Monday, October 23, 2017

The 2017 Cat Lovers Hop and Link-Up is HEEEEEERE!!!!


But then you remember the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop begins today!!!

It's finally time for the


Hi, Friends.....

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop!!! This is our third hop and little by little it keeps growing. I am so excited you are a part of it!! This is the post where you link up your cat projects all week long. (Please use #CatLoversHop2017 on social media!!) I also will have daily posts that you don't want to miss because there are more fun things to do....and to WIN!! These will have post titles that include the day of the hop like "Day 1...." "Day 2....." so be on the look-out for them!

How to participate in the 2017 CAT LOVERS HOP:

Before you get started, PLEASE read the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs HERE. This will answer many of your questions, particularly if you are new to our hop!
There are three ways to get a chance to win a randomly drawn prize from our awesome sponsors:

1. The Cat Lovers Hop is open link up a cat-themed project (or projects...there is no limit) right here at the bottom of THIS post by 11:55 pm Pacific, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.
(Please use #CatLoversHop2017 on social media!!)  You may enter your project in up to 3 other challenges in addition to this a total of 4 challenges all together. See my 2017 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs HERE to see what qualifies as a cat-themed project, so you don't miss out on being eligible for the prizes!! Around half the prizes will be randomly drawn from projects linked on this page. Be sure to include my 2017 Cat Lovers Hop Badge in your post.

2. Leave a comment on any or all of the cat projects from the link up. The more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning! Comments on projects must be made by 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 29, 2017 to be eligible for the comment prize drawings. (Notice that you have an extra day for commenting on those projects that come in on the last day of the link-up.) Around half of the prizes will be randomly drawn from comments on the cat projects.

3. Participate in the games you will see on each of my daily posts (They will have post titles such as: Day 1....Day 2...etc) There is a daily prize!!  And no blog is required!!  :)

NEW THIS YEAR:  You can link up your entry to the Daily Games throughout the duration of the Hop, including the extra day for commenting.  Entries need to be in by 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 29, 2017 to be eligible for the daily prize.   Each of these daily prizes will be available world-wide! Yay!!

I keep talking about sponsors and prizes, so I bet you want to know who they are and what they have donated as prizes.  Right???? Of course you do!!!

Returning Sponsors:
I am so excited and grateful to have the following returning sponsors. I think you will agree that their support and generosity have made our Cat Lovers Hops extra fun!!! A huge thank you to each one of them for sponsoring us in the past and coming back for more of the furry frenzy this year!!! Here they are with the prizes they are offering this year:

Art Impressions - Be Joyful Window AND With a Friend Window (a doubly sweet prize to one lucky winner!!!)

CatLadyBox - One of their deluxe CRAZY CatLadyBoxes. (Me-WOWza!!)
Ike's Art - 6 newly released cat digital images (from the originator of the Show Us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge Blog, these digis will be prizes for our Daily Games.)
JessicaLynnOriginal - The Love Of A Cat clear stamp set (tame...with a touch of the exotic!)
Knitty Kitty - 3 Digital kitty stamps of the winner's choice! (I am in love with these potato-sack shaped cats!!!)
MHK Designs - Friendship digital stamp set (this country image stole my heart.)
Newton's Nook - $20 Gift Voucher to their online store (choose your favorite Newton!!)
Paper Smooches -Nine Lives stamp set (such fun felines!)
Sweet 'n Sassy - $15 Gift Voucher for their online store
Taylored Expressions - Care & Comfort - Pets stamp set (perfect for those sad occasions when we need a pet sympathy card.)
Waffle Flower - Flora Cat - Dream stamp set (whimsical sleepy kitties.....what's not to love???)

New sponsors:
And here are my new sponsors for this year's Cat Lovers Hop. I know you will be thrilled to see who has come on board with us this year! Let's hear some welcoming purrs for each of them. (Purr...purr...purr...)

Avery Elle - Furry Friends stamp set (love the expressions on these sweet faces!)
Brutus Monroe - Rock Star Pets stamp set (TWO winners will each receive one of these totally rockin' sets!!)
Crafty Kitty Cat Shop - cat die (Fiki's shop is full of sweet bargains!)
DL.ART - CATS Flair Buttons (choose 1 from 5 different sets of fab cats!)
Kellie Stamps - Cat's Life stamp sets (Two winners!! One will receive this set in digital format and the other will receive the clear stamp set. Purr-fect sentiments and labels!)
Leigh SB Designs - One digital stamp of the winner's choice (soooo artsy!!)
MarkerPOP -
Doodlebug Kitten Smitten 6x6 Paper Pad  PLUS  Waffle Flower - Hello Stampurr stamp set (One winner will receive both items!!)
Stampendous - Laurel Burch Indigo Cat stamp set PLUS the coordinating die set (My favorite Laurel Burch cat set!! One winner will receive both stamps and dies...WOW!!)
Sugar Pea Designs - What's Mew? stamp set (super-adorable!!)
Sunny Studio - $25 Gift Voucher to their online store
Technique Tuesday - Kyle the Cool Cat stamp set (fabulous set of whiskers!!)
The Greeting Farm - Kitty Stacks stamp set (use the kitties singly or make them sleep in a heap!)
Your Next Stamp - $15 Gift Voucher to their online store

