Sunday, October 31, 2010

{Cupcake Monday & Surprise Giveaway} Hand Stamped Cupcake Necklace from Angel Face Designs!

We have chosen a winner!
And that lucky person is..........

COMMENT #47 - Kristi!
She said: "I love the custom name necklace double disk."
I checked out her blog, and no wonder she loves this necklace....she's the mom to twins! 
So, congratulations Kristi!  Please email me at to claim your prize!

We starting off November with a SURPRISE giveaway for Cupcake Monday!
Heather from Angel Face Designs has been a loyal follower and customer of The TomKat Studio for a very time. She is always leaving lovely comments on the blog and we love hearing from her! Heather is a mom to two young, beautiful girls and creates beautifully designed handstamped jewelry! She knows Kim's affection for cupcakes and recently sent her a sample of her Cupcake Connoisseur necklace! Kim loved it and thought it would be a perfect Cupcake Monday feature! Lucky for you, Heather wants to give one of our lucky readers one, too!

Here is how to enter:
1) Visit Angel Face Designs and leave us a comment about your favorite design.
2) Become a fan of Angel Face Designs on Facebook.

Winner will be drawn on Thursday, November 4 at 11:00 pm (MST). Any entries after this time will not be considered. Open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen using

Heather has also graciously offered a 10% discount to TomKat readers during the duration this giveaway! Just enter "tomkat" at checkout.
Perfect! Just in time to start your holiday shopping!

Friday, October 29, 2010

{Fabulous Friday Giveaway} $100 Gift Certificate to Traylor Papers!

We have a winner!!

Comment #22 - Marg
She said, "I like the cupcake boxes in the toile print and liners.  Lots of neat things!"
Congratulations Marg!!
Email me at to claim your fabulous prize!

Happy Friday!It's Toni, bringing you our latest fabulous giveaway!
Friday has quickly become my favorite day of the week!

We are so excited to introduce you to Traylor Papers! According to their website, Traylor Papers was founded in 2001 by Lisa Traylor, a former strategic management consultant who started a new career path to accommodate her three daughters and their family's busy lifestyle. What started as a fun project in an office in her home has evolved into a full-scale business operation with three full-time staff and a commercial office/warehouse. How much do we love tales of women turning their dreams into reality? So much!

Traylor Papers is a website full of all the things we love.....beautiful paper products and wonderful gift ideas for everyone! Everything is very contemporary and ultra cool. They carry a wide variety of products from designers such as Jonathan Adler, Lilly Pulitzer and Lady Jayne. You could spend hours perusing all of their fabulous products!

This week's giveaway is a $100 gift certificate to Traylor Papers!
How exciting is that?

Here is how to enter:

1) Go to Traylor Papers, and come back and tell us what you would choose if you WIN!

2) Become a fan of Traylor Papers on Facebook. Tell Lisa that TomKat sent you!

3) Are you a fan of TomKat Studio? If so, let us know! If not, what are you waiting for?
Like us here.

Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, November 3, 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
Happy Halloween!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

{Favorite Things} My House Always Smells Yummy Like Sugar Cookies, Does Yours?

Have you heard of Gold Canyon Candles? Well, just a little background...When I was in college at ASU, I was a rep for them. (I was also an Avon lady!) Their headquarters are local here in Chandler, Arizona and I am obsessed with their products. The candles are seriously THE BEST smelling candles and actually fill your house with the scent. I can actually SMELL them making candles at the house we live in now because their factory is so close!
My very favorite flavor is and always has been the SUGAR COOKIE candle. I was so excited last week when I received an email about a PINK Sugar Cookie candle that they have that helps support Breast Cancer Awareness. I contacted a rep there to see if I could promote or host an online party to share these with you. She suggested that with my following, that maybe I should become a rep again! I figured, why not...and now here I am, ready to share the best of the best candles with you!
So, here's the deal.
When you purchase these yummy Pink Sugar Cookie candles,
10% of the purchase price is donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation!

You'll notice a button for Gold Canyon Candles on my sidebar, if you decide to browse!
These candles make FABULOUS gifts, too!

My favorite scents for Fall/Winter:
Sugar Cookie
Cinnamon Vanilla
Mulled Cider
Warm Apple Crisp

{Of course, all of my favorites seem to be in the EDIBLES collection!}

There are about 100 scents to choose from!
If you are local and want to come by and take a sniff, let me know!

Gold Canyon offers a great program for their representatives. If you are interested in becoming one, email me at! It's a great opportunity for starting a small business and you can do everything online or host parties, totally up to you!

{Sweet Customers} Clara's Glam Birthday Party!

Do you know the Superchick yet? If Genevieve. Mom to 3, hilarious party blogger, social butterfly, party cone making diva. This girl LOVES to party and it shows. She recently asked me to mix our Halloween Glam with our Chandelier Collection to create party designs for her daugther, Clara's 12th birthday! She did a fabulous job with all the details!
Check it out....

Mocktails for the girls....

Awesome donut cake....

View Gen's full post here!
Thank you for sharing your photos with us, Superchick!
We love you!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

{Sweet Customers} Custom Alice Inspired Collection for Pink Ribbon Tea Party!

