Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Good Tidings

Even cats can't resist a lovely sunset.....  :)

Hi, Friends......

Taking time out from the Coffee Hop to post a Christmas card in non-traditional colors.  I realize that not EVERYWHERE gets snow at Christmas so maybe this scene looks a little more like home to some of you.  :) 



I was inspired by the Winnie & Walter November Color Challenge.  Look at this beautiful color palette that Heather chose for us this time:





I knew I wanted to try making a blended sky with those gorgeous colors and heat embossed some W&W silhouettes to go with it.  LOVE!!!!



Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Our Town stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Comfort + Joy stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon, Spiced Marigold, Rusty Hinge, and Black Soot
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Clear embossing powder
Core'dinations - heavy duty white cardstock

Hope you like this non-traditional Christmas card! It's fun to do something different sometimes. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments. They mean so much to me!!!


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter November Color Challenge
2. MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #414
3. The Artistic Stamper December Challenge - Christmas
4. Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
5. TCP Tuesday #352 - Winter Holiday
6. ABC Christmas - Z is for Zero Embellishments
7. Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday November Challenge - Ho Ho Holiday
8. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - 'B' is for...Black
9. Visions of Sugarplums Challenge #1 - Christmas/Winter
10. Double Trouble Challenge#16 - Winter/Holiday - I did Thing One: Embossing (my images are heat embossed) and Thing Two: Entering at Three Amigos
11. Three Amigos Challenge #21 - Christmas/Winter/Holiday
12. Crop Stop December Link Party #46 - Anything Goes w/ product from brand CS carries (I used Tsukineko Versafine Ink, Distress Ink, and Core'dinations - heavy duty white cardstock)
13. Christmas Cards All Year Round December Challenge - AG Christmas
14. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #414 - AG Christmas opt use stickers
15. Joy Clair Dec/Jan Challenge - Mood Board (Winter Wonderland) or Anything Goes

 

Coffee Lovers Hop - Let it Snow!




Hi, Friends......

Here I am with another card for the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop.



Quite some time ago (I just checked...it was FOUR years ago!!) my crafty pal and coffee enthusiast, D.Ann at D.Ann's Crafting Whims, sent me a coffee prize that included some super-fun "Cafe Presse" napkins. I always wanted to decoupage one onto cardstock to use as a card background and I finally did it....4 years later!!! (I am so ashamed!)
 

I am following the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #414 today.  The simple design is perfect for my card.






I didn't want to put too much over the fun coffee press background image, so I tucked doilies around the edge and placed a simple heat-embossed sentiment strip with lace across the panel.  A few snowflakes add to the wintery feel.  I love the crinkly texture of the delicate napkin paper decoupaged onto the card!!



Supplies used include:
Cafe Press napkin panel
Mod Podge - Matte Finish
Core'dinations cardstock
Unity - "Let it Snow" from One of a Kind Winter
Versafine ink in Majestic Blue
Clear embossing powder
Doodlebug - Mini Doilies
Snowflake sequins from stash
Lace ribbon from stash

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed seeing my card. It's not a very Christmasy winter image, but this will be made into a Christmas card with the inside sentiments. It's cold and clear today here in Idaho...so winter is on my mind. We don't have very much snow left at the moment, but it is sure crunchy outside!! Stay warm, everyone!!


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop
2. MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #414
3. Crafty Hazelnut's December Patterned Paper Challenge
4. Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
5. TCP Tuesday #352 - Winter Holiday
6. DL.ART December Linky Challenge
7. Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday November Challenge - Ho Ho Holiday
8. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - 'B' is for....Blue
9. Visions of Sugarplums Challenge #1 - Christmas/Winter
10. Double Trouble Challenge#16 - Winter/Holiday - I did all three things!! Thing One: Embossing (my sentiment is heat embossed) Thing Two: Entering at Three Amigos, Thing Three: Included snow on my card. YAY!!!
11. Three Amigos Challenge #21 - Christmas/Winter/Holiday
12. Crop Stop December Link Party #46 - Anything Goes w/ product from brand CS carries (I used Tsukineko Versafine Ink and Core'dinations cardstock, Plaid Mod Podge)
13. Christmas Cards All Year Round December Challenge - AG Christmas
14. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #414 - AG Christmas opt use stickers
15. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #420 - AG
16. Dare2BArtzy December Challenge - Winter

17. ABC Christmas - Y is for Your Favorite Thing (I LOVE Snow!!)
18. Joy Clair Dec/Jan Challenge - Mood Board (Winter Wonderland) or Anything Goes

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Warm Holiday Wishes - Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



Hi, Friends.......

