Customer Comments

We are so thankful to our customers who took time out of their busy lives to send us comments since we began our business in 2003. Below are a few of our favorites. Thanks for your support; we couldn't do it without you!

Dear Kris,
Thank you! It did work and it was fun! (smile)
I not only am hooked on Cottage Arts designs, I love how responsive you are to questions or concerns. Good job!
Warm regards...Judy G.

Wonderful doing business with CottageArts! Love the pay and download option....instant gratification!

Laura D.

Can't say enough good things about  I go to your site at least once a week, usually more, and find things I just have to have.  Now that you have the Kaboodle wish list it is even better.  All your merchandise is of excellent quality too.  I could go on and on. One of my favorites of the Digital Scrapbooking stores. Tutorials wonderful too.  Just a great site.

Also, I  receive the newsletter, which I always look forward to receiving.  All of you are so talented.  My only wish is I acquire 1/100 the talent exhibited on

North Carolina

I was delighted with the quick and efficient service from the United States to New Zealand.  The postal was so efficient - just as good as some parcels getting from the South Island in New Zealand to the North Island.


New Zealand

I would like to say that I absolutely love your website and your digital paper paks. I am particularly fond of the work of Michelle Shefveland. She is truly an artist. I like the way the website is organized, and it loads quickly too. It is a pleasure to shop at CottageArts. I frequently browse your products and would love to know if you have a Wish List feature. If you do, I have not found it. If you don't, I would like to suggest that you add one. It would be the icing on the cake, so to speak!

Best Regards,

Paulette R.
Ferndale, MD

I just had to email you again!! I have completed the 37 years worth of scrapbook pages and everyone is very impressed. I have learned a lot along the way about scrapbooking, Paint Shop Pro, and about basic computer skills. In all I have completed 49 pages and I can see the improvement as I review the pages. All this is thanks to your book, so I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have also found "Cottage Arts" and eagerly look forward to the bi-monthly news letters. It is a great site. I look forward to your next book and I wish you every success in your endeavors.


Rosemary  A., Vancouver, Canada

I was so glad to have had the chance to meet you in Minneapolis at the Mall of America Scrapbook Festival.  I already have all of your CDs and your book and love them all.

Patricia N., Afton, Iowa

I really enjoyed your class at the Scrapbooking Convention at the Mall of America. I am excited to get started with Paint Shop Pro using your book and templates.  Thanks for the inspiration!

Martha L., Burnsville, MN

Got my CDs and they are fantastic. I have already done a little project that I have framed as a gift for a friend.

I see you have a real nice book available now, I will be buying that and I am sure it will answer most of my questions.

Thanks for the tips on file sizes!

Wendy, South Africa

I just wanted to say "thank you" for sending the CDs to me so promptly - I ordered them Sunday afternoon and they arrived here in England on Thursday morning - what service!

You might also be interested to know that I looked at the "paper CD" yesterday evening and it loads into Printmaster easily.  I really am pleased with it.
The second CD is for a friend's 60th birthday and I am sure she will be thrilled, too.

Penny J., England

“Thanks so much! I think that your customer service is awesome! I can't wait to get the CD!”

Thanks again,

Anne, Connecticut

“Thank you very much - Wonderful customer service! Highly recommended!”

Crystal, Arizona

I love your CDs! I made a book for my mother-in-law of a family vacation we went on as a Christmas gift and she loved it!”

Rose, Wisconsin

I really love the CDs and I want to try the above 2 CDs. Looking forward in hearing from you. Thank you, again, for all the help and effort you put into this. I appreciate it more than you know.

Monika, Bedford, OH

I just love this website. All the digital artwork is just great. I'm working on a digital scrapbook for my family reunion.

Melenda, Southfield, MI

This is the first time I've visited a scrapbook web site and it's great. I don't have the time or energy to do scrapbooking the other way. Digital is much easier for me.

Tanja, APO, US

I think your CDs are great! I just wish I had more time in the day to work with them.

Barb, Kissimmee, FL

You were so helpful with my questions awhile back about trying your CDs with my old ibook and Photodeluxe. Well, the Apple did not last much longer than that. I am a new Windows and Photoshop Elements user and can't wait to try your product!

