This easy mini album is back in stock!  It contains plain  heavyweight chipboard exterior pages and kraft pages inside!  It makes the most beautiful simple album ever!  Our customers have been loving it!

You can find it on our website here!

You can join us at our Scrap Camp May 18th and take the class for just $10.00!  You do not have to register for the entire Scrap Camp event if you do not want to, you can just attend and take classes and shop!

Sign Up for the Easy Mini Album at Scrap Camp Here!

I am also offering to teach this class at River Retreat House.  So now you can come to River Retreat and take this as a class.  View that here.

It's a fun album to create!

Tom and Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
River Retreat House $100.00 crafting weekends!
www.creekbankcreations.com

Easy Mini Album back in stock!

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This easy mini album is back in stock!  It contains plain  heavyweight chipboard exterior pages and kraft pages inside!  It makes the most...
I'm working on starting a new life. 
It's often scary and feels out of place.

I work too much.
I worry too much.

I know it is time to slow down.
I know it is time to hit reset.

I'm trying. 

I've been thinking about my pure love for scrapbooking. 
I've been thinking about how it's been lost in piles, and work and frustration.
I know it is time for reset.

I know it is time for realistic goals.

I made about five 8.5x11 scrapbook pages last year for my personal life, and that was in my son's medical journal. 
That is pathetic.

So I've been organizing my OWN PERSONAL space, and spending time thinking about this realistically.  I've decided that setting SOME GOAL to get SOMETHING done for ME PERSONALLY is worth thinking about. 

I have spent the last week organizing my stuff in a totally different manner.  It has been a huge job, but I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel and I'm so thrilled to have it organized in a way that matches my thinking.  (what joy to store those rifle brads with the hunting paper, with the camo ribbon, etc).  I gave myself permission to throw away the old system I used.  I didn't work and it was doing nothing but discouraging me from even going into my scrapbook space! 

Now I'm going to make a realistic goal for the Month of February.  Are you ready?
My goal is get at least two scrapbook pages done this month.  Surely it is realistic to make this goal.

Let me encourage YOU! 
What is a realistic goal for February? 
Perhaps you already find time to scrapbook and can do more than I can.
I would love to see your posts on our facebook about your goals for February.
What motivates you to find the time to scrapbook? 

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
River Retreat House
$100.00 scrapbook retreat weekends
www.creekbankcreations.com

Be Honest.

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I'm working on starting a new life.  It's often scary and feels out of place. I work too much. I worry too much. I know it i...

Join us for Scrap Camp

May 17-19, 2013

Hanging Rock Christian Camp

Friday 10am-Sunday at Noon


Early Registration is $100.00
The $100.00 fee includes 4 meals, lodging and scrapbook space!

We listened to you and have made a few meal changes for Spring 2013.  Meal service will be a meal of some kind on Friday Night, Brunch on Saturday Morning, Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday.  We are free to use the refrigerator on site and microwave at all times.  Drink service is available to you during your entire stay.  (The soda fountain, coffee etc are free and included in your package).

The dinning room is a great set up and offers a respite from scrapbooking or card crafting!
 











 

We will fill this space with ladies having a blast!
 
All crafters will be housed on ONE level.





These gals from Terre Haute are a riot!  Watch out cause they move in the STUFF!


 The questions from people watching this who don't scrapbook is..."Why do these women have so much stuff?"

Our classroom space is well light and offers plenty of room!
 
Changes you need to note about Scrap Camp Spring 2013.
I've changed the hours from 10am on Friday to Noon on Sunday.
Note the meal changes above.
Room Upgrades:  If you have attended before and are interested in a room upgrade please note that the price has increased to $60.00 per weekend, per person.  This means EACH PERSON who is sleeping in the room upgrade room must put the item in the shopping cart and pay for it themselves.  I realize this is a huge fee increase, but it is camp policy.
 
Dates you need to watch for in regards to Scrap Camp Spring 2013.
Early bird registration ends May 1st.
Room Upgrades will open this Friday January 25th at 9:30am Indiana Time.  There are a limited number of room upgrades available, and they are first come, first serve.
Classes will be posted by February 28, 2013
 
Please Please Please
help us spread the word about Scrap Camp.  What an awesome thing this event would be if we could unite scrapbookers and rubber stampers from all over Indiana.  I often hear from ladies who are alone in their crafting and they want to know about groups like us!  Please share the news!
 
Please note that all Scrap Camp Fees are non refundable.
 
Standard Registration is on our website now and open!
 
Questions?  email Julie at creek@dish.net
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
 

Scrap Camp Spring 2013

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Join us for Scrap Camp May 17-19, 2013 Hanging Rock Christian Camp Friday 10am-Sunday at Noon Early Registration is $100.00...

Open House Follow Up
We had a BLAST over the weekend seeing old friends.  Thank you to each of you who stopped by River Retreat House and Creek Bank Creations Scrapbook Supply to say hello!
 
