Chaienne

Chaienne

Monday, October 26, 2020

MAIN HOP PAGE: 2020 CAT LOVERS HOP




Welcome, Welcome, Welcome Friends and Cat Lovers!!!
 
I am so glad you are joining us for our 2020 Cat Lovers Hop.  This is our 6th Year.....can you believe it???   This is the MAIN HOP PAGE where you can read the details of this year's hop, get a sneak peek at our fabulous sponsors, and most importantly....LINK UP your projects.  Yay!!!

Before we go on........please take a moment to SIGN IN HERE.  I am asking everyone who wants to participate and be eligible to win prizes to please sign in to make my bookkeeping easier.  Thank you for helping me out this way!

Remember:  YOU MUST SIGN IN TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES!!!

Also, before you get started, PLEASE read the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs HERE. This will answer many of your questions, particularly if you are new to our hop!

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How to join in the 2020 CAT LOVERS HOP:
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There are three ways to get a chance to win a randomly-drawn prize from our awesome sponsors:  linking up a cat project, commenting on linked-up projects, and participating in the Daily Games.


1. LINKING UP A CAT PROJECT: The Cat Lovers Hop is open world-wide....so please SIGN IN, and then link up a cat-themed project right here at the bottom of THIS post by 11:55 pm Pacific, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.
 
NEW THIS YEAR:  There is a limit of 5 projects for the week.
I hated to have to limit the number of entries, but it was getting a little bit unwieldy for us to get around to every entry to comment.  Several people mentioned last year that limiting it would be helpful, so we will try this out this year.  Thank you for understanding! 

***Please use #2020CatLoversHop on social media platforms (e.g. FB, IG, etc.) and allow PUBLIC (or UNLIMITED or ALL) permissions to view...not just FRIENDS...or most of us won't be able to see or to comment on your project!***


You may enter your project in as many other challenges as you wish. See my 2020 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs HERE to see what qualifies as a cat-themed project, so you don't miss out on being eligible for the prizes!! Around half the prizes will be randomly drawn from projects linked on this page. Be sure to include my 2020 Cat Lovers Hop Badge in your post.


2. COMMENTING ON LINKED-UP PROJECTS:  Leave a comment on any or all of the cat projects from the link up. The more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning!  Comments on projects must be made by 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Nov. 1, 2020 to be eligible for the comment prize drawings. (Notice that you have an extra day for commenting, especially helpful for visiting those projects that come in on the last day of the link-up.)  Around half of the prizes will be randomly drawn from comments on the cat projects.  You must SIGN IN to be eligible for the comment prizes, even if you are not linking up a project.

And, yes....a PRIZE will be awarded to one randomly-drawn lucky hopper who comments on ALL the projects!!  I will have a special link-up on the final Wrap Up Day next Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020....which is the last day to leave comments.  If you manage to comment on all the projects in the hop by 11:59 pm Pacific that day, you can link your name up on that final day to be in the drawing.

3. PARTICIPATING IN THE DAILY GAMES:  There will be  Daily Games (usually consisting of icebreaker questions about you and your cats) at the bottom of each of my daily posts (Those posts will have titles such as: Day 1....Day 2...etc) There are prizes from our sponsor, Ike's Art!!  And no blog is required!!  :)
  You can link up your entry to the Daily Games throughout the duration of the Hop, including the extra day for commenting.  You need to be SIGNED IN and have your entries in for the Daily Games by 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Nov. 1,  2020 to be eligible for the prizes. These prizes will be available world-wide! Yay!!   

NOTE:  Even if you do not use digital images and don't want to link up for the drawings, PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN THE DAILY GAMES so we can get better acquainted with you!!  This truly is what makes our Cat Hops so extra special!! 
 
 

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OUR FABULOUS SPONSORS AND PRIZES
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I keep talking about sponsors and prizes, so I bet you want to know who they are and what they have donated as prizes. Right???? Of course you do!!!  This year's line up is more exciting than ever with 41 Sponsors!!!  WOW!   
 
Did you know that we have three sponsors that have generously provided prizes 6 years in a row?  A special shout-out of thanks goes to:  Art Impressions, Newton's Nook, and Ike's Art.  They have stayed with us since the beginning.  Annelise, Jen, and Ike....you ladies are fabulous!!!  THANK YOU!
 
Returning Sponsors:
I am so excited and grateful to have the following returning sponsors. I think you will agree that their support and generosity have made each of our Cat Lovers Hops extra fun!!! A huge thank you to each one of them for sponsoring us in the past and coming back for more of the furry frenzy this year!!! Here they are with the prizes they are offering this year:


Altenew - $15 Gift Voucher
Art Impressions - A BIG prize package for one winner containing:  Catastrophy stamp set, Cat Twist Ties stamp and die set, and Cat Twist stamp and die set. 
CatLadyBox - A Gift Voucher for one of their deluxe CRAZY CatLadyBoxes.(Me-WOWza!!)]

