Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wednesday Sale

Wednesday is here again! On sale today is not just a product line or one product, it's everything from one manufacturer! Today (Wednesday, September 30th) ALL Authentique products are 20% off! The fine print: This discount cannot be combined with any discounts. Previously purchased items are not eligible for this discount. Special orders cannot receive this discount. This discount does not apply to website orders. Inky Rewards cards will not be stamped for this discount.

Ok now that the fine print is out of the way, we have items from the products lines listed below in stock:

Autumn Sale

This week Geneva is celebrating Fall4Geneva. Inky Hot Mess is participating! You can vote for our Swingin' into Autumn window display as your favorite. We are are having a sale this week. This week (Tuesday, September 29th thru Saturday, October 3rd) ALL autumn products are 20% off!

The fine print: This discount cannot be combined with any discounts. Previously purchased items are not eligible for this discount. Special orders cannot receive this discount. This discount does not apply to website orders. Inky Rewards cards will not be stamped for this discount.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Did You Know?

Did You Know that Inky Hot Mess designs our own exclusive pocket scrapbooking kits including embellishments?

What can you use pocket cards for? You can absolutely use them in pocket scrapbooking, but you can also use them in traditional 12"x12" (or whichever size you use) scrapbooking and card making. We have some 12"x12" layouts on display in the shop with pocket cards on them. Pocket cards can be used as an embellishment on scrapbook layouts and cards.

Today we are sharing our Adventure Seeker Living Life with you. Adventure Seeker is available as a Living Life collection, an Embellishment Kit, and a journaling card with flair collection. Adventure Seeker is all about the great outdoors. This Living Life collection contains an assortment of pocket cards from a variety of vendors including Inky Hot Mess. All of the flair and wood chips were designed by us as well.

To learn more about Adventure Seeker including lots of photos:

This link will bring you to the release blog post for Adventure Seeker Living Life.

These links will bring you to my creations! I have 3 blog posts showing what I created using the Adventure Seeker Living Life, Adventure Seeker Embellishment Kit and the Adventure Seeker Journaling Card with Flair kit.

February 24th

March 11th

March 17th

Adventure Seeker is currently available. Quantities are extremely limited! Once a kit sells out, we are not able to restock them.

Workshop Kits Available

Did you miss the Jammin' Journal Workshop? Not local? You're in luck! We have a handful of kits available for purchase. he Jammin' Journal Paper Crafting Kit is now available in our shop in downtown Geneva and on our website! All website orders, will be shipped directly to you within 3 business days.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Did You Know?

It's time for another segment of Did You Know? We're going to have a little chat about Distress Stain. Inky Hot Mess is frequently asked what can you do with Distress Stain. And our answer is lots of cool things! Today, we'll show you how to give your wood veneers lots of pizazz! 

Distress Stains

So you know that Distress Stains come in all the same colors as Distress Inks, right? Well, there are a few more colors. There are 3 metallics - Antiqued Brass, Brushed Pewter, and Tarnished Bronze - and a pigmented white - Picket Fence. All Distress Stains come in a bottle with a dauber top.

Naked wood chips

For this demo, we're going to use Ripe Persimmon and Antiqued Bronze Distress Stain. Grab some wood veneers. We are using the autumn and October wood chips from the Autumn Harvest Living Life.

Wood chips with pizazz

This is one of the easiest ways to alter your embellishments. Seriously. It's simple! All you do is rub the dauber onto your wood veneer. Repeat until you get the color you want. If you want a dark color, let it dry in between coats.

The metallic does look metallic in person. It does show a bit in the photo. It's so hard to photograph metallics especially in a banquet room at a hotel! 

Think of all the cool things you can do to your wood veneers! Got pumpkins? You can make them orange. Snowflakes? You can make them white or pewter or white with pewter on top or blues! Got alphas? You can spell out your school name using the school colors. You can spell out your child's name in their favorite color. The possibilities are pretty much endless.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday Sale

It's Wednesday! That means it's time for our one day sale.

From 10 am until 5 pm, all adhesives are 20% off their regular price. This discount cannot be applied to special orders or previously purchased items.

What adhesives are available at Inky Hot Mess? Tape runners, foam pop dots, glue dots, and liquid adhesives. Refills are included!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Halloween Scrapbook Workshop

On October 13th, Inky Hot Mess is offering our Halloween Scrapbook Workshop. We have 2 sessions available. One at 11 am and one at 5:30 pm. Both sessions are the exact same kit.

The papers in our Halloween Scrapbook Workshop
Cardstocks in our Halloween Scrapbook Workshop

Halloween chipboard embellishments

Pocket cards in our Halloween Scrapbook Kit

Your kit contains 6 sheets of double sided paper, 4 sheets of cardstock, a 6"x12" sheet of Halloween chipboard embellishments, and a sheets of pocket cards. The scrapbook papers and chipboard embellishments are from Echo Park.

Left Page of our Halloween Scrapbook Workshop

Right Page of our Halloween Scrapbook Workshop

We will make this wicked awesome two page layout. You will be taking home with you additional papers, cardstock, and embellishments. We usually include some extras for you in case you want to change things up a bit or have a different idea in mind.

