Friday, November 8, 2019

Autumn Roses Thanks - Winnie & Walter


Hi, Friends.....

Super-quick post today to get my card in under the wire at Winnie & Walter's October Color Combo Challenge. I have been sick all week and am still really light-headed. Ugh.. It took me all week to muster up the energy to make this card, and I didn't manage to make a thing for the coffee hop.  Oh, well... (sigh)

Here is the inspiration photo for the W&W challenge:



Here's my card:


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Mini Scenery: Bed of Roses stamp
Versafine ink in Toffee
Clear embossing powder
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: The Leaf Effect Creative Screenings
Distress Markers and Inks
Winnie &Walter - In a Word: Thanks Cutaway die

That's all I can do for now. Thank you for stopping by.

CAT HOPPERS: Thank you to those of you who have emailed me to tell me your prizes arrived. Yay! I haven't been up to replying to you yet, but I got your notes.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenge(s):
1. Winnie & Walter October Color Combo Challenge
More later maybe, if I have the energy.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Autumn 80th Birthday Card



Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a quick post to share an 80th birthday card for my husband's aunt. I used some American Crafts items: frame, glittery Thickers, and washi. I added glitter glue (smooshed around with my fingers...fun!!) to some Dollar Store leaves. My background is from scraps of autumn themed DCWV papers.


Supplies used include:
American Crafts products
DCWV scraps
Dollar Store leaves
Gold glitter glue
Distress Ink in Fired Brick

This is the last day to get in on STAMPlorations fun Belated Birthday Celebration, but you still have time to get a quick card made or to enter the comment contests.

One of their fun games is to share our STAMPlorations wishlist in a blog post for a chance to win $40 worth of items on the list! WOW. I totally love their Typografia stamps! So my WISHLIST is filled with a bunch of them. YAY!! You've got time to shop around their store and get a wishlist linked up and get a chance to win, also!!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you are having a lovely week.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. STAMPlorations Wishlist Linky Party
2. STAMPlorations 6th Birthday Linky Party
3. Crafty Hazelnut's November Patterned Paper Challenge
4. SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #410-411 - Anything Goes
6. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #364 - Use Snippets

7. AAA Birthday Challenge Game #7 - Include a Number

Thursday, October 31, 2019

For Unto You is Born..... October Rudolph Days


Hi, Friends......

Whew....I got the Cat Lovers Hop finished and all the winners posted! Yay!! So I am finally getting a card done for Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Days. Don't want to miss that!

I just got a new Christmas stamp from STAMPlorations with some prize credit and couldn't wait to try it out! I used sparkly blue embossing powder and one of my watercolor marker rehydration backgrounds. I added some clear sparkly sequins for some dazzle.


Supplies used include:
STAMPlorations - A Child is Born - Typografia Christmas
Versamark ink
Pale blue sparkle embossing powder
Distress Ink in Faded Jeans
Watercolor background
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins

Hope you liked my card. Thank you for stopping by!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Scrappy Mo's October Rudolph Days - AG Christmas
(I'll be back with more later...)

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

CAT HOPPERS: Please Rate our 2019 CAT LOVERS HOP


Unlike cats, I DO value your opinions!!  🖤

Hi, Cat Hoppers......

Winners for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop are announced HERE!!!

Thanks for hopping over to this post! I want to give you an opportunity to help me make our Cat Hops even better. I value the feedback you give me on all aspects of our hop. So I have a few quick questions. Please rate our Hop and offer any comments or suggestions you might have.

