Sunday, October 29, 2017

National Cat Day Bonus Post - 2017 Cat Lovers Hop





https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-2017-cat-lovers-hop-and-link-up-is.html

The Linkup for new projects is closed
 but you still have all day today 
(till midnight Pacific, Oct.29) 
to comment and to participate in the Daily Games
and maybe win one of our many prizes




Hi, Friends.......

Welcome to the National Cat Day Bonus Post for my 2017 Cat Lovers Hop.   In case you are wondering, this Oct. 29th date for National Cat Day is indeed how I chose this time of year for the Cat Lovers Hop.....even though we know that EVERY day is National Cat Day!!








So.....................spend some time with your cat.....






  .....sharpen up your claws........


  ......and find some funny cat memes to share with the rest of us!!! 





There is no prize today, but I would love to see what you are sharing on your blogs for National Cat Day.  If you are making a special post, please link up below so we can all come by to visit!!! (Link up even if you just have a fun single meme posted on Instagram or FB!)
I will leave this link open an extra day in case you don't get a chance to put a post together today.  :)

Happy National Cat Day to all my readers and their cats.  Hugs to everyone for making the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop the BEST EVER!!!  I will be back in a few days to post all the lucky winners of our fab prizes.  See you then!!

<3
Janis




Saturday, October 28, 2017

DAY 6 - 2017 Cat Lovers Hop



https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-2017-cat-lovers-hop-and-link-up-is.html

Welcome to Day 6 of the
2017 CAT LOVERS HOP!!!
This the LAST day to link up projects.
Tomorrow, Oct. 29, will be deadline for comments.

 If you have a project to linkup, please go to the Main Hop Page
Also, please check out my
2017 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs


Hi, Friends.....

I can't believe it is Day 6 already....the LAST day to link up projects!!!  What a fabulous hop it has been....most especially because YOU have been a part of it!!  I love seeing your projects...and I WILL get around to visit each one of you, but it might take me a few days still.  :)  I love reading your posts and your comments on our Daily Games!

NOTE: I will have a special post tomorrow for National Cat Day, October 29. I'd love for you to participate in that, too.  So be planning your own National Cat Day posts to link up for us to visit!  More details at the bottom of this post!! 

Remember that even though today is the last day to link up projects, you get an extra day to hop around and comment before the gates close on that!!!  Yay!

I still have a few things on this last day for you to see and do and win!  Our remaining sponsors will be in the spotlight, where I will feature the prizes they are offering and cards made with those products. My thanks to the sponsors who kindly provided photos for me to use. It took a lot of pressure off of me!!  (Hey...I am ALL about that, right? :) )

Just a reminder.....ALL PROJECTS LINK UP ON THE MAIN HOP PAGE and I have my 2017 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs  in a handy tab just under my header at the top of each page.

Okay on to the Day 6 festivities........

My Sponsors in the Spotlight today are:  Taylored Expressions, Sunny Studio Stamps, Sugar Pea Designs and, as always, for our Daily Game, Ike's Art.


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Taylored Expressions








Taylored Expressions is one of our returning sponsors with a very special stamp set they are offering as a prize.



We haven't ever had a Pet Sympathy stamp set on the prize list before, so I asked Taylor if she would sponsor and offer her Taylored Expressions - Care & Comfort - Pets stamp set as a prize. She kindly agreed.

We never like to have to make this kind of card, but I think you will agree that the sentiments in this set are particularly heartfelt and sensitive...perfect for those very sad occasions when words fail us.







Here is a thoughtful and lovely DT pet sympathy card made with this set.












Please take time to visit Taylored Expressions at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


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Sunny Studio Stamps






I am delighted to have Sunny Studio Stamps join us as a new sponsor this year! They have a fabulous post on their blog HERE for the Cat Lovers Hop.
Many of you (with your alert cat eyes!) noticed their post already and commented. Thank you so much. If you haven't had a chance yet, please go visit them.


Here is a super-adorable DT card made with Sunny Studio products.  You can find out all the deets on making this HERE. 
(I just love that kitty in the Christmas stocking....so cute!!!)



Sunny Studio Stamps is generously offering $25 Gift Voucher to their online store to one lucky winner!!!  

