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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Time for Photo Submissions for the 2018 Blogging Cat Calendar



It's that time again!  We’re excited to announce that we’re designing the Blogging Cats Weekly Planner Calendar again for 2018. The spiral bound 2015, 2016, and 2017 calendars were a huge success and everyone was pleased with the quality, so we're moving forward with another one for 2018.  The planner will be an 8 x 10 spiral-bound, weekly planner, with pictures on one page and the week in view on the facing page. We're including special holidays, events in the blogging world, and other pertinent information in the calendars this year.  There are also plans to include some helpful advice health information on cats in the calendar this year, so we may be asking for 12 volunteers to be authors for a 1-page article on a special topic in the calendar.

If you have a blog and a cat (or several cats) is featured on the blog, you may submit photos for possible inclusion in the calendar.

Each blog may submit three to seven photos, which can include one of each of your cats or group pictures of multiple cats. If you have one or two kitties, find the best 3-7 photos and send them to us. We will use the photos in the order they are received to set up a collage of your blog for a week.  This format would allow for approximately 54 blogs.  If we still need more images, we will send out another notice.  

All photos should be “natural” photos of your kitties in their environment and not “photo shopped”.  We want this calendar to show the beauty of the blogging cats in their natural environment.  The photos MUST be clear, bright, and focused in order to print well.  If photos aren't of high quality, an email will be sent asking for additional photos.  The photos should be in a variety of  orientations (portrait, landscape, and square). If you would like to design your own collage and send that to us, please make sure the collage is in portrait mode and measures 8" x 10" at 300 dpi. If you choose to design your own collage, please follow the design of the sample collage below (colored space between the photos). Please remove any watermarks or names from the photos prior to submitting.  Your blog name and URL address will be included on the page and there will be a statement on the title page that acknowledges that the photos are the property of the individuals.

Please send your photos to us by midnight, August 1, 2017.  We’d like to have the calendar completed by the end of September, so we can submit the order to the publisher in time for people to purchase for the holidays. Please send pictures of your cats to us at sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com.  Make sure you include the phrase “2018 Blogging Cats Calendar” in the subject line

Important Information about of what to include in the email:
  1. Send up to 7 photos 
  2. Provide the names of the of the kitty(ies) in the photo.  Ideally, the name of the file would be the name of the cat(s).
  3. Name of blog
  4. Blog address
  5. Name of human behind the blog


Format of collage:

8" x 10"
Portrait Mode


Sample Calendar Layout

Here's a sample of what a page in the calendar may look like - 


If you have any questions, please contact us at our email address at sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com

Saturday, September 10, 2016

2017 Blogging Cats Calendar Announcement


We’re very excited to announce that we’re designing the Blogging Cats Weekly Planner Calendar again for 2017. The spiral bound 2015 and 2016 calendars were a huge success and everyone was pleased with the quality, so we're moving forward with another one for 2017.  The planner will be a spiral-bound, weekly planner, with pictures on one page and the week in view on the facing page. We're including special holidays, events in the blogging world, and other pertinent information in the calendars this year.

Each blog can submit three to seven photos, which can include one of each of your cats or group pictures. If you have one or two kitties, find the best 3-7 photos and send them to us. We will use the photos in the order they are received to set up a collage of your blog for a week.  This format would allow for approximately 54 blogs.  If we still need more images, we will send out another notice.  

All photos should be “natural” photos of your kitties and not “photo shopped”.  We want this calendar to show the beauty of the blogging cats in their natural environment.  The photos should be clear, bright, and focused.  The photos should be in a variety of  orientations (portrait, landscape, and square). If you would like to design your own collage and send that to us, please make sure the collage is in portrait mode and measures 8" x 10" at 300 dpi.. If you choose to design your own collage, please follow the design of the sample collage below (colored space between the photos). Please remove any watermarks or names from the photos prior to submitting.  Your blog name and URL address will be included on the page and there will be a statement on the cover sheet that acknowledges that the photos are the property of the individuals.

Please send your photos to us by midnight, October 1, 2016.  We’d like to have the calendar completed by the end of October, so we can submit the order to the publisher in time for people to purchase for the holidays. Please send pictures of your cats to us at sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com.  Make sure you include the phrase “2017 Blogging Cats Calendar” in the subject line

Important Information about of what to include in the email:
  1. Send up to 7 photos 
  2. Provide the names of the of the kitty(ies) in the photo.  Ideally, the name of the file would be the name of the cat(s).
  3. Name of blog
  4. Blog address


Format of collage:

8" x 10"
Portrait Mode


Sample Calendar Layout

Here's a sample of what a page in the calendar may look like - 


If you have any questions, please contact us at our email address at sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com

Friday, July 17, 2015

Deadline for Submissions Extended


We've extended the deadline to submit your photos for the 2016 calendar.  Please see the post below for guidelines for submitting your photos/collages.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

2016 Calendar Announcement


We’re very excited to announce that we’re designing a CB Weekly Planner Calendar again for 2016. The spiral bound 2015 calendar was a huge success and everyone was pleased with the quality, so we're moving forward with another one for 2016.  The planner will be a spiral-bound, weekly planner, with pictures on one page and the week in view on the facing page. We're going to add special holidays, events in the blogging world, and other pertinent information in the calendars this year.

