Chaienne

Chaienne

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Happy Fall

 


Hi, Friends.....

Taking a quick break from the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop to post this fun card with dry embossed metal leaves for Jo and Gail's new Let's Squash It! Challenge blog.



Supplies used include:
Punch Bunch Leaf punch
Add a Little Dazzle - Craft Metal Sheets (retired)
Darice Checkered embossing folder (retired)
DCWV patterned paper
A Creative Journey with Melissa - Fall and Winter Holiday sentiments stamp set

 

Sorry for any weird formatting.....I have a little grandbaby on my lap and am trying to type one-handed!!  Awwww......


Janis 


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in this challenge:
1. Let's Squash It! #1 Metallic and Geometric

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October Rudolph Days - PEACE

 

This is not my cat but I love seeing my kitties do this in the snow!!  lol...
 

Hi, Friends......

Taking a quick break from the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop to post this quick and easy card for Mo's October Rudolph Days.  


Supplies used include:
Echo Park - Winter Wishes cutapart
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Peace Cutaway die
Darice - Snowflakes embossing folder
Soft Snowflakes from Mia (THANKS, Mia!!)
Glitter pen


That's all for this post. I have one other card I want to post for other challenges.....then back to Cat Hopping! lol... Thank you for stopping by!


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenge:
1. October Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's

DAY 6: 2020 CAT LOVERS HOP


An Oldie, but one of my faves!

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Welcome to Day 6 of the
2020 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 #2020CatLoversHop on social media!!)
 Also, please check out my
2020 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs


🎃🎃🎃  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! 🎃🎃🎃


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!!!  All projects must be linked up by 11:55 pm Pacific tonight, October 31st.

Despair not, though, because you can still COMMENT (on projects and the Daily Games) THROUGH TOMORROW!!!  Comments close at 11:59 pm, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.   Yes, you get an extra day to catch up on your commenting...especially helpful for those last-second projects that get linked up near midnight tonight!!🎑 😱  And......since Daylight Saving Time ends tonight here in the USA, you actually also get an EXTRA HOUR FOR COMMENTING!!  ⏰⏰⏰ 

Sunday'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:  Technique Tuesday, Riley and Company, CatLadyBox, Lawn Fawn, STAMPlorations, The Crafter's Workshop, Whimsy Stamps, and, as always, for our Daily Game, Ike's Art.

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Technique Tuesday



Please say hello to returning sponsor, Technique Tuesday.  It is so good to have them joining us again!! 

 

 

PRIZE: Technique Tuesday is generously offering one of their fabulous Window Scene die sets.  LOVE that they included that adorable kitty to sit on the windowsill!! 


 

BONUSTechnique Tuesday has a special 2020 Cat Lovers Hop Post scheduled for today over on their blog. Be sure to hop over and check out what they are sharing!!

Please take time to visit Technique Tuesday 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 2020 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!! 

PRIZE: Riley and Company is generously providing a Felix the Cat stamp 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 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


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CatLadyBox is a very exciting returning sponsor. They are a little different from our other sponsors because they are not part of the papercrafting community.

They offer subscription-based memberships to receive awesome packages of carefully selected cat-themed products for Cat Ladies...delivered right to your door monthly in a box that even your cat will LOVE!!


PRIZE:  CatLadyBox is again offering one of their deluxe CRAZY CatLadyBoxes, which contains gifts for you AND for your cat!! A Purr-fect combination!! Me-WOW!!!

Please take time to visit CatLadyBox at these social media spots: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Please say hello to the next returning sponsor to our Hops, Lawn Fawn!! We are all huge fans of Lawn Fawn's adorable critters.

 

PRIZE: Lawn Fawn is generously donating their Meow You Doin' stamp set PLUS the Coordinating Dies to one lucky winner!!! WOW!!






Please take time to visit Lawn Fawn at these social media spots: Blog, TwitterInstagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Facebook. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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STAMPlorations
  
Everyone please help me say hello to returning sponsor, STAMPlorations.

PRIZE: Shery at STAMPlorations is kindly offering a $20 Gift Code 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 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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  The Crafter's Workshop



Now let's give a warm welcome to returning sponsor: The Crafter's Workshop.  They carry a fabulous selection of mixed media supplies for all sorts of fun crafting adventures.
 
PRIZE: The Crafter's Workshop has generously donated prizes for TWO winners!!  Each winner will receive one Flying Cat stencil and one  Random Stars stencil (both in the 6"x6" size).  How fun is that???
Flying Cat
Random Stars


 
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 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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I am delighted to introduce to you the final new sponsor for our Hop this year, Whimsy StampsAs you can see from their logo graphic, they are the Innovators of Slimline Dies!  How cool.  They really got something started!!!  

