Wednesday, November 7, 2018

WINNERS - 2018 CAT LOVERS HOP (finally.......)


Jetta says, "Please admire my one white whisker!"  ❤

Hi, Friends and Cat Lovers!!!

Meee-WOWOW!!! What a fabulous Hop we had this year!!! I must apologize for being so late in getting this Winners Post made. My internet has been having problems since a week ago last Saturday.....just as the Hop was coming to a close! I am so glad it didn't affect putting up my daily posts, but it sure did cramp my style on visiting all the great projects and running the winners with!! Arrrrgh!!

A big thank you to each of you who participated in the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!! YOU are the Cat Lovers Hop!!! We had a lot of first-timers this year.....I am beyond thrilled you joined in with us. We also had a number of you that have been with us from the beginning in 2015. You are the rock foundation of the Cat Hops and I appreciate your continued support so much. Everyone else has been with us for at least 2 hops now. I absolutely LOVE that you have made the Cat Lovers Hop your own and enthusiastically participate with your fabulous projects and comments.

A humongous thank you goes to each of our awesome sponsors!! I am so humbled and grateful for their generous support. Not only have they donated lovely prizes, but they also have given words of encouragement to me behind the scenes. They are a big reason why our Cat Lovers Hop keeps growing each year!! This year the Hop dovetailed with several challenges from our sponsors that I tried to call your attention to in my Daily Posts. Did you like that additional bonus of having other challenges to enter your projects in, too?

Well, I have a LOT of winners to announce so I better get to it. After all, that's why you are even looking at this post, right? I know it would be for me!! :) I wish soooooooo much I had prizes for each and every one of you, but help me congratulate all these lucky winners!!

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are one of the lucky winners, please email me your SNAIL MAIL info (if you are winning a physical prize) with "WINNER - 2018 CLH" in the subject line: jwoolbright at gmail dot com. Please contact me by November 14.

Okay.......catnip roll please.......(Purrrrrr..rrrrrrrrr..rrrrrrr)

BADGE GIVEAWAY: Hampton Art - Art Impressions Crazy Cat Lady stamp set  Teresa Doyle

FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANT: Stampendous! Laurel Burch-Happy Bday Cat Stamp Monika Skinner
PARTICIPATED EACH YEAR: Stampendous! Laurel Burch-Cat Love Stamp Ionabunny
COMMENTED ON ALL THE PROJECTS (as much as possible): Stampendous! Laurel Burch-Holly Cat Stamp Carole J.

Ike's Art Pump-Kit Digital Image:  Glennis F.
Ike's Art Gatto Fawkes Digital Image:  NanaConnie
Ike's Art Sparkler Kitty Digital Image:  Vivian Foo
Ike's Art Cat-nucopia Digital Image:  Leigh S-B

