I'm late posting today! We have been setting up for our BIG crop tomorrow. We have a great little goodie pile for each one of our croppers.

We do still have room for 2 more croppers so if you're interested, go to our website and sign up!


We've reached 11 comments so I'm going to add this to the prize pack!




Click on the link above for more information on the canvas!
Recap:


In addition to the 12 x 12 canvas, we also have these items included in the giveaway.

Two of our new chipboard sports slices:




Our chipboard Tree album and the Family Chip word:






Go to this post and leave your comment to enter!

Tell us what product(s) you liked from the Winter CHA show.



Once we get another 5 comments (when we are at 15 total comments), I'll add more goodies! The more comments we get the BIGGER the prize!


I'll close the comments on Monday, March 2 pm at Noon CST and pick a winner. Also, only one comment per person.



So go spread the word about our giveaway. Post on your blogs, in forums or tell all your friends via email!

Giveaway Update

by on 4:25 PM
I'm late posting today! We have been setting up for our BIG crop tomorrow. We have a great little goodie pile for each one of our cropp...

It's Julie's Birthday today (Tuesday)!
I'm a little late posting, but I think it's technically still Tuesday in blog land.
To celebrate, we are adding to our chipboard giveaway! It's her birthday and she's giving the gifts! : )

We got our 5 comments so I'm going to add a couple of our chipboard sports slices that Julie mentioned in the last post. I'll throw in the football slice and baseball slice.

So just to recap, the winner will get these two slices plus the chipboard tree book and the family chipword.

So what are you waiting for. Go to this post and leave your comment to enter!

Once we get another 5 comments, we'll add more stuff! The more comments we get the BIGGER the prize!

I'll close the comments on Monday, March 2 pm at Noon CST and pick a winner. Also, only one comment per person. So go spread the word about our giveaway. Post on your blogs, in forums or tell all your friends via email!

Happy Birthday to Julie

by on 12:16 AM
It's Julie's Birthday today (Tuesday)! I'm a little late posting, but I think it's technically still Tuesday in blog land. ...

New Product from Creek Bank Creations...Sports Slices!If you have a child in sports it doesn't take long to get very tired of scrapbooking the same things over and over and over. I put a great deal of effort into designing things for Creek Bank that help with these types of issues. Our new line of Sports Slices are a unique twist for sports pages. Each Sports Slice is cut from our heavy weight chipboard. This means you can paint in, drag ink on it, or emboss on it without it warping, bending, cracking or tearing. The layout above shows the volleyball slice painted white. I just put the blue cardstock behind it to match the team photo. I added our volleyball chipboard title, which I drug ink over.

This sports slice has black ink drug over it. Very simple, very nice!


This sports slice has paint on it, which I sealed with Matte Finish Mod Podge.

This is my favorite technic! I just love heat setting Ultra Thick Embossing powder. This is Melt Art in Blue. You can get a similar look by painting the chipboard, then using versa mark and Ultra Thick embossing powder.

Would love to hear your commets here and we'll add them as apart of Keely's give away!!

Hope you can join us this weekend...we have nearly 50 women cropping!

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

Sports Slice

by on 9:22 PM
New Product from Creek Bank Creations... Sports Slices ! If you have a child in sports it doesn't take long to get very tired of scrapb...

Creek Bank Creations Chipboard Giveaway!!!

Here are a couple of our new products that just came in , our Tree chipboard Book and "FAMILY" chipboard word. I'm starting off the giveaway with these two products. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment. In your comment, tell us what product you're really looking forward to coming out from the CHA Winter show.

Here's the best part after the first 5 comments, I'll add another prize!

The more comments we get the BIGGER the prize!

I'll close the comments on Monday, March 2 pm at Noon CST and pick a winner. Also, only one comment per person.

So go spread the word about our giveaway. Post on your blogs, in forums or tell all your friends via email! The more the merrier!

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Have you been reading the comments that our readers are leaving on our last few posts? Sounds like I'm not the only blog addict out there! : )
It's been a busy week around the shop as we are gearing up for our big 210 Crop in House in Muncie, IL. While doing that my husband Tom and son Brye are taking the show on the road! So we've been moving inventory, making new display boards and on top of that new products have been coming in! It's a great thing to be busy! We are doing several charity crops...here is the listing!


