Monday, October 26, 2020

Day 1 - 2020 Cat Lovers Hop (Notebooks)

Hello, everyone!  Woot, woot!  It's time for the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop!  Are you as excited as I am?  I have been looking forward to this hop all year, and it's finally here!  This is the 6th year for the hop, and I have participated each and every year!  Before I share my project, I would like to thank Janis at Her Peaceful Garden for organizing this fun event!  I'm excited to see everyone's cat creations, so let's get hopping!

This year there's a new rule at the hop and I am pleased to see it.  There is now a limit of five projects for the week, so all week I'll be sharing some retro-style, cat-themed items that I've created for my journals.  Today I present a set of 3 handmade notebooks.  Each one features a storybook-style kitty!  I just can't resist these old-fashioned kitties - they remind me of my childhood!


To create the background on the cover, I stamped French Script (Stampin' Up) in soft pink and then decoupaged a colourful confetti napkin (Dollarama). It's the first time I've tried this technique!  I adhered the flower-shaped ribbon (Dollarama) and then the storybook kitty (The Digital Chick on Etsy).  I added a self-made sentiment (Microsoft Word) and a fabric scrap tab (thrift store), stapled along with a punched butterfly (Recollections) in soft pink.

And here is the inside, showing the notebook made with scraps of looseleaf and a strip of cat washi tape along the top.  I added another punched butterfly on the fabric tab:


The butterflies and the colours of Egg Shell (pale creamy colour) and English Rose (delicate soft pink) were inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge, where Challenge 148 is Spin The Butterfly Wheel with E for Envelope Fold.  Here's the direct link:  
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/10/148-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-e-for.html


I would also like to join the following challenges:

https://alessandrasangels.blogspot.com/2020/10/challenge-39-and-winner-of-challenge-38.html

Cardz TV 126 AG 1/3
http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2020/10/cardz-tv-anything-goes-challenge-126.html

Crafter's Castle October AG 1/3
http://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/2020/10/october-challenge-34-september-winner.html

Crafts Galore Encore October AG 1/3
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2020/10/october-crafts-galore-encore-challenge.html

http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/10/october-challenge-414-anything-goes.html

Show Us Your Pussycats 59 Furrything Goes UE
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/10/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-59.html

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-layer-it-up/

http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2020/10/good-evening-welcome-to-new-challenge.html

http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/2020/10/october-challenge-anything-goes.html

Word Art Wednesday 462-463 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 1/5
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2020/10/anything-goes-462-463.html

https://virginialusblog.blogspot.com/2020/10/october-show-share.html


Thank you for looking at my notebooks!  Wishing you a joyful day, and happy hopping!

45 comments:

Fikreta said...

Im so happy to see you in Cat lovers blog hop!
these notebooks are so cute!
hugs

Becca Yahrling said...

Oh, these are just so fabulous and fun project that can be given as a gift. They take me back to my childhood, too; purrty kitties!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Three very endearing notebooks Kitty.
Hugs
Cathy
xxx

Bunny said...

Kitty, these are absolutely adorable. I love the retro kitties, too. One of my favorite Golden Books was The Three Little Kittens. [Bunny]

Vivian Foo said...

So lovable notebooks covers.

valscraftings said...

Beautiful note books, love those kitties!

Popped over from Cat Lovers!

Chandhini said...

These handmade notebooks are lovely. Love the adorable kitties.

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Sweet cats, I love your design.
Hi from Cat lovers blog hop!

Dina said...

This is so creative!!! I love the kitties! They remind me of the Little Golden Books I read as a child. Perfect for a cat lover's blog hop!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Awwww, sweet little kitties! The kitties remind me of kittens on birthday cards when I was a child. SO CUTE! hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous Kitty, loving the cute kitties.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna said...

Now what might have tipped me off that you are a cat lover? LOL! These are so adorable! They'd make great gifts. Who could resist those adorable retro kitties. So glad you are participating again this year as I needed a KT Fit Kitty fix. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs to you!

Suzanne H said...

