Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Our Final Week at Castle Street!

Inky Hot Mess will be open our regular hours this week! Our hours are:

Tuesday - Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 2pm

This is our final week at our Castle Street location. When we close on Saturday we will immediately begin our move! You may notice some changes in our shop this week. Our decorations are coming down. Our samples are being packed up. Tables will be moved. No merchandise will be packed until we close on Saturday at 2pm.

We will open at our brand new shop at 11am on June 15th. Our new shop is located at the JRB Commons 590 Pre Emption Road in Geneva. Be sure to watch our Facebook page and emails for updates! We will have a surprise sneak peek coming soon!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Inky Hot Mess Has Teamed Up with Kiwi Lane!

Inky Hot Mess is happy to announce that we have teamed up with Kiwi Lane! Every month we will be offering a Kiwi Lane Workshop. They will rotate between scrapbooking layouts and cards. This weekend Kiwi Lane is having an incredible sale!

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to those who have or are currently serving in our armed forces, ensuring that our memories always remain bright and beautiful.
To celebrate this Memorial Day, we are having a special sale to help you save on products that will make preserving your memories easier than ever.
Buy one get one 50% off all
AccessoriesTiny Accessories, and Paper Kits.
Plus earn $5 Kiwi Cash for every $50 spent.
I truly appreciate your business! Play Your Way To Creativity! 
Shyra Murphy
Your Kiwi Lane Independent Instructor

Monday, May 22, 2017

Inky Hot Mess Moving SALE!

We will have a MOVING SALE Tuesday, May 23rd through Saturday, May 27th. ALL CLEARANCE items are an additional 10% off. ALL REGULARLY priced items are 20% off. We will not be punching Inky Rewards Cards during this sale.

Every $50 purchase ($50 after all discounts excluding sales tax) will receive a mini coupon bucket! Each coupon bucket contains a coupon to be used in our new shop! The coupons are valid June 15th - 29th.

Extended hours! This week we will be open Tuesday - Wednesday 11am - 5pm, Thursday 11am - 6pm, Friday 11am - 5pm, and Saturday 11am - 3pm.

Our shop on Castle Street will close on Saturday June 3rd at 2pm. We will reopen at the JRB Commons located at 590 Pre Emption Road on Thursday June 15th at 11am.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

We're Hiring!

It's true! Inky Hot Mess is hiring!

Have you always wanted to share your paper creations with others? Your chance has come! Inky Hot Mess wants to speak with you. We are hiring teachers. We are looking to bring new workshops to our shop.

How to apply:

Call us at 315-325-4554, email us at office@inkyhotmess.com, or send us a message through our Facebook page to let us know you're interested! We will schedule a time for you to come to our shop for an interview. You'll need to bring samples of your work with you.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Inky Rewards Changing to Inky Loyalty

Inky Hot Mess is making some changes to our Inky Rewards program. Current Inky Rewards Cards will still be stamped and they can be redeemed until August 31, 2017. We will stop issuing the current Inky Rewards Cards on June 3rd (supplies are limited). So get your cards filled and redeemed! All Inky Rewards Cards redeemed by August 31st will get you into VIP Day.

On June 15th, we will begin issuing Inky Loyalty Cards. This new program will reward you for your loyal business at Inky Hot Mess. We will hold onto these cards! Each time you make a $10 purchase (regularly priced merchandise only) at our shop, you will receive a stamp. Once your card has 10 stamps, you will be entered into our VIP Day jar. VIP Day is limited to 20 people. The more cards you fill up, your chances increase for getting a VIP Day ticket! 

What's so exciting about VIP Day? VIP Day takes place on a Saturday afternoon in September. Our shop is closed to the public and we celebrate our VIP's! Our VIP's get to make a few projects and experiment with some new products. Each VIP receives a FREE Gift Bag with a retail value of at least $30. We have TONS of door prizes including autographed items from celebrities! The entire shop is on sale to our VIP's. They will also receive a coupon book to use throughout the year. 

