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WOW! I am totally overwhelmed by the incredible response we have had to the new FREE Printable Thanksgiving Collection! I just wanted to stop in and say THANK YOU for your support and all of the lovely comments! Your encouragement and positive feedback just makes me want to continue to make more and more creative designs (including more FREE ones!). In a social media world where we are exposed to so many great ideas and inspiration, there is a a phenomenon going on that many of my fellow bloggers are feeling. While we know our blogs are getting traffic and our blog posts are being read, many readers aren’t taking the time to comment on blog posts. With Facebook making it so easy to just give a quick “like”, we all (including myself) are getting lazy with really cheering on the bloggers we love who pour so much time and energy into their posts. I have too felt this with my own blog, as we work so hard to product new, unique content and don’t always get the feedback that we hope for. So, I want to encourage you to thank that blogger who came up with a fantastic idea that you spotted on Pinterest and then created for your own home and thank the designer that shared a free printable that you used for your child’s class party or teacher gift.

As far as yesterday went, I want to give a huge thank you for the response…you all showed me that you are all alive and well and still here reading and paying attention to The TomKat Studio!
So thank you so much for that!

xoxo, Kim

PS. Due to the overwhelming response, we may need a couple extra days to get the thousands of collections ordered emailed out. Did you miss our post yesterday? Don’t worry, the collection will continue to be available for free download through the season!


October 11, 2012

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  1. Tina Dahl says:

    Kim-I can only imagine the long hours of planning and execution of all your beautiful work, and please know that those efforts DO NOT go unnoticed! I know how much I appreciate positive feedback on the work I do and I know you and your team do as well. Keep up the GREAT work and know that so many of us are very appreciate of the fabulous work you do!! Cheers my dear 🙂

    • Kim says:

      Tina, Tina, Tina – It crossed my mind to mention you in this post and I wish I would have. 😉 YOU are the most supportive reader ever. You already know how much I appreciate you but I think I should officially crown you TomKat’s #1 Fan! 🙂 Love ya, girl. xoxo

  2. I know exactly what you’re feeling. I’m still a fairly new blog and have no where near your fan base, but it can be so discouraging at times. It seems these days, everyone is creative. Or…if I come up with an idea…it’s already been done and pinned 1000 times over. The dreaded “like” button on facebook and all the new rules that facebook has for fan pages…makes it so much harder to get the feedback you really desire. That feedback is a big motivator on a day where you are questioning yourself. I question more and more…is anyone listening..reading? Are my ideas any good? Does anybody like me? LOL 🙂 The truth is…I love doing what I do…so I”ll keep on doing it. I’ve worked long and hard just to get where I’m at right now. Just setting up a photo shoot…can take hours. Forget about editing them…oh geez!! I’m so incredibly appreciative and humbled by the support of my readers and fans. I hope they will continue reading and “liking”…but sometimes commenting on what I do. It truly does make my day…to know someone out there likes my idea. You continue to be a big source of inspiration for me! All the best!!

  3. So true and encouraging! Thanks for all your hard work!!!

  4. Emily says:

    Many thanks to YOU for providing all of us with the gorgeous free printables. I am hosting thanksgiving at my home for the very first time this year, and I am excited to make it extra special with your place cards, signs, and invitations. Thanks for all that you do for your fans!

  5. Yay!! I’m so glad you mentioned this Kim. It’s definitely something we are all experiencing. To top it off, Facebook has made it incredibly difficult to keep updated on our favorite blogs/sites. I NEVER see any posts from you that show up in my traffic feed. It’s quite frustrating.

    Thanks again for your fabulous Thanksgiving printables. You did a beautiful job.
    I can’t wait to print them and call Thanksgiving decorating done. Ha!


  6. Jackie Marino says:

    Kim – you ARE amazing at what you do. I’ve referred you to many of my friends and commented on your enourmous great heart and your passion for what you do so well. Your a very gifted woman and I loooove seeing the new things you come up with. I think I can vouge for alot of people when we say THANK YOU for being YOU! You truly are special! Have a great day! Jackie Marino

  7. Erika says:

    Hi, Kim!

    I am one of those who does sometimes forget to thank her favorite bloggers for all their beautiful, creative ideas that they are always producing. I am always stopping by the TomKat Studio blog for party and decor inspiration! Thank you for all that you do! It is SOOOO appreciated by me!!! 🙂

  8. Catherine says:

    Okay. I’ll comment. You deserve it.
    Thank you for your lovely gift! Your work is gorgeous and I am constantly in awe of your style, taste, talent, tenacity…
    I notice every detail and imagine how much work goes into each piece and imagine the time it took you to put it all together. Each and every setting. It is a treat to get to witness your work. I see how much heart that you put into it. So thank you again. ❤

  9. Wendy says:

    No Kim, thank YOU!!!!!!! Endless thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

  10. Aimee says:

    Thank You for the wonderful Thanksgiving downloads. I am so excited to put all of your ideas into practice. I’m new to your site and just love all your ideas. Thank you again…what a sweet gift.

