Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Pontepretties Mini Tote Bag Etsy Review/Giveaway CLOSED

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#121 Gianna

Where are you from and a little about yourself ~ I was born and raised in a little town in Northern California.  I was married at the delicate age of 20 had 4 children and was widowed after 10 years.  God blessed me with a new husband (my secret high school crush!) and a step son the same age as my oldest boy. We lived in NJ for 10 years, added another child to the fold and now we are back in California.   My oldest daughter made me a grandmother at the delicate age of 40, so I have a 3 year old grand daughter that lights up my world.  We are down to 2 children in the house, my 14 year old son, Collin (pictured modeling my belts) and my 8 year old daughter, Isabelle (pictured on my Etsy profile)

Do you have a twitter or facebook fan page ~ I have a twitter account but I am not fond of tweeting. www.twitter.com/pontepretties and I have a very active Facebook account www.facebook.com/pontepretties



 What do you take as inspiration into your designs ~ I believe that crochet has always gotten a bad rap.  Like the "Step-child" of needlearts.  Too many burnt orange and brown acrylic granny squares and blue and yellow ripple afghans.  I want to change that crochet stigma.  I like to show the absolute beauty and elegance of crochet through color selection, textures, embellishments, stitches and I'm very particular with designs.   I do not believe in copying patterns or designs, I try to be very unique and original and make something "my own".   Whatever is popular in crochet at the moment, you can bet I'm not doing it.   It all boils down to beauty and elegance.  Because I have 4 boys and 2 girls I always wanted to create something that the boys would like It's hard to make "Masculine" looking crochet, but I take pride in the fact that my boys wear the up-cycled soda can tab belts that I make.  
What made you decide your store name ~ In the 30+ years that I have been crocheting a reoccurring word from my admirers is "PRETTY"  so when I married my high school crush and acquired the last name Ponte, I thought it had a nice ring to it.  "Ponte" is also portuguese for "Bridge" so I like to think that my crocheted creations are "A Bridge to take you to Pretty"
Anything you would like my readers to know about you and your creations~ I wish I could share my bags and mini totes with everybody in person, because they really are  more special in person then in a photo.  I love each and every one of them that I make and so do my admirers/customers.  Little girls age 7 - 16 love them!  Perfect for Easter, weddings, gifts and my Teeny totes would make excellent Easter gifts.


I also want to mention my ~ "Tracy Hat Collection" in 2007 I lost a very very dear friend and craft mentor to Breast Cancer.  I make my soft cotton hats in honor of her. They are perfect for those going through chemo because they are so soft, but they are also perfect for anybody.  I donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen foundation for every hat sold.

There are so many choices to choose from. No matter the color you are wanting you will be able to find it. Also with the different sizes of totes you will find the perfect size for any little girl. I was able to review a hot pink tote with soft black feathery fur and a black and white polka doted flower, also the handles are black. My little girl loved it so much she took to to dance class with her to show it off and all the little girls wanted one so much. This would make a great Easter gift for any girl of ages. They are so soft which I am very happy about. Another great thing the tote that my little girl had the opportunity to review has a Minnie Mouse print on the inside of the tote which I thought was great. Another great thing you will be happy with is the prices. The prices are perfect for such great craftsmanship which is very important to me. With these you will get your money's worth.
You Can Purchase: here at her etsy shop with prices ranging from $3.50 and up.


One Winner: Will receive their choice of Mini Tote Bag from her etsy shop.


All you have to do is the Mandatory entry and the extra entries it is all up to you. Keep in mind the mandatory entry does have to be done before all else. Also with all entries please leave your email so I will be able to notify you if you win.


-Mandatory Entry: Go to her etsy shop and tell me what your favorite mini tote bag is?
Extra Entries 
- Heart her etsy store and leave your id+2
- Follow her blog on GFC and leave your id+2
- Follow
Pontepretties on Facebook and leave your id +2
- Follow @pontepretties on Twitter and leave your id +2
- Follow me on GFC and leave your id +2
- Follow DragonFly Sweetnest on Twitter and leave your id +2
- Like my fan page on Facebook and leave your id +2
- Like me on Facebook  and leave your id+2
- Follow me on NB and leave your id +2



Giveaway will end on Tuesday April 26, 2011. I will also end the giveaway at 10:00pm EST. Giveaway is ONLY open to the USA. I will notify the winner by via email within 24 hours of the giveaway ending. I will use random.org to draw the winner. Winner has 48 hours to email me back upon the 48 hours with no message I will draw a new winner.   

Disclosure: I was sent products for free to review for my honest opinion, from either a PR agency or a company. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices. 

