Happy New Year!

What a fun and exciting year of growth for our company in 2009. We're making plans for 2010 with great anticipation. I always spend this time of year working on our plans for 2010, which means developing new products uniquely designed by Creek Bank Creations. I'm excited about our new plans for 2010...so stay tuned!

Do you remeber my post this summer about the storage system for cricut cartridges? This system is just so perfect for storing your cartridges. Each plastic container comes with one tray which holds 8 cartridges, books and overlays. Watch the u tube video that shows this storage in use on our website!
These containers can be stacked up to three high, and then can be easily carried using the carring strap. If you purchase 3 containers from Creek Bank Creations, we will give you the strap for FREE. (an $8.00 value)
What is exciting is that we now have the second storage option in this line, which is a bottle carrier.
The bottle carrier can be used by itself on your desk, or you can purchase it with the clear carrier. Either way it works well, as you can turn your bottles upside down if you like them that way. This bottle carrier holds stickles, and alcohol ink size bottles. The BEST feature about this product that I love is that you can easily SEE what is in the box!
Like the rest of the containers, these units match the cartridge carriers, and can be stacked on top of each other.
This is a great product, and this company is coming out with more storage inserts in the coming months!
SALE!
We're still making room for new products..
Now through Jan 7th 40% off All American Crafts (thickers) and My Minds Products. There are some beautiful papers for boys and family travel in the My Minds Eye Abbey Road collections!
We are still offering free freight on orders over $50.00.
The sale is valid for RETAIL orders only, and does not apply to in store sales.
STORE HOURS
WE will be open next Friday 10am-5pm. One thing to note..we're having a staff developement day will be CLOSED Friday Jan 15th.
CROPPING
Our next day Crop is Saturday January 30th. Sign Up online for just $5.00
210 CROP
The February 210 crop is filling up fast. The goodie bag products arrived last week...yyyyuuummmyyy! Please remember that we will NOT be running for food. You can order all your meals online and must do so by February 13th.
Keep Scrapbooking!
Tom and Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
(217)-548-2132








Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year! What a fun and exciting year of growth for our company in 2009. We're making plans for 2010 with great anticipation. I ...
I hope you've had the time to read Tim Holtz Blog as he has been creating the 12 Tags of Christmas. We've enjoyed watching him create, and we've learned a few things as we've followed along! We've picked up the Ink Blending tool, and some great #8 tags should you feel the need to try some of his techniques!

It's not too late to order custom word books!!
We are current on orders, and would be happy to ship you a custom book for a gift you can make!

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We can make almost any book up to 8 letters...To order you order the number of letters in your book, and then in the comments section put the name of book you want to order. If you want to order a book that reads JOY you need to order a three letter book.
Order a three letter book here!
Order a four letter book here!
Order a five letter book here!
Order a six letter book here!
Order a seven letter book here!
Order an eight letter book here!

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The GRAND kids book is our best selling book of all time. Order GRAND kids here!

Our chipboard thick and heavy. It will stand up to paint, paper and heat setting techniques! You can view my tips for covering chipboard with pattern paper here!

We have a few kits left...

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The November Kit

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The Christmas Holiday Album
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Just a reminder the shop is open on Friday 10am-5pm. We won't be open Dec. 25, or Jan 1.
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations,Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
(217)-548-2132
www.creekbankcreations.com

Not Too Late!

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I hope you've had the time to read Tim Holtz Blog as he has been creating the 12 Tags of Christmas. We've enjoyed watching him crea...


Cyber Monday


Today is what retail experts call "Cyber Monday". Just a reminder to any of our friends who are looking to shop online today. Our mega 40% off sale will continue through midnight tonight. (see details on our site here)


More News...

We've started posting our show travels on our website here. Important upcoming dates:


Feb. 12 & 13 Creek Bank Creaitons 210 Crop. 2 days of scrapbooking for just $10.00. We already have over 25 people signed up. Don't wait as this crop will sell out! We've added a menu to the website where you can pre-order meals on Saturday. We won't be making any food runs, so if you want meals you can pre-order from our caterer or make your own arrangements!


February 26 & 27 Creating Keepsakes Convention, Louisville, KY


April 9 & 10 Creating Keepsakes Convention, Collinsville, IL (St. Louis, MO show)


You can register online with the show promoter Creating Keepsakes Here . The vendors for these shows are hand picked by the "powers that be" at Creating Keepsakes. If you like shopping from Creek Bank Creations, and are attending the show to visit our booth PLEASE let the folks you talk at Creating Keepsakes know! It will help with our ability to vendor in the future at these shows!

