|This kitty is ready to hop! Are you?????|
Welcome, Welcome, Welcome Friends and Cat Lovers!!!
I am so glad you are joining us for the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop. This is the MAIN HOP POST where you can read the details of this year's hop, get a sneak peek at our fabulous sponsors, and most importantly....LINK UP your projects. Yay!!!
NEW THIS YEAR: Before we go on........please take a moment to SIGN IN HERE. This year I am asking everyone who wants to participate and be eligible to win prizes to please sign in to make my bookkeeping easier. Thank you for helping me out this way!
Remember: YOU MUST SIGN IN TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES!!!
Also, before you get started, PLEASE read the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs HERE. This will answer many of your questions, particularly if you are new to our hop!
How to join in the 2018 CAT LOVERS HOP:
How to join in the 2018 CAT LOVERS HOP:
There are three ways to get a chance to win a randomly-drawn prize from our awesome sponsors: linking up a cat project, commenting on linked-up projects, and participating in the Daily Games.
1. LINKING UP A CAT PROJECT: The Cat Lovers Hop is open world-wide....so please SIGN IN HERE, and then 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. 27, 2018. (Please use #CatLoversHop2018 on social media!!) NEW THIS YEAR: You may enter your project in as many other challenges as you wish. See my 2018 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 2018 Cat Lovers Hop Badge in your post.
2. COMMENTING ON LINKED-UP PROJECTS: 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 11:55 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 28, 2018 to be eligible for the comment prize drawings. (Notice that you have an extra day for commenting, especially for 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. You must SIGN IN to be eligible for the comment prizes, even if you are not linking up a project.
NEW THIS YEAR: A special Flash Prize will be awarded to one randomly-drawn lucky hopper who comments on ALL the projects!! I will have a special link-up on the final Wrap Up Day next Sunday, October 28....which is the last day to leave comments. If you manage to comment on all the projects in the hop by 11:55 pm Pacific that day, you can link your name up on that final day to be in the drawing.
3. PARTICIPATING IN THE DAILY GAMES: There will be Daily Games (usually consisting of icebreaker questions about you and your cats) on each of my daily posts (Those posts will have titles such as: Day 1....Day 2...etc) There are prizes from our sponsor, Ike's Art!! And no blog is required!! :) You can link up your entry to the Daily Games throughout the duration of the Hop, including the extra day for commenting. You need to be SIGNED IN and have your entries in for the Daily Games by 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 28, 2018 to be eligible for the prizes. These prizes will be available world-wide! Yay!!
NOTE: Even if you do not use digital images and don't want to link up for the drawings, PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN THE DAILY GAMES so we can get better acquainted with you!!
OUR FABULOUS SPONSORS AND PRIZES
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!!! This year's line up is more exciting than ever with 30 Sponsors!!! WOW!
I am so excited and grateful to have the following returning sponsors. I think you will agree that their support and generosity have made each of 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 - Catastrophy stamp set
Brutus Monroe - $25 Gift Voucher to the online store
CatLadyBox - One of their deluxe CRAZY CatLadyBoxes. (Me-WOWza!!)
Fiki at Bad Kitty's Craft Room - package full of fun kitty crafting items (Fiki's shop is full of sweet bargains!)
Ike's Art - Cat digital images from a seasonal set designed especially for this hop (from the originator of the Show Us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge Blog, these digis will be prizes for our Daily Games.)
JessicaLynnOriginal - Celine's Kittens stamp set
Kellie Stamps - Crazy Cat Lady digital stamp set
Knitty Kitty - Digital kitty image designed especially for this hop. (I am in love with Annabel's potato-sack shaped cats!!!)
Leigh SB Designs - $10 Gift Voucher to the online store
MarkerPOP - Mystery package full of crafting supplies ($50 value) to a USA winner willing to pay shipping ($6.50) via PayPal.
Please let me know in the comments if you want to be in the drawing for this prize. I don't want anyone to be obligated to pay shipping for a prize unless they tell me they are okay with that. (NOTE: I have been the lucky recipient of one of their mystery packages and the one I received was WELL WORTH that much shipping and more!!)
MHK Designs - Digital stamp set designed especially for this hop.
Neat & Tangled - Kitty's Favorite Things stamp set
Newton's Nook - $25 Gift Voucher to their online store (choose your favorite Newton!!)
Paper Smooches - Cat Dog Card Dies (adorable stand-alone set of dies.)
Stampendous! - 2 winners will each receive a set of the Laurel Burch Tribal Cats Stamps and Coordinating Dies!! WOW!! PLUS there are 3 different flash prizes: Laurel Burch-Happy Bday Cat Stamp, Laurel Burch-Cat Love Stamp, and Laurel Burch-Holly Cat Stamp
Sunny Studio - $25 Gift Voucher to the online store
Sweet 'n Sassy - $15 Gift Voucher to the online store
Taylored Expressions - Graysie Stamp and Die Combo
Technique Tuesday - $15 Gift Voucher to the online store
Unity Stamp Co. - TWO surprise prizes!!!!!
Waffle Flower - Flora Cat - Play stamp set (whimsical happy kitties.....what's not to love???)
Your Next Stamp - $15 Gift Voucher to their online store
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...)
Altenew (#altenew) - Modern Cats stamp set
Clearly Besotted - £10 (pound sterling) Gift Voucher
Darkroom Door - Sitting Cat stamp
Gerda Steiner Designs - 2 winners will receive a Santa and a Kitten stamp
Hampton Art - Art Impressions Crazy Cat Lady stamp set
Lost Coast Designs - $10 Gift Voucher to the online store
Stamplorations - $15 Gift Voucher to the online store
Winnie ＆Walter - Purrfect with Evelin T Designs stamp set
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! :)
Also, very important: IF YOU LIVE IN USA, do you want to be in the running for the MarkerPOP prize (value $50) that will require you to pay $6.50 in shipping via PayPal? If so, please say in comment "YES - MarkerPOP". (It will be WELL WORTH the shipping price!)
All cat-themed projects must be linked up right here at the bottom of THIS POST to be eligible for prizes. (Please use #CatLoversHop2018 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!
So.....Are you ready????
On your claws. Get set. Gooooooooooooooooooo!!! Have fun with this and let me know if you have any questions!