Using the numbers 1-5
1 = Definitely needs improvement
2 = Could be better
3 = Okay as is
4 = Very good
5 = Outstanding

Please leave a comment rating our Hop on the following things (and answer the questions, if you wish) . I am especially interested in ways I can make things better. Feel free to BE HONEST!!! :)
  1. EASE OF USE (Are my posts too long? TLDR...lol... Are they difficult to read or understand, esp for international participants? Are there too many rules? Which parts are confusing? Are the games easy to play?) 
  2. FUN AND INTERESTING (Do you like the Daily Games? Is our "Cats" theme too broad or too narrow? Are my posts boring? Do you enjoy the "Hop" part where we go to each other's blogs and comment? Do you like the prizes that are centered mainly around cat crafting products?) 
  3. FRIENDLINESS (Do you feel our Hop is a community of friends? Have we been cheerful and welcoming to new Hoppers? Did Hoppers visit your project and leave nice comments? Do you feel like a valued member of the Hop? Do you still feel like part of the Hop family, even if you can only participate in a limited way?) 
  4. MY RESPONSIVENESS (Have you had difficulties with our hop that I helped you work through? Have I answered your questions about the Hop...in my posts, FAQs, or personally in comments or emails? Have I been receptive to offers of help and suggestions for corrections and improvements?) 
  5. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING ON A CAT LOVERS HOP EMAIL LIST? I might like to have a group that I can call on for assistance for next year's hop. Or something might come to our attention during the "off-season" that I think other Hoppers would like to know about. I would not be sending regular emails...only if I had some pertinent news. Let me know if you are interested in being on my list.
    You can also let me know your favorite things and least favorite things about the Hop and anything else you want to say.  On the whole do the positives outweigh the negatives????  I hope so!!  :) 

    Sorry...couldn't resist. I knew you'd understand!!





    I have to be honest......I LOVE to hear that our Cat Lovers Hop is your favorite hop of the year and that you look forward to it each year! (Purr...purr...purr...) But I also want to know things that I can improve.







    THANK YOU so much for helping me by filling out this survey.  The Cat Lovers Hop is truly OUR hop and I appreciate you taking an active part in helping it be the best it can be!! 

    🖤
    Janis

    WINNERS!!!! 2019 CAT LOVERS HOP







    Hi, Friends and Cat Lovers!!!

    WE DID IT!!  We all survived the Hop last week!  I feel congratulations are in order for just making it through the week....lol..  (Have you caught up on cooking and housework yet????  I haven't either!!  Ha.)  It is not much of an exaggeration to say that most of my waking hours last week were spent on the hop.....and I didn't even do any crafting!!!  I mean it when I say that you guys work as hard at our Cat Hops as I do!!!  I APPRECIATE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!  THANK YOU for making our Hop so fun and successful.

    I want to thank you all for the very lovely comments you have left for me on my blog and on your own posts during the Hop.  I do work hard to make it fun for everyone and I am so glad you enjoyed it.  What I could not have envisioned when we first started, though, was how our Hops would develop into a community of caring friends sharing our love of cats.  That has been the most rewarding thing about the Hops to me.  I think many of you feel that sense of community, too.  This is a unique and very special quality of our Hops that I don't see in other hops. Thank you all for participating in that community!! 

    I highly value the feedback you give me about our Hops:  your favorite parts, least favorite parts, my hits and my misses on the Daily Games, how easy or hard it is to play along, etc. With that in mind, I have made a separate post HERE where you can give me some detailed feedback and rate our Hop.  I would be honored and most appreciative if you would take a few minutes to comment over there. 

    And now on to the prizes!!!  Weren't you just overwhelmed by the generosity of all our amazing sponsors????  I am so humbled and grateful for their support of our Hop!!!  We are very privileged to be part of such a kind and giving group of people that make up the papercrafting industry.  THANK YOU, SPONSORS!!!

    I wish I had a prize for each and every one of you!  Maybe some year I will have that many sponsors!!  But I am thrilled to announce that for 71 signed-in participants, I have 44 total prizes.  How impressive is that???  

