Friday, December 19, 2008

Charm Design Handbag Review and Giveaway

*This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!*


I saw these adorable pouch-style handbags by Charm Design on Etsy and knew I had to see if I could arrange a giveaway for my readers!

When I spoke to Ranja, the artist behind these beauties, she graciously offered to send me a couple of bags to review before the giveaway. Let me tell you, Charm Design bags are chic! I must admit, I am a handbag-a-holic, and when I buy a bag, I insist on quality construction as well as great style. Charm Design bags exceeded my expectations. I am the envy of my other handbag-a-holic friends when I carry one of these bags.

I asked Ranja to tell us a little about herself:

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

Charm Design was founded by myself, Ranja Lee. I am a stay-at-home mom with two children. I was born in Japan. I started to sew when I was high school. I studied at the Vantan Design Institute in Tokyo and worked the children clothing company as a clothing designer for several years in Tokyo. I moved to Los Angeles in 1994, and studied Graphic Design at the California State of University Fullerton.

Now, besides taking care of my kids, I love to design and sew bags and children's accessories. I hope you can enjoy my piece of art!

2. What is your business and where can we find it?

I am selling handmade bags and children's accessories.

3. Where else can people find you?

I have a shop at ETSY only so far...
I'm trying to open my own site. It's under construction.

4. Anything else you'd like to share with us?

I am so happy to share my creativity and beauty of handmade with people all over the world. I hope to develop happy relationships with handmade lovers from all over the world.

BUY IT:
Charm Design sells many beautiful handbags. Visit her shop HERE.

WIN IT:
Ranja of Charm Design has offered one living life one day at a time reader a chance to win the sweet pouch pictured at left.

HERE’S HOW TO WIN:
• Visit Charm Design, and then leave a comment here telling me which pouch, other than the one offered as a prize, you like.

• If you are not a blogger, email 3 of your friends telling them about this giveaway, and cc me at colleenstearns@gmail.com.

SCORE EXTRA ENTRIES:
1. Blog about this giveaway with a link back to my site (be sure to post your link here so I know where to find it.)

2. Subscribe to my blog via email.

3. Click on the FOLLOW THIS BLOG link on my left sidebar.

4. Tweet about this contest on Twitter (Be sure to follow me on Twitter too- see link in my sidebar.).

IMPORTANT: Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

*Enter by 9pm (EST) on Tuesday, December 23.

One lucky commenter will be chosen at random and notified via email, so make sure you leave a valid email address in your comment.

137 comments:

Shari & Andrew said...

Beautiful! I like flower in the night!

Shari & Andrew said...

I subscribe!

Shari & Andrew said...

I'm also a follower!

Shelley @ SIMPLE Reviews said...

Knot Garden in Brown - Zipper Pouch with Clip is my fav!

shelley23@gmail.com

Shelley @ SIMPLE Reviews said...

and I follow!

Shelley @ SIMPLE Reviews said...

subscriber!!

Linda and Greg said...

I love her bags!! I think my fave is PInk Scooter though, how cute!!

Linda and Greg said...

I also subscribe!

Linda and Greg said...

I am also a follower!

Gina said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I like the Fall Tree in Blue Night.

Gina said...

and i follow your blog

Heather said...

I love these bags! My goodness! My favorite is the Animal Forest (bright pink) Thanks!

Heather said...

I'm a subscriber!

Heather said...

I follow you too!

tscrapper said...

I love the silver leaves!

tscrapper said...

I'm a follower. :)

tscrapper said...

Just started following you on Twitter, too.

Megan said...

SO cute!!! Lovin the Fall Tree in Blue (granny bag style) and the Flower in night.

Megan said...

I'm already a follower, too. =)

Megan said...

And I'm going to post about the giveaway right now. =)

Megan said...

Here's my link. =)

http://meganswishingwell.blogspot.com/2008/12/another-giveaway.html

Jennifer said...

I like the flower in night!

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Jennifer said...

I follow your blog!

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Geri said...

Great bags!

Ann said...

Fantastic bags!! Hey, a woman can never have enough bags, right? I also love the orchid in ivory bag. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Ann said...

I'm a follower.
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Terra Jones said...

Oh I love Oliver Garden!!!

Beautiful work! :)

thanks!

Terra Jones said...

