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Issue #14 February 2011
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Kathy Barwick


Now You Have MORE Ways to Win FREE Patterns!

 

Hey there, fellow plastic canvas crafter!

 

Last year I gave away a grand total of 31 FREE plastic canvas patterns. And this year I intend to give away even more FREE patterns!

 

That's why I've added another new game for plastic canvas shoppers on my Etsy store.

 

I'll tell you about that new game in just a moment. 

 

But first, let me tell you about a few of the changes I've made to my Etsy store to help make your shopping more convenient.

 

Changes to My Etsy Store...

 

  • I combined the Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas sections together. The new section is now called Holiday.

 

  • I've added 25 new plastic canvas patterns to the Newly Listed Items section, along with 9 new Needlecraft Shop "Cross Stitch Collector's Series" patterns.

 

 

  • I've added two new sections called Winning Hand Game  and Bingo Symbol Game.  These are games in which you collect symbols in order to win FREE patterns.  I'll explain this fully in just a minute. 

 

Shop Sections...

 

To make your shopping easier, here's a list of my Shop sections, and links to them, so you can go right to the section that interests you the most!

 

The number in parenthesis to the right of the name of each section indicates how many items are in that section. Most sections are self explanatory.

 

 

  • PC Supplies (30) -- Supplies such as plastic canvas sheets, purse forms, Google eyes, floss and stretch cord are listed in this section.

 

  • Featured Artist (20) - At present, patterns by featured artist Robyn Watson are listed in this section. Robyn's patterns have wowed the crew at my Plastic Canvas Crafts Designer's Group on Facebook, and they're sure to wow you, too!

 

  • Annie's PC Club (262) - Difficult-to-find patterns from the old Annie's PC Club; between 10 and 20 years old!

 

 

  • Holiday (89) - A variety of great Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas patterns from books and magazines that are no longer being printed; very difficult to find patterns are listed in this section.

 

  • Collectors Series (41) - Needlecraft Shop Collector's Series patterns from the mid-1990's to the early 2000's; very difficult to find!

 

 

  • Winning Hand Game (131) - Patterns and supplies I've put Aces symbols on, for my game, The Winning Hand. (See more below on how you can play to win FREE patterns!)

 

  • Bingo Symbol Game (104) - Patterns and supplies I've put the letters from the word B-I-N-G-O on, for my game, Bingo. (See more below on how you can play to win FREE patterns!)

 

More Ways to Win FREE Patterns!

 

I'm happy to announce that I've changed the way my monthly drawings for FREE plastic canvas patterns work.  This change is designed to give you more patterns to choose from if you win!

 

Here's how it works:  Once each month I hold a drawing from the names of every crafter who has purchased an item from my Etsy Store during the previous month. 

 

I put their names into a box for every pattern they purchase. So if , for example, you purchase 10 patterns, your name goes into the box 10 times rather than only once, along with the other purchasers. 

 

Then I draw out a lucky winner...And that person wins any PDF pattern of their choice from my store - absolutely FREE!  

 

The PDF pattern is immediately sent by email to the lucky winner.  And...I announce the lucky winner on my Plastic Canvas Crafts Designer's Group on Facebook!

 

But starting in February the lucky winner of my monthly drawing will be able to pick any pattern they like for $10.00 and under - and you're not limited to just the PDF patterns. 

 

You can also choose from any of the printed patterns (under $10) in the categories listed above (except for the Featured Artist category). 

 

So the lucky winner now has hundreds of patterns to choose from! (There are over 800 items in my listings and I'm adding new patterns every month.)

 

This is how it works:  The drawings are held on the first day of each new month.  If you've made a purchase from my store during the previous month, your name goes into a box one time for every pattern you purchase. So if you purchase 10 patterns your name goes into the box 10 times along with the other purchasers, and I draw out a lucky winner. 

 

Winners are announced on my Plastic Canvas Crafts Designer's Group on Facebook, and notified by email that they've won.