Anne, Branford, CT

Last week I ordered three of your Simply Digital CDs. I am so pleased with them. I wanted to add the rest to my collection. With having two weddings this past summer I have a lot of scrapping to do. Thank you for your November issue and the Creating Photo-filled Text using ALOHA as the example. My son's wedding had a Hawaiian Theme. What great ideas for pages. Keep up the great work. Also, I love the poem section by Thena, as I am always looking for poem ideas to incorporate with my pages. Thanks again.

Sandy, South Bend, IN

Wow! Thanks for the quick response! I totally didn't notice that. This is my first purchase of ANYTHING to do with digital scrapbooking - much less your website. Thank you so much and what WONDERFUL customer service. I'll be back - now that I'm addicted to digital scrapbooking (no more glue and papercuts!) and you've made my experience a VERY pleasant one.

Dana, Cabot, AR

I was extremely happy with the product and service I received!

I received feedback on an option I made giving me other options that I was not aware of. I chose the suggested option and this resulted in my getting the product I ordered just over a week from delivery date for an international delivery.

I am very pleased as I am now using the product.

Kathy, Runcorn, Australia

Scrapbooking the Digital Way Book Comments

I just wanted to share with you (Michelle) that your book is absolutely fantastic!
When I purchased it, I was very leery about my purchase.  All too often, "how to" books are simply explanations of functions or have only a small portion that I find useful.  Frequently, I could have saved my money and just looked at on-line help features instead of purchasing a book.
That is NOT the case with "Scrapbooking The Digital Way".  I have been using PSP for photo editing and creating some graphics, but I'm not terribly experienced and using my PSP for digital scrapbooking is still pretty new for me.  This book not only detailed out the exact things I wanted to know, but it was neither too complex or too simple.
Thank you for writing a book that answered my exact needs!  I'm now recommending this book to anyone I can convince to give digital scrapbooking a try.
Thanks for saving me hours and hours of searching for tutorials and trying to figure out how to do it myself!  My friends are going to have to buy their own copy, because mine is not available for lending!
Laura D., Oregon

I just have to tell you how much I love your book!! What an amazing resource! It is so well-written, and yields beautiful results with each chapter. I really appreciate how you focus each chapter to a specific technique and don't expect your reader to already know the entire program. I'm learning as I go along through you're book, and I'm having so much fun. With twin two-year-olds, it's amazing that I've even completed any layouts. That is definitely due to your great teaching style. Thank you so much!

Anne, Branford, CT

I just opened my package with "Scrapbooking the Digital Way." I am just blown away by this book! I had to email and tell you how thrilled I am. I work in IT and have dozens of technical books so I know what I look for in a good book to teach me how-to's. This one is fantastic! I took a chance and ordered a book sight unseen and got way beyond what I was expecting. Wow what a surprise!

Thank you Michelle Shefveland and JASC for an incredible how-to book. This is one that will keep you up until the wee hours trying just one more thing.


Therese, Merriam, KS

hanks for my speedy shipment of my New Digi Scrapbooking book.  Michelle Shefveland is one talented gal and I have been reading her book every free second I have. 
Bravo on your newsletter, as well...anyway, thanks for your time and thanks again for the speedy shipment.  I was so excited when it arrived in less than 48 hours.  I will definitely recommend you to my friends.
Have a great day !!!
Dee, New Lenox, IL

I got your book today and I am more than thrilled with it! I have been playing with programs for years and they never look good. This book has made a high difference. I also have ordered all the product so that I can keep playing and learning.

Laura, Chino Valley, AZ

Thank you so much. I'm looking forward to your new discs. Checking the website daily to see what's going to be on them. I've got a new grandchild on the way and the kids disc sounds especially good. By the way I ordered Michelle's book from Jasc. It arrived Monday I think and I've been playing with it ever since. I'm amazed at the secrets she's giving away. Following her instructions I'm getting gorgeous results. Now if she could just impart some of her artistic talent I'd be set.

Rosemary, Norfolk, VA

Just had to write to say how much I am enjoying this latest newsletter. Excellent. They just keep getting better and better.

Thank you also for the chance to read a chapter of the new book on Digital Scrapbooking. Please tell me where I can buy it in Australia.

Katherine, Sydney, Australia

I LOVE the book! :) It is so easy to follow and I love how it describes making your own embellishments (buttons and things)… So I'm going to have fun tonight trying all the things I've been reading about in the book.

Lisa, Wyoming, MN