Here are quotes from some of the emails I have received about my artwork and sites. The originators
have kindly given me permissions to post them here. Thank you all so much!
(There are more, but I sometimes forget about this page or am too
embarrassed to ask for permission to post the quotes. :-))
"I have been looking for this awesome website for long! I happened to browse through this website and printed my year 2008
calendar, and this year I was searching high and low for you! I must say that I am already addicted to all your beautiful graphics, even
colleagues sitting around me have been asking me where did I get all these beautiful calendar. Thank you for being so helpful and
because of you and your webbie, I always look forward to change the next month calendar, month after month!.
"Just wanted to say for great you site is, I have just made my first purchase, I paid via Paypal & within seconds my order
were waiting for me to download. I am pleased that there is not a minimum purchase, as it means I can order a few at a time as I can
afford them, I think that will mean I will order more in the long run. Anyway the main thing is your fabulous drawings, they are really
great!! I think my next order will be the kittens, not many people get cat faces perfect but yours are just that.
"I just have to tell all crafters what a wonderful site Graphic Garden and her sister site Art 4 Crafts is. I am an
avid crafter as I spend a lot of time caring for my quite ill daughter. I just fell upon these sites quite by mistake but
have to tell everyone who visits that once they do they will never leave. The graphics are simply the best I have ever
seen. The prompt response and help from the sites owner is unsurpassed and the friendly way the site is managed is
unbelievable. I will keep buying from this site from now on I belong to some crafter's clubs but when my membership
runs out I will not renew and just keep with these two perfect sites. All the little critters and fun graphics make all my
craft project look so beautiful and I will sing the praises of the site at hospital visits and throughout the college where
I'm a governor, so others can benefit from the best site on the net.
"Thanks from a very pleased customer all the way from Sydney Australia! I love, love, love your graphics! I think they
are the best I've ever seen. I am very pleased with my purchase.
I found the downloading very easy. I have popped your site in my fav's and will definately return to browse your store in the near future.
"I knew about 'Graphic Garden' and found 'Art for Crafts' tonight. I've downloaded everything free I could
find and will be looking at buying my very first set from you. I absolutely love the calendars and use your shopping lists all the
time as a little pick me up during the boring necessity. The main reason Iím writing for is to thank you for the section 'Projects
for You'. I am a homeschooling mum and these crafts will be a welcome addition to our art times. You truly are a gifted artist.
Thank you for sharing it with the world."
"I recently purchased your cd and the latest School 10 graphics and I couldn't be
happier. The sheer number of graphics on the cd was a bit overwhelming, but that just
shows how much you really do get for your money."
Suzan Yi, www.msyi.net
"Helena, I have browsed your site before in the past and always enjoyed looking at all of
your graphics. I recently started my website for my Cat Sanctuary Non-Profit and bought the Cats
webset graphics. It was well worth the money spent! Thank you for providing such appealing
graphics and making them affordable!"
"I finally unzipped all 10 sets and looked at them. Well did not look once, but looked at least a
thousand times! They are all so wonderful! I can hardly make a choice which one I am going to use
Just after the 1st birthday of my little girl I am going to update and redecorate her site. I have decided
I will use a combination of 'Toddlers 1' and 'Kids 6 Childcare'. Both sets are so sweet! It will be fun
redoing her site.
Please keep on drawing as I am totally in love with all your graphics, I do think I started to follow
you from the beginning when your site had .nu instead of .com as url."
Francisca den Otter
"I just received your cd yesterday. I bought the one that has everything on it. I absolutely
LOVE it! Thank you soooo much. It has clip art on it I didn't notice on your website. It will be more
than useful for my website and other crafts I can use it for. Again, I can not thank you
"would just love to say how wonderful your graphics are !!
i have down loaded a few of the free ones at minute no idea how or where I am going to use them
but had to have them !!
thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with everyone. will certainly be back !!!
keep up the wonderful work"
Keira, Northern Ireland
"I have been enjoying looking through all the graphics I ordered and I cannot
believe how much BANG I got for my buck. I am thrilled.
