Introducing Rajni Chawla – APG Creative Encouragement Group Leader | Prize Winner

Flourished Fretwork project by Rajni Chawla for Amazing Paper Grace - see full project and link list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35989
I am so tickled to introduce Rajni Chawla as a new addition to the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team.  Rajni has a magnificent style and is absolutely prolific when it comes to creating projects and designs.  It’s so easy to see that she is passionate about her crafts.  P.S.  Prize winners from our last Introducing Blog Hop are listed at the bottom of the post.

Rajni will be the creative anchor and lead moderator in our new Facebook Group – Amazing Paper Grace – Creative Encouragement Community .  I will be there when my design schedule allows, but as you know I spend quite a bit of time designing.  Good things are coming, I expect to be releasing new product categories this year.  In the interim, Rajni will be keeping the train on the track in the group and will be encouraging group participation in the events we have lined up.

To mark the occasion, Rajni has taken my newest collection called Flourished Fretwork and created some new card designs.  Our goal in the group is to share as much inspiration as we possibly can to teach you how to use the dies I create.  If you are new to die-cutting, you learn by copying and once you get the hang of things then you’ll have the confidence to substitute in different dies from your stash.  As always with my cards and certainly with these shown here – it takes only minutes to make a replica.   When copying, be gracious and give credit to the creator – these are not things you should claim as your own nor should you enter them into any contests.  Instead, use them as inspiration to grow until you are comfortable on your own.  Please check out Rajni’s blog for additional items she has created with Flourished Fretwork – she has a magnificent card you will want to see.

Welcome Rajni!!  I’ve included a link to her blog above and there you can also grab her social media links:

Announcing APG Creative Encouragement Facebook Group Leader Rajni Chawla - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35989

I am Rajni Chawla from New Delhi, India with my four kids – a daughter, a son and two cute little labradors. About 7 years back, I started off in the field of cardmaking as a newbie. And now, thousands of projects later, I can proudly say that I start each of my creations with the same enthusiasm as I started my first one with. I eat, sleep and breathe everything that has to do with crafting. My love for ART simply grows with each project that I make. Flowers and birdies are my weakness.

Vibrant and bright colors are my style. But that said, I enjoy experimenting and love to make mistakes (I call them happy accidents) so that I create something new. Besides designer, I’m a craft instructor and a product developer too.  I conduct various craft workshops all across India and have developed Crystal Clear, Frosting Powder and Twinkling Spark for Papericious, India.

 

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Rajni Chawla – Inspiring You To Create

Flourished Fretwork project by Rajni Chawla for Amazing Paper Grace - see full project and link list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35989
Here Rajni created a square box and used the brand new Richelieu Square to embellish – simply folding it over the edges of the box.  The tone on tone look punctuated by gold is beautiful!!  To finish off, she simply added a handle.

Flourished Fretwork project by Rajni Chawla for Amazing Paper Grace - see full project and link list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35989
In creating another piece for the ensemble, Rajni created a tag book.  By using two of the Richelieu Squares overlayed she was readily able to make a rectangular piece.  She covered her seams by using the motif and stamp set from the huge All Occasions Stamp and Sentiment Set.  Her tag book is ready to take pictures and is cinched at the top by a ring.

Flourished Fretwork project by Rajni Chawla for Amazing Paper Grace - see full project and link list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35989

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Blog Hop Winners

In the madness behind the scenes to get a full-fledged Facebook Group up and running, we forgot to do something.  We forgot to pick the winner from the Flourished Fretwork Blog Hop.  As such, I’m publishing the winners here, but I will reach out to the winners directly to pick their prizes.  And the winners are:

post-header-bottomI’m so blessed to have a wonderful group of friends and my lovely design team that always surrounds me.  It’s these good feelings and good friendships that spark the creative juices I rely on, to create.  Creating is my therapy and is my way of life. Without it, I wouldn’t have a purpose and would probably be quite sad.

My Latest Good Thing

I’m rarely on Facebook but I do now have a group on Facebook where I am actually able to chat back and forth with the public.  It is a bright spot in my life and quite reminds me of the early days of blogs.    Some of you don’t do Facebook, no worries, but please know that you are able to enjoy the safety of my private group even if you don’t look at other Facebook conversations.  Politics are banned from the group and only encouragement and positive posts, as well as learning posts, are allowed.  Since encouragement is part of my mission, I do look at other posts and try to return the encouragement given to me, 10 fold.  I’d be honored if you joined me there but understand if you cannot.

On one last note today, please be safe where ever you are in the world.  Even though these are scary times, it is also a time to draw close to your family.  Love on them, protect them, savor the time you have with them and turn the negative to a positive.  Life changes, and this is one of those times where we are called on to remember what is important.  We can make the best of the time so that goes quickly.  What are you doing to keep busy and stay positive?