Crop for the Cure Evansville, IN Feb. 28th Benefits The Susan G Komen for the Cure-Greater Evansville Affiliate.



Crop For Cure Kankakee IL American Diabetes
11 am to midnight Kankakee Civic Auditorium $30 pre-register. Goody bags, raffles, silent auctions. Lunch, dinner, drinks, and snacks included. All proceeds go to the American Diabetes Association. Please email Madilyn if you are interested madimom_04@yahoo.com








Crop For The Cure Terre Haute, IN March 29th Benefits The Susan G Komen For The Cure-Wabash Valley Affiliate.


If you are attending any of these crops and want to preorder build a books please email us at creekbc@comcast.net We can build your book here and you can pick it up and pay for it at the crop. If you are wanting any products from our website we can also handpick orders for you and you can pick them up at the show. To do this simply check the local pick up option, and tell us what show or event you are attending. Pre ordering products insures you will get the products you want...we often sell out of hot sellers at shows!



An additional note for local customers! We will be vendoring at Taste Of Home Cooking School in Champaign on March 3rd. This event is sponsored by Mix 94.5 radio...while you do have to pay to get in, there are goodie bags for each person.(tickets are pre sold by the radio station and they say they WILL sell out.) We will be there promoting our cooking line of product, and letting people from the area know about our cropping dates.

Stay tuned I hear Keely is giving more stuff away. :)

Keep Scrapbooking!

Julie Creek Creek Bank Creaitons, Inc. http://www.creekbankcreations.com/

Crop For The Cure Events

by on 8:45 AM
It's been a busy week around the shop as we are gearing up for our big 210 Crop in House in Muncie, IL. While doing that my husband Tom...
I have a confession to make.

I'm a blog addict. It's true.

I follow over 50 blogs. The exact number is 58 as of today. I love reading about other people's lives, families, interests, businesses, and hobbies. It's so fascinating to me. It's like reality tv on the internet.

Since Julie started this blog, we've realized in talking to our customers that a lot of them weren't blog readers. So I just want to pass along a great tool in order to help you all follow our blog (and the other 10 zillion out there on the web) and never miss an update.

I use Google Reader. It's sort of like an email inbox, where you can go to get the updates to all of your favorite blogs. It’s free, and if you use gmail, the interface is very familiar. All you have to do is sign up for a Google account if you don't already have one. In order to create an account, click on the link above for Reader. On the sign in page, there is a box in the lower right corner that says "Create an account", click it and sign up for an account. Then you will have access to Reader.

Once you've signed up for Google Reader, all you have to do is add your subsciptions. I personally think this is the easiest way to do it. Go to Google Reader and click on the link on the left that says "Add Subscription". Paste in the URL of the site you want to subscribe to, and Google Reader will try to auto-discover the feed and add it to your reader.

After adding the blog addresses you want to follow, you only have to check Google Reader to read your favorite blogs!! No more going to every single blog to read each post! And don’t worry, if you want to make a comment on a post, you only have to click the post title in Google Reader, and you’ll be taken straight to the site to leave your comment! It’s really easy and time saving if you're a big follower like me! :)

So go subscribe to our blog so you don't miss out on any of our tutiorals, product reviews, or GIVEAWAYS!

Check in tomorrow, I'll be posting another giveaway of our new Creek Bank Creations Chipboard products.

~Keely

Confessions

by on 1:37 PM
I have a confession to make. I'm a blog addict. It's true. I follow over 50 blogs. The exact number is 58 as of today. I love read...

Jeanyjo said...
Oh wow how neat. I have always wanted to try one but havent found one yet that says what I want.... I posted on my blog
http://myscrappyworld.blogspot.com/

Congratulations!

Send us an email at CreekBC@comcast.net so we can put your book together and get it sent out.

Thanks to everyone who commented. Check back early next week. We'll be giving away a PRIZE PACK of our new Creek Bank items that just arrived yesterday. We just got in a bunch of new chipboard books and words. Hopefully, over the weekend, we will have all the photos uploaded to the website.

