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)

Sunday, November 1, 2020

NBUS Challenge #20


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 181 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 #68 Cindy (Stamps, Paper and Ink) to be our Showcase for October's NBUS Challenge #19!
Congratulations Cindy 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 have just purchased or something collecting dust in the back of a drawer, you are proud when you use something never-before-used in your creation. Here is where you link up to share 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 November 1, 2020, 12:05 a.m. PST to November 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!

I'm also loving the way the challenge is growing! When I reopened NBUS in April after realizing that the damnepic of 2020 was going to be around a long time and we needed to find solace in our craft rooms, there were 131 entries. Since then we have steadily gone up to 148, then 159, then 167, and this month, 181! Maybe we'll take it to 200 this month!

Have fun!

Thank you!

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