Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Annual Clearance Sale at Inky Hot Mess!

Every year, Inky Hot Mess hosts our Annual Clearance Sale. This year is no different. This is our largest Annual Clearance Sale ever! For the first time, our Annual Clearance Sale will be available online. We have heard many folks are from out of town and hate missing out. We have THOUSANDS of items that we are saying goodbye to make room for new items. Our Annual Clearance Sale beings Wednesday, April 26th and ends Saturday, April 29th. During our Annual Clearance Sale, you'll receive an additional 10% OFF each Clearance Item at Checkout. No coupon needed!

Online shoppers: to receive an additional 10% OFF the Clearance price, you will need to enter this discount code at Checkout:


You'll find clearance prices from 10% up to 80% off! All items have a yellow or orange sale sticker on them with the clearance price. We will have bins of clearance individual sheets of paper and cardstock. They do not have sale price tags. They have a sign. They are 25 cents a sheet!

Products on Clearance:
  • 12x12 Scrapbook Albums
  • 12x12 Paper Collections
  • 6x6 Paper Pads
  • Stickers
  • Project Life Kits
  • Enamel Dots
  • Flair
  • Washi Tape
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Buttons
  • Brads
  • Ephemera Die Cuts
  • Sequins
  • Rhinestones
  • Pearls
  • Paints
  • Ink Pads
  • Scent My Cards
  • Tools
  • Fuse
  • Copics
  • Embossing Folders
  • Stamps
  • Dies
  • Stencils
  • Coloring Books
  • Embellishments
  • Markers
  • Embossing Powders
  • Glitter
  • Foiling
  • Individual Sheets of Scrapbook Paper
  • Cardstock
  • and more!
Brands included in our Annual Clearance Sale:
  • Tim Holtz
  • Dina Wakley Media
  • Dylusions
  • Wendy Vecchi
  • Ranger
  • Darice
  • Lawn Fawn
  • Simple Stories
  • Avery Elle
  • Darice
  • Viva Decor
  • Copic
  • Bazzill
  • My Mind's Eye
  • Graphic 45
  • Judikins
  • Hampton Art
  • KaiserCraft
  • Authentique
  • We R Memory Keepers
  • Teresa Collins
  • Inkadnkado
  • 7 Gypsies
  • Heartfelt Creations
  • Bella Blvd
  • Queen & Co
  • Unity Stamp Company
  • Marvy
  • Stampendous
  • Echo Park Paper
  • Carta Bella
  • Jillibean Soup
  • Webster's Pages
  • Basic Grey
  • American Crafts
  • Crate Paper
  • Art Impressions
  • IndigoBlu
  • Melissa Frances
  • Project Life
  • Reminisce
  • Taylored Expressions
  • and many more!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Stamp & Die Storage Available at Inky Hot Mess

One of the most popular requests we hear at Inky Hot Mess is what do you have for hold my stamps/dies/embossing folders? We are happy to offer a few options.

Sizzix offers a few different sizes of their die Plastic Envelopes. Each Plastic Envelope is frosted. These are made from the same thick plastic that Sizzix's Thinlits and Framlits come in when you purchase them. These are the sizes available:
  • Pack of 3: 5" x 6 7/8"
  • Pack of 2: 9" x 11 3/4"
  • Pack of 2: 6 1/4" x 9"
  • Pack of 3: 5 1/4" x 6 1/4"

Avery Elle has created 3 sizes of their Stamp & Die Storage Pockets. All 3 sizes are clear. Each package contains 50 pockets! The sizes are:
  • Extra Large: 6 3/4" x 93/8"
  • Large: 5 1/2" x 7 1/4"
  • Small: 5 1/8" x 5"

You will find both stamp & die storage solutions in our retail shop in downtown Geneva! 

Friday, April 14, 2017

New Arrivals from Doodlebug Design

Doodlebug Design has 4 new collections and they're all available at Inky Hot Mess right now! All of these collections have 12x12 paper collections, Mini Icon Stickers, washi tape, Doodle Pops (3D stickers), Shape Sprinkles (enamel shapes), Odds & Ends (ephemera die cuts), and Cute Clips (colored shaped paper clips).

 Cream & Sugar is an adorable collection for coffee or tea drinker, those who love donuts and sweets, and anyone who just wants some happy embellishments and papers. Cuteness overload!

