Monday, October 24, 2016

The 2016 CAT LOVERS HOP is HERE!!!!

http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-2016-cat-lovers-hop-is-here.html




 Welcome to the
2016 CAT LOVERS HOP!!!

Hi, Friends......

I am so excited to see you today for the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop!!!  Yay!!  It finally has arrived. This is the post where you link up your cat projects all week long.  I also will have daily posts that you don't want to miss because there are more fun things to see.....to do....and to WIN!!  They will have post titles that include the day of the hop like "Day 1...."  "Day 2....." so be on the look-out for them!

How to participate in the 2016 CAT LOVERS HOP:


Before you get started,  PLEASE read the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQ page.  This will answer many of your questions, particularly if you are new to my hop!

There are three ways to get a chance to win a randomly drawn prize from our awesome sponsors:  

1.  Link up a cat-themed project (or projects...there is no limit) right here at the bottom of THIS post by 11:55 pm Pacific, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016.  See my 2016 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQ page 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 2016 Cat Lovers Hop Badge in your post.



2.  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!  Comments must be made by 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 30, 2016 to be eligible for the comment prize drawings.  (Notice that you have an extra day for commenting on those projects that come in on the last day of the link-up.)  The other half of the prizes will be randomly drawn from comments on the cat projects.

3.  Participate in the games you will see on each of my daily posts (They will have post titles such as: Day 1....Day 2...etc)  There is a daily prize!!  Entries will need to be in by 11:55 pm Pacific of the day of that post to be eligible for the daily prize.  Each of these prizes will be available world-wide!  Yay!!


OUR FABULOUS SPONSORS AND PRIZES

I keep talking about sponsors and prizes, but do you want to know who they are and what they have donated as prizes????  Of course you do!!!

Returning Sponsors
I am so excited and grateful to have the following returning sponsors.  I think you will agree that their support and generosity last year made the very first Cat Lovers Hop extra fun!!!  A huge thank you to each one of them for taking a chance with us last year, and coming back for more furry fun this year!!!  Here they are with the prizes they are offering:

Art Impressions - Cat Stackers stamp  (so many cats and so much fun!)
Graphic 45 - A surprise box stuffed with products!!!  (drool...)
Newton's Nook -  $20 Gift Voucher to their online store (choose your favorite Newton!!)
Unity Stamp Co. - TWO surprise prizes!!!!!  (lucky cat people who win these!!)
Waffle Flower - Welcome Spring stamp set  (Cutest kittens ever!!!)

New sponsors
And here are my brand-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!  Help me welcome each of them. 

Crafty Saver - Ken Oliver Colourful Cat Stencil
Ike's Art - 5 Christmas cat digital images
JessicaLynnOriginal - The Love Of A Cat clear stamp set
K&K Woodworking - 6" Wooden Bow Maker Gadget
Knitty Kitty - 3 Digital kitty stamps of the winner's choice!
MHK Designs - Purr-fect Digi stamp set and Digital paper pack of winner's choice
Neat & Tangled - Purrrfect stamp set
AND (as a late addition) they are also offering a second prize.....their Kitty's Favorite Things stamp set!!  WOW!
Sweet 'n Sassy - $15 Gift Voucher for their online store
Taylored Expressions - Sack-It Kitty die set

and another late addition......
CatLadyBox - One of the CRAZY CatLadyBoxes!!!! 

WOW!!!  What do you think?  AWESOME, right?????  I am so humbled and appreciative that each of these wonderful sponsors has agreed to support the Cat Lovers Hop.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to all these new and returning fabulous companies!!!  I will be introducing them in more detail on my daily posts, so be sure to come back each day!!

NOTE:  Since a few of the prizes are quite sizable, some sponsors sadly must limit sending them to USA addresses only...because of enormous international postage costs.  I have lots of sponsors, however, who say world-wide is fine!  Yay!!!  So please tell me in EACH of your comments if you are USA or International and PLEASE leave your email address (in code).  
(Here's an example:  "Love this gorgeous kitty card.  The coloring is fabulous and that expression on its face is priceless!!   <3 Janis   jwoolbright at gmail dot com   USA")
Unfortunately, if I cannot tell where you live, I will assume you are international and you will not be eligible for the USA only prizes. 

