Friday, November 27, 2015

Event: Open House & Small Business Saturday

Inky Hot Mess is having our 1st Annual Open House! The Open House is this Saturday, November 28th from 10am until 3pm. Join us at our shop located at 93 Castle Street in downtown Geneva. 
 
Open House Sale!
Brace yourself....This one is HUGE!

The ENTIRE shop is 25% off! 

No coupons. No code from your phone. Just come in and shop!
You'll save 25% off every single item at Inky Hot Mess during our Open House.

Bring your Inky Rewards Card!!!! You'll get stamped on all your purchases during our Open House. We don't stamp Inky Rewards Cards on discounted items, but we're making an exception today! It's our gift to you!


The first 3 people who have their Inky Rewards Cards stamped will get to choose a gift! The first person who cashes in a full Inky Rewards Card will receive a gift from MacKenzie Childs! 

Door Prizes!

We are giving away several amazing prizes:
Rubber stamps from Art Impressions
Ranger apron
Card Making Workshop
Scrapbooking Workshop
Saturday Craft Day

Love Ranger? We saved a few Ranger tote bags for our Open House customers! We only have a few left!! Once they are gone, they are gone. These tote bags are not sold anywhere.

These Ranger tote bags give you special shopping powers. Everyone who receives a Ranger tote bag will receive 5% off their future purchases when they shop with their tote! As an added bonus, we will also stamp their Inky Rewards Cards!

Everyone will receive a free gift at checkout.....not saying what they are. You'll have to come in and shop!

These discounts cannot be used on prior purchases. They are only valid  in store during our Open House.

Warm beverages and refreshments will also be available.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Black Friday Sales & Free Gifts!

Big Paper Crafting Sales! Black Friday ONLY!

Are you ready? The Black Friday Sales are as follows:
ALL Storage Jars and Organizers 50% off
Coasters 50% off
Metal Buckets & Lunch Pails 50% off
Canvas Panels 30% off
Albums & Page Protectors 25% off
Ink Pads 20% off
Bring your Inky Rewards card!!!! You will get stamped on all purchases on Black Friday even on sale items! Remember, we don't stamp cards on discounted purchases, but we are making an exception today!
Love Ranger? We have Ranger tote bags we're giving away to everyone who makes a purchase. These tote bags are not sold anywhere! They are available while supplies last! These bags give you special shopping powers. Everyone who has these Ranger totes will receive 5% off their purchases when they shop with their tote! And their Inky Rewards cards will be stamped.
Everyone will receive a few free gifts with purchase....not saying what they are! You'll have to come in and see!
Inky Hot Mess will be open 10am - 5pm on Black Friday! We're hosting a $5 Crop and the fee is being donated to the Seneca County House of Concern's food pantry!
These discounts cannot be used on prior purchases. They are only valid in store on Black Friday.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Website: New Website Update

Inky Hot Mess is in the process of moving to a new website. In order to move to our new website, we had to turn our current one off. There's a hot mess behind the scenes with changes. It's like a mini insane asylum....going back and forth with various companies. Our website will be down for about 2 days. We just want you to know that we haven't disappeared! We will let you know when our new website is up and active.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

New Hours

The weather is changing along with our hours. Our new hours begin on Sunday, November 29th. Our new hours will not have any impact on our Crops or Workshops.

Winter Hours:
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 11 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 5 pm
Friday: 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 3 pm

Friday, November 20, 2015

Website: Bo Bunny

As you have read, Inky Hot Mess is in the middle of transitioning to a new website. In the meantime, you can still shop online with Inky Hot Mess! This online shop will feed into our new website. You can now shop online at our Square Market.


Inky Hot Mess is happy to announce that several vendors have been completely uploaded to our Square Market. As of today, Bo Bunny products are 100% loaded up to our Square Market

Bo Bunny
We have also begun adding all of the Ranger products. So far we have uploaded all of the Stickles and the Stickles Dry Fine Glitter.

Inky Hot Mess ships to the entire US including the Continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, US Territories, and US Military Bases. All packages are shipped vis USPS Priority Mail or FedEx One Rate. Each package is also insured and a Delivery Confirmation Number or a tracking number will be emailed to you.

Sale prices in our physical store do not apply to our website. Clearance prices do apply however! Periodically, we have website only sales. Our website also has it's own Inky Rewards program. We are not able to combine the Inky Rewards from our website with the Inky Rewards punch cards from our physical store.

