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, December 1, 2020

NBUS Challenge #21


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!! 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 #114 Bozena - Art Card Box to be our Showcase for November's NBUS Challenge #20!
Congratulations Bozena 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:
I can't wait to see what you share with us! The challenge is open from December 1, 2020, 12:05 a.m. PST to December 31, 2020, 10:00 p.m. PST. As you can imagine, I have a huge mountain of NBUS, so I will also proudly share whenever I excavate and use something!

Have fun and Happy Holidays!

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Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats to Bozena on the feature with that darling card!! Thanks for another month of fun at NBUS, Darnell, and happy holidays to you and yours!!

Leslie Miller said...

That must be a really hard pick, Darnell, but I absolutely adore Bozena's card!! Critters forever! Hope to link up a bunch more this month and reduce the bulk in my NBUS basket.

StampinwithAnita said...

Beautiful card Bozena! Thank you Darnell for the great NBUS challenge every month!

Bunny said...

What a fabulous card. My NBUS is starting to pile up. I'm not sure what that says. Christmas is on the brain though. [Bunny]

roffeycreations said...

i almost feel guilty adding so many cards to the challenge - but I seriously have got so much NBUS it is ridiculous - Cheers Maurs xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thanks dear Darnell for your challenge it’s such an encouragement to use our NBUS.. amd what a wonderful card by Bozena, too. Superb!
Boy I hate auto correct especially when it changes my correction more than once, sneaky plus! 😆
Thanks for sharing, and God bless, Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Sandra H said...

This is a lovely card many congratulations x

Cathy said...

Fun card by Bozena, so beautifully coloured. Thankyou for encouraging us to use our new stuff Darnell xx

Aimeslee Winans said...

Congrats to BozenA AND HER LOVELY CARD. I am awash in NBUSes now that I am pulling out Christmas stuff. So overwhelming! Is there a 12-step program? teeheehee XOX

Craftychris said...

Congratulations Bozena - gorgeous card! Take care and stay safe! Hugs xxxxxxx

Loll said...

Congrats to BozenA. Her card is fantastic! I have really enjoyed playing along with NBUS this year, Dolly! You've probably noticed that I have entered a lot of times this year as I have a pile of NBUS. I've barely scratched the surface. :) Thanks for a great challenge! Love, Lolly

KandA said...

Happy christmas everyone.... hope you get lots of NBUS from Santa xx