Hi everyone, welcome to Day #19 of our tribute challenge where we're celebrating Janis Woolbright fellow crafter and host of the Cat Lovers Hops.
It's wonderful to have so many of Janis's original Cat Lovers Hop participants on board for our current challenge. I thought it would be fun to add the links for all the Hops below so returning players can have a little reminisce and new players can enjoy the fun of past Hops. I think I'm right that each badge features one of Janis's own cat family.
This is the very first Hop card to appear in the Linky Gallery for Hop #1 and it was made by Janis herself. Isn't it lovely! I wish I could tie glorious bows like that. I love that sweet image and sentiment.
It's great to look back and see so many familiar sponsors and so many of our current participants on board from Hop #1. Janis's Helpful Hoppers are all long term participants and fans of the Hops, and it's great to see their names right from the off. You gals are awesome! BTW, there were an amazing #120 cards in the linky gallery for this Hop. That is some achievement for Year #1.
Janis's gorgeous autumnal beauty kicked-off Hop #2...
An amazing #190 players participated in this Hop. I don't think Janis linked-up a card during this year as I didn't spot her in the Gallery. I remember this was the first year her Hop really caught my attention, but it was over and done before I could get a card made as I was very busy working at this time.
Cat Lovers Hop #4
My first ever time playing at The Cat Lovers Hop - I was NOT going to miss out this time around! There were an amazing #243 cards and kitty creations in 2018.
So many fabulous sponsors AND #288 cards in the gallery! I loved reading this post because Janis had a little look back at previous Hops and commented on how the event had changed and developed over the years.
The list of sponsors was just endless for this year and there were #202 cards, tags, pictures and feline fun gracing the gallery.
A grand total of #229 cards and crafty goodness appeared in the gallery for this year. 2021 was the year that Janis got hit with Covid in September and the Helpful Hoppers received heaps of thanks for helping make the hop possible that year!
Beautiful Othello looks positively majestic on the badge for 2022. An amazing #219 cards were linked in the gallery.
I hope you've enjoyed this little look back and celebration of The Cat Lovers Hops. Wasn't it just a genius idea that Janis had? And how wonderful to see how many of you started playing in Year #1 and continued to participate year after year. It's such a pleasure to be hosting this remembrance of one very talented lady.
As you can see our little white cat is very excited because we'll randomly draw a name for our cute mascot in just a few days time. Please make sure you've entered your suggestions in the comments for Day #9. There are some fabulous, funny suggestions in the comments attached to this post (you guys totally rock!).
If you've just arrived you're joining the fun on Day #19 of The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge. Please head here for the sign-in and the LINKY PARTY.