I am here with another card for the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop.  


I was inspired by a couple of other challenges, also:
 

1. Time Out Challenges #123
The theme this time is Black + White + One Other Color.  They also have an optional twist of making a One-Layer Card....which I did!!  YAY!!!  lol....



2. Winnie & Walter Rerun  No. 36 In Bloom - Frenchy's Festive Florals
I don't own the Rerun set, but I do have a similar build-a-bloom set from W&W which I used.  I drew inspiration from Gayatri's beautiful red and white card with the lovely stamped holiday floral elements HERE.

Here's my card......


I stamped the sentiment on the mug itself and thought myself so very clever to have the curvy "wishes" word above the swirly decoration on the mug. Hahaha.....I wasn't clever at all......it just worked out that way!!! Where was I going to put it otherwise??? The sentiment wouldn't work with the words in any other order!! LOL... (Just seeing if you all are awake out there!!)
Products used include:
Unity - Java Friend
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Sentimental: Gift stamp set
Versafine Inks in Onyx Black and Satin Red
Core'dinations 110# White Cardstock

Making one layer cards and stamping borders are both definitely out of my comfort zone, but it was a lot of fun making this card. A little scary, too, but fun.....just like challenges are supposed to be, right?

I hope you are enjoying the Coffee Lovers Hop. I don't always take the opportunity to participate in it, but this time I was inspired. Thanks for stopping by!!


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop
2. Time Out Challenges #123 - Black + White + One other Color with Optional Twist: One Layer Card which I did.
3. Winnie & Walter Rerun No. 36 In Bloom - Frenchy's Festive Florals
4. Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
5. TCP Tuesday #352 - Winter Holiday
6. Off the Rails December Challenge - Anything Goes
7. Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday November Challenge - Ho Ho Holiday
8. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - 'B' is for....Black leaves and other elements.
9.
Visions of Sugarplums Challenge #1 - Christmas/Winter 
10. The Artistic Stamper December Challenge - Christmas
11. Crop Stop December Link Party #46 - Anything Goes w/ product from brand CS carries (I used Tsukineko Versafine Ink and Core'dinations cardstock)
12. Dare2BArtzy December Challenge - Winter
13. Christmas Cards All Year Round December Challenge - AG Christmas
14. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #414 - AG Christmas opt use stickers
15. Joy Clair Dec/Jan Challenge - Mood Board (Winter Wonderland) or Anything Goes


Monday, December 3, 2018

Coffee Lovers Hop - Jumbo Pumpkin Spice Latte


Hi, Friends......

I am here with a card for the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop today.



I couldn't resist joining in this time around so I could use this hilarious AI set that Nichol Spohr sent me in a prize recently.  (THANKS, Nichol!!!)  Great sentiment and I love the image of the besties enjoying coffee together!!  (Talk, talk, talk....!) You can barely detect (amid the saturated colors of the background) that I used a pastel watercolor background for this panel.

The stamped image is BIG and is placed appropriately on a LARGE format card!!  Ha.
Supplies used include:
Simon Says Stamp: Art Impressions - Pumpkin Spice stamp set
Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa
Mixed Media Paper
Spectrum Noir markers
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
DCWV patterned and foiled cardstock
Shimmery ribbon from stash

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you liked my card and that you will join in the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop, too!


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop
2. Art Impressions Challenge #246 - Anything Goes
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - 'B' is for....Besties, Baggy shirts, and Big card format
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
6. Crafty Hazelnut's December Patterned Paper Challenge
7. DL.ART December Linky Challenge

8. Joy Clair Dec/Jan Challenge - Mood Board (Winter Wonderland) or Anything Goes


Friday, November 30, 2018

Two more Kitty ATCs



Hi, Friends......