    So........with the assistance of Random.org.....here are our winners:

    BADGE GIVEAWAY (for posting my Cat Hop Badge on sidebar,social media, blogging about it, etc.)
    Darkroom Door - Sitting Cat stamp  - Alex (Pink Crafty Mama)

    FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANT:
    Stampendous! - Feline Friends Like You stamp - Leslie Turner

    PARTICIPANT ALL 5 YEARS:
    Jane's Doodles - Cats stamp set - Ike

    COMMENT ON ALL THE PROJECTS:
    Stampendous! - Feline Love stamp - NanaConnie

    DAILY GAME WINNERS:
    Ike's Art - "Mood Cat" digital image set
    (NOTE: One or two Daily Game winners had signed in saying "No digis, please", but then entered the draw for the Mood Cat Digis, so I assumed you changed your mind when you saw how adorable and fun these cats are!!)
    Day 1 - Mia (craftartista)
    Day 2 - Jane Willis
    Day 3 - Deep Into the Darkness Peering (Nan)
    Day 4 - mandysea
    Day 5 - Crafting with Jack
    Day 6 - Indy

    Altenew - $20 Gift Voucher - Susan Renshaw
    Art Impressions - Cozy Cat Cubbies stamp set - Surekha Galagoda
    CatLadyBox - A Gift Voucher for one of their deluxe CRAZY CatLadyBoxes - Beverly Sizemore

    Clearly Besotted - £10 (pound sterling) Gift Voucher - AJ ArtJypsy
    Fiki at Bad Kitty's Craft Room - package full of fun kitty crafting items - Ionabunny
    Gerda Steiner Designs - Playful Kitten stamp set - Tink
    JessicaLynnOriginal - Celine's Kittens stamp set - Meghan K
    Joy Clair - TWO Just Kitten Around stamp sets
    Winner #1 - Donna Mundinger
    Winner #2 - Blair
    Kellie Stamps - Crazy Cat Lady digital stamp set - Arianna Barbara
    Knitty Kitty - Special "Hanging Hearts" digi image designed esp for this Hop PLUS 2 single digis (or 1 digi set) of winner's choice
    from her store - Jennifer Scull
    Lawn FawnMeow You Doin' stamp set PLUS Dies - Mrs. A (ValeryAnne)
    Leigh SB Designs - $10 Gift Voucher to her Etsy store - Vivian Foo
    Lost Coast Designs - $10 Gift Voucher to the online store - Val S
    MarkerPOP - Mystery package full of crafting supplies ($50 value) to a USA winner willing to pay shipping ($6.50) via PayPal. - Becca Yahrling
    Neat & Tangled - $15 Gift Voucher to the online store - Leigh S-B

    Newton's Nook Designs - $25 Gift Voucher to their online store - Carole J
    Paper Smooches - Cat Dog Card Dies - Laurie2Cats
    Poppystamps - All these dies to one winner: Whittle Cat, Kitty Face, and Friendly Cat - Lori Kobular
    Riley and Company - Felix the Cat stamp PLUS Die - Denise Bryant
    Rubber Dance - Purr-fect! stamp set - Karen Ladd
    Stampendous!   
    Laurel Burch Feline Blooms PLUS Dies - Suzanne Harkinson
    Laurel Burch Indigo Cats PLUS Dies - cjhundley
    Feline Clan stamp - Andrea W
    STAMPlorations - $15 Gift Code to the online store - Fiki
    Sunny Studio - Purrfect Birthday stamp set - Sharon
    Sweet 'n Sassy - $15 Gift Voucher to the online store - KT Fit Kitty
    Taylored Expressions -
    If Cats Could Talk Stamp and Die Combo
     - Jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts
    The Cat's Pajamas - What the Froth stamp set - Kathy A.
    The Crafter's Workshop -TWO PRIZES each containing two 6"x6" stencils:  Kitties and Flying Cat
    Winner #1 - Lisa Lynn
    Winner #2 - Frances Freeman
    Unity Stamp Co. - TWO $75 Mystery Prizes!!!!! 
    Winner #1 - D.Ann C
    Winner #2 - Sue D
    Your Next Stamp - $15 Gift Voucher to their online store - Roberta Stevenson


    WOW!!!  What a fabulous list of winners!!  CONGRATULATIONS to each of you.  I hope you are thrilled with your prizes!!! 

    WINNERS:  Please email me (jwoolbright at gmail dot com) with  "WINNER 2019 Cat Hop - (prize company)" in subject line.  If you won a physical prize, please include your snail mail address.  

