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!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

{Sweet Customers} Milk & Cookies Birthday Party!

I am so excited to share this customer party with you! Angela contacted me about the Milk & Cookies party that she was planning for her daughter, Amelia. This is a theme that I have loved since I saw it first here on A Party Style by Anne Powers. She did a beautiful job and I loved the chocolate brown and white details. My customer wanted to incorporate bright pink, blue and green with the brown and white. I was all in! I designed a full collection for her and she took it from there. Her attention to detail is spectacular and you will all go crazy over the cake! The beautiful details were captured by Lindey of Lindey Magee Photography! Enjoy!

We're hoping to share the details on how to make these fantastic tiered plate stands this week!

I adore the tablecloth that matches the paper goods perfectly!

What's a Milk & Cookies party without milk?

Look at this adorable shirt that Amelia wore, made by Sassy Monkeys!

Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous party with us, Angela!
You did such a fabulous job! Amelia is an absolute doll!
We can't wait to see your ideas for her next birthday!

Our new MILK & COOKIES Collection is available in the SHOP!

Friday, January 21, 2011

{Fabulous Friday Giveaway} TomKat Studio Party Girl Swag Bag from Dreamers Event in NYC!


Wow!  What a response to this giveaway!!  We'll have to keep that in mind for the future!

And we have a winner....and that lucky girl is....

COMMENT #1776 - Carie!
She said "I am a fb fan! I love the whippy cake head band!
I bought one for my baby at a boutique and love it. Now mommy needs one!"

Carie, please contact me at to claim your wonderful prize!

We were so lucky to have a few fabulous sponsors for our trip to NYC for the Martha Stewart Dreamers into Doers Event! So many of our favorite party girls attended the event, so we decided to put a little "swag bag" together for them! We all went out to dinner Monday night and gave them out to the girls! The bag included a Whippy Cake headband, a sweet Lisa Leonard necklace, a cupcake cookie made by The Cookie Jar and a pocket mirror with our new TomKat Studio logo on it! {launching soon!}

We saved a bag for one of our LUCKY readers to WIN!
Not only will our winner win the contents of the Party Girl swag bag, but also a Rose Bag in Raspberry by our other fabulous sponsor, Jo Totes! Also included...a DOZEN fresh cookies from The Cookie Jar! WOW!

Here's how to enter:{Please leave a separate entry for each comment!}

1) Please leave a comment below telling us your favorite item in the swag bag!
2) Become a fan of The TomKat Studio on Facebook, come back and let us know you are a fan!
3) Follow The TomKat Studio on Twitter, come back and let us know you follow!

Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, January 26, 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 product and/or payment from sponsors.
Here's a peek at some of the fabulous party girls who attended! It was so nice to meet many of the wonderful women I interact with on a daily basis! Such a talented, creative group of dreamers! Many more photos to come!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

{Trip to NYC} Martha's Headquarters!

This week, Toni, Andrea & I had the opportunity to attend the Dreamers into Doers Event! We had an AMAZING time with so many of our fellow party people!
{more details soon}

We would like to thank our fabulous sponsors for their support!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

{Trip to NYC} Martha & Me!

Pinch me please....
that's Martha.....
and yes....that's me!

We are having a FABULOUS time at the Dreamers into Doers Event in NYC. We had a full day of fantastic speakers, followed by a Martha appearance and cocktail party!

We'll be in the audience at the show tomorrow, 1/19 on the Hallmark Channel!
It will be LIVE so look for us!

{Trip to NYC} Greetings from New York!

We have arrived!  And we are having an amazing time so far! Last night we got to mix and mingle with some of our favorite party girls and it was so fun to meet them finally! We are now off to Martha Stewart Headquarters for the first day of the conference, and we will report on that later.

Monday, January 17, 2011

{Cupcake Monday} Vintage Ruffle Cupcake Tutorial

Good morning from NYC! We made it here safe and sound and we are super excited to be here! We'll be updating you during our trip!

For today's Cupcake Monday, we have a fun tutorial for you! Jessica from Jessicakes made these adorable Vintage Ruffle Cupcakes and we knew you would love them! Head on over to her blog for the full tutorial! Her blog is full of fun stuff, so you might want to stay there for a while!

We hope you have a fantastic week, and we'll keep you posted as we take on the Big Apple!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

{Trip to NYC} Martha Stewart Dreamers into Doers Event & Shop Announcement!

Here we go!

Andrea, Toni & I are heading to New York City for the Martha Stewart Dreamers into Doers Event! We are so excited for this trip and can't wait to meet all of our fellow party girls and friends that are attending! The event includes workshops with fantastic speakers including Martha herself! We also get to attend a taping of the show! I am so lucky to have such an fabulous team and this trip is going to be such an amazing experience for all of us!

We would love to give a huge THANK YOU to our sponsors:

Whippy Cake

Stay tuned this week for FUN updates from NYC and SURPRISE giveaways!

Also, if you are placing an order, please note the updated SCHEDULE in the shop for accurate delivery times!