Please take time to visit Sunny Studio Stamps at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


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Sugar Pea Designs






Please help me welcome Sugar Pea Designs as a new sponsor this year.

(Wendy, the owner, had a birthday this week so you might want to pop over to THIS POST and wish her a Happy Birthday while you thank her for sponsoring!!!)




Sugar Pea Designs is offering their super-adorable What's Mew? stamp set to one lucky winner!! (I am totally in love with this little pig-tailed gal and her kitty on the tree branch outside her window!!)








Please take time to visit Sugar Pea Designs at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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DAILY GAME TIME!!!!!
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The Daily Game is generously sponsored each day by Ike's Art!!!



Please take time to visit Ike at these social media spots: Blog, Store, and Facebook Group. Don't forget to Lie, Swallow, Snare, and Vomit (Ike is the only sponsor I would do this with...I'm just seeing if you ever read this paragraph!  Ha.) with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

REMEMBER:  Ike's Show us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge theme this month is Furrything Goes + Optional Theme: MEOW-loween.  So if you make a Halloween-themed or ANY kitty creation for the Cat Hop, you can also link it up over there!!  Yay!!


 


A lucky participant in Today's Game will win one of the images from this newly designed digital prize from Ike's Art.  So much kitty fab-ness!! 
 









Here's the final image from Ike's wonderful set.  This one is called "Hello There".  I decided to color it in my favorite coat pattern/color for kitties....a brown mackerel-stripe tabby.
(I'm still a novice colorist, so please bear with my limited skills. Don't judge me!!! Ha.)


You might win this awesome digital image if you participate in today's Daily Game!!!



Day 6 Game: What is your favorite thing about our Cat Lovers Hop???

I'll go first....

My favorite part is reading your comments and blog posts where you tell us tales about your cats!!  I love hearing about your cat experiences and adventures..... and, as is true of all cat lovers, I love talking about my own cats.  I don't often take time here on my blog to share stories about them because the tales are sometimes quite lengthy.  lol....  But during the Cat Lovers Hop, I have a GOOD excuse to talk at length about my cats....not to mention that I have a captive audience!!  Ha.

This is how to play the game to be eligible for the prize drawing:
1. Leave a comment telling us about your favorite part of our Hop. (Also feel free to leave feedback on anything I could do better...or do worse!! Ha. Are they getting better each year? I welcome any comments on what needs improvement! I know I am not doing a perfect job at this!! lol...)

2. After you finish your Cat Hop Feedback comment, fill out your (own) name in the link up below.  This doesn't have any thumbnails so no photo needed!  You don't even need a blog!!!  This is for everyone!!!  I will draw the random winner from the link up, so don't forget to do that part if you want to be eligible!
NEW THIS YEAR: The Daily Game link ups will be open the entire duration of the Hop, including the extra day for comments. Entries need to be in by 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 29, 2017 to be eligible for the daily prize. So you have more than just today to comment and link up. I realize that not everyone has access to a printer or likes to use digis, so I am still keeping the link up gadget to make sure the digi prizes go to winners who can use them. But I am hoping EVERYONE will participate in answering the questions whether they are putting their name in for the prize or not.

Okay, now it is your turn!!  

REMEMBER: Today is the LAST DAY to link your cat-themed projects over on the Main Hop Page. You still have one more day to catch up on commenting, though.  :)  This link-up below is just to enter the drawing for the Daily Game after you have commented with your Cat Lovers Hop Feedback.  Thanks!!!

Thank you sooooooooooo much for being a part of the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop all week long. Your enthusiastic participation has been wonderful beyond words.  

Be sure to check back tomorrow (Oct. 29) for my National Cat Day post.  I encourage each of you to make a special post, too!  Post your favorite funny cat memes...or whatever you're feline like.  I will have a linkup (no prizes) for any of you who are doing a special post tomorrow.  I know we will want to stop by to visit!!

<3
Janis






Friday, October 27, 2017

DAY 5 - 2017 Cat Lovers Hop



https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-2017-cat-lovers-hop-and-link-up-is.html

Welcome to Day 5 of the
2017 CAT LOVERS HOP!!!

