Ali Edwards is getting set to reveal her December Daily Album for 2009 this Monday on her blog. If you aren't familiar with Ali or more specifically this project that she does every year, here's an brief description from her blog:

December Daily is an album that documents the month of December leading up to Christmas day (and sometimes beyond - that's completely up to you). It is a chance to reflect, to share, to celebrate the season in a manageable, in-the-moment way. The entire key to this album is to put it together BEFORE December. In December I will share my finished pages each day.

The Basics: gather up a bunch of holiday supplies, create an album with 25 pages (one for each day), and then when December rolls around you will have a foundation upon which to document you and your family's story. The idea is to take the time now to set it all up so that on December 1 you are ready to experience + to capture the memories for the day and add them into your album as you go.

I made an album last year and loved this project. Actually I made 4 albums and gave away 3 of them as gifts! I'm really excited to see her album. This year she's changing the foundation of her book. She usually uses pattern paper, cardstock or transparencies as pages and chipboard covers. This time she's using the Donna Downey Prima Canvas Album as the base and mixing in a variety of interior pages. I personally love this canvas album so I can't wait to see her design. I'm also a big fan of different sized pages mixed in with pockets, page protectors, envelopes and transparencies. I love the eclectic feel of it all.

Check out her post on Monday and see what she comes up with. If you decide to make one yourself, come back to Creek Bank and pick up the Prima Canvas Album. We have several in stock but I would imagine that the album will be in demand and will be hard to find so get it while you can here!!!

Also, we've had several online customers email us to comment how fast we ship our orders. We just wanted to say thanks for noticing! We always aim to ship your order the same day (if all products are in stock). We also ship all of our packages USPS Priority Mail with a tracking number. Once your order ships, we update our system showing the package is on it's way and we also give you a tracking number. The system sends you all this in an email or you can log into your account on our website and view this information. We do our best ensure your complete order arrives quickly!!! (Did I mention that I also like to add a free item whenever I can??!?)

If you haven't ordered from us, give it a try! We always offer free shipping on all orders (does not apply to wholesale orders) over $50.

Enjoy your Saturday... :)

Prima Canvas Album

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Ali Edwards is getting set to reveal her December Daily Album for 2009 this Monday on her blog. If you aren't familiar with Ali or m...

Good News! The 7 gypsies Artist Print trays arrived TODAY...wayyyy ahead of schedule! We are working hard today shipping out the orders we've received. We have plenty in feel free to order knowing we'll get your order shipped as soon as possible. I'm sure this product will end up selling out don't delay!

We also have the book handles back in stock. These were in HOT demand at The Covered Bridge festival. We made a simple wall hanging using a package of 6x6 chipboard and snap rings. The book handles clip onto the chipboard and are used for hanging the display vertically. (sorry I don't have a photo...the camera isn't working today!) You can make two wall hangings with one package of book handles.

Welcome to all the new members of our newsletter and blog! We've invited over 500 women to join us over the last few days. We met these women at The Covered Bridge Festival in Bridgeton, Indiana.

If you are new let me bring you up to date on a few things...

We are a small family owned scrapbook manufacture and retailer. Our base of business comes from our website and our travels to scrapbook shows all over the country. We are located in a country town in Muncie, Illinois where we operate from a former grade school. Locally we are open by set dates, and EVERY Friday from 10am-5pm.

The best way to keep updated about what we are doing and where we are going is our newsletter which you are now getting. Each time we post our newsletter we also post on our blog, so there is always a record that you can refer to. You can find the blog at I love the blog because we can post layouts and projects there and you can use it as a resource anytime you are wanting inspiration.

Our next show is The Chris Cringle Craft Show in Champaign, Illinois. This is November 6th & 7th. Our shop will be closed on next Friday so that we can set up and operate at the show. Please join us in Champaign, as we are hosting a fun Make and Take at this event. Our booth is located on the main floor.

We will also be open on Saturday November 21, 2009 from 10am-11pm. (our crop space has sold out for this crop). We do have room for a few students in our classes, and as always the shopping is free! :) You'll find the class information here.

We will be hosting a two day scrapbooking event here in Muncie, Illinois sometime this winter. I am waiting on things to firm up with my 2010 calendar, but we are planning a 210 crop. This will be 2 Days of scrapbooking for just $10.00. The 210 crops have become very popular so be sure and sign up early as we do sell out! We will annouce the date right here on the newsletter and blog so stay tuned!

Lots going on so you'll be getting more news later!

Tom and Julie Creek

Creek Bank Creations,Inc.

101 Ross Street

Muncie, IL 61857


Eveyone loved Keely's Artist print tray. I promised I would post close up photos of the tray on our here it is!
Now the sad news is that we are sold out of the Artist Print tray and our gypsy friends tell us we can expect our next delivery in Mid November.

