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)

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

NBUS Challenge #30


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 147 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. I find myself returning again and again to the galleries to find card design ideas when I am running low on mojo, so thank you all for that!

From all the incredible entries, I have randomly chosen #74 Anita:
What a fun and colorful card design using pp bits! Congratulations Neet 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 and here is where you link up to share those 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 September 30, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. PST.

Have fun!
Thank you!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


  1. Thank you for continuing to run this challenge, Darnell, and for encouraging us all to use that NBUS! Congratulations to Anita on being the lucky winner too

    Welcome to September


  2. Hello Darnell! This is one of my very favourite challenges needless to say!


    Di xx

  3. This is a lovely challenge Darnell and gives us all the opportunity to use new and neglected crafty stash. I still have quite a few bits which haven't yet been used so they must be given some love before too long. Congratulations to Anita with her beautiful card and another great way to use up some leftover bits of paper and a fun sentiment too.

  4. Congratulations Anita your card is so lovely and thank you too Darnell on a great challenge xx

  5. Eeek, so great to be chosen to be showcased out of so many fantastic entries. Thanks for all you do, Darnell. You're a gem xx

  6. Anita's card is fantastic and I'm going to have to CASE it one day! Thanks for another fun NBUS challenge Darnell, I hope this finds you feeling well and enjoying life. Hugs!!

  7. How lovely to see Anita's lovely dotty card on display with that funny sentiment! Thank you for another month of enabling Darnell! It's been a busy summer here but of course that hasn't stopped the NBUS mountain from rising... so I will be a regular visitor here I think!! Vicky x

  8. Thank you for showcasing Anita's card, Darnell. It's clever and pretty and I love the sentiment which I do have, as well. Hugs!

  9. Finally managed to blog after over month AWOL.
    Lobely to see the share today thank you so much for keeping it going to, I love this challenge. Taking part is what counts in life, as one is able.

    Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, prayer hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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


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