Tell your friends. The more comments we receive, the BIGGER the prize will get. : )

Have a great weekend!
Keely

And the Giveaway Winner is....

by on 3:40 PM
Jeanyjo said... Oh wow how neat. I have always wanted to try one but havent found one yet that says what I want.... I posted on my blog htt...
It's here...The Abbey Road from Bo Bunny Press. Love the colors in this line!


Keep Scrapbooking!
Julie Creek
www.creekbankcreations.com



Bo Bunny Abbey Road

by on 12:55 PM
It's here...The Abbey Road from Bo Bunny Press . Love the colors in this line! Keep Scrapbooking! Julie Creek www.creekbankcreations...
Hi everyone!
This is Keely and I work at Creek Bank Creations. This is my first time posting on the Creek Bank blog so I'm going to make it fun and give away some goodies! We want to get the word out about our new blog and we need your help. So to entice everyone to help spread the word, we're giving away one of our custom Build A Books!

We have a custom chipboard book program that allows you to build your own name/word chipboard book. We can do just about anything up to 8 letters. The letters or numbers are not attached to the pages so you cover and accent both the letters/numbers and the pages to your liking and then adhere them together. This gives you the ultimate ability to build exactly what you want. Plus our chipboard is the thickest in the industry. These books are sturdy and will not only stand up, but also hold up very well over time. They are strong!

Here's the link if you want to go check them out on our website.
So all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered to win a Build A Book of your choice. If you also post this giveaway on your blog, website or in a forum, you'll be entered THREE times to win!!!! Just make sure you leave a link in your comment so I can see where you posted the giveaway. Deadline to enter is Friday, Feb.20 at Noon CST.

So get out there and tell all your friends. Good luck!
~Keely

Our First Giveaway!

by on 7:34 PM
Hi everyone! This is Keely and I work at Creek Bank Creations. This is my first time posting on the Creek Bank blog so I'm going to make...
We normally hold our cards close when it comes to talking about things we purchase from buying shows. It's one of the many ways we try to have different products from our competitors and since I know they read our site....I keep things pretty close until they arrive. EXCEPT this time...

We're all pretty excited about this product...

It's the new fabric album from Donna Downey manufactured by Prima. Prima tells us to expect a March Delivery...we'll see what happens. We're all taking bets around here as to actual ship time. :)
If you'd like an album put back for you please let us know. We'll offer 5% off all preorders, which will need to paid with a credit card. Email Julie at creekbc@comcast.net. We will reserve an album for you, and charge your card when the product arrives. Retail cost is $14.99, freight is additional. Read more about it on Donna Downey's Blog.

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

Donna Downey Fabric Album

by on 7:05 PM
We normally hold our cards close when it comes to talking about things we purchase from buying shows. It's one of the many ways we try t...
We have several new designs of chipboard books coming! (Spring 2009) As new products arrive I'll post the samples here. Our chipboard is really the thickest on the market. It can't be cut in any machine on the market, and is professionally finished. This matters because our books don't warp of bend. The pages don't rip, and you can sand off the edges of the books and get a beautiful finish!

You can read how we recommend the finishing of chipboard on our website.
Music Book 6x6 (4 pages) by Michelle Schluter


2009 6x6 Book 4 pages. By Michelle Schulter. Covered With Glitter Papers from Best Creations.

New Chipboard Books

by on 8:40 PM
We have several new designs of chipboard books coming! (Spring 2009) As new products arrive I'll post the samples here. Our chipboard is...
Here is another version of the custom book you can create in the class we are offering on Feb. 28th. We've used the new Haute line from Teresa Collins to finish the book.


The 6x6 book contains 4 giant envelopes and coordinating tags.


Check out the new chipboard spoon and fork! One of the new products from Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
All the bracket shapes, file folders, and cut pieces (arrow and flower shown here) are cut when we cut your project for you in class.






We've left a place for photos on our giant tags, and paper clipped the Teresa Collins Recipe cards to the back.