 If you have a project to linkup, please go to the Main Hop Page
Also, please check out my
2017 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs


Hi, Friends.....

The magic of the Cat Lovers Hop continues.....

One of our part-time toms, Punch, showed up again to eat on our back porch platform. He's the one that looks soooooooo much like Judith (both have been missing since July). I looked at him face-to-face outside my kitchen window and STILL couldn't tell if it was Punch or Judith!! Well, I finally satisfied myself that it was Punch when I went outside and he just moved away to a more comfortable distance, instead of coming over to me. That's how alike they look!! Sheesh....it's just amazing. So glad to see "our" little Punch...who has filled out into a VERY handsome tomcat and is not so little, anymore! Still hoping Judith will show up again....the little wanderer! Drives me crazy.


I am so glad you are here to join in the daily festivities of the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop!! Each day I will be posting some fun things to see and do and win! A few of our sponsors will be in the spotlight each day.  I will feature the prizes they are offering and cards made with those products. My thanks to the sponsors and friends who kindly provided photos for me to use. It took a lot of pressure off of me!!  (Hey...I am ALL about that, right? :) )

Just a reminder.....ALL PROJECTS LINK UP ON THE MAIN HOP PAGE and I have my 2017 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs in a handy tab just under my header at the top of each page.

Okay on to the Day 5 festivities........

My Sponsors in the Spotlight today are:  Stampendous, Brutus Monroe, The Greeting Farm, CatLadyBox, and, as always, for our Daily Game...Ike's Art.


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Stampendous






We have a real treat in store today.  Stampendous, a new Cat Hop sponsor, is partnering with us to bring you a mini-hop loop today on their blog HERE, with their designers on hand to feature Stampendous cat products!  

You will want to visit their blog AND hop to each of the designers, leaving comments at each stop because they have an incredible prize for one lucky commenter: 
 
Their Stampendous Laurel Burch Indigo Cat stamp set PLUS the coordinating die set. Wow!!!!
 


My friend D.Ann of D.Ann's Crafting Whims is sharing a gorgeous card to help us showcase these wonderful Laurel Burch images.  Beautiful!!   Thank you, D.Ann.  <3









Please take time to visit Stampendous at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

See you over at the Stampendous blog hop!!


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 Brutus Monroe






I am so glad to welcome Brutus Monroe as a new sponsor to our Cat Hops.  I was unfamiliar with them but when I saw their 
Rock Star Pets stamp set, I knew I wanted to invite them to sponsor!! 








Two lucky winners will each win one of these fabulous and funky sets!













Here's a Design Team card they shared with me.  I just love this cat with glasses AND attitude! 







Please take time to visit Brutus Monroe at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


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The Greeting Farm







The Greeting Farm
 is  a new sponsor to the Cat Lovers Hop this year.  Let's give them a warm welcome!!!







The Greeting Farm is generously providing this adorable Kitty Stacks stamp set for a lucky winner. Such cute kitties!!
(I would love to make a card with them all sleeping in a heap the way kittens do! Wouldn't that be adorable???!!!)







Here's a super-sweet DT card The Greeting Farm is sharing with us today, showing another way to use these little kitties!! Love the soft grays and the touch of pink!








Please take time to visit The Greeting Farm at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


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CatLadyBox






CatLadyBox is a very exciting returning sponsor. They are a little different from our other sponsors because they are not part of the papercrafting community.

They offer subscription-based memberships to receive awesome packages of carefully selected cat-themed products for Cat Ladies...delivered right to your door monthly in a box that even your cat will LOVE!! (I know this because I follow them on Instagram and see the box opening pics!! lol..)

CatLadyBox is offering one of their deluxe CRAZY CatLadyBoxes, which contains gifts for you AND for your cat!! A Purr-fect combination!! Me-WOW!!!


Please take time to visit CatLadyBox at these social media spots: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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DAILY GAME TIME!!!!!
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The Daily Game is generously sponsored each day by Ike's Art!!!


