Monday, September 29, 2014

new happenings!

lots of things have been going on behind the scenes. one thing you will see right away is our logo has changed! we changed our slogan to "inspiring paper creations." we also display what we do - scrapbooking, stamping, and paper art. we cover all types of scrapbooking. oops....that might be a hint about some digital things to come.....but you didn't hear that from me!

the september kit is still being worked on...sigh. we are terribly sorry for how late it is. we promise that it is totally worth this crazy wait. we are hoping to have it available by thursday. because of this delay, the october kit will be released next week. we are so incredibly excited about these two kits.

why such crazy excitement? well, we are now designing many items in house now! all of our flairs are now designed by inky hot mess and made by inky hot mess. best part? they are 100% made in the usa! all and we mean all of the parts are made in the usa. take that china! :)

beginning with the september kit, a few veneers were designed by inky hot mess. with the october kits (oh yeah there's more than one!), all of the veneers were designed by inky hot mess. they are also made in the usa by a wonderful craftsman who has had incredible patience with our 930,495,903 questions. ok so it may not have been that many, but it has been quiet a few.

well, we have another project that has been in the works. the september living life kit includes journaling cards that were designed by inky hot mess. this is our first month designing our own cards. here's an october hint.....for both living life kits all of the journaling cards were designed by inky hot mess. that means you will not find these cards anywhere else!

yup, october has 2 living life kits. there's the regular full size kit and a mini kit because of a fun, little holiday. ok no more october hints!

some other fun things happening.....these changes you will see over the next week. we have a new product category on our store. it's called bits & pieces. have you ever wanted just one or two clips? one veneer? one piece of flair? one tag? well, here you will be able to purchase all of these types of embellishments by the single piece or in very small bundles. we have a ton of products we will be adding beginning wednesday. it will take us over a week to add everything.

our embellishment category will also be growing! we have so many new products to add. they will be also be added over the next week. alphas, enamel dots, die cuts, label stickers, and more.

we will also be adding several mixed media items and new stamps. if you're an atg user, you're going to love this! we will be offering generic acid free, archival safe atg adhesive rolls for less than $2.50 a roll! yes, you will be able to purchase it by the roll. no need to purchase cases of it to get this fabulous price.

other items in the works....these will be coming over the next month or two. we will be hosting more local crops! croppin' on the keuka was so much fun. we are working on hosting two more before mid-november. we're not quite sure what will happen once winter arrives. it can be rough here and it can be gorgeous. one never knows what mother nature will give us.

we will be hosting local workshops beginning in october. we have two planned for autumn and the pieces are on order. we know not everyone has the luxury of coming to the finger lakes to take a workshop so we are going to offer the same kit and the add on pieces for sale. how will you complete the kit? we will have a series of videos for you!

there will be a change to all of our kits beginning in november. the paper crafting kit will be a mix. some months it will be a scrapbooking kit. other months it will be a recipe book or box, a seasonal journal, a mini album, etc. it will truly be a paper crafting kit. because of this change, the paper crafting subscriptions have been cancelled. the price of the kit will vary every month based on what the kit contains.

the living life kit will also undergo a transformation. one thing we keep hearing about is how the economy stinks and expensive kits just aren't possible in many artists budget. we hear you! the living life kit will be under $15! by designing and making so many items in house we are able to decrease the price a bit. there will be fewer embellishments in the kits. instead of them being part of the kit, they will be available as individual add ons. the living life kits will still contain a variety of journaling cards in both sizes and an occasional specialty card(s), flair, and veneers. each kit will only contain one additional embellishment such as enamel dots, die cuts, stickers, alphas, etc. all of the other goodies will be available still, but they will be purchased separately. many items will also be available as bits & pieces which will help us artists from accumulating too many pieces we don't need.

so  there are the next few months in a nutshell. we will be making announcements each time we add items to the shop along with links. this will take some time as the warehouse has tons of bits & pieces! the new paper crafting kits and videos are something we have been working on for quite some time. we hope you love them as much as we do!

oh and inky has been asked about december daily. well, inky has decided to offer something in mid-november. it will be available before thanksgiving and be very limited. it will not be designed in house. a few items will be, but not everything. having said that, the kit will include everything needed for a fabulous december except page protectors and an album, but we will have those available as well! so it will be one stop shopping.

rumor has it that some new colors of stickles and liquid pearls will be arriving any day. but you didn't hear that from me!

happy monday!

