Monday, July 12, 2010

PURSEnally Yours: Review & Giveaway! CLOSED!

CLOSED!

I guess everyone knows by now that Mom and I love handbags: messenger, cross-body, clutch, classic, tote... you name it, we own it.
The problem, I suppose, is that there are too few unique, personal bags. Everything is based on a formula: set patterns, fabrics, designs.

This is why I was so fascinated with the concept at PURSEnally Yours! You see, PURSEnally Yours offers you the chance to design your own special purse from a wide choice of fabrics, fringes, and specialty handles.

The chance that someone is going to choose a purse exactly like your own is fairly low -- so you will have a unique purse designed to your personal desire! How cool is that?

All PURSEnally Yours™ items are made with the highest quality of materials and superb attention to detail. No rough edges, no ripped seams, no flaws in the fabric. And the price is SO right!

I chose the Mae Backpack (One Size: 16 1/2" H X 14" W X 4" D, ARV: $69).

SPECIFICATIONS for MAE BACKPACK:

Standard Features:
*One Size
*Choice of fabrics for exterior, interior, pockets, loop, and straps
*Drawstring closure
*2 thin or thick straps
*1 thin or thick hang loop
*2 or 3 interior pockets
*You may choose to have the interior spill over onto the exterior top about 2"

Optional Features:
*$10 - Fringe at top, Additional interior pockets, Monogrammed letter, Special split request, Flap-snap closure (will not have drawstring)


I know I'll need it for my College Classes in the Fall and it's perfect for carrying around all of my necessities!

For the exterior fabric, I chose *70 Purple Polka Dot,


for the interior fabric, I went with *37 Wild Side,

and the handles I picked were *76 Black Dottie.
It's just fantastic! I was so excited when it came -- I squealed in Mom's ear!

I took these photos in Myrtle Beach. The bag came just as I was about to walk out the door for my trip. Needless to say, it went with me.



PURSEnally Yours is really a neat experience. To me, something has a lot more meaning if I had a hand in designing or creating it to suit myself. I love this backpack because it allows me to express myself.

You can even host a PURSEnally Yours Design Party with your friends or co-workers! The Company does all of the work and you have all of the fun!
HOSTESS INCENTIVES:
* Hostess receives 10% of sales (before tax & shipping) toward merchandise
* Hostess will not be charged shipping on personal order
* Hostess receives a $5 credit toward merchandise for every person who books a party
* Hostess receives 50% off an accessory with party sales of more than $500 before tax & shipping
* Hostess receives a free accessory with party sales of more than $1000 before tax & shipping


I'm thinking that this will be cool for me once classes are underway. My friends and I can make a night of it -- a pizza / purse party!

The wonderful Natalie at PURSEnally Yours has generously offered one of our readers the chance to design her own custom purse! Isn't that just too cool? The winner will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to PURSEnally Yours!

Just follow the entry instructions below!

Open to USA only, please!

***NOTICE: You *MUST* leave your email address in the body of your comment or make your email address visible in your profile. If I cannot contact you -- you can't win!***

Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Please visit PURSEnally Yours and tell me which bag-style and colors you'll use for your new purse!

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

1. "LIKE" (Fan) PURSEnally Yours on Facebook. Post on their wall and tell them Terri and Liz from Gathering My Roses sent you!

2. Follow Gathering My Roses PUBLICLY via Google Friend Connect (Located on the sidebar)

3. Follow Gathering My Roses via Facebook Networked Blogs (Located on sidebar)

4. Become a fan of Gathering My Roses on Facebook (link on Sidebar!)

5. Follow @mysticraindrops on Twitter

6. Tweet about this contest (no more than twice daily, please!)
@mysticraindrops Win a $75 GC to PURSEnally Yours! Ends 7/12/10
http://bit.ly/bL4jIf


7. Post about this contest on your blog and link back here!

8. Enter another contest on our blog and then come back and tell us which one.

9. Grab our button and post it to your sidebar or favourites page!

This contest will be open from Tuesday, June 29th until Monday, July 12th. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 13th.

Disclosure:
I was provided with a complementary custom handbag for the purpose of this review and giveaway. I was under no obligation to review this item. I received no other compensation. My opinion is based solely on my own experience and use of the item reviewed.