Fairy Tales is collection that will just make you happy! Fairy Tales features unicorns, rainbows, happy hearts, clouds, and castles. There's even unicorn washi tape and a Unicorn Doodle Pop!

Dragon's Tails celebrates the little sword fighter in your life. This is a great collection for little boys and birthdays! Your little man could be a dragon slayer while defending his lands from the fire breathing dragon.....there's Dragon Breath (flames) Washi Tape! Dragons and swords Cute Clips, too.

Have a trip to one of our zoos planned? You'll want to get your hands all of the At the Zoo goodies! There's washi tapes for flamingos, zebras, giraffes, leopards, and zoo animals. The Cute Clips feature lions and elephants. Love the adorable animals in the Shape Sprinkles.

These 4 collections are currently on display by our front door. How can you not love these super fun collections from Doodlebug Design?

Thursday, April 13, 2017

New Happenings at Inky Hot Mess!

Have you stopped by Inky Hot Mess lately? We've made some changes and added tons of new products!

Got journaling pens? We have changed our display of journaling pens. You'll find a variety of journaling pens here. We have Multiliners from Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens from Copic Markers, Gelly Roll pens from Sakura, journaling pens from Ranger, Sharpie Pens, Fude Ball pens in 3 colors, Wink of Stella Markers, and a rainbow assortment of journaling pens from Signo Uniball.

Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios have arrived! You'll find a rainbow assortment of Crystal Drops and Jewel Drops. Love enamel dots? now you can make your own in a variety of colors.

Check out the rainbow assortment of Color Burst and Liquid Metals from Ken Oliver. Liquid Metals are the metallic version of Color Burst. These are guaranteed to make water coloring even more fun!

Need Texture Paste? Prima Marketing has created a variety of Texture Pastes! You'll find a variety of metallics and textures including sand. There's also artist quality gesso in 3 colors.

Love Tim Holtz? We have his brand new washi tapes, foam stamps, and Oxide Distress Ink Pads!

The April release from Heartfelt Creations is Tropical Paradise. This collection has a 12x12 paper pad along with 4 coordinating stamps and 4 coordinating dies.

Stay tuned for new goodies!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Planner Girls Rejoice!

Planner Girls! Inky Hot Mess now has a whole section of our shop dedicated just to you!

We have added dozens and dozens of planner stamps, sticky notes, stickers, tags, washi tape, planners, planner inserts, planner kit, tools, adhesives, and more!

You'll find planner stamps from Waffle Flowers, Technique Tuesday, Simple Stories, Lawn Fawn, PinkFresh Studio, Hero Arts, and Clearly Kelly (Kelly Purkey's stamp line).

We also have planner stamps from Pink & Main, Your Next Stamp, Freckled Fawn, Echo Park Paper, and KaiserCraft. We have tab punches from We R Memory Keepers. You'll find dies for the months and days of the week from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. This is where the art journaling stamps from Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions are located.

We have lots of brand new planner inserts from Simple Stories and Carpe Diem including bookmark tablets! We have inserts for a variety of planner layouts - monthly, horizontal, vertical, in addition to menu planning, recipes, grocery shopping, fitness, and faith. Tons and tons of sticky notes from a variety of companies including Little B, Simple Stories' Carpe Diem, Jillibean Soup, KaiserCraft, and Webster's Pages. There's a variety of tags and die cuts along with additional embellishments and stickers. We have the full Creative Dyary collection from Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions. Tons and tons of stickers!

Lots of clips and die cuts from Bella Blvd and alpha stickers in a variety of colors from Simple Stories are now available. We have lots of label stickers in a variety of colors from Tim Holtz and Teresa Collins. More sticky notes, stickers, tools, adhesives, insert cards, and Say Cheese III from Simple Stories/Carpe Diem.

Planners! We have an assortment of nautical and travel planners from Paper House Productions along with the Creative Dyary from Dylusions.

Now arriving! New planners from Simple Stories/Carpe Diem. This one is the brand new Grape planner announced at CHA.

The Creative Dyary collections includes so many things for planners and art journalers! There's stamps, stickers, washi tape, clips, mini ink pads, die cuts, and more!

We have TONS of planner stickers from Carpe Diem, Paper House Productions, and Tim Holtz.

Love Disney? Then you'll be head over heals for the Say Cheese III line from Carpe Diem! This collection features washi tapes, decorative brads, clips, die cuts, and stickers.