I'm now a follower! :)

Harley Dee said...

What totally cute totes! those are just adorable! I really like the Blue Scooter. Very neato!! :)

Harley Dee said...

And I'm now subscribed to you! :)

summerdays said...

flower in the night granny bag!summrob1@aol.com

summerdays said...

I am a subscriber

The Giveaway Diva said...

i love Orchid in Ivory - Zipper Pouch with Clip!

The Giveaway Diva said...

i follow you! =)

The Giveaway Diva said...

i twittered!

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Sara at Soap Rehab said...

Beautiful bags!! I also *love* the Orange Bubble Tote!

Sara at Soap Rehab said...

I tweeted the giveaway! :)

Anonymous said...

I like the rainbow flower zippered pouch.
Lisa
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

Leah said...

this one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16885032

i love, love, love the green!

Leah said...

i just followed you (i'm moxiephoto) and i tweeted about the giveaway!

Leah said...

i'm following your blog now too! *heel click*

Digital Misfit said...

The Knot Garden in brown is my favorite, but they are all fabulous.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18622513

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Digital Misfit said...

I follow you blog :)

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Digital Misfit said...

I subscribe to your feed on my homepage!

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Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I like the Fall Festival with Bird.

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I am a follower.

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

Blogged~ http://mylifesahoot.blogspot.com/2008/12/another-list-of-bloggy-giveaways.html

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

Tweeted~ http://twitter.com/simplyandreah/status/1068632186

janetfaye said...

I like Japanese Flowers in Night - Zipper Pouch.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Marigold said...

Gorgeous design and execution. My favorite would have to be Yellow Rose in Purple.

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kat said...

i like the Animal Forest (Black) - Zipper Pouch with Clip

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quitecontrary1977 said...

Animal forest is my fave. I love the hot pink!

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quitecontrary1977 said...

Subscribed!

quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

quitecontrary1977 said...

I follow!

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cathyhall said...

I love the Pink scooter - Zipper Pouch with Clip. They look so intricate and detailed. A great giveaway, thanks.

cathyhall said...

I follow you

cathyhall said...

and subscribe to your RSS feed, thanks.

mom2anutball said...

Wow! All of her bags are beautiful! My fave is the Flower in Night - Granny Bag! Its hard to just pick one favorite!

mom2anutball said...

Im following

mom2anutball said...

I subscribed via google reader!

clenna said...

I really like the Fall Tree in Blue Night bag.

Bella Valentina Photography said...

I love love the scooter zipper pouches in all of those colors!

jessica@bellavalentinaphotography.com

Bella Valentina Photography said...

And I'm following!

jessica@bellavalentinaphotography.com

Robyn said...

Olive Garden - Zipper Pouch with Clip.

dinic23 at sbcglobal dot net

Robyn said...

I subscribe!!

dinic23 at sbcglobal.net

Mama Snow said...

I think my favorite is the WHite Garden. These are are so cute though.

Snowbabe81@hotmail.com

windycindy said...

These bags are wonderful! I also like the Charm Green Damask handbag. Please enter me in your drawing.
Many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I subscribed to your feed via my Yahoo Reader Page.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kimberly L said...

My favorite is the Koto - Zipper Pouch with Clip.

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Carrie said...

i love the koto pouch. pretty!

Carolyn said...

I am a subscriber.

thanks again

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carolyn s

Carolyn said...

I am also a follower.

thanks

ceashark at aol dot com

carolyn s

kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

I love the Fall Tree in Blue Night pouch!

Anya said...

I like the Knot Garden in Brown pouch. Thanks.

april_cooks said...

animal forest black

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april_cooks said...

i'm a subscriber

Puddin1983 said...

<3 knot garden in brown

Kristal said...

Orchid in Ivory - Zipper Pouch with Clip is awesome!

Kristalsblog at yahoo dot com

Kristal said...

I've posted this giveaway on my sidebar! Thanks!

Kristalsblog at yahoo dot com

Dottie said...

Orchid in Ivory is beautiful, well they all are :)

Aimee said...

I love the Knot Garden in Brown.

libby_design at yahoo dot com

Aimee said...

I'm a subscriber!

libby_design at yahoo dot com

deepikaur said...

Snap, all of her stuff is beautiful!

I like it all, but the Butterfly and Flowers All-Day Tote is pretty cute!

