Wednesday, November 30, 2022

November Rudolph Days - 12 Days of Christmas

Hi, Friends......

Lightning quick post to squeak in with my Rudolph Days Card.  My warm thanks goes to Maureen for this wonderful challenge that helps me keep on track with my Christmas cards all year long.

Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 - 12 Days of Christmas collection
Verve - Sprightly Sprigs die set (retired)
Poppystamps - Cheery Cardinals die set

Thanks for taking a look!


Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenge:
1.  November Rudolph Days

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

WINNERS POST: 2022 Cat Lovers Hop (Finally...)

 

Hi, Friends and Cat Lovers........

I am finally back!!  Thank you so much for your patience as our family dealt with the tragic loss of our son-in-law and then having our sweet 12 yr old granddaughter move in with us.  It's been a huge transition, but the Lord is good and we are adjusting and getting settled as we continue to process our grief.  You are all champs for bearing with me during this time!

So............let's look at a few vital statistics for this Hop.  

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 during our loss and also about our Hop.  Our numbers were a little smaller than last year and I hope it is just that our Hoppers were very busy with families and real life.  We had 79 participants (down from 94 last year) that signed in from 14 countries (down from 17 last year), including 25 first-time hoppers (down from 37 last year).  Still I am very happy with this wonderful participation....it is quality and not quantity that we excel in here!  Everyone did such a great job leaving wonderful comments and making projects.  The caliber of your cards and projects was totally amazing! 

Our lovely sponsors......

Sadly, we had a number of our faithful sponsors unfortunately go out of business or choose retirement over the last year.  Very sorry to see these wonderful companies go.  Quite a few others had to decline my request for them to return as sponsors.  There are a multitude of factors involved but I know the crazy pandemic has hit small businesses very, very hard.  It makes me all the more grateful for those who continue to sponsor us each year!!!  

This year we had 46  fabulous sponsors this year (up from 44 last year) with a total of 59 prizes (down from 60 last year)!!    I wish I had a prize for every single person, but I am thrilled to have 59 prizes for 79 Hoppers!!  THANK YOU, SPONSORS!!! 💟💟💟

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 2022 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.)
Darkroom Door - Sitting Cat Eclectic StampFikreta

FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANT:
Picket Fence Studios - Surprise bundle of Cat Stamps - Bonnie Lynn

PARTICIPANT ALL 8 YEARS:
Heffy Doodle - Purr-fect Day stamp set - mandysea

COMMENT ON ALL THE PROJECTS:
Viva Las VegaStamps - Assortment of unmounted Cat Stamps - Susan Renshaw

