Chaienne

Chaienne

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 

 





Saturday, October 27, 2018

DAY 6: 2018 Cat Lovers Hop




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Welcome to Day 6 of the
2018 CAT LOVERS HOP!!!

 If you have a project to linkup....(today is the LAST DAY to LINK UP!)... please SIGN IN HERE (required to be eligible for prizes) and then go to the Main Hop Page
(Please use #CatLoversHop2018 on social media!!)
 Also, please check out my
2018 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs


Hi, Friends......

I can't believe it is already Day 6 and THE LAST DAY TO LINK UP PROJECTS!!!  Despair not, though, because you can still COMMENT THROUGH TOMORROW!!!  Comments close at 11:59 pm, Sunday, Oct.28, 2018.   Yes, you get an extra day to catch up on your commenting...especially for those last-second projects that get linked up near midnight tonight!!  :)  Tomorrow's post will be a Wrap-Up Post and will have a link-up for you to enter if you have heroically managed to comment on every single project!! (You marathon commenters must have a much faster internet connection than mine is here in Idaho!!)

Let's get on to the final group of super-awesome sponsors: JessicaLynnOriginal, Hampton Art, Stamplorations, MarkerPOP, Altenew (#altenew), and, as always, for our Daily Game, Ike's Art.
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JessicaLynnOriginal







JessicaLynnOriginal is one of our lovely  returning sponsors this year.



 



They are offering their adorable Celine's Kittens stamp set to a lucky winner!!










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 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Hampton Art


Many of you already noticed that Hampton Art was the sponsor for pre-Hop Badge Giveaway (now closed). Thank you to all of you who helped publicize the Hop by posting the badge on your blog, FB, IG, etc.


 


Hampton Art generously provided the fabulous Art Impressions - Crazy Cat Lady stamp set for one lucky winner.  If you haven't already thanked them, please see the links below. :)










Please take time to visit Hampton Art at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Stamplorations
  
Please welcome new sponsor, Stamplorations, to our 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!

Shery at Stamplorations is kindly offering a $15 Gift Voucher to their online store to one lucky winner!!


Please take time to visit Stamplorations at these social media spots: Blog, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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MarkerPOP


I am happy to welcome MarkerPOP back as a returning sponsor.  They offer an amazing selection of coloring products as well as a huge number of fabulous stamp sets and dies.  


This year MarkerPOP is offering a Mystery Prize worth at least $50 to a lucky USA winner who is willing to pay $6.50 shipping
Probably a bag, not a box!!  lol....
via PayPal.  
(If you are interested in being in the drawing for this prize and paying the shipping, leave me a comment on the MAIN HOP POST telling me "YES to MarkerPOP".)




Please take time to visit MarkerPOP at these social media spots: TwitterInstagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Altenew (#altenew)

I am delighted to welcome new sponsor, Altenew!! 






Altenew is generously donating one of their awesome layering Modern Cats stamp sets to a lucky winner.  (I'm soooooo jealous!!!  lol...)









Please take time to visit Altenew (and please use #Altenew) at these social media spots: TwitterInstagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2018 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: BlogInstagram, Store, and Facebook Group. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

BONUS:  Ike's Show us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge theme this month is Furrything Goes + MEOW-loween.  So if you make a kitty creation for the Cat Hop (Halloween or not), you can also link it up over there!!  Yay!!



Ike has graciously designed a new seasonal set of digital images for prizes for our Daily Games.  I will randomly choose 4 winners from all the entries in the Daily Games to win one of these fab images.  (NOTE:  You must link up your name in the linky tool at the bottom of each post to be in the drawing for the digi prizes.)  I will be featuring each of the images individually on the next four days of the hop.

I don't have an image to feature today because I did each of them for the last several days.  You can see them on the previous posts...Days 2, 3, 4, 5.

NOTE:  PLEASE PLAY THE DAILY GAME EVEN IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE IN THE DRAWINGS FOR THE DIGI PRIZES. 

Not all of you use digis and have indicated that to me when you SIGNED IN.  I hope you will still participate in the Daily Game.  You do NOT have to participate in the digi giveaway to answer the Daily Game question that lets us all get to know each other better.  If you want to be in the digi prize drawing, link up your name each day that you participate.

DAY 6 GAME:  Do you trim your cat's claws?  What do you use?  Do any of you use SoftClaws, or similar nail caps?

I'll start........Of course I trim my cats' claws!!! If I didn't trim them, I would be torn to shreds every time I picked one up, with their clinging on to me and making happy feet all over me. Yowch!! It is unbelievable how long and sharp their claws grow.

