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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 - SebastianLovesAlexandra
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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