Thursday, October 28, 2021






Handy List of 2021 Cat Lovers Hop Links
Upcoming Links for Daily Posts 
DAY 5 Post - 2021 Cat Lovers Hop (goes live 12:05 am Pacific, Friday, Oct. 29)
DAY 6 Post - 2021 Cat Lovers Hop (goes live 12:05 am Pacific, Saturday, Oct. 30) 
Wrap-Up Day Post - 2021 Cat Lovers Hop (goes live 12:05 am Pacific, Wednesday, Nov. 3)


Welcome to Day 4 of the

 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.....

Can you believe it is Day 4 already???
The Hop is halfway over and look at all our projects!!  There were nearly 120 fabulous feline entries when I last checked the Linky Tool.  Way to go everyone!!  

Also.....I happened to notice a few extra prize opportunities being offered by some of our lovely Cat Hoppers.  Alex and Becca have something special for Hoppers who comment on their projects....and there may be others!  Thank you, gals, for making our Hop extra fun by doing this!!!  ❤  (I have not had a chance to visit very many of the projects so if any of the rest of you have blog candy on your Cat Hop posts that you want me to announce, please send me a note and I will add you to this list!) 

I also want to extend my personal welcome to each of our first-time Cat very glad you found us!!!  I hope you new Hoppers can already tell what a warm and friendly group this is.  Please make yourselves at home! ❤

Important note about the Day 2 Daily Game Link-Up:
Alert Hopper Ashley noticed there was trouble linking up for the lovely digital prize on Day 2. I took a peek and noticed that Mr. Linky was giving me an alert to contact their help desk. Apparently there is some problem and I am hoping they will be able to get it sorted. Fortunately, you have clear till Nov. 3 to link up if you want to be in that prize drawing. I hope the Linky will get fixed straightway and you others can join in if you also had trouble linking up!! Thank you, Ashley, for alerting me to this glitch and thank all the rest of you for your patience and understanding. ❤❤❤  (UPDATE:  All fixed now.  Yay!)

NOTE:  When posting your projects on your blog, please remember to post the Cat Hop Badge also if you can.  I know that isn't possible with other platforms like Flickr and IG, but Badge Kitty Mistopheles and I would really appreciate it when you can.  Thanks!!

Just a reminder.....You must SIGN IN HERE to be eligible for prizes. Also, LINK UP
ALL PROJECTS ON THE MAIN HOP PAGE by 11:55 pm Pacific, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.  I have my 2021 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs in a handy tab just under my header at the top of each page.


Let's get started with the Day 4 festivities....

Today's featured sponsors are:  Art Impressions, Unity Stamp Co. Kellie Stamps, Pink & Main, Darkroom DoorThe Rabbit Hole DesignsPurple Onion Designs, and as always, sponsoring our Daily Games, Ike's Art



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 7 years in a row!!! THANK YOU! 
They are known for their distinctive artwork and humorous stamps...many of them with interactive features.

Art Impressions
is offering their wonderful
Feline Set stamps to a lucky winner.  So much fun!!



BONUS:  Art Impressions is planning a special Cat Lovers Hop Blog Post today.  So hop on over and see what they have to share!  Be sure to thank them for sponsoring us for 7 years in a row! ❤

EXTRA BONUS:  Do you like challenges?????  The lovely Renee and her Art Impressions DT are hosting a "Feline Crazy" Challenge on the blog, too!!  Read all the details HERE!!!!  

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 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"



Unity Stamp Company

Unity is a returning sponsor and a wonderful company.  I appreciate their focus on encouragement and support, especially for us!!  

PRIZE: I can always count on Unity to be helpful and generous.  This year they are donating FOUR $25 Gift Codes to their online store!!!   WOW!!!  I know the winners will love the great quality of the designs and the construction of their stamps, which they make themselves right on site!!  So cool!! (or maybe hot...)
BONUS:  Unity DT member, Noelle, graciously accepted the invitation to be a Guest Designer for us today.  Welcome to the Hop, Noelle, and THANK YOU for sharing your talents with us.  She has created an amazing Junk Journal to show us.  How awesome is that??!! Please visit her blog post HERE to find out more about it and to thank her for Guest Designing for us. 

EXTRA BONUS:  The amazing Cat-Loving folks at Unity are having a surprise Cat Lovers Sale with FUR-bulous discounts on their Cat Sets....we are talking a sale that is over 50% off!!  Go take a look!!  Even you diehard NON-impulse purrrchasers are going to see something you knead!!! 
Please take time to visit Unity Stamp Co. 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!"

