Cat Lovers Hop Day 1 – Pink & Main Graphic 45 Cat’s Meow Hexagon Card + Sam Has Eyebrows interview + Blog Candy!

Meow! (That’s ‘Hello’ in Cat.) Welcome regular peeps and visitors!  It’s finally here…The much anticipated second annual Cat Lovers Hop! Meow! (That’s ‘Yay!’ in Cat)

2016 Cat Lovers Hop

You can read all the details about the hop  HERE. There are lots of terrific prizes to be had for participants worldwide, so come join the fun!! And, a special heads-up… at the end of this post you might even find a little blog candy!

For this year’s hop, I thought it would be fun to briefly interview some famous cats – those of Internet fame and from within our crafting circle, too. I actually had some of these famous felines reply to my interview request, so I hope you will enjoy the added kitty fun! I specifically kept them brief so as not to detain you too long… and, well, you know how cat’s attention spans are! >^.^<

Today’s interview is with Sam, the famous cat with natural ‘eyebrows’… He looks permanently purrplexed to me! : )

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You can check out his website here: http://www.samhaseyebrows.nyc/ – he even has a store you can visit. Perhaps you’re already one of Sam’s 211k Instagram followers, so I asked Sam a few questions that purrrtain to our craft interests:

  • What crafts have you tried your paws at or would like to try?
    • I tried finger painting once- it started on posters and ended all over the wood floors. 
  • What is your favorite thing to do with paper?
    • Crumple it up and chase it! 
  • Do people often send you cards or hand-made crafts? Can you tell us some of your favorites?
    • No, but a lot of fans post their art on Instagram for me to see! My favorite one is a painting on a tree that was done by a group of kids in China. 

Thanks so much, Sam, for taking a few minutes from your busy schedule to chat briefly with us and for dressing up so handsomely for this interview! Have a furrociously fun day!

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Now you can go take off that uncomfortable tie and take a nap!                                        p.s. Bow ties are cool – just sayin’! : )

In honor of Sam’s visit to the blog today, I included a likeness of him on my first card for the hop. Sam, you are, indeed, the cat’s meow!:

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Unfortunately, I found that sweet stamp at a garage sale and it has no identifying markings on it. Sorry! Pink & Main also has a challenge going on right now with the theme of fall – Gotta love those beautiful fall colors in the Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs papers and the copper embossing and dots! (Thanks, G45 for sponsoring the Cat Lovers Hop!) I thought the two doilies on that die looked a bit like a rug, don’t you?

I’ve also started doing a little bit of decoration on the inside of my cards.

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Supplies used:

  • Pink & Main Nested & Scalloped Hexagon dies
  • Pink & Main Grandma’s Lace stamp set
  • Misc. Cat stamp (I’ve been told it’s from All Night Media)
  • Justrite Vintage Labels 7 die
  • Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs papers and ephemera
  • Core’dinations cream paper
  • Tsukineko Versamark ink
  • Hampton Art Copper embossing powder
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Tonic Studios Copper Penny Nuvo Crystal Drops
  • Copic marker R20, YR21
  • Sakura Pigma Micron 005 black pen
  • Sanford Uniball Gel Impact pen – gold
  • Tombow Xtreme adhesive

I’m entering this card in the following hops and challenges – you can click on any one of them for more information in case you’d care to join the fun:

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  • ***** Edited to add: giveaway now closed*****

For those of you intrepid readers who are still with me, how ’bout some blog candy?!!

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I have this Doreamon sticky note set. (Doreamon is a blue robotic cat from 22nd century a Japanese manja series. Yes, I had to look it up as I have no idea where I got it from.) There are also some Simply Stamps foam cat stamps (unused) made by Plaid. They are large, so I put a ruler in the pic for you to see the size (ruler not included!). For those of you with allergy concerns, this is a pet-free/smoke free home. Pet free is not by choice, let me tell you!!

If you would like to be in the running to win this blog candy, pay close attention to the rules: Leave ONE comment on this post before 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 30, 2016, using the word EYEBROWS somewhere in your comment. If you don’t have the word EYEBROWS in your comment, I’ll assume you’re not interested in the blog candy (and won’t be offended!).  Also, if you are (or become) a follower of this blog, you may make a SECOND comment telling me so for an additional entry. You may also receive an ADDITIONAL entry by becoming a follower of Sam’s AND my Instagram accounts (@samhaseyebrows and @d.ann.c). If you do follow both of our Instagram accounts, come back here and leave comment with your Instagram user name. Duplicate comments will be deleted. There you have it… you may have up to three chances to win. FYI: This particular giveaway is open to International peeps, too.

