Friday, June 5, 2015

Grand Announcement!

Inky Hot Mess is ecstatic to announce that we are opening a physical scrapbook/art shop in the heart of the Finger Lakes. We have been searching for just the right location for months and finally found a stunning place to call home. Inky Hot Mess will be located at 93 Castle Street in Geneva, New York. You can't miss it! If you're coming down Castle Street, you'll see a massive mural that takes up the entire side of our building. The mural is of Seneca Lake. When you are standing on the sidewalk in front of our shop if you look to the right, you can see Seneca Lake! Have we mentioned how much we love the Finger Lakes?

Construction has been going on over the last couple weeks. Paint colors have been selected and are going up next week! Then we're getting a brand new floor. After that, we should be at the stage where we can put in our fixtures. So exciting! We are hoping to open by mid June. A Grand Opening party will be scheduled for early July. The plan right now is to hold the Grand Opening celebration with the July Geneva Night Out.

What does this mean for Inky Hot Mess? Amazing, amazing, amazing things! We have a dedicated classroom! We will be offering tons of classes and crops as well as Ladies Night and birthday parties for ages 8 and up.

Our shop will feature a full line of scrapbooking, stamping, card making, altered art, mixed media, paper art, and art products as well as finished pieces such as cards, canvases, scrapbook for hire, etc. Inky Hot Mess will continue to design and craft our own monthly kits. We will be expanding our offerings in the upcoming months. There will be many new additions to our exclusive products.

The details.....

93 Castle Street
Geneva, New York 14456

Phone Number:
Coming Soon


Summer Hours (potentially June 15 thru Columbus Day): Monday - Wednesday & Friday 10 am - 6 pm, Thursday 10 am - 8 pm, Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

We will be closed select Saturdays due to family commitments. Our schedule will be announced at least one month in advance. Our class and crop schedule will also be announced at least a month in advance.  Hours are subject to change.

Working on the store layout
Every Thursday is Crop Day. Crop Day is $10 for 12 hours of cropping. Crop Day begins at 10 am ends at 10 pm. Want to crop for $5? Simply bring in a donation for our monthly local charity collection. Want to crop for free? All you have to do is spend $35 throughout the day. We'll even run a tab for you! We will be letting you know when Crop Day will officially begin.

There will be monthly crop weekends! That's right 3 days of cropping. Your own crop space. leave your items in the shop for 3 solid days. Meals are included. For out of towners, we will provide a list of lovely accommodations.

Classes. Classes. Classes. Want to learn about something specific? Come tell us! We will are happy to take suggestions and teach what you are looking for. There will be numerous classes that cover a wide variety of arts: card making, scrapbooking, stamping, embossing, mixed media, altered art, Project Life, pocket scrapbooking, watercoloring, and more! Classes will be offered days, evenings, and weekends.

Brands you will see in our shop the day we open:

Inky Hot Mess
American Crafts
We R Memory Keepers
Teresa Collins
Tim Holtz
Viva Decor
My Mind's Eye
October Afternoon
Pink Paislee
Heidi Swapp
Simple Stories
Echo Park
Carta Bella
Maya Road
Studio Calico
Project Life
World Win
My Favorite Things
Lawn Fawn
Avery Elle
Zig Zag
Hero Arts
Queen & Co
May Arts
Dress It Up
Kool Tak
Prima Marketing
Bo Bunny
Doodlebug Design
Paper House Productions
Jillibean Soup
Lily Bee Designs
Chickaniddy Crafts
Little B
Me & My Big Ideas
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Webster's Pages
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Who knows who else we will be adding in the up coming weeks! You'll have to stop by the new shop and see!

There will be a major change to our webstore. We will not be adding every item we sell in our Geneva store to our webstore. Only exclusive Inky Hot Mess products such as our Living Life and Short Stack collections, Paper Crafting Kits, Flair, Wood Chips, Acrylic Chips, Cork Chips, Vellums, and Die Cuts will be available on the webstore. We will continue to update our blog with new arrivals when they are available for purchase.

Inky Hot Mess will be joining Geneva Night Out and Love Geneva very soon! More details will be announced as they are available.

Well, that's all for now! We will be sharing photos with you as we go through this journey. Be sure to check out our Instagram page for lots of photos! More details and info will be announced as we get closer to opening. We are so happy to be opening in Geneva!

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