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? 

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

Picket Fence Studios - Surprise bundle of Cat Stamps - Bonnie Lynn

Heffy Doodle - Purr-fect Day stamp set - mandysea

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 - anni
#4 - Mercy Sauer
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. 

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!!! 




  1. I'm very happy, I'm a winner!! But I'm even happier that you accepted this great loss and made the best of it. You haven't lost your wonderful sense of humor either, that's so important. Thanks again for this great hop and all the work you put into it. And I'm sure that after crazy times there will be quiet times again and I'm really looking forward to the next hop!!! Warm hugs Gundi

  2. Wowzers, that IS a ton of winners, and I'm so thrilled to be one of them! Thank you very much, again, for all the hard work you put into the hops every year! Definitely looking forward to the next one! Hugs!

  3. Woot, woot! That's wonderful, Janis! I'm very excited to be a winner, and it looks like an awesome prize! Thank you! Oh my, I even saw that Brian won! I just told him and he's excited too, Yay! He does enjoy colouring, so thank you! Big congrats to all of the winners - I recognize almost every name LOL! It's interesting to read the stats, and it's funny because I thought this was the biggest and best hop ever! Again, I am so sorry about your loss, Janis, and just wanted to say what a blessing you are in your granddaughter's life. Sending lots of hugs and prayers to all of you. I'm heading out shortly but will email you later about the wins. Thank you for all of this hard work you did for the hop! It is much appreciated!

  4. YAY!!! Congrats to me & all the other winners :) I have mixed feelings being so happy for me and all the winners with you & your family facing such a tragedy. I am wishing you all the blessings for the coming year & sign me up to help with next years hop <3

  5. Fab hop Janis. Thanks to all the awesome sponsors and congrats to all the lucky winners. Hugz

  6. Thanks so much Janis for hosting this wonderful hop and I was glad I could help in a small way. Love to your family.

  7. Oooooo, how lovely, thanks, Janis. x

  8. How many happy winners! Big congrats to all! I read the list three times and founded my name in the last one! LOL Such a wonderful surprise! Thank you very much, Janis!! I will mail you ASAP.
    Has been a fantastic hop and I enjoyed playing so much!
    I'm sorry for your loss, but relieved as it seems that you are a very strong and positive lady !

  9. Wow... that's a long list of sponsors and winners! Thanks so much for all you do, Janis! The hop was a lot of fun and I look forward to shopping at Newton's Nook for some new goodies!
    Sending hugs to you and your family.

  10. What a truly fun, amazing and wonderful hop! Sincere thanks to you, Janis, for all your hard work. I hope your Thanksgiving is happy during your most difficult time. Big congratulations to all the winners, and Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Big hugs to you and your family, xoxo

  11. My heart goes out to you and your family! I am praying for you all especially your granddaughter. My daughter was 13 when we lost her father and I know how hard that is for our precious children. Thanks for your hard work each year! The hop dedicated to Ike was amazing and very special! Thanks to all the sponsors!

  12. Awesome event! Thank you so much! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 Congratulations to all the winners.
    Take care.

  13. I am a winner! Oh THANK YOU so much, Janis!
    I am sorry for your loss. I send you a big hug.

  14. I am sorry for your loss and I am sending you a big hug.
    thank you so much for a beautiful prize and congratulation to all the others.
    hugs xx

  15. This Bee is happy to bee a winner. Emailed you my address info.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  16. Thank you for my prize Janis, thrilled to bits and will email you today! So sorry to hear about your loss, my deepest sympathies to you and your family!

  17. Just emailing you, Janis. Thank you so much for all you do every year. :-D

  18. How fun to see I am a winner!
    Thank you for the awesome
    Hop and all the prizes. I have
    sent an email.
    Carla from Arizona

  19. Thank you so much for hosting the fun Hop and to all the sponsors!
    I have sent my email for my prize. Thanks for selecting me! :)


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