While there are still a few hours left in November, I will post these last two kitty ATCs I made as little surprise gifts to put in with Flash Prizes from my Cat Lovers Hop. The kitties are fussy cut from some fun gift wrap....so you can detect a bit of the sheen reflecting in the photos.  The fun sentiment is from Stampendous.  I esp love this kitty in the cozy sweater!!


Here's another ATC in this same series with a different kitty from the gift wrap.




Supplies used include:
Stampendous - Cat Sayings stamp set
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Doodlebug - Mini Doilies
Cats from gift wrap scraps
DCWV cardstock scraps
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain

Thank you so much for your visits to my blog.....even when I am so sporadic about posting!! I appreciate your kind comments. Ready or not.........here comes December!!!!


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this set of cards in the following challenges:
1. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #76
2. Crop Stop November Link Party #45 (I used Distress Ink and Tsukineko Versafine Ink)
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Gift It
5. SUYP Cats Only Challenge #36 - Furry-thing Goes
6. Moving Along with the Times Challenge #85 - Cat or Cats

7. The House that Stamps Built Anything Goes Challenge #N2818
8. Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
9. Double D Challenge - Snuggle Up, Buttercup (Mood board with kitties.....awwwww....)

 

Blog Catnip over at Show Us Your Pussies Challenge Blog

https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2018/11/200-followers-candy-offer.html
Show Us Your Pussies blog catnip.  Yum!!


Hi, Friends......

Quick post to let you cat lovers know that Ike over at the cats only Show Us Your Pussies Challenge Blog has some super-fantastic blog catnip for a lucky member of her cat tribe followers.  Go on over and hit FOLLOW.  Then post the badge and link up so she knows you are in the running (from room to room in the middle of the night!).  You have until Christmas to link up.

While you are at it, you still have time to make a cat-themed project and link it up on her SUYP November Furry-Thing Goes Challenge.  The cat-flap doesn't close there for another 3 days. 

See you there!!!!!


Janis

Find Joy - ATC



Hi, Friends.......

I made this fun little ATC with kitties leaping around in the falling leaves.  I included it as a little surprise gift in with one of my Cat Lovers Hop flash prizes.  It is a thankful theme because it is through being grateful for big and small things...we find JOY! 



Supplies used include:
Waffle Flower - Welcome Spring stamp set
Simon Says Stamp - Big Words series - Encouraging Words SSS101732
Versafine ink in Vintage Sepia
Scraps of DCWV Patterned Paper
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain

Thank you for stopping by. Are you getting winter weather yet? We have snow falling today and it is so pretty. Great day to stay home and work on my blog! :)


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this set of cards in the following challenges:
1. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #237 - Always Thankful
2. Dare2BArtzy November Challenge - Thanks
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Gift It
5. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #75
6. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #76
7.
The House that Stamps Built Anything Goes Challenge #N2818
8. SUYP Cats Only Challenge #36 - Furry-thing Goes
9. Moving Along with the Times Challenge #85 - Cat or Cats
10.Crop Stop November Link Party #45 + Opt Twist of Fall Leaves (I did the opt twist and used Distress Ink and Tsukineko Versafine Ink)

11. Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes 

Thanksgiving Card



Hi, Friends......

It's the last day of November so I better get my Thanksgiving cards up on my blog!  I used a sketch I saw somewhere that looked like it would use a bunch of scraps since I LOVE a collage look of the rich colors and patterns of autumn.  I stamped with an old Hero Arts Acorns stamp I found at a thrift store and colored it with Distress Markers.


I made a half dozen of these in different patterns.  Here's a group photo:


Supplies used:
Hero Arts-Acorns E1133
Versafine ink in Vintage Sepia
Distress Markers
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set
DCWV scraps of patterned paper and cardstock
Core'dinations cardstock

So thankful for all the blessings God has given us this year. Thankful also for YOU this Thanksgiving season. I appreciate your kind words of encouragement and support. Hope your holiday season is full of gratitude and joy!!!


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #237 - Always Thankful
2. The Artistic Stamper November Challenge - Square it (I used die cut squares)
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Dare2BArtzy November Challenge - Thanks
5. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #75
6. A2Z Scrapbooking November Challenge - Give Thanks
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - November
8. DL.ART November Linky Challenge
9. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #76

10. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #340 - Use Snippets
11. Crop Stop November Link Party #45 + Opt Twist of Fall Leaves (I did the opt twist and used Distress Markers and MFT dies)
12. The House that Stamps Built Anything Goes Challenge #N2818
13.  Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Cards




Hi, Friends......

