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, February 1, 2022

NBUS Challenge #35

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 (NBUS)!

It's great to see you and I hope you're doing well! Thank you for playing in the January NBUS Challenge with all your new goodies! From all the incredible entries in January, I have randomly chosen #15 Jeanne K. to be showcased!
Congratulations, Jeanne, 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 tickled when you use something never-before-used in your creation and here is where you share those NBUS works of art! There are instructions for how to link on a tab above.

As you can imagine, I have a huge mountain of NBUS, so I will also proudly share whenever I excavate and use something. (I don't know if I should admit this or not, but for the first time since 2013, every post I published in January contained something NBUS! 👏 ) 

Something New!

To thank you for sharing your NBUS all these years (or to schpark your fire if you're in a bit of slump), I am going to be randomly inviting participants to join me as guest designers! This month I'm delighted to welcome Prudence!

Hello! My name is Prudence and I am honoured to participate in my first guest design spot. Thank you, Darnell, for this wonderful opportunity. I have been collecting paper and paper-crafting products for years, but only recently started using them regularly. My card-making style leans toward clean and simple designs, although I also enjoy experimenting with different techniques and trying other design styles. You can find me over at Instagram as Penguin Parade. 
Thank you for being the Guest Designer this month, Prudence! If you would like to leave Prudence a comment and you don't have an Instagram account, you can leave her a comment below.


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 February 28, 2022, at 10:00 p.m. PST.

Have fun!
Thank you!

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