WRAP UP POST: 2022 CAT LOVERS HOP (goes live Wed. Nov. 2)
Before we go on........please take a moment to SIGN IN HERE. I am asking everyone who wants to participate and be eligible to win prizes to please sign in to make my bookkeeping easier. Thank you for helping me out this way!
Remember: YOU MUST SIGN IN TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES!!!
Also, before you get started, PLEASE read the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs HERE. This will answer many of your questions, particularly if you are new to our hop!
SPECIAL DEDICATION OF THE
2022 CAT LOVERS HOP
In loving memory of
Sue Eisenhauer (Ike)
As most of you know, we lost a beloved member of our Cat Lovers Hop Family this year. Sadly, our dear friend and cat lover, Sue Eisenhauer (Ike), lost a hard-fought battle against cancer. We all knew her as the creative genius behind Ike's Art, Ike's World Challenges, and Show Us Your Pussycats Challenges.
Ike was a friend and faithful encourager to crafters all over the world...as well as a tireless supporter of this Hop. She spontaneously offered a prize from her blog the first year we ran the Hop and sponsored every year after that, becoming the official sponsor of our Daily Games feature.
Ike launched the Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge Blog immediately after the first Cat Lovers Hop back in 2015 to keep the feline frolics going. It proved to be a popular challenge....a fun and inspiring place for us to play throughout the year in between Cat Hops. (We are so grateful to another dear Cat Hop Family member, Fiki, for taking over the duties of the SUYP Challenge Blog now that Ike is gone. ❤❤❤)
In appreciation for all Ike did for so many of us, I am dedicating this year's Cat Lovers Hop to her memory. Thank you, Ike. We miss you!!
(If you missed my tribute post back in April about Ike, you can find it HERE. Also, the lovely Mia posted a wonderful tribute HERE. Mia's post includes a beautiful magazine article featuring Ike that you won't want to miss.)
In honor of Ike and her wonderful art, Chris from over at Catnip and Kitty Whiskers kindly offered to Guest Design for us using Meowloween from Ike's Art. Here's her super-fun Halloween Kitty card:
How to join in the 2022 CAT LOVERS HOP:
There are three ways to get a chance to win a randomly-drawn prize from our awesome sponsors: linking up a cat project, commenting on linked-up projects, and participating in the Daily Games.
1. LINKING UP A CAT PROJECT: The Cat Lovers Hop is open world-wide....so please SIGN IN, and then link up a cat-themed project right here at the bottom of THIS post by 11:55 pm Pacific, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
***Please use #2022CatLoversHop on social media platforms (e.g. FB, IG, etc.) and allow PUBLIC (or UNLIMITED or ALL) permissions to view...not just FRIENDS...or most of us won't be able to see or to comment on your project!***
You may enter your project in as many other challenges as you wish. See my 2022 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs HERE to see what qualifies as a cat-themed project, so you don't miss out on being eligible for the prizes!! Around half the prizes will be randomly drawn from projects linked on this page. Be sure to include my 2022 Cat Lovers Hop Badge in your post.
2. COMMENTING ON LINKED-UP PROJECTS: Leave a comment on any or all of the cat projects from the link up. The more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning!
Around half of the prizes will be randomly drawn from comments on the cat projects. You must SIGN IN to be eligible for the comment prizes, even if you are not linking up a project.
And, yes....a PRIZE will be awarded to one randomly-drawn lucky hopper who comments on ALL the projects!! I will have a special link-up on the final Wrap-Up Day next Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022....which is the last day to leave comments. If you manage to comment on all the projects in the hop by 11:59 pm Pacific that day, you can link your name up on that Wrap-Up Day to be in the super-commenter drawing.
3. PARTICIPATING IN THE DAILY GAMES: There will be Daily Games (usually consisting of icebreaker questions about you and your cats) at the bottom of each of my daily posts (Those posts will have titles such as: Day 1....Day 2...etc) This feature was sponsored by Ike's Art for many years. We will soldier on and continue the Games, but without a sponsor now that Ike is gone. 😿 However, your comments on the Daily Posts will go into the drawings for comment prizes.
I am so excited and grateful to have the following returning sponsors. I think you will agree that their support and generosity have made each of our Cat Lovers Hops extra fun!!! A huge thank you to each one of them for sponsoring us in the past and coming back for more of the furry frenzy this year!!! Here they are with the prizes they are offering this year:
Altenew - $20 Gift Voucher
Art Impressions - Feline Set stamps
Blank Page Muse - TWO Prizes: #1- Rufus the Cat stamp/stencil set and #2 - Edgar Cat stamp/stencil set (2 winners!)
CatLadyBox - A Gift Voucher for one of their deluxe CRAZY CatLadyBoxes
Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps - Peeking Cat stamp
Darkroom Door - Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp
Fiki at Bad Kitty's Craft Room - a lovely stamp set
Joy Clair - TWO prizes: #1 - Funny Times Digital stamp set and #2 - Sweet Halloween Digital stamp set (2 winners!!)
Kat Scrappiness - Special Cat-themed Bundle
Newton's Nook Designs - $25 Coupon Code
Picket Fence Studios - Surprise bundle of Cat Stamps
Riley & Co. - Bundle of Smiling Burt Stamp + Dies PLUS Felix the Cat Stamp + Die
Sunny Studio - Meow & Fur-Ever stamp set
Taylored Expressions - Do Something Creative stamp set + Dies
Viva Las VegaStamps - Assortment of unmounted Cat Stamps
And here are our fabulous new sponsors for this year's Cat Lovers Hop. I know you will be thrilled to see who has come on board with us this year! Let's hear some welcoming purrs for each of them. (Purr...purr...purr...)
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps - Climbing Kitten stamp
Colorado Craft Co - Bundle of Cat Products
DoodlebugsWA - $25 Gift Coupon
Fairy Hugs - Ed and Nala stamps
Honey Bee Stamps - Smitten Kitten Stamps + Dies
I Brake For Stamps - Mystery Bundle of 5 Cat-themed stamps
Inkylicious - Special new stamp set (more details later)
Magengo Designs - You Are Purrfect stamp set
Pretty Pink Posh - $40 Gift Code
The Old Island Stamp Co. - Grumpy Christmas Cat stamp
The Scrapping Cottage - Cat In Garden die
Artful Angel - $15 Gift Code
DO YOU ALREADY OWN ANY OF THOSE PRIZES??
ATTENTION Sponsor Design Team Members: Please remind me in the comments ON THIS POST if you are on the DT of one of our sponsors so I don't accidentally award you a prize from a company you are representing!!
On your claws. Get set. Gooooooooooooooooooo!!! Have fun with this and let me know if you have any questions. Let's make this 8th Cat Lovers Hop the best one yet!!