I use inexpensive regular nail clippers that I buy a dozen at a time at the Dollar Store. That way I can have a pair handy any time an affectionate kitty reminds me that it is time for a trim! I nearly always have one in my pocket, but I also have one in my craft drawer, one in the kitchen, and several in the bathroom. We use them for our own "claws", too. When they get dull or have a nick...in the trash they go. When I am trying to sweet talk a kitty, I cannot mess around with clippers that don't work well!! 


I carefully begin trimming kitten claws as soon as I start getting scratches from them climbing around on me...usually around 10
weeks old. They get used to it....as it is just part of living here! ❤❤❤


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

1.  Leave a comment about how or if you trim your cat's claws.
2.  After you finish your comment:  if you want to be in the drawing for the prize, 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!!!

NOTE: 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 11:55 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 28, 2018 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. (Please use #CatLoversHop2018 on social media!!) This link-up below is just to enter the drawing for the Daily Game after you have commented about nail trimming.  Thanks!!!

Thank you sooooooooooo much for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop.  Your encouragement and participation has been a real boost to me!!!

🖤
Janis







Friday, October 26, 2018

DAY 5: 2018 Cat Lovers Hop



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Welcome to Day 5 of the
2018 CAT LOVERS HOP!!!

 If you have a project to linkup, please SIGN IN HERE (required to be eligible for prizes) and then go to the Main Hop Page
(Please use #CatLoversHop2018 on social media!!)
 Also, please check out my
2018 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs


Hi, Friends.....

It is Day 5 and have you seen how many projects are linked up???  I need to really get busy polishing up my last posts so I can hop around and visit everyone, too!!!  :)  BONUS:  Another blogger is having a lovely GIVEAWAY on this hop!  You won't want to miss the chance at the fabulous prize Pink Crafty Mama is offering!! 

Did you know that we have 3 generations from one family participating in the hop this year?  Karen Ladd sent me a note a couple of weeks ago asking if her young granddaughters (who love to craft!) could join in the hop.  Of course the answer was YES!!!  This hop is open to all ages.  You might have seen the adorable projects by 8 yr old Remi and 4 yr old Blair, already, but if not....be sure to check them out on the Flickr page belonging to their mommy (who happens to be Karen's daughter!).  Give a big welcome and pat on the back to these budding young artists!!  They already are better at drawing and coloring than I am!!!  :)

Let's get right on to the festivities for today!

The featured sponsors for Day 5 are: Winnie & Walter, Sweet 'n Sassy, MHK Designs, Gerda Steiner Designs, Clearly Besotted, and, as always, for our Daily Game, Ike's Art.

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Winnie & Walter
I am thrilled to introduce Winnie & Walter as a new sponsor to our Cat Lovers HopI have been a fan of theirs for several years now, after getting lured in by Shay's fabulous challenges over at the blog!!!  lol...
(Incidentally, four of us cat hoppers happen to have just won in Shay's ginormous WCMD challenges...including Gail (ionabunny) who snagged the Grand Prize.....a $100 Gift Voucher to their online store!!! Congratulations, Gail!!)

BONUS:  Shay has two super-fun challenges going on right now:  Color Challenge (thru Nov.9)   Rerun Challenge (thru Nov.1)  They are not cat-related, but if you enter using a cat then you can use it for this hop, too!   Click on those links to get all the deets.  She does require at least one W&W product to be used on the entry, but she offers printable FREEBIES which count!!
 

For quite some time Shay didn't have any cat stamp sets in her store, although a few sets did have a kitty included with other animals.  Last year, too late for the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop, she introduced a must-have stamp set for cat lovers:  Purrfect with Evelin T Designs.  LOVE!!!  One lucky winner will receive this fur-abulous prize!!!




I happen to own this set....are you surprised?  lol...  So I made a sample card for today's hop.....it's even a One-Layer Card!!  Aren't those kittens in the teacup just adorable???  LOVE!!!  

This will fit with the
Color Challenge that I mentioned above!  ❤

Please take time to visit Winnie & Walter at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is a returning sponsor to the Cat Lovers Hop. Korin has a wonderful variety of both clear and digi stamps in their store, plus supplies for Bible journaling. They are giving a $15 Gift Voucher to their online store to one lucky winner!!


Please take time to visit Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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MHK Designs

 


I am pleased to welcome returning sponsor MHK Designs and the lovely Mynn back again this year.




Mynn is taking some time off from designing, but graciously offered to design a new digital cat-themed set especially for this hop!!  What a sweetheart!!!  ❤  This will not be in her shop until next year sometime, so you are truly getting a premiere sneak peek!!!  One lucky winner will receive this fabulous Cat Silhouettes digital set.




