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)

Friday, September 1, 2023

NBUS Challenge #54

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 August NBUS Challenge with all your beautiful goodies! We had over 150 entries last month, so well done!! From all the incredible designs, I have chosen to showcase this late summer card from #99 Kathy K:
Congratulations, Kathy, and thank you for being a huge supporter of this challenge and 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 September 30, 2023, at 10:00 p.m. PST.

Have fun!
Thank you!

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Kathyk said...

Thank you SO much, Darnell, for both showcasing my make and for encouraging me to use the huge supply of NBUS I have in my collection ... I really believe that buying stash and making stuff is actually two different hobbies both of which I'm obsessed by!

Happy September


Pat said...

Doesn't time fly and the start of another month for us to use some of the NBUS we have accumulated. Great to see Kathy's beautiful orange floral as the chosen card to start a new month. x

Sandra H said...

Congratulations Kathy your card is a well loved card and deserves to be showcased x

Di said...

Congratulations to Kathy - her cards are all fabulous and she's often an 'enabler' - as if I need any encouragement to buy yet more 'Schtuff'. And, I brought my robins along for a play to kick off September.

Di xx

Leslie Miller said...

Thanks for all this encouragement to use our NBUS. I look here and end up with even more NBUS, sheesh. I appreciate the introduction to Kathy's work, too. We're all in this together!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a gorgeous bright floral from Kathy to celebrate the beginning of September! Thanks again Darnell for giving us a safe space to confess all our NBUS... my pile has now become a mountain! Vicky x

Loll said...

Congrats to Kathy ... what a lovely card she created! As always, I appreciate this challenge to help me wade through the mountains of NBUS I have! :) xx