It has been an absolute dream translating my love for creating into a career. After years of working in the papercrafting industry, my wife, Gabby, and I decided to step out on our own, launching Fun Stampers Journey in late 2011. FSJ, as we call it, is a direct selling organization that offers hundreds of high-quality, exclusive papercrafting products. Now, I am excited to bring my passion for creativity and design to retail under the RG Richard Garay brand. I debuted my first collections at the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) Mega Show in 2015 and look forward to launching fresh product collections to inspire others to Make Amazing Happen!
Let me introduce you to my amazing family. Gabby and I are the proud parents of four amazing young men; Richard “Richie” Jr., David, Andrew, and Matthew. Our oldest, Richie, graduated in 2013 and decided to join the US military. While it was no easy news for us, his patriotic heart and passion for discipline led him to make that noble decision. He currently resides in Washington DC and we could not be more proud of our soldier.
Gabby, my beautiful wife, can light up any room with her bright smile, positivity and passion for life. She amazes me every day with how she creatively continues to lead our family. As you can imagine, four boys (five really) can be no easy task, but she never skips a beat as my co-founder on this incredible journey.This young man is such a character. He has made me laugh so much in the last 17 years; I absolutely love his overly dramatic sense of humor. Now in high school (and driving – yikes!) he is growing up so fast right before my eyes! David has a strong passion for the arts in both music and drawing. In fact he recently designed a stamp set for the Fun Stampers Journey brand. I am so blessed to be his father.
This little guy just melts my heart…he is so much FUN! Born with a smile, he is our showman, always out to make others smile. Andrew, or “Tater” as I call him, is my crafter. He is often in my craft room making treats and gifts for his friends. And Like lots of boys, he also loves Minecraft and video games.
Although he is the smallest, our little Matthew has the biggest personality and will make sure you know it! He loves to be outside, exploring with his brother in the trails and hills around our house. He is my animal lover – there isn’t a critter that he doesn’t like!
I could not feel any more blessed than I do today to have these beautiful hearts in my life.