We love helping out with great causes! Renee contacted us about a Pink Ribbon Tea Party she was hosting to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness. We customized our Alice Collection for the Tea Party!
Read more about the event here.

Beautiful job, Renee!
Thank you for sharing your Tea Party with us!
Find our Alice Inspired Collection HERE!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

{Free Printables} November 2010 Calendar!

Where did the month go?
It's almost Halloween which means right after that,
we're on to November!
Here is your printable calendar for the month!
I know everyone gets super busy this time of year, so I will get the December calendar up soon!

{Favorite Products} EK Success 2" Scallop Circle Punch!

The most frequest asked question we receive is:

Where do I find the 2" scallop circle paper punch that you use to make your Party Circles & Favor Tags?
Occassionally, you can find my favorite EK Success 2" Scallop Circle Punch at Michael's, Joann Etc, or Hobby Lobby but you can ALWAYS find it right here:

Just get it.
You know you'll be needing it with all of the fabulous HOLIDAY designs we have coming soon!

Monday, October 25, 2010

{Real Parties} Cameron's Art Party!

You are going to LOVE this party! You may remember this creative momma from when we featured this fabulous party a couple of months ago! Lauren recently contacted us to help with the designs for her daughter Cameron's 6th birthday party. Unfortunately, we were booked on custom work but Lauren did an absolutely fabulous job on her own!

The party started with personalized aprons for the guests as they arrived. Normally, the favors are given at the END of the party, but they gave them out early so the guests could wear them during their art projects. They had Art Stations throughout the party and did activities such as "Draw a Self Portrait" and "Make a Masterpiece" where they made bracelets and decorated butterflies. They also had "Nail Painting" and "Face Painting" areas. So much fun!

Lauren got very creative with the food.....

Lauren, you did another fantastic job!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us!

{Cupcake Monday} Adorable Candy Corn Cupcakes!

Happy Monday!
Eeekk! It's HALLOWEEN Week!
I spotted these adorable candy corn cupcakes this morning via Amy Atlas!
Created by The Curvy Carrot, find the recipe here!
Check out Amy's post full of Candy Corn dessert ideas!
It's fabulous!
Also, did you hear that Amy is publishing a dessert table book?!
Congratulations, Amy! We are ALL looking forward to it!

Friday, October 22, 2010

{Real Parties} Modern Farm Party - Perfect for Fall!

We are thrilled to share this gorgeous party with you! One of our readers, Anneliese, put together this updated, modern farm theme, with a little Apple Harvest mixed in. The guest of honor, Scarlett is a fan of barnyard animals, and her favorite bedtime story is Big Red Barn, so these theme was perfect for her second birthday.

She started out these adorable invitations that she made herself! And she has made them available as a free download! You can find them here.
Take a look at the rest of the beautiful details from this party....

A breakfast of scrambled eggs, muffins, bacon, sausage, apple juice, orange juice, milk, and as "birthday cake," cinnamon rolls. Isn't that fun? And different! Great idea!

Mom and daughter. Aren't they beautiful?

Great job, Anneliese!
You can find more details on this party here on her blog.
You will also find tutorials and more downloads to recreate this party on your own!

{Fabulous Friday Giveaway} $100 Gift Certificate & Set of Fresh Ink Pads from Impress!

We have a winner!
COMMENT #38 - Bullfrogs & Butterflies
She said: "Love their Divine Twine & Fancy Square Punch."

Congratulations Bullfrogs & Butterflies! 
Please contact me at to claim your prize!

Happy Friday!Today's FABULOUS giveaway is sponsored by a fantastic company, Impress Rubber Stamps! I was introduced to this company when my childhood best friend, Margie sent me a gift certificate for helping with her baby shower! Impress offers a wide selection of craft punches, stamps, embellishments and more! Impress has generously offered to giveaway a $100 gift certificate along with a full set of their signature Fresh Ink pads!

Need some inspiration?
Check out the Impressive Ideas page on their site!
It's FULL of amazing creative craft ideas!

Ready to enter to WIN?1) Visit IMPRESS, come back here and leave a comment telling us what you would pick if you win!
2) Become a fan of IMPRESS on Facebook! Let them know TomKat sent you! Come back and leave a comment letting us know!
3) Are you a fan of TomKat Studio on Facebook? Comment for an additional entry!

Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11:00pm (MST). Any entries received after this time will not be considered. Winner will be chosen using

Thursday, October 21, 2010

{Sweet Customers} Gorgeous Alice Inspired Party!

Amber Strickler of Zasey Photography is one talented momma! She is located in Friendswood, Texas and found me through Tristian at GracyLu Originals! She used some of our Alice-inspired designs for her daughter, Kasey's recent birthday party! What a beautiful job she did styling this gorgeous setup!

Amazing Vendors:Flowers: All That Blooms
Cake, Cakeballs & Cupcakes: Edible Designs By Jessie
Chairback Bows: Melanie Milton of Max Avery & Co.
Photographer & Styling: Amber of Zasey Photography

Beautiful job, Amber!
Thank you for sharing with us!