If my work makes people smile, I've done my job.

22 Sales


If my work makes people smile, I've done my job.

22 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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Melissa Mae

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Melissa Mae


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Nov 19, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Aug 13, 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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I'm an Illustrator and Set Decorator residing in Utah.

I'm always creating, either at home illustrating or doing set decoration for a movie or a commercial. My process is always different. My style varies depending on what I'm in the mood for. I have the ability to do realistic portraits (pets are a favorite), or a simple
Illustration. I love getting caught up in the details of a more intricate piece, and also enjoy a looser style when I'm in the mood for something I can finish in an hour. My best sellers have been my custom 5x7 illustrations. They are one of a kind, affordable, and make a great gift.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 3, 2011

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
I accept PayPal payment in US Dollars

Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped.

If you are having any issues with Paypal, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will attempt to assist you in anyway that I can.
Items are shipped in a protective sleeve with cardboard and then in a padded envelope. Items will be shipped with two days of recieved payment.

All items are shipped via USPS

Canadian buyers - please allow up to 6 weeks for shipment to arrive.

I combine shipping on multiple purchases

All items shipped within the US are shipped using Delivery Confirmation. The DC number will be sent to the email you have on file with PayPal.

If your Etsy and PayPal address differ, please let me know in the “message to seller” note during checkout. If you do not notify me and I cannot reach you within 72 hours after payment I will ship the item to the address furnished during Etsy checkout.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please let me know if you have any issues with your received item. Returns or exchanges are handled on a case by case basis.

Item must be shipped back in original packaging or similar and shipped with delivery confirmation.
Additional policies and FAQs
I leave feedback after items have been shipped.

If you purchase something and change your mind before paying please let me know and I will cancel the transaction.

If you are having issues with Paypal or any other aspect of the transaction, please do not hesitate to contact me.

The Cheeky Whale reserves the right to refuse a sale to anyone with a history of negative feedback and/or malicious behaviour towards other Etsy members.