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)

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

NBUS Challenge #18


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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Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So fun to see my little tag card featured, Darnell - thanks for the shout out! And thanks for hosting this challenge - really makes me use my new stuff before it gets buried and to find those gems I've never used in years!!

Carol L said...

Congrats on your showcased NBUS card for August Linda! Love that little tag!

Pat said...

A beautiful card by Linda in the spotlight and still have plenty of NBUS to be using, as do we all I'm sure. x

Leslie Miller said...

Linda's card is so sweet and cute! I'm glad you showcased it because it makes me smile. Thanks for another month of encouraging us to get to our NBUS, Darnell!

Sandra H said...

Congratulations Linda love your tag card another of your great show cards x

Janis said...

Congratulations to Linda! Her card is so pretty. Love how she put the row of flowers at the base of the tag. So cute!!!
Thank you, Darnell, for another fun NBUS challenge!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Bunny said...

Congratulations to Linda. A beautiful tag card. [Bunny]

Vicky Hayes said...

Great to see Linda's tag card show-cased. What a master class in combining different patterns! Love seeing everyone's NBUS creations here - thanks for enabling Darnell. Mwah! Vicky x

Craftychris said...

Beauthiful NBUS card by Linda! Take care and Stay Safe! Hugs xxxxxxx

Loll said...

Dolly, thank goodness for your NBUS challenges. It has encouraged me to start using my huge stage of unused items. :)

Linda's card is ADORABLE! Congrats to Linda on being showcased. Love, Lolly

KandA said...

Hey I've actually used some NBUS! Love Linda's showcase card xx

Vicky Hayes said...

I am beyond amused to hear that Loll has a 'huge stage' of NBUS! Wait... this *IS* a typo isn't it...?!!! Vicky x

Di said...

Me again! Hugs, Di xx

roffeycreations said...

Thank you so much for your instructions on how to link Darnell! This is my first entry in what I hope to be many - Cheers Maurs xxx