Personalized Handpainted Gifts

San Diego, California | 157 Sales


Personalized Handpainted Gifts

San Diego, California 157 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Working on some new items for our shop! Can't wait for you to check it out!!!! Super excited to share with you all!!!


Last updated on Jan 7, 2017

Working on some new items for our shop! Can't wait for you to check it out!!!! Super excited to share with you all!!!

Melinda Pontanares

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Melinda Pontanares


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What is our inspiration?

Let's be clear about this one thing: God, the Creator, is our ultimate inspiration! We are in awe of all that God has created and it inspires our whole tribe to create things that bring Him glory! We recognize the beauty He created in Daddy & Mommy's marriage and the beautiful fruit that came from it: 6 amazing children! Everything that our tribe is able to create is inspired by God's incredible power and unmatched awesomeness.

“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.” ~ Revelation 4:11 (NKJV)

How did our shop come about?

Well, our faith caused us to believe that God would provide a way for Daddy to be serving full-time in ministry, for Mommy to be home with the kids, and for our whole family to express & use their God-given talents as a means to help contribute to the building up of the PTribe legacy. We, Daddy & Mommy & all the kids, asked God to help us with this; and so we began to pray. God must've heard our prayers because He put a prompting in our hearts and a vision in our minds. We really believe God is with us, so we decided to just go for it and see what God will do. In essence, we started this shop on faith and a prayer!

"But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him." ~ Hebrews 11:6 (AMP)

How did we come up with the name?

Daddy and Mommy are really into the bible and were always amazed with the multitude of people that make up all the tribes of Israel. Since our family size had been steadily increasing over the years (and as we started feeling like a multitude of people wherever we went, rather than just a small family), we began to refer to ourselves as the 'Pontanares Tribe,' or 'PTribe' for short.

Our family nickname, coupled with a vision God gave Daddy & Mommy for an everlasting legacy to be passed on to our future generations, made naming our family venture rather easy. You see, anything created by the Pontanares Tribe, present or future, can fall into the category of 'creations.' Whether it be different types of art, poetry, music, business, ministries, philanthropies, etc., the possibilities can be without bounds. Thus, the name PTribe Creations was only fitting. So, for the time being, God has Mommy focused on beautiful, home décor pieces to add to your already blessed home!

"Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift; the fruit of the womb His generous legacy? Like a warrior’s fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth. Oh, how blessed are you parents, with your quivers full of children! Your enemies don’t stand a chance against you; you’ll sweep them right off your doorstep. ~ Psalm 127:3-5 (MSG)

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Shop members

  • Melinda Pontanares

    Owner, Designer, Tribal Co-Chief

    I love sharing my creativity to bless others with one of a kind gifts. My dad taught me how to do calligraphy, and he lit the fire of inspiration. My art has evolved over 28 years of experience. Thank you for checking out our shop!

  • Neil

    P-Tribe Daddy, Tribal Chief

    I like to pretend I'm in charge.

  • Marc

    Shipper, Tribe Member 1

  • Renee


  • Shine Noelani

    Photography Assistant, Tribe Member 2

  • Jeremiah

    Tribe Member 3, Designer

  • Praise Keilana

    Tribe Member 4, Designer

  • Heaven Kalia

    Tribe Member 5, Designer

  • Isaac

    Tribe Member 6, Designer

Production partners

  • Apple Box Toys

    San Diego, CA

    P*Tribe Creations is a subdivision of Apple Box Toys

  • Lawrence Wood Works

    San Diego, CA

    Good friend of our family.

  • S&S Woodcrafts

    Santee, CA

    Good friend of our family

  • A wood vendor

    San Diego, CA


Shop policies

Last updated on January 26, 2016
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Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All sales are final on our products because they are all personalized. If, for any reason, your item is damaged while shipping or we have made a mistake we will send you a new one free of charge.
All of our items ship by means of USPS. We only ship within the United States.
Items will go out within 1-3 days after the order is placed.