July 28th, 2017

Hello fellow crafters,

I hope you’re having a great week. Welcome back to my blog.

Now I’m asked almost on a daily basis, “What are the differences between RG Retail and Fun Stampers Journey? Why have RG Retail and what is the purpose of RG Retail?” I think it’s best you hear from me what the differences are and most importantly, why I started RG Retail?

Am I calling this the million dollar question(s)?

What Are the Differences Between RG Retail and Fun Stampers Journey? The Million Dollar Question Answered:

As you know, I’m a designer at heart. I love to create pretty things and part of that love is to inspire creativity. RG Retail has given me a medium to create niche’ collections and experiment with trends.

With this opportunity, I’ve been able to reach new audiences both nationally and internationally. Through some of these relationships, I’ve been able to introduce some of the product we have today for both RG Retail and FSJ. The RG Retail side has created brand awareness for FSJ and opened up a new world of creative possibilities for paper crafters as a whole.

Once a customer is able to see the endless possibilities and the creative product offering of FSJ they will see how incomparable the journey is within the craft industry.

I go further into detail about the differences of RG Retail and FSJ in this short video, Click Here to watch!

I do appreciate each and every one of you taking the time to read this blog and follow me. I love connecting with each of you. It means a lot to me that you are here. I felt this message was an important one for me to discuss because I’m asked this question just about every day.

If you have any more questions, please let me know. I want to make sure you hear it from me. Make sure to follow me on my social channels.

Stay inspired and continue to “Make Amazing Happen”


Check out my Top 5 Summer Card Projects!

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July 25th, 2017

Hello, Everyone!

Welcome back to my Blog. If you’re here for the first time, welcome. This is my little creative space that I’m in the process of supercharging to bring you inspiring content.

My goal is to inspire each and every one of you no matter what level you are with your craft. If you are new to crafting, I will share basic techniques that will put you on the right path of your creative journey. So make sure to follow me on Facebook / Instagram and Subscribe to me Youtube Channel.

Now today we’re going to discuss…

Richard’s Reveals His Top 5 Summer Card Projects!

Did I just write that in the third person, lol? I promise I don’t create in the third person 🙂

Here are my Top 5 Summer Projects, revealed.

1. “All in Good Time”

This project “All in Good Time” inspires a mixed media component. I love the embossed look on regular color card stock and the use of the background to highlight the foreground. The colors really pop and I enjoy the different tones in this project.

2. “Amazing You”

The look is simple and fresh with a fun and water color look and feel. The colors in this project transition from spring to summer. The sentiment pops with the light colors. “Amazing You” looks like a piece of stationery.

3. “Hey You”

I’m big on layers. Sometimes my card projects require a box instead of an envelope. I’m not kidding. I really love adding the pop it up element on my projects. “When in Doubt?” This Origami project is playful.

4. “So Dapper”

Great dude gift. Inspired optimism and freshness. Clean simple and masculine. Ageless design. Bring out the dapper look and feel in your next card. I love this for summer, but I love it all year round. Always stay dapper.

5. “Sunshine Today”

Textured and vibrate. The sentiment is positive and promotes the importance of living in the moment. Cards are meant to create an emotion and what better way to offer such a positive sentiment that promotes the “Now” Live in the moment and make today the best day of your life. If I can say so myself, I love that Journey Glaze detail on the sentiment.

If you know me, it’s hard for me to color inside the lines. Meaning, I like to push the creative envelope. With that said, here’s my sixth favorite project of summer.

6. “Happy Birthday Silver and Gold”

Can you not see this style of a card at a wedding. The Black and Gold detail compliments a beautiful summer beach feel with an elegant tone. “Create amazing” in the biggest moments of the people’s lives around you. This card offers the opportunity to give someone creative elegance no matter what the occasion.

So what do you think? Do you love these as much as I do? Each card offers a different design aesthetic and element. That’s one of the things I love about these collections, they offer designer versatility.

If you would like to own any of these collections or stamps. Click on the project title or the picture that will take you to the store.

Honestly, as I’m about to close here, I can’t believe July is almost over and we’re moving into August. If you blink it will be Christmas, oops, ok, yes I just said that. Anyways, I have some awesome things I want to discuss the RG Brand, so click here to watch a short little video on my Youtube Page.

