Saturday, October 29, 2016


WORLD CAT DAY - Oct. 29, 2016


Hi, Friends.....


Welcome to Day 6, the FINAL DAY, of the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop here at Her Peaceful Garden!!!!   Today, October 29th, is World Cat Day and this is why I chose the last week of October to hold the Cat Lovers Hop.  I will have another Bonus Post today celebrating this special day with some of my favorite cat memes, cartoons, etc.  I hope you will enjoy it.  

Hey....maybe I will have another link-up at the bottom of this page.  It won't be for prizes, but if you make a separate World Cat Day post of cartoons, memes, etc....please link it up at the bottom of the page for us all to enjoy!!  (If you have a cat project on your post, though, please ONLY link it up on the main page...not down here.  Thanks!)

I LOVE doing this hop because we have........

The best cat stories:
I can't thank each one of you enough for your participation.  I have so very much enjoyed the cat tales and projects you have shared.  I have laughed and cried along with you at the happy and sad experiences that are necessarily a part of having and losing beloved pets.  I have not had a chance to hop around to all the might take me a few days, but I WILL visit you!!  

The best people:
I have been delighted to see a few special games, features, and giveaways on the linked up projects, too!!  THANK YOU for this special touch that makes our hop something very, very special!!  Cat lovers are some of the kindest, sweetest, and giving people on the planet.  Everyone involved in this hop shows that so very well!!!

The best sponsors. Oh, my!!!:
And.....haven't we had just the most generous sponsors, too????  I am deeply humbled at their continued support and encouragement.  I am just a crazy old cat lady who is a regular alleycat-variety blogger just like many of you.....not on any design teams ever....and these fabulous individuals at these wonderful companies were willing to take a chance and sponsor us!!!  That says TONS about how remarkable these companies are!!!  

I hope you have had time to tell them thank you!  I have included links for the social media pages of the featured sponsors on each of the daily posts to make it easy to express your if you haven't sent them each a message yet, feel free to go back to the previous pages to see where to thank them. 

Well, I hope you have come ready for one last day of kitty inspiration, kitty games, and chances for prizes because this is the place!! 

Remember there are three ways to participate in the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop:
1.  Make a cat-themed project (or projects, there is no limit!) and link up over at the main postThis is the last day to link-up.  The cat flap closes at 11:55 pm Pacific, TODAY...Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016!
2.  Comment on any or all of the linked up projects at the main post.  You can continue to comment through TOMORROW ....11:55 pm Pacific, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. 
3.  Participate in the Daily Game at the bottom of each Daily Post.  I don't have a new game for prizes today, but you can still participate in the Daily Game for Day 5 if you haven't yet.  It is open until comments close for the Main Hop, 11:55 pm Pacific, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016.  Remember there is a daily prize!  

I will have a link-up below for you to share your special World Cat Day posts with your favorite cat cartoons, memes, etc.  NO POSTS WITH PROJECTS, please...those go on the link up on the main postThis is only for posts without any projects.  Thanks!! 

Before you get started, PLEASE read the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQ page. This will answer many of your questions!!

Neat & Tangled
All three featured companies today are new sponsors to the Cat Hop this year.  THANK YOU for climbing up the cat tree with the rest of us!!!

First on the list is Neat & Tangled!!!!

Neat & Tangled is generously offering TWO prizes for lucky winners: Purrrfect stamp set AND (as a late addition) they are also offering a second prize.....their Kitty's Favorite Things stamp set!! Thank you so much!!

I don't have either of these stamp sets so Neat & Tangled provided this card made by Danielle Walls, the owner/illustrator of Neat & Tangled, herself, to illustrate the Kitty's Favorite Things stamp set.  So cute!!!! Thank you, Danielle!!!

Please take time to visit Neat & Tangled at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
Next on the list of new sponsors today is JessicaLynnOriginal!!!!

 Image 1

JessicaLynnOriginal is donating her The Love Of A Cat clear stamp set
to one of the lucky winners. 
JessicaLynnOriginal, LLC


I don't have this stamp set so they sent this sample for me to show you.  How sweet is this little fluffy kitty??!!!!