Altenew (#altenew) - Modern Cats stamp set Super Stick Chick
Art Impressions - Catastrophy stamp set  IKE
Brutus Monroe - $25 Gift Voucher to the online store
Becca Yahrling
CatLadyBox - One CRAZY CatLadyBox  Lori Warren 
Clearly Besotted - £10 (pound sterling) Gift Voucher  Dotty Jo 
Darkroom Door - Sitting Cat stamp Sharon 
Fiki at Bad Kitty's Craft Room - package fun kitty crafting items  Mandy Dodd 
Gerda Steiner Designs - 2 winners will receive a Santa and a Kitten stamp
Viki Banaszak 
#2  Kathy A   
JessicaLynnOriginal - Celine's Kittens stamp set Roni 
Kellie Stamps - Crazy Cat Lady digital stamp set Vivian Foo 
Knitty Kitty - Fall Kitty digital image Donna Mundinger 
Leigh SB Designs - $10 Gift Voucher to the online store  Tee at The Altered Paper 
Lost Coast Designs - $10 Gift Voucher to the online store  Karen Ladd 
MarkerPOP - Mystery package full of crafting supplies ($50 value) to a USA winner willing to pay shipping ($6.50) via PayPal.  NanaConnie 
MHK Designs - Cat Silhouettes Digital stamp set  Susan Renshaw 
Neat & Tangled - Kitty's Favorite Things stamp set  Glennis F 
Newton's Nook - $25 Gift Voucher to their online store (choose your favorite Newton!!)  Sue D  
Paper Smooches - Cat Dog Card Dies (adorable stand-alone set of dies.)  Shartl  
Stampendous! - 2 winners receive a set of the Laurel Burch Tribal Cats Stamps and Coordinating Dies!!
Michele Henderson
#2 Tink 
Stamplorations - $15 Gift Voucher to the online store Suzanne Harkinson 
Sunny Studio - $25 Gift Voucher to the online store Remi 
Sweet 'n Sassy - $15 Gift Voucher to the online store  D.Ann C.   Taylored Expressions - Graysie Stamp and Die Combo Beverly Sizemore  
Technique Tuesday - $15 Gift Voucher to the online store  Char K
Unity Stamp Co. - TWO surprise prizes!!!!! 
#1  Scrapamondo 
#2  Janice M 
Waffle Flower - Flora Cat - Play stamp set  Fiki 
Winnie &Walter - Purrfect with Evelin T Designs stamp set  
Roberta Stevenson   
Your Next Stamp - $15 Gift Voucher to their online store Kitty

Yay!!!!  Congratulations, everyone!!!  Again, winners please email your SNAIL MAIL info (if you are winning a physical prize) to me at jwoolbright at gmail dot com by Nov. 14th with "WINNER - 2018 CLH" in the subject line.  Thanks so much!!

My thanks again also to my behind the scenes helpers:  D.Ann Comer, Karen Ladd, and Christi Conley!!  If anyone else would like to help out, please let me know.  Thank you!

Well, that wraps it up for our Hop this year.  Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm and participation!!  Your kind words to each other as we've shared about our kitties warmed my heart.   What a fabulous caring and sharing group we have!!  I have said it before......I believe cat lovers are some of the kindest and most giving people on the planet.  Thank you for making this Hop truly something special.   I hope to see you next year!!!



  1. WooHoo 2 wins! Thanks so much Janice, I will email you now.

  2. Congrats to all! It was a wonderful hop!! And, yes, it was great to have additional challenges to enter as well!

    So sorry, Janis, for your Internet problems... in spite if the headaches I'm sure it gave you, I was thrilled to see you say "I hope to see you next year!" 😻 Thank YOU for the hours of work you put in behind the scenes to make it happen!!! Looking forward to seeing everyone back here next year!!

  3. Thanks Janis and friends for putting this on--another fabulous year. congrats to all the winners too.

  4. As a newbie I have to tell you that I absolutely loved this hop. Have never received so many wonderful and encouraging comments. Thanks so much for that. I am already looking forward to next years hop... and will be collecting cat images and stamps until then. Thanks from Kathy at

  5. A huge congrats to all the winners!! I look forward to this EVERY year and I already can't wait until next year - Maybe we should do one every 6 months? :) :) :) xoxo Thank YOU Janis, for all the work you did to pull this together :)

  6. YaY ! Congrats to everyone and thank you Janis for having us with you again this year.
    Lots of LUV xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  7. Congrats to everyone!!! Enjoy your fabulous prizes!!!
    Thank you for this amazing Hop Janis and to all your fantastic Sponsors!!!

  8. Thank you Janis for the fun hop and the prize. I KNOW it is a lot of work for you to organize but with the help of your great team you have pulled off another successful CLH! Thanks also to all of the generous sponsors. Congratulations to all of the other winners. I'll email you now.

  9. Woohoo - I won a prize! Thank you so much, Janis! A massive thank you for hosting the Hop again this year and for hinting that it'll happen all over again next year! The sponsors are totally fabulous and so very generous - a credit to you and your trusty team of helpers! Congrats to everyone that took part - I loved reading about your kitty antics and seeing your awesome creativity and must thank you all for leaving lovely, supportive comments on my blog! Now to collect some new kitty stamps for next year..... can't wait! Love to you all! Mwah!! xx

  10. Congrats everyone! Thank you for a fun hop!

  11. I hope your internet is fixed now.
    Congrats to all winers!
    THanks to all amazing sponzors and thank you for organazing this purrrrfect blog hop!

