The June kit is here!
Here's what the kit includes:
* 10 sheets of Cherry Arte Paper from the His & Her Basics Collection
(2 sheets each of 5 different double sided papers. Reverse side of above papers is shown below.)
* 3 sheets of Bazzill Dotted Swiss Cardstock - Phoenix, Salt and Pepper
* Creek Bank Creations 6" Chipboard Scroll
* American Crafts Platforms White Chipboard Thickers
* Cherry Arte Rub Ons - Her Basics
* Butterfly Journaling Card
* Assorted Red & Black Buttons
* Stickles - Xmas Red
* Glitz Red Rhinestones in 2 different sizes
* Red Flower Felt - 24 inch piece
* Black & White Circle Ribbon- 12 inch piece
We've put together a mini kit for June using Cherry Arte Papers, and mised them up with dotted Swiss cardstock and matching embellishments. Lots of fun ribbons and great rub ons complete the collection. The kit has a value of over $21.00 and we're offering it for only $14.99
Let's see what Marcie Morgan designed with this month's kit...

I love the way Marcie used the felt in this kit. Instead of running all the way across the page she does it part of way. A great idea for many different kinds of ribbon. The journaling card shown comes in the kit anad was custom made for Creek Bank Creations Kit Club. I love the way Marcie used The tape writer to accent the journaling spot. GREAT IDEA!! The base of this layout is build on white dotted swiss cardstock...then Marcie took the red dotted swiss and cut it out using the pattern of another piece of paper she had that had been die cut. She then accented it with her black Copic Markers. The journaling spot is accneted with the red stickles that comes with the kit.

If you look closely at the title you'll notice a collection of different rub on's used on the title. When I asked Marcie what rub on's those were she started laughing and said she didn't know. She explained she has a bowl near her work surface that she throws letters in that are extra from the various sheets of rub ons she uses. Then when she needs letters she goes through the bowl and mixes up the styles for a unique look! I thought this was a great idea that many of you would enjoy trying! We have several styles of rub ons at a special price on the site.


This paper offers flowers and serious designs...and then right in the middle of the collection there is a sheet that has printed text on it just for boys. It offers many options for design, and because the papers are two sided you can always flip them over to a new design.

The scroll on the page is Creek Bank Creations 6" scroll. The scroll has been colored Black with Copic Marker, then put into versa mark and ultra thick embossing powder. The step by step instructions to do this are on the website here.

I like the way Marcie used the bling on the corner, and then how about a torn edge along a sewn edge?


A great little card...
I've been thinking for the past few weeks that I'd like to put a small group of photos together into a book. When I saw this kit coming together I knew I wanted to put the book together.

Our family hasn't always had an easy life. In 1993 our second child Kelsey was born with a rare illness. Kelsey lived three years before passing away. Our family struggled along in our grief, and tried to regroup. A few years later we were involved in a car accident and my son suffered a serious back injury. Two years into his recovery...and he broke two vertabrae in his back. Doctors told us "he should plan on finding a do nothing job...because his back would always be in issue". These life circumstances have been stressful and difficult. 85% of marriages FAIL after loosing a child, to say nothing of the mounting stress from medical bills and did I mention raising a teenager?????
NOW my marriage is strong, we've held onto our faith, and our son is recovered. I've been choosing lately to be THANKFUL to God for answering my prayers...and chooisng to focus on the good things in our life. I refuse to let the negative things in my life be my focus. This book holds memories for me of happy times lately with my family. It celebrates the good memories God has blessed us with.
I wanted to build this book so I had room for the thicker letters, and I rounded off those chipboard pages with The Corner Chomper. The Corner Chomper rounds Chipboard pages and paper with ease!

The Challenge I gave myself:
Build the book using only what was in the kit. (I did end up adding a few ribbons and some favorite scriptures I typed out. ) I would only allow myself to use what was sitting on my work table, and in my tool bag. This challenge allowed me to finish the book in a fastest amount of time, and focus on the real reason I wanted to make the book.



