Thursday, November 2, 2017

WINNERS for 2017 Cat Lovers Hop

Hi, Friends......

What a fabulous 2017 Cat Lovers Hop we had!!!  Thank you to everyone who participated.  I hope you realize that this is not just MY is OUR hop.  I love how everyone contributes their artistic creativity and enthusiastically shares their cat tales and photos.  In sharing our love of cats with each other, we are actually sharing ourselves...granting each other the high privilege of a personal glimpse and connection into our lives.  I sense we have something very, very special here that I haven't really seen in other hops...and I treasure it!  I hope you feel it, too.

I bet you are curious (just like those kitties in the meme at the top) about who the winners are, aren't you? Well, we have a whole bunch of them....thanks to the wonderful sponsors
we had this year for our 2017 Cat Lovers Hop!! (THANK YOU!!)  So let's get right to the winners now.  I wish I had a prize for each of you, but  All winners were chosen using 

Pre-Hop "Post my Badge" Giveaway from me: Carole at Craftilicious Creations (claimed)

Daily Game Winners and the Ike's Art Image they won:
Day 1 "New Addition" - mandysea
Day 2 "Not Chikkin in a Basket" - KT Fit Kitty (claimed)
Day 3 "Cat in the Box" - Vivian Foo
Day 4 "Celebrate" - D.Ann C.
Day 5 "Hmmm..." - Christi C.
Day 6 "Hello There" - Princess Judy

Now for the huge list of prizes and winners from our other sponsors:

Art Impressions - Be Joyful Window plus With a Friend Window
- NanaConnie
Avery Elle - Furry Friends stamp set - Lisa Peronto
Brutus Monroe - Rock Star Pets stamp set

Winner #1 - Sue LD (claimed)
Winner #2 - Denise Bryant
CatLadyBox - deluxe CRAZY CatLadyBox - Sue TH (claimed)
Crafty Kitty Cat Shop - cat die and other goodies - Donna Mundinger
DL.ART - CATS Flair Buttons - Princess Judy 
JessicaLynnOriginal - The Love Of A Cat clear stamp set - Beverly Sizemore 
Kellie Stamps - Cat's Life stamp set

Winner #1 Clear Set - Karen Ladd (claimed)
Winner #2 Digital Set - mandysea
Knitty Kitty - 3 Digital kitty stamps of the winner's choice - Donna3D
Leigh SB Designs - One digital stamp of the winner's choice - Janice M
MarkerPOP - Doodlebug Kitten Smitten 6x6 Paper Pad PLUS Waffle Flower Hello Stampurr stamp set - Michele Henderson
MHK Designs - Friendship digital stamp set - IKE
Newton's Nook - $20 Gift Voucher to their online store - Carole J.
Paper Smooches -Nine Lives stamp set - Becca Yahrling

Stampendous - Laurel Burch Indigo Cat stamp set PLUS the coordinating die set - Stampendous has chosen their own random winner and it is Christi Conley!! 
Sugar Pea Designs - What's Mew? stamp set - The Altered Paper
Sunny Studio - $25 Gift Voucher to their online store - D.Ann C.
Sweet 'n Sassy - $15 Gift Voucher for their online store - KT Fit Kitty
Taylored Expressions - Care & Comfort - Pets stamp set - shartl
Technique Tuesday - Kyle the Cool Cat stamp set - Christy Conley
The Greeting Farm - Kitty Stacks stamp set - Crafty Chris
Waffle Flower - Flora Cat - Dream stamp set - Fiki (claimed)
Your Next Stamp - $15 Gift Voucher to their online store - Jerrie (claimed)
WINNERS: Please email me (jwoolbright at gmail dot com) with your name, mailing address (not needed for digital or GC prizes), and the prize you won. Please put "Winner 2017 Cat Lovers Hop" in the subject line. Thank you and congratulations!!!
Thank you so very, very much for being a part of the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop.  I will be honest....this is a big endeavor for me to put on.  As I have said before, I am just an alley-cat variety of blogger, on no design teams ever, and organization is not my strong suit.  ("Poor administrative function" is the term, I believe!!  lol...)  But you are all so kind and patient as I muddle along.  I appreciate that!!