All cat-themed projects must be linked up right here on THIS POST to be eligible for prizes.  I will have some other DAILY games and activities with a link-up on that day's post....specifically for THAT game.  PLEASE do not link your cat project up in the daily posts......only right here on THIS POST.  Thank you!  Also, you may enter your cat-themed projects in other challenges, but please limit it to 3 other challenges besides this one....so 4 total challenges.  Thanks so much for this.

So.....On your claws. Get set.  Gooooooooooooooooooo!!!  
Have fun with this and let me know if you have any questions! 

<3
Janis



Does anyone know who made ENTRY #117?  There is no blog or Flickr url with it....?????  (I had my settings wrong on my link-up or it wouldn't have posted.)  IF THIS IS YOUR CARD, PLEASE DELETE AND RE-LINK WITH A url.  Thanks!!!  <3 Janis

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  2. Yippie-skippie!! Boy this year has seemed long... I finally had to make a folder to keep ideas I kept coming across for this hop. : ) Thanks so much for all your hard work, Janis, and to all the generous sponsors, too! (USA - dcomer1 gmail)

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  3. So excited for the hop, and to see all the other cat related designs. The hardest part will be trying to decide which of my cat related craft supplies to use on my projects, because anything with a cat is a source of inspiration for me!
    kladd94803(at)aol(dot)com
    USA

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  4. Yeah Janis, looking forward to a week of purrfect fun and games. Wonderful sponsors. Ready, steady, cat nap, go. Hugz
    craftynomad at gmail dot com Norway

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  5. Im so excited for this blog hop!
    great sponsor and aazing blog hop!
    thank you for organizing all this!
    hugs

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    1. Fiki from Croatia
      fikreta.posavec@gmail.com

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  6. This is wonderful, Janis! I've been waiting for it all year and it's finally here! You've put together such a fun event! You've got an awesome list of sponsors and prizes! The daily games look like a lot of fun too! I'm very excited to celebrate kitties with you! Thank you for putting this all together - you're amazing! I just linked up my card and I'm off to do the hop and thank today's sponsors. Looks like I need to take a photo of my cat stash too, although I've been actively collecting cat-themed craft items for over 10 years so I'm not quite sure how I'm going to photograph it. I'll have to be selective, I guess! Oh, and I'm in Canada - fitkitty1 at gmail dot com.

    P.S. I would be grateful if you could update your prize list - Knitty Kitty Digis is offering the winner of their prize 3 digis of their choice. I featured Knitty Kitty on my card today! Thank you, Janis - I'm looking forward to this fun week!

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    1. Thank you, Kitty! I have made the correction. She had told me one, but you are on the DT and in closer communication with her, so you would know better. THANKS for your continued support and encouragement!!

      <3
      Janis

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    2. Thank you, Janis! Much appreciated! I'm enjoying the hop and all the kitty inspiration! See you again tomorrow! I've got my blog post all ready!

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  7. It's my first cat lovers blog hop and I'm looking forward to see all the amazing inspiration from everybody! I will try my best to participate as well!
    Xoxo Olga
    dendrinouolga at gmail dot com Norway

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    1. So glad you are joining us!!! Yay! I am looking forward to seeing your projects.

      <3
      Janis

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  8. Fun Hop.. Wow you got a lot of cool sponsors.

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  9. I'm exciting to get to play. Your list of sponsors is quite sizeable and inspiring! I'm looking forward to playing with my cat stash, which hasn't seen too much action lately. Judy from Tucson Arizona USA princessjudy4 @ yahoo.com

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  10. Thrilled to find you through Ike and my other kitty friends. Hope to join in as much as possible. Fabulous sponsors and prizes. xxD (dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

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  11. Such a fun theme to the hop :) would love to play along and link up a few projects.
    Cheers
    preeti
    inzzzpiration at gmail dot com
    India

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  12. Thanks for organizing this FUN hop!!! I can't wait to see all the cat creations.