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 a lucky Hopper their choice of either a  Digital Stamp Set or one of her new Digital Card Sets

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 2021 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"


Everyone please say Hello to returning sponsor, Pink & MainMichelle Currie, the owner/illustrator, has totally adorable stamps.... and her critter ones are some the cutest.
PRIZE: Michelle has generously donated one of her sweet Catitude stamp sets PLUS Coordinating Dies to a lucky Cat Hopper this year!!   I totally LOVE these images!!

Please take time to visit
Pink & Main at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram. 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!"

Darkroom Door, another Aussie company, is joining us as a returning sponsor again this year.  They have wonderful products and I am always impressed with their awesome designs.

Darkroom Door is generously providing one of their fabulous Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamps to a lucky winner. 

NOTE: This Sitting Cat is my favorite of the Darkroom Door cat stamps. happens to be the only cat in their catalog, but it is one of the BEST I have seen. I told them I will keep requesting it as a prize until all my Hoppers have had a chance to win it!  :)   They told me they keep meaning to design and release new cats but the last couple of years have had a lot of interruptions with suppliers.  When you visit to thank them for sponsoring, you might mention that we sure would love to see more cat stamps ❤  

Please take time to visit Darkroom Door 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!....(and please release more cat stamps!)" :)


The Rabbit Hole Designs


I am so delighted to introduce a new sponsor to you today, The Rabbit Hole Designs.  They offer fun and creative, clear stamps that will add a dash of quirkiness and sass to all your paper crafting projects.
PRIZE: MaryAnn at The Rabbit Hole Designs is kindly offering TWO $10 Savings Vouchers as prizes for our Hop!  
Please take time to visit The Rabbit Hole Designs 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!

I have another new sponsor for you to welcome today:  Purple Onion Designs.  They offer zillions of fabulous red rubber stamps.  Here's what their website says about their products: 
Purple Onion Designs continues to offer stamps in traditional red rubber to capture the fine detail that many of the designs contain.  Red rubber inks up easily and will work with all types of inks on the market.  Clear stamps traditionally do not capture the same type of fine detail as red rubber.  They also can be difficult to use with certain inks.  These two qualities of our red rubber stamps will give you the best stamped impression possible.

The images are not available digitally.  Purple Onion Designs believes in preserving the art form of rubber stamping.

PRIZE: Purple Onion Designs is generously offering TWO Prizes:  Felix (Pirate Cat with Flag) and Francois (Pirate Cat in Boat).

Please take time to visit Purple Onion Designs at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, 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!




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.   🖤

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.
We are honored to have Helpful Hopper NanaConnie Guest Designing for us again today.  Many thanks, Connie, for all your help this week!!  ❤  She is showcasing today's Digital Prize:  Ike's Art Crouchy Cat.  Don't you love how she colored this little calico?  Maybe she will share about the kitty that this one is patterned after on her Blog Post HERE.  Be sure to tell her thank you for Guest Designing!! 
Soooooo....are you interested in winning this digital image????  Read on....there is a question for you to answer and a linky that signs you  up for a chance.

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.

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!

Helpful Hopper, Christi, has another fun Daily Game Topic for us today!  
Christi is another friend who emailed me out of the blue offering to help with the Hop this year.  It was before I was even sick with Covid, but she just wanted to be of sweet!!   ❤
I was in the middle of corresponding back and forth with all our dozens of fabulous sponsors and arranging prizes and asked her if she might come up with the Daily Game topics for me. She cheerfully accepted!! 
This chore might seem like a small thing, perhaps, but coming up with interesting, engaging games takes creative thought and consideration.  Before long she had a wonderful list with lots of ideas for me to choose from!!  It was such a help and relief to me.  I am so grateful for her willingness!!  Thank you, Christi, so very much!!  Oh, and Christi is the one who suggested I ask NanaConnie to Guest Design...what a genius idea!!  💡


DAY 4 GAME:  What is the Funniest or Weirdest Trick Your Cat Does?
I'll start......
My cats are not into acrobatics or funny tricks, but they trick ME all the time.  The outside ones who get to come in occasionally often clamor at the door this time of year to come inside where it is warm.  They can tell by the squeak of the floorboards when we are going to the door to take something outside to the chickens or whatever.  They race to the front or back door by running underneath the house!!  A kitty will be near the window by the backdoor and either hear or see one of us going to the front door.....and as soon as you open that door, there is that SAME cat shooting through the door!!  In seconds.  They must have a racetrack underneath there!  It is phenomenal how they can get there that fast.  Little rascals!


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 Tricks.  I totally love reading your creative verses!!
3. After you finish your Kitty Tricks 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!!

REMEMBER: Link your cat-themed projects over on the Main Hop Page. (Please use #2021CatLoversHop on social media!!) This link-up below is just to enter the drawing for the Daily Game after you have commented with your Kitty Tricks. Thanks!!!

