Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wednesday Sale: KaiserCraft Paper Crafting Supplies

It's time to announce the Wednesday sale. All KaiserCraft paper crafting supplies are 20% off this Wednesday (June 1st).


All KaiserCraft products are included the sale. The list includes 12x12 paper collections, 6x6 paper pads, cardstock, stickers, die cuts, journal cards, stamps,  embossing folders, and more!

This sale is limited to stock on hand. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases, special orders, website orders, Etsy orders, or clearance items. Inky Rewards Cards are not stamped on discounted items.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Remembrance & Sale

Today is a day for remembering and thanking. Remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Without these brave men and women, we would not enjoy the freedoms and opportunities our amazing country provides.


Today is about far more than picnics, hamburgers, and a day off. I come from a long line of military families. I have men and women in my family who have been or are in the military. Many people don't realize the sacrifices entire families make because of their loved one being in a branch of the armed forces. When one of them is sent into harms way, it impacts not only their immediate family, but distance relatives and friends as well. Thoughts and prayers are shared over continents. Hope that their loved one comes back in one piece and hopefully ok.


Frequently, family members don't even know where the family is. My family went through this a few years ago. One of my cousins was in the Middle East....somewhere. That was all he could tell us. We waited for months for him to come home and see that he was in one piece. There were times I would stay up all night long and we would email each other back and forth. Sometimes that was the only time he had contact from anyone in the States. It was hard on us, but I could see how hard it was on him. Once he came home, he told us more and it was heartbreaking what he lived through and experienced every single day.


I still have vivid memories of the funeral of one of my grandfathers. I didn't know him well, but I remember watching his flag be folded and handed to my grandmother. She kept in proudly on display the rest of her life. Whenever I'd see it, I would get chills.


Honestly, thank you just doesn't seem like enough. It takes a special person to enlist, complete basic training, and go off to wherever the government decides to send you.


In honor of Memorial Day, this week the entire Inky Hot Mess shop is on sale to current and past military members. You will need your ID for verification. All regularly priced and clearance priced merchandise will be 20% off with your military ID. The Memorial Day sale will end on Saturday, June 4th.

To clarify what we mean by military members.....we are including the US Coast Guard, US Marine Corps, US Army, US Air Force, US Navy, Army National Guard of the US, US Army Reserve, US Marine Corps Forces Reserves, US Navy Reserve, Air National Guard of the US, US Air Force Reserve, US Coast Guard Reserve, ROTC, and NY National Guard. If we have left anyone out, please forgive us and let us know! We will make a correction quickly. If you have any questions, please call our shop at 315.325.4554. Our hours are Tuesday - Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday 11am-3pm.

This sale is limited to stock on hand. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases, special orders, website orders, Etsy orders, or clearance items. Inky Rewards Cards are not stamped on discounted items.

All Gave Some. Some Gave All. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Registration for June Craft Days & Workshops NOW OPEN!

Registration is now open!

Inky Hot Mess is happy to announce that you can now register for all of our Craft Days and Workshops for the month of June. All Craft Days and Workshops require registration and full payment at registration. The Tool Caddy Lists can be found in each description.

Craft Day
Craft Day: 10am - 6pm
Craft Day is FREE for the month of June!
Bring a project from home and get it completed!
Every Thursday is Craft Day!
June Dates: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Crafty Saturday
June 49am - 6pm
Your fee includes a lunch with beverages, snacks, goodie bag, and door prizes.
 
WHAT’S A CRAFT DAY?
Craft Day is when you bring your supplies from home along with a project you are currently working on to a location such as a shop, hotel, church, or firehouse. What crafts are included? Any! Scrapbookers, card makers, quilters, sewers, knitters, anyone!
Why is Craft Day so fun? You get together with other crafters! You can share ideas. Maybe learn something new! There are no distractions from home. It’s a day to be creative. The day is all about YOU!
 
June 8th11am - 1pm
June 8th6pm - 8pm
We will make 4 cards using the latest in Lawn Fawn stamps, dies, ink pads, cardstocks, and papers. Seating is limited to 10 for this workshop.