144 comments:

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

cheryl messanger in pink and denim

Egle said...

I would love a Rachel bag. For colors I would choose turqoise, dark brown and yellow.

Gina said...

I'd pick the Rachel bag, with the fabrics Designer stripe & denim delight.
ginabx(at)yahoo(dot)com thanks!

Gina said...

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Forget Shyness Reviews said...

my favorite bag is the Rachel Bag. I'd make the main part of the bag "104 Kimono Class" with the middle stripe being "16 Jungle Red"

my email is littleheathen9109 @ yahoo dot com

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Liza said...

I'd get the Anna purse in Coral Squiggles with a Kimono Class lining and Midnight Black Suede handle.

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jolynn_Reads said...

My teen & I had fun with picking out & designing a purse.
Tess Bag/ outside 118 Bamboo Brown, inside of purse Java Giraffe, Bamboo strap. (No outside strap)
Jolynn_Reads@yahoo.com

Jolynn_Reads said...

I Like PURSnally Yours facebook
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Jolynn_Reads said...

I could'nt find any where to follow on sidebar for Google friend
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ohhhfire said...

i would love to get the messenger bag with a bamboo brown exterior, a blue lagoon interior and brown bear suede strap
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ohhhfire said...

i would love to get the messenger bag with a bamboo brown exterior, a blue lagoon interior and brown bear suede strap
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ohhhfire said...

i am a facebook fan of pursenally yours and left them a comment to let them know you sent me
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ohhhfire said...

i am a twitter follower
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ohhhfire said...

i am a facebook fan of yours
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ohhhfire said...

i am a networked blogs follower
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ohhhfire said...

i am a google friend connect follower
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ohhhfire said...

i am entered in your delicate souls giveaway
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aimee said...

Love the Rachel. I would pick that in the Yellow Yo-Yo color. So cute!

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mogrill said...

I like the Rachel bag and I love the Pink/Brown combo.
Thanks for the chance.
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Cindy said...

I like the Mary Jane bag. cindyhinckley at msn.

Melissa said...

Following you on twitter @omydarlingblog

Melissa said...

Following you on GFC

Melissa said...

Love the Olivia Purse in Yellow Yo-Yo. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Lauren said...

i like the mary jane purse in java giraffe

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Lauren said...

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jan said...

These are so nice! I think I'd get the Mindy purse in (91) veranda paisely with (17) denim delight handles and interior. sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

jan said...

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Jenndiggy said...

I like the Tess purse. Exterior would be designer dot, interior would be purple palace stripe. handles would be bamboo

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phrannie said...

i'd get the Cheryl Messenger bag, with robust red suede, bold burgundy suede, and black night fluffy fringe 8)
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idahomom said...

I like the Mary Jane Purse

idahomom said...

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idahomom said...

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idahomom said...

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luvmydoggie said...

I'd pick the Rachel Bag. Sides: 52 Galaxy Stripe; Center & Straps: 77 Galaxy Circles & Inside Pockets: 39 Key Lime Stripe

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luvmydoggie said...

Entered the New Balance giveaway
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Benita said...

I'd love the Cheryl Messenger Bag in Bold Burgundy Suede.

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Benita said...

GFC FOllower.

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Bev said...

Who's There Fabric with Rust Bead Fringe.

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Angel Jacklyn said...

MAE BACKPACK, WILD SIDE FABRIC & BLACK NIGHT FLUFFY FRINGE kytah00@yahoo.com

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sweetsue said...

I like the Rachel bag in Purple Palace Stripe and Zig Zag interior.
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sweetsue said...

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Stephanie said...

I think I would get the Tess in Chocolate Cotton!

Stephanie said...

We are GFC'd ;)

Stephanie said...

I am your FB fan!

Stephanie said...

I entered your delicate soles giveaway!

Stephanie said...

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blogged about it!

Eunie said...

I would get the Olivia Purse in brown fabric!

-Eunie

euniechopsticks!gmail.com

Eunie said...

I liked you on Facebook and left a comment on their wall saying Terri and Liz sent me :)

-Eunie

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grannyvon said...