On October 31, 2016, I will use Mr. Random org to draw a winner from the comments that qualify and will try to announce it here on the blog some time before noon EASTERN time. Please come back and check to see if you’re the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me with their snail-mail address or another winner will be chosen.

Akkk! What’s with these lines? Where did they come from?!! How do I get rid of them?!!! They’re taunting me like a ball of string that’s been flattened out into lines. lol!

Well, it’s time for me to say Meow! (That’s ‘Goodbye‘ in Cat…. the CAT dictionary is pretty thin. lol.) Thanks so much for stopping by today! I look forward to seeing you at least once a day this week… sometimes twice (that’s the advantage of having a year to prepare!). There will be more interviews, so please come back soon!

~D.Ann

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pps… a quick look at the Cat Stash

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50 thoughts on “Cat Lovers Hop Day 1 – Pink & Main Graphic 45 Cat’s Meow Hexagon Card + Sam Has Eyebrows interview + Blog Candy!

  1. Oh my! Your card is so adorable that it made my EYEBROWS jump up and down on my face, hah! Love the Raining Cats and Dogs papers and that very suave and sophisticated Sam-likeness. I’ve seen and admired the real life Sam on FB and various pet websites as well. Thank you for sharing you purrrrr-fect card, and for the chance to win those fun cat stamps!

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  2. D.Ann you make me soooooooooooooooooo happy that I am doing this hop again this year!!! Your post is just wonderful in every way. So fun and cleverly written. I LOVE your idea of the interviews!! So I guess I have had my head buried in the sand (hopefully not the litter box sand!! ugh) because I haven’t ever heard of Sam the EYEBROWS cat!!! (I don’t get out much…..lol…) What a handsome fellow that Sam is!!
    I love how you made the cat on your card look like Sam! What a beauty of a card with that fabulous shape and the awesome G45 papers!!! Just wonderful.
    Thank you so much for joining in the hop so enthusiastically!!!! Looking fwd to more of your posts!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh, yes…..I am a follower of your blog!! I just wish I could make my way over here more often because it is always such a delight to see what you have been making!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  4. Aaaaw, what a cute kitty! I have never seen Sam before – he has such an expressive face with those EYEBROWS – I love him! What a cute idea to interview famous kitties! This was a fun post to read! Your hexagon card is gorgeous and I love how you made the kitty look like Sam – adorable!

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  5. OMG, your post today is the cat’s meow … or should I say the cat’s eyebrows?! That Sam is so handsome! And your card … I am in love with it! Love that it’s a shaped card and love the whole pretty design & papers you used.

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  6. D.Ann, forgot to say that I also have that cat stamp, which came in a set of cat images by All Night Media. I have unmounted my cat images from the set but I recognized it. You did such a wonderful job with that sweet kitty!

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  7. What a brilliant post, D.Ann! It’s just purr-fect for the Cat Lover’s Blog Hop and made me chuckle. I loved your interview with Sam, the cat with natural EYEBROWS! What a cool idea. Lovely card with G45 papers and a great likeness of Sam. Can’t wait to read your next post. xx International (UK) caroleannjones2 (at) msn (dot) com

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  8. How adorable!! I’ve been busy the last few months with health issues and then moving so I haven’t been “around”, but it is SO good to see you again! Your post was delightful and Sam was a pleasure to read about 🙂 Christi ~ StampinDiva at yahoo dot com ~ USA

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  9. Oh my gosh… I had to look very closely at Sam’s eyebrows!! How cute is his constant expression!!! Love it! Your card is awesome – Sam should be proud!! Stash envy here – you’ve got some fabulous things tucked in there!!!

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  10. What a great post D.Ann! Love your little Sam card! And I enjoyed reading about Sam. He has such an unique look with those gorgeous EYEBROWS, and those pretty eyes! He is purrfect! Meow for now!

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  11. What a beautiful card with the fancy shape, pretty patterns, and elegant kitty. Your crafts for the Cat Hop are really impressive and fun. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. My 6 year old would love those foam cat stamps!!
    apedoak(at)aol(dot)com
    us

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