I'll be back soon with another website update! 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

IHM Workshop: Christmas Tags

Brace yourselves! I'm about to share with you something Christmasy. I know Mr. Gobble Gobble hasn't arrived yet, but many crafts take time....a great deal of time. These are the Christmas Tags from our Workshop this week.
In each Tags Workshop, we make 5 unique tags. Each month we use different products and techniques. Most months we have a theme that reflects an upcoming holiday or season.
This tag was made using Texture Paste from Ranger, Cranberry Color Wash from Ranger, white Fun Flock from Stampendous, and the Holiday Quilt Stencil from Echo Park.
The Perfect Pearls Tag! Lots of Ranger products went into this tag including Forever Red Perfect Pearls Mist, Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist, Green Patina Perfect Pearls Mist, Mini College Glue Stick, and gold foil from the Vintage Foil Sheets.
'Tis the Season to love Cranberry! Lots of Cranberry Color Wash was used along with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist, and Texture Paste Transparent Gloss from Ranger along with the Ornaments Stencil from Echo Park.
Warm Wishes to you! More Texture Paste from Ranger.....told you we loooooove Ranger's Texture Paste. It's very different from other brands. Come into the shop and I can show you and explain the differences. The Holly and Berries come from a stencil from Echo Park. We used Pine Needles Distress Spray Stain, Cranberry Color Wash, and Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist from Ranger.
And my favorite tag! I live bling and this tag has lots of sparkle! We used Pine Needles Distress Spray Stain along with the Christmas Trees stencil from Echo Park. The glitter along the bottom is not just any glitter! This is crushed glass....real vintage style glitter....no static! This is the Platinum Glass Glitter from Prima Marketing. We finished off the tag with the Silver Tinsel Twine from Tim Holtz. He just has so many awesome products!

The next Tags Workshop at Inky Hot Mess will be December 15th. The theme is winter.....there might be some snow or some glitter. We offer the Workshop at 11 am and 5:30 pm. It's the same Workshop both times. The fee is $20. Preregistration is required. Please call Inky Hot Mess at 315-325-4554 to sign up!
*All of the die cut embellishments are from Simple Stories. All products used to make the Christmas Tags are available at Inky Hot Mess.

Website: Lawn Fawn

As you have read, Inky Hot Mess is in the middle of transitioning to a new website. In the meantime, you can still shop online with Inky Hot Mess! This online shop will feed into our new website. You can now shop online at our Square Market.


Inky Hot Mess is happy to announce that several vendors have been completely uploaded to our Square Market. As of today, Lawn Fawn products are 100% loaded up to our Square Market

Lawn Fawn
We have also begun adding all of the Ranger products. So far we have uploaded all of the Stickles and the Stickles Dry Fine Glitter.

Inky Hot Mess ships to the entire US including the Continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, US Territories, and US Military Bases. All packages are shipped vis USPS Priority Mail or FedEx One Rate. Each package is also insured and a Delivery Confirmation Number or a tracking number will be emailed to you.

Sale prices in our physical store do not apply to our website. Clearance prices do apply however! Periodically, we have website only sales. Our website also has it's own Inky Rewards program. We are not able to combine the Inky Rewards from our website with the Inky Rewards punch cards from our physical store.

I'll be back soon with another website update! 

Website: Art Impressions

As you have read, Inky Hot Mess is in the middle of transitioning to a new website. In the meantime, you can still shop online with Inky Hot Mess! This online shop will feed into our new website. You can now shop online at our Square Market.


Inky Hot Mess is happy to announce that several vendors have been completely uploaded to our Square Market. As of today, Art Impressions products are 100% loaded up to our Square Market

Art Impressions

We have also begun adding all of the Ranger products. So far we have uploaded all of the Stickles and the Stickles Dry Fine Glitter that we have in stock.

Inky Hot Mess ships to the entire US including the Continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, US Territories, and US Military Bases. All packages are shipped vis USPS Priority Mail or FedEx One Rate. Each package is also insured and a Delivery Confirmation Number or a tracking number will be emailed to you.

Sale prices in our physical store do not apply to our website. Clearance prices do apply however! Periodically, we have website only sales. Our website also has it's own Inky Rewards program. We are not able to combine the Inky Rewards from our website with the Inky Rewards punch cards from our physical store.

I'll be back soon with another website update! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

And So It Begins...

Looks like the holidays are coming. How appropriate to kick off the holiday decorating with sleigh bells on our door? Don't worry! We will have lots of paper decorating the shop. No other hints.
You'll have to attend our 1st Annual Open House on Saturday, November 28th to see what we create!
Please remember how important it is to Shop Local!

