Tuesday, November 30, 2021

November Rudolph Days - Celebrate the Season

 

 

Hi, Friends......

I am here with my November Rudolph Days card.  I believe that November is the last of those challenges for the year!  I have managed to enter each month which allows me to participate in the special drawing for December.  Yay!

I also am playing along in the Let's Squash It Challenge.  The lovely hostesses Jo and Gail asked us to use a stencil along with our embossing folder this time.   I've never tried doing that before....it was fun and easy!  (Just my sort of technique...lol..)

My card turned out simple and cute.  I added lots of little adhesive gems to dress it up.  I even managed to sneak in a couple of "cheater" scraps of cardstock for the sentiment panel....not very creative, but I'm happy to just be getting a card done!!!  I will enter into Di's Pixie's Snippets Playground, also.  Yay!


Supplies used include:
Sizzix  - TH Texture Fades - Courtyard embossing folder
Delta Stencil Magic - Tree Medley (long retired)

Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set - retired
Clearly Besotted - Modern Christmas stamp set (retired)
Versafine ink in Satin Red
Distress Inks
Sponge Daubers

Hampton Art - Ki Self Adhesive Gems (retired)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Hope you liked my card!  I think I will use this new-to-me stencil + dry embossing technique again soon!!


Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. November Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's
2. Let's Squash It!  Challenge #14 - Emboss + Stencil

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Pixie's Snippets Playground Ruby's Memory Challenge #417 - Use Snippets
4. CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #154
5.
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #570 - AG Christmas
6. Word Art Wednesday Week #519-520 - AG
7. Double Trouble Challenge #98 - Playing Along with Thing 1: AG, and Thing 3 Twist: Dry Embossing
8.
STAMPlorations November Stencil Challenge


Monday, November 15, 2021

You Warm My Heart

 


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Did you participate in my Cat Hop????
Winners for the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop are Posted HERE!!
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Hi, Friends......

I am here with another coffee card for the 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop.  I did this one in all purples....maybe I use more monochromes than I thought!!  :)

I used an adorable Love Nicole set from Holley Barnhart  (THANKS, Holley!!).  I had fun choosing purples from my scrap bag for the mug, heart, and steam and solid panel.  I think it turned out really cute!

 


Supplies used include:
Love Nicole - Hug in a Mug stamp and die set
Versafine ink in Smokey Gray

Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (retired)
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set (retired)
Scraps from my stash of patterned and solid cardstock

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look at my card!  I hope you Coffee Hoppers are enjoying this lovely event.  Have a wonderful week!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
2. Double Trouble Challenge #97 - Deja-BREW (Just playing in Thing 1 and Thing 2)
3. Word-Art Wednesday #517-#518 - AG
4. Cardz-TV AG Challenge #153
5. DL.ART November 2021 Linky Challenge
6. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - November
7. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #416 - Use Snippets
8. Ally's Angels Challenge #52 -AG

Friday, November 12, 2021

Coffee Rather Than Compliments




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Did you participate in my Cat Hop????
Winners for the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop are Posted HERE!!
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Hi, Coffee and Cat Loving Friends.....

I hardly ever get to participate in the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop because I am usually still up to my purr box in Cat Hop stuff.  But for some odd reason I am temporarily caught up with Hop prize correspondence and so I have a card to share!  

I love the look of monochromatic cards, but don't make them often.  This fabulous cat image stamped in black and heat embossed gives this otherwise plain card a bit of shine.....which of course you can't see in the photo!!  Ha.  The dry embossed background gives some interest, too.

Supplies used include:
Technique Junkies - Coffee Kitty stamp
Versafine Ink in Onxy Black
STAMPlorations - Literary Caffeine-ations 
Sizzix  - TH Texture Fades - Courtyard
Spellbinders Small DOM March 2018 (retired)
Thank you for stopping by to see my card.  I hope you all are having fun on the Coffee Hop!!!  


Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
2. Double Trouble Challenge #97 - Deja-BREW (Just playing in Thing 1 and Thing 2)
3. Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge #72 - FurryThing Goes
4. STAMPlorations AG Challenge - Use Stamplorations product



5. STAMPlorations November CAS Challenge - Opt Twist Use Neutrals Only (I used black)



Monday, November 8, 2021

WINNERS POST - 2021 CAT LOVERS HOP!!!!