Clearly Besotted - £15 (pound sterling) Gift Voucher
Darkroom Door - Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp

Fiki at Bad Kitty's Craft Room - a lovely kitty stamp set
Gerda Steiner Designs - Playful Kitten stamp set
Ike's Art - $20 Gift Code plus Digital Images from her Fleaz Navidad digital set for the Daily Games
Jane's Doodles - $20 Gift Code
JessicaLynnOriginal - Celine's Kittens stamp set
Kellie Stamps -
Cat Mama digital set
Knitty Kitty - 3 digital images or 1 digital set of winner's choice
from her store
Lawn Fawn - Meow You Doin' stamp set PLUS Dies
Leigh SB Designs - Cats Galore Digital Image (specially designed for our Hop!)
Lost Coast Designs - $10 worth of stamps of winner's choice
MarkerPOP - Mystery package full of crafting supplies ($50 value)
Newton's Nook Designs - $25 Gift Code
The Crafter's Workshop -TWO PRIZES each containing two 6"x6" stencils: Flying Cat and Random Stars (2 winners!!) 
The Greeting Farm - Hey, Pretty Kitty stamp set 
Unity Stamp Co. - FOUR - $25 Gift Codes (4 winners!!)
Waffle Flower - $15 Gift Code
Your Next Stamp - $15 Gift Code
 
New sponsors:
And here are our new sponsors for this year's Cat Lovers Hop. I know you will be thrilled to see who has come on board with us this year! Let's hear some welcoming purrs for each of them. (Purr...purr...purr...)


Kat Scrappiness - Pet Sentiments Brush Script die set (or equivalent Gift Code for Intl winner)
Pink & Main - Catitude stamp set
Stamp On It - 3 Digital Images of the winner's choice
The Ink Road Stamps - THREE separate prizes:  #1
Purr Babies stamp set, #2 Merry Catmas stamp set, and #3 a $30 gift code (3 Winners!!!)
Whimsy Stamps - $20 Gift Code
 


Okay, now......just how incredibly fantastic is that line-up????? Are you excited yet? I am, too!!! I am so humbled and appreciative that each of these wonderful sponsors has agreed to support the Cat Lovers Hop. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all these new and returning fabulous companies!!! I will be introducing them in more detail on my daily posts, so be sure to come back each day!!

As I was listing all these amazing kitty stamp sets, it occurred to me that many of you cat lovers might already own some of these sets. If you would like to tell me in the comments of this post which (if any) of them you already have, I will try to make sure that if you happen to be a lucky winner you will get a set you don't have yet!  No guarantees, though. :)

All cat-themed projects must be linked up right here at the bottom of THIS POST to be eligible for prizes. (Please use #2020CatLoversHop on social media!!) Each day of the hop, I will have DAILY games with a link-up on that day's post....specifically for THAT game. PLEASE do not link your cat project up in the daily posts......only right here on THIS POST. Thank you!

So.....Are you ready????

On your claws. Get set. Gooooooooooooooooooo!!! Have fun with this and let me know if you have any questions.  Let's beat 2020 at its own game and make Hop #6 the best ever!!!



Janis  
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34 comments:

  1. Yeah, pretty pussies everwhere!!!! So much fun. Hugz

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    1. I have the Rubber Dance stamp set and probably don't need a voucher to Lost Coast Designs LOL. Hugz.

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  2. yay! I waited this blog hop so long!😻😻

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  3. So excited and can't wait to see what everyone has made for this super cute hop

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  4. Wow, incredible sponsor line-up, Janis! Thanks for all your hard work! I'll link up my first entry a little later today! ;)

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  5. Yay! First day done! (I just cant follow any facebook links as I dont have it - sorry) :(

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  6. Yay! It's here, it's here! My favourite hop! Thank you, Janis! And thank you to all of these amazing sponsors! I clicked through to look at the adorable prizes you had linked and the only one I already have is "Stampendous Kitten Hugs," so I'm very excited to see all of these kitty stamps that are new to me! I'm off to read your Day 1 post again and see what I need to do to play along! Thanks for oganizing the hop again, Janis - it's the highlight of my crafty year!

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  7. Hello, this is my first time hoping along. Hope to have fun. Wow, that's a huge list of generous sponsors.

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  8. Hooray! This is my first cat lover's blog hop, and I am excited! Look forward to seeing all the talent out there!

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  9. I'm ready for the hopping to begin!

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  10. I'm visiting and commenting on all the entries. Unfortunately, I don't have a Flikr account so cannot comment on entries using that format. In the first dozen entries, there were 2 on Flikr so my apologies to Becca Yahrling (#5) and Sharti (#13.)

