Cat Lovers Mama Elephant Thank You Page Hugger Bookmark Card + Lil BUB Interview + Blog Candy

Hello there, friends and visitors! Welcome to Day 5 of the Cat Lovers Hop!

2016 Cat Lovers Hop

If you haven’t checked it out yet, do make a little time to check out all the fab projects and amazing talent – just click HERE. There are nearly a hundred entries already!

For today’s interview, I am delighted to have the darling lil BUB with us today:


This is her orchid impression. I think it’s a new family of orKITTYae… the FELINEopsis! Not to be confused with the CATTleyas. : )

For those of you who aren’t already one of her 1.4 million followers on Instagram, you can check out her story on her website by clicking HERE. She is a “perma-kitten”, which means she will stay kitten sized and maintain kitten-like features her entire life. (Personally, I’m a “perma-kid” which means I will stay a kid on the inside my entire life!) She is a published author, a talk show host, the star of an award winning documentary, created Lil BUB’s Big FUND for the ASPCA (the first national fund for special needs pets), and has helped raise over $300,000 for animals in need. A portion of every sale from her STORE full of BUB cuteness goes to this fund.

That’s one busy little kitty! We’re honored that she took the time from her busy schedule and chose to reply to one of the questions I sent her.

  • What is your favorite thing to do with paper?
    • Sleep on it.


A true kitty, indeed!

Some of you may have the popular Weather Bug app on your phones. Did you know there’s a Weather BUB app?!! And it’s FREE! You can find it HERE.

In honor of lil BUB’s appearance today, I made this card with a removable Page Hugger bookmark on it:



It’s not often I do a CAS card, but I really wanted the bookmark to be the star of the show.

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And, on the inside:


Supplies used:

  • Mama Elephant Page Huggers stamps and dies
  • Mama Elephant stamps: Sunday Sentiments and Hello Friend Wishes
  • Memento dye inks: Tuxedo Black and London Fog
  • Copic Markers: E00, 31, 33, R32, RV04, W3, 5
  • Sakura Pigma Micron black 005 pen
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Gloss Apple Green
  • Core’dinations cardstock: black and white
  • Misc. card base and adhesives

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges – click on any one for the details on how you can join the fun:

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

Who’s ready for another blog candy giveaway?!!


Up for grabs today is this Plaid Bucilla 4.25″ x 5″ cross stitch kit, an I love my cat key chain and some kitty sticky note page markers. Today it’s for continental USA peeps only, as the key chain is heavy.

If you would like to be in the running to win this blog candy, pay close attention to the rules: Continental USA addresses only: Leave ONE comment on this post before 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 30, 2016, using the phrase “PERMA-KITTEN” somewhere in your comment. If you don’t have the words “PERMA-KITTEN” 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 BUB’s AND my Instagram accounts (@iamlilbub 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 only open to peeps in the continental USA.

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.

Well, my desk is getting full of scraps of paper from the craftnado that has hit this week. I might just follow lil BUB’s lead and lay my head down on the paper pile for a quick cat-nap.

Before I go, I want to thank you all for visiting and for your sweet and encouraging comments! They mean a lot to me!! I’ll be back as soon as I can.



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pps: Enabler alert… perhaps you’ve seen these cute Post-It note holders at Office Depot or Staples… You can find them MUCH cheaper on Amazon…. just sayin’!:


As Tigger would say: TTFN!

30 thoughts on “Cat Lovers Mama Elephant Thank You Page Hugger Bookmark Card + Lil BUB Interview + Blog Candy

  1. Bub is beyond adorable. I think my Jezebel may just be a PERMA-KITTEN too. She still sure looks and sounds like one to me. That little page hugger is pawsatively PRECIOUS! I must go find it. Purrfect ard for him to peek out from. Thanks for a chance to win! xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA


  2. Aw, Lil BUB is a cutie! Again, this is a kitty I’m not familiar with! How do you find out about these kitties? Your card is sweet and I love the removable bookmark – brilliant! I so enjoy seeing everyone’s kitty cards! This is such a fun hop! I know you’re enjoying it too!

    KT Fit Kitty
    fitkitty1 at gmail dot com


  3. My Charles got bigger but he’s a PERMA-KITTEN at heart. I hope he never grows up and never outgrows the delight and joy he shows at every little thing (is it a toy? it’s a toy isn’t it?!) I love your bookmark card and especially that bookmark. I’ve not seen those huggers before. Way cool! And extra special that you colored him like Lil Bub.
    PJ from US, princessjudy4 @


  4. Yay – I’m a Lil Bub follower. Your card and page hugger is absolutely adorable – I haven’t come across these stamps before. I have learned so much from this hop and have to tell you that you are a very entertaining, cat-loving crafter! So glad to have found your blog through this hop.x
    caroleannjones2 (at) msn (dot) com


  5. Thank you for sharing the link to Lil Bub. I have never heard of a PERMA Kitten, but off to see what it’s all about. Your bookmark card is SO darn cute in every way! The CAS card is the perfect way to give this sweet little kitty bookmark to a cat loving reader!


  6. Your cute little page hugger cat looks just like Lil Bub, the PERMA-KITTEN! I’ve never seen those page hugger stamps and dies but may have to go check them out after seeing this adorable project. kladd94803 at


  7. OMG! This is SO SO so cute!! It’s perfect for this hop! You have colored the hugger perfectly!! And I have to say I love that “boobies” card on your banner. I also have a PERMA-KITTEN (ok, not a real one, but she thinks she is) and she is crazy – all my cats provide such companionship, I’d be lost without them 🙂 Christi ~ StampinDiva at Yahoo dot com ~ USA


  8. Had never heard of a PERMA-KITTEN! It is always an educational and entertaining delight coming to your blog, D.Ann! I adore your sweet card with that bookmark colored like the Perma-kitten! Just so sweet. CAS was the perfect genre to show off the Page Hugger!!

    Thanks so much for participating in the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


  9. Following both Instagrams….already was following you, but now Lil Bub, too! janisinidaho

    Hey, did you happen to watch the video play list on the page you linked? One called “The Best of BUB from Kittenhood….” includes a little clip of Bub with Tarder Sauce!!! Both adorable….but very small cats due to some unfortunate physical conditions. Grumpy Cat as usual was not amused…ha!….but not as upset as Bub! You can prob find this video on YouTube, too!
    Thank you for these fabulous interview spots and your giveaways!!! So much fun.
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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