  


Hi, Cat Hoppers.............

Yes, the post you and your cats have been waiting for is FINALLY here!!!! YAY!!! 

Did you appreciate having the extra four days for commenting?  I liked it and I hope it was helpful to you, too. I visited every single project except for one on FB that seemed to have a broken link.  I loved them all!!! As Hop Honcho, it is an honor and privilege for me to be able to leave personal comments on each entry. I love that our Hop is growing.......but selfishly I hope it never gets so big that I can't visit and read each post.

Wasn't this a fantastic hop????  I deeply appreciate every single one of our lovely Hoppers and all the kind comments you have left for me about our Hop.  We had 94 participants
(up from 75 last year) that signed in from 17 countries (up from 15 last year), including 37 first-time hoppers (up from 27 last year). WOW!!!  Everyone did such a great job leaving wonderful comments and making projects.  The caliber of your cards and projects was totally amazing! 

And it is so cool that more and more papercrafting companies are including kitty products in their CAT-alogs for us to drool and make happy feet about. ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป Many of those companies sponsored us this year. I am so very grateful for their support. We had 44  fabulous sponsors this year (up from 41 last year) with a total of 60 prizes (up from 53 prizes last year)!!    I wish I had a prize for every single person, but I am thrilled to have 60 prizes for 94 Hoppers!!  THANK YOU, SPONSORS!!! ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

So let's get right to the prizes and winners, shall we? 

TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:
1. Please send me an email ASAP to claim your prize: jwoolbright at gmail dot com.
2. Please put "WINNER 2021 Cat Lovers Hop" in Subject.
3. In body of email, please tell me what sponsor AND prize you won.
4. If you won a physical prize (rather than a digital item or gift code) please include your snail mail address.
5. If you don't hear from me within three days, please send me a note again! Sometimes the naughty kitties in the SPAM filters reach out and snag your emails and pull them under the couch where I can't find them! So WRITE to me multiple times if you don't hear back from me in a few days!!

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.)
Rubber Dance - Curious Cat stamp - Angela F.

FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANT:
The Project Bin - Feline Good stamp/die set
- Debbi T

PARTICIPANT ALL 7 YEARS:
Taylored Expressions - Whiskers stamp set and Silhouettes - Cats dies - mandysea

COMMENT ON ALL THE PROJECTS:
Jane's Doodles - $25 Gift Code - Fikreta

DAILY GAME WINNERS: (You might have other prizes on the list so be sure to keep checking for your name!!)
Ike's Art digital images
Day 1 - "Kitty Luv" - Angela F.
Day 2  - "Basket Case"  - Tee Hall
Day 3 - "Cheshire Cat" - Suzanne H
Day 4 - "Crouchy Cat" -  Carla H
Day 5 - "Cushion Kitty" - Julee T
Day 6 - "Peeking Kitty" - NanaConnie


Altenew - $20 Gift Voucher - Beverly S
Art Impressions
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Feline Set
stamps
- Karen Ladd

Blank Page Muse
-
TWO Prizes!
    #1 - Fleur the Cat stamp/stencil set - Denise Bryant
   
#2 - Frederico Cat stamp/stencil set
- NanaConnie

Brutus Monroe
-
$25 Virtual Gift Card - Lori Poldosky

CAS-ual Fridays
- TWO prizes!

   
#1 -
Rainbow Bridge stamp set - Ellibelle
   
#2 -
Pawesome Stencil - Leslie Turner
CatLadyBox
- A Gift Voucher for one of their deluxe CRAZY CatLadyBoxes - Suzanne H

Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps - Peeking Cat stamp - Heidi (My Little Stamping Blog)
Darkroom Door
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Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp  - Rebecca Yahrling

Ellen Hutson Leading Ladies: Cat Lady Stamps PLUS Dies - Christi Conley
Evelin T Designs - $10 Gift Certificate - Tee Hall
Fiki at Bad Kitty's Craft Room - $25 Gift Certificate to JessicaLynnOriginal - Donna W
Gerda Steiner Designs - Buckets of Love stamp set - Bunny
Heffy Doodle - Mewniverse stamp set PLUS Dies - Ike
Ike's Art - Kitten Kristmas digital stamp set - Christine Craft
Ink Road Stamps
- TWO prizes! 
  