Keely made a flap by mounting the photo on black cardstock and them adhered the flap using Quick Dry Adhesive. The flop is held closed using a photo corner.
Jenni Bowlin Paper Merchantile Paper
7 gypsies 97% complete M is for Memories Sticker
Chipboard star covered with Tim Holtz Rock Candy Stickles
Paper 7 gypsies Catalonia Paper
7 Gypsies Terrasa Paper
M is for Memories Stickers
M is for Memories Sticker Queen Rhinestones

Making Memories Mistltoe Pins
7 Gypsies Victoria Paper Tape (ruler tape and dotted tape shown)
Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Buttons Old Time Photos
7 Gypsies Walker Paper (has typewriter keys on it)
Jenni Bowlin Bingo Cards Mini Brown


(close up of the ribbon. Love this technique! This is super easy when you use the Beacons Fabric Tac to adhere the ribbon!)
Mini Bottles (love these things)
Jenni Bowlin Self Adhesive Buttons
Creek Bank Creations 6" swirl Chipboard

Layouts from the Covered Bridge Festival Page Kit. This was a limited addition kit that was only available at the festival.



The festival is one of our favorite events of the year. We love meeting everyone, catching up, and getting to know new friends as well!

Please mark your calendars...
Friday Nov. 6 the shop will be CLOSED.
We will be preparing for the Chris Cringle Craft show.

Chris Cringle Craft Show
November 6 & 7, 2009
Friday 4pm-9pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Free coat and package check, free parking. $5.00 admission. Strollers are ALLOWED.
The Chris Cringle Craft Sale is one of the Midwest’s largest craft shows, covering all three levels of the Assembly Hall in Champaign, Urbana, Illinois. The show features over 150 booths displaying a wide variety of handcrafted items by local and area artists. This year’s raffle is for a hand designed holiday quilt made by crafters. We are doing a make and take, and will be coming with lots of goodies, including custom University of Illinois items, and all the custom High School stuff (including new Unity items, New Mahomet Seymour, and Champaign Schools. If you are a scrapbooker in our region would you please do us the honor of helping us spread the word?

Tom and Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations,Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
Fridays 10am-5pm

Artist Print Tray

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Eveyone loved Keely's Artist print tray. I promised I would post close up photos of the tray on our here it is! Now the sad ne...
The Perpetual Calendar

Here is a unique calendar for yourself or to give as a gift. The Perpetual Calendar. This perpetual calendar can be used over and over to remind you of special days that recur year after year. Show off mini layout at the top of each page to highlight a special day. 5"x14" spiral bound 12 month.
Here's a great idea for you...I just might try it to! Purchase the perpetual calendar and decorate each month. Take it with you to the next family function and ask each realitive to add their birthdays and their children's birthdays. If you want to send cards, add another sheet and ask for addresses as well. Then GIVE the calendar to your mom, aunt or keep it for yourself!
It's unqiue and thoughtful.
It's reasonably priced at $8.99
Purchase the perpetual calendar online here

We've been taking special kits to shows all year long. Too be honest they sell out before we can even get them online. We have several kits we're taking to The Covered Bridge Festival...

5 Things We Love!
A bridght and happy book you can fill with things you love, your kids love, or our spouse loves. This kit is fun and loaded with entire sticker sheets so you can say what you want to!

Family Book

This is a fun book full of unique shapes. A great way to display family photos, this album hangs from the Chatterbox Album Stand.

You'll find this and much more at..

The Covered Bridge Festival inside Collom's General Store Oct 9-18th

At our store front on Fridays 10am-5pm.

Online 24 hours a day

Keep Scrapbooking!

Julie Creek

Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

101 Ross Street

Muncie IL 61857


The Perpetual Calendar, kits

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The Perpetual Calendar Here is a unique calendar for yourself or to give as a gift. The Perpetual Calendar. This perpetual calendar can be...
In the fall we stock up on new "outdoor" products.

Bella Blvd. Camped Out

The Paper Loft...Outdoor Adventure

There are several papers to match the Paper Loft Items.

Papers Best Offers us some great hunting options.
Hunting Brads

Karen Foster Stickers

There is more!

For all you Gyspy lovers...the Printers Tray has FINALLY arrived!!

All these products are available on line 24 hours day!

All these products are available in the shop on Fridays 10am-5pm. We are located at 101 Ross Street in Muncie, IL.

All these products will be traveling with us to The Covered Bridge Festival. You'll find us inside The Colloms General Store in Downtown bridgetown. That is on the North side of the street just beside the cinnamon roll trailer!

Got Questions? Call us at 217-548-2132

Email us at

Keep Scrapbooking and have a great weekend!

Tom and Julie Creek

Creek Bank Creations, Inc.