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)

Saturday, August 1, 2020

NBUS Challenge ~ 17


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!


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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  1. Beautiful card and a well deserved show case many congratulations x

  2. What great participation last month, Darnell - we're all getting to that mountain of NBUS! Congrats to Bonnie Lynn on her feature!

  3. Thank you Darnell so much for showcasing my card!!! You totally made my day.

  4. Fabulous card, I love the image and colours and a great sentiment too, Kate x

  5. Congrats Bonnie Lynn - your card really made me smile :)

  6. WOW! 151 entries --- that's AWESOME Dolly! Congrats to Bonnie Lyn ... what a FUN card!! Lolly

  7. Regarding to the 151 entries from the NBUS #16 it is the truth that we all have a lot of NBUS supplies in our drawers. :-) Congratulation to Bonnie Lynn. Great card to showcase it!

  8. Oh, ha! I love Bonnie Lynn's snarky Stella card! Great stuff showing up in the gallery already. I'll be back several times, I'm sure. Thanks, Darnell!

  9. Bonnie Lynn's card is such a hoot!! lol...
    Thank you, Darnell, for another fun challenge to inspire us to give some love to those NBUS items in our stash. Stay well. Hugs!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  10. Super card by Bonnie Lynn! And what a great turnout you had last month.I'm back - with more NBUS!


    Di xx


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