Monday, May 31, 2010

{Project Nursery} Event in Beverly Hills & CBS 5 News Segment!

I had the exciting opportunity to work with Project Nursery on a dessert table display for a recent event in Beverly Hills, Jayneoni Moore's She's Having a Baby! Project Nursery's booth turned out beautiful and was swarming with attendees! I used the gorgeous crib bedding by Annette Tatum shown above as the inspiration for the design. I sketched {don't laugh} a quick design for the dessert table and created all of the labels, cupcake toppers & paper garland {tutorial coming soon}.
We had fabulous vendors help us with dessert table! The cupcakes and custom cookies made with my party circle designs were created by Angela at Queen of Tarts Cakes. Angela is very talented and a pleasure to work with! She can turn any of my party circle designs into custom cookies, just get in touch with her! Kim from Sweeties provided the custom chocolate covered oreos, another spectacular display of her goodies! Jaclyne of Heavenly Blooms, offered to add gorgeous flower arrangements to the display! I enlisted my friend, Lisa again to make the beautiful tissue paper flowers for the branch arrangement. Even though I wasn't able to attend the event, the girls at PN did a fabulous job bringing my vision to life! Other PN contributors and sponsors added all sorts of fabulous displays to the booth, including a green and blue birthday party tablescape by The Party Dress and an adorable Sweet Baby canvas print by Fresh Chick Designs. Congratulations on a successful event, ladies! A big thank you to everyone who helped the dessert table & booth come together!

READ MORE about the event HERE!

The PN ladies have been busy! Pam and Melisa spent Saturday morning talking nursery design tips and party design trends with anchor Lisa Chan of San Francisco’s CBS 5 news!

It was so LOVELY of them to mention The TomKat Studio!
WATCH the PARTY segment here!
WATCH the DECORATING segment here!

Happy Memorial Day!

Thank you to all of those who have served our country.
We honor you today.
{photo courtesy of

Friday, May 28, 2010

{Fabulous Friday Giveaway} Win a MomAgenda Desktop Planner!

A few weeks ago, Ashlee, one of my local customers stopped by to pick up baby shower products that I designed for her. When she pulled a hot pink crocodile day planner out of her purse, I pretty much snatched it out of her hand and went a little crazy. It said "MomAgenda" on the front and I was smitten. The next day, I contacted MomAgenda to see if they would be willing to send me a sample {I must try products before I recommend them to you, my lovely readers} and as well as host a giveaway for one of my lucky readers! MomAgenda day planners are made for mommies! I had them send me a current one that I could start using immediately, because it's time for me to get organized! I can honestly tell you that I love it. I love the look (mine is the green croc), the size (fits in most of my purses), and the format (monthly and weekly views, space to list the kids' activities, etc). They also offer the MyAgenda format, if you don't need dedicated space for kids activities!

Want one? Need one?


1. Visit the MomAgenda website, come back & leave a comment with which desktop color you would choose if you win!

Comments must be received by Wednesday, June 2, 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
COMMENT #315: Mrs. Leonard

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

{Real Parties} Josie's Shabby Chic Tea Party!

Kara is one of my favorite customers. Last year, we worked on her daughter, Josie's Lollipop 1st Birthday Party, as well as her older daughter, Anna's Purple Party! After seeing this adorable tea party featured on my blog, she decided on the theme for Josie's 2nd birthday party. I had her on my custom list to work on, but as you know....I can't seem to keep up these days! Luckily, Kara understood and went ahead and found the perfect paper goods from another source. Kara just sent me the party photos and she did such a beautiful job!

Happy Birthday Sweet Josie!
Thank you Kara, for sharing this adorable tea party with us!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

{Sweet Customers} Adorable Bumble Bee Birthday Party!

One of my sweetest customers, Nancy knows how to party!
Nancy and I met at a local boutique last year and she contacted me a few months ago to create her daughter's BUMBLE BEE invitations and party designs! She did a fabulous job on all of the details, you can check out her full post HERE!

Fabulous job, Nancy!
I look forward to seeing what you come up with next!My Bumble Bee Printable Party Collection is available in the SHOP!

Monday, May 24, 2010

{My Weekend} Christine's Poolside Birthday Splash!

My next door neighbor's Girls Only poolside birthday splash was this weekend! Her husband, Rick coordinated everything and it was so much fun! Cabana Boy Ricardo (Rick) & Diego (his friend) waited on all of us girls. Ricardo concocted some fun drinks, and I created this menu.... I made COSMO cupcakes, recipe courtesy of Hostess with the Mostess....YUM.

A couple months ago, Christine had shown me a door sign in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog that she wanted for when they host their pool volleyball tournaments. I told her not to buy it, that I could make something for her. So I whipped this up for her birthday gift!

Hope you had a fabulous birthday, Christine!

Friday, May 21, 2010

{Fabulous Friday Giveaway} WIN $75 to Lisa Leonard Jewelry Designs!

I am so excited to introduce you to Lisa Leonard! I met Lisa at Bloggy Bootcamp in Scottsdale a few weeks ago, when she spoke about being a mompreneur. I felt an instant connection to everything that she said. Her success has been built on blogging and social networking. In addition to being a talented jewelry designer, she is also an amazing writer and photographer. Lisa blogs about her life and business. She is real, honest and completely inspiring. If you don't follow her already, I highly recommend that you do.
Lisa offered to send me a sample piece of jewelry (lucky me!) and I chose the cuff bracelet shown at the top of this post! I am in LOVE with it and I wear it everyday! She also has offered to give one of my readers a $75 shop credit! (lucky you!)

Enter up to 2 times by doing each of the following!
Make sure to leave a separate comment for each action that you complete!

1. Hop over to Lisa's SHOP, come back & leave a comment with your favorite jewelry design!
2. Follow Lisa on TWITTER for an extra entry! Come back here and leave a comment that you did!

Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, May 26, 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

Lisa Leonard Designs

Even Josie Bissett is a fan!

Thank you, Lisa for sharing your talent and life with us!
I'm so glad that we met!
Disclaimer: I received a sample piece of jewelry from Lisa Leonard Designs at no charge. Remember, I only promote shops and products that I have experienced and believe in!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

{Kate's Fairy Garden Party} Featured on.....

I just wanted to send my LOVE to all of the lovely ladies who have featured Kate's Fairy Garden Party! It was so much fun to design and it is so rewarding to have it featured on such wonderful blogs!

Thank you all so much!