Thursday, June 30, 2016

Inky Hot Mess is Celebrating Our 1st Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to us! We opened our doors on July 1, 2015. It's so hard to believe that we've already been open a year. We've met so many great people, created tons of projects, learned about lots of amazing products, and we get to share them all with you!

In honor of our first year, we're celebrating! We have door prizes, a FREE Craft Day, extended hours, double stamps on Inky Rewards Cards, and sales!




Door Prizes:
On Friday at 12 noon, we will announce the door prizes! Free Workshops anyone?

Free Craft Day:
Saturday, July 2nd you can craft away for FREE! The hours are 10am - 6pm...Yes it's really free!

Extended Hours:
Our hours on Friday and Saturday (July 1 & 2) are 10am until 6pm.

Inky Rewards:
ALL purchases on Friday & Saturday will receive double stamps! We are stamping on discounted items as well.

Friday Sales:

  • 20% off ALL single sheets of paper, 12x12 paper collection, 6x6 paper pads, stamps, and dies (clearance items are excluded)
  • 10% off ALL Clearance items
  • Select 12x12 cardstock $0.25 a sheet
  • Select 12x12 papers $0.25 a sheet
Check back Friday evening when we announce Saturday's sales! 

This sale is limited to stock on hand. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases, special orders, website orders, or Etsy orders. 


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Save 20% on Paper Crafting Supplies!

Want to save 20% on your next purchase of paper crafting supplies? Then head on over to the Inky Hot Mess website!



Don't forget to enter your Discount Code! The code is JUNE16 and expires on 06/30/16. All the details can be found on our website.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Registration for August 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 August. All Craft Days and Workshops require registration and full payment at registration. The Tool Caddy Lists can be found in each description.

Craft Day: 10am - 6pm
Craft Day is FREE for the month of August!
Bring a project from home and get it completed!
Every Tuesday and Thursday is Craft Day!
August Dates: 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, and 30th

August 26th-28th: Crafty Weekend All 3 Days $65
Friday: 9am-11pm
Saturday: 9am-11pm
Sunday: 10am-6pm
What’s included on Friday: dinner and dessert bar; Saturday: lunch and dessert bar. Door prizes are all given away all weekend long. Everyone will receive a goodie bag. Bring your supplies from home and complete a project!

August 26th-28th: Crafty Weekend 
Friday: 9am-11pm $30
August 26th-28th: Crafty Weekend 
Saturday: 9am-11pm $30
August 26th-28th: Crafty Weekend 
Sunday: 10am-6pm $20
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!

Closed Days
Inky Hot Mess will be closed 2 days during the month of August:

Saturday, August 6th
Wednesday, August 31st

August 3rd11am - 1pm
August 3rd: 6pm - 8pm

Penny Black has several lovely stamps all about ladies - girlfriends, birthdays, and rainy days. We will make 4 cards using their new stamps. 

August 9th11am - 1pm
August 9th: 6pm - 8pm

Avery Elle has released so many new stamps this summer. We will make 4 cards and each will have a different theme.


Here's your chance to get Color Burst in your hands! Color Burst are all about watercoloring with raw pigments. We will stamp, die cut, paint, and assemble a water color banner filled with Ken's beautiful poppies.

August 13th: 11am - 2pm

Maya Road has assembled an adorable shadowbox dedicated to the sea. We will assemble the entire shadowbox. Each one will be one of a kind!

August 17th11am - 1pm
August 17th6pm - 8pm

In this month’s Technique Tags, we will use a variety of paints, texture pastes, and stencils. We will showcase Perfect Paints this month to make our 4 tags.
August 18th11am - 1pm
August 18th6pm - 8pm

We will make 4 scrapbook layouts with the You + Me collection from Simple Stories.

Copic Techniques with Rhea Weigand
August 20th: 10am - 1pm

Interested in Copics? Have a Copic collection and don’t know where to begin? Come learn from Rhea! More details soon...

August 20th: 2pm - 5pm

In this workshop, you’ll create 3 cards using your Copics and House Mouse Stamps from Stampendous. Rhea will show you coloring and shading techniques. More details soon...

August 23rd: 11am - 1pm
August 23rd: 6pm - 8pm

You will make 4 different cards using Lawn Fawn stamps. The cards will be a variety of themes.

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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Graphic 45 Cityscapes Travel Tote Kits Now Available

Did you miss our Graphic 45 Cityscapes Travel Tote Workshop? We have great news! We have a few kits left over and they are now available at our shop in downtown Geneva and on our website.