One more bit of news!! Tim Holtz will begin has 12 tags of Christmas tomorrow on his blog. If you know me you know I love Tim Holtz work. I don't create things like Tim does, but I'm INSPIRED by his work. So here is my challenge to you....try to find time to read the blog at least TWICE over the next 12 days. Then try to pick up TWO things that are new, that you can carry over into your scrapbooking. Come back here and post your comments over the next few days and 12 days from NOW we will give away a prize!


It's been a great year here at Creek Bank...thanks to all of you and your wonderful support!

Hope to see you in 2010!

Tom and Julie Creek

Creek Bank Creations,Inc.

101 Ross Street

Muncie, IL 61857

(217)-548-2132

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Cyber Monday Today is what retail experts call "Cyber Monday". Just a reminder to any of our friends who are looking to shop o...
Black Friday Sale

We have our site live now with the Black Friday Specials!! We will take web orders now through Monday November 30, 2009.

You will find a link on our webpage here. Please refer to the post below for details about the sale. There are some items listed that are in store only, this is because those items are very limited in stock, or we do not have enough skus online to justify sales.

Our in store customers are invited Friday November 27 from 10am-7pm for shopping. The crop room is open and there is plenty of room to spread out and scrapbook!

If you have a list of things you want and you want to send your spouse shopping here at Creek Bank....simply email us your wish list. We'll have it on hand Friday for shopping when your spouse or loved one come in. Simply put "wish list" in your email to us at creekbc@comcast.net. We will be happy to help with a wish list for online shoppers as well. Just send us your wishlist, then have your loved one contact us.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
I'm off to bake my 2 pies, bean salad, green bean casserole..and dinner for tonight! ;)

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
(217)-548-2132
www.creekbankcreations.com

Black Friday Sale

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Black Friday Sale We have our site live now with the Black Friday Specials!! We will take web orders now through Monday November 30, 2009....
Black Friday Sale
40% off
Christmas
Halloween
Fall
Dog/Cat
Birthday
Pink/Girl
All Prima Canvas
All thickers
All Jillibean Journaling Sprouts (in house only)
All Jillibean Buttons (in house only)
Chatterbox
Clear Mount Stamps (excludes the new 7 gypsies Venice stamp)
Glimmer Mist (in house only)
Xyron Sticker Maker
Bazzill Basics Cardstock
.35 12x12 standard cardstock sheets
(in store sales ONLY)
Glue Glider Pro Demo and Sale
Come see how easy Glue Glider Adhesive is to use, and pick up this new product at a great price!
Glue Glider Sale $12.99 Glue Glider Refill Sale $5.99
Sale Hours Friday November 27th 10am-7pm
Online Sale November 27-30th
Applies to products in stock only.
The November kit is still available!

This sales DOES NOT apply to ANY wholesale orders.
All web orders over $50.00 receive free freight.
Limited to stock IN hand. No special orders.

Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL
(217)-548-2132

Black Friday Sale

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Black Friday Sale 40% off Christmas Halloween Fall Dog/Cat Birthday Pink/Girl All Prima Canvas All thickers All Jillibean Journaling Sprou...
If you were trying to order the November kit and had problems we wanted to let you know the issue has been resolved. You can order the kit here!

We are open locally today until 5pm and tomorrw we will be open until 11pm. Please feel free to stop by.

Additional Scrapbooking Dates:
Every Friday 10am-5pm
Black Friday Super Sale November 27th 10am-7pm (crop room is open sign up here)
Saturday Crop for January is January 30, 2010 10am-11pm (sign up here)
210 Crop February 12 & 13, 2010 (sign up here)

Have a great weekend!
Go Rockets! Go Vikings! (BTW we have both Unity and Danville papers in the shop:)
Get a big deer Tom!! (men are deer hunting at home this weekend!)
Tom and Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations,Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
(217)-548-2132
www.creekbankcreations.com
creekbc@comcast.net
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If you were trying to order the November kit and had problems we wanted to let you know the issue has been resolved. You can order the kit...

November Kit!

A collection from Pink Paislee's Mistletoe Collection with custom pieces from Creek Bank Creations!

