Tuesday, November 30, 2010

{Free Printables} Our Letter to Santa & Wish List on Hostess with the Mostess!

We are so thrilled that Jenn from Hostess with the Mostess kicked off the holiday season last week by showcasing our new Vintage Rudolph Collection! {Thanks, Jenn!} We wanted to share something fun with her readers and ours, so our "Letter to Santa" and "Wish List" from this collection are now available for FREE download on her post!

We also wanted to let you know that several files from this collection are available as customized items! The Party Circles are available with initial, name & age for any winter birthdays you may want to use this fun collection for! Available here.

The invitation design is also customizable for any event! Birthdays, Christmas parties, cocktail parties...you name it! You can also use this format for customizing a menu or signs! Find it here.

We are also offering the gift tags customized with your family name, kids' names, your choice! Order your custom labels here.

And as always, our fancy labels can be customized for an additional fee. Use the fancy labels for desserts, food, drinks, place cards or gift tags!

DOWNLOAD your free printable "Letter to Santa" & "Wish List" on HWTM!
VIEW the full Vintage Rudolph Collection in the
Stay tuned for more holiday collections launching soon.......

Monday, November 29, 2010

The TomKat Studio 2010 Holiday Gift Guide!

We are so excited to share our Holiday Gift Guide with you! This project has been so much fun to work on! We enlisted some of our favorite people to handpick perfect gifts for everyone on your list! Check out fabulous finds for entertaining chosen by Jenn from Hostess with the Mostess, fabulous gifts for budding photographers chosen by Vicki of Vicki Lynn Photography and many more! We have gifts for dads, kids, babies, your best friend and more!
A big thank you to all of our contributors:
Melissa & Kellie :: Icing Designs
Becki :: Whippy Cake
Jessica :: JP Creative
Melisa & Pam :: Project Nursery
Shelley :: How Does She
Danny :: My Hubby
Kristi :: My BFF

Thank you to all of our preferred vendors who sponsored this publication!
Allyson Jane
Ann Heaney Designs

We hope you enjoy the publication as much as we enjoyed creating it!

Happy Shopping!XOXO, Kim

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{Winner} Silhouette Winner & Cyber Monday Special

We have picked our lucky winner!!!  And that person is.........

COMMENT #591 - Rob  & Sara
She said:  I would like to make some vinyl decor and try the glass etching.

Congratulations!  You are the envy of thousands of our readers!  Please contact me at toni@thetomkatstudio.com to arrange for your incredible prize! 

And because we can only have one winner, we do have a special offer for the rest of you.  So, stop crying and read on....

Silhouette is being sold TODAY ONLY for $199!!!  This price is good from 4am to Midnight, EST.  Here is what is included in the $199 price:

The Silhouette Machine
One roll of vinyl
One roll of transfer paper
A Home Decor CD

Total value:  $370.  That's a savings of almost $200! 

Visit the Silhouette website and enter the code TomKat at checkout.

Friday, November 26, 2010

{Fabulous Friday Giveaway} Win a $75 shop credit to Finley & Oliver!


We have picked a winner!!

COMMENT #222 - Trina Gueck
She said: "My favorite is the Mr. Cupcake! hehe"

Congrats Trina!  Please email me at toni@thetomkatstudio.com to claim your prize!!

Happy Black Friday everyone!
We hope you had a great day with friends & family!

Today's Fabulous Friday Giveaway is sponsored by Finley & Oliver. We first introduced you to Grace, owner and creator of Finley & Oliver when they were featured on a Cupcake Monday several weeks ago. We love her adorable shirts and we love HER! All of her appliques are hand or machine stitched on to high quality, made in the USA (sweatshop free) American Apparel garments. Grace mainly uses Eco-fi felt which is a wonderful felt made out of 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles. How cool is that?

Grace is generously giving away a $75 gift certificate to a lucky reader!
Here is how to enter:

1) Visit Finley & Oliver, and let us know what design is your favorite.
2) Become a fan of Finley & Oliver on Facebook. Leave her some TomKat love and let us know you are now a fan!
3) Become a fan of TomKat Studio on Facebook. If you already are, let us know!

Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, December 1, 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 random.org.

Grace has also offered a 15% discount to all purchases made during the giveaway!
Just enter TOMKAT15 at checkout.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

{New to the Shop} Vintage Rudolph Holiday Collection!

I couldn't be more excited to share our new Vintage Rudolph Printable Collection with you! Last week, I styled this little setup at home to showcase our latest designs, along with coordinating products from our fabulous preferred vendors! Laura of Laura Winslow Photography captured every detail beautifully! The designs were inspired by a shirt created by my friend, Kristina at Modern Frills! My little Kate modeled it for us, along with an adorable pettiskirt from Pink Taffy Designs! Take a look at all of the fabulous details and find links below to our NEW collection (on SALE!) and all the fun products featured!