I am here with my final 2018 entry into Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Days November Challenge.  It's the last one of the year and I have managed to enter each month this year...and so I am eligible for the extra drawing in December!  YAY!!!

Our church participates in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Program.  My pastor's wife asked me if I could make some simple cards to include in each box.  I made a whole pile (around 60 or so) of these super-easy cards by cutting and folding patterned cardstock and die-cutting either NOEL or JOY for the fronts.  Inside I stamped "Jesus is the Reason for the Season" and a Nativity scene.  The participants from our church wrote personal notes of Christmas greetings inside each one. 

I meant to get a shot of all of the cards spread out over a table but I forgot!!  lol...  You can see one of the shoeboxes and some of the stack of cards in a basket with some of the participants writing notes in this photo:



There were a variety of patterns and colors, but here's a sampling of three of the cards:


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Joy Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Noel Cutaway die
DCWV patterned, solid, and glitter cardstock


Thank you for stopping by today.  I haven't been on here much because of Thanksgiving and also we have been busy getting ready for our Christmas Bell Choir and Valley Singers concerts.  It's all fun.....but haven't been able to do much crafting.  Hope your holiday season is lovely!!!


Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this set of cards in the following challenges:
1. Scrappy Mo's November Rudolph Days Challenge
2. Allsorts Challenge #495 - Inspired by a Song (Joy to the World and The First Noel)
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Gift It
5. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #75
6. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #413 - AG Christmas
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - November
8. DL.ART November Linky Challenge

9. Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
10. TCP Tuesday #352 - Winter Holiday 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Be Still and Know....



Hi, Friends......

I am here with a quick post for the Winnie & Walter September Color Challenge. I realize now my colors don't match the palette all that well, but I thought they did when I was picking out the papers!! (sigh...)





Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Pink & Main Scallop Waves die set
Dylusions Ink Spray
Canson - Mixed Media Paper Spiral Bound Notebook
"Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10" from Unity - What Matters Most
Versafine Ink - Onyx Black
Ranger - TH Distress Markers
DCWV patterned paper

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a great weekend!!
 
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter September Color Challenge

2. Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

WINNERS - 2018 CAT LOVERS HOP (finally.......)



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Jetta says, "Please admire my one white whisker!"  ❤

Hi, Friends and Cat Lovers!!!

Meee-WOWOW!!! What a fabulous Hop we had this year!!! I must apologize for being so late in getting this Winners Post made. My internet has been having problems since a week ago last Saturday.....just as the Hop was coming to a close! I am so glad it didn't affect putting up my daily posts, but it sure did cramp my style on visiting all the great projects and running the winners with Random.org!! Arrrrgh!!

A big thank you to each of you who participated in the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!! YOU are the Cat Lovers Hop!!! We had a lot of first-timers this year.....I am beyond thrilled you joined in with us. We also had a number of you that have been with us from the beginning in 2015. You are the rock foundation of the Cat Hops and I appreciate your continued support so much. Everyone else has been with us for at least 2 hops now. I absolutely LOVE that you have made the Cat Lovers Hop your own and enthusiastically participate with your fabulous projects and comments.

A humongous thank you goes to each of our awesome sponsors!! I am so humbled and grateful for their generous support. Not only have they donated lovely prizes, but they also have given words of encouragement to me behind the scenes. They are a big reason why our Cat Lovers Hop keeps growing each year!! This year the Hop dovetailed with several challenges from our sponsors that I tried to call your attention to in my Daily Posts. Did you like that additional bonus of having other challenges to enter your projects in, too?

Well, I have a LOT of winners to announce so I better get to it. After all, that's why you are even looking at this post, right? I know it would be for me!! :) I wish soooooooo much I had prizes for each and every one of you, but help me congratulate all these lucky winners!!


PLEASE NOTE:  If you are one of the lucky winners, please email me your SNAIL MAIL info (if you are winning a physical prize) with "WINNER - 2018 CLH" in the subject line: jwoolbright at gmail dot com. Please contact me by November 14.