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 2016 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
The final sponsor for this year's Cat Lovers Hop is CatLadyBox!!!

I had not heard of CatLadyBox until my pal D.Ann sent me a link.  What a totally fun company!!. I am so excited that they contacted me and squeezed in the door at the last minute!!!  (Like any self-respecting cat, right?) They send out monthly boxes, on a subscription basis, of unique cat-themed products designed especially for Cat Ladies like us!!!  :)  They also offer a CRAZY CatLadyBox, which contains all the same things the regular CatLadyBox has, but includes some special things for your cat, too!!!  How fun is that????

CatLadyBox is generously sending one of their CRAZY CatLadyBoxes to a lucky winner in USA, Canada, or UK! So be sure to let me know if you live in one of those places so you can be in the random drawing!!!
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 2016 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

Whew.......That's a lot of sponsors that we have this year!!!  I am so grateful for each of them!!!

Remember we don't have a Daily Game today, but you can still comment and link your name up on the game for Day 5

The just for fun (no prizes) linkup below is for sharing any special posts you make in honor of World Cat Day.....with cat cartoons, memes, etc that you would like for us to enjoy with you!  I'll be putting one on later today.  :)  I will keep this open throughout the time for comments on the main hop in case someone makes an World Cat Day post a day late.  :)  Please do not post links here that have cat projects on them....those link up on the main post! This is just for things like pages with cat cartoons, etc.  Thanks!

You may use this World Cat Day image if you like:

Thank you, everyone, for your participation.  This has been a fabulously crazy...but fun week!!!!



  1. THANK YOU so much Janis for having me as one of your Sponsors on this amazing 2016 Hop. I have enjoyed it so much and am going to spend the weekend hopping around and leaving some love. :-)
    Some super great prizes today - I just love those stamp sets.
    I have one last special treat on my Blog today as a bonus :-D

    IKE xxxx

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  2. Janis - thank you so much for organising this event. It has been so much fun! I've been inspired and learned such a lot from visiting everyone's blogs. Hope you'll do it again next year? x
    caroleannjones2 (at) msn (dot) com

  3. Janis, Janis, Janis! You ARE the cat's meow!! You are such a DEAR with all the hard work you have done on putting together this fabulous hop for us all to get our crafty kitty fix!!! I am amazed that you were able to do projects from most of the sponsors and at your fabulous and entertaining posts. But I sure hope this 4am business hasn't gotten you down... perhaps next year you can delegate some of the work so we can lighten your load as I know we'd all love it VERY MUCH if we could do this again!! I have yet to finish thanking all of our wonderful sponsors, but I definitely will, right after I finish my final posts (Unlike you, I simply can't function into the wee hours!). Thanks to all the sponsors and to all the hoppers who made such fabulous projects and left such kind and fun messages, too!

    1. You would think by now I'd remember to add this, but I keep forgetting. Watch me add it by habit to other hops now, too. lol: (USA - dcomer1 gmail)

  4. Hi, Janis! Happy World Cat Day to you too! It's been such a fun week! You're amazing! I've enjoyed your daily posts, games, and inspiration! I've enjoyed visiting everyone's cards - I'm up to date as of last night but of course I'll have to get around to see everything that gets linked today! I don't want to miss a thing! I've enjoyed having all the visitors to my blog too - you are right - cat people are the sweetest! And, yes, you do have the most generous and awesome sponsors! I have thanked them all on their facebook pages and have "liked" each one (I'm Karen Garber on facebook). I'm sad the hop is ending but in a way it will be good to get some things done around the house - I've spent most of my time blogging and hopping this week! Hope you will eventually get around to see everyone's cards and projects because they are impressive! And I also want to add CONGRATULATIONS - this has been a very successful hop!

