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)

Sunday, January 1, 2023

NBUS Challenge #46

Welcome and Happy New Year!!

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 the first month of 2023! It's great to see you and I hope you're doing well! Thank you for playing in the December NBUS Challenge in spite of the busyness of the holidays! Was Santa Baby good to you? We want to see what you make with your new goodies, whether from this past Christmas as gifts or sales or from any bygone day harkening back as far as you please!

From all the incredible entries in December, I have chosen to showcase #94 Deborah Frings:
Such a bright and festive calendar to start the new year out with a bang! Congratulations, Deborah, and thank you so much 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! This is the place for you to share those NBUS works of art! 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 January 31, 2023, at 10:00 p.m. PST.

Have fun!
Thank you!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Kathyk said...

Happy New Year to you Darnell and to my fellow NBUS-ers!


Cindy C. said...

Happy New Year!! Looking forward to a brand new year of challenges!!

Pat said...

I am looking forward to another year of the challenge Darnell as there is always plenty of scope with new and also older unused items to get the love they deserve, and I love Deborah's wonderful new year calendar page, perfect as a showcase on the first day of a new year. Wishing you also a Happy New Year! x

Loll said...

Happy New Year!! xx

Donna said...

Happy New Year all! Great calendar idea!

Deborah Frings said...

Good Afternoon Darnell - thank you so much for picking my January calendar page to showcase. I had such fun making it and wanted something bright and cheerful after all the rubbish from last year!! This has made my day!!

I'm going to use this opportunity to bang the drum about checking your breasts regularly and attending those mammograms - all so important and really help to catch things early - as they did with me. Ladies - check the boobies regularly :)

Happy New Year Darnell and I'm looking forward to a year of fun challenges.
Hugs, Deborah xx

Lillianb said...

I want to wish you all a very happy and healthy new year and thank you for giving everyone the opportunity to use all the things that have been lurking unused,


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Happy New Year, Darnell, and may 2023 find new products used sooner than ever before!!

Leslie Miller said...

Happy new year, Darnell, and thanks for another month of NBUS. I'm sure I'll be here a few times this month.

Sandra H said...

Many congratulations to Deborah Frings your calendar is just so pretty well deserved to have it showcased and Happy New Year Darnell xx

TK said...

Fun and festive calendar, congrats Deborah! Happy New Year to you, Darnell, we're off to another month of creations

LesleyG said...

Happy New Year! Looking forward to joining in, thanks for the inspiration xxx

cebelica said...

Happy New Year! :)

Julia Aston said...

Happy New Year Sis - and congrats to Deb! xx

Di said...

Happy New Year Darnell - so lovely to see you in the Playground as well! Happy crafting!


Di xxx

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Happy New Year to you, dear Darnell. I hope there are lots of good things ahead. Hugs, Stephanie

Cathy said...

Happy New Year Darnell, thankyou for the fun inspiration, Cathy x

Vicky Hayes said...

Happy new year Darnell and to all NBUS fans! What a stunning showcase from Deborah - and perfect for starting off 2023 with a bang! Looking to another year of inspiration, Vicky x

Di said...

A very Happy 2023 to you dear Darnell - and I'm here to share for the first time in the New Year!


Di xx

Donna said...

Happy New Year! #76 was a mistake, #77 is the NBUS.

Kate said...

Happy New Year Darnell! Here's to another year of encouraging us to use all our neglected or new stuff(before it becomes neglected) and for enabling our addiction to new crafty stuff we simpy must have! Hugs, Kate!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Happy New Yesr, Darnell. I am cataloging my supplies and becoming more stunned by the minute with how much NBUS I have. I will be extra active here this year!!!!!! I so love that you encourage craft hoarders to break out of their packages!

Carol L said...

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2023 and thank you Darnell for hosting this fun challenge. I actually found something I haven't used yet to enter this challenge!