Tuesday, October 23, 2018

DAY 2: 2018 Cat Lovers Hop


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Welcome to Day 2 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.....

I am so glad you are joining us on Day 2 of our 2018 Cat Lovers Hop.  I have enjoyed reading about your cats and seeing the projects that have been linked up already.  Let's get right to the events for today.


My featured sponsors today are:  Your Next Stamp, Brutus Monroe, Kellie Stamps, CatLadyBox, Fiki at Bad Kitty's Craft Room, and, as always, for our Daily Game, Ike's Art.

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Your Next Stamp

We are kicking off the Day 2 sponsors with returning sponsor Your Next Stamp.  Here's what Karen the owner has to share with us:

Karen here, the proud owner of Your Next Stamp! I'm so excited to be sponsoring this fabulous challenge!  Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters and fans we've grown so much over the years, starting with just a few stamp sets to now a large growing inventory of Clear Stamps, Thin Metal Dies,YNS Gumdrops, Patterned Paper and Ink Pads! Our products are manufactured in Canada and the US of the highest quality materials, they are designed to make you smile and bring joy to craft rooms all around the world. We hope you enjoy our fun and whimsical stamps, dies and embellies just as much as we do!

BONUSYour Next Stamp is playing along with us today.  Be sure to check out their blog post to see what they have been working on!!

Your Next Stamp  is generously providing a $15 Gift Voucher to their online store to one lucky winner!!

Please take time to visit Your Next Stamp at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. 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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Brutus Monroe

I am so glad to welcome Brutus Monroe as a returning sponsor to our Cat Hop.  They are quickly establishing themselves as an up and coming stamp company with their fabulous products.

Brutus Monroe is generously providing a $25 Gift Voucher to their online store.
Please take time to visit Brutus Monroe 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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Kellie Stamps

 

 And now from clear down in Aussie-land, where the days are getting longer instead of shorter, we have another returning sponsor, Kellie Stamps.  So delighted to have Kellie join us again this year. 
  



 Kellie has designed yet another set of fabulous cat sentiments with her new Crazy Cat Lady Stamp Set.  I LOVE her original and hilarious style that comes through in this unique set! One lucky winner will get to play with these feline phrases in digital form.    Purr-fectly wonderful.

Please take time to visit Kellie Stamps at these social media spots: Kellie's Blog, Facebook, and Instagram. 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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CatLadyBox


CatLadyBox is a very exciting returning sponsor. They are a little different from our other sponsors because they are not part of the papercrafting community.

They offer subscription-based memberships to receive awesome packages of carefully selected cat-themed products for Cat Ladies...delivered right to your door monthly in a box that even your cat will LOVE!! (I know this because I follow them on Instagram and see the box opening pics!! lol..)

CatLadyBox is again offering one of their deluxe CRAZY CatLadyBoxes, which contains gifts for you AND for your cat!! A Purr-fect combination!! Me-WOW!!!


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 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Fiki at Bad Kitty's Craft Room


 
Our dear friend, Fiki, of Bad Kitty's Craft Room has put together a little bundle of super-fun cat-themed goodies and is offering it as a prize to one very lucky winner. FUR-abulous!!


Please take time to visit Fiki at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, 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: Blog, 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 Ike's Pump-Kit image from the above collection....so cute with the kitten perched on the Jack-o-lantern!  I used this image on a treat bag for my granddaughter for Halloween.  You can win this digital image by playing in the Daily Games and linking up your name below in today's post.





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 2 GAME:  Kitty Name Tag


I love that many of us have used the same names as each other for our kitties.  It's fun to see how many of us have or have had kitties with a particular name.  
For the Kitty Name Tag game, I will start with a name from one of my current kitties or one from the past.  If you have ever had a kitty with that same name (spelling variations are okay, as long as it is pronounced the same...e.g. BLACKY, BLACKIE...but not Big Bad Black.  Nicknames count also...so if your cat's proper name is BLACKBEARD, but you usually call him BLACKIE, that will count and you can comment. ), then you post in the comments that you have had a...BLACKIE, for example,....and ask if anyone has ever had a.....then name a current or past kitty you have had.  

Maybe several of you have had kitties named BLACKIE.  That's great!  Everyone with a BLACKIE can say so in the comments and branch out our name web with another of your kitty names.  If you see a name of one of your kitties anywhere in the comment section, jump right in at any time and tag with a kitty name of your own.  Do you have questions?  Let me know.  I am trying not to make this too complicated.

