We've had a great deal of joy in our family this year.  My son met a girl.  ;)  We have enjoyed watching this relationship!   He is serious.  She is giggly.  He is a square.  She is a circle.  He walks.  She skips.  As I've watched this relationship I've thought of one word HAPPINESS.  This is what happiness looks like.

I wanted to make a mini album that would allow ANYONE to build a book that could be filled with random pictures over a set period of time.  These mini albums are great for collections of photos, and they make perfect gifts at Christmas Time.  It seemed perfect to put together a mini album that would be called "What happiness looks like" this year.  It's a fun, happy album that can be filled with photos of any style for you to enjoy.
This album contains papers and embellishments from Jillibean Soup called Sweet and Sour Soup. I've included in this kit for you the pre-cut flowers on the front page, and DETAILED instructions on  how to make these beautiful creatures.  These flowers and tons of others just like them can be cut on the Flower Shoppe Cartridge from Cricut.  The simple use of the Petal Roller tool makes it fast and easy, and I've written it all down for you in this kit.

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There are many twists and turns in this album.  I teach you how to build up our heavy weight chipboard tabbed pages and tags with chipboard strips.  Then hidden behind these pieces are a clear page that actually comes out the top of the album.  

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There are fun accents like this one which accent the great designs from Jillibean Soup.  

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This project starts with a Maya Road 6x6 Album, then adds The Jillibean Soup 6x6 paper pad, 12 sheets of Jillibean Soup Paper, The Jillibean Soup Pea Pod Parts, The Jillibean Soup 12x12 sticker sheet, 4 sheets of cardstock and TONS of embellishments!  When complete you will have 12 pages to add your favorite photos to!  

We're providing the goodies in this kit.  You need to provide the following supplies:Petal Roller Tool,   Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, (for adhering paper to chipboard) Beacons 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue, (for adhering ribbon to the project), Red ink (Tim Holtz Barn Door Ink), Ink Blending Tool (used to move ink onto raw chipboard), Stickles Glitter Glue (yellow and crystal), pop dots, Score tool or bone folder, Crop A Dile, corner rounder, paper cutter, exacto knife, scissors, pencil, wet wipes, brayer (optional).

This album can be found on our website here!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
www.creekbankcreations.com


What Happiness Looks Like

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We've had a great deal of joy in our family this year.  My son met a girl.  ;)  We have enjoyed watching this relationship!   He is seri...
Basketball layout with 12 photos! 
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If you are anything like me when it comes to taking sports photos you know that often times the snapshots turn out to be "full of court or field" and not very full of the person I wanted to capture!  The Wallet size photo fold out is a answer to solving the problem of what to do with these photos.  (besides learning to take better photos which has seemed to evade me!).  

The layout above shows the photo fold out in the lower right hand corner.  This is a four sided unit I designed that comes WITH protective sleeves.  You start with the white piece, accent the folded pages with photos or journaling, then slide the sleeves on.  Then the photo fold out can be adhered to any scrapbook page.  
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The photo above shows the small photo fold out with the piece open!

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I added lines inside for a place to journal!

This layout shows our wallet size (small) photo fold out but it also comes in 4x6

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 This layout shows the horizontal photo fold out.  The horizontal piece is 11" and opens up and down.  This reveals a special pocket and tag that is removed to the right, which holds more photos.

 
It's a fun product I personally designed to help scrapbookers who scrapbook LIKE ME...you want more photos on your pages!

Purchase Photo Fold Outs Here on our website

We are also putting all our chipboard words on sale for 40% off!  If you like the basektball title on the layout you'll love our chipboard titles! Buy Chipboard Words here!
 
Orders over $20.00 qualify for free freight!
Keep Creating!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
www.creekbankcreations.com
Gotta love the new Jillibean Products!  Just having some fun with the new line Homemade 6 bean soup, shown with our Creek Bank Creations recipe tabbed book.
 The recipe tabbed book is by far our best selling chipboard book.  Our chipboard books are cut from the thickest chipboard on the market.  Our books stand up, and our books look great with all kinds of paint mediums put on them as well. 









It's a great project!  Stop by our booth in Nashville at Creating Keepsakes and take a look for yourself!

Product Used:
1.  Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
2.  Creek Bank Creations Lil sis Sanding stick
3.  Sewing kit from Dollar Store
4.  Bakers Twine Lemondrop
5.  Bakers Twine blossom
6.  Bakers Twine Carribean
7.  Bakers Twine Cappuccino
8.  Bakers Twine Maraschino
9.  Bakers Twine Honeydew
10.  Jillibean Soup Corruaged Butterflies
11.  Jillibean Soup Chipboard Alphabeans Brown Gingham
12.  Jillibean Soup Homemade 6 Bean Soup Navy Beans (2)
13.  Jillibean Soup Homemade 6 Bean Soup black beans (1)
14.  Jillibean Soup Homemade 6 Bean Soup Black eyed peas (1)
15.  Jillibean Soup Homemade 6 Bean Soup Red Beans (2)
16.  Jillibean Soup Pasta Fagioli Romano Cheese (1)
17.  Jillibean Soup Homemade 6 Bean Soup Barley Pearls (1)
18.  Jillibean Soup Homemade 6 Bean Soup Bite Size Bits (1)
19. Jillibean Soup Homemade 6 Bean Soup Cardstock sticker (1)

(Please note that the Jillibean Soup pea pod parts and 6x6 albums are not here yet and have a different ship date.  If you put those items in your cart your shipping will be delayed until those items arrive)

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

Jillibean Soup Family Book

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Gotta love the new Jillibean Products!  Just having some fun with the new line Homemade 6 bean soup, shown with our Creek Bank Creations rec...
7 Gypsies Ticket Holder
The 7 gypsies ticket holder is a fast and easy way to display photos.  I took a piece of Creek Bank Creations Creations chipboard (5x7), and accented it the Tim Holtz Ink using the ink blending tool. I then added a 4x6 photo, and a few accent pieces. 

 Purchase the ticket holder from Creek Bank Creations and put FREE CHIPBOARD in the comments section of your order and we will add free heavyweight chipboard! (one 10x10, one 6.5x9, and one 5x7).


 
What is so great is that you can change out the photo any time you want to.

Supplies Used:
7 gypses Ticket Holder
7 Gypsies Lille Tags
7 Gypsies Journaling Pages (the large piece that says beautiful)
Chipboard Heart Creek Bank Creations
Creek Bank Creations 5x7 chipboard (free when you order the ticket holder)
7 gypsies Month Tags
Distress Ink
Ink Blending tool

New this week, in stock, and shipping:
Cricut Cartridges:  Flower Shoppee (this is a must have dimensional cartridge...love it), Make  Up Party, Princess

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

7 Gypsies Ticket Holder

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7 Gypsies Ticket Holder The 7 gypsies ticket holder is a fast and easy way to display photos.  I took a piece of Creek Bank Creations Creati...
New Style Photo Fold Out!
We've been on a mission around here to bring you real products you can use, that actually fit a need you have in your scrapbooking...getting more photos on your pages.  It is one of our favorite things to dream designs and make them happen!

Our newest addition to our photo fold out line is a horizontal fold out.
The horizontal photo fold out includes several pieces.  There is a large pre scored piece that fits on your horizontally, a pocket to hold a large tag, a large tag, and file folder tab in each package.  The two images above show the fold out being opened..one from the side view one from the top.  Once opened, what is revealed is the inside pocket and tag, which hold MORE photos and journaling. Each of the pieces that fold open have protective sleeves to cover them, and the giant tag pocket also has it's own protective sleeve!
The tag slides out of the pocket, to reveal more photos, journaling and fun!  Photos can be placed behind the tag if you want, or on the back of the tag.  If you count the photos on this layout you'll find 17 photos!
17 PHOTOS! 

As an added note I had fun with this layout using the bakers twine.  I covered buttons with score tape, and then covered them with bakers twine.  I also made my own really great looking border by covering the scor tape with bakers twine (and you DO NOT want to know how long that took!).  

I built magnetic snaps into my photo fold out to hold the layout shut.
This is done by adhering them to the fold as show below BEFORE you accent the fold out piece. 
One magnet on the top piece, and one magnet on the bottom. Then add your photos and papers as desired.

If you would rather use ribbon, then you can adhere a piece of ribbon to the back, and wrap it around the front. 

So how does that fit into a page protector?
Make your page.
1. Slide your page into the page protector.
2. Use a dull pencil, or an embossing stylist, and trace around the outside edge of the shape.
3. Take the page out of the page protector.
4. Slide a scrap paper or cutting mat into the page protector, and cut on the line you've created.
5. Slide your page back into the page protector and it fits perfectly.

On a personal note let me update you on a few things!  I will be traveling all week and have a very, very full plate!  Orders placed between now and Tuesday will not be shipping until Wednesday.  SMASH orders are getting more difficult to fill as we are running out of some products!  I have updated the website to reveal ship dates, as I'm pretty sure that The Great American Scrapbook Show this weekend will wipe out our entire  SMASH inventory.  I have previously already ordered more product, and they tell me that order is on the way...we shall see!

Thanks for all your support.  It's been so great lately to hear from customers that we've known for years!

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

New Style Photo Fold Out

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New Style Photo Fold Out! We've been on a mission around here to bring you real products you can use, that actually fit a need you have ...
Here's some great inspiration from the Gals at Bo Bunny Press.  This product is set to ship from Creek Bank Creations next week! On the website now! 

 By Debbie Sherman

 by Luzma Burna

By Michelle Beck
By Francis Sylva
By Christiane Muller

Have you seen the Mudd Puddles product that goes so well with this type of page?  We offer it in several colors! 


Mudd Puddles is a sand like product with the adhesive binder built into it.  You simply open the container, stir it up and apply it to your project with an applicator knife.  (we do recommend the knife as it gives you a smooth finish).  The product is wet, so on chipboard use it sparingly like I did here.  
When applying this product to larger pieces of chipboard I recommend that you cover the surface using the sand applicator knife. While it is still wet, wipe the edges clean with the knife.  Allow the project to air dry around 2 hours.  It will start to bow on you at this point.  Cover the pieces with wax paper then place some books on the projects.  This will flatten out your project and it will dry flat.  Allow to dry several hours or overnight.  Remember to keep the knife clean after each application or the adhesive will dry on your knife making it impossible to apply the sand in a smooth fashion. 

 I have designed several chipboard books for your summer memories as well.  These are all custom designed by me, and are cut from Creek Bank Creations heavyweight chipboard.
 The Sun book has dimensional layers, along with flip flops and a popsicle you can accent.  I covered the sun with the yellow mud and the popsicle with the mango color.
Mud puddles is the perfect accent for Creek Bank Creations chipboard words like beach, vacationcruise or splash!  
Oh the creative fun we can have!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
www.creekbankcreations.com
It's coming this Friday!  The New Happy Camper line from Imaginisce!


Mmmmm - S'mores! Nothing signifies camping quite like 'Smores and perhaps a camp fire thrown in for good measure. Actually when you come to think about it, you don't even need to go camping to enjoy this scrummy treat! 





By Erin Bassett

By Lydia Jackson
By Keely Yowler


By Robyn Schaub

Love this line and can't wait to put my camping photos on it!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
http://www.creekbankcreations.com/

Imaginisce Happy Camper

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It's coming this Friday!  The New Happy Camper line from Imaginisce! Mmmmm - S'mores! Nothing signifies camping quite like '...
Bowl Chipboard Book
New Chipboard Book from Creek Bank Creations!  Cut from our heavy weight chipboard and sure to please!  This chipboard book measures 8.5"x5.75 and contains 5 pages.  Along with the pages you also receive the bowl, the spoon, the chef hat, and rubber spatula shapes.  This allows you to accent these pieces as desired and adhere them to the book.  This book does not include rings. 
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The spatula is covered with scraps of pattern paper.  Actual size is .75" wide by 3.5" long. 
Size of pages:  Page 1 8.5"x5.75", Page 2 5.5"x5.75", Page 3 6.5"x5.75' Page 4 8.5"x5.75"
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Bakers Twine is a perfect accent for this book!
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This book is accented with Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Papers, and Stickers! 
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The tiny flowers shown in this photo are fun easy to make.  They measure just around .75" wide.  I took a button from the sticker sheet that I was not going to use, and used it sticky side up for my base. I then took a piece of bakers twine about 15" long and put a knot in the end of it.  I stuck that knot (trimming off the end) and stuck it into the sticker.  I then just wound the bakers twine around in a circle shape, and tucking it into the back.  This is a great way to use stickers you are not using!

Purchase the bowl book here!

I recommend that you adhere paper to chipboard using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.
For clean edges use Creek Bank Creations Lil Sis Sanding Stick on edges.
You will need a Crop a Dile Hole Punching Tool, or some kind of binding system for this book.  I used snap rings for my book.  (snap rings here)

Products Used:
Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Papers:  (2) Creme Fraiche, Wholegrain Mustard, Cornstarch, Dry Mustard Powder, Gruyere Cheese, Leeks.   Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Sticker
Mudd Puddles Cookie Dough
Pop Dots
Bakers Twine: Pea pod and Lemondrop
Tim Hotlz Brushed Corduroy Ink
Ink Blending Tool

Designed by Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
www.creekbankcreations.com

Bowl Chipboard Book

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Bowl Chipboard Book New Chipboard Book from Creek Bank Creations!  Cut from our heavy weight chipboard and sure to please!  This chipboard b...