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)
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 Fawn - Meow 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 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!!!