Okay, now......just how incredibly fantastic is that line up????? Are you excited yet? I am!!! I am so humbled and appreciative that each of these wonderful sponsors has agreed to support the Cat Lovers Hop. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all these new and returning fabulous companies!!! I will be introducing them in more detail on my daily posts, so be sure to come back each day!!

As I was listing all these amazing kitty stamp sets, it occurred to me that many of you cat lovers might already own some of these sets. If you would like to tell me in the comments of this post which (if any) of them you already have, I will try to make sure that if you happen to be a lucky winner you will get a set you don't have yet! :)

NOTE: Since a few of the prizes are quite sizable, some sponsors sadly must limit sending them to USA addresses only...because of enormous international postage costs. I have lots of sponsors, however, who say world-wide is fine! Yay!!! So please tell me in your comment below if you are USA or International and PLEASE leave your email address (in code).
(Here's an example: "Love this gorgeous kitty card. The coloring is fabulous and that expression on its face is priceless!! <3 Janis jwoolbright at gmail dot com USA")
Unfortunately, if I cannot tell where you live, I will assume you are international and you will not be eligible for the USA only prizes.

All cat-themed projects must be linked up right here at the bottom of THIS POST to be eligible for prizes. 
(Please use #CatLoversHop2017 on social media!!)  I will have some other DAILY games and activities with a link-up on that day's post....specifically for THAT game. PLEASE do not link your cat project up in the daily posts......only right here on THIS POST. Thank you! Remember, you may enter your cat-themed projects in other challenges, but please limit it to 3 other challenges besides this 4 total challenges. Thanks so much for this.

So.....Are you ready????

On your claws. Get set. Gooooooooooooooooooo!!! Have fun with this and let me know if you have any questions!



  1. Meowza! That's a purrrty pawsome lineup! Thank you all, generous sponsors!! And, Janis, thank YOU so very much for all your hard work in putting on this hop... I truly look forward to it all year long!! dcomer1 at gmail USA
    I have Art Impressions With a Friend Window and the Stampendous Laurel Burch Indigo Cats. Let's see... did I forget anything? Oh - I've got to go post my first card! Toodles!!

  2. YaY !!! I just LUV this Hop. :-) A fabulous display of Sponsors. Let's hope this is your biggest year yet :-D
    IKE xxxxx

    My Challenge Blog
    My Shop
    My Blog
    FB Fan Page
    Cat Lovers Challenge Blog

    1. p.s. I don't have ANY of the offered prizes :-D xx

  3. Meowza! It's here! Thank you Janis for all of your hard work and to the fabulous sponsors. So excited! I don't have any of the offered prizes. WooHoo! xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

  4. YAY! purrrrrfect!
    love this blog hop!
    its pawesome for all cat lovers!
    amazing sponsors!
    Love those cat memes! they are so cute!
    I don't have any of the offered prizes :)
    Now of to post my 1st cad for this pawesome blog hop!

  5. Meow, meow, meow! Been looking forward to this fun hop, Janis. Great list of sponsors. I do not have any of the sets offered. rebyah1 at gmail dot com USA

  6. So excited about the Cat Lovers Hop! Thank you, Janis! And thank you to all the wonderful and generous sponsors! And WOW, lots of kitty projects entered already! I really need to get my act together! As for where I live, I'm in Canada and the prizes I already own are Paper Smooches, Jessica Lynn Original, SugarPea Designs, and MarkerPOP. Best of success with the hop again this year, Janis, and much appreciation for all the kitty inspiration!

  7. YAY HAPPY HAPPY DAY 1🎉😺. Thrilled to be joining you for my 2nd year😺 I don't have any of these PURRfectly delightful sponsor prizes! Gorgeous inspiration projects, what a great start to the hop! Leigh in the USA - LeighSBDesigns at cox dot net

  8. I never knew there was a Cat Lover's Hop! Makes total sense to me!
    Have cat on lap and coffee in hand!


    1. Welcome to the OTHER 4c's ... Cats, Coffee, Crafting & Chocolate. We make clarity, cut, color and carat jealous! Lol!

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  10. I remembered the Cat Lover's Blog Hop all weekend long. Didn't actually do anything in anticipation for it but you know.... you can't rush greatness. LOL!

