Dreams, Imagination, Adventure, Playfuness for All Ages

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Dreams, Imagination, Adventure, Playfuness for All Ages

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    Scarlet Elfcup

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    About ScarletElfcup

    Sales 67
    On Etsy since 2014

    The Creative Circuit


    First, I'd like to tell you that Scarlet Elfcup (Sarcoscypha coccinea) is a fungus...a mushroom...a stunning scarlet mushroom, not so uncommon in some parts of the world.

    Scarlet Elfcup began early on in 2014, shortly after I discovered the world of handmade dolls and toys, as a way to combine my love for knitting, sewing, paper crafting, reading and photography hobbies. In these short months it has evolved to much more, providing not only an outlet for creativity, but a home for the gratitude I feel for all of my inspirations, and most importantly, the connections I am making with amazing people from all around the world.

    There is a global community connecting a myriad of doll makers, each one making her mark in the world by the unique designs of her dolls, each one seeking inspiration through something unique that sings to her life, her lifestyle and her philosophy on the meaning of a doll or a toy handcrafted....Me? I love yarn, paper, fabric, photos and books...especially photos and books...these two things provide much inspiration for the work produced by Scarlet Elfcup. I invest in this endeavor not only because I love the art of weaving words and images together to tell a story, but because, in doing so, I find myself looking more deeply for the beauty in life and consequently finding it in more places.

    I live in California with my husband Tommy and our children Claire and Riley. In a life previous to motherhood, I dabbled with a number of work experiences...mechanical engineer by training and worked in the bio-medical engineering industry for a few years, a math and physics teacher for a number of years, a Peace Corps volunteer and Peace Corps employee for some time, and my latest wading...a crime data analyst for a university police department. After being pregnant with my first child, I closed the doors to all those things to delve into full-time work as a mother. This by far has been the most amazing and the hardest job I've had.

    My passions include scampering around the world, rock climbing, camping, hiking and running. We have been able to hike and camp a number of times as a family. And I'm grateful for being graced with children who also love the great outdoors. Currently, I still rock climb and mountain climb in modest amounts. But, with children, I have been grounded to being at home more. There hasn't been travel in my life for a number of years. So, now, I love, in no particular order, reading to my children each night, going out for bubble tea with friends, baking with my daughter, walking my daughter to pre-school in the mornings, watching my infant son grow and learn, finding beauty in the ordinary of each day, enjoying the great outdoors, and dreaming of the many places I'd like to take my family.

    I think there are millions of amazing people on this planet and I love knowing that inspiration is a two-way street. I hope to inspire and if I do, it is only because I am connected through a creative circuit, to the constant flow of energy I draw from others who are far more amazing than me.

    Thank you so much for visiting the shop.



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    Last updated on April 5, 2014
    Welcome! Thank you for visiting Scarlet Elfcup. I hope you enjoy looking around the shop. Please feel free to message me with questions or comments. I'd love to hear from you.

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    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    I stand behind what I sell and your satisfaction is important to me. I take a lot of pride and joy in each item that I make. To ensure that you receive the highest quality product possible, I am diligent about attention to detail and each item that leaves my shop is given a thorough quality inspection before shipment so that it arrives to you with components secure and in perfect condition. Pictures posted reflect the best possible detail and item descriptions are written with as much information as possible so that you can make a confident and informed decision when making a purchase. If you have any doubts or questions about an item, please don't hesitate to contact me before you make the purchase.

    If anything is defective or missing or if your package is damaged during shipping, please contact me within 7 days of receiving the order. I offer exchanges for damaged items. Replacement will be issued once I receive your damaged item. Items being returned for any other reason other than damage replacement will be charged a 15% restocking fee.

    I can only exchange an item if it is in the original and unused/uncut condition.

    Please note that I cannot refund shipping charges. Also, return shipping charges are the sole responsibility of the customer. I reserve the right to refuse refund for products used or damaged by the customer. Please use a trackable method of shipping to return any goods. The customer is responsible for damages or losses during return shipping.
    I accept PayPal for payment or you can use Etsy Direct Checkout in my store.

    NOTE: You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal. You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the “Pay Now” button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.

    Items will be shipped once payment clears. Payments should be cleared within 3 days of purchase. If payments are not cleared within 3 days, the sale will be cancelled. Of course, every attempt will be made to contact you first before a sale is cancelled.

    If you encounter problems with the payment process, please do not hesitate to contact me right away.
    Purchases will always be shipped to the address you provide during your Etsy checkout, not your PayPal or credit card address. So, please ensure the correct shipping address is entered when you checkout on Etsy.

    Items ship within 3-10 business days after your order is placed and payments are cleared. An email with shipping and tracking information will go out at the time of shipping. Insurance is optional and varies with the cost of the item(s) purchased.

    If you desire rush, international shipping, or insurance on your orders, please message me so I can calculate the charges appropriately.

    Shipping quotes are approximate. If you were charged more than $2.00 over actual shipping, the difference will be refunded to your account.

    About customs fees:
    International customers are responsible for all fees imposed, including import taxes, customs duties, and fees levied by the buyer's country. These are NOT extra postage fees, and we the seller are not responsible for these fees. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; I have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays of weeks or months. All international orders will have full value declared on customs forms.
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    GIFT WRAP: If you would like your purchase gift wrapped, please send me a message and I will be more than happy to gift wrap for you free of charge.