Thank you. I will be ordering early next week. The only complaint I have is that they
are all so CUTE... I just don't know WHICH ones I want. My goal is to have ALL your
sets in the next few months. :D"
Mrs. Pat Haston, USA
I just wanted to let you know that the CD arrived -- thank you for being so prompt!!
I am speechless -- every graphic is so beautiful! The CD offers more than I could
even imagine! My sister was equally amazed and excited!! I found that you have
more than enough of the babies,toddles and kids that are of Chinese decent --
adorable!! My families are going to love the sets. I am still trying to get
some samples put together to offer to the families. So far I have set up samples
for Year of The Monkey, Year Of The Sheep and Pandas and Ladybugs. I have already
had a great response to just those sets."
Tina Thompson, USA
"THANK YOU! THANK YOU for making such adorable graphics. THANK YOU for making them and
then pricing them so that they are affordable for a teacher who wants to make her papers
look a little happier. THANK YOU for all of the free updates and information.THANK YOU for
the adorable printables that I use at my writing center for my children everyday. THANK YOU
THANK YOU THANK YOU. I recently spent four days on and off working at my computer at school
to print all of the graphics we have from your CD and downloading the free ones from your
web site. I then spent more time placing each paper into a clear sheet and putting them
into a binder so that I can keep them all. Then I used dividers so that now I can easily
find the graphics I want in my newly created Graphics Garden index. To top it off I just
visited your site and I love the Toddlers and Reading graphics I'll have to get them too!
I am not sure if I have told you this but THANK YOU!"
"I have been an admirer of your since you first began Graphic Garden. I have followed
your site and have always loved your work. I have used your graphics for numerous gifts
to my family and for myself and have always had such wonderful comments. I have just
recently started a Daycare Business from my home. I use all of your printables for coloring
sheets, gifts, etc, and the parents just adore them! I just wanted to let you know how
thankful I am for having the opportunity to use your work of art."
Julie Russel, Canada
"I went on the web site last night to see if you had any new graphics and I was SO happy
to see a bunch I never had. I was so excited...Until today!!! I have even MORE! I absolutely
LOVE your work.
I work as a preschool teacher and I am always using the graphics for all my memos to the
parents. I just can't get enough of them. I even have them on my homemade checks."
I can't tell you how amazing your work is. I'm sure you feel pride in what you do, and well
you should! I am so very excited to have come across your site and I'm just amazed at some
of the talent that God gives some of His children. :) I so wish I had talent like you and
that I could do that for a living. As it is, I create things from other people's work as a
starting point and I love it to pieces and wish I could do it for a living, but what you are
doing is absolutely an inspiration!
I am definitely bookmarking your page and going to be investing in some of your graphics.
I just wanted to encourage you, and I also wanted to thank you for doing this wonderful work and
sharing it with us. I think you should put up a guestbook so that we can give you little
encouragements and so that you'll know how popular and cherished your work is!
God bless you"
"I received the graphics cd and I have to tell you that I am overwhelmed by your talent!
The small set of samples you show doesn't compare to the actual graphics! I bought the cd
for my daughters website but I am thinking about making pages for all of my friends children
also! I just feel the need to use all of your wonderful graphics!"
Gina de Forrest
"I received the Graphics CD in the mail, and I am thrilled to bits! Everything is
wonderful, and I spent a long time just browsing through the sets, and collections.
I have so many ideas now, not only for my website, but also for learning activities,
and games to make from the bmp files for my daughter.
Thank you again for such wonderful detailed work!"
Julie Moser, USA
"Thanks SO much for the update on the school graphics. They are adorable!! This may
sound crazy, but there are times when I put my cd of your graphics in & just look at
them over & over! It amazes me how you do this.
I have gotten lots of complements from everyone who sees your graphics. I took some of
my premade scrapbook pages in to show the ladies at my local scrapbook store & they loved
them!! They are a real inspiration to me. When I get scrapbookers block, I can look at
them & instantly come up with more themes for pages & ideas than I can get done. The
money I paid for them will be the best investment I'll ever make for my scrapbooking!"
