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Design Wars 3 Pattern Giveaway | Winners Announced!

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Design Wars 3 Pattern Giveaway | Winners Announced!

Design Wars 3 is coming to a close, and the winner will be announced shortly in issue #5 of our Newsletter! You can sign up to receive our newsletter issues as they are released, or you can check our blog schedule for release dates to read them at your leisure! If you are interested in seeing all the crochet patterns derived from our Design Wars Challenges, you can find them all right here.

I ran a giveaway during our voting period to help spark interest in our forum, get fans to vote, and help circulate the release of my Midsummer Wrap!  The giveaway ended yesterday and these 10 winners are all eligible to receive 1 free copy of my Design Wars 3 Pattern | the Midsummer Wrap:

Winners now have 24 hours from now (2 June, 2013, 9:00 AM, MST) to contact me to claim their prize, or this offer is totally void. If you are named above, please e-mail me: BacaCreations@yahoo.co.uk.

Rhondda Winn-Mol – Claimed!

Beth Masog – Claimed!

Darlene MacDonald – Claimed!

Heather Evans – Claimed!

New winners were drawn! on 6/3/2013 @ 9:00 AM MST  – you have 24 hours to contact me and claim your prize: BacaCreations@yahoo.co.uk
1. Michelle Mitchell

2.  Lisa Dean – Claimed!

3.  Katy Bouthillette

4.  Angelynn Harrison-Satterwhite

5.  Kelly Gladstone – Claimed!

6.  Jackie Ramsdell – Claimed!

My Midsummer Wrap pattern is available in my Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy stores. Enjoy!
Photos courtesy of my dear friend Kimberly Dierkhising Photography.

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Midsummer Wrap | Design Wars 3 Giveaway!

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Midsummer Wrap | Design Wars 3 Giveaway!

I’ve long neglected this blog since Design Wars received a new home, but now I’m ready to share the release of my pattern for the competition – the Midsummer Wrap! You can read the full release of this pattern in Issue #4 of the Design Wars Newsletter, along with 7 other wonderfully diverse designs that were debuted in this competition. My pattern will not be published until after the conclusion of Design Wars 3, so we still have about 2 weeks to put some hype behind my design, and you can help in a few ways:

1) Enter to win a FREE copy of my Midsummer Wrap when it’s ready!

2) Vote for your favorite Design Wars 3 Pattern – and be sure to read how you can enter for a chance to win our Red Heart Yarn Prize Pack when you do!

Design Wars is a fun and energetic community, and I hope you check it out for some inspiration and a few great crochet patterns! Oh, and enjoy my Midsummer Wrap too please…

Baca Creations - Midsummer Wrap | Design Wars 3 Crochet Pattern

Photo courtesy of my very good friend, whom I cherish and admire: Kimberly Dierkhising Photography

Hmmmmm, working on something that me thinks will be offered for FREE. Who’s interested?

Hmmmmm, working on something that me thinks will be offered for FREE. Who’s interested?

Market Tote Wine PIN to WIN

Please help me to circulate the release of this exciting new pattern that is now available in all of my pattern shops!

To enter, simply pin this image with the caption:

 “I Want to win this Baca Creations Wine Market Tote!”

Entries of this nature will be accepted until 3.24.2013, and a winner will be randomly selected via this link to assure the pin is sourced from this blog entry. Winner will be notified by way of

1) a comment on their pin,

2) a follow up on this blog post, and

3) a notification on my facebook fan page,

and will be given 36 hours to respond and claim their prize!

You are entering to win a Baca Creations (Crochet By Salena Baca) original Wine Market Tote, 100% cotton; retail value $18.00. No substitutions or cash value. Good luck!

Update 3.24.2013 @ 8:05 AM MST

And the winner is… Elizabeth Aris!

Elizabeth, please contact me via e-mail within the following 36 hours to claim your prize: BacaCreations@yahoo.co.uk.

Thanks to everyone for participating to help circulate the release of my newest pattern; your support means everything! I hope you enjoy this pattern, now available in all of my pattern shops:

Etsy

Ravelry

Craftsy

PIN it to WIN it: My All Seasons Hat Pattern!

PIN it to WIN it: My All Seasons Hat Pattern!

 Blog Banner Photo Giveaway 1

Please help me to circulate the release of this exciting pattern!

To enter, simply pin this image with the caption:

 “I Want to win this pattern!”

Entries of this nature will be accepted until 13 February, 2013, and a winner will be randomly selected via this link to assure the pin is sourced from this blog entry. Winner will be notified by way of 1) a comment on their pin, 2) a follow up on this blog post, and 3) a notification on my facebook fan page, and will be given 48 hours to respond and claim their prize!

You are entering to win a Baca Creations (Crochet By Salena Baca) original PDF crochet pattern; retail value $5.00. No substitutions or cash value. Good luck!

And the winner is….

Rosanne Van Hoose! 

To claim your All Seasons PDF Crochet Pattern, please send me an e-mail within

the following 48 hours: BacaCreations@yahoo.co.uk

(Updated 14 February, 2013 @ 8:50 AM MST).

 

Important Note: Pattern Value

Important Note: Pattern Value

After much thought and consideration I’ve concluded that the retail price of some of my patterns are not reflective of their value. On average I put between 20 – 50 hours of work into a pattern design; that begins with the initial concept, and continues until the final edit is published!

