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!

"I've come to the conclusion that buying craft supplies 
and actually using them are two separate hobbies." (Unk)

Friday, May 1, 2020

NBUS Challenge ~ 14


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!


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! 


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


Bunny said...

Congratulations to Chris. What a beautiful card.

It was fun to go back and look what everyone created. That way we can see what to put on our wish list. [Bunny]

Chris Dring said...

Awwww, thank you so much Darnell! I am truly honored by your shout out! Big cyber hugs to you!

nancy littrell said...

Congratulations Chris... your floral card is Gorgeous! Such an awesome challenge inspiring us to use our NBUS! Thank you so much Dolly. Stay safe and keep on creating and always bringing us smiles:-) Much Love and Hugs, my dear friend. Nancy

nancy littrell said...

P.S...I put my hair in a ponytail this morning using one of Denny's pony bands:-) I have not had a ponytail since the 70's...lol!!! Flexibility is a daily event anymore! More Hugs!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Wowie, Chris's card is amazing! Thanks for this challenge, Darnell!

scrappymo! said...

Thanks for running this challenge, Darnell. This is such a great way to encourage us to use our NBUS. Will be back to enter this month. I only got one card entered last month but did really make two more NBUS cards...but had to save them as they were for a themed challenge I enter and that theme is coming up in May.

Pat said...

So pleased there were so many entries Darnell, and it just shows how big the NBUS mountain is..lol. I have lots more to use myself I must admit. A great card from Chris to start off the month. x

KathyA. said...

I just learned about this challenge on Di's Snippets blog. Count me IN! I am organizing my craft room and finding way to many NBUS's so need to start putting them to work! Thanks, Darnell.

Janis said...

Congratulations to Chris on her spotlighted entry....absolutely spectacular!! Love the vintage look and those roses are show-stoppers!!
Thank you, Darnell, for this encouragement to use our neglected stash items. I was able to open two NBUS products for my entry. YAY!!!
Have a great day!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Anita in France said...

Delicious card from Chris ... fabulous spotlight! Thanks, Darnell, for bringing back NBUS ... don't have a lot of it at the moment, though am looking forward to finding what there is and playing along! LYAMYHAHMA! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Di said...

What a super card made by Chris. Am back with my second card, loving this challenge dear Darnell.




Shawna said...

what time does this linky close?

KandA said...

What a fabulous card from Chris. Loving this challenge and being nudged along to use my NBUS, but my wish list is now growing even longer! xx

Di said...

The end of May. X

Di said...

Back again!


Di xx

Brenda said...

Oh my, I am out of the loop for such a long time now as I didn't even know the NBUS was resurrected and made into a separate blog! Shame on me, I need to be myself back on track here! Love that you brought this back Auntie! Hugs, Brenda

Darnell said...

Thanks, Di! She wanted to know the actual time on the 31st for her challenge list, so I emailed her and then edited my post. Mwah!

Marianne said...

Such a lovely card by Chris.
Not sure how I managed to miss the resurrection of the NBUS challenge last month, or earlier this month for that matter. What matters, though, is that I discovered it now, so I can play along. I have always loved this challenge and am determined to play along by breaking into my NBUS supplies. Thanks so much for bringing it back, Darnell.
Marianne x

scrappymo! said...

Hello Darnell
Just wanted to say hello! Will be back with some cards later this month. I plan to break open some NBUS!

Vicky Hayes said...

For someone who didn't think she had much NBUS I seem to be coming back quite a lot... Reeeeally good idea to resurrect the NBUS Challenge Darnell!! Vicky x

Di said...

And again! x

Vicky Hayes said...

'I don't really have any NBUS,' she said. *has the grace to blush*
Vicky x

Di said...

Me again - along with your Arabic writing spammer :) Don't you dare tell me she also wanted to know the actual time the challenge ends - snort! xx

Di said...

And - once again! Like a bad penny, I turned up again :) x

Vicky Hayes said...

Okay... it's getting embarrassing now! Vicky x