LifeisBalance

Inspirational sport tees, jewelry and home decor

New York, United States · 157 Sales

LifeisBalance

Inspirational sport tees, jewelry and home decor

New York, United States 157 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   **NEW STYLES! WE NOW HAVE TANK TOPS AND LOOSER CUT DOLMAN SLEEVE TEES! — All women's t-shirts have new options for styles (If they aren't listed yet, please convo for the options!)

Life is Balance® is a line of apparel, jewelry, home decor and fine art prints and greeting cards that celebrate the various sports and activities that balance our lives. We've recently added some new products to our wearable art: scarves and tote bags!

Are you a scuba diver? A gymnast? Practice yoga or martial arts? Like to run or bike? How about swimming or sailing? Surfing or kayaking? We have a t-shirt that will speak to just about anyone, from the avid golfer or tennis player to the ski or snowboard fanatic. We've got a shirt for you and just about anyone on your gift list. And if we don't, then just drop us a line and we'll try to add your request to our product line. If you don't see it here, try our website: http://www.lifeisbalance.com

Each one of our inspirational "Balance" necklaces and bracelets is individually designed, hand strung and unique! If you have a special request, please let us know and we'll try to make it happen.

The latest addition to our shop includes home decor items such as throw pillows, fine art prints and canvas wrap wall art that shop owner, Sheryl Checkman, creates from her original art and photography. Additionally, she can create made to order photo montages and custom pillows from customer-supplied photos to commemorate a special event or milestone. Please convo any special requests.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 22, 2017

**NEW STYLES! WE NOW HAVE TANK TOPS AND LOOSER CUT DOLMAN SLEEVE TEES! — All women's t-shirts have new options for styles (If they aren't listed yet, please convo for the options!)

Life is Balance® is a line of apparel, jewelry, home decor and fine art prints and greeting cards that celebrate the various sports and activities that balance our lives. We've recently added some new products to our wearable art: scarves and tote bags!

Are you a scuba diver? A gymnast? Practice yoga or martial arts? Like to run or bike? How about swimming or sailing? Surfing or kayaking? We have a t-shirt that will speak to just about anyone, from the avid golfer or tennis player to the ski or snowboard fanatic. We've got a shirt for you and just about anyone on your gift list. And if we don't, then just drop us a line and we'll try to add your request to our product line. If you don't see it here, try our website: http://www.lifeisbalance.com

Each one of our inspirational "Balance" necklaces and bracelets is individually designed, hand strung and unique! If you have a special request, please let us know and we'll try to make it happen.

The latest addition to our shop includes home decor items such as throw pillows, fine art prints and canvas wrap wall art that shop owner, Sheryl Checkman, creates from her original art and photography. Additionally, she can create made to order photo montages and custom pillows from customer-supplied photos to commemorate a special event or milestone. Please convo any special requests.

Sheryl Checkman

Contact shop owner

Sheryl Checkman

Updates

A must have for the beach this summer! And don't forget to check out our new beach sarongs. They do double duty: by days sarong, by night a shawl or scarf!
"The cure for anything is salt water -- tears, sweat or the sea." -- Isak Dinesen one of our new beach inspired tote bags. Use as a beach bag or market bag! Several original designs available!
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About

T-shirts, Fine Art Prints and greeting cards, Home Decor and Jewelry that Celebrate Balance!

Skiing? I love it. Swimming? Can’t get me out of the water. Scuba diving? A fanatic. Yoga, bike riding, photography…these are other hobbies that make me smile.

For work, I’m a graphic designer. I started my design business in 1992, after leaving my position as Vice President, Manager of Design Services, at Burson-Marsteller, a global Public Relations agency headquartered in New York City.

But, I’m not just a designer. I’m also an avid sportswoman. All the activities I do—work and play—together make me who I am. They create a balance.

One day, I had an idea for a design that represented the scuba diver in me. I was looking at the simple symmetry of a yin yang symbol and I saw a scuba design. In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (heaven and earth) represent two opposing yet complementary forces, or energies, that are said to be found in nature. One cannot exist without the other. They create balance.

In each curved half of the symbol, I saw the shape of a fish… really! I added a diagonal white stripe representing the universal symbol for a dive flag, and my first Life is Balance® design was born!