The kits include everything you need to assemble this amazing travel tote - step by step instructions with photos, full packages of Graphic 45 embellishments, and all of the papers have been cut and are organized for you. All that's left to do is assemble the travel tote! You do need a few items like adhesives and scissors.





These photos are only a sample of the pages and tags in the Cityscapes Travel Tote! We have our Cityscapes Travel Tote on display at our shop in downtown Geneva. Kits are VERY limited. Once they are gone, they are gone forever!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Wednesday Sale: Clearance Items Are an Additional 10% Off

This Wednesday, June 22nd all clearance items will be an additional 10% off! We have quite the clearance corner right now. In our clearance corner you will find 12x12 paper collections, 6x6 paper pads, stamps, dies, embellishments, Project Life, albums, mixed media, journal cards, embossing folders, stencils, washi tape, buttons, alphabets, and lots more!


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

Purple Ribbon Days Are Here!

Purple Ribbon Days have arrived at Inky Hot Mess! What are Purple Ribbon Days? We're so glad you asked!
We have bundled up select stamps and their coordinating dies. They are tied together with a purple ribbon. Purple is our signature color after all! Every Purple Ribbon Bundle is 20% off! These bundles are limited in quantity. Once they are gone, they are gone forever!

At this time, the Purple Ribbon Bundles are only available at our shop in downtown Geneva. 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, June 14, 2016

Weekly Sale: Free Shipping!

Every week we offer a sale item. This week we are offering FREE SHIPPING on our website! Our website is inkyhotmess.com.


FREE SHIPPING is on orders $100 and over. The discount code is SHIP0616. This offer ends on Sunday, June 19th. Free Shipping is not available on Etsy. All orders must be placed through our website for free shipping. The discount code must be entered when your order is placed. We cannot apply the discount after an order is submitted. Free shipping is only valid in the Continental USA.

Monday, June 13, 2016

A Bit About Inky Hot Mess

We had a customer who just found our shop this week. She asked what our specialty was. I wasn't sure what she meant. She wanted to know which one we specialize in - scrapbooking, card making, stamps, etc.

I had to think about that for a moment. We don't specialize in any one specific branch of paper crafting. We specialize in having fun and celebrating creativity!

We have such a variety of customers. From scrapbookers to art journalists to planners to card makers to people who draw....We even have gentlemen who shop here for stencils for their wood working projects!

Friday, June 10, 2016

New Arrivals from Bo Bunny, Carta Bella, and Paper House Productions

This week we have received tons of new products! We have added several brand new does, stamps, and embossing folders from Sizzix including Tim Holtz and Stephanie Barnard. We have new mixed media products from Prima Marketing as well. Copics will be here next week! The Mermaids from Lawn Fawn are here! Un-Do has arrived! We're had lots of people ask about this.

We have new product lines as well!


We now have Lake Life from Paper House Productions! Very excited about this collection.....living by a lake might have something to do with that. And if you've seen our Instagram, then you know how much we love our Finger Lakes and our Great Lake!


The Great Outdoors collection from Carta Bella is now available. We have every piece in the collection. This is a great collection for outdoor activities including visiting our lakes, camping, bonfires, fishing, and just enjoying the outdoors.


We have 3 brand new collections from Bo Bunny. They are Firecracker which celebrates all things fireworks especially the 4th of July; Butterfly Kisses which is all about pastels, florals, and butterflies; and Take a Hike - it's all about the great outdoors.

Be sure to check out our Craft Days and Workshops! We have so many events this summer!


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Registration for July 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 July. All Craft Days and Workshops require registration and full payment at registration. The Tool Caddy Lists can be found in each description.

Anniversary Craft Day: 10am - 6pm
Craft Day is FREE on Saturday, July 2nd as Inky Hot Mess celebrates our 1st Anniversary!
Bring a project from home and get it completed!

Craft Day: 10am - 6pm
Craft Day is FREE for the month of July!
Bring a project from home and get it completed!
Every Tuesday and Thursday is Craft Day!
July Dates: 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, and 28th

July 15th-17th: Crafty Weekend All 3 Days $65
Friday: 9am-11pm
Saturday: 9am-11pm
Sunday: 10am-6pm
What’s included on Friday: dinner and dessert bar; Saturday: lunch and dessert bar. Door prizes are all given away all weekend long. Everyone will receive a goodie bag. Bring your supplies from home and complete a project!

July 15th-17th: Crafty Weekend 
Friday: 9am-11pm $30
July 15th-17th: Crafty Weekend 
Saturday: 9am-11pm $30
July 15th-17th: Crafty Weekend 
Sunday: 10am-6pm $20
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!