"My school's website, Zwolle Elementary, would not be what it is without your graphics.
I use them on every page. I have purchased several sets and use the linkware too. I look
everyday for updates...that's how much I love your work. My face brightens when I see that
new update. I start planning where I am going to put them!! Thank you so much again and
"I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for creating the delightful
graphics you do. You are so talented. I can't draw a stick figure myself! Usually, I put
them in my personal photo album. When my Skippy died in June, I purchased the Dogs set to
make special scrapbook pages for him. What a treat! I am addicted to country graphics.
Always a pleasure to visit your site :)."
Grace F, USA
"What wonderful customer service! You are very talented and I hope to be able to purchase
more of your work in the future! I will recommend you to all my friends."
Nicole Marchant, USA
"I have used your graphics on my classroom website (http://www.geocities.com/roliverkteacher)
for a while now, but after seeing the monkey set, I just had to write to let you know how
much your work is appreciated and adored! You creativity and talent never cease to amaze me!
You are the most unique graphic artist on the web and no matter where I wander on the Internet,
your graphics are everywhere!
I have purchased several collections from you in addition to using the linkware sets because
I can't get enough of your graphics! You graphics are absolutely perfect for teacher webpages
and I have received so many compliments about the overall look of my site only because your
graphics are displayed there."
"Let me start by saying, that purchasing your graphic package was the
best investment that I have EVER made! I love them soooo much. I am
an in home provider and I use your graphics for my parent newsletters
and on my web site, and everyone always comments on how cute they are."
Jaci Seerat, USA
"I just had to drop you a note to say thank you for your beautiful Craft
Clipart sets. I recently bought your 'Under the Sea' and 'Summer Bears'
sets and am absolutely delighted with them! :o) The sets are
outstanding and a joy to use.....the graphics are just the right size
for use in scrapbooking, cardmaking etc., and the png format is perfect.
They print out beautifully as well."
"Helena, these are just beautiful! I had already purchased school graphics
from two other sites. However, yours are by far the best!! I had to have them.
When I get my web page completed this summer, I will send you a message so
you can see it. The bears will be perfect for my kindergarten! I found yours
by viewing another teacher's web site.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful creative talents with those of us who can't
do such wondrous things!"
Sarah Steele, USA
"I just ordered your school set today and am LOVING them! I use them on my
kindergarten website. The clipart is exactly what I was hoping for AND MORE!
Thank you for sharing your talent!
Keep up the terrific work!"
"I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that I continue to
enjoy your graphics. You have some of the finest quality graphics that I've
ever seen and I just LOVE them!! I use them all the time for my own personal
use as well as gifts. I'm glad to see you adding more things. Thank you for
the good work that you do and for your kindness in allowing us to use your
Jan Merkley, USA
"I just had to contact you to let you know that I LOVE your graphic garden
site. You do absolutely beautiful work. Thank you for making me smile.
I wish I could do what you do because my daughters room would be filled with
these designs. You should consider making a line of baby items such as cribbing,
wall hangings, clothing, etc. etc. I'd be first in line so if you decided to
do something like this please let me know. I'd love to get a wall hanging of
a couple of pictures to hang on her walls. She's only 16 months and would love
these little cuties. Again just wanted to say how wonderful your site is and
thanks again. Keep up the great work."
"Just a little note to express my gratitude for your wonderful graphics.
They are very colorful and display alot of character. They put a smile on your
face when you look at them! Thank you for making my day a little brighter."
Deb Underwood, USA
"OK, on to your graphics, gorgeous, beautiful, gorgeous! I love the little
butterflies, and did I forget to say thank you? Thank you, thank you, thank
you Helena! I don't know where my website would be without your graphics. I
get so many emails from people telling me how beautiful your graphics are.
People from all over the world love them."
Eleanor McCaffrey, USA