Monday, May 19, 2014

Box It Up Chevron Box



Before I start telling you all about this weeks Bitten By the Bug project, I wanted to give you guys some information about the email subscription situation I am in. First off, I found out from a follower the end of last week that they had not been getting my blog posts via email even though they had been a subscriber for years. Immediately, I went to check out my current provider and there was indeed a big problem. Let me tell you, I nearly cried! Like I need anymore stress at the moment. I spent the better part of three days and with the help of some friends to get everyone moved over to a new carrier. If you get an email please know that it is me trying to get you back on track to receiving emails.

This blog has been a labor of love since 2008 and I have worked very hard to get it where it is. I pray that everything is on its way to being back to normal! After all, this is my livelihood. So please let me know if you are not getting your daily mail from me!

Ok, lets talk paper crafting! The cute little box above was pretty easy to make and assemble, once I made the file. Be not afraid, my friends, because I have indeed included that file! You will be off and running in no time!

The box is made using the Box It Up cartridge (the box itself) along with free images that are included in Design space (the tag and tag decoration). The little chevron and heart that I used on the tag are images that are actually meant for decorating your machine. However, it really works well with this box!

Chevron Box File




















To win:









54 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Good Morning Miss Melanie I love your box and the chevron pattern in the different colors really very pretty!! I never thought to use the Design Space chevron in this way I did use this cut in the silver to decorate my Explore so will now think to use it to decorate a 12 x 12 LO pg wow thanks for mentioning you always think out of the box and fingers crossed your blog letter nightmare is over.....shame on them!!!!

BethAnn M said...

Hi Melanie! Sorry to hear of yur techie issues, but hope you have it all fixed now. Your box is really cute, and nice to see how to use things differently. Thank you. BethAnn M.

LST in Colorado said...

Melanie, it's great it hear from you! Computers, like men, can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. I'm glad ypthe problem is fixed, and hopefully for good. The box is adorable, and the chevron colors are wonderful. Hope your doing well.

Jennyfer L said...

Melanie, that's why I wasn't getting your emails and here I thought you were on hiatus!!! Glad you solved the problem. Btw, I love your cute chevron box. Wish I had an explore!

Kathy:) said...

Beautiful box. I love the colors and chevron. Thank you.
Kathy U:)

kathy21361(at)yahoo(dot)yahoo

Barb A. said...

Beautiful box! Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and ideas with us.

Martha Herrera said...

Oh, I was happy that I got your email this morning!

Love your box, and thank you for the chance to win blog candy.

Kirk and Melanie said...

I really LOVE the Chevron box!! Thanks so much for sharing! It is so VERY frustrating when the things we rely on let us down. Oh, the time we would have if we didn't have to change!

MomCleo said...

I am back to receiving your emails and love the way that you used the chevrons on this cute box. glad that the tech issues are almost over.

Coelle said...

Melanie....great coordination between the decorated box and tag ...the chevron is so 'happy' and 'festive' looking.

Maryellen Webber said...

Hi Melanie, so glad to hear from you, I was worried about you.
I love the Chevron box, it's so pretty. Still praying for you!

Maryellen

Treva said...

Really cute box,great colors...love chevrons, tfs!

Sue D said...

So cute--I like the chevrons and the colors.

Lauri said...

Really cute!!! Love the chevron!

Barbara Hart said...

So happy your techie issues are fixed. Computers are great when they work and make us crazy when they don't!!! We love you, Melanie! Your commitment to us, even and especially in the face of difficulty, is inspiring and heart-warming! Keep on keeping on! We appreciate and applaud all you do for us. L-O-V-E your adorable chevron box!!!

Sandy said...

Glad you're back. My new Explore is due to come today (can you tell I'm exicited!) and I want to try your cute box. I don't have any of the CM carts but I would love to have the Reminice cart.

Marie said...

Hi Melanie,
The chevron box is so cute! Thank you for the great idea. Thank you for the chance to win a great give away.

Anonymous said...

Techie issues can be so frustrating, but it looks like like you're getting a handle on it. I wasn't receiving your emails for a while but now I am, so something must be working for you. Super cute box! Praying for you.

Carolyn from Dacula.

Anonymous said...

So glad that I am back receiving your emails. I have missed them.

Anonymous said...

Computers can be so perverse! Looks like you're up and running again.

Your chevron box is wonderful! I love it.

M. and Emmi the Cat

ann said...

Love this chevron box. thanks so much for the file. I went immediately to make the box, however, even though I own Box It Up,there is a charge of $0.99 to make it. Is that your charge, or is DS not recognizing my cart? I am signed in to DS; that is always my first concern.

So glad you are back! I thought maybe you were taking a break because of the other issue. So happy you're doing so well.

Jennifer Earley said...

I've been getting your emails everyday! Sorry to hear that others have not :( Loving this chevron box...great spring colors! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Kards by Kathi said...

I have been a loyal follower and look forward to your emails. I will definitely be making this box. I have loved that cartridge for a long time and would love to win it

Tina H said...