I wanted to see if I could stamp a pattern on the thickers using a rubber stamp and stickles. It didn't turn out the greatest...but it did offer me a different look. I made this little embellishment with my circle punches, Heidi Swapp distress took and stickles.
The paper on the back of the L page got turned upside down...I decided perhaps "family tradition" upside down wasn't such a bad idea for us!

I love the text that comes on this paper. The paper says "boys have big dreams" and the photos show my son hugging my husband after winning a trophy at a wrestling tournament. This was a BIG dream for a young man who the previous year could NOT walk after wrestling practice.
I suppose not many people think of work as a gift...unless you want to and can't. My son worried so much about this. He finally told Dad and I last fall he wanted to try and work at Steak and Shake. We both felt he was doing better, but deep within my heart I was worried. He was confident as he managed to get the job. Then as he left for work his first day he said to me as he was walking out the door, "I sure hope I can stand on my feet for this 4 hours!" He has been the "burger boy" for nearly a year and LOVES his job.


The chipboard book shown does not come with the kit. You can order it here.

I hope you don't mind me sharing a bit of my personal journey. Let me encourage you to take time to make scrapbook pages or mini books that tell your story. They are a lasting memory that can be cherished forever.

If you've never heard about our Build A Book Program you can read about it on our website here.

If you don't know how to finish chipboard with pattern paper you can learn how to do that on our website here.

Order the June Kit here!

I'm on the road this week traveling with the boys to The Great American Scrapbook Show in Arlington, Texas. I've left the shop in good hands with the girls at home, so if you are in the area remember the shop is open on Friday from 10am-5pm. We've had several ladies in on Friday's to scrapbook and that's been fun! Feel free to join us any Friday from 10am-5pm for just $5.00. Just let us know you are coming!

Keep Scrapbooking!

Tom and Julie Creek

Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

101 Ross Street

Muncie, IL 61857

(217)-548-2132

creekbc@comcast.net

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The June kit is here! Here's what the kit includes: * 10 sheets of Cherry Arte Paper from the His & Her Basics Collection (2 sheet...

My Minds Eye Andrea Victoria

At first glance you might be thinking...well hmmmmmmmm not sure what I can do with that line. Look closer!! The backs of these two sided papers have some great designs on them that are great for many kinds of projects. The papers are simple yet beautiful and work nicely for Wedding, Graduation, Prom and Homecoming. We've already had gals using them on wedding pages...and wow! They turned out great. Another great thing about this line is how well it coordinates with the Teresa Collins Document Line!

These projects were completed by Leah Farrar-White. I love the simple look they created. Leah used Creek Bank Creations Lower Case Alphabet here for the title. She accented the raw chipboard by just outlining them with a pen!

Leah used the lower case alpha from Creek Bank Creations again...but this time she covered it with pattern paper. Read HERE how to cover our chipboard with pattern paper!

Here's a fun telephone index card...let your creativity side go and try making one of these!
Remeber we're open at our store front on Fridays...10am-5pm. The crop room is available for just $5.00. Call to let us know you are coming. 217-548-2132


Keep Scrapbooking!
We've done some upgrading and Spring cleaning on the website and I thought I would post some of our new and most popular links.

A Chipboard Lesson: How to apply pattern paper to chipboard.

A Second Chipboard Lesson: Applying Ultra Thick Embossing Powder to Chipboard

Our New Layout and Book Sample Gallery - We are currently adding all of our display samples to the gallery. It includes several pictures of each sample and a detailed list of products that were used. You can also find our Creek Bank Club Kit Inspirational Layouts here as well. The layouts will be archived here each month so if you don't use your kit right away, you can come back later on and view them. We will contstantly be updating this section.

New Products/Updates - Anytime we add a new product to the site, we list it here for easy access.
Here's another fun product from Creek Bank Creations!


Giant Family Wall Board!!
Giant heavyweight chipboard sheets cut into a family wall hanging!

Each package contains the background giant bracket (measures around 11.75x23.75) and a second sheet full of cut outs to use to accent the board. The second sheet of heavyweight chipboard contains the large tree shown, the large word FAMILY and a small alphabet and number set. There are plenty of options and ways to use this project to your liking!

