Happy Bloomin’ Birthday, Mom!

No day is more special than today for this is the most celebrated day of the year.  If you’ve been watching the news, reading the papers, or following the online gossip columns, then you already know why today is so special.  Still, I’m going to tell you.  Today, January 10, is Mary King’s birthday.  Woo hoo!  Happy Birthday, Mom!

Here’s a card I made for Mom (and for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge):

Flower Patch, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, MOJO379And here’s the MOJO Monday challenge banner that inspired my creation:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • You non-conformist, you.  I love a good balloons-and-confetti birthday card as much as the next person, but every once in a while a birthday card can be beautiful with just flowers and a fun sentiment, right?  It’s fun to break the rules.  Mom loves blues (I guess that happens when you raise three boys).  When I first saw this pattern of blue flowers, I knew they’d adorn a card just for her.
  • Flip it.  If my non-conformist birthday design wasn’t enough excitement for the day, I’ve also altered this Mojo Monday sketch with a rebel scream.  After trying to force these shapes into in a portrait card front, I decided they looked wonderful when the card was flipped sideways.  Yippee!  I omitted the ribbon and bow, but the card is definitely inspired by this great sketch.
  • Honoring the patterns.  The last thing I want to do is make a busy, crowded card for my Mom’s birthday.  OK, maybe that’s not the LAST thing I’d want, but it’s on the list.  While I LOVE this piece of Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, it’s a busy one that can’t be accessorized with something else busy.  I really wanted to stamp a flower on the sentiment panel, but I knew that the panel needed to remain clean.

Stamp Sets:  Flower Patch  Papers:  Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Pacific Point  Accessories:  Neutrals Candy Dots (Whisper White), Stampin’ Dimensionals

Please help me wish Mom a very happy birthday.  I won’t get to see her this week to celebrate with her, but I will see her soon.  Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Clean and straight to the point ! Happy Birthday, Mary King ! I would love to get such a beautiful card for my birthday !

  2. A beautiful card Brian. Happy Birthday to your Mum, Mary! I am sure she would love receiving this card for her birthday.

  3. Beautiful card!
    Happy Birthday Mary King from a fellow January 10 baby!!

  4. Good job. She’ll love it!

  5. Beautiful card. This will be perfect for my mom’s birthday in Feb. Happy birthday Mary. Your son’s posts keeps us laughing every day as well as teaching us how to make great cards!

  6. Happy birthday Mary King! What better way to receive heartfelt birthday wishes than with such a pretty card. Good job Brian

  7. Happy Birthday Mary King. A lovely and fitting card for your Mom’s Birthday. I love that busy sheet of paper and agree with your clean sentiment philosophy except for the fact that I (being a butterfly lover) would have added just a little butterfly to the panel to finish it off. Ahh butterflies….. LOL.

  8. Un très Joyeux Anniversaire à votre maman et bravo à vous Brian

  9. Oh how I love blue too!!! Happy Birthday Mary King. Thank you raising such a wonderful son.
    Brian, This DSP is beautiful. I’ve been meaning to ask you . . . don’t you ever cut out the middles of your layers to use on another project and save paper?

  10. You are hysterical, Brian…..here I sat wondering what I missed on the news that was so important that you wanted to share with us! Happy Birthday Mrs. King. May your day be filled with sunshine and laughter and lots of sweet memories. Congratulations and enjoy your day~ Ok, I may be going out on a limb, but I’m going to take my chances anyhow (palms getting sweaty). I think a little blue heart in the corner of the sentiment would have been darling. : ) I love your take on the sketch……thought the dp panel was actually stamped; it’s such a gorgeous piece!

  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARY KING!! May God bless and keep you in His loving care always. Really love your Birthday card. Brian, thanks for sharing your Mom’s card with all of us, what a nice gift .

  12. Happy Birthday Mom King!!! I hope today is awesome. You did indeed raise a witty, talented son. He keeps us laughing every day along with great cards to inspire us. Hugs!!!