127 Sweet Comments:

  1. My favorite is the Teal Blue Chenille.

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    I LIKE THE Ribbons, Lace and MonkeysFrom Pontepretties

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  3. I like the black and white mini tote bag
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  4. I like her on FB as Becky
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  5. I like her on FB as Becky
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  6. I love the Black and White mini tote Large polka dot flower. Amy Graff daisyluvjoy25@yahoo.com

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  7. I like your FB page Amy Graff daisyluvjoy25@yahoo.com

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  8. I am friends with you on FB Amy Graff daisyluvjoy25@yahoo.com

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  9. Following Etsy Pontepretties on FB Amy Graff daisyluvjoy25@yahoo.com

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  10. I like the yellow teeny tote
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  11. Follower - pbclark
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  13. Like you on facebook Beth Clark
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  15. Hi: Good giveaway. I like the yellow teeny tote. So cute.
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  16. I follow you on Google Friends Connect. Under the name Barb K.
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  17. Joined Pontepretties at Etsy. Google Friends Connect. Under Barb K.
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  18. Here is the link to my favorite. It is the Black and White crochet
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/70867845/black-and-white-crocheted-cotton-mini
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  19. Hearted her etsy store
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  20. Hearted her etsy store 2
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  21. follow DragonFly on gFC
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  22. follow DragonFly on gFC 2
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  23. Follow DragonFly on twitter
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  24. Follow DragonFly on twitter 2
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  25. Fan of dragonfly on fb
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  26. Fan of dragonfly on fb 2
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  27. sent friend request
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  30. follow on NB 2
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  31. I like the Pink mini tote with black stripes!
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  32. I heart her etsy store #1 mae_01_sw
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  33. I heart her etsy store #2 mae_01_sw
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  34. I follow Pontepretties on GFC #1
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  35. I follow Pontepretties on GFC (Mindi B) #2
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  36. I like Pontepretties on FB (Mindi B) #1
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  37. I like Pontepretties on FB (Mindi B) #2
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  38. I follow Pontepretties on Twitter @mae_01_sw #1
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  39. I follow Pontepretties on Twitter @mae_01_sw #2
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  40. I follow you on GFC (Mindi B) #1
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  44. I like your FB fan page (Mindi B) #1
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  45. I like your FB fan page (Mindi B) #2
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  46. I like you on FB (Mindi B) #1
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  47. I like you on FB (Mindi B) #2
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  48. I follow you on NB (Mindi B) #1
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  49. I follow you on NB (Mindi B) #2
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  50. I like the Blue and Purple Mini tote with Flower.
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  51. 1 of 2
    Her Etsy store is in my favorites~live4Christ

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    Her Etsy store is in my favorites~live4Christ

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    I follow her blog on GFC~Lisa Blogs

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    I follow her blog on GFC~Lisa Blogs

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  59. the blue green teeny tote

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  60. I LIKE THE Pink mini tote with black stripes
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  61. I would like the Pink mini tote with black stripes.
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  62. My favorite mini tote is the Blue and Purple Mini tote with Flower.

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  63. my fav is the pink mini tote with black stripes.

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  68. like Pontepretties on fb

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  75. follow you gfc

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  77. follow Pontepretties gfc

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  83. follow you twitter

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  89. my favorite mini tote bag is Ribbons, Lace and Monkeys
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  90. My favorite is the Pink Mini Tote with Black Stripes! SOOOOO cute!

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  91. The Black and White mini tote Large polka dot flower one please
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  92. I like the Hand Crocheted Spring Purse. I would also like a matching pair of flip flops.

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  93. I love the Black Teeny Tote with pink flower!

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  94. I hearted her Etsy store under the username likwan. #1

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  95. I hearted her Etsy store under the username likwan. #2

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  96. I follow her blog on Google Friend Connect under the username lilyk. #1

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  97. I follow her blog on Google Friend Connect under the username lilyk. #2

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  99. I follow Pontepretties on Facebook under the username likwan. #1

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  100. I follow Pontepretties on Facebook under the username likwan. #2

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  101. I follow Pontepretties on Twitter under the username likwan. #1

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  105. I follow you on Twitter under the username likwan. #1

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  107. I follow your Facebook fan page under the username likwan. #1

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  108. I follow your Facebook fan page under the username likwan. #2

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  109. I became your Facebook friend under the username likwan. #1

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  110. I became your Facebook friend under the username likwan. #2

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  111. I follow you on Networked Blogs under the name Lily Kwan. #1

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  113. Summer Blues Cotton Tracy Hat.

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  114. I hearted Pontepretties, user name gkran.

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  115. I hearted Pontepretties, user name gkran. 2

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  116. Now following Pontepretties at Etsy.com GFC.

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  117. Now following Pontepretties at Etsy.com GFC. 2

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  118. I'm a GFC follower (Gianna).

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  119. I'm a GFC follower (Gianna). 2

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  120. My favorite is the Teal Blue Chenille

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  121. I follow you with GFC

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  123. I like you on FB~Deb S

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  124. I like you on FB~Deb S

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  125. The Teal Blue Chenille Mini Tote is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

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