Please take time to visit Ike at these social media spots: Blog, Store, and Facebook Group. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

REMEMBER:  Ike's Show us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge theme this month is Furrything Goes + Optional MEOW-loween.  So if you make a Halloween-themed or ANY kitty creation for the Cat Hop, you can also link it up over there!!  Yay!!


 


A lucky participant in Today's Game will win one of the images from this newly designed digital prize from Ike's Art.  So much kitty fab-ness!! 
 








 I used Ike's fabulous "Hmmm...." digital kitty image for my card.  This image is the prize for one lucky Day 5 Daily Game participant.

I am feeling sad today because my sweet Shy-Cat is so feeble and nearing the end of her 9 lives. I colored this kitty as an orange tabby in homage to her. She's the one in my blog header. This doesn't really look like Chaienne (pronounced Shy-enn) but it was with her in mind. You might be able to tell that I made her tail with a slight bluish cast. This is true to life. We have always referred to her tail as being blue. It almost makes me wonder if she is actually a very pale calico....because of the very faint washed-out grayish/blue color of her tail. None of the rest of her coat is like that.

Day 5 Daily Game:  What are your favorite cat books?  
(Thank you, D.Ann, for this game theme suggestion!)
 
I'll start.....


My Cat Bookshelf  :)
I got hooked on Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who...." mysteries years ago and have collected all the titles from thrift stores.  Love these cleverly written books.  They are my all-time favorite cat mysteries!! 

After I finished that series, I started looking around for other Cat Mystery series.  Here are my favorites:  The Mrs. Murphy series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown (her cat!), The Midnight Louie series by Carole Nelson Douglas, and the Death on Demand series by Carolyn Hart.  All of these are in the cozy mystery genre (Read: What makes a cozy?) which I love.  :)  

Here are a few links with other Cat Mystery suggestions:
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/cat-mystery
http://cozy-mysteries-unlimited.com/cat-list
https://www.cozy-mystery.com/blog/favorite-cats-in-cozy-mysteries.html

I also want to mention Henry Beard, an author with utterly charming and hilarious cat books: 
French For Cats - All the French Your Cat Will Ever Need 
Advanced French for Exceptional Cats
He has others, too, but these are the only ones I have.

As far as children's literature goes, my very favorite cat stories are:
Skippyjon Jones series (this is where our Skippyjon got his name)
The Fire Cat

This is how to play the game to be eligible for the prize drawing:

1.  Leave a comment telling us about your favorite cat books. 
2.  After you finish your Cat Books comment, fill out your (own) name in the link up below.  This doesn't have any thumbnails so no photo needed!  You don't even need a blog!!!  This is for everyone!!!  I will draw the random winner from the link up, so don't forget to do that part if you want to be eligible!

NEW THIS YEAR: The Daily Game link ups will be open the entire duration of the Hop, including the extra day for comments. Entries need to be in by 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 29, 2017 to be eligible for the daily prize. So you have more than just today to comment and link up. I realize that not everyone has access to a printer or likes to use digis, so I am still keeping the link up gadget to make sure the digi prizes go to winners who can use them. But I am hoping EVERYONE will participate in answering the questions whether they are putting their name in for the prize or not.

Okay, now it is your turn!!  
REMEMBER: Link your cat-themed projects over on the Main Hop Page. This link-up below is just to enter the drawing for the Daily Game after you have commented with your Kitty Book Comment. Thanks!!!

Thank you, everyone, for participating in the Daily Games with your cat tales.   I really enjoy reading about your cats!!  Hard to believe the week is nearly over!!!

<3
Janis






Thursday, October 26, 2017

DAY 4 - 2017 Cat Lovers Hop



https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-2017-cat-lovers-hop-and-link-up-is.html

Welcome to Day 4 of the
2017 CAT LOVERS HOP!!!

 If you have a project to linkup, please go to the Main Hop Page
(Please use #CatLoversHop2017 on social media.) 
Also, please check out my
2017 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs


Hi, Friends.....

Hey....if the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop suddenly comes screeching to a halt, blame it on my little Jetta (the wanderer...gone since July...that we brought back home on Tuesday!!) She has been sitting on my lap and purring nearly all afternoon and evening. She is so glad to be back home and so afraid she's going to have to go back outside that she snorts and snarls every time I move!! Of course, she is also purring the entire time while she makes the most ferocious of noises!!  She's used to making her own rules out in the wild and is not afraid to express her disapproval at things not to her liking!  (Like me moving around to reach my craft supplies.  "GRRRRR...snort!  Purr.")

