Sunday, January 30, 2011

The TomKat Studio has MOVED!

The TomKat Studio has launched a new blog on Wordpress!
Please join the party at!

Please visit us HERE!

Friday, January 28, 2011

{Fabulous Friday Giveaway} $100 Shop Credit to Charming Necessities!


We have a winner!

COMMENT #178 - Jillian Knutson

She said "I adore the retro sunsuits and the feather headbands from Charming Necessities.  Very sweet!"
Congrats Jillian!  Please contact me at to claim your prize!

Happy Friday everyone! We have another fabulous shop to introduce to you this week! Charming Necessities is a shop owned by Jenni, mom to two boys and twin girls! Her business was started with a few pillowcase dresses and hair bows. Her line has since blossomed into full seasonal clothing lines for girls, complete with matching hair accessories! We recently used the adorable outfit below for a photo shoot with Laura Winslow Photography! We can't wait to share it with you!

We love everything about Jenni's shop including her logo and branding!
Isn't it gorgeous?

On her website, she says "With my products, I hope to capture the playfulness and innocence of childhood. There is nothing better than a little girl twirling in her dress, feeling like a Princess. Or a little boy being 'just like Daddy' in his Tie Shirt." Each item is handmade by Jenni in her home studio, and is finished to perfection!

This week, we are giving away
a $100 shop credit to Charming Necessities!

Here is how to enter:

1) Head over to Charming Necessities, come back and leave a comment letting us know what you love the most!

2) Become a fan of Charming Necessities on Facebook. Leave a comment below letting us know that you are a fan.

3) Are you a fan of TomKat on Facebook? If not, become one and suggest our page to your friends! Leave us a comment to let us know you are a fan!

Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 11:00pm (MST). Any entries received after this time will not be considered. Open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen using This is a sponsored post. The TomKat Studio may have received payment and/or products.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

{Free Printable} February 2011 Calendar!

We have the full year of monthly calendars ready for download, but I will still be posting the monthly calendars as a reminder to print and also to introduce them to new readers!


Can you believe that January is nearly over? What a great start to the new year!
We are looking forward to FEBRUARY, which is going to be a very exciting month!

abulous February Happenings:

  • New TomKat Studio logo & blog launch on February 1st {finally!}
  • 202 Magazine {Valentine's Day spread} will be published
  • Articles written/styled for a national company will be published {resulting in 8 new birthday themes to be added to the shop!}
  • My 15th anniversary of meeting my husband {We met on Valentine's Day during our freshman year at ASU!}
  • Planning my daughter's 4th birthday {We are doing a Paris Fashion theme, inspired by Barbie ~ A Fashion Fairytale, her favorite movie of the moment}

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

{Sweet Customers} Pink Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party!

Mandi from Florida designed this fabulously Pink Pink Pink birthday party for her daughter Ember, who was turning 5, and her daughter Eisley, who was turning 1. Mandi went all out! She used customized versions of our Bubble Gum Party Collection! During her planning, she said in a message to me "I wish you could see my house right seriously looks an explosion of all things pink and glittery! I love husband...not so much! :) He is the best for putting up with my craziness." Well, we are glad he did put up with it, because the end result was AMAZING. And, lucky for us, Mandi's husband is a professional photographer, and he captured every detail!

Mandi did EVERYTHING herself for this party. She made the birthday hats, the birthday candles, the high chair cover and high chair tutu, the girls' shirts, the boxed cake stand, the hand painted tablecloth, the candy shoppe banner, the balloon wreath, the lollipop center pieces, all the giant wrapped candy, and the Happy Birthday sign. I'm exhausted just typing that!!

Mandi...we are speechless! Thank you so much for sharing your very special day with us. We look for many, many more wonderful things from you in the future!!
{All photos by Callahan Photo}

Monday, January 24, 2011

{Cupcake Monday} DIY Cupcake Stand Tutorial!

When Angela was planning Amelia's Milk & Cookies birthday party, she came across this tutorial for these adorable cupake stands on Joy's Hope and made them for the party! We knew we had to share it with you! How cute will your cupcakes look on these stands? Head over to Joy's Hope now to for detailed instructions on how to make your own!

Aren't they gorgeous in these bright colors?
Perfect for so many party themes!