Art Bin Containers arrived yesterday!  All orders for ArtBin are already labeled and UPS is picking them up today!  (don't ask me why the dates changed...but they are here!) We do have more inventory, so if you didn't order it's not too late.  Order Art Bin Here.

It's been a fun week in the shop. We're gearing up for this weekend, our two day crop, and last day our retail shop will be open.  Many new products arrived, and we've got them stocked and ready to go....(working on getting it on the web over the next few days).


 Tim Hotlz Distress Stains.  Lots of video on Tim Holtz blog with ways to use the stains.  Great product with many uses.


 I fell in love with hand dyed wool over a year ago.  I've been collecting it in my private stash. I love the deep rich colors and heavy texture.  It adds so much to scrapbook pages, and cards.  I found a sheep farm in Texas where a family hand dyes this product, and the rest is history.  Cut into ribbon like pieces, and bulk like you see above..this is a great product that I know you'll love.  I have been sewing on it, and die cutting it.  (LOVE THIS).  This product is in the shop, and will be carried to shows this Summer.

Lime Twist from My Minds Eye arrived yesterday!  Fun Bright colors with the most unusual colors of bakers twine I've ever seen.  We will update everyone when we get this product line on the website!


I hope to see our local customers this weekend.  We R Memory keepers albums are $20.00, My Minds Eye Stella and Rose 50% off, and a big ole container of clearance paper are waiting for you!

Shopping Hours this weekend:  Friday and Saturday 9am-8pm.

For our web customers...We R Memory Keepers called yesterday and the NEW HEADS for Sew Easy are shipping!

Tom and Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie IL 61857
creekbc@comcast.net
www.creekbankcreations.com

News from Creek Bank Creations

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 Art Bin Containers arrived yesterday!  All orders for ArtBin are already labeled and UPS is picking them up today!  (don't ask me why t...
My Favorite Things Configurations Box Kit
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I know you often see new products and think..."that's cute, but what do I do with it?".  The Tim Holtz Configuration box is one of those products.  It's a great paper mache box that makes a fun decor object.  The configuration box is often seen decorated in a heavy altered media style, and while I like that, I wanted to show a different way to make the box. 

I  designed this kit for you to customize.  We’ve included the box, the feet (hitch fasteners), the Knob on top (style varies according to kit), two glass bottles and detailed instructions. We have opened packages and divided products out in this kit, which means it saves you money because you aren't buying a full package of curio knobs, and hitch fasteners.  You only purchase what you need, and I provide the tips and instructions you need to pull this kit together.  I've included detailed instructions on how to hang a favorite photo inside the box, which is a great little accent in this box.  It is an easy project to make following our sizings, and clever tips!

You must provide:  Ink (distress ink and ink blending tool), various favorite things you like, photos, paper, ribbon, Glossy Accents for adhering items into box, Beacons Fabric Tac for Ribbon Adhesion,Scotch Quick Dry for adhering paper to paper mache, craft knife. 

Purchase the kit here

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
www.creekbankcreations.com
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
217-548-2132
creekbc@comcast.net
Basic Grey Hopscotch Class This Friday 7pm
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Join us a fun class where we will make three layouts using Basic Grey's Hopscotch Page Kit Layouts.  We're making two one-page layouts, and one two-page layout. 

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Bring to class: Paper cutter, adhesive, glue pen,white or brown journaling pen,  rub on tool (optional) scissors, brown ink.

Sign Up for class here.  space is limited!

We have room for you to attend our 210 crop!  It's not too late.  We will take registrations until Wednesday Night.  If you can not attend the crop, remember the store is stocked with tons of new stuff and is open 9am-8pm both Friday and Saturday.