  13. Happy Birthday, Mrs. King!!!

  14. Awwww, Happy Birthday Mom!
    Enjoy your beautiful day and we love you and your Son !!!
    You have the best son ever !!
    Hugs and don’t forget
    Eat Cake !!!
    Hugs Frenchie
    That’s a beautiful bday. Card
    Too !!!
    Love u Brian!

  15. Happy, Happy Birthday Mary King, may your day be wonderful and sweet. Thank you for giving us Brian, he is just so talented and funny and kind, I bet he got all of that and more from you.
    Many, many hugs, across the miles, from Crown Point, IN.

  16. Happy Birthday to Brian’s mom Mary King. Have never met your son, but he is a very talented one, with good humor and great stamping ideas and helpful hints. So grateful that he shares his talent with us. JANUARY is just a great month for Birthday’s, as mine is 10 days after yours. Have fun celebrating when Brian gets to see and be with you.

  17. I love this card! Great layout, check. Beautiful colors, check. My favorite thing in the Occasions catty, the gorgeous DSP, check. The perfect sentiment to pair with the floral DSP, check. And a Happy, Happy Birthday to your mom!

  18. You are such a sweet son! A homemade card for mom is the best gift ever! A Card fit for a KING! Happy Birthday Mom King!

  19. Today would have been my mom’s 89th birthday and this would have been the perfect card for her! Blue was her favorite color and she loved flowers. Lovely card Brian. Happy Birthday Mary!

  20. Awww…I love this sweet card ! Happy Birthday to you Mama Bear ! I don`t know you ,but when I heard you giggling with Brian on his first video I knew you were a fun mom ! Big birthday hugs to you !

  21. Happy Birthday Mary! What a beautiful card Brian made for you. He is so talented and creative. I read his blog every morning and get so many ideas from him. We have you to thank for that.

  22. Gorgeous card! Happy Birthday to your mom!

  23. Happy Birthday Mary!!! Perhaps the nicest thing I can do for you today is tell how that you have raised a wonderful son who is an inspiring leader, great artist, and fabulous friend. I hope you enjoy your day!!!

    P.S. Fantastic card Brian!!!

  24. Happy birthday Mary King! Thank you for raising such a talented and delightful son! He provides so much inspiration and laughter to so many:-). Brian – the card is gorgeous – thank you so much for doing what you do:-)

  25. Absolutely beautiful! Your mom will love her birthday card! 🙂

  26. Beautiful card for a special lady.

  27. Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday dear Mary – Happy Birthday to You. Gee, I sing good huh? LOL Actually Mary, you can be thankful I don’t have your phone number because if I called and sang to you it would ruin a perfectly good day! LOL Yup – it’s true – I sing that badly. However that just means I’d really love for you to have a wonderful day.

    Brian – this card is perfect just the way it is. The color combo alone makes me smile. Such a soothing yet springy combination. I know your Mom is going to love it just as I would. You’re one pretty special son and just having you for a son I’m sure is the best birthday present your Mom could ever have.

  28. Beautiful card, Brian. I know your mom will love it! Happy Birthday, Mary King!

  29. Beautiful card, Brian. You’re so talented.

  30. Happy Birthday Mary King, enjoy your beautiful card!
    Brian you have such a knack for making busy paper clean and crisp. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  31. Gorgeous bday card for your Mom, Brian! Love that floral paper! Fab color and design!

  32. Your Mom is going to love this birthday card — I know I do! My favorite color is also blue. Happy birthday Mary King!

  33. Happy birthday, Mrs. King!

  34. Happy Birthday Mrs. King, wishing you a fantastic day that’s as beautiful as your card. This card is beautiful Brian, I love the DSP and those candy dots are just the right touch.

  35. Happy Birthday Mrs. King. I hope you have a wonderful day and that your wishes all come true! What a gorgeous card, Brian. I’m sure Mom just loved it because I am a Mom, and I must tell you, it’s so beautiful, MY heart is racing. No kidding! 🙂 I love when you take a sketch and do something different with it. This card is no exception. Thanks for sharing it Brian.

  36. Nothing is more special than a card made by your own precious son!
    Hope your day is special!

  37. Happy Birthday Mrs King, may your day be as beautiful as your card!

  38. So beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

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