Font Friday: Vol. 1


I'm obsessed with fonts. You may know this already about me. I'm a font snob. I'm a font hoarder. I am not a font sharer. I am constantly asked what fonts I use for projects and I ignore every single one of those comments. Yes, I admit that. Then one day recently, it dawned on me. Why I am so selfish? There are enough pretty fonts to go around. They are ... Read More

Win an iPad Mini + Cricut Explore Air!

cricut design space kim stoegbauer tomkat studio

Happy Friday, friends! Today is the final day in our week-long #CricutEverywhere contest and we've saved the best prize for last! If you win today's contest, you will be able to use your #CricutEverywhere because you will be the lucky owner of both a new iPad mini and a Cricut Explore Air! So exciting! Wherever inspiration strikes, you can pull out your iPad ... Read More

End of the Year Teacher Gifts…

best teacher ever

Just in the nick of time, I designed these ADORABLE "Best Teacher Ever" tees and totes that are perfect for the end of the school year gift giving! The gray/black tri-blend tees are super soft and printed with water-based white ink. Please see sizing chart on listing for sizes. These totes are white, printed with black water-based ink. They measure 15" x 15" ... Read More

Cricut Everywhere: Watercolor Baby Shower…


If you have been reading my blog the last couple of days, you know that all week we are hosting the #CricutEverywhere contest! Well, today's prize is pretty fabulous. It's a Cricut Explore Air! Details for entry are at the bottom of this post, but in the meantime I am sharing one of my latest Cricut collections with you today. I designed this Print Then Cut ... Read More

Featured in Local Chandler Publication…

san tan sun news article - page 1

We were so thrilled to have the shop featured this week in one of our local Chandler publications, the San Tan Sun News! It's so great to get the word out locally! Thank you for the great article, Sydney! Visit our Chandler location:  The TomKat Studio Shop 7131 W. Ray Road, Suite 13 Chandler, AZ 85226 Located in Casa Paloma, inside FOUND Between ... Read More

Cricut Explore Party Inspiration…

cotton candy party invitation - cropped for cricut

When I started TomKat in 2008, one of the very first parties I created designs for was Kate's Lollipop Birthday Party. I started selling those party designs all assembled and ready to go. If you remember the invitations, I cut layers into the shape of a lollipop with a circle cutter. It was nearly impossible to get the text centered and then cut it perfectly ... Read More

Be Brave Tees…

be brave tee

We have several new t-shirt designs launching this week! I originally created this "be brave" heart graphic for mugs for the Inspired Retreat. Shortly after, I was contacted by a reader, Karen who asked if we would be putting the design on a tee. While I hadn't planned on it, after she mentioned that she is going through cancer treatment and that "be brave" ... Read More

Cricut Explore Everywhere…

free printable be creative art print 8x10 - tomkat studio

It's going to be an exciting week here at The TomKat Studio! As you know, I have been creating projects using my Cricut Explore now for over a year and this machine is simply fabulous. If you aren't familiar with the amazing things it can do, be sure to check out my projects here. This week, we are hosting the #CricutEverywhere contest and will be giving ... Read More

Cookies & Milk Shots…

milk and cookies shots

This post is sponsored by California Milk Advisory Board As you may have seen last week, we are partnering with the California Milk Advisory Board to share creative ideas that incorporate dairy for celebrations and weddings! Surprise your guests with a unique twist on classic cookies and milk! Guests of all ages will love these adorable and delicious ... Read More

Gorgeous Wedding Cheese Cake…

Cheese Wheel Cake

This post is sponsored by California Milk Advisory Board. Wedding trends are always changing and we love seeing what new, fabulous ideas that brides, grooms and planners are coming up with each season. One thing that we really love that seems to be becoming very popular is unique food installments and displays. So, when the California Milk Advisory ... Read More

Strawberry Stand Styling for Minted…


Last week, we had the pleasure of styling a booth for Minted at the Mom 2.0 Summit, hosted here in Phoenix. While we can't take credit for the adorable concept of a strawberry stand, we were happy to be there to turn the empty stand into a visually pleasing cocktail party display! We used the Strawberry Love Party Decor collection, which is beyond darling. ... Read More

Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift…

free printable thanks a latte card

Need a last minute idea for Teacher Appreciation Week? This printable design is an oldie, but goodie! Designed over four years ago, by our friends at eighteen25 this is my favorite go-to gift for our teachers! Who doesn't love a Starbucks gift card? Simply download the design, add your teacher and child's name using a photo editing program (or just ... Read More

Stylist Essentials: Rustic Stand


Many readers have asked where I bought this darling stand that I have used over and over again for various party setups. Well, I spotted it today for the first time in a long time and thought I would tell you to run over and grab one before they are gone! The great thing about this rustic stand is that you can also use the trays without the stand! ... Read More

Gift Shop Magazine Feature…

Gift Shop Magazine Feature | The TomKat Studio

Exciting news! I was recently contacted by Gift Shop Magazine for a feature in an upcoming issue. Little did I know that my shop would be featured right on the cover! How exciting is that? I am so honored to be featured in such a great industry publication. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE! ... Read More