Monday, November 8, 2021



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? 

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 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.

The Project Bin - Feline Good stamp/die set
- Debbi T

Taylored Expressions - Whiskers stamp set and Silhouettes - Cats dies - mandysea

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
Feline Set
- 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
- 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
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
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 -
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 might be down there again!!

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!!! 



  1. Wow! Thanks so much! Fabulous hop, fabulous participants, fabulous sponsors, and fabulous Helpful Hoppers. Already looking forward to next year.

  2. Oh my goodness...that list of prizes and winners has my eyeballs doing figure eights! Congratulations to all the lucky winners...and thank you again to the generous sponsors. What a fun hop this was, filled with so many creative and enjoyable entries. I still remember the very first Cat Lovers Hop, and am thrilled to see it grow in popularity and participants. Janis had the right idea seven years ago, and we LOVE IT!! Thank you to the queen of Cat hops, Janis!! Off to email you.

  3. Great stats! Congratulations to all the winners. I feel thankful to be one. Jan, you made it a fun Rookie year for me and I hope to be back next year. Thank you to all the sponsors and for you and your helpers for putting on the hop. It really is appreciated. [Bunny]
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  4. Thank you so much for hosting this, it must have been so much work!! And so excited to have won a price, will email shortly!
    This was my first time hopping and it worked out great for me. I tried to check for new entrants twice daily to comment on so I wouldn't fall behind. That worked out great for me although towards the end blogger thought I might be a robot LOL.

    Thank you again for hosting and thank you to all the wonderful sponsors! Congrats to all winners!
    Looking forward to next year's hop!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  5. Thanks so much! It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed seeing all the creations! Great job on coordinating everything, Janis!
    Thank you to the fabulous sponsors also!

  6. I agree with Bunny about the great stats. Congrats to the winners and thanks to the sponsors. I was surprised and happy to be one of the winners. You and your helpers did a great job. I did enjoy the extra days to comment. Looking forward to next year.

  7. Thank you for this fabulous hop!!! Had a blast participating!!! Grateful for being a winner too! Thank you to all the amazing sponsors!! Can’t wait for next year!!! Meow ๐Ÿ˜ป

  8. It was PAWsome. Thank you so much for all your hard work xoxoxoxo

  9. Congrats to all the winners! And another huge congrats to Janis for another hugely successful Hop! I had a blast and I'm off to email you! Hugs!

  10. Wow! What a lovely surprise! I am a lucky winner! Oh, thank you sooo much, Janis! I am going to send you an email right now.
    I always enjoy the Cat Lovers Hop!!! You are a great hostess!!! Kisses!!!

  11. Congratulations to all the winners! What a fabulous list of sponsors and my personal thank you to each one of them. :-D I'll be one of the people who emails you late next summer to volunteer to help again. It really was fun and it felt good to know it truly did help. Thanks, Janis, for another great Cat Hop!

  12. congrats to all winners and thanks to all amazing sponsors!
    You Janis did amazing job !
    thank you for making my day!
    and to all cat lovers meow you later :D

  13. What a list of sponsors and winners! Congratulations to everyone who participated and shared their beautiful and adorable projects. I wasn't able to comment on all of them, but I saw them all. My girls and I were so impressed with the different designs, and had fun trying to count the international participants. Thank you Janis, for an awesome hop and for all your hard work. You are meow-valous!

  14. YAY!! HUGE congratulations to all the winners :) I'll be back next year to help out :) Thank you ALL :)

  15. Thank you, Janis, for all of the time, effort, and organization that went into this hop. You made it a lot of fun for all of us cat lovers. I see my name as a winner so I will email you shortly - thank you so much! Congratulations to all of the winners!

  16. Congrats to all the winners! Thank you Janis for another great hop! Will email you...

  17. Thanks for all your hard work and well done to all the winners -including me!

  18. Congratulation to all winners. I'm delighted to be included :) This is always a fabulous hop with amazing kitty cat projects from all. Well done, Janis on another successful year! xx

  19. Thanks so much for the hop and all the hard work you put into it! Congrats to all the winners of which I was one. My first time hopping here and I had a lot of fun.

  20. Another fabulous blog hop!
    Love seeing all the sponsors
    and finding their media pages.
    Thank you for all the amazing
    giveaways and thank you for
    my prizes. Sending congrats
    to all the winners!
    Carla from Arizona

  21. Hi Janis, thanks for organising this amazing event. A joy and delight as usual. S hapy to be one of your lucky winners. Hugz

  22. Congratulations to all the winners, fabulous Cat Hop!

    Janis I’ve sent you an email re my prize, thank you!

  23. Congratulations to all the winners, love my prize Woohoo & Congrats to the winners of LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps prizes!! Thank you to Janis for another PURRtastic Cat Lovers Hop, see you in 2022 >^..^<
    Stay Crafty!

  24. Oh wow! I just noticed that I never posted a Thank You for the challenge hop! Thank you again Janis for all that you did, and for those that helped you also! Thank you also to the sponsors and Congrats to the other winners!


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