Sunday, May 22, 2011

Low Entry Giveaway Ending Soon - The Perfect Go Everywhere Bag!

     I love big bags.....at any given point my purse weighs at least 15 lbs. Having a baby was the perfect excuse for me to carry an even bigger bag, which now weighs more than my 11 month old. I am the kind of person who brings things "just in case", uses every square inch of a box when packing (regardless of how heavy it ends up being for my poor husband to carry), and never buys a suitcase unless it has an expandable option (I love the challenge of fitting the most stuff into the fewest number of suitcases). 
     I am always looking for the perfect bag that I can throw everything into when I'm on the go. I am picky about prints, love pockets, and have to be able to machine wash everything I use. When I came across Brigette's Etsy store, Pursemafia, I thought, 1) Awesome name, 2) Awesome prints, 3) Awesome bags!


Here are a few of her designs:


     Brigette went to school to become a fashion designer, and worked for designers after graduating in 2005. She quickly realized working for others was not for her, and started Pursemafia in 2006. After working for a few years as a personal stylist and making bags for her shop on the side, she and her fiance started a construction business. In January 2011, Brigette's Etsy store flourished, due to her new wine tote and bag lines. Her goal is produce bags that are functional, yet unique and artistic. I can tell Brigette has a true passion for what she does and it shows in the quality of her work.
       
     I was able to pick out the prints I liked in the Jackson Tote design to review. The package came wrapped like a present, card and all. The Jackson Tote measures 17.5" x 13.5" x 6". It's huge, comes with lots of pockets, and has a divider in the middle. The fabrics are gorgeous and complement each other perfectly. In addition to a diaper bag, it can also be used for so many other purposes, including the beach, travel, work, gym, or a picnic (the outer side pockets fit a wine bottle)! Her care instructions say to hand wash (which I suggest to keep colors from fading), but I always wash everything before I use it. It came out good as new after a tumble in the washer and dryer. I can't say enough good things about this bag. I love it - love using it, love looking at it. I've used it quite a few times in the past month for travel and trips to the park with my hubby and baby. It is incredibly well made, durable, and holds everything I need. Buy one!

   

                 
Brigette has generously provided a $30 gift certificate to her store, Pursemafia, as a giveaway. 
Mandatory Entry:
1) follow my blog
2) go to Brigette's Etsy store "
Pursemafia"and comment about your favorite item

Extra Entries:
1) like my fanpage "
AnnelynDesigns"

2) like Brigette's fanpage "Pursemafia"
3) go to my etsy store "
AnnelynDesigns" and comment about your favorite item
4) create a treasury including an item from "
Pursemafia"
5) create a treasury including an item from "
AnnelynDesigns"


I will choose a winner using random.org on Thursday, May 26.

119 comments:

About JollyJilly said...

Hi I'm a new follower from the uk
Love your blog and fab bags
Please come visit me anytime
Www.jollyjillys.blogspot.com

forloveofacupcake said...

i absolutely love the Mustache Parlor Large Abby bag!! it is sooo cute! i have already become a fan on her facebook page :-)

Kerry SewPizazzed.com said...

Following from the Blog Hop.

http://sewpizazzed.blogspot.com/

Kerry

boky17 said...

Love the colors of the mustache flower child large bag! beautiful!

Rachel said...

HI from your newest fan I don't know how to start a treasury but I must say that "Twisted Sister" is my favorite from Pursemania
I love the car pouches from your etsy shop..Thanks for having the giveaway. Would love you to visit sometime : ) Rachel
http://ourcreativehands.blogspot.com

Pinching Abe said...

I'm a new GFC follower from Relax and Surf. I liked the Circus Giraffe design at Purse mafia:) Have a great week.

TanyasTreasureTrove said...

Hi! Following you from the Blog Hop til You Drop Blog Hop!:0) Hope you visit me and return the follow!:0)

Rita said...
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Rita said...

Liked your fanpage.