Change is Coming!

Inky Hot Mess is pretty excited about this change we are about to announce......

If you've been to our awesome shop in downtown Geneva recently, you've probably seen our new teal shelves which are filled with white bins full of paper crafting treasures. What you may not know is that those treasures represent the beginnings of Inky Hot Mess. IHM began as a monthly kit club geared towards pocket scrapbooking. You've probably heard of Project Life and that is the most popular brand in the world of pocket scrapbooking. IHM has own our version that we call Living Life.



Today, I am announcing some big, amazing changes to Living Life. We put our kits on hold while we built our physical shop. I am happy to announce that on January 15th, Living Life will be back! We will be announcing new collections then. We have some new products as well.

What's changing with Living Life? The biggest change is that there will not be subscriptions anymore. You will not be locked into buying a kit each month. No more worrying about canceling your subscription if it's not working out for you. You'll still be able to purchase Living Life every month.

Living Life will no longer be a series of pocket cards and a mountain of embellishments all in one kit. We are going to sell the embellishments in groups and the pocket cards separately. So the Wood Chips will all be packaged together. All of the die cuts will be packaged together. Things like that.

We will be greatly reducing the number of outside vendors we use. We are working hard behind the scenes to have our products manufactured for us. We are also working on having them Made in the USA! We are hard at work with some new manufacturers and have a number of things in the works. We will be making an announcement on some new products we are designing on January 1st. These new products will coordinate with our Living Life collections.

Living Life will be available online at inkyhotmess.com and at our physical shop in downtown Geneva. Each month on the 15th we will be releasing at least one new collection. Each collection will contain a series of pocket cards, flair, an assortment of chips which may include wood chips, acrylic chips, and cork chips, and die cuts. There will be additional items available, but we can't say what they are just yet! They are wicked awesome. I can say that.

Living Life will still be theme based. The themes will vary each month. Some will focus on holidays or seasons. Others will focus on a word like our Graphite Living Life. Graphite focuses on black and white. Happy focuses on happy thoughts and happy words. There won't be random, oddball things thrown in the collections.

Because of this change to Living Life, there will be some changes made now. We will be separating the Living Life collections we have in stock. They will be changed on our website when their collection is completed. We will be repackaging each collection we currently offer. This change will take us until the end of December to complete.

Inky Hot Mess is in the middle of building a brand new website and making it easier to shop online with us! Due to our website rebuild, all Living Life products will only be available in our shop in downtown Geneva for the time being. Each item will be added to our new online store once they are repackaged and photographed.

We are working very hard at improving our photography. I have purchased some serious photography accessories and am looking forward to breaking out the big, fancy Canon camera instead of my iPhone. Yikes! Did I just confess to using my iPhone for photos for our website? Well, that's probably not a big surprise since that's what I use for Instagram and Facebook.

So stick with us and stay tuned! There will be some truly amazing things coming.....things I never thought would ever be possible. With having the physical store, a whole new world has been opened up to me! I hope you will enjoy the new products and get your craft on!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Wednesday Sale: Wood Mounted Stamps

Our Wednesday Sale this week is all about stamping! Today ONLY all wood mounted rubber stamps are 20% off! You will find a number of stamp vendors at Inky Hot Mess including 7Gypsies, Graphic 45, Inkadinkadoo, Hampton Art, Cam & Chloe, Tim Holtz, Hot Fudge Sundae, and more! 
This sale is limited to product on hand. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases or special orders. Discount does not apply to website orders.






Did You Know?: Thanksgiving Living Life Exclusives

Today I have an exclusive Inky Hot Mess Living Life collection to share with you! Grace and Gratitude is our Thanksgiving Living Life collection. You're asking what Living Life is, right? Living Life is Inky Hot Mess's answer to pocket scrapbooking. You may have heard of Project Life. Project Life is the most popular form of pocket scrapbooking. We have a pocket scrapbooking album in the shop we can show you!

Grace and Gratitude is a complete Living Life collection. It comes with a series of pocket cards, flair, wood chips, die cuts, and embellishments. There are additional coordinating embellishments available at our shop as well. You will find additional flair and wood chips at Inky Hot Mess. Below is a photo of the coordinating wood chips we have available as a collection. There are a few wood chips available for purchase outside of the collections.
The Grace and Gratitude Living Life collection includes a series of pocket cards. The collection includes both 3"x4" and 4"x6" pocket cards. All of the pocket cards were designed by Inky Hot Mess and are exclusive to us. They are also printed locally.
There are 17 4"x6" pocket cards in the Grace and Gratitude Living Life collection. You will find both horizontal and vertical pocket cards.
You will find 24 3"x4" pocket cards in Grace and Gratitude Living Life. There are 2 cards on one 4"x6" pocket card. Simply use your paper trimmer to cut them apart. There are horizontal and vertical pocket cards.
Grace and Gratitude Living Life contains 18 die cuts. The die cuts are the Grateful Components from Authentique.
More exclusives! There are 7 wood chips in Grace and Gratitude. They are all laser cut out of maple veneer. We design them here at Inky Hot Mess and they are made for us by a craftsman in California. They are Made in the USA! We do have a few of these available individually. You won't find these wood chips anywhere else!
A few more embellishments....in the embellishment bag, you will find 2 exclusive flair, a love geotag shaped paper clip, and a strip of sunflower pearls.

Living Life collections are limited edition. Once a collection sells out, it's gone forever! Some of the embellishments can be purchased out side of the collection. Stop by our shop to see what is available. We have a variety of Living Life collections for several holidays, seasons, and themes. Prices vary for each Living Life collection. The number of pocket cards and the embellishments vary from collection to collection. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Did You Know?: Thanksgiving Creativity

You all remember Thanksgiving, right? It's that sad holiday squished in between Halloween and Christmas. Sadly, it seems to be looked over by many. When was the last time you found Thanksgiving decorations? Ever see houses decorated for Thanksgiving? The only thing I can think of are those giant blow up turkeys in front yards.

Thanksgiving deserves more! Thanksgiving brings families together. There's great history that goes along with this holiday. Sure some of it may be folklore, but hey there is a rock you can visit in Plymouth, Massachusetts. There's the Plimoth Plantation as well. And there are many of us who have great memories of getting up early to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade as a child and dreamed of being there.

Today I have some items to share with you that are currently in stock at Inky Hot Mess. All of these items celebrate Thanksgiving.

We have several stickers and chipboard stickers in stock. Some of these we are starting to run low on!

12"x12" sheet of stickers from Echo Park

Chipboard stickers from Echo Park

Stickers from Chickaniddy Crafts

Stickers from Chickaniddy Crafts

Stickers from Reminisce

Cornucopia Stamp from Art Impressions

Happy Thanksgiving Stamp from Art Impressions

Thankful Stamps from Avery Elle

Thankful Silhouettes Stamps from Tim Holtz

If Turkeys Could Talk Stamps and Die from Taylored Expression

We Give Thanks Stamps from Taylored Expressions

A Bushel & a Peck Stamps from Taylored Expressions

Planner Thanks Stamps from Technique Tuesday

So Blessed Stamps from Technique Tuesday

I am Thankful Stamps from Technique Tuesday

Remember, all these paper crafting goodies aren't restricted in what you use them for! There are no rules! Think out of the card and scrapbook box. Make napkin ring holders, place cards, and home decor. You can also craft your very own unique embellishments. Add some twine and die cut leaves to one of the banners or pennants on the stickers and viola you have crafted your own embellishment. 

Event: Open House


Inky Hot Mess is happy to announce our 1st Annual Open House! Our Open House is on Saturday, November 28th from 10 am until 3 pm. Join us at our shop located 93 Castle Street in downtown Geneva.


Help Inky Hot Mess celebrate Small Business Saturday. We will have refreshments including warm beverages. Our shop will be decorated with paper for the holiday season. Handmade gifts will be available. Sales to be had throughout our shop!



Shop Local!




Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wednesday Sale: 12x12 Paper Pads & Collections

Our Wednesday Sale this week is all about paper! Today ONLY all 12x12 paper pads and 12x12 paper collections are 20% off! You will find a number of paper vendors at Inky Hot Mess including KaiserCraft, Echo Park, Carta Bella, Bo Bunny, Bella Blvd, We R Memory Keepers, Simple Stories, Graphic 45, Webster's Pages, October Afternoon, Authentique, Pebbles, Heartfelt Creations, Chickaniddy Crafts, and more! 

We're including autumn, Halloween, Christmas, and winter 12x12 paper pads and 12x12 paper collections in this sale! Seriously, paper collections that just arrived are on sale! All of the 12x12 paper collections and 12x12 paper pads are included in this sale - no matter what the theme is! A few of the 12x12 paper collections and 12x12 paper pads in stock.....




















This sale is limited to product on hand. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases or special orders. Discount does not apply to website orders.