Saturday, October 29, 2022


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


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

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 Also, please check out my
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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!!! ❤


Hi, Friends........
Wow....we made it!  We are on the Day 6 of our Hop.  The week has really flown 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!!
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.

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!! 








: 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!"


 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!"


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!

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


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!"


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!!


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!"



Please give a friendly purr to returning sponsor Stampendous!  


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: and page for updates Spellbinders Paper Arts 💖

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!


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!"


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!!  ❤

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!"



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. 

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!!



  1. I love your stories Janis!!

    Usually mine are on the couch or one of the lounge chairs...almost on top of each others... LOL, so long as there is a layer of blanket between them!!

  2. Our Kasimir loves to sleep on my office chair. Every day when I come to the office I have to transport him somewhere else to get to work. Luckily he is peaceful and puts up with it. When our Emma sleeps in it at night (usually in winter), she sleeps on my legs in my bed and it doesn't bother her when I turn around, so she looks for a new position.

  3. We have several that sleep on the bed, but most of them sleep in the cat beds or on thick cushy blankies. There is a cat bed or blankie on just about every flat surface in our house, making it look like our kitties allow us to live in their house! LOL!

  4. There was many a morning we'd wake up to find Anna Banana sleeping on one of the patio chairs, waiting for her breakfast. But usually it was next door (her real owners) in their front garden (she was an outdoor kitty).

  5. My cats used to sleep all over the place. Favorite spots included, the bed, under the bed, on my desk by the window, and any place that had a blanket. Both of my cats were pros at finding a comfy spot to sleep.

  6. One of my kitties sleeps on my bed every single night. I made a round bed with a nice and cushy blanket for him and placed it on the end of the bed on the left side. He loves to curl up in it. My other kitty sleeps on a blanket on the couch.

  7. Oh what a great question, Janis! I enjoyed reading about your kitties! My first kitty Muffin slept with me every night and would sleep on my left shoulder, right next to my face! We have lots of photos of this; it's so cute! Kiwi and Honeydew would sometimes sleep at the foot of the bed but they would always be gone by morning, so who knows where they were/are. I find Honeydew in various places asleep in the morning, on the loveseat, chesterfield, by the front door, or by the patio door, mostly likely keeping guard. Snowie always slept with Brian, cuddled up to his left side. When I was very sick with vertigo, basically bedridden for a number of days at a time, Snowie slept with me during the day. She also slept with me for 5 of the 7 weeks when Brian was in the hospital and rehab after his stroke. For the first 2 weeks, she slept on the chesterfield, maybe she was waiting for him to come back. When Brian finally came home, their reunion was priceless! Thanks for giving us until November 2 to comment as I have now fallen a couple days behind. Thank you for the link to Daily Purr - I subscribed! Karen, Mandy, Deby, and Carole have all made beautiful cards - I love them all! Happy National Cat Day! Woot, woot! Now I'm off to do some hopping and thanking! I think this year has been the best hop yet! Really taking my time and enjoying it!

  8. Love this fun hop! Thank you so much Janis for organizing it! I have spotted quite a few cat stamp sets that I have added to my wish list! Thanks to you for all the work you do for this and to all the wonderful and generous sponsors!

  9. So happy to see where we can purchase Stampendous stamps!! My cats sleep mostly on the back of our pillow top sofa, it's a large 4 seater so each of the three cats has a spot tough one cat gets angry if another is in her spot and she 'kicks' them off the place, they also sleep in my chairs in my craft room, kind of annoying as if I get up to die cut something a cat jumps in my chair!!

  10. My cats have different spots to sleep during the day. Our little Iceman has a little cat bed he likes. Maverick sleeps mostly in the second bedroom, but you also find him in any sunspot. At night, Maverick sleeps next to me and Iceman sleeps next to my husband. Thanks so much for all your work! It's so fun to read everyone's comments and stories.

  11. Since Tommy was more-or-less a feral cat,
    he slept outside. During the day, he slept
    on my lap when I was outside. Been a
    fun week. Thanks for doing this hop.
    Have great holidays and good luck in the
    new year.

  12. Coco usually sleeps on my bed! She has a particular spot that she loves to curl up, and that happens to involve me placing my legs in a position that is to her liking.... and she snuggles up against me.
    It's been fun making cards for the hop! Thanks for all the hard work you do in putting the hop together, and to your wonderful helpers and sponsors too!

  13. Our cat is an outside cat and sleeps wherever she wants! I will never forget waking up to a different cat we were taking care of who wrapped himself around my head.

  14. My daughter's cat has a cat bed. Had a cat bed that was not being slept in and instead was sleeping in daughter's bed. Daughter got a new bed that cat likes and so now it sleeps in the new cat bed.
    Today Chewy .com has an offer that with a >= $80 purchase you get a $25 e gift card. Daughter ordered a new cat tower.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  15. Our last cat, Sparky, loved to nap on my lap while I watched TV in the evening. At night he always slept on the bed on top of my feet. When his littermate brother was alive the two boys would cuddle together on our loveseat all night.