New products in house:
Fancy Pants Beach Babe, Beach Bum
My Minds Eye new line
Prima Jack and Jill (so cute like Holly Hobby)
Prima Botanical
Prima Flowers and Trims (too beautiful to describe and wonderful to see)
7 Gypsies Camden (papers, labels for bottles, bottles, tags)
Tim Holtz (big ole long list include new dyes)
New "disney" papers from Creative Imaginations due this week
Jillibean Soup:  Three new lines and another on the way

Let me clarify about our operations...we are still operating our web business and show travels like we've always done.  I am only closing our retail operations because the burden has been too large to carry for a long time.  I'm trying to live a more balance life, which should include REST...and hasn't for a very long time.  I have been spending more time over the last few months working on projects at home, and the results are new products and innovations from Creek Bank Creations. Our family strives to share with you things that are new, innovative and fun.  We hope that by downsizing our work load we'll have more time to do exactly that!

Hope to see our local folks this weekend!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
www.creekbankcreations.com

Basic Grey Class This Friday

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Basic Grey Hopscotch Class This Friday 7pm Join us a fun class where we will make three layouts using Basic Grey's Hopscotch Page Kit L...
Artbin Cricut Satchel Update
We just heard this morning from our supplier that the ArtBin storage for cartridges has been delayed until May 13th.  We have no control over this issue, but we do want to keep everyone updated and informed about the status of all orders. 

We value your business and want to let you know what is going on.  We are shipping orders for this product first come first serve, and have several orders waiting for shipment!  We have a great price on this item and folks who order over $50.00 get free freight! Order here!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
http://www.creekbankcreations.com/

Artbin Cricut Satchel Update

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Artbin Cricut Satchel Update We just heard this morning from our supplier that the ArtBin storage for cartridges has been delayed until May...
It's been talked about since January.  It's coming soon!  A brand new kind of product from K and Co.  It's a journal book that comes with a pen...that also is a glue stick.

These books are meant to be scrapbooked in, doodled in, and quite honestly "junked up".  We have this product on order and we're taking pre orders NOW.  We are expecting to begin shipping orders May 23rd. 
Here's a great little video on the subject (click below)

It's just a great journal book to play around with.  Each color of folio has a different style inside.  Lots of fun to be had here for sure!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

Smash

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It's been talked about since January.  It's coming soon!  A brand new kind of product from K and Co.  It's a journal book that c...
National Scrapbook Day is fast approaching? Are you busy? How about celebrating with us on April 29th & April 30th to celebrate? We're hosting our two day crop and would love to have you join us. We're providing a free gift, and we'll be sitting down together and making a two page layout. This layout will be designed to include Creek Bank Creations new photo fold out! (can I hear a big yipeeeee??) It promises to be a fun weekend where you will complete lots of pages or projects. Sign up the event and purchase food here! Don't forget this weekend we will be in Terre Haute at Crop For The Cure. It's not too late to call and register...but please do call her and let her know you want to attend the event. This is a big crop, several vendors and LOTS of fun! Get the information here! Now for some rather big news. This is something I've been wrestling with for months. You know I'll just say this...CHANGE IS HARD. I've known since last year change was coming to my life. ARGGGHHH the dreaded change. So I will have to say this news is very, very hard for me to announce. The girls working for us know I've been all over the place on this issue.....and for that I'm sorry. (to the girls) So the big news is this...our April 29 & 30 event will be the last time the retail store front is open, and I really do not think I will be hosting any crops in the future. This will limit our sales to online sales, and retail shows. I know this disappoints many of our local customers....whom I really do care about. I have just come to the place where I am absolutely exhausted from all the hours I work, and something has to go! I'm hoping that by cutting back I can more clearly focus on what Creek Bank Creations does best...design...innovate...create. This means April 29 & April 30 will be the last two days we are open to the public in Muncie. (we are also open April 22 & 23 10am-5pm). If you need things please let us know we'll get them in for you for that weekend. This also means I am cancelling the garage sale scheduled for this Summer, and refunding anyone who has paid/or registered for that event. (you just will never know how hard this is to do!). I will hold the monies paid on the garage sale until after the crop, then if you have not spent the credit I will gladly refund the garage sale fee. I hope you know I'm following my heart here and trying to do the right thing for myself and my family. Hope to see you SOON! Julie Creek Creek Bank Creations, Inc. www.creekbankcreations.com

