Sunday, June 18, 2017

Inky Hot Mess Grand Reopening Celebration!

Inky Hot Mess is now open in our new location and we're celebrating our Grand Reopening! Our brand new shop is beautiful, bright, and spacious. Have we mentioned that we have TONS of parking? We have an entire parking lot that wraps around the plaza! Crater free, too!

We will be celebrating our Grand Reopening and our 2nd Anniversary together! Hard to believe that we've been open for 2 years. The time has flown by.

We will be celebrating our Grand Reopening on Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1st. Each day select items will be on sale. The items will be different each day!

All Day Saturday Crop! Saturday, July 1st we will be hosting our first All Day Saturday Crop in our new shop! The crop begins at 9 am and ends at 11pm. Lunch, dinner, snacks, and beverages are included. The fee for the Grand Opening All Day Crop will be $25.

Seating is limited! Registration is required. You can register online on our website through our Events page or in person at our shop in the JRB Commons, 590 Pre Emption Road in Geneva. We are unable to accept registrations over the phone as we are not able to take credit cards over the phone due to the chip in them. Please call our shop at 315-325-4554 or email us if you have any questions!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Inky Hot Mess Preview Party Winners

We had 4 fabulous prizes to give away at our Preview Party.  Our winners were ecstatic! I don't think I've ever seen someone so happy to win a die cutting machine!

Our giveaways went to:

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Esther
Prima Marketing Inc Watercolor Pencils & Oil Pastels: Esther
$25 Inky Hot Mess Gift Certificate: Susan
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting & Embossing Machine: Amy

Enjoy ladies!

Inky Hot Mess is NOW OPEN!!!

The new Inky Hot Mess shop is NOW OPEN!! We are now located at the JRB Commons at 590 Pre Emption Road in Geneva. Pre Emption Road is also known as County Road 6 in the Town of Geneva. We are no longer downtown! We have TONS of handicap accessible parking. The parking lot wraps around the plaza and there's no shortage of space! No craters either.

New shop means new hours! Our new hours are:

Tuesday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm
Sunday & Monday Closed

Monday, June 12, 2017

Inky Hot Mess Preview Party

Inky Hot Mess is pleased to announce.....

Our new shop is complete! 

To celebrate we are hosting a Preview Party the evening before we open. How do you get a ticket to the party? Just come to our brand new shop located at 590 Pre Emption Road in Geneva. 


Preview Party 

Wednesday, June 14th 6pm - 8pm

JRB Commons - 590 Pre Emption Road, Geneva

FREE to attend! 

There will be special promotions and a giveaway! 

FREE Make & Take!

We'll have some snacks and beverages as well. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

UPDATE: Stamping Platform From Tim Holtz & Tonic Studios

We have a little update for you! Many of you have been looking for the Stamping Platform from Tim Holtz. it's been delayed a few times and they will be shipping soon! Inky Hot Mess did not take any preorders for these because of the issues Tonic was facing. We DO have them on order! Initial quantities will be limited to all of us shops. If you would like one, PLEASE email us at or send us a message via Facebook. Calling is not an option right now as our phone system is being moved to the new shop! Below is the update directly from Tonic Studios USA.

Tonic Studios USA
Stamp Platform Update:
June 7, 2017
Tonic would like to give you an update on the situation regarding the new Model 1707e Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. Since the last announcement, we the team at Tonic have been working very hard to minimize the delay and impact this has had on the supply of the product whilst ensuring we can release a product that we can continue to supply in the USA. We would like to take this opportunity to apologize again for the delay and ask for your continued support and patience while we try to get the products into stock and shipped out to you all.
We have been working to modify the product for the release to ensure we do not infringe any existing patents. We hope you will agree when you see the revised Model 1707e that the changes we have made to the design do not detract from the look or function of the product and most people will not notice any difference from the original. Even though we maintain our previous product (which we did not distribute) did not infringe the granted patent of My Sweet Petunia (MSP), these differences have been made to provide further clarity in the situation so we can provide our retail partners clear guidance on the sale of the product.

As we move to catch up with the demand for the product we will be releasing the incoming shipments on a first come first served basis based with our retail partners on when we received the orders. We will be confirming the expected delivery date to each of our retailers within the next 7 days. The first shipments we expect to be dispatched on the week of 09 July with the second delivery to be on the week of 16 July. We are working to improve this wherever possible; however, we want to provide a clear and realistic route to completion. We also want to be realistic that the product will be entering the country during the holiday period which may involve additional small delays. These dates are when we will receive product into our warehouse in California so there may be a few more days to get the product to the partners and then onto the consumers.
We would like to thank all our retailers and their consumers for their ongoing support for Tonic Studios USA Inc. and the support from the team at Tim Holtz LLC. We will make a further announcement if the situation changes; however at this time we will be dealing directly with the retailers so they can pass on the relevant delivery information to their consumers.
If you are an end consumer and have specific questions on delivery, please contact your retailer while we send out updates. Please allow a few days before doing so while we filter the information to them.
If you have any questions for Tonic Studios directly please contact directly on

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Castle Street Shop is CLOSED!

It's official! Our Castle Street shop has closed. We have already begun packing and moving all of our paper crafting goodies to our brand new shop!

Inky Hot Mess will reopen on June 15th at 11am. We will have new hours! We will have TONS of new products. We have added a dozen new companies so far! We have over 80 brand new embossing powders. Our Clearance Alley will be built and stuffed! Rumor has it we are having a preview party the night before we officially open.....stay tuned to Facebook for details!