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I coined the acronym NBUS in 2013 and ran several challenges until 2017. The term caught on and is still being used in Blogland, so I thought this would be a good time to resurrect my NBUS challenge. I set up this dedicated NBUS website for crafty artists to share their works of art containing any brand-new virginal Never-Before-Used-Schtuff! We bought it ~ now let's use it to share and inspire others!
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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

NBUS Challenge #18

Welcome!!

It's great to see you and I hope you're doing well! Thank you for another month of rousing participation in the NBUS Challenge. We had an outstanding 159 entries in the gallery!! WOWZA! This is a wonderful place to find inspiration and design ideas as we all share with each other how well we are doing using our never-before-used-schtuff!

From all the incredible entries, I have randomly chosen #121 Linda W. (ScrappinBari) to be our Showcase for August's NBUS Challenge #17!
Congratulations Linda and thank you for sharing your wonderful creations using NBUS!

The basic idea of this challenge is evident in the name. Whether it's something you just purchased or something collecting dust in the back of a drawer, who isn't proud when they use something never-before-used in their creation? Here is where you link up your NBUS work of art!

There are no limitations on what you can create, but there are a few RULES which you can find on the tab above. If this is your first visit, please take a minute to read them. You can also click here for answers to any questions you might have and here is the blog badge for your blog post:
The challenge is open from September 1, 2020, 12:05 a.m. PST to September 30, 2020, 10:00 p.m. PST. I can't wait to see what you share with us! As you can imagine, I have a huge mountain of NBUS, so I will also proudly share whenever I excavate and use something!

Thank you! Have fun!

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

NBUS Challenge ~ 17

Welcome!!

It's great to see you and I hope you're doing well! Thank you for another month of rousing participation in the NBUS Challenge! We had an outstanding 151 entries in the gallery! This is a wonderful place to find inspiration and design ideas as we all share with each other how well we are doing using our never-before-used-schtuff!

From all those incredible entries, I have randomly chosen #120 Bonnie Lynn to be our Showcase for July's NBUS Challenge #16!
Congratulations Bonnie Lynn and thank you for sharing your wonderful creations using NBUS!

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The basic idea of this challenge is evident in the name. Whether it's something you just purchased or something collecting dust in the back of a drawer, who isn't proud when they use something never-before-used in their creation? Here is where you link up your NBUS work of art!

There are no limitations on what you can create, but there are a few RULES which you can find on the tab above. If this is your first visit, please take a minute to read them. You can also click here for answers to any questions you might have. 
The challenge is open from August 1, 2020, at 12:05 a.m. PST to August 31, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. PST. I can't wait to see what you share with us! As you can imagine, I have a huge mountain of NBUS, so I will also proudly share whenever I excavate something!

Thank you! Have fun!




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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

NBUS Challenge ~ 16

Welcome!!

It's great to see you! Thank you for another month of rousing participation in the NBUS Challenge! We had an outstanding 148 entries in the gallery! You might want to bookmark this site as a wonderful go-to place for oodles of inspiration and design ideas!

From all those incredible entries, I have randomly chosen this card by Carol to be the Showcase entry for June. 
Congratulations, Carol, and thank you for sharing your wonderful creation using your NBUS!

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The basic idea of this challenge is evident in the name. Whether it's something you just purchased or something collecting dust in the back of a drawer, who isn't proud when they use something never-before-used in their creation? This is the place where you link up your work of art in order to share that pride and inspire others!

There are no limitations on what you can create, but there are a few RULES which you can find on the tab above. If this is your first visit, please take a minute to read them. You can also click here for answers to any questions you might have. 

If you'd like, here's a badge you can share on your post:
The challenge is open from July 1, 2020 at 12:05 a.m. PST to July 31, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. PST. I can't wait to see what you share with us! As you can imagine, I have a huge mountain of NBUS, so I'm also going to proudly share here whenever I excavate something!

Thank you!