PRIZE:  Whimsy Stamps is very generously offering a $20 Gift Code to a lucky Hopper. 
 

Please take time to visit Whimsy Stamps 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 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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DAILY GAME TIME!!!!!
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Today's Daily Game is Just For Fun....no prize.  But I hope you will still play along.
 


DAY 6 GAME: Does your cat have any interspecies friends.....other animal buddies that are NOT cats? 

I'll start.....
   
A number of years ago we had a sweet dog named Growler whose doghouse was on the front porch of our old house.  Growl-Dog was not a huge dog, but she was plenty big and very gentle.....but she did love to run and jump and chase the cats if they ran.  Too much fun for a dog to resist!!
 
Around that time we found a pregnant kitty hunting mice in our chicken house (on the property of our new house) and decided to bring her home.  The other cats were mean to poor Andale and she really was quite persecuted by one or two of the males, in particular.  Andale was not afraid of dogs and quickly discovered that she could take refuge with Growler in the doghouse or by just hanging out amidst Growler's legs and the other meanies would leave her alone.  Thus began a sweet companionship between our dog and this cat.  Growler was big and warm and a good bodyguard for Andale.  And Growler?  Well, I have no idea what Growler got from the friendship.....maybe just companionship. 
 
As in any close relationship, however, sometimes there are little disagreements.  Andale rather early assumed the dominant role in the alliance and, being a cat, could be a bit short-tempered with poor Growl-Girl.  Sometimes Andale would post herself in the doorway of the doghouse and not let Growler get inside to go to bed!!  Naughty kitty!!  Growler had experienced the business-end of cat claws before and knew better than to shove her way inside!  We would hear Growler whining and giving a little woof every so often and know she needed us to rescue her.  We'd remove Andale from the doghouse and......lickety-split.....in would slip Growler. Then we'd set Andale back down and she would settle contentedly next to Growler's warm body.  lol...  The two of them were adorable together!!
There is no link up for today's Just-For-Fun Daily Game,  but you can still join the ones from previous days.  The other Daily Game link-ups will be open all day today and tomorrow.  Entries need to be in by 11:55 pm Pacific, Sunday Nov. 1, 2020 to be eligible for the daily prize.  Hooray for the extra hour to comment because of the time change!! 

Okay, now it is your turn!!  

REMEMBER: Link your cat-themed projects over on the Main Hop Page. (Please use #2020CatLoversHop on social media!!) 
 
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 2020 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
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Friday, October 30, 2020

DAY 5: 2020 CAT LOVERS HOP

 




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Welcome to Day 5 of the
2020 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 #2020CatLoversHop on social media!!)
 Also, please check out my
2020 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs



Hi, Friends.....


It is Day 5......and even though I am limiting the per person number of entries to five for the entire week, we are on track still to have a ton entries for our Hop!!  THANK YOU for your fabulous participation and excitement.  You totally are the inspiration that is keeping me going this week!!  (You have no idea how serious I am!!) 

Keep in mind that tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 31st) is the LAST DAY to post projects, but you will still have Sunday, Nov. 1st 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. 🖤

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

The featured sponsors for Day 5 are: Newton's Nook Designs, Art Impressions, Kellie Stamps, Rubber Dance Art Stamps, Taylored Expressions, The Ink Road, 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 faithful encourager and sponsor all 6 years of our Hops!  Many thanks, Jen!!  You were instrumental in these Hops ever happening.












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




BONUS:  Jen and her team have 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 SIX YEARS!!


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 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


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Art Impressions




Art Impressions is another fabulous returning sponsor. One of our original sponsors, they have been generously donating prizes for the Cat Lovers Hops for 6 years in a row!!! THANK YOU! They are known for their humorous stamps...many of them with interactive features.

 

PRIZE:   Art Impressions is offering a very lovely prize package all for one winner containing their Catastrophy stamp set, Cat Twist Ties stamp and die set, and Cat Twist stamp and die set.  Me-WOW!!!


 


 

BONUS:  Art Impressions is planning a Cat Lovers Hop Shout-Out on their social media today....not sure if that will be blog or FB or where.  Check out the links below and pop in to say hello and thanks for faithfully sponsoring us for 6 years running! 

Please take time to visit Art Impressions 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 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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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.  It's always a delight to have Kellie join us with her wonderfully witty and refreshing products! 
  