Altenew - $20 Gift Voucher - Sue D
Art Foamies - Bundle containing: 1 Mittens stamp, 1 Cat Mom stamp set, 1 Stamp Buddy - Fit Kitty
Art Impressions - Feline Set stamps - Debbie T
Artful Angel - $15 Gift Code - Cat Holt
Blank Page Muse - TWO Prizes: 
#2 - Edgar Cat stamp/stencil set - My Side of Oz
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps - Climbing Kitten stamp - Leigh S-B  
Brutus Monroe - $25 Virtual Gift Card - Nana Connie
CatLadyBox - A Gift Voucher for one of their deluxe CRAZY CatLadyBoxes - Beverly S
Colorado Craft Co - Bundle of Cat Products - Val S
DoodlebugsWA - $25 Gift Coupon - Laurie 2 Cats
Fairy Hugs - Ed and Nala stamps - Ellibelle
Fiki at Bad Kitty's Craft Room - a lovely stamp set - Karen Ladd
Gerda Steiner Designs - $25 Gift Code - Alice ScrAPamondo
Honey Bee Stamps
- Smitten Kitten Stamps + Dies - Teri Kellum
I Brake For Stamps - Mystery Bundle of 5 Cat-themed stamps - Sunshine Honeybee
Ink Road Stamps - TWO prizes:  
#1 - A Cat Lover's Box of Goodies - Vivian Foo
#2 - $30 Gift Code - Roberta Stevenson
Inkylicious - THREE mini-kit prizes
#1 - Carole J
#2 - Crafting with Jack
#3 - Jo Avery
Jane's Doodles - $25 Gift Code - Catnip & Kitty Whiskers
JessicaLynnOriginal - $25 Gift Code - Crafty Pink Pixie
Joy Clair - TWO prizes:  
#1 - Funny Times Digital stamp set - Tina Z
#2 - Sweet Halloween Digital stamp set - Kim Salito
Kat Scrappiness - Special Cat-themed Bundle -
Suzanne Harkinson
Lawn Fawn - Meow You Doin' stamp set PLUS Dies - Paperielle
Leigh SB Designs - SIX prizes!!  Me-WOW!!
$3.50 gift certificate to LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz store
#1 - Diane H
#2 - Brian
#3 - Cats Galore Collage and Senti Set - digi stamp set (digi prize) - Kelsey T
#4 - Kitty Geisha Doll digi stamp set (digi prize) - Kathy A
2 physical prizes - Cat themed SVG Cutz set of winner's choice from the 2 options below - cut from white mixed media cardstock. Winners can pick one of these two options: Black Cats Silhouettes SVG Cutz set or Skeleton Cat SVG Cutz set
#5 - Nina Bodozian
#6 - Lori Kobular
Lost Coast Designs - $10 worth of stamps of winner's choice -
Leslie T
Magengo Designs - You Are Purrfect stamp set - Glennis F 
Newton's Nook Designs - $25 Coupon Code - Denise B
PoppystampsWhittle Adorable Kitty Kit - Mary Holshouser
Pretty Pink Posh - $40 Gift Code - Christy Conley
Riley & Co. - Bundle of Smiling Burt Stamp + Dies PLUS Felix the Cat Stamp + Die - Kim Simpson
Stamp On It - 3 Digital Images of the winner's choice - Mia
Stampendous! - Kitty Therapy stamp set - Lori Podolski
Sunny Studio - Meow & Fur-Ever stamp set - Shartl
The Crafter's Workshop -TWO PRIZES each containing two 6"x6" stencils: Flying Cat and Wild Prints stencils 
#1 - Blair
#2 - Tracie
The Old Island Stamp Co. - Grumpy Christmas Cat stamp - Crystal         
Unity Stamp Co. - FOUR - $25 Gift Codes
#1 - Meghan K
#2 - Grandma Bonnie
#3 - Paperesse
#4 - Greene Goddess
Waffle Flower - $15 Gift Code - LV Handcrafted
Whimsy Stamps - $20 Gift Code - Gail Hutchison
Your Next Stamp - $20 Gift Code -
Trina P
 

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. 

TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:
1. Please send me an email ASAP to claim your prize: jwoolbright at gmail dot com.
2. Please put "WINNER 2022 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:  Angela (Crafting with Jack), Suzanne Harkinson, Becca Yahrling, KT Fit Kitty, Mandy Dodd, Karen Ladd and Carol Jones, and Chris (Catnip and Kitty Whiskers).  If any of the rest of you are interested in helping out for next year, DO NOT tell me right now or I might decide to not even have one next year!!!  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!!!  😄

That wraps up the 2022 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 more work than you can imagine and each year I am not sure I am up to doing it, but I do love 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 2023 Cat Lovers Hop next October.  As always, the Hop is scheduled for the last full week of October, so IF I DO THIS AGAIN NEXT YEAR......the dates will be:  October 23-28, 2023.  Hope to see you then, if not before!!! 


Janis

 

GOOD MEWS!! I Will Post the Cat Lovers Hop Winners Tonight!!!



Hi, Friends and Cat Lovers..........

Thank you for being so patient with me as our family has undergone a huge transition with the tragic loss of our son-in-law.  We had the funeral on Sunday and I feel like I can finally breathe again.  

Our lovely 12-yr old granddaughter, having suddenly lost her dad, now lives with us and we are all getting adjusted to radically different schedules, routines, and spaces.  It is wonderful to have her and it will all work out, but it has been a challenge while we continue to process our grief.  