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    1. Forgot to leave me information. From USA, andwhis18 at hotmail dot com.

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  13. I'm not on Flickr so I can't comment on Karen Ladd's wonderful purple creation - love that clock and of course the kitty :) Christi ~ StampinDiva at yahoo dot com ~ USA

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    1. And I entered my card into one too many challenges :( I stink at following rules :( But I did thank the sponsors :)

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    2. Don't worry about it. I've done the exact same thing before on challenges. Thank you so much for thanking the sponsors. That means a lot to me!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  14. This is such a fun idea! Unfortunately I don't have a blog and I am out of town this week so I don't have any of my craft stuff with me. I will how ever be commenting and collecting ideas! hasmom dot anderson at gmail (USA)

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  15. Loving everyone's creations!!! So neat that you are having a cat hop!!! Love the kitties! :)

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  16. YaY !!! It's finally here. I am so pleased that you decided to run the Hop again this year Janis. Thank you very much and thank you for having me to be a part of it :-D

    Hugz
    IKE xxx

    My Challenge Blog
    My Shop
    My Blog
    FB Fan Page
    Cat Lovers Challenge Blog

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  17. So excited to be joining your hop for the 1st time....I'm sharing 2 projects via different blogs today!

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  18. I love cats! So I had to make a card for this hop ;)

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  19. I've linked a layout and so happy I found this blog.

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  20. This is my first Cat Lovers Hop & I'm really excited to participate. Hope to learn more from here and to look at others fabulous creations.

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    1. So VERY glad you are joining us, Vivian!! I enjoy your comments on the Daily Games!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  21. I'm glad I discovered this and thank you for your kind comments on my blog too.

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  22. Just got back from two days with the grand girls and am thrilled to see how many new projects have been posted! The cat lovers are coming out of the woodwork, and bringing a big Cheshire cat grin to my face!
    kladd94803 at aol.com
    USA

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  23. I love cats! These cards make me want to get one again. I grew up in the country and we had a few cats. My favorites were the kittens. I would sit on the floor and play with them. I really enjoyed that. One of my favorite cats was named Rocky. He wS so loveable and so playful.
    Crazy about cards at hotmail dot com USA

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  24. Okay, this is going to be a dumb question, but someone has to ask the dumb questions, right? Are we expected to comment on our own projects? It will increase our chances of winning a random draw of course, but would it just be too, too narcissistic?!! Ha!
    kladd94803 at aol.com
    usa

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    1. Bwahahahahaha...... Karen, you are hilarious!!! There is no accounting for why you have never once won a random draw from me when your daughter has won two different times, at least!!! Actually, several people have won more than one time from me...and I don't really have that many giveaways!! Go ahead, comment on your own project. :D Maybe I will send you Skippyjon for a consolation prize. You can send him back when my son gets back.....if you last that long! Ha.

      <3
      Janis

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    2. EEk! I don't think that Dennis would be too thrilled to open our mailbox and find an energetic Skippyjon to wreak havoc in my craft room!!! Our Teddy has enjoyed some extra attention from me this week as a result of all the cat-centric posts and projects. I am reminded of how much I love the sound of a cat purring, and the inquisitive personality of a furry friend.

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    3. Hahahaha! You two are TOO funny!! Narcissim can be covered with a Thank you comment (wink-wink). I wish Skippyjon could come here for a vacay!! : )

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  25. I finally got some time to make a card, and I had to have my mother sit with my two girls just to do that little bit! All of the cat projects are so fun, and reading about everyone's kitties makes me miss my own. Thankfully he has a good home with my parents but with an allergic husband, we won't be able to have our own fur ball. Thank you for this awesome hop Janis!
    apedoak(at)aol(dot)com
    US

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  26. Glad I remembered to play along!! I'm off to check out the great projects!!

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  27. So glad I found you thru Newton's Nook...... how exciting! Now I am off to check out all the projects before tomorrow night gets here

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  28. Card #117 seems not to be linked properly as I get a message that says, "This image has no associated link". Hope the crafter who made it can link up so I can comment on the adorable card .

