One of the biggest issues we all face in scrapbooking is fitting many photos on a page. Today I designed a special scrapbook page with a special fold out, that will allow you to easily put 12 photos on a page. If you work things around a bit, you could even fit more on this page!
The key to this layout is the piece I've custom made for the kit. I've precut and prescored each fold out piece so that you can add photo mats and photos to this piece, then apply it to your scrapbook page.
The piece is tied shut, but when opened shows tons of photos and a journaling box inside! I've included in the instructions for this page kit the "how to" part of slipping this page in a page protector and cutting a hole in the perfect spot so that you can easily get to your "photo fold out".


The kit comes with all the papers, pre cut title and pieces you need to get this kit together. Order on our website here for only $11.99

Just a reminder we are NOT open this weekend. We'll see you next weekend at the shop or you can attend our crop on Saturday December 4th!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Tom and Julie Creek

Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

101 Ross Street

Muncie, IL 61857

(217)-548-2132

www.creekbankcreations.com

12 Photos on a page!

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One of the biggest issues we all face in scrapbooking is fitting many photos on a page. Today I designed a special scrapbook page with a s...
I have a confession.





I went away this past week end.
I spent the weekend at Retreat To Complete in Nancy, Kentucky. (Lake Cumberland) I met the owners at a scrapbook show. I could not believe the quality of the place they have, and price that goes with it. Have you ever heard of a three day retreat stay (Friday through Sunday) for $100.00 per person????????? I had not! That is right $100.00 per person for the entire weekend. (NOT per night). You can also add an additional day Thrusday or Monday for another $25.00. The house has a full kitchen, so plan easy meals, pack your bags and get going!

This is a new scrapbooking resort property, and is the best I've ever personally visited. I completed all my christmas cards and 30 pages in my album. This is the most I've ever completed at a retreat weekend! Check out the website here and please tell them I referred you to them. I know for a fact that she has the entire house open for booking January 14, 15, and 16th. Winter is such a great time to scrapbook...so put this retreat on your Christmas list!

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross street
Muncie IL
www.creekbankcreations.com

Retreat To Complete

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I have a confession. I went away this past week end. I spent the weekend at Retreat To Complete in Nancy, Kentucky. (Lake Cumberland...
Just in time for our weekend event....The new texture fades and dies from Tim Holtz.


Click on the photo it will take you to the order page. YES they are included in our big ole 30% off sale! If you haven't read about it you can here!
So we're ready for our big cropping weekend here at Creek Bank. Goodie bags on the tables...nametags ready to go...hope you are packing your bags and coming prepared for a great weekend of finished pages!
The store will be open extended hours this Friday and Saturday (Nov 12 & 13). We will be open until 10pm each night for walk in customers. There isn't a fee to come and shop, and you'll have a blast checking out all the goodies. If you are coming from out of town you might enjoy eating dinner at The Beef House (hang on it's pricey) or Charlotte's. There is a Vineyard not from the shop, that would be a good stop, and Fog Archery is just a hop skip and jump from here.
Keep reading below there was alot to say today...some easy ideas below and a new tool from We R Memory Keepers.
Also...some of you have noticed we have two new crop dates on the website.
Dec. 2 a one day crop, and our next Scrapbook U (two day event) is Jan 14 & 15th, 2011.
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie IL 61857
217-548-2132

New Tim Hotlz

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Just in time for our weekend event....The new texture fades and dies from Tim Holtz. Click on the photo it will take you to the order pag...
When this paper came from Little Yellow Bicycle (called merry bright) I thought it would make great Christmas cards. You know, sometimes, I think we make things too difficult. This paper though looked to have the potential to make several easy cards. I had time to sit down yesterday and put the cards together! These cards are made with one sheet of pattern paper, one sheet of white cardstock, two sheets of red cardstock (to make the actual cards) pop dots, and red stickles.





It's pretty simple...order the pattern paper from us (Little Yellow bicycle Merry Bright) and I'll ship you the instructions and color photos. This product will be displayed this weekend in the shop and we will have handouts available for our local customers who purchase the paper.

I picked up a few speical stamps for the inside of cards...I love these!



It doesn't have to be hard to be handmade!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

101 Ross Street

Muncie IL 61857

217-548-2132

4 Very Easy Christmas Cards!

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When this paper came from Little Yellow Bicycle (called merry bright) I thought it would make great Christmas cards. You know, sometimes,...
Sew easy stitching products from We R Memory keepers have arrived and are shipping! This simple system starts with a basic piercing tool that includes a needle especially made to hold floss. You can watch this you tube video and watch exactly how to the tool!











There are 8 different heads to put on the piercer! Each head comes with cards that show several different ways the "pierce" can be used.
Then there are beautiful floss cards with 26 yards of floss to use.
Here are some cards made with the tool, and the New White Christmas Paper line from We R Memory Keepers that also just arrived!
White Christmas Papers arrived from We R Memory Keepers as well. Great fun papers!

We have 5 pages of Christmas Product on the website. You can view the Christmas Catergory here!
If you are into cooking, or a recipe exchange you might want to look at the cooking catergory here!

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

Sew Easy and White Christmas

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Sew easy stitching products from We R Memory keepers have arrived and are shipping! This simple system starts with a basic piercing tool th...
Bo Bunny Mega packs arrived today. If you have ever bought mega packs from us at shows you know what a great deal these things are. Each pack sells for just $9.99, but each pack contains at least $50.00 worth of product. No two packs are exactly alike, but each pack has tons of two sided cardstock, rub ons OR ribbon, OR buttons, OR Bling OR word books. What I really like is that the papers are offered in at least 2's...some have as many as four of each color. This really helps when making pages!

So it is a real deal. When you order the Mega Pack from Bo Bunny we are also adding FOR FREE 5 sheets of Bo Bunny Cardstock Stickers. NOW THAT IS A STEAL!

Bo Bunny Mega Pack can be ordered here.
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
www.creekbankcreations.com
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
217-548-2132

Bo Bunny Mega Packs

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Bo Bunny Mega packs arrived today. If you have ever bought mega packs from us at shows you know what a great deal these things are. Each p...
Big Ole Sale!

We are having a big sale this week. This is our black friday/holiday/super duper sale!

This sale will start today November 7, and run through next Sunday November 14th. This sale will be for all online purchases AND in store purchases. I recommend that if my local customers want things in the sale catergory that you place an order and use the local pick up option. We will hold your purchase for you. No doubt that some items will be sold out by the weekend.

This sale is limited to product in stock. (no special orders)
This sale is for retail customers only.
May not be used with any other discounts or coupon codes.
Orders over $50.00 still qualify for free freight.

Now on Sale at 30% OFF!!
Fancy Pants: My Family, and Rusted Sun
Graphic 45 Le Romantique
All things 7 Gypsies
Stickles
Ranger Tools (Ink Blending tool, etc)
Tonic Tools (paper distresser)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Embossing Folders
Tim Holtz Dies

Just a reminder our Scrapbook U Scrapbooking Event is going on this weekend. (Nov 12 & 13 9am-Midnight both days). We still have room for you to join us! Sign Up here!

Just a personal note from me....It's been a long year. Things started out with my son having surgery in January and went straight crazy from that point! I think my life is just like that. I'm feeling very, very thankful these days for our customers. I am sharing with you a passion that burns deep inside me. It's a personal thing to me, and I feel personally connected to so many of you as we've met and shared life stories. As our year starts to wrap up with the "christmas rush" let me please take the time to say

THANK YOU

I'm honored that you visit our little tiny shop, buy from our booth at shows, and trust us to pack and ship your online orders.

(more posts below with updates and information)
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
217-548-2132
http://www.creekbankcreations.com/
creekbc@comcast.net

Big Ole Sale

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Big Ole Sale! We are having a big sale this week. This is our black friday/holiday/super duper sale! This sale will start today November 7...
Upcoming Scrapbooking Dates

Dec 4, 2010 Day crop 9am-9pm. Sponsored by Salt Fork Storm Football Moms. Sign Up Here.

Jan 14 & 15, 2011 Scrapbook U. Two Day Scrapbooking Event. Sign Up Here.

Remember any time our store is open (every Friday and Saturday) the crop room is available for you and your friends for just $5.00. (10am-5pm).

We will be closed Dec. 24, Dec 25th, Dec. 31st, and Jan 1.

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
217-548-2132
www.creekbankcreations.com
creekbc@comcast.net

Upcoming Scrapbooking Dates

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Upcoming Scrapbooking Dates Dec 4, 2010 Day crop 9am-9pm. Sponsored by Salt Fork Storm Football Moms. Sign Up Here . Jan 14 & 15, 2...
Send your love and holiday greetings with a fabulous handmade Christmas card-and with this book as your guide, it's never been easier! They have collected over 90 beautiful cards, showcasing ideas for glitter, fabric, stitching, ribbon, die cuts, stamping, and all the latest holiday embellishments. You'll also find great techniques to help you put together your own completely unique, digital holiday cards. Whether you are mass producing cards or making a few for special friends, your warm wishes will feel right at home on a beautiful card this year.
Arriving this week and shipping by Friday! Order now!

Create Christmas Cards

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Send your love and holiday greetings with a fabulous handmade Christmas card-and with this book as your guide, it's never been easier! ...
Hidden elements on scrapbook pages have fascinated me for years. I guess the thought of hiding extra thoughts on pages seems fun to me. It's like last week when Tom and I were cleaning out some old boxes. We found a bible. We opened it up to find it belonged to Tom's Grandmother. It wasn't really an old bible..and we were debating..throw it out or keep it? Then some papers fell out. They were newspaper articles about various members of the family. The articles contained some very interesting information about one family member that we had never known about. We saw this person in a very different (and good) light. Hidden journaling can be like that.
You can just hide or tuck away your special thoughts, or perhaps stuff you don't want every one in the world to know about into your pages. Perhaps people will see them right away, or perhaps like the newspaper articles falling out of the old bible...it may be years before some distant relative stumbles across the thoughts you saved.

You can hide journaling on any type of scrapbook project you are working on. It can be as simple as tucking tags behind borders or photos like I did on the page below. I cut a giant tag using my Cricut Machine, and just tucked the tag behind the border strip.
You can slip tags behind photos easily if you put pop dots behind the photo to give them some lift. This gives you can easy way to slide things in and out. (put pop dots on three sides and use the fourth side as your opening) .
You can tuck journaling tags into envelopes, vellum folders, or library pocket cards. Don't forget about hinges...those are fun elements to add to pages that not only allow you to journal more, but also to hold more photos. We offer Flip Flop fasteners that are actually clear hinges that are perfect for this sort of thing!
Give it some thought before you build your next page...and give it a try!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
217-548-2132
Our Scrapbook U two-day crop is fast approaching! The boxes of goodie bags we will give away shipped today and they are loaded with goodies that each attendee will be taking home! You can still register and join us on Nov. 12 & 13th! Sign Up here!


We do have classes to add to this event...
Family Altered Canvas with Marcie Morgan Saturday Nov. 13th 2pm $29.99



Join Designer Marcie Morgan for this beautiful altered album class. You'll start with an 11x14 primed canvas, and Marcie will walk you through the steps of altering the canvas. You will learn how to make your own pinwheel flowers and how to build a project on canvas. It's a fun class that you should prepare to get messy in!

You need to provide: Paper distresser, brown ink, paper cutter, paper adhesive, Beacon's fabric tac.

To join us in class sign up here!
To have this kit delivered to your home you can purchase it here!


Easy Peasy Scrapbook Flip Stand with Julie Creek Saturday Nov 13th 10am $29.99


I've had several requests to teach a simple class that anyone could take (scrapbooker or not) and love! This flip stand is it! The class starts with an acrylic base and 12 chipboard pages. We will accent the pages with pigment ink (included in the class fee) and decorate the pages. This project is a kit we've had out since this Summer and it is a BEST SELLER. The great thing people love about it is that it is so simple, and holds TONS of photos.

So here is my invite to those of you you who "aren't so great at scrapbooking", or "don't know how to scrapbooking" or have a friend who would love to make a scrapbooking project. Join me for class. I'll get you going on the project and give you some confidence that scrapboking is fun, and can be easy to!

You need to bring to class: pop dots, 1.5" circle punch (if you have one) paper cutter, adhesive and scissors. If you are new to scrapbooking we've added a special just for you. You need a paper cutter and adhesive for this class. (and then you'll have it to use later too!) You can order those products online here at a special price, and choose local pick up option for shipping. We'll hold it for you in the shop. You can also purchase them in the store.

Sign up for class here.

To have this kit shipped to your home order here.

Upcoming Crops and Events

Join us December 4th, 2010 for a special fundraising crop.

Sponsored by the Salt Fork Storm Football Moms! (proceeds go to help support the team with trainers, pads, etc). This event will be run by the Salt Fork Storm Football Moms at our loccation in Muncie, IL. This event is open to the public and you are invited to attend!

9am-9pm Saturday December 4th. $25.00 includes two meals and a full day of scrapbooking!

If you are new to scrapbooking and want to give this a try you just need two tools...a paper cutter and adhesive. We've put together a special deal for you. That can be purchased here. Then join me on Dec. 4th for a "beginners brief" at 9:30. We will spend a few minutes going over some simple things to get you going!

Classes for November Crop

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Our Scrapbook U two-day crop is fast approaching! The boxes of goodie bags we will give away shipped today and they are loaded with goodies ...
Simple Scrapbooking! I've been looking for a high quality album for years. I've also been looking for a different form of scrapbooking. Something easier. Something faster. Something more flexible. I've found it!
I want to share with you today two products...
1. Preprinted paper packs that have all the matching elements, papers and stickers that match, and are custom printed to fit a new style of album system.
2. We R Memory Keepers albums and page protectors. A FIRST quality album and page protector.


Let's talk albums first...
I've looked for years for a system that I thought was first quality. I've not heavily promoted albums or page protectors because I wasn't happy with our pricing, and I was not happy with the quality. Now I've found something I can believe in and sell at a competitive price.
We R Memory Keepers is offering a 3 ring binder album. It's a high quality faux leather from Italy. (You can get leather..it just costs more) The ring system on the inside is like none I've ever seen before. Guaranteed not to catch your pages when you turn. The album is machine stitched on the edges and has brass photo corner to protect the edges. Each album comes with 10 standard page protectors. Then you can buy custom divided page protectors to go inside your album. Page protectors like this:



These are first quality, low glare, ultra clear, polypropylene film, with an extra space built in to lay flat. (more styles available and in 8.5x11, and 12x12 sizes)
Think of this...no more fighting post bound albums...and asking me to HELP YOU! Ring albums are just easy!

If you purchased a Creative Memories standard album that would run you around $50.00. Compare that to the We R Memory Keepers 12x12 Ring album..and figuring up the same configuration of a 15 page album, and adding some extra for more page protectors and you are at around $40.00.
See our WE R Memory Keepers Albums and page protectors here!

So what we've found is a quality album, and can allow you to build 12x12 pages like you've always done, or a new simple version using divided page protectors...or both!

Combine that with a new company printing paper just for the page protectors...and you've got a simple system!

Here's how you do it....
Step 1
The key is Pre-designed element pieces are printed on high-quality, double-sided 12x12 sheets of beautiful designer cardstock paper.
Step 2
It’s as simple as trimming the pre-designed cardstock to size to create the individual element pieces.
Step 3
These sheets come in two variety packs to start with, but you can also use the scrapbook supplies you already own!

Step 4
Complete album pages fit securely into the coordinating 3-ring albums showcasing your memories in a simple, yet beautiful way, for years to come.

Purchase Paper Packs to match page protectors here! (life stories paper pack shown above)

Elementary Kit shown here!

I've made two sample albums that will be in the shop. One 12x12, and one 8.5x11. Stop by and take and give it some thoughts.

We're offering a special...buy two packages of We R Memory keepers page protectors, and a We R Memory Keepers album of the same size and get 20% off . You must use coupon code wralbum to receive the discount. As always orders over $50.00 ship for free.

We will be offering the same special at the shop as well. Buy two packages of We R Memory Keepers page protectors get the same size album for 20% off. No need to bring a coupon to the store.

Keep Scrapbooking!

Julie Creek


Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

101 Ross Street

Muncie IL 61857

217-548-2132

http://www.creekbankcreations.com/

creekbc@comcast.net

Simple Scrapbooking

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Simple Scrapbooking! I've been looking for a high quality album for years. I've also been looking for a different form of scrapbooki...