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  • Carolyn RaylMarch 20, 2020 - 8:38 am

    So beautiful! I love the colors and design of he card!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 20, 2020 - 8:41 am

    WELCOME Rajni Chawla! I’ve seen your work every so often & look forward to seeing more of it with Becca’s Dies! BEAUTIFUL WORK here!!!!

    You are assembling QUITE THE TEAM, Becca! ;) Spring Cleaning begins today & in-between, crafting of course! ;) STAY SAFE yourselves!!!! STAY WELL!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Bunny HoyleMarch 20, 2020 - 8:53 am

    What beautiful creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 20, 2020 - 9:03 am

    You are so lucky to have such a talented designer on your team her work is beautiful, and she is so upbeat hope everyone is keeping healthy and keep up making beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsMarch 20, 2020 - 9:08 am

    Welcome Rajni! and good day Becca! Was supposed to be at Stamp and Scrapbook Expo this weekend but of course, it good postponed. Everyone stay safe and MotherAnn says, “Wash your hands!” Have a crafty time during this shutdown period and Craft On!!
    Hugs
    AnnReplyCancel

  • LageneMarch 20, 2020 - 9:24 am

    Gorgeous creations Ranj.Love the basket and Gorgeous & Elegant Anniversary card!ReplyCancel

  • Sue CookMarch 20, 2020 - 9:27 am

    Thank you Rajni for the beautiful inspiration. It wis wonderful to see everyone’s creations on Facebook. Thank you, Becca, for inspiring us all these many years.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMarch 20, 2020 - 10:03 am

    Welcome Rajini! Your art is gorgeous – thank you for the inspiration! Looking forward to seeing much more.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn GrayMarch 20, 2020 - 10:29 am

    Welcome, Rajni! You are super talented. What a wonderful time we have in store with Becca’s new designs and you leading the team! Isn’t it wonderful to do what you love? Happy crafting to you and I am looking forward to delightful surprises soon.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonMarch 20, 2020 - 10:31 am

    Beautiful creations by Rajni, love them. Shows how versatile your dies are Becca. Hugs xxReplyCancel

  • MaryH.March 20, 2020 - 10:56 am

    First glad and excited you are back Rajni Chawala your work is beautiful and inspiring! Looking forward to seeing your next project! Also enjoy looking at the blog sites of your very talented, creative team too.

    Especially what is happening in the world currently, Becca I appreciate your encouraging words and inspiration to all to not focus on the negative and/or “woe is me” attitude but to appreciate what we do have and what we can do to make it better. Thank you for both your life perspective and for providing crafters an outlet for creation which will help to “make the best of the time so that goes quickly”. I am so encouraged by what I have experienced with the kindness and consideration treatment
    people are showing to others. It is up lifting.

    Boy am I ever looking forward to your new release of your products – each release I have seen gets better and better. Any hints as to what is to come?!?!

    To answer your question what are you doing to keep busy and positive: keeping in touch and shopping for others, especially those who are alone; crafting; reading what I have put off for some time. Hope everyone stays well and happy!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna Wi?niewskaMarch 20, 2020 - 11:22 am

    Welcome Rajni! :-)
    I love your flowers and all projects you make!
    JoannaReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanMarch 20, 2020 - 12:35 pm

    Welcome Ranji! And congrats Karen!ReplyCancel

  • karenladdMarch 20, 2020 - 3:25 pm

    Welcome Rajni! Your projects are just exquisite, and so elegant. I love the creative way of using your die by folding it over the box edges for a lovely finish. Seeing beautiful things always helps ease the stress of uncertain times.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway Becca…and for picking my name as one of the lucky winners! I will watch for your email, and always look forward to seeing projects and new dies on the blog.
    Stay safe and healthy.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine HarrisonMarch 20, 2020 - 4:31 pm

    Stunning work by Rajni! Beautiful die of the month Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • Parag ShahMarch 21, 2020 - 4:04 am

    Congratulating Rajni Chawla is always a pleasure & happy note. At the same time thank you Becca too by visualizing the same & giving way to it. Both of you are superb! Happy crafting.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMarch 21, 2020 - 5:16 am

    Welcome Rajni to the wonderful world of Amazing Paper Grace design team. What beautiful projects you have created! Becca, it’s so lovely to see you go from strength to strength and keep us all inspired. In the isolated time ahead, being in the ‘vulnerable’ category, I am going to spend some time cleaning the house and go into corners that don’t very often see the light of day! I am going to spend more time crafting – doing all my greetings cards to the end of the year and also designing new projects for my classes on cruise ships. It will be good to have the opportunity to get lots of preparation done well in advance and “on the shelf” ready to go. Stay safe and healthy Becca and everyone.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Lori PodolskyMarch 22, 2020 - 3:24 pm

    Another truly glorious and wonderfully intricate die, Becca! Love all your dies. Stay safe. xxReplyCancel

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