Luckily I have been getting your emails! I have stopped receiving many blog emails thought. I hope they get this figured out. I love your box. Just got this cartridge and can't wait to break it out :)

Sandra Gibbs said...

Love -Love-Love this Chevron Box. Thanks for the chance to win!

serger4 said...

Very cute box. Also very cute cartridge I would love to win. So glad you got blog problems solved.

Dusty Rae said...

Just found your blog this morning via Pinterest, and I am in love! Your projects are beautiful! I'm so excited to dig through the archives :)

Melanie Brown said...

Ann, there is no charge from me. Not sure why it is trying to charge you at all if you own the cartridge! I am so sorry. You may have to call customer service. :-(

flscraplady said...

Absolutely love the box! Beautiful colors!

Vanessa said...

So sorry you had trouble with your emails! I hope the rest of your week goes much better.

Your box is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

CA Scrapper said...

So sorry you are having issues with the email list. That is very frustrating. I absolutely love this chevron box. I have that cartridge so I'll have to try it.

Leslie

K and P's Mom said...

Beautiful box Melanie. I just love the chevron pattern.
I was wondering what happened to your emails. Glad to be receiving them again. Still praying for you sister.
Mary O'Neal
South Bend,IN

Ann said...

Hi Melanie;
Just a quick update. The tag that you used is NOT free, so that's why I was getting the charge. But I can use another tag; I wanted the result of your hard work in making the chevrons 4 different colors, so THANK YOU sooooo much for doing that. BTW, when you get a chance, can you tell me which cart has that tag? thanks again, Ann

tina said...

So glad you are doing better, and you got the problem solved. I was one of the lucky ones that was still getting your emails, or maybe
I was just checking your blog everyday... I love your designs, the chevron box is adorable.

Pat P said...

Hey, Melanie, I sure am glad to be getting your e-mails again. I was one of the people who got lost...LOL! I want you to know that I, too, had to deal with a similar health issue and am here to tell about it. Should you ever want to talk you can e-mail me at: patpionkeathotmaildotcom. From there on, everything will be private.

Julie said...

So happy to be getting your emails again! I love the box and may have to get this cartridge. Thanks so much for sharing your world with us. Julie

Sherrie K. said...

Hi Melanie,
Love your adorable chevron box! I am so sorry you were having issues. I am glad to be receiving yours again! I wasn't getting any of the subscribers via email for 3 wks, ugh! It was making me crazy to! But, I don't know if it is a coincident or not, but I did an HP update 2 days ago and now getting all of them. Here I thought it was Feedburners issues?! Crazy...I am just glad to be getting them again!
Have a great day!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Tina said...

Your box is so pretty!

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Crystal said...

The box is simply adorable! I can't wait to give one a try. Sorry about all of your computer issues. We rely on then so much & then they turn around & bit us! Enjoy your week & thanks for the great chance to win!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

I love the chevron pattern !!! Wonderful box Melanie !!
Sending you a huge hug,
Mayra

Auntie Em said...

Your chevron decorated gift box is so pretty! I love the rainbow of colours on it and the little heart is a cute little touch.
That is so annoying about your blog problems. Hopefully it's all cleared up now.

Nell said...

Thanks for redoing your blog. I had trouble with a number of blogs. I thought it was me..glad to hear it wasn't. Thanks so much

Cheryl W said...

Hope your blog problems are over! Love your chevron box - so pretty.

Rose said...

SO Glad to get your E-mail!Had me worried!Your are in my prays!Beautiful Box!TFS
Rosebud222222222

Sharon said...

Great box Melanie!! Love the chevron and colors!! :)

DIANA L. said...

Super cute I love all the papers you used. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Caroline said...

This is such a pretty chevron box. I love the soft and pretty colors and how the oattern matches so well on your tag. So sorry you had trouble with your emails and can understand that you don't need the stress. Hope everything is working well soon.

Peg Toth said...

As far as I am aware, I have been getting your e-mails/blogs. I appreciate them very much, and I appreciate you sharing your talents with us. Thank you!

LemonDropMemories said...

I love what I've seen of the Box It Up cart, but I already have TBBM and TBBM2. I'm worried I'm going to get some duplicates in this one. Has anyone noticed any (I haven't looked at the look book yet)?

Brenda said...

Love, love this box Melanie!! The soft chevrons are amazing and I love the little chevy heart! I got the new subscription notice and I'm getting my emails, Been a lot of this problem all over blogland, so frustrating for sure for everyone!! Hugs

Laura Pizz said...

Look the clean, crisp lines - box is gorgeous! ~Laura

Janice Taylor said...

Here is hoping all your tech problems are all worked out. I love the chevron box. Its so cute. I would love to win the cartridge. Thanks for all the good ideas you share with us.

lindagk23 said...

Hi Melanie, its great to get your emails again, I thought you might be taking a little break. Love the chevron box, so cute and love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing and hope your having a wonderful day!

T said...

Loving chevron...and your box is a perfect project for it...

Hope the tech issues are over as I was one of those not getting your emails...


Blessings T

 
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