Be sure to check the Tool Caddy Page for your Tool Caddy List!

There are only 5 kits remaining! Call today and sign up! Call us at 315-325-4554 or stop by our shop at 93 Castle Street in Geneva to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wednesday Sale

Have an upcoming wedding? Now is the time to put together your wedding scrapbook or make one as a shower or wedding gift. All day today our wedding section is 20% off! The discount does not apply to previous purchases. In store stock only.

Monday, September 14, 2015

It Begins At Home...

Inky Hot Mess is so happy to share this news with you. The August Charity of the Month was the Geneva Center of Concern. We collected Back to School Supplies for local children who need them. We are so happy to show you all of the items we collected! You guys are AWESOME!!! We can't thank you enough for all of your donations.

We collected over 15 notebooks, 11 boxes of Crayolas, a couple dozen glue sticks and bottles of glue, dozens of pens and pencils, and numerous supplies. We were able to purchase a few additional items including 2 backpacks and additional school supplies.

How were we able to purchase the backpacks? Every Thursday is our All Day Crop (10 am - 10 pm). The fee for the 12 hour crop is $5 or free with a donation for our Charity of the Month. That $5 fee we count up and at the end of the month we go shopping for the charity.

When I came up with the idea of a Charity of the Month as a way for our company to give back to our local communities, I never imagined we would have so many items donated in our first month! I was hoping to fill up a regular shopping bag from the grocery store. I am blown away by the generosity of our customers. Thank you so much for your help. I know it is greatly needed and appreciated.

The September Charity of the Month is the Humane Society of Yates County. They recently put out a plea for canned cat and dog food so I felt they were the perfect candidate for this month. I live with several rescued cats and dogs including a puppy mill survivor who is from Texas. Nope, little Dudley didn't walk here from Texas. He could barely walk when he came here. Now, he can run and go up and down stairs. Doesn't sound like much, but when you've lived your whole life in a tiny crate, learning to trust people is a hugh deal. He's running around as I type this before we go off to bed. He knows what time it is and he is ready for his sleeps.

We will be collecting canned cat and dog food, dry cat and dog food, cat and dog treats, cat and dog toys, collars, leashes, scoopable cat litter, and paper towels. If you have any old blankets or towels that need a new home, please bring them over and I will get them to the Humane Society of Yates County. Cold weather is coming and the animals will enjoy having a warm bed. You do not have to attend our All Day Crop to donate. You can drop off donations at our shop anytime we're open! We are more than happy to take them.

Your empty water and soda bottles and cans aren't wasted either! We donate them each month as well. This month they will be donated to the White Springs Fire Association. They are a volunteer fire department on Pre-Emption Road in Geneva. Feel free to bring your clean bottles and cans from home or clean out your car and bring them into us.

I really can't thank everyone enough for your donations. Keep up the amazing work!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Did You Know?

Did you know that Inky Hot Mess is hosting a catalog party from Art Impressions? Art Impressions was kind enough to send us some flyers and catalogs.

What's in a catalog party for you? You will receive 10% off your order (ALL orders must be paid when they are placed) and you will receive a FREE giraffe rubber stamp when you purchase $30 or more. We have a sample of the giraffe rubber stamp if you'd like to see the little fellow.

How does this catalog party work? Come into our shop and look the catalogs. Submit your order and payment to us. The 10% discount will be applied when your order is placed. Shipping is free! The adorable giraffe rubber stamp will be shipped with your order for free.

All orders must by closing on October 15th. We will place our order on the 16th. Once the order arrives from Art Impressions, we will sort it and pack it all up for each person. We will post on our Facebook page when the orders are ready and send out emails. If you don't have an email account, just let us know and we will call you.

Any questions? Call Inky Hot Mess at 315-325-4554, send an email to office@inkyhotmess.com, or stop by our shop at 93 Castle Street in downtown Geneva.

Happy stamping!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Did You Know?

Did you know that you can rent our classroom space? Get together with your crafty friends and pick a date! Call us at 315-325-4554 to schedule your private event. The cost of a crafting day is $10 per person and this includes the classroom from 10 am until 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Additional time can be negotiated.

Each person will have their own table. Each crafter will have their own trash can. We have electricity for each person.

Inky Hot Mess has a snack cart. Our snack cart features an assortment of KCup coffees, teas, and hot cocoa, bags of Lay's potato chips, and Nabisco cookies. We stock our refrigerator with bottled water and Coca-Cola products. The prices of these items are posted by the snack cart.

Our shop is located in downtown Geneva at 93 Castle Street. There are many of delicious options for lunch nearby. Many restaurants will also deliver to our shop.

Inky Hot Mess is a full service paper crafting supply shop. We carry a large variety of paper pads and collections in 6"x6" and 12"x12", numerous rubber and clear stamps, a variety of types of inks from numerous manufacturers, more embellishments than you can dream of, tools, dies, adhesives, embossing folders, embossing powders, journals, paints, mixed media supplies, journaling pens. Project Life, albums in 2 sizes - 12"x12", 6"x8", and 4"x4", page protectors, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, a wall of cardstock, a rack of card bases, and so many more paper crafting goodies!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Website Changes

Over the last 2 months, we have had many customers come in from great distances and many from lands far, far away. We have had visitors from The Netherlands, Germany, and England. And here I thought it was amazing to have customers from Hammondsport!

