Wednesday, October 23, 2019

DAY 3: 2019 CAT LOVERS HOP




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Welcome to Day 3 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, Cat-Crazy Friends......

Oh, my....we are at Day 3 and already there are soooooooo many amazing cat projects linked up!  Have you had a chance to hop around at all?  There is so much to enjoy at each stop.  You are not going to want to miss a single project!!! 

THREE THINGS I WANT TO MENTION BEFORE WE GET GOING:

#1.  Somehow I failed to say on the Day 1 post that Gail (ionabunny), our favorite Crafty Nomad, also posted a project on the first day of our very first hop back in 2015, helping to launch this venture.  My apologies for that oversight, my friend. I wanted to set the record straight today. THANK YOU for your support and encouragement over these 5 years of Hops!! 

If I missed anyone else, please let me know!!!

#2. Have you all been reading the great comments each day on the Daily Games? Yesterday's was about an annoying habit your cat has.  I found myself laughing and nodding knowingly on nearly every single comment!!  THANK YOU to those of you who have shared.  It is very gratifying to be with other people who really KNOW cats!!!  lol...  Our pets can be sooooooo extremely annoying, and yet we still love them!!  Ha.  We must be insane......

#3. BONUSDid you know that a few hoppers have their own GIVEAWAYS going at their blogs, too???   I've only hopped through about half of the projects linked up so far, but I noticed D.Ann has a fabulous giveaway and Jenny has a link to a free download of a super-cat image.  I also looked ahead and spied that Alex and Becca have something special going on, too.  I bet there are others!!  THANK YOU to those who are making this hop even more fun by generously offering little freebies and giveaways.  You are awesome!!!

If others of you have special events going that I missed and that you want me to mention on one of my posts, send me a message or email!!

Thank you, everyone, for your enthusiasm, excitement, and participation.  I know I am a tad-bit totally biased, but I think our annual Cat Lovers Hop is one of the best blog hops around....and it is because of YOU!! ❤❤❤

Now let's get on to today's festivities......

My featured sponsors today are: Newton's Nook Designs,
Fiki at Bad Kitty's Craft Room, Taylored Expressions, JessicaLynnOriginal, Neat &Tangled and, as always, for our Daily Game, Ike's Art.


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Newton's Nook Designs


Newton's Nook Designs is our first company for today.  Jen at Newton's Nook Designs has been a sponsor all 5 years of our Hops!  Many thanks, Jen!!  You were instrumental in these Hops ever happening.









BONUS:  Jen has a special Cat Lovers Hop post planned for today.  You can see it over on the Newton's Nook Designs blog. So be sure to hop over there and take a look.  Tell her thanks for sponsoring ALL FIVE YEARS!!
 



Newton's Nook Designs is offering a $25 Gift Voucher to their online store.  





Please take time to visit Newton's Nook Designs 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 2019 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 sweet 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 2019 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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Taylored Expressions







Taylored Expressions is one of our fabulous returning sponsors. 

This year, they are generously providing one of her If Cats Could Talk Stamp and Die Combos PLUS a Little Bits - Cat die to a lucky winner. 

 
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 2019 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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JessicaLynnOriginal



JessicaLynnOriginal is yet another 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 2019 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 a $15 Gift Voucher to their online store 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 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 sent me a set of these super-fun digis and I used the "Seriously?" face for today's card.....one of my favorites in the set!
(I didn't *intend* for this cat to look like such a wild cat, but I think it has a very exotic "sand cat" appearance... the large ears and intense stare add to the effect. It's quite different from how I usually color cats, but I like it. What do you think????)


You can find out more details about this card HERE.

Doesn't this cat make you want to play around with Ike's new Mood Cat set?????  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 3 Game - Kitty Name A-B-C

This game will be one of those that you have to come back to over and over to see where in the alphabet we are.  The rules are that we start at the beginning of the alphabet and name a cat we have currently or have had in the past whose name started with that letter.  

When you have a cat name starting with the right letter, please fill in your cat name(s) as a REPLY to the person just above you in the ABCs.  You can name up to three cats in a row at a time, but they all have to start with the next letter or letters.  (I certainly hope we have some Queenies and Zephyrs!! lol...)  

Now, occasionally, someone will be commenting at the same time as you and you both might use the same letter...that's okay!  We will end up with all sorts of branches.  That just makes it more fun...and confusing!!  Ha.  You might have to hunt around to find the ends of the branches that have reached a dead-end on a particular letter.  You can use the same name more than once if we reach that part of the alphabet again....esp if it begins with a difficult letter!!...but try to let someone else have a turn before you use the same name again.