I was making...er, tryyyyying to make two cards yesterday afternoon and evening.  Jetta's hissing and growling with every shift of my position made me have to change design ideas because I didn't want to further disturb her by heat embossing!! Oh, well...this IS a Cat Hop, right? In my desperation to finish the cards, I finally showed her a little bottom shelf cubbyhole in my craft room with a box for sleepy cats to nest in.  She now seems mostly content there, but keeps raaah rowww-rowwwing at me to make sure I am still here. <3
I am so glad you are here on this Day 4 of the daily festivities of the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop!!  Remember that each day I will be posting some fun things to see and do and win! A few of our sponsors will be in the spotlight each day.  I will feature the prizes they are offering and cards made with those products. My thanks to the sponsors and friends who kindly provided photos for me to use. It took a lot of pressure off of me!!  (Hey...I am ALL about that, right? :) )

Just a reminder.....ALL PROJECTS LINK UP ON THE MAIN HOP PAGE (Please use #CatLoversHop2017 on social media) and I have my 2017 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs  in a handy tab just under my header at the top of each page.

Okay on to the Day 4 festivities........

My Sponsors in the Spotlight today are:  JessicaLynnOriginal, Your Next Stamp, Fiki's Crafty Kitty Shop, Leigh SB Designs Art Stamps, and, as always, for our Daily Game, Ike's Art.


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JessicaLynnOriginal













JessicaLynnOriginal is a returning sponsor this year.



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They are offering The Love Of A Cat clear stamp set to a lucky winner!!













"My owners are so cute!"  lol...I LOVE it.
Michele Henderson of Crimson Owl Creations is a total sweetheart and sent me this same JLO set last year as a thank you for the hop. (THANKS, Michele!!  <3 <3 <3 )
Oh, and don't forget that Michele has blog candy for the Cat Lovers Hop, too!! Yum!!


I used these stamps to make a sweet and slightly shabby style card.  Love that this set not only includes some pretty cats, but that the sentiments fit purr-fectly inside the thought balloon!!



Please take time to visit JessicaLynnOriginal at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


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Your Next Stamp





I am very excited to have Your Next Stamp as a new sponsor this year. Here's what the owner has to share with us:

Karen here, the proud owner of Your Next Stamp! I'm so excited to be sponsoring this fabulous challenge!  Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters and fans we've grown so much over the years, starting with just a few stamp sets to now a large growing inventory of Clear Stamps, Thin Metal Dies,YNS Gumdrops, Patterned Paper and Ink Pads! Our products are manufactured in Canada and the US of the highest quality materials, they are designed to make you smile and bring joy to craft rooms all around the world. We hope you enjoy our fun and whimsical stamps, dies and embellies just as much as we do!

Now hurry and go see the lovely blog post that Your Next Stamp has featuring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop with some wonderful cards by their talented DT!!  You will not want to miss it!!!

Your Next Stamp  is generously providing a $15 Gift Voucher to their online store to one lucky winner!!

Please take time to visit Your Next Stamp at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Crafty Kitty Cat Shop





Did you know that our own dear friend, Fiki, of Bad Kitty's Craft Room has a wonderful little store? It's called the Crafty Kitty Cat Shop and is full of great bargains on some terrific crafting supplies.



Fiki has put together a little bundle of super-fun cat-themed craft goodies and is offering it as a prize to one very lucky winner.
(I LOVE that adorable change purse!!! <3 )









I hope you have all had the chance to VOTE for Coffee


(one of Fiki's gorgeous cats!) over at the Simon Says Stamp Spook-tacular Pet Costume Contest.  Please show Fiki how much we love her furry little ballerina!!  <3



Please take time to visit Fiki at these social media spots: Blog, Store, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Leigh SB Designs Art Stamps






I am delighted to introduce Leigh SB Designs Art Stamps as a new sponsor to our Hop this year. Leigh has been around the designing world for awhile, but introduced her own line of digital stamps this last year in her signature artsy style. Congratulations, Leigh!! We all wish you much success.


Leigh SB Designs Art Stamps is offering one digital stamp of the winner's choice as a prize. 


 



Here is one of Leigh's own takes on her Kitty Luna image.  Love that big moon behind the cat!!








Please take time to visit Leigh SB Designs Art Stamps at these social media spots: Blog, Store, Facebook Page, Facebook Group, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube.
Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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DAILY GAME TIME!!!!!
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The Daily Game is generously sponsored each day by Ike's Art!!!


Please take time to visit Ike at these social media spots: Blog, Store, and Facebook Group. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


REMEMBER:  Ike's Show us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge theme this month is Furrything Goes + OPTIONAL MEOW-loween.  So if you make a Halloween-themed or ANY kitty creation for the Cat Hop, you can also link it up over there!!  Yay!!


 


A lucky participant in Today's Game will win one of the images from this newly designed digital prize from Ike's Art.  So much kitty fab-ness!! 
 
Ike provided me with the digital images that she is offering as prizes for the lucky winners of our Daily Games.  This "Celebrate" image of the kitty with the big round belly reaching high with one paw reminded me of some of the cat tales you have been posting of your cats begging for meals and treats.  :)







I cut apart one of the sentiments from Hop sponsor Kellie Stamps Cat's Life stamp set.  I framed the Feed Me separately and cut the circle of  Now Now Now words so it would fit the contour of the greedy boy's tummy!!  Ha.  

Isn't this a great image?  Ike is a genius.  You might win this digi if you enter today's daily game!!!

Day 4 Daily Game:  Tell us about a time when you had to travel with your cat.

I'll start.....

Back in the days BC (before children) my hubby and I had only two cats....a pair of littermate part-Siamese sisters, Cindy and Amy.  In the early days of our marriage, hubby was in veterinary school and we lived on campus where we were not supposed to have pets.  The housing we lived in, however, was ancient and rodent-infested.....and so almost everyone had a cat or two.  Because they weren't really allowed, though, we always took the two of them with us when we went home for Christmas or long weekend breaks, so they wouldn't be discovered if maintenance had to come in our apartment while we gone.   

Cindy was an aloof, confident creature who dominated her sensitive, clingy sister.  Amy was the "poor kitty"....our term for the kitty who bonds on to people because they tend to get beat up by other cats.  When we traveled, we had carriers.....but inevitably Amy would get so upset by being in the car that she would urinate within the first 20 minutes! We'd have to stop the car, change all the bedding in the carrier, and continue the trip.  It got to the point where I would just carry Amy on my lap covered with thick towels until she urinated and then I could bag up the soiled towels and transfer her into the carrier!  Sometimes we were still so close to home that we turned around and took the towels back, got fresh ones and went on our way.  It got to be a fairly routine part of a road trip for us.  The things we do to accommodate our weird cats!!!  <3 <3 <3

This is how to play the game to be eligible for the prize drawing:

1.  Leave a comment sharing your travel tales with your cat and anything else you want to tell us about them. 
2.  After you finish your Travel comment, fill out your (own) name in the link up below.  This doesn't have any thumbnails so no photo needed!  You don't even need a blog!!!  This is for everyone!!!  I will draw the random winner from the link up, so don't forget to do that part if you want to be eligible!

NEW THIS YEAR: The Daily Game link ups will be open the entire duration of the Hop, including the extra day for comments. Entries need to be in by 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 29, 2017 to be eligible for the daily prize. So you have more than just today to comment and link up. I realize that not everyone has access to a printer or likes to use digis, so I am still keeping the link up gadget to make sure the digi prizes go to winners who can use them. But I am hoping EVERYONE will participate in answering the questions whether they are putting their name in for the prize or not.

Okay, now it is your turn!!  
REMEMBER: Link your cat-themed projects over on the Main Hop Page. This link-up below is just to enter the drawing for the Daily Game after you have commented with your Kitty Roll Call. Thanks!!!

Thank you sooooooooooo much for participating in the Daily Games.  I absolutely LOVE reading your cat tales!!!

<3
Janis