Okay.......catnip roll please.......(Purrrrrr..rrrrrrrrr..rrrrrrr)

BADGE GIVEAWAY: Hampton Art - Art Impressions Crazy Cat Lady stamp set  Teresa Doyle

FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANT: Stampendous! Laurel Burch-Happy Bday Cat Stamp Monika Skinner
PARTICIPATED EACH YEAR: Stampendous! Laurel Burch-Cat Love Stamp Ionabunny
COMMENTED ON ALL THE PROJECTS (as much as possible): Stampendous! Laurel Burch-Holly Cat Stamp Carole J.

DAILY GAMES:
Ike's Art Pump-Kit Digital Image:  Glennis F.
Ike's Art Gatto Fawkes Digital Image:  NanaConnie
Ike's Art Sparkler Kitty Digital Image:  Vivian Foo
Ike's Art Cat-nucopia Digital Image:  Leigh S-B

Altenew (#altenew) - Modern Cats stamp set Super Stick Chick
Art Impressions - Catastrophy stamp set  IKE
Brutus Monroe - $25 Gift Voucher to the online store
Becca Yahrling
CatLadyBox - One CRAZY CatLadyBox  Lori Warren 
Clearly Besotted - £10 (pound sterling) Gift Voucher  Dotty Jo 
Darkroom Door - Sitting Cat stamp Sharon 
Fiki at Bad Kitty's Craft Room - package fun kitty crafting items  Mandy Dodd 
Gerda Steiner Designs - 2 winners will receive a Santa and a Kitten stamp
#1 
Viki Banaszak 
#2  Kathy A   
JessicaLynnOriginal - Celine's Kittens stamp set Roni 
Kellie Stamps - Crazy Cat Lady digital stamp set Vivian Foo 
Knitty Kitty - Fall Kitty digital image Donna Mundinger 
Leigh SB Designs - $10 Gift Voucher to the online store  Tee at The Altered Paper 
Lost Coast Designs - $10 Gift Voucher to the online store  Karen Ladd 
MarkerPOP - Mystery package full of crafting supplies ($50 value) to a USA winner willing to pay shipping ($6.50) via PayPal.  NanaConnie 
MHK Designs - Cat Silhouettes Digital stamp set  Susan Renshaw 
Neat & Tangled - Kitty's Favorite Things stamp set  Glennis F 
Newton's Nook - $25 Gift Voucher to their online store (choose your favorite Newton!!)  Sue D  
Paper Smooches - Cat Dog Card Dies (adorable stand-alone set of dies.)  Shartl  
Stampendous! - 2 winners receive a set of the Laurel Burch Tribal Cats Stamps and Coordinating Dies!!
#1 
Michele Henderson
#2 Tink 
Stamplorations - $15 Gift Voucher to the online store Suzanne Harkinson 
Sunny Studio - $25 Gift Voucher to the online store Remi 
Sweet 'n Sassy - $15 Gift Voucher to the online store  D.Ann C.   Taylored Expressions - Graysie Stamp and Die Combo Beverly Sizemore  
Technique Tuesday - $15 Gift Voucher to the online store  Char K
Unity Stamp Co. - TWO surprise prizes!!!!! 
#1  Scrapamondo 
#2  Janice M 
Waffle Flower - Flora Cat - Play stamp set  Fiki 
Winnie &Walter - Purrfect with Evelin T Designs stamp set  
Roberta Stevenson   
Your Next Stamp - $15 Gift Voucher to their online store Kitty

Yay!!!!  Congratulations, everyone!!!  Again, winners please email your SNAIL MAIL info (if you are winning a physical prize) to me at jwoolbright at gmail dot com by Nov. 14th with "WINNER - 2018 CLH" in the subject line.  Thanks so much!!

My thanks again also to my behind the scenes helpers:  D.Ann Comer, Karen Ladd, and Christi Conley!!  If anyone else would like to help out, please let me know.  Thank you!

Well, that wraps it up for our Hop this year.  Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm and participation!!  Your kind words to each other as we've shared about our kitties warmed my heart.   What a fabulous caring and sharing group we have!!  I have said it before......I believe cat lovers are some of the kindest and most giving people on the planet.  Thank you for making this Hop truly something special.   I hope to see you next year!!!