    THANK YOU everyone for your participation in the Hop. I had so much fun and I hope you did, too.  Remember: please RATE OUR HOP on my blog post HERE!   Thanks so much for that.  

    Bye for now and hugs all around.  
    Dare I say....."See you all next year"??? Cat Hops are always the last full week of October.....so we are looking at Oct. 26-31, 2020.
    I am going to hope for the best and say it:  

    See you next year for the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop!!!  

    🖤
    Janis

    Sunday, October 27, 2019

    WRAP-UP DAY: 2019 CAT LOVERS HOP



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    Welcome to final Wrap-Up Day of the
    2019 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. 27, 2019.
    (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 a total of 281 entries...it looks like a few more than that, but some entries were deleted early on with the assigned numbers staying the same.  WOW!!!  You all have outdone yourselves with kitty cat creativity!!   I am thrilled to pieces with all you have done!!!  THANK YOU!!

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    Mango
    Before we go on.....
    We want to express our deep sympathy to Leigh Snaith-Brunton and Val Snaith who lost their dear family kitty, Mango, this week during the Hop.  Mango was the inspiration behind many of Leigh's stunning cat images and their spectacular pieces of art.  All of us grieve with you at the loss of this beautiful and beloved cat. 💔

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    How are you doing on commenting?????  Remember you can leave comments all day today (Oct. 27, 2019), through 11:59 pm Pacific.  With all the awesome projects linked up, I am glad for that extra day! How about you?  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 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!!  No, you DON'T have to comment on your own projects, but it makes me chuckle when you do!! Ha.

    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!!
    Special allowance also is being made for California Hoppers who are undergoing a Public Safety Power Shutoff because of your extremely high fire danger. If that affected you this weekend and caused you to be unable to finish commenting, please email me ASAP and I will include you in the draw.

    And.....how is Janis doing on commenting, you might wonder.....????
    Well, I got off to a good start this week with my comments, but fell behind by about 50 projects...and there I remain.  At least that number is reasonable.  I think I can finish up today.  Yay!!  

    I admit to being slow to visit each project. I like to 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!!!  You guys work as hard at this hop as I do and deserve my full attention to your projects.  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....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!  I hope to have the winners list posted here on Wednesday, but we'll see how the number crunching all goes!

    Hasn't our 2019 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 2019 the best year ever for our 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!!!

    Remember: If you managed to comment on all the projects in the Hop (with the above exceptions), you may put your name in the link-up below to be in the draw for a special prize.


    ❤ 
    Janis

    Saturday, October 26, 2019

    DAY 6: 2019 CAT LOVERS HOP





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    Welcome to Day 6 of the
    2019 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 #2019CatLoversHop on social media!!)
     Also, please check out my
    2019 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs




    Hi, Friends......

    I can't believe it is already Day 6.  Where has the week gone???? TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO LINK UP PROJECTS!!!  Despair not, though, because you can still COMMENT (on projects and the Daily Games) THROUGH TOMORROW!!!  Comments close at 11:59 pm, Sunday, Oct.27, 2019.   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. I am still trying to catch up!!)


    Okay.....Let's get on to the final group of super-awesome sponsors for the Hop:  Sunny Studio Stamps, Clearly Besotted, STAMPlorations, The Crafter's Workshop, Joy Clair, and, as always, for our Daily Game, Ike's Art.



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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 one of their super-cute Purrfect Birthday stamps sets to a lucky winner!!!



     





    Mendi, the lovely owner and designer at Sunny Studio Stamps, made this sample when the adorable set was released.  I wanted you to be able to see it.  Love the kitty cake....with ears!!!!  So much sweetness!!

     
    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 2019 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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    Clearly Besotted



    Please welcome Clearly Besotted back as another returning sponsor to our Cat Hops! 

    Clearly Besotted is offering a generous £10 (pound sterling) gift voucher to 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 2019 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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    STAMPlorations
      
    Everyone help me say hello to returning sponsor, STAMPlorations.

