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« on: April 05, 2012 04:34:38 PM »


Sunday and Monday were our days of crazy April Fools wackiness and of course, it was a blast!  Here's a look back on just what happened around here over those two pawsome days. Grin  Luckily, Craftster has a TON of kitty crafts!  We had absolutely no problem finding projects and swaps to feature. Cheesy

Our homepage was kats galore.  Click the thumbnail for a larger view of the whole site:

We had a fresh new batch of logos & slogans:
 
 

Some of our newly-themed blog features included a variety of kat-related topics! There were plenty to choose from, as Craftster, really does have LOTS of cat-related crafts!

The monthly Kraft Khallenge was announced.  Unfortunately, it was later cancelled, darn it.  Read more about it and some of the project brainstorming over here on the Khallenge thread.

Everyone's avatars randomly appeared from a pool of 12 silly putty tats:

The avatars were a huge hit and got lots of giggles!

Possibly even funnier was when some member Personal Texts were combined with the new avatars. Cheesy

Our fabulous team of Moderators got purrfect new usernames, too!  Each username was an actual cat character.  We grabbed most of them from this list.
jungrrl - felix the cat
sweets4ever - garfield
kittykill - Heathcliff
something_wierd - Stimpy
Stifflersmom - Catbert!
alteredmommy - Salem Saberhagen
alwaysinmyroom - Figaro!
superstitch - Mr. Jinks
HSG - The Cat in the Hat
fantasticmio - Jennyanydots
photojenn - Sylvester
MareMare - Tom Cat
Aislynn - Claude Cat
TheSapphireMoon - Scratchy
Belladune - NermalTheCute
sarahj2001 - Hello,Kitty
PixieVal - SebastianLovesAlexa ndra
LimeRiot - Fluffy the Cat
Troublet - Hobbes!
kaz814 - Snagglepuss
MissingWillow - AzraelEatsSmurfs
Phizzychick - Cheshire Cat
rackycoo - Mrs. Bigglesworth
loves2experiment - Spot
SevsOnlyGirl - ButchTheCat
leah - the original katster
kategirl - Slinky Malinki
batgirl - Top Cat

Our April 01, 2012 Featured Projects were kattastic. Grin  We used all cat-related crafts that had already been featured in the past.

And of course, our news blurbs and tips were ever so very helpful.
  • Just Kitten:  What is a cat's favorite color? Purrrrrrrple!
  • Random Tip:  Please don't forget to dig and bury!
  • Random Tip:  Always accompany guests to the bathroom. It is not necessary to do anything. Just sit and stare.
  • Just Kitten:  Did you hear about the cat that swallowed a ball of yarn?  She had mittens.
  • Breaking Mews:  Craftster gets a face lift!  Read more here.

The best part for us is always the same, though -- your reactions!  We get so many smiles from those of you who play along and even those of you who just have no clue what we are talking about. Cheesy

Tweet, tweet!  Random findings from our Twitter.

Random comments we loved along the way!

Thanks for another wonderful April Fools day, everyone! Kiss
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012 05:34:10 PM »

Wait, what? That wasn't real?
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012 06:37:37 PM »

I love your random tip on following into the bathroom... Did you film our bathroom? My cat comes in sits and rolls at your feet.. & coos
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012 06:47:51 PM »

Wait, what? That wasn't real?

I hate to be the one to break it to you. Sad
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012 06:48:23 PM »

I love your random tip on following into the bathroom... Did you film our bathroom? My cat comes in sits and rolls at your feet.. & coos
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Mine, TOO! Cheesy  There must be a training manual where they learn this.
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012 08:14:50 PM »

So much fun! Another epic April Fools on Craftster! Thanks for all of the work you put into it. I was cracking up all day.
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012 09:39:54 PM »

Thanks aka Garfield and aka Felix the Cat for all the hard work you put into this! But the English tutor in me died a bit every time someone spelled something incorrectly with a K. Yikes! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012 11:32:38 PM »

Thank you so much for a wonderful April Fool's Day celebration!!! It is mind boggling to think of the time and effort you put in this whole thing.  Thank you!!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012 11:45:07 PM »

hey, that first tweet is mine!  Grin

i saw the page change, and HAD to tell my cousin to look.  she got a good laugh out of it as well
i still remember the year i had a david hasslehoff macaroni art icon on april fools Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2012 03:16:09 AM »

So much fun this year! I think even some non-cat-lovers were won over Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2012 04:22:27 AM »

So much fun! Seeing all the little touches jungrrl and sweets did to make this even more hilarious, was too funny.