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    1. Oh, I see that you've already discovered this Janis! Hope the person who made it sees this and claims it!
      This hop was even more fun that I expected, with so many clever depictions of all things cat!

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    2. That was the ghost cat post!

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  29. Nope, I don't recognize #117 but if I see it on my travels today (I follow a lot of cat lovers!), I'll give them the heads up!

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  30. Yeah--I was able to participate. Love this event--thanks Janis.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

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  31. OMG! Such a fun blog hop!!! Can't wait to see all these amazing projects!!!
    Off to hop!
    raggiodiluce82 at gmail dot com Italy

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    1. Oh wow! Thank you for hosting this beautiful hop!
      I've just finished to comment on all the blog posts but I wasn't able to do on Vivian Foo's FB posts and Chan's post n.148 (humblechan blog) because I can't find where I have to post a comment. Thank you for all! It was really funny!

      raggiodiluce82 at gmail dot com

      Italy

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  32. me again to thank you for organazing this amazing blog hop!
    THANK YOU!
    Croatia
    fikreta.posavec@gmail.com

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  33. I tried to leave a comment on #129 but not sure it went through as I got a message that I need to be approved for the site first. If I didn't do it correctly, I love that Newton, and the plaid star is a perfect accent!
    kladd94803 at aol.com
    USA

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  34. So many awesome kitty themed creations here! I am enjoying this hop! I hope to get some time to visit more of the blogs and get a closer look at some that I haven't seen up close yet! I don't have a blog or a Flickr account yet, but I hope I will have that figured out soon so I post my kitty cards!
    deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom
    USA

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  35. yay!! finally was able to get an entry in... will quickly blog about the rest of the cards I made for the cat lover's hop :)
    Preeti D. from India
    inzzzpiration at gmail dot com

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  36. Hahaha... Maybe # 117 is a ghost post! lol!

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  37. I made a friend request on FB so I could comment on #19 and #143 several days ago but it hasn't gone through so I can't post. However, just wanted to say that Vivian's projects are just adorable and beautifully colored.
    kladd94803 at aol.com
    USA

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  38. Phew... I think that's it - I've come to the end of the link ups and had a blast visiting everyone's blogs, Facebook pages and Flickr accounts.
    I couldn't leave comments on a few Facebook ones, so simply 'liked' and I can't find the comments button on #147 and #148, but think Chan's tags are wonderful. Also card #117 still hasn't got a link up.
    MANY THANKS to Janis, once more, for organising this event - it has been brilliant! Thanks to all the generous sponsors! And many thanks to everyone who took part and left such lovely comments on my blog.
    See you all the same time next year! xx
    caroleannjones2 (at) msn (dot) com
    UK

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  39. Can't for the life of me figure out how to comment on Chan's # 147 and 148. Adorable tags, though. Sure had fun on this fabulous hop. I still only feel like doing kitty projects. Maybe we should just keep going. xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

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  40. Yay! I was able to make it around to see every link-up! I so enjoyed all the kitty inspiration! I left some love for everyone except Nos. 117, 147 and 148, and I see that others had the same problem.

    I really enjoyed myself this week, Janis! Thank you for hosting this fun event! Yes, I know every day is Cat Lovers Day on my blog but it was nice to share my love of cats with other like-minded crafters this past week!

    Congratulations on your successful hop! You did an awesome job, well worth your time, effort, and sleepless nights! I think you're the cat's meow!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Canada
    fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

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  41. And Chan, if you stop by here I'm sorry you don't have comments turned on for you blog as I'd've loved to tell you that your cat face tag is soooo cute!!

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  42. Akk.. my comment disappeared... Vivian Foo... i tried liking your Facebook page, but it won't let me post comments. I just wanted to say I am deeply in love with your gorgeous stack of cups page with the kitty on top!!!

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  43. What a fantastic blog hop. So many wonderful inspirations and so much love. :)

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  44. Sounds like a purrrfectly fun blog hop! I will not be able to comment on any posted on Facebook, as I don't have an account. Off to hop! Canada 🇨🇦 mrssdobbie at gmail dot com

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  45. My business is very impress to read this post. This is very wonderful. I would like to check out this post.
    Pets

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Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis