Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Now Shipping: Tim Holtz's Christmas Idea-ology

Inky Hot Mess is pleased to announced that we have received our order containing the Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology products. All Preorders have been shipped. We have plenty of these goodies available in stock! We are happy to ship them to you or if you're local to us, you can see these goodies in person! They are also available in our retail shop in downtown Geneva.

Click the link below the photo to be taken to that item on our website. The entire Christmas Idea-ology product line is now available! There are 2 items we are still waiting for - the Oh Deer Clipboard and the Photo Clip Kit. We anticipate their arrival shortly.

Those are all of the new Christmas products from the Idea-ology line from Tim Holtz. So many to choose from! Lots of amazing creations to be had. That's for sure. Tim did not disappoint this holiday season! Please remember, all of these items are limited. Once they sell out, they are gone forever! Happy crafting!

Monday, September 26, 2016


Yes, you can find Copic Sketch Markers at Inky Hot Mess! Colors are limited. We have been working with Copic to get more. There is a massive international shortage of Copics. If there are specific colors you are looking for, please let us know! We will order them. They will take awhile to get here...how long? Unfortunately, there's no way for us to know. Every Copic dealer is dealing with this issue. Sometimes they'll send us one color and that's it. Sometimes we'll get 10 colors. We never know until they arrive.

In addition to offering Copic Sketch Markers, we are now carrying the Colorless Blending Solution and X-Press It Cardstock. These items will be used in the upcoming Copic Workshops with Rhea Weigand. She travels around the world teaching Copic techniques. She will be here on Saturday, October 15th for 2 workshops. Registration is open for both of her workshops.

Last Call: Dyan Revealey - Dylusions Workshops

Dyan Revealey will be at Inky Hot Mess October 8th & 9th teaching 3 workshops. We only have a handful of seats available! You will get to learn all about Dylusions Paints and Ink Sprays from the master herself. Her workshops cover a wide variety of topics - aside from her paints and ink sprays, she will use her rubber stamps, tags, art journals, a variety of tools, and so much more!

All materials are included in these workshops. You do need to bring a few items with you - a roll of paper towels for each workshop, at least one package of baby wipes, and an apron if you want to protect your clothing.

Dyan will be here Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th. Seats are still available in all of her workshops. There are 3 completely different workshops. They are as follows. The name of the workshop contains a link to the workshop on our website. You can sign up by clicking the link.

Saturday, October 8th 9am-1pm

Dylusions paints are perfect for the art journaler, Smooth and blendable, semi opaque paints that are brimming with vibrant colour. Techniques include baby wiping, brayering, stenciling and colour blocking. 
Saturday, October 8th 2pm-6pm

Don’t settle for flat journal pages!! Learn how to add texture and interest with tags, flaps and pockets. With a quick fold here and a little tear there, here a tag there a tag, every page so tactile. Bring your pages to life with the touchy feely treatment.

Sunday, October 9th 9:30am-6pm

Always fancied Art Journaling? Not sure what it entails? Don’t know where to start? Already art journal but want to learn more?

Come and spend the whole day with Dyan leading you through her many art journaling techniques.
Let her guide you through your brand new Dylusions creative journal, step by step, page by page.
Where to start, how to plan, or not!! Learn where to find images and how to utilize them and how to add interest to a page with tags and flaps. We will be doodling, stenciling, playing learning and having tons of fun.

A large Dylusions Art Journal is included in the class fee.
***Please note....these are samples of Dyan's work from past workshops. Your creations will all be one of a kind! You will each make your own version of the workshops. You will have your choice of colors. Dyan will be bringing lots of new items with her. She has told me that she will even be bringing some Halloween items!!***

Friday, September 23, 2016

Now Shipping: Tim Holtz's Halloween Idea-ology

Tim Holtz crafted a spooky Halloween collection from his Idea-ology line. We have great news! All of his Halloween products are now stock and shipping! Order today and it ships today! Quantities are VERY LIMITED!!!


Word Keys - Halloween


Pumpkin Pieces

Adornments - Wicked

Crypt Cameos

Typed Tokens - Halloween

Mini Stash - Materialize

Ephemera Pack - Halloween

Remnant Rubs - Gothic

Vignette Box - Coffin

Deco Sheets - Halloween

Jute String - Halloween

Design Tape - Materialize

Get your creativity caps on! There are so many ways to combine many of these products together to craft Halloween vignettes...turn your castle into a haunted house. Happy crafting!