Unfortunately, this all happened while I was trying to wrap up the Cat Lovers Hop.  So running the numbers for the winners got put on the back burner till I could find my footing again.   I feel bad for having neglected all of you, but it was unavoidable.

Today I finally was able to run all the numbers and I have the winners list all ready to put into a blog post.  I am working on that right now.  Depending on how many interruptions I get and if my internet holds on during this bit of winter weather we are having, I will have it up in a few hours.

I just wanted to update you all and to thank you for all your thoughtful notes and your amazing kindness and understanding.  Talk to you soon!!


Janis 


Thursday, November 10, 2022

DELAYED - Cat Lovers Hop Winners

 My huge apologies to everyone.  The Winners Post for our Cat Lovers Hop will be delayed a bit longer.  We had a death in the family (our son-in-law) this week and are a bit overwhelmed at the moment.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we find our feet again.  

<3
Janis

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Got the Wrap-Up Post Fixed :)

 


 

Hi, Friends.......

Some of you checked in late last night for my Wrap-Up Post which was delayed because of a minor storm in our area that knocked out my internet.  

Just letting you all know that the Wrap-Up Post is all up and running now. Yay!

If you have managed to comment on ALL the linked-up entries, please hop over and put your name in the Linky Tool at the bottom of the Wrap-Up Post.  

You must put your name in the Linky Tool by 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time TONIGHT, Nov. 2, 2022 to be eligible for the Super Commenter prize!!  

THANKS so much!


Janis

WRAP-UP POST: 2022 CAT LOVERS HOP

 


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Handy List of 2022 Cat Lovers Hop Links
 

Welcome to
the Wrap-Up Day of the
2022 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 Post to find the linked-up projects to visit.  
Leave comments to be eligible 
for the comment prize drawings!!!



Hi, Friends..... 

STORM DELAY....Sorry for the delay in getting this Wrap-Up Day Post up.  My internet had been wonky all day yesterday and a storm was predicted last evening.  It wasn't even thaaaaaaaaaaat much of a storm, but it must have hit the towers that are associated with our service because it all went dead.  We are fine....just a little bit of wind and snow, with everything white this morning.  But it was enough that I couldn't get my post up.  Thank you for your patience and concern!!  ❤

Welcome to the Wrap-Up Day for our 2022 Cat Lovers HopTODAY 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...  With my crazy internet, I have only made it a little over halfway through the list.  BUT I WILL GET THERE!!  (Maybe not by tonight, though, but I am going to try!)

The project Link-Up closed on Saturday, Oct. 29, 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. 2nd.   

You also have through today to participate in the Daily Games that you will find on each of last week's posts. Comments on each of those posts also go into the draw for Comment Prizes.  So if you have not caught up on the Daily Games, this is the day to do that!

DID YOU THANK OUR SPONSORS???  Each daily post includes links for visiting the featured sponsor blogs, FB, etc.  Almost everyone has expressed their appreciation to them on MY daily posts and that is wonderful.  But unless you actually go over to THEIR webpages, our generous sponsors are unlikely to see your notes. 

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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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Okay....speech over.  lol...

That's all for the Wrap-Up Post.  Finish up those comments and then link up below by 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time TONIGHT 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 30, 2022

Happy Christmas - October Rudolph Days

 

They say it works with toddlers, too!!
(I might have to get back to you on that!)


Hi, Friends.......

I'm here with a quick post to add my submission into Maureen's Rudolph Days Challenge.  I am still busy with tying up loose ends with the Cat Lovers Hop.....although I have to admit that I didn't do a scrap of commenting today and I am way behind!!  I will have to work hard on it through Wednesday to get all the lovely projects visited.  

Just a note:  You can still participate in the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop by commenting on my Daily Posts and on the Linked-Up projects
through Wed. Nov. 2 for a chance at one of the comment prizes!!  If you love cats, you will be so glad you did!!  Get all the details HERE.  

My Christmas card today used a gleaming double embossed background I had leftover in my stash.  I have made cards with this wonderful embossing folder a number of times...often double embossing them.  But I always struggled to fit them on an A2-sized card.  I finally figured out that I should put them on a 5"x7".  Ahhhh, much better!   


Supplies used include:
Darice Christmas Tree embossing folder (retired)
Versamark Ink
Warm Silver Embossing Powder
Scrapbook Adhesives - Black Photo Corners
Adhesive pearls in black
Sentiment from thrift store - not sure of brand
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black

Hope you liked my card.  Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

Hope you have a fun and safe Halloween!  We never get any trick-or-treaters, but my daughter picked up two bags of candy...just in case!!!  lol....  

I'll leave you with my favorite kitty Halloween cartoon:


See you on Wednesday with my Wrap-Up Post for the Cat Lovers Hop.


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. October Rudolph Days
2. Allsorts Week #700 - Any Celebration
3. ABC Christmas - U - Unusual Colors

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Be Humble and Rule the World

 

Comments are still open until Nov. 2!!  Details are HERE.



Hi, Friends......

This week has been such a frenzy with our 2022 Cat Lovers Hop, that I have not had a chance to post even one card!  So I am taking the time right now just before the gates close to finally put this one up that I had made for my son's birthday this year.   I used Lost Coast Designs products and am going to add it to their Cats and Dogs Challenge.

I stamped, heat embossed and masked off the cityscape and experimented around on scratch paper till I had the cat positioned where I wanted.  Fussy cutting the mask around all those spires looks like it would be tedious, but I found I did not have to be too exact.  Good thing, because I detest fussy cutting!!  lol... 

The inside sentiment says:  "Be Humble and Rule the World".  :)


Supplies used include:
Lost Coast Designs - ATC Lattice Set - Background Texture Stamping
Carmen's Veranda - Peekaboo Kitty (large) stamp
Lost Coast Designs - Small Cityscape Stamp
The Cat's Pajamas - Good Meowning stamp set (Retired) - Inside Sentiment
Versafine Ink Onyx Black
Clear Embossing Powder
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Distress Ink in Fired Brick, Antique Linen, and Walnut Stain

I am linking this up to my own Cat Hop, even though I am not eligible for prizes.  Maybe my Hoppers will come take a peek at it.  :)

Thank you all for stopping by.  Remember you can still comment on the Cat Hop projects through Wed. Nov. 2!  Go to the Main Hop Post to find out all the details!!


Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.
2022 Cat Lovers Hop
2.
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge #82 - Furrything Goes
3.
Crazy for Cats Challenge #1 - AG Cats AG Cats 5/5













4.  Lost Coast Designs - Challenge #154 - Cats & Dogs




DAY 6: 2022 CAT LOVERS HOP

Yah, right!  lol....  I haven't ever met any!  :)
 

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Handy List of 2022 Cat Lovers Hop Links
 
Upcoming Links for Daily Posts
WRAP UP POST:  2022 CAT LOVERS HOP (goes live Wed. Nov. 2)

(Times for posts going live is just after Midnight ~12:05 am, Pacific Daylight Time..... or whenever I manage to get them up!!  lol...)

 

Welcome to Day 6 of the
2022 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 #2022CatLoversHop on social media!!)
 Also, please check out my
2022 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs

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HAPPY NATIONAL CAT DAY!!!
October 29, 2022
(Whether your country celebrates cats today or not, you can celebrate it with us in the USA!!)

To help us all celebrate National Cat Day, our friend and Helpful Hopper Becca sent me a link to a fun daily e-newsletter all about cats....the Daily Purr Cats!! You can find out about it and subscribe HERE. I had never seen it before and immediately had to sign up. It's FREE! Yay! Thank you, Becca!!! ❤

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Hi, Friends........
Wow....we made it!  We are on the Day 6 of our Hop.  The week has really flown by.....like kitty crazies in the middle of the night!  Ha.  

Have you enjoyed the Daily Games?  Thank you for indulging me on the silly Day 4 - Cat Riddles and Jokes Game.  The ones you have shared have tickled my funny bone!!  Thanks for taking part in that. 

