When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

March 30, 2009


Not to let the loss of our cats overshadow K's birthday. We had a couple of her schoolmates and their families over on Saturday for cupcakes and pizza. We had a great time! I wanted to share the cupcake toppers with you. They were a cinch to make and can be done using any extra scrapbooking materials you have hanging around. I simply punched flowers out of scrapbook paper and used eyelets for the center. A straw is the stem with green ribbon tied for leaves. Easy peasy! And they matched her birthday banner I made earlier this month. For another cupcake idea, check these cute cupcakes out at my online friend Jessica's blog The Entertaining Kitchen. She also has many, many fantastic recipes!


  1. OMGosh I love those! And I love that they coordinate with the Birthday banner!
    Thanks for the plug!

  2. Absolutely stunning! Love them! I believe I am going to have to borrow your idea.

  3. Just writing a quick note to say "thank you!" for stopping by my blog today and leaving a comment! I'm excited to have come across another crafty person, and you seem to have some great links on your blog as well. An etsy store is the next step in my own adventure; I might just have to pick your brain about that!

  4. Lanie those looks super!

    I wish I could eat cupcakes!!

    Visiting from SITS!

  5. Those are sooo cute! I want to make cupcakes now!!! I would just eat them so i better not! But very adorable! I'll store that in my brain for future use! Thanks for sharing!


  6. oo i love myself cupcakes and a few polka dots!! your blog is so cute!! visiting from the SITsa roll call...hello!!


  7. Visiting from SITS. Love the cupcake toppers. You are so creative. Just wanted to say also, that I am so sorry for the loss of Giz and Gadget. It can be so difficult to say goodbye to our pets.

  8. I love cupcakes! Wink!!!!

    Good morning!

    Checking in from sits. It's FRIDAY!!!! Yay!!!

    Have a great weekend.

    Zen Cupcake

  9. These cupcakes and toppers are adorable!!! I especially like the idea of making the "leaves" out of ribbon. Cute!

  10. Hi, thanks for stopping at my place. What a lovely site you have; who doesn't loooove cupcakes!

    I'm sorry to hear about your 2 little buddies; for sure they are tormenting mice together on the other side!

  11. cute, cute, cute!!!!!!
    stopping by from SITS!!!!

  12. Yum! What a cute idea to make cupcakes that match your banner!

  13. Those are so sweet...I'll have to try to remember that idea for our next round of birthdays :)