NOTE:  It will make it easier if you can CAPITALIZE the kitty names so as we are running through the comments, the names jump out at us.  Thanks!! 

I am starting the game with:  FELIX

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

It is possible that you won't have any kitties with names that are mentioned (because you have given them such creative names!!) and so won't leave any comments below.  That's okay.  You can still link up your name to be in the drawing for the prize. 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!!  If it applies, say "I have had a FELIX.  Has anyone ever had a ________?"
  
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 Kitty Tag Daily Game (whether or not any of your kitty names were mentioned). Thanks!!!

Thank you sooooooooooo much for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop.  Keep those fabulous kitty projects coming!!!

🖤
Janis







34 comments:

  1. LoL - I have a FELIX. Has anyone ever had a SHRODINGER ?

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  2. I have a FELIX! Has anyone ever had a MAX?

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  4. I have a FELIX! Has anyone ever had a XIAO MAI?

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    1. What does XIAO MAI mean in English, Vivian? Maybe oneof us has a cat with that English name.

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    2. Xiao Mai is Wheat in English.

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  5. I had a Max. Has anyone ever had a Cashmere?

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  6. Are we getting bogged down? I will throw another name in the mix to get us started again:
    Has anyone ever had a SUSAN or SUZY?

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    1. I had a SUZY when I was a teenager. Has anyone ever had a HOLLY?

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  7. hmm I dont understand well this game so I will try.
    I have Coffee has anyone ever had a Cookie ?

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    1. That will work just fine, Fiki! <3
      COFFEE....COOKIE, anyone?

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  8. Nup I haven't ... but lets try good old BLACKIE!

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  9. Thank you, Mandy. We have to get this game off the ground and BLACKIE should work!!

    I have had a BLACKIE!!! (my Dad's cat that I adopted after he moved to a residential facility.)
    Has anyone had a THOMAS or TOMMY...but not Tom? We never called him that. :)

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  10. I never had a Thomas, but I'm sure he was named after Thomas O'Malley THE Alley Cat, who's full name was:
    ABRAHAM DE LACY
    GUISEPPE CASEY
    THOMAS O'MALLEY... Has anyone ever had a cat with those other names? : )

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    1. For those of you who don't recall that was from The Aristocats!

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    2. Hehehehe....close! Thomas was named after Beatrix Potter's "Thomas Kitten". I think that kitten's mama called him Tom, sometimes, but we only ever called ours Thomas or Tommy. :)
      All those other names are great names for cats, too....but I never used any of them.

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    3. D.Ann, I have a CASEY - such wonderful boy - does anyone have a PATCH?

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    4. I had a bunny named O'MALLEY!
      Anybody had a kitty named YODA?

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  11. I didn't have a Blackie - but I did have a Sooty. I'm sure noone else would have had a Sausage...

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  12. We have had many stray black cats that we named Blackie but our current black cat is named Sabre for her claws. I have had a BLACKIE. Has anyone ever had a SABRE?

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  13. I've only had a few cats and I'm sorry to say none of them match the previous names. One of my favorite cats was TASHA. Has anyone had a TASHA?

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  14. None of those names here, but has anyone had a Zoe?

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  15. I had a Zoey anybody have a Eddie (short for Edweird Scissor Claws) He is my sweet feral that I got last December. He finally let me pet him after 8 months and he is so loving(usually).

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  16. We haven't had any with those names but has anyone ever had a Snowball?

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  17. My very first kitty was a white Snowball! Has anyone ever had an Omar?

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  18. I had a Snowball when I was a child. Currently, I have Honey (often called Honeybear) and Molly - anyone with those names?

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  19. I have had a SNOWBALL. Has anyone ever had a MIDNIGHT?

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  20. I had midnight 😼
    Has anyone had Snowy?

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  21. No Midnight or Snowy, but has anyone had a Tina?

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  22. I haven't had any with those names but has anyone ever had a Marco (Mark in English)?

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  23. I'm not sure I understand the game but I'll play anyway! I've had a SNOWY like Fiki (we spell it Snowie). Has anyone had a KIWI? Or a HONEYDEW? Or a MUFFIN?

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  24. Sorry I forgot to say THANK YOU for the awesome list of today's sponsors! Woohoo! Very excited about this hop, and it's a nice break from what I've been going through. Your Halloween card is so cute, Janis!

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  25. I haven't had any of those names! Has anyone ever had a Perky, Patience or Boo? All black cats.

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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words encourage me so very much!!!

Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis