Another tree layout. This one we put photos on the tree, with family members names. This layout made with the My Family Line from Fancy Pants. Chipboard Tree here. My Family Line here.
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
Marcie Morgan's two page layout with our chipboard tree was a huge hit at the last show. I promised the gals I would post it on the blog for them. Remember we try to get all our projects and layouts in our gallery on the website. Our goal is for you to be able to recreate the projects you see and be inspired!!

The store is open Friday 10-5pm.
We'll see you in Arlington, Texas next weekend June 3-5. Booth 509!!!

Keep Crafting!
Tom and Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
217-548-2132

Creek Bank Creations Tree

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Marcie Morgan's two page layout with our chipboard tree was a huge hit at the last show. I promised the gals I would post it on the bl...
6x12 Birds and Cage Marcie Morgan left the birds plain and painted the bird cage white on the layout shown above. I think these birds would be cute with paper on them too!
6x12 Frames

6x12 Chunky Alphabet

6x12 Sprockets and SpinnersThese sprockets and spinners are great because you can make them any color you want! We used brown ink on these and accented the chunky letters with them too, but you can paint them or ink them any color. Great for boy pages! We used 7 Gypsies Venice Collection for the paper on this layout.

12x12 New Designs

Tree. Tom had been asking me for a tree since last year. I was just too busy to sit down and do it. Here it is...I couldn't help but sneak in the heart in the top of the tree. Thought I would try and fit a photo in that space. This tree measures 11.75x11.75 and comes totally cut out of the chipboard sheet.

Stars and arrows. Great for covering with pattern paper.


Another Product Tom has been asking for. He insists there is NOT ENOUGH product for you hunter types. Here's his addition for you! I simply drug a black ink pad over this one below!
Light and Scroll. I've been wanting a light post for years..couldn't figure it out until now. I love this sheet. Marcie Morgan did a great job using the light on this layout below. She simply painted the light and scroll with white paint.

The Scallop shown below isn't new but you might of missed it...

Just pop out the pieces, ink or paint them. Paper in the layout below is Bo Bunny Flower Child


A note to our retail partners: This is a product we manufacture and we do sell to wholesale stores. These sheets are full of great pieces, and when displayed with layout samples sell very well. Our current in house delivery is going to be delayed by around 8 days at this point. When you order for wholesale please remember the following things..

1. Do NOT choose the free freight option. It isn't available for wholesale orders and only slows down our delivery time to you.

2. Order in quantities of 6 per design.

3. Give us time to get your order to you. At this point plan on two weeks by the time you get it. This is NOT our standard turn around time, but we are having issues keeping certain designs in stock. Please do not plan to put our products in kits or classes without contacting us first for delivery time details.

4. We are a small family owned business. We are a small team and we need more time for special requests or large order volume.

5. Please Please Please ONLY order from the Creek Bank Creations Product listing. We do not wholesale other items like adhesives, laser cut items, etc.

6. If you are looking for other hot sellers...our sanding sticks are great tools, and our ticket line is great!


We value our wholesale customers but find that they sometimes expect that we can deliver the goods like Creative Imaginations or other big manufactures. We can't...and we aren't pretending too! If you want a quality chipboard product that is unique and not found in chain or mass marketed stores this is it!


Keep Scrapbooking!

Tom and Julie Creek

Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

101 Ross Street

Muncie, IL 61857

(217)-548-2132

creekbc@comcast.net




We are asked a great number of questions about resticking your Cricut (tm) Mats. Here are some great products, and details.



1. Lay down newspaper to catch excess spray. Lay your cutting mat on the surface.

2. Spray a generous layer of Stick Away Spray ion your mat. Be sure to get the surface wet. Let this sit for 30 seconds.

3. Grab an old credit card, or rigid material with a straight edge and scrap down the entire mat. you'll notice old adhesive peels off easily during this process. Go over the entire mat as you push any of the old adhesive buildup to one end of the mat. Repeat steps 2 & 3 if necessary until all adhesive build up is gone.

4. Wipe down your mat with a paper towel to remove any last bit of adhesive or stick away spray.

5. Apply masking tape to cover any part of the mat your does not come in contact with paper during the normal operation of your machine. (basically any part that does not become sticky). If you are using the Baby Biggie Glue Stick you do not need to mask your mat.

6. Apply a thin layer of Stick and Spray or use the Baby Biggie Glue Stick over the entire surface of the mat. For the spray option: You should notice that it is hard to see where you have sprayed. You should not have a thick layer of spray on your mat, as only a thin layer of adhesive will do the trick. Let this dry for 5-10 minutes and then peel off the masking tape...Your mat is ready to use!

Stick Away: (Blue Can) Amazing Adhesive Cleaning Agent which removes unwanted sticky residue from almost any surface. Ideal for removing adhesive build up on scissors or rubber stamps. Can be used on glass, plastic, china and almost any other work surface. Safe to use around the house. Acid and Lignin Free. Pump Spray. This product allows you to retack mats that you thought were not usable!


Stick and Spray (purple can) This spray is repositional mounting adhesive. The mat is ready to use. Customers love this spray for retacking mats! Some people prefer the spray because it gives a light even coat.



Baby Biggie Zig Glue Pen This is another great way to retack your mats. Just push down and apply glue. If you get too much glue while it is still wet you can wipe off the excess and reapply. Some people prefer the glue pen because it is portable and easier to use than spray.

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

Retack your cutting mat

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We are asked a great number of questions about resticking your Cricut (tm) Mats. Here are some great products, and details. 1. Lay ...
If you know Creek Bank at all you know we have some basic values..

1. Educate the consumer with fun stuff and techniques that keep our hobby fresh and fun!

2. Offer products to our customers that I know, trust and believe in!

This new product isn't your typical product for Creek Bank Creations, but is one I trust, know and quite honestly....KNOW YOU ALL NEED!!!

Megan Gravener and her husband have produced three products that are absolutely most have products if you own the Cricut, or Gypsy.
The cutting guide. A paper bound book that contains over 500 styles of paper. This cutting guide is one I've been using for months as it is a wonderful resource. It tells you speed, blade depth, and more for each style of paper you own! If you have trouble with getting good clean cuts this guide is the answer! Only $4.95!!
The Cricut DVD is the way to get the maxium benefit out of your investment. For less the cost of most cartridges you can buy educational software to educate yourself. Many of you pick my brain for Cricut help and tips...this DVD is the answer. How to cut your own chipboard (lightweight), how to cut your own stamps, what is fit to page? What is repeat last? Learn every feature and function on the machine! It's a great deal at $22.97

If you've invested in the gypsy you know it's a great tool waiting for you to explore and use it. This dvd goes into in depth detail learn...

First power on and calibration

Learn settings

Register your gyspy

Using the gypsy sinc software

How to open, save, download, save and cut files

Linking and storing cartridges

How to use basic and advanced tabs

How to get more from help screens

and much more !!!

Only $24.95
Purchase all these items get a Tipsy free!!! The supply of free Tipsy's is limited, so first come, first serve. (We are working on stocking this item for resale so if you just want to buy a tipsy you will have to email us at creekbc@comcast.net and we will get back with you)

This Gadget wraps around your finger so you don't have to put up and down your stylist. It won't scratch your screen and keeps you from having a cramped hand!!!!


Tom and Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations,Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie IL 61857
217-548-2132

Cricut, Gypsy HELP!

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If you know Creek Bank at all you know we have some basic values.. 1. Educate the consumer with fun stuff and techniques that keep our hobb...

You may remember The Girls Paperie lines arrived earlier this year. The two layouts above are from The On Holiday line.

These two layouts are from the Girls Paper line.
The embellishments to match the lines arrived...and we wanted to give them special attention. They look GREAT, the quality is good, and the price is good too!


Girls Paperie Paper Girl flowers!
The Girls Paperie Paper Girl Die Cut pieces. Birds, Flowers, Frames, tickets and more. 88 piece total.

Lightweight chipboard alphas. 191 pieces here...a great collection that can be used many, many ways!
On Holiday Die Cuts. Matches paper line. Arrows, stamps, luggage tags and more!



Now this is a great bargin! 7 pages of stickers...words, stickers, chunky letters with maps on them..and more!
Keep Scrapbooking!
Tom and Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations,Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie IL 61857
217-548-2132
New Products in the store!


Lots of new laser cut designs that match themes you've been asking for!

If laser cut stuff isn't your thing...
7 Gypsies finally shipped the products from the winter show! (would someone please tell them it isn't winter anymore?) Despite their somewhat late arrival they are great products! Label holders meant to work with the Artist print tray! Love these classic holders!

Self Adhesive hole reinforcers! This hole reinforcers are meant to cover up plain holes in chipboard album pages! What a great idea!

The Avignon Collection with Alphabet letters and numbers!

7 Gypsies Ephemera-Ancienne Great cards and such to hang on the ATC & photo Display.

Lots more we're working hard to get on the site!

Keep Scrapbooking!

Tom and Julie Creek

Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

101 Ross Street

Muncie IL 61857

(217)-548-2132

www.creekbankcreations.com

Here are just a few emails I received after our last 210 crop...

"So when is the next 210 crop?" I'll be there!!! Deb

"Do you have a date for the next crop?" I was so sad to miss this event and I'm looking forward to the next one!" Sherry

"Had a great week-end, one of my favorites" I loved Marcie's mini book class and all the tips I learned over the weekend." Holly

"Yes, It sure was yummy. I agree about the extras you get when scrapping together. It has meant a great deal to me and my sister, especially in bad times you know other people care. I enjoy the friends I have made and enjoy seeing all their talented ideas. See you next time!" Linda

"It was an amazing weekend" Carol.

So blessed to be serving you all...
Tom and Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
www.creekbankcreations.com

What people Say...

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Here are just a few emails I received after our last 210 crop... "So when is the next 210 crop?" I'll be there!!! Deb &quo...
What is it about Banana pudding anyway?

Judy brought banana pudding to share with the croppers this weekend at our National Scrapbook Day Event. This was THE BEST thing EVER!!! Many ladies asked for the recipe so we'll just post it here. Judy sent the recipe over to me this morning, and after some research it appears to be a recipe from Paula Deen (LOVE HER COOKING). She calls it..

Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding

2 Bags Pepperidge Farm chessman cookies

6-8 Bananas sliced

2 cups milk

1 package vanilla instant pudding (what Judy used) Paula Deen says instant french vanilla. Mix according to package directions.

1 package cream cheese softened

1-140z can sweetened condensed milk

1-12oz container cool whip

In a 9x13 inch pan layer 1 package of cookies in the bottom. Next layer with bananas. Beat milk and cream cheese together. Stir in pudding, stir in cool whip. Mix well and pour over bananas. Cover with remaining cookies.

Let me just express my continued thankful heart for your continued support for Creek Bank Creations. I continue to be amazed at your support at shows, online, and at these events we are hosting. Thank you!!!

Something special happens when you all get together....There is a big part of ME that is amazed at what happens when YOU all get together and craft. There was such a creative energy going in the gym filled with croppers. I am blessed to see women sharing their lives with each other, connecting, and growing. What a wonderful blessing it is to be able to craft in such a manner, and what a blessing for us to be able to facilitate that happening.

Thanks from all us at Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

Julie Creek

Tom Creek

Brye, Keely, Diann, Michelle, Marcie, Brye and Jessica.

www.creekbankcreations.com

Thanks..it was Yummy!

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What is it about Banana pudding anyway? Judy brought banana pudding to share with the croppers this weekend at our National Scrapbook Day ...