 
#1 - A Cat Lovers Box of Goodies - Zsofia Molnar
    
#2 - $30 Gift Code - Shartl

JessicaLynnOriginal - $25 Gift Code - Indy's Designs
Kat Scrappiness - Pet Sentiments Brush Script die set - Leigh
Kellie Stamps -
1 digital stamp set or card set of winner's choice - Pink Crafty Mama
Lawn FawnMeow You Doin' stamp set PLUS Dies - Carole J
Leigh SB Designs - FOUR prizes!
   
#1 - $3.50 Gift Code - Gail Hutchinson
   
#2 - $3.50 Gift Code - Twรณrcze pasje Danki
    #3 - $3.50 Gift Code - Jane Willis
    #4 -
Cats Galore Digital Image and Sentiment set - Glennis
Lost Coast Designs - $10 worth of stamps of winner's choice - Val S.
Newton's Nook Designs - $25 Gift Voucher - Blair
Picket Fence Studios - Surprise bundle of Cat Stamps - Nina B
Pink & Main - Catitude stamp set PLUS coordinating Dies - My Side of Oz
Poppystamps - Whittle Cutie Cat die and Intricate Cut
Butterflies
die set
- Sue D

Purple Onion Designs
- TWO Prizes!
    #1 -
Francois (Pirate Cat in Boat) - ionabunny
    #2 -
Felix (Pirate Cat with Flag - Mia
Reverse Confetti - $15 Gift Certificate - Alison H
Stampendous! - Cling Ornament Kitten stamp PLUS Cling Meowy Christmas stamp - April
Stamp On It - 3 Digital Images of the winner's choice - Susan Renshaw
Sunny Studio - Meow & Fur-Ever stamp set - Michele Henderson
Technique Tuesday - Window Scene die set - Remi
The Cat's Pajamas -
$15 Gift Certificate - Carla H

The Crafter's Workshop -TWO PRIZES each containing two 6"x6" stencils: Flying Cat and Wild Prints stencils -
    Winner #1 - Kelsey Thomas
    Winner #2 - V.K.
The Rabbit Hole Designs - TWO - $10 Savings Vouchers
    Winner #1 - Bri Firth
    Winner #2 -
Christilyn
Unity Stamp Co. - FOUR - $25 Gift Codes (this company has digis)
    Winner #1 - Crafting with Jack
    Winner #2 - Priss BlaFu
    Winner #3 - Marcia - Frolicking Fairy
    Winner #4 - Laurie 2 Cats
Viva Las VegaStamps - Assortment of unmounted Cat Stamps - Elvira Fischer
Waffle Flower - $15 Gift Code - Kathy Pisupati
Whimsy Stamps - $20 Gift Code - Noelle Reese
Your Next Stamp - $15 Gift Code - Kitty


Whewwwwwwwwwwww.....that is a ton of winners!!!  Huge congratulations to each of you!!!  Be sure to look at the list carefully because I don't want anyone to miss out on seeing that they are a winner. 

NOTE: A few of you won both a Daily Game prize AND one of the other prizes, so don't stop looking for your name on the list if you won one of Ike's awesome images...you might be down there again!!

TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:
1. Please send me an email ASAP to claim your prize: jwoolbright at gmail dot com.
2. Please put "WINNER 2021 Cat Lovers Hop" in Subject.
3. In body of email, please tell me what sponsor AND prize you won.
4. If you won a physical prize (rather than a digital set or gift code) please include your snail mail address.
5. If you don't hear from me within three days, please send me a note again! lol...

I again want to thank my Helpful Hoppers/Guest Designers for the way they really jumped in and gave such cheerful support and help:  Karen Ladd, Alex (Pink Crafty Mama), Christi Conley, and NanaConnie.  If any of the rest of you are interested in helping out for next year, do not tell me right now!!  lol....  Write to me next August or September.  That's when I will be going totally nuts and have a better idea of what help I need!!!  Ha.  