~ A big thank you to our amazing vendors ~

Rudolph Shirt :: Modern Frills
Red Pettiskirt :: Pink Taffy Designs
Red/Green Headband :: Whippy Cake
Black/Ivory Hair Clip :: GracyLu Originals

Rudolph Fondant Cupcake Toppers :: Two Sugar Babies
Cake & Rudolph Cookies:: Decadent Delights
Cake Pops :: Heavenly Bites Cakes
Polka Dot Oreos :: Sweeties by Kim

Polka Dot Runner :: A to Zebra Celebrations
Gable Boxes, Polka Dot Stockings, Paper Lanterns, Napkins & Rings :: Polka Dot Market
Shelf, Fabric, Kid's Table, Black Frame, Jars :: Ikea

**Full Vintage Rudolph Collection is on SALE in the shop until 12/1/10**
Includes 10 Printable PDF files:
1. 5" x 7" Invitation/Menu (blank)
2. 2" Party Circles (4 designs)
3. 2" Favor Tags (thank you)
4. 2" Alphabet Party Circles (letters & numbers)
5. 4.25" x 3.25" Fancy Labels (blank)
6. 4" x 2.25" Gift Tags (6 designs, blank)
7. 5" X 5" Banner Panels (full alphabet)
8. 4" Party Circles (3 designs)
9. 6.5" x 9" Letter to Santa
10. 6.5" x 9" Wish List

Get your Vintage Rudolph Collection HERE!

{Fabulous Giveaway} Enter to WIN a Silhouette Craft Cutting Machine!

We have been holding on to this secret for a while now, and we are thrilled to be able to share it with you!!! The fabulous Silhouette will be available on CYBER MONDAY from 4am to Midnight EST for the shocking price of $199! That is $100 off the retail price! Pure craziness! This is the newest version with more capabilities and the newest technology. Silhouette American has NEVER sold these cutters for this low of a price! And that's not all. It will come with a roll of vinyl, a roll of transfer paper and a home decor CD. That's an additional $71 worth of products! So, if you are doing the math, that is almost $200 worth of savings! There is a code that you will need to use to purchase at this fantastic price, and that code will be available early Monday morning, so stay tuned!

Ok....so are you sitting down?
We are giving away another Silhouette!
With the success of our last giveaway for them, they asked us to host another one!
Just in time to make some fabulous holiday decor and gifts!
Here is what is included with this giveaway:

Silhouette Machine
Software for Windows XP/Vista, Mac
Power cable, USB Cable
2 Cutting Mats (one for thick media, one for thin media)
One Cutting Blade
$10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store

This is such an awesome machine and it can save you tons of money on gift giving over the holidays! You'll definitely have to take a look at the Silhouette Blog for so many fun ideas and tutorials.

Here's how to enter!
(up to 5 comments per person)

1) Leave a comment and tell us what project you would love to make with your own Silhouette.
2) Become a fan of the Silhouette on Facebook. Leave a comment letting us know that you did.
3) Fan TomKat Studio on Facebook. If you already are, let us know!
4) Post about this giveaway on your own blog. Leave a link to your blog in your comment.
5) Mention this giveaway on your own Facebook page. Let us know that you did.

You must leave a separate comment for each entry!
If you are commenting as anonymous, please leave an email address so we can contact you!
The giveaway is open until 11pm Sunday, and the winner will be posted early Monday morning. We will also announce the code for the Cyber Monday deal in our Winner's post!

Open to US residents only.
The winner must not have won another Silhouette from us, or any other giveway.

Good luck!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

{Sneak Peeks} New Collections, Photo Shoots & Incredible Giveaway!

Good morning! It's a been busy week here at The TomKat Studio as we prepare for the holiday season! I thought I would share a little of what is to come in the next few days....so you can be sure not to miss out on the fun while you're recovering from your overindulgence of pumpkin pie! First up...(above) our new Vintage Rudolph Holiday Collection will debut today! I am ecstatic about everything turned out from my photo shoot with Laura Winslow! Can't wait to share all of the details!

I had the pleasure of collaborating with Tanya from Save the Date for Cupcakes on showcasing our new "Let it Snow" Collection! I designed the printable goodies inspired by this, and Tanya styled and photographed the setup! She enlisted some fabulous vendors and we can't wait to show you some holiday inspiration!

As you may have read on Facebook, I recently styled a photo shoot with Laura Winslow for the clothing line, Oh Fiddlesticks! Our theme was "Glam Camping" and everything turned out beautiful, including the gorgeous little models! Laura gave us the peek above, but we can't wait to see the rest of the photos!

Later today, we will be posting a GIVEAWAY for a Silhouette craft cutting machine! Just in time for the holidays, you'll have a chance to win this crafty tool! Stay tuned....

Monday, November 22, 2010

{Real Parties} Blue & Orange Whale Baby Shower!

Nicki from Vitalic Photo recently shared this GORGEOUS baby shower she hosted for her photography partner! Nicki was inspired by our blog, as well as Amy Atlas and we are so happy she shared this beautiful event with us! Simple, sweet and perfectly lovely! I love the serene color scheme of blue and orange with a hint of green. The triangle banner frames the dessert table beautifully and is so easy to make! The girls also set up a fun photo booth for the shower! Aren't they so cute!?

Photos by
Vitalic Photo

A big thank you to Nicki for sharing this baby shower with us!
Beautiful job!