Wednesday, October 30, 2019


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  (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 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)

Stampendous! - Feline Friends Like You stamp - Leslie Turner

Jane's Doodles - Cats stamp set - Ike

Stampendous! - Feline Love stamp - NanaConnie

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
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 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!!!  



  1. Thankyou so much for my prize and congratulations to all the other winners. This was my first time entering and certainly won't be my last.
    Hugs ValeryAnne /Mrs A.

  2. Ooooh, thank you so very much!! I absolutely LOVE surprises!!!
    And a huge congrats to all the other winners. Happy crafting.

  3. Congrats to all the winners.. I have just emailed you Janis about my prize win.. Thank you. This was my first hop and probably not my last..

  4. Wheee! Blair will be so excited to one of the lucky winners. Thank you Janis, for a wonderful hop. You're right about the hop being even more fun because of all the participants being a community. So many people left the nicest comments on my girls' projects, which really tickled them. I didn't leave as many comments as I wish I could have but I admired them all in the main hop link up.
    Now you can take a breath and relax a little before the winter holidays hit Janis. Thank you for the best Cat Lovers Hop ever!

  5. Congrats to all the winners, and I am thrilled to find my name on the list too! It was an amazing hop filled with so many fabulous creations! Enjoyed it tremendously!

  6. Congratulations to all the winners!
    I am thrilled I won Ike's super Mood Cat digital set!!!
    Thank you so much!!!!!!!
    I will be really happy to join you again next year.
    Hugs from Greece!

  7. Congrats to all the winner! I'm thrilled to have won the Laurel Burch 'Feline Friends Like You' stamp from Stampendous!
    Love To Scrap 2

  8. Congrats to everyone who entered. It was a joy to read everyone's comments and stories. I was thrilled to see my name on the list too.

  9. Congrats everyone! So many wonderful creations!

  10. Oh how fun to be one
    of your winners! Thank
    you! Congrats to the
    other winners. And it
    was a wonderful hop.
    My first year, so glad
    I found your blog.
    Carla from Utah

  11. What a wonderful week. I always wish I had more time to make projects and to comment on everyone's projects but there is always next year. Thanks for all you do Janis to put this on. I am so happy to see my name as one of your winners and congrats to all the winners.

  12. Congrats to all the winners and thank you for another successful hop! How fun to see some new hoppers this year and to have such an enthusiastic and warm group joining in.

  13. How fabulous - CONGRATS to All.
    Thank you for the wonderful Hop Janis xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  14. Thank you, Janis! It was truly a blast!

  15. Oh! Oh! Oh! I'm so excited to be one of the winners! I'm emailing right now. :-D I'm also heading over to Ike's tore to by the Mood Cat faces since I didn't win that one. (I've been dying to get it all week long last week but decided to wait and see if I ended up being a daily winner.) Giggle

  16. Thank you so much! And well done to everyone

  17. That's wonderful, Janis! Thanks so much - I'll be contacting you shortly! So very happy to see my cat loving friends are winners too!

  18. Oh wow! I'm very happy!!!
    Congrats to all the other winners too!
    Thank you so much for this great event!!!

  19. Big congrats to all the lucky winners! Janis, I have no idea how you manage to secure so many sponsors - I think I need a few tips! Hugs, Jo x

  20. Oh my gosh, that's quite a list of winners!! Thanks so much to Ike's Art for my prize - I love that digi stamp! And thanks so much again Janis for running such a wonderfully successful event again!

  21. CONGRATS to all the winners!!! Happy dance for you! :) Enjoy your prizes!
    Thank you Janis for all your hard work! And thanks to the generous sponsors!!! And thanks to all for the sweet comments and caring!
    I can't wait next year! :D LOL

  22. Congratulations to the winners. I'm thrilled to be on the winner list :)
    Big thank you to Janis for another amazing Hop!

  23. Wow! Thanks you so much Janis! I can't tell you how excited I am. I LOVE Your Next Stamp stamps and dies. Thank you for another amazing hop this year and all of the hard work that you do to make it so much fun for all of us cat lovers. Congratulations to all of the other winners too!

  24. Congrats to the winners--thanks for the fun hop!

  25. Dear Janis
    Thank you and congratulations to all winners. I am so lucky that I won a prize. I just had one cat stamp and did 2 cards with that.i hv won a cozy cubbies stamp set. Oh I can't wait to lat my hands on that cute set of cat stamps.
    It was my first time and will not be the last if I am among the living. Gd luck and blessings to all.

  26. Congrats to all winners and Im really lucky to win a prize too. So appreciate you take the time to organize this exciting event annually and Im always looking forward to it. Plenty of Thanks. xx

  27. Wow fabulous. Congrats everyone. So happy to see my name. Puurrrr puuurrrrr. HUgz

  28. I can't believe you beat me this year on getting the winners post up. lol! What I was able to keep up with was amazing... how cool to have such a variety of projects for so many talented artist!!
    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for all your hard work and making this fun event possible!!!

  29. WOW! That was quick and thanks so very much for everything, Janis. So thrilled to be a prize winner and congrats to all. LOVE this Hop and hope to be more prolific next year. xxxD

  30. Thank you Janis, so happy to see I’m a Winner of LCD prize...I’ve emailed to you.

    Woohoo... congratulations to all winners!!!

  31. Congratulations to all of the prize winners! Thank you for the Digi image win. I will try to email you soon.

    Thank you to all of the very generous sponsors!

  32. I received the Cute "Playful Kitten" set today from Gerda Steiner Designs! I just LOVE it!! Thank you..

    1. Fabulous!! Thank you for letting me know. Have fun!!



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