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In the kit:

Custom stamped pieces by Creek Bank Creations with custom mats

Custom stamped Chipboard Pieces by Creek Bank Creations

Vintage Trims

2 Sparkle Burst brads from Karen Foster

4 Pins from Making Memories

2 red pipecleaner tinsel

2 silver pipecleaner tinsel

1 yard brown with black squared trim May Arts

1 yard green chiffon May Arts Trim

1 yard red and cream stripe May Arts

Vintage eyelet trim

Berry Blue Glitter Letters Pink Paislee

Borderlines Pink Paislee

Punch outs Pink Paislee

2 sheets vintage sheet music

Die Cut Paper Reindeer Games Pink Paislee

Naughty or Nice Pink Paislee

Santa's Workship Pink Paislee

North Pole Pink Paislee

Joyeux Noel Pink Paislee

Sand Dotted Swiss Bazzill

Red cardstock Swiss Bazzill

Poll Dotted Swiss Bazzill

Now some fun layouts

From Marcie Morgan

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Marcie outlined the layout with some lace she had a home. It's a great way to frame a page. Our kit contains blue letters, but Marcie wanted black ones. To achieve this look simply press StazOn permanent ink onto the sticker letters. Press firmly, and apply it several times.

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I love this accent that Marcie put in the corner of this layout. She mixed it by by using her edge distressor to "ruffle" the edges, and then accented the piece with punched snowflake pieces.

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Each kit contains two sheets of vintage Christmas Music. Marcie divided the sheet music up and used it on this page. She accented the page with small amounts of stickles.

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Marcie used the punch outs for a great page accent here. (below) Marcie accented the custom stamped chipboard piece from Creek Bank Creations with stickles!

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Another layout from Marcie

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Marcie altered the tag on the page above by covering up all the blue on the tag with a piece of the music note paper. Below is a close up of the title. Marcie traced the letters that came with the kit onto papers and then cut them out. WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!! (I'm stealing this idea for sure). Notice how she went back with the pen and outlined the letters?

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A great card made with pieces from the kit. Notice how Marcie used the pin on the card?

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I LOVE the pipecleaner tinsel. Marcie used it here by stapling it on the card.

Now some Layouts by Keely Dines...

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A fun layout that tells the story of the gifts Keey's son Jackson bought for his family members. I love the detail on the layout above where Keely stitched around the inside of the circle with her sewing machine.

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Keely wanted more color on the sticker letters so she accented them with ink.

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This layout shows the custom die cut red piece...used with a punch out from the punch out sheet. This kit contains a sheet of 12x12 borderline CLEAR stickers. Keely used them here for a title.

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Keely's Dad with the grandkids...

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We are often asked about the "pins" that are so popular now. I love these little dudes! Keely has a great idea here...first she altered the chipboard by clipping the corners with the corner chomper to round the edges, then she put red ink on it. She adhered it to the page using a pop dot, and placed the pins into the pop dots. LOVE THAT!

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A title block on this page is made with a punch out piece, and sticker letters. Keely outlined the letters with a black pen. Great idea!

This incredible kit is a $24.00 value, and we are offering it for only $19.99

Just an update for those reading who are new...We are normally only open in our retail storefront on Friday's from 10am-5pm.

This week we've added a class on Thrusday Night making the 25 Days of December Class (the 25 Days kit can be found here, the class can be found here). This kit has been a strong seller, so if you want a kit don't delay!

Friday we will operate our normal 10am-5pm hours. We do have room in the crop room ON FRIDAY ONLY.

Saturday we are open from 10am-11pm. The crop room is full, but we do have a few spaces left in our special Cricut Class. You can sign up for the Cricut Class here. I have personally spent hours preparing for this class. I'm excited to share with you all the wonderful things I've learned while digging into the Cricut machine. You can attend this class even if you are a beginner...we're bound to have FUN. (just check the supply list and make sure you bring the supplies on the list)

We will also be open on Black Friday. Special Deals will abound and the crop room will be open 10am-7pm.

Keep Scrapbooking!

Tom and Julie Creek

Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

http://www.creekbankcreations.com/

101 Ross Street

Muncie, IL 61857

(217)-548-2132

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November Kit! A collection from Pink Paislee's Mistletoe Collection with custom pieces from Creek Bank Creations! In the kit: Custom sta...
Candy and Kits

We've added some special products to our website...
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These buckles were a huge hit at our last show. These sell 10 per package for just .99. You can make your own decorative candy bars.

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We have a few FINISHED products left from the last show too. These are projects that are finished. All you have to do is add photos to them!
Family Stand Book

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Sunshine Girl Album.
6 beautiful Chipboard pages already accented!
Find it on our site here!
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Illinois Finished Album for all you fighting Illini Fans!
Illinois Album Here

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Christmas Mini album
You put this kit together yourself!!!
We have restocked this kit several times and just haven't had the time to get it up on the site. We only have 15 of these Christmas Mini Albums left so don't wait if YOU want one!