After showing my design to a few of my diving friends, and getting some pretty awesome feedback, I decided to extend the concept to all of the different sports and activities that make people feel good.

I later expanded my line to include jewelry and fine art photography – inspired by my interest in yoga and love for nature and the sea.

Life is Balance® is branded line apparel and inspirational jewelry designed to celebrate the balance we add to our lives through sports and activities that make us smile.

Because that's what life is all about, isn't it?

Shop members

  • Sheryl Checkman

    Owner, Designer, Photography

    I’m a graphic designer. I run a successful design business, Sheryl Checkman Design specializing in branding (both print & web) for companies both large & small. I recently started designing t-shirts and jewelry to express my own personal creativity.

Production partners

  • Bay Photo Lab

    Scotts Valley, CA

    Provides full photographic printing services from both digital and non-digital originals. The photographic process is a Kodak RA-4 chemical process, similar to traditional film development. Laser light is used to develop the continuous-tone image onto silver halide paper.

  • Circle Graphics

    Longmont, CO

    Circle Graphics prints my photographs & digital art on canvas wraps in their 347,000 sq. ft. facility. They have large format printers, custom automated finishing equipment and coating capabilities. With a patented construction process, they also manufacture their own ink and canvas.

  • Colorado Timberline

    Denver, CO

    Colorado Timberline has a 120,000 sq. ft world class printing and decoration facility. They use only the latest equipment and supplies and provide exceptional quality control. Each product is manufactured to meet or exceed all U.S. and International safety standards.

  • Fulfillment Partner

    NC, United States

    MWW is an on-demand custom printing facility. They provide state of the art printing of man-made and natural fiber textiles for both indoor and outdoor use. Their digital printing operation provides printed fabrics as well as cut and sewn finished products.

  • A Print Shop

    Burnsville, MN

    ShirtHub has offered our customers unmatched quality, speed, and customer service since 1987. With our investment in the new Kornit Avalanche Hexa and Kornit Avalanche 1000 we can produce amazing digital prints with unbeatable color vibrancy! We have

Shop policies

Last updated on November 14, 2013
Welcome to Life is Balance®, apparel and jewelry that celebrates the various sports and activities that balance our lives.

Our inspirational "Balance" necklaces and bracelets are individually designed, hand strung and unique! If you have a special request, please let us know and we'll try to make it happen.

Are you a scuba diver? A gymnast? Practice yoga or martial arts? Like to run or bike? How about swimming or sailing? Surfing or kayaking? We have a t-shirt that will speak to just about anyone, from the avid golfer or tennis player to the ski or snowboard fanatic. We've got a shirt for you and just about anyone on your gift list. And if you don't see your sport or hobby here, please visit http://www.lifeisbalance.com for our complete line.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns & Exchanges

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase, but in the event that you would like to return or exchange an item for a different size or color, please contact us either by email or by phone: 212-570-2259.

We will send you a return form, which should be filled out and mailed back to us (along with the unwashed, unworn product) within 14 days of the shipping date. We suggest you send send the returned shipment by a trackable carrier.

We will refund your purchase price and any taxes paid, but we are not able to refund shipping fees. Refunds and exchanges will take 14 days to process.
Payment
We accept Paypal as well as Amex, MasterCard, Visa & Discover. Sales tax is charged for purchases in New York.
Shipping
Shipping

We will do our best to ship within 2-3 business days of purchase, sometimes sooner. If for some reason, that is not possible, we will notify you of any delay. We ship via USPS First Class Mail. However, if you would like expedited shipping, we can also ship via Priority Mail & Priority Mail International or Fed-ex for an additional cost. Just send us a convo requesting expediting and we will quote you a cost.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Additional policies and FAQs
We sell wholesale to verified businesses and retailers. You must supply a valid State Resale License or Federal EIN as well as your full business name. Please click on the link below to apply.

http://www.lifeisbalance.com/Wholesale-14.html

If you are interested in a custom order or to co-brand your company or team with our t-shirts, please contact me on the Request Custom Order link and I will get back to you with a quote.
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Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

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This policy was last modified on 1/1/2011

Contacting Us

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Life is Balance®
c/o Sheryl Checkman Design LLC.
531 East 87th Street
New York, NY 10128
USA
info [!at] lifeisbalance.com
212-570-2259