National Scrapbook Day

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National Scrapbook Day is fast approaching? Are you busy? How about celebrating with us on April 29th & April 30th to celebrate? We'...
One does want to play with new things when they come out...don't you? Today I finally had the chance to sit down and play with Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine Papers.
Here's what Tim Holtz himself had to say about it..."- kraft glassine - okay, i'm just saying this is one of those products that you have to see and feel to really get how cool it is. remember when i introduced you to grungeboard? indescribable yet addicting! well here we are again with another totally new surface to create with. it's coated kraft paper that is semi-translucent that can be crumpled for an amazing suede look, printed on for a vintage background unlike anything you've seen before. i'm releasing pads of sheets to die cut, stamp on, whatever your creative heart desires as well as envelopes sized to mail your embellished ATC's and #8 tags. just you wait...i'm telling you now..."

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I couldn't help but ask my son if I could make a layout that touched on his life. He gave in and let me use a photo of himself. (he long ago asked me to stop posting his photos everywhere!) There are lots of happy times around here, and this layout shows that. This young lady is full of joy, and she shares it with everyone she knows.

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Oh yeh...the layout! The black background is Creative Imaginations corrugated paper. This 12x12 paper is fun to play around with. You can cut it in cricut, and you may notice that I've printed the photo on the back of it, and cut the paper rosette with it. The page is accented with 7 gypsies lille tickets, Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon, a paper rosette and a flower.

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I embossed the Kraft Glassine paper using a standard embossing die and my Cuttlebug machine. (I used the folder that came with the machine). I then die cut the kraft glassine paper with the Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Floral Die. I also used the die to cut a red flower, and a flower cut from 7 Gyspies beautiful paper. I folded the edges in, and inked them with Tim Hotlz Distress ink brushed corduroy ink, and stacked them all up. You can hold it all together with a brad from My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Love Decorative Brads.

I wanted to see how the Kraft Glassine would work when applying it to chipboard. The result was stunning. It has a look of leather! I embossed the piece, and adhered it to the chipboard heart with Scotch Quick Dry Ahdesive.

It's fun product that produces a great look! I hope you'll try it soon!
Supplies:
Creative Imaginations Black Corrugated Paper
7 Gypsies Lille Paper Crazy Love
7 Gypsies Lille Paper Beautiful
7 Gypsies Lille Tags
Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine Paper
Creek Bank Creations Primitive Heart
Creek Bank Creations Lil Sis Sanding Stick
My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Mabel "love" decorative brads
Tim Holtz Memo Pin
Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die
Red Cardstock
Tim Holtz Paper Rosette Die
Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Ink
Pop Dots (behind rosette die)
Bakers Twine

Try something new and give it a try!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
www.creekbankcreations.com

Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine

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One does want to play with new things when they come out...don't you? Today I finally had the chance to sit down and play with Tim Holt...

Using Tim Holtz Ring Binders...
You may of noticed a new fun product by Tim Holtz called Ring Binders. These small binders are great for making your own craft and photo projects. They can be added to projects by simply punching a hole and using the brads that come in the package to attach them.

I'm always looking for things to alter and play around with, and these fit that bill for sure!
Here's what I made with Tim Holtz Ring Binders!

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I attached the ring binder to Creek Bank Creations 6x6 bracket chipboard and made a wall hanging of favorite photos from my son.
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I covered the scallop chipboard piece with Stella and Rose Hattie Remember Rose Paper.

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I used My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Hattie Happy polka Dots paper for the pages. I cut the pages to 5"x3.5".
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I used buttons to make tabs on the bottom of the pages. I adhered them to the pages using Glossy Accents. Set them on the edge of the paper, and set them aside to dry.


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The ATC Card Kit affirmations from 7 Gypsies had perfect quotes for me to use for this. This made the project fast and easy. I just cut them out and added them to the pages.

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I matted photos on My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Hattie Boy Woven Stripes paper.


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Before I put the ring binder on I adhered some old keys with Glossy Accents and let it dry. Then attach the binder with the brads provided. Notice that I ran a piece of ribbon through the binder holes first, this just softens the ring binder a bit. Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon was a great product to use for hanging, and I just adhered it with the Tiny Attacher.

