THE MANY WAYS TO BEGIN BIBLE JOURNALING

April 25th, 2017

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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…)

5 WAYS GOLD CAN MAKE YOUR NEXT PROJECT POP!

March 23rd, 2017

Gold can give any project that added touch of both style and charm. Whether it is used as a foil, splash, glitter, or paper—this metallic metal brings any work of art to life by providing that extra little sparkle or shine. If you’re unsure how to incorporate this precious metal into your paper craft designs– here are 5 ways gold can make your next project POP!

Use Watercolor Paper to Paint a Gorgeous Gold Landscape

1st Technique–Take watercolor paper and create a stencil-like impression by using the die as a “mask,” then spray gold splash directly on the die to create that outline look (pictured in the lower left-hand side of the paper). Second Technique–Spray gold splash on to a clear block, dab die onto the splash, then stamp directly on the watercolor paper (pictured in the right-hand side of the paper). Card uses Full Bloom die set from RG Silver & Gold collection.

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CRAFT ROOM ORGANIZING TIPS | FROM THE MAKE AMAZING DESIGN TEAM

March 21st, 2017

Spring is finally here–

Let’s put away those heavy jackets, pull out the pastels, open up some windows, and of course do a little Spring cleaning! As we all know– a clean home is a happy home—however, the same could be said for your crafting space. Luckily, the ladies of Richard’s Make Amazing Design Team have offered to share some of their best organizing tips and tricks to help keep your craft room neat and tidy all year long!

Beck Beattie

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MIXED MEDIA ‘BUTTERFLY HOUSE’ VIDEO TUTORIAL | MOU SAHA

January 31st, 2017

Hi everyone!

Mou here today from My Life In Collage Blog with a video tutorial to show you how to create a little mixed media butterfly house.

Video link: https://youtu.be/7K6VVq1Lfaw

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SIMPLY AMAZING PAN PASTEL CARD TUTORIAL | ISHA GUPTA

December 30th, 2016

Hello Everyone!

It’s Isha and today I am sharing a card using the “Make Amazing Happen” collection. I love these flowers because they are wonderful to do various techniques with. As you know, the new FSJ catalog has some yummy Pan Pastels and I just simply had to use them!

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HOW TO CREATE A MASCULINE TREAT PROJECT

November 10th, 2016

Many of you ask me all the time to create inspiration for a masculine fun project. What better month than November to do this, it’s Movember. Movember is the month you see men growing out their facial hair to bring awareness to men’s health. Maybe one of these day’s I will grow my facial hair out for the Movember cause, we’ll have to see. How about this time I will promote Movember through my craft.

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COLOR PENCIL BLENDING MADE SIMPLE

November 8th, 2016

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As a crafter, we have so many mediums at our disposal; it’s fun and adventurous when we step out of our comfort zones and try new techniques that bring our projects to life. If you’ve been following me for some time, you know that I love to experiment and provide for you techniques that will enhance your projects. The possibilities we have are endless. Today, I want to show you a quick color pencil blending technique that I demonstrated on my RG Deals broadcast. RG Deals airs every Monday morning at 10 am Arizona time on my Team Richard Garay Facebook page.  (more…)

2 WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR CRAFT AND BUILD YOUR AUDIENCE

November 3rd, 2016

I know most of you spend a lot of time in your craft rooms creating pretty things. We live and breathe our craft. Most of our inner circles are crafters, and we enjoy sharing inspiration and connecting with our fellow crafty friends. How many of you want to promote your projects, but are unsure how to get started? If you’re interested in promoting your work, I have a couple tips that will help you begin the process. If your goal is to promote and build your audience, you can.  (more…)