Tuesday, February 3

Giveaway: Messenger Bag from Satchel Studio

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING! As a recent post described, I am in love with all of the products from Satchel Studio, a San Francisco-based company that specializes in truly unique messenger bags. Satchel Studio combines found images, original photography from around the globe, and familiar iconography to make the unique collages that give these messenger bags true attitude! The company features two signature messenger bag sizes and a limited-edition hip pack – each of these pieces is available in up to four colors with your choice of design. I contacted the owner and artist, Kelty, and asked her a couple of questions about her work:

Tell us a little about Satchel Studio and how you got started.
Satchel Studio began almost two years ago in the same manner as most of my business adventures have- as a gift for someone. I grabbed an old army surplus messenger bag for my boyfriend and decided it would be that much cooler if I added some transferred collages to the front... it looked so cool that I haven't stopped making them! I graduated from Stanford in 2005 and Satchel Studio has been my main endeavor since then.

Where do you get your inspirations from?
Most of my designs begin with one element that I just KNOW I want to use in the collage and I sort of just go from there. I'm inspired by bright color, textures, nature, city, and vintage prints. I've also begun to incorporate a lot of my photography into the designs (see the limited editions), and love doing custom collage work for people! My greatest inspiration is the world and the people around me, and seeing how all of those parts interact together with the above list of elements is more fun than any girl could hope for.

What are your plans for 2009?
2009 has been an exciting year for me already! Soon, I will be launching Steep Street, a website representing my various non bag-related adventures in the art world. My photography, mini websites, print work, jewelry, custom collages, personal books, invitations, announcements, and other knick knacks... you can see the beginnings of this on my blog and more updates are coming soon! I'm also planning on debuting a new line of bags, and will continue making custom designs on bags for people. In this tough economy, I've decided to stick with the things people want and need most... useful gifts that are meaningful to both the giver and receiver- which also happens to be the most rewarding to me, as well. Thank you!

After tirelessly answering all of my questions, I asked Kelty if she’d be interested in participating in a giveaway on The Bean and she said yes! One lucky winner will receive the fantastic butterfly messenger bag shown here, a $55 value! Some simple steps to enter:

1. FOR ONE ENTRY: Visit Satchel Studio and check out all of the designs and pick your favorite. Return to The Sweet Jelly Bean blog and post a comment to this post identifying your favorite (please don’t just steal an answer from someone else’s comment). Be sure to leave your email address instead of commenting anonymously (if you’re not logged in) so I can notify winners!

2. FOR A BONUS ENTRY: Begin following this blog – please post a separate comment here if you are already doing so or if you begin to do so.

3. FOR 2 BONUS ENTRIES: Mention this giveaway on your own blog and link back to The Sweet Jelly Bean. Please comment on this post to let me know you've done so!

This giveaway ends Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Noon PST. The winner will be chosen using random.org, and will be contacted following the close of the contest. Good luck everyone, and please send a special thanks to Kelty for her generosity! She’s very talented and we wish her the very best!

103 comments:

Abigail Hutchinson said...

I am so in love with Design #13! What amazing work she does!!! I love the bird and the mosaic background on bag 13! Man I hope I win! Those bags are great!!!!
~Abigail
abigailhutch@yahoo.com

Abigail Hutchinson said...

Oh yeah!!!! I am a follower now!!! Thanks for this great giveaway!
~Abigail
abigailhutch@yahoo.com

Elizabeth said...

I really like the bici messenger bag in olive.

Elizabeth said...

I'm a follower!

Tiffany said...

What great bags! I think it was #6 that was my favorite - it had branches on it, or at least it reminded me of tree branches. There was also a really nice bird one toward the bottom of the page. The designs are beautiful and the bags are so functional!

Kathi said...

Wow, what great bags. By the way I tagged you. You can find out the details on my blog.

Kathi

Kathi said...

I'm a follower too !

Melissa said...

I like the design number three but maybe interested in a custom made bag.
Thanks
M. Waters

Courtney at Blogging Matilda said...

I love number one... something about a night sky is always so dreamy :)

Queen of the Misfits said...

I love # 10!!

Queen of the Misfits said...

I am a follower!!

Bev said...

iLIKE DESIGN 12

Queen of the Misfits said...

Mentioned it and linked on my blog!!

Bev said...

i am a follower

Musings of the Mrs. said...

Design #13 is amazing.