    Shery at STAMPlorations is kindly offering a $15 Gift Code 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 2019 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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    The Crafter's Workshop



    Now let's give a warm welcome to a new sponsor: The Crafter's Workshop.  They carry a fabulous selection of mixed media supplies for all sorts of fun crafting adventures.

    The Crafter's Workshop has generously donated prizes for TWO winners!!  Each winner will receive one Kitties stencil and one Flying Cat stencil (both in the 6"x6" size).  How fun is that???
    Flying Cat
    Kitties














     Please take time to visit The Crafter's Workshop at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTubeDon't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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    Joy Clair


    Finally, here is the last new sponsor for our Hop this year: Joy Clair.   They carry lovely products for crafters....including some wonderful faith-based stamp sets among their fabulous designs.




    TWO lucky winners will each receive one of Joy Clair's Just Kitten Around stamp sets.  Those cats all look like they are up to something!!!  lol..








    Please take time to visit Joy Clair 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 2019 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!!!  Ike is another returning sponsor who has been kindly offering her digital art for the Cat Lovers Hops for 5 years in a row.  Many thanks, Ike!! 🖤


    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 2019 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 fabulous new set of digital images for prizes for our Daily Games.......her brand-new Mood Cat digital set with interchangeable faces to add to the cat image. How fun and creative is that??!!! She is generously providing a set of these to a lucky winner of the Daily Game EACH day of the Hop. WOW!!!

    Ike was really sweet and sent me a set of these super-fun digis. For my last card of the Hop, I used the complete cat image.   

    You can find out more details about this card HERE.
    Hope you enjoyed my cat cards showcasing Ike's new set this week.  Don't you wish you had it?  Well, GOOD NEWS!.....Ike has a set of these to give to a winner EACH DAY OF THE HOP, but you have to play in the Daily Game AND put your name in the Linky below!!!

     NOTE:  PLEASE PLAY THE DAILY GAMES 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 Games.  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 DO want to be in the digi prize drawing, be sure to link up your name each day that you participate!

    REMEMBER.....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.

    DAY 6 GAME: Are your cats friendly with each other...or are they territorial and have no friends except for you?

    I'll start.....

    It is said that girl kitties are "catty" and not likely to pal around with other cats, while boy kitties (esp neutered ones) are more relaxed and often will eat and sleep with other household cats. I think this is generally true. I have the "cattiest" girl cats one could ever imagine.

    My top cat in the house has always been a female who swats and hisses pre-emptively whenever another kitty is too close. We have a saying in our house...."She got too close and had to swat."....meaning that even though it was the top cat who walked close to the other cat, top cat still swatted. So unfair. So catty!! Jetta is my current top cat in the house, but I have several other girl cats, too, and NONE of them get along with ANY of my other cats. They are sooooooooo naughty!!!

    My boy cats are different story..... Marshmallow and Alexander are total best friends.... inseparable and sooooo cute together! Marshy actually has had two other companions in the past that have both passed on, and one of them was a girl, Suzie, who was a social misfit in my cat tribe. I think Suzie really wanted to be friends with other cats (which shows you how odd she was!), but had such a strange way about her that all the other cats thought she was seriously weird!! Simple and sweet Marshmallow also was initially put off by the way she would suddenly rush over to him and let out one of her piercing shrieks a mere two inches from his face. (Yes, that's really how Suzie would greet other cats...ROFL!!! No wonder they didn't like her!) But eventually he accepted her and the two of them were constant companions until she died.

    I dearly wish all my cats would be lovey-dovey with each other. I adore seeing photos where a family has 5 cats and they are all snuggled together peacefully. But it just never has been the case with mine. How about yours?  


    This is how to play the game to be eligible for the prize drawing:
    1.  Make sure you have SIGNED IN HERE to be eligible for prizes.
    2. Leave a comment.  Perhaps you have ever only had one cat at a time so you don't know if yours would get along with each other.   Just leave a comment and say that.....or tell us about some cats you know that are friends (or NOT). 
    3. 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. 27, 2019 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 #2019CatLoversHop 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!!!

    Okay....now get those last projects finished and posted because TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO LINK UP PROJECTS!!!  But you will still have through tomorrow to finish up your commenting.  