Many of you have already linked up your 5 projects for the week and will spend National Cat Day with your kitties....and maybe CATching up on thanking sponsors and commenting on all the projects!!  For the rest of you,
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO LINK UP PROJECTS!!!  All projects must be linked up by 11:55 pm Pacific tonight, October 29th.

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. 2, 2022.   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!!)

BLOGGER TROUBLES CONTINUE.....Have you noticed how this year is worse than most for accessing blogs, leaving comments, getting logged in/out, etc????  I found another thing Blogger is doing....sending a bunch of your lovely comments on my Daily Posts into the spam folder!!!  ARRRGH!!  I get email notifications that you have commented and just assume they actually posted onto my blog.  Not necessarily!!  So frustrating.

I went to my Blog's Spam folder today and found over a dozen of your comments that somehow triggered the filters.  I have them all properly added to my posts now, but it made me think that this is possibly happening to other people, too.  So please check your Blog Spam Folders.  I can't include Hopper comments in for the Comment Prizes if I don't see them when I visit your blog!   Thanks for your help!!
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Okay.....Let's get on to the final group of super-awesome sponsors for the Hop:  Blank Page Muse, I Brake For Stamps, The Scrapping Cottage Waffle Flower, Stampendous!, Blue Knight Rubber Stamps, and Inkylicious.
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Blank Page Muse 

Getting us started for today is the wonderful returning sponsor:  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- Rufus the Cat stamp/stencil set and #2 - Edgar Cat stamp/stencil set (2 winners!)  These sets are super!!!  Love that they have fun stencils that come with the stamps!! 

Edgar
Rufus
 

 

 

 

 

 

 



BONUS
: The fabulous team over at Blank Page Muse are playing along with us today and have a special Cat Lovers 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 2022 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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 I Brake For Stamps

I am very excited to introduce a New Sponsor to our Cat Hop Family.  I Brake For Stamps is not a new company but due to the recent retirement of owner Della, it has now been entrusted to the lovely people at Blank Page Muse.  They generously offered to sponsor our Hop with prizes from both sister companies!

PRIZE: I Brake For Stamps has a wonderful Mystery Bundle of 5 red rubber Cat-themed stamps for a lucky Hopper!  Fun!!!

BONUS: I Brake For Stamps is playing along with us today and has a special Cat Lovers Hop Blog Post for us to enjoy. Let's all go on over there and welcome them to our Hop!

Please take time to visit I Brake For Stamps 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 2022 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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The Scrapping Cottage

 

Please help me welcome another new sponsor for today:  The Scrapping Cottage. They are home to the wonderful CottageCutz line of dies and Lil' Bluebird Designs!



PRIZE:
The Scrapping Cottage is generously providing one of their CottageCutz Cat In Garden dies.  Isn't that pretty?!!

 





Please 
take time to visit
The Scrapping Cottage at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube,  and Pinterest. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2022 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 L is kindly joining us again as a Guest Designer today.  Thank you so much, Karen!!  She has made a lovely card using Waffle Flower's Hello Stampurr
.  Such a homey little scene!

You can find out more about her card over at her blog post HERE.  Thanks, Karen, for sharing your cards with 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 2022 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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 Stampendous!



Please give a friendly purr to returning sponsor Stampendous!  

BIG NEWS!
:

Many of you might not have been aware that Fran, the owner/creative director behind Stampendous!, had recently announced her retirement.
I was so happy to see this announcement on Facebook:

📣Fran from Stampendous! is happy to announce that moving forward the Stampendous brand is joining forces with Spellbinders Paper Arts!
🎉Remaining inventory of existing designs will be available for purchase from Spellbinders in early November, and Fran is already busy working on new designs for early 2023! 🤩
Check out their website: https://spellbinderspaperarts.com/ and page for updates Spellbinders Paper Arts 💖


PRIZE:
Even
with all the reorganization,
Stampendous! was generous enough to still sponsor our Hop!!   They have provided an adorable Kitty Therapy stamp set to a lucky Hopper this year!! 




