SketchyNotions

one of a kind handmade books, illustrations & creations

California, United States · 365 Sales

SketchyNotions

one of a kind handmade books, illustrations & creations

California, United States 365 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(67)

Announcement   ***NEWS: All orders placed after June 18th will ship AUGUST 3rd! ***COMMISSION REQUESTS ARE CLOSED.*** More information below...

***I'm no longer accepting requests for CUSTOM BOOKS or CUSTOMIZED COMMISSIONS with a deadline between JUNE 1 - AUGUST 1st in order to prepare for our summer Italy adventures.***

Sign up for the Sketchy Notions Newsletter to find out when requests will open: bit.ly/theSketchyNewsletter

And follow along with our Italian adventures (and Fall collection progress) on Instagram and Snapchat @sketchynotions
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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: 1-2 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
◦ 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 Jun 21, 2016

***NEWS: All orders placed after June 18th will ship AUGUST 3rd! ***COMMISSION REQUESTS ARE CLOSED.*** More information below...

***I'm no longer accepting requests for CUSTOM BOOKS or CUSTOMIZED COMMISSIONS with a deadline between JUNE 1 - AUGUST 1st in order to prepare for our summer Italy adventures.***

Sign up for the Sketchy Notions Newsletter to find out when requests will open: bit.ly/theSketchyNewsletter

And follow along with our Italian adventures (and Fall collection progress) on Instagram and Snapchat @sketchynotions
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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: 1-2 weeks.
◦ Custom Children's Books: 1 month minimum.
------------------------------------------------

◦ Did you know I also have a second shop? www.sketchynotions.com
◦ Instagram: @sketchynotions
◦ Twitter: @sketchy_notions
◦ 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

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Chelsea Ward

Ranunculus | Watercolor Art Print
US$12.00
Bicycle Card | Watercolored Blank Greeting Card
US$4.00
Peonies & Yarrow | Watercolor Art Print
US$12.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(67)
jeni torres

jeni torres on Jul 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love the custom piece Chelsea did for me! Exactly what I wanted!

Jared Young

Jared Young on Jul 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

SketchyNotions was amazing to work with. She took my custom story and made it a storybook piece of art. She made sure it arrived on time and it was beautifully wrapped. A great wedding present. Thank you so much!

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Updates

Last days to order from the shop!
Saturday is the last day to place orders before I go to Italy for the summer.
Any orders placed after this weekend won't be shipped until August!

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Limoncello Lemons | Watercolor Art Print
US$12.00
A little summer for any room! sunflowertwo_hearts
For those of you on Instagram, follow along this weekend at @sketchynotions as I work on a giant sunflower chalk piece for I Madonnari in Santa Barbara!

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Tiny Cactus cards all layered up make such a fun cactus wallpaper!
Find both the Tiny Cactus Garden print and card in the Etsy shop now!
Perfect for those friends who can't seem to keep any plants alive cactustwo_hearts

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

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Last updated on Apr 3, 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.

Custom 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

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.