Graphic 45 Cityscapes Travel Tote
June 11th11am - 3pm

The Cityscapes collection from Graphic 45 is a traveler's dream. Join us to create your own travel tote book. There are plenty of pockets to tuck away tickets, photos, and the details of your trip. Seating is limited to 6 for this workshop.

Technique Tags
June 15th11am - 1pm
June 15th6pm - 8pm
This month's Technique Tags will take their inspiration from Dina Wakley! You'll get to experiment with stencils, gesso, paints, Mica Spray, rubber stamps, and more! Seating is limited to 10 for this workshop.

Ladies' Night: Live Love Laugh Mixed Media Canvas
June 17th6pm - 9pm

Have you always wanted to experiment with mixed media, but didn't know where to begin? Join us for a mixed media adventure! You will create a 12"x12" mixed media canvas panel. Get your hands on Dylusions Paints, Distress Stains, texture paste, stencils, and more. You will receive a stencil to take home. Seating is limited to 12 for this workshop.

Summer Pinwheels
June 18th1pm - 3pm

Nothing says summer like a pinwheel spinning in the breeze. You will create 5 different pinwheels in a variety of sizes using the We R Memory Keepers Pinwheel Punch Board. Seating is limited to 8 for this workshop.

Bo Bunny Firecracker Stars
June 25th1pm - 3pm
Red, White, and Blue! Add some Firecracker flair and you have the beginnings of the 4th of July decor! We will create a trio of stars using the brand new Firecracker collection from Bo Bunny. Seating is limited to 6 for this workshop.

Summer Banner
June 29th11am - 1pm
June 29th6pm - 8pm

Swing into summer with our Summer Banner workshop. You will create a banner with the We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board and embellish with all things summer. Seating is limited to 10 for this workshop.

How do you register for Craft Days and Workshops at Inky Hot Mess? You can register online. Each Craft Day and Workshop is available on our website. The links provided will bring you to them. You may also sign up by stopping by our shop in downtown Geneva.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Wednesday Sale: Autumn Paper Crafting Supplies

It's time to announce the Wednesday sale. All autumn paper crafting supplies are 20% off this Wednesday (May 25th).


All autumn products are included the sale. The list includes 12x12 paper collections, 6x6 paper pads, stickers, chipboard, washi tape, die cuts, enamel dots, journal cards, Project Life, stamps, dies, stencils, embossing folders, ephemera die cuts, flair, craft buttons, and more!

This sale is limited to stock on hand. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases, special orders, website orders, Etsy orders, or clearance items. Inky Rewards Cards are not stamped on discounted items.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Extended Hours This Week!


This week is a crazy busy and exciting week at Inky Hot Mess! We have Heartfelt Creations coming to teach 2 classes at our shop.

The Syracuse Stamp and Scrapbook Show is this weekend. We will be there! Our booth will feature Make & Takes. We are donating 50% of our proceeds to the Helping Hounds Rescue in DeWitt. Come to our booth, make a card, and you'll be helping save puppies and dogs in Texas and Alabama along with local dogs who need homes. Helping Hounds Rescue holds a special place in my heart.

Hi everybody. I'm Dudley. I love living in New York. I have a big family made up of peoples, doggies like me, and kitties. 

My little Dudley was taken by the state of Texas from a puppy mill. He went from a puppy mill to a shelter for months. He had no idea how to be a dog. Someone who works with Helping Hounds Rescue thought he was a perfect little dog to come to New York for a second chance. He was considered unadoptable because he was old and there's just too many dogs needing homes. I'm happy to say that it only took him a few days to find his forever home. Since coming home, he's learned how to be a dog. He has learned how to walk, run, go up and down stairs, jump up on the couch all by himself. He knows when he's getting meals. He loves attention and snuggling with his human family and his doggie family. His life is completely different....he actually has a life now! This is why Helping Hounds Rescue is so special to our family.

