ewellman7 on Nov 18, 2015
The design turned out nice. I have an iPhone 6s and I did notice a difference in how the case fit but will be fine. I like the case but not sure if it was worth the $5 shipping where others were much less in price and hoping the "tough" aspect really is legit for the amount I spent on it
Hi there, I'm Sarah & here's my short (long) story!
This little business of mine began as a small stationery hobby in 2007 when I did a few jobs for friends… Little did I know how it would evolve into what it is today! A lot has changed over the years, including a couple more kids and a 1,000 mile move from North Carolina to New York, but I am proud to say that I am still a one-woman show, working out of my home studio, while my four kids are either napping or at school. My product line has slowly evolved from stationery into freelance graphic design services over the years, and most recently into cases for smartphones and tablets, and melamine plates which consist of my unique and original designs. I am thrilled to be a part of the Etsy community, and am happy that you're taking the time to learn about me. :)
I am a self-taught graphic designer and school-taught business marketing professional, with a natural gravitation towards current trends (while not being trendy). I possess the combined experience, talent & style that small businesses and start-ups need in today's highly competitive entrepreneurial world.
Based in beautiful Upstate NY, but working with a nationwide clientele, my specialities include creative logo design, print marketing design and fulfillment (including but not limited to post cards, business cards, brochures, catalogs, packaging), social media profiles & informational web design.
Here on Etsy, I sell a variety of stylish and original gifty-type goods, including personalized iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy cases, personalized melamine plates for children, custom designed nursery wall art, monogrammed stationery & plenty more!
Although design is a huge part of my life, my greatest achievement is becoming a mom to four amazing boys. As you can probably imagine, my husband and I spend a lot of time on the sidelines of the soccer and baseball fields, taking the kids on weekend adventures, helping with homework, folding a never-ending laundry pile, washing a never-ending sink full of dirty dishes, stocking the always-empty pantry and fridge, applying band-aids, wiping tears & cuddling. We recently adopted our adorable goldendoodle, Mabel, and have all been having so much fun with her as well.
TEN more random things about me :)
1. I was born and raised in Oswego, NY, the snow capital of the world. Ok, slight exaggeration, but it's up there on the top 5 I am sure!
2. I have one brother, and always imagined that I would have one boy and one girl as well… Well, we know how that turned out.
3. I don't drink enough water & sometimes go half the day with nothing but coffee.
4. I don't exercise, and I hate using "lack of time" as my excuse, but it's the truth.
5. Unloading the silverware from the dishwasher serves as a soothing stress reliever for me.
6. I am completely freaked out by the fact that my kids will never "outgrow" their need for clean clothes & as they grow, so will the laundry piles.
7. I'd always wanted my nose pierced, so after becoming a mother of four in my mid-30's, I finally did it! I hated it removed it 9 months later.
8. Before embarking my solo creative biz, I worked in energy supply management with a great team of corporate utility folks.
9. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that I am doing exactly what I was meant to be doing.
10. I lost my mom to breast cancer 5 months after my first son was born, so I am motherless, daughterless and sisterless, and I thank God for all of the wonderful women in my life that fill that void.
Owner, Maker, Designer
I make visions come to life!
Device Case Manufacturer
Georgia, United States
Manufacturer of technology accessories including iPhone and iPad cases.
Texas, United States
They produce beautiful quality, customized melamine products.
~ PAYMENT ~
Cleared payment is required before the start of any design or print work. I accept PayPal for all payments because this is the safest & easiest method for all parties involved. You do not need a PayPal account in order to pay via PayPal with your credit card. Any orders placed using an echeck will not be printed and shipped until payment clears.
~ REFUNDS ~
Due to the personalized nature of my products, ALL sales are FINAL.
~ SHIPPING ~
All orders are processed and placed into production within 3 business days. If you fail to specify your color, model or personalization details at checkout (as requested in the listing), the processing of your order will be delayed. I will not begin order processing until I know exactly what you want...
All Domestic orders are shipped via USPS 1st Class, unless otherwise specified. Please allow a minimum of 3 weeks from the date you placed your order to receipt of your order.
International orders are shipped via USPS 1st Class International. This takes a bit longer, but keeps the cost down for you. I am proud to offer my products to International customers, but please remember that I have no control or guaranteed time estimates for when your package will arrive, and therefore am not to be held responsible for delays.
~ PROOFS ~
You will receive one proof with your purchase. Extra proof requests, in alternate colors and designs, will incur a $4.00 fee & can be purchased in the Extra's section of my shop.
~ CASE QUALITY & INFORMATION ~
My cell phone cases are NOT a sticker. All 3G, 4 and 4S iPhone Cases are made using the Case-Mate Tough Case. I feel these are the highest quality, most durable "customizable" cases on the market, which is why I've selected this case as the blank canvas for my designs. The Tough Case is made up of 2 layers: the first is a form-fitting black silicone layer, that wraps completely around the case. The 2nd layer is a flexible hard plastic polycarbonate shell, in which the design is printed (all the way to the edge). The combination of these layers provides shock absorption, impact resistance and a whole lot of style!
The design is embedded directly into the white polycarbonate plastic using permanent ink. It will not peel, fade or chip away. Due to the nature of the intensive printing process, the design "center" could shift up to 2mm from what you see on your proof.
~ COLORS ~
Keep in mind that colors display differently on various computers and also can look slightly different when actually printed. I strive to provide as accurate color representation as possible on all of my product listing photos, but I shall not be held responsible for slight color variance in the finished product.
~ LEGAL ~
Customers are prohibited from reselling and/or distributing artwork. Unused design concepts remain the property of a drop of golden sun.
~ PRIVACY ~
I am committed to protecting my customers’ privacy. a drop of golden sun will not sell, rent, or distribute your name, email address or other identifiable information to any third party. To provide the best possible service, Etsy will request specific personal information when you make a purchase. We collect your name, shipping and billing addresses & email address in order to deliver your order promptly and to the proper location.
If you have placed an order with a drop of golden sun, you may receive occasional emails including my customer newsletter and updates about new products, special sales and events; if you do not wish to receive these emails, please let me know.
~ SPECIAL REQUESTS ~
As a freelance graphic designer, I take pride in creating one of a kind, original works of art for all sorts of customers. If you have something specific in mind, but don't see it in my shop, please send me a convo. I would love to create something special just for you!
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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards