Friday, July 30, 2010

{Fabulous Friday Giveaway} $50 in Dolce Vita Mia Hair Accessories!


The winner of the $50 Dolce Vita Mia credit is.....
COMMENT #226 - Alison
Alison said:  I like the Lily! And the Monroe!

Congratuatulations Alison! 
Please email me at to claim your prize!

We are so excited for this week's Fabulous Friday Giveaway! You have heard us mention Dolce Vita Mia many, many times here at The TomKat Studio. She designed the adorable Kate Clip for Kate's Fairy Garden Party! And now, Dolce Vita Mia is back with a FABULOUS giveaway!

The winner of this week's giveaway will win a $50 credit to shop to their heart's content in DVM's SHOP. Yowza!!! Who's doing leaps of joy right now?

You might remember these beauties from the Alice in Wonderland shoot.

Here's how to win....

1) Head on over to Dolce Vita Mia's SHOP and come back and let us know what is your FAVORITE item!
2) Become a fan of Dolce Vita Mia on Facebook and let us know about it!
Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, August 4 at 11:00pm (MST).
Any entries received after this time will not be considered. Open to US residents only.
Winner will be chosen using

As a special treat, Mia at DVM is offering our readers a 20% discount on their purchases during the duration of this giveaway! AND.....any purchase from the Alice collection will receive a FREE FABRIC RING! Be sure to enter code TOMKAT20 at checkout!

And our dear readers....if you are anonymous, PLEASE leave us your contact information!
We want to be able to get a hold of you if you win!
To find out if you were the winner of last week's giveaway, go here!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

{Free Printable} August 2010 Calendar!

August is almost here! Time for most of your kiddies to go back to school! Our school started this week here in Phoenix! We are on a modified year round schedule. It's been quite an adjustment with Tommy starting Kindergarten and Kate starting preschool! Once we get into the swing of things, I am sure it will be great!

This calendar was inspired by a recent invitation design I created for a Bubble Gum themed party! New collections (girl and boy versions) coming soon....stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

{Press} Sophie's Book Club on!

I recently created some fun designs for a fabulous event, Sophie's Book Club hosted by Jayneoni Moore. Celebrities and their children gathered to launch Sophie's Book Club, a summer reading initiative designed to raise awareness and encourage children to open a book! The sign shown above on the bookshelf, {right above the lovely Nancy O'Dell!} was one of the designs I created!
The event has been featured on and ChildMode!

The wonderful ladies of Project Nursery created this gorgeous reading corner for the event!

One of my favorite bakera, Melissa of Decadent Delights created these plum cookies for the event!

Summer reads for Sophie's Book Club include:
Dogs Don't Do Ballet
Duck! Rabbit!
How Rocket Learned to Read

Check out the full scoop on here!
For more exclusive photos from the event,
visit Child Mode's post

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

{Project Nursery} Custom Baby Announcement Design!

Check out my latest post on Project Nursery to get the scoop on this Vintage Glam Nursery & Birth Announcement!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

{Party Planning} Pink & Orange Damask Invitation for Amy Nichols Special Events!

Event designer Amy Nichols of Amy Nichols Special Events contacted us to feature one of our invitation designs in her latest photo shoot! Our pink & orange damask invitation coordinated beautifully with the polka dot table runner that was her inspiration for the shoot! We initally designed the invitation for this fabulous party and will be launching the collection in the shop soon!
Look at how adorable Amy's photo shoot turned out!

Photos by Jennifer Frase

Our pink & orange damask invitation and coordinating items will be available in the shop soon!

View Amy's full post here on her blog!

If you aren't a fan already, visit Amy Nichols Special Events on Facebook here!

Friday, July 23, 2010

{Fabulous Friday Giveaway} Oh Fiddlesticks!


This winner of this giveaway is
Polkadottedowl said:
Love the cupcake, but am definitely partial to the cowgirl.
 That T and a fluffy tutu and some boots would be darling.

Congrats to you Polkadottedowl!  Please email me at to claim your prize!

Thank you ladies of Oh Fiddlesticks for a super fun giveaway!

We just featured Lucia's Cowgirl Birthday Party where she wore this adorable COW+GIRL Shirt created by Oh Fiddlesticks! Well, they contacted us to offer one for this week's Fabulous Friday Giveaway! Oh Fiddlesticks! was started by Melissa and Jen, two hip mamas that love cute stuff for kids. They also love color, fabrics, vintage art, stripes, dots, fonts & compound words! So, guess what they came up with? These adorable t-shirts for kids! They are vintage inspired designs with a modern day twist!

The winner of this giveaway will receive a Cow+Girl or Cow+Boy Shirt!
There are two ways to enter....
1) Check out the Oh Fiddlesticks Shop and come back and leave a comment telling us which item(s) you love the most!
2) Become a fan of Oh Fiddlesticks on Facebook, then leave us a comment letting us know that you did!

Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 11:00pm (MST). Any entries received after this time will not be considered. Open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen using

The girls from Oh Fiddlesticks! sent Kim an adorable CUP+CAKE Shirt for Kate to try out!
Look at how cute she is in it!
Oh Fiddlesticks!

{Sweet Customers} Lucia's Sweet Vintage Cowgirl Birthday Party!

I am SO excited to share this party with you! When Erin of Erin Volante Floral Design, a past customer of mine contacted me about her daughter, Lucia's Vintage Cowgirl party...I jumped on the opportunity! I worked on Lucia's Flower Party last year, which Erin did a beautiful job with! Erin was also featured a few months ago on HWTM, for the beautiful fairy party she styled for her older daughter's birthday! Erin sent me a bunch of beautiful inspiration photos for the party and requested a vintage look in pink and blue....and that's just what she got!
She did a beautiful job with this party! Enjoy her lovely photos and ideas!

Is this party adorable or what?? I reminded Erin about Bakerella's Cowgirl Cookies in jars and she did a beautiful job making them! The "Pony Corral" with the stick ponies is too cute! I love all of the vintage touches, especially the ceramic pony on the pink cake! Everything is just beautiful! Thank you, Erin for sharing Lucia's special day!
Our new Vintage Cowgirl Collection will be coming to the SHOP soon!

Stay tuned for our FABULOUS FRIDAY GIVEAWAY this afternoon,
we will be giving away an adorable t-shirt
just like Lucia's from Oh Fiddlesticks!
{invitation photo courtesy of La Tee Da Kids ~
I'm in LOVE with her line of Cowgirl clothing}

Thursday, July 22, 2010

{Alice in Wonderland Photo Shoot} Welcome to Our Wonderland!

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of collaborating on a creative photo shoot with Laura Winslow Photography. I was asked to style an Alice in Wonderland tablescape and surroundings. Giddy with excitement, I rolled out of bed at 4:15am to load up the car and head to the shoot. It was held at the estate of a well known family in our area. It couldn't have been more gorgeous! What an experience! The entire shoot went off without a glitch, thanks to Laura's organization and fabulous attitude. The girls (and one boy!) showed off gorgeous clothing and accessories. The flowers and baked goods topped off the table perfectly!

I never imagined it would turn out quite this beautiful.....

Thank you to all of the fabulous vendors involved in the styling portion of the shoot!

Photographer :: Laura Winslow (Gilbert)
Tablescape Styling/Accessories & Party Goods :: The TomKat Studio (Chandler)
Cupcakes & Cookies :: Decadent Delights (Gilbert)
Poms, Lanterns, Napkins, Cups & Paper Plates :: Polka Dot Market
Flowers :: Zuzu's Petals (Mesa)
Hair Accessories :: Dolce Vita Mia (Gilbert)
Tutus :: Tiny Belles Boutique

To view MORE PHOTOS and a complete list of clothing & additional sources,
please visit Laura's full post
The Alice in Wonderland Party Collection is now available in The TomKat Studio SHOP!

{SALE} Christmas in July :: Holiday Sets 50% Off!

Our Printable Holiday Collections are now available in the shop for our
These collections are normally priced at $10/set, but through the end of July they are 50% off! Only $5 per set!

The TWEET HOLIDAY Collection is a whimsical set of printable PDF files including adorable Party Circles, along with 3 label pages!

The MODERN HOLIDAY Collection is a modern, stylish set of printable PDF files including Party Circles and 3 pages of labels!