Wendyburd1 said...

I love design number the 9 the best and like them all on the bici the best, those are gorgeous designs!

Stesha said...

I like design #3 the best.

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Lara said...

it was a really hard decision, and I waffled between #6 and #13, but eventually decided that I just love 13 the best. Besides, 13 is my lucky number! :)

Lara said...

And, also I am now following your blog! :)

3boyzmom said...

Very unique and inspiring designs!! My favorite bag type is libre, and my favorite design in #13

3boyzmom said...

I follow your blog!!

Megan said...

How cool! Lovin' #'s 6 & 12!

(Visiting from SITS =) )

Megan said...

Following you.

Columbia Lily said...

#3 and #6 are both awesome, I like them the best, but I really like most of the designs! What a cool business!

Visiting from SITS....

Columbia Lily said...

AND.....I am following now!

blueviolet said...

I think my favorite is design #12. I like a lot of them but I think I'd enjoy using that design day in, day out.
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Willo said...

Ok, I had trouble deciding. I love 6, 8, 9 AND 13. Sorry, it's hard to choose a favorite!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Number 6 is my favorite...toooo cute.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I have blogged away about this one...hope I win, or someone wins for me!!

Judi said...

I love design #3. I hope I win!!

RebeccaMom said...

I found you through SITS, and I LOVE #6. I have a thing for trees and birds! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Yelowflower said...

found you thru SITS
I like number 15, I like the magnified look

yelowflower at yahoo dot com


thanks for the giveaway

momma said...

i think design #13 is so pretty!

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momma said...

i became a follower.

prcsteacher@gmail.com

auntrene said...

Wow tough choices. I think I like #12 on the Libre. I liked them all. Thanks for sharing

Whimsical Creations said...

My favorite is design #6.
=)melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Shalee- Be Speechless said...

Oh I can not decide between 12 and 13! They are both so cute! I love twelve because its simple with a nice pattern but I love 13 because of the bird... haha

Shalee- Be Speechless said...

Oh and I am a devoted follower now!

Shalee- Be Speechless said...

Totally blogged about! I will be so stocked if I win!! I haven't gotten a new bag in over 2 years!


http://shaleeclarkmarriedlife.blogspot.com/2009/02/oooo-handbags.html

Aunt Spicy said...

Gosh, what if I can't decide between #12 and #13? Guess it will have to be a surprise!

Joy said...

#3 (butterflies) is my favorite if I must pick. They're all gorgeous.

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Joy said...

I added your giveaway to my Current Giveaways here:

http://joytotheblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/current-giveaways.html

Laura Kay said...

Beautiful bags - I really like design #2, although the bicycle designs come in a close second!

Laura Kay said...

I'm a follower!

Katy said...

I am really liking #13!
Thank you for the nice giveaway, what fun!!

Katy said...

I just joined as a follower.

Tara S. Dickherber, M.Ed, CPC said...

Found this site through SITS. I was in awe of design # 15. WHat beautiful bags!

Heather said...

I love Design #1...classy and hip. But as an aspiring photographer I love the look of all the unique photos on design #5 too. Amazing bags!

Heather said...

P.S. I am a follower. :)

Rachael said...

that was so hard to choose, but i think my favorite is design #2! for now anyway :)

just stopped by from sits!

Becca Watson said...

Very cool! I really love #1,3,6 and 12. I don't know which one I like better!!

Becca Watson said...

I became a follower!!

Becca Watson said...

I'm also posting about your giveaway!

lisalyn said...

Lovin Design 13 on bici. These are incredibly cool bags!
Lisa

The Cookie Girl said...

Wow ! These are great. It is a toss up between #13 and #2 on the bici bag.

The Cookie Girl said...

I already follow you. I will link to this post on my blog.
Thanks

Bee and Rose said...

You always bring us the best!

I am loving #13 (blackbird design)! I own a business called Black Crow Boutique...gotta have this one!

(happily a follower too!)

Tricia said...

I would love #3, I love the butterflies! Really cute and creative.

Tricia said...

I'm following now too!

Little Moos and Mommy Too......... said...

I really like design #13
Thanks for the giveaway!

Little Moos and Mommy Too......... said...

I follow your blog, thanks!

lori said...

love love love the bags! i really like design number 1...with the bridge...so pretty.

lori said...

and i follow you!

Bethany said...

