SketchyNotions

Colorful & Cheerful Stationery & Paper Goods

Berkeley, California On Etsy since 2011

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SketchyNotions

Colorful & Cheerful Stationery & Paper Goods

Berkeley, California | 4,288 Sales

Announcement    >> Important Price Increase Info Below:

Beginning May 4th, Sketchy Notions will be forced to raise prices only in the Etsy shop in order to cover additional fees enforced by Etsy. We will be far from the only seller forced to raise our prices to account for Etsy's mandatory advertising fees, which range from 12-15% in addition to what they are already collecting from our sales. This advertisement program is mandatory and sellers do not have an option to opt out, much like the "free shipping on orders over $35" we were bullied into implementing in 2019 in order to show up in search results on Etsy. Etsy is no longer a small business friendly site that have makers' best interest in mind.

If you are as discouraged and infuriated about this news as sellers are, let Etsy know. And shop wisely, knowing that ad clicks hurt sellers and fill Etsy's greedy pockets.

Follow Sketchy Notions on Instagram and via the newsletter for future product updates as we will no longer be adding new inventory to our Etsy shop.

IG: https://www.instagram.com/sketchynotions/
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/theSketchyNewsletter
Email: hello [!at] sketchynotions.com

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Custom Order Information: CLOSED

◦ Current custom turnaround estimate is: CLOSED, reopening N/A
◦ Custom Children's Books: CLOSED, reopening N/A

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Announcement

Last updated on Jul 21, 2020

>> Important Price Increase Info Below:

Beginning May 4th, Sketchy Notions will be forced to raise prices only in the Etsy shop in order to cover additional fees enforced by Etsy. We will be far from the only seller forced to raise our prices to account for Etsy's mandatory advertising fees, which range from 12-15% in addition to what they are already collecting from our sales. This advertisement program is mandatory and sellers do not have an option to opt out, much like the "free shipping on orders over $35" we were bullied into implementing in 2019 in order to show up in search results on Etsy. Etsy is no longer a small business friendly site that have makers' best interest in mind.

If you are as discouraged and infuriated about this news as sellers are, let Etsy know. And shop wisely, knowing that ad clicks hurt sellers and fill Etsy's greedy pockets.

Follow Sketchy Notions on Instagram and via the newsletter for future product updates as we will no longer be adding new inventory to our Etsy shop.

IG: https://www.instagram.com/sketchynotions/
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/theSketchyNewsletter
Email: hello [!at] sketchynotions.com

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Custom Order Information: CLOSED

◦ Current custom turnaround estimate is: CLOSED, reopening N/A
◦ Custom Children's Books: CLOSED, reopening N/A

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Chelsea Ward

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Chelsea Ward

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(524)
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quality 61 shipping 97 customer service 33

About SketchyNotions

Sales 4,288
On Etsy since 2011

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

Production partners

  • The US Postal Service

    Berkeley, CA

    The US Postal Service offical Forever Stamps

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Sep 13, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Shipping

Unless otherwise noted or requested, all items will be shipped via the USPS and Priority Flatrate. 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.