Rita said...

I deleted the first comment because i just realized i forgot to add my favorite item. I follow on both GFC and Networked Blogs as Rita Reviews. I love the Spring Cabana bag. ritareviews {at}gmail {dot} com

Rita said...

liked Pursemafia on Facebook. i love the cluthes she has pictured there.

bluebellscreams said...

new follower! Love the Happy Owls tote!

Danielle said...

I'm your newest follower and I like the Jungle Owls large Faith tote.
dgoodridge84@yahoo.com

Danielle said...

I checked out your shop and I love the bright floral wipes case.
dgoodridge84@yahoo.com

Amy said...

I'm a new follower, and I love the Spring Cabana bag. Thank you both!

-amysweeps at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I like your fanpage on Facebook (A. Mace).
-amysweeps at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I like Pursemafia on Facebook (A. Mace).
-amysweeps at gmail dot com

Amy said...

My favorite item in your shop is the "Kaleidoscope" Car Pouch.
-amysweeps at gmail dot com

deanna said...

GFC
fave: polka dot beach
deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
xoxoxo

deanna said...

like you on FB as deanna time
deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
xoxoxo

deanna said...

fave at your site: Wipe case with strap handle, Portable handmade baby Wipe Pouch "Sleepy-O"
deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
xoxoxo

ArtsyChaos said...

Following with GFC as ArtsyChaos.
Love the Mr. Mustache medium Wristlet clutch!
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

ArtsyChaos said...

I like Annelyn Designs on facebook as Wendy R.
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

ArtsyChaos said...

I like PURSEmafia on facebook as Wendy R.
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

ArtsyChaos said...

I really like the Car Pouch "Kaleidoscope" in your AnnelynDesigns shop!
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

Robin said...

follow you on gfc
Robin Scott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

I like the peace love large gidget from her shop
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

like you on fb
Robin Scott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

like pursemania on fb
Robin Scott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

I like the mei pouch in your etsy shop
robinlscott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

created a treasury including item from pursemania
robinlscott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

created a treasury including item from your etsy shop
robinlscott- item listed in my prev. post-peace love gidget
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

polly said...

follow gfc
love the hippi la muerta tote
pkeintz@gmail.com

polly said...

i like the annie clips in pink & green from your store
pkeintz@gmail.com

Ashlyn said...

I follow you on GFC.

Love the Jumbo medium wristlet clutch! How cute!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74379826/jumbo-medium-wristlet-clutch

My email is in my profile :)
Twitter: abeautifulash

carole said...

I love the Kenya square clutch

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carole said...

gfc follower (gram122)

carole said...

like your fan page on FB (carole c)

carole said...

like pursemafia on FB (carole c)

Mandy said...

I follow on GFC and love the owl bag
cluelessme8{at}hotmail{dot}com

Mandy said...

I like you on FB
cluelessme8{at}hotmail{dot}com

Mandy said...

I love your spring garden my first backpack
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Ashley said...

I'm a gfc follower. I like the Spring Cabana.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I like the my first apron- mommy's big helper.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Julie said...

I LoVE the Beach bag-love this one
follow blog jelaws5
thanks
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

like u on fb Julie S Laws
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

like pursemafia on fb Julie S Laws
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/67698198/my-first-backpack-spring-garden from your shop adorable
aunteegem@yahoo.com

coriwestphal said...

I'm a Google Friend (follower): Cori Westphal
And I love the I LoVe Elephants large Faith tote! Very cute!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

I like you on Facebook: Cori Eckstrom Westphal (facebook.com/coriwestphal)

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

I like PurseMafia on Facebook: Cori Eckstrom Westphal (facebook.com/coriwestphal)

coriwestphal at msn dot com

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I'm a new follower via GFC. My fave tote is the Hippi La Muerta tote.
fastkat at gmail dot com

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

At "AnnelynDesigns" my fave item is the My First Backpack "Spring Garden"
fastkat at gmail dot com

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I created a treasury including an item from "Pursemafia"
(etsy username: katfries)
fastkat at gmail dot com

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I like Brigette's fanpage
(Katrina F.)
fastkat at gmail dot com

BeautyToLove said...

I Follow you on GFC
***GFC Name: Beauty To Love
-Favorite item: Rouge in Paris med KAndy tote
aliaskys (at) yahoo . com
Thank You!! :)

BeautyToLove said...

I like AnnelynDesigns on FB
aliaskys (at) yahoo . com
Thank You!! :)

BeautyToLove said...

I like PurseMafia on FB
aliaskys (at) yahoo . com
Thank You!! :)

lewalk said...

GFC follower as lewalk and I LOVE the Gidget tote. Love it. My 15 year old daughter would love it too.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk said...

Like your fan page already.

Leah W.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk said...

Liked Brigette's fan page on FB.

Leah W.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk said...

Love the My First Apron in your shop.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk said...

I had to figure out what a Treasury is and now I'm hooked. How FUN! And what a great way to keep up with all the things I want to buy when I win the lottery, or start playing the lottery for that matter. Lol.

Listed something from your shop in it of course.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4dde9764be146d91b328f9eb/things-i-lovewantlove-to-want

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Things I love/want/love to want by lewalk on Etsy. I would have been done sooner if I hadn't had to start all over because my mouse erased everything when I was almost done the first time. (scream)

lewalk said...

And I included something from her shop in that Treasury as well.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4dde9764be146d91b328f9eb/things-i-lovewantlove-to-want

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alicia C. said...

I'm a GFC follower. I just LOVE the Peace Tote!
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

Alicia C. said...

I like you on FB
alicia crenshaw
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

Alicia C. said...

I like PURSEmafia on FB
alicia crenshaw
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

Alicia C. said...

"My First Apron - Ladybugs" is one of my favorite items in your shop. I'd love to see a boy apron (or even gender-neutral) - my little guy is my biggest helper in the kitchen!
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

Connie said...

I love the PolkaDots and Stripes bag.
I'm an email subscriber
Connie
CGruning at aol.com

Connie said...

Like you on Facebook as CGruning
Connie
CGruning at aol.com

Amy V said...

gfc-annae07
i love the purple people medium clutch

annae07 at aol dot com

Amy V said...

'heart' annelyn on etsy


annae07 at aol dot com

Amy V said...

i love the 'kaleidescope' nursing apron on annelyndesigns


annae07 at aol dot com

Amy V said...

'heart the 'kaleidescope' nursing apron on annelyndesigns


annae07 at aol dot com

Candice said...

Did all mandatory request <3 went and commented on fb my fav. item on pursemafia, which is flower la muerta large abby tote , think its reserved tho :( darn hehe
candicefusili@yahoo.com

Candice said...

I "kiked" AnnelynDesigns fb page

Candice said...

i "like" Brigette's fanpage "Pursemafia

Candice said...

Went to AnnelynDesigns and commented about how much i like the my first apron <3 love it!

Social Worky Family Girl said...

follow your blog and like the elephant tote bag!!!

swfamilygirl at gmail dot com

Social Worky Family Girl said...

like you on facebook

swfamilygirl at gmail dot com

Social Worky Family Girl said...

like purse mafia on facebook

swfamilygirl at gmail dot com

Social Worky Family Girl said...

mei pouches are so awesome from your etsy shop!!!

swfamilygirl at gmail dot com

Melanie said...

I follow your blog and love the Mustache flower child large Gidget tote from purse mafia.
plaidtoaster@gmail.com

Melanie said...

My favorite item from your store is the Noah's Ark Nursery Painting.plaidtoaster@gmail.com

Melanie said...

like your fanpage "AnnelynDesigns"
melanie johnson
plaidtoaster@gmail.com

Melanie said...

like Brigette's fanpage "Pursemafia"
melanie johnson
plaidtoaster@gmail.com

jadavis said...

I follow your blog!
jadavis42@tntech.edu

jadavis said...

My favorite item would be the Jungle Owls large Faith tote
jadavis42@tntech.edu

jadavis said...

I like your fanpage "AnnelynDesigns"
jadavis42@tntech.edu

jadavis said...

I like Brigette's fanpage "Pursemafia"
jadavis42@tntech.edu

jadavis said...

My favorite item from "AnnelynDesigns" is Print of Baby Turtle Acrylic Nursery Painting - "Thomas"
jadavis42@tntech.edu

Almost Crazy Coupon Lady said...

mandatory entry....following you via networked blogs and FB...hopefully one of those is what you referred to.

and I visited the etsy store and love the tropical damask large fait bag http://www.etsy.com/listing/72708740/tropical-damask-large-faith-tote?ref=sr_gallery_11&ga_search_query=pursemafia&ga_page=1&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

almostcrazycouponladyatgmaildotcom

Almost Crazy Coupon Lady said...

following AD on FB (Cassie Dow) almostcrazycouponladyatgmaildotcom

Almost Crazy Coupon Lady said...

Following PM on FB (Cassie Dow) almostcrazycouponladyatgmaildotcom

Almost Crazy Coupon Lady said...

I love the zebra and pink childs apron in your store. too cute.

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Donna said...

I follow on GFC. I My daughter would love the PeaceLoVe and PURSEmafia large Gidget.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I liked them on facebook.(Donna Kozar)
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Donna said...

I liked you on facebook.(Donna Kozar)
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Teresa said...

I follow you on Networked Blogs
Teresa Saxon Kwiatkowski
facebook.com/tssk10
tssk10
tssk10(at)gmail(dot)com

Teresa said...

I like the Happy Owls - large Jackson tote
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Teresa said...

I like AnnelynDesigns on Facebook.
facebook.com/tssk10
tssk10(at)gmail(dot)com

Teresa said...

I like PurseMafia on Facebook.
facebook.com/tssk10
tssk10(at)gmail(dot)com

Teresa said...

I like the car pouch - Kaleidoscope
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Bonita12 said...

new GFC blog follower
I like the Purple People Clutch.
bwalker1123 at gmail dot com

Bonita12 said...

At your store I like the nursing apron Sleepy-O.
bwalker1123 at gmail dot com

Gianna said...

Now following GFC (Gianna).
Jungle Owls large Faith tote.

Gianna said...

Car Pouch "Auto" - car headrest or stroller storage pouch and trash bag.

Kimberly said...

Follow you on GFC (Kimberly); like the Rouge in Paris Kandy bag
kcoud33 at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Like you on facebook
kcoud33 at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Like Pursemafia on facebook
kcoud33 at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Love your paintings & wipes cases, but I really like the My First Apron - "White Garden" child apron or artist smock with flower and butterfly appliqués!
kcoud33 at gmail dot com

Heidi said...

I follow your blog ;)
meek_heidi@yahoo.com

Heidi said...

I love the Mr. Mustache messenger, it is so whimsical! Elephants in the Summer is my favorite though, looks like I could fit a ton in there! I always have a diaper bag plus my purse but with that one I could fit it all in one cute bag and ditch my ugly diaper bag and purse for good!

meek_heidi@yahoo.com

Heidi said...

I like annelyn designs on FB as Heidi Rene Meek
meek_heidi@yahoo.com

Heidi said...

I liked PURSEmafia on FB
Heidi Rene Meek

meek_heidi@yahoo.com

Heidi said...

My fave design in your etsy store is definitely the Spring Garden backpack! I love it.
meek_heidi@yahoo.com

Heidi said...

oh hehe just realized that I am the dumbest person in the world! This giveaway is over?! lol oooops

Mama of 3 said...

love her sailor bag catokayyou21@gmail.com

Mama of 3 said...

I follow ur blog c's mama catokayyou21@gmail.com

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