Friday, February 24, 2017

March 2017 On the Road

Have you heard? Inky Hot Mess is going On the Road! That's right, we are packing up part of our shop and bringing a mini version of it to scrapbooking retreats all along the East Coast.

Here's where we'll be in March:

March 3rd - 5th
Weekend Memories Scrapbook Crop
Leesburg, VA
Weekend Memories

March 16th - 19th
Colonial Williamsburg Retreat
Williamsburg, VA
Virginia Scrapbook Retreats

Check our On the Road schedule to see where we'll be next!

Do you attend a weekend scrapbook retreat/crop? Send us the details! We would love to be a vendor at your favorite retreat weekend.

Friday, February 17, 2017

February 2017 On the Road

Have you heard? Inky Hot Mess is going On the Road! That's right, we are packing up part of our shop and bringing a mini version of it to scrapbooking retreats all along the East Coast.

Here's where we'll be in February:

February 24th - 26th
New England Winter Getaway
Mystic, CT
Croptopia Getaways

Check our On the Road schedule to see where we'll be next!

Do you attend a weekend scrapbook retreat/crop? Send us the details! We would love to be a vendor at your favorite retreat weekend.

New Arrivals: Dare 2B Artzy

While at CHA Creativation, I stopped by the Dare 2B Artzy booth. We've been carrying many of their stamps and dies. They also have a couple of scrapbook paper lines. We have just received Modern Bliss. This is a fun paisley, floral collection featuring navy blue, teal, aqua, green, and yellow. There are 6 papers in this collection. They are sold by the individual sheet. All of the papers are now available at our retail shop in downtown Geneva and on our website! Remember, all orders over $100 (excluding sales tax and after all discounts) receive free shipping!

These are the 6 papers:

Paisley


Medallion Bliss


Chevron


Blissful Blooms


Botanical Breeze


Dancing Diamonds



These papers can be found in our Basics section in our retail shop. They are very versatile for both scrapbookers and card makers. They will work wonderfully for anything floral, summer, spring, even the lake/ocean!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

New Arrivals: KaiserCraft

We have received tons of new products from KaiserCraft. At this time, they are only available at our retail shop in downtown Geneva and at our booth On the Road.

The new collections we've received are:


PS I Love You


High Tide


Ubud Dreams


Cherry Tree Lane


Peek-a-Boo


Time Machine


Party Time

We have also received numerous washi tape, embossing folders, stamps, 12x12 albums, Wooden Flourishes, and planner embellishments from KaiserCraft.

March 2017 News

Inky Hot Mess is doing a little bit of updating! We have so many new things happening in 2017 that we thought maybe it was time to update our logo to better reflect how we've grown. Don't worry! Our purple isn't leaving!


The new logo is a little more on the artistic side. It's also a bit more fun! I feel like it's happier - like it's happy to play with paper!

We have already announced our new Craft Days and Thursday Crops. We will be hosting an All Day Saturday Crop about every other month. We're going On the Road several times this year! We have already confirmed Mystic, CT, Leesburg, VA, Williamsburg, VA, and Amish PA. There will be many more On the Road events as the year goes on.

On March 1st, we will be switching to our spring hours! We will be open 5 days a week beginning March 1st.


The second Wednesday every month (beginning with March) will be the Heartfelt Creations Release Party. We will be announcing the all the details about this special event later this week.

Coffee & Cards will be introduced in March as well. Our first Coffee & Cards will be March 10th. More details this week.

KaiserCraft Cards beings March 31st. Every month we will take a 6x6 paper pad and transform it into a series of cards.

Our Annual Clearance Sale will be the end of March. We are still working out the details.

Planner Girls! Get ready. On March 25th, we will host our first Planner Girl Meetup. Each month we will have a different theme for your planners! More details the end of this week.

And we are already working on the April schedule! We will have a Graphic 45 Mini Album Workshop, All Day Crop (April 8th), Heartfelt Creations Release Party, Coffee & Cards, Planner Girl Meetup, Lawn Fawn Cards, KaiserCraft Cards, and more!

Sure looks like 2017 will be an amazing year for paper crafting! We've already seen the stunning new products announced at CHA Creativation. In April, I will be attending another trade show where I will be taking classes with Sizzix, Dyan Revealey, Dina Wakley, Wendy Vecchi, Tim Holtz, Maya Road, Bo Bunny, Stampendous, Stamper's Anonymous, Creative Expressions, Impression Obsession, Reminisce, Petticoat Parlor, Dare 2B Artzy, Pink Ink Rubber Stamps, and more!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Please Pardon Our Dust



If you stopped by Inky Hot Mess last week, you might have wondered what in the world was going on. We are making some pretty big changes to our shop! We have spent countless hours moving display racks, moving them some more, and moving them again. If something doesn't work, try, try, try again...until something works!

All of our individual sheets of paper, paper collections, and paper pads have moved! They have their new home. You can find all these goodies hanging on the wall now. They are all arranged by theme. We will be adding signs once we complete our changes.

We have gone through every single product in our shop. There's over 6,000 different items! We have pulled many items for our Annual Clearance Sale. There will be HUGE HUGE HUGE discounts on these items - up to 90% off.