That's all for today.  Keep making those awesome projects and leaving those wonderful comments!  Also...keep thanking our fabulous sponsors.  See you tomorrow for Day 5! 

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  1. Most of our cat's tricks were the opposite of funny (as in spraying all over my scrapbook papers and plastic containers in the craft room...even though they were ALL neutered). However, my Bailey always made me laugh when he stood on his hind legs, hooked his front paw over the cupboard door..and slowly backed up until he had it open. Then he would grab whatever caught his fancy inside the cupboard, and either take bites out of it..or leave claw marks on the packaging. I caught him one night after trying to figure who the culprit was for weeks!

  2. Lovely Junk Journal and a beautiful card by Nana Connie. I love the way she's coloured her.
    One of my outside cats sleeps in the shade netting over the car port. It hangs down a bit between the metal bars and she uses those bits like little hammocks :-D It's very funny seeing a cat from underneath :-D

  3. One of our newest rescues, Tater, jumps 2-3 feet straight up in the air while throwing around a stuffed mouse. He'll do this for a while and then we'll find him sacked out napping because he's worn himself out!

  4. Honeydew doesn't do many tricks any more (he's 17), but he does do this one trick twice daily, at feeding time. This started after the other kitties crossed over the rainbow bridge. Just a year ago, his place-mat in the kitchen was fine for him to eat, but not any more. No, he wants his food delivered. And delivered to wherever he is. So I bring him his dish, wherever he is. He eats a few bites and then gets up and moves a few feet away, or into another room, or even down the hall. There he waits. He waits for me to deliver the dish again. He does this over and over, 4, 5, 6, maybe 7 times. By that time, he's finally done eating, but he takes his time. It's a daily ritual and we both enjoy it. Of course with every food delivery I bring, there are more cuddles and more "good kitty" encouraging words. I should add that he is a very good eater!

    Great post, Janis! And more amazing and generous sponsors - I just did my thank-yous! That's an awesome sale at Unity and I could not resist! I don't do much shopping any more but I can't resist a 50% off sale! NanaConnie's card is so cute! Thank you for another day of Cat Loving!

    1. Oh my goodness! What a funny thing for him to start. I would probably do it too.

    2. Oh I had a cat like that!! She made me do it the last few years of her life - now if only you can get GrubHub to help out. . . XOXOXO

    3. Isn't it sweet how our furbabies make sure we get our exercise every day! lol... Honeydew sounds like a sweetheart!

  5. Oh my goodness, the sponsors are just extraordinary Janis! WOW

    This would be Yassi, and how she runs inside meowing like a banshee all the while with a mouse in her mouth! Next she drops it at my feet, with 'here's your lunch!' If I dont respond straight away (mostly because I'm having horrors!!) she'll tap it towards me!!! Tap, tap tap! (Poor little mouse, I don't like them losing their little lives either!) I have to pick it up and distract her by giving her some biscuits while I dispose of it so I don't disappoint her by not lunching on it! She does the same thing with little lizards, but she does not harm these. I recapture them and put them outside!

    1. Also want to add how wonderful NanaConnie (card is delightful) and Christi are by helping you out! True friends!

    2. Eeeeeeeek, I would be freaking out!

  6. My cats don't do anything extraordinary. We had one cat that would jump on the stool near the door and my husband taught her to touch the doorknob for a treat but he can't get any of the others to do it.

  7. Both of my kitties have learned to open all the cabinets in my kitchen, including the one above the refrigerator! I actually had to put items in front of the cabinets, like a small stool, and some very large rocks. LOL. I decided to give them the pleasure of opening the one above the fridge. And, lo and behold - it's open every single day!

  8. Well, I won't tell you anything today. My cats don't do tricks, they rarely play. You have to take them out to play. My husband and I are having a better time than they are.

  9. There was inspiration behind me coming up with this question (and you are VERY welcome Janis - I'm so glad I could help!) because my fat black furbaby, Mew, loves, and I mean LOVES to slide around the tub. She gets as high up as she can on the sides, slides down and strikes a pose - she will flip on her back, all four paws out, or on her side. And she talks up a storm while she is doing it!! Now I have a bathroom that has a walk in shower and while she can't slide, she still poses and talks to make sure I am watching her. She purrs SO loud while doing this it's crazy. I need to get a video LOL LOL

    1. Oh and I DO want that digi - I LOVE it :)

    2. That is hilarious, Christi, and it must have been so funny to watch her do that!

  10. Great card from NanaConnie! Adorable kitty!
    Coco's trick is that she can disappear! I can look all over for her to no avail. Not sure of the location of all of her hiding spots!