Okay....I will start.  I will do the first three letters:
A - Adelaide
B - Bonzi
C - Caspian
(I will put these in the first comment below.)

Somebody with a D cat name will then REPLY TO MY COMMENT with their "D - Dancer" or maybe "D - Dunce-Cat" and if they also have an E name and an F name, they can include them, too. The next person will be telling us their G name....or whichever letter the last person ended with.

Hope this makes sense...at least a little bit!  Don't stress too much on making sure everything is going as planned. It is just for fun!!!  As I recall, we did something like this before for one of the Hops and it was a lot of fun. We have more participants now, though, so I hope it flows even better and that you have a good time with it.


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. It's possible that you won't get a chance to jump in at the opportune moment when we get to the letter for your kitty and won't end up playing along at all.  No worries.  This is for everyone!!  You can still link up your name below to be eligible for the digi prize. 

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 today's Daily Game. Thanks!!!

Thanks for all the great participation in these Daily Games.  Are you liking them???  I have a lot of fun thinking up cat things for us to talk about and cat games to play.  I hope you enjoy this feature!

🖤
Janis


111 comments:

  1. Here I am to start off our game:
    A-Adelaide
    B-Buster
    C-Caspian

    Okay...anyone with a D cat name??? Hit reply to this comment and go ahead.

    <3
    Janis

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  3. D- Dimwit was my friend Cyndi's cat's name! She called her Dimmy!

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  4. Hi, Janis! Thank you for Day 3!

    I have H, K, M, and S so I'll check back later. Your cards with Ike's mood cats each day have been gorgeous - I'll check out your Flickr!

    I've just hopped around to all of the sponsors and thanked them, either on blog or FB, and I already follow/like all of them.

    P.S. The link for JessicaLynnOriginal blog isn't working.

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  5. Hi Janis, I have only a M (Marco). I'll check back later me too.

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  6. Following on from Elvira, I've had
    Freckles and
    George

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    1. I'm sorry, but I just have to put Goliath's name here for "G", too.

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    2. Of course you had to add G - Goliath!! <3

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    3. Donna, it wouldn't have been the Cat Lovers Hop without adding Goliath. Hugs, my friend.

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  7. WoW ! The Mood Cat is coloured to purr-fection. Another paw-some make Janis :-D

    Heeey - here come the kitties then ........

    K for KOLIN
    L for LOUIS
    M for MEUWLIE =^..^=


    Hugz
    IKE =^..^=

    My Challenge Blog
    My Shop
    My Blog
    FB Fan Page
    Cat Lovers Challenge Blog

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  8. Since I did Os up above, let me also add:
    Persephyony

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    1. Sorry for that typing error. That should have said
      Persephony. (Per-sef'-on-ee)

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    2. OOH! What a purrty name, Connie! Might just have to use that for one of my dolls (new hobby).

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    3. Leslie....I think you are going to have to share with us the story behind that name..."Poopie"!! lol...

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    4. Pandora, our sweet tuxedo cat. Graceful and curious, just like the mythological Pandora

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  9. And my newest one only 5 months old, Queenie.

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    1. Yay...I'm so glad we have a Q cat name!! <3

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    2. Janis, I have had 3 other "Q" cats but I'll save them in case the list goes around that many times. lol

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    3. Good idea, Connie, to save those rare Q names. We'll start the alphabet over when we get to Z...if we can get PAST Z, that is!! :)

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    4. My BFF has had 4 Z's. Can I use those? I've known them all purr-sonally. ;D

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    5. Absolutely, Donna....but just one at a time. Z names are valuable!! :)

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    6. I also had a "Z" cat but will hang onto it to see if we get to Z a second time. :-D One of the advantage to being an OLD, crazy cat lady is that I've had lots of years of cats sharing their lives with me and could almost do the entire alphabet with all their names. lol

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  10. R - Rascal....my first kitty when I was 6 yrs old. <3 <3 <3

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  11. S - Sampson! One of our current cats.

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    2. Twinkle, my first kitty when I was 4. I named him and sang "Twinkle, Twinkle little cat" to him all the time. ;D

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    3. S- Spooky. We had a big, muscular 16 pound male DSH named Spooky!

