Families First Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Families First Pals Blog Hop for April 2017.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner… how would you want to remember those special family moments? We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.Stampin Up Mediterranean Moments Love Cards Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp

For today’s family’s first theme, I created a Father’s Day card for my husband, Scott.  It honors our 28 years of marriage as well as celebrates what a wonderful father he is to our one and only daughter, Caroline (now 23 years old).

I snapped this photo of a scooter outside a charming restaurant Scott and I dined at in downtown Lisbon, Portugal, a couple years ago.

Mediterranean Moments Stamp Set – Images © Stampin’ Up!

I thought it was the perfect way to remember our trip and “translate” the memories to a heartfelt card using the Stampin’ Up! Mediterranean Moments stamp set (designed by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Susan Nygaard).

I love hearing from you!  Please leave me your questions or comments about the project for today.


  • Introducing . . . Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock (8.5″ x 11″).  It’s a great weight for the 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card base and will be available NEW in the Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog beginning June 1.

Stampin Up Mediterranean Moments Love Card Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • Retiring & 30% Off!  I used the retiring 2015-2017 Envelope Paper (Circles & Dots) for the coordinating Delightful Dijon envelope.  It’s the perfect weight to use with the Envelope Punch Board.
  • Retiring & 30% Off!  The silver embossed “x” pattern on Basic Black (4 1/8″ x 3″) and Basic Black pattern layered on the card base are from retiring Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Stampin Up Urban Underground Designer Series Paper Occasions Catalog 2017

©Stampin’ Up! Urban Underground Designer Series Paper

  • The Stampin’ Up! Banner Triple Punch makes cropping the flagged end a snap.
  • The perfect touch is a silver heart (Metallics Enamel Shapes) to reinforce the “love” in the sentiment (Beautiful You)!Stampin Up Mediterranean Moments Love Card Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp
  • Hover and Pin it!  The photo below shows key products for today’s love card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog and pin.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.

Stampin Up Mediterranean Moments Love Cards Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp Supply List

What’s retiring and on sale (up to 50% off & while supplies last)? Clicking the blocks below!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 


  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  YOU ARE HERE!
  2. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  5. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  12. Susan Itell at simplestampin.com
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  17. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  18. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  19. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
  20. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  21. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  22. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  23. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  24. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  25. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
  26. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  27. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  28. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  29. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  30. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards

I love hearing from you!  Please leave me your questions or comments about the project for today.

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  1. Karen Zaring Browning

    Mary, thank you for sharing your as always awesome card and your beautiful memory!

  2. Debbie Crowley

    Mary, your card is so simply beautiful… the sentiment and tribute to Scott are even more beautiful.

  3. Rae Harper-Burnet

    Love the way you showcased this stamp Mary. The inspiration was perfect!

  4. A perfect stamp set for a great couple because the images are so romantic. I thank Scott for sharing you with us.

  5. linda callahan

    Love how you used this set in a simple yet stunning way…..and The picture is fab!

  6. Patti MacLeith

    I like how you used the million dollar stamp set! Pretty soon we shall see yours!! I’m sure Scott will appreciate your beautiful card.

  7. Awwwwwww, happy Anniversary, to the best parents and only ones of
    BEAUITFUL Caroline , may you always be BLESSED, ❤❤❤

    And thank you MsMary for that beautiful hug you send with our lovely
    Brian, he’s such a sweetie, missed you,

    And your Card is lovely and perfect for the occasion,

    Hugs Frenchie

  8. Perfect card!

  9. Wow o WOW, Mary
    This one is over the top!
    Nancy in Colorado

  10. Nancy Iverson (Nancy in Colorado)

    Wow o WOW

    This one is over the top!

  11. I’ve been admiring the Mediterranean Moments set for a long time and I love the way you used it. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card!

  12. Mary,, What a great card. I love this color. You did a wonderful job on this card.
    I also love the photo you took. This brings back memories for you and Scott.
    Happy Anniversary to you and Scott. I know your daughter is so lucky to the two of you as Parents. Have a great Easter. Ellen Hinds

  13. Fantastic card, Mary! It seems like this stamp was made for you – it is perfect with your photo. I love it when we can make a card that has such personal meaning!

  14. An absolutely perfect card. I love that you included your inspiration photo.

  15. Kadie in Arizona

    Fantastic card Mary. The card screams MARY FISH in the most perfect way. You and Scott are the PERFECT parents for Caroline. Thanks for sharing.

  16. What an amazing project, Mary! I love the simplicity and how you’ve beautifully showcased this stamp set. Perfect sentiment, too. Congrats to you and Scott. What a great guy!

  17. I adore how you used this set. This is a great card!

  18. Rosanne Mulhern

    Great card, Mary and wonderful translation of the photo memory…this just makes the card that much more special!

  19. FABULOUS! Love the color combo and the whole feel of the card. I truly will miss this color…it a just so warm! Super post!

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