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, January 1, 2021

NBUS Challenge #22 and Happy New Year!


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. Considering everyone was busy with the holidays, we still had an outstanding 93 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! Was Santa Baby good to you?! We want to see what you make with your new goodies!

From all the incredible entries, I have randomly chosen #47 Kathy K. (Purple Princess Diaries) to be our Showcase for December's NBUS Challenge #21!
Congratulations Kathy and thank you for sharing your wonderful creations using NBUS! Your message is a great one for starting a new year!

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 opens January 1, 2021, at 12:05 a.m. PST and closes January 31, 2021, at 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! Don't forget to follow! 

Thank you and New Year!🎉

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


  1. Woo Hoo! Happy New Year to Darnell and all my fellow NBUS-ers! Hope it's a good one

    Thank you so much for choosing one of my makes as your showcase Darnell, such a lovely surprise

    Stay well


  2. Congrats Kathy K for being the showcase!!

  3. How lovely to see Kathy's wonderfully created ATC as the showcase this time. Thank you Darnell for continuing with this challenge encouraging us all to use our NBUS. Happy New Year to you and hope we all have a better one! x

  4. Happy New Year to Darnell and all creative ladies and gents in the blogland. :-)

  5. Congratulations on being showcased Kathy! Happy new year everyone! Looking forward to seeing what Santa has topped your NBUS boxes up with ;) Vicky x

  6. Congrats to Kathy on being featured. Such a wonderful creation and sentiment to start off the new year! Happy New Year everyone! Stay safe and healthy!
    Marianne x

  7. Happy new year to you Darnell and your families and many congratulations to Kathy xx

  8. Happy New Year everyone and congrats to Kathy!

  9. Happy New Year everyone and well done Kathy.
    Sorry I've not been able to include the badge in my post this time, Blogger gave me a rude message saying it couldn't be uploaded because it was null!

  10. Happy New Year to everyone, may all your wishes come true ! Congratulations Kathy for being the showcased Lady. And thank you so much Darnell for urging us to use all the products in our stash ! xx

  11. Happy New Year all! Shall this be the year we use all the Schtuff we buy???

  12. Congrats to Kathy K and a very happy new year to each and every one associated with this fun challenge. Thanks to Darnell and the fabulous DT for providing the opportunity to showcase our new crafty goodies and may you all have good health, happiness, and lots of fun in the days ahead!

  13. Happy New Year NBUS-ettes! Jo x


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