I want to thank those of you who have made this hop especially fun by hostessing games and giveaways on your own blogs.  I am so thrilled to see others getting involved in the excitement of the Hop!  

Huge thanks, also, goes to Karen Ladd and D.Ann Comer for their behind the scenes encouragement and assistance!!  That means so much to me!  I welcome ideas and offers of help from any of you who are so inclined.....this is OUR hop, after all!!  I am already looking forward to next year....and I hope you are, too!



D.Ann C said...

Yahooo! I'm tearing around the house like a cat on catnip right now, singing 'Everybody Wants to Be a (CatLoversHop) Cat' from the Aristocats! : ) Congrats to all the winners and all the participants... I think we were all winners just for sharing the warm, furry camaraderie. It's so nice to see our little clowder of feline loving crafters growing. You certainly deserve all of our help and support for being such a fabulous hostess and putting in endless hours behind-the-scenes! Thanks, Karen, for your added help! Well, I'm definitely looking forward to next year - 356 days and counting!!

Craftychris said...

Ooh I am a winner! Thank you so much - I am so happy! I have emailed you already. Congratulations to all the other lucky winners and thank you for organising the wonderful hop! Will be joining in next year for sure! xxxxxxx

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners !

The Altered Paper said...

Thank you so much Janis! And congrats to everybody! What a wonderful hop! Already looking forward to next years! Hugs,Tee

Sue LD said...

Thanks Janis for all you did to put this on--it was a lot of fun creating and seeing everyone else's creations. Thanks to Karen and D.Ann Comer for helping.

Denise Bryant said...

So excited to see my name here, as well as all the others who won such fun prizes! Thanks to all the sponsors for providing the prizes, and to Janis for the huge task of running this hop! Glad you had some helpers in Karen and D.Ann.... thanks to them for their assistance also!

Fikreta said...

wooo hooo!
Im so happy to see my friends names as winners!
and I see my name also!
so happy!
thank you Janis for this pawesome blog hop!
lots of hugs

Teresa Doyle said...

Congratulations Janis for having a successful hop. (I was sorry to have to miss this one. Maybe I'll get a chance to look over some of the posts and inspiration.)
Congratulations to all of your lucky winners!

Beverly S. said...

Thank you Janis for all your hard work putting the Cat Lover's Hop together. I had a blast participating and I am already looking forward to next year's!!! Yesterday was my you picked the perfect day to announce the winner's list. ;) Congratulations to all the names on the list (was so excited to see mine there)!!! To prove I'm getting ready for next year's hop, I ordered the cutest cat stamp set yesterday. (See you started another collect cat next year I will be loaded with them. Big wink.) Again thank you....It was fun meeting everyone too! :)

Christi Conley said...

I look forward to this hop every year and I have a BLAST making the projects for it - I'm thrilled to be a winner, but, I just LOVE talking about my kitties!! So I will be back next year, sharing my kitty tails & listening & laughing about yours :)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I am so honored and happy to be a winner and congrats to all the winners. I love entering this fun hop and hope you continue fur-ever, Janis! lol I think you do an awesome job of it. (And I will email you when I get back from my vacation on Monday).

ionabunny said...

Congrats to the lucky winners. Hugz

Chi Cr said...

Congrats to the winners!!! Thanks for a fun blog hop! :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, that's wonderful! Thank you so much, Janis! It's nice to see the names of all my cat loving friends there on your list and I am happy to be a winner too! Congratulations to everyone! And a big congratulations to you, Janis, for a very successful hop! It gets bigger and better every year and I really appreciate the time and effort that goes on behind the scenes - please know you are appreciated! The hop was a lot of fun but exhausting too. After a few days of rest, I've recovered and am now making Christmas cards for charity. I will email you shortly. Thanks again, Janis!

Janis said...

I missed you! Hope all is well.


Janis said...

Happy BD, Beverly! Which set did you order?


ike said...

Thank you for a great Hop and I am so pleased to see I am a winner too xxxxxxxxxxxxxx