For example, my free (Da Bomb!) Shell Scarf began as a special order request from a friend, and here is how it came together:

1 hour: sketched out a design

2 hours: researched the stitch and garment construction

1 hour: made a few pattern swatches of the sketch for gauge

8 hours: personally tested each one of the three sizes the pattern instructs

1 hour: took photos of my garments and edited them

4 hours: constructed the file layout of the design and wrote the patterns

3 hours: called for pattern testers, interacted with them, modified my design

2 hours: marketed the design on various forums

1 hour: posted the pattern for FREE on all of my pattern forums.

That’s an estimated 23 hours toward this one pattern that I then offered for free – Why? To show that my patterns are quality, modern, original, easy to comprehend and follow, and valuable!

Valuable? Yes! Back to my conclusion…

I feel that my current retail price of $3.00 per pattern is not a proper representation of my value. Therefore, I have decided to create three price categories: Free, $3.00, $5.00.

While some of my more complex and unique styles (Swirl Shell Snail or Goods For Gals eBook) may be adjusted to reflect their value, quite a few of my styles will remain more modestly priced in the $3.00 category. So, as I release new pattern styles, and renovate my current ones to my modern new format, I will be categorizing them according to their complexity, uniqueness, and ease.

A lot of time, skill, research, time, resources, and time goes into every one of my pattern designs, so I thank you for your continued interest and support in Baca Creations Crochet! If you are a brand new fan, I encourage you to try all of my free pattern designs to see for yourself!

Thank you – peace, love, light, happiness!!!

Salena

Design Wars II: Schedule and GIVEAWAY!!!

Design Wars II: Schedule and GIVEAWAY!!!

UPDATE: 25 February, 2013 @ 6:55 AM MST

Congratulations to Amanda Gregory Rog! You were randomly selected as the winner of our Red Heart Yarns Prize Pack! Please contact me within the following 36 hours for details to claim your prize: BacaCreations@yahoo.co.uk

Thanks to everyone for participating, I hope you enjoyed following this challenge and I hope you continue to follow and enjoy our progress!

Your wait is over – Design Wars II is now underway and will begin on 24 January, 2013, with a new and exciting line up of participants, spotlights, hints, and prizes! I’ll be blog posting as each line-up nears, so keep checking here for updates!

DWII Schedule


We are proud to announce that Red Heart Yarns has agreed to sponsor this segment! They have been amazingly supportive, supplied yarn for our DWII challenge garments (Red Heart With Wool), and will be donating a prize pack valued at $150 to one of our faithful followers!

You’ve read that right – a HUGE PRIZE PACK WILL GO TO 1 FAITHFUL DWII CHALLENGE FOLLOWER!

DWII Prize Pack

How can you support Design Wars II and enter to win this fantastic Red Heart Yarns prize pack? To be considered you MUST:

1) Download a Team Badge for the designer you are rooting for (provided below), and load it as your facebook profile picture; You must keep this team badge for the entire duration of DWII, and a few extra days afterward while we choose a winner (until 26 February, 2013).

2) Share this blog post on facebook! I’ve got an array of fancy sharing buttons at the bottom of this post, and facebook is one of them! When you share, be sure to tag your favorite designer to let them know you’re rooting for them and support their work!

3) Comment on this blog post to let us know that you have successfully completed 1 & 2, and that you REALLY want to win the Red Heart Yarn, Design Wars II Challenge, $150 prize pack!

Every person who successfully completes the above 3 items will be considered as a valid participant in the drawing for this prize pack. 1 winner will be randomly selected from the comments on this blog post on 25 February, 2013, MST. If the participant selected has not complied with all 3 above items, another participant will be considered (and so on, and so forth) until a valid winner is chosen!  There is 1 prize pack, and 1 winner will be chosen to receive it. Winner will be named via an update to this blog post. Once named, they will have 36 hours to claim their prize. Red Heart Yarns will render prize to named winner. Anonymous entries / comments on this blog will not be considered as valid entries.

That’s it! So, who will join me to kick off DWII  with a brand new Team Badge?

CrazySocks Designs * Design by Katie Hanken * Frayed Knot * Salena Baca Crochet * Mamachee * Holland Designs * Unravel Me * One & Two Company * Red Heart Yarns

Note: To save you must 1) Right Click on a Team Badge, 2) Save Image As

Team CrazySocks
Team DesignByKatieTeam Salena BacaTeam Frayed KnotTeam MamaCheeTeam Holland DesignsTeam Unravel MeTeam One&TwoTeam Red Heart Yarns

Update: 23 January, 2013: Want to support Design Wars II and enter for your chance at the prize pack, but not sure which team badge to sport? Worry no more, there is now a Team Red Heart badge! Download and enjoy! 

Pin(terest) to create interest, and you could win!

Pin(terest) to create interest, and you could win!

Blog Banner Photo Giveaway

 To enter, simply pin this image with the caption:

 “I Want to win this banner!”

Entries of this nature will be accepted until 28 December, 2012, and a winner will be randomly selected via this link: http://pinterest.com/source/bacacreations.wordpress.com/ to assure the pin is sourced from this blog entry. Winner will be notified by way of 1) a comment on their pin, 2) a follow up on this blog post, and 3) a notification on my facebook fan page, and will be given 48 hours to respond and claim their prize or this garment will be placed for sale in my Etsy shop.

You are entering to win a Baca Creations (Crochet By Salena Baca) original hand-made crochet piece; a banner consisting of 7 tasseled Triangles made in Super Pink and Mustard, measuring approximately 5′ long in total, retail value is approximately $28. No substitutions or cash value. Entries will be accepted until 28 December, 2012.

And the winner is….

Jonna RobsonVentura!

To claim your Motif Banner, please send me an e-mail to include your mailing address within

the following 48 hours: BacaCreations@yahoo.co.uk

(Updated 12.20.2012 @ 12:07 MST).

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