    Thank you sooooooooooo much for being a part of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop.  Your excitement and participation has been such a joy!  Tomorrow we will have a Wrap-Up Post, so I will see you then!! 

    🖤
    Janis


     

    Friday, October 25, 2019

    DAY 5: 2019 CAT LOVERS HOP




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    Welcome to Day 5 of the
    2019 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 #2019CatLoversHop on social media!!)
     Also, please check out my
    2019 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs



    Hi, Friends.....

    It is Day 5 and have you seen how many projects are linked up???  It has been so much fun hopping around with you this week.  I love taking my time reading each post, enjoying and admiring your beautiful stories and projects.   Keep in mind that tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 26) is the LAST DAY to post projects, but you will still have Sunday, Oct. 27 to finish leaving comments. 

    I am always so impressed when reading the generous comments left on each other's projects.  The friendly nature of our hop really shines through!!!  Thank you for that. You make me so proud of our participants. 🖤


    Did everyone enjoy the Daily Game yesterday?  In case you missed it, you can still join the fun by making up a short piece of "Cat Poetry".   What a Hoot!!  Everyone did such a great job. They were all fantastic....showing great insight into the complexities of life with cats,  LOL...  

    I was particularly impressed with the pieces by a few international "hopper-poets" who speak English as a second (or even third or fourth) language.  I knew it would be a major challenge for them, but their poems were totally awesome!!  Thank you to Arianna Barbara and Fiki for being brave and giving it a try.  Hope to see a few more of you try it, too!!   

    Remember....you only have through tomorrow night (Sat., Oct 26) to link up projects HERE, but you still have all through Sunday (Oct. 27) to finish commenting.

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

    The featured sponsors for Day 5 are: Sweet 'n Sassy, Kellie Stamps, Jane's Doodles, The Cat's Pajamas, Riley and Company, and, as always, for our Daily Game, Ike's Art.

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    Kellie Stamps

     

    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 is offering her digital Crazy Cat Lady Stamp Set to one lucky winner  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 2019 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. 

    BONUS: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has a special Cat Lovers Hop blog post today. Be sure to hop over and check it out!!


    Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has 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 2019 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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    Jane's Doodles
    I am thrilled to introduce three new sponsors to us today. The first one is the very sweet Jane's Doodles.

     


    Jane is offering one of her adorable Cats stamp sets to a lucky winner!!  I love the sweet images in this set.










    Please take time to visit Jane's Doodles 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 2019 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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    The Cat's Pajamas

    Our second new sponsor for today is one that I have been intending to invite for quite some time because they seemed like a natural for sponsoring a Cat Hop, right?   Time always seemed to get away from me before I got down to their name on my potential sponsor list.......until this year!
    The Cat's Pajamas


    Please help me give a big Cat Lovers Hop welcome to The Cat's Pajamas!!! 




    BONUS #1The Cat's Pajamas has a special Cat Lovers Hop blog post you won't want to miss! Please hop over and let them know how much having them as a sponsor makes us purr!!!  :)  


    BONUS #2: Did you know that The Cat's Pajamas has a monthly challenge on their blog?  You do not have to use their products to enter....although they LOVE to see them!!  Their October Challenge is "Fall".  If you made a Fall-themed project for our Hop, you can enter it over there, too!!  (Hey....look at which Cat Hopper happened to be their winner last month!! YAY!! Congrats!)








    Take a look at the hilarious What the Froth stamp set that The Cat's Pajamas is generously offering to a lucky Cat Hopper!!! I LOVE the fabulous facial expressions on the cats (okay...there's also a dog...lol) and the crazy sentiments. What a great set!! 






    Please take time to visit The Cat's Pajamas at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


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    Riley and Company





    Our third new sponsor for today is Riley and Company. Their wonderful and wacky critters show up over and over in their products.  What a fun set of characters!! 

    Riley and Company is generously providing one of their Felix the Cat stamps PLUS the coordinating Die to a lucky hopper this week!!






