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, December 1, 2022

NBUS Challenge #45

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 November NBUS Challenge with all your new goodies! From all the incredible entries, I have randomly chosen #105 JoAnn Burnham to be showcased!
Congratulations, JoAnn, 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! For this last month of 2022, I'm delighted to welcome TK:

Hello! Most of my family and friends call me TK and that has been the case for around 83% of my life. (You didn't actually think I'd announce my age, did you?!) In one sense or another, I've been crafting for even longer as I morphed through sewing, macrame, a lot of cross-stitching, drawing, painting, scrapbooking ~ and now I think I've found my home with card-making.

I'm a mom to three beautiful daughters, MIL to one amazing SIL, and I have an equally amazing grandson. I love nature, animals, and all things that God created for us to be amazed by.

Here's TK's spectacular NBUS card to inspire you:
Thank you for being our Guest Designer this month, TK!

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

I hope you enjoy the holidays! Thank you for another incredible year
of awesome NBUS participation with your fantastic design ideas!


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Kathyk said...

Congratulations to JoAnn on being the lucky winner and to TK on the GDT slot this month too

Happy December to my fellow NBUS addicts


TK said...

Woot Woot! Here we go, Creators! Thanks, Darnell, for the wonderful opportunity to be honored here

Cindy C. said...

Congrats JoAnn, beautiful inspiration!!

Pat said...

Congratulations to JoAnn for being picked from last month's NBUS creations and welcome to TK for being the Guest Designer this month and love her beautiful 3D pink poinsettias. Looking forward to seeing the gallery fill with a plethora of prettiness...Oooh, where did that come from, must be your influence Darnell...lol. Thank you for another wonderful NBUS year! x

Marianne said...

Congrats to Joann and JT for being featured this month.
Wonderful cards! We're definitely in the season of poinsettias.
Marianne x

Loll said...

Congrats to JoAnn and TK. Beautiful cards from both of them!! xx

Sandra H said...

Many congratulations to joann and TK for your inspirational card and guest spot well done to you both xx

JoAnn said...

Thanks for showcasing my card Darnell. Love playing at NBUS as we all have so much "schtuff" to create with. Congrats To TK for being the guest designer this month.