 

The winner can then choose from any pattern for $10.00 or under from my store! (Please note: Patterns in the Featured Artist category are the only exclusion; winners cannot pick from them.)

 

Play "The Winning Hand" Game

And Win Even More Free Patterns! 

 

Another way to win FREE patterns is to play The Winning Hand, a game that's been going on since October, 2010.  

 

Here are the exciting details... 

 

I've listed over 800 items on my Etsy Store in the various categories noted above.  Some of these listings have a picture of an Ace from a deck of playing cards.

 

When you buy any four of these items with the Ace playing card in the listing, you'll then have a

 Winning Hand.

                                                                               

  

 

Hint:  All of the patterns with Ace playing cards are conveniently listed in the new Winning Hand Game category on my Etsy store (see here), so you don't have to dig through hundreds of patterns to find them!

 

And best yet, you don't have to purchase all four items at once!  I'll keep track of your purchases over time, and the amount of Aces you've accumulated.  And I'll notify you immediately by email when you have a winning hand.

 

For each Winning Hand you'll be able to pick any pattern you like for $10.00 and under. (The only exclusion to this game is patterns from the Featured Artist category.) 

 

What's more, every winner is announced on my Plastic Canvas Crafts Designer's Group on Facebook (join here)!

 

So...when you shop on my Etsy store, look for the Aces...and WIN!

 

A Brand New Game!

 

I've just started a brand new game, which I call B-I-N-G-O

 

Dozens of my listings now have a picture of a letter from the word BINGO. In other words, some listings have a "B", some have an "I", some have an "N", and so on.

 

                                                       

All you have to do is purchase five items that spell the word BINGO, and you'll be able to pick any pattern you like for $10.00 and under. 

 

All of the listings with B-I-N-G-O letters are conveniently listed in the new Bingo Symbol Game category on my Etsy store (see here). Again, this is so you don't have to dig through hundreds of patterns to find them!

 

Best of all, you don't have to purchase these items all at once.  I'll keep track of your purchases and the letters you have and will notify you immediately when you have the word BINGO. 

 

(Once again, please note that items from the Featured Artist category are not included in this game. Winners cannot choose free patterns from the Featured Artist category.)

 

And as per usual, every winner is announced on my Plastic Canvas Crafts Designer's Group on Facebook, and will also be notified by email!

 

By the way, I'll be adding lots more Aces and more B-I-N-G-O letters to my listings over the next few weeks, so keep coming back and check the Winning Hand Game Category  and the Bingo Game Categoryfor the very special listings!


Best regards, and Happy stichin'!

Kathy 

Kathy Barwick
Your Plastic Canvas Crafts Coach

  

P.S.  Yes, Even More FREE Patterns!  Over and above these FREE pattern giveaways, during the course of every month members of my Plastic Canvas Crafts Designer's Group on Facebook play an online game of Bingo in which the winner gets a FREE pattern of their choice under $10 (excluding Featured Artist patterns).

 

This is regular Bingo, in which I email you an actual Bingo playing card, and each day I post numbers to my Plastic Canvas Crafts Designer's Group Wall on Facebook until we get a winner.

 

And if that just doesn't blow your socks off, you can also increase your odds of winning! 

 

Before the start of each bingo game I post a time frame. Usually one week. Each time frame will be adjusted accordingly to each bingo game played.

 

During the posted time frame if you make any purchase from my Etsy store, as an added bonus you'll receive another bingo card.

 

So you see, if you make a purchase once a month you'll get a new bingo card once a month. You may use all of these extra cards to play any games for the rest of the year. This dramatically increases your chances of winning FREE patterns.  But you can only receive one added bonus card during each time frame.

 

So...if you haven't done so already, be sure to join the Plastic Canvas Crafts Designer's Group on Facebook and join in on all of the fun.  Who knows? You may be the next big FREE pattern winner!

 

Helpful Links:

 

5 FREE Plastic Canvas Crafts Patterns

Visit Kathy's Etsy Store

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Visit Kathy's Krafty Kat Blog

Read Kathy's Plastic Canvas Crafts Ezines

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