❤ 
Janis 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October Rudolph Days Card


I know...I post it every Halloween, but it is my favorite!!  ❤


In case you are wondering, I am still working on the commenting and winners for my 2018 Cat Lovers Hop.  My internet went bazonkers on Saturday night and all day Sunday....which meant I couldn't do anything!!!  I had to watch a movie from an actual disk!!!  lol....  My internet is still a bit flaky and unpredictable, but rest assured that I am working on getting things ready to announce winners.  :) 

Hi, Friends......

Happy Halloween!!  I know this is the favorite time of year for some of you....and, for others, Christmas is the favorite.  This post has both!!  My favorite Halloween kitty cartoon and a Christmas card.  I noticed that some of you had National Cat Day posts a couple days ago!  If my internet hadn't been so weird I might have done that, too.  But, alas.....

In the meantime, I made a no-stamping Graphic 45 Christmas card for the October Rudolph Days over at Scrappy Mo's.  Don't want to miss out on that....esp this close to the end of the year!!  Eeek!

I like me a little bit o' gold for Christmas and the doily was just perfect!
Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 Place in Time collection
Gold doily
Adhesive rhinestones
DCWV scraps for matting and background

Hope you like my card.  I hope to see you in a very few more days with the Winners Post for the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!!


Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  October Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's
2.  Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #409 - AG Christmas

Sunday, October 28, 2018

WRAP-UP DAY: 2018 Cat Lovers Hop


Awww......so TRUE!!!  ❤

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Welcome to final Wrap-Up Day of the
2018 CAT LOVERS HOP!!!

The link-up for projects is closed,
but YOU CAN STILL COMMENT TODAY.
Comments close at 11:59 pm, Pacific Sunday, Oct.28, 2018.
(Remember, half the prizes are awarded to commenters!!)

 SIGN IN HERE (required to be eligible for prizes) and then go to the Main Hop Page
where you will find the projects linked-up to comment on.


Daily Games on each of the daily posts are still open for commenting and linking up to enter for those prizes, too!


Hi, Friends......

I can't believe we are done with the Cat Lovers Hop for this year!!!  We ended up with almost 250 projects....WOW!!!  You all have outdone yourselves with kitty cat creativity!!   

How are you doing on commenting?????  Remember you can leave comments all day today (Oct.28, 2018), through 11:59 pm Pacific.  Does it help having this wrap-up day as an extra day for commenting?  I hope it does.  Half of our awesome prizes will go to random commenters that are SIGNED IN HERE, so you will want to leave as many comments as you have time for.  

Also, remember there is a special flash prize for one of you lucky commenters who manages to make it through the entire list by tonight!!  Link up your name at the bottom of this post if you manage to comment on EVERY post to be in that drawing!!

NOTE: Some of you might not have accounts at all the platforms that hoppers have used to post their projects..and so are NOT able to comment on those projects. That's okay....I am making an exception for link-ups that go to FB, IG, or Flickr and maybe one or two other troublesome platforms. Please comment on those projects if you possibly can, but if you can't because you don't have an account there it will not count against you for this prize.  If you are having trouble commenting on a project or two, just make a note of it in the comments, please. Thanks!!

And.....how is Janis doing on commenting, you might wonder.....????
Well, I finally got started commenting on Friday evening and am sooooo impressed with your awesome projects.  I've only made it a little over 1/3 of the way so far, because I take my time as I work through the link-up, reading each post, laughing (and sometimes crying) at the cat tales, and enjoying each project.  You have taken a ton of time on your entries and posts...and I don't want to miss a thing!!!  So.....I might not finish commenting by tonight, but I WILL get to EVERY SINGLE post!!  Thank you so much for the time and effort you have put in.

After all the gates are closed on the Daily Game link-ups and commenting....AND I get done with all my commenting!!....it will take me a few days to get all the winners run with random.org.  But I will be posting that list as soon as I can, so be watching for it!  

Hasn't our 2018 Cat Lovers Hop been fun?????  Thank you soooooooo much for all your excitement and participation.  I wouldn't be doing it, if I didn't get such positive encouragement from all you cat lovers out there!!  You have made this the best year ever for the Cat Lovers Hop!!!  

That's all for now.  I'll let you get on with your commenting, and I will see you in a few days with the Winners List!!!  Yay!!!

❤ 
Janis