I absolutely adore these wonderful silhouettes ...esp since I am not that great at coloring!!!  :)  I made a sample using the fabulous kitty in the tree image, sponging the sky with twilight colors.





Please take time to visit MHK Designs at these social media spots: Blog, Instagram, Etsy Store, and Facebook Group. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Gerda Steiner Designs

Let's give a big Cat Hop welcome to new sponsor Gerda Steiner
Designs!!  




They have some new cat images and are generously providing one of their adorable Santa and a Kitten stamps to TWO winners!!






Please take time to visit Gerda Steiner Designs at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Clearly Besotted



Please welcome Clearly Besotted, another new sponsor to our Cat Hops!  Isn't it exciting to see these fabulous companies join us?!!

Clearly Besotted is offering a generous £10 (pound sterling) gift voucher for their online store!!


Please take time to visit Clearly Besotted at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2018 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: BlogInstagram, Store, and Facebook Group. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

BONUS:  Ike's Show us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge theme this month is Furrything Goes + MEOW-loween.  So if you make a kitty creation for the Cat Hop (Halloween or not), you can also link it up over there!!  Yay!!



Ike has graciously designed a new seasonal set of digital images for prizes for our Daily Games.  I will randomly choose 4 winners from all the entries in the Daily Games to win one of these fab images.  (NOTE:  You must link up your name in the linky tool at the bottom of each post to be in the drawing for the digi prizes.)  I will be featuring each of the images individually on the next four days of the hop.




Today I am featuring the last of the four images included in this set: "Cat-ucopia".  I love making Thanksgiving cards because of the rich colors.  I had a lot of fun coloring and choosing patterned papers for this card.









NOTE:  PLEASE PLAY THE DAILY GAME EVEN IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE IN THE DRAWINGS FOR THE DIGI PRIZES. 

Not all of you use digis and have indicated that to me when you SIGNED IN.  I hope you will still participate in the Daily Game.  You do NOT have to participate in the digi giveaway to answer the Daily Game question that lets us all get to know each other better.  If you want to be in the digi prize drawing, link up your name each day that you participate.

DAY 5 Game:  What is the strangest thing your cat has fished out of the trash or brought home to you?

I will start...and I hope this doesn't offend anyone's sensibilities!  But, beware.....

We used to have a kitty named Tiger Lily who was quite a cat.  One time we heard her from the other room growling and thumping around.  What in the world could she have????  Well, "Big Game Hunter" Tiger Lily had somehow discovered a used feminine product in the trash and fished the thing out.  She was leaping around with it and carrying it in her mouth like a prey item, with growls and snarls!!!!  Oh, my!  My daughter and I were unspeakably mortified and laughing hysterically as we grabbed her and extracted her prize!!!  BAD CAT!!!  lol... 

This is how to play the game to be eligible for the prize drawing:
1.  Leave a comment telling us something weird your cat has found.  I love reading crazy stories about everyone's cats!!!
2.  After you finish your comment:  if you want to be in the drawing for the prize, 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!!!

NOTE: 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. 28, 2018 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. (Please use #CatLoversHop2018 on social media!!) 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, thank you, thank you for all your fabulous participation this year.  I appreciate each of you taking time out of your busy schedule to be a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!  You are the best!!

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Janis







Thursday, October 25, 2018

DAY 4: 2018 Cat Lovers Hop



Not sure how to make this smaller, so you just have to watch it in the full size!  Sooooooo CUTE!!!  It reminds me so much of our first two kittens right after we were married, Cindy and Amy.  They snarled and growled so much while slashing and pinning each other to the ground that it is amazing they ever actually ate!!  lol...

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Welcome to Day 4 of the
2018 CAT LOVERS HOP!!!

 If you have a project to linkup, please SIGN IN HERE (required to be eligible for prizes) and then go to the Main Hop Page
(Please use #CatLoversHop2018 on social media!!)
 Also, please check out my
2018 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs


Hi, Friends......

Can you believe it is Day 4 already???  The Hop is half over and look at all our projects!!  I am thrilled with the participation and so very, very excited to have so many first-time cat hoppers!!!  I hope all you new ones can tell what a warm and friendly group this is.

Has everyone been taking advantage of the links on the Daily Posts for thanking the sponsors?????  With each sponsor I feature, I give you those links to make it easy for everyone to say a big THANKS!!   Let's show those generous sponsors how much we appreciate them!!

Speaking of sponsors.....today I am featuring Knitty Kitty Digis, Neat & Tangled, Taylored Expressions, Sunny Studio Stamps, Unity Stamp Company, and, as always, for our Daily Game, Ike's Art.


