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, October 1, 2021

NBUS Challenge #31


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 number of 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 #49, Nancy L.:
What a beautiful and colorful fall design! Congratulations Nancy 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 October 31, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. PST.

Have fun!
Thank you!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Pat said...

I love Nancy's card with the pretty ferns and am looking forward to seeing all the inspiration entries for this month. Thanks for continuing to host the challenge Darnell..it's great!! x

Leslie Miller said...

It's lovely to see Nancy's pretty ferns showcased here. I loved her card from the get go. Thanks for another month of NBUS, Darnell!

Christi Conley said...

Such a sweet card that Nancy made! Beautiful choice! I hope you and yours are doing well!! Hugs!!

nancy littrell said...

I am thrilled that you have showcased my NBUS Fern card, Dolly:-) I loved how it turned out too. Fall colors are always so beautiful and who could not Love Ferns all year round?!? Love and Hugs, my dear sweet friend:-) Nancy

Craftychris said...

Lovely card by Nancy! I am thrilled to be able to join in! Take care! Hugs my friend. xxxxx

Loll said...

LOVE Nancy's beautiful fern card. So happy to be entering lots this month. I have a PILE of NBUS!! :) Love, Lolly

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thanks for running challenge, dear Darnell, it’s great to share neglected NBUS!
Lovely creations shared too, well done everyone. 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}

Di said...

Lovely card from Nancy! I truly thought I already commented when I did my first link - oopsie! I love this challenge Darnell!


Di xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great choice for your showcase this month! Nancy's card really caught my eye too with those beautiful ferns and that wonderful hemstitch die (Nancy and Bonnie were the enablers that encouraged me to add that beauty to my own collection!) Vicky x

LesleyG said...

Thanks for letting me share, I've a stinking cold so had a bit more time in the craft room.
Hope you're ok, and I love Nancy's leafy card xxx

Marianne said...

Love Nancy's fern card. I have a fern leaf stamp and now I want to ink and emboss it in autumn colours...
But first I'll try to link up some of the cards I have created these past weeks using my NBUS.
Marianne x

Jennifer said...

This really is a great challenge blog. Love your card, Nancy. Jennifer. x