DEBIJOT said...

Love the Hanamizuki zipper pouch with clip

elaine said...

I love the red Festival Flower Zippered Pouch-lovely pattern!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

A Family Completed... said...

Love the Flower and Butterfly charm tote
Thanks for the entry
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A Family Completed... said...

I follow
tonyamcrain [at] aol [dot] com

nanja said...

I love the style and the fabric of the Flower in Night, Granny Bag
nanja[at]comcast[dot]net

nanja said...

I'm a suvscriber
nanja[at]comcast[dot]net

nanja said...

I'm a follower
nanja[at]comcast[dot]net

nanja said...

Blogged this giveaway
http://nanja-nansplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/living-life-one-day-at-time-charm.html
nanja[at]comcast[dot]net

nanja said...

Following on twitter username nanja46
Tweeted
http://twitter.com/nanja46/status/1070108519
nanja[at]comcast[dot]net

Roxy said...

I like the Knot Garden in Brown - Zipper Pouch with Clip

Roxy said...

Subscribed via google reader

Roxy said...

I follow you on twitter now and I twittered this too

http://twitter.com/truthful/status/1070127122

Roxy said...

I follow your blog

Jennifer said...

I would love to own the: Yo - Sakura No 2 - Zipper Pouch with Clip

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Jennifer said...

I am a follower.

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jennifer said...

I am a subscriber.

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Anonymous said...

I like the Koto - Zipper Pouch with Clip


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AmandaSue said...

I love the Animal Forest (bright pink) Zipper pouch. I Love how bold the pink is and the design is pretty! Thanks for entering me.

Ashley said...

White Zakuro - Zipper Pouch with Clip is wonderful!

ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Your shop is great!

Lisa said...

I love the animal forest in black!

miznyc said...

OMG. Orchid in Ivory is to die for.

Liz said...

These are so cute, I like the Koto design.

Liz said...

I subscribe!

jamaise said...

What a cute shop!!
I like the Pink Scooter Stripes - Market Tote!

Liz said...

I am a follower.

jamaise said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/jamaise/status/1071012871

jamaise said...

I subb in email :)))

jamaise said...

I follow your blog too :))))

Malika Risley said...

I really liked the Knot Garden in Brown. It's not too flashy. Yet it has pink in it, which underlines the femininity of this bag. I can see myself wearing it for a dressy occasion as well as casual.

Rich, Brittani, and Nugs said...

I love the blue scooter! It has the orange that I LOVE soo much!

TXsunlover said...

Such cute bags! I love the Orange Bubble tote bag.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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kanaha said...

love the French Wallpaper in Spruce - Cap Spring Pouch. Matches my mei tei.

kanaha said...

followin your blog...

Elsie said...

The Hanamizuki zipper pouch caught my eye...the colors remind me of the colors I see on a walk in the park, very pretty memories, just by seeing this little pouch.

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Anastasia said...

i like Flower in Night - Granny Bag

Anastasia said...

I subscribe!

Anastasia said...

I'm also a follower!

Dottie said...

Hi, I added a comment but also blogged about your contest. Such a cute bag!

Dottie said...

I added your button.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful, I love Yo Sakura # 1
Thank you for the chance!!!
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Plum Bush Cottage said...

I absolutely love the one offered but I also love the Flower in Night granny bag. Gorgeous!

Crochet by Momma J said...

I like the Orchid in Wine Red!

Marianne
mjackson(at)wwhgd(dot)com
www.crochetbymommaj.etsy.com
http://www.crochetbymommaj.blogspot.com/

Bunny B said...

I love Knot Garden in Brown - Zipper Pouch with Clip

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Bunny B said...

Subscriber!
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Bunny B said...

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Bunny B said...

Follower!
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Bunny B said...

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The Wash said...

White Garden is my choice! What a fun giveaway!

~Eryn

The Wash said...

Whoops, forgot my email. White Garden is my choice.

Eryn
erynwashington@hotmail.com

Sena said...

The Knot Garden in Brown is lovely!!
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Sena said...

I have you linked at http://senalovescandy.blogspot.com/2008/12/sweet-stuff.html
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Sena said...

I follow too!
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Arleth said...

Absolutely gorgeous..! Found a huge selection of beautiful handbags at Midnight Velvet.