Monday, September 22, 2014

september sale

it's time for a sale! this time there's no rhyme or reason for what is on sale. no theme. it's on sale just because we felt like it!

what's on sale? we're so glad you asked! we have stamps, theme kits, cardstock kits, paper kits, and embossing folders on sale. once an item sells out (with very few exceptions such as certain embossing folders, glitters, ink pads, and stamp sets) we will not be restocking them so get them now! we don't have many in stock.

this sale starts today (9-22) and ends on 9-30.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

croppin' on the keuka

we still have seats available for croppin' on the keuka! the crop is this saturday. it begins at 10 am and ends at 7 pm. we have included lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, dessert, beverages, goodie bags, door prizes, and raffles in the registration fee. the registration fee is $45 and inky hot mess is donating $10 from each registration fee to the humane society of yates county!

for lunch we are having deli sandwiches, cole slaw, and macaroni salad. the afternoon snack will be chips and dips. our dinner is a hot dinner. we will be having baked ziti, meatballs, sausage, italian zucchini, garden salad with your choice of dressing, and italian bread with butter. we are offering a chocolate bar for dessert. bottled water, coca~cola, sprite, diet coke, and iced tea are the beverages available.

a special note....inky hot mess believes in our community and the people who call the finger lakes home. just about all of the produce is grown here in the finger lakes. we purchase it directly form local farms. there are a few items we are not able to get locally.....if we find them we will in the future! the sausage and meat used in our meatballs are also raised locally and purchased from bostrom farms.

the crop is all indoors. the building sits just off of the coast of keuka lake. the view is absolutely stunning!

please contact us if you would like to attend! we would love to have you!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

our website has been updated!

after many hours and many deliberations, our website has been completely updated. you will find our links to our social media much easier now. we've cleaned up the graphics as well.

the crops and workshops have been separated and are updated. you can now pay for your registrations right on our online shop!   

the faq's have been updated to reflect the recent changes to our subscription schedule. the shipping charges have been updated. there's a bit more info as well. 

we will be revealing our creative team this week! just a few more tweaks and we will be all set! can't wait.....we are soooo excited! the ladies have been hard at work and have lots of ideas for future endeavors. 

let us know what you think of the new site! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

more about croppin' on the keuka

we have uploaded the registration forms for croppin' on the keuka. click below for the item you need. 

croppin' on the keuka Flyer

Registration Form

Additional Info Sheet

you can also register online by clicking here

there are still seats available! 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

croppin' on the keuka 2014!

croppin' on the keuka 2014 registration is now open!!!

where: keuka lake state park on keuka lake in the finger lakes (we will be in a 100% enclosed shelter and we are cropping rain or shine)

when: saturday, september 20th 10 am until 7 pm

how much: the registration fee for the day is $45. the fee includes a $10 donation to the humane society of yates county. every cropper will receive a goodie bag loaded with lots of goodies. we will have tons of door prizes and raffles as well!

food: all of your meals are included! we have included lunch, an afternoon snack, hot dinner, and dessert. water, soda, and iced tea are also included.

space: each cropper will have half of an eight foot long table. there will be 2 people per table. don't forget that the gorgeous keuka lake is right in front of you and you can stare at it all day long!

electricity: we have very limited electricity in the building. please bring a surge protector and extension cord with you!

registration: click here for the registration form. you must fill this out and either email or mail it to inky hot mess. seating is extremely limited!!! payment is due when you register!

inky store: inky hot mess will be bringing product with us for sale! lots of cardstocks, kits, embellishments, twines, stamps, dies, veneers, glitters, and more!

inky hot mess believes in giving back to our community. all water and soda bottles/cans will be donated to the geneva little league & lassie league. we will be collecting donations for the humane society of yates county. they are in need of paper towels, canned dog and cat food, and scoopable cat litter.

questions: send an email to

Monday, September 1, 2014

summer sale

starting now until september 15th, everything with a summer theme is on sale! click here and you'll be taken straight to our sale items.....

what's included? living life kits, paper crafting kits, paper pads, stamps, dies, embellishments, cardstock kits, embossing folders, and more. supplies are limited. when an item is gone, it is gone. we will not be restocking these items. 

we have a delay

normally, today we yesterday would have been the reveal of our kits for the month of september. one of our vendors has had a medical emergency and has delayed shipment to us. we have been in contact and we both hope our order will ship this week. this vendor is crafting a fairly large part of both monthly kits, our embellishment kit, and a new product for us. throw in a holiday weekend and things are really crazy! we hope to know more tomorrow. we sincerely apologize for the delay. this month's kits are awesome.......maybe we will let you know what the themes are now....we are also working on a new product that will be exclusive to us as well! 

a drumroll are the september monthly kit themes:

living life kit: adventure seeker

scrapbook kit: glitz & glam

now you can ponder about what exactly the names mean and what fabulous goodies are in each kit!

happy labor day!