Journaling: I was called for jury duty on Tuesday, May 7 for what I expected would be a one-day service. Three panels were called, and my number (770) was not among them. At 11:30, a fourth panel was called, and my number was the LAST ONE called for that panel. They told us to go to lunch and return at 1:15 to be taken to the courtroom for voir dire. At 2:45, they finally took us to the courtroom. After voir dire, lasting about an hour and a half, they chose me and another woman to complete the panel of 7 jurors. We heard two days of testimony in a sexual battery and incest case. The testimony of the two sisters was compelling but difficult to hear, and my heart broke for them. On Friday morning, the judge delivered his instructions and sent us off to deliberate which we did for six hours before finding the defendant guilty on all counts. It wasn’t how I thought I would be spending my week, but I was glad to see our justice system at work and to be a part of the process.

After my dream came true and Katie asked me to be on the Designer Digitals Creative Team, one of my goals was to be published in Creating Keepsakes. I achieved that goal when they asked to publish a layout about our Christmas ornaments over a year ago. In the recent Scrapbooking Men and Boys special issue, they published THREE of my pages about Sam the Man. I was on cloud 9; getting published is truly addictive!

One of our all-time favorite dishes is Tracie’s Couscous Salad. It’s filled with yummy ingredients, and we make pigs of ourselves with it.

One granddaughter, one grandson, one grandcat -- perfect!

Katie Pertiet
Pocket Pages Layered Templates No. 08
Arctic Whites Paper Pack
Chalkboard Arrows Brushes and Stamps No. 04
Anchors Away Solids Paper Pack
Touches of Paint Paper Pack
Littlest Baby Element Pack
Anchors Away Element Pack
Party Pennant Sticks
Pinned Tabs No. 01
Pinned Tabs No. 02
Drop Shadow Styles No. 02

Cathy Zielske
Classic Colors No. 02 Paper Pack
Simple Patterns No. 02 Paper Pack

Ali Edwards
Thick Alphabet And Numbers
Thick Months and Days Hand Drawn Words

Lynn Grieveson
Artfully Paper Pack

Studio Double-D
Blue Element Clusters No. 01

Fonts (sorry about this!)
F25 Executive
Gill Sans Ultra Bold
Hobo Std
Katie's Doodled Block Font
Misery Loves Company
Rockwell Extra Bold
Lithos Pro
Pea Kylie
Showcard Gothic
St MicroSquare Ex
Wide Latin
Blackoak Std
Charlemagne Std
Goudy Stout
Engravers MT