July 9th12pm - 3pm



The Butterfly Kisses collection from Bo Bunny is very elegant and features delicate pastel butterflies and flowers. We will use the collection to create a shadowbox and a mini album.

July 19th11am - 1pm
July 19th: 6pm - 8pm

Hero Arts just released some fabulous stamps that are all about travel! We will create 4 different cards using those new travel stamps and Hero Arts ink pads including Ombre.

July 20th11am - 1pm
July 20th6pm - 8pm
In this month’s Technique Tags, we will use a variety of paints, sprays, and stencils from Art Anthology to make our 4 tags.
July 23rd11am - 2pm


Interested in Copics? Have a Copic collection and don’t know where to begin? Come learn from Rhea! In this session, you’ll learn About Copics, Understanding Color, and the Basics on How to Color.

July 23rd: 3pm - 6pm





In this workshop, you’ll create 3 Birthday Bash cards using your Copics and House Mouse Stamps from Stampendous. Rhea will show you coloring and shading techniques.

July 30th1pm - 3pm
You will make 4 different cards using Dare 2B Artzy stamps. The cards will be a variety of themes.

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, June 7, 2016

Wednesday Sale: 12"x12" Paper Collections

It's time to announce the Wednesday sale. All 12"x12" Paper Collections are 20% off this Wednesday (June 8th).



All 12"x12" Paper Collections are included the sale. This sale includes all vendors such as Echo Park, Carta Bella, Simple Stories, KaiserCraft, Bo Bunny, Heartfelt Creations, Authentique, My Mind's Eye, Photo Play Paper, We R Memory Keepers, Canvas Corp, Graphic 45, Jillibean Soup, Bella Blvd, Illustrated Faith, American Crafts, Shimelle, October Afternoon, Doodlebug Design, Fancy Pants Design, 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.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Workshops: Dyan Reaveley is Coming to Inky Hot Mess!!!!!!

Dyan Reaveley - the wonderful lady behind Dylusions - is coming to Inky Hot Mess!! Seriously, folks. She is coming all the way from England to teach here in the Finger Lakes. Dyan will be here Columbus Day Weekend. That's right she will be teaching for 2 full days here.

Registration will open at 11am on Saturday, June 4th. All registrations must be made on our website or in our shop in downtown Geneva. We cannot accept phone call registrations. Full payment is required at the time of registration. Workshop fees are not refundable. If you are unable to attend, we will save a kit for you however, you will not receive the supplies that are shared in the workshop such as the inks, paints, stencils, etc.

What you need to bring (required for each workshop):
-A FULL roll of paper towels for EACH workshop (if you're taking 3 workshops, plan for at least 3 rolls of paper towels)
-A FULL package of baby wipes (Dyan's preferred brand is Huggies. More than one package will be helpful if you're taking more than one workshop.)
-An apron

Students will be working on the Mixed Media cardstock, but if you prefer you can bring along your own Dylusions large journal. We will have all of Dyan's journals available for purchase at our shop.

The Workshops:
Saturday, October 8th 

Painted Backgrounds
9am - 1pm
Fee: $75

Dylusions paints are perfect for the art journaler, Smooth and blendable, semi opaque paints that are brimming with vibrant colour. Techniques include baby wiping, brayering, stenciling and colour blocking.

Introducing Tags and Textures
2pm - 6pm
Fee: $75








Don’t settle for flat journal pages!! Learn how to add texture and interest with tags, flaps and pockets. With a quick fold here and a little tear there, here a tag there a tag, every page so tactile. Bring your pages to life with the touchy feely treatment.
Sunday, October 9th 

Art Journal Inky Extravaganza
9:30am - 6pm
Fee: $145

A large Dylusions Art Journal is included in the class fee.


Always fancied Art Journaling? Not sure what it entails? Don’t know where to start? Already art journal but want to learn more?
Come and spend the whole day with Dyan leading you through her many art journaling techniques.
Let her guide you through your brand new Dylusions creative journal, step by step, page by page.
Where to start, how to plan, or not!! Learn where to find images and how to utilize them and how to add interest to a page with tags and flaps. We will be doodling, stenciling, playing learning and having tons of fun.
Registration will open at 11am on Saturday, June 4th. ALL registrations must be paid in full. We cannot hold seats. Seating is VERY limited!! Registration must take place either through our website or in our shop in downtown Geneva. We are unable to process credit cards over the phone. We have a ZERO cancellation policy for ALL of Dyan's Workshops.