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  11. WOW!!! How many sponsors!! You always rock, Janis!! Love Cat Lovers Hop, thanks SO MUCH for this annual appointment!!!

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  12. How fun is this thanks for hosting it and all the wonderful sponsors for joining in

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  13. Been looking forward to this, Janis! Hope it goes well for you and thanks for all your hard work, Jo x

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  14. I just signed in to hop! Woohoo! and away I go!

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  15. Thank you Janis, for all your hard work to put this together for us. I know how much you had on your plate this year, and you deserve extra kudos for pulling through! This year has been confusing, disorienting, and I believe I've lost even more brain cells than usual. The Cat Lovers Hop is a welcome distraction as we get to share out love of crafts and kitties. Looking forward to a fun week!
    As far as stamps that I already have, I have Purr-fect by Rubber Dance but that's all. Can't believe that I only have the one set, but I am definitely drooling over all the wonderful prizes!

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  16. Fun hop..thanks for doing it again.

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  17. Finally got my blog up and running! Only one post this year and a few sCATtered comments. Thanks, again, Janis for all your hard work despite your topsy turvy life. This hop ALWAYS makes me smile!!!

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    1. Just saw a couple of prizes I already have... Took me a while to remember where to let you know... Brainfog!!

      Art Impressions Catastrophe & Cat Twist Ties
      Gerda Steiner's Playful Kittens
      Heffy Doodle Mewniverse
      LawnFawn Meow Ya Doin

      Wow! Even with a project limit, we're at 182! Good job everyone!!

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  18. I am so happy to be part of this, such a lovely community.
    hugs xx

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  19. Janis I am thrilled to be taking part of the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop! My daughter was fostering 3 kittens and I adopted them and I am loving every minute with them! They sure helped us get through Covid! Thank you for running this fun blog hop!! I love it!! I get to see all the great stamps and dies I need to buy now that I have 3 kitties!!

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  20. Thanks again for putting this on Janis. I was happy I was able to make 5 projects for it.

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  21. Thank you so much Janis for this wonderful hop! This has cheered me up so much this week! It was so nice to have something to look forward to every day! I got a late start, but I am trying to catch up. Hope I will have time to get to look at everyone's projects. Thank you again for the hop, and Thank you to the sponsors also! Having a fun time! :)

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  22. Was there a different linky at the beginning of the hop? I just had to re-link my projects....
    I'll be commenting now! Look like sooo many great creations!

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    1. No....it's the same Linky. I haven't done anything with the settings. I don't know why it was weird for you. New Blogger gremlins, no doubt! Thanks for relinking.

      <3
      Janis

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  23. Hi, Janis, I think I remember that you wanted to know about troublesome links - #48 just goes to her blog with an error message. I scrolled through and found the photo matching the one here but thought I would mention it.

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    1. Hi, Kitty. Thanks for your note. I see what you mean. Hmmmm...I'm sure I had clicked on her card soon after it was linked up and it took me there. Goblins must be about today! lol... Unfortunately, Inlinkz doesn't let me go in and change the host links...she'll have to do that herself. Thanks again!

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      Janis

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  24. Happy Halloween! It was a pleasure to sponsor the Cat Lovers Hop again this year! I'm now off to hop all the kitty goodness!
    Stay Crafty & Safe!
    Leigh

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  25. Getting in some comments on these wonderful creations! Happy to have gotten 5 cards completed and posted for the hop!
    A few items I already have: Darkroom Door Sitting Cat, Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin', and Riley and Co. Felix the Cat. >^..^<

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  26. Thank you so much for all your hard work in getting all the things wonderfully arranged for us all. I get to see all the gorgeous creations of everyone and thoroughly enjoying myself.

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  27. Thanks for another super-fun hop Janis! I know you were trying to juggle about 20 things at the same time, so this is even more impressive. My girls were so excited to enter their projects this year, and to see so many cute cards along the way. Blair even made more projects, but I told her we'll have to save them for another time, lol. Happy fall to everyone, and stay pawsome!

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  28. Thank you so much for the fun hop Janis! I had a great time! Thank you for working so hard on it and providing us with such a fun place to go and fun activities! Enjoyed seeing everyone's creativity and reading their stories! Hope you and everyone are having a blessed Sunday!

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  29. Thank you so much Janis for putting on this awesome event. I had bought extra cat stamps last year getting ready to participate and I had looked so forward to this event. Then, unfortunately, I was caught up in work, working late nights and weekends this year, which prevented me for particpating every day. Hopefully, I'll have more time next year. I did complete commenting on everyone's creations, so that was fun seeing all of the creativity and reading other people's stories about their kitties.

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Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis