Time to RISE

  • August 24, 2018
  • By RG

Welcome to the new home for RG Studio 360! I feel like I have been talking about this forever and the time is finally here. You have no ideas what this means to us. We wanted to create a place where not only you felt proud to share with friends but that also inspired you and motivates you to create and capture. Before we get started can I just say WOW to all the amazing and talented designers who have joined in on our very first RG Blog Hop! Lots of amazing prizes and inspiration, thank you ladies. Also, a big shout out to our developers, what a task this has been, although we will find little things here and there its perfect in my eyes, so thank you Iron Springs Design!

You have seen amazing projects created with our newest download “Foxy Fall” throughout this hop. For this your final stop I wanted to highlight the importance of the PDF Mini. I just love the mini’s they allow you to create the smaller size projects or to group your downloads in such a way that you can create this fun card for that special bunch! Love all the layers and the details this project brings. It’s like a party you have been invited too that screams family, gathering and gratitude. Now to find my feather and head on over to this fun fall celebration…

Love the idea of framing something like this because it highlights your message/story. This story is all about family and friends and we are all here to say “happy fall Y’all!” I also had a Pocahontas moment with the leaves flying through the air… (I know Disney fan before and now) I used some darling paper from the Simple Stories fall launch “Forver Fall” just love that collection and the color pallet is so yummy!

So why outlined? Well a few months ago I was blessed with an extraordinary gift! It came at a perfect time too. I was feeling a bit tied with not being “allowed” to stamp or use die cuts. Although our downloads where just taking flight I was missing the shapes, bits and pieces. Like all crafters we want options. We want variety, we want more pretty things… Ms. Debbie Cowsert blessed me and surprised me with my very own Scan N’ Cut! It changed the way I designed digitals and created projects. I was able to access shapes and make my own cuts digitally. The best part was I kept true to my agreement of not using a die cut machine or die. I started creating the files with a cut line because the SNC would read the file better and create a smooth cut! YES!!!!

RG Studio 360 Blog Hop

It’s time for you to shop away! You can now download this darling set on our shop. Simply look for Exclusive Digital Downloads and within minutes you can start bringing your own creativity to life!

Rise Event Phoenix, AZ

RISE Registration is now OPEN! Secure your spot and come be the first to MAKE, CREATE and SHARE with our new launch of stamps and a few other amazing surprises this October! You will find all the details for RISE under Events.

We are a few LIKES away from hitting our milestone on FB! How would you like this digital file for FREE!!!!!!!? I will be giving away this file “Seasons Greetings” for free once we reach 3,500 LIKES on Facebook, make sure you LIKE the page and edit your settings so you can be notified when we share a post or go live, this way you never miss a thing!

If you missed the blog hop then Jump on in and come see what the team has done with this fun new set!

Here is the list of links for everyone that is part of the RG Studio Blog Hop celebrating the launch of the brand spanking new website.

If you get lost please return to:

RG Shares – https://rgshares.com/welcome/

Tenia Nelson- https://jazzypaper.blogspot.com/2018/08/rg-studio-360-blog-hop.html

Victoria Calvin- http://victoriamarieblog.com/2018/08/24/rg-studio-360-blog-hop-foxy-fall-digital

Nikki Turnour – https://nikkiscreativenook.blogspot.com/2018/08/rg-studio-360-create-and-capture-blog.html

Eva Bussom – http://evascardsandthings.evabussom.com/2018/08/rg-studio-360-blog-hop-foxy-fall.html

Rose Curtis – https://loverosiesworld.blogspot.com/2018/08/foxy-fall.html

Misty Knott – https://baystampingwithmisty.blogspot.com/2018/08/rg-studio-360-digital-download-foxy-fall.html

Michelle Saddler Arrue – https://youtu.be/Bq3Cc2Adq8k

please note this is a YouTube link, check the comments to go to the next link!

Linda Gorman – https://dabblesbylinda.blogspot.com/2018/08/celebrate-with-rg-studio-360-make.html

Melinda Beltran – http://www.mypapercrafting.com/2018/08/rg-studio-blog-hop.html

RG Studio 360 – https://rgavenue.com/time-to-rise/

135 thoughts on “Time to RISE

  1. By the grace of God and the love of all your friends and family you finally made it. Best wishes always and thank you for everything you’ve done for us. We love you

    1. Thank you Eva, my gosh if people only knew what its taken to just get to this point… Can’t wait to see what God does next!

  2. I LOVE this card! I think it’s SO CUTE how each critter is trying to poke their head out. Thanks for an amazing blog hop to kick off this launch. It was amazing! Can’t wait to craft with you in October.

  3. Your design team did a great job! We even got a class with it from one of your team members and another one gave directions on how to step by step. It was great thank you!

  4. Richard your card is absolutely terrific! Typical are the best at creating and live that you share it all with us!

  5. Great team, full of inspiration and creativity! So happy to be a member of this awesome group! You are all amazing!

  6. how cute they are all layered together! It’s the team all in there lol…
    So excited RG … you are a never-ending story of creativity and inspiration! May God continue to bless you and Gabby and bring all your dreams alive!

  7. Oh so much we learn with Richard, I had never blog hop got lost at times but enjoy all the talented artist. Thanks for doing this looking forward to learn more.

  8. I love the new website. It’s so welcoming. Thank you for letting me be a part of this adventure. I can’t wait to create with all the new things coming our way.

  9. I love the new website. Kudos to everyone. All the designers did such great jobs on the blog hop. I love all the inspiration!

  10. i loved the Blog hop and the new 360 website!!! its really professional and awesome!!! I love your downloads!Thanks for a fun morning with all the wonderful people at RG 360!!

  11. Great Blog Hop – such talented designers!! The new website is amazing!!! It has a very professional and welcoming look – definitely not boring! So excited for all that the future holds for RG Studio 360 and I am so glad to be along for the ride! Congratulations on the new website!

  12. The DT did such an amazing job! I would say that your first blog hop was a huge success. I am so proud for you and happy too. I will send you a text soon. Hope to see you soon. Congratulations!

  13. OM this was my very first Blog hop and I really enjoy the talent team you got there. All the card and product would excellent can’t wait to get this download. I have learnt so much from your RG the mix media you are a great teacher . May God bless you and your family. Love Janis

  14. The new site is just incredible. I love the layouf and fonts. Its so easy to read. Loved the blog hop so much. Used to do loads of blog hops to collect the wee digital files. Scrapbooking wasn’t happening here at all. I used to print the files and would mix them with cross stitch. Then cd roms started to finally come over here. Always behind lol

    I can see how much work has been put into this new project from Joe. David when he gets up lol, Rose, Cathy, Gabby but most of all you. Not forgetting the patience of your wee ones. O happy birthday Tator Gator xxx

    God held your hand every step of the way and now you step together into an even bigger adventure. O wow you can say STAMP !!! 😂

    What you don’t know is how this family pulled me through one of the most horrendous times of my life too. Thanking God every day for you

    Emily was just one and Lewis two. My sons babies. Mummy left them in the bath and Emily drowned. Thankfully the paramedics got her heart going again. Levi was nine and already with me after his mum, still same dad as otger two, had a psycotic breakdown. He had been here six months

    After a year and a half. At exactly the time You had your shock I got mine. A social worker lied. Claimed we were under threat from my son.

    I battled fof another six months but the childfens reporter and doctor and school believed her

    Now after she has been sacked the lies are being found out

    Trouble is they put all the children into care with a view to be adopted

    Within the next few weeks Levi will go home to Mummy and Lewis and Emily to Dad. Whilst all this was happening Emmy and Lewis’ mum had another sibling AJ. i have never seen him. He went from hospital to care. He will be home soon too

    This is why I missed the start of the new journey. I was so ill. I had french flu for six weeks whilst battling at court and childrens hearings

    Someone asked a friend and me last week if we ever felt let down by God. She does not know my story. We both said No.