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    4. My S cat is Spartacus, aka Sparky

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  12. Ulysses, who lived to 19 years and left such a huge hole in my heart when he crossed the rainbow. That was more than 10 years ago. :-D

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    1. I was HOPING someone would have a Ulysses. I too can do *almost* the entire alphabet, but couldn't think of a single U name.
      Ulysses sounds like he was a grand cat!! <3

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  13. And if nobody has an "X", I have one but will hold out to see if anyone else had one.

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  14. I have an X, also...but will wait a bit, too.

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  15. Wow Janis, today's mood cat card is spectacular! The deep, rich colors and the dark background elements give this cat real weight.
    No X cats for me, but it's fun to see all the different kitty names that have populated our households!

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  16. OK, it's been an hour with no other takers so our cat was named "Xerxes" (pronounced Zerk'-sees.) My dad gave him with that ridiculous moniker because he said it would be so unusual nobody would ever forget it. lol

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    1. That's even hard to pronounce, Connie! Was he a Persian? ;D
      LOL

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    2. Bwahahaha....Donna! You are too much!!! lol....

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    3. Donna, he should have been with anything that fine and elegant for a name but he was just a common patio kitten. lol

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  17. Are we stuck on Y??? I don't think I have a Y name to contribute.

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    1. Mandy's new kitty is a Y....but she might be sleeping right now and not watching this post. Aussie, you know... :)

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    2. Yes!! I'm here with Yassi!!! My little tuxie!!

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  18. great sponsors! thank you sponsors!
    Im very happy to support this blog hop and I have goodies to give.
    I love Newtons Nook very much! my favorite cat stamps!
    that card is super great!
    I had cat named Crni-or english is Blacky
    Oh and Coffee also is c :D
    Mini the cat and S -Squiky
    and Speeddy :D

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  19. Awwwww, you are a sweetie Janis. I am so glad I have been Cat Loving with you from the start. HUgz

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  20. Yes, I think we're still stuck on Y. I should think Ike must have a Yanni running around somewhere. ;D She may be sleeping too, though. I think I'm gonna miss the Z. It's Wine Wednesday in Livermore so...

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  21. Y-Yoda! I had a very sweet girl named Yoda!

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  22. Wish I had a Z named cat to finish off the list. AmaZing.
    Janis, I think that card is one of the most elegant ones I've seen in a while! And the realistic coloring looks like a classy portrait of the Tasmanian Tiger, thought extinct, whose sightings popped up on CNN recently. Cool!

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  23. I've got 4! First is Zachary. YAY! Not mine but BFF's first. I still consider him "family" and Janis said that was okay. ;D xxx

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  24. OK, I'm going to start it over again with A for Achilles, then
    Boy and
    Cheeky

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  25. Sorry! Goliath again, but this time he's first. Night night. Sweet kitty dreams. xxxx

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  26. H - Hobbit
    I - Inkspot
    J - Judith

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  27. Perfect timing to be here... i've got K for Kiwi!

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  28. Im Chinese and Im trying to understand the game, LOL.. I named all my Cats in Mandarin. L - Little Dou Dou. Dou is bean in English.

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    1. That's perfect, Vivian!! You did your L cat name at exactly the right time. :)

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  29. M - Mistopheles
    N - Nigel
    O - Othello

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  30. P-Piglet
    Q-Quarrels (because she hissed and spit at every other cat she ever saw)
    I don't have an "R"

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  31. R for Rissy Rocket. Her proper name was Clarissa but I never called my cats by human names so when we got her is got shortened to
    Rissy and then because she rushed every where at top speed got lengthened to Rissy Rocket and she got called that until the day she died.
    S for Sundance
    Hugs ValeryAnne

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  32. And I had a Sisyphus (Greek mythology - condemned to forever roll the rock uphill), probably my favorite cat ever. I lost her in 2016 at the age of 18 1/2. Such a sweetheart. Definitely a people cat. She simply had to be touching a human at all times, even when napping. If I sat down, she was in my lap. When people would come over, she would talk to them, and talk, and talk, until she got a verbal answer. Then she was in their lap! :-D

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  33. T--T is for Tatter Todd (My friend actually has cats named Sour cream, Chives, and Tater Todd)
    V--V is for my chubby Velcro.

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    1. Oops...I missed U. I got overly excited to get to "V".

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    2. I can see why! Velcro is a terrific name for a kitty!!! <3

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  34. We might have to recycle NanaConnie's Ulysses for this U again!

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  35. Love your card, Janis, with all the gold tones.

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  36. Brilliant sponsor line up today - aren't they so generous! Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Janis and I do love those earthy tones and your fabulous colouring on the cat! Being late to the game, I can't play along with this one. :( xx

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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