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This Christmas Kit has been put together using a Maya Road Album, papers by My Minds Eye and ribbons from companies like May Arts. This great 7 page album is sure to last for years! Our kit comes with three full pages of detailed instructions and photos!

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You can purchase the kit here!
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Family Mix Up Book!
This 6 page book is meant to hang on the Chatterbox Album satnd. It is a fun mix up of 6 different styles of chipboard pages all put into one album. You'll enjoy working with the Bloom and Grow paper line from My Mind's Eye as you put this fun kit together. We've sold TONS of these kits over the last few months. We've found most folks want to give them as Christmas Gifts to grandparents. Purchase the kit here.

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The kit contains all the papers, ribbons, felt letters and complete instructions.
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All Boy Album
This album is meant to be a fast and easy gift for a guy in your life. Perfect for a son, a friend or a brother. This album is partially made for you. I've made the binder myself and it's ready to go. I've included lots of papers from The Boyfriend line at Cosmo Cricket, a full 12x12 chipboard embellishment sheet, ribbons and instructions so you can accent the album to your liking.

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Order the Boy Book Here.

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Keep Scrapbooking!
Tom and Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
(217)-548-2132
www.creekbankcreations.com

Candy and Kits

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Candy and Kits We've added some special products to our website... These buckles were a huge hit at our last show. These sell 10 per...
Creek Bank Creations Own December Daily Book
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We've been talking about Ali Edwards and the December Daily project she does each year. She says "December Daily is an opportunity to record the moments and events during the holiday season. " This about about taking a photo once a day and capturing the season as you go along. The objective is to record your life for the month. If you complete the book ahead of time you'll be ready to go, and then your objective will be to take a photo a day and record the highlights in writing each day. You might have some days where you don't get a photo taken, so perhaps you'll write on that day a special family memory or recipe. This is to me what scrapbooking is really about...DOCUMENTING your life in a special book just for Christmas.
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Our December Daily book is made from 6"x12" chipboard pages, and contains 25 paper pages, stickers and embellishments. This kit made by Keely Dines will come with full instructions and complete photos. The kit sells for $22.00 and can be purchased online here.
We are offering a December Daily class THIS THRUSDAY November 19th at 6pm. This class will give you time to get the greatest part of the album COMPLETE and ready to go. Purchase the kit, then join us this Thrusday putting the album together. Purchase the class here
(please check the supply list that you will need to bring to class)
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If you have a friend who has been wanting to get into scrapbooking, or perhaps you just want to learn more this will be a great class for you. I'm excited about this project and I'm planning on completing a book for my family!
We also have a few spots left on Saturday for our Cricut Class Life is Beach. You can read about the Life Is A Beach Class here .
Keep Scrapbooking!
Tom and Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
(217)548-2132
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Creek Bank Creations Own December Daily Book We've been talking about Ali Edwards and the December Daily project she does each year. ...
I think I'm just a dream chaser...

One dream I've had for at least 6 years is to be able to share scrapbooking at The Kris Kringle Craft Show. Perhaps it's silly...but it's still a dream I've had. This year will be dream come true for us. We finally have been accepted into this juried show. We've been accepted...and I've promised to help spread the word to scrapbookers in our region about this show. This show has been around for a LONG time, and it covers The assembly hall basketball court (where you'll find us booth 160), and all the outer rings of the building. I was amazed tonight at the great selection of QUALITY products that were being set up. Here are some photos I took tonight...

These are the cutest oil candles EVER!! This couple was from Iowa!

I am bringing this HOME with me! This hand sewn piece is ONLY $9.50!!

This picture is bad...doesn't do this piece justice. This is made by Marilyn Courson. The photo is bad because I was trying to get the photo..and not get in her booth...which really was impossible..so I walked into her booth..which made me nervous...(sorry Marilyn). I wanted to let you all know Marilyn has finished scrapbook products that she and her daughter Amy have been working on all year. They have the cutest mini books, and such. The prices looked good, so if you need a FAST handmade gift...Marilyn and Amy have it. (they are on the basketball court as well)

I hope you'll show up in good numbers....so we can show the craft world we are crafters and we want to be apart of what they are doing!!!!! :)

Kris Kringle Craft Show

Assembly Hall, Champaign Illinois

Friday 3-9

Saturday 9-5

Hope to see you there!

Julie Creek

Creek Bank Creations,Inc.

www.creekbankcreations.com

101 Ross Street

Muncie, IL 61857

(217)-548-2132

Chasing Dreams

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I think I'm just a dream chaser... One dream I've had for at least 6 years is to be able to share scrapbooking at The Kris Kringle ...