How did it work for you to have an extra four days for commenting this year?  Did it encourage you to hop around a little more than usual.  Meaningful comments really make our day, don't they?

A little secret: Hoppers who comment a lot almost always win prizes because the pool of comments is smaller than the pool of project submissions. Half of the prizes go to commenters and sometimes I am hard-pressed to find a comment from someone who hasn't already won a prize!! So keep that in mind for next year!! lol... Shhhhh.....

A couple of years ago I had a Feedback Form that many of you dear Hoppers filled out.   It was EXTREMELY helpful to me to see what you all liked and what was working...or not working.  Although I am not making a separate post for feedback this time, I still very much appreciate any comments you have on the Hop and suggestions for making it better.  

That wraps up the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop.  I hope you have enjoyed it!  THANK YOU for your very kind comments of appreciation.  They mean a lot to me.  The Hop is a lot of work, but I love doing it.  

Soooooooooooooooooooooo ...... If I have not dropped dead or been committed to a mental institution in a complete state of hysteria by next year, I hope to be hosting the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop next October.  As always, the Hop is scheduled for the last full week of October, so the dates will be:  October 24-29, 2022.  Hope to see you then, if not before!!! 


Janis

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

WRAP-UP DAY: 2021 CAT LOVERS HOP

 

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2021 CAT LOVERS HOP!!!
The Project Link-Up is CLOSED, 
but you can still leave comments and win prizes!!
THIS IS THE LAST DAY TO 
COMMENT ON PROJECTS 
AND TO 
PLAY IN THE DAILY GAMES!!

 If you have not finished commenting, 
please make sure to SIGN IN HERE (required to be eligible for prizes) and then go to the Main Hop Page to find the linked-up projects to visit.  
Leave comments to be eligible 
for the prize drawings!!!



Hi, Friends.....

Welcome to the Wrap-Up Day for our 2021 Cat Lovers Hop.  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO COMMENT ON PROJECTS AND TO PLAY IN THE DAILY GAMES.  I know a number of you have already finished....but I haven't!!  lol...  

The project Link-Up closed on Saturday, Oct. 30, but to give as many of you as possible a chance to comment on the projects I kept comments open several extra days.  Comments close at 11:59 pm Pacific today, Wednesday, Nov. 3rd.    

You also have through today to participate in the Daily Games that you will find on each of last week's posts.  Each day's game comes with a special opportunity to win the wonderful digital image of the day from Ike's Art!  So if you have not caught up on the Daily Games, this is the day to do that!

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SUPER COMMENTER PRIZE DRAWING:
If you manage to make it all the way through the Link-up and comment on every single project, you can link up your name at the bottom of this post to be in the special drawing for the Super Commenter Prize. 

NOTE:  I realize that some are not members of all the different platforms (FB, IG, Flickr, SCS, etc) where our Hoppers might post projects and will not be able to comment on those projects.  You can still qualify for the Super Commenter drawing IF YOU MENTION IN THE COMMENTS BELOW which platforms you are not a member of, but that you commented on EACH of the other projects. 

VERY IMPORTANT:  To be eligible for the Super Commenter prize, you MUST comment on all the projects AND link up your name in the linky tool below.

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Not quite......................

I have several more things to talk about before I wrap up the Wrap-Up Post!  lol...  

1.  Many of you have missed a long-time Hop regular, our cat-loving friend Sue D this year. 

We all have admired Sue's craft fair projects in the past...wonderfully creative key chains, altered notebooks, little cat purses, etc.  Sue is doing fine, but her dear hubby has been very ill with Covid. He is just recently home from the hospital after an extended stay and is slowly improving. Sue hopes to be able to stop in to the Hop and make a few comments before the day is out. I hope she can. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her husband for his full recovery. ❤

2. Do you already own some of the prizes that our amazing sponsors are offering this year?

I listed all the sponsors and prizes on the Main Hop Page and asked Hoppers to mention in the comments if they already own the prize. I TRY not to award a prize to a Hopper that they already have....but I can't guarantee I will always catch your comment, especially if it is anywhere other than under that post! Some Hoppers have told me on the Daily Posts that they already have one of the featured sponsor prizes, but please I NEED THAT INFO on the Main Hop Page. Thank you.