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Monday, June 1, 2020

NBUS Challenge ~ 15

Welcome!!

It's great to see you! Thank you for another month of rousing participation in the NBUS Challenge! We had an outstanding 135 entries in the gallery! You might want to bookmark this site as a wonderful go-to place for oodles of inspiration and design ideas!

From all those incredible entries, I have randomly chosen this card by Di Wray to be our Showcase for May!
Congratulations Di and thank you for sharing your many wonderful creations using NBUS!

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The basic idea of this challenge is evident in the name. Whether it's something you just purchased or something collecting dust in the back of a drawer, who isn't proud when they use something never-before-used in their creation? This is the place where you link up your work of art in order to share that pride and inspire others!

There are no limitations on what you can create, but there are a few RULES which you can find on the tab above. If this is your first visit, please take a minute to read them. You can also click here for answers to any questions you might have. 
The challenge is open from June 1, 2020 at 12:05 a.m. PST to June 30, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. PST. I can't wait to see what you share with us! Enjoy! 


Thank you!



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Friday, May 1, 2020

NBUS Challenge ~ 14

Welcome!!

It's great to see you! Thank you for your amazing reception and participation last month in the newly resurrected NBUS Challenge! We had an outstanding 131 entries in the gallery! You might want to bookmark this site as a wonderful go-to place for oodles of inspiration and design ideas!

From all those incredible entries, I have randomly chosen Chris Dring to be our Showcase for April! 
Congratulations Chris and thank you for sharing your wonderful creations using NBUS!

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I hope you will be able to share your creations again this month. The challenge is open from May 1, 2020 (12:05 a.m. PST) to May 31, 2020 (10:00 p.m. PST).

The basic idea of this challenge is evident in the name. Whether it's something you just purchased or something collecting dust in the back of a drawer, who isn't proud when they use something never-before-used in their creation? This is the place where you link up your work of art in order to share that pride and inspire others!

There are no limitations on what you can create, but there are a few RULES:
If this is your first visit, please click here and on the tabs above for answers to any questions you might have. 
I can't wait to see what you share with us! Enjoy and thank you! 


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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

NBUS Challenge ~ #13

Welcome!!

It's great to see you, whether you came here from my personal blog or you're a brand new NBUS-using friend!

As I mentioned in the blurb under the header, NBUS was coined in 2013. (If I'd thought for a minute it would become popular, I would've called it something more pronounceable!) The basic idea of this challenge is evident in the name: you are to use schtuff never before used (virginal) on your creation. It can be something you've had for years or something you got yesterday. There are no limitations on what you can create.

For the history and pronunciation of NBUS and to see a list of the prior challenges, please see the tab above or click HERE. Please also note:
  1. The challenges will run every month from the first day of the month to the last day of the month.
  2. The challenges will be just for fun and for sharing your works of art which you're proud to show contain some item of never-before-used-schtuff. While this challenge won't have prizes (except an occasional surprise), every month there will be at least one SHOWCASE entry from the month before.
  3. I know some of you don't have blogs and don't use social media, but you should still be able to link by clicking on the linky tool at the bottom.
  4. There's a new NBUS badge on the side bar if you'd like to share it.
And, of course, there have to be some RULES:

In prior NBUS Challenges, I commented on every entry. This time that won't happen, due to me being older, slower, and having more squirrel distractions, real and imagined! But, at a minimum, I will be commenting on three other entries because, squee, I'm going to be playing in the challenge, too! Even though you may not see me comment on your entry, I will be monitoring the gallery and mentally cheering your successful use of NBUS with you!

That's it! Let's turn off the news, roll up our sleeves, and start excavating and using our NBUS to keep us creating during this time of isolation and beyond! If you don't have anyone to send your cards to, send them to your local hospital or nursing home and ask that they be distributed to lonely residents.

I can't wait to see what you share with us! Thank you! (And thank you, Lolly, for your help setting up this dedicated NBUS blog!)




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