We have spoken with many of our vendors and I am pleased to report that there will be many new items coming to our website! Some vendors we will not be able to put on our website due to their policies and we're ok with that. We respect their business practices and honor their rules.

Now adding thousands of products to a website is not fast. Items will be added as we have time. Our website will not keep inventory. The website and in store computer system are completely different systems and don't work together. An item might be on our website and it could be out of stock in the store. We will pack orders directly off our store shelves. If an item is out of stock when your order is packed, we will make a note about it. You will not be charged for the item. We won't accept backorders because many items we carry are not able to be restocked i.e. paper collections.

All orders placed on our website will be charged shipping. They will be shipped to you. You will not be able to place an order on our website and pick it up in the shop. If your order is shipped to an address in New York State, you will also be charged sales tax.

The website has it's own version of Inky Rewards! You cannot combine online Inky Rewards with your punch card from the shop.

So how does our website work? Well, on the upper lefthand side you will see a list of categories. The top 8 categories are all Inky Hot Mess exclusives. Inky Hot Mess started life off as an online kit club before we built our store.

Under those categories, you will see the various vendors we offer. Some you will be familiar with and some you may not. Under the brands, you will see categories of items such as embossing folders, stamps, paper collections, embellishments, inks, etc.

We will let you know when we add new items to the website. We are even trying to figure out how to set it up so that you can register and pay for upcoming Workshops and Crops at Inky Hot Mess on the website!

As of today, all of the Graphic 45 products we have in our shop have been added to our website. We have done a few tests and hopefully all the kinks have been worked out. If you have any problems or questions, please contact us at 315-325-4554 or office@inkyhotmess.com.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Changing Our Hours

As the seasons change so are our hours! The change begins on Sunday, September 20th. Our new hours will not have any impact on our Crops or Workshops.

Autumn Hours:
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm
Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It Begins at Home...September

It Begins at Home...

Inky Hot Mess believes in giving back to our local community. Every month we choose a local charity and collect donations for them to distribute throughout our local communities. We firmly believe it begins at home by giving back to your community.

September's Charity
We have chosen the Humane Society of Yates County for this month's charity. It's time to think about cats and dogs. We will be collecting canned cat and dog food, dry cat and dog food, cat and dog treats, scoopable cat litter, cat and dog toys, leashes and collars, and paper towels throughout the month. Simply drop them off at our store when you're downtown.

These are my rescues - Maxx and Dudley
All Day Crops
Our All Day Crop on Thursdays are $5 or FREE with any donation to the charity of the month.

Returnable Bottles & Cans
Inky Hot Mess collects all returnable bottles & cans during Workshops and Crops. We donate all of them each month. During September, they will be donated to the White Springs Fire Association in the Town of Geneva. Please, feel free to bring your clean bottles and cans from home or your car to us and we will add them to our donations.

Workshop Kits Available

Did you miss a Workshop at Inky Hot Mess? You might be in luck! Some of our Workshops are now available as a take home kit! All of the materials are included along with a set of instructions. A tool list is included as well. Some kits may need additional supplies to complete them exactly the same as we did in the Workshop and you will find all of those items at Inky Hot Mess!

We have 1 Workshop Kit to share with you today and it is the Jammin' Journals Workshop Kit. In this kit, you will find complete instructions, 12"x12" papers, pocket cards, a journal, and lots of embellishments including organza ribbon, corrugated shapes, twine, puffy stickers, kraft tape, geo tag wood chips, clip wood chips, kraft tags, metallic gold vellum pocket cards, a shaped clip, 2 sheets of stickers, and 2 sheets of alphabet stickers.

Workshop Kits are extremely limited. Once they sell out, we cannot make any more kits. If there are any kits you're interested in, we highly suggest purchasing them right away. We apologize, but we cannot hold kits for customers. We can take an order over the phone and the kits are available on our website at inkyhotmess.com.

Time for a Sale!

Summer is winding down. The paper crafting companies have begun to ship the new school, Halloween, autumn, Christmas, and winter goodies. We are running out of room. Maybe someone ordered too many things? Nah. Who could have too many paper crafting supplies?

So in order to make some room at Inky Hot Mess, we are having a sale. ALL summer, beach, and nautical paper crafting goodies are 10% off Tuesday - Thursday (September 1-3, 2015). What's included? Paper collections, pocket scrapbooking kits (including Project Life), stamps, dies, embossing folders, embellishments, washi, enamel dots, stickers, flair, 6"x6" paper pads, and much more! 

We have placed all of the summer, beach, and nautical items together in the shop so you won't have to hunt around for them.

Some rules...yuck I know we all hate rules....The discount cannot be applied to previous purchases. Inky Rewards cards will not be stamped as you are getting a discount and cards are only stamped for regularly priced purchases.