3. I am confused.  Do you want to be in the drawings for digis or not?

Some of you are sending me mixed messages! So maybe we are both confused!! LOL... I understand that not everyone uses digital images for one reason or another. That's why one of the questions on the Sign-In page is whether you wish to be considered for digi prizes or not.

Here's the problem: Some of you who say "No digis, please" still sign up for the daily digital prize from Ike's Art. I don't know quite what to make of that. Either you have decided that the particular digi is sooooo cute that you actually DO want that image....or you are confused about what the Daily Game link-up is for. Additionally, some people link up to the Daily Game linky but do not answer or participate in the game! I try to be clear with my instructions, but I see some changes need to be made.

FYI....This is how I handle this situation: When I run random.org for those who linked up for the Daily Games, I check to make sure the lucky winner actually commented and answered the question of the day....or at least tried! :) If they did, I assume they DO want the prize whether or not they said "No digis, please" on their Sign-In.

4. Gift Codes, International Shipping, Digital Images, and Physical Prizes.

On the Sign-In page, one of the questions I ask is what country you live in. Some of our lovely sponsors can only afford to reliably ship physical prizes within their own country, so they offer gift codes that can be redeemed from anywhere in the world. But there is still the problem of the winner paying for the high cost of international shipping.

My solution is this: If you are drawn as the lucky winner of a gift code to a company that is not in your country, I will check to see if you said "Digis Okay" when you signed in and then check to see if that company offers digis. If they do and you are okay with digis, I will award that prize to you. Otherwise, that prize will go to someone else and I hope your name comes up again for a prize that is acceptable. Naturally, you can use your gift code for any product (physical or digital) in the sponsor's online catalog, but this will give winners a "No shipping cost" option. ❤

Okay....speech over.  lol...

That's all for the Wrap-Up Post.  Finish up those comments and then link up below to be in the draw for the Super Commenter prize.  Don't forget to tell me in the comments if you couldn't comment on particular platforms.

Thanks so much for all your great participation in this year's Hop.  I hope you had as much fun as I did.  I will get going on running all the random numbers.....it is quite a process with this many prizes!!  Hopefully, I'll get the Winners Post up in a few days.  Be watching for it!!  See you then.


Janis

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Sunday, October 31, 2021

October Rudolph Days - JOY

 


 

Hi, Friends......

I am taking a quick break from commenting on all the fabulous Cat Hop projects to post my October Rudolph Days card.   I used a cutapart and background paper from an old Echo Park Winter Wishes collection.   

When I was laying out my card, things were a bit too crowded on my regular A2 card size, so I leveled up to a 5x7 and that was perfect.  I had room for the doily without covering up all the pretty polka-dotted background.  I used letter stickers from the collection for the JOY sentiment.  Yay!!  

 


Supplies used include:
Echo Park Winter Wishes collection
Memory Box - Lindeman Snowflake die (retired)
Doily, ribbon, foam snowflakes and sequins from stash


Thank you for stopping by today.  Remember you can still Sign-In
and Comment on linked
projects to win prizes on the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop through Wednesday, Nov. 3rd!  So please join us if you have not already.  



Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. October Rudolph Days
2. CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #152
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #515-516 - AG
4.
DL.ART October Linky Challenge - AG
5. Allsorts Week #648 - Add a Sentiment
6. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #566


Saturday, October 30, 2021

DAY 6: 2021 CAT LOVERS HOP

 


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2021 CAT LOVERS HOP!!!
THIS IS THE LAST DAY TO LINK UP PROJECTS!!


 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 #2021CatLoversHop on social media!!)
 Also, please check out my
2021 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs
 

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 30th.

Despair not, though, because you can still COMMENT (on projects and the Daily Games) through next Wednesday!!!  Comments close at 11:59 pm Pacific, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.   Yes, you get an 4 extra days to catch up on your commenting...especially helpful for those last-second projects that get linked up near midnight tonight!!

