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, March 1, 2022

NBUS Challenge #36

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 February NBUS Challenge with all your goodies! From all the incredible entries, I have randomly chosen #74 Leslie M. to be showcased!
Congratulations, Leslie, 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. 

Guest Designer!

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

Hello! My name is Kathy and I'm honoured to have been asked to be a Guest Design Team Member for March! I've been crafting forever. My Mum was a creative soul, so I guess something must have rubbed off! I have tried lots of crafts from knitting to crocheting to sewing, etc., until I found rubber stamping during a quick trip to the Mall of America in Minneapolis. I bought two stamps and two ink pads with the idea of just making my Christmas card envelopes more interesting. Well, colour me addicted! Those stamps and inks have since been joined by lots of friends!

Back when I first started, I threw everything at my cards: buttons, gemstones, ribbons, string, etc., but I now find myself increasingly addicted to the CAS (clean and simple) style and it makes me happy when I feel like I "got it right."

I'm a lover of all things purple and you can find me at Purple Princess Diaries. I'd love to have you to stop by and leave me a comment sometime.


Thank you for being our Guest Designer this month, Kathy!

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 March 31, 2022, at 10:00 p.m. PST.

Have fun!
Thank you!

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Kathyk said...

Thank you so much for the invite, Darnell and I can't wait to see what you all have in store for your NBUS this month


Darnell said...

Thank YOU for agreeing to be the Guest Designer this month, Kathy! Your hippo Santa card is adorable! Hugs, Darnell

Pat said...

Great to see Kathy K as your GD this time Darnell and love that cute hippo, and also a wonderful card by Leslie as the random pick..the gnome is so cute! I'm sure there will be many NBUS creations again this month and no doubt one or two will be mine..lol. x

TK said...

Welcome, Kathy!

Christi Conley said...

So COOL to see the wonderfully talented Kathy K as your feature Darnell!! You have the best taste :) Hugs!!!

Leslie Miller said...

It's lovely of you to randomly pick my gnome cutie for your showcase, Darnell. You know I'll be back several times this month. Good to meet you, Kathy! I'll pop over to visit.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well done Kathy, great to see your work showcased... well done!
Dearest Darnell Ive cased yoyr prayers card to me... you'll recognise it snd I'm making in bulk as have scrummy paper to cut into!
Praying for next Mon for all to be mightily blesses.
Loads of hugs and prayers

ps thanks for drawing ti use our NBUS. My paper has hern lovingly stroked for a decade at a guess. In part cos couldn't think of how to yse it till your card came. Aint God good. He sees, He knows He cares abd is only ever a prayer away.

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

inkblocks said...

Congratulations Kathy K, well deserved! Thanks Darnell for letting me join in another month of being in the mix with so many beautiful submissions!! :o) Nancy J

Carol L said...

Congrats to both Leslie and Kathy for their beautiful NBUS cards! Nice job ladies!!

TK said...

Welcome, Kathy, hope you have a blast while here! Congrats to Leslie, it's truly a beautiful card

Linby said...

Love the showcased card, so bright and pretty - it made me smile! Great to see Kathy as GDt with this fun card too.

Di said...

How lovely to see Kathy K joining you Darnell. She's one of my favourite crafters and very talented. Sigh, also an enabler - pity my bank balance! I adore NBUS! It truly pushes me to use my NBUS stuff sooner than I would. Ask me again in 10 years ..... when I'm still ploughing through it all!


Di xxx

TK said...

Congrats Guesting, Kathy! Hugs to Darnell as she mends!

Craftychris said...

Great cards by Leslie and Kathy and congratulations to both! Big Hugs and I hope you are recovering well my friend. Take care xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Lovely to see Leslie's gorgeous spring gnome being showcased and how lovely to see Kathy popping up as guest designer this month too! Can't believe it's taken me until the last day of March to use something NBUS... it's not for lack of available schtuff I can assure you! Vicky x