    KT Fit Kitty
    fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

  5. Hi Janis! What great prizes today. I smiled to see that if it fits I sits stamp in the prizes. I saw that for the first time on one of the blogs. Thanks for organizing this hop! It's been so much fun.
    PJ from US, princessjudy4 @

  6. HI Janis. Happy World Cat Day! I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed everything you've put together and thanks so much to the fab sponsors being showcased today and throughout the past week. I've enjoyed all the friendship and inspiration from everyone involved. I'll be so sad when it over. Hope you continue the tradition. xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

  7. Happy World Cat Day! I've enjoyed your Cat Lovers Hop and your posts each day, as well as all the cards you've shared with us!
    If Coco liked treats, she'd get extra today. Picky little rascal turns her nose up at them!

  8. Jen from Newton's Nook posted an entry in your Cat Lovers Hop which of course led me here. I am a cat lover but unfortunately we rehomed our Maine Coon "Leonidas" when we sold our home to full time travel. He was not raised to be a travel cat and we felt it best that he live in a traditional home environment. I love to collect cat papercrafting supplies to torment all my dog lover friends:) Happy Cat World Day Everyone!

  9. What a wonderful time this has been. I love that once a year (so far - hopefully again next year!!) that there is a time dedicated to the cat/s who live in our lives. The daily challenges have been lovely (mostly memories not thought about for a long time) and thought provoking. Not to mention place where we can gather to do show-and-tell with our projects! At the very least - the sponsors - who generous they have been and what fun products from them all! Awesome work drawing all this together Janis! A mammoth of a job - and evenso - brought a lot of pleasure!
    Thanks You! mandysea1 at yahoo dot com

  10. I have so enjoyed this year's Cat Lovers Hop. The sponsors have been fabulous and so much inspiration and fun from your blog posts. I am off to comment on everyone's projects.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

  11. Happy cat day!
    sponsors are great!
    love your card with Neat & Tangled kitty!
    love those stamps!
    your card with kitty from JessicaLynnOriginal is so cute!
    thank you for this amazing blog hop!
    I had so much fun!
    lots of hugs

    1. i forget to add Croatia

  12. Happy Cat Day! A heartfelt thank you Janis for hosting this fun event,and a special thank you to all the wonderful sponsors! I have had a great time this week! Bitter sweet to see it end. Thumbs up to all the Cat lovers out there! Tee
    USA thealteredpaper(at)

  13. Happy HAPPY world cat day!!! Thank YOU Janis, for all your hard work organizing this Hop - it is my FAVORITE hop (and really the only one I play in). All the participants are so friendly & caring - and it is SO much fun! <3 Christi ~ StampinDiva at Yahoo dot com ~ USA

  14. Yay! World Cat Day!This has been such fun and I sure hope I can get caught up on all those last minute posts. I just got mine in too. I couldn't sleep. Stupid congestion.

  15. Happy World Cat Day to everyone! What more perfect week to have this Cat hop than the one that has World Cat Day in it. I don't know if I'll be able to comment on all the projects but everything I've seen is awesome. The projects and the stories about real life cats have made this more fun than a boxful of kittens. Thank you Janis for a GREAT hop! Thanks also to the sponsors for the prizes!!

  16. A big thank you to Janis and all the hop sponsors for a fun week filled with all things cat. I don't have a blog but wanted to share a photo of my sweet only-kitty, Teddy, who is 17 years I linked up to a photo on my Flickr account. The cat stories and projects have made me smile and sometimes tear up. I wish I'd had time to make more projects, because I have more cat stamps and supplies that are meowing to be used. I guess we'll all have to hop that Janis does this next year as well so we can keep the fur flying, right? Happy World Cat Day!!
    kladd94803 at

  17. Happy World Cat Day, Janis! Just gotta read this as we are sleeping when this was posted and I read it this morning. It is such a wonderful and fun time here and Im sad it is ending soon. Really a great place to learn so much about Cats supplies and projects, Im so glad I found you. Thank you so much for putting all these together and Thanks to all the sponsors too.

  18. This has been wonderful! Thanks so much for having a fun hop.

  19. Thank you, Janis, for having this fun hop! I love seeing everyone's oh so cute creations. And all the wonderful stories of their real kitties, too.
    And a huge thanks for getting all these wonderful, and so generous, sponsors!


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