GUEST DESIGNER:  Mandy from A Teacup of Scrapisms is back with one more card.  This time she used a couple of retired Stampendous sets:  "Laurel Burch-Cat and Feathered Friend", and "Cat Sayings".   How cute!!!


Visit Mandy's Blog Post HERE to find out more about her card.  Thanks so much for sharing with us this week, Mandy!!  ❤

Please take time to visit Stampendous! at these social media spots: Due to their reorganization, I am only including their Facebook link (which is still active for now).  Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

Please keep an eye on the Spellbinders FB to follow the latest developments!

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Blue Knight Rubber Stamps


I am truly thrilled to introduce Blue Knight Rubber Stamps as a New Sponsor to our Cat Lovers Hop Famiy. 
I had heard of this company but didn't know their story.  You can read it HERE.  It's an honor to have them join us!




Blue Knight Rubber Stamps
is generously donating one of their adorable
Climbing Kitten stamps to a lucky Hopper!

 

 

Please take time to visit Blue Knight Rubber Stamps at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Inkylicious

You are going to be so excited to see who our final New Sponsor for the Hop is this year: Inkylicious!!! They have a special surprise for us.

The wonderful Deby at Inkylicious has designed a brand-new stamp set with our Hoppers in mind!!  It is a Christmas variation on an old favorite.  Here it is, hot off the press (literally!!):   Christmas Cats on a Branch

But wait........Deby isn't only giving one of these lovely stamp sets to a lucky winner....oh, no.....

PRIZE:  Inkylicious has generously put together THREE Mini-Kits to give to some lucky Hoppers!!!  Each kit contains: 3 x 5.5" & 3 x A6 Stamping card, Christmas Cats On A Branch Stamp Set, Sakura White Gel Pen, and a Mini Versafine Onyx Black ink pad!!!!   WOW!!! 


GUEST DESIGNER:  Our final Helpful Hopper guest designing for us this year is the very talented Carole J of Craftilicious.  She has a gorgeous card to share with us today using these Inkylicious products: Cats on a Branch (Large), Bare Branches, and Moonscape Stamp & Stencil.


You can find out more about Carole's card on her blog post HERE. Thank you so much, Carole, for finishing out the Hop for us by Guest Designing!!  ❤

Please 
take time to visit
Inkylicious at these social media spots: Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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DAILY GAME TIME!!!!!
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The Daily Game has been sponsored each year in the past by Ike's Art.  Sadly, our dear friend Ike is gone now, but we will continue the Games....although without a sponsor.  I know Ike would want this feature to continue!  

NOTE:  Comments on The Daily Game posts will be included when I do the random draw comment prizes.  You might recall that half the prizes are drawn from projects linked up and half from comments here and on the linked up projects.  So the more you play in these games, the more chances you have to win a comment prize.  Yay!

COMMENT here on the Daily Games and on any or all projects that are linked up on the MAIN HOP POST by 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time, Wednesday Nov. 2, 2022 to be in the drawings for Comment Prizes!  Be sure to SIGN IN.....required to be eligible for prizes.




DAY 6 GAME: Where Do Your Cats Sleep? Do they hog your pillow or do they have a secret nest?


I'll go first.....

We have an upstairs loft with a pull-down ladder for access.  The cats love sleeping up there in the loft where the warm air rises.  Even dear old Jetta, age 19, shoots up that ladder (she is faster than I am!!!) to take a nap in her favorite nest up there.  At night, though, she often sleeps on top of me, esp if I have the heating pad on!  My sweet snuggly Judith sleeps on my pillow or at the foot of the bed. Othello usually sleeps with my son in the loft at night or on the couch.  


Okay, now it is your turn!! 
Tell us all about the interesting places your kitties sleep.

 
Remember to SIGN IN and then COMMENT here through Wed. Nov. 2, 2022, 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time to be eligible for Comment prizes. 
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Okay, now go 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. 2nd, 11:59 pm Pacific to finish up your commenting.

Thank you sooooooooooo much for being a part of the 2022 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.2 will be the Wrap-Up Post.  I will see you then!!

🖤
Janis