    We may not understand God’s plan when something throws a curved ball at us but faith keeps you going. Days when you have no money to feed the kids you know God will do something and he always does and from the most unthought of places

    I am so proud to know you all and so grateful to RG for sharing his journey with me

    Love and blessings xxxx

  15. I love this digital! The critters are just adorable and I love Fall cards! Thanks for all you do! See you in October!

  16. Wow, RG. You knocked it out of the park with your blog hop and all the wonderful cards. Yours is like a bunch of friends just saying hello. So cute!

  17. The new website is wonderful. Love using the digitals and I look forward to all of the new exciting things on the way!

  18. Your creations are the best things going. Your card looks like a party is going on and I should be there. Will check out website tomorrow can’t wait to see what’s new and exciting.

  19. Congratulations RG! And, congrats to your Design Team! A job well done! On my first review for your page I said I knew you would rise up again and do great things. And, you have! You are AMAZING! Rise Up and continue to be the you, you want to be! Love and hugs to you, Gabby, and your team!

  20. Your Journey is just Rising and will be tenfold more than what you ever dreamed…May you continue to be Lead by the Lord in all you do..Peace..

    1. Ms Judy, thank you! You have been such an amazing part of this story, I still have the photograph you gifted me at CHA! THANK YOU for supporting and praying for us!

  21. Fantastic card! I love that background and of course your amazing little woodland critters are too stinkin’ cute! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this amazing journey and to encourage everyone to let their creativity shine!

  22. Enjoyed the blog hop very much. The projects were inspiring and I love the critters. Thank you all for sharing your creativity

  23. Such an amazing adorably cute blog hop. I love all the critters and sayings. Fall is my favorite time of year.

  24. I did the entire blog hop but I couldn’t get it to take my comments on Rose and 1 other.

    Richard my heart is so full of joy for you and your family, knowing that this past year has definitely been a challenge but what a victory in Jesus as He has brought you all through it. I’m so excited for all the wonderful things you will share at Rise. God bless. Wish I could be there, but my thoughts will be with you and celebrating your new path. Love and hugs.

    1. LOVE YOU Ms PAT! I wish you could be here too, but I know your prayers will reach us anywhere we are! THANK YOU!!!!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!!

  25. What fun, I think that was my first ever blog hop, yet another new thing you have introduced me to. I love seeing all the different projects with the same starting point, really shows the versatility of the download. I also loved all the new ideas of how to get more out of it by adding other sets or just the different versions. I love the frame on this card and the use of the minis to create a family. What a great way to kick off your new website. Love it!

  26. Wow, what a wonderful blog hop and f.b. page so inspiring, getting my creative juices going. I love it all and I love the video’s that are so helpful. Thank you for all the inspiration and enjoyment. It was an amazing time. I see your from AZ, the state I love. Enjoy it for me. We are on an Asian Island now working with poverty, incest, etc children and people so when I make something (a card etc) they have never seen one so it is special to them. Thank you again for a wonderful Blog Hop

    1. What a wonderful adventure you are on! may God keep blessing your story! Thank you for taking the time and jumping in on the hop!

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Father to four young men, Richie (23) David (19) Andrew (10) and Matthew (8). Married to Gabby (Ms. G) my high school sweetheart for 24 years and counting. I am the oldest of 3 boys, raised by Immigrant Mexican parents, Jose and Inez Garay. I grew up in Los Angeles CA, and am currently an Arizonian (I think that means I live in Arizona). I have spent over 20 years in the paper crafting industry. Designer, Entrepreneur, Presenter, Educator, Product Developer, Art Director, Direct Sales Expertise, Social Media Personality, Sales, Marketing, Visionary. My number one priority is to build community and tell a story with each product, collection and or event I lead.