    Please take time to visit Riley and Company at these social media spots: Store and Facebook. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2019 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!!!  Ike is another returning sponsor who has been kindly offering her digital art for the Cat Lovers Hops for 5 years in a row.  Many thanks, Ike!! 🖤


    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 2019 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 fabulous new set of digital images for prizes for our Daily Games.......her brand-new Mood Cat digital set with interchangeable faces to add to the cat image. How fun and creative is that??!!! She is generously providing a set of these to a lucky winner of the Daily Game EACH day of the Hop. WOW!!!


    Ike kindly shared a set of these super-fun digis with me and I used my favorite of the entire series for today's card....the "Total Stinkeye" face.  Bwahahaha.....so RIGHT for cats!! 
    (The designers of this cat paper pack didn't quiiiiiiiite get the sentiment right, so I had to make a correction by crossing part of it out!!  Ha.  The Stinkeye expression and the EMPTY food bowl say it all.  That "Best Cat" bowl just cracks me up!!!  lol...)

    You can read more details about my card HERE.

    Okay....now for sure you NEED this digital set, right???  Well, GOOD NEWS!.....Ike has a set of these to give to a winner EACH DAY OF THE HOP, but you have to play in the Daily Game AND put your name in the Linky below!!!

    NOTE:  PLEASE PLAY THE DAILY GAMES 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 Games.  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 DO want to be in the digi prize drawing, be sure to link up your name each day that you participate!


    REMEMBER.....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.

    DAY 5 GAME: Do you have a favorite "celebrity" cat?

    As we all know, cats are hugely popular these days. This has given rise to a number of cats being widely known all over the world through advertisements, FB and blog posts, and memes.

    I want to mention and give honor to several of my favorites who sadly passed on in the last year, but whose influence will be felt for many years to come.

    1. Newton - The iconic ginger tabby, inspiration for the name and illustrations of
    Newton's Nook Designs,
    Newton
    just passed this last weekend. You can read their FB post here that was put up just a few hours ago. He was 18. I knew he was in very fragile health, but I am heartbroken for Jen and Jeff....especially since they had so recently lost their other kitty Hobbes, too.
    (I originally had this Celebrity Cat Daily Game planned for Day 6.....but as soon as I heard about Newton I switched it to Day 5 and placed Newton at the top.)



    Hobbes
    2. Hobbes - Many of you know that Jen and her hubby, Jeff, from Newton's Nook Designs lost their Hobbes kitty a few months ago. Hobbes was the long-time snuggle buddy of the real-life Newton. Our hearts go out to them during this very sad time of losing two kitties so close together. 💔




    Grandpa Mason
    3. Grandpa Mason - You might not be familiar with this old feral fighter who was terminally ill with only months to live when he was humanely trapped and given emergency care. Battle-scarred and wary, the story changed abruptly when he was introduced to some tiny foster kittens. Astonishingly, he survived and thrived for nearly three more years. He helped raise numerous litters of orphan kittens until just a few weeks ago when he passed away. 💓

    Tardar Sauce (Grumpy Cat)
    4.  Tardar Sauce (Grumpy Cat)  - Probably the most famous cat in the world, this diminutive cat became internationally known for her sour expression.  She was actually a very sweet kitty, according to her owners, but a congenital condition caused her frowny look. Complications from a urinary tract infection claimed her life at age 7 .  :(   


    Do you have a favorite one or two?  Perhaps one of these or a different one you might introduce to us?  
    This is how to play the game to be eligible for the prize drawing:
    1.  Make sure you have SIGNED IN HERE to be eligible for prizes.
    2. Leave a comment telling us if you have a favorite celebrity cat.
    3. 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. 27, 2019 to be eligible for the daily prize.  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 #2019CatLoversHop on social media!!) This link-up below is just to enter the drawing for the Daily Game after you have commented. Thanks!!!

    Only two more days in our hop!  Tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 26) is the LAST DAY to post projects.  So get those neglected cat stamps inked up to get another card or two linked up HERE!!!  You still have through Sunday, Oct. 27 to comment on projects and play in the Daily Games.  Yay!!!

    🖤
    Janis