  11. Robyn says:

    Thank you for being so inspring in decorating and in blogging! I am a newbie to the blogging world and am in awe of what I see out there! Thank you for sending beautifully designed freebies our way! Keep doing what your doing! Your designs are loved! Robyn (robynslittlenest.com)

  12. Barb DeWitt says:

    Oh my goodness, you are one amazing lady and I totally failed to say thank you for your generosity!. I still can’t believe how beautiful this design is and that I get the honor of having it in my home this holiday season! Thank you again!

  13. Heather says:

    Hi! I tried to post yesterday but it would not go thru. Thank You for your creative ideas. I have 3 little girls and they love Pink…my poor husband! Anyway, I hope you will get a chance to check out some of my creations on my blog http://www.TheMintedIdea.blogspot.com If I lived closer I would become your official cupcake baker as baking cupcakes it my favorite thing to do!

  14. yay! i give you and your team permission to take all the time you need get these free goodies out to all that ordered! 🙂

  15. Mindy says:

    Wow, thank you Kim for this gorgeous set!! What a showstopper!!!! You are so sweet 🙂

  16. Jordan says:

    You posting this free collection is what finally convinced me that i’m DEFINITELY having a Thanksgiving open house at my place. All these lovely things with which to decorate provide all the inspiration i need to make it really special. thanks!

  17. Kathryn H says:

    Thank you for reminding me that manners are also for social media! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration you provide me. I love your work.

  18. Missy says:

    Thank you for the Thanksgiving printables! Can’t wait to use them. I never think to comment on posts, but I will start now. Thanks for the reminder (and for your creativity).

  19. Trish says:

    Thank you for the printable! It was such a nice gift. I shared it on facebook. I love your whole blog too, it’s so inspiring!

  20. Mel says:

    Nicely said. I have been sporadically blogging for around a year and don’t remember ever having a comment, though I can see people are reading (probably my own fault for being so sporadic — something I am working on changing). But I am constantly surprised that some of the ‘bigger’ more established blogs, like yours, with such lovely design elements and beautiful posts, don’t get a lot of comments.

    So, I’m breaking my non-commenting streak and saying hi. I love your blog, I love your products and I can’t wait to have Thanksgiving and using your lovely printables. I’m in Australia but have lived in the US, so while it’s not a holiday here, I always celebrate it.

  21. Blissmamaof3 says:

    You are amazing! Thank you for this very generous gift. I am thankful for you and all your wonderful work. You are my first stop online when putting a event together. Each time I have used your products, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you for all you do!

  22. The “free” download is not working…please advise. Thanks and LOVE the collection BTW!

  23. Keri Hatos says:

    Thank you so much for the free download! I’m looking forward to decorating my house for Thanksgiving this year! You guys are amazing!

  24. Kim – you are an inspiration! I’ve put together several dessert tables over the last couple years, but I usually design my own printables. I must admit, I am one of those “lurkers” who rarely comments, so… just wanted to comment on your blog to let you know how GORGEOUS this Thanksgiving design is. I can’t wait to use it for my own holiday table. Thanks again! xo

  25. Kimber Hagans says:

    Kim & Co,

    I am guilty of not taking the time to comment! I have witnessed the TomKat Studio “blossom” into the booming business it now is~~and you my friend, have remained humble & kind. My last order was a needed rush order, and once again Toni came to the rescue! No wonder your business is so successful! Thank you for sharing all your creative endeavors, as well as continuing to compliment & encourage others. After all~~ truly it is~~~ “all about the details”.


  26. Colleen says:

    Kim- You are so creative and absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing all your ideas {especially the free ones}. You can see that you are surrounded by wonderful people. Keep up the inspiring and fabulous work. It is very much appreciated.
    Thank you,

  27. Melissa says:

    Love your work and am inspired by your success! Thank you for sharing your talent!

  28. cindy says:

    Thank you so much for your generosity! Your work is beautiful! I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year and I can’t wait to decorate!

  29. Christie Cambio says:

    Kim! Oh my goodness, I love the printable Thanksgiving collection. So very kind of you to offer it as a free download. AND I just hopped over to your Facebook page to see if there was anything cute I’ve missed these past few weeks and I almost fell off my chair when I saw that you had 90,946 “likes”! Oh. My. Word. That is truly amazing! I was at a party a few weeks ago and I was talking to another mom (who I barely know) about you and The TomKat Studio. So don’t forget, your fans are talking about you in person, as well as commenting on what’s going on online. You are becoming a household name amongst mamas all over the country (and world too)! That’s gotta feel great. I have been in love with your designs since the first time I stumbled upon your blog over three years ago and spotted the lollipop shaped invitations. I will always be your fan 😉 Keep up that creativity and thank you for sharing your talents with us. I hope I get to run into you in person one of these days! You are a gift to us all! xxoo

  30. Christen L says:

    This might sound really basic, but how do you recommend printing the Give Thanks collection?

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