“Make Amazing Happen”


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July 19th, 2017

RG 2.0 Style Blog Post

“I’m Back to Bring You Amazing Content”


OMG, I am so happy. Why am I happy? Hmm, let’s just say. I’m Back! Yes, I took a little hiatus because of lots and lots of things I’ve been working on, and I couldn’t wait any longer to get this cranked up a bit. You guy’s mean so much to me and I want to do things a little differently moving forward. I want to engage and be one of your creative voices as we develop pretty things. My design team has been working on some amazing things, and I can’t wait to share some of their creative genius with you.

Ok, I did say things were going to be different. You’re probably wondering how. Here are a few things that I want to change.

  1. I’m going to be providing a lot of video content – we’re super charging our creative inspiration and project showcase. Part of this will be live videos and quick video techniques. Fun stuff for you to find creative inspiration. The other part of this is sharing and bringing my Design Team front and center to share their amazing projects. We’re infusing FSJ in this creative process 🙂
  2. Ok yeah, I just mentioned I’m infusing FSJ (Fun Stampers Journey) creative with RG. Meaning, I will be using FSJ product and promoting FSJ and RG. Hey, you don’t get one without the other. Why not provide fun project showcase and inspiration with two amazing product offerings.
  3. Engagement; I want to engage with each and every one of you. Part of this engagement will be on our social channels – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. I want to hear from you. Let’s start talking!
  4. Dustin my BFF aka Potato is taking over my social channels. He will be providing a lot of Behind the Scenes into everything RG/FSJ.
  5. Make Live Share – MLS is near and dear to my heart and is a big part of my creative journey. Each year I host an award for “Make Live Share” for someone who went above and beyond with their creativity to help make a difference in lives of other people. I’m doing a piece on MLS on what exactly MLS is. Stay-tuned, tbt Coming Soon! Like next week.

I am really excited to bring you RG 2.0, which is a lot of inspiration and lifestyle elements of my creative journey. I must warn you, be ready for some crazy behind the scenes stuff. It gets cray cray out here on the road.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I love each and every one of you and thank you for following me and remaining loyal.

I’m Back!


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May 5th, 2017

Well, Mother’s Day is already next week—so what are you planning to do for her? I mean there’s always the easy way out—you could go for the same ol,’ run-of-the-mill-type gifts; a bouquet of Spring flowers, gift cards to Starbucks, fancy perfume box sets, and everything else aligning those dedicated ‘seasonal’ shelves tucked in the back of department stores—or– you can switch it up!

Why not spend a little extra time this year and make Mom a handmade gift you know she’ll love? Here are a few project ideas, provided by the lovely ladies of RG’s Make Amazing Design Team, for you to spark up some inspiration and get creative! Remember— you only have 8 more days—So Let’s Get Craftin’!

Envelope Mini Album

As mentioned in Patricia’s blog post—It’s time to finally print out some of those photos stored up in your cell phone and put them to good use! Create a fun mini album to share some family pictures taken throughout the year. This album was designed using RG’s Mail Note Die from the Noteworthy Collection—creating a super cute added pocket to each page, perfect for storing special notes or mementos. See the blog post, HERE, for a short instructional video!

Making Mother's Day Gifts (more…)

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May 5th, 2017

Hey Y’all!!!

 Tenia here and hope all is well! I have a very fun RG Days scrapbook page (I know right?!?!) today using Richard Garay goodness……CHECK IT!!

RG Days scrapbook page close up on sentiment (more…)

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April 26th, 2017

Hey Y’all!!!

 Tenia here and hope all is well! I have a very fun DIY butterfly journal project today using Richard Garay goodness……CHECK IT!!

Origami Love DIY butterfly Journal (more…)

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April 25th, 2017

bible journaling for beginners - Richard Garay Blog

Bible journaling is a powerful way to blend in your personality and creativity while connecting with God’s Word.  It provides an escape from daily stressors and creates a meditative-like focus, allowing you to interpret the message and process the context of your chosen section, verse, or scripture. If you have ever been curious about taking up bible journaling, but were hesitant or unsure you could produce the same colorful masterpieces you see decorating the Pinterest walls—the great news is, you don’t need to be an expert artist at all! In fact, there are many other bible journaling techniques for you to try that will still get those creative juices flowing as you bring the scripture to life! (more…)

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April 13th, 2017

For this Spring season, the Garay’s have decorated their formal dining table with a gorgeous butterfly garden display. A collection of soft pastels with splashes of vibrant color create a magical centerpiece for the family to enjoy on Easter Sunday.

The Table Display

Garay's Easter dinner table (more…)

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