My favorite design is number 12, and I would get it on the khaki bag. These are all so adorable. The butterfly one, (#3) is cute too.

Elizabeth said...

I love the last design, I think it's #16, andI would get it on the khaki/bici bag.

Elizabeth said...

I'm already a Follower.

Lynda said...

I like #13 in black - beautiful! I am now following you :-)

Rikki said...

Hello

I've signed up as a follower AND I posted your giveaway on mine!

Rachel Ann said...

I like design #5

Kat C. said...

I really like design #14 =)

katch05 at gmail dot com

Just say Julie said...

I am loving the bird mosaic of #13 on a black bag. Would be sooo much cooler than my boring black teacher bag!

I blogged about your giveaway too.

http://chreste.blogspot.com/2009/02/sunday-synopsis.html

forever folding laundry said...

Being a Bay Area gal I'd have to go with design #8! Thanks for this! They're gorgeous. Love your blog!

~Keri

TheTinyJEWELBox said...

I like design #3

Reluctant Housewife said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous. I love design #14 - with the fish on the bici coloured bag. LOVE IT.

Cool giveaway. Thanks!

hormonalhomemaker said...

I love the bici bag with design #5. I like all the pics and the phrase, "be a citizen of the world"

hormonalhomemaker said...

Woot! I'm a follower! Boy does that sound weird..

HairDizzer said...

Hey there! I'm a follower now, and I have to say that #9 is my favorite... although I really like all of them! I'm so excited that I found them, they are definitely my style. thank you! And I'll be posting a blog about this on my site too and linking back to you. Yay!!!

Cheryl said...

I love design #4. I also follow this blog. :-)

Indie Lee said...

Wow I love these bags. #12 would be my pick. I'm such a greenie.

Indie Lee said...

More Importantly - you have a new follower. I love your blog. I am new to the blogging for blogging sake community and up until now have used it for business purposes only. Thanks for the giveaway and drawing me to your site (and thank SITS for posting The Sweet Jelly Bean).

Amy said...

Great designs! For me it's a toss up between #8 and #13 but I think I'd like either one on the bici color best! Thanks for the chance!

The Dreamer said...

My fave is #13 with the bird

thanks

adams006 at hotmail dot com

The Dreamer said...

new follower

adams006 at hotmail dot com

kimber p said...

I am totally diggin #6 on the Bici bag!
also, I just began following you and I'm going right now to link to your blog :) thanks!!

kimber p said...

oops..forgot to leave my email addy..its
usmcmama@gmail.com

Mo Diva said...

Niiiice!
moniquer83@gmail.com

Jolene said...

I really like design #5 and #8. I can't decide which one I like better!

Real Live Lesbian said...

I'm in LOVE with #2. It reminds me of the jungles in Guatemala!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Ima followin'!

lesbo said...

i love love LOVE number 13 in the brown bici bag.
these are beautiful!
and i'm certain that even if i don't win, i'll be buying myself a new bag :)

thanks so much for giving us this opportunity!

Rachael said...

I love design #9, but it was really hard to choose!

Rachael said...

I just followed too!

Shel said...

Tough, tough choice but I'm going with #13 in the Bici messenger bag only because I adore birds even though I'm afraid of them.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I'm now a loyal cult follower of your blog

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I'm a little late to the party, but I blogged it:
http://auntiethesis.blogspot.com/2009/02/sweet-bag-up-for-grabs-at-sweet-jelly.html

shel704 at aol dot com

Samantha said...

I just happened upon this blog through a random sort of events at 5am.

Great Giveaway

Samantha said...

I'm following you. Wait...that sounds kinda stalkerish...sorry.

Samantha said...

I also linked to you on my blog at www.whyme-samantha.blogspot.com

nape said...

I Satchel Studios Design #11 in the libre style. The "thinkers" wearing sunglasses has me thinking I'd love that bag. Yessir, yessir, three bags full!

Great giveaway. Thanks!

nape said...

I joined the cult and now follow your blog.

Collcam said...

I love design #15. I see it as the earth in a sea of mosiac. My daughter will be graduating from high school in May and this would be an awesome bag for her to have for her trip planned to Switzerland and France and great for college in the fall too.

Dumaurier said...

Design #12 is my favorite, these bags are so unique

Leslie said...

Design #14 is so cool. Powerful colors, intriguing design, awesome bag equal one totally fabulous satchel!

 
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