  12. WooHoo! Congrats to all the winners! I'm thrilled with my Knitty Kitty digi prize. Thanks so much to you Janis and all of the fabulous sponsors. I truly enjoyed hopping to see all of the wonderful kitty projects and hearing about your kitty antics. xxD

  13. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you, Janis, for putting on one purrr-fect party! I too want to thank everyone for leaving such wonderful comments on my Flickr projects and for being so welcoming to my two granddaughters by commenting on their cards as well. I hadn't even realized that 3 generations of my family entered, until Janis mentioned it. Yes, I was never good at math...haha! The projects alone were so fun to see but the cat tales of cats past and present, really made the hop special. Off to email you!

  14. I also wanted to mention that I picked a winner of my little giveaway and contacted her directly. That was Sue H. Thanks to everyone who left comments on my are all fabulous!

  15. Yay! This is great news! Thank you so much, and thanks to all of our amazing sponsors too!

  16. Congrats to all the winners. Thanks so much for putting this lovely hop together, Janis. Will email you, over the moon to have won a beautiful cat stamp.

  17. Yay!!!! Happy kitty dance!! :D And a big Purrrrrr!!!! :D Thank you so much and many thanks to the fab sponsors!!!
    This hop has been fabulous, I really enjoyed it and also seeing how many crafters love cats! :)
    Congrats to you for all your special work and to all the other winners! I can see in the winner list also my sweet friend Kitty, and I'm happy for her too! :D

  18. Wow! Congrats to all the lucky winners. It's always fun when bloggy friends win and since this has become such a friendly place to hang out there are lots of my bloggy friend who got lucky. And me as well!! Thanks so much Janis. I am so glad it was such a success and what an amazing number of entries. Thanks for all your hard work behind the scenes. Where do I sign up for next year LOL. Sending you an email now..... Hugz

  19. This is wonderful! Thank you so much, Janis, for all you do to help us cat lovers enjoy and celebrate our love of kitties! I had fun at the hop, and I was so happy I could participate. I was determined not to miss it! The best part was that it got me crafting again! And now there is the added joy to have won a prize - thank you to Your Next Stamp! They are one of my favourites! Big congratulations to all the winners! I recognize a lot of names on the list - Yay! Very happy that my sweet friend scrAPpamondo won also! So grateful for this hop and for you, Janis, thank you!

  20. WOW! Thank you so much, Janis. I've e-mailed you my information. THANKS AGAIN for putting on the hop! It was my first time and I had a LOT of fun seeing everyone's creations and learning about everyone else's little kitties too! Looking forward to next year. Also, thank you to Winnie & Walter. I LOVE the stamps set that I won. Congratulations to all of the other winners too!

  21. Congratulations to all the lucky winners! Thanks so much, I'll email my info to you over the weekend, Jo x

  22. Congrats all! Thank you, I sent you an EMail.

  23. Wow, how fun to see all the winners and to see that I won that super adorable Paper Smooches die set. My two girls and I will have a blast with that one. Off to email you as we all recover from the flu at our house. Thank you for an awesome hop Janis!!

  24. Wow, I'm late to the party too! LOL, Glad I popped in, and what a lot of work this is for you Janis! AMAZING is what you are!! YAY for my prize!! Wooohoo! Will email :)

  25. I missed this post somehow and I was so excited to see my name on the list for the Stamplorations gift voucher. It was my first year and it was so much fun to look at everyone's project and get comments on my own project. Thanks so much!

  26. My Gerda Steiner stamp arrived today and it is so adorable. Can't wait to find some time to play with it. Thanks so much for hosting this great hop. Can't wait for the next one. Kathy A [aka myasperations]


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