For every $50 purchase (regularly priced merchandise only excluding sales tax), you will receive a ticket for VIP Day. At VIP Day these tickets will be used for our door prize drawings. We've had autographed items from famous designers, a Sizzix machine, a Bo Bunny purse, dies, stamps, and tons of other goodies as door prizes. There will be autographed items again this year! We will have a die cutting machine to give away! Have a $100 purchase? You'll get 2 tickets! Purchases are NOT cumulative. 

One lucky lady will be selected as our VIP for the year! The VIP will be randomly selected during VIP Day. Our VIP receives 20% off all regularly priced merchandise for an entire year! 

VIP Day is our way of thanking you for being loyal Inky Hot Mess customers! We truly appreciate your business and want to thank you!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Inky Hot Mess is EXPANDING!!!

Inky Hot Mess has a grand announcement.....

How are we expanding? A unique, expandable classroom space. A kitchen. A bathroom that's not in the office. The shop will be larger as well. Then there's the parking! We will have tons and tons of off street parking in a parking lot that surrounds the building!!!!!

Sadly, we are leaving downtown Geneva, but we're not going far! We hunted high and low throughout Canandaigua, Geneva, Waterloo, and Seneca Falls to find the perfect location. Months of searching have finally come to an end. We're moving to Pre Emption Road (County Road 6) in Geneva! We can't wait to start moving to our new shop! It's going to be GORGEOUS!!!

Inky Hot Mess is so excited about this move. We are ecstatic to have plenty of handicap accessible parking available!!!! The new shop has a wonderful ADA compliant bathroom. Did I mention we'll have central air? I'm not sure what we're most excited about!

In our brand new shop, we will be adding more themes! We will be adding military and more sports right away. We're on the hunt for new themes as well. Ribbon by the yard in a TON of colors. Over 80 new embossing powders. We have TONS of brand new products being shipped to our new shop. We are adding several new companies such as Impression Obsession, Scrapbook Customs, Newton's Nook Designs, Catherine Pooler Stamps, Nicole Tamarin Illustration, Darcie's Heart and Home, Verses, Reverse Confetti, Art Gone Wild, Inky Antics, and more!

We will be offering more Workshops! There will be a brand new monthly Sizzix Workshop and they have been kind enough to send us door prizes for the Workshops! That's right, you will have a chance to win a FREE item from Sizzix. They've sent us dies, embossing folders, stamps, glitter cutting pads, a variety of tools, paper pads, and so much more. Sizzix has been INCREDIBLY generous.

Our weekly Thursday Crop Day will be FREE!!!! You'll be able to crop all day for FREE. We will be expanding our shop hours and crop hours as well.

Our shop on Castle Street will close on Saturday June 3rd at 2pm. We will reopen at the JRB Commons located at 590 Pre Emption Road (County Road 6) on Thursday June 15th at 11am.

We will keep you updated with photos and info along the way. Our new store is already under construction! New flooring needs to be installed. Walls need to be painted. Racks needs to be hung on the walls. Our fixtures and furniture will need to be moved. All of our products will need to be moved. And lastly we need to decorate! Have you ever had butterflies climb out of your walls? Yuppers, we will have paper butterflies coming out of our walls in our new shop! We'll show you how you can do this at home!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New Arrivals: Ranger Liquid Pearls & Stickles

Ranger has released new Liquid Pearls and Stickles!

What are Liquid Pearls? They are a pearlized dimensional paint. When Liquid Pearls dry, they are permanent and water resistant. They can be used on paper and fabric.

There are 6 new colors: Blush, Raspberry, Mermaid, Periwinkle, Oyster, and Ancient Gold.

Stickles! Who doesn't love Stickles? Stickles are a great way to add glitter to your projects without the mess of glitter.

What is Stickles? Stickles are a glitter glue available in dozens of colors. The 6 new colors are Rhubarb, Sunflower, Jade, Sea Spray, Gold Dust, and Confetti.

Yes, all of the new Liquid Pearls and the new Stickles are available at Inky Hot Mess! You'll find them at our retail shop in downtown Geneva and on our website. We are happy to ship to you! Happy creating!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New Arrivals: Dina Wakley Media Journal & Scribble Sticks

Dina Wakley Media has released 2 new amazing products!

Dina has a brand new fabulous Media Journal. Dina's Media Journal is different from any journal you've seen before. There are 4 unique papers in this journal.

You will find kraft paper, canvas, burlap, and watercolor paper. The watercolor paper isn't like a regular watercolor paper. It's thick and rich as it has real fabric in it. It's loaded with puffy cotton and you can feel it when you touch the watercolor pages. They're a very thick paper. This variety of papers gives you a whole way to create and experiment.

Scribble Sticks! So many folks are chatting about these. The Scribble Sticks come in a tin and there are 12 colors. They are currently only available as the set of 12 in the tin.

The 12 luscious colors are Magenta, Ruby, Tangerine, Lemon, Evergreen, Turquoise, Sky, Night, Blackberry, Umber, Black, and White. Do the names sound familiar? These are the same colors Dina has in Heavy Body Acrylic Paint.

I have had the pleasure of using both of these products at the trade show I attended in Boston last month. At the Inky Hot Mess retail shop, you can see the journal pages I created on display.

The most asked question we have received about the Scribble Sticks is if they contain wax. No, they do NOT contain wax. They are nothing like Distress Crayons. They are hard kind of like a crayon whereas Distress Crayons are soft like lipstick. Scribble Sticks ARE water soluble.

Both products are available at our retail shop in downtown Geneva and on our website. We are happy to ship to you! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us! Our contact info can be found on our website. Get your craft on!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Wendy Vecchi Enamel Accents

Ranger has introduced 8 new Enamel Accents featuring Wendy Vecchi. Wendy has her own line of Archival Inks with Ranger in addition to stamps and stencils from Stampers Anonymous. The new Enamel Accents feature familiar colors from her Archival Ink palette.

The 8 new Enamel Accents by Wendy Vecchi are:

  1. Carnation Red
  2. Sunflower
  3. Leaf Green
  4. Garden Patina
  5. Forget Me Not
  6. Cactus Flower
  7. Potting Soil
  8. Watering Can

All 8 Enamel Accents are in stock at both our retail shop in downtown Geneva and on our website. We are very happy to ship to you!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ranger Designer Accessory Bags!

Ranger has released 4 new Designer Accessory Bags! This time around they are a set of 3 bags in 3 different sizes. Each bag also features a unique design by it's artist. There are 4 new Designer Accessory Bag sets available. Each Designer Accessory Bag set is only $9.99! That's right you get 3 bags for less than $10!!

You'll find these bags at our retail shop in downtown Geneva and on our website! We are happy to ship to you!

Want to get your creative hands on an autographed bag? Simply become an Inky VIP! We have a pile of bags and aprons that the Ranger designers autographed for us in our signature purple Sharpie at the Boston trade show especially for our VIP's! We will give them away at VIP Day in September. Seriously, all 4 designers signed goodies for us! Tim even said I came prepared.....he loves my purple Sharpie. :)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Distress Oxides Have Arrived!

Have you heard about the brand new Distress Oxides from Tim Holtz? They are made by Ranger and are a brand new kind of ink. They are a water reactive pigment ink fusion! When you spray them with water, they give off an oxidized effect. Currently, they are available in 12 colors. The colors available are:

  1. Worn Lipstick
  2. Fired Brick
  3. Spiced Marmelade
  4. Fossilized Amber
  5. Peeled Paint
  6. Cracked Pistacho
  7. Broken China
  8. Iced Spruce
  9. Faded Jeans
  10. Wilted Violet
  11. Vintage Photo
  12. Walnut Stain

You'll find all 12 colors in stock at Inky Hot Mess! We have a sample of each color fully oxidized on display in our shop. We have all of the ink pads available in both our retail shop in downtown Geneva and our website. Yes! We are happy to ship to you! The reinkers have been ordered and we will be receiving them soon.