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)

Saturday, April 1, 2023

NBUS Challenge #49

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 March NBUS Challenge with all your beautiful goodies! And we have reached 200 followers now, so thank you all for following!

From all the incredible entries, I have chosen to showcase #100 Jeanne H.:
Congratulations, Jeanne, and thank you for sharing this delightful card which perfectly reflects the joy of making and sending handmade cards!

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 April 30, 2023, 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 can't believe it is the start of another month and the month when truly spring arrives here in the UK, although at the moment it is cold and very wet..lol. I still have lots of NBUS to be used so no fear of running out any time soon..lol. Great to see Jeanne's beautiful card showcased from last month's entries and look forward to seeing all the inspiring cards again this month, and hopefully will be entering one or two myself. Thanks for keeping this going Darnell and for giving us a NBUS platform. x

Jeanne H said...

What a honor to be showcased, Darnell. Thanks so much. Many hugs to you.

Marianne said...

Such a fun card by Jeanne.
I feel the urge to start creating more again, so hopefully I can put some of my large stash of NBUS to good use this month. I also had an exciting win of crafty goodies recently and am keeping my fingers crossed the happy parcel will arrive in the next few days. Yay!
Marianne x

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card chosen to be showcased x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

beautiful card by Jeane it did make me chuckle!
Thanks for Sharing, God bless you and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Brenda said...

Jeanne's card is gorgeous, love how the flowers are coming out of the mailbox but what I really love is the sentiment which looks to be foiled. How perfect is that sentiment?!! Hugs, Brenda

Gail said...

Wonderful card by Jeanne! Love the sentiment!

TK said...

What a darling card from Jeanne, congratulations!

TK said...

Soooo many great cards in the gallery! What an amazing challenge, Darnell, that you can encourage us to use all this Schtuff!

Di said...

What a super card by Jeanne! I almost forgot to actually link my card - even though the details were already in my blog post. Still got a ton of NBUS to wade through!

Di xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fantastic card Jeanne made! Love the flowers bursting out of the mail box and that perfect sentiment! Thank you for another month of enabling er I mean inspiration Darnell ;) Happy spring! Vicky x

LesleyG said...

Jeanne’s card is adorable, the sentiment is so funny and original, thanks for sharing, and encouraging us to share our new schtuff xxx

Loll said...

Got to add two cards this month! :) Thanks Dolly! xx