I also used:
Creek Bank Creations Lil Sis Sanding Stick
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere paper to chipboard
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy

I think the great thing about this kind of project is who you can adapt it to so many uses. Graduation photos, recipes, girlfriends, a scripture holder...this list goes on and on!

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

Ringer Binder Project

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Using Tim Holtz Ring Binders... You may of noticed a new fun product by Tim Holtz called Ring Binder s. These small binders are great for ...
New Creek Bank Creations Exclusive Product...Photo Fold out with protective sleeves!
I've been on a mission all winter to develop products that allow scrapbookers to get more photos on a page. You might remember our exclusive design of page extensions we released earlier this year. Page Extensions have been a huge success with our customers, and I'm sure you will love the photo fold out I've created!

This is just a simple, fast and easy way to get more photos on your pages!
1. Design your layout, decide where you will put the fold out.
2. Accent the fold out with paper, inks, etc.
3. Add your photos or journaling.
4. Slip the protective sleeves on the fold out. One for each side, and adhere them to the back with the self seal strip.
5. Adhere to page.

Each Photo Fold out starts out small, and folds out to hold as many as 9 3x4 photos.

I built magnetic snaps into my photo fold out.
This is done by adhering them to the fold as show below BEFORE you accent the fold out piece.
One magnet on the inside left, and one magnet on the outside right. (these magnets are sticky backed, but I also used a tiny spot of glossy accents on them). 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.
Slide your page into the page protector.
Use a dull pencil, or an embossing stylist, and trace around the outside edge of the shape.
Take the page out of the page protector.
Slide a scrap paper or cutting mat into the page protector, and cut on the line you've created.
Slide your page back into the page protector and wallllll llllaaaaaaaa it fits perfectly.
Don't you love it when a plan comes together?

Purchase Creek Bank Creations Exclusive Photo Fold Out here! Each package comes with enough product to make 3 photo fold outs!

Like the products on this page? They are new from Pink Paislee. It's hometown summer!
Pink Paislee Hometown Summer Collection

Summer Fun Paper
Heat wave Paper
Neighborhood Pool Paper
Sticky back banners
Punch outs

The shop is open this weekend. Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm. (closed next weekend).

We will be in St. Louis at Creating Keepsakes Show. Remember you can save 20% on preorders at any show!

SAVE 20% ON SHOW PREORDERS.

Here is how it works...

1. Place your order online and pay for it. Please do not order items that are marked as not in stock yet, as those will be refunded. (Art Bin Cartridge Carrier, Magic 8 Punches) We do have limited numbers of Sew Easy Straight head tools in stock. (all current orders are shipping today) If you want this tool you should pre-order.

2. When you get to the shopping cart choose "local pick up option". This gives you free freight.

3. In the comments section mark what show you want the products delivered to.

4. In the coupon section use coupon code PRESALE. This will deduct 20% off your order.

Orders for Creating Keepsakes St. Louis must be place by Noon April 6.

We will carry your orders to the show and you can stop by the booth and pick them up. This keeps you from waiting in lines, and assures that you will get what you want! This is especially helpful if you are wanting to have custom books made!

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creaitons, Inc.
www.creekbankcreations.com

Photo Fold Out

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New Creek Bank Creations Exclusive Product... Photo Fold ou t with protective sleeves! I've been on a mission all winter to develop prod...
New Dimensional Birthday Book!

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This fun dimensional book by Creek Bank Creations is cut from heavyweight chipboard. This book kit comes with the extra dimensional pieces for the front of the book. I covered the cake pieces with paper, and the other pieces (stars, icing, etc) with stickles. (I painted a white base coat on the chipboard pieces first, and then heavily covered the pieces with stickles)

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You need snap rings or a bind system to go with this book.
Adhere paper to chipboard with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.
Sand edges clean with Lil Sis Sanding Stick from Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
Purchase on our website here.
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
www.creekbankcreations.com

New Dimensional Birthday Book!

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New Dimensional Birthday Book! This fun dimensional book by Creek Bank Creations is cut from heavyweight chipboard. This book kit comes wi...