Each blog can submit six to nine photos, which can include one of each of your cats or group pictures. If you have one or two kitties, find the best 5-6 photos and send them to us.  We will the photos in the order they are received to set up a collage of your blog for a week.  This format would allow for approximately 54 blogs.  If we still need more images, we will send out another notice.  

All photos should be “natural” photos of your kitties and not “photo shopped”.  We want this calendar to show the beauty of the CB cats in their natural environment.  The photos should be clear and focused.  The photos should be in a variety of  orientations (portrait, landscape, and square). If you would like to design your own collage and send that to us, please make sure the collage is in portrait mode and measures 8" x 10" at 300 dpi..  If you choose to design your own collage, please follow the design of the sample collage below (colored space between the photos).  Please remove any watermarks or names from the photos prior to submitting.  Your blog name and URL address will be included on the page and there will be a statement on the cover sheet that acknowledges that the photos are the property of the individuals.

Please send your photos to us by midnight, July 17, 2015 August 1, 2015.  We’d like to have the calendar completed by the end of August, so we can submit the order to the publisher. Please send pictures of your cats to us at sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com.  Make sure you include the phrase “2016 CB Calendar” in the subject line

Important Information about of what to include in the email:

  1. Send up to photos 
  2. Provide the names of the of the kitty (ies) in the photo.  Ideally, the name of the file would be the name of the cat(s).
  3. Name of blog
  4. Blog address


Here's a sample of what a page in the calendar may look like - 


If you have any questions, please contact us at our email address at sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Order Your 2015 Cats of the CB Weekly Planner

We're so excited.  The calendar arrived yesterday and it looks great.   If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, just click on this link and it will take you to the page to order.  Thank you to all of the kitties and their humans who submitted photos to be included in the calendar.
Brulee introducing the calendar  (cover designed by Glogirly)

Title Page

Inside the calendar


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Thursday, May 22, 2014

2015 Cats of the CB Calendar Announcement


We’re very excited to announce our project  for the kitties of the CB for this year.  We’re designing a CB Weekly Planner Calendar for 2015.  

We wanted to design another page-a-day calendar, but the publisher we used last year isn't doing customized calendars with photos anymore.  We thought about a wall calendar, but that would only give us 12 pages of pictures.  We think we've found a publisher that will let us design a spiral-bound, weekly planner, with pictures on one page and the week in view on the facing page. 

Each blog can submit up to eight six photos, one each of each of your cats (or group pictures).  We will the photos in the order they are received to set up a collage of your blog for a week.  This format would allow for approximately 54 blogs.  If we still need more images, we will send out another notice.  

All photos should be “natural” photos of your kitties and not “photo shopped”.  We want this calendar to show the beauty of the CB cats in their natural environment.  The photos should be clear and focused with each kitty identified.

Please send your photos to us by midnight, June 1, 2014.  We’d like to have the calendar completed by the end of June, so we can submit the order to the publisher. Please send pictures of your cats to us at sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com.  Make sure you include the phrase “2015 CB Calendar” in the subject line

Important Information about of what to include in the email:
1.       Up to 8 photos with the name of the kitty in the photo (the name doesn't have to actually be on the photo, just identified in the email by the file name.)
2.       Name of blog
3.       Blog address

Here's a sample of what a page in the calendar may look like - 



Monday, August 19, 2013

The Calendar is Finished

We finished the calendar today and are very excited to begin the next phase.  We've added a new tab at the top of the page listing all of the cats and their blogs that will be included in the calendar.  Please let us know by sending us an email at sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com if there are any corrections.

The winning cover was B.  A special thank you to Ann for designing these wonderful covers.

We've notified the printer that the calendar is complete. We believe he'll send us a pdf version of the calendar to review prior to printing.  

The ordering process will be a little complicated since we can only order 10 calendars at a time and all must be shipped to us and then we will ship each one individually.  This may take all fall, but please be patient with us.  We'll post instructions about ordering and payment as soon as we know the details.

Thank you to all who are participating!  We're so excited to see the finished product.