  16. Where my three fur babies sleep depends entirely on the weather. During the hot summers, they can usually be found under the bed where it's cooler than any other place in the house. Occasionally, I find them napping in the bathtub because they love the cool porcelein. But as the weather gets chilly at night, they all migrate to the bed where the crawl under the covers and hug themselves against my body to soak up the warmth. If they aren't under the covers, then they are sleeping on top of me or nestled into my hair (which is long) on the pillow.

  17. Mine have different habits: someone sleeps in his basket, someone on the cushions of the chairs but my favorite is always hugged me on the bed. I can’t turn around, I have to stand still as she likes!! :D

  18. My cats have slept wherever was the most comfortable at the time, and at night time on the bed with me. Although Tinker liked to go out late at night and come home in the early hours!

  19. I love your stories. Our cat has a cat bed and she likes it. But she also sleeps on the couch or our bed.

  20. So much fun reading about all the sleeping locations! Mine sleep anywhere and everywhere. Depending on the time of day/night too. You might find one or the other (or both) in any of our beds (by the feet or stealing a pillow), you might find them sleeping on the window sill with the sun shining on them warming up their bellies. Maybe a laundry basket or a comfy sofa chair. Thomas will sometimes sleep on the tall cat tower but Fussy never does as Thomas claimed it as his own and she doesn't seem to like heights too much. They have their hiding places too and honestly don't even know where they are as they are sometimes not anywhere to be found but when they hear their treats they suddenly appear out of nowhere. Sneaky cats!!

  21. Ichigo was a foot of the bed sleeper and Gigi and DC have a custom kitty house on my back porch that they sometimes share! The looser goes to a hidey hole under the porch!

  22. Our cats sleep all over the place! Usually Max sleeps on my husbands feet, Omar sleeps on mine, and Fuzz sleeps on the couch. But lately, all three cats are now sleeping on the couch. That will change soon though, I'm sure.

  23. Michele K. HendersonOctober 29, 2022 at 5:20 PM

    Our cats sleep all over the place! Usually Max sleeps on my husbands feet, Omar sleeps on mine, and Fuzz sleeps on the couch. But lately, all three cats are now sleeping on the couch. That will change soon though, I'm sure.

  24. All of our kitties have passed away now, but Perky who was 13 lbs. used to sleep on my back and shoulders at night or sometimes on my chest. I actually got to the point, that I couldn't fall asleep unless he was sleeping on me as he used to purr a lot too. In the morning, it was awesome as he would knead my upper back from one side to the other. I had my own personal cat massage.
    After Perky passed away, Patience, his brother, would always jump up and tuck all of the blankets in along my body. Then he would jump up on my chest and check my breathing. If I opened my eyes, he would jump down again, then within 5 minutes, he would check again. He would then go down and sleep at the end of the bed or the top of the stairs. In the morning, he would jump down as soon as he would hear us stir and pretend that he was just walking into the room. LOL!
    Boo, our other little lady who came later, was 23 lbs. when we rescued her. She also used to like to sleep on my back. At first, I would wonder why my back was so sore in the morning. Then one night my husband saw her sleeping on my back and it answered our question. LOL! Boo always slept on me whether I was sitting down or lying down. She was always with me no matter where I went.

  25. Happy National cat day!
    Thank you Becca for the link!
    SO cute card frok Karen! and mady made adorable card!
    oh wow! Carole made gorgeous card!
    my cats sleep on the couch,but coffee have special place in my craft room on the window where is her blanket so she sleeps there.
    where is night they all sleep in bathroom on there beds.

  26. One of my favourite poems is

    Cats sleep, anywhere,
    Any table, any chair
    Top of piano, window-ledge,
    In the middle, on the edge,
    Open drawer, empty shoe,
    Anybody's lap will do,
    Fitted in a cardboard box,
    In the cupboard, with your frocks-
    Anywhere! They don't care!
    Cats sleep anywhere.
    Eleanor Farjeon

  27. Luckily my cats take turns sleeping in the best spots. The heated cat bed is THE place to be this time of year, as well as any of the numerous cat trees. The bed is their favorite - Mew, used to insist on sleeping on my head but has now decided my side works fine; Max sleeps on the heating pad I use for my feet (Em does, too) and I am lucky if I can slip my feet inside. Bud comes to bed every night and stays until I fall asleep; Sylvester sleeps anywhere on me or on the bed, Sasha sleeps above my head or on the side of my pillow. OK I have to count to see how many I have left - Lily rarely makes an appearance, but will sleep with me if there is no one else around (no humans or cats), Junior is not a lap or bed cat, he sleeps on the pillow behind where I sit on the couch, or the heated kitty bed. And they all sleep under the living room couch (the heater directs the heat under there) at any given time. Of course, any cardboard box box is a favorite & I always say you can tell if people have cats because in their pictures (no matter what the picture is of) there are empty cardboard boxes strewn about their house :) xoxo


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