Wednesday, September 30, 2009

And the WINNER IS..........

Congratulations to Lisa Rose of KorkinKute!  Lisa won my beautiful Blue Morpho!!

Thank you to ALL those that stopped by for the Girls Night Out!!  It was a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Welcome one and all!!


Hello and welcome to Catch A Star Creations! Where wonders never cease and possibilities are endless!

My name is Sara Kay. I started playing with wire and beads while I worked on my Masters in Physics/Astrophysics a few years ago. I found that sunshine made me happy and I wanted to see how I could share that joy with others.

I am inspired by color, light, and things I see around me (really, almost anything!). Using natural light to brighten, enlighten and inspire is my aim. I love working with my hands and using creativity and critical thinking to come up with new ideas and creations. I work mostly with wire and beads. I solder some, bend a lot, and mix and match. I focus my attentions on suncatchers and mobiles, usually making use of mirrors and prisms for the best and most dramatic effects. I also dabble in earrings and other minor jewelry as well as nature photography. My work is forever changing: going in different directions and maturing along the way.

You can see some of my other work on my flickr page!

Thank you for stopping by! Support HANDMADE!!!


Girls Night Out Promo Giveaway!!

I am running a special giveaway for this GIRLS NIGHT OUT weekend only!

Enter for a chance to Win THIS Elegant Blue Morpho Butterfly Sundrop:

How to Enter:
Visit my shop on Etsy, pick your favorite item and leave a comment on this post about it. (Scroll to bottom of post and click on Comments) NOTE: if you have issues commenting, just convo me on etsy, leave a message on my wall on facebook, or send me an email: catchastarcreations [at] gmail [dot] com. All methods will be counted toward your entry. :) Good luck!

Both US and International residents are eligible!

Please make sure we have a way to contact you!

For Bonus Entries:
Please leave each in a separate comment, as each comment is an entry (To qualify for extra entries you must do step one above).

1. Become a Facebook fan. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.

2. Blog about this giveaway with a visible link back to this posting and comment here with a link to your post.

3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment(s) with a link to your tweet(s).

4. Follow my blog (you want to do this anyway to learn about upcoming giveaways!). Leave a comment here letting me know you are a follower. If you are already a follower, leave a comment anyway, as each comment is an entry.

5. Follow CATCHASTARCREATIONS on Twitter. Comment back here with your Twitter link. Existing followers just leave your Twitter link here.

6. Visit one of the other Girls Night Out shops (located along the right hand side)and post a comment here on your favorite item. Please remember to include their BOOTH # to be counted as a valid entry.

Contest ends Tuesday, September 29th at 7 pm Central (leaving the promo open past the weekend so everyone has a chance to enter). One winner will be chosen by
Good luck!

Ladies Night Out!!

First Annual Fall Business Women Online Expo

Have you heard about the First Annual Fall Business Women Online Expo? It will be held on Saturday, September 26th. I am SO excited to particpate!

The expo will introduce you to many great female businesses and get you in the mood for holiday shopping. Not only will you learn about what great female businesses are available to shop from this holiday, but there will be prizes, specials and giveaway's going on all weekend across the blogosphere! This expo isn't about the big retailers, it's about the female entrepreneur's of the world.

You'll be able to create a gift list early and favorite some shops and blogs you'll want to make purchases from this holiday. You'll also be able to see plenty of awesome artisans and learn about their business and craft. This is an awesome opportunity to network, building your online following and make new friends and learn first hand what Girls Night Out is all about!

Come to Girls Night Out starting at midnight, September 26th. leave a comment on Girls Night out, and let us know you were there, then visit the list of vendor booths on the right hand side all weekend, leaving comments and entering contests as you go and most of all have great fun! They have built their own little following there at GNO, but they want to spread the love around the blogosphere this join us in the First Business Women Online Expo this weekend!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Girls Night Out!! Hosted by Runako Designs

If you are a female business owner or have a craft that you sell online, you'll be able to feature your business in an Expo list that will be posted on Girls Night Out. On the said weekend (September 26th), You will post a feature of your business on your blog, (details, links, photos, etc) that will introduce visitors to you and what you do. You can also host giveaways and drawings if you wish, but it's not a requirement. Visitors and hostesses participating in the event will visit all the shops over the weekend (beyond if necessary) and learn about what you do and what you have to offer!

Check it out Here

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I'm A Winner! HandmadeMN August Challenge: Purple Rain

Thank you to ALL of you out there that voted for me in the HandmadeMN August Monthly Challenge: Purple Rain

It was an excellent competition and there were some terrific entries!

The best part was that the competition closed on sept 17, so the results were determined on my birthday (sept 18th)! Wonderful birthday present!!! I really hope that the 1 month free advertising helps drive some traffic to my site, and maybe even some sales! :) Also, note that I am running a birthday promotion this weekend, see previous post.

Thanks again to all for your support and votes! Couldn't have done it without you!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

VOTE FOR ME PLEASE! HandmadeMN Monthly Challenge

The August Monthly Challenge for my HandmadeMN Team was PURPLE RAIN.

My submission was this:

It has been a neck and neck competition so far, so please give me your vote! You can vote here:

Voting ends Sept 17 at midnight! Right before my BIRTHDAY!! The winner gets a month of free advertising on the blog, so that would be a pretty awesome birthday present for sure! :)

Birthday Promotion

Hello Everyone!

Friday Sept 18th is my BIRTHDAY!!!! :D WOOHOO!

And to celebrate, I am running my very first promotion! Check out my blog here and tweet about it! Be the 500th RETWEET and you will win a pair of earrings of your choice from my shop! :D


Also, from 12am Friday through the weekend, use code HAPPY 29th BIRTHDAY in message to seller to get a 29% discount (refunded to your paypal) on your purchase! :D

Whew! Its been a while!

Lots going on these days and it has been too long since I have posted anything. It has been a busy summer, couple shows (good and bad) hopefully a couple more coming up.

My birthday is FRIDAY (sept 18th) so I am considering doing some sort of giveaway competition.... if you have any suggestions, I would love some comments. I am new to this, so I am not sure how to go about doing it.

Check for updates! I will be posting something soon! :D