SketchyNotions

one-of-a-kind custom books & handmade creations

Los Olivos, California · 534 Sales

SketchyNotions

one-of-a-kind custom books & handmade creations

Los Olivos, California 534 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(71)

Announcement   **HOLIDAY COMMISSIONS ARE CLOSED! More info BELOW!** Sign up for the Sketchy Newsletter to get 10% off (and free art!): bit.ly/theSketchyNewsletter

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◦ Commission request deadline: November 18th. Requests submitted after the deadline will be subject to an expedite fee (+40% of the original item price).

For ready to ship items:
◦ International order deadline: December 3rd
◦ Domestic order deadline: December 18th
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Looking for something custom made for your little one or special day? Send me a message! I'd love to collaborate with you!

◦ Current custom turnaround is:2-3 weeks.
◦ Custom Children's Books: 1 month minimum.
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◦ Did you know I also have a second shop? www.sketchynotions.com
◦ Instagram: @sketchynotions
◦ Twitter: @sketchy_notions
◦ Snapchat: @sketchynotions
◦ Shop blog: www.sketchy-notions.blogspot.com

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Wholesale inquiries are welcomed! You can send me a message here on Etsy or email me directly at chelsea [!at] sketchynotions.com

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 30, 2016

**HOLIDAY COMMISSIONS ARE CLOSED! More info BELOW!** Sign up for the Sketchy Newsletter to get 10% off (and free art!): bit.ly/theSketchyNewsletter

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◦ Commission request deadline: November 18th. Requests submitted after the deadline will be subject to an expedite fee (+40% of the original item price).

For ready to ship items:
◦ International order deadline: December 3rd
◦ Domestic order deadline: December 18th
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Looking for something custom made for your little one or special day? Send me a message! I'd love to collaborate with you!

◦ Current custom turnaround is:2-3 weeks.
◦ Custom Children's Books: 1 month minimum.
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◦ Did you know I also have a second shop? www.sketchynotions.com
◦ Instagram: @sketchynotions
◦ Twitter: @sketchy_notions
◦ Snapchat: @sketchynotions
◦ Shop blog: www.sketchy-notions.blogspot.com

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Wholesale inquiries are welcomed! You can send me a message here on Etsy or email me directly at chelsea [!at] sketchynotions.com

Chelsea Ward

Contact shop owner

Chelsea Ward

Lavender & Rosemary Herbs | Watercolor Art Print
$12.00
Ranunculus | Original Watercolor Illustration
$75.00
Potted Succulents | Watercolor Illustrated Card
$5.00
Monarch Butterfly | Art Print
$12.00
Bumble Bee | Art Print
$12.00
But First, Coffee | Watercolor Art Print
$12.00
Wanderlust | Calligraphy Art Print
$12.00
Oh the Places You'll Go! | Calligraphy Art Print
$12.00
Biciclette Trio No. 1 | Watercolor Art Print
$12.00
Postcards Mix & Match
$10.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(71)
Abigail

Abigail on Nov 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Too cute! I don't really know what else to say other than I love it. ??

Bristol Jewell

Bristol Jewell on Nov 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such a gorgeous painting; I really love it! :) I already put it in a frame. It was so nice to meet you!

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Updates

Temporary tattoos are here! The perfect stocking stuffer for the #crazysucculentlady in your life (besides another succulent, of course) cactustwo_hearts
All wrapped up and ready for the surprise!
Custom commission requests are closed! If really, absolutely have to have something customized, shoot me a message! (Orders will be subject to a 40-50% rush fee)

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A couple original watercolors from Italy peeking over an old Italy sketchbook. sunflower
This is the last day for custom order requests! And also the last weekend for any hostess gifts for Thanksgiving!

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About

the first custom children's book

Everyone has their first love. I have my first book.

Back when I was in college, my aunt commissioned me to write a custom book for her friend and their new baby. I had so much fun and the mom loved the results.

On a whim, I listed a custom children's book in my lonely little Etsy shop. I then proceeded to move to Italy after graduation to work at a study abroad center. While working there, a sweet gal from Nova Scotia gave me my first sale, a fully custom children's book! I had never sold anything to someone I didn't know, let alone someone halfway across the world.

Then came the challenge of shopping for bookmaking supplies...in Italy. Then shipping the book to Nova Scotia...in Italian. It was an ordeal but that book was the catalyst of my business, and continues to be one of my favorites to this day.

Now back in California (most of the time), my Etsy shop has grown to meet all sorts of challenges. A bride looking for matching watercolored photo albums for her parents and future in-laws. A mom who wants to send her daughter off to New York with a special book to keep her sketches and travels. A fiance who wants to surprise his future bride with an album commemorating how they met and their honeymoon.

I love to collaborate and bring impossible ideas to life. If you have a unique project in mind, send it my way! I'd love to help make you a one-of-a-kind creation that you'll treasure for years (and, hopefully, generations) to come!

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Shop members

  • Chelsea Ward

    Owner, Creator

    One-of-a-kind Maker | Sketchy Notions Founder

Local

Find SketchyNotions at the following upcoming market!

  • Renegade Craft Fair

    Grand Park, 200 N Grand Ave

    Los Angeles, CA

    Dec 10–11

    Shop from handmade makers at one of the biggest craft shows in the country!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Oct 5, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Shipping

Unless otherwise noted or requested, all items will be shipped USPS Priority. This includes insurance and a tracking number. Domestic shipping usually arrives within a week. All items will be wrapped to ensure safe delivery, both with domestic and international orders.

Custom and personalized orders

There are listings for multiple customized items in my shop. Please allow at least 1-3 weeks for your item to be created and shipped.

Customization Request After Purchase

Custom orders purchased without prior consultation could result in additional charges. Please message me to discuss your custom order prior to purchase.

Rush Custom Orders

If you have a rush custom order, please message me prior to purchase. Custom items that are rushed will be charge a rush fee (10-15% increase).

Illegal Illustration Recreation or Copyright Infringement

All illustrations, designs, custom children's books stories, wedding albums and photo albums are property of Chelsea Ward and © Sketchy Notions. This includes any draft or final text, illustrations and/or designs. They are NOT to be reproduced or distributed in any form without written permission by Chelsea Ward herself. Failure to adhere to these stipulations could result in legal action.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are wrapped in butcher paper and tied with bakers twine, in addition to being wrapped to withstand shipping. If you require further gift wrapping or a special note to the recipient, please leave a "Note to Seller" at check out or message me.

Wholesale availability

All Sketchy Notions cards, prints and calendars are available for wholesale. Please message me to receive a link to my Etsy Wholesale Linesheet.

Repairs or Replacements

Illustrations: Damaged prints or illustrations can be replaced for the full retail price, unless an item arrived damaged due to shipping.

Books & Albums: Damaged books or albums can be returned for repairs/rebinding. The cost for a book repair is the amount of materials (paper to replace damaged covers/pages), time to repair, and shipping.