Public follower on Google Friend Connect. THanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

I picked the Olivia with Galaxy Stripe and Green Giant fabric. I didn't pick the straps wasn't sure what would match. If I win I will get advice from the sponsor on the stray. Thanks for the entry. ybutler@oppcatv.com

dawns41 said...

I totally love that site! I finally picked the Olivia Bag with the Hollywood Fabric on the bottom, Chocolate Ribbon to divide the bottom and top and the Butterscothc Fabric for the top.

Butterscotch fabric for the interior and Hollywood for the pockets.

Handles: I am not sure..either the black plastic or fabric..which ever I can get in the Extra Large.

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dawns41 said...

Google follower

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Amanda said...

This is a great concept, especially for parties. I personally love the Rachel bag, and I would choose Hoo's There for the side fabric and Key Lime Stripe for the center fabric and straps! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

Amanda said...

I am a Google Friend Connect follower, Thank you!

Amanda said...

I also like Gathering Roses on Facebook (I'm Amanda Davis) Thanks again!!

Amanda said...

I am following mysticraindrops on Twitter @amandapersists Thank you!

Amanda said...

I like the Cheryl Messenger bag in the Red with envy fabric

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Amanda said...

I'm following via facebook networked blogs

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Amanda said...

I am a follower!

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Diana D said...

The Grace bag would be my choice. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Diana D said...

Google Friend Connect follower. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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terri142 said...

I would choose the Rachel Bag with the Diamond Delight fabric.

terri142 said...

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terri142 said...

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Viva said...

I entered The Sak.

Viva said...

I follow via GFC.

Viva said...

I love the Olivia bag. For the colors, I like: Galaxy circles, Pretty in pink, and luscious lime.

rah267 said...

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I want Tess Bag ..Black Plastic Swirl handle...43 Rust Beaded Fringe...1 Bold Burgundy Suede fabric

thanks

amanda said...

Style of bag:The Tess Bag

colors: Exterior= 37 Wild Side
Interiro= 10 Pretty in Pink

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LAMusing said...

I'd pick the Lois purse in Glamorous and Golden stripe

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Janice Crespo said...

I would order the Messenger Bag in the Cotton Candy - thanks for the chance!
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devon said...

tess in whoo's there and brown

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Louis said...

I really like The Tess Bag

fabric: 2 Brown Bear Suede

Louis said...

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Louis said...

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ewhatley said...

i would also choose the mae backpack - perfect for hauling my stuff over to the beach

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Jennifer Neal said...

Olivia in Bold Burgundy Suede, nice!

Amanda said...

I follow on GFC
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Amanda said...

I'd pick the Tess bag in chocolate cotton and pink beauty fabrics!
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Jenny Bolech said...

I follow on twitter as JennyBolech
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Jenny Bolech said...

I think I’d like the Rachel bag in English garden – not sure what I’d accent it with though, maybe just black! I really like the greens and pinks!
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shiloh said...

I would choose The Rachael with exterior and handles in Midnight black Suede and interior in gone wild with two interior pockets.

Chris said...

I like the Tess purse
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scarter305 said...

I would pick the Cheryl Messanger in YoYo yellow fabric with sunshine yellow liner

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Chisum's Crew said...

I'd pick Patsy in Jamestown Toile exterior, flap and strap and Jungle Red interior and pockets. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Sweeter the berry said...

On the prowl/bamboo handle

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twitter follower/dahliamomma

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kimbo1970 said...

the grace bag in stylish stripe.

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NesieBird said...

I like the Rachel and would love to have it in Sunshine Yellow.

Thank you!

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lupe.12345 said...

This is the coolest idea I've heard yet!
Great way to express yourself. I'd pick Luscious Lime for exterior, for interior I'd have Zig Zag, for my straps, I'd pick Perfect Paisley, for the loop, I'd also pick Perfect Paisley. For the pockets, I'd choose the Luscious Lime.
Thanks so much for the contest! (:

purango said...

I would use the Anna Purse and Jungle Red.

Trina said...

I like the Anna Purse with the Plaid and simple fabric and black as the accent.
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Gianna said...

Olivia Purse in 129 Hoo's There fabric, XL

amanda said...

i would choose the Cheryl Messenger Bag with sunshine yellow and kimono class
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