  11. Wow! What a fantastic group of sponsors and prizes! Absolutely purrrrrrfect!

  12. This will be my first year to participate (only because I discovered it today). I am super excited I did!!! Heading to my craft room NOW. ;) I do not own any of the listed prizes so no problems from me (wink). :) I usually have one of my kitty fur babies "helping" me create (or napping in my craft room).

    Beverly S.
    theladystamper2000atyahoodotcom. USA

  13. First time joining in on the fun hop! Thanks so much for organizing such a fabulous hop!

  14. Thank you Janis and all the great Sponsors! USA

  15. Thank you again for hosting this absolutely fun and adorable hop Janis, and to the generous sponsors for their prizes. It looks like the only stamp set that I already own is the one by Paper Smooches...which is unbelievable, because I thought I had soooo many cat stamps! Looking forward to enjoying everyone else's projects and having the purrrr-fect crafty week!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com, USA

  16. Have really been looking forward to this fabulous hop! It is the first year I have joined in so am so excited to have linked up! Thank you for organising all the fun.
    smith dot craftychris at gmail dot com I am in the UK. xxx

  17. Janis, this is such a wonderful hop and I'm so glad that this will be my third year participating. THANKS for all your hard work and all that you do to organize this!!! i don't have any of the prizes, live in the USA.

  18. Oh boy...I think I missed this last year and am glad I will be able to participate this year...looking forward to tomorrow!

  19. Off and running! Third year doing this... well done Janis!!

  20. Just happened across this blog hop earlier today. Right up my alley as I'm a huge cat lover. With 6 of my own at the moment. Added my 1st card and hope to do a few more. I live in the USA bears_102 at yahoo dot com

  21. Look at all of the fabulous projects!! I almost forgot about this, I've been busy helping my mom after open heart surgery. This is a great break!

  22. Oh my....there are so many fun and creative projects on the hop that I am in awe! Seeing all of these projects makes me want to go on a 24 hour a day crafting spree with all of my stamps and papers...but alas, I do need to take time out to eat and sleep...sigh.

  23. I'm hoping to get a few cards made for the hop and I have all my craft supplies out but we'll just have to see. Life with two little active busy girls has a way of making me switch gears often! The prizes look awesome and I've already checked out a lot of the projects, which are all so fun!

  24. Hello Janis, so many wonderful cat projects. I just added some un-dead cats bwahahahahahaaha. Will be back again soon with some more feline inspiration. Regarding prizes, I don't have any of the stamps shown so would be happy to receive any of them if I should be lucky, or a gift card of course. I don't use digi's so much...... Thanks for hosting this feline fun and thanks to all the lovely sponsors. Hugz craftynomad at gmail dot com Norway

  25. I just want to shout out to the fabulous and inventive designs on Flickr - I don't belong so I am unable to comment, but Karen Ladd and Sue LD are really making some cute stuff! If someone has access to Flickr I'd appreciate it if you could let them know that, even tho I can't comment :) <3

  26. I'm doing my best to visit every entry and leave a comment but as I don't have a Flickr account, I can't leave comments on those. My apologies to any and all who have posted their projects using Flickr. I did visit and would have commented if I was allowed to do so. :-D

    1. Forgot to add that I am definitely a digi user although I have my share of rubber, too. I don't have any of the prizes which are being offered so would be happy to win anything. :-D

  27. I am loving these cards on the cat lover's hop. Thank you for all the work putting the hop together!

  28. Yay!!! Finally I am working on a Cat card to participate here Janis! Got some free time and will post tomorrow, So ecited for this awesome hop:)D. I really enjoyed all your posts and really inspired by your creativity, will try to comment tomorrow now,here it's night time.
    Hats off to all your hard work with super array of sponsored prizes! Such fun creations by all! Glad to know some are for International too!

  29. Ooooh! I've managed a project every day!! That was the goal.. and achieved it! Yahoo! Thanks Janis! Loved this! xx

  30. Thank you so much for the hop and to the sponsors! I have so enjoyed looking at everyone's creations!

  31. Amazing number of entries Janis.... is this a record year ?
    I have managed to comment on everyone except those on Flickr, Instagram or Splitcoast as I don't belong to those :-(
    Thank you very much for another superb Hop.
    Here's to next year :-D
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  32. Darn it, just missed out on the linky! Will post my make anyway and link back here. Thanks for all the fun! Jo x

  33. Fun hope Janis Thank you fur putting this on- I love cats!!!

  34. Thank you for having a kitty cat blog hop!! Omgosh how absolutely PURRfect! Kitties are the #1 pet in the USA and just have a special place in my heart :) Meow to all!

  35. Whoo-ho!!! I didn't think I would make it, but I finally managed to comment on all the posts apart from the last one, which is paw-some! Thank you Janis for hosting this hop again - you've done an amazing job! Thank you, too, to all the generous sponsors! It has been terrific and I can't wait to do it all over again next year! xx

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