Another successful April 1, thank you for all the efforts, ladies! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2012 08:10:52 AM »

Thanks aka Garfield and aka Felix the Cat for all the hard work you put into this! But the English tutor in me died a bit every time someone spelled something incorrectly with a K. Yikes! Cheesy

Haha!  I missed a few, too.  My brain just would NOT let it happen consistently.
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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2012 10:25:03 AM »

It seriously made my day!  I lurve me some kittehs!  Thank you so much for making craftster so unbelievably fun!  <3
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2012 10:54:15 AM »

This was sooo much fun! We really may be a bunch of crazy cat ladies. I had NO problems finding tons of awesome kitty krafts. Cheesy

Thanks aka Garfield and aka Felix the Cat for all the hard work you put into this! But the English tutor in me died a bit every time someone spelled something incorrectly with a K. Yikes! Cheesy

Hey, at least we didn't go the lolspeak route! (I couldn't have handled that..)

I love your random tip on following into the bathroom... Did you film our bathroom? My cat comes in sits and rolls at your feet.. & coos
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Mine, TOO! Cheesy  There must be a training manual where they learn this.

There are times when one of mine hears me kind of maybe heading in the direction of the bathroom and comes RUNNING. I'm convinced it's because they get a captive audience.  Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2012 12:58:42 PM »

thanks for running a recap--I had missed the bathroom tip--too funny
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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2012 01:04:49 PM »

This was sooo much fun! We really may be a bunch of crazy cat ladies. I had NO problems finding tons of awesome kitty krafts. Cheesy

Thanks aka Garfield and aka Felix the Cat for all the hard work you put into this! But the English tutor in me died a bit every time someone spelled something incorrectly with a K. Yikes! Cheesy

Hey, at least we didn't go the lolspeak route! (I couldn't have handled that..)


Actually I think that would have been ok, even with all my other weird spelling tics, lolspeak seems like its own thing so it cracks me up? hehe!

I love your random tip on following into the bathroom... Did you film our bathroom? My cat comes in sits and rolls at your feet.. & coos
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Mine, TOO! Cheesy  There must be a training manual where they learn this.

Ha, I don't have pets but this reminds me of when I was at a friend's house recently. The bathroom leads to the laundry room, where the pets' food is. I shooed the giant dog out because I didn't want it watching me pee. As soon as I sat down, the cat waltzed out of the laundry room, plopped down right in front of me, and gave me the evil eye until I was done. #peeingalonefail #sorrytmicraftster
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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2012 09:52:02 AM »

My cat follows me into the bathroom. She likes to watch the toilet flush.
And, no matter how fresh the refill in her water bowl, she eagerly uses the toilet as a personal punchbowl.... then cleans herself... then, when she is good and saturated with toilet germs, she wants to snuggle or give kisses.
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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2012 04:10:55 PM »

I can always count on Craftster to have the best April's Fools joke!  You guys are the best! - Thanks for keeping up the tradition, it's so much fun!
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« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2012 03:10:56 AM »

OMG I thought it was real. I was panicing because I have a dog and a bird!! Lol I told my partner we were getting a cat (been begging him for one for 6 months now) but he is allergic. Lmao
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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2012 05:01:02 AM »

oh craftster - you keep dashing my hopes, dryer lint and macrame dreams evaporated last year and now this??!!! it's too much for pity's sake.....



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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2012 02:19:18 PM »

I love your random tip on following into the bathroom... Did you film our bathroom? My cat comes in sits and rolls at your feet.. & coos
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Mine, TOO! Cheesy  There must be a training manual where they learn this.

Mine must of missed this! but one of them *does* bring us cat toys so he can play fetch!!

hmmm - having just looked at the cancelled khallenge - is this a clue for next year Huh (save your doggy fur for another project!)
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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2012 03:34:53 PM »

I love your random tip on following into the bathroom... Did you film our bathroom? My cat comes in sits and rolls at your feet.. & coos
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Mine, TOO! Cheesy  There must be a training manual where they learn this.

Mine does this too! He tries to jump in my lap though.... Although oddly he won't follow my boyfriend into the bathroom.

You had me at meow is the greatest slogan ever! That and Got Cats? need to be on a t-shirt!
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