  11. Well now, I don't like to brag but our cat cooks. Yessiree bob. Tuna melts, fish sticks, shrimp on the grill and his favorite is fresh fish. He can cook that in so many ways. After everyone eats he then takes all the bones and makes every guest a comb to take home with them. You gotta have a swag bag right? Sometimes he'll take the time to paint them. He's very artistic. If you have hair like mine he saves the big boned combs for thick hair.

    Okay, so we don't have a cat. But, I had to have a story. We do however have a bear. His name is Woolfie and he knows he's not real. He is great friends with the cat. Who wouldn't be since the cat does all the cooking? [Bunny]

    1. Oh gosh, I saw the Purple Onion as a sponsor. Loved that. Didn't know where to send a comment so I just emailed them. I think I get a little lost on where to comment sometimes. [Bunny]

  12. Velcro doesn't do any tricks! He just eats and sleeps! Catapult, on the other hand likes to open drawers in our bedroom. Once she can get a foot in the drawer, she snags onto a shirt or socks and starts pull them out in order to open the drawer wide enough for her to jump in and take a nap. Sometimes, she just opens them for the sake of opening them. Hoping she never learns how to open doors! :)

  13. I have loved reading about your kitty's tricks and funny antics - especially Bunny's :)
    My Casey used to trick us into thinking he was outside - we would be walking around, calling his name and waiting patiently (or not) for him to return, when all the while he would be happily munching his dinner or grooming himself indoors. We called him 'Phantom' as he had the knack of sneaking passed without us seeing him - uncanny how many times this happened! It always made us laugh.

  14. Bunny's 'cooking' cat story is hysterical ! Good job, my friend. :-D My big cat, Honeybear, (16 pounds and 12 of that is hair!) jumps up onto the dressing table and talks to the cat he finds in the mirror. He has a specific mew for that and never sounds like that any other time. I don't know how (or why) he learned to do that but he started it when he was around a year old and he's still doing it 10 years later.

  15. I don't know if all cats do this but here goes! Ichigo gets so excited having his head pets that he begins to drool (first) and then give me a not so subtle bite on my wrist! The funny thing about it is he startles me every time and I squeal! I think he loves that!

  16. Love the coloring NanaConnie did on Crouchy! Fabulous job! Thanks to all the sponsors and hosts and all the crew who make this a wonderful hop!

  17. Ralphie likes to open drawers and dig all of the contents out (especially the kitchen towel drawer). He also pulled a couple of nails out of the wall once, where I had taken down a picture.
    Noelle and Nana Connie both shared such beautiful cards! Both are so talented!

    1. Haha, my first cat Muffin used to do that with my kitchen tea towel drawer. I would come home from work to find a pile of my towels on the floor!

  18. My outdoor cat would
    run around the yard
    with my puppy and fall
    downtown play with him.
    Carla from Arizona

  19. Simply Nana's card is so sweet and I love the details on Noelle card, so much fun!
    Thanks to all fab sponsors!

  20. Bunny's card made me laugh with the frog there for the fly and the cat there for ... the fish. CarolG

  21. My guy wants to drink from the shower. Every time I have to turn it down to a trickle and he comes in and puts his mouth under the stream.

  22. Thanks to amazing sponsors!
    Luckily my cats can't reach fridge. So no paws will be harmed...
    Nana Conie made lovely card.
    My cat Speedy likes to sleep on her back. That's strange.
    It's not acrobatic but Coffee likes to drying my tea or juice...

  23. Art Impressions is honored to be a part of your fun hop for all 7 years. Good luck to all of these amazing artists!

  24. My sweet departed girl Pandora LOVED peppermint. She would dig through my purse and pull out the chewing gum to bite on. At Christmas she had her own tiny candy cane for a few licks every day.

  25. Silly cats! Trix are fir kids!!!

  26. No pets in the house now but my neighbour's cat would always lie in wait for the garden frogs after a heavy rain during monsoon season like now. She would pound on them and play with them too.

  27. Some nights when the cat (my orange tabby) won't quit meowing I go lay on the sofa in the living room hoping that he shuts up so that he doesn't wake hubby. What this little stinker then does on some nights is go to sleep on my spot in the bed while I try to sleep on the sofa.

    Cats can be so weird!! LOL

  28. Your cat's are just too cute the only thing I can say my baby does is he gets under the blanket I will keep saying his name then he will eventually come out of the blanket like he's playing hide and go seek, I know he's under the blanket but I act like I don't know where he is

  29. out kitty doesn't do anything extraordinary, she is just beautiful :)).

  30. Sabre is very competitive. She has to be first. Even though she is elderly she runs ahead of us even if we are riding in a golf cart.


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