Next Wednesday'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: Heffy Doodle, Blank Page Muse, Stamp On It, Sunny Studio Stamps, Waffle Flower, The Project Bin  and, as always, for our Daily Game, Ike's Art.

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Heffy Doodle

First on our list for today is returning sponsor, Heffy Doodle

 

 

PRIZE: Lesley over at Heffy Doodle is generously donating her adorable Mewniverse stamp set PLUS Dies to a lucky Cat Hopper!  




 

 



BONUS
:
 
Heffy Doodle has a special Cat Lovers Blog Post scheduled for today.  Be sure to hop over there and say hello and thank you!!

Please take time to visit Heffy Doodle 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 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Blank Page Muse 


I am so excited to introduce a new sponsor to our Cat Hop family: Blank Page Muse!! They offer high quality red rubber stamps (pressed to order right here in the USA), clear stamps, and stencils....from vintage to grunge and many themes in between!

PRIZEBlank Page Muse is generously providing TWO Prizes: #1- the Fleur the Cat stamp/stencil set and #2 - Frederico Cat stamp/stencil set) (2 winners!) Me-WOW!!

These sets are super-fun!!!  Check out these sentiments.


 

 

Fleur the Cat stamp/stencil set -
"Fur is nature's glitter."



Frederico Cat stamp/stencil set -
"Today was going well until....humans"
(LOL!!! I want these sets so bad...)












BONUS: The fabulous team over at Blank Page Muse are playing along with us today and have a special Cat Hop Blog Post for us to enjoy. Hop on over there and see what they are sharing!

Please take time to visit Blank Page Muse at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Stamp On It

Our next returning sponsor today is Stamp On It. They handle an assortment of products for all your stamping needs from a variety of great companies, including QKR Stampede, Eureka, and Biblical Impressions....plus others! 

PRIZE: Stamp On It is offering 3 digital images of the winner’s choice to a lucky Hopper!!

Please take time to visit Stamp On It at these social media spots: QKR Stampede Blog, Eureka Stamps Blog, Store, and Facebook.  Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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Sunny Studio Stamps





I am delighted to have Sunny Studio Stamps as a returning sponsor this year!

 



 
 
 
 
 
PRIZE: Mendi over at Sunny Studio Stamps is donating a  Meow & Fur-Ever stamp set to a lucky Hopper.  Sooooo adorable!





Please take time to visit Sunny Studio Stamps 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 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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Waffle Flower Crafts



Say Hello to another one of our fabulous returning sponsors, Waffle Flower

 

PRIZE: Waffle Flower Crafts has a $15 Gift Code to their online store to one lucky winner!!

 

   
BONUS: 
Helpful Hopper Karen Ladd is kindly joining us again as a Guest Designer today.  Thank you so much, Karen!!  She has made a lovely card using some
Waffle Flower stamps.  Love this sweet and cozy scene with the curled up kitty!  You can find out more about her card over at her blog post HERE.  Be sure to thank her for guest designing for us this week.   

 

Please take time to visit Waffle Flower Crafts 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 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


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The Project Bin

 

I am pleased to feature The Project Bin as a new sponsor to our Hop Family!  

 

 

PRIZE: The Project Bin  is kindly offering the super-fun Feline Good stamp/die set to a lucky hopper!  Aren't these sentiments absolutely THE BEST??? 









BONUS:  Sadly, Denise is in the process of phasing out The Project Bin....just as we are getting acquainted!  The only good news about this is that her whole store is deeply discounted....and I mean DEEPLY DISCOUNTED!   Holey Moley....I am not an impulse buyer, but when I saw her prices I immediately ordered 4 wonderful sets.....including the adorable one she is offering as a prize!  

(I mentioned that I hoped she was keeping a Feline Good stamp/die set in reserve for the prize winner because when our Hoppers see this set at this incredible price the rest are going to sell out!!  She assured me she had one in reserve! ❤  NOTE:  If you purchase this one, let me know and I will take your name out of the running for that prize in our Hop and leave it for someone else.)

I know you are going to want to go browse around her shop.  Her stocks are getting low and selling out so don't wait too long!!  (Also, if you have trouble with checking out at her store, be sure to contact her HERE or on FB.  There was a glitch when I ordered which she was able to handle easily.)