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Knitty Kitty Digis




Knitty Kitty Digis is a returning sponsor to the Cat Lovers Hop.  I am totally in love with Annabel's Knitty Kitty images.....soooooooo adorable!!   

She has designed a fabulous autumn-themed digital image especially for the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop, which will be the prize to one lucky participant.  Annabel was kind enough to send me the image to play with, too.  Here's the fun card I made with this super-sweet sleepy kitty in the tree.


I printed the digi on kraft paper and colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I LOVE that adorable little face!!
BONUS:  Annabel is launching this brand-new image over on her Facebook Group today.  You won't want to miss that post!

Please take time to visit Knitty Kitty Digis at these social media spots: the Knitty Kitty Digis Facebook Group and Etsy Store and also Annabel's Blog. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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 Neat &Tangled

   
 


Please say hello to returning sponsor Neat & Tangled.  They are generously offering their Kitty's Favorite Things stamp set to one lucky winner.









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 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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Taylored Expressions







Taylored Expressions is one of our fabulous returning sponsors.  


This year, Taylor is generously providing one of her Graysie Stamp and Die Combo sets to a lucky winner.  LOVE that this is a combo 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 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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 Sunny Studio Stamps




I am delighted to have Sunny Studio Stamps as a returning sponsor this year!


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 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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Unity Stamp Company

Unity is a returning sponsor and a wonderful company.  I appreciate their focus on encouragement and support, especially for women....like us!!  

I can always count on Unity to be helpful and generous.  This year they are donating TWO surprise prizes.  I know the winners will love the great quality of the designs and the construction of their stamps, which they make themselves right on site!!

Please take time to visit Unity Stamp Co. at these social media spotsBlog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.  Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2018 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: BlogInstagram, Store, and Facebook Group. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

BONUS:  Ike's Show us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge theme this month is Furrything Goes + MEOW-loween.  So if you make a kitty creation for the Cat Hop (Halloween or not), you can also link it up over there!!  Yay!!



Ike has graciously designed a new seasonal set of digital images for prizes for our Daily Games.  I will randomly choose 4 winners from all the entries in the Daily Games to win one of these fab images.  (NOTE:  You must link up your name in the linky tool at the bottom of each post to be in the drawing for the digi prizes.)  I will be featuring each of the images individually on the next four days of the hop.


Today I am featuring the Sparkler Kitty image from Ike's digital set.  This kitty is having waaaaaaay too much fun with the fireworks!!!  Here's the card I made with this celebratory image.  Ike probably intended this image as another Guy Fawkes Day selection, but I made my card so it could be used for 4th of July (rebellious colonist that I am...lol..) or maybe even New Year's Eve.  :)

  



NOTE:  PLEASE PLAY THE DAILY GAME EVEN IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE IN THE DRAWINGS FOR THE DIGI PRIZES. 

Not all of you use digis and have indicated that to me when you SIGNED IN.  I hope you will still participate in the Daily Game.  You do NOT have to participate in the digi giveaway to answer the Daily Game question that lets us all get to know each other better.  If you want to be in the digi prize drawing, link up your name each day that you participate.

Day 4 Game:  Is your cat a clinging vine?  Or an aloof loner?  Or something in between?

I'll start.....
Of our three cats that are inside mostly, Jetta is a little cuddlebug...  especially when she is cold.  She loves to jump on my lap when I am busy at my craft desk.  She isn't content to lie there quietly, though, she wants to be talking to me and to be held.  She refuses to tolerate me doing anything else but cradle her in my arms.  All work ceases when she decides it's time to snuggle.  She is the sweetest little pestilence of a cat!!  ❤❤❤
Othello is a vine on his terms, only.  Actually he is more like an Anaconda snake....smothering you by lying on your neck when you are trying to sleep.  But try to pick him up when he isn't in the mood? (If you can..he weighs 20 lb!)  His growls will tell you to think otherwise.  He would never bite or lash out, but he sounds fierce!!
Perdita is the aloof diva queen of the house.  She is really a nice kitty, but is shy and easily spooked.  When she decides to be affectionate, though, she can't stop purring and rubbing, talking non-stop the ENTIRE time.  She will occasionally jump on my lap (when there is nobody else around to see her deigning to let a mortal touch her!) and then she purrs and purrs and shows me how sweet she really is. ❤
This is how to play the game to be eligible for the prize drawing:

1.  Leave a comment about your cat's personality.
2.  After you finish your comment:  if you want to be in the drawing for the prize, 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!!!

NOTE: 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. 28, 2018 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. (Please use #CatLoversHop2018 on social media!!) 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 being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop. 

🖤
Janis