Our samply above was designed by Marcie Morgan. She painted the background, and accented the project with Penny Lane Papers and such from My Minds Eye. The outside frame she painted white, and then drug brown paint over it using a dry paper towell as a brush.

Our second sample by Leah Farrar-White shows "The Story of our Family".
Leah accented the outside frame by painting it first, then applied versa mark and ultra thick embossing powder to the project. (scroll down this blog and you'll read how to do that technique). The photos on Leah's board progress to show the story of married life with children...pretty amazing. I love the way Leah used ribbon across the bottom of the board.



The great thing about this product is that YOU can create anything YOU want with it...it's a great price at only $19.99

Keep Scrapbooking!



Julie Creek



Creek Bank Creations,Inc.



http://www.creekbankcreations.com/

Giant Family Wall Hanging

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Here's another fun product from Creek Bank Creations! Giant Family Wall Board!! Giant heavyweight chipboard sheets cut into a family ...

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Here's a new Creek Bank Creations kit, "Welcome Home". Our Welcome home kit is made from 2 large pieces of heavy weight chipboard. You can decorate as we've described below...or put your own creative twist on it!

Our Kit contains:
* 12 x 12 chipboard bracket
* 12 x 12 Welcome Home chipboard
* "WELCOME" die cut paper letters
* Detailed instruction sheet


I used paper by My Mind's Eye from the Penny Lane Collection on our sample (not included):
* Feeling Groovy - Blue Sky Forget me Not Paper (green side for the tree)
* Free Bird - Passion Robin's Egg Paper (blue side for the background at the bottom)
* Tiny Dancer - Chasse - Notebook Doodles Paper (blue & white lined side for top background)
* Free Bird - Leaves of Love Paper (green side for hedge)
* Free Bird - My Friend Bonded Paper (red side for roof)
* Cat's Eye Pigment Ink - Sky Gray (house), Lipstick Red (door, bird & scroll), Chesnut (tree, chimney, & brackets)
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
EK Succes 3D Dots (foam adhesive)
Small Brad (used as doorknob)

Tools Used (not included):
Creek Bank Creations Lil Sis Sanding Stick
Crop-A-Dile
Fiskars Threading Water Paper Punch

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Here's a close up view of the side of the sign. The layered chipboard on the house gives it a great finished look. I also adhered the hedge row over the the bottom house & tree so it has a 3D effect. 'WELCOME' chipboard letters shown here covered with the MME Notebook Doodles Paper. The die cut letters have already been cut for you out of this paper & are included in the kit. This paper is pretty universal and can match just about any other paper of your choosing. All you have to do is glue them to the chipboard letters, ink and adhere to the sign.

This would make a great wedding gift or house warming present. You could add the couple's last name to the door for a special personalized gift.

You can order the kit here. It's a great price at only $9.99!

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We are getting ready for the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, Texas. The show runs June 4-6. It's a awesome show!
You can place a preorder for any of our products on the site and and receive a discount!

Why Preorder?
1. No waiting in line at the show to pay.
2. We often run out of best selling items...preorder and get what you want!
3. You will receive 15% off your total purchase!!!

Check out all the details here.

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emember our retail store in Muncie, Illinois is now open from 10-5 on Fridays! Stop by and see what we have in store!!!

ALSO DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR SCRAPBOOKING GARAGE SALE! JUNE 19TH & 20TH.
We are getting lots of people signed up to sell their scrapbooking stuff at our garage sale in June. We are going to have loads of stuff. Head over to the website and sign up to be a seller!


~Have a great weekend! Make time to scrapbook! ; )
Keely

Welcome Home

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Here's a new Creek Bank Creations kit, "Welcome Home". Our Welcome home kit is made from 2 large pieces of heavy weight ch...
Altering Chipboard with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder.

You will need the following supplies:


2. Paint, or ink to add color to chipboard

3. Versamark Stamp Pad




Start with raw chipboard. Now you'll notice when working with Creek Bank Creations Chipboard that our chipboard is thick and heavy. Our chipboard is designed so that you can design and create on it without it falling apart.

