SketchyNotions

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

Los Olivos, California · 787 Sales

SketchyNotions

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

Los Olivos, California 787 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(94)

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Custom Order Information: I'm currently accepting orders with a LATE AUGUST due date. Please message me for more information.

◦ Current custom turnaround is: 1 month.
◦ Custom Children's Books: 2 months.
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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
◦ Cursive Cursing shop: www.cursivecursing.wtf

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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 Jul 11, 2017

We're back! Treat yourself to 20% OFF with CIAOSUMMER, now through Monday, July 17th! *EXCLUDES CUSTOM ORDERS*

Sign up for the Sketchy Newsletter to get 10% off (and free art!): bit.ly/theSketchyNewsletter

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Custom Order Information: I'm currently accepting orders with a LATE AUGUST due date. Please message me for more information.

◦ Current custom turnaround is: 1 month.
◦ Custom Children's Books: 2 months.
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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
◦ Cursive Cursing shop: www.cursivecursing.wtf

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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

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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

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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.