Got sticky notes? Little B offers a huge variety of adorable sticky notes including a lot of foods, cooking, baking, hair care, and tools for dad!

KaiserCraft has released super cute planner accessories! Lots and lots of sticky notes and clips. Each assortment comes in a plastic storage box.

Reminisce has released a planner kit for each month of the year! Each kit includes 2 12x12 sheets of cut apart cards and 6 sheets of stickers.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Release Party: April 2017

Every month Heartfelt Creations releases a new collection. Each month Inky Hot Mess hosts a Heartfelt Creations Release Party! At our release party you can view the new paper pad along with the coordinating stamps and dies. You will have the opportunity to make 2 cards using the new papers, stamps, and dies.

During the Heartfelt Creations Release Party, we offer you a special savings! All items from the new release are 10% off when you purchase them at the party. Save even more you purchase the I Want It All Kit. You will save 20%!

During the month of April, we are hosting 2 Heartfelt Creations Release Parties. Both parties are exactly the same. We have an afternoon release party and an evening release party. All attendees must preregister on our website. Click here to preregister. Dates and times of the release parties:

Wednesday, April 12th 1pm - 3pm
Thursday, April 13th 6pm - 8pm

The April collection is called Tropical Paradise. Enjoy the sneak peeks. We cannot show you the products online until they are officially released on April 12th. You can view all of the new items in our shop. We are located in downtown Geneva.

Inky Hot Mess ships to the entire US including Alaska, Hawaii, US Territories, and US Military Bases. We also ship to Canada. All orders placed on our website are shipped to your door. Currently, all in stock orders are shipping in 1-2 business days (weekends and holidays are not considered business days).

Sunday, April 2, 2017

April Events: Registration is OPEN!

Welcome April! April brings spring weather, Easter, and a number of events to Inky Hot Mess

April 8th 9am - 10pm
All Day Saturday Crops begin at 9am and end at 10pm. That's 13 hours of uninterrupted crop time! You can scrapbook for 13 hours inside our scrapbook store. Need to match cardstock to the perfect paper for your layout? Not a problem. You'll find over 120 colors of cardstock at Inky Hot Mess. We have papers, stickers, embellishments, stamps, dies, embossing folders, stencils and more for every theme imaginable. We are well stocked with ink pads, acrylic blocks, Glitter Paste, Color Burst, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, rhinestones, enamel dots & shapes, albums, page protectors, and so much more!

Lunch, dinner, snacks, and beverages are included. We have a microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator, and Keurig machine available for you to use. Lunch will be Grilled Chicken Salad and Dinner will be a Taco Bar. Seating is very limited! Sign up with a friend and you'll both save $5 on this crop!
April 12th 1pm - 3pm
April 13th 6pm - 8pm

Every month Heartfelt Creations releases a new collection. We will be celebrating their new collection every month! Their collections contain a 12x12 paper pad along with an assortment of coordinating stamps and dies. We have special pricing on all pre-orders placed at the Release Party.

April 15th 1pm - 3pm

Planners have taken the world by storm. Want to learn about planners? Already loving planners? Join our Planner Girl Meetup! 

Each month we prepare a themed kit for your planner! We will work on our dashboard and embellishing. You will receive a number of stickers, die cuts, and papers cut to size to use. We will have planner stamps, journaling pens, and additional embellishments available to use. Embellishments may include washi tape, shaped clips, die cuts, Wood Chips (Inky Hot Mess exclusive!), sticky notes, enamel dots, and stickers. 

April 29th 12pm - 2pm

KaiserCraft makes wonderful 6.5"x6.5" paper pads. They come filled with gorgeous patterned papers and 4 pages of die cuts. Your kit includes a full paper pad, die cuts, card bases, and assorted embellishments. We will make 6 cards using the paper pad. The papers will be pre-cut for you. Card making experience is not required!  April's theme: Birthdays from the Party Time Collection

April 4th 11am - 2pm
April 11th 11am - 2pm
April 18th 11am - 2pm
During our Craft Days, you can come to our shop and assemble one of our Paper Crafting Kits. We will provide assistance as needed. 

We release Paper Crafting Kits every month. They range from scrapbooking layouts, pocket scrapbooking, cards, stamping projects, mixed media projects, shadowboxes, journals, and much more!

April 6th 10am - 8pm
April 13th 10am - 8pm
April 27th 10am - 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.