Thursday, April 25, 2013
Itty Bitty Banners and Lovely Little Labels Scrap Card
Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: When You Reach Your Limit, You Will Know
I have a confession. I had to call Apple customer support the other day and I actually broke down crying on the phone! I felt badly for the woman who had to deal with my call - poor thing never saw it coming! Why was I crying? Well, that's a bit of a long story - the short version being a canceled flight home from DC which meant an extra day on the road. Then, when I landed back in Denver and turned on my 4-month old phone, it just stayed in "search" mode...which meant I had a hard time connecting with the person who was picking me up at the airport and another delay to get home. And, once home, a 45 min call with Verizon did not resolve the problem so I needed to go to the Verizon store the next morning....and after an hour and a half with them, the problem was still not resolved. And finally a visit to the Apple store where we determined that it wasn't my sim card, it was the phone itself...so they gave me a replacement. The next morning I woke up and went to use my phone and I did not see the cute little microphone icon that should have been on the keyboard on the phone when I am in text message mode...where had Siri gone???? Then I began to believe that I had given the Apple store my iphone5 and had been given an iphone4 in return...and thus my limit had been reached! I credit the wonderful woman from Apple who listened to my crying and my frustration and did an amazing job of calming me down. We finally figured out what was wrong - I did indeed have the correct phone, Siri just hadn't been turned on! Problem fixed...at least the one with the phone. What I realized about myself was that I had reached my limit. I continue to learn that travel disrupts my rhythm and while often I am able to bounce back, sometimes I get so out of whack that I reach a limit and can't bounce back as quickly. I am grateful that although it is not done with grace, I am able to recognize when I reach my limit. My task now is to figure out what triggers that and begin to examine how I might change so that I don't reach that point often.
Today's card is another card I put together from the scraps in my craft space. I combined some doily, a piece of fabric, a punched and embossed butterfly, a button, and stamped sentiments from Itty Bitty Banners and Lovely Little Labels. A spritz from the Spritzer Tool of Crumb Cake ink ties it all together. I hope you like it :)