. I have disabled the ability to comment so I can keep track of all winners. I will be contacting you via FB for your size and address. Good Luck and don't forget to keep posting on my FB page to qualify.

Monday- October 4th- Katrina Allaire Duggan!!!
Tuesday- October 5th - Turner Ruth!!
Wednesday- October 6th- Montana Lands Mullins
Thursday - October 7th - Amanda Hoffman Cavanaugh
Friday- October 8th - Jenifer Wilson Fiorenza
Saturday- October 9th - Ashley Graybill
Sunday- October 10th - Maya Gingold Weissensee
Monday, October 11th - Jennifer Labor and bonus Jen Fortenberry for completing the Susan G Komen 3 Day Walk!
Tuesday- October 12th - Melissa Dreesman
Wednesday - October 13th - Cori Conz
Thursday- Oct 14th - Robyn Bridson
Friday - Oct 15th - Jessica Mefferd
Saturday- Oct 16th - Natalie Wahl
Sunday- Oct 17th- Suzanne Benner
Monday - Oct 18th - Kimberly Chambers
Tuesday- Oct 19th - Andrea Davis Baker
Wednesday - Oct 20th - Julie Jasman Quartz
Thursday- Oct 21st - Stephanie Stussman
Friday Oct 22nd - Lori Ebel
Saturday, Oct 23rd - Judy Neyman
Sunday, Oct 24th - Heather Sharpe
Monday - Oct 25th - Lindsey VanHouten
Tuesday - Oct 26th - Krista Vajgrt White
Wednesday - Oct 27th - Kimberly Marie Douglas
Thursday - Oct 28th - Gretchen Henry
Friday - Oct 29th - Ruth Wilson
Saturday- Oct 30th - Linda Silva
Sunday - Oct 31st - Sherri Taft
Anne-Marie Safford
Bethany Dias
Nancy Bryant
Cora White

Save Second Base "T-shirt A Day" giveaway

In order to do my part to bring awareness to breast cancer during Breast Cancer awareness month, I will be giving out a tshirt a day away for the whole month of October!

All you have to do to qualify is post on my FB wall for that day. That's it. Comment on something, you are in. Ask a question, in. LIKES will not be qualified because it will be a taunting job for me to find all posts and likes for the day to choose a winner.

Tshirts will take 2 -3 weeks for delivery because they are custom made for winners size.

That is all...carry on...and SAVE SECOND BASE!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

First October Giveaway!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which holds a very special place in my heart.

My mom, Sofia, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977 when she was 45 and I was 11. Although I was so young, I can recall the fear on my mom's face and the tears that accompanied the diagnosis. She proceeded to have a full mastectomy, followed by chemo and radiation. She would continue to go for check ups every 3 months, 6 months and eventually yearly. The doctors told her that the magic "5 year" mark would be when they would list her as "cancer free". Never did she make it to the 5 year. She was short a couple of months. Her second breast would be removed and the same routine would continue only this time her chemo was stronger. She was sick...very sick but she was strong and fought her way back.

The dreaded "5 year" mark would be in arms reach when the cancer metastasized to other parts of her body. Same routine...same outcome. After 20 years, I lost my best friend. The most wonderful, caring, gentle woman. We got 20 years with her and for that I was grateful. She was able to see her children marry and have grandchildren but she should still be here so see the grandchild that only knows her by the picture on my wall and point and say "that's my Yia Yia and I love her"

Cancer is not prejudiced. It doesn't care how old or how young you are, how rich or poor, what color your skin is, or whether you are male female.

I will be giving away a bracelet each week this month, and this is the first! All you have to do to enter is comment on this post between now and next Friday (10/8) at midnight. One comment per person, please. Winner will be chosen Saturday (10/9).