You can join us for class by signing up here!
We'll bringing the Teresa Collins line with us on the road!
Tom and Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
www.creekbankcreations.com

Envelope Book: Cookbook Style

by on 2:17 PM
Here is another version of the custom book you can create in the class we are offering on Feb. 28th. We've used the new Haute line from...
Custom Book Class Feb. 28 2pm $10.00 Sign Up online here!



This 6x6 album is a great small project to keep special memories and photos! Custom made by Julie Creek. The book has chipboard covers, and giant envelopes and tag pages that you can design and create on.

This book will be made CUSTOM by each class attendee. You provide us with the papers, and we’ll custom cut the pages for you! You can transform this book into any style or type of book you want just by changing out the papers! During class we will get your custom pages cut, cover your chipboard pages, and learn how to bind the books using the Bind It All Binding System. You will leave with a book that you can embellish to your hearts delight!

We carry a great deal of custom paper from local schools, including the Univeristy of Illinois. (when you click on the link for custom paper scroll down and look to the left...you'll see schools listed) These are available for purchase online by looking under local schools, or by visiting the shop. Remember you can pick papers out and put them in the shopping cart, use the local pick up option and we will hold them for when you arrive at class.

You will need to provide: 1. Two- Coordinating colors of cardstock, 4 pieces each color. 2. Paper for covering the chipboard exterior (we used 1-12x12 sheet).3. 6x6 coordinating cardstock color (different that your other two cardstock colors) 4. Paper Cutter 5. Quick Dry adhesive 6.Brayer (optional) You can bring your papers with you, or arrive early and purchase them at our shop. Papers are not included in the class fee.
We are a web based and traveling business. We are open locally for classes and crops by set schedule only. Our next shopping and cropping session is Feb. 27 & 28th. We are located at 101 Ross Street in Muncie, IL61857 (217)-548-2132. creekbc@comcast.net

Custom Book Class Feb. 28th

by on 12:44 PM
Custom Book Class Feb. 28 2pm $10.00 Sign Up online here! This 6x6 album is a great small project to keep special memories and photos!...
You own that machine that cuts great looking paper right? We'll Creek Bank Creations, Inc. is launching a new line of products under the name bulk city. The items in the bulk city are meant to be used in cutting machines and sytems you already own! Get creative with what you already own by adding a special twist! Today we're talking about cuttable canvas. This canvas is 12x12 and cuts like a dream. We cut ours in both Cricut(tm) in Inspiration (tm) with a standard cutting blade. (refer to our website for more details)

Here is a nice close up of a flower I cut using the Cricut (tm) Machine and the George Cartridge.
Here is another with a swirl I took off another cartridge.
To make these flowers try these steps!


Cut your cuttable canvas to fit your mat size. The cuttable canvas can be cut in your paper cutter. (oh how cool is that?) Now stamp any image onto the canvas. I just used Cat's eye inks, and some Tim Holtz Distress inks.
Here I just drug my ink pad over the cutable canvas. The more I push the darker the ink.



Place the canvas on the cutting mat and cut your design. I cut flowers from the George Cartridge, sizing them in various sizes from 2"-3".

Peel your designs off the mat!



I wanted to show you that the machine can even cut letters in great detail. In this photo I just drug ink over the cuttable canvas.

Now you can accent the edges with more ink.


You can even cut a fun tree, and accent it with buttons!


I love using the Heidi Swapp Edge Distressor on the cutable canvas. Don't forget you can also rip it for a great look!




I cut an envelope from one of the cartridges...Lots of fun options here!

This is a fun product with many great uses! We'll be carrying it on our website, and at trade shows. If you love those clock hands you'll find them on our website!

Update: Amanda Zimmer wanted to know if she could cut the canvas with the Big Shot. We played with it today in house and we got a good clean cut, and what is super dooper awesome is that it embosses wonderfully. We also cut the canvas using the Pink Squeeze from Quickutz, and the Tag Along. I could not get my revolution to cut the canvas...but I'm not sure I didn't break it a few weeks ago ramming something in it that was tooooo fat. I'll post some samples of the embossed cuttable canvas later.

Tom and Julie Creek Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

Cuttable Canvas

by on 11:38 AM
You own that machine that cuts great looking paper right? We'll Creek Bank Creations, Inc. is launching a new line of products under th...