CHA Creativation was amazing. Seriously. Who wouldn't want to spend a weekend surrounded by all of the manufacturers and all of their new products? It's quite overwhelming because there's sooo much. Someone (ahem me) did a lot of shopping and we have TONS of new products coming to Inky Hot Mess. We will have a huge section dedicated to the Planner Girls. There will be new monthly workshops and meetups beginning in March.

For all of this paper goodness to happen, we had to make a bunch of changes to our shop. Our goal is to have everything moved and in it's new home by Friday. We've made awesome progress so far! The shop looks amazing and we're not even done yet. Our shop window will be getting a mini make over as well. Our busy bees are hard at work! I will post photos when we've completed our little project.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

New Arrivals: Photo Play Paper

Photo Play Paper has several new releases. They just arrived at Inky Hot Mess! The new collections cover Valentine's Day/Love, Spring, dogs, cats, and more!



So Loved is the Valentine's Day/love collection. It comes as a 12x12 Collection Pack and a coordinating Card Kit!


Bloom celebrates all things spring. We have the 12x12 Collection Pack.


Rhapsody is blend of flowers, girlie summer fun, and Moroccan patterns....very gypsy inspired. The 12x12 Collection Pack in now available in our shop.

Pet lovers have something to be happy about. Photo Play Paper has 2 new pet collections - one for dogs and one for cats.




Cooper & Friends is for the dogs in your life. We have the Ephemera Die Cuts and the 12x12 Collection Pack now in stock.




Roxie & Friends is all about the kitties in your family. The Ephemera Die Cuts and 12x12 Collection Pack are both available at our shop.

Photo Play Paper has so many more collections coming this summer!

February Events

Every month Inky Hot Mess offers a variety of workshops and crops for the paper crafter. February is no exception! We have our weekly Craft Days and our Thursday crops. In addition to those, we are offering a Valentine & Love Card Workshop.
Craft Days
Craft Days are Tuesdays! Registration is required. Upcoming Craft Days:

  • February 14th 11am - 2pm
  • February 21st 14th 11am - 2pm
  • February 28th 14th 11am - 2pm
  • March 7th 14th 11am - 2pm

What's a Craft Day?
During our Craft Days, you can come into the shop and assemble one of our Paper Crafting Kits you've purchased. We will provide assistance as you need. All of our Paper Crafting Kits come with instructions.
We will be releasing Paper Crafting Kits every month! They will range from scrapbooking layouts, pocket scrapbooking cards, cards, stamping projects, mixed media projects, shadowboxes, journals, and much more!
There is no fee for Craft Days. You just need to purchase one of our Paper Crafting Kits.



Cropping time is available at our Thursday Crop Days! Registration is required. Upcoming Thursday Crop Days:

  • February 9th 10am - 8pm
  • February 16th 10am - 8pm
  • March 2nd 10am - 8pm

What is Thursday Crop Day?
Every Thursday is our Crop Day. Our Thursday Crop Day is $5 and runs from 10am until 8pm.
What's a crop? A crop is the paper crafting version of a quilting bee. You simply bring a project you'd like to work on and make major progress in it's completion. What project? A pile of photos that need scrapbooking. Create layouts with those photos. Make a mountain of cards or invitations. Assemble journals.

Thursday Crops are no frills. All meals are on your own. We have menus available for many restaurants downtown. Several will deliver to our shop.


On Saturday, February 11th Inky Hot Mess will be offering a Valentine & Love Cards Workshop! The workshop begins at 12 pm (noon) and will end at 2pm. Seating is EXTREMELY limited. Registration is required. You can register on our website or at our shop in downtown Geneva.The fee for this workshop is $14 and all materials are included.

You will make 6 Valentine and love cards using the So Loved Card Kit from Photo Play Paper. There's a few items needed to complete the cards and we have included them. Everything will be pre-cut for you! These cards will be a beginner card workshop. If you're new to card making or want to learn how to make cards, this workshop is perfect for you! This workshop also works for experienced card makers.

A sneak peek into March and April....some new events are coming!

*Registration is OPEN!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Valentine & Love Cards Workshop


On Saturday, February 11th Inky Hot Mess will be offering a Valentine & Love Cards Workshop! The workshop begins at 12 pm (noon) and will end at 2pm. Seating is EXTREMELY limited. Registration is required. You can register on our website or at our shop in downtown Geneva.

The fee for this workshop is $14 and all materials are included. You will need to bring the following tools* with you:

  • Craft Sheet
  • Tape runner adhesive & refills
  • Foam/pop dots
  • Scissors
  • Corner rounder
  • Paper trimmer
*Please do not worry if you're missing a tool. All tools are available at Inky Hot Mess




You will make 6 Valentine and love cards using the So Loved Card Kit from Photo Play Paper. There's a few items needed to complete the cards and we have included them. Everything will be pre-cut for you! These cards will be a beginner card workshop. If you're new to card making or want to learn how to make cards, this workshop is perfect for you! This workshop also works for experienced card makers. 




Registration is open! Seating is EXTREMELY limited!