Such clever ideas you have. I love those little kitties too!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Kitty, I love the retro fur babies you chose! I, too, am glad about the limit of 5 projects for the week at Cat Lovers. I'll bet more of our cat loving people will visit and comment on all the entries. :-D

Lisa Lynn said...

Awesome journals with those adorable kitties.

Carole J said...

Hello Karen! Lovely to see you taking part in the Cat Lovers Blog Hop this year! I LOVE your retro kitties with their beautiful blue bows, and such a good idea to make them into notebook covers. Looking forward to seeing your other projects. xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh, these notebooks are adorable, my friend!! Three so cute kittens and the flowers are a fab addition!! And your first try with stencil technique for background looks amazing! So colourful and delicate!! The script stamped in pink looks great too, as well the little fabric scrap tab!!
Hugs and lots of love!

Andrea W said...

Those kitty images are darling! I've never thought about using a decorative napkin along with decoupage. Your notebooks turned out super cute.

Karenladd said...

So happy to see you in the Cat Lovers Hop again. When I saw your project, I thought they were a set of cards, but how fun to find out that they're little notebooks. LOVE the sweet vintage kitties and the washi tape embellishment inside.

Cindy Holmes said...

Absolutely adorable notebook colors! It's funny I was just thinking the same thing about the kitty images! They also remind me of childhood!

mandysea said...

Just very very gorgeous little kitties! I remember getting birthday cards back in my childhood with retro images like this! Your note books have brought back a lovely memory! Having fun hopping with Cat Lovers!!

D.Ann C said...

Hi, Kitty! So good to see you and your sweet projects again this year despite how crazy it's been! I'm having some blog issues, but hope to get it back up and running soon. TTFN!

Jane Willis said...

Adorable kitties, and the notebooks are a great idea. Like a card and a gift all rolled into one.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Visiting all links in the hop, even my own haha! Love these cute kitties!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
Hug Ginny
SUYP Cats Challenges.
My Blog As I do Rodos

cotnob said...

Lovely notebooks, cute images - so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh golly those vintage kitties are super cute, love them, what great makes, popped by via the Cat Lovers Hop, Hazel (Didos) x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your kitty cards are so cute and wonderful.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love these storybook style kitties! The images are so appealing and fun! Thanks for bringing some fun new inspiration to the hop!
Warm Hugs,
Michele K. Henderson
crimsonowl@comcast.net

Leslie said...

I absolutely love your cat designs! So happy to participate in the Cat Lovers Hop with you this year!
Hugs,
Leslie
Love To Scrap 2

Lori Kobular said...

Your kitty notebooks are absolutely PURRfect! Who wouldn't want to have one of those beauties! Love the old fashioned look of the kitties!

Beverly S. said...

What pretty notebooks! I love those vintage images plus how you used the washi tape! Good job!

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute notebooks those kitties are adorable. I haven't tried the napkin technique yet, you did a great job.

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

These are great Kitty! So pretty and cute! :)

Bayjorder said...

I love the vintage look of these. They are adorable!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great vintage themed notebooks.

Janis said...

Hi, Kitty....
I am so in love with the vintage storybook kitties! These notebooks are absolutely adorable!! Great idea to decoupage the napkin pieces on to the covers! Fabulous kick-off project.

Thank you so much for participating in the #2020CatLoversHop!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

FURRtastic kitty cat make!
Happy Creating & Stay Safe!
Leigh
www.LeighSBDesigns.com
www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns
https://LeighSBDesigns.blogspot.com

Laurie2cats said...

Great project, and practical too! I love the retro kitties.

Crafting With Jack said...

Very sweet, great projects.

SHartl said...

SO cute!! I just love these old fashioned kitties, and one of these notebooks would be fun to tuck into my bag. Thanks for sharing your designs with us on the hop

Tina Z. said...

oooh, super cute and I like the flower border.

Roberta Stevenson said...

These are all adorable!

Sue D said...

these notebooks are so sweet.

Mrs A. said...

These are such cut little note books. It is so nice to see you back in the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.