Add some color to your chipboard. You can paint it, drag an ink pad across it, chalk it or even color it with crayon. We PREFER Making Memories paint because it has less water content in it. This means it dries fast, and helps the chipboard not to warp.


After the paint is dry, turn it upside down and press it into the versa mark stamp pad. The pad will act as a glue agent, and the surface will be slightly shiney.



Now turn it upside down into Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. Push down on it and get a good thick coat on it.

Now put your project on a heat mat and set the embossing powder with a heat gun. Use the high setting on your heat gun, hold the gun about 2" away from the project and keep it moving. You'll watch the ultra thick embossing powder melt in front of you! If you want a heavier coat, or you mess up a section, just redip in versamark and ultra thick again and heat set again.

This leaves you with a high gloss look that is perfect for your scrapbook page!
Keep Scrapbooking!
Julie Creek
We got a much anticipated shipment today...Cosmo Cricket Early Bird!

This is the cutest paper line that I've seen in awhile. If you haven't laid eyes on it yet, go take a peak. I bet you'll want it! The best part is we have it all in stock and available to ship!
Just look at the chipboard sheet! Could that toaster and coffee cup be any cuter?!?!
To top it all off, we are offering *FREE SHIPPING* on orders of $50 or more till Monday, May 18. Use coupon code: shippy.
6 New Chipboard Designs From Creek Bank Creations! Remember if you are a local customer we are open every Friday from 10am-5pm!


Our giant 12x12 Chipboard sheets are great for designing and creating the COLORS and style you like. I designed the new flower sheet so that flowers can be used as a set, or taken apart and used seperately. Even the swirls and dots on these sheets can be used by themselves. The layout about also shows our new upper case alphabet.
Close up of flowers. I painted them orange, then accented them with white paint. I put the accents on with the end of my embossing stylist. That is so easy! I put a top coat on on it all using the Making Memories Special Effects paint sealer.

The swirl sheet contains some different style swirls and leaves. I used the giant swirl on the layout for the May Club Kit. This May Club Kit has been used on the layout below. We have a few kits left if you are still interested. You can view ideas and layouts using the May Kit here!

Here is a close up of the swirl, painted white and sanded with our sanding stick.
Everyone loves the large chipboard letters. you can paint them, use them raw, or cover them with paper. These letters are meant to fit on our new chipboard pennant shapes. Our new magic shape has fun of tons options with it. I used it above by painting it red, and accenting it with Mod Podge Sparkle. Notice the two "magical heads"? Those are the circle pieces from the magic chipboard covered with the black mickey tonal paper. We have a large selection of Disney products on the site.
Here is the close up of the shapes!

MORE....
Here is a sheet for the vacation folks and the cruise folks. A fun sheet with flip flops, waves and more! So let's talk about some Chipboard tips...
1. Use the right adhesive. We recommend Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. A thin line around the outside edges, and then fill the shape in. Place the paper on, and be ready to wipe off excess glue. If you try to use other adhesives, and then try to sand your paper will move and flop on you. The result is a less than pretty finish!
2. Use a brayer as soon as the paper is on. This keeps the paper flat, and keeps out airholes.
3. Use our sanding stick and needle files to sand your chipboard.

New products on the web:



Layout by Leah Farrar White


Free Shipping until Monday on orders over $50.00!

Retailers...be sure and check the Creek Bank Creations Product listing on our site. We have TONS of new skus that are selling very well! (wholesale orders do not qualify for free freight. We charge actual freight charges)

Keep Scrapbooking!

Don't forget if you are local. We're open on Friday 10am-5pm.

Tom and Julie Creek

On the web: http://www.creekbankcreations.com/

At the Shop: 101 Ross Street Muncie, IL 61857 Open Fridays 10am-5pm and Saturday June 2oth. 217-548-2132

6 New Chipboard Designs

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6 New Chipboard Designs From Creek Bank Creations! Remember if you are a local customer we are open every Friday from 10am-5pm! Our giant...