If you have questions about booking email Julie at creek@dish.net or call 765-793-2523.
We had a few local girls scrapbook in the house on Saturday and boy did they fill the house with life!  Thank you Scrappin Sisters for coming and just being yourselves.  It was refreshing!

I am hearing from a few folks who could not attend the event this past weekend and still want to visit the house!  Friday I will open the house again, and the shop will be open from 10am-5pm Indiana Time.  I will also honor the 30% off discount we offered last week at our open house.


Our address is
201 Center Street
Perrysville, IN 47974
765-793-2523
My cell phone if you get lost 217-898-9024.

See our photo fold out products here!

Hope to you see YOU soon!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
www.creekbankcreations.com


Open House Follow Up

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Open House Follow Up We had a BLAST over the weekend seeing old friends.  Thank you to each of you who stopped by River Retreat House ...

If you could of lived with me in 2012 you would of FELT what you see in the photo above.  A giant page in my life turning, turning, turning.  It was an exciting, exhausting, terrifying and wonderful year.  We sold our home in Illinois and purchased land in Indiana, which will have to be developed.  We moved to a rental.  My son purchased a home in Indiana.  We spent time helping him to prepare the house for his new bride!  

This son of mine is a gift.  You might remember how he struggled to LIVE after a staff infection ate a whole in spine.  What a story of mercy, grace and answered prayer he is! Our son fell in love with a young lady that we LOVE too!  She is a DELIGHTFUL young lady who brings much happiness and balance to my very serious son.  Remember ladies, when you think all is lost and God isn't listening to your prayers HE IS!  Keep praying!
 
The wedding was in September, Covered Bridge in October, Scrap Camp in November.
To add excitement to our already "boring " year we bought a home in Perrysville, Indiana to move the business to. 
 
Our plan was to move the shop into the garage which is on site and remodel the interior of the house for a crafting retreat center.  (I've been asked quite a bit if we live in the house and we do not.)
 
It looked simple.
It looked EASY.
It looked fun.
 
It was NOT.
 
We have spent nearly every waking hour since November working on our new residence for the business and quiet honestly we're tired.  ;)
 
I'm behind on everything.  My home office has been piling since Nov 1.
Our own plans to build a home have not been touched.
 
We are content. (and tired)
We are blessed.  (and tired)
We are excited.  (and tired)
 

We thrilled to be able to open the home to you this Friday and Saturday, Jan 18th and 19th from 10am-5pm Indiana time. 

 
Come and walk though the house and see what River Retreat House looks like.
The house can be booked for crafting weekends for up to 10 women.  The house is all on one floor and boasts of 10 twin beds and 10 six foot crafting tables.  We do not provide meal service, but the house has a fully equipped kitchen. 
 
Weekend retreats are only $100.00 and groups of  7 more get a 30% discount.  If you know of a Creative Memories Consultant, Stampin Up Rep or other crafting business person would you please do us the honor of passing this information along to them?  We will gladly host other types of business in the house.  If you have questions email Julie at creek@dish.net
 
To book a weekend simply email julie at creek@dish.net and ask about the date you want to visit the house.  Once your date is confirmed you can place your order through our online shopping cart here.

During the open house you can Shop our onsite store for 30% off nearly everything! 

I've been cleaning, and sorting and I've got quite a pile of clearance for you to look through.  I'm selling two 6" cricut machines and a Big Shot machine as well. 

Register to win a crafting weekend when you stop by! 

We are giving away two weekend retreat weekends!  Stop by and register, you need not be present to win.  The prize will be one weekend retreat which is a value of $100.00
 

Watch a video of house! 
Our Address
201 Center Street
Perrysville, IN 47974
765-793-2523
 
OTHER NEWS......
 

Scrap Camp

Scrap Camp is an event we host at Hanging Rock Christian Camp in West Lebanon, Indiana.  It is a great place to host camp and it is a time for us to connect with you, offer classes and more!  Our last retreat had over 70 women from all over three states! 

We did have to move our spring Scrap Camp date.  (my apologies on that).  We will host

SCRAP CAMP  May 17-19, 2013.  The weekend fee is still only $100.00 and registration is on our site here

I have made a few changes in how camp will run and I will send out additional information updating you on all that along with room upgrade information NEXT WEEK.  I will set a date next week to release room upgrades and that will be announced through this blog and our face book page. 

Other Dates:

Please note we are no longer doing shows outside of a 4 hour drive from our Indiana base.  If you need supplies please order from our website! 

Crop for the Cure Evansville, Indiana February 16th.
Heirloom Productions Stamp and Paper Arts Festival Indianapolis, IN March 2 & 3
Crop for the Cure Terre Haute Indiana April 27th
Creating Keepsakes Fort Wayne May 31-June 1 (still working on contracts for this show.  Please note there is NO SHOW in Louisville, KY this year!)

It was a year of learning and growing for me personally.  I hope that 2013 fills your life with contented, wonderful blessings!

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
River Retreat House
Perrysville, Indiana
www.creekbankcreations.com

2013 Update

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If you could of lived with me in 2012 you would of FELT what you see in the photo above.  A giant page in my life turning, turning, turn...