PRIZE:  Kellie is offering her Cat Mama digital set to one lucky winner.  This set disappeared off of Kellie's page. I will add the photo when I can.

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 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

 


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Rubber Dance Art Stamps 

 



Next we have another returning sponsor, Rubber Dance Art Stamps. I know our Euro hoppers are familiar with Rubber Dance, but some of our American ones might not be...so you must check out their wonderful products!! 


 




PRIZE: Here's the fabulous prize that Rubber Dance has for a lucky winner. How cute are those patterned cats in this Purr-fect! stamp set??!! (I WANT this set!!! lol...)







Please take time to visit Rubber Dance at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, and Instagram. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Taylored Expressions




Taylored Expressions is one of our fabulous returning sponsors.   

 

 
PRIZE: This year, they are generously providing their Big
Grumpy Cat Stamp and Die Combo
 
to a lucky winner.  (Oh, my goodness this set is so fun!!)


 
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 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


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             The Ink Road   

 I am beyond thrilled to introduce our next new sponsor to you, The Ink Road .  Quite some time ago, I was the lucky recipient of a lovely gift from The Ink Road.  When it arrived, I was completely blown away with the grace, beauty, and care that went into the packaging.  I knew right then that Lara and her company were something very special. 

This is not the prize she is offering.

 

Now I don't know for sure if Lara *still* packages The Ink Road products like this when she mails them out, but here's a reveal shot of what she sent me.  Beautiful in every way!!!  

(BTW....This is not the prize she is offering to Hoppers....she has something even better!!  I just wanted you all to see this.  It made me feel like a queen when I was opening it!!)


 

Prizes:  Lara at The Ink Road has generously provided THREE separate prizes for our Hop this year.  Each one will go to a different lucky winner!   

#2 Merry Catmas stamp set

#1 Purr Babies stamp set 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

AND...............
#3 a $30 gift code (WOW!!)

 

Please take time to visit The Ink Road 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 2020 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 6 years in a row.  Many thanks, Ike!! 🖤

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Very Special Note to all Cat Hoppers:
Many of you already know that our dear friend Ike is currently battling cancer and has been undergoing surgery and chemo.  More surgery is in the near future and so she might not be able to join with us during this year's Hop.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she fights through this difficult challenge. 
We love you, Ike, and are praying for healing and strength!!  💗💗💗
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PRIZE: Not only is Ike's Art sponsoring our Daily Games, but Ike is also offering an additional grand prize of a $20 Gift Code to her online store!!   (WOW!!  Some lucky digi lover is going to go crazy with that prize!!!)

BONUS:  Ike's Show us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge theme this month is Furrything Goes Let's flood her challenge with our cat entries and show her how much we care about her!!  
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 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

Even with Ike's medical challenges, she has pre-arranged with me to sponsor our Daily Games by graciously delving into her vault to offer one of her wonderful sets of kitty digital images for prizes. 
 
Take a look at her fur-bulous Fleaz Navidad digital set...which she originally designed for the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop.  It's a good one!!  Each day of the Hop, I will feature one of the images from this set as the prize for that day's Daily Game. 



In the interest of keeping things manageable for myself in this year's Hop, I decided to follow Ike's lead and I am using cards I made back in 2016 as samples again, too.

 

 So, for today......the featured digital image from Ike's Fleaz Navidad digital set is "Waiting for Santa".  So sweet!!!!


And here's the card I made with that digital image:


 

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: What is the Most Expensive or Most Precious Thing Your Cat has Destroyed?


I'll start.....

As we all know, cats can destroy things by several means: scratching, chewing, vomiting, spraying (or other methods of elimination), and just lying down in the wrong place!!! Why do we keep these creatures in our houses????? Hahahaha.... I can't even begin to count the number of things we've had to trash because of the cats.....or just live with in their damaged state. I may just be mentally blocking out something really expensive that they have ruined, but mostly what comes to mind is furniture...a sofa, a rocker/recliner, a loveseat. Fortunately, none of it was new....but I still was not happy with them being scratched and clawed down to the wooden frames!! Thank goodness I found covers that hid the shredded places!!


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. Share in the comments about something expensive or precious your cat have destroyed.
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 Nov. 1, 2020 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 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 #2020CatLoversHop and PUBLIC settings 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. 31) is the LAST DAY to post projects.  So get those neglected cat stamps inked up to get the last of your 5 projects linked up over HERE!!!  You still have through Sunday, Nov. 1 to comment on projects and play in the Daily Games.  Yay!!!

🖤
Janis


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