Please take time to visit The Project Bin at these social media spots: Blog and Facebook. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2021 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 7 years in a row.   ๐Ÿ–ค
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PRIZE: Ike's Art not only is sponsoring our Daily Games by offering 6 of her wonderful Cat digital images, but Ike is also offering an additional prize of the entire Kitten Kristmas set to a lucky winner!! 

BONUS:  Ike has a special Cat Lovers Hop post on her  Show Us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge  blog today.  
 
EXTRA BONUS:  Ike's Show Us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge blog theme this month is Furrything Goes/MeowloweenSo any Cat-themed project is acceptable!  Let's make October her challenge's biggest month!!  
 
EXTRA EXTRA BONUS:  Would you like yet another challenge opportunity???  Ike's World Challenge Blog has the theme of Anything Goes/Trick or Treat this month.  So there's another place you can enter your project!!  Yay!  
Please take time to visit Ike at these social media spots: Blog, Store (Note: Currently Ike's store is in transition and she is transferring images to the blog I linked for her "store".  Email her if you see an image you wish to purchase.) Facebook Group. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

Each day of the Hop, I will feature one of Ike's wonderful digital images as the prize for that day's Daily Game.  I will include a sample from me or one of my Helpful Hopper Guest Designers.  
 
 
NOTE:  Even if you do not use digital images, please play in the Daily Games so we can all get to know you better!!  If you DO WANT to be in the drawing for the digital prize, leave your comment and LINK UP your name below.
 
Today we are again honored to have Helpful Hopper Alex (Pink Crafty Mama) as our Guest Designer using today's digital prize: the Ike's Art - Peeking Kitty image.  Take a look at Alex's super-fun card.  I love her masterful coloring on that fabulous cat!!  Hop over to her blog post HERE to find out more about her card and tell her thank you for Guest Designing!  Haven't we appreciated each of the Guest Designers this week?  I sure have!
 

I bet you are interested in how you can win this sweet digital image from Ike's Art!  Well, read on..... 
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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!




DAY 6 GAME: Tell Us Some Random Cat Trivia That We Might Not Know
(This is another great topic from Helpful Hopper, Christi, who is a veritable cat fact encyclopedia!!!  Here's what Christi says about this topic:  My friends know that I know A LOT about cats; I’ve read a ton of books on them, mostly trying to figure out their behavior.  My brain is full of random cat knowledge, so I want to know...Do you know any random cat facts?)

I'll go first.....
As I have mentioned...at our house, we really like Siamese cats (and especially Siamese X) and we have learned quite a bit about them....of course it helps that my hubby is a veterinarian!  ❤  
 
One interesting thing about Siamese is that their eyes tend to be "wired" differently than most cats.  Instead of the nerves of the eyes crossing over to the opposite side of the brain, Siamese are prone to having less of that crossing.  Their eyes have more connections wired to the same side of the brain.  The result:  they have crossed-eyes...to compensate.  
 
Crossed eyes used to be seen quite frequently in Siamese.  A lot of that tendency has been bred out now, but there is still a higher percentage of the "same-sidedness" in Siamese than in other breeds.

  

This is how to play the Daily Game to be eligible for the prize drawing:
1.  Make sure you have SIGNED IN HERE to be eligible for prizes.
2. Leave a comment with your Kitty Trivia.  I am really looking forward to reading these!
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 days for comments. Entries need to be in by 11:59 pm Pacific, Wednesday Nov. 3, 2021 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 to amaze your friends and confound your enemies with your cat trivia.......and get those last projects finished and posted because TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO LINK UP PROJECTS!!!  But you will still have through next Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 11:59 pm Pacific to finish up your commenting.


REMEMBER: Link your cat-themed projects over on the Main Hop Page. (Please use #2021CatLoversHop on social media!!) 
 

Thank you sooooooooooo much for being a part of the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop.  Your excitement and participation has been such a joy!  Now get that last project linked up and finish leaving your comments and next Wednesday, Nov. 3 will be the Wrap-Up Post.  I will see you then!!

๐Ÿ–ค
Janis


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