DAY 1: 2022 CAT LOVERS HOP
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WRAP UP POST: 2022 CAT LOVERS HOP (goes live Wed. Nov. 2)
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
It is Day 5......and have you looked at how many people have signed-in to be a part of the Hop this year????? As I write this, there are close to 80 total Hoppers and lots and lots of first-timers!! I am thrilled. (And remember that Sign-In is still open during the extra days for commenting, Nov. 2, 2022, although the Link-Up for projects will close tomorrow.)
We are on track to have a ton of entries for our Hop!! THANK YOU for your fabulous participation and excitement. You totally are the inspiration that is keeping me going this week!!
Keep in mind that tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 29th) is the LAST DAY to link up projects, but you will still have through 11:59 pm Pacific on Wednesday Nov. 2nd to finish leaving comments.
I am always so impressed when reading the generous comments left on each other's projects. The friendly nature of our hop really shines through!!! Thank you for that. You make me so proud of our participants. 🖤
Just a reminder.....You must SIGN IN HERE to be eligible for prizes. Also, LINK UP ALL PROJECTS ON THE MAIN HOP PAGE by TOMORROW....11:55 pm Pacific Daylight Time, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. I have my 2022 CAT LOVERS HOP - Guidelines and FAQs in a handy tab just under my header at the top of each page. All these links are at the top of each Hop post, too.
Okay......Let's get right on to the festivities for today!
The featured sponsors for Day 5 are:
Altenew, Ink Road Stamps, Brutus Monroe, Picket Fence Studios, Jane's Doodles, The Old Island Stamp Co., and Art Foamies.
First on our list of returning sponsors for today is Altenew!!
PRIZE: Altenew is generously donating a $20 Gift Voucher to their online store to a lucky winner.
PRIZE: Lara at Ink Road Stamps is generously providing TWO separate prizes for our Hop this year. Each one will go to a different lucky winner: #1 - A Cat Lover's Box of Surprise Goodies and .....#2 - A $30 gift code (WOW!!) Some lucky Hoppers are going to be thrilled!!!
Please take time to visit Ink Road 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 2022 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
GUEST DESIGNER - Hasn't it been fun seeing the wonderful cards and projects by our Guest Designers this week? Be sure to visit their pages and thank them!!
BONUS: Brutus Monroe has just recently updated their wonderful website. They have some amazing specials going on right now. One of them expires TODAY, so hurry over to check them out HERE.
PRIZE: Picket Fence Studios is generously providing a surprise bundle of Cat Stamps from their online store to one lucky winner!!
PRIZE: Jane's Doodles is offering a generous $25 Gift Code to a lucky winner!!
I accidentally happened upon this small stamp company from Canada when I was doing a search for a different brand. Their name The Old Island Stamp Co. was so charming that I had to find out if they carried any cat images! To my delight, I found they did!
I was thrilled when they agreed to sponsor our 2022 Cat Lovers Hop!! I know you will be as intrigued with them as I am. Please help me welcome The Old Island Stamp Co. to our Cat Lovers Hop family!!
PRIZE: The lovely folks at The Old Island Stamp Co. are generously donating one of their new Grumpy Christmas Cat stamps to a lucky Hopper. So fun with his Ugly Christmas sweater!! lol...
GUEST DESIGNER - Well, if anyone would already know about The Old Island Stamp Co., it would be our own Helpful Hopper Kitty of KT Fit Kitty....who is also from Canada! Not only was she familiar with them, but she offered to Guest Design for us using their sweet Kitty Rubber Stamp.
You can find out more about Kitty's card HERE on her blog post. Thanks so much for all the fabulous cards you shared with us this week, Kitty!! ❤
Please take time to visit The Old Island Stamp Co. at these social media spots: Etsy store 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!"
Art Foamies specializes in Foam Art Stamps and Stencils. You can use these with all kinds of mixed media products: paints, glazes, etc. Take a look at this Tips and Techniques page of theirs to get a better idea of the versatility of their wonderful USA-made products.
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Please take time to visit Art Foamies 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 2022 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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.
KITTY HERO - None of my cats has ever been a hero saving people. When I was growing up, though, I had a mother cat with a nest full of very tiny kittens out in our garage. One day a roving tomcat entered the garage....perhaps with the intention of destroying the babies...we don't really know. The mama cat took the attitude that she would act first and ask questions later. She ran screaming at the tom with teeth bared and claws ready. She jumped on him and rode him out of the garage snarling and hissing. She and the babies were uninjured and he never came back. Good mommy cat!!
KITTY ZERO - This is also a mother cat story. For reasons unknown, sometimes cats just decide to abandon their babies and their homes and go wandering off. That happened with our cat, Spunky. One night or early morning when her six babies were maybe 10-12 weeks old, she left.....and the babies followed her!!! They always slept outside in a "doghouse" on the back porch. One morning, I went out there and they were all gone....every single one of the kittens and Spunky, too. We were beyond distraught!
If you knew how wild the pastures and woods are in our area, especially back when this happened, you would understand how hopelessly heartsick we were. If they had managed to elude owls, cougars, bobcats, feral cats, raccoons, coyotes, wolves, and neighbor dogs, it would be an absolute miracle. They could have gone off in any direction and it would be nearly impossible to find them, if they were even still alive.We looked all over the property without success. That afternoon we started walking down our lane calling "Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!" over and over. We really had no idea which way we should go, but we turned on the main road in the same direction a different missing cat of ours had been found one time. After walking and calling for about a 1/2 mile, we heard some frantic mews! One by one, every single missing kitten popped out of the grass and brush in a hollow near the road. They recognized our voices and came out of hiding!! We were so thankful that God protected them!
Sadly, we never did find the Mommy. The babies must have followed her that far and got too tired to keep walking and so she left them behind. That's why she earns the "Kitty Zero" title. Incidentally, one of those babies was our dear Jetta that we still have and is now 19 yrs old! ❤
Tell us all about your Kitty Heroes and Kitty Zeroes.