Inky Hot Mess will be open extended hours this week! Our hours for this week are as follows:

Thursday: 11am - 8pm
Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 8pm
Sunday: Closed

Our booth at the Syracuse Stamp and Scrapbook will be open Saturday 10am until 5pm and Sunday 11am until 4pm. We will have an assortment of cards for you to make using a variety of techniques.
Don't forget Create & Play! This Saturday 6:30pm - 8pm at our shop in downtown Geneva. Create & Play is $10 which includes finger foods, 10% discount on your purchase (Craft Days, Workshops, Special Orders, online orders, and Etsy orders are excluded), and you will create a mini mixed media canvas! For those who spend $100 or more, Create & play is FREE! Our shop will be open to everyone, but only Create & Play ticket holders will enjoy these perks. Tickets are VERY limited! They can be purchased at our shop in downtown Geneva or at the Syracuse Stamp and Scrapbook Show.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Wednesday Sale: Christmas Paper Crafting Supplies

It's time to announce the Wednesday sale. All Christmas paper crafting supplies are 20% off this Wednesday (May 18th).


All Christmas products are included the sale. The list includes 12x12 paper collections, 6x6 paper pads, stickers, chipboard, washi tape, die cuts, enamel dots, journal cards, Project Life, 6x8 albums, stamps, dies, stencils, embossing folders, ephemera die cuts, flair, and craft buttons.

This sale is limited to stock on hand. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases, special orders, website orders, Etsy orders, or clearance items. Inky Rewards Cards are not stamped on discounted items.

Heartfelt Creations Classes LAST CALL!!!


Heartfelt Creations will be at Inky Hot Mess this Thursday! They will be teaching 2 different classes and hosting a trunk show.



All Glammed Up 
2pm - 4pm 
$33 
5 seats available

To sign up for this class, please purchase your ticket in our online shop or come to our shop in downtown Geneva by 5pm on Wednesday. Click Here to Register!

​Are you a glamor girl who loves shaped cards with petite florals and accents of soft coral and gold? In this class you will learn how to shape these itty bitty flowers that are the perfect accents for the All Glammed Up Collection. You will learn how to create the shaped shoe card, color and decorative it in a quick and easy timeframe. These cards are perfect for those special occasions begging for the perfect glamor girl card. These beautiful cards that will be accented with glitter and prills for the perfect finishing accents.

We will provide step-by-step instructions both written and verbal. Heartfelt Creations classes are always loaded with creative techniques and you will leave with fresh inspiration.





Peacock Paisley 
6pm - 8pm 
$33 
2 seats available

To sign up for this class, please purchase your ticket in our online shop or come to our shop in downtown Geneva by 5pm on WednesdayClick Here to Register!

Do you love feathery friends paired with accent flowers of delicate vellum? During this class you will learn how to create vellum flowers, how to color on vellum and blend multiple colors on cardstock. Pair these techniques with the soft peacock color theme, decorative ovals, and pretty backgrounds for the perfect card trio that is sure to take your breath away! These samples might look complicated, but we will break it down step by step and show you how easy it is to create your own masterpiece.

We will provide step-by-step instructions both written and verbal. Heartfelt Creations classes are always loaded with creative techniques and you will leave with fresh inspiration.



Tool Caddy (Both Classes):
Adhesives - tape runner, foam/pop dots, glue dots, liquid glue such as Glossy Accents
Scissors
Container to store your masterpieces

All other supplies will be provided by Heartfelt Creations. They will also host a Trunk Show while they are here for the day.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Wednesday Sale: Simple Stories

It's time to announce the Wednesday sale. All of the products from Simple Stories are 25% off this Wednesday (May 11th).


All Simple Stories products are included the sale. Simple Stories makes far more than paper! They have 12x12 paper collections, 6x6 paper pads, stickers, chipboard, washi tape, die cuts, enamel dots, photo crops, Snap Cards (journal cards), recipe cards, 12x12 albums, 6x8 albums, 4x6 albums, Photo Flips, and page protectors.

This sale is limited to stock on hand. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases, special orders, website orders, Etsy orders, or clearance items. Inky Rewards Cards are not stamped on discounted items.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Wednesday Sale: Carta Bella

It's time to announce the Wednesday sale. All of the products from Carta Bella are 25% off this Wednesday (May 4th).


All Carta Bella products are included the sale. Carta Bella makes far more than paper! They have 12x12 paper collections, 6x6 paper pads, stickers, chipboard, stencils, embossing folders, stamps, dies, washi tape, and enamel dots.

This sale is limited to stock on hand. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases, special orders, website orders, Etsy orders, or clearance items. Inky Rewards Cards are not stamped on discounted items.