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)

Thursday, April 1, 2021

NBUS Challenge #25

Welcome!! Happy April Fool's Day! Have fun with it!

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! WOW!!! Thank you for all the amazing inspiration!

This is a wonderful place to find 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 #98 Karen Walker to be our showcase for March's NBUS #24:
Congratulations Karen 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 works of art! (And as you can imagine, I have a huge mountain of NBUS, so I will also proudly share whenever I excavate and use something.)

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. 

You may use this badge for your blog post if you like, but it is not mandatory. 
I can't wait to see what you share with us! 
The challenge closes April 30, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. PST.
Don't forget to click that little blue Follow button on the right!
Have fun!

Thank you!

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Sandra H said...

So pretty x

Bunny said...

What a lovely Easter card by Karen. [Bunny]

Pat said...

Another month starts and two entries already! I love Karen's beautiful daffodils and great to showcase the last month's creative efforts. x

conil said...

Congratulations on your NBUS win, Karen. Daffodils are my favorite flower and you did them beautfully.

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! Karen's card is just gorgeous, Congratulations for your win !

roffeycreations said...

Really lovely daffodils Karen. Thank you Darnell for letting us see all the beautiful inspiration every month Cheers Maurs xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a stunning card Karen has made using those daffodils! A truly inspiring spring card. When I come to this challenge, I see why the crafting industry is doing so well! I may (ahem!) have one or two cards to share this month... Thanks again Darnell for this lovely corner of Blogland where we can enable, er I mean inspire each other!! Vicky x

Anita in France said...

Karen's daffodils are a delight ... no wonder you chose them, Darnell! As ever, there's such inspiration in the gallery ... covering all styles ... what a star you are for bringing us all together here! LYAMYMA ... SLTCY! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Karen said...

Thanks, Darnell, for showcasing my daffodils! Your challenge has inspired me to work through the huge pile of NBUS in my craft room! I'm traveling this month (Yay! vaccines) but expect to be back in the gallery a lot more frequently at the end of the month.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card by Karen. Take care Darnell. Hugs my friend. xxxxxxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi dear Darnell, hope pray you’re travelling well, I am but constantly tired as always chasing tail, but Gid is good, He gets me there, or in this case here! 😂😂😂 anyhoo must confess am so grateful for this challenge along with snippets it’s my favoured as so easy have lots of new stuff neglected,, but not blogging doesn’t help.
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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